Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Sick and Tired Edition

Somehow I am sick again – or sick still. I can’t really tell anymore. I feel like I have been coughing and sneezing non-stop for weeks now. I’m healthy enough to be functional and go about my daily life, but sick enough that I generally feel “meh” about doing much of anything. I was looking forward to spending last weekend hitting up the cinema and catching up on some of the movies that I’ve missed, but instead I spent almost the entire weekend sleeping or trying to will myself to get out of bed or off the couch. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. The day that I’m not sniffling or downing cough drops like candy will be a happy day indeed.

So while I look into getting an IV drip of vitamin C, catch yourself up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Teaser for Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom:

 

  • New trailer for season 4 of Black Mirror:

 

  • HBO/The Ringer’s Andre the Giant Documentary:

 

  • You Were Never Really Here:

 

  • Good Girls:

 

  • Here and Now:

 

  • A teaser trailer for HBO’s Barry:

 

  • Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:

 

  • Wormwood:

 

  • Black Lightning:

 

  • Altered Carbon:

 

  • Midnight Sun:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Cookie Monster channels his inner Busta Rhymes:

 

  • Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton sing “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”:

 

  • The Tonight Show brings you “Robert Mueller’s Comin’ to Town”:

 

  • A mashup of 2017 movie trailers (I have missed A LOT):

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – New Car Edition

I bought a new car this week, which would be relatively uneventful except that this is the first time that I’ve ever purchased a car. My hand was kind of forced when the Carolla I have been driving for the last 15 years didn’t start Friday morning. This wasn’t completely unexpected, as the car has been slowly marching toward potentially very costly repairs for a while now – I already knew I needed new tires and there was clearly something going on with the muffler/exhaust based on how loud my car was and the faint smell of exhaust that I couldn’t escape. So I bit the bullet Monday and got a new set of wheels. This is only the third car that I’ve ever owned since I turned 16, so it has been a definite adjustment for me – this is the first time I’ve had a car with power windows and locks, let alone heated seats, a backup camera, and Bluetooth. My mind is kind of blown.

Perhaps less mind-blowing is this week’s pop culture roundup. As is the norm, I’ve scoured the Internet to collect the best stories that the world of pop has to offer. So while I try to figure out how to use cruise control, get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • I, Tonya:

 

  • Downsizing:

 

  • The Post:

 

  • Pottersville:

 

  • Peter Rabbit:

 

  • Sherlock Gnomes:

 

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Counterpart:

 

  • Coco:

 

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • John Stamos, Weird Al and Finn Wolfhard performed Wily Wonka at the Hollywood Bowl:

 

  • Perfect Stranger Things:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok 4D:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Halloween Hangover Edition

I am not actually hungover from Halloween – I didn’t do much of anything to celebrate the day. I like Halloween a lot – what’s not to like about a holiday that centers around free candy? – but I didn’t have the energy to do much of anything other than pain my nails in a festive way.

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I did get a visit from my first trick or treater in over a decade; my baby nephew paid a visit to show off his third Halloween costume. That kid is the Diana Ross of Halloween. I didn’t even watch any scary movies. I did manage to swing by the store early this morning before work to try and stock up on some discounted candy, but sadly the pickings were kind of slim. Christmas candy was already out; there is no time to dwell on the ghosts of holidays past.

So I rely on my co-workers to bring in their kids’ candy, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Mudbound:

 

  • Marvel’s Runaways:

 

  • Ghost Stories:

 

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead, season 3:

 

  • War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend:

 

  • Slice:

 

  • A Christmas Story Live!:

 

  • Total Divas, season 7:

 

  • Channel Zero:

 

  • 9-1-1:

 

  • Den of Thieves:

 

  • No Activity:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Halloween

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A jazz cover of “Thriller”:

 

  • A Metallica and Frozen mashup:

 

  • The Stranger Things theme mashed up with Ariana Grande:

 

  • Sherriff Jim Hopper dancing to various tunes in my new favorite Twitter account:

 

  • Sesame Street is getting in on Stranger Things 2 as well:

 

  • A compilation of the gruesome deaths in the Saw movies: