pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Evan Emanuel16 hours ago
Played Gay for a Role
What is "Gay For Pay"? Gay for pay is when male or female actors, pornographic stars, or sex workers who identify as heterosexual are paid to act or perform as homosexual professionally. The term has ...
NRG Comics10 days ago
How Has Comic Book Culture Evolved Over the Years?
The precursor to Marvel Comics was born all the way back in 1939 under the magazine publisher Martin Goodman, who created Timely Comics. It’s hard to believe, but that was already eighty years ago. Co...
Angel Santos11 days ago
My Thoughts on the Joker
Many are talking about the movie, Joker. I, for one, intend to watch it soon but I wanted to share some history about this interesting villain.
Amir Royale11 days ago
Why: A Traversal of Our Contextual Hidden Enemies
David Lynch’s 1995 cult classic, Se7en, is a cinematic art piece that poses questions galore. Like many of its psychological thriller peers—Se7en forces audience members to study the darker, bleak areas of their own consciences. The film constantly bathes within the concepts of murder, justice, Christian imagery, morality, and the intertwined relationships between all four to not only engage, but unbalance and distort the information we, as audiences, receive. This was definitely not the easiest...
E Stolinski14 days ago
Beach Bummer
Harmony Korine has a chequered movie history. I’ve been there since Kids (which he wrote), and he’s gone on to write/direct some classics like Julien Donkey-Boy and Spring Breakers. However, he’s also made a real clanger with Trash Humpers. His music videos are also all over the shop, his Rihanna video exhibits the same problems as Beach Bum (I'll come onto that below), and the Umshini Wam Die Antwoord collaboration was a missed opportunity. In contrast, his video for Sonic Youth’s song Sunday i...
Anastasia Stead16 days ago
Group Infighting
It doesn't matter what kind of group it is anymore, there seems to infighting everywhere. It is in places you would expect like politics and religion, to places you would think it would happen less, l...
Indie Films Dee18 days ago
16 Spine-Chilling, But Significant, Details You May Have Missed In Jordan Peele's 'Us'
In film, nothing is there by accident–there are symbols and hidden meanings thoughtfully placed in many movies. Jordan Peele's new thriller, 'Us,' is one of these movies, and if you've seen it, here are 16 terrifying Easter eggs you may have missed (obviously, do not read any further if you have not seen it)!
Melody Porter19 days ago
States Under the Spell of Popular Series
Harry Potter has stolen the hearts and imaginations of bookworms and movie fanatics alike. The franchise has entered numerous industries (games, theme parks, food and beverages, toys, etc.) with its n...
Jeffrey Bentleya month ago
My Will Smith "Genie" Parody
This is my very first parody gone public. My Will Smith "Genie" Parody! I've been making up songs for years, but this is the first time that I actually did something with it for other people to enjoy. I felt like with all the smack that's been going on towards Will Smith about his first appearance as the genie in Disney's new 2019 live-action film, Aladdin, that he deserved some kind of praise for it. Mind you, yes, I did use his music from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to make this song a reality, bu...
Edward Anderson2 months ago
Netflix Disrupted
This is another think piece in what will certainly be a long line of think pieces about how Green Book ended up walking away with the 91st Academy Award for Best Picture on February 24, 2019. A lot of...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Brian Dennehy, 'The Island of Dr. Moreau,' and 'The Making of Monsters' at the Bedford Playhouse
On Thursday February 21, The Bedford Playhouse hosted a live theatrical event with Golden Globe Winner Brian Dennehy, Emmy Award Winning Screenwriter Ron Hutchinson and screen actor Kevin O’Brien. The...
Jord Tury2 months ago
The 90s/00s Transition
Last time I checked we were supposed to be floating about in hovercrafts by 2019. I even pictured our species living on some faraway planet where robots were our slaves and the only food we could eat ...
Courtney Lowry2 months ago
Where Are the Children's Books Made for Black Kids?
When I think about the things I’ve read as a kid, all of the books and stories point back to the dominance of the white male in children’s literature: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Harry Potter Diary o...
Monique Star3 months ago
LGBT+ Representation for the Young Demographic
There has been plenty of discussion regarding the representation of the LGBT+ community. However, one of the points that people seem so confident in is the idea that kids wouldn't be able to understand what it means to be gay or some other sexuality that isn't heterosexual. Kids of the past and present have grown accustomed to a show like SpongeBob Squarepants which includes (among other things) a male occasionally dressing up as a woman. Why does something like this get shown to kids while an i...
Hannah Howard3 months ago
The House Appreciation Series: Slytherin
Slytherin is actually the only Hogwarts house that I have never been sorted into. Don't get me wrong —I love Slytherins! My personality is just the exact opposite of someone who is cunning or ambitiou...
WatchMojo 3 months ago
Top 10 Characters with Super Speed
Blink and you might miss them. Welcome to Watchmojo.com and today we’ll be counting down the top 10 characters with super speed from popular culture.
WatchMojo 3 months ago
Top 10 Famous Houses from Movies and TV You Could Have Actually Owned
Have you ever dreamed of living on a movie set? Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Houses from Movies and TV You Could Have Actually Owned." For this list, w...
Amanda Clarke4 months ago
Your 2018 Media Guide
These are all my personal recommendations of movies, music and more for the year of 2018.