Recurrent Events 8/6/16: Nintendo Power Magazine Archived Online, 'Splash' Gender Swap Remake, L.A.Law Reboot Might Happen

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, the Recurrent Events! Another week, another gender swap reboot...actually two!! I don't know, maybe it's me but the more that get announced the more this feels like a gimmick. I do like that they went the other way with Splash but just feels like Hollywood is pushing these swaps to get around the fact that it's just another remake.

Coming up next week, I dive into the Nintendo Power archive for an article. Also been awhile since I posted a Bodacious Breakdown so the search is on for a great music video to rediscover. I'm also looking for someone who might want to review a couple game apps and share on honest review for RD80s. Message me if you might be interested.

Here are the articles released this past week in cased you missed it:
Kids React is back with modern kids trying to figure out what exactly Blockbuster Video stores were! I could take it a step further and remember renting movies AND a top-loading VCR from our local mom-n-pop store.

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Here are your Recurrent Events links for August 6, 2016!

‘Splash’ Remake Hooks Disney; Channing Tatum, Jillian Bell Star - Deadline
Rebel Wilson to Star in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Remake - THR
Hulu announces pop culture documentaries about Batman, James Bond - Mashable
"Star Wars" Veteran Jimmy Smits Confirms "Rogue One" Cameo - Comic Book Resources
Are Any 1980s Movie Remakes Actually Good? No, For Real... Any? - Inverse
King of Kong: Every "King Kong" Movie Ranked From Worst to Best - CBR
When 1989 'Batman' Premiere Reached a Fever Pitch: "We Were Afraid We Couldn't Control Security" - THR
This TRON Inspired Artwork Looks Like It Was Plucked From 1982! - Retroist
Bette Midler "Can't Wait" to See Idina Menzel Revive Her 'Beaches' Role - THR
ALIENS: THE SET PHOTOGRAPHY Book Goes Behind the Scenes of the Classic Film - Nerdist
Cruella to start filming this year, new writer hired - Den of Geek
This Live-Action Transformers Fan Film Is Better Than All of Michael Bay's Attempts - Gizmodo
Optimus Prime Dances With Dragons in "Transformers: The Last Knight" Poster - CBR
The 30th anniversary of Jason Lives means it’s time to go back to Camp Crystal Lake - A.V. Club
That Flatliners remake is actually a sequel, will still star Kiefer Sutherland - A.V. Club
Break out the Quack Fu, Howard The Duck turns 30 today - A.V. Club

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