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We accidentally took a month off and have SO MUCH NEWS to catch up on.  There wasn't a frontrunner for "main topic" so we just spend the last bit of the podcast talking shit (as usual) on The SnyderCut following the news that his $70 million reshoots are only going to result in 4 minutes of new footage for the release...  
Taylor finally sat down and watched the rest of The Boys Season 2 so here we are reviewing it!  Season 1 was one of the best things Amazon has ever put out and goddamn does this season even top THAT!  We can't wait for season 3 to watch even more nazi-stomping. 
Jamie Foxx has been confirmed to be in Spider-Man 3 as Electro and Benedict Cumberbatch's Dr. Strange will also be in the movie... does this mean that we'll be getting the multi-verse in Spider-Man 3 and will the other Spider-Men be in it!?  It's very surprising news, and to some... it's worrisome. 
We lost the King of Wakanda recently and it came as a shock to EVERYONE.  We honor Chadwick Boseman and say our goodbyes.  In some less depressing news, Jonathan Majors has been cast as Kang the Conquerer for Ant-Man 3!  Is this the new MCU Saga villain? Or will he be more of an Ultron mini-boss situation?  We break down all the implications and MORE! 
A lot of stuff happened at DCFanDome over the weekend but let's be honest, we're here to talk about The Batman.  We break down everything from the Black Adam concept art to the goddamn Snyder cut trailer, but all hail the Battinson! 
This week is a pretty heavy news-cast!  Nia DaCosta (Candyman, Little Woods) has been tapped to direct Captain Marvel 2; she'll be the first African-American woman to direct a major Marvel film.  Quentin Tarantino's mythical Star Trek film is finally no-more, he's confirmed that he's dropping out.  Disney has mangled the 20th Century Fox name, removing the "Fox" title entirely and just calling it "20th television."  Shawn Ashmore has been added to season 2 of The Boys, The Fresh Prince is getting a gritty dramatic reboot, and Olivia Munn is reportedly returning to her headlining role of G4TV.  The main topic this week, just because it's Spider-Man, is that the third film might be called "Homesick."  Is he on the run? In hiding? Does he have Covid!? We break down all the implications!
There's a bunch of rapid-fire news this week: Courteney Cox returning for Scream 5, The Rock buys the XFL for some reason, a new Suicide Squad logo for James Gunn's birthday, Captain Marvel 2 gets a new director and RIP Wilford Brimley. The meat and potatoes of this episode is the big news that Mulan will be releasing on Disney+ for an additional $30 on top of your Disney+ subscription. Good idea? Bad idea? We break it all down!
There are a few major news pieces such as another (unwanted) update on The Snyder Cut, the titillating finale of the Universal & AMC war, and finally a firm decision on what's happening with Christopher Nolan's Tenet.  After the news roundup, we dive into SDCC @ Home - discussing panels we all saw and whether or not the virtual con was able to fill the shoes of its real-life counterpart. 
Pop! Pop! first and foremost wants to voice their support for Black Lives Matter! If you don't, you should probably stop listening to us. In this episode we talk about the new "Bill and Ted 3" trailer, the trailer for Star Wars' new videogame "Squadrons," and how "Evil Dead" is going on a roadshow! Then Joel rages over toxic fanboys getting what they want from HBO, who's putting 20 million dollars into "The Snyder Cut" ... which supposedly already existed, but apparently not.  To round things out, the crew discusses whether or not Hollywood is ready to open again smack dab in the middle of a pandemic.  From AMC theaters to productions returning to filming, we cover it all! 
Comic-Con has officially been canceled so this podcast is just 2 hours of Joel crying... JK! While SDCC isn't happening this year, Star Wars celebration has yet to cancel amidst the growing Covid-19 concerns. Other topics this week include: Sony stupidly names their stupid Spider-Man universe, Vid Diesel and the producers guild butt heads, the Russo brothers are working the live-action Hercules remake, and for one year only streaming films will be eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards!  This week's main topic follows up with AMC's drama from the last podcast.  Universal and AMC seem to be fighting, resulting in AMC saying they'll no longer screen Universal movies! GASP! 
Look, there's not much going on in the world, we talk about what we've all been watching (yes that includes TIGER KING!) and then we discuss the sad reality that AMC may have to close its doors forever! 
With everyone on quarantine, we unfortunately have to deliver you all another skype-cast (well, google hangouts this time) With Hollywood shutdown indefinitely, not only have all three of us been affected work-wise, but dozens of blockbusters including Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984, James Bond 25... and many more have been delayed until later this year! Films currently in production, like Mission Impossible 7, have also been put on hold until further notice.  Amidst all of this, some studios are opting to release their films straight to VOD... how will all of this change the shape of the industry and will we ever see a movie in theaters again!? Tune in to hear our thoughts on where the global pandemic could push our industry!
The gang is back!  Bust our your beret because there's a new Wes Anderson movie trailer out!  Marvel has tapped Sam Raimi to take over for Doctor Strange 2 and Joel busts out his tinfoil hat to try and connect this news to the Sony Spider-Verse!  We look back at our Oscar predictions and weigh them against the results and we break down the first ever footage of Robert Pattinson in the new Batman suit!  There's much more news stuffed into this episode but the main course is a Birds of Prey review! I bet you can guess who in this group wasn't a big fan...
Welcome back nerds! There were a ton of new trailers this week!  We have ANOTHER New Mutants trailer, we see Jared Leto get emo in Morbius, and Daniel Radlcliffe gets fucking guns bolted to his hands in Guns Akimbo!  We break down the news that Scott Derrickson has sadly exited the Dr. Strange sequel, HBO is not going to pursue a Watchmen sequel, and Colin Trevorrow's (boooo) Star Wars episode IX script has leaked... uh oh...  We round out this episode with a breakdown of all the 2020 Oscars nominees!  All of this AND MORE on this week's episode! 
The gang has been watching A LOT lately; Jumanji 2, Marriage Story, Mrs. Maisel, The Expanse! This week's "What We've Been Watching" is STACKED.  Before the main course, the news of the week has rumors of a Moon Knight casting, the Agents of Shield going galactic, and a certain Nickelodian obstacle course show coming back... for adults.  Then we take a deep, deep, deep, dive into STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker.  Surprisingly (or maybe not?) there are some differing opinions on the movie.  Tune in to find out who hates or loves what, and WHY!?
There really wasn't any huge news this week, and we all couldn't make time to see the same movie... So we're bringing back the all news cast!  If I previewed all that here, you'd have no reason to listen to the episode... So just listen to it already!  Alright I'll give you a little taste... We talk some MAD shit on people who tweeted about releasing the Snyder cut...  
It's our 50th episode! 50! Over four years! And in true Pop! Pop! fashion... We did absolutely nothing special for the occasion.  We are consistent (??) though because we've got some nerd news for you all! Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis have been tapped to play The Penguin and Alfred resptively in the upcoming Matt Reeves' Batman film; Benioff & Weiss have "exited" Star Wars, and by exited, we think they got fired; Ant-Man 3 and Into the Spiderverse 2 have finally been confirmed and to round the episode out, we review the sequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, Doctor Sleep! 
Not much else here, guys, just a review of Taika Watiti's JoJo Rabbit! 
Taylor hated Gemini Man, Joel loved El Camino, and Lauren didn't see EITHER of those movies!  Paul Dano & Zoe Kravitz join Dick Pattinson in Matt Reeves' The Batman, Kevin Feige consolidates MORE power over at Marvel, and we all shiver with pleasure over the Rise of Skywalker trailer!  We round this podcast out with a concise little Zombieland 2: Double Tap review!  (it's a short review for a reason... )  All of this AND MORE, on this week's episode of Pop! Pop! 
Uh... Look, I didn't take show notes. We talk a lot of shit and then review the Joker! OH AND THERE'S FOUR PEOPLE ON THIS EPISODE! WOO!
This week starts off with a solid trailer round up!  The Gentlemen, 6 Underground, The Kingsman and Birds of Prey all dropped new trailers this last week and boy howdy are (three of them at least) they great!  For your meat and potatoes, Tom Holland apparently had an integral role in Disney and Sony making up and Kevin freaking Feige is coming to the Star Wars universe with an unknown project down the pipeline.  
Lauren Sperling may as well live in Taylor's garage because she's back AGAIN for this week's episode! Amongst a bevy of Nerd News, the gang reviews Colin Trevorrow's (boooo) new Jurrasic World short film, "The Battle at Big Rock."  
It's a HUGE news week everyone so let's just dive right in!  Lauren has finally caught up on The Boys, James Bond 25 has a title, the Keanu-ssance has peaked with the announcement of The Matrix 4, and D23 is this weekend where Taylor will be reporting LIVE from the field!  The juiciest news to be squeezed this week is that Sony and Disney are in a custody battle over Spider-Man.  50/50? 70/30? 80/20?  WHAT'S A FAIR DEAL!?  Tune in to find out what the fuck is happening! 
Look, we've talked about the Avengers Endgame Blu-Ray a few times on the show, but it's out now, and Taylor's name is on the back. Go buy it. NOW! Anywho, this week the guys talk about some Blu-Ray reviews Taylor has been working on and Joel breaks down Marvel Comic's recent X-Men reboot.  Then for the main meat, we've got a review of  Amazon's The Boys for you AND a dissection of which movies Disney is keeping and which are getting canned in the Fox merger deal.  We also promised a link to the Reddit thread, and we remembered, so here it is: https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/cnfixp/a_comprehensive_list_of_all_the_former_fox/
This week the guys start with a chat about what they've been watching; Taylor jumped on the Amazon train with The Boys & Joel is relating a little to closely with HBO's Euphoria.  Taika Watiti's new film, Jo Jo Rabbit has a new trailer out and it's pleasently weird; Shang Chi & Thor: Love & Thunder are both shooting in Australia; and the Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer slightly disappoints!Your main course this week is a stoned review of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!  We love Quentin Tarantino, but does the movie NEED to be almost three hours long!? Tune in and find out what we think! 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Joel Reaves
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Jul 20th, 2015
Latest Episode
Oct 18th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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