Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscars Fail Edition

The Academy Awards were Sunday and my general feeling about it this year could be summed up in the following GIF:

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For the first time in probably at least 15 years, I didn’t even watch the telecast and though I had extra time for the Oscar death race this year, thanks to the Olympics, I somehow managed to put in my worst performance ever. Not only did I miss out on the usual elusive categories like best foreign film and the shorts, I didn’t even complete the major categories, including Best Picture; in the end, my indifference to Dunkirk won out over my desire to see all the nominated films.  For me, I generally wasn’t all that enamored with a lot of the nominees that I did watch; I was rooting for Get Out and Ladybird to do well, but I didn’t have a strong opinion about most of the other films. I didn’t even hate any of them (a la War Horse); when most of them ended, I thought “that was fine” and that was the end of it. I’m hoping that this was just an overall “meh” year for movies and not a sign that I’ve lost interest in this entire endeavor. That would make me really sad.

So while I contemplate if this means I’ve having some sort of existential crisis, get yourself caught up with this week’s installment of the pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

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Trailers

  • Sweetbitter:

 

  • Mary Poppins Returns:

 

  • The final season of House of Cards:

 

  • Most Likely to Murder:

 

  • Yellowstone:

 

  • Lost in Space:

 

  • Christopher Robin:

 

  • Legion season 2:

 

  • Muppet Guys Talking:

 

  • Wild Wild Country:

 

  • Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger:

 

  • Prospect:

 

  • Tully:

 

  • Chappaquiddick:

 

  • WarGames, season one:

 

  • Roseanne:

 

  • The Endless:

 

  • Book Club:

 

  • Cobra Kai:

 

  • Scary Love:

  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Awards Season

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al:

  • Steve Buscemi auditions for all the Best Picture nominees:

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