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Steven Spielberg in 30 Iconic Shots

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
I have to say I was a little disappointed when I saw the title ‘Spielberg in 30 shots’ and it wasn’t a video of Steven Spielberg just wasted of 30 shots of Jager. Although after watching this video, I must say, this guy has got chops. Should should keep an eye out for him, I think he’s going places. Enjoy. https://vimeo.com/157222602 p.s. I like the choice of the score from ‘Hook’ for this video. One of his more underrated musical scores.

Gunther Better Work There!: Central Perk Cafe Coming to Toronto

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
Toronto will apparently become the latest city (joining NYC, Sydney, Beijing and Liverpool) to have their very own Central Perk Cafe. The cafe opens in June and will supposedly give out prizes to customers who come in dressed as FRIENDS characters…so I guess people with gel in their hair and wearing t-shirts tucked into khaki pants. The attention to detail will supposedly be uncanny so this should be a big draw for die-hard FRIENDS fans. I just finally hope it answers the question of how 6 more or less fully employed people can spend 60% of their lives in a cafe and still afford to live in New York…Also I hope the barista has bleach blonde hair.

I Choo-Choo-Choose You: Kickstarter to make Simpsons Parody Products

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
I’m a little late to the game on this KickStarter but better late then never I guess. This is a fantastic KickStarter campaign by Matthew Heister to make Simpsons Parody Products. Here are some of the products that are in the making: The category for this KickStarter is under “art” so I doubt there is real alcohol in the Vagrant’s Choice scotch or actual directions on “How to COOK for forty HUMANS” (space dust doesn’t seem to be included either) but that shouldn’t stop you from wanting all this junk! The link can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/495188491/silly-springfield?ref=card

Home Alone is 25 Years Old! Here is a Delightful Oral History

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
This is a delightful oral history of what I think is safe to say my generation’s all time favorite Christmas movie, Home Alone (all due respect to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation). The piece is written by James Hughes (son of Home Alone writer, John Hughes) for Chicago magazine which is fitting as the film took place “on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen.” which happens to be in Chicago. If you aren’t familiar with oral histories, they are in my opinion the best way to recount stories (especially in the entertainment industry). The reason they are so good is that it is the people involved just recount their versions of what happens which usually makes for a more interesting read. The article is full of fun anecdotes and delightful stories, so please, grab a whole cheese pizza, sit down and enjoy reading this oral history…ya filthy animals. link to oral history found below: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2015/Home-Alone/

Throwback Thursdays! “Everlong” by Foo Fighters

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
This is one of the few songs by a band that I feel in general I can say both die-hard and casual fans agree is their best song. It’s one of Foo Fighters best videos, it’s a great rock song and it has a pretty great acoustic version as well. I thought I was gonna say more about this but it turns out that I am not. Enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBG7P-K-r1Y

Throwback Thursdays! “Popular” by Nada Surf

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
I’m curious to see how many people remember this song. Just kidding! Nada Surf probably doesn’t even remember this song. I promise I’ll do a more well known song next week. Until then, enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNc45FTenhg

‘Jaws 19’ has trailer

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
As we get closer and closer to Back to the Future day (October 21st, 2015) we are looking back on what the movie Back to the Future II predicted would be around in 2015. While some of the predictions have come true, sadly one that didn’t was Jaws 19 hitting theaters falling 15 sequels short of the goal. However, while there may not actually be a Jaws 19 film, thanks to Universal, we do have a trailer for what that film and it is pretty good. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl092whRLlI

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party Scene Edited In The Styles Of Famous Artists

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
Someone WAY more talented then me (and most likely the greatest love maker of all time) has reanimated the tea party & riddle scene from Alice in Wonderland (1951) in the styles of 17 different artists. Who is this talented person? Why it’s Gene Kogan (@genekogan), you know him? Ya neither do I, but he makes a pretty solid video. For those of you wondering the artists in order of…appearance? are: Pablo Picasso Georgia O’Keeffe S.H. Raza Hokusai Frida Kahlo Vincent van Gogh Tarsila Saloua Raouda Choucair Lee Krasner Sol Lewitt Wu Guanzhong Elaine de Kooning Ibrahim el-Salahi Minnie Pwerle Jean-Michel Basquiat Edvard Munch Natalia Goncharova Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/139123754

Interesting: Video trying to prove Daniel is the real bully in The Karate Kid

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
This is a fan made video by YouTuber J. Matthew Turner which attempts to prove that Daniel Russo is in fact the villain of the story and not Johnny. The video deems Daniel as a “violent sociopath” while it depicts Johnny simply as the “flawed hero”. I have to say, this video has convinced me wholeheartedly. Let’s just hope this guy doesn’t make any more videos going forward, because if he somehow convinces me that Maverick in Top Gun is the bad guy or that drinking 3 gallons of Pepsi a day is bad for you my life will be over as I know it. Enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Gz_iTuRMM