Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Pumpkin Spice edition

Every August, while everyone else is trying to make the most of what’s left of the summer, I’m anxiously anticipating what I consider the herald of better days – the arrival of pumpkin spice season. This has been especially true this year, since my summer kind of stunk. I have no idea what this autumn will bring, but whatever it is will be vastly improved by sipping some pumpkin coffee and beer and discovering all the new ridiculous ways that companies are cashing in on the popularity of the pumpkin spice trend. I had my first pumpkin coffee on August 21st and I will rid this pony as long as I can. Then the dreaded peppermint season commences and I can go back to being miserable.

So while I settle in to being basic for the next few months, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed  in the last week.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Super Troopers 2:

 

  • Tulip Fever:

 

  • Black Mirror, season 4:

 

  • Heathers (TV series):

 

  • Little Evil:

 

  • The Cuckoo’s Calling:

 

  • Last Flag Flying:

 

  • One Mississippi, season 2:

 

  • Gunpowder:

 

  • Brawl In Cell Block 99:

 

  • BoJack Horseman, season 4:

 

  • Literally Right Before Adam:

 

  • Killing Gunther:

 

  • The Opposition with Jordan Klepper:

 

  • Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A (fake) trailer for High School Musical 4:

 

  • The trailer for the second season of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party channels Ghost:

 

  • Sesame Street parodies “Despacito”:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Taking Off Early Edition

Today is a good day because I am leaving work a little early. It doesn’t matter that it’s only two hours early or that I generally work through lunch so it’s really only an hour early. I’ve taken a grand total of three vacation days this year and they were all in May, so one could say that I’m a little burned out. I celebrate the days that I actually get out of work on time, so being able to stroll out of here early is like a grand celebration.

So while I watch the clock today and pray to whatever deity that will make sure that I actually do get to leave on time, get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this week’s pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • American Assassin:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok:

 

  • Gemini:

 

  • American Horror Story: Cult:

 

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer:

 

  • Marvel’s The Punisher:

 

  • Vice Principals, season two:

 

  • Season 4 of You’re the Worst:

 

  • Vengeance: A Love Story:

 

  • Little Evil:

 

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 9:

 

  • Blade Runner 2049:

 

  • Beyond Skyline:

 

  • How To Talk To Girls At Parties:

 

  • Manhunt:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Slasher Things:

 

  • Kesha covers “House of the Rising Sun”:

 

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden perform Hair in a crosswalk:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Momentary Distraction Edition

It seems kind of trivial to be writing about pop culture with all that has been going on in the United States in the last week. I know this. But as important as it is to be paying attention and to engage, people also need temporary refuge from the news and reality. So I offer up this week’s pop culture roundup as a momentary distraction, a break from the very ugly world in which we are living in.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

  • Wonder:

 

  • Our Souls at Night:

 

  • Molly’s Game:

 

  • The Meyerowitz Stories:

 

  • The Defenders:

 

  • The Florida Project:

 

  • Batman vs. Two-Face:

 

  • The Death of Stalin:

Music

Theater

Books

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Watch Leslie Jones and Set Meyers watch Game of Thrones:

 

  • Jamie Lannister’s life as a Lifetime movie trailer:

 

  • A Game of Thrones/Friends mashup that employs NSFW language:

 

  • Even the Night King is a fan of Drake: