Tagged in "pop culture"

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

10 Things You Might Now Know About Tom Hiddleston

Sean Patrick
in Entertainment

We are still months away from the release of Thor: Ragnorak but the buzz is continuing to build for the showdown between Chris Hemsworth's Thor and his Avengers pal The Hulk. But where does that leave everyone's favorite bad boy Loki? A look at the trailer definitely indicates that Loki is present in the film but the trailers and marketing have been coy about revealing exactly what the trickster God has been up to since the events of Thor: The Dark World. Don't worry, I would spoil it here but t...

The Best and Worst ENGRISH in Anime

K Hawks
in Humor

Japan has a reputation for its “not so good” understanding and pronunciation of the English language. In fact, it’s so common, it’s been coined the term, “Engrish.” In anime, this is known as “gratuit...

The Bachelor Franchise Has a Race Problem

Jennifer Terry
in Entertainment

I make no secret of the fact that I’m a proud member of Bachelor Nation. I ignore the haters, the ones that don't understand the show's appeal. The Bachelor and all of its respective spin-offs are my ...

Doctor Who: What to Expect From the Series 10 Finale

Iain Shaw
in Entertainment

As series 10 of Doctor Who draws to a close, what do we know and what can we hope for from the final episode after last week’s start to the finale? (Contains spoilers from part 1!)

Halo 6's Story Needs to be Good

Ryan A. Hagan
in Entertainment

*CONTAINS SPOILERS* It's been almost two years since Halo 5: Guardians was released to a mostly positive reception from fans and critics alike and to this day, it is still a game with an incredibly ac...

Who Should Play Carnage In the Venom Movie?

J.R. Gonzalez
in Entertainment

We got our bad guy for "Venom". It was recently announced that the main antagonist for the Venom movie will be the symbiote, Carnage. Venom, who is being played by actor Tom Hardy, is considered to be...

10 Movie Stars Moving to Netflix

Sean Patrick
in Entertainment

As the landscape of pop culture consumption continues to evolve, Netflix is fighting to stay on the front lines of the battle for eyeballs. While theater owners push back against the encroachment of online streaming outlets looking to run first-run features, Netflix is going the way of HBO, developing original content with big stars. With that in mind, here are 10 major stars making the move to Netflix in 2017.

Spotlight on: Silk - The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

Mikayla J. Laird
in Entertainment

To my utter dismay, it was announced last month that Marvel has canceled the Silk ongoing series. While the series is admittedly, not as popular as the likes of Spider-Gwen, Deadpool, or even Squirrel...

Why Are We Still Watching Transformers?

Zane DeYoung
in Humor

I was eleven when the first Transformers movie came out. It took me three years to see it, and for a fourteen-year-old kid just discovering movies, it wasn't bad. It looked cool, had pretty people in ...

Why I Write Fan Fiction

Kara Hughes
in Entertainment

I adore writing. Always have. But I really do get a kick out of writing Fan Fiction. And, yes, I've heard it all, that Fan Fiction isn't really writing, and that why don't I write original fiction. We...

For Whom the 'Anthem' Tolls

Devon Falls
in Entertainment

Let's begin with some nostalgia. It's June 2006, you're a pimply-faced teenager fresh into the summer vacation and you're hyped about this year's E3 (Electronics Entertainment Expo). Once the conventi...

Ken: He’s Just an American Guy

Michael Eric Ross
in Culture

The artifact historically known as Ken — a template for male American imagery for generations — has always been something of a moving target. From his early days as a miniature stand-in for the ideal ...

Social Trolling

CeCe White
in Entertainment

In a matter of opinions, so often us social media users share memes, pictures, or post on our personal pages to express our thoughts on a particular topic. With the intentions of having our followers ...

WTF Comic Books

Billy Marsden
in Buyer's Guide

A lowly South Yorkshire town such as the one I live in doesn't have much access to comic book conglomerates like "Forbidden Planet" and so I get my reading material from a very nice gentleman on the m...

Saddest Deaths in the Harry Potter Series

Madeline Basirico
in Entertainment

J.K. Rowling, the literary genius behind the Harry Potter series has a talent for writing tragic death scenes. As any true Harry Potter fan knows, the series is full of sadness. Harry Potter and the D...

Pop Culture Guy Episode 7: Unknown Spotlight—Andrea Romano

Daniel Brizuela
in Entertainment

One of my early videos for my Pop Culture Guy series, this one is about Andrea Romano. She is a well-known voice acting casting director who helped cast some of the most well-known voices in both 1990s and modern animation. The writing below is taken from a project I had to do wherein I had to research the career of any casting director. In filmmaking, every single job done is as important as the next one in order for the film to be completed. One particular job that is one of the most important...