“One Magic Christmas” in my basement (movie review)

There’s a Disney holiday film that many find disturbing. It’s called One Magic Christmas and stars Mary Steenburgen and Harry Dean Stanton. In this video, Robie Juinor (1980s robot from Radio Shack) and I discuss this film. There are plenty of spoilers, heck, I basically tell the whole story of the movie in just under ten minutes. I try to explain why I like the film. There’s some silly stuff in the video outside of the fact that I’m having a conversation with a toy robot…

[Via] Justin Salvato

Enjoy the sights & sounds of the season!

I want everyone to get into the holiday mood with the help of a video I made back in 2004. I have been trying to upload this 30 minute video for a long time, but a certain video site would shoot me down and hit me with all kinds of copyright issues. Well, this video, A Multimedia Christmas Card, which I made in 2004, is finally online. What’s it about you ask? The Christmas holiday, okay, that’s obvious, but what it includes are classic holiday songs and clips from movies like Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Story. I even snuck in a photo of me celebrating Christmas in the late 1980s. If you like it, let me know. If you don’t…um, try to phrase your disdain nicely. Season’s Greetings!

A Multimedia Christmas Card – 2004 from Justin Salvato on Vimeo.

Atari wishes you a Happy Holiday

The moment Thanksgiving dinner is over, I am in the Christmas zone. I am watching holiday movies, specials, music videos related to Christmas and searching YouTube for old holiday commercials. I don’t know what it is, but when I see an old Christmas commercial about video games, I find that to really satisfy my holiday cravings. So here’s one from the early 1980s and it’s showing the Atari 2600 in several different households.

[Via] My Saturday Mornings

Monster Squad

Learn all about the “Monster Squad” on the Retroist Video Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist “Monster Squad” VIDEO Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the eighties horror classic, The Monster Squad. This film is a cult classic that sometimes gets overlooked in the crowded field of eighties cult films. I start off by talking about how having missed seeing the film when it came out gave my friends the opportunity to pull a long running joke on me. Then I cover the movie’s plot, production, cast, and much more.

This video podcast was done by Justin M. Salvato of boxing4free.com and is a video-ized version of the original Monster Squad podcast I did.

Enjoy!

[Via] Retroist Video Podcast

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Huey Lewis - Frankenstein

Classic Horror Themed Music Video from Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis & The News were at the height of their popularity when the single “Doing It All For My Baby” was released in 1987. Being the decade of Mtv, there had to be an accompanying music video. With the Halloween season starting, what better video to kick things off than this one featuring characters from Universal’s classic horror movies. The set design, effects, and costumes are fantastic and will get you into the Halloween mood.

[Via] Huey Lewis The News VEVO

Huey Lewis - American Psycho