In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

So we’re talking about Nimoy, huh? Okay. Fine.

But how about this. Let’s not talk about Spock; or at least, let’s talk about Spock at a remove. The Star Trek franchise was at yet another crossroads between life and death. The public ...

Legendary: Chapter 33

The story so far: Allison or Kate. All day long, Brian has been faced with the decision of who to pursue and whose heart the break. It may seem that Brian is just your typical indecisive, teenage boy, but it’s easy to ...

Legendary: Chapter 15

The story so far: Brian came to Kate’s house so they could drive to Eric’s big party together. With her parents gone, Kate feels that a quick one while they’re away may remedy her struggling relationship with Brian. Unfortunately Brian is unable ...

The Popdose Interview: William Shatner

William Shatner is one of the greatest Canadian exports of all time, a full-fledged North American treasure. He is also a man who is unafraid to stay on topic, so if you’d like to get him to open up, it’s best to ...

The Great Summer Movies: KHAAAAAAAAN

There’s an old man on a spaceship. He’s cheated death, tricked his way out of death, and patted himself on the back for his ingenuity. He never loses. He’s facing down a madman with a vendetta against him, and he’s literally racing ...

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: 2012 Round-Up!

In any given year, more books cross my path than I could ever possibly read, let alone review. As this particular year winds down, I want to devote a column to the books that land on my desk and never leave; I ...

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing at the end of every year: this is it. This is the year the reissue/remaster/repackage ...

Box Office Flashback: July 2, 1989

As the latest round of would-be blockbusters packs ’em in at a theater near you, Popdose looks back at the box office totals of yesteryear. This week we revisit the top ten films of July 2, 1989! (No, that date isn’t ...

Listmania: Popdose’s Favorite “SNL” Sketches


When the indefatigable Dw. Dunphy asked Popdose’s writers to come up with a list of ten classic Saturday Night Live sketches, we quickly got bogged down in trying to rank them — by theme, by season, by cast member, etc. ...

Revival House: Eleven Great Teaser Trailers

As someone who has been a regular moviegoer most of my life, I love movie trailers — but as much as well all love movie trailers, we must acknowledge that sometimes they have a tendency to show us too much. Generally though, ...

No Concessions: Tops, Flops, Oscars, Razzies

This was supposed to be the year of Oscars gone wild. For the first time since World War II the number of Best Picture nominees was upped from five to ten, presumably so that “popcorn pictures” like The Dark Knight could get ...

How Bad Can It Be?: “Star Trek: The Animated Series”

My usual modus operandi with this column — and the reason why its title is phrased as a question — is to look for signs of quality in cultural products for which I have no reasonable expectation of finding ...

DVD Review: “Catlow”

I’ve never been a true fan of the Western genre. As a matter of fact, I can count the number of Westerns I like enough to own on DVD and still have a finger or two left over to use. ...