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:

 

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

 

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  • Joss Whedon brought back Firefly….sort of.

 

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

 

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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:

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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:

 

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