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Biz Break: 5 Quick Pieces of Pop Culture Bits To Make You Purge.

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | June 12, 2013 | Comments ()


The Purge took the weekend box office, so you know what that means. A sequel! No movie must ever stand alone! We will remake them, create sequels, and flood the market with them! Frankly, I'm surprised they waited until the opening to announce the sequel. Man of Steel already has one in the works and the man hasn't even put on his spandex punchy suit in theaters yet.


In (somewhat) original movie news, Donald Glover and Evan Peters join Reawakening. It's a horror thriller that has Glover and Peters as research students involved in reviving the dead. Things go okay, if sinister happenings caused by a bunch of scientists going all Dr. Frankenstein on people's asses is okay. I think we all know the answer to that.


Star Wars Episode VII may use another set of twins as protagonists. Namely, the twins of Han and Leia. Jaina and Jacen Solo could be trained by their Uncle Luke. They could then turn, one to the Dark Side and one to the Good. They could, but I doubt it. Collider has more evidence about why it probably isn't true, mainly that it is exceedingly doubtful that Disney and J.J. Abrams would allow a plot that people can read in one of the Star Wars novels to be the plot for such a highly anticipated movie, right?

Michael Bay is working on a Ghost Recon movie. I'm still waiting on an Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem movie, a Tonka Trucks movie, a live-action and animation hybrid movie of "Snorks", and a gritty reboot of "The Get Along Gang" to be accosted by Bay.


Kelly Marcel, writer of the 50 Shades of Grey script, is writing The Little Mermaid for Joe Wright. Let that marinate in your skulls, seeping into every wrinkle in that beautiful brain of yours. A family-friendly version of the fairy tale is likely, which is why they've brought in the person responsible for tweaking such amazing lines as "He touched my sex" into the fold. Marcel will make magic with a mute mermaid's lines, I bet.


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  • mhs.sally

    I didn't know other people knew about the get along gang! My brother and I had a picture book with an accompanying audio book of the get along gang and the missing caboose, which we listened to all the time. I think my mom kind of hated it because we listened to it obsessively.

  • Mrs. Julien

    which is why they’ve brought in the person responsible for tweaking such amazing lines as “He touched my sex” into the fold.

    Are you sure the closing quotation mark is in the right place?

  • aquillia

    That picture of Glover always makes me smile. He's like, whatever the opposite of a gremlin is. He's an anti-gremlin of happiness and joy: a cousin of the unicorn whose soul is made of rainbows.

  • Mr_Zito

    About the Star Wars thing, you think a story being in a book is a reason for them NOT to use it in a movie? Are you sure you have been following pop culture lately?

  • DarkAvenger

    Nice shout out for Eternal Darkness Jodi ;)

  • Pinky McLadybits

    I miss that game so much.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    If Joe Wright is doing The Little Mermaid, I predict gorgeous costumes & tracking shots, but not necessarily a happy ending.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Bay, a Ghost Recon movie? Call of Duty I could understand, but IIRC, the Ghost Recon series consists not of shoot-outs, but rather has a stealthy approach. That's not Bay's thing.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "Stealth explosions eh? That sounds like a challenge!"

  • JH


  • koko temur

    if you read along Jenny Trouts dismembering that 50 shades crapfest chapter by bloody chapter, you know that "he touched my sex" is the least of our problems.

    (and if you not familiar with that brave woman quest to point every damn illogical, stolen or just poorly written part of the book, you are seriously missing out . Join the hate. )

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    I've never encountered that blog before. Thank you. Thank you so much. My evening is now planned. That is brilliant.

  • Sherry

    I think this is a better link to her site:

    (I previously posted another recommendation to read these recaps because they are fantastic. But my comment got eaten.)

  • koko temur

    It just reappeared, worry not! i cant see the diffrence between our links, maybe because im on mobile. Glad to see the love for Trout though. Or rather, hate for 50.

  • Sherry

    Love for Trout and hate for 50. Which I actually read because my mother sent them to me and I have OCD, so once I started reading, etc., etc. SO BAD. But Jenny Trout's recaps make it so much better.

  • Sherry

    I love her recaps. Live for the new ones to be posted. She is both incisive and hilarious. I second the recommendation!

  • zeke_the_pig

    Well I just simply can't stop watching that gif. Thanks, Pajiba. Somehow I've avoided it on my internet rovings thus far, but now... Now I'm stuck here.

  • I assume you're talking about the Purge gif...although it gets much more interesting if I imagine you're talking about The Little Mermaid.

  • zeke_the_pig

    It was actually the Mermaid one...

  • competitivenonfiction

    You can't stop watching it? I'm busy barricading my house. My dog isn't home with me and the baby today so who is going to protect us? WHO?

  • Fredo

    That Flatliners poster has to feature some of the biggest, most detailed amounts of hair this side of the 1980s. Hell, Julia Roberts' mane is demure and normal when compared to Kiefer's or Oliver Platt's. But none compare to The Bacon's!

    The Bacon's hair started rock bands and slept groupies. It created a fusion reactor and then kept it to itself to become even stronger. That thing wrote operas and stage dramas. Honestly, I believe all power lies in The Bacon's hair!

  • llp

    Kevin Bacon's hair got me pregnant, back behind the middle school. How many degrees is that?

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