Mar 022016
Join Bill as he Breaks Down WING COMMANDER!

  By: Bill Nelson The year was 1999. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace had yet to come out and blow…I mean underwhelm…our puny little minds. The time seemed perfect to start another space franchise. So the powers that be landed on Wing Commander. Yes, that Wing Commander, the popular 90s space flight simulator […]

Feb 292016
Episode 13 - Oscar Talk!

  In this episode, we’re giving you a break down of the best picture nominees and our thoughts! First, we dive in to the recently released Fuller House and discuss the importance of Netflix original programming and why you should be watching Judd Apatow’s idea of what LOVE is! Intro Music Courtesy of as […]

Feb 292016
Episode 12 - The Witch/Top 5 21st Century Horror Movies

  This week, Bill and Bryant go deep in to the New England woods and battle with THE WITCH! We’re going full on spoiler free in this episode and giving you our thoughts on the new horror film that some have called a master piece! After that, we’re delving in to our top 5 horror […]

Feb 262016
Retro Review - Friday the 13th

  By: Bryant Daniels Okay…okay, I have seen every Nightmare on Elm Street and every Halloween film, even part 3 (the one produced sans Michael Myers), but, to be honest, I had (until recently…which is why I’m writing this) had only seen Friday the 13th part 8 (Manhattan if you’re keeping a tally) and Jason […]

Feb 242016
This Week, Bill Takes on Heroes in a Half Shell With TMNT!

  By: Bill Nelson Well, bad movie fans, it’s time again for another glorious trek into the wasteland of cinema. This week we’re going to take a look at the 2014 reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie series. There’s a lot to talk about with this movie but it helps to know the […]

Feb 232016
Episode 11 - The X-Men Quiz Down!

Join us as we have the X-Men quiz down between Bill and Derek as we explore the top 10 X-Men characters of all time! Also, in our BS20 this week, we discuss Jane the Virgin, Annihilation, and some side bar animated characters doing unspeakable acts! Pesky ads just won’t stop! We also give you some […]

Feb 222016
Bonus Episode - The Mummy (1999) Commentary! - Part 2

In a very special bonus episode of Behind the Pop, Bryant and his wife Kristina take a movie from their childhood and provide a commentary more insightful and delightful than film school. Join us  as we discuss the 1999 movie The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser! Intro Music Courtesy of as provided under the Creative […]

Feb 222016
Bonus Episode - The Mummy (1999) Commentary! - Part 1

In a very special bonus episode of Behind the Pop, Bryant and his wife Kristina take a movie from their childhood and provide a commentary more insightful and delightful than film school. Join us  as we discuss the 1999 movie The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser! Intro Music Courtesy of as provided under the Creative […]

Feb 212016
Episode 10 - Deadpool and The Top 10 Highest Grossing R-Rated Movies!

This week, we’re joined by our new co-host, Derek, as we review the Deadpool movie and discuss the top 10 highest grossing R-Rated movies! Help us welcome Derek in typical Behind the Pop fashion by putting him on the spot! And join us this Tuesday, as we talk all about X-Men, and have a quiz […]

Feb 202016
Criterion Quick Hit - "Bed and Board" - 1970

By: Bryant Daniels So, here we are again, it’s that time of the week where I watch a Criterion pick and give you my thoughts. No matter how many times I try and explore other directors, there is one constant that I consistently come back to: Francois Truffaut, particularly his films following the life of […]

Feb 192016
Retro Review - Logan's Run

  By: Bryant Daniels In 1976 director Michael Anderson released what Roger Ebert would call a “vast, silly extravaganza” while The New York Times exclaimed the same film to be “less interested in logic than in gadgets and spectacle”, that divisive film was Logan’s Run, and 36 years later it continues to split audiences and critics […]

Feb 172016
Take a Turn Around the Track With Bill and "Speed Racer!"

  By: Bill Nelson The Wachowskis were once among the most visionary directors in Hollywood. They started out as a screenwriting duo, penning the highly underrated Sylvester Stallone/Antonio Banderas vehicle Assassins, then moved to directing, igniting the screen with the smoldering performances of Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon in Bound. Bound set them on a […]

Feb 152016
Episode 9 - Creepy, Kooky, Spooky Addams Family! - Part 3

In our FINAL episode on The Addams Family we aren’t taking you behind the scenes, no, we’re doing a Commentary! Watch the movie with Bill and Bryant as we discuss it live in the studio. It’s our first time doing this, so be kind, because I know you internet hooligans can get mean when you […]

Feb 152016
Episode 8 - Creepy, Kooky, Spooky Addams Family! - Part 2

In part two of our three part Addams Family series we discuss the television show and all of its sequels, repeats, re-imaginings, and video games! It’s getting weird in here, and we’re okay with that. We also tell you why The Addams Family was superior to its competitor The Munsters. First, in our BS20, we […]

Feb 152016
Episode 7 - Creepy, Kooky, Spooky Addams Family! - Part 1

This week, your hosts, Bill and Bryant take a trip down spooky lane and visit the Addams Family! In part one of our three part series, we explore the creator Charles Addams, and his macabre life! We also go Behind the Pop on the comic strip and discuss some fateful meetings and some surprising information […]

Feb 152016
Spine 2 - Seven Samurai

By: Bryant Daniels Akira Kurosawa was a genius. There’s no doubting that. Look at his output and contribution to film making. Whether it is providing a style totally unique at the time, or a comment on a changing society; Akira Kurosawa influenced everybody from George Lucas to Martin Scorsese. In fact, these two film makers […]

Feb 112016
Retro Review - Alien

  By: Bryant Daniels Another Thursday, another throwback Thursday, and that can only mean one thing…it’s time for a retro review! The 1970’s were a strange, coherent rebellion in film making. Instead of the happy endings of the 50’s and mid 60’s, the late 60’s and 70’s in American film sang the songs of gritty […]

Feb 102016
This Week, Bill Scares Himself With "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension"

Bad Movie Tuesday – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension By Bill Nelson Well, last week got off to a rousing start with Dumb & Dumber To. After looking at one of Hollywood’s bigger bad movies, though, it seemed like it was time to take a turn down a more familiar route. Horror movies are the […]

Feb 082016
Episode 6 - Behind the Nick Part 3 - Are You Afraid of the Dark?

In our final episode of Behind the Nick, we discuss one of the most inventive and truly terrifying show of the 90’s, Are You Afraid of the Dark? So, pull up a chair, take a seat, grab some coco and try to not loose your cool as we delve in to the terrifying, the  paranormal, and […]

Feb 082016
Episode 5 - Behind the Nick Part 2 - The Adventures of Pete & Pete

In Part 2 of our exploration in to 90’s Nick, we look behind the scenes at what has been triumphed as the greatest kids television show in history. One that introduced an entire audience to surreal and absurd comedy, along with a heavy dose of some rocking music. That’s right, we’re talking The Adventures of Pete […]

Feb 082016
Episode 4 - Behind The Nick Part 1 - Clarissa Explains it All

This week, we Snick up and begin our discussion about some of live action fair Nickelodeon offered in the early 90’s. In part one of our three part exploration, we go behind the scenes of Clarissa Explains it All, and try to answer the question…does she, does she explain it all? And in typical evolving fashion, […]

Feb 052016
Spine 1 - La Grande Illusion

By: Bryant Daniels The idea of reviewing the Criterion Collection by spine numbers, is a daunting task. It’s just not that these films are generally complicated viewing endeavors, or that the collection is large enough to pack a walk in closet; although all of this was considered before I started my journey, the ultimate yoke […]

Feb 012016
Episode 3 - Battlestar Galactica Part 3

  Join us as we finish up our discussion of Battlestar Glactica with an over view of the 2004 remake. Welcome our new co-host, D-Isca (Daniel Spagnuolo), and find out how he takes the journey from a BSG virgin to being sold on the series! Intro Music Courtesy of as provided under the Creative […]

Feb 012016
Episode 2 - Battlestar Galactica Part 2

  Join us for part 2 of our discussion of Battlestar Galactica. This week, we’re covering the follow up series to the 1978 production, Galactica 1980! With a confusing and storied history, could things get any more bizarre…yes, yes they can! Intro Music Courtesy of as provided under the Creative Commons License: Attribution, NonCommercial, […]

Feb 012016
Episode 1 - Battlestar Galactica Part 1

  In the premier episode of Behind the Pop, we’re discussing a beloved Sci-fi series straight from the past! That’s right, we’re going Behind the Pop on Battlestar Galactica! In part 2 we’ll be covering the 1980 follow up and in part 3 we’ll be discussing the 2004 re-imagining! Intro Music Courtesy of as […]