Category: Columns

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The B Block

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The B Block

The G1 Climax is growing ever closer so let’s take a look at who could take the B Block and could potentially win the whole thing. This great summer of wrestling keeps heating up!

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The A Block

G1 Climax 26 Preview: The A Block

New Japan’s huge G1 Climax tournament kicks off on July 18th and today we’re looking at the ten wrestlers that make up the A Block. With the block loaded with talent, who will make it to the finals?

The Best Matches of the First Half of 2016

The Best Matches of the First Half of 2016

We’re halfway through 2016 and that means only six months until the best of 2016 lists start rolling in. We’re getting a jump on things and we’ve got the best matches of the first half of the year ready for your perusal.

Outside The Longbox - 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

Outside The Longbox – 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

The CLOVERFIELD semi-sequel no one knew they wanted is 2016’s most pleasant cinematic surprise.

Does WOLVERINE 3 Really Need To Be R-Rated?

Does WOLVERINE 3 Really Need To Be R-Rated?

Inspired by the phenomenal success of DEADPOOL, Fox is amping up the violence for its third WOLVERINE solo film in hopes of getting an R-Rating, but is that really the best decision?

Breaking Down Best of the Super Juniors XXIII

Breaking Down Best of the Super Juniors XXIII

Best of the Super Juniors XXIII has ended and this is the conclusion of PoP!’s coverage of the tournament. Today we’ve got stats and graphs breaking down the tournament with some good old fashioned numbers.

Better Late Than Never - BETTER CALL SAUL Season One

Better Late Than Never – BETTER CALL SAUL Season One

AMC’s acclaimed BREAKING BAD prequel series is one of those rare spinoffs that is just as good or better than the original.

REDMAN is the WorldStarHipHop of Tokusatsu

REDMAN is the WorldStarHipHop of Tokusatsu

Redman is the tokusatsu hero for you if you like a hero that goes around and beats seemingly innocent monsters to death. Justice or senseless violence? The decision is yours to make.

Better Late Than Never - KRAMPUS

Better Late Than Never – KRAMPUS

This Holiday-themed horror film from the director of TRICK R’ TREAT is a fun and chilling delight no matter what time of year you watch it.

Ranking Every 2016 Best of the Super Juniors Match (Final Update)

Ranking Every 2016 Best of the Super Juniors Match (Final Update)

The Best of the Super Juniors is New Japan’s annual showcase of their junior heavyweight division and this year PoP! is ranking every match over the course of the tournament.

What If CIVIL WAR and BATMAN V. SUPERMAN Opened On The Same Weekend?

What If CIVIL WAR and BATMAN V. SUPERMAN Opened On The Same Weekend?

Now that the two biggest superhero movies of the year have officially opened, we can only wonder what would have happened if they both premiered on the same day as originally announced.

Outside The Longbox  - Documentary Now

Outside The Longbox – Documentary Now

IFC’s seven-episode collection of documentary spoofs by three talented SNL alums successfully rescues the parody genre from its latter-day purgatory.

Who / What Would You Like To See In A Possible PUNISHER Netflix Show?

Who / What Would You Like To See In A Possible PUNISHER Netflix Show?

The chances of a solo Punisher show on Netflix have risen greatly due to the response to his appearance in DAREDEVIL Season Two. What stories and characters would you like to see reflected if Frank Castle is granted his own show?

Tranquilo: The Rise of Tetsyua Naito

Tranquilo: The Rise of Tetsyua Naito

Tetsuya Naito is not the wrestler that he used to be. The former Stardust Genius is now tranquilo. With a laid back attitude and bad intentions, Naito has taken himself from the midcard to the main event.

Are DC and Warner Brothers Really In A No-Win Situation?

Are DC and Warner Brothers Really In A No-Win Situation?

After BATMAN V SUPERMAN’s box office take plummeted dramatically in its second week, many speculated that its cinematic universe was in jeopardy, but are things really as dire as they say?

Outside The Longbox - The Walk Of Life Project

Outside The Longbox – The Walk Of Life Project

This enthralling web project proves that the Dire Straits’ infectious 1985 hit “Walk Of Life” may be the perfect addition to any movie soundtrack.

6 Ways Marvel Pulled a "Crisis" with "Secret Wars"

6 Ways Marvel Pulled a “Crisis” with “Secret Wars”

Somehow Marvel has managed to sidestep the sh*tstorm that almost always accompanies these sorts of shakeups. They’ve essentially Crisis-ed the Marvel Universe and no one cares.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Twitter Follows for Wrestling Fans

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Twitter Follows for Wrestling Fans

Twitter is a very busy place with lots of different people to follow. If you’re a wrestling fan, today we’re bringing six account to you attention that are well worth you time.

Outside the Longbox - 11.22.63

Outside the Longbox – 11.22.63

This eight-part series, executive produced by J.J. Abrams and streaming exclusively on Hulu, is the best Stephen King adaptation in nearly a decade.

Riddle Me This: How Long Is Too Long For A Wrestling Match?

Riddle Me This: How Long Is Too Long For A Wrestling Match?

Today we’re asking how long is too long for a wrestling match. Recently we were given two examples of long matches from NXT’s Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn and CWF Mid-Atlantic’s Trevor Lee and Roy Wilkins. Which one was too long for this writer? Click the link to find out!

Better Late Than Never - DEADPOOL

Better Late Than Never – DEADPOOL

The first big superhero hit of 2016 isn’t quite the game-changer that some have claimed, but it is quite a fun ride nonetheless.

Holy Crap! Remember... The Warlord?

Holy Crap! Remember… The Warlord?

A fantasy book that showed the comics medium is capable of decades ago is fondly remembered. Welcome back to Skartaris.

Wrestling School: Remembering Hayabusa

Wrestling School: Remembering Hayabusa

In this edition of Wrestling School we remember the Japanese wrestling legend that was Hayabusa and look at the lasting mark that he left on the industry.

Will the "Deadpool Effect" Trigger a Bad Trend in Superhero Films?

Will the “Deadpool Effect” Trigger a Bad Trend in Superhero Films?

Everyone loves the new R-Rated DEADPOOL movie, but some are worried that Hollywood will learn all the wrong lessons from its success and make some bad decisions for future comic adaptations. How likely is this scenario?

Holy Crap! Remember… When Ed Brubaker Wrote Godzilla

Holy Crap! Remember… When Ed Brubaker Wrote Godzilla

Before Ed Brubaker became the comic writing superstar that he is today, he was a part of the 90’s black and white indie scene. Let’s flashback to 20 years ago when Brubaker was given a crack at writing everyone’s favorite big, green monster.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More R-Rated Comic Book Movies That Should Happen

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More R-Rated Comic Book Movies That Should Happen

Now that DEADPOOL has become a certified box-office success, here are six more R-Rated comic book adaptations that Hollywood should take a chance on.

TENGAMAN is the Japanese Sex Toy Superhero that You Always Wanted [NSFW]

TENGAMAN is the Japanese Sex Toy Superhero that You Always Wanted [NSFW]

In a world where sexual pleasure is in danger, Tengaman is there to save your right to solo gratification. In the grand tokusatsu tradition Tengaman wants to sell you some toys!

Better Late Than Never - Telltale Games' THE WOLF AMONG US

Better Late Than Never – Telltale Games’ THE WOLF AMONG US

This noir-flavored narrative game based on the FABLES comics immerses players in a fantastic but deadly world of fairy tale characters living in present-day New York.

Outside the Longbox - Turbo Kid

Outside the Longbox – Turbo Kid

This charmingly bizarre sci-fi action comedy from Canada and New Zealand gleefully hearkens back to the age of Eighties low-budget genre filmmaking.

Wrestling School: The New (Old) Style of Wrestling

Wrestling School: The New (Old) Style of Wrestling

In today’s independent wrestling a new (?) style has emerged that has captured fans’ attention. We look back at where the trend started.

Outside the Longbox - The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

Outside the Longbox – The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?

This intriguing documentary from last year speculates on the kind of Superman movie we could have gotten in the late Nineties if Tim Burton had his way.

In Defense Of...Star Wars "Anthology" Films

In Defense Of…Star Wars “Anthology” Films

Some are already complaining that Disney’s plans to release a series of one-off STAR WARS films in the years to come may dilute the franchise, but if done right, they may actually enhance it.

Future Tense: The Comic / Super Hero Films of 2016

Future Tense: The Comic / Super Hero Films of 2016

This year looks to be the peak of the comic book movie, with a new superhero-themed flick coming out nearly every month. Which ones are this writer looking forward to the most? Click the link to find out.

Riddle Me This! What Is Rey's True Identity?

Riddle Me This! What Is Rey’s True Identity?

THE FORCE AWAKENS left us with several unanswered questions about many new characters, the most prominent one revolving around the main heroine. Spoilers abound, so fair warning to those who have somehow not yet seen the film.

Maybe Netflix’s Iron Fist SHOULD Be a White Dude

Maybe Netflix’s Iron Fist SHOULD Be a White Dude

Go with us on this one. What if maybe… Just MAYBE a white guy is the more interesting choice this time? Yes, yes. We’re surprised, too, but this time it just might be true.