Blog, Saturday Recap — June 7, 2014 9:25 am

Saturday Morning Recap: Vol. 11

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Remember when Saturday mornings were worth getting up for? While we can’t provide a four-hour block of programming, here’s some retro news you may have missed (or simply want to revisit) from the past week.

Saturday Morning TV:


We’re going a slightly different route this morning– instead of a cartoon, we’re honoring the late Ann B. Davis (best known for portraying Alice on The Brady Bunch) with this Pop-Up Brady clip of Lee’s favorite episode.  See if you can guess why it’s his favorite in less than thirty seconds.

Movies:


Barely born the last time Ghostbusters had a major theatrical release? You’re in luck because it’s getting a big-screen re-release
! Ghostbusters will return to more than 700 movie theaters on August 29. If you’re not near one of those 700+ theatres, then be sure to pick up the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, as well as the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, on September 16. Previously Ghostbusters II releases did not feature deleted scenes, so we’re pretty pumped to finally see the sequence in which Ray gets possessed and drives off with the Ecto-mobile!

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Lea Thompson doesn’t have hard feelings about Howard the Duck.  In fact, she actually uses the “first Marvel movie” angle as a bragging right.  She’s also pretty proud of her cool look in the movie and we, like, totally agree.

WOOOSH!
Hey nerds! Star Wars: Episode A Billionty has added Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie to its cast. None of those names are Jar Jar Binks, so we’re kind of excited right now.

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Bill Condon is set to direct a live-action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Wasn’t there already a live-action version before the animated film came out? Hmmm…

Secret Movies:

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Hill Valley square, the iconic Back to the Future location, is being recreated in London next year by Secret Cinema.  We might finally be taking that trip to England next year!

Cybernetic Baseball Players:

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RoboCop threw the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers Game this week. You can make all the jokes you want about Detroit being a crime-ridden cesspool, but you have to admit– that’s pretty awesome.

Sailor Moon Update:


We’re getting closer and closer to the premiere of the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime on July 5. To whet our whistle, here’s a newly-released trailer.

Talk Shows:

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Movies aren’t the only things in reruns… talk show history is repeating itself with the second cancellation of The Arsenio Hall Show. The Dog Pound whoops sadly.

Video Games:

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Do you have a PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, or a PC? Well, you have one year to obtain one because Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that Mortal Kombat X is gonna be all up in them!

In Case You Missed It:

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Linz got Haddaway’s “What Is Love” stuck in her head and made us all suffer.  It’s definitely been looping endlessly in Lee’s head, too, since the article was posted.

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Speaking of Lee, he dug up some Bill Nye the Science Guy music videos to demonstrate 6 Bill Nye Videos That Taught Us the Wrong Lesson.

R.I.P.:

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Ann B. Davis, best known for her role as The Brady Bunch‘s Alice Nelson, passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday, June 1.  Bet you didn’t know Alice had a last name on that show. R.I.P.

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