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June 1st, 2020    

The James Bond Legacy Part 5: Daniel Craig

Pop Goes the Classics concludes its series on the James Bond Legacy with the current actor to play the role, Daniel Craig. Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek discuss the controversial casting choice, great directors, the 50th anniversary and more. So sit back and enjoy the conclusion to the odyssey of Bond...James Bond.

May 28th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Dumbo

On the fourth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series going through the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton & Mirandia Berthold look at 1941’s Dumbo. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the focus on the animals and not the humans; elephant cliques; the themes of overcoming adversity, treating others fairly and unconditional love; the trippy Pink Elephants On Parade sequence; the feel-good happy ending and of course, the classic theme park attraction that is based on it.

May 25th, 2020    

The James Bond Legacy Part 4: Pierce Brosnan

Pop Goes the Classics continues its series on the James Bond Legacy with the Bond of the 90's, Pierce Brosnan. We discuss his "almost" shot at Bond in 1986, the death of Cubby Broccoli, bad casting but great acting. Join Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek as they continue the odyssey that's Bond...James Bond.

May 18th, 2020    

The James Bond Legacy Part 3: Roger Moore

Join Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek for the next chapter in the James Bond Franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore. We go through his 12 year, 7 film odyssey with bank buyouts, golden bullets and space shuttles. So sit back and enjoy the continuing story of the UK's top spy!

May 11th, 2020    

The James Bond Legacy Part 2: The Others

In Part 2 of this special Pop Goes the Classics series on the James Bond Legacy, Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek discuss the other men that were James Bond besides the "Big 4". They talk about replacing both Sean Connery and Roger Moore and the impact it had on the franchise and the actors' legacies. So sit back have a martini and enjoy the second chapter of the journey!

Follow Scott on Twitter: @ptbpodfather

 

May 4th, 2020    

The James Bond Legacy Part 1: Sean Connery

In part 1 of this special 5-part Pop Goes the Classics series, Scott Criscuolo begins discussing the legacy that is the James Bond Franchise. Along with a guest making his Place to Be Nation debut, they discuss the beginnings of the franchise, from Ian Fleming & the books to the creation of a movie franchise and the first (and some say best) actor to play the role. So sit back, have a martini and enjoy the first chapter of a journey with MI6's top agent...Bond....James Bond!

Follow Scott on Twitter: @ptbpodfather

April 27th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Fantasia

On the third installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton & Mirandia Berthold look at 1940’s Fantasia. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the different animation styles; the pluses and minuses of each of the seven parts; how the animators visualize the music; the characters that are clear inspirations for later movies; the legacy of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice; the adult themes of some of the pieces; the scenes a bit too scary for younger kids and whether or not it holds up today.

March 19th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Pinocchio

On the second installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Chad Campbell look at 1940’s Pinocchio. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the animation style especially the underwater scenes; the context of some of the parts of the film in regards to the time it was released; the introduction of Jiminy Cricket; the songs and music score; the scary/horror aspects of it; the emotional high points; the many villains of the film: Honest John, Stromboli, The Coachman & Monstro; the theme park attractions based on it and the movie’s lasting legacy. 

January 23rd, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

A new series of Pop Goes The Classics looking at the Disney animated features kicks off as Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Chad Campbell look at 1937’s Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the animation style; innovations that were created during the production; the songs and music score; the scary/horror aspects of it; the differences between all of the dwarfs; the Wicked Queen’s fatal flaws; the theme park attractions based on it and the movie’s lasting legacy. 

October 19th, 2019    

Pop Goes the Classics: The Wolf Man (1941)

The Pop Feed's trek through the Universal Monster-verse continues here on Pop Goes the Classics! Scott Criscuolo talks Lon Chaney's classic, The Wolf Man! Go back to 1941 for great music, dialogue and again expert makeup effects. And the question continues to be asked: Why can't Universal do that again today? Sit back and help answer all these questions on the newest Pop Goes the Classics!

Follow Scott on Twitter: @ptbgodfather

October 5th, 2019    

Pop Goes the Classics: Frankenstein (1931)

On this new episode of Pop Goes the Classics, Scott Criscuolo ventures back to the Universal Monster-verse for the legendary Frankenstein. He talks James Whale, Boris Karloff and the legacy of the movie, the monster and the franchise. So sit back, and BE ALIVE!

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