pieandtrenchcoats said: Wow! Today is a fantastic day for pop culture news! Friends, HBO, NPH & the Oscars, and Fantastic Beasts. Thanks for keeping me updated!
You’re welcome and thanks for reaching out! It really was a crazy day. Putting NPH and the Oscars aside, I think Time Warner and Warner Bros. really muddled their announcements by doing them all in one day. I understand that it was an investor event and you want to get those people excited (with the goal being an increase in your stock) — but imagine the hype around each announcement had they been separate. I feel as though the press coverage for HBO, Friends and Potter could have gone a lot farther if they were released on different days.
The DC movies are another beast entirely, and I can’t help but think about the different between how Marvel does their announcement and this. DC saving all this for their investor event and not doing more at Comic Con (or even NYCC) only puts the contrast into sharper perspective. It makes it seem like DC doesn’t really care about the fans. Then again Marvel Studios is its own thing within Disney and has a lot more power in that regard.
I also didn’t love ‘Man of Steel’ and while I’m interested to see what DC can do with a connected universe, I wouldn’t say I’m excited for these 10 movies. I can already see myself being mad at the movie ‘Flash’ for not being as good as the TV show.
Timothy Olyphant to guest star on the upcoming season of Archer
“Olyphant’s one-episode guest role in the episode airing on January 24th 2013 is just as epic. Olyphant is close friend of Sterling’s— another agent who is presumed dead after being accused of stealing company funds and killing colleagues. He, too, has a big secret— that only Sterling seems to be in the dark on.” (via)
Olyphant seems to be making his way through every FX show.
Poster: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’
Awesome minimalist poster bro.
So…Luke will be recast?!
I don’t know who to believe anymore. I think it’s too early for any of this to not be taken with a grain of salt.
How many times can they go to this well?
Inside the mind of Pop Culture Brain
Alex Rabinowitz has his mind on pop culture and pop culture on his mind.
His highly lauded blog, Pop Culture Brain, is like TV Guide for the Tumblr generation, offering a steady stream of network news and creative musings that covers everything from Jersey Shore trivia to Honey Boo Boo. In just four years, it’s racked up more than 81,000 followers.
“Popular entertainment as a reflection of our consciousness and as a great unifier is something that is of immense interest to me,” said Rabinowitz, who credits his parents’ “voracious” eclecticism for his early immersion in pop culture. “I love the escapism of the media that I cover and want to take it apart and examine how it all works as best I can.”
Thanks again to the Daily Dot. And sorry everyone else for the shameless self promotion and horn tootage.