Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Back to the Future Edition


The future has arrived.


If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Internet this month, you probably already know that today is Back to the Future day – the date in the second film when Marty McFly turned up in Doc Brown’s DeLorean. Back to the Future was one of the first movies that I really loved and watched repeatedly; I probably saw the first film 100 times. Back to the Future II was a big influence on my generation and I can assure you that anyone in their mid-thirties/early forties is very disappointed that the future that we were shown in the film hasn’t exactly panned out. It kind of blows my mind that after today, the entire trilogy of film will have occurred in our past. October 21, 2015 felt so far off when I was a kid, yet here we are.

It’s also my brother’s birthday, so Happy Birthday Matt!

But enough about the celebrations – you’re here for the hot pop culture action. I’m searched high and low to find you the best that the world of pop has to offer, so settle in with your hoverboard and Perfect Pepsi and get caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed.


  • Larry David fulfilled his destiny by portraying Bernie Sanders on SNL last weekend:


  • Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks bring back Kid Theater:


Time for some trailers……

  • In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer:


  • A new X-Files trailer:


  • Season 6 of The Venture Bros.:


  • More reasons to be scared of dolls – the trailer for The Boy:


  • Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis in Race:


  • Freaks of Nature with Vanessa Hudgens and Ed Westwick:


  • Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl:


  • Jessical Biel and Zosia Mamet in Bleeding Heart:


  • Josh Duhamel in Lost in the Sun:


  • There are a lot of visual similarities between Pulp Fiction and Breaking Bad:


  • Even Channing Tatum can’t pull off this Pooh Bear costume:




  • Kanye dropped some new songs:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts….

  • A Stanley Kubrick/Alfred Hitchcock mashup:


  • Twenty years of friendship from Pixar:


  • The #DrakeAlwaysOnBeat mashup of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video and various music is the gift that just keeps on giving:





  • George Clooney doesn’t need words:


  • Here’s Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” played on traditional Japanese instruments:


And finally, Jurassic Galaxy:

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