Saturday, April 30, 2016

Recurrent Events 4/30/16: 'Ghostbusters' Returning To Theaters, New 'Match Game' With Host Alec Baldwin, Lego Johnny Five Achieves Goal

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! Scrolling through my feed this week, the most popular topic was still Prince's death. Fans continue to mourn and wait for some answers on what exactly happened. Even more questions surround his estate and the rights to his music and treasured vault. It's very sad and now obviously a true unexpected situation. I feel grateful that so much of his career has surfaced on YouTube to rediscover, but I have a feeling it might not last.

The clock is ticking down on the Watch & Win Alien Titans Giveaway! Less than 40 hours left to enter so make sure you get your name in the hat. Star Wars Day is also happening this coming week and I'll be releasing a new Watch & Win giveaway on May 4th!

Streaming the 80s will also return this week for a look at the new movies/TV shows available in May. I'll also be posting a new game review featuring a classic arcade character.

Here are the articles posted this week on RD80s:

The Video of the Week is one of many Prince tributes I've watched over the the past week. Bruce Springsteen's cover of "Purple Rain" came to me via UPROXX and I thought it was cool that he opened his recent Brooklyn show with the song.

Video of the Week


Here are your Recurrent Events links for April 30, 2016!

MOVIES
The Original 'Ghostbusters' Will Return to Theaters This Summer - mental_floss
The ‘Ghostbusters’ Screenwriter Opened Up About The Film’s New Villain And A Potential Multiverse - UPROXX
15 Lawful Facts About the 'Police Academy' Movies - mental_floss
New Danger Mouse brings the greatest secret agent in the world into the streaming age - A.V. Club
Why Lethal Weapon 3 was a low point for the franchise - Den of Geek
‘My Little Pony’ Trots Up To October 2017; ‘Cafe Society’ Changes To Platform Release - Deadline
A Lost Scene from ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reveals a Pivotal Plot Change - mental_floss
Celebrate 'Alien' Day With 10 Ways The Sci-Fi Classic Permeated Pop Culture - Pajiba
LABYRINTH Returning to Cinemas for 30th Anniversary - Nerdist
'Purple Rain' is so popular in theaters that AMC will keep it running through next week - Mashable
Which Actors Played the Most Characters That Got Action Figures? - io9
Stars of CHiPs ride out again as 80s TV cop show prepares for a big screen remake - Mirror
Alien 5 still alive, Sigourney Weaver gives update - Den of Geek
This Short Documentary Shows Early Reactions to 'Dungeons and Dragons' - mental_floss


TV
MUSIC
Prince's 'Purple Rain' Coat Hits the Auction Block - Billboard
Taylor Dayne Reflects on Prince's 'Hypnotizing, Powerful Physical Presence' - Billboard
Watch Prince's Complete Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance - Rolling Stone
The Transformers in Kid Stuff Record’s “Satellite of Doom” - Retroist
Things Are Getting Hilariously '80s on These New Monster Squad Vinyls - io9
Mondo Releases Aliens Soundtrack as a Liquid-Filled Xenomorph Blood Vinyl Record on Alien Day - Laughing Squid
Watch David Gilmour's Epic Mashup of 'Comfortably Numb' & Prince's 'Purple Rain' - Billboard
Watch Coldplay's Chris Martin Join Eighth-Graders for a Performance of Prince's 'Raspberry Beret' - Billboard
Take In The Surreal Sight Of Whitney Houston And Bobbi Kristina Dancing At A Prince Concert - UPROXX
Prince’s Long Lost ‘Batdance’ Remix With Big Daddy Kane Finally Surfaces - UPROXX
Kraftwerk Bringing 3-D Concerts Back to U.S. in September - Rolling Stone


VIDEO GAMES

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