Saturday, July 30, 2016

Recurrent Events 7/30/16: Prince Tribute Concert Oct 13, Rocketeer Sequel Planned, Funko Classic Horror Mopeez Figures

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, the Recurrent Events! I hope you've been enjoying the new podcast! I released this week's episode a little earlier as I had travel plans. I hope you also had a chance to listen to the Roundtable Review of Ghostbusters released this past week. We had a great time breaking down the new film and discussing how it measured up to our expectations.

I didn't get a chance to review the Hallmark Shirt Tales Itty Bittys figures that I told you about last week, but look for it in the coming week. I've also got a couple ideas for some supercuts to release on the RD80s YouTube channel so make sure you are subscribed.

Here are the articles released this past week in cased you missed it:

For someone who remembers watching Nickelodeon programming on afternoons in the late '80s and early '90s, Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie just sounds like a fun idea. I really liked that it appears to be a fun kid's adventure with probably a bunch of callbacks (like the silver monkey scene at the end) for the parents. 

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


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The Rocketeer Is Finally Getting a Sequel, and With an Awesome New Twist - io9
‘Stand by Me’ Oral History - Yahoo! Movies
Courts Rule Luc Besson Plagiarized ‘Lockout’ From ‘Escape From New York’ - UPROXX
Modern Films in Retro VHS Cover Art Will Make You All Kinds of Nostalgic - Nerdist
Michael Keaton Doesn't Think "Beetlejuice 2" is Going to Happen - CBR
6 '80s Movies That Deserve Midnight Showings - Myspace
"Ghostbusters": 11 Things the Sequel Needs to Do to Succeed - CBR
Does Disney Have Plans for a Whole Han Solo Prequel Trilogy? - Gizmodo
In Defense of Alien 3, Which Actually Doesn't Suck - Gizmodo
"Aliens'" Cast, Crew & Fans Unite to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at SDCC - CBR
Watch This Stylish Supercut of the Greatest T-Shirts in Movies - Mental Floss
10 Sentient Facts About ‘Maximum Overdrive’ - Mental Floss
‘Trainspotting 2’ Delivers A First Teaser - Yahoo! Movies
Jaws The Revenge: How the sequel went so horribly wrong - Den of Geek
The Explorers, Expanded… - Branded in the 80s
Power Rangers screenwriter Max Landis penning Pepé Le Pew movie for Warner Bros. - Polygon


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