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.




  • 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:






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


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.






  • 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:





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:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – New Look Edition


You may notice this week that the pop culture round-up looks a little different this week. It is now set up by subject areas to group similar news items together. This was suggested by a reader and I thought I’d give it a try this week to see if how everyone liked it. Thankfully it’s not too much extra work and it plays into my type-A personality need to keep things organized. Plus readership has been dwindling a lot in the last few months and I really need to keep the few of you who are loyal readers happy. Hopefully this makes it easier for you to keep track of all the news in the roundup. Feel free to give me your feedback.

And now….on to what you’re really here for…..the pop culture extravaganza that I assemble each week. Get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with the latest edition of the roundup.

Television News


Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.

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Movie News


Tommy doesn’t believe this either.



  • Hands of Stone (red-band trailer):


  • Sully:


  • La La Land:


  • Same Kind of Different as Me:


  • Narcos, season 2:


  • End of A Gun:


  • Mechanic 2:


  • Rings:


  • Kidnap:


  • Audrie & Daisy:


  • Morgan:


  • Max Steel:


  • Scream Queens, season 2:


  • Jean-Claude Van Johnson:


  • Zoom:


  • You’re The Worst:


  • MacGyver:


  • Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey:


Music News



Theater News




Odds & Ends


As always, we end with the Mashups and Supercuts……

  • The Voice coaches cover “Dream On”:


  • A hamster version of Super Mario:


  • More of kids recreating The Real Housewives of Atlanta:


  • A supercut of awkward moments:


  • Rogue One meets Friends:


  • Rogue One meets the Beastie Boys:


  • Brothers Osborne covered the Dixie Chicks:


  • This compilation proves that the cast of Star Trek Beyond loves its dubsmash:


  • SNL actors breaking character:


  • A tribute to movie fight scenes:


  • A supercut of “best supporting weirdos”:


  • The Revenant as an 8-bit video game:


  • A supercut of Jonah Hill one-liners:


  • A Sherlock musical parody:


  • And finally, The Shawshand Redemption recut as the upbeat romance it was always meant to be: