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The home for ThePopBreak.com's pop culture podcast feed. This podcast is curated by Podcast Director Alex Marcus, and features coverage from the whole Pop Break extended family on various pop culture topics, including movies, music, comic books, anime, wrestling, and more! New Episodes Appear Every Tuesday and Thursday!

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The home for ThePopBreak.com's pop culture podcast feed. This podcast is curated by Podcast Director Alex Marcus, and features coverage from the whole Pop Break extended family on various pop culture topics, including movies, music, comic books, anime, wrestling, and more! New Episodes Appear Every Tuesday and Thursday!

    Not Couple Goals: Twisted Obsession (1989)

    Not Couple Goals: Twisted Obsession (1989)

    Welcome to “Not Couple Goals” where co-hosts Allie Nelson and Tyler McCarthy do a deep dive into a different ridiculous romantic thriller from the vantage point of their long-term relationship.

    Allie, a TV writer/producer and actress, has an affinity for romantic thrillers, the more salacious the better. Tyler, an entertainment reporter and critic, often finds himself drawn in despite his better judgment. Join them as they explore all the ways it’s possible to love too hard… like WAY too hard.

    In this episode, Tyler and a raspy-voiced Allie are joined by friend of the podcast and Pop Break favorite Amanda Rivas to discuss the surprisingly little known Jeff Goldblum movie “Twisted Obsession.” Join them as they discuss the hard cuts that imply his character is the worst father imaginable, dive into how much they’re willing to excuse because this movie is European and reveal the many better movies they thought they were watching. Is it possible for a movie to be so bad it negates Goldbulm’s sex appeal? Listen and find out!



    Special thanks to Mallory Johns for the introduction music.

    To see more of our hosts, check out Tyler’s writing at USA Insider, SYFY and NBC Insider. Find Allie’s work at Parade and Business Insider!

    And don't forget to follow us on social media —

    Allie: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok

    Tyler: Twitter

    Not Couple Goals: Instagram and Twitter

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Bill vs. The MCU: MCU News Update - Spring 2024

    Bill vs. The MCU: MCU News Update - Spring 2024

    Hello and welcome to Bill vs the MCU! Each month your hosts⁠⁠ Pop Break Podcasting Director Alex Marcus⁠⁠ and⁠⁠ Pop Break Editor in Chief Bill Bodkin⁠⁠ are taking another step into the wider Marvel Multiverse as the MCU dives deeper into their Multiverse Saga.

    Bill & Alex spent all of 2022 rewatching the first four phases of the MCU, and they just spent 2023 covering the first phase of Netflix’s The Defenders Saga and the first four seasons of ABC’s Agents of SHIELD. This season, they are journeying into Fox’s X-Verse with their X-Treme X-Watch as they prepare for Deadpool & Wolverine this July.

    HOWEVER, in this special bonus edition of Bill vs. The MCU, Podcasts Director Alex Marcus & Editor in Chief of ThePopBreak.com Bill Bodkin convene to run through the latest update on every single MCU property currently in development or production. Below, you will find the time codes for each project discussed, in case you'd like to hop around or refer back to a specific section later.



    MCU News Updates:

    3:17 - Deadpool & Wolverine (July 2024)

    7:39 - Agatha (Fall 2024)

    11:12 - Captain America: Brave New World (February 2025)

    17:22 - Daredevil: Born Again (2025)

    23:51 - Thunderbolts (May 2025)

    30:54 - Fantastic Four (July 2025)

    41:46 - Ironheart (TBD)

    44:02 - Wonder Man (TBD)

    47:28 - Blade (November 2025)

    52:53 - Spider-Man 4 (TBD)

    59:21 - Avengers 5 (May 2026)

    1:04:03 - Shang Chi 2 (TBD)

    1:08:02 - Young Avengers (TBD)

    1:09:41 - Avengers: Secret Wars (May 2027)

    1:10:26 - Canceled MCU Projects

    1:20:25 - Most Anticipated Phase 5 or Phase 6 Project



    Don't forget to tune back in this time next week for the second half of this two part episode, where Alex & Bill finally get around to Part III of their X-Treme X-Watch series, where they will review Dark Phoenix & The New Mutants!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Every Pod You Cast: Zenyatta Mondatta, 1980

    Every Pod You Cast: Zenyatta Mondatta, 1980

    It’s Every Pod You Cast, a podcast dedicated to the British rock band The Police! Justin Mancini of TheCineMaverick.com & Cinema Joes is joined by Chris Mancini and Randy Allain of Media/Lit as they delve into the discography of the postpunk power trio, from 1978 to 1983.

     

    In the third official episode of the season, Justin, Chris, and Randy discuss The Police’s third album from 1980. They debate whether Don’t Stand So Close to Me is truly reprehensible, recall Sting’s sincere efforts to literally bury Andy’s music, and find common ground when discussing out-of-touch military figureheads. And of course, they find time to discuss other artists they’ve been listening to apart from The Police.

     

    Host Picks:

     

    Loved You Since I Knew You (A Song We Think Is Underrated or Just Really Like)

    Chris – Voices Inside My Head

    Justin – Canary in a Coalmine

    Randy – Bombs Away

     

    King of Pain (A Song We Don’t Like So Much)

    Chris – Behind My Camel

    Justin – Shadows in the Rain (the ending)

    Randy – Don’t Stand So Close to Me

     

    De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (A Favorite Lyric)

    Chris – Driven to Tears

    Justin – Man in a Suitcase

    Randy – De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

     

    A Little Thing They Did Was Magic (A Favorite Musical Moment)

    Chris – Bombs Away

    Justin – Don’t Stand So Close to Me

    Randy – Behind My Camel

     

    Other Artists We’ve Been Listening To:

    Chris – Soundtrack for Doom Eternal

    Justin – Edvard Grieg

    Randy – OK Go

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Pop Break Wrestling Presents: Tony Khan on ROH Supercard of Honor, Athena vs Shida, ROH in Philadelphia, ROH TV Deal, and More!

    Pop Break Wrestling Presents: Tony Khan on ROH Supercard of Honor, Athena vs Shida, ROH in Philadelphia, ROH TV Deal, and More!

    All Elite Wrestling’s and head of Ring of Honor creative, Tony Khan met with the media to discuss the company’s upcoming pay-per-view Supercard of Honor which airs on Friday, April 5th live from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On the call, Tony Khan discusses talent cuts, Stardom Six-Woman Tag, pay-per-views switching to Triller, and more!


    CM Punk Interview


    What TK has Learned From the Wrestling Business


    Talent Cuts


    The Boys Being Released


    How Many Talent Are on the Roster


    Athena vs Shida


    Shorter Match Cards


    Stardom Six-Woman Tag


    Athena Appearing on AEW TV


    ROH in Philadelphia


    Pay-Per-Views Switching to Triller


    ROH TV Deal


    Women’s Wrestling


    Mark Briscoe vs Eddie Kingston


    WBD TV Deal


    Best Show  of the Weekend

    • 46 min
    The Anniversary Brothers – Captain America: The Winter Soldier 10th Anniversary

    The Anniversary Brothers – Captain America: The Winter Soldier 10th Anniversary

    Josh and Aaron are here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one of Josh’s all-time favorite movies.

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It is based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. It opened in theaters on April 4, 2014. 

    The sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, the movie follows Steve Rogers AKA Captain America (Chris Evans) as he unravels a conspiracy involving an assassin known as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Aiding Cap are Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). Other characters include S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and World Security Council Secretary Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford).

    Winter Soldier opened to acclaim from critics and audiences. It grossed $714 million worldwide, almost double its predecessor’s gross. It earned one Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects.

    Aaron and Josh talk about their history with the movie before going into its plot, characters, themes, and action. The two also discuss the future of the Captain America franchise.

    For more Robert Redford movies, you can listen to Josh’s guest appearance on Pop Break Goes to Washington covering The Candidate, as well as Aaron’s appearance discussing All the President’s Men.

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is streaming on Disney+

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Not Couple Goals: 'Villains’ (2019)

    Not Couple Goals: 'Villains’ (2019)

    Welcome to “Not Couple Goals” where co-hosts Allie Nelson and Tyler McCarthy do a deep dive into a different ridiculous romantic thriller from the vantage point of their long-term relationship.

    Allie, a TV writer/producer and actress, has an affinity for romantic thrillers, the more salacious the better. Tyler, an entertainment reporter and critic, often finds himself drawn in despite his better judgment. Join them as they explore all the ways it’s possible to love too hard… like WAY too hard.

    In this episode, Tyler and Allie break into the 2019 thriller “Villains” starring Maika Monroe, Bill Skarsgård, Jeffrey Donovan and Kyra Sedgwick. Join them as they talk about the many shifts in the power dynamic of this movie, debate the logistics of firing at someone holding a baby and inexplicably get way too into Andy Garcia (who has nothing to do with this movie). Would “Burn Notice” character Michael Westen have fared better in this movie? Listen and find out. 



    Special thanks to Mallory Johns for the introduction music.

    To see more of our hosts, check out Tyler’s writing at USA Insider, SYFY and NBC Insider. Find Allie’s work at Parade and Business Insider!

    And don't forget to follow us on social media —

    Allie: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok

    Tyler: Twitter

    Not Couple Goals: Instagram and Twitter

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Bill Bodkin ,

Super enjoyable

You can feel everyone’s love for pop culture when you listen to this podcast.

Agrippina Minor ,

Could be 5 starts

But I can’t handle this one thing. It’s imporTand, not impor-Ent.

M. Schorr ,

Must-listen for movie fanatics!

Movie fans should definitely check out this podcast -- always an entertaining and insightful take on the latest films. Great sense of humor and not afraid to take a contrarian view.

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