January 18, 2016

Pop! Pop! Ep. 18 – Han Solo Short-list

Pop! Pop! the Pop Culture Podcast! is back this week with a ton of news for your brains!  The LA Nerd and Taylor mourn the loss of musical genius David Bowie but then immediately turn those tears into happy ones with the news that the St. Louis Rams are now THE LOS ANGELES RAMS!  Joel hates on M. Night Sham-of-a-career for rebooting Tales from the Crypt; Taylor squees over Giant Man possibly being in Captain America: Civil War; apparently some Chinese CEO that really loves Pacific Rim bought Legendary Pictures and the sequel is back on… again?  James Gunn defends his choice of using the new RED Weapon for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; the guys weigh the options of who is the bigger evil to direct Ep. IX: George Lucas or Colin Trevorrow, and then they break down the Han Solo Short-list which includes some great actors and one clown!

All this and more! on this week’s episode of Pop! Pop! the Pop Culture Podcast! 

Show Notes:

[0:00 – 2:11]  Intro & sweet smooth jams.

[2:12 – 4:38]  David Bowie has died at the age of 69.

[4:39 – 9:23]  Los Angeles just got a football team! And it’s the mother fucking RAMS! Chargers may join if they want to… Meh.

[9:24 – 12:30]  M. Night Shamalamadingdong is rebooting Tales from the Crypt… Without the Crypt Keeper.

[12:31 – 17:08]  TR-8R, the bad ass Stormtrooper from The Force Awakens, has an official backstory.   

[17:09 – 25:08]  Ant Man rumored to transform into Giant Man during Civil War thanks to Funko.

[25:109 – 33:57]  Pacific Rim 2 apparently back on after Legendary Pictures is bought out by Chinese company.  (Also, we get side tracked here a little bit about wine and Comic-Con… And Taylor has to pee.)

[33:58 – 44:24]  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to shoot on RED’s new camera, the Weapon, which shoots 8K; James Gunn says that’s crucial for a movie filled with so many CGI effects.

[44:25 – 53:57]  There’s a petition on the internet to replace Colin Trevorrow as director of  Ep. IX… With George Lucas.

[53:58 – 1:09:27]  The short-list of actors for the Han Solo film has been released.

[1:09:28 – 1:15:19]  Gov. Cuomo of New York wants to fund a 1 billion dollar expansion for the Javits Convention Center, making it the largest in America.

[1:15:20 – ] Shout outs & Outro.

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About the Author

Joel Reaves
Joel Reaves

Joel (Aka The LA Nerd) is an independent filmmaker and podcaster that loves comic books about zombies, really short walks to the bar, and redheads named MJ but he’s definitely not Spider-Man so stop asking, okay? Jeez.


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