Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Thankful Edition

Somehow tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which seems kind of crazy since I still have bags of Halloween candy in my office. I’m looking forward to seeing my nephew enjoy his first Thanksgiving, though since he can’t eat turkey or anything yet I’m not sure how much he’s really going to get out of the day other than being passed around like a hot potato. That kid seriously has no idea how much he is adored.

This year I am particularly thankful for the four day weekend. My master plan is to get caught up on all the movies and TV shows that I’ve fallen behind on. I’m not sure how I’m actually going to accomplish all that is on the schedule unless I don’t sleep the entire holiday, but I’m up for the challenge. Usually by this time I’ve started prep for the Oscar death race, but this year I haven’t even gotten around to seeing the new Thor movie yet. I never used to miss a Marvel movie in the theater and now I’ve already missed Spider-Man: Homecoming. I seriously have to get my life back on track.

So while I binge-watch Netflix shows and spend all day in the movie theater, get yourself caught up on all that you might have missed with this week’s pop culture roundup. Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • A Wrinkle In Time:

 

 

  • A Quiet Place:

 

  • Incredibles II:

 

  • Phantom Thread:

 

  • Rampage:

 

  • Peter Rabbit:

 

  • Gunpowder:

 

  • The Strangers: Prey at Night:

 

  • Hotel Transylvania 3:

 

  • Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool:

 

  • The Road Movie:

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Supreme Court Justice League

 

  • Postmodern Jukebox performs “Don’t Stop Believin’”:

 

  • Brad Pitt eating in movies:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine were subway buskers:

 

  • If you ever wanted to hear Tywin Lannister narrate cute kittens and puppies, here you go:

 

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – The Plague Edition

Apparently a plague has settled in to my office, as pretty much everyone on staff has some degree of sickness. In an ideal world, everyone would get to stay home when they aren’t feeling 100%, but unfortunately that’s not the world we’re living in so the echoes of hacking coughs permeate my building. I don’t know if cough drops count as a food group, but I’ve pretty much been sustaining myself on them for most of this week. I started drinking hot toddys over the weekend which didn’t do much to prevent me from getting sick, but certainly diminished how much I cared about it.

So while I get IDed for the hundredth time buying cold medicine, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Game Night:

 

  • The Greatest Showman:

 

  • A Deadpool 2 teaser:

 

  • Early Man:

 

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story:

 

  • Dark:

 

  • Waco:

 

  • Kaleidoscope:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A SpongeBob SquarePants rap song:

 

  • Lion King auditions:

 

  • A cockatoo performs a Queen medley:

 

  • A street performer plays a cover of the Harry Potter theme song on a glass harp:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – New Car Edition

I bought a new car this week, which would be relatively uneventful except that this is the first time that I’ve ever purchased a car. My hand was kind of forced when the Carolla I have been driving for the last 15 years didn’t start Friday morning. This wasn’t completely unexpected, as the car has been slowly marching toward potentially very costly repairs for a while now – I already knew I needed new tires and there was clearly something going on with the muffler/exhaust based on how loud my car was and the faint smell of exhaust that I couldn’t escape. So I bit the bullet Monday and got a new set of wheels. This is only the third car that I’ve ever owned since I turned 16, so it has been a definite adjustment for me – this is the first time I’ve had a car with power windows and locks, let alone heated seats, a backup camera, and Bluetooth. My mind is kind of blown.

Perhaps less mind-blowing is this week’s pop culture roundup. As is the norm, I’ve scoured the Internet to collect the best stories that the world of pop has to offer. So while I try to figure out how to use cruise control, get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • I, Tonya:

 

  • Downsizing:

 

  • The Post:

 

  • Pottersville:

 

  • Peter Rabbit:

 

  • Sherlock Gnomes:

 

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Counterpart:

 

  • Coco:

 

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • John Stamos, Weird Al and Finn Wolfhard performed Wily Wonka at the Hollywood Bowl:

 

  • Perfect Stranger Things:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok 4D: