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:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Netflix at Lunch Edition

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One of my pop culture resolutions for this year was to make better use of my lunch hour at work by a) actually talking a lunch hour and b) using that time to watch Netflix on my phone. We’re only three weeks into 2017, but so far I’m really enjoying this change. I find that I am a lot less grumpy when I actually walk away from my desk for an hour and that despite my worries, the world does in fact keep spinning if I don’t answer an email during that time. Who knew? It feels kind of decadent to spend an hour watching Netflix; it almost feels like I’m playing hooky. And it’s been productive – I’ve already made it through the entire first season of The Crown and Bloodline, though I have watched some episodes at home. But it’s reminded me of all the great content on Netflix and I’m now taking better advantage of my subscription. So all in all, this is a net positive for me. Resolutions can be good!

Today we take a break from the plethora of movie reviews that I’ve been posting to check in on pop culture news with this week’s roundup. As usual, there is a little bit of something for everyone this week. So while I look forward to my daily oasis of Netflix, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed.

Television

 

 

Movies

Trailers

  • XX:

 

  • Clinical:

 

  • Dark Knight:

 

  • Cars 3:

 

  • Better Call Saul, season 3:

 

  • Wilson:

 

  • Santa Clarita Diet:

 

  • Girlfriend’s Day:

 

  • iBoy:

 

  • CHiPs:

 

  • Sleight:

 

  • Snatch:

 

  • Manifesto:

 

  • The WWE and The Jetsons teamed up for some reason:

 

  • My Life as a Zucchini:

 

  • Tangled: Before Ever After:

 

  • Riverdale:

 

  • Clowntergiest:

 

  • Raw:

Music

Theater

Books

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Ed Sheeran covered the Fresh Prince theme:

 

  • The devolution of Rickety Cricket on It’s Always Sunny:

 

  • Jazz versions of “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter:

 

  • Super Mario Bros. gets a Martin Scorsese trailer:

 

  • How all the Pixar movies are connected:

 

  • Game of Thrones theme on cellos:

 

  • Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston star in a Kanye West soap opera:

 

  • Daveed Diggs raps “Rubber Duckie”:

 

  • Celebrities sing “I Will Survive”:

 

  • President Obama and Vice President Biden meet Shawshank Redemption: