Pop culture is often derided as being shallow and lightweight, but its impact should not be underestimated. From fashion to film, pop culture shapes the way we see the world and ourselves. It can be a powerful force for good, giving voice to marginalized groups and promoting important social causes. But it can also be used to sell products and influence behavior in dangerous ways. As consumers, we need to be aware of the power of pop culture and use it wisely. Otherwise, we risk becoming nothing more than pawns in somebody else's game.

We all know that pop culture is a huge part of our lives. It can be a source of entertainment, information, and even education. When it comes to pop culture, there are few things as universally loved as movies. Whether it's a heart-wrenching drama or an action-packed thriller, movies can take us on a journey like no other form of entertainment can. 

From superhero shields hiding in posters to the title of Jordan Peele’s new movie being dissected for all possible clues as to what it could possibly be about (we’re betting on sea monsters), here’s a bunch of pop culture revelations we dug up this week.

The Book of Boba Fett

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Executive producer Robert Rodriguez has a couple of cameos throughout the series.He portrays the Trandoshan crime boss Dokk Strassi, and he's also the voice of Mos Espa's Ithorian mayor, Mok Shaiz. CRACKED.COM

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The Harder They Fall

THE HARDER THEY FALL The movie scattered its locations with names and references to friends and collaborators. There's a shout-out to Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) and Beyonce Carter-Knowles in Redwood City where a store sports a sign reading Carter & Carter. CRACKED.COM

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Dying Light 2

INSIDE DYING LIGHT 2 In the game's tutorial, Spike plays the piano. Hang around long enough and he'll start playing the haunting theme song from the first game. CRACKED.COM

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Zombieland: Double Tap

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Ruben Fleischer made a point to not include any pop culture features-from music to fashion-beyond 2009 in the movie as that was the year the zombie apocalypse happened. That's why Madison is wearing Von Dutch, a brand that was at its height back then. CRACKED.COM

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The Afterparty

THE AFTERPARTY Creator Christopher Miller revealed that he named the characters starting with letters ABCD - WXYZ because that's how he figured out the structure of the show. If you've seen the show, you'll know that each episode features a different character's point of view, starting with Aniq and ending with Zoë. CRACKED.COM

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Jurassic World

JURASSIC WORLD Bryce Dallas Howard mirrors Laura Dern's look in Jurassic Park when it's time to start outrunning those dinosaurs. CRACKED.COM

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