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80s Movies That Could Use the Cobra Kai Treatment

With Cobra Kai now available on YouTube Red, fans of 1980s films feel like we have been given a reprieve of sorts. Sure, the past is in the past, but Cobra Kai has shown us that the past is never really gone and, to quote William Faulkner, "It's not even past." Nothing could be more truer than in the sense of how Cobra Kai has reshaped and made us rethink The Karate Kid. And if, after all these years we can take a new perspective on that movie, than surely there are many more gems from the 1980s that could benefit from the Cobra Kai treatment.

This isn't as easy as it may seem however. Not every teen or adult film from the 1980s can or deserves the Cobra Kai treatment. If that were the case than a more scientific approach could be taken, and making these shows could be
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Eden Sassoon Happy Not to Return to Rhobh: ‘I Feel Free and Alive to Be the Real Me’

Eden Sassoon Happy Not to Return to Rhobh: ‘I Feel Free and Alive to Be the Real Me’
When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns to Bravo for its eighth season, it will be without Eden Sassoon.

The 43-year-old daughter of legendary beauty icon Vidal Sassoon announced the news on her Facebook page on Wednesday, telling fans that she’s feels “free & Alive to Be the Real Me that was not shown to the #bravo world of viewers.”

“I truly am #grateful for the experience & huge life lessons I was up against,” she wrote, adding on Twitter that her exit was the “best news Ever!” and that Rhobh was “just a moment in my journey.”

She hashtagged the tweets “#freedom.
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Eden Sassoon Recalls the ‘Painful’ Days on Tuff Turf Set with Kim Richards & Sister, Catya

Eden Sassoon Recalls the ‘Painful’ Days on Tuff Turf Set with Kim Richards & Sister, Catya
Eden Sassoon is speaking out about the “painful” days when her sister Catya, became addicted to drugs, (which ultimately led to her death), while partying with Robert Downey, Jr. and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards, both of whom she met on the set of 1985’s Tuff Turf.

“For me, it was painful,” Sassoon, 43, tells People Now. “My mom’s a recovering alcoholic too so it was around me everywhere.”

The daughter of legendary beauty icon Vidal Sassoon says that while everyone else was looking for a good time, she felt incredibly lonely.

“It was finding sanity in the insanity,
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Kyle Richards Feuds with Eden Sassoon as She Denies Allowing Sister Kim to Abuse Substances: ‘I Am Not an Enabler’

Kyle Richards Feuds with Eden Sassoon as She Denies Allowing Sister Kim to Abuse Substances: ‘I Am Not an Enabler’
Kyle Richards and Kim Richards have a strong message for their Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Eden Sassoon: mind your own business.

After weeks of Sassoon insisting that Kim, a recovering addict, was on the verge of relapsing, and that Kyle was enabling her sister’s substance abuse, the Richards sisters assured Sassoon on Tuesday’s all -new episode that they didn’t need her help.

“I think maybe you’re reading into things with a magnifying glass or something,” Kyle first explained, as the two discussed the issue at pal Lisa Rinna’s backyard BBQ. “I don
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‘I Was a Complete Functioning Alcoholic’: Rhobh’s Eden Sassoon Gets Real About Addiction and Sobriety

‘I Was a Complete Functioning Alcoholic’: Rhobh’s Eden Sassoon Gets Real About Addiction and Sobriety
Eden Sassoon is opening up about the death of her sister, her own addiction to alcohol, and the moment that motivated her to finally get sober.

On Tuesday’s all-new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the outspoken daughter of legendary beauty icon Vidal Sassoon sat down for tea with restaurateur and dog advocate Lisa Vanderpump. The duo spent some one-on-one time together at the Sur-owner’s Villa Rosa home and got to know one another.

The two had met a few weeks earlier at Kyle Richards‘ game night, where Sassoon played referee to a feuding Kim Richards and Lisa Rinna.
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Has Kim Richards Relapsed? Rhobh’s Lisa Rinna Suggests Recovering Addict Is ‘Mostly Sober’

Has Kim Richards Relapsed? Rhobh’s Lisa Rinna Suggests Recovering Addict Is ‘Mostly Sober’
Lisa Rinna may have apologized to her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills rival Kim Richards for the hurtful things she said about her in the past — but that doesn’t mean the 53-year-old actress’ lips are sealed.

On Tuesday’s all-new episode of the hit Bravo franchise, Rinna went on the attack again, suggesting that Richards — a recovering addict — might be in the middle of a relapse.

“I would say she’s probably mostly sober right now,” Richards told friend Eden Sassoon during a shopping trip. “I don’t think she’s completely.”

Rinna didn’t stop there. She also
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Eden Sassoon Says Her Late Sister’s Addiction to Drugs Began with Kim Richards and Robert Downey, Jr.

Eden Sassoon Says Her Late Sister’s Addiction to Drugs Began with Kim Richards and Robert Downey, Jr.
Eden Sassoon made her debut on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Tuesday, opening up about how her late sister became addicted to drugs while partying in the ’80s with Robert Downey, Jr. and original Rhobh star Kim Richards.

The daughter of legendary beauty icon Vidal Sassoon, Catya Sassoon died of an overdose in 2002. She was just 34.

“For a long time I was numb, very numb to it,” Eden, 43, explained to Housewives Lisa Rinna and Erika Girardi on Tuesday. “And completely shut off.”

Catya was an actress whose first movie was 1985’s Tuff Turf. Her costars in the film were James Spader,
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Spider-man: Homecoming Gets a Spectacular Retro-Style Trailer Mashup

Spider-Man: Homecoming is one of the most anticipated films of 2017 and fans are eager to see more footage from it. While we wait for that, I've got an amazingly fun retro-style mashup trailer that was created by Darth Blender. It combines footage from The Amazing Spider-Man (1977), The Goonies (1985), Condorman (1981), and Tuff Turf (1985). The footage is all cut together to the audio of the Homecoming trailer. 

A young Peter Parker (Nicholas Hammond) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the Spider-Man. Do not miss this spectacular adventure recorded in high-fidelity stereo sound and clear color image. Prepare your tape and set your Vcr, because you'll rewatch it again and again off primetime!
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Round-Up: The Driving Dead Webisode, Navy Seals Vs. Zombies, Children Of The Corn Trilogy UK Blu-ray

The fourth episode of The Driving Dead premiered yesterday on the series' website. The series focuses on the consequences of reckless driving. Also: Blu-ray release details for Navy SEALs vs. Zombies and the Children of the Corn trilogy.

The Driving Dead: Press Release: "Springfield, Ill. (August 24, 2015) – Actor Michael Rooker returns to his starring role in The Driving Dead Series with a new webisode, “The Chase,” premiering today.

The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) to thwart dangerous driving behaviors, like drinking and driving and failure to wear a seatbelt, among the most at-risk audience – young men. According to recent Idot data, seat belt usage in Illinois reached an all-time high of more than 95 percent in 2015. This marks an increase over last year representing an estimated 377 lives saved on Illinois roads.

The web-based Driving Dead Series has amassed more than 2.4 million YouTube views with its first three episodes.
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'Blood Simple' to Albert Brooks: Why Spring of 1985 was something special

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'Blood Simple' to Albert Brooks: Why Spring of 1985 was something special
There are roughly 900,000 tribute pieces online this week about the 1985 John Hughes film "The Breakfast Club," and I understand the motivation. If you were the right age when the film was released (I was 15 at the time), that movie felt like a lightning bolt right to the face. Hughes treated teenagers like they were actual people with complex emotional lives worthy of respect, and while that would seem to be a logical approach to writing about any character, it certainly didn't feel average when he did it. He wrote about that secret world of teenagers with what felt like laser accuracy, and he basically created an entire industry of movies that tried to tap into that same audience. So certainly, there is much to celebrate when looking back at that particular film, but when I went to look at a list of the films that came out in 1985, a year
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TV Beat: The Blacklist Ups The Ante

It was already a good show, one of the best new broadcast TV series of the year. And then Joe Carnahan blew up The Blacklist, directing and co-writing an episode that was bloodier, more urgent, and more painful than anything that had come before. James Spader, who emerged in the mid-80s as a young, slick, oily, yupppie-in-training (Tuff Turf, Pretty in Pink), is the anchor and main selling point of the series. The character he plays, Raymond "Red" Reddington, is a former government agent who turned traitor, becoming a middle man available to broker deals for and in behalf of international criminals and rogue governments alike, to whoever can pay the highest price. In the first episode, he turns himself in to the FBI, with...

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1985's Tuff Turf Predicted The Avengers Casting of Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader

1985's Tuff Turf Predicted The Avengers Casting of Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader
Comic book movie casting announcements have become big game sport amongst the studios, with a tense rivalry brewing between Marvel Studios and DC Comics that mirrors their old print days in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The biggest news of the year was dropped last week, when Warner Bros. and DC whispered that Ben Affleck is going to be Batman in their highly anticipated untitled Man of Steel 2 sequel, which continues to be known in fanboy circles as Batman Vs. Superman. They quietly slipped a press release into the wild at exactly 6:15 pm, after most everyone had gone home for the night. Within in minutes, it blew up into a firestorm of controversy.

Warner Bros. and DC's announcement was strategically placed later in the evening so that word of mouth could evolve and morph into a mushroom cloud of speculation and petitions. It was also released on that
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‘Grindhouse 5: Dr. Alien’ Review

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Stars: Billy Jacoby, Judy Landers, Troy Donahue, Olivia Barash, Stuart Fratkin, Raymond O’Connor, Bobby Jacoby | Written by Kenneth J. Hall | Directed by David DeCoteau

Yet another film from my youth and one that I distinctly remember from the pages of The Dark Side magazine (back in my pre-internet days when I used to buy horror mags religiously), Dr. Alien is a film that, despite my knowledge of it, I have yet to see. So this new DVD from 88 Films is a welcome addition to my ever-growing B-movie library.

After Ms. Xenobia takes over Dr. Ackerman’s science class following an “incident” the puts Ackerman in the hospital, she persuades a nerdish Wesley Littlejohn to participate in some vitamin research she and her assistant Drax are conducting. Suddenly Wesley becomes very desirable to all the ladies – including Ms. Xenobia herself – despite the fleshy antenna that grows out of his head when he’s excited!
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Happy Birthday, Robert Downey Jr. - Celebrate With 48 Hot Pictures From His Movies!

Robert Downey Jr. turns 48 this week, and in honor of the Iron Man's birthday, we've snagged pictures from 48 of his movies. He's had quite a career and we've got all the highlights, starting all the way back in 1985 with Tuff Turf and continuing through the '80s, '90s, '00s, and now. We even grabbed a pic of him as Tony Stark in this year's highly anticipated superhero flick Iron Man 3! One thing is for sure, Rdj has one of the most varied résumés out there, so peruse the gallery and let us know which role was your favorite. And from our hearts to yours, happy birthday, Robert Downey Jr.! View Slideshow ›
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AfterElton Briefs: Ben Cohen Will Help Us Through 2011, Sir Elton Goes Gaga, and "Life is Beautiful" Will Turn Prisoners Gay?

Here's last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! And the winner is ...

"You should see the other guy, Dr. Oliver. Looks like a train hit him! "

Thanks to gecko44 for this week's winning caption.

Weekend Birthdays - Mario Lopez turns 37, and Matt Damon turns 40

Omg! Omg! Omg! Omg! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills debuts next week on Bravo, and two of the wives are sisters Kim Richards and Kyle Richards. Kim Richards, people! The Dakota Fanning of the 70's! Escape To Witch Mountain, Tuff Turf, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Hello Larry, and an episode of every TV show of the late 70's and early 80's. And her sister Kyle was the little girl in the original Halloween and starred in the Bette Davis classic Watcher in the Woods. Below you can see Kim re-introduce herself.
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Hug Exclusive: Interview with Derek Haas

HeyUGuys is normally a website devoted to film and all that goes along with film. I’m going to switch gears here for a moment and talk about books. Last fall I did an interview with screenwriter Derek Haas (Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma) regarding a short story from his website PopcornFiction.com that was picked up by Jerry Bruckheimer. In the course of that interview, Derek made mention that he was writing the third story in a series of books and that his second novel was on the verge of release. So I did what any book lover would do. I got them, read them and then interviewed Derek again.

His first novel, The Silver Bear, is focused on a gun for hire that goes by the name of Columbus. The story , narrated by Columbus, follows him on one of his not so routine missions. Crisscrossing between his past and his present,
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Robert Downey Jr. Leaves 'Cowboys and Aliens' for 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel

Robert Downey Jr. has dropped out of new movie "Cowboys and Aliens" to concentrate on the "Sherlock Holmes" sequel, according to reports. The Hollywood actor was set to re-team with "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau for the sci-fi adventure, based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name.

But Favreau is now looking for a new star after Downey Jr. quit the project following a schedule clash with a planned follow-up to the detective drama, according to EW.com. Studio bosses are reportedly set to have Downey Jr. back as Holmes in June to start shooting the sequel.

Robert Downey Jr. made a breakthrough when portraying James Spader's sidekick in 1985 film "Tuff Turf". His first lead role was Jack Jericho in 1987 movie "The Pick-up Artist". Several movies he has starred included "Iron Man", "Tropic Thunder" and "Sherlock Holmes".
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Exclusive Interview: Derek Haas

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A while back FirstShowing.net posted this story about Jerry Bruckheimer acquiring the rights to a short story written by Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma scribe, Derek Haas. The story is titled Shake was one of many that Haas featured on his short story website PopcornFiction.com.

If you haven’t heard of PopcornFiction.com, it’s a website that Haas created so that he and other screenplay writers/writers could flex their genre short fiction muscles. As a subscriber to the site, I get updated each time a new story is published. I read Shake and actually emailed Haas to let him know how much I loved the story and that I hoped there would be a part two. Crafty devil that he is, he ended the story in a bit of a cliffhanger. The short story deals with an FBI agent who is on the hunt for a
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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City on April 4th, 1965, the son of film maker Robert Downey. One of his first roles was The Pick-Up Artist, opposite Molly Ringwold in 1987. He has since starred in films like Chaplin as Charlie Chaplin as well as the more recent Iron Man and the upcoming Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes.

The Avengers (2011) Iron Man 2 (2010) Master Mind (2010)  Sherlock Holmes (2009)  The Soloist (2009)  Tropic Thunder (2008)  The Incredible Hulk (2008) Iron Man (2008)  Charlie Bartlett (2007)  Lucky You (2007)  Zodiac (2007)  A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)  Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) A Scanner Darkly (2006)  The Shaggy Dog (2006) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) Game 6 (2005) Eros (2004)  Gothika (2003) .... Pete Graham The Singing Detective (2003) Whatever We Do (2003) Lethargy (2002)  Auto Motives (2000)  Wonder Boys (2000) Bowfinger (1999) Friends & Lovers (1999) In Dreams (1999) U.S. Marshals (1998) The Gingerbread Man (1998) Hugo Pool (1997)  Two Girls and a Guy (1997) One Night Stand (1997) Danger Zone (1997 Home for
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