Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Out Like A Lamb Edition

While upstate New York has burned me before, I’m going out on a limb and say that I think Spring is officially on its way. Thank goodness for that, since though the snow hasn’t been to terrible here, it feels like winter has been going on forever and I’m ready for some warmer temperatures and not having to make tentative plans pending the weather. I don’t do well being cooped up, though it is admittedly good for my bank account. Of course now that I’ve said this, we’ll probably get a foot of snow dropped on us.

So while I hope it’s almost time to put away my winter jacket for the season, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s installment of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Deadpool 2:

 

  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?:

 

  • The Rain:

 

  • Tag:

 

  • Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger:

 

  • Under the Silver Lake:

 

  • Terminal:

 

  • Nightflyers:

 

  • The Titan:

 

  • The Spy Who Dumped Me:

 

  • Into the Badlands:

 

  • Kodachrome:

 

  • Come Sunday:

 

  • Action Point:

 

  • Fear the Walking Dead, season 4:

 

  • Being Serena:

 

  • Succession:

 

  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

 

  • Troy: Fall of a City:

 

  • Cobra Kai:

 

  • The Devil and Father Amorth:

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • The Office reimagined as cartoon characters:

 

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt mashed up songs from their Broadway musicals:

 

  • The history of TV theme songs:

 

  • “Feel Good, Inc.” meets The Simpsons steamed hams:

 

  • The Office describes Kanye West albums:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscars Fail Edition

The Academy Awards were Sunday and my general feeling about it this year could be summed up in the following GIF:

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For the first time in probably at least 15 years, I didn’t even watch the telecast and though I had extra time for the Oscar death race this year, thanks to the Olympics, I somehow managed to put in my worst performance ever. Not only did I miss out on the usual elusive categories like best foreign film and the shorts, I didn’t even complete the major categories, including Best Picture; in the end, my indifference to Dunkirk won out over my desire to see all the nominated films.  For me, I generally wasn’t all that enamored with a lot of the nominees that I did watch; I was rooting for Get Out and Ladybird to do well, but I didn’t have a strong opinion about most of the other films. I didn’t even hate any of them (a la War Horse); when most of them ended, I thought “that was fine” and that was the end of it. I’m hoping that this was just an overall “meh” year for movies and not a sign that I’ve lost interest in this entire endeavor. That would make me really sad.

So while I contemplate if this means I’ve having some sort of existential crisis, get yourself caught up with this week’s installment of the pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

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Trailers

  • Sweetbitter:

 

  • Mary Poppins Returns:

 

  • The final season of House of Cards:

 

  • Most Likely to Murder:

 

  • Yellowstone:

 

  • Lost in Space:

 

  • Christopher Robin:

 

  • Legion season 2:

 

  • Muppet Guys Talking:

 

  • Wild Wild Country:

 

  • Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger:

 

  • Prospect:

 

  • Tully:

 

  • Chappaquiddick:

 

  • WarGames, season one:

 

  • Roseanne:

 

  • The Endless:

 

  • Book Club:

 

  • Cobra Kai:

 

  • Scary Love:

  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Awards Season

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al:

  • Steve Buscemi auditions for all the Best Picture nominees:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – So Much for the Lull Edition

I had high hopes that I was going to be able to keep kicking out reviews and posts at the rate I established at the beginning of the year, but sadly the post-holiday calm I was enjoying has evaporated and its back to the usual craziness. Working full-time, teaching, and somehow getting sick again is putting a real crimp in my leisure activities. So there are a lot of posts in the hopper – I just need to find the time to get them out of my head and down on paper. Believe me – I have a lot of thoughts about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

But at least you always have the pop culture roundup. As usual, I’ve spent the last week culling the best info that the world of pop culture has to offer. So get yourself caught up with the latest installment of the week in pop.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Ant-Man and The Wasp:

 

  • Mute:

 

  • The Cured:

 

  • Unsane:

 

  • Hereditary:

 

  • The Ritual:

 

  • Submergence:

 

  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again:

 

  • Andre the Giant:

 

  • On My Block:

 

  • When We First Met:

 

  • Looking Glass:

 

  • The Hurricane Heist:

 

  • I Kill Giants:

 

  • Total Bellas, season 3:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A James Corden/Helen Mirren rap battle:

 

  • The Lady Bird trailer – if everyone screamed:

 

  • Adele dressed up as Dolly Parton – and it was glorious: