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PCR #48 - The Clone Wars

March 14th, 2016

In this special “lost” episode, Travis & Xavier take a look at an interesting trend in Hollywood that’s happened throughout the years, the “twin movies”, or as they like to call them, “clone movies”.  You ever see that one movie about the asteroid that’s about to collide with Earth?  Or what about the one about talking ants?  How about the one about an erupting volcano?  Then there was that one where the guy has to save the president.  These are just a few examples of what we like to call…the clone wars!

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PCR #47 - The Curse of the Three’s

February 22nd, 2016

In this episode, Travis & Xavier take a look at some of the worst movie threequels of all time.  A threequel is a second sequel to a movie, or a continuation, or the third part to a franchise.  Unfortunately, Hollywood always seems to drop the ball on what made the previous two films successful.  Whether the lead actor wasn't signed on for a third film, or the budget was cut back, or the writers and/or director don't come back (unless it's Michael Bay, then you can't get rid of him), something always seems to happen which affects the overall quality of the threequel, or as we like to say....the curse of the three! 

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PCR #46 - Deadpool Movie Review

February 15th, 2016

SPOILER ALERT!!!  In this episode, Travis & Chris give their thoughts on the (surprise?) smash hit comic book flick, DEADPOOL!  They take a look at how this movie got made, Ryan Reynolds playing the role of his life, and the risks the studio made in getting it made.  They look at the characters, the music, settings, costumes, and of course, the humor!  If you haven't seen the film yet, go check it out before listening to this ep; otherwise hit the download button, get some chimichangas and enjoy!

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PCR #45 - NOW That’s What I Call Music!

February 2nd, 2016

In this episode, Travis & Chris record live on-location from Dimensions Comics in Seabrook Texas as they discuss the best albums of the 90s!  They start out by talking about how the music scene was as the decade started out and what made it what some would say as the last golden era of music.  Travis runs down a list of the best selling albums as well as a list of the best albums according to Rolling Stone.  From there Travis & Chris do their own personal top 10 lists of their personal favorite albums of the 90s, what was influential to them growing up.  After that, they read off some listener responses from Facebook & Twitter!  If you remember going out and buying cassettes & CDs, watching TRL on MTV, or even when Metallica went to war with Napster, you'll enjoy this episode!

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Pop CASTER Rewind: The Force Awakens - Part 2: The Force Did It!

January 25th, 2016

In this special edition episode, Travis & Xavier are joined by Mandy from CASTERQUEST to finish their discussion on Star Wars: The Force Awakens!  Xavier gives his thoughts, as well as deliver a rebuttal to some points made in the last episode.  Mandy & Travis finish reviewing their thoughts from the last episode as well.  Also discussed are fan theories, bromances, and how the Force makes everything work.

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Pop CASTER Rewind: The Force Awakens - Part 1

January 25th, 2016

In this special edition episode, Travis joins forces with Mandy from CASTERQUEST to do a full recap on Star Wars: The Force Awakens!  They discuss parts that they liked, and then talk about some of the questionable moments in the film.  Be sure to check out part 2 where they are joined by Xavier as well.

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PCR #44 - 2015 Rewind Extravaganza!

January 18th, 2016

In this episode, Travis & Xavier break down all the happenings that took place in pop culture in 2015.  They first start out by doing a quick review on all the top and worst films of the year; which ones had the biggest impact, the biggest flops, and their personal favorites.  From there they take a look at some interesting documentaries that came out as well as highlighting the great year women in pop culture had this year. They take a look at some of the hot TV shows that either debuted, returned, or ended throughout the year.  Also, they spend a few minutes reflecting on which celebrities passed away and finally wrap things up with a look at some of the major headlines in the entertainment world. They got everything covered for you in this episode, so hit the download button, check it out, and don't forget to leave a review.  Pop your culture!

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PCR #43 - Tarantino Unchained: Volume 2

January 10th, 2016

In this episode, Xavier & Travis conclude their spotlight on Quentin Tarantino.  They discuss Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and then do a quick preview for Hateful Eight.  After that, they rank their favorite Tarantino films, from top to bottom.  They wrap things up by reading out actual listener responses of their favorite Tarantino films!  It's a bingo!!!

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PCR #43 - Tarantino Unchained: Volume 1

January 3rd, 2016

In this episode, Xavier and Travis don their best black suits, open up the trunk and dive into the mad world of famed filmmaker & screenwriter, Quentin Tarantino!  In this first part of two, they take a look at his early career of getting into the biz, selling scripts, and making films.  They give their thoughts on True Romance, Reservoir Dogs, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, as well as other films such as Natural Born Killers and From Dusk Til Dawn.  They also take a look at the incredible soundtracks he uses in his films, some of the memorable lines that became part of pop culture, his weird fascination with feet, and his foray into acting.  They got everything here from a diddled-eye joe to damned if I know.

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PCR #42 - The Nostalgia Strikes Back

December 23rd, 2015

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!
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PCR #41 - Trailerpalooza 2: Trailer Harder!

December 15th, 2015

The gang's all here for this week's Weekly Rewind as Travis, X, and even Chris show up to talk about all the huge movie trailers that's been dropping all at the same time.  Movies discussed are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Star Trek Beyond.  Is Casey Jones a member of Slipknot?  How can there even be an X-Men movie without Wolverine (say whaaat?!)?  What's the supporting cast of ID4 been up to for the last 20 years?  And how can Star Trek really be Star Trek without any lens flares?  Find out the answers to all these and more in this episode!  Check it out and enjoy!

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PCR #40 - Weekly Rewind: Walking Dead Season 6 Mid Season Review

December 10th, 2015

In this installment of our "Weekly Rewind", we cover the current season of Walking Dead up until the "mid season finale".  We talk about zombie herds, Rick's crafty plan, Carol being a badass, creepy kids, Morgan's value of life, Coral not being so bad anymore, and the meaning of the word "irony".  Before all that, we open up with a quick review of the second Batman v Superman trailer, or as we like to call it, the abridged version of the movie.  Enjoy!

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PCR #39 - The Askewed View of Kevin Smith

December 3rd, 2015

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!

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PCR #38 - Weekly Rewind: Jessica Jones Review

November 30th, 2015

In this "Weekly Rewind" episode, Travis & Xavier talk about the new Netflix hit series, Jessica Jones.  We apologize about the audio quality for this episode.  It's been cleaned up the best it could be, so hopefully you're able to understand everything during the conversation.  Enjoy!

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PCR #37 - Creepy Tales From the Podcast Zone

November 11th, 2015

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!

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PCR #36 - Back to the Commentary

October 21st, 2015

Hey buttheads!  In this episode we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic film, Back to the Future!  In 1985, Robert Zemeckis brought us a film that changed the way we look at time travel.  Things get heavy as we discuss the impact the franchise has had on pop culture over the years, as well as the cast, crew, characters, the fashion, and of course all the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff (that's right I said it).  So grab your Pepsi Perfect, put up your hover board, undo those power laces on your NeeKays and load up your copy of the movie as we do our own running commentary while we watch it!

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PCR #35 - Not Another Teen Podcast

September 29th, 2015

In this episode, the X-Man takes up the hosting duties as Xavier & Travis talk about teen movies from the 90s!  Back in the 90s, Hollywood started releasing a bunch of teen movies that involved several up-and-coming actors, written and directed by some great talents as well.  It just so happened that Travis & X were both in the exact age demographic as when these movies came out, so they are counting down the top 10 films from that era, discussing the actors, characters, the clothing, the attitudes, and how the world was so different just a short time ago.  What's an atlas anyways?  Also, what's their personal favorites out of the list?  What characters are the most unlikable?  Which movie had the best soundtrack?  What are the '10 things that Xavier hates about a certain movie'?  Hit the download button to find out!

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PCR #34 - Cruise Control

September 15th, 2015

We go on an impossible mission in this episode because we have a need....a need for Tom Cruise!  In this new spotlight episode, we take a look back at his career from the early 80s with his hits like Top Gun, Risky Business, Color of Money, & Outsiders.  We also discuss his films from the 90s like A Few Good Men, Interview With a Vampire, Jerry Maguire, & Magnolia which really helped shape his career, along with a little indie flick called Mission Impossible.  Of course you can't have an episode on Tom Cruise and NOT mention his antics over the years, so we get into couch hopping and a thing called Scientology.  We also take a look at films such as Last Samurai, Collateral, Vanilla Sky, and Edge of Tomorrow.  You don't have to look far & away for anything else, so sit back with a nice cocktail with your eyes wide shut, and enjoy the show!

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PCR #33 - Evolution of the X-Men (Part 2)

September 1st, 2015

The conclusion to our huge 2-part review of the X-Men cinematic universe!  Travis & Professor X pick up right where they left and start with the first Wolverine solo film.  They go back & forth with the pros and cons of that film, as well as discussing if that one is better or worse than X-Men The Last Stand.  They then move right along to the next stage of the franchise, First Class, which introduced a whole new cast & characters to the series.  They wrap up by covering the next Wolverine film & what went wrong with that one, then with the most recently released film which set to totally reboot the whole franchise, Days of Future Past.  Stay tuned to the end, we've included thoughts on what's been released so far for X-Men: Apocalypse and the Deadpool movies.  This is another fun one, so if you're a fan of the X-Men movies or not, check it out and leave a comment to tell us how we did!

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PCR #32 - Evolution of the X-Men (Part 1)

August 18th, 2015

Travis and the Professor X himself are back with another huge breakdown of a movie franchise, this time it's the X-Men cinematic universe!  In this first part (of two), they go into the cast, characters, costumes, plots, deaths, and directors of X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: Last Stand.  They may even mention Wolverine once or twice.  Find out what they liked the most, what they liked least, and what they would have liked to have seen in the films but didn't.  So hit the download button, check it out, and come back here for the next episode where they wrap everything up!

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