Pop Culture Odds and Ends – In Need of a Distraction Edition


After the events in Paris Friday and then the subsequent debates about what to do with Syrian refuges, I think we’re all in need of a little bit of a distraction. It’s been a rough few days on the international landscape and the upcoming stress of the holidays has already begun to take its toll on people. I’ve noticed people are just generally a little crankier lately; lots of complaints about work and other life problems seem to have permeated my circle of friends. I’ve just started my physical therapy and while I’m excited to be closer to walking again like a normal person, there is understandably a lot of pain and discomfort as my body readjusts to putting one foot in front of the other. So I’m totally included in the group of people who, in the words of McDonald’s, could use a break today.

Thankfully the world of pop culture is always there for mindless distractions to help everyone forget about life for a while. Once you are down the rabbit hole of music, television and movies, it’s easy to forget about everything else. So if you need a little break from all the political Facebook posts and the sadness of what is happening in France, Lebanon, Russia and elsewhere, I’ve got you covered.




Time for some trailers……

  • New Zoolander 2 trailer:


  • A Very Murray Christmas:


  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2:


  • Season 11 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:


  • A red band trailer for The Night Before:


  • HBO’s Vinyl:


  • Season 2 of Better Call Saul:


  • Bill Burr’s F is for Family:


  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War:


  • Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders:


  • Jennifer Garner in Miracles from Heaven:


  • Gods of Egypt:


  • The Wiz Live!:


  • Robert Pattison in Life:


  • Body:


  • Uncle Nick:


  • Triple 9:




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

  • Movies that go back to the future:


  • “Uptown Funk” meets old Hollywood:


  • A Luke Skywalker movie kill supercut:


  • Demi Lovato is the latest to cover Adele:


  • What if The Hunger Games came out in 1992:


  • A two-part pop danthology mashup of2015 songs:



  • What if Scorsese directed Matilda:


  • People eating in movies:


  • A supercut of movie coaches giving motivational speeches:


  • And finally, Inside Out reimagined as a psychological thriller:

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