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‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode

‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 2 of “Stranger Things.”]

Matt and Ross Duffer have never hidden their inner cinephiles, and Season 2 of “Stranger Things” brings a slew of new homages to horror, action, and adventure films. On top of those are all the ’80s pop culture references essential when making a series set in that decade. Here’s an episode-by-episode breakdown of all the references and homages in the second season (sans music, which will be included in another post).

Read More:‘Stranger Things’ Spoilers Review: All the Traps, Twists, and Troubles of a Thrilling Season 2 “Chapter One: Madmax” “Mad Max” (1979) – The Australian dystopian film starring Mel Gibson inspired Max’s (Sadie Sink) high-score name. “Terminator” (1984) – The title appears on the Hawkins movie theater marquee. The film would have premiered two days before the events of the season begin, which happens to be October 28, 1984. “Ghostbusters” (1984) – The paranormal comedy would have premiered earlier that summer and inspired the main foursome’s Halloween costumes.
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Stranger Things 2: complete Easter Egg and reference guide

Michael Ahr Oct 30, 2017

Stranger Things season 2 is filled with pop culture references and other goodies you may have missed. Here's what our Us chums found...

Warning: contains episode-by-episode spoilers.

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With a series like Stranger Things, which places a lot of weight behind its nostalgia for 80s pop culture, any hidden references, allusions, and homages become key for audience enjoyment, especially for those who were the same age back then as the kids are in the show. Whether it be a song choice with particularly appropriate lyrics, a recognisable image meant to invoke an 80s movie or TV show, or a detail harkening back to season 1, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the easter eggs and references here.

Did we miss any? Let us know
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June Foray, Voice of ‘Bullwinkle Show’s’ Natasha and Rocky, Dies at 99

June Foray, Voice of ‘Bullwinkle Show’s’ Natasha and Rocky, Dies at 99
June Foray, the voice of “The Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame, died Thursday. She was 99.

Her close friend Dave Nimitz, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old.”

Foray was the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among many others.

The first lady of voice acting and founder of the annual Annie Awards was instrumental in the creation of the Oscars’ animated feature category.
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Rocky Horror Romance! Victoria Justice and Reeve Carney Hold Hands at Halloween Outing

What a way to start their own Rocky Horror romance!

Rocky Horror Picture Show costars Victoria Justice  and Reeve Carney arrived hand in hand at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride over the weekend. While visiting the House of Shadows and Trick or Treat haunted mazes, the pair kept a low profile as they enjoyed the evening together.

Justice, 23, who was previously in a two-year relationship with Pierson Fode, recently took on the role of Janet Weiss in Foxâ€.s star-studded Rocky Horror Picture Show revamp, proving to fans and herself that she can handle a
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Potd: Ryan Reynolds as ‘Deadpool’ Teamed Up with the X-Men for Trick or Treat

Potd: Ryan Reynolds as ‘Deadpool’ Teamed Up with the X-Men for Trick or Treat
Whether they were scantily clad members of the Avengers or cheap renditions of the Justice League, you probably saw a lot of superheroes walking around. But some lucky trick or treaters were lucky enough to team up with someone as close as they can get to a real superhero. Ryan Reynolds hit the streets last […]

The post Potd: Ryan Reynolds as ‘Deadpool’ Teamed Up with the X-Men for Trick or Treat appeared first on /Film.
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Disney Releases Official Specs for Fantastic 'Fantasia' Bd

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has official announced the full specs for its upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Fantasia. The former, which dates from 1940, has become one of Disney's most admired classics. If the quality of remastering for a hi-def release is anything like that of Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, animation fans are in for a visual and auditory treat.

The Blu-ray edition of The Fantasia and Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition will be a 4-disc release that includes both the original film and its turn-of-the-millennium follow-up. Like the original, Fantasia 2000 is a lively mix of classical music and animated imagery. The 'cast' includes a host of famous names, including Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn and Teller, Angela Lansbury, Itzhak Perlman and Quincy Jones.

Among the special features on the Blu-ray will be the Academy Award® nominated short Destino.
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