pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Tom Bacon4 days ago
Has King Arthur's Legendary Sword of Excalibur Finally Been Found?
We know surprisingly little about the truth behind the legends of King Arthur. Many historians believe a version of him really existed, but you have to look behind the myths to find the man. Arthur wa...
SineCera 5 days ago
'Suicide Squad'
Upon putting pen to paper, the question arises in my head, “Aren’t there more important issues you could be ranting about with the same passion? Perhaps even one that could bear weight or do some form...
Tom Bacon5 days ago
Muggles On The Line: Police Tell Harry Potter Fans To Get McGonagone From The Hogwarts Express Route
"I would like to remind everyone that we are mere Muggles." That's actually a quote from an official police statement. Harry Potter fans are going to lengths that would baffle even Ron Weasley in thei...
Tom Bacon5 days ago
The Latest Controversy At Cannes Highlights Hollywood's Netflix Problem
The times, they are a-changin'. The last few years have seen streaming services like Netflix and Amazon increasingly focus in on original content, whether that's new TV shows, or original movies. Trad...
Andrew Sobo6 days ago
All You Need to Know About Memes
Ah memes, a sweet relief from the ever serious and depressing world. Memes, the subject of hundreds of thousands of accounts on snapchat, instagram, twitter, tumblr, and many other social media accoun...
Tom Bacon6 days ago
It's (Not) All Connected: The Ultimate Frozen Fan-Theory Has Officially Been Debunked!
It's hard to believe that Frozen was released as far back as 2013. If you checked out the toy shop over Christmas, you'll know that Frozen fever hasn't abated at all in the three years since Disney re...
Beth Neilson6 days ago
Disney Made Me Who I Am
I was a lonely kid. I was desperate for friendship, companionship, love, but I had little opportunity and an off-putting personality. Movies have been my safe haven from reality for my entire life. As...
Tom Bacon6 days ago
Tilda Swinton Whitewashing Controversy Continues: Can 'Doctor Strange' Really Consider Itself A Special Case?
Doctor Strange may have been a blockbuster hit, but it was also a tremendously controversial film. Marvel received real heat over on social media for their casting of Tilda Swinton — a British female ...
Tom Bacon7 days ago
Good News: 'Game Of Thrones' Is NOT Threatened By Brexit!
Confession time: I'm British. And that means that just two days ago I cast my vote in an historic referendum that — we now know — will take the UK out of the European Union. It's impossible to foresee...
Paul Zuniga8 days ago
Not a Peep: The Cast of Stranger Things Are Sworn to Secrecy over Season 2 Details
With so much hype building around Season 2 of Stranger Things, it isn't a surprise that Netflix might want to keep it under wraps as much as possible. To that end, its young cast has been sworn to sec...
Tom Chapman8 days ago
Time To 'Face' Your Critics: Fans Use 'Game Of Thrones' To Troll Apple's iPhone X
As Apple continues to tighten its grip on the empire of electronics, fans of HBO's Game of Thrones have just pulled a startling comparison between Westeros and California that the company really shoul...
Tisha Eaton9 days ago
Zetus Lapetus!: FreeForm to Air Early 2000s Disney Shows
90s kids you can rejoice, set your DVRs, or get ready for all-nighters while you three-way call your best friends, because Free Form will be airing some of our favorite Disney Channel shows and movies...
Tom Chapman9 days ago
Time To Speak Out: James Gunn Pens Emotional Letter About Sexual Predators In Hollywood
While sexual abuse is sadly nothing new to Hollywood, those on the receiving end of such monstrous acts find themselves with more of a voice than ever these days. With the support of the media and tho...
5 Harry Potter Fake News You Probably Believed
The reason why so many people are fascinated by the Harry Potter universe is that, even if you are the greatest Potterhead in the world, there are still so many things that you don't know. With so muc...
Tisha Eaton12 days ago
First 'Anastasia The Musical' Teaser Trailer Takes Us On A Journey To The Past
Anastasia is among those non-Disney films credited with one-upping the mega-studio at its own game. However historically inaccurate, Anastasia is among the best princess cartoons created, and it was m...
Tisha Eaton12 days ago
Everything You Need To Know (So Far) About The 'Anastasia' Broadway Adaptation
In the '90s Disney had the monopoly on princesses, with the Disney Renaissance happening during that time and dominating the animation genre. However, in 1997 Fox came up with their own answer to it w...
Tisha Eaton12 days ago
How Our Ideas Of Female Rivalry And Marriage Have Changed Since 'My Best Friend's Wedding'
My Best Friend's Wedding is one of those all-important romantic comedies. Starring the woman with the greatest smile in Hollywood, Julia Roberts, and Dermot Mulroney, who was doing the smolder well be...
Harry Potter: Where Was the Sex at Hogwarts?
In seven books by J.K. Rowling and eight Harry Potter movies, we followed three teenagers and their friends who grew up to be young adults. They all fell in love one or two times in this story, but th...