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!





  • 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:






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:


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.




  • 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:






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 – So Much for the Lull Edition

I had high hopes that I was going to be able to keep kicking out reviews and posts at the rate I established at the beginning of the year, but sadly the post-holiday calm I was enjoying has evaporated and its back to the usual craziness. Working full-time, teaching, and somehow getting sick again is putting a real crimp in my leisure activities. So there are a lot of posts in the hopper – I just need to find the time to get them out of my head and down on paper. Believe me – I have a lot of thoughts about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

But at least you always have the pop culture roundup. As usual, I’ve spent the last week culling the best info that the world of pop culture has to offer. So get yourself caught up with the latest installment of the week in pop.




  • Ant-Man and The Wasp:


  • Mute:


  • The Cured:


  • Unsane:


  • Hereditary:


  • The Ritual:


  • Submergence:


  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again:


  • Andre the Giant:


  • On My Block:


  • When We First Met:


  • Looking Glass:


  • The Hurricane Heist:


  • I Kill Giants:


  • Total Bellas, season 3:





Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A James Corden/Helen Mirren rap battle:


  • The Lady Bird trailer – if everyone screamed:


  • Adele dressed up as Dolly Parton – and it was glorious: