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PCP Episode 062: Disney Vault

We usually like to be playful in these descriptions, but we’re gonna do something different this time around. What would that be? Tell you exactly what we’re talking about. It’s the Disney vault so it’s just more friends reminiscing on  great memories of great movies from 1935-1999. This includes Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Sword in the Stone, Jungle Book, Aristocats, Robin Hood, Rescuers, Fox and the Hound, Black Cauldron, Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Company, Rescuers Down Under, Lion King (again), Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and Tarzan.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Oscar Nominations

Awards season is still underway and no doubt that the film buffs among you are aware of the nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards. We, the brothers of PCP, would gather with the intent of discussing these nominations, note our approvals and more importantly complain about the movies that got screwed. At least that was plan. While we did eventually manage finishing what we sought to do, somebody got here late and we fell off the rails a few times. It’s to be expected. In fact, we’d like to think that’s why you all like listening to us. Be sure to check back in for 062: Disney Vault

Marcus Reviews Red Tails

Marcus Reviews Haywire

PCP Episode 061: Best of 2012 Avery Awards

Best Comedy: The Muppets, Hangover II, Bridesmaids, Cedar Rapids, Super, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

Best Drama: Drive, Warrior, 50/50, Midnight in Paris, Limitless, Ides of March

Best Action: Harry Potter 8, Fast 5, Battle: Los Angeles, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Hanna, Attack the Block

Best Animated Movie: Rango, Rio, Adventures of Tin Tin, Kung Fu Panda 2, Winnie the Pooh, Puss in Boots

Best Comic Book Movie: Thor, Captain America, X-Men: First Class, Green Hornet

Shegaw Reviews Red Tails

Marcus Reviews Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

PCP Episode 059: Guy Ritchie

Amazingly, we managed to get through this entire episode without some “I’m not your buddy, guy…I’m not your I’m not your guy, friend” jokes. It’s understandable with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows coming out this week. We take this opportunity to continue our profile series on notable directors. We get into the mind of the man, avoid that chick he was with and delve into his filmography. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla and all of his other major releases get the PCP overview. What are your favorite offerings from  the former Mr. Madonna ? Also, what is some of your favorite cockney slang? Yep, things degenerate in the closing minutes due to limey foolishness. Those that heard PCP Episode 022: British Telly surely saw this coming.

Shegaw Reviews The Muppets

PCP Episode 053: Video Game Movies


If you can get past the tomfoolery of the beginning of this show, we promise that we do talk about video game movies. It’s a lighthearted subject that we’ve touched on in past (eg 013: Guilty Pleasure Movies) that is set for jokes and great/horrible memories. We talk the best and worst in video game movies (you know the ones we’re talking about), do Matthew McConaughey impressions that go on too long and close out by discussing which games should be turned in films. What are your favorite and most hated video games movies? What games would make good movies (but would ultimately be mishandled by Uwe Boll)?

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Immortals Review


Look, Battlefield, COD, Uncharted and Skyrim have been eating our collective man hours lately and we have to review something (and we were not going to pay to see Jack & Jill). So we hit the flicks to check a slightly less oily version of 300. Yep, accompanied by our customary ramblings we get pretty in-depth with this review with some solid breakdowns. We typically don’t have a rating system but, we give this one a “Kendra Wilkinson”. What does that mean? You’ll have to listen to find. Oh, check back in for 053: Video Game Movies.

Marcus Reviews Immortals

PCP’s Weekly Dose: In Time Review


Happy November and we hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween. Now that all of the shenanigans are out of the way, PCP can get back to business. We’ve returned to review the sci-fi action flick starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Josiah, Marcus and Shegaw go fairly in-depth here to make up for the brevity of our Halloween bonus episode but, it’s pretty spoiler-free. Be sure to return for Episode 051: Naughty Dog tomorrow as we anticipate Uncharted 3.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Prequels and Remakes


With The Thing and Footloose hitting theaters, the crew felt it was as timely as any other time to remake a past episode(this has nothing to do with the fact that a few of us could not make it to the recording). We have the trademark tangents and jokes to keep this one lively for you guys. We talk some of the best and worst prequels and remakes and draw the line on what makes a reboot and new interpretations (be they based on books or anything else.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Real Steel Review


After a week off, the Weekly Dose back and in full effect. Well, it’s back anyway. The roster is back to 5 again at least but, only 3 of us got to go out and see our review for the week: Real Steel. Yep, the Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em lawsuit waiting to happen is on the cutting board for us. Be sure to check back with us this Wednesday for episode 049: Yu-Gi-Oh!? We’ll get back to ya on that. In the meantime, enjoy some impromptu vaudeville.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Re-Releases


With Lion King poised to be number one at the box-office for the second week in a row (and probably the only movie to do that across different millennia), we at the PCP brownstone thought we’d examine the re-release trend. Why do it and what movies actually deserve it? A warning, our soundboard crapped out on us again and we have another have static show. We know, it’s frustrating. We’re working on the problem but, in the mean time, it’s your chance to tell us what movies you guys think deserve to be re-released. Be sure to tune in on Wednesday for 047: Dragonball

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Drive Review


Ok, last week, one of us said that Warrior was their favorite movie of the year. But a mere week later, Ryan Gosling and his fingerless gloves may have changed their frame of mind. Yep, this week we continue our post-summer reviews by reviewing a small flick by the name of Drive about a stunt/getaway driver that gets into a heist gone bad.

PCP Episode 045: Summer Movies in Review (Deux)


It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school and the box office is floundering. All that’s left now is to reminisce about all the movies that came out this year. Fortunately, this summer left us with many more quality movies than when we started a year ago. That’s right – this is the sequel to the original 001. We don’t go too indepth this time as we’ve done oodles of reviews this summer on a lot of the flicks so be sure to check those out too. In the mean time, you have this to tie you over in a quick fix

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Warrior Review


Breaking from the mold of our general discussion preset for Weekly Doses, Audie, Marcus and Shegaw decided to see the movie Warrior for a full review of ha-has and man-tears. We discuss the movie that has us fear for Batman’s life and briefly talk about a few of our favorite fighting movies (a future episode perhaps?). Be sure to come back Wednesday for 045: Summer Movies in Review Deux (as it has been one year since we first started this podcast).

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Leaker Madness


Between TDK Rises, Spider-Man, Avengers, Superman: Man of Steel and countless other films, leaking footage and content seems to be turning into an industry in it of itself. Trailers, promotional photos and sneaking anything not nailed-down off the set has run exceedingly rampant. It used to be that if you didn’t want to see this material, all you had to do was not seek it. The current climate has it so that people pass judgement projects before their completion. These movies are a long way off so, we thought we’d take some time to assess why we do (ironically doing just that which we’re scrutinizing). What do you think? Do movie studios tell us too much about the films we want to see or do people simply judge too quickly?

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Captain America Review

Coming hot off the heels of Comic-Con, what better movie to see than the character that preceded the industry itself: Captain America? In all honesty, he’s only been ranked a private but, we’re not gonna be the ones to make the nitpick. Anyway, here’s our review for the last pin of The Avengers framework in Captain America: The First Avenger. Be forewarned, we do spoil at least two notable plot points here. If you’ve seen the movie, you’re good to enjoy a Schnapps with us. Be sure to tell us your thoughts and to return on Wednesday for 038: Final Fantasy. PCP Wants U…to enjoy this show.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Harry Potter 8 Review

In what feels like nineteenth hour of Harry Potter coverage, we wrap things up once and for all with our review of Deathly Hallows Part 2. This episode not only examines the final film in the franchise but, we’ll also be going back to talk about the last book as whole with callbacks to Part 1. Be forewarned – there are spoilers abound within this episode. If you’ve seen only the movies but, not this one yet, we will be revealing many significant plot points. Despite what is said in this review, this week’s 037 will be on captain America and not Final Fantasy. Be sure to give us your feedback and thoughts on the movie or franchise overall.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Licensed Movies


We, the brethren of the Pop Culture Podcast have forgone the traditional Weekly Dose in favor of an experimental, new format for your listening pleasure. Yeah, that don’t sound right from this end either. Real talk, we had a last minute hiccup that threw off our recording so, we decided to play around with posting a shorter, roundtable discussion instead of a long form, “last week in the news” style. Let us know what you think. We’ll be making it up to you guys this week though. This week, 036: Harry Potter will be a special double post. Be sure to check back in for that.

PCP Episode 033: Michael Bay

Welcome to Part 2 in our “Better Know a Director” series (the fighting directors). With “Transformers: Pink Floyd Wouldn’t Give us the Rights” so close, we thought we’d look at the man behind the boom. MICHAEL BAY! Awesome barbecue! Awesome pool! We talk his modest beginnings as an orphan (orphans don’t have parents) to Hollywood goldmine. We talk Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, the inexcusable suck of Pearl Harbor, our love of Bad Boys II and The Island. What’s that you say? We’re missing a couple? Well, we’ve got a Transformers-exclusive episode in store for you next week. But for now, enjoy the hilarity as we discuss 360 pans and the awful movies he’s produced. There’s love. There’s hate. And there’s…EXPLOSIOOOOOOOONS!!!!!!!

PCP Episode 031: Spring Movies in Review

 With the summer movie season in full effect, the PCP crew decided it was a good time for our seasonal movie retrospective. This time Avery, Marcus and Shegaw talk about all of the major movies to be released since the beginning of the year until just before blockbuster season. There’s a lot to talk about so this is another plus-sized episode (it’s so full that we couldn’t even fit in musical breaks). A brief rundown: Green Hornet, No Strings Attached, The Mechanic, Just Go WIth It, Big Momma’s House, I Am Number 4, Drive Angry, Hall Pass, Adjustment Bureau, Beastly, Rango, Limitless, Hanna, Your Highness, Rio, Water for Elephants and more. Seriously, there are actually more movies that we talk about. We’ve got our signature humor to get us by with a quite a few gems to tickle your funny bones. Check it!

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Transformers 3 Review


Happy birthday America! What a better way to spend your 235th birthday than with a nice, tall glass of Pop Culture Podcast? Seriously, we have a lot of shout-outs to give as usual in this one before we get in to our signature delivery of entertainment news. What’s it this week? We talk more Thor in 2013, Tom Hanks (hopefully) trolling us, Marcus’s Gamefly woes and the secrets of DC relaunch lying within a shot-glass. We’re also test a restructured anime/manga section. This week includes Bleach, Deadman Wonderland, A Fairytale, Medaka Box, Tokyo Hitman Reborn and more. Yes, more! In tv, we discuss CM Punk’s delivery of the greatest promo ever. We close things up with our review of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Beware, there are spoilers. We’ll be posting our 035: Devil May Cry this Wednesday so be sure to come back for that.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Green Lantern Review


Happy post Father’s Day folks. Another week, another Weekly Dose. This time you’ve got the crew discussing casting two Robin Hoods in Superman: Man of Steel, a new director for Wolverine, a look at the Avengers team, the continuation of the recent hacking epidemic, the DC relaunch again and the X-Men Regenesis. We also go into a roundtable discussion pitting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 against Battlefield 3. Most importantly, we have our review of the Green Lantern movie. Don’t forget to check back in for our 033 on director Michael Bay.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Super 8 Review


*WARNING*This Episode Has Been Afflicted With Audio Damage*WARNING*

Sorry about the technical difficulties on this one. After 20 some-odd minutes, there is a distortion that kicks that was undetectable while recording. You’re free to try and stomach it, and if you do, you’re a soldier. Otherwise, this one will have to go in the “Lost Episodes” bank.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: X-Men First Class Review


It feels good to have the full band back together even if it means we talk too much. To put it simply, we did a lot of jibber-jabber this time (we recorded an uncut 2 hours). But, we’ve trimmed that down for you guys to avoid spoilers for all of the stuff we talked about. This includes a possible Hawkman movie, Sony’s Vita and PSN service, the road to E3’s near completion and the especially big week in comics. We’re talking deaths and the entire industry being shook up. As promised, we have our review of X-Men: First class (don’t worry, it’s spoiler free except for a single instance). We wish we could give the entire review, spoilers included because it was just such a good time but, that’s not fair to those who haven’t seen it yet. It’s the full crew this time and very full show. Don’t forget to check out episode 031: Spring Movies in Review.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Hangover Part II Review


First and foremost, happy Memorial Day America. Now, sorry folks but, me done effed up again. Apparently things got pretty crazy the other night and we lost half of the crew. Don’t worry though, Carrol from HR will track them down (hopefully they’re still with those nice lady-boys). In the meantime, you have the original wolf pack holding it down. We managed to get a bonus-sized episode as we discuss directors leaving movies that should not be, the Avengers (again), Green Lantern getting down to the wire, the road to E3, racism in the comics world, Ghostrider being a chick and each of us reviews a tv season finale (Cougar Town, Supernatural and Modern Family). But, wait! That’s not all! We also discuss what is apparently the greatest superhero movie of all time and close up with our review of The Hangover: Part II. This week we’ll be doubling up on episodes to make up for lost time so be on the lookout for 029: Role-Playing Games and 030: Fantastic Four

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Thor Review


Entertainment news with the Pop Culture Podcast crew for the week of May 1-8. It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had a proper weekly dose so you’re in for a pretty full show this time. This week, we wash our hands of Spider-Man, are taunted by Mass Effect 3 delays, discuss rebooting The Ultimates and bid a fond farewell to Michael Scott. We also have a good discussion about the superhero movies we have in store this summer. But, don’t take my word for it, just play, download and listen to it. For our review, we wanted to see either Something Borrowed with Kate Hudson but, then we realized that we’re not mentally incompetent. So, we saw Thor instead. Unfortunately, scheduling has caused us to not have a full show for you this week. But, we’ll be back in full form next week. Check it.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Hanna Review


Entertainment news with the Pop Culture Podcast crew for the week of April 10 to 17. We’re back to the core of the PCP candy bar with the original 3 this session but, in our brand new Wu-Tang personae. But, we’ve got a fully-stocked show for you. We discuss more details about Superman: Man of Steel, the impending premiere of Thor and those dang, dirty apes in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We also have project Cafe (Wii 2) talks, Capcoms future wares, Swamp Lantern and that talented Donglover kid. We also have Avery’s spoiler-filled review of Hanna (HANNA!). Do not forget to check out this week’s upcoming episode on guilty pleasure movies. If you don’t have nearly as a good time as we did, we guarantee double your money back.

PCP Episode 023: Guilty Pleasure Movies


This one is funny. No lecturing or formality. Just a fun time with bad movies. Good taste, logic, common decency…they all go out the window this time. Yes, we realize we have virtually no sense of shame or guilt. What movies could we possibly feel embarrassed to like? Not Sucker Punch (after all, we do have some credibility). Well, how about Godzilla 2000, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat 2 (yes 2), The Big Hit, Catwoman, Super Mario Brothers, Double Dragon, Warriors of Virtue (fighting kangaroos) and Lost in Space? We wish we could have recorded more because we just had a good time doing it. We’ll just leave the description it at that. Oh, and Surf Ninjas, Surf Ninjas, Surf Ninjas…

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Sucker Punch Review


Entertainment news with the Pop Culture Podcast crew for the week of March 20 to 27. This week the crew continues our “Who Died This Week” segment by discussing the passing of Elizabeth Taylor and offer a retraction of a prematurely delivered story last week . We also talk Superman casting, Akira-rape, Spider-Man Inc, the Captain America trailer and much more. We also have the Audie’s review of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch that leads to some good debate amongst the crew. More importantly, we have the triumphant return of PCP’s long lost brother Josiah as he returns from his pilgrimage spreading the PCP gospel. This week, make sure to check out PCP 020: Pro Wrestling. It’ll be a slobber-knocker!

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Limitless Review


Entertainment news with the Pop Culture Podcast crew for the week of March 13 to 20. This week the crew discusses Darren Aronofsky and The Wolverine, pricing of Sony’s NGP, more untimely deaths and a review of the movie Limitless. Don’t forget to check out our next full installment on March 23 as we nerd out on the rise and fall of Adult Swim.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: I Am Number 4 Review


Entertainment news with the Pop Culture Podcast crew for the week of March 6-13. Apologies for the low audio quality but, it does improve after about 3 minutes. Also. we’d like to wish our road dog, Josiah, a happy birthday. We miss you buddy and look forward to having you back. We talk Odd Future Wolf Gang and culminate in a review of I Am Number 4.

PCP Episode 012: James Cameron


Prepare yourself for another episode of a bunch of lovable miscreants hopping on the nuts of some incredibly famous and talented dude. We decided we’d do a whole episode in ode to one of our favorite directors – James Cameron. We know a lot of you have beef with him but, you’re probably just being prejudice. We here at PCP can look beyond Cameron being a Canadian. In fact, we love Canadians. They can make any declarative statement a question by just adding “eh” to the end. We respect that. Too bad about Celine Dion though. Back on topic. Cameron…he’s made more money than any other director and is guaranteed bank. From Aliens to Avatar and Terminator to Titanic, you’ve seen his work and we go a little more in depth than most by marathoning this baby. Just so you know, even though Andrew couldn’t be here for it, we respectfully hate on Titanic enough for more than 5.

PCP Episode 010: Best of 2010 Avery Awards


Now that all the self-serving smug of the Golden Globes is over and done with, we can get to some award show where you don’t buy your way in – PCP’s Best of 2010 Avery Awards. The “Avery’s” if you will. To be clear, you can in fact buy us out but, we have no ceremony, credibility or actual trophy (sorry to ruin the illusion). Just to let you all know, there are some candidates that got robbed. We’re talking unforgivably so. But, our format is that we can only vote on the media we’ve actually experienced first hand. It’s not the best system but, it’s near the worst. Not much of a pardon, I know. But, if you’d be so kind, take it easy and enjoy us wax poetically about the best dramatic film, game console, manga, animated series, indie comic book, music video and so much more. We do mean more. Seriously. I’m talking defenestration and at least one of us in traction.

PCP Episode 008: Autumn Movies


The rebels of the Pop Culture Podcast are going back to where it started and doing a seasonal review of the recent movies to come in the last 3 months or so. There’s a lot to discuss but, a couple of members were loafing this season so there’s actually some calm discussion this time. Yes, it surprises me too. There some good discussion from Let Me In to Tron: Legacy with a whole lot of utter foolishness. If nothing else, you’ll love shots we take at each other. Alas, this episode is fail horn-free.

PCP Episode 001: Summer Movies


In the inaugural episode, Avery, Marcus and Shegaw take a look back on the best and worst movies to come out in the summer of 2010.

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