Pop Culture Week in Review 10/26-11/1
This week, in unnecessary sequels…
This is a real two-for. First, we have that movie about old people you never saw, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring all the elderly and Dev Patel as “the Indian.” Well they are making a whole other film that I will also only ever watch on a plane while drunk. And this one will star Richard Gere! I, for one, cannot wait to see the new ways they will almost bring me to tears fearing which of these horrible women I may turn out to be!
Also they (the ‘they’ in this case is a different ‘they’ than the previous sequel, though they should really combine the two as that is a movie I would at least watch on Netflix when I’m hung over) are making a sequel to
White House Down Olympus Has Fallen. That cross-out was not a joke. Even though I knew the sequel was called London Has Fallen, I still typed out fully the title of the other movie about blowing up the White House. But anyway, they are making another one of these bullshit movies but this time, the terrorists are blowing up a whole city instead of just a single building. Also, the AV Club’s article on it is really funny. So enjoy that and don’t see the movie and the end.
X-Men (Or Women): Dias del Futuro Pasado or for the non Spanish speakers, Giorni di un Futuro Passato
Some advertising nerd somewhere is sitting in his lair thinking to himself, “I can’t believe they went for it!”
No, but seriously if you just skipped over that video, you’re dumb. Leonard Nimoy sings the Bilbo Baggins song. It’s the best thing perhaps ever.
But on a serious note…
The Jonas Brothers have broken up. Let’s all take a moment to remember our favorite Jonas Brothers song. Or try to remember the name or tune of any Jonas Brothers song. There was…um. That one that was like, “Oh girl, you’re so pretty, I love you always and stuff.” Um, and then there was that other one that was like, “Hey lady, you’re beautiful and I’ll never leave you even though I’m a teenager and have my whole life ahead of me and stuff.” It’s a sad day for us all.
Well, it was a slow week. I mean, I reported on the Jonas Brothers. In lieu of actual news, here’s some awesome from last week’s SNL:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Someone is trying to remake Sleepaway Camp
I’m giving this a Yaybe. The original is so campy (pun intended) and horrible that there’s really no way to remake this. But I would also really like to see someone try. For those of you who haven’t seen the original 80s classic, it is available fo’ free on Youtube. Enjoy!