Pop Culture Odds and Ends – It’s All About Perspective Edition

As I’m sure you’ve heard over the past few weeks from anyone who lives in the Northeast, it’s been pretty freaking cold here. Like, potentially hell has frozen over cold. I almost exclusively wear dresses to at work and I’ve had to cave to the temperatures by wearing pants more in the past week than I have in perhaps the last five years combined. It’s been brutal. But the funny thing about it being so cold for so long is that everyone’s perspective has totally changed. I walked outside yesterday morning and it felt glorious; I didn’t even bother with a hat or gloves and all seemed right with the world.

It was only 30 degrees.

This Friday there is supposed to be a high of 50 and I guarantee you that it’s going to feel like a tropical vacation. Who cares if it rains all day – it’s not snowing and the air won’t hurt my face. That now qualifies as a win.

So while I contemplate whether it’s time to break out my sundresses again (it’s not), get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you may have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Black Panther:

 

  • Patrick Melrose:

 

  • Our Cartoon President:

 

  • Game Over, Man!:

 

  • Blockers:

 

  • Red Sparrow:

 

  • Trust:

 

  • Truth or Dare:

 

  • Atlanta, season 2:

 

  • Winchester:

 

  • Nostalgia:

 

  • The Strangers: Prey at Night:

 

  • One Day at a Time, season 2:

 

The Night Sitter:

 

  • Mosaic:

 

  • Kickboxer: Retaliation:

 

Music

 

Theater

Stand-Up

Books

Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in a major key:

 

  • Sally Hawkins and James Corden parody The Shape of Water:

 

  • Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep play each other’s famous roles:

 

  • Arnold Schwarznegger saying the same line in different movies:

 

  • SpongeBob and company do a little Dr. Dre:

 

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – August 9, 2017 Edition

I have nothing clever or interesting to share this week, so we’ll get right to the reason that you’re here – the pop culture roundup. As always, I’ve curated the best that the world of pop culture has to offer to keep you up to date on things you might have missed. Enjoy!

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Mother!:

 

  • Death Wish:

 

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin:

 

  • American Horror Story: Cult:

 

  • Narcos, season 3:

 

  • Disjointed:

 

  • The Gifted:

 

  • The Deuce:

 

  • Top of the Lake: China Girl:

 

  • Leatherface:

 

  • Stratton:

 

  • Mr. Robot, season 3:

 

  • Bodied:

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • “Baby Got Back” gets a country make-over:

 

  • Chris Martin turned Linkin Park’s “Crawling “ into a ballad:

 

  • A newly discovered video of Möterhead covering David Bowie:

 

  • Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” if he rapped about syrup sandwiches:

 

  • A heavy metal cover of The Simpsons theme:

 

  • The cast of Game of Thrones sings “Ice Ice Baby”:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Game of Thrones is Coming Edition

I can’t believe it – a new season of Game of Thrones finally debuts this weekend. I’ve been waiting forever and it felt like a lifetime since I’ve last been spending some time in Westeros.  I had lofty plans of re-watching the first six season to help pass the time, but that somehow never happened. But I am so freaking excited to have this show back in my life, even if it is for a shortened season. Lately I have kind of dreaded Sunday nights because that meant mentally preparing myself for facing another week of work, so I’m glad to have something that will make my end of weekend transition more enjoyable. Whatever fresh hell my co-workers have cooked up will pale in comparison to the pending encroachment of White Walkers.

So while I quickly refresh my memory on where we left everyone last season, you can refresh your pop culture knowledge with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Ozark:

 

  • The Deuce:

 

  • The Dark Tower:

 

  • Dunkirk:

 

  • Fun Mom Dinner:

 

  • Bella Appétit:

 

  • Will & Grace:

 

  • California Typewriter:

 

  • The final season of Episodes:

 

  • Vice Principals, season 2:

 

  • Kidnap:

 

  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers:

 

  • Lemon:

 

  • Final Portrait:

 

  • What Would Diplo Do:

 

  • Icarus:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • Kit Harrington auditions for other Game of Thrones characters:

 

  • The Muppets cover “Sabotage”:

 

  • What if Jared from Silicon Valley was a serial killer: