Saturday, August 13, 2016

Recurrent Events Aug 13 2016: R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies, Pat Benetar Broadway Musical, Amiga Games Now Available Online

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, the Recurrent Events! Thankfully we took a break from gender-swap reboot announcements this week, but there was still plenty of rehashing in the news. Speaking of, Michael Bay continues to tease the new Transformers movie on his social media. With it being the 30th anniversary, I've been thinking alot about the original animated Transformers: The Movie enough to preorder on Amazon this week. After waiting a pretty long time for an official Blu-ray/DVD release, I'm pretty excited to own it again. I picked up a VHS copy I believe at Wal-mart about when video cassettes finally became extinct. A co-worked borrowed it at my previous job and 15 years later I'm still waiting for him to return it.

I think I'm going to quit hyping what I'm working on for the upcoming week because it seems like I never follow though with the articles in a timely fashion. I doubt anyone is waiting with baited breath for that Bodacious Breakdown I promised last week, but I think I'll keep my upcoming articles a surprise for those of you follow RD80s.

Here are the articles released this past week in cased you missed it:
So besides the aforementioned RetroSFX videos I stumbled onto this week, my favorite thing to watch was Rick Astley rocking out to AC/DC. Do I have a strange Rick Astley obsession? Maybe, but this was more "wow factor" than anything. "He can play drums? Wait, he listens to AC/DC?"

Video of the Week

Here are your Recurrent Events links for August 13, 2016!

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‘Star Wars’ Kenny Baker Dies: R2-D2 Actor Was 81 - Deadline
Do You Remember Disney’s Animation Studio Tour with Robin Williams? - Retroist
"Transformers: The Last Knight" Reveals Bumblebee's New Robot Form - CBR
An under-the-hood look at the production of 1986’s Transformers - A.V. Club
Many Bothans Will Not Be Dying in Rogue One - io9
He-Man movie update - interview on IGN with director McG - He-Man.Org
Black Manta Will Be the Villain in the Aquaman Movie, Because of Course He Will - io9
Say hello to Antoine Fuqua’s little Scarface remake - A.V. Club
‘Bad Boys 3’ Finally Has An Official Title And A New Release Date - UPROXX
The Han Solo Movie Will Include a Young Lando Calrissian - io9
'Transformers: The Last Knight' Reveals New Megatron Image, Character Details - THR
Kickoff time again: Top 5 football movies of the '80s - Stuck in the 80s
Why Sylvester Stallone Quit 'Beverly Hills Cop' — and Made Way for Eddie Murphy to Become a Superstar - Yahoo! Movies
In 1996, TV-to-movie adaptations reached saturation point—and a creative peak - A.V. Club
'Ghostbusters' Heading for Loss, Sequel Unlikely - Yahoo! Movies
Jason Momoa in talks to star in 'The Crow' Reboot - Mashable
The Lost Boys Reunite And Remember Robin Williams On The 25th Anniversary Of ‘Hook’ - UPROXX
5 gender-swapped '80s reboots we'd love to see - Hypeable
It Almost Starred ‘The Two Coreys,’ And Other Facts About ‘Stand By Me’ - UPROXX
A Giant Robot and the 1986 Transformers Movie Taught Me About the Cold Inevitability of Death - Gizmodo
7 things you (probably) didn't know about 'Edward Scissorhands' - Mashable
TRON 3: Disney Producer Still Hopeful For Sequel - Screen Rant
'Terminator,' 'Beetlejuice', 'Heathers' Editors Recall Cutting Cult Classics - THR
Jennifer Grey Turned Down Role in ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - THR


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