Author: Brian Boone

Brian Boone writes about music, pop culture, and other nonsense. He does more of this kind of thing on Twitter and wrote this swell book called "‪Rock Lists For Obsessive Music Connoisseurs, Zealots, and Junkies‬," which you totally want.
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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Cop Rock: The Complete Series”

Unless you watched it during its original run, you’ve probably never seen Cop Rock. Save for the occasional airing on a “can you...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD Review: “Manimal” and “Automan”

In the annals of TV history, there are a handful of shows held up as the universal examples of shows gone horribly wrong – high-concept...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Now That’s What I Call Halloween”

It’s so interesting that I was asked to review Now That’s What I Call Halloween, a definitive, all-encompassing compilation of...

Consumerism, Holiday Gift Guides

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Things You Can (and Cannot) Do With These Isotoner Neo-Noir Gloves I Was Sent to Review

Give them as a gift to someone who has as many as two hands, and/or up to 10 fingers. Give them as a gift to a person, literally any...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “My Little Pony: The Complete Series”

This may surprise you, but as a boy child growing up in the 1980s, I did not see a lot of My Little Pony. This was the heyday of Clearly...

Humor, Music

Popdose Prime: The Eight Worst-Ever Pieces of Rock Merch

Insane Clown Posse’s Literary Classics Reconsidered As anybody down with the clowns knows, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are adherents to...

Humor, Music

C(k)rossfire! Or, Who’s Better: Christopher Cross vs. Kris Kross

The contestants: Christopher Cross is the undisputed king of ultra laid-back, early 1980s soft rock with songs a working-class man’s...

2013 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides, Humor

Ol’ John Cougar’s Holiday Gift Guide

If’n y’all ain’t familiar with what ol’ John Cougar does round here these parts, go back and read some of my col-umms what with to...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Cheap Trick, “The Classic Albums 1977-1979”

Record Store Day isn’t just in the spring anymore. The annual tradition now happens twice a year, once in the spring, and once on Black...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies for American Audiences About Sports That Aren’t Popular in America (Like “Rush”)

I’m sure that the story of famed Formula One car-racing man Rushmore “Rush” Rushingford is an interesting human drama packed with...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies About the Witness Relocation Program (Like “The Family”)

This week marks the release of The Family, another example of Hollywood’s favorite cliché situation: stereotypical Italian-American...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies With Endearing Strippers (Like “Afternoon Delight”)

I’ve never been to a strip club, not just because they’re degrading to women, but because they’re degrading to everybody. A red-lit...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Took Forever to Be Released (Like “You’re Next”)

For most major movies, it takes about a year from the time filming begins to opening in theaters as a means to get you to buy corn. But for...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies About Awesome Businesspeople

This week marks the release of Jobs, which stars Ashton Kutcher, the inventor of prankism, as Steve Jobs, the inventor of the computer and...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Smashing Pumpkins, “The Aeroplane Flies High”

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was one of the most popular (and epic) rock albums of the ‘90s, but it still feels kind of...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Best of Fridays”

youtube width=”602″ height=”350″ video_id=”wHV1ZcTVK40″ Everyone knows a few particular things about...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Spin-Offs, Not Sequels, of Popular Movies (Like Disney’s “Planes”)

Spin-offs are the new reboot. Big studio movies are usually part of a franchise at this point, and they are going to become even more...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Costarred a Former Adult Film Star (Like “The Canyons”)

So the troubled B-movie-homage-that’s-also-a-B-movie The Canyons is finally coming out this week, starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen....

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Had Better Titles in Preproduction (Like “The To Do List”)

A lot can happen from the time a script is turned in to a studio to the time the film actually goes into production. Actors are cast and...

Popular Culture, Television, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: The Miniseries

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are, Surprisingly, Based on True Stories (Like “The Conjuring”)

This week the “found footage”-style horror movie fades briefly and unexpectedly into oblivion like a spooky ghost girl in favor of The...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies With a Replacement Actor in the Sequel (Like “Grown Ups 2”)

The big news surrounding Grown Ups 2, other than the fact that it’s yet another cynically-conceived way for Adam Sandler to hang out...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Blockbuster Greatest-Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Reboots of Really Old Pop Culture (Just Like the New “Lone Ranger” Movie)

A new big-screen version of The Lone Ranger comes out this weekend, starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow as Tonto. It looks less...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies With Amusing Fictional Presidents

As Americans we like our president to be some combination of likable and better than us. Our last two presidents got in this way, albeit in...

Popular Culture, Television, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Wacky and Explicitly Descriptive TV Theme Songs

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Unnecessary Prequels (to Prepare You for “Monsters University”)

Once Disney took a more draconian handle on Pixar, it was inevitable that they’d make the tiny, massively-gifted studio start...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies in Which People Play Themselves (to Prepare You for “This Is the End”)

This is the End looks funny, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are excellent screenwriters, and it stars a great cast which consists of...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Adaptations of Young-Adult Novels (to Prepare You for “Tiger Eyes”)

Despite being the Frank Lloyd Wright of young-adult fiction (in that she’s the towering, influential force, and the first name that...