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Spielberg confirms GOONIES 2 plus tidbits on INDY 4!!!

Harry here and this sounds pretty darn cool. In other GOONIES news, the Alamo Drafthouse and me are planning an underground cave screening of GOONIES! And I'll let you know more as soon as it gets here... Till then here's the latest on the sequel, plus INDIANA JONES 4 news...


A fellow filmmaker friend of mine attends USC film school. You may have heard of a class they teach there called "Spielberg Style". Well, last week Mr Spielberg himself was invited to the class for an hour and a half of Q and A.

He tackled many questions about his past films... technique and such. But what sparked my interest was a question regarding the Goonies. Someone asked about a sequel, and he did in fact CONFIRM that a sequel was in pre-pre production... meaning that it is in development with Spielberg involved (executive producing again) and ALL cast members returning. The story would have their children dabbling in adventures ALONG with their parents. He didn't elaborate too much on the story... just confirming that the sequel was in the works and WOULD BE MADE.

With Spielberg involved in the sotry I would believe that this could be something more than just a fan dream. I believe we could have a fun adventure maybe with the parents (original cast) searching for their kids that have gone on some type of adventure.

Spielberg also commented on INDY 4 saying that they do NOT have a script, but DO have a story. Harrison has in fact agreed to star. And despite rumors, Lucas IS involved just as much as he was with the other films. It's Lucas' story idea, and they just need a screenwriter to develop it even more. He does have a title but will not give it out.

When will it be made? No comment. Lucas is busy with the prequels ofcourse. But don't let ANY rumors go around that Lucas will not be there with Steven just as he was with the original Indys. Spielberg laughed and stated, "The guys my best friend and this is his character... OFCOURSE he's involved!"

So I assume we'll have to wait a bit for this story. Perhaps during post preduction of SW3??

If you want to verify this, just call USC and confirm his visit and the class. Just to keep those whiny talkbackers on a leash.



P.S. - Folks, to the talkbacker below that attended the class... when you said that I should be ashamed of sending this information when Spielberg requested it not be posted anywhere, understand that I had received this information from a fellow filmmaker and was not aware of such a request from Spielberg.

The last thing I want to do is effect USC students' chances of having another Q/A with Mr. Spielberg, or effect the information that he decides to share with them in confidence. While I stand by my decision to get this info out (Had no idea about the request), it would be unprofessional of me to ignore this issue now that I know about his request.

So Mr. Spielberg, I know you read this. Your students had nothing to do with this! But understand that your fans of Goonies and Indy anticipate these films and are hungry for ANY information. Hype will only help right? I just have one request.... PLEASE do commentaries on your DVD releases!!! Don't think of it as hokey or distracting for your fans. People like me who are struggling to be the best filmmaker they can be can learn A LOT from your words. Fans will love your sharing of your experiences and future filmmakers will love and respect your insight (be it technical or artistic) into how you made some of the most beloved and respected films of all time.

Oh, and make sure you sign on with Cruise to do GHOST SOLDIERS! Yep, Cruise and Mr. Spielberg may reunite once again!

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  • Jan. 30, 2002, 7:59 a.m. CST


    by Davdo

    The Goonies rule! For Indy they'll have to get Harrison out of cold storage though - the guy's a relic!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8 a.m. CST


    by TheGame

    Freudian Slippage?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:08 a.m. CST

    astin with a kid? WOW! He's like my mom!

    by dirty_dishes

    I can only envision him as sam or maybe rudy, but a grown up role at this time in his lifetime? He's got plenty more roles of teenagers and young adult. I know the hobbits were in their thirties in the story, but that's young in hobbit life. Can't wait anyway!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Sequels sequels sequels

    by kentrel

    Goddamnit! Isn't there any original story ideas left! Always fucking sequels. This is looking to be almost as bad as the 80's were for sequels. What's next? Police Academy 27?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Indy Needs to Retire, We Need More Star Wars Instead

    by Loyalfromlondon

    The notion of a senior citizen as Indiana Jones isn't very exciting. I think Lucas would be better off crafting stories for Episodes 7 8 and 9 in the Star Wars series. I know he doesnt want to make the last 3 films but the thought of Harry Potter 1-7 taking up valuable space on the All Time Top Ten list makes me nauseous. Thank God for ET. It only needs to make 200 Million with this years rerelease to secure the top spot.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:31 a.m. CST

    an adventure with their kids? Sounds weak

    by cameron fry

    This sounds like a pretty bad sequel. They should just leave Goonies alone- they missed their window for a sequel back in the 80's. Also- how old are their kids gonna be? I don't think Astin, Feldman, and Chunk look old enough to have kids that are even close in age to their age in Goonies.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:31 a.m. CST

    goonies ii already exists

    by DEVIL

    in the form of a nintendo game. perhaps the movie should be a shot for shot remake of it, complete w/ energy meter in the corner and the odd eskimo or mermaid. And to theGame: a leash is used to restrain or hold back. it makes sense. unless you saying 'freudian slippage' was a freudian slip, but I wouldn't know how to analyze that. anywho, goonies ii, indy iv, these things could go either way in terms of existence and quality so I'm not gonna worry bout it. peace out.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:36 a.m. CST

    off the topic.........

    by Jor-El's son

    I just read on The Hollywood Reporter site that Michael Clarke Duncan is going to be Wilson Fisk in the Daredevil movie. Is this old news?

  • I'll believe the Goonies 2 rumor when it's in the theaters. Personally, I'd rather see a Gremlins 3 but after 2 lost so much money it'll probably happen right after Howard the Duck 2: On the Move gets green lit. **** Anyone remember about a Indy 4 script about Indy going into the Soviet Union to steal back from Stalin an occult device the Soviets found in Hitler's bunker? Was that the rumored M. Knight script (which probably would of included Indy standing around in staring at things in a near catatonic state) Either way, I dug the concept.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:51 a.m. CST

    AICN posters

    by Kort Villikon

    You guys don't know what you want....

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Leave the Goonies alone........

    by Purple Toupee

    It stands well on its own.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones

    by The Game Master

    Okay Mr. Spielberg, if you are listening . . . if Indy IV ever gets made, here's a few pleas from the Unsilent Majority (is that handle already used here on AICN)? Anyway, have Indy actually get to keep an artifact for once, which would explain his retirement (he actually goes home with something, hence, no more adventures after this one), no Nazis--I know everyone loves to see them get thrashed, but Indy is primarily about adventure, and can have anyone be villains (i.e. using Nazis again would make it seem contrived), and finally have him swing from the whip a few times (in "Last Crusade" he only swung from it ONCE!!!). Oh yes, please encourage John Williams to use the basic themes of the original three movies (i.e. the absence of Star Wars-seeming music in "Phantom Menace")--don't get me wrong, Williams is fantastic, and "Duel of the Fates" is one of my favorite pieces of all time, but part of the lacking-emotion in Episode I was due to there being very little music that inspired me. Okay, requests over, now on with DEMANDS!!! First, make it more serious-minded, indeed more like your original films like "Jaws" and "Raiders", and less like a comic-book (i.e. "Last Crusade"). Second, go for an "R" rating, like the first film, and give us a more memorable finale (hey, I saw "Raiders" in the theater when I was only 7yo, and I turned out just fine). Third, and most importantly, have a scene where Indy visits Mr. Brodey's tomb, paying homage to Mr. Elliot's memory, perhaps this figuring big in the plot, such as Indy's lamenting the loss of the Grail, the futility of his efforts, his own (Ford's) advancing age, or even a foreshadowing of (gasp) Indy's death at the end of the film! Anybody can attack me on this Talkback for these ideas, but they are quite interesting possibilities, aren't they?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Yeah like the time Michael Jackson came to your house to use the

    by Dante Fitz

    I was watching goonies on sunday and i wondered why they never did a sequel. Then it hit me that some things are better left alone. I doubt they will ever make it anyway, but if they do i'll be the first one in line.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Very wary

    by Lardass_Hogan

    The new "cuddly" Spielberg could easily wreck both of these ideas. A "Goonies II" could be entertaining, but only if they scrap the idea of bringing kids along. I can just see this film being cast with a gaggle of plucky, untalented youngsters who screech "Yippie!!" and do nutty things like fall down like dominoes while yelling "Whoaaaaa!" All the while the original Goonies will shrug their shoulders and look at the camera as if to say, "Oh, those kids of ours!" Why not just do a story with the original cast members? As for Indy 4, with a really good (and credible) story, it could work. But first they'd have to go to the warehouse where the ark is kept and exhume Ford's personality. Also, this film is in danger of the "plucky kid" syndrome. With Capshaw on board, I'm afraid they'll have them be married and with a little Indy of their own. I'm sure the kid'll strike off on his own adventures, getting into all sorts of wacky pickles, and when Dad tries to scold him, he'll just get all teary and be like "Oh, heck! I was just like you once!" Cue Williams' strings; Cue rumbling bowels.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:29 a.m. CST

    LOL....this can't be serious

    by ewem

    Um...Goonies...a fun but super lame and cheeky 80's kid's flick? I just watched this thing recently on DVD, had a few pleasant memories, and moved on. Steve, you are about twenty years too late on this thing!!!!! What the hell is this going to be about? I realize that Corey Feldman wants to come out of rehab and try and resurrect what little of a career he ever had, but this is really shameless. Senimentality aside, Goonies isn't that good of a film, folks. It certainly doesn't merit a sequel of any kind. Indy 4? As I keep saying in every post on this suject: You are immediately a minimum of $40 million in the whole just with Steve and Harrsion alone on the project. Ford hates this character almost as much as he does Han Solo, even though these are the two roles that made him and that people will remember him for the most. Ford's age works against him now, even though he looks great for his age. Are they really going to make us sit through the "passing the torch" routine or the "I am getting too old for this shit" routine? Please! Indy 4 is about 10 years too late. Leave all this alone. Spielberg and Lucas have lost whatever charm they had back in the 80's. We all know that as evidenced by A.I. and TPM among other things. Do you all really want to see these two cynical, greedy multimillionaries shoot down two more creations of theirs? I sure as hell don't! Ugh!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Lucas+ Spielberg+ Harrison...

    by ewem

    Excuse me, make that a minimum of $60 million in the hole right off the bat.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Search for Original Ideas

    by Buck_Turgidson

    Spielberg is starting to tread serious water here. Does anyone hear any clamoring for a "Goonies" sequel? There were so many unanswered questions from the first. The man has really been recycling his old stuff in search for a new artistic voice. A.I. was a retread of elements of E.T. and Close Encounters, with some Kubrickian vinegar thrown in to give the appearance of maturity. Now Indy 4, which I don't expect to break any new ground in the genre, and a revisitation of a mediocre mid-80's movie. If there was ever a case of someone needing to make a Dogme 95 movie, he is it. It would remind him what filmaking is about.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:39 a.m. CST

    How can you be a "filmaker"

    by SCOTT1458

    if you're still attending school? That's like saying all accounting students are CPAs....

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:56 a.m. CST

    this sucks cuz goonies blew

    by gernblanston67

    that is all.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:10 a.m. CST

    No more lame than Spy Kids... :P ...

    by Lordhoban

    Personally, I'd rather see a Goonies 2 than a Spy Kids 2 (and that's in the works), but anyways, they're both in the same vein...

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:13 a.m. CST

    ALL cast member? I thought the chinese boy is dead

    by Kitan

    besides it would be a stupid, stupid, STUPID idea to do a sequel of Goonies. What the hell for? No new ideas on the horizon?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I found Goonies embarrassing even when I was a kid

    by kentrel

    This movie was just an average kid's movie which adults *HATED*. I still remember the complaints from my parents when I was trying to watch it on Christmas DAy many years ago. The FATKID should get most irritating character of the century. Yes, even more irritating than Jar Jar Wanks. How could they make a movie about the character's kid's when they themselves were too fucking ugly to reproduce.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Ba-De-Da, Ba-De-Da-De-Daaaa, Ba-De-Da, Ba-De-Da-De-Da

    by Aronld Scazziger

    Oh, all you sequel bashers. Fuck you! You don't know shit. Do you think Spielberg/Lucas are doin it for YOU? You now so-called grown-ups? You "I-had-The-Goonies-in-my-heart-my-whole-life-and-now-they-are-goin-to-destroy-it" whiners? Again, they will be doin it for the twelve year olds, just like the time YOU were fuckin twelve years old! There is a whole NEW generation out there now, a generation you stinky geeks know nothing aboot anymore. Life has moved on, and you prolly didn't notice. Your vote doesn't care anymore in their books .. REALIZE it. It's fucking over. They are NOT doin it for the fans, they are doin it because they are filmmakers, and they wanna earn a shitload of money. And thats a fact, I don't have a problem with. Dorks.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Dear Mr Scazziger

    by Kitan

    You have a point the oldtime goonies fans are not the main audience, but if filmmakers are doing new films for new people why the hell do they ressurect old movies instead of coming a with NEW IDEAS????

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:42 a.m. CST


    by Bambi

    No, he is not dead. On the DVD you can see them all sitting together doing the audio commentary.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Ford has never said he hates the Indy character.

    by BigTuna

    He said he wasn't big on Han Solo, and wouldn't reprise the character, yet everytime I see him asked if he wants to do Indy 4 he says he's all for it and would love to do it. Honestly, who cares about his age as long as the film addresses it and makes him play a 60 year old Indy.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:47 a.m. CST

    O Ye of Little Faith

    by Heleno

    Spielberg's worst is still better than most of last summer's movies, so a little faith please. I'll see Indy 4 and if it comes close to the other three chances are I'll love it. The Goonies may not have quite such a wide fanbase, but with all us twenty-something geeks going to see it for auld lang syne, all they have to do is chuck in a little kid friendly stuff to get that demographic too and you have something looking at a very respectable take. These movies are pure entertainment adventure, they are sterling examples of that genre and should be treated as such. If you are in the mood for something highbrow, go somewhere else, but if they come close to the originals they will be fun, and that is something that too many Talkbackers obviously lack in life.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Lucas has a title.........

    by Dr.Zeus

    It's called "ATTACK OF THE JONES"

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Red Lectroids LOVE "The Goonies"

    by John Parrot

    Data certainly could have a future working at Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems. Imagine what Lord John Whorfin could do with Slick Shoes! Remember, at Yoyodyne, the future begins tomorrow! Yoyodyne: A Growing, Excited Company!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Do We Really Need A Goonies2 or Indy4? I Like Ford, But They Sho

    by The Founder

    Really, if their is a kid(which I suspect will be done to get the franchise going again) he should be an adult, and not some teen or preteen, I mean Ford is 60 or 61 if I'm not mistaken, and Capshaw isn't to far behind. Come everybody to be honest their isn't a need for either of these sequels to get made. I agree with whoever mentioned the salaries of Speilberg, Ford, and Lucas, I mean 60 million or better in the whole already? You know they are going to want a percentage of the box office gross as well, so damn will Paramount make any type of profit from Indy4, besides just breaking even? As for the Gonnies, I just don't see where they can go with it, but who knows, maybe they;ll make it happen, and Cory could use the work.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:57 a.m. CST

    This could be sooooo cool!

    by racso228

    But only if they don't suck. Indy 3 was the best!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11 a.m. CST


    by racso228

    With Spielberg involved in the sotry?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by mrbuckles

    John Matuszak and Anne Ramsay are going to scare the f*** out of kids these days!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:09 a.m. CST

    thanks bambi, dvd not out in germany yet :-(

    by Kitan

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by Aronld Scazziger

    Read my fuckin post! It's the $$$! Shitloads of $$$! They don't care for NEW IDEAS, they don't care for FANS. It's a fuckin industry and they have to pay their people. In the end you are not forced to watch these movies, just ignore them if you don't care. But please, PLEASE stop your terrible whining buhuhuhuhuuu ... this is ridiculous. You want new Ideas? Ok, one reference for you: go rent/buy/whatever a copy of Mike Figgis' "Time Code". Thats new, and it's good. These new ideas you want are already OUT THERE. Right in front of your fuckin face! Just open your eyes. Dorks.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by lazyboy18

    i like the entire trilogy, i do think raiders was the best, but i'm not much of a student of film, so what makes it the best.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by Kitan

    relax, man. I

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Yes, I WAS in an "Indiana Jones" movie!

    by Alison Doody

    AND a James Bond movie to boot! How could all of you forget my role as Jenny Flex in "A View to a Kill"? It baffles me why I can't get work these days. Someone here mentioned a name change. Maybe you're right. Alison is kind of a hard name to remember. Perhaps I should shorten it to Ali?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2 : The Slightly Crappy Reunion

    by Hicks

    Was Goonies really that good? I seem to remember it as a kiddie version of Indiana Jones. Maybe I should give it another chance... Sean Astin must have a thing for creeping around caves. As for Indy 4. After the commercial success of the Mummy films (poor man's Indy) I hope they don't go for the over the top effects extravaganza. Raiders is still the best, the third was fun but over sentimental and just a bit too cheesy. i.e. "Oh hello...dodgy old geezer knight. Christ you must be bored shitless sitting in this cave for centuries polishing wine goblets."

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:43 a.m. CST

    "It's Lucas' story idea, and they just need a screenwrit

    by IAmLegolas

    I thought Lucas was such a God he didn't need help in creating his visions...

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I care for the Goonies, and ...

    by Aronld Scazziger

    ...I don't have a prob with sequels, as long as they ADD something to the story as a whole (perfect ex: 'Godfather Pt. II'). When a sequel is only trying to ride on the hype, they prolly suck (perfect ex: 'The Mummy returns'). But after more then 15 years, it's surely interesting to see what kinda direction the Goonies characters have taken. Same case for Indiana Jones. BTW: Another rumored title for this one: Indy does Dallas.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Please be true, and PLEASE be good!

    by Sabreman

    The Goonies - one of the ultimate kid's adventure fantasies...gadgets, gangsters, pirates and treasure! Whoever gets involved in making this they had better pull it off damn well. As for Indy 4, best if Lucas doesn't write the script, how about Kasdan, or...was it Kaufman wrote Raiders? I admire Spielberg's weightier pics, but I go back time and again to those between Jaws and Temple of Doom (excluding 1941 of course), Film as adventure, wonder, and beauty but with enough depth and character for anyone's plate.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:59 a.m. CST

    The Goonies

    by Wallgrom

    The Goonies is a horrible movie. Horrible acting,bad script,pathetic cast. I'm a gen-X geek,saw this movie when I was 11 yrs. old,like 7 times. I can't watch this movie now. Horrible,horrible,horrible movie.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Funny, she doesn't look Druish.

    by Mel Garga

    What's ironic here is that the least well-known actor, Data/Short Round, is the common link between the Indy franchise and Goonies. This guy must be shitting his kimono over this news.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:01 p.m. CST

    God, just listen to you...

    by Burnmeister

    Mope " I want a Goonies sequel ", " I want another Indy " They

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I know a guy who's mother looks exactly like Anne Ramsey, so

    by Sabreman

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Btw, any word on Donner being involved in Goonies 2?

    by Burnmeister

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Votes for Guy Pearce to play next Indy

    by JimmyTheHand

    Harrison is just too damn old.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by Elwood Blues

    Indy can't die in the new film, he's shown as an old man in the Young Indiana Jones films. Unless they want to make the film take place in the present day and give Ford some age make-up, and call it "Indiana Jones and the Great Geriatric Ward Escape"

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Fuck Gonnies 2, I want to See Goonies 3.

    by deathwish6

    It has come to My attention that all you film geeks are always pissing and moaning about sequels, just like that shit in that shit film Scream 2, shit. The film makers should forget making part 2 and make part 3 straight after part 1. Or in the case of the Matrix sequels don't even bother cause the first was shit anyway. When a sequel comes out these pages will be up to the hilt with King Kong Bastards and Sly Stallone wannabes throwing their diseased opinions all over my face. I wanna see Wedlock 2, but is it gonner happen?. Maybe. (Here's another of those 'Drink bear, cheats on his wife' flange. 'Didn't you Kill My Brother'. Have it for free and choke on it if you use it). Or as an alternative the film makers should realise its not the film geeks with their tiny fingers, not big enough to hold money to see a good film, who make them their money. Sequels make a little cash back for the studios. If you don't like it, don't get involved. You animals, Leave My dinner alone.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:29 p.m. CST

    what would the 4th one focus on?

    by cameron fry

    I thought the niche of the Indy films was that each one centered on one of the three major religions....also, in chronological order, wasn't Temple first? If he's still with Willie, where the hell was she during the other two?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Somebody should look up the definition of artist, or filmmaker:

    by Lobanhaki

    People who do art and make films. They are supposed to make movies not hide in some retreat and fret about whether or not everybody and their dog in the focus groups likes a particular concept. Today's filmmakers have nowhere near the independence that Spielberg and Lucas's generation did, and nowhere near the originality for the most part. The trick to what has kept these two in business is simply the ability to make a film that is extraordinary, not the ability to cater to the audiences every whim. They are professionals. Let them exercise their judgment on their own. They have earned the right to be given a chance to screw up or succeed on their own terms. At least they have the courage to do so. The Best Filmmakers do.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by da bomb18

    There's so many talking points i'm not sure where to begin,so here goes;Goonies 2,at i first i thought this was a horrible idea,but with the Berg involved and all the cast back this could be fantasic(you only have to see the commentry to prove what a great rapport they've got)if Richard Donner came back it would be just perfect.The Goonies is like one of the best (FUN) movies ever,and if they get the story just right,well they'll be alot of kids with the same sort of fond memories that most of the talkbackers have on here.P.S Spy Kids was like one of the worst films i saw last year.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Gungans

    by anser

    Meesa fraida snakes, Indy!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones IV: The Search for Hitler's Brain

    by ItsOver

    Come on let me at this script!... Although why do i think at some point a follow up post about the development of Indy 4 will contain "CGI Nazis" in it?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Sorcerer's Stone

    by ItsOver

    Watch Indy dodge lawsuits.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by kinekor

    Indy IV and Goonies II-finally a reason to go back to the movies.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 1:12 p.m. CST

    chunk for president

    by cityofnight

    When I was a young college student at Berkeley, Chuck lived in my freshman year dorm. By our senior year, he was class president and well known on campus as Blah-blah "The Chuck" Cohen. He's a good guy and a smart whip and I always thought he had politics on his mind. I think a lot of students were annoyed with the fact that a guy would rehash his best childhood moment during his college years, but it helped him get votes, so more power to him. I remember there were Goonies night when everyone on the 4th floor would watch it downstairs in the Rec center. Either way, he isn't fat anymore and I don't know any ex-fat person would be willing to put the fat back on. Except, of course, it's to be in a Goonies 2. This is for all the fat guys!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Goonies rules!

    by Bramton1

    Screw you people. I still watch the movie and wish I could go down the waterslide. Why no movie-themed amusement park never created a Goonies waterride is beyond me.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by jennababe

    This would have been a modern day Spielberg/Lucas - in a different light of course. They would have made some sweet movies together years down the line.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Who gives a rats ass about Goonies 2?

    by tino tinez

    I liked Goonies, but I also liked Crocodile Dundee, Short Circut, the Blair Witch Project, Die Hard, Rush Hour, Jurassic Park and Mission Impossible a shite load more before they had sequels. And they didn't wait 15 years to revamp their characters. I'll bet anyone Indiana Jones and the Colostomy Bag of Thunder never sees the light of day, or the darkness of a theatre.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 1:57 p.m. CST

    mouth should die slow and painfully by a boube twap

    by sickboy_ukuk

    i hate mouth he fucked up a good film

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:11 p.m. CST

    mmhhhhh.......weird....can we believe ya moto???

    by drjones

    at there just appeard a report from MICHELE AGUILAR from steven`s visit. his words: *************************************************************I am a cinema-television student at USC, and right now I have a class that analyzes the style of Steven Spielberg. He came in this past Wednesday, the 23rd, as a surprise guest speaker. (We were told it was going to be John Williams). Someone asked why he didn't do director commentaries on any of his dvd releases, and he remarked that he didn't like talking about his films on a soundtrack, because it takes away from the experience. Then he said that George Lucas had been begging him to put one on the Indiana Jones Trilogy dvd release, but he refused. He didn't say when, but it sounded like it was in the works. I was excited, but forgot to ask when. There's 350 people in the class, so it was hard to get a question in anyhow.********************************nothing from indy4. sort of weird that two guys who claim to have been at the same meeting tell different things. so moto..i`m not a girl who suspects everyone but this time .....

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Intelligence... seems to have scattered to the wind

    by AncientFaith

    Greetings, Indie 4? Wonderful idea... very intriguing. I look forward to it. I think Harrison Ford's aging could be used creatively in this movie, it would be a mistake to ignore it and pile on the makeup. How about we reserve judgement until we see it. But more important to me right now is why the first movie, Raider's has not made it to DVD yet. It's such a classic, and a favorite from childhood. I look forward to owning it in a clear crisp format, cleaned up with Dolby 5.1 surround added in. This is my first post. I have read the talkbacks, and enjoyed Aint It Cool News for a couple months now. Loved Harry's and other's descriptions of the FOTR movie, just made my mouth water. But, I must say the writing of most of the posters in Talkback leaves much to be desired. English... it's your language, learn to use it. Type intelligently and perhaps someone will listen. I personally don't need every other word to be an expletive, and in most jobs the ability to spell at least every other word correctly is a requirement, I suggest you start learning how now, so you won't be disappointed when you finally apply for one. Cheers! AncientFaith

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Goonies 2 Would Be Fun! Lay Off Whiners!

    by barrybgb

    A Goonies 2 would be a lot of fun. It was a special movie that represents a great time in your childhood. All the naysayers are obviously idiots who will say anything to bash it. People ridicule what they don't understand. Typical. An Indy 4 would be interesting, but I would've been more excited about it 6 or 7 years ago. It's also typical that boneheads would joke about Harrison's age. Yawn. H emight be getting up there, but he doesn't look like it or act like it. So what the hell does it matter what his age does?. What simpletons. Get over it people and just enjoy something that is meant for just plain entertainment.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:23 p.m. CST

    One-eyed Willy is what I call my...

    by twan_deeth_ree

    Seriously, if Spielberg's going to change the "piss-breath" line in ET, I'm surprised this blatant phallic allusion made it onto the Goonies DVD. I guess if you had phantom sensations from having your johnson accidentally cut off then it would be the "Ghost of one-eyed Willy". Peace out beyatches.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:23 p.m. CST

    WTF happens to Shyamalan's script? How 'bout the guy wh

    by Lenny Nero

    I thought these were done deals, either one. *sigh* prepoduction is complete and utter hell.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Heeheehee...Attack of the Jones...good one.

    by Lenny Nero

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Won't SOMEBODY think of the children ??!!!

    by Fatal Discharge

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:32 p.m. CST

    HEY MOTO!!!

    by JohnTravisRules

    Wow, what a scoop you got, Mr. "Moto", heh heh...

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:34 p.m. CST

    also, I think these are both great ideas

    by twan_deeth_ree

    Too busy making stupid jokes to actually comment on the story, but, I think these are both great ideas. As I've posted before in another talkback about this same subject, it's not like any new "inferior" chapters in these stories can take away anything from the previous ones. It's a win-win situation: a potentially good movie and a way to turn on a younger generation to the originals. I think an older, crankier Indy is a great idea. He was always his funniest when he was playing the reluctant hero (which he usually was) and what could be more reluctant than having to come out of retirement for one last adventure? Just my two cents. BABY RUUUUTH!!!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:35 p.m. CST

    About the DVD...

    by 1649

    Hmmm, Goonies? Who cares? The main thing here is the Indy movie. It would be exciting to see what Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Star Wars could make of it. Maybe we could even see Sean Connery as the father again, who knows! What really sucks is that the Indiana Jones trilogy has NOT been released on DVD. This (and the delay of the Back to the Future DVD) is a great lose to DVD collectors. If they ever are to be released it would be a huge succes. So, what the hell are you waiting for, Spielberg?

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by AlsonThorne

    I am currently taking the CTCS 469 The Style of Steven Spielberg class at USC. I was there for his visit and it was amazing. However, he did ask us not to post what he said that evening on the internet, and more specifically, he asked us not to post it on I think that the person that sent Harry this information should feel ashamed for breaking the trust of a filmmaker who honestly and sincerely asked the 365 students of that class not to post what he told us because the information will get thrown out of porportion and twisted around. There are many other things that Spielberg said that night that haven't been mentioned yet, and I hope to God that people find it in themselves to keep quiet, no matter how cool the information is.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Not bad, but. . .

    by grig_ocasek

    Does this mean that *all* the movies I watched when I was five are gonna have sequels? I mean, just think about it. . ."The Last Starfighter 2: Everybody's Dead! Or really ugly!"; "Highlander 5: So Bad That Even the Genius Who Brought You the Duran Duran Videos Won't Touch It"; "Short Circut 3: Watch Fisher Stevens Make Racist Jokes Again"; "Flight of the Navigator 2: Sarah Jessica Parker's Revenge"; "Return of LadyHawke." And, come on, it won't be Goonies without the Fratellis, and there's no chance of getting Joe Pantoliano or Robert Davi. Course, you could always get Benecio Del Toro as the son of one of the Fratellis. . . (and will Richard Donner be directing? Please?)

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Goonies 2:The Detox Years

    by Fatal Discharge

    ...oops, darn enter key. We need this film as much as a case of anthrax. The original came out just when we realised everything Spielberg touched didn't necessarily turn to gold. I guess those under 10 at the time might have thought it was good...when you have no sense of judgment. Try watching it as an adult and it'll stink worse than Anne Ramsey's corpse.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 3:19 p.m. CST

    to grig_ocasek

    by Heleno

    Maybe I'm the only person out there, but I liked Ladyhawke. Don't lump it with those others, that's cruel

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by eatSPAM

    I am also in CTCS 469. It

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 3:30 p.m. CST

    "In third grade i tripped my sister Teresa down three flights of

    by togmeister

    The most enjoyable time i had watching a movie last year was the Goonies DVD commentary - "Sean, how many times have you watched this damn movie - you're a sick man!". Oh, and another thing - in my eyes, Donner is a GOD. Had Superman been left in his hands, there's no way in hell the franchise would have been left to sink into the quagmire it did. Lethal Weapon? First rate, every one of them. While lesser series (Mummy, Mission:Impossible) pay no attention to character progression, look at the subtle way Riggs, Murtaugh, and even Leo change over the course of the four films - a man who had nothing to live for in the first film has everything to live for by the end of the fourth. With LW4, i'm sure all the fans wanted was a jolly romp with a few wisecracks and chases, but Donner in his genius dared to give us a film about how time marches on. I still find Rigg's realisation that he has actually become the Murtaugh of the original movie to be weirdly moving, and it's this kind of progression that any Goonies sequel with Donner at the helm must surely have. Having the original cast regain their lost youth by going on an adventure with their own kids certainly promises that. Compare the original Goonies movie, with young characters that have personality, camaraderie, and energy, with the bland mannequins of Harry Potter and you'll see why i rate Donner so highly as a blockbuster-director. Don't like Maverick? Watch it in the same sitting as Tomb Raider or The Mummy Returns, then we'll talk.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Why would you not want to see Indy 4???

    by jerhow

    Hear me out here - why would you NOT want to see a sequel to Indiana Jones? You can't look at these "franchise" movies individually - when you look at them collectively, as a whole, you realize how important each individual movie is to its overall "mythology." For instance, Temple of Doom on its own is not the greatest movie on the planet, yet it introduced the "spike room" to the Indiana Jones mythology. Whenever one thinks of Indy, one thinks of rolling balls and spikes, among other things. Another example - Phantom Menace by itself is arguably the weakest part of the franchise thus far, however it introduced the double-edged lightsaber to the Star Wars mythology. We would never know a double-edged lightsaber could exist in the Star Wars universe if Lucas did not re-visit his franchise. I find it ironic that the people who don't want to see sequels are the people that are the biggest fans of the originals - they don't want to "damage" the franchise with a lame installment. You people should be jumping for joy over the idea of franchise sequels. Just rememeber, if Indy 4 stinks, you will still always have Raiders. But if Indy 4 turns out to be great, then you will be granted another opportunity to return again and again to the world you love so much. Personally, if Indy was sitting on a toilet on screen for two hours, I would be happy just to see the hat and whip on the big screen again.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 3:49 p.m. CST

    GOONIES cast today.

    by Cash Bailey

    Let's revise: Astin's rockin' the casbah as Sam, Data wants to forget it ever happened, Feldman's addicted to God-knows-what, Chunk is now a hot-shot lawyer, Brolin is a B-list leading man and that ugly fuck is dead.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Anyone who didn't like Goonies.....

    by slone13

    ....obviously doesn't like to have fun. These are the same people who are always the depressing, pessimistic losers that can't open their mind enough to enjoy a harmless little MOVIE. Goonies never set out to be Citizen Kane. And it delivered in spades. I also find it funny that these same schmucks actually waste their time and energy actively hating the idea of a Goonies sequel. I mean, really. I thought The Mummy was a virtually unwatchable piece of crap. Same with something, like, say....Rush Hour. But I surely didn't waste one bit of time or lose one wink of sleep bitching, moaning and complaining on a chat board about how pissed I was that they were making sequels to THOSE turds. Find something better to bitch about you pathetic whiners. Oh, and watch the Goonies again. Only this time, make sure you're facing the screen. And that your eyes are open.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 4:10 p.m. CST

    And What's Wrong With Sequels?

    by Van Damned

    It's not like they ALL suck (of course, most do...). The list may be short, but if anyone can pull it off it's Speilberg and Lucas. Personally, I'd pay good money for a Police Squad 4. Even bring O.J. back, with the last 10 years being a dream sequence. He wakes up sweating, wearing gloves. Hee hee, okay. That was too much. I blame the painkillers.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Prequels can be fine...

    by 1649

    Turtles II was a sequel, Turtles II ruled!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 4:38 p.m. CST

    you know what would be neat

    by krod

    ----it would be neat if indy went on quest to find a unicorn!

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 4:45 p.m. CST

    the shroud of turin, or the spear of destiny

    by butteredelkmeat

    there's two reasonably good possible artifacts for Indy to search for. I don't know why, but the Christian relic thing seemd to work so much better in the Indy films. Raiders is the shit, Crusade is solid 8-9 to Raiders 10. But Temple of Doom was a steaming pile of poo. And what were the big differences in that film? No Christian relic, and no Nazis. I'm not saying an Indy film absolutely wouldn't work without those elements, but after Temple of Poop I'm a bit wary.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by billy_zardus

    God, I don't even want to think it even though it's probably on the horizon. It will have the same mission statement as the Star Wars Special Editions: Go forth a fuck up a good thing in as many places as possible. They will edit out the scene where Indy shoots the swordsman in the Cairo street in Raiders, because Lucas and Spielberg's new "Leave It To Beaver/Compassionate and Sensitive Family Man" personas will be horrified that Indy would actually be the aggressor in a fight. As for a new one, would I like it see Ford as Indy again? As a fan of the franchise, HELL YES! If they write it as a serious, thinking man's action adventure (like Raiders), and minimize the slapstick comedy bits (that were rampant in Last Crusade) it has a chance of being a good movie.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by da bomb18

    You are so right,all you fucking geek boys out there should leave the fucking house a bit more often,then you might realise that all this shit doesn't really matter,nothing that you ever say will make a blind bit of difference.Maybe if you stop over analysing every fucking little thing you might be able to start enjoying movies again.So i say get out there start interacting with people again,breathe in fresh air,learn to live,have fun!YOU FUCKING LOSERS.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Not while he can cash in on book sales

    by X-Girls

    Sorry I didn't mean to hit the mark so quickly. The mystery, the intrigue, the history of HOLLYWOOD is lessened by audio commentaries ?

  • oh joy...

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 7:58 p.m. CST

    re: capshaw

    by Estevez_Rex

    i bet you a million vietnamese dong that willie scott will only be in the movie as a brief cameo to introduce indy to his heretofore unknown son. mark my words. vietnamese dong.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Attn. Troma Fans - Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4! L.A. PREM

    by Jessie_StVincent

    i swear i'm not getting paid my troma to post this - i'm just a fan who wants to let other l.a. fans know about seeing toxie iv on the big screen. i cut and pasted this from February 8, 2002 Where: Laemmle's Sunset 5 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 323-848-3500 Flagship University Village 3 3323 S. Hoover, Los Angeles, CA 213-748-6321 For more info contact

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones 4: The Search For Geritol

    by Barron34

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I hope the movie gets made and does smashing business.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 9:33 p.m. CST

    The Goonies is one of the greatest children's movies ever ma

    by a goonie

  • The Goonies and Masters of the Universe. there are parts in those movies that literally transport me back to my childhood. i hear the lines or the score or see that certain image, and i can't explain it in words, but it just puts me back in time for a brief second. In Masters, that close-up shot of Gwildor as he looks upon his invention, and tells He-Man, Man-At-Arms and Teela "I call it... the Cosmic Key." in The Goonies, when we're in the attic with Mikey and co. and they discover the treasure map. everytime Dave Grusin's creepy, dreamy score kicks in. the effect those bits have on me is unbelievable, unexplainable. it's just pure movie magic. and i, for one, will go see a Goonies 2 anyday. just to see them all together again.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Scott4815, i'll tell you.

    by JohnnyBlue

    because being a filmmaker is being one who makes films. you make films in film school, or at least the one i went to. i'm working on a movie now, and i could still call myself that if i was into calling myself anything. its really like someone who plays college football calling themself a football player. or someone who writes calling themself a writer. actually, it is a little more complicated than that. if i made movies for fun with my friends or wrote an occasional poem or short story because i like to, i may not call myself a writer or a filmmaker. but personally, those things for me are my driving passions, they're what i live for. i devote all of my creative energy toward these things, whether in conception or production, writing and making movies. so, i can call myself whatever i want. so, there's an answer, if not the answer. its mine.

  • Jan. 30, 2002, 11:55 p.m. CST

    No Shroud of Turin! Please!

    by ellid

    It's NOT a relic of anything! It's a 14th century forgery that was exposed within ten years of its manufacture! Having Indy involved with it would be like having him involved with Piltdown Man. No, no, no! As for the so-called Spear of Destiny - that makes a lot more sense. Other possibilities: either Excalibur or Joyeuse (Charlemagne's sword); some really evil artifact at Wawelsburg Castle; or maybe the Templar Chapel at Rosslyn in Scotland. But not the Shroud of Turin. Please, anything but that!

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Film School and Why This Site Should be Shut Down


    I too am in 469, and its really sad to see something like this site exist. Seeing Steven Spielberg speak was one of the most inspiring things I've been a part of, let alone the valuable learning experience of just taking a class to study such an influential filmmaker. My favorite people are those who bash film school, especially USC, because they're majoring in gen. ed. Sure it has its faults, but please. Spielberg didn't go to film school, and look at his career, but he still respects it for what it tries to do. Even if some of his movies aren't up to this site's standards, they're still more exhiliarating and inspiring than any piece of "news" that appears on this site. I like the reviews, but it really is a shame how 90 percent of this site is devote to crap pop culture, and it's even more of a shame that you inept few have the entire industry in some sort of vice grip and they're actually scared of you. I sincerely challenge everyone who posts on this site, Harry included, to sit down at a word processor, or better yet, pick up a camera, and make something, instead of gossiping about other people's work. At the very least, take film seriously for what it is, and put more effort into your criticism. If you did this, you just might help restore integrity to the artform we all love. This kind of stuff really makes me sad. Steven Spielberg is cool, and its a shame that sites like this compromise him, but he also doesn't need me to defend him. Basically, THIS SITE IS A WASTE OF TIME. Do something productive.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Hey deathwish6

    by Saucy_Jack

    Thanks for the "Didn't you kill my brother" catch-phrase. Thanks for giving that to us "for free", especially as it's not yours to sell. I hope Alexei Sayle stomps you with his Docs. If you're gonna try SO HARD to come up with a smart-ass tag line for this TB, at least try and think for yourself.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Masters of the Universe 2: Cyborg

    by Declan_Swartz

    doc loggins, Cannon Films originally planned Van Damme's Cyborg as the sequel to Masters of the Universe. Read up on the amazing Cannon story: To the three Master's fans out there pick up the dvd for the interesting director's commentary. For a first time director the movie did come out decent with everything he had against him. The guy gave up his salary for the Jedi ending to get shot.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 12:38 a.m. CST

    To "EATSPAM"... who really needs to grow up himself.

    by moto

    Eatspam, you tell me to get over my 10 minutes of fame. And you knock me for my honesty. Who needs to grow up? I'm NOT in the class and did NOT know about any request. If you can't believe that than oh well. I got a cool scoop from a friend and wanted to share it. I guess i should just learn my lesson and stop posting ANYTHING at this place. Why? Because the arrogance is truly unbearable. And the maturity is non-existant with the exception of the few. Get off of your HIGH horse. I hate preachy people like you seem to be. A mature person would have read that p.s. and said "oh, well that's understandable" and you should thank me that I took the time and effort to make sure that any and all parties involved knew that you students did NOT do this. You're frickin' welcome. Don't be a preachy film school wanna be... there's too many of those out there. Just learn what you need to, and do the best you can... without the arrogance. Because it'll kill any film career you wish to have in the future. ---Moto

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Steven are you listening?

    by rabid_republican

    If you or a random SKG intern is purusing thes boards a)why are you wasting your time on us? and b)here are some suggestions regarding Indy IV and Goonies II--ignore the halfwits who say either would be a waste! Have Indy take on the Soviets and given what you're doing in the early pages of the Goonies draft, you're on the right track, weaving One Eyed Willie back into the story...keep it up. Good work.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 12:59 a.m. CST

    um, security?

    by JohnnyBlue

    i've made two short films and i'm currently putting together notes and such for a screenplay i plan to shoot on DV in june. i write...religiously, and work hard in the realm of creation (poems, short stories, outlines and rough drafts on novels and novellas). productive, you could say, altho i could always be moreso (but hey, i'm only 20). i only mention this because you challenged "everyone who posts at this site." so, does that mean i can say whatever the fuck i want? wait, i already can, but now does what i say escape your judgement? well, anyway, one down...

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Goonies 2 ideas

    by Proffessor Plum

    I saw the beginning of a script for "Goonies II" on a Goonies website a while ago. It could've been written by anyone, but it went like this: An old man walks into a store run by Mikey and tries to buy the Skull amulet they used.."copper bones". Mike says that one isn't for sale. The next scenes intoduce the other Goonies, all being invited to Mikey's wedding. The next scene is a prison where the Fratelli brothers are being released because a wealthy old man wants them to retrieve something for him. It's revealed here that this man is a descendant of Chester Copperpot, the same person who tried to buy the skull before. That's all the script that was there, and it could've come from anyone, but it at least is a decent and plausible idea.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Still waiting on "Stretch Armstrong:The Movie!

    by gonkthud

    Just kidding! But seriously,I read somewhere that Tom Hanks thought HE and Speilberg were best friends. If he reads the above article,he's gonna be hurt!

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 7 a.m. CST

    Saucy Jack you cunt

    by deathwish6

    I must say that saucy jack is the master of irony. He's so funny and witty that he should be on stage. Saucy Jack, what kind of name is that, are you a pedo uncle who letches over his nephews. You disgust me. I bet his favourite film is Leonard 6. Cosby loving cunt.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Grammar is everything

    by Goldberry

    Doc Loggins and co. Your talkbacks are all very interesting, I'm sure, but you seem to be misinformed. To say that you were 'literally tansported back to your childhood' is a little fantastic, don't you think? You were actually transported, were you? Hmmm? I'm sorry for picking on you, Doc, but this annoying error is particularly rampant on pages such as these, where the illiterate gather to attempt to sound authoritive. I'm doing my bit to save our language from the idiot masses. The word 'literally' is, more often than not, used without any understanding of its meaning. God help you.l

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 8:21 a.m. CST

    "Indiana Jones . . .

    by Bill Froog

    and the Search for George Lucas' Neck". This lost treasure, thought to be some kind of symbiotic alien lifeform with unsurpassed storytelling ability, was last seen in the 1980's. Join our sexy sexagenarian hero, as he journeys to Northern California with one goal in mind - to find the Holy Neck that the credibility of "Star Wars" might be saved.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Late in the Game

    by LeeScoresby

    It's a bit late in the game for this talk back...but I thought I'd drop a reality bomb on all of you who are arguing over this sequel... Movies make money. The reason that hollywood recycles old ideas instead of creating new ones is because of..... Websites like this one. They know that the original Goonies is a revered flick to the geeks of the world, and they ALSO know that flicks like Spy Kids rake in big bucks for little cost. Executive Brainstorm!: Take a beloved older property with "buzz" ("The Goonies") and make a sequel to capitalize on the recent dvd release. Then add young kids to A) Draw in the KIDS (what 8 year old in their right minds would want to watch Corey Feldman NOW?? They don't even know who he IS) and B) insure a higher opening weekend gross by cross pollinating the geek fanbase with the McDonalds happy meal crowd. It's an OUTSTANDING business move, with cross-promotional opportunities galore. Goonies 2 breakfast cereal and happy meal toys for the tykes, "nostalgic" movie memorabilia for the older fans. Movies are fiscally driven. This sequel is a no brainer.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 10:58 a.m. CST

    An hour and a half of T & A at USC?!

    by Ocsan

    Oh, it was Q & A... OK, sorry...

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by anser

    Lots of us create worthwhile stuff in the rest of our lives, and then once in a while we come here TO HAVE FUN. If Hollywood is scared of us, that is Hollywood's problem. ... ... ... Considering that most of the earnest aesthetes in Film School who are working on their furrowed-brow thesis reels about the angst of the human condition, are going to end up as 2nd assistant cameraman on BOOTY CALL 5 or CYBER BABES OF BLOOD, you might cut some slack for a site that will actually run a headline when either of those projects starts filming!

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by Freakshow Lee

    Trust has long been dead. If you don't want it spread, don't speak it. People eat information, and its a starving society.

  • Jan. 31, 2002, 5:55 p.m. CST

    deathwish6, what the fuck do you call that?

    by Saucy_Jack

    A rant? A comeback? Jesus man, surely you can do better than pull random lame insults out of your ass like Leonard 6 and "Cosby Loving Cunt"? And if you don't know what my tag means, then you really must be a cock-smoker, like you demonstrated in your first post. I would have thought an outstanding comedy plagiarist like yourself, with your "didn't you kill my brother" line, would have known where Saucy Jack comes from. But then again, you probably don't know where babies come from, you basement-living mouth breather. There. See how it works? Go have a beer and cheet on your wanking arm.

  • Feb. 1, 2002, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Saucy Jack-off.

    by deathwish6

    A. Lame is rubbish word. B. Cock smoker is stolen fron Kevin Smith films. C. Babies come from your pedo cupboard screaming 'help, I've been raped, again' D. Basement is an American word and I cannot understand it. E. I don't drink. F. I wank with both arms so for that last statement the joke is on you, you one armed wanking freak. (perhaps i shouldn't have mentioned that)

  • Feb. 1, 2002, 6:47 p.m. CST



    Hey, I'm glad people have been saying they've been making stuff! That is awesome. What I was saying was that some people focus too much on this "icing on the cake" stuff when it comes to movies. You know? I mean, there's a lot more to them than that. Plus I was really PISSED OFF that somebody violated Steven Spielberg's trust, especially considering he was a nice guy and spent two hours with us. I was pissed when I said the site should be shut down, but in more lucid thinking, can we all just have a few more scruples? There needs to be more integrity. Otherwise, there won't be any fun left. Plus, I sometimes miss the days when I would be in the dark until preview time. Remember the trailer for Ghostbusters II? I nearly died. Now I just log on. P.S. metaphysical conditions in a film? Yeah, some people take themselves too seriously here, but not all of them. Give us a break. And I really am glad people are making stuff. By the way, I'm only 20 too, and I write and am in the process of editing my first short. It kicks ass that someone my age is doing the same, and not just becuase the school mandates it. You're probably more enthusiastic than a lot of my classmates. But film school deserves no venom. Only assholes do.

  • March 26, 2003, 5:50 a.m. CST

    **What if ..we start a petition....?? SAVE the Goonies 2!**

    by andygirl

    Hi everyone, I was thinking about the storyline for the upcoming sequel to the Goonies, and I really think that most fans of the film are against the idea of the central focus of the new adventure being around the original Goonies kids. I am sure that Spielberg and Donner will still have the opportunity of reading scripts with other storylines, but this Ancient Indian Rocky adventure idea for the kids sounds to me to be too much. If your thoughts are similar to mine, you will also understand the need of the sequel to not be written intent for a third chapter. This usually ruins the film in my opinion,(E.G BTTF3 - only appealed to fans, but was a cop out in my opinion and couldn't have held it's own without being part of a tilogy). It would seem to me to be that those with the power might just be trying to aim the film at a younger audience with money making in mind- Though this is not actually definate, it could well be a possibilty. I do not want the film to be a cop out, nor do I assume that Speilberg or Donner do, but do they really know or understand their Goonies fanbase??? If they do I am surprised by the current pitching of the possible sequel idea that are floating around on the net. Though many pople who will watch the sequel having maybe never seen the first, will possibly enjoy the current ideas, I think that it will not outweigh the interest of the fans of the first film. Also, can the film survive if all the Goonies do not return? Do we think that the film can be a success if the Fratelli's are not involved? They may say that right now all the actors have agreed to come back, but at this undecided rate, the film still has time to collapse or poeple to give up interest in it, what with the lack of information about it. These are just some of my thoughts, but I think we have an opportunity to possibly voice our opinions and stop the film maybe going straight to video, or bomb out at the cinema. If anyone has any suggestions on how you think we can have our voice heard, lets please discuss this and weigh up the pros and cons of the impending sequel storylines. theoriginalgoonie xx