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April 30th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Mortal Kombat (2021)

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith & Tim Capel to review Mortal Kombat (2021). They start off by giving their personal history with the video game franchise. Then they give their thoughts on the mythology the movie gives of the main characters; which fighters translated great to the big screen (and some not so much); the “arcana” of each fighter; the great fight scenes, especially the fatalities and where the story could be headed in the probable sequel. Finish him!

April 9th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Godzilla Vs. Kong

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett to review Godzilla Vs. Kong. They start off by giving their thoughts and histories with the title characters’ filmographies. Then in a spoiler-filled discussion, they go over the what they thought are the pluses and minuses of the movie including: the big fights, the uselessness of most of the human characters, Hollow Earth, similarities it has with other films of the genre and whether or the film series will continue (and what the story could be.)

March 9th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Coming 2 America

Pop Goes The Movies returns with J Arsenio D'Amato and Andy Atherton discussing the latest big movie to hit streaming, Coming 2 America. The guys talk about their love for the original and give their thoughts on the sequel regarding the fun additions that join the returning original cast members, including the many characters played by both Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall and the fan service and callbacks.

Whether it's in the theater or at home streaming, we'll be here to breakdown and review the latest movies just for you.

December 29th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Movies - Wonder Woman 1984

On the return of Pop Goes The Movies, Tim Capel and Jennifer Smith join Andy Atherton to have a spoiler-filled discussion of the latest movie in the DCEU, Wonder Woman 1984. They go over all of the major plots and give their thoughts on many aspects of the film including: the fun opening sequence; the 1980's setting; Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Goldman & Kristen Wiig's Barbara Minerva/Cheetah & what the mid-credits may mean for the story going forward.

October 21st, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Zombieland-Double Tap

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Jennifer Smith get together to discuss the latest major movie release, Zombieland: Double Tap. In this spoiler-filled review, they discuss the major plot points of the movie as well the ending. 

October 10th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Joker

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and J Arsenio D’Amato get together to discuss the latest major movie release, Joker. In this spoiler-filled review, they discuss the major plot points of the movie as well the ending. 

September 12th, 2019    

Pop Goes the Movies: It, Chapter Two

Pop Goes the Movies starts up the Fall Film season with the anticipated sequel to the Stephen King adaptation. It, Chapter Two has the Losers Club returning after 27 years to go after Pennywise again. Scott Criscuolo and Jennifer Smith break it down and give their thoughts on the epic sequel and the possibility of a "Chapter Three". So after seeing the film, check this out and see if you agree!

SPOILER ALERT!

August 1st, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and J Arsenio D’Amato get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. In this spoiler-filled review, they discuss the major plot points of the movie as well the ending. And in the second half of the show, with this being Quentin Tarantino’s ninth and possibly penultimate movie as a director, the guys talk about his filmography and give their thoughts on some of their favorite scenes and characters.

July 29th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - The Lion King (2019)

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton rides solo to talk about the latest major summer movie release, The Lion King. In this spolier-filled review, he gives his overall thoughts on the movie and shares his love for the 1994 animated version on which this photo-realistic version is based. 

July 24th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Spider-Man: Far From Home

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Jennifer Smith and Andy Atherton get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Spider-Man: Far From Home. In this spoiler-filled review, they discuss the major plot points of the movie as well the ending and post-credits scenes. They also talk about their feelings going in to the film after the events of Avengers: End Game. And in the second half of the show, they talk about all of the major Marvel announcements from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on where the MCU is headed over the next couple of years.

July 10th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Toy Story 4 & Men In Black: International

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Mirandia Berthold get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Toy Story 4. They give their overall thoughts on the movie as well as share their thoughts on the Toy Story franchise as a whole. And in the second half of the show, they discuss the latest installment of the MIB franchise, Men In Black: International. For both movies, they dive into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the ending.

June 14th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Review

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Mirandia Berthold get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. They give their overall thoughts on the movie as well as share their knowledge of the Godzilla franchise and history. They then dive into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the endings. 

May 29th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Aladdin (2019)

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton rides solo to talk about the latest major summer movie release, Aladdin. He gives his overall thoughts on the movie as well as shares his love for the 1992 animated version that this is the live-action remake of. He then dives into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the ending.

May 15th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Detective Pikachu Review

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Mirandia Berthold and Andy Atherton get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Pokemon Detective Pikachu. They give their overall thoughts on the movie as well as share their knowledge of the world of Pokemon. They then dive into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the endings. 

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