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):

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Using Up Vacation Time Edition

This year, I find myself in the surprising position of having to use up vacation time before the end of the year. I’ve never taken a ton of vacation – the last time I took one full week off was way back in 2010 – but this has never been an issue before. Normally I take an average of 10-15 days off for the year, but thanks to the craziness at work I’ve taken a total of four vacation days in 2017. I’m also accumulating time faster, thanks to my promotion, which means I have to burn off some days in the next month. However, since I just purchased a new car and it’s the holidays, it’s not really in my budget to go anywhere other than perhaps a day trip to NYC. So I’m planning a staycation, which is hopefully good news for all of you since that means I have time to go to the movies, catch up on streaming series, and maybe even write so that regular blog posts can once again resume. Honestly, I’m looking forward to a day of Netflix from my bed possibly more that I would be a trip to Hawaii.

So while I look forward to a gloriously lazy pop culture-filled few days off, get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Avengers: Infinity War:

 

  • 12 Strong:

 

  • All The Money In The World:

 

  • Paddington 2:

 

  • Black Mirror, season 4:

 

  • Drunk History, season 5:

 

  • The Mercy:

 

  • Smallfoot:

 

  • A new season of HBO’s High Maintenance:

 

  • El Camino Christmas:

 

  • Journeyman:

 

  • Mary Magdalene:

 

Best Friend From Heaven (I can’t even believe this is a real movie):

Music

Stand-Up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Sharing Things:

 

  • The National covered another Bob’s Burgers song:

 

  • Bono, Sean Penn, and Chris Martin performed a Frank Sinatra song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

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: