Pop Culture Roundup 12

Let’s jump right into the twelfth edition of the Pop Culture Roundup.

We featured a host of Prometheus hype in the previous PCR, here’s some more stuff. Soak in the WonderCon Exclusive at the header. Also, we featured the unlocked high-resolution image of star map control room in PCR 11; clever hackers have uncovered these two new images from the Welyand Industries site. Click the images below to view the exciting teaser images in hi-rez:

A teaser for the trailer of the remake of Total Recall with Colin FarrellKate BeckinsaleBryan CranstonJessica Biel and Ethan Hawke. It’s directed by Len Wiseman. Don’t really understand the hype of hype (Trailers for trailers?!) but this remake/reboot/remix looks fairly well done. We still love cult-filmmaker Paul Verhoeven‘s interpretation of Philip K. Dick‘s We Can Remember It for You Wholesale but color me excited to see this version also. By the way, have you heard/seen the Total Recall DVD commentary by Arnie? High comedy.

This seems to be one of the last blockbusters to come out this summer, debuting on August 3rd, 2012:

Go behind the scenes of Marvel’s The Avengers:

Marvel’s The Avengers IMAX 3D TV Spot 1:

Hotel Transylvania Official Trailer, The last thing Simon Van Helsing, the youngest in a long line of monster hunters, wants to do is fall in love with Dracula’s daughter, Mavis. Upon discovering that they are natural enemies, the doomed couple attempt to bring peace between the warring monsters and humans:

A teaser for David Cronenberg‘s CosmopolisRiding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into a odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart:

Detention is a teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. It becomes a race against time to stop the killer and save the world – if only they can get out of detention. The Detention cuts through prom. Most of them don’t have dates anyway. Directed by Joseph Kahn. Written by Joseph Kahn and Mark Palermo. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke and Aaron David Johnson:

Gerhard Richter Painting (US trailer), One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. The first glimpse inside his studio in decades, Gerhard Richter Painting is exactly that: a thrilling document of the 79-year-old’s creative process, juxtaposed with rare archival footage and intimate conversations with his critics and collaborators:

For those that are living under a rock, the highly-anticipated, long-awaited two-hour premiere of Season 5 of Mad Men aired this past Sunday. Here are some fun tidbits to rival Zou Bisou Bisou.

What if Don Draper and Crew were a 16-bit video game? Play the game:

So I hear Donald has a thing for the ladies. Here’s evidence, a supercut:

The fine ladies of Mad Men doing You Keep Me Hangin’ On:

Do you have Starz? You might be interested in this new series, Magic City with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Think the pitch went something like, “The Sopranos meets Mad Men!” Looks intriguing though. Miami Beach, New Year’s Eve, 1958-1959. Castro’s rebels seize Havana, while the Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel. This is Ike Evans’ (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) place, and he used mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond to finance it. With diving clowns by day, and escorts at night, nothing’s what it seems in Magic City:

Here’s the Loiter Squad episode which premiered on Adult Swim on late Sunday evening. It’s  from Tyler, Taco and Jasper’s (from Odd Future) new bizarre comedy show. As expected it’s nonsensical and kinda funny:

Super Power Beat Down (Episode 1): BATMOBILES RACING, The concept of the SPBD web series is to take two super powered legends and make them battle! Every month we will release a new episode, where viewers will be able to vote to determine the winner. The show is hosted by Marisha Ray, with two debaters, Damian Beurer and Andy Liegl. Together they battle with their sci-fi/fantasy knowledge and comic wit to see who they think the winner will be. In addition, experts from specific fields will guest star and contribute valuable information:

Jinkies! The Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo is on the selling block. The 1969 Dodge A100 cargo van will set you back $7,800. via Laughing Squid:

Hope you enjoyed this entry of PCR and are properly hyped up. Until next time…

-@teemunny