Photo Parade: My Backstage Adventures at ‘Mamma Mia!’
Did you know that the Mamma Mia! has been in musical form since 2000? I certainly didn’t. For some reason, I thought it was only five years old. I felt like a moron after learning this information during my special backstage tour of the musical during their San Francisco run (which, by the way, ends on April 6 so GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!)
My tour guides were Gabrielle Mirabellawho plays the fancy…
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is the Best 'Captain America' Movie Since the First One
During my golden days of being a comic book nerd, the extent of my knowledge about Captain America did not go beyond the fact that he had a shield, was soldier, and had a buddy named Bucky. Turns out that information was very helpful when watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
But let’s revisit my experience watching Captain America: The First Avenger. I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of…
The Finer Podcast: Director Gareth Evans and Actor Iko Uwais of ‘The Raid 2’
Watching The Raid 2 is 150 minutes of bloody fun. Literally.
If you enjoyed The Raid, then you will bask in all the violent bone-cracking, blood-splattering glory that is The Raid 2. The movie brings us back to our hero Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover to bring down a crime syndicate and expose the corruption in the police force, but let’s all be honest — we just want to see some major ass…
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Imagined as 'The Greatest American Hero'
I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldierand I have a lot to say about it, but before I expand my unexpected love for the man of the stars and stripes, I felt the need to do something extra special for Cappy, Black Widow, Nick Fury and the rest of the gang. I needed to make it more patriotic. I needed to blend it with the best Star Spangled TV theme song ever created…and that theme song would be
Song of the Week: ‘The Thunder Rolls (Long Version)’ by Garth Brooks
Before I get started, let’s just take a moment and admire the above art work. It’s magical. Simply magical.
It’s a really rare occurrence for San Francisco to get thunder and lightning, so when it does, everyone spazzes the hell out. As a Texas boy, I am familiar with the rumble of thunder and the flashes of lightning. When it happens, it brings back memories of of those glorious tornado drills…
A Supercut of (Almost) Every Single Movie Reference on ‘Community’
I love it when people make exquisite supercuts of pop culturally relevant things. It gives me hope in humanity.
A gentlewoman by the name of Anne Thomas created this glorious cut of every single movie reference in Community. On her Vimeo site, she beats herself up for not including RoboCop, but we should not hold that against her because the supercut is perfect in every way. Hell, there were…
Second Chances: ‘Bionic’ by Christina Aguilera
Remember Christina Aguilera‘s sixth studio album, Bionic? Probably not. You know why? Because more people hated it than loved it. After three singles, they exiled it into pop culture purgatory with things like Jennifer’s Body, Hello Ladies, and Madonna’s American Life (which I will talk about more in detail in another post).
As a diehard Aguilerian, I thoroughly enjoyed the electronic soul synth…
A Guide to All the Pop Culturally Relevant Actors Who Have Been on ‘Veronica Mars’ (Part 2)
As far as I am concerned, the Veronica Mars movie is doing fairly well. If it’s not, then I am just going to act like it’s doing well because it deserves it.
In any case, here is the continuation to the list of all the cameos on the TV show that I started last week. I know you have been waiting in anticipation for it. Please enjoy.
Charisma Carpenter: (recurring character) Another Buffyalum…