Archive for category: Movies

E.T. Cookies that Poop Reese’s Pieces

We’ve made E.T. cookies before here in the Pop Rewind Kitchen, but with Halloween just around the corner (that’s right– E.T. is technically a Halloween movie, so this post is hella festive) we need to up our game. Presenting: E.T. Cookies That Poop Reese’s Pieces Ingredients: -Your favorite sugar cookie dough dyed green for E.T. for Atari or brown for...

Rick Springfield is a Vampire

A 1980s pop singer, vampires, Erica Kane’s ex-husband, and a made-for-TV movie from 1989. These are all things Linz loves, so it’s no wonder that when given the opportunity to purchase a $9 DVD containing those four elements she’d jump on it. Nick Knight stars Rick Springfield as a vampire detective working the night shift. His arch nemesis LaCroix, played...

Cereal Origin Stories Hollywood Style

Look, you read this article title and were like, “Really?  Cereals with a backstory?”  Well, Hollywood has been doing it with everything else for years.  I mean, there is a Battleship movie.  Really?  Did that need a deep origin story?  Well, somewhere between the Battleship movie and Mrs. Butterworth 2: Meet Mr. Butterface lies a whole chain of untapped mascots...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Event Horizon Deep Thoughts

In this episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast, we talk about the 1997… whatever the opposite of “summer blockbuster” is… movie: Event Horizon, starring Cowboy Curtis and Grant from Jurassic Park. The episode then devolves into rants against the Eurythmics and Corey Hart not being in New Kids on the Block. We’re all over the place. Enjoy this clusterfuck! Download...

In An Alternate Universe, Back to the Future Isn’t Lee’s Favorite Movie: it’s Linz’s Favorite Movie

While it’s no shocking revelation that in this universe Lee’s favorite anything is Back to the Future, it is perhaps a shocking revelation that in a universe not so distant from ours, Back to the Future is Linz’s favorite movie. We all know that Back to the Future had some major casting changes. In fact, before they could secure Michael...

Celebrating 17 Years of Chris Gaines

Sometimes there are bits of bizarre pop culture that really stick with you. Maybe it’s Prince changing his name to a Wing Ding, maybe it’s Sinead O’Connor tearing up a photo of the Pope on live television. If you’re like me, it’s definitely when Garth Brooks turned into Chris Gaines. What? Here we go. If I had to break it...

Jim Carrey’s The Mask: A Proud Part of Ontario’s School Curriculum?

The year was 1995. The world was still enjoying the SSSSSSMOKIN’ Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss in the previous year’s film The Mask. My seventh grade class? We were reading the novelization of The Mask. Especially interesting considering the movie was rated PG-13 and we were 12. There’s something to be said for movie trailers from the 90s. It’s not...

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...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Ghostbusters Answer The Call Review

A lot of your favorite bloggers were quick to comment on the new Ghostbusters film. Not us! We’ve given it a lot of though since opening weekend and dive deep into what we got out of it. Poll: Tag us on Twitter @poprewindonline to participate in this episode’s poll. Who was your favorite character in the new movie? #TeamHoltzmann, am I right? Check...

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie: Based on the Game: Well, Sort Of

It was one of those videos I kept spotting in the discount bin at K-Mart.  Every time I stopped by the electronics section, there would be four or five copies marked down, ready for someone to give a loving home to these tapes.  At some point, the price dropped a dollar and I decided to take a risk on a...