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Moving Time!

Thanks to my friend Dave, I now have my own domain name and hosting! Ahhhhh!! Please update your bookmarks to www.nostalgiajunkie.net! All new content will be posted there from now on, but I will leave up this old blog too (at least for a while).

See you all at the new place!

Blurb-a-licious

At the grocery store down the streeet from my house, they have bins full of Fritos and Doritos…in a can. Is it just me, or have chips in a can been pretty much MIA since sometime around 1985? Well, except for Pringles, that is. Personally, I think it’s brilliant because it keeps them from getting all busted up.

I really want to go back to sleep now. Oh, and life isn’t fucking bullshit anymore, which is good. I might even get around to a real update in the coming weeks.

See You Later. Maybe.

Don’t expect any new content for a while. Life is fucking bullshit and I don’t give a damn about nostalgia or retro things right now.

Sorry.

There Will Be Remakes and Rumors of Remakes.

Yeah, so…current movie news is not something I would normally cover on NJ, but when it’s related to older films, it falls into my territory.

Apparently, two older films that I like are going to be remade/rebooted before too long. No film can escape the Hollywood remake machine, it seems!

First up, Flight of the Navigator. Get the full scoop here.

Come on, what 80s/90s kid didn’t love that movie? My dad recorded it from the Disney Channel for me and I watched it about a million times. Hell, my dad even liked it.

Apparently it was something of a box office flop, but like many 1980s films, it got a new lease on life thanks to VHS. It’s not the greatest film ever, but it’s charming and even had some pretty cool special effects for 1986. Plus, that cute little creature guy that the main character got to keep at the end of the movie. Ooh, and don’t forget Pee-Wee Herman himself as the voice of the spaceship’s AI!

Anyway, they’re gearing up to make a new version, and I don’t know how to feel about that. I am not automatically against remakes or reboots– in fact, I enjoy them when they’re done right (i.e. the recent Star Trek, which was great), and I guess this remake could turn out okay, but I just don’t really see them capturing the spirit of the original. I mean, it’s a thoroughly 80s film: spaceships, time travel, young main character, cute alien creature, Paul Reubens. I know that makes it dated, but that’s also why I enjoy it so much. So, seeing it brought into the 21st century might be a little too much for me. Plus, it’s Disney, and we all know how their live action films are. (Except Flight of the Navigator, of course. :D)

The reboot/remake/whatever of the first Alien film is the one I’m more worried about. Read all about it here. (The same article also tells of a Predator remake.)

As far as I’m concerned, movies like this are not to be touched. It is a damn fine film and I’m convinced that no director currently working today could do it justice. You just KNOW that instead of making it suspenseful, they’ll turn it into a big fat gore fest, which was not the point. If they want to do that, why don’t they just make an entirely new film with new characters? Then they can have their gore fest and leave the classic first movie ALONE.

Also, I don’t know about anybody else but I CANNOT see any other actress in the role of Ellen Ripley.

So it’s safe to say that I am pretty adamantly opposed to an Alien remake. Seriously, what a stupid idea. Get some original ideas, Hollywood.

Edit: Upon a more careful read of the article, I see there’s also a rumor that this Alien thing is an origin story and not a remake. But that doesn’t make any damned sense either. I don’t give a shit where the aliens came from! The point is that they’re badass motherfuckers! Geez.

Edit Edit: Well, thinking about it, I guess an origin story would be better than a remake. BUT STILL.

The Revenge of Edit: Somewhat good news! The new Alien project is confirmed to be…a prequel! Yay! No shitty remake! Get the story here.

New Look

I liked the orange, but I was getting tired of it, so I switched to this, because I really like this color scheme. And stuff. That’s, uh…pretty much all I had to say. How are you guys?

Excuses, Excuses

One poor excuse for an update, coming right up!

Yeah, my life has not been conducive to blogging lately. First there was Christmas. Then there was New Year’s Eve, which was the best New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had due to the fact that I actually got to have people over to MY PLACE for once. And now there’s the fact that I spend as much time away from home as possible because I don’t like sitting around missing my husband all day long.

However, I’m not throwing in the blogging towel. Not at all. I’ve scored some cool retro junk in my time away, and I will write about it before too much longer.

In the meantime, I can finally prove that I actually do own all this stuff I’ve been writing about, because I bought myself a digital camera with my Christmas money! No more scouring the internet for pictures of my purchases! I’m psyched; are you psyched?

Take a little virtual tour of my apartment!

Also, have a really dumb picture of me!

The Face

Bloggers don’t die…

…They just get massively distracted.

Really sorry about the total lack of updates. I don’t foresee having the time and presence of mind to write a new post for at least another week or so, but hang in there– I WILL start writing again.

Let’s see. I got married on September 12, my husband has joined the Marines and is leaving November 11 November 17, and I start moving into a new apartment tomorrow. So it’s been kind of crazy around here lately.

However, in spite of the fact that I haven’t posted in over a month, I’m still getting as many hits as ever! Thanks so much to everyone that reads this. Keep checking in!