Saturday, February 11, 2017

Recurrent Events Update: 'Scarface' Reboot Set For 2018, Star Wars 40th Anniversary Toys, Prince Returning To Spotify

Welcome to the Recurrent Events weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, links, videos, and more! On Monday, Pop Rewind and RD80s will be releasing the next round of '80s Valentines We'd Like To Receive. We'll be posting 5 each on both sites and several more to our social media outlets for everyone to share with their significant others on Tuesday!

I've added a "Collecting" section to the Recurrent Events Update that is now separate from the general "Pop Culture" section. Since my feed has a nose for new collectibles, I thought a separate section would be a great addition to the update each week.

It's been real exciting to host the social media giveaways in 2017 and I've got another one coming up next week that will add some ectoplasmic residue to your shelf! The Memory Jogger Podcast will also be returning soon with some school memories and a special episode where we reveal our '80s crushes along with our friends at the 80s League.

Here are some recent RD80s articles in case you missed them:
In the category of "Hey, Why Not", check out this mashup of Star Wars droids with the Friends theme I found via Laughing Squid.

Video of the Week


Here are your Recurrent Events links for Feb 11, 2017!

MOVIES
Universal’s ‘Scarface’ Reboot To Hit Big Screen In August 2018 - Deadline
Thandie Newton In Talks for Han Solo Movie - Variety
Celebrate America’s Greatest Detective With These ‘Naked Gun’ Quotes - UPROXX
Berlin Hidden Gem: 'Erase & Forget' Introduces the Man Who Inspired 'Rambo' - THR
New ‘Halloween’ Movie Taps Director David Gordon Green, Writer Danny McBride - Variety
The ‘John Wick’ Director Wants To Serve Up Immortals Galore With His ‘Highlander’ Reboot - UPROXX
Patrick Swayze’s Dirty Dancing jacket is going up for auction - A.V. Club
Appreciating Richard Hatch and the Underrated Battlestar Galactica ’78 Movie - Nerdist
Terms Of Endearment set for a remake, Oprah Winfrey to star - Den of Geek
Remembering Howie Mandel's Unforgettable 80s Movie Characters - TV Overmind
‘Spinal Tap’ Suit Against Vivendi Cranked Up To $400M, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean & Christopher Guest Added - Deadline
TV
MUSIC
Prince Songs to Return to Spotify, Apple Music, Other Streaming Services on Grammys Sunday - Variety
The Retroist Scoreboard: DuckTales the Movie And More 2/8/2017 - Retroist
Alex Jones' chemtrails theory gets a 'DuckTales' remix, finally? - Mashable
Will Angus Young Join Guns N' Roses Onstage During Their Australian Tour? - Ultimate Classic Rock
Grammys Announce Prince, George Michael Tributes - Rolling Stone
Roller-Vinyl! 20 Records from the Roller Skating Craze of the 1970s-80s - Flashbak
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Add More Summer Tour Dates - Ultimate Classic Rock
10 More Underrated '80s Bands You Need to Hear Now - LA Weekly
Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album - Ultimate Classic Rock
Cassette Tape Advertising of the 1960s-1980s - Flashbak
First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986 - Like Totally 80s


VIDEO GAMES
POP CULTURE
Image Comics Founders to Reunite for 25th Anniversary ECCC Panel - CBR
Let’s Play 1984’s The Temple Of Doom Board Game! - Retroist
Podcast: Our favorite couples of the '80s - Stuck in the 80s
GI Joe Returns - Plaid Stallions
Dodge Is Giving Its New Police Cruiser Some Very RoboCop Upgrades - Gizmodo
I Worked For Tiger Beat Magazine During Its 1980s Glory Days ... - Gothamist
Take a look inside the He-Man Newspaper Comic Strips collection from Dark Horse - He-Man.Org
Did You Know There Was a “Wayne’s World” Board Game? - Retroist
Clark Orr’s “Pop Culture Postage” Is Incredible! - Retroist
Disco Meets Dukes of Hazzard: A 1980 Fashion Spread - Flashbak


COLLECTING
An Exclusive Look at Some of the New Toys Celebrating Star Wars' 40th Anniversary - io9
More NECA 30th Anniversary Predator Figure Info - Toy News International
Good Smile Company: FREEing Namco Arcade Cabinets - The Fwoosh
NECA "Weird Al" Yankovic 8" Clothed "White and Nerdy" Figure - Toy News International
Funko: Garbage Pail Kids Mystery Minis Wave 2 - The Fwoosh
Good Smile Company: FREEing Namco Arcade Cabinets - The Fwoosh
Specialty Series: Trap Jaw Pop! - Funko
2017 JoeCon Convention Box Set Battle Force 2000: Cobra B.A.T. V1.8 Figure - Toy News International
2017 JoeCon Convention Box Set Battle Force 2000: Blocker Figure - Toy News International
'The Terminator' Board Game Is Coming - mental_floss


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.