Think Harrison Ford should follow the light at the end of this tunnel?
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Memorial Day Weekend is always a big deal, pop culture-wise. And this upcoming weekend, there's only one game in town: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
This movie makes me nervous. Don't get me wrong: I already have a ticket. I re-watched the previous three films to prepare (in chronological order, starting...
photo by Fionnuala McPherson
The Tonys often feel like the forgotten stepchildren of awards. All the razzle-dazzle of Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys are over by March, but the Tonys take place in June — so far outside of awards season, yet so close to the MTV Movie Awards. And, if I'm being honest, given the choice between the two, I usually tune into MTV.
This year I vowed to give the Tony Awards their due. As soon as the announcement came out, I scoured a list of nominees. Some thoughts:
1. I don't get out...
The calendar might still say spring, but here on Pop Culture Standard Time, summer has announced itself with a bang.
The first summer entertainment blockbuster out of the gate was, surprisingly, a video game. Not that Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City is just any video game. It is a true pop-culture event like any other with a passionate
nerdy cult following, with fans lining up for hours in anticipation of getting their sweaty hands on a brand-new, just-out-of-the-box disc. The fever pitch for the game grew so...
Into the Wild's Emile Hirsch is Speed Racer.
Finally, after reading endless dispatches from Cannes and Sundance, we get a film festival closer to home (at least on the East Coast). The Tribeca Film Festival is underway, opening with the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler vehicle Baby Mama last week. Here are some Tribeca films to keep an eye...