February 17 in Pop Culture History

February 17 in Pop Culture History 1621 – Myles Standish was appointed as first commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America. 1859 – Dmitri Mendeleev began creating what we now call The Periodic Table. 1904 – Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premiered at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy. It was one […]

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First Trailer For Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Revealed

Seriously, who doesn’t love a good Wes Anderson film? The cast alone for the famed director’s upcoming film “The French Dispatch” is amazing and now we have our first trailer as well. The film is set in France and stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Rupert Friend, and Anjelica Huston. Talk about an amazing cast! Check out the first trailer for “The French Dispatch” below: The official synopsis reads: The French Dispatch’ is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city. The film follows the team at The French Dispatch, an imaginary supplement (based on The New Yorker) issued with an American newspaper, the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. Their offices are located at Ennui-sur-Blasé, and the magazine is gradually dying. The story appears to focus on three different reports from the latest issue: one about a crazy artist who makes the female …

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First Look At Robert Pattinson As Batman

A brief video has popped up on Vimeo under the account of director Matt Reeves that gives us our first glimpse of actor Robert Pattinson as Batman. The upcoming film will not be released until June of 2021, however, fans have been eager to see just what Pattinson will look like donning the infamous bat suit. The upcoming film will mark the tenth film dedicated to everyone’s favorite Dark Knight and will be titled “The Batman”. It is said to be a follow-up to Zak Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman.  You can watch the video clip below: The Batman – Camera Test from Matt Reeves on Vimeo. Other characters confirmed by the director that we haven’t seen yet are Zoë Kravitz, who will be playing Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright, who will be stepping into the role of Commissioner Gordon to bring order and justice to the dark streets of Gotham City, or the mysterious Paul Dano, who will be playing the evil genius. Andy Serkis will be appearing in the movie as Bruce Wayne’s right-hand man and confidant, Alfred.

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Mark Hamill Might Be Known As A Jedi But His Voice Will Live In Villainy Infamy

Pop Culture QuestFor forty-plus years now Mark Hamill has been a household name. Hamill’s work in Star Wars as Luke Skywalker the apprentice turned Jedi master was box office gold and inspired a generation of future storytellers including Kevin Smith, but more on that later. Mark Hamill might be known as a Jedi, but his voice has found the Darkside, and he has been making quite the impact as a voice actor. Hamill started voicing Joker all the way back in the early ’90s. The Joker is quite possibly Batman’s greatest enemy.  And fans seemed to be overjoyed to have Hamill take the voice and give it’s his take. Then in 2019 horror fans and the world alike were shocked to hear that Hamill would be the voice of Chucky. Yes, everyone’s favorite knee-high serial killer from the 80’s that scared me, and little kids everywhere. This knew Chucky was not in the same realm of the Don Mancini creation, but an entire new adaption. Fans were mixed about the new adaption but were happy to see Hamill’s name attached. Now let’s …

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February 16 in Pop Culture History

February 16 in Pop Culture History 1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company was established. 1883 – Ladies Home Journal magazine began publication. 1894 – Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin is pardoned after spending 15 years in a Texas prison for murder. Hardin shot and killed a man just for snoring, by firing through the wall at […]

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February 15 in Pop Culture History

February 15 in Pop Culture History 1758 – Mustard was first advertised for sale in America, by Benjamin Jackson, in Philadelphia, PA. 1764 – The city of St. Louis was established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA). 1898 – An explosion sank the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor, killing 260 of the […]

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Philadelphia Broadway’s Hello Dolly! Is a Feast for the Senses

Dolly Gallagher Levi of Yonkers, New York, has a gift for matchmaking and Carolee Carmello, of New York City, has quite a gift for musical theater. Stepping on the Academy of Music stage as the lovable-yet, meddling Dolly Levi is as thrilling for the actress, who has been received much acclaim for her stage work, […]

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February 14 in Pop Culture History

February 14 in Pop Culture History Ferris Wheel Day, named after George Ferris, born Feb. 14, 1859. It is also National Donor Day & St. Valentine’s Day. ~270 – Valentine, a priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was beheaded for performing (illegal at the time) marriage ceremonies. 1779 – Captain James […]

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Def Leppard, ZZ Top Plot 2020 U.S Tour

Legendary British rock icons and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees, Def Leppard have announced select 20/20 Vision fall tour dates with very special guests ZZ Top. The headlining trek will immediately follow the group’s massively successful summer stadium tour with Motley Crue and Poison, which has already sold 1.1… Continue reading

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February 13 in Pop Culture History

February 13 in Pop Culture History It’s World Whale Day Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day 1633 – Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges of heresy by the Catholic Church for advocating Copernican theory, which held that the Earth revolved around the Sun. 1741 – The first magazine was published in America – The American […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Play Paintball?

First-time paintballers want to know the real cost of paintball. When you first start, you pay for rental and paint. All inclusive to a degree – your package includes ‘some’ paint. But in truth you’ll need to spend a little more. We break it down hard. Get the true average prices to play a FULL DAY of paintball. We even take you beyond cost when you are done renting.

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Deftones Announce Summer Tour With Gojira, Poppy

(TRR) – Grammy® Award-winning rockers Deftones have announced that they will hit the road for a headlining tour this summer with special guests Gojira and Poppy. The tour kicks off on July 27 in Portland, OR at the Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center and travels across North America before wrapping up… Continue reading

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