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.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Episode 130 - Shang-Chi Legend of the Ten Rings + Batman 1989 on Retro Rewind

On this episode we discuss this year's second MCU phase 4 installment, 'Shang-Chi : And the Legend of the Ten Rings.' We take a closer in-depth spoiler discussion at the film, and break down any easter eggs and cameos we saw along the way. Where is Shang-Chi's place in the MCU, and what is the potential future of this new wave of hero for Marvel? We also discuss one of the most crucial films of 1989, Tim Burton's Batman on this week's Retro Rewind. We talk about the film's cultural impact on pop culture, and how this film, along with Frank Miller's vision brought the "Dark Knight" from campy to icon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Episode 129 - Free Guy Review & Marvel's "What If...?" + The Last Starfighter on Retro Rewind

Ryan Reynolds... Need we say more? The new film 'Free Guy' released on August 13th, and brings a fresh genre to the silver screen. Free Guy is set in a video game world, when one of the occupants in the digital landscape becomes self aware. What happens next, is a total thrill ride of laughs, fun and crazy on-screen moments. We also cover the latest episodes of Marvel's "What If...?" series, and how the latest MCU show parallels events within the current timeline. The new series will feature 10 episodes released weekly until October. Lastly, on Retro Rewind, team POPX re-visits the timeless science fiction classic, "The Last Starfighter." How does this now 37 year old film hold up after all of these years? We'll find out.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Episode 128 - The Suicide Squad Review + Legend on Retro Rewind

What happens when we get a Guardians of the Galaxy style team up, with James Gunn directing but set in the DC Comics realm of characters, with no Disney/Marvel PG-13 rating and we get the director in full R-Rated glory? Well, The Suicide Squad is your answer. We review the latest film from DC/Warner as well as 1985's Legend directed by Ridley Scott on this week's Retro Rewind, and deep dive into all the geeky goodness from the past two weeks.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Episode 127 - Masters of the Universe Revelation Review + Labyrinth on Retro Rewind

A jam packed episode as we start off discussing and reviewing the brand new Netflix animation series "Masters of the Universe : Revelation." We also discuss the Loki series finale and unpack all of the Easter eggs, advancements within the MCU and how the show will impact phase 4 and future characters. We also discuss the retro 80's film Labyrinth, featuring David Bowie on this week's Retro Rewind. How much more can we cram into one show? Well, we haven't made it to episode 128 yet!

Friday, July 9, 2021

Episode 126 - Black Widow Film Review + Ghostbusters on Retro Rewind

On this episode, Team POPX talks all things Black Widow in a spoiler heavy discussion including easter eggs and ending explained. How does Marvel's next film in phase 4 set the tone for the future of the franchise? We also will visit the classic film from 1984, Ghostbusters on Retro Rewind. As an added bonus, we'll break down the latest episodes of Loki. Please like and subscribe and make sure to click the notification bell for when we go live next!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Episode 125 - Sweet Tooth Series Spoiler Discussion + The Breakfast Club on Retro Rewind

The live action adaptation of DC comics' "Sweet Tooth" arrives on Netflix, and it has the pop culture world buzzing! Maintaining a consistent 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, we have to cover this unique show and explore in depth the complete series from start to finish. How does it compare to the comic version? How is Robert Downey Jr. involved? Will there be a season 2? We hope to tackle some of these questions, along with a heavy spoiler discussion. On this week's Retro Rewind, we revisit one of John Hughes' most influential films of his career, and a beacon of 80's pop culture teen angst, The Breakfast Club!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Episode 124 - LOKI Discussion & Predictions + The Karate Kid on Retro Rewind

Marvel's LOKI is now streaming on Disney Plus, and we break down the first episode of the series, while giving some insight and predictions of things to come. LOKI has been alluded to be the bridge of the MCU multiverse, let's talk about it! We also break down The Karate Kid on this week's Retro Rewind. We step back to 1984 and into the heart of Daniel LaRusso, and his sensei Mr. Miyagi. This is going to be a jam packed episode, so please subscribe, hit the notification bell and give us a a huge thumbs up!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Episode 123 - Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Hulu Series Review + Top Gun on Retro Rewind

A new series has dropped on Hulu, and it combines stop motion animation with comedy. How does Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. the series hold up, and is there enough here for Marvel to explore newer avenues of adult comedy? Let's talk about it. On this week's Retro Rewind, we visit Tony Scott's classic film Top Gun starring Tom Cruise. Are you ready to soar with Maverick and Goose? We can't wait to discuss this 1986 pop culture staple.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Episode 122 - Invincible & Jupiter's Legacy Review + Beetlejuice on Retro Rewind

Another jam packed episode as we deep dive into some of the newer streaming shows across multiple platforms. This week we discuss the full season of Amazon Prime's "Invincible," and take a look at Netflix's newly released, "Jupiter's Legacy." Both will be heavy spoiler discussions, so you have been warned beforehand. We also take a nostalgic walk down the Michael Keaton trail in Tim Burton's 1989 classic, "Beetlejuice." Buckle in partners, it's gonna be a wild ride! Please click on that "SUBSCRIBE" button if you haven't already, and click the notification bell so you'll know when we go live next.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Episode 121 - Mortal Kombat Discussion & Review + The Goonies on Retro Rewind

GET OVER HERE!!! That's right gang, we're discussing all things "Mortal Kombat" tonight as the movie has made it's official debut in cinemas and on HBO Max. How does this movie stack up against it's 1995 predecessor? We'll talk about it. Also, we visit a classic staple of 80's pop culture, "The Goonies," on this week's Retro Rewind. May the 4th be with you!!!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Episode 120 - Falcon & The Winter Soldier Ep 2-5 Discussion + The Princess Bride on Retro Rewind

On This episode we break the last several episodes of "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" leading up to the big finale and give our speculations and thoughts on the series thus far. We also visit an old classic, "The Princess Bride," on Retro Rewind. We also talk about Netflix's Castlevania, Sony and Netflix deal, The Playstation 5, Nobody Film Review and Marvel Comics deep dive into Falcon and Winter Soldier canon. Make sure to subscribe, and like our videos, and while you're at it, click the notification bell to know when we go live next.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Episode 119 - Godzilla vs Kong Discussion & Review + Ferris Bueller's Day Off on Retro Rewind

On this episode we break down Godzilla vs Kong in the epic verse of the two goliath titans finally culminating in an epic cinematic battle. One will fall. This will be a spoiler heavy discussion, so be advised. We'll also discuss the retro movie from legendary writer John Hughes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off in this week's Retro Rewind. So much greatness in one episode, but can you handle all this geeky goodness?

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Episode 118 - Falcon and the Winter Soldier & Zack Snyder's Justice League Discussion + WarGames on Retro Rewind

This week we review and discuss Marvel Studios' latest addition to the MCU on the heels of WandaVision. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now underway, and we discuss possible story arcs, characters and much more. Marvel is smashing it with these newest additions to Disney Plus, and we're beyond excited to bring these discussions to PopXcast. On top of that, we break down and discuss Zack Snyder's Justice League, which dropped in movie theaters and on HBO Max this week. Does this new version of Justice League surpass and outshine 2017's theatrical release? Tune in to find out. We also break down the 80's retro film, "WARGAMES" on this week's Retro Rewind. A jam packed episode, so grab some popcorn and your favorite beverage and prepare for the long haul. Let's GO!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Episode 117 - WandaVision FINALE Recap + Retro Rewind (The Neverending Story)

It's finally here, the finale of WandaVision, and we break down all the details in this week's SPOILER heavy discussion. We also will talk about one of the 80's most visually influential films of all time, "The Neverending Story" on Retro Rewind.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Episode 116 - WandaVision Ep. 5-7 Recap + This Week's Retro Rewind (Big Trouble In Little China)

We discuss WandaVision episodes 5-7, and break down all the Easter Eggs and hype surrounding this show on Disney Plus. We bring to the table comic book canon from the greater Marvel Universe, and how some of these story arcs could be used to usher in a new age of superheroes within the MCU. We also talk about a retro 80's film, "Big Trouble in Little China," on this week's all new segment, RETRO REWIND! It's going to be a jam packed show, so please click the subscribe button, hit that notification bell and get ready for the weekend!

Monday, February 1, 2021

Episode 115 - Blue Man Group Orlando Farewell

Blue Man Group Orlando announced on Monday February 1st that it's officially pulling out of the Orlando, and fans will still be able to enjoy their shows in Vegas, New York, Boston and Chicago once the entertainment industry returns. This is incredibly sad news, but not unexpected given the what's going on globally. With no final show or farewell send off, we feel it's extremely important to highlight the venue and show that entertained so many. For the first time, we're inviting fans and guests of the former Orlando venue to come on and share a brief moment of their experience at the show. This will be open to fans, former actors, musicians and crew of only the Orlando venue. Please join us.


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Episode 114 - Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Kick Off Show

Marvel has began their opening installment into the MCU Phase 4 with Wanda Vision on Disney Plus. With leaks developing each day on the set of Spider-Man 3, and the future of franchise, it appears the universe as we know is about to reach the heavens and beyond. Join us as we deep dive into the expanding multiverse of characters, possible story arcs and compare what we know with the comic canon from which these stories emerge. The MCU Phase 4 will be Marvel Studios biggest endeavor yet, so buckle up true believers, we're in for a galactic ride.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Episode 113 - Cobra Kai Season 3 Review + POPX Turns 5

We break down all the action packed glory and storyline from season 3 of Cobra Kai, and how each character's story arcs have evolved. We'll discuss easter eggs, spoilers, pros and cons including the official POPX review of Season 3. Also, PopXcast turns 5 years old today! On this date January 10th, 2016, we first went live on episode 1, and we pause to take a retrospective look back at the previous 5 years of content. Join us... shall you!?