Years before I knew her name, I first saw Wally Wharton as the character of Debbie in the Cheech and Chong movie Up In Smoke. Many years later, I saw her leave a comment on a mutual Facebook friend’s page, and I was so fascinated by her comment that I reached out to her with a friend request. She accepted it, and we hit it off so much that I knew I wanted to do an interview with her.
A look back at most of my articles for Pop Geeks, as well as my previous writing base of RetroJunk, will show you that I’m not really a 90s fan. I’ve often discussed all the pain and turmoil that I went through in the 90s, everything from my dad’s death in 1995 to extensive school bullying to time spent in a mental hospital to the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome to multiple school transfers, and how I retreated into the pop culture of the 80s as both a form of escape and a coping mechanism for my troubles back then. There was some 90s pop culture that I liked, though, and so I wanted to do something a little different with my newest editorial.
As any fan of Pixar knows, they love hiding little allusions and references in their movies that only the sharpest-eyed viewers will sometimes catch. Inside Out is no exception; in fact, if the list in Yahoo Movies is accurate, there might be more easter eggs in this movie than any the studio has made recently.
For quite a few years, I’ve done my best to keep an open mind about remakes and re-imaginings of older movies, TV shows and songs. For example, the Brian DePalma version of “Scarface” is one of my all-time favorite films. I felt that “The Looney Tunes Show” was an underrated take on the classic Warner Brothers characters and served as a vast improvement for the character of Lola Bunny (voiced by Kristen Wiig). I loved Joan Jett And The Blackhearts’ version of “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”.
A leaked E-mail has been revealed that was sent from Hollywood producer Avi Arad — famous for all his non-Disney Marvel movies. In so many misspelled words and incomplete sentences, Arad speaks excitedly that he may have gotten permission from Nintendo to produce an animated film starring Mario. And to prove he wasn’t just on something (which the grammar calls into question), he provided photos of himself with Shigeru Miyamoto AND Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
Television and film production company, Funimation, announced Friday that it would screen a limited theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods in over 350 North American theaters on August 5, August 6, August 7, and August 9.
The newest promotional video for the second season of Free! debuted on the Akihabara UDX Vision screen in Tokyo’s Akihabara district this Saturday and revealed the new season’s official title, Free! Eternal Summer, and confirmed a July 2014 release in Japan.