Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Beware the Ides of March Edition

Whoo-boy – we got a lot of snow yesterday. This may be the worst storm that I can remember, though I’m not 100% sure my recollections are accurate. All I know is that 48 hours ago the tree outside my office was beginning to bloom and now it is buried under a blanket of white. For someone like me who straight up hates winter and snow, this is a troubling development. Times like this, however, I am pretty stoked that I don’t own a home. My snow removal responsibilities are limited to cleaning off my car.

So while the region is digging out from what this blizzard had to offer (and if your name is Caesar you’re watching your back today), take a break and get caught up on this week’s pop culture roundup. It will make your kids’ snow day much more bearable.

Television

 

Movies

Trailers

  • The first teaser for season 7 of Game of Thrones:

 

  • Wonder Woman:

 

  • Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale:

 

  • Life red band trailer:

 

  • The Get Down, part II:

 

  • Veep, season six:

 

  • Better Call Saul:

 

  • Baby Driver:

 

  • Fate of the Furious:

 

  • The Little Mermaid (not the Disney version):

 

  • Rough Night:

 

  • Atomic Blonde:

 

  • Doctor Who, season 10:

 

  • Most Hated Woman in America:

 

  • Smurfs: The Lost Village:

 

  • Becoming Bond:

 

  • Despicable Me 3:

 

  • Naked:

 

  • Leap!:

 

  • Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Podcasts

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  •  Andrew Garfield and Adam Drive audition for Clueless:

 

  • A vintage cover of No Doubt’s “Spiderwebs”:

 

  • Samuel L. Jackson reprises his movie roles with James Corden:

 

  • Tyrion Lannister one-liners:

 

  • Zootopia as a crime thriller:

 

  • A Notorious B.I.G. newscast:

 

  • Belle and Boujee:

 

  • Teletubbies sing “Get Ur Freak On”:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Back to the Future Edition

 

The future has arrived.

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If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Internet this month, you probably already know that today is Back to the Future day – the date in the second film when Marty McFly turned up in Doc Brown’s DeLorean. Back to the Future was one of the first movies that I really loved and watched repeatedly; I probably saw the first film 100 times. Back to the Future II was a big influence on my generation and I can assure you that anyone in their mid-thirties/early forties is very disappointed that the future that we were shown in the film hasn’t exactly panned out. It kind of blows my mind that after today, the entire trilogy of film will have occurred in our past. October 21, 2015 felt so far off when I was a kid, yet here we are.

It’s also my brother’s birthday, so Happy Birthday Matt!

But enough about the celebrations – you’re here for the hot pop culture action. I’m searched high and low to find you the best that the world of pop has to offer, so settle in with your hoverboard and Perfect Pepsi and get caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed.

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  • Larry David fulfilled his destiny by portraying Bernie Sanders on SNL last weekend:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks bring back Kid Theater:

 

Time for some trailers……

  • In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer:

 

  • A new X-Files trailer:

 

  • Season 6 of The Venture Bros.:

 

  • More reasons to be scared of dolls – the trailer for The Boy:

 

  • Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis in Race:

 

  • Freaks of Nature with Vanessa Hudgens and Ed Westwick:

 

  • Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl:

 

  • Jessical Biel and Zosia Mamet in Bleeding Heart:

 

  • Josh Duhamel in Lost in the Sun:

 

  • There are a lot of visual similarities between Pulp Fiction and Breaking Bad:

 

  • Even Channing Tatum can’t pull off this Pooh Bear costume:

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  • Kanye dropped some new songs:

 

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

  • A Stanley Kubrick/Alfred Hitchcock mashup:

 

  • Twenty years of friendship from Pixar:

 

  • The #DrakeAlwaysOnBeat mashup of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video and various music is the gift that just keeps on giving:

 

 

 

 

  • George Clooney doesn’t need words:

 

  • Here’s Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” played on traditional Japanese instruments:

 

And finally, Jurassic Galaxy: