Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Dodgers Bandwagon Edition

I’ll admit that my interest in the World Series has significantly waned now that my Yankees have been eliminated. But I still love baseball, so I’ve got to have some kind of rooting interest, even if I’m not committing myself to watching all of the games (I was starting to feel crappy last night, so I put myself to bed at 8:30 and I barely saw the first few innings). My dad is a Dodgers fan so I’m throwing my support their way, even though goodness knows that he takes glee in the Yankees not doing well.  He may be one of the few people on the planet that was never impressed with Derek Jeter in any capacity. But I’ll forgive that and side with the family. I’d even root for my brother’s team, the Mets, if they ever make it back to postseason baseball. 😉

I’m also rooting for whoever is most likely to steal a base and win me (and the rest of the country) a free taco. Unless it’s Jose Altuve – screw that guy.

So while I irrationally hate a guy that’s just good at his job, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Phantom Thread:

 

  • I Love You, Daddy:

 

  • I, Tonya:

 

  • Lady Dynamite, season 2:

 

  • Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built:

 

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond:

 

  • Bright:

 

  • Godless:

 

  • Too Funny To Fail:

 

  • UnREAL, season 3:

 

  • The Chi:

 

  • 12 Strong:

 

  • Snake Outta Compton:

Music

Books

Podcasts

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • La La Land 2049:

 

  • The Twin Peaks soundtrack mashed up with “The Loco-Motion”:

 

  • The Walking Gingerbread:

 

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 as a horror movie:

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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:

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: