Friday, November 20, 2015

Recurrent Events 11/20/15: Val Kilmer in 'Top Gun 2', Creating Pepsi Perfect, Carly Rae Jepsen Covers Wham!

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! This week had a few headlines to offer, but for the most part offered little to write home to mom about (or at least message on Facebook.) That didn't stop us from talking about several stories on the new podcast.

I posted new Watch & Win video review and giveaway just yesterday featuring a super cool Star Wars advent calendar courtesy Entertainment Earth. Please take a minute to watch the review and enter!

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Headlines this week include Val Kilmer joining 'Top Gun 2,' 'The Wrestling Album' turns 30, Slimer in the 'Ghostbusters' remake, Battletoads soundtrack on vinyl, Super Star Wars on PS4, and new biopic on the creator of Tetris. Guests including for the first time Will West (@williambwest) and returning to the show were Chad E. Young (@horrormoviebbq) and Wyatt Bloom (@infamouswb). Stream the latest episode above or visit the Recurrent Events Podcast webpage. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

Check out the articles posted this week on RD80s:

Refinery 29 led me to the Video of the Week which was a montage of '80s TV commercial footage set to Flock of Seagulls...a match made in heaven if you ask me.

Video of the Week
"The 80s" by g1MisterBo

Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events for Nov 20, 2015!


MOVIES
Top Gun 2: Val Kilmer confirms he's just said yes - Den of Geek
Read This: The visual development of Darth Vader - A.V. Club
RIP Michael Gross, Creator Of The Ghostbusters Logo - Gizmodo
Sylvester Stallone would hand over the Rambo reins to Ryan Gosling - A.V. Club
Logan's Run remake to be Hunger Games-style franchise - Den of Geek
MY LITTLE PONY Will Ride Into a Theater Near You in 2017 - Nerdist
The director of X-Men: The Last Stand is making a Tetris origins movie - Polygon
Spaceballs affectionately takes the biggest film franchise down a notch - A.V. Club
Ridley Scott Reveals the First Scene From Blade Runner 2 - io9
RoboCop (1987): behind the scenes images from the production - Den of Geek
Five 80s Movie Pairings We'd Rather See Reunited Than 'Top Gun's' Maverick and Iceman - Pajiba
Matthew McConaughey Offered Role in Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER - Nerdist
18 Lines From "The Princess Bride" That You Definitely Still Quote - BuzzFeed Rewind
How John Williams Brought ‘Home Alone’ To Life Through Music - UPROXX
The Karate Kid's villain speaks out against bullying - Polygon
‘Ghostbusters’: Slimer to Make an Appearance?! - Bloody Disgusting
Creating Vigo the Carpathian, and the 'Ghostbusters II' Ending You Never Saw - mental_floss
Five Films From The 1980s That Need An All-Female Remake - Flickering Myth
Here Are 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Friday the 13th' -Yahoo! Movies


TV
Aziz Ansari Finally Buries The Hatchet With Johnny Five From ‘Short Circuit’ - UPROXX
It’s the 37th anniversary of the Star Wars holiday special everyone wishes never happened - A.V. Club


MUSIC


VIDEO GAMES

This tiny arcade machine is the coolest way to play old-school games - Mashable
Revisit all of Atari in the new Atari Book - RetroCollect
Ms. Pac-Man Is a Feminist, and Three More Daring Video Game Arguments - Kotaku
18 Vintage Video Game Ads That Would Never Fly Today - BuzzFeed
The best Super NES 'Star Wars' game comes to PlayStation this week - Mashable
This Battletoads Original Soundtrack LP At Least Will Be Easier To Play Than The Game Itself! - Retroist
These Classic Macintosh Peripherals Are Absolutely Bonkers - Gizmodo


POP CULTUREThe Pepsi Perfect design team had to modify the silhouette of the bottle because the movie version tapered too much along the side.
Behind the Scenes of Recreating Pepsi Perfect - Inverse
How 80s Is Your Current Style? - PlayBuzz
Dr Pepper went all dystopian future during the 1980s cola wars - A.V. Club
It's So Wonderfully Easy To Cheat With a Lego Rubik's Cube - Gizmodo
Top 8 knock-off toys 1980s kids didn't want - ABC Action News
Check Out This Fan Made TRON Light Cycle Board Game! - Retroist


If you missed last week's wrapup or podcast, visit the Recurrent Events archive!