Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.
When Were the Teens Really Teens?
Co-written by Deb Gilbert When Olivia Newton John died this week at the age of 73, some quick math revealed something that was already apparent at the time: When the singer and actress filmed the classic musical film "Grease," released in 1978, she was already a solid decade past her high school years. This has not been uncommon in films, when teenagers rarely look or sound like the teens you know or see every day. But sometimes the age difference is more glaring, and other times the teens are actually teens. Let's take a look at examples supposed teens in teen roles over the years and see how some of the age differences are shocking to the point of absurd.
She Hulk Episode 1: First Impressions
So I watched the first episode of She Hulk today and it was... fine. I must admit I've struggled a little with the tone of the MCU's Phase 4, and I don't think I'm alone in that. I mean Eternals, remember that movie?
Mrs. Maisel is indeed marvelous!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a series about a Jewish housewife in the late 1950s early 1960s named Miriam (Midge) Maisel who becomes a comedian Ala Joan Rivers. I love everything about the series from the fashion, the story, the eclectic cast of characters who have their own stories and drama going on within the series. The show is created by veteran Hollywood writing couple Amy and Daniel Paladino -Sherman. Also the show has been nominated for many Emmy categories and the lead actress who plays Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan won an Emmy for her work as Midge Maisel.
North Shore Music Theatre's 'The Buddy Holly Story' is a Powerful Enactment
Every day seems a little longer, every way, love’s a little stronger - Buddy Holly North Shore Music Theatre presents The Buddy Holly Story. Unfolding the early life and career of the famous rock and roll musician, Buddy Holly fights to incorporate his own music into the industry. His legacy imprints his own personal technique on the world.
Fairfax is an animated series on Amazon prime about four middle school friends living in trendy and clout chasing Fairfax , California. Like other residents in Fairfax the group of friends also chase clout and follow trends. There are two hip-hop pigeons who sit on a phone wire and contribute funny and antecdotes and one-liners about what is going on in the town during an episode.
The Return of Beavis and Butthead
I am a lifelong fan of Beavis and Butthead, the series that aired originally on MTV the brain child of legendary animator Mike Judge. The concept of the show is genius focusing on the hilarious misadventures of two teenage metalheads who cause hilarious Hijinx in their hometown of Highland . It is never clear where the town is located some say New Mexico other say Texas I myself lean towards Texas as well. the boys have life goals for anyone looking to argue the boys moral fiber consisting of one day being able to score, get nachos, getting chicks, money, cool music videos, and finding something that doesn’t suck on television.
Mr. Clean, DIRTY!!
This is your roving reporter Anne O. Nimity – Yes, my parents wanted a girl. Get over it and move on. I’m down at the police station where I have just been speaking with Officer McGruff. Having recently heard of the untimely demise of the Pillsbury Doughboy - which sad event is still under investigation - I asked for a statement. The overcoat bedecked K-9 Officer was quoted as saying… “Don’t you worry, we’ll take a bite out of crime!” In any case, in my own ongoing investigations I have uncovered facts leading me to make this special news report tonight which I have titled:
Toy Story 2 - A Movie Review
We are saving Woody no matter how hard it is. Toy Story 2 is a 1999 sequel to the first film. Woody is stolen by a toy collector. Buzz Lightyear leads a mission with the toys from Andy’s room to rescue him. Meeting new friends, Woody learns that he is a priceless antique who once had his very own show.
Why The Office, Works
It's been 17 years since the first episode of The Office came out, and almost 10 years since the series had finished its run on NBC in 2013. But its a funny thing how popularity and cultural relevance works in the entertainment industry. There are plenty of shows/movies/music/fads that came out in the year 2005 that were huge successes and super popular at the time, but fail to hold a scintilla of that same popularity today. So its quite surprising that a show about an office environment would be able to withstand the test of time, and become even more popular now than it ever was back in its original run. And its even more surprising that a show like The Office even was able to survive and have a run, considering it almost was given up on before it was able to find its footing.
The Gray Man and Brad Pitt Train Fight
I’m pretty sure I saw the trailer to Brad Pitt Train Fight aka Bullet Train every single time that I’ve been to the movies this year. And when I finally saw it last week I got there early and the pre-show had no less than 3 previews for Bullet Train, the movie I was about to watch, including the full trailer once again. So I don’t think I was into the movie as much as I wanted to be because I felt like the trailer, like most trailers, showed a bit too much. Which is why I usually don’t watch trailers, but this one was just unavoidable. I had fun, but I think I actually enjoyed the movie more on my second watch, that could also be because I had seen Netflix's The Gray Man in between.
Where did the Story of Anakin Go Wrong?
I watched “Revenge of the Sith” again. Overall it has some of my favorite bits in the films, but it’s flawed. The whole Anakin/Padme thing needed improvement. Basically a lot of Anakin's development could have been better.
What Makes A Great Babyface
Hulk Hogan was a massive success that helped WWE reach incredible heights. Hulk was a megastar who held the WWF title for over one thousand days from 1984 to 1988. Since then, Hulk Hogan has been the model of what it means to be the guy in WWE.