Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Making Some Progress Edition

I  went to the movies on Monday night. A year ago, this wouldn’t be news to report, but in the last six months or so, I’ve been to the movies only a handful of times. This is partially because of work, but also because there haven’t been a ton of movies that I’ve been dying to see. But the fact that I was able to carve out some time on a weeknight to hit up the cinema is progress that maybe things are improving. We saw The Big Sick, which I still hold out some hope of actually reviewing. That’s more potential progress, since I have a half dozen posts that I’ve started over the last few months and have never finished.

But even if I don’t get around to reviewing anything soon, at least you have the pop culture roundup to get you through these dark days of limited content. Get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed with this installment of the week in pop.




  • Suburbicon:


  • Manhunter:


  • It:


  • Call Me By Your Name:


  • Marjorie Prime:


  • Comrade Detective:


  • Ingrid Goes West:


  • LBJ:


  • The Vault:


  • Mother!:


  • Carpool Karaoke:


  • What Happened To Monday:


  • The Vault:


  • Flatliners:


  • Escapes:


  • Transparent, season 4:


  • Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs Kanye:


  • The Problem with Apu:


  • First They Killed My Father:






Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Idris Elba sings lyrics using Google Translate:


  • Postmodern Jukebox covers Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”:


  • Face/Off as a spaghetti western:


  • Haim covers Shania Twain:


  • Every “That’s What She Said” from The Office:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Post Comic-Con Edition

Over the weekend, Comic-Con once again descended on San Diego. Even though I’ve heard stories about how crowded and miserable the Comic-Con experience can be, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. This is apparently a sentiment shared by a lot of other people, since tickets to Comic-Con are very difficult to get. I haven’t even been able to pull off tickets to the New York Comic Con, which would logistically be a lot easier to navigate. I’ll make it to a Con eventually – probably right around the time that they are no longer popular.

One of the reasons that I’d be willing to deal with all the crowds and waiting in line for Comic-Con is because a lot of info gets revealed about upcoming projects. Of course, most of that info hits the internet shortly thereafter, but it still would be nice to be in “the room where it happened” when some announcement is made. But until then, I’ve cultivated some of the major news that came out of San Diego Comic-Con and the rest of the world of pop culture for you to enjoy.




  • Ready Player One:


  • Thor: Ragnarok:


  • Stranger Things, season 2:


  • Justice League:


  • Star Trek: Discovery:


  • The Walking Dead, season 8:


  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time:


  • Westworld, season 2:


  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie:


  • Black Lightening:


  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle:


  • Supergirl, season 3:


  • Arrow, season 6:


  • The Defenders:


  • Bushwick:


  • The Flash, season 4:


  • Preacher, season 2:


  • Alpha:


  • Bright:


  • The Shape of Water:


  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard:


  • Wonderstruck:


  • Brad’s Status:


  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween:


  • Alias Grace:


  • Triple Threat:


  • The Gifted:




Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A heavy metal cover of “Despacito”:


  • Actors audition to play teen Dumbledore for Conan:


  •  An Archer/Kingsman crossover:

  • Apple and The Rock team-up for a short film:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Squandering Summer Edition

I feel like I’m not doing summer right this year. I made the conscious decision to not overbook myself this year and to spend more time at home. This was partially a cost savings measure since I’ll probably be in need of a new car soon, but also so I could spend more time with my little nephew.  I didn’t want to miss out on these important few months because I was away. In theory, this was supposed to be a summer when I didn’t miss out on things going on locally and that I would spend more time with my friends here. In practice, that hasn’t much come to fruition – which is partially my fault for not advertising that I am in town. But the invites to BBQs and patio drinking haven’t been pouring in like I hoped and now it’s already the middle of July and I feel like I haven’t accomplished much of anything on my summer time bucket list. So I really need to kick it in gear for these final weeks of summer. I’m going to visit that Game of Thrones bar in DC if it’s the only thing I do.

So while I try to figure out a summer’s worth of activities into five weeks, get yourself caught up on the pop culture you might have missed while you were making better use of your summer.




  • A Wrinkle In Time:


  • The Glass Castle:


  • Blade Runner 2049:


  • The Layover:


  • Wild River:


  • Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman:


  • The Tick:


  • Mr. Mercedes:


  • The Disaster Artist:


  • The Incredible Jessica James:


  • Darkest Hour:


  • Crown Heights:


  • Leatherface:


  • Narcos, season 3:


  • Difficult People, season 3:


  • American Assassin:


  • Atypical:


  • Outlander, season 3:


  • Naked:




Odds and Ends

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. 🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾

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Still unclear – is her son’s name Sir Carter Carter?

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Hamilton meets Game of Thrones:


  • Every Rage Against the Machine song in 3 minutes:


  • The Game of Thrones theme play on traditional Southeast Asian folk instruments:


  • What if Garden State had a Dave Matthews Band soundtrack:


  • Ghostbusters recut as a slasher flick: