Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Keep Austin Weird Edition

I finally leave tomorrow morning for my mini-vacation to Austin. I’m not packed, I have a ton to do before I leave, work is driving me crazy, and I’m exhausted – which is pretty much par for the course for any of my trips. It’s always semi-organized chaos when I go away and this trip is no different. But it always falls together and I’m sure I’ll have a good time – Austin has been on my list for quite some time as a place I wanted to visit and it will be nice to spend time with old friends. I just need to get through the rest of today first.

So while I try to get everything done, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed in the last week. It’s been a crazy week for television in particular – lots of cancellations, renewals, and pickups happening in the last few days. Find out what’s what with this week’s installment of the roundup.

Television

Here’s your status update on recent cancelations and renewals:

Movies

Trailers

  • War Machine:

 

  • Glow:

 

  • Home Again:

 

  • Battle of the Sexes:

 

  • Top of the Lake, season 2:

 

  • Gypsy:

 

  • Girls Trip:

 

  • Lost in Paris:

 

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes:

 

  • Cars 3:

 

  • Baywatch (red band trailer):

 

  • Hounds of Love:

 

  • Band Aid:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Supercuts and Mashup

  • The Rock takes on some classic movie roles:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – I’m An Auntie Edition

He made us wait for it, but my nephew finally made his glorious debut on this planet last week. Kudos to my sister-in-law ushering this perfect little creature into our lives. It’s amazing how much he has changed all of us already and he isn’t even a week old. So far being an auntie is pretty easy – I show up, hold the baby for a while, and then get to bail if he gets fussy. Honestly, this is kind of a perfect arrangement. And it’s amazing how biology works – obviously this isn’t my kid, but when I look down at him in my arms, I’m pretty sure that I would take a bullet for him. Hopefully that theory is never tested, but who knows – it’s too early to determine how good he’s going to be at life choices.

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Meanwhile, the pop culture world keeps spinning, so while I ooh and ahh over this baby get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed in the last week with this installment of the roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Keepers:

 

  • Cloak and Dagger:

 

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle:

 

 

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season 3:

 

  • Hidden America, season 2:

 

  • The Beguiled:

 

  • Once Upon A Time:

 

  • The Exception:

 

  • Churchill:

 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5:

 

  • Wrestling with Chyna:

 

  • Blood Drive:

 

  • Batman and Bill:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A mashup of Star Wars and The Room:

 

  • James Corden and Kevin James do some karaoke:

 

  • Ludacris rapped Llama Llama Red Pajama:

 

  • The Real Grouches of Sesame Street:

 

  • Silence of the Lambs as a rom-com:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Spring Break Edition

My Facebook feed this week has been filled with vacation photos from all my friends who are enjoying spring break and I have to admit that I’m a little jealous. I’m about a month away from my vacation and I’ve been so busy lately that I could use a few days of R&R. Of course most of my friends are vacationing with their children who are on break, so I’m not sure how relaxing their vacations actually are. Family trips are always an adventure – whether you want them to be or not.

So while I long for a few days off, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup. A perfect way to kill a morning if you are taking a staycation.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Detroit:

 

  • The Little House:

 

  • The Bad Batch:

 

  • American Assassin:

 

  • Bloodline, final season:

 

  • Drone:

 

  • Netflix’s Dear White People:

 

  • 6 Days:

 

  • Orphan Black, season 5:

 

  • The Hero:

 

  • Beatriz at Dinner:

 

  • Outlander, season 3:

 

  • Gotham:

 

  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard:

 

  • Wakefield:

 

  • Krypton:

 

  • Lost in London:

 

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

  • Wizard of Lies:

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Books

Odds and Ends

The first time Jasmine's favorite character, Pikachu came to visit her months ago she was only crawling. For Easter Sunday @laurenhashianofficial and I thought, Pikachu should make a special visit once again. Well, Pikachu didn't account for the fact that now Jazzy RUNS and for 2hrs straight she wants to play her new favorite game, "I run away and you chase me Pikachu. And you're not allowed to take a break until I go night night". At the end of the vid you can hear her yell, "Peekyu" because she can't say, Pikachu. I'm tired, today's my only day off, it's 118 degrees in this costume and Hobbs keep trying to p*ss on my leg. And I luv every minute of it. Bring it on. It's what daddy's do. Happy Easter to you guys and enjoy your families. #Rockachu #DaddyPuttinInWork #TheGameThatNeverEnds #PikachuLooksBloated

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • Riz Ahmed and James Corden had a rap battle:

 

  • A Rick and Morty mod for Grand Theft Auto V:

 

  • A heavy metal cover of “Dancing Queen”:

 

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 takes on Stranger Things:

 

  • The Force Awakens mashed up with The Last Jedi:

 

  • Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon take their feud to the not so friendly skies:

 

  • Classic love and heartbreak songs as Stephen King novels:

 

  • La La Land mashed up with lots of songs:

 

  • Doug Funnie sings “Throw Some D’s”: