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Reliving the 80s – Sweep the Leg (Karate Kid Parody)

Hey 80’s Fans – it’s been a minute since we last posted, but we’re back with a thriller. A friend of ours passed on the following video, and we found it too funny not to post. When someone asks you to name the top films of the 80’s, The Karate Kid has to be right up there. If you remember the 1984 film, Daniel (played by Ralph Macchio) learns Karate from his sensei, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) and ends up taking on the bad kid in school, Johnny (William Zabka). In the movie, Daniel ends up fighting Johnny in the community karate tournament, and as all good 80’s videos demonstrate, good conquers evil. About 20 years later, the band No More Kings takes the side of the antagonist with their video “Sweep the Leg”, and wonders what would have happened if Johnny won. The result is a hilarious throwback with a surprise ending. There is even a cameo from Johnny’s own sensei, Krease (played by Martin Kove). If you have never seen the video below, you are in for a retro treat!

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RIP David Bowie – Music Legend Dead at 69

Singer, songwriter, actor, pop culture icon… David Bowie lost his 18-month battle with cancer on January 10, 2016. For more than four decades, including the best decade, Bowie sold more than 130 million records. Perhaps our most favorite David Bowie moments are that of his his role of Jareth the Goblin King in the 1986 Jim Henson fantasy cult film “Labyrinth” and his performance of the song “Magic Dance.” Share your favorite Bowie moment in the comments section.

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Pixels: The Latest & Greatest 80’s Film

80swerethebest.com - Pixels MovieHey 80’s fans – long time no see. The other night I found myself at the movie theater watching previews before the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie started. One of the trailers that caught my eye is for an upcoming film this summer called “Pixels” staring Adam Sandler and Kevin James from SONY Pictures. From the clip it appears that its up to the aforementioned duo of Sandler and James to save the world from…you guessed it…80’s video games. Featuring a ton of guest appearances, the movie is a celebrity reunion if nothing else. If watching a giant Pac-Man terrorize New York City doesn’t strike fear in people’s hearts, nothing will. Not sure if this one was drawn up while a few people were “medically intoxicated” but should be a fun time.

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Poll: Which was your Favorite Tom Cruise Movie of the 1980s?

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Top Gun. Cocktail. Risky Business.

So many great Tom Cruise movies of the 80’s. Yet only one of them can be your favorite. In this month’s poll, we ask you the reader, what your favorite Cruise flick from the 1980s was. Vote early and vote righteous, the fate of the Cruisosphere is in your hands. If your favorite was not one of the top listed, click other. If you want to name your favorite, feel free to add it to the comments below. It’s all up to you.So, retromaniphile, which was your favorite Tom Cruise movie of the 1980s?


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Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials

Mashable shares Kevin Bacon’s memories of the 80s. In an effort to regain “awareness of 80s culture and technology,” he shares his many trials and tribulations of the decade and specifically calls on the Millenials. What do you think? Do Millenials have it easier? #Support80sAwareness đŸ˜‰

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