Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Elizabeth Warren on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight

politics, humorSet your DVRs for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be his guest.  Elizabeth Warren joins a growing list of powerful politicians recently invited to the new show including, V.P. Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidates Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz and Loudmouth Donald Trump.

FREE MixFest concert is Saturday, Sept. 19

MixFest 104.1 FM Boston Rob ThomasMix 104.1 FM hosts their annual free fall concert this weekend, MixFest 2015.

The MixFest 2015 line up this year includes: Rob Thomas (frontman of Matchbox Twenty); he is almost certain to also play his solo hit from Santana’s Supernatural album, “Smooth”; Third Eye Blind probably best known for their hit “Semi-Charmed Life”; Mass-native, Rachel Platten; Vance Joy; and Andy Grammer.

MixFest 2015 will take place rain or shine, at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Gates will open at noon, and the music will start at about 2 p.m.

Clueless at Coolidge Corner

In honor of the Coolidge Corner Theater showing Clueless this coming Thursday, September 17th, I’m posting the movie trailer for you to enjoy.  If you’d like to see the movie this Thursday check out their website for details and to purchase tickets (because you know this will sell out), coolidge.org/films/clueless.

Matt Damon returns for Bourne 5

moviesBourne 5 won’t be the name of the sequel set to open in 2016, but it remains untitled so it is the best I could do. The movie which is filming on location, attracted a bit of buzz this week after the producer, Frank Marshall, tweeted out this photo of Matt Damon, who is looking pretty buff.

According to IMDB, Julia Stiles returns (yay!) and the cast also includes Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Alicia Vikander, but let’s be frank – what we really want to see is some bad ass, shirtless scenes like the one photographed above with at least one completely unrealistic but still addicting chase scene.

Joan Rivers

Joan RiversOne year ago tomorrow, September 4, 2014, Joan Rivers passed away. Say what you will about her, but I loved this woman.  Joan Rivers was a trailblazer who had an amazing sense of humor.  Above, is one of my favorite Joan Rivers quotes.

Black Mass

Black Mass the movieBlack Mass, is a new movie that opens later this month and is based on Whitey Bulger, a convicted murderer and former mob boss from Boston who also happened to be an FBI informant and who’s brother, Billy Bulger, was one of the state’s most powerful politicians.

After 16 years in hiding Bulger was found and arrested in 2011; at the time of his arrest he was listed as the second most wanted man by the FBI in the United States.  This movie is the story of his life.

Black Mass stars Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Johnson and opens later this month on September 18th.  Do you plan on seeing the movie? 


40 Year Old Virgin was released 10 years ago this week

steve carell, movieI was surprised to read that it was 10 years ago this week that The 40 Year Old Virgin staring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and others was released.

Ten years ago I was working in an office where the average age of most employees was mid-20s and this movie was talked about and quoted non-stop. I couldn’t believe it was released 10 years ago and checked with IMDB which confirmed that Carell’s surprise summer smash was released on August 19, 2005.

Here is a bit from the movie that had me in stitches when I first watched it. Mind the language if you are watching this in your office (NSFW).  It is just as funny without the sound.