Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Sick and Tired Edition

Somehow I am sick again – or sick still. I can’t really tell anymore. I feel like I have been coughing and sneezing non-stop for weeks now. I’m healthy enough to be functional and go about my daily life, but sick enough that I generally feel “meh” about doing much of anything. I was looking forward to spending last weekend hitting up the cinema and catching up on some of the movies that I’ve missed, but instead I spent almost the entire weekend sleeping or trying to will myself to get out of bed or off the couch. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. The day that I’m not sniffling or downing cough drops like candy will be a happy day indeed.

So while I look into getting an IV drip of vitamin C, catch yourself up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Teaser for Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom:

 

  • New trailer for season 4 of Black Mirror:

 

  • HBO/The Ringer’s Andre the Giant Documentary:

 

  • You Were Never Really Here:

 

  • Good Girls:

 

  • Here and Now:

 

  • A teaser trailer for HBO’s Barry:

 

  • Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:

 

  • Wormwood:

 

  • Black Lightning:

 

  • Altered Carbon:

 

  • Midnight Sun:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Cookie Monster channels his inner Busta Rhymes:

 

  • Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton sing “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”:

 

  • The Tonight Show brings you “Robert Mueller’s Comin’ to Town”:

 

  • A mashup of 2017 movie trailers (I have missed A LOT):

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Dodgers Bandwagon Edition

I’ll admit that my interest in the World Series has significantly waned now that my Yankees have been eliminated. But I still love baseball, so I’ve got to have some kind of rooting interest, even if I’m not committing myself to watching all of the games (I was starting to feel crappy last night, so I put myself to bed at 8:30 and I barely saw the first few innings). My dad is a Dodgers fan so I’m throwing my support their way, even though goodness knows that he takes glee in the Yankees not doing well.  He may be one of the few people on the planet that was never impressed with Derek Jeter in any capacity. But I’ll forgive that and side with the family. I’d even root for my brother’s team, the Mets, if they ever make it back to postseason baseball. 😉

I’m also rooting for whoever is most likely to steal a base and win me (and the rest of the country) a free taco. Unless it’s Jose Altuve – screw that guy.

So while I irrationally hate a guy that’s just good at his job, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Phantom Thread:

 

  • I Love You, Daddy:

 

  • I, Tonya:

 

  • Lady Dynamite, season 2:

 

  • Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built:

 

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond:

 

  • Bright:

 

  • Godless:

 

  • Too Funny To Fail:

 

  • UnREAL, season 3:

 

  • The Chi:

 

  • 12 Strong:

 

  • Snake Outta Compton:

Music

Books

Podcasts

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • La La Land 2049:

 

  • The Twin Peaks soundtrack mashed up with “The Loco-Motion”:

 

  • The Walking Gingerbread:

 

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 as a horror movie:

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: