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.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • 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:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

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:

 

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscar Death Race Edition

The Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday and despite my very lackluster year of attending movies, I’m in pretty good shape going into this year’s Oscar Death Race. Once I cross three movies off my list – Dunkirk, The Phantom Thread, and The Post – I’ll have take care of most of the major categories and perhaps can spend more time focusing on my usual Waterloo (foreign films and documentaries). Most of the docs this year appear to be on streaming services, so I’ll focus my energies on tracking down the foreign films to the best of my ability. Of course, now that I’m working full-time and teaching a class two nights a week, my energies, such as they are, will probably be pretty limited.

So while I plot my best plan of attack, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture news that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Super Troopers 2:

 

  • No one is quite sure what this Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home trailer is all about:

 

  • Thank goodness Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is finally coming back:

 

  • Heathers:

 

  • Rampage:

 

  • Paterno:

 

  • Tomb Raider:

 

  • Succession:

 

  • Queer Eye:

 

  • The Mechanism:

 

  • Season three of Ash vs. Evil Dead:

 

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising:

 

  • Seven Seconds:

 

  • A trailer for a Harry Potter mobile game:

 

  • This Is Not Happening:

 

  • The Terror:

 

  • The Death of Stalin:

 

  • Dear Dictator:

 

  • Psychokinesis:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Books

Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • This Friends reunion movie parody trailer is racking up views:

 

  • A poem by H.P. Lovecraft has the same meter as Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”:

 

  • Watch Breaking Bad in one minute:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Up Since 4 Edition

I woke up at 4 am this morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep. My cat Pumpkin was pretty psyched my these turn of events, but I am most certainly not a fan. So while most of my co-workers are coming in late because of the snow, I was actually early. In theory this should make me productive, but in reality I just want to take a nap.

So while I drink copious amounts of coffee, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Tully:

 

  • Beirut:

 

  • Here and Now:

 

  • Altered Carbon:

 

  • Britannia:

 

  • Dirty Money:

 

  • Ghost Stories:

 

  • Breaking In:

 

  • You Were Never Really Here:

 

  • Love, Simon:

 

  • Silicon Valley, season 5:

 

  • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot:

 

  • The Looming Tower:

 

  • Everything Sucks!:

 

  • The Terror:

 

  • Summer of 84:

 

  • Baskets, season 3:

 

  • A teaser trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451:

 

  • Show Dogs:

 

  • Absentia:

 

  • Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale:

 

  • Braven:

 

  • The Road to Westminster Dog Show:

 

  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall:

 

  • Teen Titans Go To The Movies:

Music

Stand-Up

Books

Awards Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • An alternative beginning to IT:

  • Zach Morris is Trash:

 

  • A Harry Potter fan-fiction film about Voldermort is racking up the views:

 

  • Jason references to the Jackson Jaguars on The Good Place  (spoilers if you aren’t current):

 

  • This person allegedly plays “The Cantina Song” on a Rubik’s Cube as they solve it (I think this is a stretch):

 

  • I don’t know what is up with this trend of rappers do the weather, but I’m here for it:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon parodies James Taylor: