Category Archives: Comedy

Don Harron, Canadian Writer and Actor, Dies at 90

I know many of my American readers and overseas may not know of Don Harron but he was a Canadian Icon. I have to be honest and say that I was just a young guy when at his most popular. Saying that if you did not come across one of his skits while watching CBC, well then you miss out on some truly Canadian homur. RIP Mr Harron

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The Trailer Park: The Voices

I honestly have to say I do not remembering hearing about this movie. Also as I write this I can not remember how I came across this trailer. Stupid brain.  Anyway this looks like  fun movie. Okay movies about a serial killer are not meant to be funny but this one looks like it.

Ryan Reynolds stars as Jerry and likeable guy that has one problem. Jerry cat and dog that talk to him. The cat as most cats is the one telling Jerry to kill. His dog is a  kind, compassionate soul.  Poor Jerry listen to the cat and ends up becoming a killer.

The movie looks fun and funny. I don’t go and spend my cash that much at the theaters any more but may go on a cheap day and catch this one.

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ A Go As Netflix Limited Series; Original Cast To Return

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David Wain’s long quest to get a follow-up to his cult 2001 feature comedy Wet Hot American Summer off the ground is officially over. After months of deal-making and prep work, I’ve learned that filming has started this week on an 8-episode limited series for Netflix based on the film, with virtually its entire ensemble cast returning.

Wet-Hot-America-Summer-Plot-Details-CastThat includes Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman.

wet-hot-american-summer (1)Wain and Michael Showalter, who wrote the movie, created the limited series, with Wain reprising directing duties. The two are executive producing alongside the film’s producer Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato.

wet-hot-wideThe film, set on the last day at a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981, failed at the box office but went on to gain popularity in the afterlife, achieving a cult status…

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Catching Up With The Poppers

Good Day Poppers,

J.W. Coughlan coming at you through the World Wide Web.

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Let us catch up, shant we? Fantastic, Allons-y, GERONIMO!! My super cute nerd child which I created with my super awesome partner in crime is getting into TMNT from 1987, thank you YouTube!!! I even managed to dig up my old toys for him to play with as he watches the wonders of that classic toon. Also, he still is into Ultimate Spider-Man, which I hope some of you checked out. Pretty awesome right?

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In other news I have almost caught up on Doctor Who, I finished Matt Smith. He was AMAZING, he is my Doctor, he was the best, he was complete epic bliss. I think him and Amy put together would be my secondary soul mate. Does that make sense? No. Does it have to? No. Guess what else, lego hairy cart lanterns with chalky soap in a glass bottle tied to a donkey on a Halloween landing on Sunday. See blogs rule. So yeah, I hope this next guy doesn’t disappoint cause oh man, avoiding spoilers is not easy. I loved Amy so much, I loved Eleven so much, just like Ten and Martha, and back then I was all pffff, nobody could ever top these two. But now after Eleven and Amy I’m all, dude, I couldn’t even pick those other fools out of a line up. A line up of Starfleet officers even. Seriously, I am so blinded by my love for them, if you took Ten and Martha and put them on the bridge of the Enterprise and said find the Doctor Who characters I would say sorry, but my mind is just showing pictures of Amy and her raggedy man.

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What else is new? Arrow premiere tonight super stoked about that. I’m reading a book called Half Bad, and it ain’t half bad….. my wife told me that joke, I am shameful. I took it out from a building called the library. I want to take my vacation at THE LIBRARY!

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Right, now, I’m running low on news from my life. I’m wearing Joker pyjama pants, and a shirt that says lettuce turnip the beet. LOL! Oh yeah The Flash premiered. And! The Edmonton Comic Expo came and went, I got a few pics. Me and the fam jam went as Arrow characters, check it out on my Twitter here:

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Also, I was trying to find a way to say this without sounding like I’m just plugging myself, that’s what she said, but I can’t, please buy my book, it’s pretty good.

http://www.lulu.com/ca/en/shop/jw-coughlan/fantom-fury-the-curse/paperback/product-21749033.html

Now that we are reacquainted I just want to tell you about something I recently re-read. SCOTT PILGRIM.

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Very very entertaining. You need to read it a little slow to catch every little subtle joke, but at the same time it is so hilarious and action packed you can’t help but read it at 670 616 629 miles per hour (1.07925285 × 109 kilometers per hour (that is the speed of light (in metric and imperial (guess we should stick with metric Scott Pilgrim is set in Canada (oh man more brackets (or are they parentheses? (these are brackets? [ (it’s like we’re zooming into the conversation with all these brackets (I hope we don’t get stuck down here, (K, this joke is getting old, (let’s get outta here.))))))))))) Fewf, or phewf. There we go all better. I’m always going to use these ( because these [ aren’t cool. You know how I know? They’re square! Oh, Zing, total dad joke. Probably why I love this lettuce turnip the beet shirt so much. A pun that tells you to eat your vegetables. I think the proper career choice for me is lame/ cool dad.

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So, Scott Pilgrim. Very witty, very funny. Very very in fact. Like, if John Green got stuck in an 8 bit video game. Sound about right? Lots of people read the comics, and tons of people saw the movie. They line up nicely, but the comics have way more back story, way more explaining and way more stuff and whatever as Kim Pine would say. There are six books, Each one as hilarious as the last. They take place in Toronto. They are quaint and fun. And they may just RIP YOUR IMAGINATION OUT OF YOUR FACE HOLE!! I don’t really know what that meant, I was just starting to feel like someone from Antiques Roadshow…. Or whatever. You can get them on Amazon, unlike my book, which is on Lulu. Not lulu lemon, lulu bookshop. But yes I do, do yoga and that’s ok because so does Iron Fist and so did Aang that one time. Which it’s like where is our good Last Airbender movie? And where is our Iron Fist movie. We are nerds, we have needs to be met. And those needs only grow the more we get. Plus have you ever read the top opening weekend moives? I think nerds are these Hollywood executives best source of income. Not the DVDs and Blu-Rays though, we have downloading figured out, not that we do it….. we just figured it out. Sorry here is the list.

1 Marvel’s The Avengers

2 Iron Man 3

3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

4 The Dark Knight Rises

5 The Dark Knight

6 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

7 The Hunger Games

8 Spider-Man 3

9 The Twilight Saga: New Moon

10 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

K there’s the top ten… here’s all of them up to fifty, but I won’t put them like this or this blog will go on forever, I’ll do side by side

11 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, 12 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 13 Iron Man 2, 14 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, 15 Shrek the Third, 16 Man of Steel, 17 Alice in Wonderland (2010), 18 Spider-Man, 19 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 20 Toy Story 3, 21 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 22 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, 23 Shrek 2, 24 X-Men: The Last Stand, 25 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 27 Transformers: Age of Extinction, 28 Iron Man, 29 Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 30 Fast & Furious 6, 31 Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 32 Guardians of the Galaxy, 33 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 34 Godzilla (2014), 35 The Matrix Reloaded, 36 The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 37 X-Men: Days of Future Past, 38 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 39 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 40 Skyfall, 41 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 42 Spider-Man 2, 43 Fast Five, 44 The Hangover Part II, 45 Thor: The Dark World, 46 X2: X-Men United, 47 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 48 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 49 The Passion of the Christ, 50 Despicable Me 2

This list is basically just Superheroes, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Monsters and Robots.

K why did I do that? Oh yeah, make an Iron Fist movie. And Scott Pilgrim is totally charming. READ THEM.

So, have a good one, keep up with the nerd lifestyle. Follow all the Twitters and the Facebooks and the everythings.

Nice catching up with everyone!

J.W. Coughlan

Movie Monday: “The Legend of the Flying Tomato”

Hey Poppers

Welcome back to another exciting installment of Movie Monday. Okay some of you may not find it exciting but I hope that you enjoy some of the find small independent short films I bring. https://thepopculturecafe.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=post

This week short film from Giñu Force is a fun and entertaining piece called, The Legend of the Flying Tomato. The film was created by the team of Michael Yates, Sharon Huang and Aurry Tan. I loved this short film. It reminded me of the old Looney Tune cartoons I grew up watching. The mad bull Luchador fighting against small but quick opponent.  I bet you can find that Looney Tune cartoon on YouTube. The film is slick and clean and beautifully done.

So take a few minutes, sit back and enjoy.

“Once a victim of bullying, Frida finds a hero in the legendary luchador El Pirana. However she finds herself at her lowest once more when she’s ridiculed during the biggest wrestling match of her life. Through an unexpected meeting with a mysterious taco salesman, Frida learns that she must find strength in herself to overcome her demons.”

Source: Flying Tomato Films – Facebook.