Saturday, August 20, 2016

Recurrent Events Aug 20 2016: 'Beetlejuice' Coming To Broadway, 'The Lost Boys' Gets TV Series Adaptation, 'Fuller House' Welcomes NKOTB

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, the Recurrent Events! It was a great week for headlines in all categories, but I wanted to share one reboot in particular that I'm excited about. Brian over at CoolandCollected.com rebooted the League of Extraordinary Blogger this week and was really excited to see this community return. I participated many times throughout the years on RD80s and hope to continue writing and sharing articles that are spawned from the new Pop Culture League. If you write for a blog or website, you know that we ll need help coming up with ideas from time-to-time and this is a great way to get inspired. I didn't get a chance to particpate in this week's Shelfie challenge but plan to keep watching for topics each Monday. You should too!

Here are the articles released this past week in cased you missed it:
I've seen a few other modern songs get retro-ized by Tronicbox and the latest for Katy Perry's "Firework" is really fun...

Video of the Week

Here are your Recurrent Events links for August 20, 2016!

MOVIES
‘Here Lies Love’ Director Alex Timbers Bringing ‘Beetlejuice’ to Broadway - Flavorwire
Jared Leto Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel As Casting Wraps - Deadline
How Jurassic Park Pushed the Limits of Visual Effects - Laughing Squid
Hollywood Is Getting Its Very Own Star Wars Cantina - io9
Pop Rewind Podcast: Ghostbusters Answer The Call Review - Pop Rewind
‘The NeverEnding Story’ Is Returning to Theaters Next Month - Mental Floss
‘Clue’ Is The Latest In A String Of Tim Curry Movies Being Rebooted - UPROXX
Nia Long joins Idina Menzel in remake of classic 80s Bette Midler film Beaches - Daily Mail
The ‘It’ Remake Unleashes The Most Revealing Look Yet At Their Terrifying New Pennywise - UPROXX
Chewbacca Himself, Peter Mayhew, Shares A Heartfelt Tribute To Kenny Baker - UPROXX
Looking back at the Death Wish franchise - Den of Geek
Shane Black Wouldn’t Mind Making Another ‘Monster Squad’ - UPROXX
You'll Get to See the Documentary About Roger Corman's Fantastic Four This Fall - io9
John Hughes Movies: Then and Now – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Return to the 80s
How to Make Freddy Krueger’s Metal-Clawed Brown Leather Glove - Laughing Squid
Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson Pair for '80s Comedy 'Permanent' - THR
McG Calls "Masters of the Universe" Movie His "Absolute Passion" - CBR


TV


Five Influential Arcade Games Of The Early 1980s - Inquisitr
Check Out This 1982 Intellivision Ad For Space Battle - Retroist
Metroid Prime: Federation Force: The Kotaku Review - Kotaku
Remembering Mega Man’s strangest spin-offs - A.V. Club
Take A Look Inside Retro Gamer Issue 158 - Retro Gamer
Anyone For A $27,000 Super Mario Bros. Watch? - Kotaku
NECA Contra NES Video Game Figures Video Review & Images - Toy News International
‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Starflight’: How 2016’s Endless Universe Compares to 1986’s - Flavorwire
Konami is making a new Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Survive - Polygon
Somebody Recreated SUPER MARIO BROS. in an Excel Spreadsheet - Nerdist
Super Mario Adventures will be released for first time in 20 years as collected-edition - Polygon
Call Of Duty Zombies is heading to the 1980s, complete with Knight Rider himself - BreakingNews,ie


POP CULTURE
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