Saturday, February 09, 2008


On August 8, 2010, the terrible Olivia Newton-John movie Xanadu will celebrate the 30th anniversry of its theatrical release.

I figure that two and a half years is far enough ahead to be the first to coin the word Xanaversary.

Here's a little something to help you lose your lunch:

3 Talked Back:

At February 9, 2008 at 7:43:00 PM CST, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Ah, yes. Ex-anadu.

The movie that was produced solely that Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo and Stayin' Alive would have some movie to make fun of.

I do own the soundrack, but that's because it's got one side and one track of ELO goodness. You can't beat that.

Never saw the movie though.

Even Jeff Lynne remade the song "Xanadu" in later years.

In retrospect, it should have worked. Take class (Gene Kelly), hawt pop chyx0r (Olivia Neutron Bomb) '80 pure power pop goodness (ELO) and a plucky unknown (Michael Beck). This movie would be a text book case of wasted effort.


At February 9, 2008 at 8:52:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

And now that this page has been posted, it's the only Google search result for "xanaversary"!


At February 21, 2008 at 12:45:00 AM CST, Blogger meagan said...

You guys know that Xanadu is currently on broadway right now, right? Roller skates and all.


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