Rest In Peace, Michael Brown (1949 – 2015)

Popdose writers pay tribute to Michael Brown who passed away last week.

Ken Shane: I try to avoid calling anything “the best” or “the greatest.” It’s all subjective, isn’t it? In the end it’s just one opinion. So while I may ...

The Friday Five: November 22, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Single Play (Week of 5/20/13)


Steve Martin and Edie Bickell, “Love Has Come For You”

If you can’t be moved by the emotion Edie Brickell is able to convey in the lyrics in collaboration with Steve ...

10 Movies…That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE!

Nevertheless, because horror movies are ...

DVD Review: “Steve Martin: The Television Stuff”

The target audience for the new Steve Martin box set will remember a time when “on-demand” meant tuning into a television program at the scheduled time, or buying tickets to go see a particular event.

As the internet talking heads ...

Blu-ray Review: “The Big Year”

The marketing for The Big Year was deceiving. With images of the film’s leads, Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson, staring in different directions with binoculars, or looking surprised for the camera, you’d think this was a slapstick comedy about ...

Box Office Flashback: January 9, 1992

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 January 9, 1992! (Yes, “we” should’ve revisited ...

Big Songs: The Left Banke, “Walk Away Renee”

Pop music hasn’t tackled unrequited love nearly as often as one might believe, and certainly not as often from the male perspective. The more I study this, the more amazed I am that the species didn’t just  cease to exist from the ...

Basement Songs: “L.A. Story”

Let your mind go and your body will follow.

A group of us drove out to a second run theater just outside of Toledo. It was a Saturday night and we decided to have some laughs with ...

Farkakte Film Flashback: Fred vs. Pee Wee Edition

I spent a good chunk of my Saturday night watching Fred the Movie on the Nickelodeon channel. I’d say that it was two hours I’ll never get back, except I have a feeling they will return someday, if there is really such ...

You’re the Voice: Rob Paulsen

Here we are again with another edition of “You’re The Voice,” an ongoing series of interviews with some of the best and, as a result, most prolific voice talent in the animation industry. As you may recall, we kicked off the ...

Top of the First: Popdose’s Music Picks for 2009 (So Far)

David Medsker:
As a rule, music lovers begin their journey square in the middle of the mainstream, and once they’ve gotten a taste for more adventurous fare, they take off for the fringes, often never to return. Over time, I’ve slowly ...

The Year in Rock: 1978

Although released in late 1977, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be impossible to ignore for much of 1978, with the Bee Gees’ “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive,” as well as Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You,” all reaching #1. ...

Lost in the ’70s: Steve Martin, “Grandmother’s Song”

You know what I miss? Novelty songs. Not just the typical “Weird Al” parodies, but wholly original works that slipped into the mainstream and became pop hits. Even crap like “The Streak” or “Disco Duck” was amusing on some level. We ...