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.




  • 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:






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):



Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Using Up Vacation Time Edition

This year, I find myself in the surprising position of having to use up vacation time before the end of the year. I’ve never taken a ton of vacation – the last time I took one full week off was way back in 2010 – but this has never been an issue before. Normally I take an average of 10-15 days off for the year, but thanks to the craziness at work I’ve taken a total of four vacation days in 2017. I’m also accumulating time faster, thanks to my promotion, which means I have to burn off some days in the next month. However, since I just purchased a new car and it’s the holidays, it’s not really in my budget to go anywhere other than perhaps a day trip to NYC. So I’m planning a staycation, which is hopefully good news for all of you since that means I have time to go to the movies, catch up on streaming series, and maybe even write so that regular blog posts can once again resume. Honestly, I’m looking forward to a day of Netflix from my bed possibly more that I would be a trip to Hawaii.

So while I look forward to a gloriously lazy pop culture-filled few days off, get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this week’s roundup.




  • Avengers: Infinity War:


  • 12 Strong:


  • All The Money In The World:


  • Paddington 2:


  • Black Mirror, season 4:


  • Drunk History, season 5:


  • The Mercy:


  • Smallfoot:


  • A new season of HBO’s High Maintenance:


  • El Camino Christmas:


  • Journeyman:


  • Mary Magdalene:


Best Friend From Heaven (I can’t even believe this is a real movie):





Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Sharing Things:


  • The National covered another Bob’s Burgers song:


  • Bono, Sean Penn, and Chris Martin performed a Frank Sinatra song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Thankful Edition

Somehow tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which seems kind of crazy since I still have bags of Halloween candy in my office. I’m looking forward to seeing my nephew enjoy his first Thanksgiving, though since he can’t eat turkey or anything yet I’m not sure how much he’s really going to get out of the day other than being passed around like a hot potato. That kid seriously has no idea how much he is adored.

This year I am particularly thankful for the four day weekend. My master plan is to get caught up on all the movies and TV shows that I’ve fallen behind on. I’m not sure how I’m actually going to accomplish all that is on the schedule unless I don’t sleep the entire holiday, but I’m up for the challenge. Usually by this time I’ve started prep for the Oscar death race, but this year I haven’t even gotten around to seeing the new Thor movie yet. I never used to miss a Marvel movie in the theater and now I’ve already missed Spider-Man: Homecoming. I seriously have to get my life back on track.

So while I binge-watch Netflix shows and spend all day in the movie theater, get yourself caught up on all that you might have missed with this week’s pop culture roundup. Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!




  • A Wrinkle In Time:



  • A Quiet Place:


  • Incredibles II:


  • Phantom Thread:


  • Rampage:


  • Peter Rabbit:


  • Gunpowder:


  • The Strangers: Prey at Night:


  • Hotel Transylvania 3:


  • Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool:


  • The Road Movie:





Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Supreme Court Justice League


  • Postmodern Jukebox performs “Don’t Stop Believin’”:


  • Brad Pitt eating in movies:


  • Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine were subway buskers:


  • If you ever wanted to hear Tywin Lannister narrate cute kittens and puppies, here you go: