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.