Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Squandering Summer Edition

I feel like I’m not doing summer right this year. I made the conscious decision to not overbook myself this year and to spend more time at home. This was partially a cost savings measure since I’ll probably be in need of a new car soon, but also so I could spend more time with my little nephew.  I didn’t want to miss out on these important few months because I was away. In theory, this was supposed to be a summer when I didn’t miss out on things going on locally and that I would spend more time with my friends here. In practice, that hasn’t much come to fruition – which is partially my fault for not advertising that I am in town. But the invites to BBQs and patio drinking haven’t been pouring in like I hoped and now it’s already the middle of July and I feel like I haven’t accomplished much of anything on my summer time bucket list. So I really need to kick it in gear for these final weeks of summer. I’m going to visit that Game of Thrones bar in DC if it’s the only thing I do.

So while I try to figure out a summer’s worth of activities into five weeks, get yourself caught up on the pop culture you might have missed while you were making better use of your summer.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • A Wrinkle In Time:

 

  • The Glass Castle:

 

  • Blade Runner 2049:

 

  • The Layover:

 

  • Wild River:

 

  • Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman:

 

  • The Tick:

 

  • Mr. Mercedes:

 

  • The Disaster Artist:

 

  • The Incredible Jessica James:

 

  • Darkest Hour:

 

  • Crown Heights:

 

  • Leatherface:

 

  • Narcos, season 3:

 

  • Difficult People, season 3:

 

  • American Assassin:

 

  • Atypical:

 

  • Outlander, season 3:

 

  • Naked:

Music

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. 🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾

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Still unclear – is her son’s name Sir Carter Carter?

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Hamilton meets Game of Thrones:

 

  • Every Rage Against the Machine song in 3 minutes:

 

  • The Game of Thrones theme play on traditional Southeast Asian folk instruments:

 

  • What if Garden State had a Dave Matthews Band soundtrack:

 

  • Ghostbusters recut as a slasher flick:

 

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Game of Thrones is Coming Edition

I can’t believe it – a new season of Game of Thrones finally debuts this weekend. I’ve been waiting forever and it felt like a lifetime since I’ve last been spending some time in Westeros.  I had lofty plans of re-watching the first six season to help pass the time, but that somehow never happened. But I am so freaking excited to have this show back in my life, even if it is for a shortened season. Lately I have kind of dreaded Sunday nights because that meant mentally preparing myself for facing another week of work, so I’m glad to have something that will make my end of weekend transition more enjoyable. Whatever fresh hell my co-workers have cooked up will pale in comparison to the pending encroachment of White Walkers.

So while I quickly refresh my memory on where we left everyone last season, you can refresh your pop culture knowledge with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Ozark:

 

  • The Deuce:

 

  • The Dark Tower:

 

  • Dunkirk:

 

  • Fun Mom Dinner:

 

  • Bella Appétit:

 

  • Will & Grace:

 

  • California Typewriter:

 

  • The final season of Episodes:

 

  • Vice Principals, season 2:

 

  • Kidnap:

 

  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers:

 

  • Lemon:

 

  • Final Portrait:

 

  • What Would Diplo Do:

 

  • Icarus:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • Kit Harrington auditions for other Game of Thrones characters:

 

  • The Muppets cover “Sabotage”:

 

  • What if Jared from Silicon Valley was a serial killer:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

Well friends, I had a hell of a week last week. Not only was work bonkers, but I also had a death in the family which obviously kind of upended my week. This week isn’t shaping up to be a lot better, frankly, but it’s time to get back on the blogging horse before y’all forget about me completely.

So while I try to get life in general sorted out, get yourself caught up on this slightly supersized edition of the pop culture roundup. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • New season of Game of Thrones:

 

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle:

 

  • Pitch Perfect 3:

 

  • The Incredible Jessica James:

 

  • Marvel’s Inhumans:

 

  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later:

 

  • Insecure:

 

  • Fun Mom Dinner:

 

  • My Little Pony: The Movie:

 

  • The Greatest Showman:

 

  • I Do…..Until I Don’t:

 

  • Good Time:

 

  • A Bad Mom’s Christmas:

 

  • Stronger:

 

  • Marshall:

 

  • Logan Lucky:

 

  • Borg vs McEnroe:

 

  • Person to Person:

 

  • I’m Sorry:

 

  • Breathe:

 

  • Polaroid:

 

  • She’s Gotta Have It:

 

  • Battle of the Sexes:

 

  • Ballers, season 3:

 

  • Death Note:

 

  • The Foreigner:

 

  • To The Bone:

 

  • Room 104:

 

  • Cult of Chucky:

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Here’s a saxophone cover of Iron Maiden:

 

  • A string quartet plays Foo Fighters:

 

  • “Get Lucky” recreated in a variety of classical styles:

 

  • A supercut of New York City in cinema:

 

  • I would watch the hell out of this fake Warren G. Harding biopic from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:

 

  • Movie characters deliver insults (NSFW):

 

  • My Cousin Vinny as a courtroom thriller: