Category Archives: Pop Culture

Airing Tonight: “That Metal Show” Season 3

Hard Rock and Heavy Metal acolytes are going to get their Jones sated as Eddie Trunk and his co-hosts return with a third season of “That Metal Show” which begins airing tonight on VH1 Classic. This is actually the second season to run in this Metal calendar year of 2009.


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Airing Tonight: “Smallville” Season 9 (9/25/2009)

Hey Tom Welling fans, its that time of year again as The CW Network brings you back to the early days of Clark Kent during the years before he became Superman with “Smallville” which begins its ninth season this evening.

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Reading Dimmu Borgir’s “Dark Fortress” by Terminal Press

Comic - Dimmu Borgir - Dark Fortress

Artist: Dimmu Borgir
Title: “Dark Fortress”
Publisher: Terminal Press
Release Date: June 2009
Genre: Comic Book
Rating: Good

I have been a comic book geek since the earliest days of my youth when I remember being focused on the Adam West “Batman” TV show from days long passed. I watched it intently and am pretty sure that at one point during these formative years that I actually wanted to be Batman but of course life circumstances and a healthy dose of something called reality this would never be a pursuit that I would follow. Of course the love of comic books continued and I religiously followed the adventures of Spider-Man, Green Lantern and far too many more than I can outline in this brief space. My passion for music grew at the same time and when my favorite band KISS was forever immortalized in a Marvel Comics Super Special, I thought I had died and gone to heaven and think that I read these adventures no less than 100 times. Musical artists in comic books were not something entirely new, but in the past decades had been immortalized more as themselves making guest appearances in a particular title as opposed to carrying out their own adventures. We would eventually find The Beatles and Alice Cooper doing Marvel Comics releases and then KISS would return for a follow story which was god awful in comparison to the first incredible story but beyond that we would not see many bands crossing over into the four color realm. That is until the last few years at least. Believe it or not KISS returned for a new comic that presented them as an elemental force of mysticism and for the most part this was a solid read and the better thing about it was its being able to present the band as something much more than we know them to be. This leads us to the subject matter of “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress”.
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Opening Today: “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” (6/24/2009)

The Transformers will roll again in their battle to protect the Earth from the evil Decepticons as the sequel to the first film comes with “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen”. Here is the films official poster.

Poster - Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen - 2009
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Airing Tonight: “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” Season 4

Attention all KISS Fans and Reality Television Fans of the world, it is time to unite once more because Season 4 of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” begins tonight on the A&E Network. Have you watched this program yet? I hope so if you are a KISS fan of any kind.

Photo - Gene Simmons Family Jewels

For those who are unaware of the premise even after three seasons have run, I can quickly say that it follows the life and times of Gene Simmons, musician and businessman along with his significant other Shannon Tweed and gives you an inside look into his happenings. I’ll admit I am a little bit behind in the program myself but I love it. Of course I’ve been a KISS fan since about 1977 or so and as a former business student I love getting the chance to see what Simmons does to keep his name in the public eye. His kids are actually also a lot of fun as they are well rounded individuals and show no signs of being spoiled by good fortune. I think if you enjoy these kinds of shows that you should find some interest as the show reaches its fourth season. That’s all I have for you right now my friends, its time for me to set the VHS Recorder now in case I cannot stay up from all these shows.

Official Show Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Simmons_Family_Jewels

The first three seasons of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” are available on DVD and I’ve embedded some links for you to purchase on Amazon.com – Enjoy.