Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Overtime Edition

Today feels like it should be Friday since I’ve already logged a lot of hours in the office this week. Monday I put in a whopping 15 hours, leaving around 11 pm to return a mere eight hours later. It’s been both physically and mentally exhausting and this week feels like it is dragging on.

Luckily I got a jump start on the roundup over the weekend, so despite the long hours I still can deliver a heaping dose of pop culture goodness on time. So while I hope to see life outside the office more this week, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Stranger Things 2:

 

  • Black Panther:

 

  • She’s Got To Have It:

 

  • Blockers:

 

  • Godless:

 

  • SMILF:

 

  • All I See Is You:

 

  • The Alienist:

 

  • Michael Jackson’s Halloween:

  • Thoroughbreds:

 

  • Mayhem:

 

  • The Work:

 

  • Bad Lucky Goat:

 

Music

Books

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and The Lonely Island play “I’m On a Boat” with classroom instruments:

 

  • The team behind Angry Birds are apparently fans of Iron Maiden:

 

  • Puddles Pity Party covers “The Sound of Silence”:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – October Baseball Edition

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a terrible baseball fan this year. I only went to Yankee Stadium once all season (though it was a double-header) and I haven’t watch many games. Usually I’m glued to the TV or listening to the games on the radio, but when you start going to bed at 8 pm on a regular basis because your life has become very overwhelming, you tend to miss a lot. Thankfully, things have improved slightly which has coincided with the Major League Baseball playoffs, so I am once again back to screaming at the TV and hoping that the Yankees continue to outperform expectations. This is the first sign that I’m starting to feel like myself again. Hopefully the Yankees don’t get eliminated tonight so this feeling continues.

So while I hope that the Cleveland Indians are doing something to anger Jobu, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

  • Molly’s Game:

 

  • Castle Rock:

 

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

 

  • Jack Ryan:

 

  • Justice League:

 

  • Pacific Rim Uprising:

 

  • Beyond Skyline:

 

  • Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams:

 

  • Wheelman:

 

  • Future Man:

 

  • Happy!:

 

  • Marvel’s Runaways:

 

  • Mayhem:

 

  • Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

 

  • The Man in the High Castle:

 

  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.:

 

  • Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie:

 

  • X-Files, season 11:

 

  • Constantine:

 

  • Replicas:

 

  • Mosaic:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon had a lip sync battle:

 

  • Julia Roberts acts out her film career on The Late Late Show:

 

  • Game of Thrones as anime:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Tom Petty Edition

I was mid-call with a co-worker when I saw the news. “Hold on,” I said. “Gotta call you back – Tom Petty is dead.” It turns out that when I saw that tweet Petty had not actually died yet, but the news still broke my heart. I think it broke everyone’s heart, because I don’t know a damn person who didn’t like Tom Petty. Petty was an everyman rocker who churned out hits like nobody’s business. Put on “American Girl” in a room full of people and I guarantee you you’ll hear murmurs of what a great tune it is and that people will start singing along. I’ve liked Tom Petty for as long as I can remember and it makes me so sad that he’s no longer with us.  I’ve seen Petty and the Heartbreakers perform, but I’m kicking myself for not going to see them on their 40th anniversary tour. Monday was already a very sad day after the mass shooting in Vegas, but losing Petty on top of that just made it worse. I don’t have much of a vinyl collection, but one of the few records I do own is Full Moon Fever. I played it Monday night in tribute.

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R.I.P., Tom Petty. You will be missed.

And now….on to the pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Father Figures:

 

  • The Babysitter:

 

  • Paddington 2:

 

  • Wonder Wheel:

 

  • The Leisure Seeker:

 

  • Creep 2:

 

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season 3:

 

  • Shameless, season 8:

 

  • The Death of Stalin:

 

  • Darkest Hour:

 

  • Star Trek Discovery:

 

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer:

 

  • Annihilation:

 

  • Geostorm:

 

  • Red Dead Redemption II:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A Broadway-themed version of “Despacito”:

 

  • Lorde covers “In the Air Tonight”:

 

  • Stranger Things reimagined as a romantic comedy:

 

  • A capella covers of Star Trek TV theme songs:

 

  • Mean Girls reimagined as a forbidden lesbian romance: