Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.
News has come around that the Star Wars Trading Post, a popular destination for Force fanatics located in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, will soon be relocated to a more permanent establishment at the site of the former Rainforest Cafe. Such news comes with great delight, as fans are finally assured that they can get their hands on exclusive Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge merchandise at an alternative location.
Let me start of by saying you're always entitled to your opinion, and if you happen to like one or the other or even both that's okay. I just personally have a huge problem with both "Ready Player One" and "The Big Bang Theory" (from here on out they will be abbreviated as RPO and TBBT). The very brief explanation as to why; is they're both the exact opposite message you want to send to the general public about nerd culture. So much selfishness and self-righteousness because you happen to know painfully obscure facts about nerd culture. Seriously, let's take a look.
I first heard of the film Loqueesha when it was reviewed by MacDoesIt at the top of 2020 (clip). I watched it myself this past August and let’s just say...its bad girl.
As a fan of the recently ended CW supernatural thriller, Supernatural, I was always impressed by the characters that the writers developed over the course of its' fifteen seasons. Some of my personal favorites were of course the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, Castiel, Bobby, Crawley, Ruby, and of course, Mark Pelligrino's portrayal of the pivotal devil, Lucifer. The one character that beyond any doubt shook the first five years of the show was the character, Lilith. Lilith is a popular character throughout history, the Queen of the Demons, the first historical reference to a succubus, and quite possibly the queen of all evil. Why has pop culture, literature, and history enjoyed such a flirtation with this popularly evil she-demon?
If you have always dreamed of doing some Star Wars shopping at a temple that was built 5,000 years ago by the mysterious warrior race known as the Massassi, you might get your wish at some point in the future.
Cartoon Network telecast a lot of great cartoons back when I was young, in the late 90s and early 2000s. I used to eat breakfast watching these cartoons before school and later once the school bell rang, would rush home in the evening. Each show had a different emotion and a different set of values to teach. Now that I'm a grown-up, I enjoy the music too and appreciate the amount of effort put into the background themes of these children's shows.
We're now less than a week away from the premiere of WandaVision, the first of the new MCU TV series, on Disney +. At this point, it is well known that the series will draw inspiration from classic sitcoms, moving through the decades in each episode, before eventually evolving into a full MCU movie scenario.
This topic has been on my mind for a really long time. I noticed it with Dawson's Creek but I shrugged it off as a one time discomfort. Then recapping Glee I saw the April Rhodes story and while she's not a teacher, she is an older woman and was depicted (as a sight gag no less) to have had relations with a few underage students. Then I heard about Pretty Little Liars and that student teacher relationship which people actually shipped. Then I saw Life Unexpected and dear god that student/teacher relationship was the worst example I'd ever seen. It doesn't stop there, there's The OC, One Tree Hill, and even recently with Riverdale. It got me thinking...why is this such a common thread and why is it almost always handled so freaking poorly? I can only thank god that Freaks and Geeks was cancelled before Judd Apatow ruined things by making Lindsay have a thing for Mr. Russo.
Note: Originally written November 2, 2020 Fair warning: The bottom half of this article contains spoilers for Netflix season 4 The Crown’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana. If you know your British Royals history, then technically it contains no spoilers at all. 😉
Randall Mario Poffo was born on November 11, 1952, but we would come to know him as the one and only “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Before entering the world of professional wrestling, Poffo was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher straight out of high school. He was placed in the minor leagues to help develop his skills. In the minor leagues, he primarily played as an outfield. Randy injured his right shoulder, which was his natural throwing arm, in a collision at home plate, after this, Randy learned to throw with his left arm instead. Poffo’s last season was in 1974 where he finished with a .254 Batting average and had hit 16 home runs.
Hello My Love, As time goes on, people fight and argue about race, religion, and sexual orientation, I am growing tired of the selfishness and ignorance of others. Focused on judging everyone but themselves.
Introduction Every loves a good sports film don't they? I would assume anyone reading this post does, otherwise I would be wondering why you had chosen this post to read on Vocal Media. Anyway. At the their best, sports films can be some of the most entertaining, enthralling and inspiring pieces of cinema that you are likely to witness in your lifetime. From movies based on true stories to stories of complete fiction, some sports films know just how to hook you in. How do they manage to do this? By using certain tropes or cliches that have worked in previous sports films and have proven to be successful, thus necessitating their usage in the next great sports film. The following post will present and explain a few of the most prevalent tropes found in sports movies, providing examples taken from the genre. All of these cliches have carried through the decades, for better or worse, but all I am here to do is present and explain them to you. Sit back, relax and take in this article about some of the sports cliches that Hollywood will never tire of.