Thursday, September 22, 2022

Episode 145 - Cobra Kai Season 5 Review + Teen Wolf on Retro Rewind

Cobra Kai season 5 dropped on Netflix September 9th, and we've given everyone a couple weeks to catch up on all the latest from Johnny and Daniel son. Season 5 brings the pain, along with endless action and plot twists that deepen the overall story of the Karate Kid universe. The addition of Silver has brought a Pandora's box to the show, and fans are loving it. We break down our favorite moments, highlights and share our thoughts on where season 6 could take us. This will be a spoiler heavy discussion on the series. We also take a look back at 1985's Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox on Retro Rewind.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Episode 144 - Thor Love & Thunder Review + Footloose on Retro Rewind

The fourth installment in the Thor franchise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a storm of emotions and deep rooted heart for the god of thunder. The surprise arrival of his former girlfriend Jane Foster now wielding Mjolnir raises many questions as the story takes on a more vast landscape of meaning than audiences suspected. We break down all the highlight moments, easter eggs, cameos and more. What was your favorite moment from "Love and Thunder?" We also look back at 1984's Kevin Bacon role in Footloose on this week's Retro Rewind.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Episode 143 - Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Review + Field of Dreams on Retro Rewind

What is there more to say about Obi-Wan Kenobi that fans aren't already about? Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their iconic roles from the Star Wars prequal sagas as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin / Darth Vader. The series hits hard on many aspects from it's stunning visuals to the writing and acting. The climactic finale gave fans so much to buzz about, and we're hear to unpack all the greatest moments from this beloved Disney Plus series. We also discuss "Field of Dreams" from 1989 starring Kevin Costner and the late Ray Liotta.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Episode 142 - Stranger Things Season 4 Review + Robocop on Retro Rewind

Years in the making, and it's finally here. We've given our POPX viewers a couple of weeks to really soak in all the fun, adventure and terror that is wrapped up into Stranger Things Season 4, and now it's time we break it all down. With volume two wrapping up the season on July 1st, it's now time talk spoilers, Easter Eggs, new characters and more. Did Season 4 volume 1 live up to the hype? Let's discuss. We also visit a classic 80's action flick in Robocop on this week's Retro Rewind.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Episode 141 - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness + BIG on Retro Rewind

The madness. The insanity. The craziness. It's all led to this point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the heels of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange returns in his sequel film to tackle one of the MCU's biggest mysteries, the multiverse. But to full understand the scope and scale of this untapped dimension, he must first face an adversary that is unparalleled in this next dimension of storytelling, himself. Who will we see? What cameos delight audiences? How far down the rabbit hole will we go? Tune in to episode 141 to find out. We also take a nostalgic look back to 1988, and one of Tom Hanks' most beloved feel good films, BIG on the Retro Rewind. We can't wait for this episode, so lock in your seat belts POPX'ers, it's about to get crazy!

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Episode 140 - Moon Knight Comic Origin Story + Stand By Me on Retro Rewind

Before Moon Knight lands on Disney Plus this March 30th, we resurrect one of our old features here on POPX, "Origin Stories!" In this episode we give you the full back story of Marc Spector, from Earth 616 comic origins of the character, various incarnations throughout the years, and his involvement with the rest of the Marvel Universe. How much of the new limited streaming series will harken back to the comic canon of the character? We will discuss what we know from the trailers, and give you the full run down prior to the show's launch. We also discuss the Stephen Kind adaption of his short story, "The Body," in the 1986 film "Stand By Me" on Retro Rewind.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Episode 139 - The Batman Spoiler Movie Review + Flight of the Navigator on Retro Rewind

From the gritty streets of Gotham, key political figures are being murdered, and it's up to one crime fighter to solve the Riddler's string of clues and puzzles to end Gotham's nightmare. Inspired by the animated story arc of "The Long Halloween," the film brings new light (and darkness) to one of DC's greatest superheroes, Batman. We give spoiler heavy discussion reviews, as we break down our most enjoyed moments of the latest incarnation of the caped crusader. The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and more. It is directed by Matt Reeves. We turn the clock back to 1986, and revisit one of Disney's most beloved childhood space journeys in "Flight of the Navigator." We'll share the technological wonder of how this movie was created at a time long before modern CGI, and our cherished memories with the film.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Episode 138 - The Book of Boba Fett Series Review + Police Academy on Retro Rewind

It was the series we got that we didn't even know we needed, and somehow the magic of Disney and Lucasfilm, spearheaded by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have given us something truly special. The continuity, and expanded Star Wars canon universe is explored in this Mandalorian spin off series that focuses on the back story of Boba Fett after we last saw him plunge into the sarlacc pit in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It gave beloved fans of Boba Fett the back story we truly felt this anti-hero of Star Wars deserves. Reprising his role as Fett, Temuera Morrison returns from the prequel trilogy and delivers a stunning performance as the well noted bounty hunter. We will explore easter eggs, highlights, cameos and review the series as a whole. We also visit the 1984 cult comedy classic, Police Academy on this week's Retro Rewind.

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.