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PCR #93: SDCC Fallout! News, Reviews, Trailers & More

July 31st, 2018

In this episode Travis and Chris breakdown everything from this packed weekend during the 2018 SDCC!  They go into some pre-Con news items as James Gunn was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 and go into a big discussion as to whether they think if Disney was in the right and the aftermath of the firing.  Also before the Con, there were a few details revealed for the new stand-alone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix.  Speaking of DC related projects, SDCC was home to several news items for DC, the first being an official name to the DCEU, as well as including the reveal of brand new trailers for Aquaman and Shazam.  They go into detail about their thoughts on both trailers, what worked and what didn't work, and which one are they looking forward to the most.  DC also revealed the line-up of upcoming animated movies.  DC also revealed more info for their upcoming streaming service, DC Universe, by releasing trailers for Young Justice and Titans (yes, we talk about that trailer) as well as how much it will cost.  After the DC stuff, they rapid fire their thoughts on some other trailers from the Con and then wrap up by talking about a neat little Uncharted fan film by Nathan Fillion, some Transformers talk, and then go really off the rails with some anime talk to tie the episode up.  This is another fun episode, so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #92: So-So for Solo

June 25th, 2018

In this episode, Travis goes it alone as he reviews and gives his thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story. He starts out by going over some of the history and backstory of the making and casting of the movie, and then reviews the movie from beginning to end. After that, he gives his thoughts on the cast, some of the moments of the film, what he liked and didn’t like, and then talks a little about the fallout of its release, from executive decisions to box office troubles. He wraps up by guessing where they can go next in the “Solo” series, if they wanted to expand on this one. Did you enjoy the movie? Should they further this series? Let us know what you think!

PCR #91: Live from Comicpalooza 2018

May 30th, 2018

In this episode, Travis and Chris are live at Comicpalooza pop culture convention in Houston, TX! What better time to talk about what got them into reading comic books! From the 1960’s Batman TV show running in syndication, to the X-Men animated series, to even watching movies, there’s always that one thing that gets you to crack open a comic. They also reveal some of the comic storylines that got them hooked into collecting them as well and then take to asking some fellow convention goers what got them into comics too. There’s also a big surprise and return to the show as Xavier drops by to join the conversation as well! Check it out and enjoy!
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PCR #90: To Infinity and Beyond

May 7th, 2018

In this episode, Travis, Chris, and Jeff (joining us from the Deep in the Horror of Texas podcast) give their thoughts and review on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! They get spoiler heavy, so if you’re the one person who hasn’t seen it yet, you may want to do so before listening. They break down the movie scene by scene and discuss the ins and outs of how everything has been building towards this film and what works and what doesn't work. They go off on some tangents here and there, including one talking about what’s going on with Fox and if/when the Fantastic Four will get involved at some point. Which character stood out the most to us? What emotions were we going through as soon as the movie ended? Why is Chris siding with Thanos?!
They also talk about their favorite moments, surprises, and team-ups during the movie, as well as seeing where Thanos ranks as a villain in the MCU (shouldn’t be a surprise). They give their “recommended viewing” Marvel movies to watch before going in to see Infinity War, what’s required and what’s missable. They also try their hand at predicting where Avengers 4 will go from here. They wrap up by doing a rapid fire on some other summer blockbusters coming up and which ones they’re looking forward to the most. This is a good one, so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR Rewind #51 - Alien Spotlight Part 1: it’s Xenomorphin’ Time!

April 26th, 2018

**Enjoy this classic episode originally released on April 26, 2016.  Also be sure to check out the other 3 episodes of this spotlight in the archives**

In honor of #AlienDay, we board the Nostromo and set a course to LV-426 as we kick off our huge look back at the entire ALIEN franchise! In this episode we start where it all began with Ridley Scott’s iconic 1979 sci-fi horror film, Alien! From there we look at the action-packed 1986 sequel directed by James Cameron, Aliens! How well does the first film hold up? Just what the hell is a xenomorph? How much of a boss is Ripley? What’s the deal with “the company”? How awesome is Bill Paxton?! We answer all these questions and more as we take a look at our favorite moments from these tales of beauty and the Bitch! We’ll continue with the next two films in our next episode!

PCR #89: Player One is Ready

April 23rd, 2018

What?! A new episode?? In this episode, Travis goes over the movie, Ready Player One by running down a quick review of the film as well as give his thoughts on what he liked and didn’t like. How many references could he find? What was the name of the big company that was trying to take over? Where is the government and law enforcement in this world? How do you pronounce Parzival? After all of that, he’d like to know, what was the better video game movie: Ready Player One, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Scott Pilgrim, or Wreck It Ralph? What do you think? Let us know!  So go ahead and hit the download button and enjoy the Oasis...

PCR Rewind #39 - The Askewed View of Kevin Smith

March 5th, 2018

That was a pretty scary close call with ol' Kev last week, and it made me think of this great episode we did in honor of his View Askew collection of films.  Check it out and enjoy!

"On our 39th episode (in a row?), Travis & Xavier do a spotlight on the View Askewniverse! What is the View Askewniverse you might ask? It’s the brilliant collection of films from Kevin Smith that became well known for the witty, sharp humor, controversial moments, and the interconnectivity between all of them that made this cinematic shared universe a cult classic. They discuss what impact these films had on them growing up, some of the stars that appeared in them, the soundtracks, the topics, the language, and of course…Jay and Silent Bob! Hit the download button, check it out, and tell us your favorite View Askew moment! Snoogins!"

PCR #88: 2017 REWIND!!

January 16th, 2018

It's that time again, Travis & Chris rewind the entire year of 2017 and talk about all the TV shows, video games, and of course, movies they enjoyed (and didn't enjoy) throughout the year.  What was their "must see" tv series, and which ones surprised them the most?  What was Travis' top 10 list of his favorite films he enjoyed this year?  Which ones does he consider the worst?  Chris has an interesting pick for one of his favorites, just listen to find out what it is! They wrap up by going over some movies that are coming out this year that they are eagerly waiting for.  What was your favorite film in 2017?  What TV show had you binging?  Hit the download button, check out the episode, and give us your thoughts!

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PCR #87: Attack of the Swerves

January 8th, 2018

Sooo...funny story, we sat down and recorded our big review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi a few days after it was released, only to forget about it until after we recorded our huge 2017 rewind episode (that's what happens when you record during the holidays).  So enjoy this SPOILER filled (does that matter at this point?) review of the newest, longest, and definitely the most controversial addition to the Star Wars episodic saga.  Luke said it wasn't going to go the way you think, boy was he right about that!

Stay tuned for our big 2017 Rewind episode coming soon!

PCR #86: Let’s Talk About Disney and Fox

December 22nd, 2017

Travis and Chris are here to talk about the recent news of Disney buying out Fox Studios.  They ignore all the legal mumbo jumbo and just sit back and hash out all their fantasy moviemaking possibilities (big and small) from the huge deal.  What's the biggest thing they're looking forward to?  What kind of crossovers would they like to see? How does this affect the MCU?  What are YOU looking forward to the most?  Hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR Rewind #12 - Holy Crap, Christmas is Already Here?!

December 18th, 2017

**With just a week before #Christmas, enjoy this classic episode as we talk about our favorite holiday movies!**

In this episode, Travis and Xavier take a look at some of their favorite and not so favorite Christmas time movies, cartoons, and TV specials. What's the all time best "go to" Christmas movie that they both picked? Did you ever watch the classic animated specials that come on every year? Is Gremlins a Christmas movie or a horror movie? They answer all these questions and much, much more, so check it out, and feel free to comment on what you're favorite holiday movie is! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

PCR #85: Crisis…on CW!

November 30th, 2017

What a better way to follow up our Justice League episode...with the review no one asked for!  Travis sits down in his recliner and (SPOILERS) breaks down everything wrong with the Crisis on Earth X crossover event for all of CW's DC Comics tv shows.  It's got Supergirl, Green Arrow, the Flash, and a bunch of other heroes and villains mixed in, what could go wrong?

If you're a fan of the CW DC (DCW?) shows, then hit thje download button, give it a listen and see if you agree or disagree!

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PCR #84: …And Justice For All!

November 27th, 2017

In this episode, Travis and Chris give their thoughts and review for JUSTICE LEAGUE! Beware of spoilers as they talk about the plot, the characters, and all of the little easter eggs in the film. Did they like the movie? The answer may surprise you. How does this movie compare to the previous DCU entries? What worked, and what didn’t? What do they want to see happen next in the DCU? Check it out and give us a rate and review on iTunes when you’re done!
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SNEEK PEAK: Wrestling Relapse

November 13th, 2017

And now for something completely different.....

We'll be doing a second podcast, with the same format as PCR, just focusing on wrestling.  If you've ever been a fan, please give it a listen.  If you're not a fan, we'll still have episodes of PCR coming out as well (but feel free to download this anyways ;)).

In this pilot episode of Wrestling Relapse, our hosts Travis and Chris think back about what originally got them hooked into the sport of wrestling and what has made them stay to this day. Do you remember what got you hooked? When you went to your first live event? Were you WWF or WCW?? We talk about all that and wrap up by teasing some of the things we’ll be doing in upcoming episodes.
If you’ve ever been a wrestling fan as a kid, got into it as an adult, or just been a diehard lifer like us, then hit the subscribe button and download this episode!
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PCR #83: Let’s RagnaROCK!!!

November 6th, 2017

Beware of spoilers as Travis and Chris breakdown the newest entry into the MCU and in the Thor franchise! They give their take on the controversial tone of the film, which departed from the previous two films in the trilogy, and if it was good or bad for the movie. They talk about the new characters we got in this one, as well as some old characters that were missing, and how the Hulk played into everything. Is Loki still a bad guy?  Did Cate Blancett look hot as Hela, or was it just them?  Of course they talk about the awesomeness that is “the Goldblum”, who had a prominent role in the film as well. They wrap up by talking about how this film ranks in with some other similar MCU films, and discuss what might happen next. They spoil everything, so watch the movie first, then hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR Rewind #37 - Creepy Tales From the Podcast Zone

October 25th, 2017

**With #Halloween coming in less than a week, let's go back to the darkside with this horror-ific classic episode**

Hello kiddies! On this episode, Travis & X go to the darkside as they take on horror movie anthologies! They talk about the more recent movies that are keeping the genre going like Trick'r Treat, ABC's of Death, and the VHS series, but really focus on the greats from the 80s & 90s as they review the tales from the movies like Creepshow 1 and 2, Tales From the Crypt, Tales from the Darkside, Cat's Eye, and more! There were quite a few tv shows as well. Do you remember when Freddy Krueger got into the anthology game? How long did the Hitchhiker run for? Of course they talk about the godfather of anthologies, the Twilight Zone! They wrap it up with a quick mention of the Outer Limits which leads into a wonderful discussion about Alyssa Milano! But before they get to all that, they give some quick shout outs and then give their in-depth review of the series premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead!
Plus, find out what really scares X!

PCR #82: More Marvel Mania Phase 2: Age of Zeroes Part 2

October 9th, 2017

In this episode, Travis and Chris conclude their breakdown of Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  This time they gush over Guardians of the Galaxy's debut into the MCU, try to balance out the pros and cons of Age of Ultron, and get entertained by the "little" surprise hit, Ant-Man.  After all that, they give their rankings for their favorite Phase 2 films as well as give their thoughts on where they think the MCU is going after Phase 3.  What was your favorite movie from this Phase?  Leave a comment and let us know!  Now hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #81: Marvel Mania Phase 2: Age of Zeroes

September 25th, 2017

In this episode, Travis and Chris begin their breakdown of Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! They talk about what worked and didn’t work with Iron Man 3, how bad Thor: The Dark World was and the excellently done political spy thriller that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Listen as they list their top pros and cons of each film, how Marvel is starting to build to even a bigger picture that’s still continuing through Phase 3, and then go on to fail at trying to figure out which Infinity Stones are which. Part 1 of 2.

PCR #80: Breaking For Blockbusters

September 11th, 2017

In this episode, Travis and Chris take a look back at the summer movies from this year. Travis saw quite a few, and Chris...well he did his best. What’d they like? What didn’t they like? What surprised them? What disappointed them? They wrap up by talking about what films they're looking forward to that are coming out soon, as well as touch on a few that they saw earlier in the year.
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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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