Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Taking Off Early Edition

Today is a good day because I am leaving work a little early. It doesn’t matter that it’s only two hours early or that I generally work through lunch so it’s really only an hour early. I’ve taken a grand total of three vacation days this year and they were all in May, so one could say that I’m a little burned out. I celebrate the days that I actually get out of work on time, so being able to stroll out of here early is like a grand celebration.

So while I watch the clock today and pray to whatever deity that will make sure that I actually do get to leave on time, get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this week’s pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • American Assassin:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok:

 

  • Gemini:

 

  • American Horror Story: Cult:

 

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer:

 

  • Marvel’s The Punisher:

 

  • Vice Principals, season two:

 

  • Season 4 of You’re the Worst:

 

  • Vengeance: A Love Story:

 

  • Little Evil:

 

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 9:

 

  • Blade Runner 2049:

 

  • Beyond Skyline:

 

  • How To Talk To Girls At Parties:

 

  • Manhunt:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Slasher Things:

 

  • Kesha covers “House of the Rising Sun”:

 

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden perform Hair in a crosswalk:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Bring Back Spring Edition

What happened to spring? It’s been cold and rainy here lately, especially on the weekends. It’s kind of a bummer. I’m sure it’s good for the grass and the plants, but it’s not so nice for humans who want to be outside. I’m not a big outdoorsy person, but this is the time of year when it’s fun to sit outside on a patio with an adult beverage. Soon enough it will be too hot and humid to want to spend much time anywhere without air conditioning. So it would be nice to not have turn the heat back on in May. Remind I said all of this when I am complaining about how hot it is in Austin next week.

But enough about out rainy spring – there is pop culture new to be had. As usual, the roundup catches all of the pop culture news that you might have missed. So while I dig out my sweatshirts and umbrellas, enjoy the latest from the world of pop.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Dark Tower:

 

  • Blade Runner 2049:

 

  • Wonder Woman:

 

  • The Defenders:

 

  • Orange is the New Black, season 5:

 

  • It:

 

  • The Gifted:

 

  • Dunkirk:

 

  • Rough Night:

 

  • Inconceivable:

 

  • The Mist:

 

  • Everything Evreything:

 

  • Woodshock:

 

  • Game Over, Man:

 

  • Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive:

 

  • Bloodline season 3:

 

  • The Limehouse Golem:

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Animals cover Smashmouth’s “All Star”:

  • Tom Hardy swearing on Peaky Blinders:

  • Stephen Colbert performs with Gorillaz:

 

  • What if Seinfeld ended like The Sopranos:

 

  • Evolution of douchebag style:

 

  • Get-Out as a rom-com:

 

  • What About Bob recut as a stalker thriller:

 

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Baby Watch Edition

My sister-in-law is getting close to her due date, which means that I am officially on baby watch. What this basically translates to is that every time that my phone vibrates with a text message, email, Snapchat, Twitter, or Facebook messenger notification, I dive to get to my phone as quickly as possible to see if it bears tidings of my nephew’s impending arrival. I’m pretty popular, so my phone goes off a lot. I’m going to be in amazing shape when this kid finally arrives. So if you want to torture me, randomly message me throughout the day, knowing that wherever I am I am grabbing at my phone like I’m on the Titanic and it’s a life preserver. If you’re especially evil, do it while I’m at work.

So while I (semi)patiently wait to become an auntie, keep yourself occupied with this week’s pop culture roundup. There’s something here for everyone – even newborn babies.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Thor: Ragnarok:

 

  • Orange is the New Black, season 5:

 

  • Master of None, season 2:

 

  • Chris Gethard: Career Suicide:

 

  • Atomic Blonde:

 

  • I Love Dick, season 1:

 

  • All Eyez on Me:

 

  • Anne:

 

  • Take Me:

 

  • Rodney King:

 

  • Catastrophe, season 3:

 

  • Enter the Warriors Gate:

 

  • Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner:

 

  • Sense8, season 2:

 

  • The Mist:

 

  • Chuck:

 

  • I’m Dying Up Here:

 

  • Risk:

 

  • Phoenix Forgotten:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

 

 

Mashups and Supercuts

  • “Baby Got Back” as a barbershop quartet:

 

  • The Big Pug Theory:

 

  • What if Will Smith starred in The Matrix:

 

  • Morgan Freeman parodies The Shawshank Redemption:

 

  • Sean Spicer gets a Muppets remix:

 

  • “Give It Away Now” in 22 different musical styles:

 

  • Darth Vader loves dad jokes:

 

  • The Golden GIRLS:

 

  • Spider-Man reimagined: