Team POPX is back at it this week with a in depth discussion on Marvel's latest addition to the MCU, Ant-Man & The Wasp. We also spend a few moments discussing the new documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" hitting select theaters across America. We dive into the pop culture impact Fred Rogers had on youth then, and even today. Join us for POPX News, in-depth discussions, spoilers, easter eggs and so much more!
Coming up on Episode 79 of POPX: Will Disney be Able to outbid Comcast? We talk about E3, and some games we’re excited for. Cloak and Dagger gets high marks and we dive into the origin stories of Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Captain Marvel, give a film review for Incredibles 2 by Pixar. And POPX members honor a fellow broadcaster and creator Michael French of RetroBlasting.com.
POPX leaps into hyperspace and ventures to a land in a galaxy far, far away, as we talk all things Solo and the film overall. We also have an in depth discussion about the future of Disney's Star Wars saga "side story" films, and their impact on pop culture today. Are they just right? Are they over saturating the market? All this and more on Episode 78.
The Merc with the Mouth returns, in all his colorful mouthy glory, as Team POPX braces ourselves for another zany ride with Deadpool. It's sure to be a slippery slope of gelatinous goodness, so join us as we discuss highlights, spoilers, our favorite moments and review the brand new X-men franchise film. Flushable wipes provided upon entry.
It's here... FINALLY! Team POPX uncovers Infinity War, and all the mysteries that fans have been predicting, anticipating and theorizing about. What will be true? What will be unexpected? Are fans truly ready for the impact this film will have on the future of the MCU? What are the Easter Eggs? All this and more will be explained, and just a warning ahead of time, there will be spoilers. SO SPOILER ALERT WARNING IN EFFECT ON THIS EPISODE.
Team POPX gathers one week before the launch of Avengers: Infinity War to give our predictions and what we think will happen in the upcoming MCU film. The film has already been predicted to change the dynamic of the MCU, and even the Russo Brothers took to the web to plead with viewers not to spoil the film for those who haven't seen it yet. With that said, truly this will be a film that will change everything we know about the MCU.
When the game's billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis. Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money -- in both the real world and in The Oasis.
Just in time for Marvel's Avengers : Infinity War to hit theaters on April 27th, Team POPX dives into everything you need to know about the saga's comic origins. From Thanos' obsession with Death, to the origins of the infinity gems themselves, this episode will be jammed full of juicy tidbits that you'll need to know before going to watch the film. Save it, share it, spread it, love it!
It's finally here, and 2018 kicks off the comic book superhero genre with Marvel's first film of the year, Black Panther. Team POPX dives into the world of Wakanda, the Panther and the film's impact on the upcoming MCU. Join us for discussion, likes and dislikes and of course, some in depth spoilers and easter eggs you may have missed.
It seems the rise in origin films are becoming more and more prevalent these days. And with that rise, Team POPX evaluates the Top 5 Origin films from the past 4 decades, and the films that spawned entire franchises. You don't want to miss this special episode with all sorts of geeky goodness!
Team POPX tackles a difficult topic this week, one that impacts movie goers across the globe; the impact of negative film reviews and how backlash leads to film studios second guessing their creations. Users from Reddit and other online usergroup sites rally to leave negative commentary on popular films, will this trend fizzle out, or grow to become a major thorn in the film industry's side?
We talk all things Marvel and DC Comics, and not necessarily pitting one up against the other, but sharing our fond moments from each, and which we gravitate towards on a personal level. To be honest, we're all a little Marvel and DC, and this podcast will highlight the success of both companies.
Team POPX tackles a discussion on the recent Disney/FOX aquisition, and how the ripple effects will impact the cinematic world. Then we discuss Star Wars the Last Jedi, and give our highlights, and official review. Synopsis: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
From too many 80's pop culture references to count, and superior acting skills from seasoned film veterans like Sean Astin, Paul Resier and Winona Ryder, Stranger Things 2 delivers on so many levels, fans of will love each season in their own respective ways. Team POPX dives into all things good and nerdy with candid moments, Easter eggs and more.
This week, Team POPX tackles the finale comic film of the year, Justice League. We've had 6 comic films in 2017, with the JLA rounding out the finale of the genre. Will Justice League stack up against some of this past year's heavy hitters? Listen to find out!
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Team POPX dives into Ridley Scott's world of replicants, artificial intelligence and BladeRunners. We take a retrospective look at the 1982 cult classic, and compare it to the new film "BladeRunner 2049," while comparing similarities and contrasts between the two films. Dare we live in a future that "More Human than Human?"
RetroBlasting Returns! Dragon Con panel hosts, and retro enthusiasts who have a passion for restoring our childhood, one action figure and play-set at a time. Join us for a retro conversation on current trends and multi-level geeky bliss, complete with free parking at POPX.LIVE!
Comic books and films have crossed paths many times in the past century, but in the past 40 years or more, there may have been some films released that you didn't know were inspired by comic book origins. This week, we take a look at 10 films with deep comic roots, and showcase their impact on pop culture today. Get ready friends, this is going to be an episode to take notes on!
After years of planning and preparation, multiple seasons of character story development between DareDevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Marvel's "The Defenders" officially dropped on Netflix Friday August 18th. We've given fans a few weeks to watch the show (8 episodes) and now we're here to review, and discuss the Marvel live streaming franchise. Face front True Believers, Excelsior!
Marvel's third film of 2017 bridges the gap between Sony's Spider-man franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Actor Tom Holland reprises the role as everyone's favorite friendly "Neighborhood Spider-man." Stay tuned for an in-depth analysis and review on the next chapter of the MCU.
Will Michael Bay's final film in the Transformers series stand alongside the previous four films, or open the franchise up to more and future films? Only time will tell! But hey, Team POPX will be here to tear apart Michael Bay's new film. Love it, or hate it, we're gonna rate it!
The Amazon invades POPX, as we dive into all things Princess Diana of Themyscira. We offer some insightful details about Wonder Woman's origin story, and how it relates to her first feature length cinematic debut hitting theaters June 2nd. Could this be the film to jump start the DC cinematic universe? We'll see!
This week, on the heels of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 release, we dive deep into two beings mentioned or referred to in the new film. We're talking about Celestials and Adam Warlock. Who are these two beings, are they connected, and will we see them in the MCU in the future? Find all the answers here on episode 57 of PopXcast.
That's right folks, it's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the third Marvel film of the year, and one of this year's superhero blockbusters. Join Team POPX as we jump across the galaxy in an inter-dimensional retelling and breakdown of intergalactic proportions. WE'RE GROOT! #iamgroot
This week, POPX dives into Marvel's new and fifth Netflix series Iron Fist, as we uncover some of the pros and cons from the show. When Danny Rand was 10-years old, he survived a mysterious plane crash that claimed the lives of his extremely wealthy parents. Rescued by warrior monks, Danny grew up in the of city of K'un-Lun, where he endured harsh conditions, but also trained to be a fierce warrior. Years later, Danny returns home to New York, where he wants to reconnect with his past and take his rightful place at his family's company, which is being run by his father's former business partner. Danny hopes to restore his family legacy by defeating the people who threaten it.
We dive into all things The Incredible Hulk as Team POPX's uncovers over 54 years of the Jade Giant, and the many forms of Hulk throughout Marvel Comics over the years. From Bruce Banner, to Joe Fixit and General Ross, Hulk implores many forms, colors and variations.
This week, we take a look back at the origins of the Power Rangers franchise, how it rose to popularity among teens in the 90's and it's legacy of shows and media in pop culture. We also give our film review to the new Power Rangers film, and offer our insights, ratings and more.
It's giant monsters and one giant ape who is a little more than ticked off. This week, Team POPX dives into all things King Kong giving a history lesson of the historical film adaptations of Kong as well as a full review of the new film Kong: Skull Island.
Team POPX breaks down the newest in the X-men / Wolverine franchise with the climactic finale. Putting an end to iconic roles played by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. We will discuss what worked, what didn't and share some insightful hidden nuggets from the film.
In the series finale of the "History of Comics in Pop Culture," Team POPX concludes their 5-part series with a look into the current modern age of comics. From the growth of indie comics, to comics making their way into film and television shows, the current age and pop culture is closely impacted by the influence of comics written in the 80's, 90's and 2000's era of comic book canon. From the rise to of The Walking Dead, to Todd McFarlane's Spawn, to Alan Moore's The Watchmen and Frank Miller's Sin City - film and comics are closely woven together.
In this "Origin Stories" special, we unravel the mysteries of both Marvel and DC Comic's creatures of the swamp, and which one came first. We talk about their superpowers and abilities, and break down their roles in story line arcs from their comic book legacies.
In honor of Valentine's Day, POPX uncovers some of our most beloved romances and couples from both DC and Marvel comics. Some you may know, but others you may not know about. Love is in the air, so join us as we get nerdy and romantic all at the same time.
Step back into 80's time capsule as Team POPX rewinds our Top 10 80's Television Shows from our youth. A nostalgic and retrospective glance at some of the favorite sitcoms, dramas and action shows that captivated our minds in the best decade that ever will was or will be, the 80's and 90's.
It's official, POPX is officially one year old this week. Join Team POPX as we reflect on one year of podcasting, geeky movies, comics and great retrospective about the culture in which we live in. You never know who will show up for this special celabratory show, so be sure to tune in, subscribe and Getcha Geek On!
This week, Origin Stories continues with it's X-men conversations about the super villain Mister Sinister and his possible ties in future upcoming X-men films. We also talk about the hero anti-hero that is Cable, who is rumored to be appearing in the upcoming Deadpool 2 film in 2018. We discuss both characters origin stories and their tie-in to the X-men universe.
We talk about some of the latest upcoming video games approaching 2017, including Resident Evil 7, Spiderman on PS4, and Super Mario Odyssey. We also discuss mobile gaming markets and new platforms like the Nintendo Switch.
We rewind from some of this hottest shows and their epic and awesome mid-season finales, we catch our listeners up on all things The Walking Dead, along with CW's Superhero Crossover event. We also discuss each show's mid-season finale from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Team POPX shares our highlights and favorite moments from the latest series to the Star Wars film sage, Rogue One. Spoiler Alert!
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Join Team POPX as we share our most beloved Christmas memories, moments and traditions from each member. We also reveal our Santa Wish List on items we want the Big Jolly One to bring us this year, with some nerdy/geeky flare of course.
This week, we continue our series diving into the history of comics in pop culture, as we progress through the silver age of comics, where the strips leap to the small screen on television. We explore how Timely Comics was instrumental in aiding Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to create some of the most iconic names in comic book pop culture history.
Team POPX dives into a whole new series that uncovers the origins of some well noted, and not so noted superheroes and villains. With DC's Justice League under way in film production, we felt that unraveling the mysteries of Aquaman, and Suicide Squad's own Killer Croc would be a more than fitting start.
This week, we have an open discussion about Marvel's latest show series on Netflix, "Luke Cage." Team POPX Joe, Austin and Lindsay dives into their own thoughts as we share some little known facts and Easter Eggs from the 13 part series.
This week, Joe and Austin Burke dive down the rabbit hole of the many dimensional multi-verses of this amazing film. We offer our pros and cons, and some heartfelt correlations between many of Marvel's Cinematic Universe. This truly was a film that impacted us deeply, and we hope you get a chance to see this film in all it's glory on the silver screen.
This week, Joe, Austin and Lindsay share their favorite Halloween genre films from their own unique perspectives, and give insight into why they chose each of their top 5 feature horror/spooky selections. They also share some beloved favorite Autumn Traditions.
We talk with local actor, personality, writer and author Audrey Brown-Williams on her new start-up project called LEAVES. Combining whimsical elements of Stranger Things, and fantasy of classic horror, blended with suspense, Leaves delivers a fresh perspective on storytelling. Visit www.leavesthecomic.com for information and to offer financial support.
This week, team POPX rewinds to our youths as we revisit some of our most beloved cartoons from Saturday mornings, and the breakfast cereals that went with them. Team POPX gives their top 5 beloved cartoons, and the top 5 retro cereals that accompanied them. Saturday mornings will never be the same, but at least we can walk down memory lane.
We talk with Steve Middleton from "State Run Media Productions," about film documenting, and capturing the culture of rural Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky. Check out Steve's documentaries online at: https://vimeo.com/staterunmediaproductions/.
POPX team member Joseph Burke joined Next Big Thing Radio's host Brett Strickler on this interview with actor Gene Farber, whose voice acting rolls in Call of Duty, X-Men : First Class and more recently his role as Karpov from Captain America : Civil War, has opened new doors for this thriving and talented individual.