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Hey You Guys! Celebrate The Goonies 30th Anniversary With a Weeklong Extravaganza

Goonies Anniversary Festival

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It’s time to do the Truffle Shuffle because The Goonies is turning 30 on June 7th. And what better way than to celebrate the movie that defined a generation of thrill-seeking, treasure-hunting movie lovers than with a weeklong affair in The Goon Docks?

Astoria, Oregon, the small seaside town that served as the setting for this 1985 classic, will play host to approximately 15,000 Goonies fans from around the world. It will be a weeklong festival beginning tomorrow, June 4th, and will feature activities like a One-Eyed Willy scavenger hunt, presentations that go behind-the-scenes of The Goonies, an ’80s convention, a sail with Sloth on The Lady Washington, cosmic bowling at Chunk’s Bowling Alley, and tours of the filming locations. The full list of events can be found here.

In addition, the festival’s official website states that Jeff Cohen, who played Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen in The Goonies, will appear as a special guest. Now all grown up, Cohen lost all the weight that made him a sensation and transformed himself into a hunky entertainment lawyer. He co-founded  Cohen Gardner LLP and wrote a book called The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood. Cohen will be on hand in The Goon Docks to sign autographs and share stories from the good ol’ days, which makes us wanna do the Truffle Shuffle in public.

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Unfortunately, Richard Donner (director), Steven Spielberg (producer), Chris Columbus (writer), Josh Brolin (Brand), Sean Astin (Mikey), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Kerri Green (Andy), Martha Plimpton (Stef), Jonathan Ke Quan (Data) and John Matuszak (Sloth) won’t be making an appearance. And with a sequel looking less and less likely to happen, we can only hope the 30th anniversary will inspire more Goonies reunions.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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