Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Out Like A Lamb Edition

While upstate New York has burned me before, I’m going out on a limb and say that I think Spring is officially on its way. Thank goodness for that, since though the snow hasn’t been to terrible here, it feels like winter has been going on forever and I’m ready for some warmer temperatures and not having to make tentative plans pending the weather. I don’t do well being cooped up, though it is admittedly good for my bank account. Of course now that I’ve said this, we’ll probably get a foot of snow dropped on us.

So while I hope it’s almost time to put away my winter jacket for the season, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s installment of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Deadpool 2:

 

  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?:

 

  • The Rain:

 

  • Tag:

 

  • Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger:

 

  • Under the Silver Lake:

 

  • Terminal:

 

  • Nightflyers:

 

  • The Titan:

 

  • The Spy Who Dumped Me:

 

  • Into the Badlands:

 

  • Kodachrome:

 

  • Come Sunday:

 

  • Action Point:

 

  • Fear the Walking Dead, season 4:

 

  • Being Serena:

 

  • Succession:

 

  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

 

  • Troy: Fall of a City:

 

  • Cobra Kai:

 

  • The Devil and Father Amorth:

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • The Office reimagined as cartoon characters:

 

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt mashed up songs from their Broadway musicals:

 

  • The history of TV theme songs:

 

  • “Feel Good, Inc.” meets The Simpsons steamed hams:

 

  • The Office describes Kanye West albums:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Pi Day Edition

Today is Pi Day (March 14 = 3.14), though since I’ve lost the ability to keep track of the date I am unprepared to celebrate today. I’m actually not a huge pie fan – there are some pies that I like but it isn’t my go to dessert – though perhaps I can swing by a restaurant this evening to get a slice to go. I hate to miss out on food related celebrations.  Had I been in NYC today, I would have grabbed a slice of crack pie from Milk Bar, which is probably my all-time favorite (key lime and pumpkin are close seconds). Now I’ve made myself hungry.

Also pretty tasty – this week’s pop culture roundup. So get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you may have missed in the last week – and feel free to have a slice of pie while doing so.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

 

  • Santa Clarita Diet, season 2:

 

  • The documentary RBG, which I will watch multiple times:

 

  • Your new favorite show, Making It:

 

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, season 2:

 

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2:

 

  • Rampage:

 

  • Eight Grade:

 

  • The Grinch:

 

  • The final season of The Americans:

 

  • Andre the Giant:

 

  • Sorry to Bother You:

 

  • Game Over, Man!:

 

  • The Outlaw Johnny Black:

 

  • Show Dogs:

 

  • Paradox:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Tommy Wiseau auditions to play the Joker:

 

  • A bad lip reading of Star Wars:

 

 

 

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscars Fail Edition

The Academy Awards were Sunday and my general feeling about it this year could be summed up in the following GIF:

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For the first time in probably at least 15 years, I didn’t even watch the telecast and though I had extra time for the Oscar death race this year, thanks to the Olympics, I somehow managed to put in my worst performance ever. Not only did I miss out on the usual elusive categories like best foreign film and the shorts, I didn’t even complete the major categories, including Best Picture; in the end, my indifference to Dunkirk won out over my desire to see all the nominated films.  For me, I generally wasn’t all that enamored with a lot of the nominees that I did watch; I was rooting for Get Out and Ladybird to do well, but I didn’t have a strong opinion about most of the other films. I didn’t even hate any of them (a la War Horse); when most of them ended, I thought “that was fine” and that was the end of it. I’m hoping that this was just an overall “meh” year for movies and not a sign that I’ve lost interest in this entire endeavor. That would make me really sad.

So while I contemplate if this means I’ve having some sort of existential crisis, get yourself caught up with this week’s installment of the pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

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Trailers

  • Sweetbitter:

 

  • Mary Poppins Returns:

 

  • The final season of House of Cards:

 

  • Most Likely to Murder:

 

  • Yellowstone:

 

  • Lost in Space:

 

  • Christopher Robin:

 

  • Legion season 2:

 

  • Muppet Guys Talking:

 

  • Wild Wild Country:

 

  • Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger:

 

  • Prospect:

 

  • Tully:

 

  • Chappaquiddick:

 

  • WarGames, season one:

 

  • Roseanne:

 

  • The Endless:

 

  • Book Club:

 

  • Cobra Kai:

 

  • Scary Love:

  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Awards Season

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al:

  • Steve Buscemi auditions for all the Best Picture nominees: