by Jac Kern
131 days ago
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
A terrified-looking local 2-year-old has become something of an Internet sensation over the past week. In
a funny photo with a cute story-turned-viral image, Quincy Kroner posed with
two friendly looking garbage men in front of their truck (as he held his
own mini garbage truck toy).
Pictured: Internet gold.
Dad and Northside resident
Ollie Kroner, who’s no stranger to CityBeat,
posted the photo on Facebook, saying, “Quincy's been waiting all week to
show the garbage men his garbage truck. But, in the moment, he was overwhelmed
in the presence of his heroes.” The photo was shared by friends and family,
then their friends and so on until the image appeared prominently on Tumblr, Imgur, Awkward
Family Photos, Huffington Post and ABC News.Despite the sudden fame, Quincy
continues to live a low-profile, tiny human life. Read more here. (Worth noting is the writer’s choice to drive home the point that “it started
with a sticker chart” and to include the comment "Garbage men get swole as
hell and are generally the greatest people around.")
Stock footage provider
Dissolve created a “faux” TV trailer using only stock video, and it appears only
slightly more generic that a CBS fall lineup.
Just in time for Mad Men’s final season premiere, AMC
paid tribute to the show with a bench resembling the Don Draper
silhouette logo that has become so iconic. The bench — which I really need them
to mass-produce — was unveiled in front of the Time-Life building, which
Sterling Cooper & Partners has called home in Mad Men universe since Season Four. Jon Hamm was profiled in GQ’s April issue, and the show’s leading
man shared some advice given to him from a guy who knows what it’s like to
portray an iconic TV character and then, suddenly, not — Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.
"It's hard, man," Cranston told him. "It's hard to let it
go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times."
But before you get
depressed thinking about all of Mad Men joining
Walter White and the other characters in the big TV set in the sky, there’s
still a whole (OK, half) season of Mad Men to obsess and drink over, starting
Serena Williams made her
own 7/11 video a la Beyoncé.
Almost as good as the
original and how cute is it when she stops dancing to let that old man walk by?
Definitely needed more azz, though.
Goodbye Zuckerberg, hello
Luthor! Jesse Eisenberg lost his curly locks to embody his upcoming role as Lex
Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of
Justice. Check out his TRANSFORMATION (he just shaved his head) here.The cast of Pretty Woman the movie’s
25th anniversary with a reunion on the Today Show.
While it has been quite a few years since the last good hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold
movie, don’t count on a sequel. They say there will never be a Pretty Woman 2. At least some things are
With that being said, of course there’s new remake news this
Fox announced that David
Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return as Mulder and Scully in the
network’s limited-series reboot of The
The John Candy classic Uncle Buck is also getting a TV remake. Mike
Epps and Nia Long are set to star in the ABC comedy. (This isn’t the first time
Uncle Buck is getting the TV
treatment — there was a short-lived series of the same name in 1990). Until
then, go downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face.
Some movies are getting
turned into TV shows while some television series are getting reworked for the
big screen. Finally, the Entourage
movie trailer is here.
Who doesn’t love a good
conspiracy theory? Reddit user Euchrid_Eucrow posted an
in-depth analysis on the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week” (yes, you’re reading
all of this correctly) in the Fan Theories subreddit. S/He argues that that
song — an upbeat Pop-Rock earworm full of random bits of early-Millennium pop
culture — is about a man who killed his girlfriend and is slowly going mad as
he stays in a room with the corpse. Internet!
Here’s Sarah Jessica Parker
throwing fifty shades of shade at Tom Hanks at a hockey game.
Forget Resting Bitchface —
Carrie Bradshaw’s got a very active bitchface.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
After the briefest bit of narrative
establishment — Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) at home prepping to leave
for his latest assignment and his wife (Catherine Keener) dropping him
off at the airport — the by-the-books sailor runs his crew through their
paces sensing, it would seem, that something lurks on the horizon
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I had to catch myself in Toronto during the festival press screening of Cloud Atlas,
the new film from Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis (Andy and Lana), and
carefully consider what it would mean to define their adaptation of
David Mitchell’s book as “novelistic.”
Woody and Buzz strike again in Pixar's latest winner
0 Comments · Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The twin heroes in Andy's toy constellation, the earnest cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) and the galactic defender Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), are the two heads of the luckiest coin any boy could ever hope to own. But Andy is going off to college, which signals the end of the run for his childhood toys, right? 'Toy Story 3' shows that the Pixar team unfailingly sticks to a winning formula that runs completely counter to our accepted sense of what such formulas mean. Grade: A.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The nearly $2 million file-sharing fine leveled by a judge on behalf of the recording industry against a Minnesotan mother of four has been reduced 97 percent (to a still hefty $54,000) by a U.S. District Court judge who called the original fine "monstrous and shocking." (The woman reportedly "stole" 24 songs.)
Nia Vardalos' return falls flat
0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2009
Nia Vardalos, along with husband-and-wife producers Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, hit the big time by accident with 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' so they figure, 'Let's try it again.' This time, Vardalos is an uptight American with a degree in ancient history who is slumming as a tour guide in Greece because she can't find a university job.
Everyone takes Dan Brown way too seriously again
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tom Hanks (sans his greasy 'Da Vinci Code' mullet) is back as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, summoned by Vatican officials to help deal with a potential crisis. Though Dan Brown's 'Angels & Demons' book was written before 'Da Vinci,' a few knowing references here make it clear that the events in the movie post-date 'Da Vinci' and therefore the Church understands that Langdon knows his stuff. At its core, though, this is a movie about people racing around Rome trying to prevent an anti-matter explosion. Grade: C-.