Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Deja Vu All Over Again Edition


Since I do these roundups every week, I occasionally get a little confused about what stories that I’ve already covered in previous roundups and which stories only sound familiar because I read them in preparation of this week’s roundup. It’s one of the reasons putting this post together is so time consuming; I wind up doubling back and checking to make sure that the links aren’t duplicates from earlier posts. I didn’t have the time to do that this week, so there is a more than fair chance that you may have read some of these links before. Consider it a stroll down memory lane rather the side effect of a lazy blogger.

Even if some of this is familiar – hopefully a small percentage – there’s still plenty of good stuff to choose from in this week’s roundup. So kick back and get yourself either caught up or reacquainted with all the pop culture that you may have missed in the last seven days (give or take).

  • Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon had a lip sync battle:



  • Anika and Andre from Empire (Grace Gealey and Trai Byers IRL) are getting hitched. #PLOTTWIST
  • John Stamos shared a photo from the set:


Time for some trailers…..

  • Seth Rogen in The Night Before (red band trailer):


  • HBO’s Ferrell Takes The Field:


  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials:


  • Victoria (a movie filmed in one take):


  • Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi:


  • Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends:


  • The Escort:


  • Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld:


  • Elisabeth Moss in Queen of Earth:


  • Ryan Reynolds in Mississippi Grind:


  • Gotham:



  • Billy Corgan could give Jack White a run for his money in the cranky department:


  • Nothing but mad love for my friends that are teachers:


  • THIS is why I love minor league baseball:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts.

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia mashed up with Batman v. Superman:


  • Harry Potter meets Wiz Khalifa:




  • I’m loving all the Kelly Clarkson covers – here she is doing “Blank Space” (Swift approves)


  • Clarkson also covers ‘N SYNC (in the great city of Buffalo):


  • The Fantastic Four reimagined as a 90s Action VHS:


  • Tangled told through emoji:


  • FX paid tribute to George Coe:


  • 24 Pixar impressions in five minutes:


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  • Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” – a personal favorite – gets a vintage makeover:


  • And finally, The Hunger Game of Thrones (someone make this happen!):

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