Saturday, December 17, 2016

Recurrent Events Update: 'Dirty Dancing' Returning to Theaters, 'Ducktales' Cast Revealed, John Cena Is The New Johnny Lawrence

Welcome to the Recurrent Events weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, links, videos, and more! Christmas is now just 8 days away! I'm very excited as we will be visiting family in Florida. As I've done in year's past, I have a fun article lined up for Christmas Day where I go on a shopping spree through the Sears Wish Book. This year, it's 1989 and time to upgrade my stereo in preparation for my Columbia House CD collection in the '90s!

I hope you enjoyed the '80s Christmas collaboration event posted this week. I had a real blast putting together the article and podcasting with my pal Wyatt on Memory Jogger. If you are subscribed to the RD80s podcast feed, you might have noticed the main artwork changed. If not, I've got a new music-based show debuting in January where I'll be diving into a pool of unpopular '80s music. I grew up on Top 40 countdowns and greatest hits albums that I feel liked I've missed out on alot of great music and I want to discover more tracks that weren't mainstream along with album cuts that were never released. Be on the lookout for the new Not Top 40 on the RD80s podcast feed beginning January 2017!

Here are some recent RD80s articles posted in cased you missed them:
I might be a little excited for the new Ducktales series since this is the second straight week its been topic of best video. Disney just released the casting for the new series in a fun unique way...they all sing the theme song!!

Video of the Week

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

MOVIES
'Dirty Dancing' Coming Back to Theaters For 30th Anniversary - Yahoo!
These Signs Prove You Love Christmas As Much As The Griswolds - UPROXX
‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer: Gru Battles An ’80s Relic Bent On Rad Mayhem, Dude - Deadline
This 'Terminator 2' action figure would be greatest gift of all time - Mashable
Christmas Vacation Voted The Best Holiday Movie Ever - Like Totally 80s
National Film Registry: '80s favorites among 25 movies added to list - Mercury News
Yippee Ki Yay: The major differences between 'Die Hard' and the book it's based on - Mashable
Plethora of 'Three Amigos' trivia on its 30th anniversary - Stuck in the 80s
Top Ten Star Wars Sounds - Retromash
Spielberg at 70: Indy, E.T., and the 1980s - Den of Geek
AMC Theatres Brings Back ‘The Right Stuff’ to Honor John Glenn - Variety


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POP CULTURE
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