POP Culture Round-Up: Jests, Gags, and Movie News

25 Nov

Acorn Electric reminds us of the value of pop culture in libraries.

Get your breaking YA movie news from GreenBeanTeenQueen. She and everyone else have been talking about the new Red Riding Hood film. I hope it turns out to be a kind of anti-tale whose werewolf is sympathetic and whose eponymous protagonist is able to make her own consensual choices (and doesn’t need a woodcutter to save her). It’s difficult to tell exactly what the film will be like based on this trailer:

A short video teaches teens (and, potentially, adults!) how to draw Mario in a few steps. This is a great activity to share with gamer teens!

YA Book Shelf shared this must-see video for Hunger Games fans. Believe it or not, this professional-looking video is fan-made:

In other news, Warner Brothers has just announced a remake of the 1992 film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans of the later TV series are displeased, primarily because of the lack of involvement of Joss Whedon (creator and writer of the Buffy TV series; also the fellow behind Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

Buffy is not certain whether she likes this plan for a new film.

Those of legal drinking age may appreciate Forever Young Adult’s Harry Potter Drinking Game (also know as, “Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore wants to get you crunk, g-g-get you crunk”).

Vampire Diaries fans of all ages can get their jollies by viewing the (metatextual!) blog Katherine Stalks Stefan Through the Centuries.

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