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Pop Culture Week In Review: June 28 – July 4

Pop Culture Week In Review: June 28 – July 4
Nik Heimach

Happy Birthday, ‘Murcia! It’s July 4th, and to help celebrate your independence from high taxes, a farce of a representative government and a society ruled by the rich elite (…wait), catch up on this week’s pop culture happens so you can uncomfortably discuss wuddup with drunk people as you grill! CUZ ‘MURICCAAAAA!

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It happened. In what feels like justice after years of Arrested Developments and Firefly’s, Community has been saved from cancellation and is getting a sixth season!

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In the 11th hour before the casts’ contracts were terminated, Yahoo! teamed up with Sony to save the comedy and move it to the digital realm. Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Dan Harmon did his Dan Harmonyest to break the news:

I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo. I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!”

While half of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie will definitely be coming true, a Yahoo! spokesperson said they had big plans for the movie as well, with talks already beginning about what the new Harmon-Yahoo! team could accomplish. Only time will tell if Community can achieve the impossible. Fingers crossed.

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To help hype his 2016 movie (…), Zack Snyder released a still of Superman from Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice. It’s dark and gritty. Who knew?! Gaze upon it.

When you’re done gazing, send thine eyes forth to Starz, where they’re teaming up with Bryan Fuller (the brilliant man behind NBC’s Hannibal) to bring you an adaptation of the Hugo-award winning novel, American Gods. To put it short, it’s about a world where gods and mythological beings exist because people believe in them, so nowadays, new gods have risen to represent what Americans believe in most: media, celebrity, technology, drugs and others. Keep it on your radar, and when it crops back up in a year or so, threaten to leave your cable company until they give you Starz for free. It’ll be worth it.

Moving on, we were treated this week to this little ditty – a trailer for Bill Murray’s latest film. It looks a tad formulaic, but how can you help but smile as Bill Murray does what he does best.

And what makes any film-buff go crazy smile more than white people playing foreigners murdering other foreigners! Enter: Christian Bale.

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Ridley Scott released some new stills for his new film, Exodos: Gods and Kings, staring Batman himself. The film will focus on Moses and his biblical battle against Egypt to free over 60,000 slaves. So, basically a remake this.

To end, we’ll celebrate America as it should be celebrated – through memes, specifically one representing our competitive efforts. As you should know by now, USMNT keeper Tim Howard set a record for the most goals saved in a World Cup. Yes, we still lost, but it was a magnificent effort, and to recognize Howard’s uncanny ability to save, the internet stepped forth to commemorate our new national hero by photoshopping him saving more than goals. So here’s to you Tim Howard, the USMNT team, and America. You deserve it.

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