Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Vacation Booked Edition

I have commitment issues. This has manifested itself in many aspects of my life, but most recently reared its head when it came to planning for my upcoming vacation. I am, by nature, an organized person. For me, sometimes planning a trip is almost as fun as actually going on the trip. I love exploring the different things to see, eat, and do when I am away from home. I have the Pinterest boards to prove it.

But getting me to actually commit to flights is always a struggle. When it comes to airfare, I’m always playing a game of chicken, hoping that the price of flights will drop further before I am willing to book. I’ve known that friends and I are going to Austin for months now, but I was convinced that I could get a better deal (not only do I like to maximize my time, but my dollars as well). This strategy is nerve-wracking and I wind up booking when I finally stress myself out enough to make a decision. This week, I was starting to put myself in a panic as flights were actually getting more expensive – not the trend I was looking for. I was worried that I was going to blow my travel budget before I even got to Austin, but then, like an angel from above, I found a tremendous deal. Even then I briefly hesitated, wondering if something better may come along. Much like Alexander Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler, I’m never satisfied. But then common sense prevailed and I made the purchase. Now my vacation is real and I can finally let myself get excited for it. It’s only three days off from work, but man do I need them.

Something else to get excited for – this week’s pop culture roundup. As always, I’ve tried to bring you the best that the world of pop has to offer. So while I scout Austin for the best breakfast tacos and BBQ, get yourself caught up on what you may have missed.

Television

 

Movies

Trailers

  • It:

 

  • Game of Thrones, season 7:

 

  • A teaser for The Defenders:

 

  • Dimension 404:

 

  • Preacher, season 2:

 

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword:

 

  • Silicon Valley, season 4:

 

  • War Machine:

 

  • Claws:

 

  • War for the Planet of the Apes:

 

  • Alien: Covenant:

 

  • Girlboss:

 

  • Ingrid Goes West:

 

  • The Mummy:

 

  • Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets:

 

  • Berlin Syndrome:

 

  • I Am Heath Ledger:

 

  • Unforgettable:

 

  • Get Me Roger Stone:

 

  • Annabelle Creation:

 

  • The Book of Henry:

 

  • A Dark Song

 

Music

Books

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Jack Nicholson getting mad montage:

 

  • It meets Cat in the Hat:

 

  • A side-by-side comparison of It (2017) and It (1990):

 

  • A soap opera comprised of only Katy Perry lyrics:

 

  • Chris Evans in a trailer for the fake biopic Dennis:

 

  • Billy on the Sesame Street:

 

  • This Spider-Man: Homecoming homemade trailer is pretty darn close to the original:

 

  • The Muppets cover 50 Cent’s “In the Club”:

 

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over Edition

I woke up to some very sad news this morning – Yankee great Yogi Berra had passed away at the age of 90. This wasn’t a total surprise – the fact that he was unable to attend the ceremony when his fellow catcher Jorge Posada’s number was retired was a clue that he wasn’t well – but it still hurts all the same. I’m too young to have ever seen Berra play live, but his legacy was well known to me. Not only did Berra earn 10 World Series rings and multiple MVP and All-Star game appearances, but he was just an adorable man known for his paradoxical quotes and sayings. I looked forward to seeing him at Old Timers Day and various other Yankee events and he always received standing ovations. It just makes me so sad to know that I won’t ever see him again riding around in a golf cart, waving to the fans. He was one of the greats – not just for the Yankees but in all of baseball. I’m sincerely going to miss him. Rest in peace, Yogi.

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But the show must go on….as usual, I’ve searched the Internet high and low to curate for you the best that the world of pop culture has had to offer in the last week. So tip your cap to Yogi and then find some solace in this week’s pop culture round up.

  • Beyoncé dropped a new song with Naughty Boy:

 

  • Stephen Colbert and Steph Curry square off:

 

Time for some teasers and trailers….

  • The American Horror Story: Hotel teasers keep rolling out:

 

  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant:

 

  • Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs:

 

  • FX’s American Crime Story:

 

  • IFC’s Benders:

 

  • Freeheld with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page:

 

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2:

 

  • Baskets with Zach Galifianakis on FX:

 

  • Kristen Wiig in Nasty Baby:

 

  • Netflix’s With Bob & David:

 

  • Season 3 of Nathan For You:

 

  • The Last Witch Hunter:

 

  • In the Heart of the Sea:

 

  • WWE 2K16:

 

  • Mariah Carey is a dragon slayer in this trailer for Game of War:

 

  • A new trailer for the Point Break reboot:

 

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk:

 

  • The Good Dinosaur international trailer:

 

  • Season 3 of The Originals:

 

  • Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell in The Big Short:

 

  • The Peanuts Movie:

 

  • CBS’ Supergirl:

 

 

  • Justin Timberlake attempts to write a sew theme for Seth Meyer’s Late Night (who knew Timberlake was allowed on other late night shows?:

 

  • CNN congratulates Jon Hamm on winning an Emmy by tweeting a photo of someone who is not Jon Hamm. Get your sh*t together, CNN.

 

  • Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen on the Superman TV show, has passed away.

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

  • The 1967 Jungle Book meets the 2016 remake:

 

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox raps some Blackalicious:

 

  • A mashup of 100 movie dance scenes to “Uptown Funk”:

 

  • A supercut of a single phone call across 57 films:

 

  • Yeezy for President:

 

  • Foo Fighters perform with HAIM and Stevie Nicks:

 

  • A compilation of Superman’s kill count in the movies:

 

  • Ryan Adams’s cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 is streaming track by track on YouTube:

 

 

  • Not to be outdone, Father John Misty covered “Blank Space” in the style of Velvet Underground:

 

  • A mash-up of Taylor Swift songs from YouTube star Todrick Hall:

 

  • The Tonight Show parodies Empire:

 

 

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Trailer Park Tuesday – Comic Con Edition

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While working on tomorrow’s pop culture roundup it became abundantly clear that thanks to Comic Con, I had so many trailers to share that it should probably just be its own post. So today is a special post that rounds up many of the trailers that debuted in the last week; there’s some pretty cool stuff in here. I’m finally officially interested in Suicide Squad, which I’ve been a little meh on up to this point. A good trailer can do that. So see what you’ll have to look forward to by perusing this menagerie of trailers.

Suicide Squad:

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

 

David Simon’s new miniseries for HBO, Show Me a Hero:

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2:

 

A Comic-Con teaser for an upcoming Hannibal story line:

 

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

 

Season 6 of The Walking Dead:

 

Fear the Walking Dead:

 

Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw:

 

Con Man:

 

Some teasers for Fargo season 2:

 

 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.:

 

The Bastard Executioner, the latest from Kurt Sutter:

 

Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis in Billions:

 

Vikings season 4:

 

A trailer for the upcoming Sherlock special:

 

The Secrets of Pets:

 

Comedy Central’s Moonbeam City:

 

Ash v Evil Dead:

 

Ferrell Takes the Field:

 

Heroes Reborn:

 

Homeland season five:

 

Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker:

 

Amazon’s The Man in High Castle:

 

Season 2 of The Affair:

 

Goosebumps:

 

Doctor Who, series 9:

 

A very short teaser for American Horror Story: Hotel:

 

A&E’s Damien:

 

Childhood’s End on Syfy:

 

Disney’s The Finest Hours:

 

Colony, season one:

 

The Comic-Con Family Guy teaser:

 

The Expanse:

 

SuperMansion:

 

AMC’s Into the Badlands:

 

Brooklyn:

 

90 Minutes in Heaven: