Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Episode 137 - Cobra Kai Season IV Review + TRON on Retro Rewind

We're back! It's 2022, and POPX is ready to hit the ground running in the new year. Kicking off this year's season of episodes, we're starting with none other than Cobra Kai season 4. We'll break down character development and story arcs, and predict where things may be going in season 5. Terry Silver is back, and boy does this cast of characters feel his impact throughout the season. We also turn the dial back to 1982 and visit Disney's pop culture classic, TRON. Despite lackluster box office numbers when initially release, this film has gained icon status over the decades, and is touted as being "ahead of it's time." If you're a fan of TRON, make sure to check out this Retro Rewind.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Episode 136 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Discussion + The Snowman on Retro Rewind

It's here! After much anticipation, hype and mystery surrounding the newest addition the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we get the most anticipated superhero film since Avengers Endgame. How much of the hype, rumors and cameos are true? How was the marketing of the film handled to cover up some of the film's shock and awe moments? Let's chime in on future connections, the future of the Sony / Marvel partnership and of course, easter eggs. On this Retro Rewind, we turn back the clock to 1982 and visit the timeless Christmas classic adapted from the 1978 children's book of the same title, "The Snowman," by Raymond Briggs. Some may not be familiar with this animated short, but by the end this episode you will be.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Episode 135 - Marvel's Hawkeye + National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on Retro Rewind

Marvel has done it again with yet another installment of it's ongoing MCU storylines with Jeremy Renner reprising his role as the Avenger Hawkeye. We pick up shortly after the events of Avengers Endgame, and get a chance to delve deeper into Hawkeye's past. With new companions and now an apprentice Kate Bishop, Clint must now pick up the pieces of his own life to help to help shoot a few more arrows. We also take a nostalgic look back at 1989's Christmas classic starring Chevy Chase, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" on this week's Retro Rewind.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Episode 134 - Ghostbusters Afterlife Review + Uncle Buck on Retro Rewind

It's finally here, the long awaited sequel from Jason Reitman reuniting the All-Star cast from the classic 80's films with modern visuals and all the vibes of nostalgia that we love and grew up with. How does this newest installment in the Ghostbusters franchise against the others, and will there be more films down the pipeline? We'll discuss a spoiler heavy round table about highlights, things you may have missed, and of course, endless easter eggs. We'll also talk John Candy in the 1989 John Hughes classic, "Uncle Buck."

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Episode 133 - Eternals Film Review + Ghostbusters 2 on Retro Rewind

Marvel's Eternals, we discuss this distinctly different film that explores the origins of the Marvel Universe, as we're introduced to characters and beings never before mentioned in the MCU. How much back story does the Eternals film cover, and what is the setup for the future of Marvel after this film? We'll discuss this, plus easter eggs, and things you may have missed on this week's episode. We will also tackle the two post credit scenes in a spoiler heavy discussion. Just weeks before the cinematic release of the official sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise "Ghostbusters Afterlife," we examine Ghostbusters 2 from 1989 on Retro Rewind.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Episode 132 - Marvel's "What If...?" Series Reivew + Little Shop of Horrors on Retro Rewind

We break down the latest Marvel streaming series from Disney Plus, "What If...?" and discuss the ramifications of how this animated series will affect and tie into the upcoming MCU multiverse mayhem. Will we see characters from What If...? in live action? With a second season renewed and coming in 2022, this show has proven already a massive hit among Marvel movie fans. On this week's retro rewind, and just in time for Halloween season, we revisit the classic horror comedy, "Little Shop of Horrors" from 1986.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Episode 131 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage + The Lost Boys on Retro Rewind

On episode 131, we venture back into the Sony's Spider-verse with the second installment of everyone's beloved symbiotic anti-hero, Venom. Venom : Let There Be Carnage continues the story of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and his alter-ego Venom as their encounter a new threat, and a symbiote we've all been eagerly waiting for, Carnage (Cletus Kasady : Woody Harrelson). We break easter eggs, spoilers and dissect our highlighted moments from the film, and give our final review. We also discuss the Halloween vampire classic, "The Lost Boys" from 1987 on this week's Retro Rewind.