President Bartlet cast as Uncle Ben; Forrest’s mom as Aunt May

Howdy, lucidswirl here.

Deadline Hollywood is reporting Martin Sheen is set to take on the role of Uncle Ben in the Spidey reboot. Great news for a great actor. The other news with this bit is Sally Field is apparently in early talks to be Aunt May.

This is some pretty cool news because it means there will be some good acting chops going into this reboot. Of course the first Rami film was not lacking talent with Tobey leading along with Willem Defoe, Cliff Robertson and even James Franco (who now is quite the actor) plus Kirsten Dunst. But still, even the reboot on paper has potential with these at least Sheen, hopefully Field and the already decided upon Andrew Garfield (I need to see some of his work), Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors.

Full story here.

A Look At How Jobs and Attitude Can Affect Your Survival Chances In A Zombie Movie

Zombie movies are a great October movie watching past-time. Nothing brings people together like the re-animated corpses of the recently deceased getting their heads shot off.

In the event, that it really ends up happening it’s important to know how to survive a zombie outbreak. I’ll leave the actual tactics and survival skills to The Zombie Handbook, but being a watcher of zombie flicks, I’ve learned that your choices in life based on career and attitude also plays a role in zombie survival. Here’s a list of people in zombie movies and the chances they have for Survival based on what they do for a job….or just how they act.

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2.0 Is Live!!

You may be wondering why Iron Man’s Mark II armor is on this page, or you may just  want to know what the hell happened to the site. Over the week PopCultureAsylum.com has been under a state of re-design. Just like Tony Stark, we took what we knew from a lesser model and created a better model of something. Granted that the second Iron Man suit kinda sucked due to not being able to fly very high without screwing up, I’m pretty confident about this new “model” for PopCultureAsylum.com. The old site is still around because I simply did not want to redo the last 3 months of articles and reviews, so those will stay on the old layout and everything, plus I’m lazy.  However, this new version of the site will have a lot to offer, most of which can be found in the previous post below

Good things are about to happen here at PopCultureAsylum.com! If you haven’t joined our fanpage at Facebook, you should give it a look. We’re counting down to Halloween/Premiere  night of “The Walking Dead” by posting almost-daily zombie links. A few treasures include a zombie dog, Lego zombies, and much much more!

Thanks for stopping by & above all, stay classy!

PopCultureAsylum.com 2.0 is in progress

Pop Culture Asylum is in a state of redesign as I move the page over from my cut from scratch page over to wordpress. Here’s some things to expect from popcultureasylum.com 2.0

*RSS Friendly!!!!- Several people have been asking whether or not the site is RSS capable, it wasn’t but once this gets rolling RSS will be available for those of you wanting to have that option.

*Better Layout- I mean I like the simple design of the old site, but really coding is a pain and this will make things happen quicker.

*Better Comments section- Few posts had comments available, but now this will make comments uniform and easier to manage.

*New columns- We’re taking out the boring sections like “It came from the internets” and putting in more retrospective reviews, and special one-shot posts, coming soon we’ll also have a few surprises.

So hopefully this will be up and going by week’s end. In the meantime visit us at the old site or become a fan on facebook