Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Snow Day Edition

Thanks to Mother Nature, I have something of a snow day today. I did go into the office this morning for a few hours, since it was hard to justify staying home when no snow had fallen, but once the flakes started flying, I took advantage of liberal leave to get home before the roads got really bad. I’m still working today, but at least I’m doing so from the comfort and safety of my couch. The main downside is that my cat intern is not being a cooperative co-worker.

So while I curse the wonders of modern technology that mean I’m never not working, get caught up on the pop culture that you might missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story:

 

  • Avengers: Infinity War:

 

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:

 

  • The Cloverfield Paradox:

 

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout:

 

  • A Quiet Place:

 

  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:

 

  • Westworld, season 2:

 

  • Champions:

 

  • Castle Rock:

 

  • Life of the Party:

 

  • Jessica Jones, season 2:

 

  • Skyscraper:

 

  • Everything Sucks!:

 

  • Death Wish:

 

  • Disobedience:

 

  • Josie:

 

  • Aardvark:

 

  • Love After Love:

 

  • The Week Of:

 

  • Game Night:

 

  • Custody:

 

  • A Deadpool 2 teaser:

 

  • Irreplaceable You:

 

  • November:

 

  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars:

 

Music

Books

Stand-Up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Fifty Shades of DeVito:

 

  • Fifty Shades of Corden:

 

  • A cello performance of “No Woman, No Cry”:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon channels Bob Dylan:

 

  • SNL did a Stranger Things parody:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Up Since 4 Edition

I woke up at 4 am this morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep. My cat Pumpkin was pretty psyched my these turn of events, but I am most certainly not a fan. So while most of my co-workers are coming in late because of the snow, I was actually early. In theory this should make me productive, but in reality I just want to take a nap.

So while I drink copious amounts of coffee, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Tully:

 

  • Beirut:

 

  • Here and Now:

 

  • Altered Carbon:

 

  • Britannia:

 

  • Dirty Money:

 

  • Ghost Stories:

 

  • Breaking In:

 

  • You Were Never Really Here:

 

  • Love, Simon:

 

  • Silicon Valley, season 5:

 

  • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot:

 

  • The Looming Tower:

 

  • Everything Sucks!:

 

  • The Terror:

 

  • Summer of 84:

 

  • Baskets, season 3:

 

  • A teaser trailer for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451:

 

  • Show Dogs:

 

  • Absentia:

 

  • Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale:

 

  • Braven:

 

  • The Road to Westminster Dog Show:

 

  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall:

 

  • Teen Titans Go To The Movies:

Music

Stand-Up

Books

Awards Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • An alternative beginning to IT:

  • Zach Morris is Trash:

 

  • A Harry Potter fan-fiction film about Voldermort is racking up the views:

 

  • Jason references to the Jackson Jaguars on The Good Place  (spoilers if you aren’t current):

 

  • This person allegedly plays “The Cantina Song” on a Rubik’s Cube as they solve it (I think this is a stretch):

 

  • I don’t know what is up with this trend of rappers do the weather, but I’m here for it:

 

  • Jimmy Fallon parodies James Taylor:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – The Bills are in the Playoffs (!!!) Edition

It finally happened – the Buffalo Bills are once again going to the playoffs. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get to experience this as a fan; I wasn’t part of the #BillsMafia when they last made a playoff appearance in 1999 and there wasn’t much in my time as a fan to give me much hope. Up until this year, I had only seen one winning season as a fan. Going into the game Sunday, I was trying not to get my hopes up – a lot of things had to go right for the Bills to end their playoff drought. And if years of watching the Bills have taught me anything, it’s that things rarely go right for us. So New Year’s Eve was quite the emotional roller coaster; people at the bar were watching me watch the game because I’m pretty sure I had at least one nervous breakdown. Even when the Bengals scored their final touchdown to knock out the Ravens, I refused to celebrate until the clock hit zero and the game was official – and then I started crying and hugging people (including total strangers). That’s what being part of a tortured fan base will do to you.

I have no idea how far the Bills will actually make it in the playoffs, but just getting this particular monkey off their back is really enough for me. Sorry Seattle Mariners – you now wear the playoff drought crown. You have my sympathies.

So while I figure out if I should set up a GoFundMe page to get me to the playoff game in Jacksonville, catch yourself up on the pop culture that you may have missed over holiday break.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Overboard:

 

  • End of the F**cking World:

 

  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture:

 

  • Death Wish:

 

  • Mom and Dad:

 

  • Euphoria:

 

  • Step Sisters:

 

  • The Looming Tower:

 

  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again:

 

  • Scorched Earth:

 

  • Roseanne:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Den of Thieves:

 

  • Paddington 2:

 

  • Slender Man:

 

  • Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block:

 

  • Half Magic:

Music

200

Stand-Up

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Ed Sheeran covers Eric Clapton’s “Layla”:

 

  • Watch Gaten Matarazzo’s band cover Paramore:

 

  • Sean Astin reprises his three greatest film roles:

 

  • Did Karl Pilkington predict two storylines from Black Mirror season 4? *spoilers*

 

  • LEGO Stranger Things:

 

  • Star Wars meets “War Pigs”:

 

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  • Every Stan Lee cameo ever:

 

  • Lake Street Dive covers “Take On Me”: