Saturday, August 27, 2016

Recurrent Events Aug 27 2016: 'Stranger Things' Video Game, Debbie Gibson Stars In New Movie, Two '80s Ladies Will Direct 'Goldbergs' Episodes

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

Rolling Stone introduced me to a music video of Dee Snider performing Twisted Sister's anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It" as a ballad. Certainly not the first time rockers have created ballads from their hit records, but this time it wasn't for any personal gain as Snider did it for Chris Angel's cancer charity HELP. Very cool...

Video of the Week

Here are your Recurrent Events links for August 27, 2016!

MOVIES
Watch Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds Recreate Their Iconic Opening Scene from 'Beaches' - Yahoo! Movies
Five Reasons Why the 1980s Redefined The Horror Movie Genre - Movie Pilot
Get excited for your favorite movie with this supercut of ‘80s production company logos - A.V. Club
TRANSFORMERS 5 Plot Rumors Confirmed! - Nerdist
'Friday the 13th' Rights at Stake in Lawsuit Over Horror Classic - Yahoo! Movies
Vincent D’Onofrio Joins Bruce Willis In Eli Roth-Helmed ‘Death Wish’ - Deadline
Sam Mendes in Early Talks to Direct Live-Action 'James and the Giant Peach' for Disney - THR
Cloak & Dagger May Be the Most Messed-Up Kids Movie of the '80s - io9
12 Facts About 'An American Tail' - Mental Floss
These Should Exist: The Movie Novelization edition - Branded in the 80s
Holy Nostalgia! ‘Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders’ Delivers The Fun Its First Full Trailer - UPROXX
Eddie Murphy Is Seriously Considering Returning To Stand-Up Comedy - UPROXX
Mattel's Max Steel Movie Is Not Only Still Happening, There's Finally a Trailer - io9
The Rock's "Jumanji" Reboot Isn't Actually a Reboot at All - CBR
Men In Black: David Schwimmer on turning down the lead role - Den of Geek
'Midnight Run' Is Among the Best of the '80s Film Offerings - Pop Matters
Is ‘Touch and Go’ Michael Keaton’s most forgotten movie? - Stuck in the 80s
'Stand by Me' at 30: Why This Stephen King Movie Is Timeless - Rolling Stone
Movie novelizations that should exist - Cavalcade of Awesome


TV
MUSIC
Debbie Gibson Stars in New Hallmark Movie, 'Summer of Dreams' - THR
Rare Akira vinyl soundtrack getting a reissue - Polygon
See Faith No More's Frenzied 1986 Concert With Singer Chuck Mosley - Rolling Stone
The Wild, The Innocent And Rappin’ Rodney - UPROXX
Mike Mills Reflects on R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time' Ahead of 25th-Anniversary Reissue - Billboard
You'll soon be able to tour Prince's legendary home in Minnesota - Mashable
Paul Simon's 'Graceland': 10 Things You Didn't Know - Rolling Stone
Madonna Makes Surprise Appearance at MOMA's 25th Anniversary Screening of 'Truth or Dare' - Billboard
Now Hear This - Michael Nesmith's Cruisin' - AEIOU And Sometimes Why
Rick Astley on Benefits of Rickrolling, Taking Cues From Adele - Rolling Stone
A Plaque Honoring David Bowie Was Installed Outside His Berlin Home - UPROXX
See Dee Snider Turn 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Into Piano Ballad - Rolling Stone


VIDEO GAMES
This week in games: Stranger Things becomes an 80s-style SCUMM, Duke Nukem returns from the grave - PC World
Daniel Benedict teases new mobile game He-Man: Tappers of the Universe - He-Man.Org
Bored? I'll show you boredom. Play 'Ennuigi' - Polygon
Duke Nukem 3D appears set for a 20th anniversary re-release - Polygon
Mini Wooden Arcade Brings Retro Gaming to Your Desktop - mental_floss
How Sega Made Pixel Art In The '80s & '90s - Kotaku
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove coming 2017 from Adult Swim - Polygon
Remembering the Howard The Duck videogame - Den Of Geek
The Secret Message Hidden On Sega's Arcade Bags - Kotaku
8 of the Weirdest Super Nintendo Games Ever Made - Rolling Stone
This Beautiful High-End NES Just Got Even Sleeker And A Little Less Expensive - UPROXX
"The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts" Book Coming From Dark Horse - CBR


POP CULTURE
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