Saturday, January 28, 2017

Recurrent Events Update: Sir John Hurt Dies At 77, IDW Discontinues 'Jem' Comic, Aerosmith Farewell Tour

Welcome to the Recurrent Events weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, links, videos, and more! RD80s hit a social media milestone this week by passing 10,000 followers on Twitter! I don't take that likely, but do take it as I must be doing something right for everyone to join in the '80s fun. As a thank you, look for a new giveaway tweet this weekend. A winner was chosen for this past week's Facebook giveaway so be sure to connect on both platforms as my prize bin is still pretty full!


I launched a new t-shirt design campaign this week featuring the original ambassadors of Double Dragon! Spike and Hammer were the characters originally used to market the game both on arcade flyers and on the marquee of the game itself. My design combines the characters with the title screen lettering for a two-sided shirt that will be sure to deter any Shadow Warrior activity. Order yours now and help support the site!

Here are some recent RD80s articles posted in cased you missed them:
It seems like I have to keep apologizing for my "easily amused" spirit. So again, I'm sorry but Mario farting across the mushroom kingdom got the best of me this week. Thank you Laughing Squid...

Video of the Week


Here are your Recurrent Events links for Jan 28, 2017!

MOVIES
John Hurt, The Acclaimed British Actor Of ‘Alien’ Fame, Dies At 77 - UPROXX
Godzilla Sequel Casts Stranger Things Star - CBR
James Cameron Isn't Impressed with the Shape of the 'Alien' Franchise - THR
Michael Keaton’s ‘Batman Returns’ Suit Sold at Auction for $41,250 - Yahoo! Movies
‘Predator’ Reboot Adds ‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay - Variety
‘Dirty Dancing’ Screenwriter on Casting Patrick Swayze and That Abortion Plot Line - Yahoo! Movies
You Can Finally Eat At The Donut Shop From ‘Wayne’s World’ - UPROXX
A Recap Rap of the Entire Back to the Future Trilogy - Laughing Squid
'Moonlight' Star Naomie Harris Joins Dwayne Johnson in 'Rampage' - THR
DJ Caruso on the G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover: "the studio was shocked" - Den of Geek
Dan Aykroyd Writes Touching Tribute to Former Fiancee, Carrie Fisher - THR
'Star Wars': The Other 'Last Jedi' of Its 40-Year Mythology - THR
Shaft reboot lands Ride Along director - Den of Geek
Sundance Forever: The Mysterious, Prescient Phenomenon Of ‘sex, lies, and videotape’ - UPROXX
10 Stirring Facts About 'Cocktail' - Mental Floss
TV
MUSIC
VIDEO GAMES
POP CULTURE
IDW’s Jem and the Holograms Takes a Bow in April, But an Encore is Planned - CBR
Dead or Alive, You’re Going to be Blown Away by this Remote Control RoboCop Figure - Entertainment Earth
“If You’re Game Enough” and the Marvel Super Heroes RPG in 1987 - BattleGrip
Advance review of the He-Man Newspaper Comic Strips collection from Dark Horse - He-Man.Org
19 Things Kids Who Loved Disney In The '80s Couldn't Get Enough Of - BuzzFeed Rewind
Do you remember these 7 Shooting Games from 1981? - Retroist
Princess Leia Arcade Cabinets - Plastic & Plush
Terminator 2 T-800 1/4 Scale Action Figure From NECA - Toy News International
The 15 Best X-Men Comics Of The ’90s - CBR
Forgotten Food: Morning Funnies Cereal - Retro Ramblings
1987 Advertisement for Judge Dredd Citi-Block Floor Plans - BattleGrip
Transformers Fans Are Voting For The Next Leader Of Cybertron - Kotaku
2017 JoeCon 3 3/4 Exclusive Convention Box Set Battle Force 2000: Cobra B.A.T. Squad Leader Figure - Toy News International
2017 JoeCon 3 3/4 Exclusive Convention Box Set Battle Force 2000: Knockdown Figure - Toy News International
9 Fun Facts About Fruit Roll-Ups - Mental Floss
'Alternative facts' push '1984' to Amazon bestseller list - Mashable
How BIFF TANNEN Won The Future In BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II, Told For First Time In 28 Years - Newsarama
Optimus Prime Transformers Generation One Premium Scale Collectible Series - Cool Toy Review
Construx – One of the Best Toys of the 80’s - Retro Ramblings
G.I. Joe #2 (Exclusive Preview) - CBR


Got a link or know any active retro pop culture blogs/websites that are worth including with the Recurrent Events? Leave a comment so I can add it to the mix! If you missed last week's news update, visit the Recurrent Events archive.