Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Snow Day Edition

Thanks to Mother Nature, I have something of a snow day today. I did go into the office this morning for a few hours, since it was hard to justify staying home when no snow had fallen, but once the flakes started flying, I took advantage of liberal leave to get home before the roads got really bad. I’m still working today, but at least I’m doing so from the comfort and safety of my couch. The main downside is that my cat intern is not being a cooperative co-worker.

So while I curse the wonders of modern technology that mean I’m never not working, get caught up on the pop culture that you might missed with this week’s roundup.




  • Solo: A Star Wars Story:


  • Avengers: Infinity War:


  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:


  • The Cloverfield Paradox:


  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout:


  • A Quiet Place:


  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:


  • Westworld, season 2:


  • Champions:


  • Castle Rock:


  • Life of the Party:


  • Jessica Jones, season 2:


  • Skyscraper:


  • Everything Sucks!:


  • Death Wish:


  • Disobedience:


  • Josie:


  • Aardvark:


  • Love After Love:


  • The Week Of:


  • Game Night:


  • Custody:


  • A Deadpool 2 teaser:


  • Irreplaceable You:


  • November:


  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars:






Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Fifty Shades of DeVito:


  • Fifty Shades of Corden:


  • A cello performance of “No Woman, No Cry”:


  • Jimmy Fallon channels Bob Dylan:


  • SNL did a Stranger Things parody:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscar Death Race Edition

The Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday and despite my very lackluster year of attending movies, I’m in pretty good shape going into this year’s Oscar Death Race. Once I cross three movies off my list – Dunkirk, The Phantom Thread, and The Post – I’ll have take care of most of the major categories and perhaps can spend more time focusing on my usual Waterloo (foreign films and documentaries). Most of the docs this year appear to be on streaming services, so I’ll focus my energies on tracking down the foreign films to the best of my ability. Of course, now that I’m working full-time and teaching a class two nights a week, my energies, such as they are, will probably be pretty limited.

So while I plot my best plan of attack, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture news that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.




  • Super Troopers 2:


  • No one is quite sure what this Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home trailer is all about:


  • Thank goodness Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is finally coming back:


  • Heathers:


  • Rampage:


  • Paterno:


  • Tomb Raider:


  • Succession:


  • Queer Eye:


  • The Mechanism:


  • Season three of Ash vs. Evil Dead:


  • Pacific Rim: Uprising:


  • Seven Seconds:


  • A trailer for a Harry Potter mobile game:


  • This Is Not Happening:


  • The Terror:


  • The Death of Stalin:


  • Dear Dictator:


  • Psychokinesis:






Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • This Friends reunion movie parody trailer is racking up views:


  • A poem by H.P. Lovecraft has the same meter as Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”:


  • Watch Breaking Bad in one minute:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Up Since 4 Edition

I woke up at 4 am this morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep. My cat Pumpkin was pretty psyched my these turn of events, but I am most certainly not a fan. So while most of my co-workers are coming in late because of the snow, I was actually early. In theory this should make me productive, but in reality I just want to take a nap.

So while I drink copious amounts of coffee, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.




  • Tully:


  • Beirut:


  • Here and Now:


  • Altered Carbon:


  • Britannia:


  • Dirty Money:


  • Ghost Stories:


  • Breaking In:


  • You Were Never Really Here:


  • Love, Simon:


  • Silicon Valley, season 5:


  • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot:


  • The Looming Tower:


  • Everything Sucks!:


  • The Terror:


  • Summer of 84:


  • Baskets, season 3:


  • A teaser trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451:


  • Show Dogs:


  • Absentia:


  • Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale:


  • Braven:


  • The Road to Westminster Dog Show:


  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall:


  • Teen Titans Go To The Movies:




Awards Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • An alternative beginning to IT:

  • Zach Morris is Trash:


  • A Harry Potter fan-fiction film about Voldermort is racking up the views:


  • Jason references to the Jackson Jaguars on The Good Place  (spoilers if you aren’t current):


  • This person allegedly plays “The Cantina Song” on a Rubik’s Cube as they solve it (I think this is a stretch):


  • I don’t know what is up with this trend of rappers do the weather, but I’m here for it:


  • Jimmy Fallon parodies James Taylor: