Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Gollum reads Donald Trump tweets

Andy Serkis, Trump Tweets

Andy Serkis is an English actor and director probably best known as the voice of Gollum, a fictional character from The Lord of the Rings movies. Last week he happened to be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when the host, Stephen Colbert, asked if he would read one of Donald Trump’s recent tweets.

This could make for a great political commercial next fall. It is both hilarious and frightening. If you missed it, check out this 90-second clip.

The Princess Bride

Rob ReinerAre you bummed that tomorrow is Monday and you’ll have to go back to work? Tomorrow The Coolidge Theater will be showing one of the best spoofs ever made (IMHO), The Princess Bride.

The Princess Bride
The Coolidge Corner Theater
Monday, July 10th at 7PM
More Info Here

“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”

For those who may not be familiar with this 1980s Rob Reiner film, check out this ‘Honest Trailer’ of The Princess Bride.

25th anniversary of The Crying Game

The current issue of OUT Magazine has a great article “Pride on the Screen” which looks back at queer cinema. One of the movies featured – a movie that was definitely ahead of its time – is the Oscar winning, The Crying Game.

For many Millennials this may not be a movie they are familiar with since it was released 25 years ago in 1992. It may seem somewhat dated now, after all the idea of terrorism rarely brings to mind Ireland and England, Catholic and Protestant, but 25 years ago the conflict was still very much a reality and more often than not what came to mind when one talked of bombings and terrorism.

Will & Grace

Today NBC released this musical promo on YouTube announcing the new season of Will & Grace. Will “Must See TV” make a comeback this fall with Will & Grace? I know I’ll be tuning in.

Melissa McCarthy hosts SNL tonight

Melissa McCarthy’s impersonation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer may be the best impersonation I’ve seen this year. On Friday she took to the streets of Manhattan (literally) to promote this week’s show. This follows a trailer that SNL released earlier this week, which is Ahhhhhhhmazing.

Sully and Denise on SNL this weekend

One of my favorite skits from last night’s SNL with Jimmy Fallon was the reprisal of his reoccurring SNL character “Sully” and the surprise guest appearance of his equally obnoxious girlfriend “Denise” played by Rachel Dratch. Despite the passage of time Sully & Denise still make me laugh.

Pixies come to House of Blues Boston in May

One of Boston’s best alternative rock bands from the 80s and 90s, Pixies, will be performing in Boston for three shows next month at The House of Blues: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19-21 so get your tickets now before they sell out.

Purchase Pixies Tickets Here