Welcome back to That’s Not Current Affairs (get it?). This is our new weekly column where we add our two cents to the week that was in pop culture and keep y’all in the loop regarding all the cool plans for our site.

    For our first order of business, we should bring you up to speed on what’s been going on here. Given our absence of late, some of you may have been wondering where we were. Was the site broken? Did we have any behind the scenes fallouts? Were we in jail for our bad hot takes? The answer is no. The true story isn’t all that interesting, I’m afraid. Basically, we were redesigning the site because we felt like giving it a hip new makeover. Those of you who were familiar with the old layout have probably noticed how much different this one looks. We hope that you like it as much as we do.

    What is interesting, though, is the content that we’ll be sharing. We have big plans for the future and we’re just getting started. Our goal is to make TNC a celebration of pop culture — past, present, and future — by fans, for fans. At the end of the day, that’s what we are and why we created this site in the first place. Of course, we also promise to engage, entertain, and bring some unique perspective to proceedings. There’s an endless ocean of entertainment websites out there that you could be reading, so we intend on being at least a little bit different. We’re not the biggest site on the planet — nor are we trying to be — but hopefully we can provide content that hits people’s sweet spot. With the team we’ve assembled, I’m confident that we will.

    Admittedly, in the past, we weren’t the most consistent site for publishing fresh content when life and opportunities elsewhere got in the way. One of the reasons why we took some time off was because we wanted to start over, so to speak. Going forward, we’ll be more equipped to bring y’all fresh content on the daily.

    Some of the old columns will return, and some new ones will be introduced. We’re still weird as well. Overall, though, we’ll be serving the interests of our fellow pop culture enthusiasts with content that all of us want to read. Expect lots of longform features, fun lists (we love lists here), and an original spin to the daily news cycle. That means you can expect a variety of stuff, and we’re always open to suggestions from you guys. As my hero Bruce Campbell would say, it’s going to be groovy.

    So, here’s to the future and all that beautiful jazz. We hope you stick around and check us out. Oh, and please enjoy all the new content that we prepared.

    What to Read:

    You probably thought that Dark Phoenix trailer was underwhelming. Well, let’s cut the filmmakers some slack. It was always going to be a difficult movie to get right.

    The American Pie franchise is silly and juvenile, but it also matured with its audience to become so much more than a series of gross sex comedies.

    17 Again is the best riff on Back to the Future riff.

    Writer/director Kevin O’Brien discusses is Christian conservative upbringing and how he went on to make his pro-LGBTQ movie, At the End of the Day.

    Ryan Reynolds was got so into character for Detective Pikachu that he almost lost his family.

    One of the best action movies of 2019 is hiding in the shadows of Amazon Prime.

    Candyman is getting a remake/sequel. Read all about how the original stuck it to white privilege.

    Here’s how Puppet Master III marked a turning point for the iconic franchise.

    Critters is returning to our screens, and it’s the only thing that Nat cares about.

    What if Marvel made superhero sitcoms instead of blockbuster action movies?

    Underworld actually has more going on than monsters and action.

    Shared universes are all the rage these days when it comes to blockbuster franchises. Mortal Kombat should be the next IP to cash in on this trend.

    Vampires were a unique breed in the ’90s.

    Kieran Fisher
    A loyal friend of dogs and a fan of action movies, giant monsters, and Riverdale. For some reason, he co-owns this site you're reading. Email: kieran@thatsnotcurrent.com.

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