Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Out Like A Lamb Edition

While upstate New York has burned me before, I’m going out on a limb and say that I think Spring is officially on its way. Thank goodness for that, since though the snow hasn’t been to terrible here, it feels like winter has been going on forever and I’m ready for some warmer temperatures and not having to make tentative plans pending the weather. I don’t do well being cooped up, though it is admittedly good for my bank account. Of course now that I’ve said this, we’ll probably get a foot of snow dropped on us.

So while I hope it’s almost time to put away my winter jacket for the season, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s installment of the roundup.




  • Deadpool 2:


  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?:


  • The Rain:


  • Tag:


  • Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger:


  • Under the Silver Lake:


  • Terminal:


  • Nightflyers:


  • The Titan:


  • The Spy Who Dumped Me:


  • Into the Badlands:


  • Kodachrome:


  • Come Sunday:


  • Action Point:


  • Fear the Walking Dead, season 4:


  • Being Serena:


  • Succession:


  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls


  • Troy: Fall of a City:


  • Cobra Kai:


  • The Devil and Father Amorth:





Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • The Office reimagined as cartoon characters:


  • Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt mashed up songs from their Broadway musicals:


  • The history of TV theme songs:


  • “Feel Good, Inc.” meets The Simpsons steamed hams:


  • The Office describes Kanye West albums:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Ho Ho Ho Edition

One of the luxuries of having a small family is that I don’t have that many people to shop for, so I’ve basically been done with my Christmas shopping since the end of November. But now we enter the phase that I hate – the wrapping of the presents. Everything that I have purchased is sitting in my living room, quietly taunting me and begging to be prettied up with festive paper.  I blame the cat for putting off wrapping – and admittedly he does get in the way – but it really is my least favorite part of gift giving.  Everything is relatively boxy this year, so it isn’t even much of a challenge, and yet I’ve been kicking this particular task down the road for weeks. If it wasn’t for the fact that my nephew seems to enjoy unwrapping gifts everyone might have been receiving their present in gift bags (best case scenario) or plastic bags from the store (which I am pretty sure I have done in the past). I need an elf.

So while I try to see if I even have tape, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.





  • Ocean’s 8:


  • The Commuter:


  • The Polka King:


  • Early Man:


  • Sicario 2: Soldado:


  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms:


  • Mortal Engines:


  • Our Cartoon President:


  • Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies:


  • Gringo:







Awards Season

Best of 2017

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert sang a Christmas carol:


  • Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie cover “Fairytale of New York”:


  • This guy reads The Night Before Christmas as different celebrities:


  • Run the Jewels apparently syncs up well with Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives:

  • Darlene Love, Anna Kendrick, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots cover “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on kid instruments:


Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Digging Out of the Snow Edition


I foolishly thought that we might make it through this winter without too much fuss, but Mother Nature had other ideas in mind and decided to dump a fair amount of snow on us in a very short window of time. I’ve certainly been through much worse snow storms and other parts of the country have received way more snow this year, but after the relative tranquility of this winter (weather-wise, at least) it was a bit jarring to have to remember how to drive on partially plowed roads. I thankfully live in an apartment complex so my only responsibility is cleaning off my car, but I remember the struggle that was having on-street parking during a snow emergency. I don’t miss those days of shoveling your car out only to have it plowed back in ten minutes later. I hate snow in general, but I didn’t even mind the storm Sunday since I had nowhere that I had to be. I took that as a cue to stay put and work my way through the pileup on my DVR. It was relaxing. I don’t need there to be any more snow for the rest of the season, though. We’re good.

Also good – this week’s roundup. I took advantage of the snow day to get caught up on all the pop culture that I had missed and now I share that bounty with you. There’s a little bit of something for pretty much everyone, so dig into the pop culture bounty and see what you discover.






  • It Comes At Night:


  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie:


  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

  • Julie’s Greenroom:


  • Personal Shopper:

  • Feud:

  • The Circle:


  • Bill Nye Saves the World:


  • Girlboss:

  • The Beguiled:


  • The Marine 5: Battleground:

  • Billions, season 2:


  • The White Princess:


  • Underground, season 2:


  • Everything, Everything:


  • The Bad Batch:


  • Unlocked:


  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series:


  • Ghost in the Shell:


  • The Ticket:


  • Beach Rats:


  • All Eyez On Me:






Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Harry Potter and Voldemort: A Love Story:


  • “All-Star” recreated in Windows XP:


  • Carly Rae Jepsen and Lil Yachty cover “It Takes Two”:


  • Barack Obama in NBA 2K17:

  • The Mad Max cars with Pixar eyes is unsettling:


  • The Stranger Things theme mashed up with The Weeknd’s “Starboy”:


  • Beauty and Lord Voldemort:


  • Tom Cruise falling through movies:

  • A vintage cover of “What Is Love”: