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PCR #79: Spidey’s Cinematic Stories, Part 3: A MARVELous Homecoming!

July 25th, 2017

In this episode, Travis, Chris, and Aaron all give their thoughts on the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie! They start out by rewinding back to Captain America: Civil War and Spidey’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how that momentum carried over to his own re-rebooted continuity into the MCU. They look at how Tom Holland compares to the past Peter Parker/Spidey actors, as well as Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May. Did they rely too much on Robert Downey Jr for this film and was it needed? How did Michael Keaton do as the Vulture? They wrap up by giving their overall thoughts of the movie and guess where it goes from here. What’d you think of the movie? Let us know at facebook.com/popculturerewind!

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PCR #78: Spidey’s Cinematic Stories, Part 2: Reboot Repeats

July 20th, 2017

In this episode, Travis, Chris, and Aaron continue their conversation, this time focusing on the two Amazing Spider-Man films!  Did rebooting the origin story so soon after the last film help or hurt these films?  How was Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker/Spidey compared to Tobey's?  What was the biggest problem that was made in the second Amazing film?  What else worked or flopped overall for these film?  After the recaps, they all give their personal ranks of all five films.  All this and more so hit the download button and enjoy!

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PCR #77: Spidey’s Cinematic Stories, Part 1: Tobey’s Tears

July 13th, 2017

This is for all you webheads out there!  In this episode, Travis and Chris bring in special guest (and Spider-Man superfan) Aaron to talk about the live-action Spider-Man trilogy of films from director Sam Raimi!  They talk about some of the best and worst moments from all three films, what actors stole the show (and which ones should've been recast), and what made the trilogy so special. Aaron has some interesting info on what could have been had the series kept going and the studios kept their ideas out and what really happened with Spider-Man 3.  They wrap up this part by doing some shout-outs from listeners who chimed in with their favorite moments as well.  So hit the download button and enjoy!

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PCR #76 - Transformers: The Last Knight Review!!

July 6th, 2017

In this follow-up from our last episode, Travis and Chris breakdown their thoughts as they review the latest installment of the Transformers live action franchise!  They try to be fair with their pros and cons, but the cons start to outweigh the pros pretty quickly!  What did they like?  What did they not like?  What were they confused by?  What's the one thing they wanted to be answered going into watching it?  Did they get their answer?  You want to know, don't you duuude?   Hit the download button to find out and enjoy!!

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PCR #75 - Transformers: Blowing up the Bayverse

June 5th, 2017

It's the episode he said he wouldn't do.  In this episode, Travis is back with Chris once again to breakdown Michael Bay's Transformers movie franchise!  They researched long & hard to find a couple good Pros from each film along with a couple Cons to balance things out (which wasn't so hard to do).  How was it seeing their childhood toys finally up on the big screen?  What the hell happened with Revenge of the Fallen?  Why did the story from Dark of the Moon seem so familiar?  How about the darker tone of Age of Extinction?  From exotic cars, robot balls, dinosaurs, Shia LaBeauf, Transformium, they cover all those and then give some thoughts on the upcoming Last Knight film, so hit the download button and enjoy.  Roll out!

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PCR Rewind #42 - The Nostalgia Strikes Back

May 4th, 2017

**Enjoy #StarWarsDay with this classic episode**

A short time ago, in a recording room far, far away.....
Travis & Xavier are back as they look back at the original trilogy of the Star Wars universe! They start off by remembering what the franchise means to them, their first memories, how it's impacted their lives as kids and as adults. They then break down the original trilogy of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. They take a look at the characters, cast, settings, music, all while trying to not let the "Special Editions" get in the way of the classics. They take a look at some good fan theories, the Star Wars Vs Star Trek fandoms, and try to figure out how everyone understands alien languages. Who really played Darth Vader? Do Droids have souls? How awkward was it when Luke & Leia kissed? What all does Vader choke? They also rip into the prequels and try to find any redeeming qualities from them (spoilers: they don't find any). Also, listen as Xavier starts to break down into an emotional mess as he recollects the most heartbreaking death in the entire series. If you're a Star Wars fan, you definitely don't want to miss this one! May the Force be with you!

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou

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PCR - FATE of the FURIOUS Review!!

May 1st, 2017

We give our thoughts on the eighth(!!) installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and talk about what we liked and didn't like about the newest flick.
Before that though, Travis shares his hands-on impressions for the Nintendo Switch and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

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PCR - Walking Rewind #8 - Zombies & Tigers & Negan Oh My!

April 21st, 2017

Better late than never, right?  In the season finale of our Walking Rewind series, we do a rapid fire rundown of the final 3 episodes that lead up to the huge season finale of season 7 of Walking Dead. It's all about cantaloupes, gangs, zombies, betrayals, Negan, and of course....Shiva! After we finish our review, Travis tells a tale of what happened when he went to Dallas to meet Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Was it a happy ending? Check it out to find out!

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PCR - LOGAN Movie Review!!

March 21st, 2017

Spoiler warning! We give our thoughts and review of the most recent and final film in the Wolverine franchise. We talk about Hugh Jackman's performance, what he means to the role of Logan, and how he's changed over the years. Dafne Keen was the stole the show as X-23, and we loved every moment of it, and discuss where they can go from here. Did we like the 'R' rating of the film? Where does Fox take the franchise from here and do they recast him? We wrap up with our personal top 5 favorite moments from all of Jackman's appearances as Wolverine.

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PCR - Walking Rewind #7: Say Yes to the Gremley Gunk!

March 13th, 2017

In this episode of "The Walking Rewind", we look back at episodes 11 and 12 of Walking Dead season 7. We get impressed with Eugene's cunning cowardliness as he becomes Negan. Is Dwight seeing the light as Eugene is embracing the darkness? The next episode follows the adventures of Rick & Michonne as they go looking for supplies and get into all sorts of crazy mishaps. Is Rick a better negotiator this time as he makes another deal? Is Tara finally going to tell someone about Oceanside? What's Rosita planning to do with Sasha?
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Walking Dead S7 Eps 9 & 10 Recaps PLUS Batman/DCEU Talk!!

February 27th, 2017

Walking Dead returned this month and in this episode we cover the two latest episodes of the hit show, talking about everything from Rick & the crew meeting King Ezekiel, Daryl getting a new pet, Carols happy ending (for now), yet ANOTHER new faction showing up (which we find a name for), Rosita needing a good slap, and to Rick going slightly crazy and not being a good negotiator.
We start the show off with another "pop culture pause" segment, this time talking all about the conundrum concerning Ben Affleck, The Batman, and the DCEU. Check it out!

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PCR - 2016 Rewind!!

January 31st, 2017

It took a while, but we finally sat down to talk about some of our favorite movies and TV shows we watched throughout the year. We admittedly didn't watch as much as we wanted to last year, but the stuff we did see, we liked! There were established TV shows that hit 2016 with a bang, or in Walking Dead's case, a bat! Game of Thrones had us hooked with the latest season as well. Comic book franchises were everywhere, from Marvel and DC, to CW and Netflix. Who had the better year? Movie-wise it seemed like Marvel could do no wrong while DC was struggling with anything they could put out. We had some surprise hits in both movies & tv shows in 2016 and give some of our picks on those. We wrap up by talking about some of the upcoming movies that we are highly anticipating.

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PCR - Nintendo SWITCH’s It Up!

January 19th, 2017

In this episode, Chris & Travis take a in-depth look at all the news & info they learned about Nintendo's brand new console for this year, the Switch! They talk about the price and features of the system, the games that have been announced, the accessories, and what they are anticipating the most. Which one of them already pre-ordered it? What are some unanswered questions that they have? Check it out to find out!

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PCR - STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Review!!

January 6th, 2017

In this episode we give our spoiler-filled thoughts on the newest edition to the Star Wars franchise. We talk about how it connects to the other films, the characters that are introduced, more insight to Darth Vader (and what could've been more), de-aging CGI technology, and more. We take a moment to pay our respects to Carrie Fisher, who had just passed away right before we recorded this. We wrap it up by listing our top 3 movies of 2016.

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PCR 12/19/2016 - Robots & Heroes & Zombies — OH MY!!!!

December 19th, 2016

In this episode, Travis & Chris break down the trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Fate of the Furious, as well as talk some other Marvel and DC news! They also cover the Transformers animated series trilogy announced from Machinima! they then give their review of the mid-season finale of Walking Dead!
What does the trailer for Spider-Man remind them of? Who should be the next actor to play Wolverine? What's the connection between the Last Knight and F8 trailers?
Find out all that and more in this episode!

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PCR 12/12/2016 - Walking Dead Recaps, Marvel vs Capcom, GotG2, Universal Monsters, & More!!!

December 12th, 2016

This week Travis & Chris are breaking down episodes 6 & 7 of season 7 of Walking Dead. They weren't too impressed with Tara's "oceanside" adventure, but loved the following episode which brought back all the main characters they care about (i.e. Rick, Negan, Carl, Darryl). They also talk about the latest news on Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite and why there's some bittersweetness to it. They talk a little about the new Guardians of the Galexy Vol 2 trailer, as well as the new Mummy trailer which is a part of the new Universal Monsters cinematic universe. Enjoy!
Oh, and still til the end...

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Walking Dead Season 7 Recap (Eps 4 & 5)!! Cars 3!! Metallica!! NES!! Ghost in the Shell & More!!!

November 28th, 2016

Travis & Chris are back again recapping episodes 4 & 5 of Walking Dead season 7! They give their thoughts on on what's going on in Alexandria and Hilltop, who's plotting against Negan, how nobody should f$#@ with Jesus, and crazy fan theories.
They start the show off with recent pop culture news on Cars 3, Metallica, Ghost in the Shell, Deadpool, and more!

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Walking Dead Season 7 Episodes 2 & 3 Review - Let’s Go To Easy Street! (Plus lots of cool news too!!)

November 11th, 2016

In this episode we're on Easy Street as we recap the 2nd and 3rd episodes of Walking Dead season 7. We talk all about the arrival of King Ezekiel and the Kingdom, how Carol & Morgan are getting along, and what they may be planning for Negan. In episode 3, we discuss what's been going on with Darryl and the psychological torture he's going through in Negan's camp, the relationship between Dwight & Negan, and how that might end up being a good thing for Rick & Co.
Before all that, we talk about some exciting news about Young Justice, Nintendo, Dragon Ball Super, Mass Effect, and just what does death metal music & Ned Flanders have in common.

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Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Review - Who’s Up For Some Popeye’s??

November 11th, 2016

Travis & Chris share their thoughts on the much anticipated season 7 premiere of Walking Dead! They discuss the season 6 cliffhanger, Negan (and of course JDM), Lucille, Rick, and of course...the kills. They also talk about how intense the tone of the episode was throughout and end the show asking what show has more intense moments like this: Walking Dead or Game of Thrones?

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PCR #61 - Evolution of the Beast

September 12th, 2016

This month 20 years ago, the Transformers brand was turned upside down by the debut of a new show called Beast Wars!  Travis & X celebrate (and get a little nerdy) by taking a look back at this groundbreaking series that found a way to move forward with the franchise yet tie it in perfectly with the established continuity of the 80s.  They discuss characters, story, cast of voice actors, and overall tone of the series.  From there they talk about some of the funnier moments and gags found throughout the series.  There were also a few deaths in the series, and they go over which ones meant the most.  They also talk about the spectacular season two finale, The Agenda, and all the great moments from it.  They wrap up by trying to countdown their top 5 episodes, but seem to have trouble doing so.  If you were a fan of Beast Wars or grew up in the 80s with Transformers, you’ll love this episode!  If you didn’t, well check it out anyways, maybe you’ll want to check it out afterwards.

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