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Flash Gordon (1980)
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Flash Gordon (1980)

“Flash!  Ah-Ahhh!”

Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges and produced and presented by Dino De Laurentiis. It stars … Read the rest

LISTEN: Muppets, The Green Album
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LISTEN: Muppets, The Green Album

Motown…soul classics…Gershwin…the Muppets?

Timed to coincide with the forthcoming film reboot The Muppets, comes Muppets: The Green Album that has alt-rock artists covering songs from The Muppet Show and the previous Muppet movies.  Check out OK Go’s version of the … Read the rest

Purple Rain (1984)
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Purple Rain (1984)

Purple Rain is a 1984 musical film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. Prince makes his film debut in this movie, which was developed to showcase his particular talents. The film grossed over $80 million … Read the rest

DEFENDER
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DEFENDER

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Developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981, Defender is a two-dimensional side-scrolling  shooting game set on the surface of an unnamed planet.

The player controls a space ship as it navigates the terrain, flying either to the … Read the rest

STARCASTLE
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STARCASTLE

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The object of Star Castle, created by Cinematronics in 1980,  is to destroy an enemy cannon which sits in the center of three concentric, rotating energy shield rings while avoiding or destroying ‘mines’ – enemies that … Read the rest

MS. PAC-MAN
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MS. PAC-MAN

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The gameplay of Ms. Pac-Man, released in January 1982 by Midway, is largely identical to that of the original Pac-Man.

The player earns points by eating pellets and avoiding ghosts (contact with one causes … Read the rest

TRON
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TRON

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Tron is a coin-operated arcade video game manufactured and distributed by Bally Midway in 1982. It is based on the Walt Disney Productions motion picture Tron released in the same year. The game consists of four subgames inspired … Read the rest

TETRIS
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TETRIS

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Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of … Read the rest