Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Three Day Weekend Edition

I am taking this Friday off from work, which will be my 3rd vacation day of the year and my first since May. So this week, I am firmly embracing the philosophy of Stanley from The Office:

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Honestly, all I’m trying to do is survive this week. I don’t even care that it’s my birthday – my eyes are on the prize, and that prize is walking out of the office for a three day weekend.

So while I figure out how to run out the next 48 hours, kick back and get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s installment of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Shape of Water:

 

  • Better Watch Out:

 

  • All I See Is You:

 

  • Gilbert:

 

  • Coco:

 

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson:

 

  • Tragedy Girls:

 

  • Jack Ryan:

 

  • Cook Off!:

 

  • All The Money in the World:

 

  • Breathe:

 

  • Just Getting Started:

 

  • Search Party, season 2:

 

  • Five Foot Two:

 

  • Tomb Raider:

 

  • Parts Unknown:

 

  • Tokyo Project:

 

  • Tales From the Tour Bus:

 

  • Gotham, season 4:

 

  • Dealt:

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Lil Wayne covered the Friends theme song for the NFL:

 

  • Pennywise dropped by Grand Theft Auto V:

 

  • A glam rock cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “Hurt”:

 

  • Chris Pine singing “I Will Survive”:

 

  • Miley Cyrus does a grown-up cover of her Hannah Montana-era songs:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok gets an 80s trailer edit:

 

  • And if anyone makes this for my birthday, I will kill them:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Fall TV Edition

As the temperatures start to drop, that marks the beginning of Fall TV season. This used to be an exciting time of year for me – all these new shows to try – but as networks have started debuting shows throughout the year and the kill rate for new shows rapidly increased, I’ve kind of lost interest. As of now, I think the only new show that I’m even going to try is HBO’s The Deuce. The scuttlebutt about the new shows debuting this Fall has been particularly quiet, which leads me to believe that TV critics don’t have a ton of faith in this year’s crop of offerings. I’m not even that excited about some returning shows that I watch. I think I’ve become TV jaded.

The good news is that my lack of interest in Fall TV means I have more time to do other things, like focus on the blog and this week’s pop culture roundup. So while you figure out what new shows to take a chance on, check out the previous week in pop with today’s edition of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Gerald’s Game:

 

  • The Child in Time:

 

  • The Disaster Artist:

 

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season three:

 

  • The Current War:

 

  • The Square:

 

  • Walking Out:

 

  • The Commuter:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Suburbicon:

 

  • Big Mouth:

 

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:

 

  • Alias Grace:

 

  • Early Man:

 

  • Gaga: Five Foot Two:

 

  • Neo Yokio:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • The Game of Thrones cast sings Taylor Swift:

 

  • A homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Thor: Ragnarok trailer:

 

  • Sponge Your Enthusiasm:

 

  • Hodor is great, but he’d be terrible at Family Feud:

 

  • An 80s movie dance montage:

 

  • This is a version of Barney I could support:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – AHS: Cult Edition

Last night American Horror Story debuted their new season, Cult, and as always I tuned in. I have a weird relationship with the American Horror Story franchise – I enjoy the fact that each season has its own special batsh*t crazy vibe, but I usually lose interest in the mess that they have created somewhere around episode 6 when it becomes pretty clear that the series has once again gone off the rails and isn’t going to stick the landing. Yet every season they hit the reset button and faithfully I return, waiting to see what insanity they have up their sleeve.

This season is going to be a challenge for me, since creepy clowns featured pretty prominently in the pilot episode and I am no fan of clowns. One clown I can handle, but once you start introducing multiple clowns I start to get more and more anxious. Between AHS: Cult and the It remake both debuting , it is a banner week for the creepy clown industry. I have to say that I was a little bored with the AHS: Cult premiere; I’ll give it a few episodes, but I’m just not loving the post-election horror story so far. We’ll see how it plays out.

While I contemplate seeking treatment for coulrophobia, catch yourself up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again:

 

  • Mudbound:

 

  • Jungle:

 

  • Mindhunter:

 

  • Wheelman:

 

  • A Bad Moms Christmas:

 

  • Long Shot:

 

  • Downsizing:

 

  • The Snowman:

 

  • Mr. Robot, season 3:

 

  • A new season of South Park:

 

  • The Mindy Project, final season:

 

  • Star Wars Rebels, season 4:

 

  • Tin Star:

 

  • Big Bang Theory, season 11:

 

  • Damnation:

 

  • Marshall:

 

  • Friend Request:

 

  • Lady Bird:

 

  • Insidious: The Last Key:

 

  • Una:

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • “Enter Sandman” in different genres:

 

  • This supercut makes Jon Snow’s life an inspirational movie (spoilers):

 

  • A Game of Thrones jam session:

 

  • Game of Thrones characters get Tim Burton makeovers:

 

 

 

  • Bart Simpson as Harry Potter:

 

  • What if Game of Thrones took place in modern day?