It’s been an exciting week in the entertainment world. Anakin Skywalker taught Ahsoka an important lesson, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom released a trailer, Daryl Dixon ended up in France, and we even revisited bloopers from Star Trek‘s original series. But a lot of other exciting and interesting things have been in the mix as well.

Pokemon Van Gogh Pikachu, Blood and honey 2 Tigger, and Our Flag Means Death Stede for news roundup
The Pokémon Company/Umbrella Entertainment/HBO

Here are some of our favorite pop-culture news odds & ends that you don’t want to miss reading about.

This Week’s Odds & Ends in News:

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 Reveals First-Look Images of Pooh and Tigger

Umbrella Entertainment

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey got us excited with its horror spin on a childhood classic. Although the movie itself may not have necessarily wow-ed us, the visuals were good. Now, we have our first look at the sequel movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2. Blood-soaked Pooh has returned to our screens, and we also get to see a horrific version of Tigger for the first time courtesy of IGN.

Check out the original Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey trailer, here:

Beyond Fest 2023 Line-Up Announced

Legendary Pictures/20th Century Studios

It’s time again for Beyond Fest! The biggest genre film festival in the US is back for its 11th outing, and it has some excellent movies in store. We’re particularly excited about the new movie from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s director Gareth Edwards, The Creator, and Legendary Pictures’ The Toxic Avenger remake. A24’s Nicolas Cage movie Dream Scenario and V/H/S/85 also have our attention. 

The full line-up is available here.

Check out some early looks at the movies Beyond Fest will screen, here

Our Flag Means Death‘s Third Season Will Be Its Last if It’s Renewed

Our Flag Means Death season two will arrive this October, but fans are already considering if there will be more of the show. There’s no official renewal for Our Flag Means Death yet, but creator David Jenkins noted in an Instagram comment that he’s aiming for season three. However, should the show get a season three, it will be Our Flag Means Death‘s final season. Still, better a finished show than a canceled one.

David Jenkins

Check out Our Flag Means Death‘s season two trailer, here:

Celebrity Auction Supports Production Crew Members Whose Healthcare Is at Risk

The studios’ refusal to compensate and support their creatives fairly has led to difficulties across entertainment-related occupations. In solidarity, many people have come together to help those whose livelihoods are at risk in creative ways. Per Variety, The latest effort is an auction by The Union Solidarity Coalition to “help production crew members whose healthcare benefits are at risk because of the work stoppage.” The auction includes all kinds of fun entertainment-related memorabilia as well as celebrity experiences. Among other items are “Natasha Lyonne Will Help You Solve the New York Times Sunday Crossword” and “The Bear Signed Apron Jeremy Allen White Ebon Moss-Bachrach Ayo Edebiri + More.” The auction runs until September 22.


Check out how to help Hollywood creatives in need, here:

Pokémon Teams Up with Van Gogh for Mystery Collaboration

The Pokémon Company

Who doesn’t love it when Pokémon gets a little creative? The latest fascinating Pokémon project is some kind of collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Could Van Gogh-style Pokémon cards be heading our way soon? We’ll find out on September 28.

For now, we can appreciate Sunflora in full Van Gogh realness.

The Pokémon Company

Check out every Pokémon Squishmallow that’s ever been released or teased, here:

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Will Likely Not See a Switch DLC


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was a highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And when it finally launched, it was incredibly well-received. But don’t hold your breath for the massive, open-world game to evolve any more than it already has. As Polygon shares, the Breath of the Wild development team is moving on to the next thing. While that next thing could be more The Legend of Zelda content, it likely won’t be a Tears of the Kingdom DLC.

Check out some of the gameplay features that Tears of the Kingdom offers, here:

BlackMilk’s 2023 Halloween Collection Is Here

Ready for a little something sleek and scary (in the best way)? Well, BlackMilk’s 2023 Halloween collection has arrived in a whirl of bat wings. BlackMilk’s spooky season selections include more general season favorites like black cats, skeletons, and creepy eyes, but also some iconic favs like everyone’s favorite clown from IT, Annabelle from Annabelle Creation, Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees, and more. We also love BlackMilk’s Beetlejuice and The Corpse Bride patterns, of course! ‘Tis the season to supplement your wardrobe.


The full BlackMilk 2023 Halloween collection is available now on the company’s website.

Check out ways to also ready your pantry for Halloween, here:

Lost Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Will Be Up For Auction

Heritage Auctions

Get your bidding fingers ready, Star Wars fans. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, a piece of Star Wars history, an X-wing fighter miniature from Star Wars, is heading to auction. According to the publication, this Star Wars item was “lost for decades.” The official description for the miniature shares, “Built by the team at Industrial Light & Magic, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Star Wars, this 1:24 scale filming miniature is one of only four hero filming miniatures created with servo-controlled wings that spread open into ‘Attack Position’.”

Check out where Star Wars starships stack up among the rest, here: