Pop Culture Odds and Ends – New Car Edition

I bought a new car this week, which would be relatively uneventful except that this is the first time that I’ve ever purchased a car. My hand was kind of forced when the Carolla I have been driving for the last 15 years didn’t start Friday morning. This wasn’t completely unexpected, as the car has been slowly marching toward potentially very costly repairs for a while now – I already knew I needed new tires and there was clearly something going on with the muffler/exhaust based on how loud my car was and the faint smell of exhaust that I couldn’t escape. So I bit the bullet Monday and got a new set of wheels. This is only the third car that I’ve ever owned since I turned 16, so it has been a definite adjustment for me – this is the first time I’ve had a car with power windows and locks, let alone heated seats, a backup camera, and Bluetooth. My mind is kind of blown.

Perhaps less mind-blowing is this week’s pop culture roundup. As is the norm, I’ve scoured the Internet to collect the best stories that the world of pop has to offer. So while I try to figure out how to use cruise control, get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • I, Tonya:

 

  • Downsizing:

 

  • The Post:

 

  • Pottersville:

 

  • Peter Rabbit:

 

  • Sherlock Gnomes:

 

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Counterpart:

 

  • Coco:

 

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • John Stamos, Weird Al and Finn Wolfhard performed Wily Wonka at the Hollywood Bowl:

 

  • Perfect Stranger Things:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok 4D:

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – August 9, 2017 Edition

I have nothing clever or interesting to share this week, so we’ll get right to the reason that you’re here – the pop culture roundup. As always, I’ve curated the best that the world of pop culture has to offer to keep you up to date on things you might have missed. Enjoy!

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Mother!:

 

  • Death Wish:

 

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin:

 

  • American Horror Story: Cult:

 

  • Narcos, season 3:

 

  • Disjointed:

 

  • The Gifted:

 

  • The Deuce:

 

  • Top of the Lake: China Girl:

 

  • Leatherface:

 

  • Stratton:

 

  • Mr. Robot, season 3:

 

  • Bodied:

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • “Baby Got Back” gets a country make-over:

 

  • Chris Martin turned Linkin Park’s “Crawling “ into a ballad:

 

  • A newly discovered video of Möterhead covering David Bowie:

 

  • Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” if he rapped about syrup sandwiches:

 

  • A heavy metal cover of The Simpsons theme:

 

  • The cast of Game of Thrones sings “Ice Ice Baby”: