Recurrent Events: Ghostbusters Afterlife Details, Alex Cross Streaming Series, Funko Soda Collectibles

Recurrent Events is here again to give you the latest retro pop culture headlines from this past week. Listen to the upcoming TRN Podcast for our takes on several stories including several Disney projects and the latest Funko releases from London Toy Fair. Also, check out the brand new Recurrent Events calendar on TheRetroNetwork.com homepage featuring a look at upcoming releases in film, TV, Blu-ray, music, toys, and more. You can also add it to your Google or iCal calendar apps on your phone to get daily updates.

The big story this week for me is news on the Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie in theaters this July. First, star Finn Wolfhard told Bloody Disgusting that the new film utilizes more practical effects than CGI. This would do miles for me who love Slimer as the ugly spud puppet in the original movie and even stuff like the eggs popping from their shell on Dana’s kitchen counter. I hope the CGI focus is more on the Ghostbuster’s proton packs and equipment. Another big shot in the arm for the film came from Bill Murray this past week. He told Vanity that “the script is good. It’s got lots of emotion in it. It’s got lots of family in it, with through lines that are really interesting. It’s gonna work. We are a man down. That’s the deal. And that’s the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they’ve written.” That means the story will likely link Egon’s kindred to the other surviving Ghostbusters as hinted in the trailer. It’s usually Dan Aykroyd who does all the hyping but this coming from Murray is a good sign to me.

Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of Jan 19 – 25, 2020. (Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)

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'80s kid and '90s grad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my Rediscoverthe80s.com website. I collect vinyl, comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.