To get into the retro gaming mindset of AVGC this coming weekend, we watched the first episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show from 1989 with Captain Lou Albano as Mario and Danny Wells as Luigi in both live action and animated forms.
Although Ghostbusters II obviously still featured the original Ray Parker Jr version of “Ghostbusters”, Run DMC provided an update with their own take on the theme song, complete with a music video that had cameos from most of the cast.
Much more widely remembered than the insane Corey Haim/Corey Feldman movie that featured it, Michael Damian scored a massive hit with his cover of “Rock On” in 1989.
To get ready for the retro gaming awesomeness going on at AVGC this weekend, we headed back to 1989 for the Nintendo mashup Captain N which, along with The Super Mario Bros Super Show, was part of Nintendo’s all out pop culture domination in the late 80’s and into the 90’s.
Blinded and left for dead during the Vietnam War, Nick Parker is rescued and trained by the locals to become an expert swordsman and he returns to the States to use his newfound skills to rescue his friend and reunite him with his son.
Coming off John Wick, David Leitch directs the Cold War thriller Atomic Blonde with Charlize Theron kicking ass and looking stylish but, unfortunately, the movie is not exactly what was advertised.
The Hulkster’s first starring role, No Holds Barred starred Hogan as Rip, the world’s greatest wrestler, facing off against a new, sadistic rival Zeus and the theme song, also called No Holds Barred, was written by the WWE’s go to theme creator, Jim Johnston, and sung by the completely unknown John Joyce.
Although the movie didn’t seem particularly “punk rock”, The Ramones came in to deliver the theme song for 1989’s Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary.
Zach, Chris and Chris Ali head to the post-apocalyptic East Coast for the April Movie of the Month, the JCVD classic, Cyborg.
The post-apocalyptic Van Damme “classic”, Cyborg, is our April Movie of the Month.