THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
Our family has not taken a trip together for a long time. We decided that we were going to meet up this summer and have a fun old fashioned family vacation. I'm already over this and we have not even begun! We all decided on a location, then my sister pitched a fit until she got her way. We changed locations. Then we found a hotel that had rooms available. It has a nice pool area and was affordable. Once again, my sister balked at the hotel and we all had to bend. We're going to a different, much more expensive hotel. But she had points to use at that one. OK, that's good for her, but an extra hundred bucks for each of us! Now we're talking about what we're going to be doing during this family vacation and based on this little group chat, I'm ready to just do my own thing. Would it be wrong of me to tell my sister to go pound sand? I can tell I'm not the only one getting frustrated with her, but everyone let's this happen every single time. I want to put my foot down, but I'm afraid I'm going to look like the bad sister. Any ideas on how I can take back my vacation without looking bad?
Signed – NeedThisVacation
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Fans of ‘Indiana Jones’ will be excited to learn that Harrison Ford made an in-person appearance at Star Wars Celebration on Thursday to announce the release date of “Indiana Jones 5”. The still-untitled movie will be Ford’s last run as the adventurer. He told the live audience in Anaheim CA that the film is almost done and will again feature the score of John Williams. Here’s the bad news: Fans will have to wait until June 30, 2023, before they can run to theaters to see it. The film was originally scheduled for a July 10, 2020 release, before a number of production delays due to the pandemic and an injury sustained by Ford in a fight scene.
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THE MOST QUINTESSENTIAL 1980s MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS:
The producers of “Top Gun: Maverick” didn’t take chances when it came to its soundtrack: They enlisted Lady Gaga for the new song ‘Hold My Hand’, to fulfill the role that ‘Take My Breath Away’ served in the original. And, yes, they also included Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danger Zone’ for throwback purposes. Here are the best soundtracks from the 1980s . . .
1. “Top Gun” (1986): Of course. This s/t is part of pop culture, including ‘Danger Zone’, ‘Take My Breath Away’, and, of course, ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’.
2. “Purple Rain” (1984): It lofted Prince to superstardom on the strength of songs like ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, ‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘Darling Nikki’, and one of the most unusual #1s of all time – ‘When Doves Cry’.
3. “Do the Right Thing” (1989): Heard blasting out of Radio Raheem’s boombox at key moments throughout the film: Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’, Guy’s ‘My Fantasy’ and E.U.’s ‘Party Hearty’.
4. John Hughes movies: As the king of teen angst, John Hughes had plenty of memorable music moments in his films, so we’re forced to lump them all together. Think: “The Breakfast Club”, “Pretty in Pink”, “Weird Science”, “Sixteen Candles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – too many great music moments to list.
5. “Flashdance” (1983): The video clips for the two #1 songs from the movie — ‘Flashdance… What a Feeling’ by Irena Cara and ‘Maniac’ by Michael Sembello were played relentlessly on the new music video channel, MTV.
6. “Repo Man” (1984): It helped bring mainstream recognition to numerous L.A. punk bands featured on the soundtrack: Fear, the Circle Jerks, the Plugz, Suicidal Tendencies and, the most L.A. punk of them all, Black Flag.
7. “Footloose” (1984): Kenny Loggins again. Plus, ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boy’, ‘Alost Paradise’, and ‘Holding Out for a Hero’. “Cut loose” indeed…
8. “Less Than Zero” (1987): A delightfully unpredictable hodge-podge, including Public Enemy, The Bangles, Slayer and Roy Orbison. And LL Cool J’s ‘Going Back to Cali’. Tasty.
9. “Dirty Dancing” (1987): You knew this would be here. ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ playing while Jennifer Grey dances with Patrick Swayze is iconic enough, but add a bunch of on-theme oldies, Eric Carmen’s ‘Hungry Eyes’ and Swayze’s own hit ‘She’s Like the Wind’, for good measure.
(1980): Long before “Glee,” this musical about New York’s famed
High School of the Performing Arts helped ensure the 80s live
forever. The title track, by Irene Cara, earned an Oscar, and ‘Out
Here on My Own’, also performed by Cara, captured teen angst
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