Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released as a published script on July 31, 2016, and Jeff and I are diving in for this week’s episode of The Pop Cult Podcast. Spoiler alert time. We’ve divided our chat into two parts so if you haven’t read the book, you can listen to the first part, and then when you hit the 8:00 minute mark, skip ahead to 22:10 for the rest of the episode, where we talk about the phenomenon of the Legacyqual and pitch a couple of our own. Kool-Aid picks close out the show as usual.
The 49th San Diego Comic Con was held this weekend and, as with every year, all the biggest sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and nerd-adjacent news dropped at the same time. It’s like Geek Christmas and I look forward to it every year. In honour of Comic Con, this week we’re doing a Monday Link Roundup to […]
This week we’re thrilled to report that we saw and loved the new Ghostbusters movie from Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy. Spoilers for the movie are discussed in the podcast, so please go out and see it before listening if you want an unspoiled experience. In this episode, we talk about the new Ghostbusters movie, […]
It’s been two years since the all-female reboot of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters was announced and today the movie finally hits theatres. It’s the film that everyone’s got an opinion about and until today most of these opinions were completely based on speculation. Now that people are finally able to actually see the movie (and […]
There are so many reasons to be upset about the loss of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Maybe you really liked the way the show handled its characters’ post-war trauma and wanted to see where that would go. Maybe you were captivated by the budding romance between Peggy and that-guy-who-isn’t-Captain-America. Or maybe you appreciated the lessons on […]
Classic musicals are pretty damn great. The music is moving, the lyrics are sharp, the dancing is impressive, and the costumes are swoon-worthy. Theatre is built on tradition and many (most?) of the great stories told there are retellings and adaptations of very old stories. This traditionalism adds a heaping dose of nostalgia to the […]
This week marks the release of the 17th animated feature film from Pixar: Finding Dory. I am an unabashed Pixar fan, and while I tend to enjoy their original movies more than their sequels (don’t worry, I’m not talking about you Toy Story 3), I’ll admit to still having very high hopes for this one.
This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]
This episode of The Pop Cult Podcast is all about Captain America: Civil War. We had so much to say that it’s our only major topic this week. Civil War is the 13th movie installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and we have THOUGHTS. Spoilers for the entire movie are contained within this episode, so wait […]
After months of trailers and TV spots, Captain America: Civil War is finally out in North America. Before we start the Link Roundup, if you’re feeling a little lost on where we are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, don’t miss “Your Captain America: Civil War Study Guide.” Got that? Ready? Avengers…