Archive for category: 00s

Weird Al Songs to Woo Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us yet again. If you’ve waited until the last minute to plan a romantic evening with your partner, don’t worry because Pop Rewind has got you covered! Check out these “Weird Al” Yankovic Songs to Woo Your Valentine (and totally not get you relegated to sleeping on the couch for the rest of the week)....

Gremlins and ALF… The Ride???

I’m sorry.  Truly, I am.  I’m sorry that for eight years, there was a running Gremlins ride hosted by ALF and I never told you about it. A Gremlins ride showed up at Warner Bros. theme parks in both Australia and Germany.  The German version, however, received an upgrade in the form of one Gordon Shumway. Photo by: Screammachine.net ALF...

PopRewind Podcast: Ghostbusters (2016) Movie Trailer Reaction

To satiate your burning desire for more Pop Rewind Podcasts, and to kill some time because the next episode going up is a beast to edit, we have a minipodcast for your earholes. In this bite-sized audio treat, Lee and Linz react to the Ghostbusters (2016) Movie Trailer. Is it a reboot? Is it a remake? Is it a direct...

PopRewind Podcast: Pizza Time

Welcome to Season Two of the Pop Rewind Podcast! We’re kicking off the new year with a slightly looser feel. And also a slightly hungrier feel as we delve into the topic of pizza: what we like, how we like it, and why Linz is wrong. Join us as we reminisce about the Pizza Hut Book It Program and learn...

Pop Rewind Year in Review: 2015

We did it! We’re almost 16 years out of Y2K, and we’ve survived. It isn’t all bad in the apocalypse. Sure, our Beanie Babies have lost all value, but at least we didn’t get Kirk Cameron-ed up into the sky. It’s weird thinking about what we’ve accomplished in the past year. When we reflect, it doesn’t seem like we’ve done...

Star Wars and Me

Now, before you angrily nerd out at me for not obsessing over your favorite movies, you should understand that this is a sad tale – one that dates back a long, long time ago to the mid-1980s… I don’t know where it came from, it had always just been there – an interactive Star Wars kids book hosted by C-3PO. ...

Movies You Forgot Took Place on Halloween

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Halloween movie?  A Halloween movie?  Well, what about all those non-scary movies that take place on Halloween?  It’s easy to forget classics like E.T. happened to be set on October 31st.  Well, here’s a few movies you forgot took place on Halloween. 6 – Batman Forever Trick...

A Daily Show Retrospective

Once Jon Stewart landed the hosting gig, I was an instant fan of The Daily Show.  Back around the turn of the century, the program was like a parody news magazine featuring mainly human interest pieces.  The segments tended to focus on the absurd, the strange, and the flat-out ridiculous.  Starting with the 2000 presidential election coverage, the show naturally...