College basketball (stupid Yale) got in the way of me writing the post I’d planned about the most recent season of House of Cards, but I couldn’t send you into this weekend without something. Thankfully the gods smiled upon me and dropped a trailer for Syfy’s Dead 7, a movie from the makers of Sharknado that stars members of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC and lesser boy bands (O-Town and 98 Degrees) battling zombies in the Wild West:
There is zero chance that I am not watching the hell out of that movie (and probably blogging about it), assuming that this isn’t some cruel joke. The April 1st release date gives me some pause, but given the nonsense that Syfy regularly releases, I don’t know that they get the privilege of April Fool’s Day. My only regret is that I will be on vacation when this (presumably) debuts. This might have been an occasion for a viewing party.
One of the things on my pop culture bucket list that I’m dying to do is to attend Comic Con in San Diego. If you are unfamiliar with Comic Con, it is basically pop culture mecca; while the convention originally was focused primarily on comic books, it has morphed into a giant celebration of all things pop culture. It is the venue where tons of exciting news about television shows and movies is revealed and where die-hard fans congregate for the chance to see their favorite actors and directors at panels. If you love pop culture, it is something that you have to check out. It’s ridiculously popular and the people often have to camp out to get into the more popular panels, but I feel like it is something that I have to experience at least once if I am going to call myself a pop culture enthusiast. Perhaps next year.
But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, you don’t have to go to Comic Con to get all of the breaking news and scoop about your favorites. This week’s round-up is chocked full of nuggets from convention as well as some other pop culture goodness that happened in the last two weeks. I just saved you all a roundtrip ticket to California.
So kick back and peruse my bi-weekly summary of all things pop.
The biggest news of the Con in my opinion – Superman and Batman are going to be in a movie together!
Game of Thrones paid tribute to dead characters with an In Memoriam video (contains spoilers- duh):
I’m still shocked by the sudden death of Cory Monteith. I long abandoned Glee, but he was always my favorite. Addiction is no joke, my friends. To remember him, one of my favorite performances from the show:
A thief stole a van full of band equipment for the band A Flock of Seagulls. The interesting part of this story is that A Flock of Seagulls is still a thing – I haven’t heard a peep out of them since the 1980s.