Feast your eyes it’s Pop Culture Roundup 09!

Start it off with the official trailer of The Avengers, as seen at the header. That last revolving shot of the the Avengers Initiative squad/team is sooooo hot. We’re definitely feeding into the hype. Can’t wait for this geek epic. The official poster is below:

Game Of Thrones Season 2: “Power And Grace” Trailer:

The two tv spots for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I’ll be honest, I’m really looking forward to this one. After a first Joe movie that was an abomination, it appears as if they’ve nailed this one. We hope:

The official trailer for Richard Linklater‘s dark comedy, Bernie, starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder:

Here is the official trailer for Morgan Spurlock‘s next documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

The trailer for Cherry, which stars James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel.

A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer:

Official trailer for Frankenweenie by Tim Burton.

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous:

Mad Men Season 5 teaser poster:

Official trailer for Marley, the Bob Marley documentary.

Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive:

The live-action television trailer for the video game Mass Effect 3: Fight:

The new HBO Series, Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, premieres on April 22nd:

Here’s some Academy Awards post-mortem stuff…

Swear Cuts – Oscars 2012 – Best Picture Category Profanity Reel.

All the movies from the 84th Academy Awards ceremony A.K.A. The Oscars 2012 “Best Picture” category edited into one giant swear/profanity/curse/insult reel:

Snubbed 2012 – An Oscar Tribute from Joblo.

There were so many amazing films that released in 2011 that really didn’t get the recognition they deserved in certain aspects of film-making. And with the Oscars officially kicking off soon, we decided to put together a special tribute dedicated to the critically-acclaimed movies of last year that were unfortunately snubbed in particular categories and the people who were involved.

The films in the list include: Drive, Shame, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Hanna, Attack The Block, Red State, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Super 8 and many more:

This is creepy and well done. My guess is this is some viral marketing campaign for some UK zombie film. Four teenagers horrifically attacked in carpark. Killer captured on phone camera and CCTV footage. Real Urban Legend horror comes true:

Fun supercut from WorldWideInterweb, The 50 Greatest Movie Freakouts Of All Time:

Another supercut from kogonada. We previously saw his edits for Breaking Bad and Wes Anderson; here’s shots looking up at characters in the films of Quentin Tarantino:

It’s Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare style. Pulp Shakespeare Hollywood Fringe:

Another Slacktory supercut, Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?

Check out these killer wind-up toys of characters from the seminal episodic series, The Wire. They were made by mister frothee. Classic:

That’s it for this chunk. Tune in next time, same slice-time, same slice-channel…


Pop Culture Roundup 09 Thread