Friday, February 19, 2016

Recurrent Events Feb 19 2016: RIP George Gaynes, TMNT Board Game, 'Good Times' Movie Kickstarter,

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! Well, it was a bit of an up-and-down week especially for Police Academy fans. We got a reunion tease from Mahoney and Jonesey, but also learned that Commandant Lassard passed away. Weird how that happens.

It was also a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan. If you are planning to watch the new movie (like I am), we learned that the first trailer will premire on March 3. Toy Fair also might have tipped us off on who the main ghost villain in the movie might be. If you are a traditionalist, a new documentary called Ghostheads is currently asking for support on Kickstarter and a new can of Ecto Cooler was spotted on eBay.

Here are a few articles posted this week on RD80s:

My favorite video this week was an interesting delve into the world of Mario, particularly its game design. I like looking into why some games have endured so long like the Mario franchise and this insight from PBS Game/Show I thought was great.

Video of the Week
"Game Design 101: Super Mario's Hidden Language" by PBS Game/Show

Here are your Recurrent Events links for Feb 19, 2016!

MOVIES
Forget About a Back to the Future Sequel, Someone Should Make This Prequel - io9
Why a Fourth 'Mad Max' Film With Mel Gibson Failed to Get Made…Twice - Yahoo! Movies
‘Blade Runner’ Sequel To Blast Off On MLK Weekend 2018 - Deadline
John Hughes wanted Jennifer Beals, not Molly Ringwald, to star in ‘Pretty in Pink’ - HitFix
'The Last Starfighter' set to return as Hulu series - Stuck in the 80s
6 reasons Blane from Pretty in Pink was the worst '80s boyfriend ever - She Knows
George Gaynes Dies; ‘Police Academy’ & ‘Punky Brewster’ Regular Was 98 - Deadline
You Can Buy the 'Lost Boys' 'Death by Stereo' Jacket Now - Yahoo! Movies
Worst football movie of the ‘80s turned 30 and thankfully nobody noticed - Stuck in the 80s
CBS Netting Star Wars Airing Rights Was A Pretty Big Deal In 1982! - Retroist
Ripley Has a Habit of Removing Her Jumpsuit at the Worst Moment in This 1986 Aliens Spoof - io9
Damon Wayans Sr. too old for this s--t as Murtaugh in 'Lethal Weapon' pilot - HitFix
Smurf Help Me, I'm Actually Kind of Excited About a New Smurfs Movie - io9
Emily Blunt Saddles Up For ‘My Little Pony’ - Deadline
Paramount Dates Next Three 'Transformers' Movies - THR

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