It was apparent to anyone on another planet that Stranger Things wore its ‘80s influence on its sleeve, and it’s only fitting that Season 2 pay back some of those homages. So it is, that original Goonies star Sean Astin of course joins the cast, along with Paul Reiser and more.
Reboots of Gremlins and Goonies have been in the works for so long, that we tend to tune out the myriad “updates” as they happen. Each movie has gone in and out of development hell so many times over the past few years — It’s finally happening!....Nevermind, it’s dead. — it’s very easy to wonder if either of these films will ever actually happen. We caught up with director Chris Columbus, the original writer of both films, and asked him straight up: Do you really think either of those movies are ever going to happen? And, as the Goonies would say, never say die.
The 'Goonies' never say die, and we hope film stars Sean Astin and Corey Feldman never will either. It might be a long time coming yet before anyone gets a 'Goonies' sequel off the ground but that won't stop Astin and Feldman from reuniting on-screen, both lending their voices to Nickelodeon's current incarnation of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!' Astin himself has voiced the gruff Raphael from the beginning, but what mysterious role will his 'Goonies' co-star play?
The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, running from April 18th - 29th in New York, is bringing back some of its most popular community events, including the Tribeca Drive-In (April 19-21), Family Festival Street Fair (April 28), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (April 28) and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day (April 21).