Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Momentary Distraction Edition

It seems kind of trivial to be writing about pop culture with all that has been going on in the United States in the last week. I know this. But as important as it is to be paying attention and to engage, people also need temporary refuge from the news and reality. So I offer up this week’s pop culture roundup as a momentary distraction, a break from the very ugly world in which we are living in.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

  • Wonder:

 

  • Our Souls at Night:

 

  • Molly’s Game:

 

  • The Meyerowitz Stories:

 

  • The Defenders:

 

  • The Florida Project:

 

  • Batman vs. Two-Face:

 

  • The Death of Stalin:

Music

Theater

Books

Podcasts

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Watch Leslie Jones and Set Meyers watch Game of Thrones:

 

  • Jamie Lannister’s life as a Lifetime movie trailer:

 

  • A Game of Thrones/Friends mashup that employs NSFW language:

 

  • Even the Night King is a fan of Drake:

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”:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Making Some Progress Edition

I  went to the movies on Monday night. A year ago, this wouldn’t be news to report, but in the last six months or so, I’ve been to the movies only a handful of times. This is partially because of work, but also because there haven’t been a ton of movies that I’ve been dying to see. But the fact that I was able to carve out some time on a weeknight to hit up the cinema is progress that maybe things are improving. We saw The Big Sick, which I still hold out some hope of actually reviewing. That’s more potential progress, since I have a half dozen posts that I’ve started over the last few months and have never finished.

But even if I don’t get around to reviewing anything soon, at least you have the pop culture roundup to get you through these dark days of limited content. Get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed with this installment of the week in pop.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Suburbicon:

 

  • Manhunter:

 

  • It:

 

  • Call Me By Your Name:

 

  • Marjorie Prime:

 

  • Comrade Detective:

 

  • Ingrid Goes West:

 

  • LBJ:

 

  • The Vault:

 

  • Mother!:

 

  • Carpool Karaoke:

 

  • What Happened To Monday:

 

  • The Vault:

 

  • Flatliners:

 

  • Escapes:

 

  • Transparent, season 4:

 

  • Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs Kanye:

 

  • The Problem with Apu:

 

  • First They Killed My Father:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Idris Elba sings lyrics using Google Translate:

 

  • Postmodern Jukebox covers Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”:

 

  • Face/Off as a spaghetti western:

 

  • Haim covers Shania Twain:

 

  • Every “That’s What She Said” from The Office: