Jan
30
2009
1

Pop Culture News Roundup 01.30.09

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Pop Culture News Roundup

ITEM! MAD Magazine moves to a quarterly publication schedule starting with issue #500 in April! I guess not even Alfred E. Neuman can’t escape the wrath of the recession. MAD? More like SAD. :(

ITEM! Heath Ledger wins Screen Actors Guild Best Performance by a Supporting Actor award! That’s two (the other one being the Golden Globe award) posthumous wins for Ledger for his Joker portrayal in The Dark Knight. So far. The third and biggest one is right around the corner and the Internet can’t wait to say “I told you so!”

ITEM! Shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc. sue The Man! Aside from Stan Lee, defendants include Arthur Lieberman, Avi Arad and Marvel Entertainment Inc. The suit claims profits from ALL of Lee’s comic creations, including Marvel movies. Riiiight.

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Jan
23
2009
0

Pop Culture News Roundup 01.23.09

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Pop Culture News Roundup

ITEM! Diamond Distribution adjusts its benchmark for products it will carry! I haven’t read all the blog posts that talk about this issue, but I did read some articles that explain the issue clearly. As far as I can tell, this will mostly affect the small press guys. I’m a mainstream whore so, yeah. It’s not the end of the world for me.

ITEM! DC announces Origins and Omens creative teams! I didn’t really like the whole Faces of Evil stunt, and I’m not that interested with the Origins and Omens concept either. But hey, you’ll never when you’ll stumble upon a real gem of a comic amidst all the editorial bullshit, right?

ITEM! The Human Torch and Emo Superman join the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World! Chris Evans and Brandon Routh will play 2 of the 7 evil ex-boyfriendsf Scott Pilgrim’s ladylove. Sounds interesting, but still not sure about the whole idea. I should really get the graphic novels ASAP.

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Jan
16
2009
0

Pop Culture News Roundup 01.16.09

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Pop Culture News Roundup

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If you’re anything like me, I love browsing through my feeds, scouring for interesting news all over the Internet. It’s a dirty job, but it’s worth it when I find those face-rocking news items. I’m here now to share to you comics and pop culture news that I found this week. This is actually me continuing what I started with Comics News Roundup, only more pop culture-y.

ITEM! Heath Ledger posthumously received the Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor! It was for his legendary role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, which I’ve already watched a bajirrion times. Nerds all over the Internet are now hoping for an Oscar. FOR HEATH!

ITEM! First OFFICIAL Winnie the Pooh story in 80+ years! The first authorized sequel to “Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner” is entitled “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” and will be released on October 5th, 2009. I haven’t read the original, but hey. Maybe it’s time that I do.

ITEM! Patrick McGoohan and Ricardo Montalban passed away. Rest in peace, legends of Geekdom.

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Apr
20
2008
4

Some Awesome News from NYCC ’08

I haven’t been following the stuff that’s going on at the New York Comic Con, and I haven’t been posting stuff on this blog as often as I’d like, but reading some updates on Newsarama, a few pieces of information caught my eye and I just have to blog about it.

marvel apes

OK, I love apes as much as the next guy, but come on. Marvel Apes? NO. Let’s move on.

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Jan
09
2008
5

Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li? YES.

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So 20th Century Fox is making a Street Fighter movie that focuses on Chun-Li, right? Kristin Kreuk is starring. Yeah. Awesome. I mean, it’s awesome that we’ll get to see her throwing punches and kicking people in the face while being inhumanly pretty, but the awesomeness of the whole movie is an entirely different matter. Let’s take a short look at the other players of the film, shall we?

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