Saturday, September 17, 2016

Recurrent Events Sept 17 2016: Toy Hall Of Fame Nominees Include Transformers, 'Family Ties' Stage Play, G.I. Joe 3 Delayed

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, the Recurrent Events! Today is the official Batman Day holiday so I might celebrate by finally watching Suicide Squad in the theater. It's been a tough week for me. I've had a head cold all week which is never fun when you work in customer service. My voice is shot so I won't be able to release a new podcast this week but you can get all the stories your retro heart desires right here! Despite being under the weather, I did manage to post a couple article this past week:

Want to be the star of EVERY car show you attend? Get this German company to build you a life-sized Transformer out of a BMW. Thanks to Laughing Squid for posting...

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Here are your Recurrent Events links for Sept 17, 2016!

MOVIES
GI Joe 3 Delayed By Dwayne Johnson’s Packed Schedule - CBR
‘Blade Runner 2’ Director Would Like To Remake ‘Dune’ Next - UPROXX
A Theory That the Back to the Future Trilogy Is an Elaborate Reflective Chiasmus - Laughing Squid
Happy Batman Day! Siskel And Ebert’s 1989 Review - Retroist
Freddie Mercury and Rod Stewart Could Have Had David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' Role - Ultimate Classic Rock
13 '80s movies crying out for reissued - or long overdue - soundtracks - Salon
John Lithgow Would’ve Played the Joker in Joe Dante’s Batman Film - CBR
‘RoboCop’ Director Paul Verhoeven Explains What The Reboot Got Wrong - UPROXX
‘Groundhog Day’ Musical Will Cast Its Shadow on Broadway - Variety
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders to Swing Into Theaters For One Night - CBR


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