Friday, February 26, 2016

Recurrent Events Feb 26, 2016: 'Fuller House' Debuts, Slimer Confirmed In 'Ghostbusters' Reboot, Live-Action Pac-man Short Film

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! The new spinoff Fuller House hits Netflix today. I'll be checking it out this weekend although it appears critics have already told them to "cut it out!" I just hope it's good enough to get me to the debut of Pee-Wee's Big Holiday.

To my mind-blowing surprise, my RD80s Vine account surpassed the 1 million loop milestone this week in just a shade over a month! WOW! You guys must really like these little 6-second nuggets from the '80s. I've been enjoying posting clips mainly from forgotten TV commercials, most of which make me remember or just plain laugh (like this crazy karate-kicking La Choy ad I found today. See below) But whether they are nostalgic or nonsensical, it's been really fun and glad you followers have been enjoying them as well.



Here are a few articles posted this week on RD80s:

My favorite video this week I just found today via Laughing Squid. Super Mario Brothers Parkour is back performing crazy video game stunts in real life. This is what the 1993 movie should've been like!

Video of the Week
"Super Mario Brothers Parkour 2 [In Real Life] - Mario Maker [4K]" by Dark Pixel

Here are your Recurrent Events links for Feb 26, 2016!

MOVIES
Tony Burton Dies: ‘Rocky’ Star Was 78 - Deadline
30 years later, is ‘Pretty in Pink’ one of John Hughes’ best movies or one of his worst? - Stuck in the 80s
Remembering the Most Memorable Oscar Acceptance Speeches of the 80s - Like Totally 80s
Why Prince's 'Purple Rain' is the Greatest Movie of the 80s - Indiewire
Despite this fake teaser poster, a Spaceballs sequel probably isn’t happening - A.V. Club
Dungeons & Dragons: new film to have Guardians Of The Galaxy feel - Den of Geek
ABC’s 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Casts Colt Prattes as Johnny - THR
You won't have to skip school to party like Ferris Bueller in Chicago - Mashable
11 Lucky Facts About ‘Dirty Harry’ - mental_floss
Defending the Unloved: TRANSFORMERS – REVENGE OF THE FALLEN - Nerdist
Can You Answer These Tough Questions About "The Princess Bride"? - BuzzFeed
MTV’s The Big Picture Checks Out Pet Sematary (1989) - Retroist


TV
MUSIC
VIDEO GAMES
A Gritty Live-Action Version of Pac-Man Inspired by the 1979 Cult NYC Gang Film ‘The Warriors’ - Laughing Squid
Player Discovers Secret Menus In Mortal Kombat Games After Over 20 Years - io9
Popular Driving Game OutDrive Just Isn’t Very Good - Kotaku
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Smashes Target - Retro Gamer
Streets Of Rage II Soundtrack Set For Vinyl Re-Release Via Data Discs - RetroCollect
The Buckner-Garcia Band Sings Of Their Love Of “Old School Games” - Retroist
How Does a Game Boy’s Brain Work? - io9
Q*bert And The Twilight Zone Come Together In This TV Ad! - Retroist
“Is E.T. really the worst game of all time? - Kotaku
Ronda Rousey Wants To Play Samus If They End Up Making A Metroid Movie - UPROXX
Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Episode 016 (Mario Bros.) - Retroist


POP CULTURE
Treasure Trolls - Pop Rewind


Got a link or know a great active retro pop culture blog/website? Leave a comment so I can add it to the mix. If you missed last week's wrapup or podcast, visit the Recurrent Events archive! [full_width]