Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Momentary Distraction Edition

It seems kind of trivial to be writing about pop culture with all that has been going on in the United States in the last week. I know this. But as important as it is to be paying attention and to engage, people also need temporary refuge from the news and reality. So I offer up this week’s pop culture roundup as a momentary distraction, a break from the very ugly world in which we are living in.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

  • Wonder:

 

  • Our Souls at Night:

 

  • Molly’s Game:

 

  • The Meyerowitz Stories:

 

  • The Defenders:

 

  • The Florida Project:

 

  • Batman vs. Two-Face:

 

  • The Death of Stalin:

Music

Theater

Books

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Watch Leslie Jones and Set Meyers watch Game of Thrones:

 

  • Jamie Lannister’s life as a Lifetime movie trailer:

 

  • A Game of Thrones/Friends mashup that employs NSFW language:

 

  • Even the Night King is a fan of Drake:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Summer Solstice Edition

Summer is officially here! To all my friends that are teachers – your watch has ended. To my friends that are parents – your watch has begun. This is shaping up to be a weird summer for me since I don’t have much of anything on the calendar. I already took a quick vacation and my summertime commitments are pretty limited. So really, all that summer means to me is time to catch up television, which is alright by me.

Speaking of catching up, this new edition of the roundup is your chance to get up to speed on all pop culture that you may have missed. It’s the longest day of the year, so you have time!

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Detroit:

 

  • Pitch Perfect 3:

 

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin:

 

  • Netflix’s Atypical:

 

  • Transparent, season 4:

 

  • Thank You For Your Service:

 

  • Daddy’s Home 2:

 

  • Happy Death Day:

 

  • The Trip to Spain:

 

  • Annabelle Creation:

 

  • Okja:

 

  • Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press:

 

  • Brigsby Bear:

 

  • Midnighters:

 

  • Jungle:

 

  • American Assassins:

 

  • Friends From College:

 

Music

Stand-Up

Books

Theater

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • An orchestra covered Daft Punk’s ”Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”:

 

  • A vintage cover of “Say It Ain’t So”:

 

  • Lightening McQueen gets a 30 for 30 short:

 

  • Game of Thrones characters sing “I Will Survive”:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Bring Back Spring Edition

What happened to spring? It’s been cold and rainy here lately, especially on the weekends. It’s kind of a bummer. I’m sure it’s good for the grass and the plants, but it’s not so nice for humans who want to be outside. I’m not a big outdoorsy person, but this is the time of year when it’s fun to sit outside on a patio with an adult beverage. Soon enough it will be too hot and humid to want to spend much time anywhere without air conditioning. So it would be nice to not have turn the heat back on in May. Remind I said all of this when I am complaining about how hot it is in Austin next week.

But enough about out rainy spring – there is pop culture new to be had. As usual, the roundup catches all of the pop culture news that you might have missed. So while I dig out my sweatshirts and umbrellas, enjoy the latest from the world of pop.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Dark Tower:

 

  • Blade Runner 2049:

 

  • Wonder Woman:

 

  • The Defenders:

 

  • Orange is the New Black, season 5:

 

  • It:

 

  • The Gifted:

 

  • Dunkirk:

 

  • Rough Night:

 

  • Inconceivable:

 

  • The Mist:

 

  • Everything Evreything:

 

  • Woodshock:

 

  • Game Over, Man:

 

  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive:

 

  • Bloodline season 3:

 

  • The Limehouse Golem:

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Animals cover Smashmouth’s “All Star”:

  • Tom Hardy swearing on Peaky Blinders:

  • Stephen Colbert performs with Gorillaz:

 

  • What if Seinfeld ended like The Sopranos:

 

  • Evolution of douchebag style:

 

  • Get-Out as a rom-com:

 

  • What About Bob recut as a stalker thriller: