Pop Culture Rewind header image 1

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.

Check out all of our episodes at www.popculturerewind.com! 

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Google, & Stitcher!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!

Check out exclusive content on our YouTube channel!

PCR #60 - Straight Laced & Loose Cannons: The Best Buddy Cop Films Ever!

August 29th, 2016

What’cha gonna do when our host Travis tries to go by the book on this episode but has to work with his crazy, loose cannon co-host Xavier?  They have to work together as they talk about the BEST BUDDY COP FILMS EVER!  They’re not running scared as they talk about their favorite ones from the 80s and 90s and talk about what made them special.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t take this episode 48 hours for these bad boys to wrap up their lists and then look at some of the other guys that have been out more recently.  So take a ride along with us for this lethal episode!

Check out all of our episodes at www.popculturerewind.com!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Android, and YouTube!

PCR #59 - Suicide Squad Review!

August 15th, 2016

In this episode, Travis, Chris, and Scott the Scot give their review of Suicide Squad.  They give their thoughts on what they were able to see on Joker, Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn, as well the other characters that played well and which ones they didn’t like at all.  They go into detail about the soundtrack and how it was used in the film as well as the editing & pacing that affected the final cut.  They look at the critical reviews the film has received so far and how much of that is the fault of the movie as well as the problem of comparing DC movies to what Marvel is doing.  They wrap up by talking about the upcoming Justice League as well.  This is spoiler heavy review, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, please go check it out before listening to this episode. Unless of course you don’t mind spoilers, then carry on.  We’ll be back soon with more new episodes, but for now, check out this review of suicide squad!

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, & Google Play Music!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

Check out our YouTube channel for exclusive content!

PCR #58 - NOW That’s What I Call Movie Soundtracks!

July 19th, 2016

In this episode, Travis and X are back and talking all about their favorite movie soundtracks from the 90s!  Forget about most popular bands or highest chart topping albums, this is a show all about personal picks and that’s it!  They each share their own picks and talk about why it’s important to them.  They wrap up by talking about some more recent soundtracks as well.  What were their #1 picks?  What are your picks?  Hit the download button and find out!

Check out our past episodes at www.popculturerewind.com!

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

PCR #57 - Playing With Ourselves: Our Favorite Video Game Characters!

June 28th, 2016

On this episode, Travis is joined by his co-hosts from Houston Wrestling Radio, Abel & Chris, and also by special guest Scott the Scot from Scotland to talk about their personal picks for their favorite video game characters of all time!  They go around the table counting down their top 5 video game characters that they like the most.  They even throw in some honorable mentions as well.  Who’d they pick?  What characters got left out?  Who would you have as your favorite character?  Let us know in the comments below or on our social media sites.  Before that though, they start the show off by discussing the 2016 E3 and talk about some of the new video games that will be coming out, what they liked and what they didn’t like.  If you’re a gamer now, or have ever been one, then you’ll definitely want to check out this episode!

Follow us at facebook.com/popculturerewind and on Twitter @popculturerwnd

Check out all of our past episodes at www.popculturerewind.com

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music

PCR #56 - X-Men: Apocalypse Review!

June 23rd, 2016

In this episode, Travis and (Professor) Xavier are back to review X-Men: Apocalypse!  This does contain SPOILERS so if you haven’t seen it yet, fair warning!  We take a look at how this movie pulls from the source material (sorta), and if it works on the cinematic side of things.  This movie brought in a slew of new/returning characters such as Psylocke, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, and of course Apocalypse himself.  Is the character of Apocalypse a thankless role?  Why were people laughing?  Just what are his powers and how does he get them?  As cool as the Wolverine scene was, something took us out of the moment.  Everyone seemed to love Quicksilver again, but how could he have been better?  What did they rip-off from a DC TV show?  This was an interesting movie, so we had lots to talk about!  Check it out and enjoy!

Check out our other X-Men episodes at www.popculturerewind.com

Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music

Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/popculturerewind and on Twitter @popculturerwnd

PCR #55 - Marvel v DC: Dawn of War

June 6th, 2016

In this episode, Travis & X give their take on the two big comic book films of 2016 that’s pitting hero against hero and see which one is better, DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War! (Beware of SPOILERS!)
For BvS, they hit on all the highs & lows of the film such as Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor (ugh!), mothers named Martha, a Justice League setup with a nightmare sequence and superhero cameos, and of course the ending of the film.

For Civil War, they obviously talk about the much anticipated Marvel Studios debut of Spider-Man!  They also cover other hits of the film like Black Panther’s debut, Ant-Man’s big surprise, making Hawkeye purposeful, Vision & Scarlet Witch, and of course all the action scenes.  Travis had some reservations about the villain, but X makes some sense out of it for him.  

Whose side are you on?  Team Cap or Team Tony?  Team DC or Team Marvel?  Tell us what you thought of the films!  Visit us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/popculturerewind, send us a tweet @popculturerwnd, or shoot us an email at [email protected]!  Catch up on all of our past episodes at popculturerewind.com, or by subscribing to us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music!

PCR #54 - Alien Saga Spotlight Part 4: ProMEHtheus

May 17th, 2016

In this episode, we conclude our spotlight on the Alien movie franchise by covering the 2012 film, Prometheus.  In what was supposed to be a quasi-not-so-much-prequel to Alien, Ridley Scott takes us back to the world of space exploration, evil corporations, and alien lifeforms that like to kill.  We break down what worked and what didn’t work, the cast and characters involved, and what the point of the movie is all about, or at least we try.  After that, Xavier gives a good breakdown of the original script and how much different (better) it was than what we got.  Travis gives a rundown of how well all the Alien films did at the box office, and then read out a few of our listener’s favorite Alien films.  This is an awesome finale to our spotlight, so check it out and enjoy!

Check out all of our episodes at www.popculturerewind.com

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music

PCR #53 - Alien Saga Spotlight Part 3: Requiem for a Franchise

May 10th, 2016

In this episode we continue our Alien saga spotlight and focus on the (at the time) highly anticipated crossover film, Alien Vs Predator (or AVP for short) and its sequel, AVP: Requiem.  This was a dream match-up for years that we never thought we’d see on the big screen.   Did it live up to the hype?  We find out what worked with the films and what most certainly did not work out with what the filmmakers tried to bring us.  Are these more Alien movies, or Predator movies?  How do they tie-in to their respective franchises and does it make sense?  Who do you think would in a fight between these two monsters?  Find out who we would pick and more in this fun filled episode!  So hit the download button and enjoy!

Be sure to subscribe to our show at www.popculturerewind.com

Send us feedback & suggestions for topics at [email protected]

PCR #52 - Alien Saga Spotlight Part 2: Aliens & Convicts & Clones–Oh My!!

May 3rd, 2016

In this continuation of our huge ALIEN franchise spotlight, Travis & Xavier go deep into the controversial Alien 3 along with the fourth installment of the original series, Alien Resurrection!  They take a look at all the behind the scene production drama from Alien 3, and the differences between the theatrical & production cuts and try to make sense of why they killed off certain characters.  They also ask the really important question: Does Ripley look good bald?!  After that, we make a case for whether or not Alien Resurrection is a good film or not.  With Joss Whedon attached it can’t be bad, right?  Ripley’s got hair again & acting strange, Ron Perlman wants to get in her pants, and the xenomorphs can communicate and swim now.  Oh, and its got Winona, so it’s gotta be good, right?  Hit the download button and find out!  Our huge spotlight continues next week as we cover the AVP films!

Check out all of our past episodes at www.popculturerewind.com

Subscribe to us on iTunes & leave a review: http://bit.ly/1InMwU2

PCR #51 - Alien Saga Spotlight Part 1: It’s Xenomorphin’ Time!

April 26th, 2016

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 BATMAN Animated Movie Review: Return of the Joker!

April 14th, 2016

Mandy from CasterQuest and Travis and Xavier from Pop Culture Rewind continue their quest to review the best BATMAN animated movies ever made! This episode we cover 2000's animated film- Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
Set in the future in Neo-Gotham city- Bruce Wayne has since passed down the legacy of the caped crusader to high-schooler Terry McGinnis. The Jokerz gang has switched from petty crimes to swiping expensive scientific equipment under the direction of Bruce Wayne's greatest nemisis...the Joker.
But how can the Joker have returned when Bruce and Barbara Gordon witnessed the clown prince of crimes demise years ago- after a tragic and brutal attack on a young Tim Drake?
Follow along as Bruce struggles with the resurfacing of his most dangerous enemy- while Terry fights to remain the new Batman and unravel the mystery of the Return of the Joker.
Future installments in our Batman Animated Films Reviews will include: The Dark Knight Returns series, Under The Red Hood, Batman and Son series, and Assault on Arkham.
Check out Pop Culture Rewind on iTunes and Stitcher and at popculturerewind.com, and CasterQuest on soundcloud and iTunes and at casterquest.com

PCR #50 - Daredevil Season 2 Review!

April 7th, 2016

In this episode, Travis & X heighten all of their senses for their big recap of season two of Netflix's DAREDEVIL!!  They go into detail about where it picks up after the first season, what happens to the main characters, and what they thought about all the new characters introduced throughout the season.  What did they think of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle aka Punisher?  Did Elektra live up to the source material?  This season had all kinds of stuff going on.  Vigilantes, court trials, ninjas, undead assassins...Who's the real villain of this show anyways?!  They also discuss how this season potentially ties-in to the "grounded" Marvel universe, coming off the heels of Jessica Jones.  If you're a fan of the show, or want to know if it's worth checking out, then hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR #49 - Bustin’ Ghosts in Spidey Underoos!

March 28th, 2016

In this episode, Travis & X are back and talk about more current happenings in pop culture!  They give their thoughts on the new trailers for Ghostbusters, Tarzan, and X-Men Apocalypse.  For TV shows they discuss the Stephen King suspense 11.22.63 on Hulu as well as Fuller House on Netflix.  Speaking of Netflix, they also do a review for Pee Wee's Big Holiday movie.  They talk about some more movie news for Indiana Jones 5, a possible Beetlejuice sequel, and a Tick reboot!  They wrap up everything by getting Xavier's live reaction to watching the new Civil War trailer with the reveal of Spider-Man!  This is a fun, action-packed episode, so hit the download button and enjoy!

PCR BATMAN Animated Movie Review: Mask of the Phantasm!

March 22nd, 2016

Mandy from CasterQuest and Travis and Xavier from Pop Culture Rewind team up again for another action packed series, kicking off our multi-part series reviewing the Batman animated films. This episode we cover 1993's animated film- Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm.
Who is the mysterious new vigilante targeting the top mob bosses in Gotham? Can Batman escape attempted capture at the hands of the corrupt City Councilman Arthur Reeves and the Gotham PD long enough to clear his name of the brutal murders? Witness Bruce Wayne's early years where he struggles with the choice between seeking justice against the criminals of Gotham or the unexpected relationship with the love of his life... the beautiful young Andrea Beaumont.
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na PODCAST!
Check out CasterQuest at casterquest.com and Pop Culture Rewind at popculturerewind.com- be sure to follow us on Twitter and leave reviews for the shows on iTunes! CasterQuest is a proud member of the ESO Podcast Network- esopodcast.com

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!

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! 

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!

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!

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.

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »