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:

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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:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Three Day Weekend Edition

I am taking this Friday off from work, which will be my 3rd vacation day of the year and my first since May. So this week, I am firmly embracing the philosophy of Stanley from The Office:

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Honestly, all I’m trying to do is survive this week. I don’t even care that it’s my birthday – my eyes are on the prize, and that prize is walking out of the office for a three day weekend.

So while I figure out how to run out the next 48 hours, kick back and get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s installment of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Shape of Water:

 

  • Better Watch Out:

 

  • All I See Is You:

 

  • Gilbert:

 

  • Coco:

 

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson:

 

  • Tragedy Girls:

 

  • Jack Ryan:

 

  • Cook Off!:

 

  • All The Money in the World:

 

  • Breathe:

 

  • Just Getting Started:

 

  • Search Party, season 2:

 

  • Five Foot Two:

 

  • Tomb Raider:

 

  • Parts Unknown:

 

  • Tokyo Project:

 

  • Tales From the Tour Bus:

 

  • Gotham, season 4:

 

  • Dealt:

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Lil Wayne covered the Friends theme song for the NFL:

 

  • Pennywise dropped by Grand Theft Auto V:

 

  • A glam rock cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “Hurt”:

 

  • Chris Pine singing “I Will Survive”:

 

  • Miley Cyrus does a grown-up cover of her Hannah Montana-era songs:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok gets an 80s trailer edit:

 

  • And if anyone makes this for my birthday, I will kill them: