Fresh off the recording of this week’s TRN Podcast, I’ve got plenty of Recurrent Events headlines to pass along. Beginning with this week’s article, when you see a headline beginning with ***, those stories made it in the Recurrent Events segment on the podcast so tune in this Tuesday to hear our take. Trust me, you won’t want to miss Mickey’s thoughts on the Pizza Hut headline!
Here are Recurrent events for the week of Oct 20 – 26, 2019.
- ***Disney announces a Hocus Pocus sequel to air on Disney+. No word yet on the return of the previous trio Midler, Parker, or Najimy.
- ***Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio. Variety reports that the acclaimed filmmaker is currently in early talks with Disney to direct the project
- ***Akira live-action movie is still happening according to Thor 4 director Taika Waititi
- ***‘Tom and Jerry’ Movie Moves Forward to 2020. Live-action hybrid comedy has moved forward by four months to Dec. 23, 2020 according to Variety. The plot centers on Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse getting kicked out of their home and relocating to a fancy New York hotel where an employee who will lose her job if she can’t evict Jerry.
- Ghostbusters, Frasier, Ferris Bueller and more 80s faves are in a shared universe. Very interesting theory here.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger Celebrates 35 Years of Terminator with BTS Photos
- ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot Back In Motion
- Roger Ebert Defended ‘Star Wars’ From Being Called Not Cinema Decades Before The Marvel Debate
- ***15 Terrifying Cartoon Characters From Your Childhood Who Scarred You For Life – most of these we agree with but there were several movies we haven’t seen between us.
- ***The 60 Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies – we definitely don’t feel guilty watching any of these movies
- ***Pizza Hut Tests Round Pizza Box and Plant-Based “Incogmeato” Sausage Topping The new round box contains less overall packaging than the standard square pizza box, is industrially-compostable (where available), and interlocks easily so you don’t have to worry as much about it popping open during transport. Plant-based Incogmeato Italian sausage is featured on the new Garden Specialty Pizza, which is a large, hand-tossed pizza that also comes topped with onions, mushrooms, and banana peppers. Both currently being tested in Phoenix AZ.
- ***Burger King Celebrates Halloween 2019 with New Ghost Whopper Featuring “Spectral White Bun” But Only at 10 Restaurants. Basically, a regular Whopper on a white cheddar cheese-flavored, white sesame seed bun. You can find the burger starting October 24, 2019
- Popeyes Offers New Voodoo Tenders
Recurrent Events: Hocus Pocus 2, War Pigs x Home Alone, November Streaming Scheme
- ***Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” but with lyrics about Home Alone
- Listen: R.E.M., ‘Uptempo Mo Distortion’ (Demo) — off deluxe ‘Monster’ reissue
- Kurt Cobain’s unwashed MTV Unplugged sweater just sold for $334,000
- $h!tter’s Full: An Inflatable Cousin Eddie RV Lawn Ornament From Christmas Vacation
- Aldi is selling cult ‘80s Care Bears and My Little Pony toys
- ***STREAMING SCHEME November
- Netflix: NOV 1 Grease, Rosemary’s Baby, Rounders, Sling Blade, The Matrix Trilogy. NOV 5 She-ra Princess of Power S4, NOV 8 Green Eggs and Ham animated series, NOV 15 Toys That Made Us S3, NOV 22 Dolly Parton Heartstrings, an anthology series that showcases the stories, memories, and inspirations behind her most beloved songs. NOV 29 The Movies That Made Us
- Hulu: NOV 1 A Simple Plan, Big Top Pee-Wee, Double Jeopardy, Fatal Attraction, The Firm, Flashdance, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Home for the Holidays, Interview with a Vampire, Kingpin, The Two Jakes NOV 5 Framing John DeLorean (While the film is structured as a documentary with a number of involved people as interview subjects, and the film also features reenactments of certain important scenes of DeLorean’s story. Reenactments star Alec Baldwin, Moreana Baccarin, Bluray released through Shout Factory) NOV 15 Creed II
- Amazon Prime: NOV 1 Bond Films (Connery to Brosnan), Big Top Pee-Wee, Double Jeopardy, Fatal Attraction, The Firm, Flashdance, NOV 15 The Man in the High Castle S4, Creed II
- Check out the STIRR channel: Some great Retro content with a setup somewhat similar to Pluto TV. Free streaming with live linear channels and on-demand content. When you start using STIRR, you can choose a city near you for access to local news. Look for news, sports, movies, viral videos, TV series, and more. New channels just released include The Greatest American Hero, Hunter, The Commish, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Whose Line Is It Anyway.