New Poster for #GuardiansoftheGalaxyVol2 is retrolicious!

GOTG2 Poster

New Poster for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2” feature film debuts - along with the TV Spot aired during Super Bowl - and it’s a wonderful visual compilation of cassette tapes, with the actors/characters mentioned/ hand-drawn into the tape spines!

No doubt a carry-over from the “Awesome Mix, Vol. 1” from the first James Gunn-directed film, and “Peyter Quill” AKA “Star Lord’s” collection of tapes! Here’s a compilation of the tape to content with, before “Vol.2” is unleashed!

“He-man 80’s” Tribute Illustration by Caio Thiago Oliveira

Caio Thiago Oliveira

This tribute to 80s-cartoons illustration by Brazilian illustrator Caio Thiago Oliveira, is all the awesomeness with the visual references! If you can name at least 8 references, then we can be “friends” LOL … Meanwhile, go check out his DeviantART for more art!

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R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)

RIP #georgemichael #wham! #faith #carelesswisper #lastchristmas

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The world “outside” sometimes seemed “immortal”. The realm of escape into non-reality are filled with larger than life-sized films and music that transported you to another dimension other than your own, field with dreams of a colourful life, a better life, a happier life, a life immortal!

Put on a pair of headphones and you shut off the rest of the world, while the music surrounds you, and the songs cradle you in sadness, in anger, in joy, in ways unknown to you to verbalize but to mouth the lyrics to, and brings you on a journey into the good old days worth remembering, or of a day when you tinkle the ivories on a smoke filled stage in a darkened club, or arms stretched out to embrace the love of 30,000 fans, on a stadium stage, a dream to be a STAR, personalised and fulfilled, in your own head, between your earphones.

Music is immortal, but the singers aren’t. The films you enjoy are encased in a DVD, but the actor and filmmakers may one day be encased in a coffin of pop culture.

The year 2016 has seen it’s fair share of lost artists and performers, and a few meant more to me than others, apologetically so … David Bowie, Prince, and since this morning, George Michael.

Born “Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou” in June 25th 1963, “George Michael” passed at home, at the age of 53, on Christmas Day 25th December, 2016. (Wiki)

All three gentlemen had been instrumental in making my teen years moe bearable than they should. I reminisce tons about the 80s, especially on flashback80s - but the reality was, it had been mostly about the toys, the comics and yes, the MUSIC, which played a part of nostalgia worth remembering, while the “real life” about “growing up wasn’t as cracked up to be as worth remembering LOL.

RIP George Michael

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The 80s has since long gone, 3 decades back, but the 80s still lived on, in my music heroes and heroines, but hey too are leaving us … and one day, all i’ll have left, are CD albums and unplayable cassette tapes, and a blog filled with recorded memories, twice over.

The music videos featured here ranged mostly from George Michael’s WHAM! days, and of his solo tenure in the early-90s, while a “later” range of MVs can be heard HERE on #tunestalk.

In an age of “New Romantics”, WHAM! presented themselves as clean cut boys, in oversized tees with large text like “CHOOSE LIFE” - rage alongside Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “RELAX” and other simple life-affirming affirmations and seemingly “choices” manifest on their chests and bellies. “Bubbleum Pop” had a face, and they belonged to George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley).


The Music of Miami Vice

Spurred on by seeing Daimen Darhk dressed like “Sonny Crockett”, and of my recent rewatch of the 2006 “Miami Vice” adaptation by director Michael Mann (who himself was the Executive Producer for the tv series back in the day too!) - here are a few select MVs for the MIAMI VICE television series (1984-1990) - including Jan Hammer’s infamous “Miami Vice” opening theme, and Phil Collin’s “In The Air Tonight”, Godley and Creme’s “Cry” (ED for 'Definitely Miami' ep), and Phil Collins & Sting’s “Long Long Way To Go” (ED from the second season’s final episode 'Sons and Lovers’) - both by fan-made by StevenMighty :)


DC's Legends of Tomorrow Goes the 80s in Season 2 Episode 5 on The CW

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 5 is titled "Compromised”, features the team in the 1980s! Which of course is PERFECT for this flashback-blog, and as well I adore the show myself haha

Here’s the write-up for the episode, and while the above is a featuerette, you can scroll down for the promo for this ep :)
PLOT: "When the Legends trace a timequake to President Reagan’s White House, they are shocked to discover their old enemy Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) is now a Senior Adviser to Reagan.

As the team works to uncover what Darhk has up his devious sleeve, Sara (Caity Lotz) struggles with the choice of getting revenge or helping with the team’s larger mission.

Thinking that the JSA members could be of help, Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Nate (Nick Zano) break into the JSA and are surprised at what they find.

Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) tries to prevent his younger self from creating an even bigger time Abberation. Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell and Brandon Routh also star."

David Geddes directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Grainne Godfree (#205). Original airdate 11/10/2016.
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