Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s February 14th and my gift to all of you is the latest edition of the pop culture roundup. So no matter what your romantic status is today, everyone gets a valentine. Enjoy!

Television

Movies

 

Trailers

  • Venom:

 

  • I Feel Pretty:

 

  • Atlanta, season 2:

 

  • A Quiet Place:

 

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale:

 

  • Rampage:

 

  • Overboard:

 

  • Benji:

 

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events:

 

  • Marrowbone:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd recreated the video for “King of Wishful Thinking”:

 

Every winner of Best Visual Effects winner ever:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Snow Day Edition

Thanks to Mother Nature, I have something of a snow day today. I did go into the office this morning for a few hours, since it was hard to justify staying home when no snow had fallen, but once the flakes started flying, I took advantage of liberal leave to get home before the roads got really bad. I’m still working today, but at least I’m doing so from the comfort and safety of my couch. The main downside is that my cat intern is not being a cooperative co-worker.

So while I curse the wonders of modern technology that mean I’m never not working, get caught up on the pop culture that you might missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story:

 

  • Avengers: Infinity War:

 

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:

 

  • The Cloverfield Paradox:

 

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout:

 

  • A Quiet Place:

 

  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:

 

  • Westworld, season 2:

 

  • Champions:

 

  • Castle Rock:

 

  • Life of the Party:

 

  • Jessica Jones, season 2:

 

  • Skyscraper:

 

  • Everything Sucks!:

 

  • Death Wish:

 

  • Disobedience:

 

  • Josie:

 

  • Aardvark:

 

  • Love After Love:

 

  • The Week Of:

 

  • Game Night:

 

  • Custody:

 

  • A Deadpool 2 teaser:

 

  • Irreplaceable You:

 

  • November:

 

  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars:

 

Music

Books

Stand-Up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Fifty Shades of DeVito:

 

  • Fifty Shades of Corden:

 

  • A cello performance of “No Woman, No Cry”:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon channels Bob Dylan:

 

  • SNL did a Stranger Things parody:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscar Death Race Edition

The Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday and despite my very lackluster year of attending movies, I’m in pretty good shape going into this year’s Oscar Death Race. Once I cross three movies off my list – Dunkirk, The Phantom Thread, and The Post – I’ll have take care of most of the major categories and perhaps can spend more time focusing on my usual Waterloo (foreign films and documentaries). Most of the docs this year appear to be on streaming services, so I’ll focus my energies on tracking down the foreign films to the best of my ability. Of course, now that I’m working full-time and teaching a class two nights a week, my energies, such as they are, will probably be pretty limited.

So while I plot my best plan of attack, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture news that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Super Troopers 2:

 

  • No one is quite sure what this Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home trailer is all about:

 

  • Thank goodness Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is finally coming back:

 

  • Heathers:

 

  • Rampage:

 

  • Paterno:

 

  • Tomb Raider:

 

  • Succession:

 

  • Queer Eye:

 

  • The Mechanism:

 

  • Season three of Ash vs. Evil Dead:

 

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising:

 

  • Seven Seconds:

 

  • A trailer for a Harry Potter mobile game:

 

  • This Is Not Happening:

 

  • The Terror:

 

  • The Death of Stalin:

 

  • Dear Dictator:

 

  • Psychokinesis:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Books

Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • This Friends reunion movie parody trailer is racking up views:

 

  • A poem by H.P. Lovecraft has the same meter as Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”:

 

  • Watch Breaking Bad in one minute: