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AICN and Nerdcore present THE WIZARD Reunion at the Alamo with Savage and The Wizard himself!!!

Greetings humans, Monki here with perhaps the coolest thing I've ever been a part of in my life EVER. Today Ain't It Cool News and Nerdcore present:

The Wizard Reunion Extravaganza!

That's right, one of the most important movies of my life, and perhaps yours, shown on the big screen at the brand-spankin' new Alamo Ritz with director Todd Holland, the Wizard himself Luke Edwards and everyone's favorite middle-brother Fred Savage all in-person.

I repeat, Fred Savage, Luke Edwards and director Todd Holland will be in attendance for the screenings and a Q&A. My entire life has culminated into this single badass event.

We're still working with Nerdcore on some exact details, but there will be posters, t-shirts and other goodies available. This most excellent moment in history will be well documented and preserved.

On a personal note, since I first stepped foot into the Alamo Drafthouse downtown, I wondered, "How badass would it be to see The Wizard again on an Alamo screen?" Well my friends, that dream has become a reality...and you can share in my dream with me.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 5th at noon at the Alamo's website. THIS WILL SELL OUT. The screening is set for December 7th, one at 7pm and one at 9:45pm...the day before BNAT. Wow...what an amazing weekend for film. I can't freakin' wait.

THE WIZARD with FRED SAVAGE, director TODD HOLLAND and the Wizard himself LUKE EDWARDS. I almost can't believe I'm writing this. Feel free to express your thoughts below...I'll be marking the days off the calendar.

As always, mad props go out to the Alamo Drafthouse and Nerdcore for getting all this put together. For the few hundred of you that make it in to one of these screenings, you are in for a treat. More details will be hitting as they become available...

THE WIZARD!!! Gaahhh!! Until I can stop shaking...back up the tree I go!


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  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST


    by Mace Tofu


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile, a confused Ralph Bakshi is standing at the door

    by rev_skarekroe

    wondering why he wasn't invited.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    The Wizard?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the Super Mario Bros. 3 movie, right? (Too lazy to go to imdb.)

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    If sexy Jenny Lewis is not there

    by eric haislar

    Then fuck that! She is my girl-crush.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Christian Slater couldn't make it?

    by Abin Sur

    It's not like he's got anything else to do...I daresay Fred Savage's plate is fuller than his.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    no Jenny Lewis?

    by waggy

    i would book a flight out to Austin today if she was going to be there. (i'm kind of a fan)

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    She's in Rilo Kiley now, so...

    by James_O'Nasty


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Rilo Kiley is great, but

    by eric haislar

    I prefer her solo work.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by red_weed

    I used to watch that movie all the time. Oh man. I'm gonna go play super mario 3

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    It's so bad.

    by jimmy_009

    Enough said.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Will they all be wearing

    by skimn

    that Mattel Intellivision control glove thingy?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    The Power Glove!!!!!

    by eric haislar

    That thing sucked ass.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Bring on Jenny Lewis!!!

    by SpencerTrilby

    I was sooo much in love with her back in the days. She was only second to Kerri Green from the Goonies (now an amazing MILF, I'd give her a night she wouldn't believe). <p> I've heard Jenny was into music now, right?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Note to self:

    by Fixxxer

    If Monki gets this excited over one of the worst mainstream Hollywood films ever released, I must never heed his advice when it comes to what's good and what's not.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Yep she is in a wonderful Indie rock group called Rilo Kiley. check them out pick up the album "More Adventurous" you will not be sorry.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Chris Slater's been appearing on the British stage

    by skimn

    and has a role in the trippy Anthony Hopkins' Slipstream. Savage has directing Daddy Day Camp, but also Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia. So its your call.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    The Wizard-love that movie

    by Bloo

    sure it's a big Super Mario 3/Gameboy, Power Glove commerical but what a commerical, fond fond memories Jenny Lewis was a crush of mine as well second only to Keri Russell circa late Micky Mouse Club/Honey I Blew Up the Kid

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Jenny Lewis... my god she was such a babe back in the day.

    by Fawst

    Geek crush indeed. She does backup vocals on The Postal Service's CD. I love her work on that. I'll have to check out that indie band she's in.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Uh, what the hell is wrong with you people?

    by Bronx Cheer

    All this excitement for bland crap. Hey. Let's have a party for Teen Wolf 2 next, okay?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    She is still a babe

    by eric haislar

    Come on who could not love that?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by Virtual Satyr

    He must be there, wearing the Power Glove, and saying, "I love the Power Glove, it's so bad."

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Thanks erichaislar & Fawst for the music, gotta give it a try fo

    by SpencerTrilby

    and kudos to Virtual Satyr for the Memorable Quote. Memorable indeed^^

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins =

    by toshiro-solo

    One excellent record. Rilo is OK too, but last year's solo album was one of the best of the year.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer: Just Keep Your Power Glove...

    by Saluki

    ... Off this talkback, awright pal?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Jenny Lewis!

    by Jor-El23

    I had no idea she was in The Wizard...and the hot daughter in Troop Beverly Hills! Also, one of the kids from Nick's Salute Your Shorts is in Rilo Kiley as well.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The Dirt Bike Kid

    by Virtual Satyr

    Now there's a reunion I want to see.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Also, Christian Slater couldn't make the Wizard reunion

    by Jor-El23

    Because of a scheduling conflict. He's doing Kuffs Fest '07 in San Francisco on the same day! Bummer. Mila Jovovich will be there too so it's really a Sophie's Choice for fans of obscure 80s movies.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    "Ahhh, he touched my breast!"

    by Osmosis Jones

    Nothing funnier than a kid's movie that has a young girl accusing a middle-aged man of being a pedophile.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Are you kidding me, Nosferatu Jones? The 80's are just

    by SpencerTrilby

    stupidly lambasted and underrated because of the growing MTV influence, the atrocious fashion and hair styles, and above all the "homage" from every piece of actual condescending shit trying to hide its shallowness behind pop culture smokescreen (Shrek, anyone?). <p> A decade that brought us movies like Terminator, Sid&Nancy, Blue Velvet, RoboCop, Indy, EFNY, Blade Runner, Poltergeist, Hellraiser, Evil Dead, Clockwise, A fish called Wanda, First Blood, Batman, Conan (I'm forgetting so many great flicks it's depressing) <p> Video games? The 80's invented everything. Mario, Zelda, FF, DraQue, Metal Gear, Bionic Commando... The only other equally important period was the rise of the 3D in the early 90's. <p> Music? Man, the cheap keyboards and overuse of VoCoder were a pain in the ass, I give you that. But for ONE mediocre band like Sigue Sigue Sputnik there were DOZENS of great artists: Prince, Michael Jackson, Naked Raygun, New Order, Public Enemy, Iron Maiden, Queen, Nirvana, The Smiths, The Pixies, REM, Stone Temple Pilots... And I'm not even citing foreign, non-english speaking musicians. <p> No offense, but calling the 80's the "Worst decade ever" is not only a cheap meme, but rather clueless.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    the wizard of space and time? or just, y'know, a regular wizard?

    by newc0253

    i see your obscure 80s movie ref and raise you one.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    who's playing Gandalf

    by TheBaxter

    if it's not ian mckellen, then this'll be just another pointless spin-off.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    lol Jor-El23 "Kuffs Fest '07"

    by SpencerTrilby

    Nice one. I had the laserdisc a long time ago.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I'm taking my Power Glove and going home.

    by Bronx Cheer


  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    80s had the most unfavorable ratio of crap-to-good...

    by Bronx Cheer

    since the 1860s. Yes, there were a great many things that came out during the 80s, but man you have to wade through some real shite biscuits to get to the good. Just the clothing alone is enough to sink the decade.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I lived through it too

    by SpencerTrilby

    and I find gems of a movie (or a record, or video game) on a daily basis. You just have to look for it. <p> Hell, if I wanted to be spoonfed by the mainstream media, every fucking year would be the "worst. year. ever". The 80's had a REAAALLY bad vibe, and sewn seeds of real actual shit on a political standpoint, but the false perception that it was the shittiest decade ever makes me wonder if people saying so were watching anything else than MTV, to be so adamnt about it.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I don't wanna start an argument here,

    by SpencerTrilby

    but skimming through loads of horseshit to find the Holy Grail is inherent to EVERY decades. Ask the 70's, when Disco was all the rage^^

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones: AICN-sponsored reunion for TROLL

    by finky089

    I would totally check that out! <p> "Shut that damn door!"

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I'm sure every decade has the same ratio of good to bad movies

    by Jor-El23

    It seems nearly impossible to win this argument because it's all subjective. When Citizen Kane came out no one really knew it would change filmmaking. It took years, maybe even decades, for people to realize that. So with time the 80s could look like the golden age of cinema. Right now it doesn't look like that but as someone who grew up in the 80s/early 90s, I have a certain fondness for all the movies, good and bad.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    And if there was a License To Drive reunion

    by finky089

    My fiance would drive all the way to Archie's Atomic and back just to be there!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    But David Rappaport committed...

    by Dollar Bird

    ...oh, that movie "The Wizard". With Super Mario 3. That one. Oh, well..

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by Don Lockwood

    What a made-up important event. I hadn't even heard of this movie and after looking it up, I am glad I wasn't scarred by it. I think I can get by without meeting Fred Savage one more year. <p><br> So, how many Wonder Years questions do you think he'll get at the Q&A?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I grew up in the 80's...

    by Boba Fat

    and I think I'd swap being a teenager in the 60's, 70's, 90's or even the 00's. But being the geek I am, I'd only be swapping the chance to be a geek in another decade. It's not like I'd be some sexed up disco dancer in the 70's or strolling down Carnaby Street like Austin Powers in the 60's. <p>The 80's did give us some cinematic gems but Christ the music was shit! The alternative scene was a reaction to that but only came about towards the end of the decade The beginning and middle parts were dominated mainly by swill.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    The Wii is nothing more than a glorified powerglove

    by Bobo_Vision

    And this movie sucked ass. A 90 minute infomercial for the powerglove filmed in an afterschool special format.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Wii is not the powerglove

    by eric haislar

    that is a dumb statement, for one the power glove was not motion controlled.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Forgot about the power glove

    by Jor-El23

    Anyone remember this:

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Can we have a "Mac and Me" reunion?

    by Abin Sur

    Did you know the soundtrack was by Alan Silvestri? What a whore!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I said "glorified" powerglove

    by Bobo_Vision

    They added some more bells and whistles to make masses drool on cue.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    A "Power-gloved" Wiimote??? Holy fuck!

    by SpencerTrilby

    gotta put my hand on it. Bring on Metroid Prime 3 on top of that and I'd be ever less efficient at work...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Jenny Lewis

    by JackNF

    For anyone who's missed out on her musical career to date, here's a video: (complete with bonus Sarah Silverman cameo)

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by billfro

    They oughtta do a rolling roadshow screening of this at that dinosaur monument, if it still exists. Ooh, damn. Double feature with "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    You best be having fully playable Super Mario 3 available

    by Squashua

    You heard me.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    D Vader, LOTR?

    by finky089

    I'm with ya on it being too early to call anything from the present decade a "classic", esp when compared with selecting things from the 80's (for which I do have a biased penchant since I grew up in the 80's). <p> That said, I'd offer up LOTR trilogy as a significant theatrical release of the present decade. No, it doesn't represent "culture" of this decade like, say, "The Wizard" or "License to drive" or "Revenge of the Nerds" did for the 80's, but it does prehaps reflect two things that have come into their own in this decade: amazing digital effects and the omnipresence of "geek" material in pop culture (comics, sci-fi, and fantasy are all pretty much standard fare, if not over-used in entertainment more so now thatn ever. I guess the "geeks' who grew up on that stuff in the 70's and 80's are now in decision-making positions.) <p> Just my 1.5 cents on the subject....

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Power Glove Wiimote would be awesome

    by Jor-El23

    I was looking at accessories for the Wiimote on Amazon, they have a completely useless sword attachment...all it does is put on an extra 2 feet of plastic, in the shape of a sword, to the remote, but I totally want it. When is LucasArts going to release a Star Wars game for the Wii dammit?!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    The music is much shittier now.

    by Neo Zeed

    No indie/alt band today can compare to The Smiths, XTC, Depeche Mode, The Cure, R.E.M., The Pixies, The Police, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, New Order, Siouxie and the Banshees, The Replacements, Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel, The Smiths, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Kate Bush. They're too busy trying to copy their hairstyles then learning how to write great songs. The rap scene today is joke, with more production than actual rapping. If you wanna compare just the crap pop mainstream in general...You can't even find a music video on MTV nowadays. Just a bunch of blonde bimbos and dating shows. This years MTV Music Video awards proved that there was no talent in the room. Their savior is Justin Timberlake? Another in a long line of following the Michael Jackson pop music template. Britney? Nuff said. Kanye West?! Holy Shit. His song "Stronger" is so bad it makes me wish for the shitty days of Puff Daddy's "I'll Be Missing You. (Another 80's ripoff BTW)" Today's mainstream acts aren't fit to handle Huey Lewis or Phil Collins' jockstrap.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by Bobo_Vision

    I myself don't have a Wii, but the one good thing I've seen regarding it is a preview I saw of an upcoming Star Wars game where the remote is in fact used as a light its coming.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    billfro, the dinos are still around

    by finky089

    If you're referrring to the ones in Pee Wee, I just saw them in Cabazon (CA) two weekends ago. They've built a gas station and a fast food joint in front of it and built a "park-like area" around the dinos (it's pretty much desert, so the grass is thin and it's mostly dirt). But the Wheel Inn that you see as Pee Wee runs for the train (there aren't really tracks there) is still in front of the Brachisaur. <p> When I was there the T-rex was closed to visitors, but the Brach is open and has a gift shop inside. It was a big disappointing to see that this icon of the former Rt 66 roadway is now a shill for an owner who uses it to shout down evolution in favor of "intelligent design", but whatever. it's still amusing to see those dinos in person.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Most musicians of the present decade < 80's musicians

    by finky089

    it's a simple fact really. Not absolute, as I know there are exceptions, but a a rule, you know it to be true.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    D. Vader - I'm with you all the way

    by finky089

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Neo Zeed, you listed almost all my favorite artists in one TB...

    by Abin Sur

    Good taste, brother. Don't forget Curve, Dead Can Dance, Sugarcubes, OLD 10,000 Maniacs, and pretty much anyone associated with Brian Eno and/or Daniel Lanois. Good times back then.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    how about a Hot Dog: The Movie cast reunion?

    by Lance Rocke

    Either that or Hamburger: The Motion Picutre...seems like a natural for the Alamo!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    There is the nerd-stalgia again.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Yes, I checked it at imdb and it is the Super Mario Bros. 3 Movie. (It was called Joystick Heroes here in Germany) As much as I love SMB3 (One of the best games ever!), there is no real reason to give this movie that much attention.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Jenny lewis So Hot!

    by eric haislar

    got to touch the hinnie!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Oh My.................

    by A G

    Me and my brother must have rented this and The Prayer of the Rollerboys more times than anyone at the entire video shop. This is history to me, this is it. Back then games were not nearly as big as they are now, they were still special and to have a game FILM was just unbelievable. He's playing MARIO!!! It was wild man.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I'll assume most of you were born after 1980

    by Mister Man

    This is just creepy.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by Neo Zeed

    Thanks man. I like all those bands you mentioned too. I forgot to mention Husker Du, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Chameleons, The Church...heck I can go on all day about 80's music.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Come on! It's all about Solarbabies, people.

    by ye olde shiza

    Get the whole cast to do one huge commentary track on the new HDDVD version.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Luke Edwards is an assohole

    by Bungion Boy

    He lived in my hometown of Nevada City. Not a nice guy. I could tell you specific stories, but then I'd be no better than him.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Luke Edwards is an assohole

    by Bungion Boy

    He lived in my hometown of Nevada City. Not a nice guy. I could tell you specific stories, but then I'd be no better than him.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Neo Zeed...

    by Abin Sur

    I probably never would've gotten into that scene if it weren't for a girl - an exotic-looking beauty who was just goth enough to be interesting but not freaky. Yeah, I could list a bunch more too...what do you dig on the indie scene now?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Body Rock Reunion

    by Jaws Wayne

    Will Lorenzo be rappin'and Ray Sharkey be clappin' ? It wouldn't get more hardcore/nerdcore if you ask me !

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Best Wizard Review

    by TequilaMocking

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Totally should have

    by Purgatori

    The Angry Nintendo Nerd there so he can beat Fred Savage to a pulp...with a power glove.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by Abin Sur

    Too bad they broke up, huh? ;) If you like that, check out "Th' Corn Gangg" and "Islands" - those are projects by two of the three members of Unicorns.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Let me know when there's a UHF or Young Einstein reunion

    by Sith Witch

    Then I'll be as excited as you buddy.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Abin Sur..just off the top of my head

    by Neo Zeed

    I like M83, Mew, Doves, Turin Brakes, Stars.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    JEN-NY LEW-IS!!!!!!!!!

    by Playhouse

    She's cool.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Good stuff, NZ

    by Abin Sur

    If you like Stars, you probably like Broken Social Scene and/or Metric. Brian Jonestown Massacre is a great one to check out. If you're like me you probably listen to some of the usual suspects: New Pornographers, Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, The Shins, Stereolab...but as great as those bands are, it's still not the 80s.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    you know who else was in "troop beverly hills"?

    by Toe Jam

    carla gugino. i honestly don't know who's sexier -- her or jenny lewis. probably jenny lewis, because she's behind some of my favorite music.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by eric haislar

    It's not that. She happenes to be the lead singer of a fantastic rock group Rilo kiley. Its the whole package that makes her sexy. The look, The Voice, Her song writing. youtube the video for "Rise up with Fists" you will see what i'm talking about.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Double Feature?!?!?!?!


    Could someone ask Savage to bring along a print of "Daddy Day Camp?"

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    Just as soon as somebody tells me what the hell an "arcade," was....,

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by johnnysunshine

    Damn, this sounds like a great event. I actually saw this in the theater the first time around. I guess Jenny Lewis is too busy having a career. I just saw her band play a few weeks back and they were great. Christian Slater doesn't have any excuse though.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Bakshi is probably getting high in Silver City, New Mexico

    by J-Dizzle

    That guy is such a hippie!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    80s? Everybody knows that the only reason the 80s existed was..

    by J-Dizzle

    because they made the 70s look good!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Forget this Todd Holland dude..what about TOM HOLLAND?

    by Neo Zeed

    Where's the Fright Night reunion? William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, and Evil Ed. Make it so!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    rilo kiley was just in austin..

    by seekshelter

    about 2 weeks ago.. you just missed her haha

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Now it's the Wiizard?

    by Pipple

    I love the Wii Mote. It's soooooo baaaaaaaaad.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    The Alamo Drafthouse is sill open?

    by Mike_D

    Didnt AICN throw a big going away party for the place?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    YESSS, we need a "Fright Night" reunion dammit!!!!

    by Mike_D

    And what the hell is up with the remake for that? any news?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I grew up with the girl from Mac and me...

    by TheRealSeveren

    I remember her passing out Teen Beats to the neighborhood kids when she was featured in the Rising Star section one month. It was a big day for her.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    This movie is absolute trash.

    by seanny_d

    But it's some of the most glorious trash I've ever experienced.<p><p>The Wizard is the first movie I actually recall seeing in movie theaters. I was 6 years old and the prospect of Super Mario Bros. 3 was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. For those of you who didn't see it as a stupid kid, well, you won't get it. Because you shouldn't get it. Because for all intents and purposes, it's a TERRIBLE movie. <p><p>But one filled with all sorts of fun nostalgia. AND one of the first appearances by Tobey Maguire. Yeah, that's right. He's in some goofy 80s clothes standing around near the end of the movie.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Jenny Lewis: One of My Top 3 Crushes of the '80s

    by Playhouse

    Her, Alyssa Milano and Kerri Green (though rightfully more from Lucas than The Goonies, though Goonies certainly boosted that). To rediscover her in Rilo Kiley and to see a whole new facet to her talent - especially with Rabbit Fur Coat, as many have mentioned - gives me a whole new appreciation of her. Yeah, I'm crushing on her again. Kind of strange to think about 20 years on. She is quite the definition of teh sexy.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    And The Wizard

    by Playhouse

    Was a seminal movie of the NES generation. That's not really saying a whole lot because the movie wasn't particularly great and was really more of a big screen commercial for SMB3. But it was a hoot and a nice little bone thrown to all of us '80s video game rejects. And it had Fred Savage at the height of his Wonder Years fame.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Jimmy Woooods!!!!

    by CyberBeavis1326

    This is pretty cool, Damn you fucking cool Austinites. Wish I was close by or could be there. Yeah, if Jenny Lewis ain't there, I'm a little less interested. I do like Rilo new major label debut. It's sad that MTV is promoting the shit out of Rilo Kiley amid their shitty shows. Rilo Kiley is better than MTV. Fuck MTV, for trying to be hip by making a good indie band virtually a product placement tie-in to shit shows like The Hills, Kya, and that Tila Tequila show. Have fun with "Jimmy Woods" and "Kevin Arnold". It's sad to think you actually will have to ask each of them, "What the hell happened to their careers?"

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    One more thing!!!

    by CyberBeavis1326

    You should get the guy who played "Putnam", and maybe Beau Bridges, and Sam (what's his name) who was the step-dad. Most definately get that announcer guy that was at the end of the movie. He could be the announcer. He could scream "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Frrrreeeeddddd Savaaagggeeee!!!" and so forth for all actors and stars present. That would add some cool points to the showings.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I hope I hope

    by cahcat

    If I can make it to this screening my life will be that much more complete, The Wizard rules! I remember when it came out, I remember getting my hands on Super Mario Bros. 3 and how can you not love The POWER Glove? Oh, good memories, good times.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    I begged my parents for a Power Glove

    by haggardatbest

    They got it for me. I hated it.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    To whoever says the eighties suck,I give you

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Stardust memories, The Elephant Man, The Shining, Raging Bull, Empire Strikes Back,Raiders , Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, Back to the Future 1,2 & 3, Mad Max 2, An American Werewolf in london, Blues Brothers, Evil Dead 1 & 2, Escape from New York,The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Das Boot, Gallipoli, Platoon, Poltergeist, E.T., First Blood,Bladerunner, Dead Zone, Shining, Scarface, The Right Stuff, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Blood Simple, Heathers, Batman, Do the right Thing, Withnail and I, RoboCop, Videodrome, Die Hard, Dead Ringers, Big, Last Temptation of Christ, King of Comedy, Wall Street, Lethal Weapon, Predator, Blue Velvet, Goonies, Witness, Ferris, Stand By Me, Breakfast Club, Spinal Tap, Amadeus, Gremlins 1 & 2. Ummmmmmmm so there!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    At least those are the dvds I have. Lets list some more

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Dead Poets Society, Rain Man, Who Framed Roger rabbit, Bond Movies(if you don't like Roger Moore then i have nothing more to say to you sir!),Twilight Zone, The Long Good Friday, 48 hrs, Karate Kid, Good John Hughes stuff( Planes Trains and Automobiles, Sixteen Candles, plus see above), Bill and Fucking Ted, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Princess Bride, Aliens, Color of Money, Tron, raising Arizona, The Fly, A Nightmare on Elm street, The hitcher, Full Metal Jacket, Commando, National Lampoons vacation, Once Upon a Time In America, Pale Rider, salvador, Hannah and her Sisters, Terminator, HellRaiser. I need a life HEEELLLP.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Forget about Todd Holland and Tom Holland

    by Jor-El23

    What about "Savage" Steve Holland, the master auteur behind Better off Dead, One Crazy Summer and How I Got Into College

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    We need Rilo Kiley performing at the event to make it official.

    by polyh3dron

    You all know it to be true.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    And they need some Power Gloves in the house.

    by polyh3dron

    oh yes.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Now this brings back some memories

    by Reel American Hero

    I remember seeing this movie opening night when I was a kid, and they were handing it mini promo copies of Nintendo Power, my first exposure to the magazine. And Jenny Lewis was my second tv/movie actress crush after the chick that played Encylopedia Brown's friend on that show. The movie today doesn't hold up as good in the traditional sense, but it's still watchable if only for the nostalgia factor.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Bring on The Dirt Bike Kid and fuckin Solarbabies while you're a

    by CyberVishnu

    So POLTERGEIST gets the shittiest anniversary celebration of all time...(let that sink in)...and The fucking 2 hour Nintendo commercial that passed off NES versions as the arcade versions (Double Dragon),with the little rainman kid, a useless fred Savage, and some prepubescent ginger bitch that all of you were fawning over back in the getting a Q&A with stars and a proper screening? You know what? Get fisted with the fucking power glove! This is an absolute sack of horseshit! Fuck THE WIZARD! WORST MOMENT EVER: "If he gets the warp whistle he can jump through worlds!" HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT YOU DIPPY CUNT?! THE GAME JUST CAME OUT 4 MINUTES AGO!??! So go to Californrrrrrrnya and suck my fat one you cheap dimestore hood!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Will they be playing Super Mario Brothers 3 on the Big Screen?


    If so count me in.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The 80's was the best for movies...

    by alienindisguise

    Because they were CREATIVE. Sure some of them were dumb as shit but compared to the crap of the 90's and the 00's alot of them can still wipe the floor with todays drivel.

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    ok who here collects classic arcade games...

    by TheRealSeveren

    Ive got a dedicated Galaga in near perfect condition and a converted Arkanoid. Getting STARGATE soon. So who has the best game room? Is that guy who has a replica arcade room of Joysticks on here? btw cant wait for this screening!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Best Product Placement of the Power Glove

    by Playhouse

    Mark Hamill as the Trickster on The Flash TV show. He used a Power Glove as his main weapon.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    The Wizard huh?

    by Sledge Hammer

    Are they going to dig up Mako then? Or how about Peter Boyle? Will Gandalf and Saruman be in attendance? And will there be any Hogwarts action? Will there be a special effects adventure into Speed and Time perhaps? Or some old guy hiding behind a giant curtain maybe?<p> Oh, it's just that fucking Fred Savage movie. Never mind then...

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Flight Of The Navigator

    by NobbyAardvark

    Let's have a reunion for this kick ass movie.. Minus the Sex In The City troll of course!

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    What always bugged me...

    by The Visco Kid

    I remember going to see this movie in the theater a long time ago and something about the film has always bugged me. At the tournament, the announcer makes this big deal out of how the final game the contestants are to play is a game "no one has ever seen before" and yet, while they are playing, Haley yells out to Jimmy that he needs to find the warp whistle. Now, how on Earth did Haley know about the warp whistle? They are never mentioned in the actual game, until you find it. No Mario game before SMB3 had any kind of whistles, so how did Haley know Jimmy needed to find them? Granted, there were warps in both SMB1 and 2, so it could make sense that Haley figured there'd be some in SMB3 as well. I just am bothered that she knew to look for something as specific as the whistles. Anways, that is a minor obsession about the movie for me. I had no idea that the girl who played Haley was indeed the singer, Jenny Lewis. I have to admit, I had a crush on her back in the day as well and that whole scene, with her saying the guy touched her breast, always stuck in my head for some reason. The movie was not really that amazing and I know it was all just a big promotional tool for SMB3, but it is a part of my childhood so I am happy to leave it as that. And Jenny, if you're reading this... call me. ;)

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    No, call ME Jenny

    by SpencerTrilby

    I'd pay the meal. Ahhh... dinner whores...

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Didn't Luke Edwards say that Fred was "difficult"?

    by reflecto

    I read some intv where he supposedly said that he and Jenny didn't get along w/him.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by ao33

    would bring me to Austin for sure. And since I live in the Yukon it's about as far as I could possibly go. I saw her play with the Watson Twins in Seattle last December (opening for Death Cab) and she almost stole the show. Amazing presense, hard to take your eyes off of her. Especially since her guitar was bigger than she was.

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Jenny Lewis Loaned Them Money For Bus Fare

    by skoobyx

    Snapple. No I did not.

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    odds are good

    by ao33

    cause I know Fred Savage ain't had work since 86 :)

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    anyone remeber Foxfire?

    by Falcon5768

    Jenny was in that one too with a topless Angie Jolie.

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I got excited for a minute there

    by jasper Stillwell

    ...I thought Mike Jittlov was going to turn up. Sorry.

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Best film ever made -- period (.)

    by theoyboy

    Love that review on "The audio is Dolby Digital 2.0, which will do in this case. When the “Beau Bridges is going to fuck up the bounty hunters car because he makes money off of little kids” cue blasts through your speakers, you won’t have any complaints." I loved the hell out of this film as a child. "And to top it all off, this is the first film to employ the "twist ending" pioneered by M. Night Shyamalan. When you find out why The Wizard wants to go to California it will blow your mind." "Caaal-uuuuhh-forn-yaaaah."

  • Oct. 21, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    "I love the Power Glove(C)...It's so bad."

    by Campion

    Wow my childhood just flashed before my eyes. I still wanna know how the hell they knew about the warp zone in a game that had never been played by anyone!!

  • Oct. 22, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST


    by Bungion Boy

    Luke once personally told me that Fred Savage was "a fucking dick." I guess Fred was old enough to be a bit of a diva, but he was already such a better actor than Luke ever would be. I mean did anyone see Mother's Boys or Little Big League?

  • Oct. 22, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    What About U-Force?

    by skoobyx

    No one's going to bring up U-Force? R.O.B The Robot? I've got hours of NES material ready to go....

  • Oct. 23, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Ahhhhh...Jenny Lewis

    by RichieRayOwnsYou

    My band, Shindig, played with Rilo Kiley about 3 years ago in Texas. At the time, I didn't realize where I knew her from. I was in mid conversation with her when it hit me and I made a complete ass of myself. She didn't talk to me again. =\

  • Oct. 25, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Best film ever made -- period (.)

    by playswithbiggerblocksthanyou

    at least the best of the 80s

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Need Ticket!!!!!

    by 123wesn

    Please help!!! I will buy a ticket if anyone has one for sale....If you have a ticket and can't make it, I will buy it....I have to go.... please

  • Jan. 11, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Need Ticket!!!!!

    by 123wesn

    Please help!!! I will buy a ticket if anyone has one for sale....If you have a ticket and can't make it, I will buy it....I have to go.... please