Pop Culture Odds and Ends – July 16th Edition

Sorry folks….there’s no witty intro this week. It’s straight down to business. Catch up on the pop culture that you may have missed in this week’s roundup.

  • If you missed out on Beyonce and Jay Z’s On the Run tour, it will air as a special on HBO. Guess I didn’t have to go to Philly (yes I did).
  • George R.R. Martin has some words for those who don’t think he’ll finish the Song of Fire and Ice series.
  • As someone who cares about grammar, I enjoyed Weird Al’s “Blurred Lines” parody:



  • Paris Hilton has a new music video, which clearly means we have angered the gods:




  • Joss Whedon brought back Firefly….sort of.



  • This is pretty cool – a look at the visual effects on Game of Thrones (spoilers):



Your weekly trailer break:

  •  Katt Williams’ new standup special, Priceless:


  • A new look at Gotham:


  • And another:


  • A new address from President Snow to promote the new Hunger Games film:


  • A red band trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy:


  • Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken:


  • Daniel Radcliffe in Horns:


  • Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost:


  • Disney’s Big Hero 6:


  • The official trailer for the new season of Doctor Who:


  • Apparently Ryan Reynolds is still allowed to make movies; his latest is The Captive:


  • Reese Witherspoon in Wild:


  • A trailer for the theatrical re-release of Ghostbusters:


  • To raise funds for two theaters, House of Cards is raffling off a chance to eat BBQ and rehearse a scene with Kevin Spacey.


  • Brooks Wheelan won’t be returning to SNL:


  • Billy Joel’s mother Rosalind passed away. She was 92 and loaned her name to one of her son’s songs.
  • She-Ra got a makeover:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts

  • Brett has been shot a lot on Archer:


  • Greenpeace tries to be a total buzzkill with “Everything Is Not Awesome”


  • A third mashup of dancing in movies:



  • Saving Private Ryan in the style of The Expendables:


  • LEGO pays tribute to Doctor Who:
  • A supercut of every fight from the Transformers movies:


  • And finally….someone recreated the opening credits of The Sopranos in Grand Theft Auto:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s