Saturday, October 15, 2016

Recurrent Events Oct 15 2016: 'Clue' Gets Stage Adaptation, Nintendo Finds Early Console In Storage, Fraggle Rock Returning To HBO

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, the Recurrent Events! This was a pretty big week for RD80s. I didn't expect it to come together so quickly but my first memoir went live earlier this week. Biking To Buzzards And Other '80s Childhood Adventures is now available exclusively on Amazon. It's filled with several short stories and memories from my childhood in rural Pennsylvania.

Also this week I launched the latest Watch & Win Giveaway featuring two Star Wars Black Series action figures courtesy our friends at Entertainment Earth. You have until Oct 18 at 12am to enter the contest so click the link to get your entries now!

Finally, I'm proud to announce a new show as part of the Rediscover the 80s Podcast. My longtime friend Wyatt and I will be diving brain first into the past with our new Memory Jogger Podcast which will feature our memories and experiences as far back as we can remember. There will be a theme to each show and we'll essentially let our brains guide us to specific memories. We won't be exclusively talking about the 1980s, but you can expect a heavy dose since those were our formative years. The first episode is now live introducing the concept of the show and our background. We hope you'll listen this week and let us know what you think!

There were several more articles posted this past week in cased you missed some:
Sploid introduced me to this short animated film titled Mall 84 this week. I thought it was fun in a Goldbergs kinda way since there are references that don't match up with 1984. Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy remembering the mall atmosphere.

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Here are your Recurrent Events links for Oct 15, 2016!

MOVIES
‘Clue’ on Stage: Play by Movie’s Writer-Director to Bow in 2017 (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
Danny DeVito TellsWhen a Monkey Attacked Him on the Set of Batman Returns - Laughing Squid
Ron Howard open to sequel to 'Willow' - Stuck in the 80s
How Tim Burton updated ‘Batman’ from silly to scary - Mashable
'The Lost Boys' Comic Writer Explains Why Santa Carla Is Still Dangerous After All These Years - THR
Bill Murray’s lines in ‘Ghostbusters’ were mostly improvised - Mashable
Original 'E.T.' Artwork Auctioned for Nearly $400,000 - THR
Indiana Jones Meets Star Wars in Raiders of the Lost Dark Mashup - CBR
A Visual Effects Breakdown of the New Ghostbusters Reboot - Laughing Squid
Ditched Indiana Jones ideas that might appear in Indy 5 - Den of Geek
The 10 Greatest Horrors of the '80s - Entertainment.ie
Brat Pack America: A Love Letter To 80s Teen Movies - Bleeding Cool


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POP CULTURE
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