Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Mini-Vacay Edition

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Tomorrow I’m leaving on a jet plane for a quickie getaway. I usually don’t take a proper summer vacation and this is really no exception – I’ll only be away for a little over 36 hours, which means I’ll be cramming a lot into a very short amount of time. I’m not a laying on the beach kind of vacationer anyway, but this is probably not the most relaxing way to be spending my time. But two days out of the office is still two days out of the office and I’m excited to explore a city that I’ve never been to before, even if it’s going to be 100 million degrees outside. So this will be the last post on the blog this week, though hopefully this trip will also generate a little content for next week.

But I couldn’t leave you without doing this week’s pop culture roundup. Even without any trailers in this edition, there’s still plenty of news to share from the world of pop. So while I try to finalize all my activities for the next two days, get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed.

 

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As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts……

  • Floppy disks play “Seven Nation Army”:

 

  • A look at how the Coen Brothers use the color green in their movies:

 

  • The Greatest T-shirts in Film:

 

  • Celine Dion tries her hand at musical impressions:

 

  • Pokémon Go – Hollywood:

 

  • Air New Zealand knows how to make an air safety video:

 

  • Postmodern Jukebox takes on Aerosmith’s ”Dream On”:

 

  • This is a pretty extensive Disney movie mashup:

 

  • A metal cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”:

 

  • And finally, the Game of Thrones season six blooper reel:

Tuesday Trailer Park

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Trailers…..we’ve got trailers here!

Thanks to Comic-Con over the weekend, this week there were just too many new trailers to be contained in the normal weekly pop culture roundup. This worked out well for me, since I still haven’t been doing much pop culture related lately (unless mainlining Gilmore Girls repeats counts). That’s right – I haven’t made it to the movie theater again this week. It’s an American tragedy.

But failures of the past doesn’t prohibit from looking towards the future, which is what these trailers do. It’s always interesting to see what comes out of Comic-Con and while these trailers may not be representative of the final product, quite a few of them further piqued my interest. I can’t say that I was all that excited for Wonder Woman (#teamMarvel), but my tune has changed after seeing the first trailer.

So check out the trailers that have been released in the last week and see if anything catches your eye. There’s a little bit of everything, so you’re bound to find something you like.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:

 

Wonder Woman:

 

Sherlock, season 4:

 

Moana:

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword:

 

Narcos, season two:

 

Suicide Squad:

 

Doctor Strange:

 

Marvel’s Iron Fist:

 

Blair Witch (yup – it’s getting a reboot):

 

Before I Wake:

 

The LEGO Batman:

 

The Walking Dead, season 7:

 

Fear the Walking Dead:

 

Justice League:

 

Marvel’s Luke Cage:

 

American Gods:

 

Kong: Skull Island:

 

Ash vs. Evil Dead:

 

Hands of Stone:

 

Marvel’s The Defenders:

 

Godzilla Resurgence:

 

Bad Santa 2:

 

The Flash, season 3:

 

Arrow, season 5:

Legion:

 

Operation Avalanche:

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

 

Son of Zorn:

 

Snowden:

 

Blunt Talk, season two:

 

The Get Down:

 

Dick Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency:

 

For The Love of Spock:

 

Vikings, season 4:

 

Author: The JT LeRoy Story:

 

Queen Sugar:

 

Sausage Party:

Justice League Action:

 

Salem, season three:

 

Legends of the Hidden Temple:

 

David Cross: Making America Great Again:

 

A Tale of Love and Darkness:

 

London Road:

 

The Man in the High Castle, season 2:

 

The Exorcist, season 1:

 

Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead:

 

The Eric and Andre Show, season 4:

 

Lace Crater:

 

T2: Trainspotting:

 

League of Gods:

 

The Age of Shadows:

 

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Comic Con Aftermath Edition

Another Comic Con is in the books and once again I wasn’t there. This is proving to be one of the more expensive and difficult items to cross of my bucket list and I suspect that actually being at Comic Con is a much bigger headache than I anticipate (and I anticipate that it’s a pretty big headache). Still, this doesn’t detour me in my quest of finally making it to the granddaddy of all conventions; one of these years I will be able to score tickets and will make the journey to San Diego. I may be 100 when that happens, but it will happen eventually. I have faith in the pop culture gods.

But until that day comes, I’ll be happy with all the nuggets of info that came out of the Con. And because I am a generous person, I’ll share those bits of pop culture goodness with you. I’ve collected the best that Comic Con had to offer, as well as all the normal pop culture goodness that you’ve come to expect from these weekly roundups. Who wants to go to San Diego anyway?

  • Maisie Williams and Daniel Radcliffe took a selfie at Comic-Con with Doctor Who’s Jenna Louise Coleman (Clara) and Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray (Gilly):

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  • Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss Pluto (the dwarf planet, not the cartoon dog):

 

  • Conan channeled Mad Max for his Comic Con arrival:

 

  • Another Ghostbusters reveal from Paul Feig:

 

  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler debuted the trailer for their new movie last night:

 

  • Swift squad member Ed Sheeran did a duet with Elton John:

 

  • For no apparent reason, Rob Lowe lip syncing The Sound of Music:

 

  • The O.C. musical happening in LA has found its leads. Maybe I’ll start a Kickstarter campaign to finance a trip to see it.
  • Paul Rudd helped welcome Jimmy Fallon back with a game of Drinko (rather than Plinko):

 

  • Jon Hamm pretended to be Bill Hader during an interview about the new Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck (which I cannot wait to see):

 

  • Lea Michele paid tribute to Corey Monteith on the second anniversary of his death:

 

As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups:

  • Here’s every time Rod Serling said “the Twilight Zone” on camera:

 

  • Jedi chipmunks:

 

  • A super cut of people saying “Now that’s what I’m talking about” in movies:

 

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  • A supercut of Game of Thrones references in pop culture:

 

  • Here’s a supercut of Jim Carey falling down:

 

  • A supercut of 90’s Disney movies:

 

  • A tribute to Jon Stewart:

 

  • Postmodern Jukebox covers Britney Spears (and it’s awesome):

 

  • The opening of The Office without the music is kind of depressing:

 

  • Peggy Olson and Drake are a perfect combination:

 

  • A Batman v Superman/Friends mashup:

 

  • And finally, the True Detective credits remixed in the style of Starsky & Hutch: