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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 30: Summer Olympics

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi there and welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST. This week we discuss a number of interesting topics beginning with the Summer Olympics and the crazy Ryan Lochte saga,which has outrage culture outraged. We then talk about the SUICIDE SQUAD and how it continues to pull in big bucks despite horrible reviews and what this means for future DC Universe movies. We then chat about the changing slate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS 4 and other films coming out. We also chat about FANTASTIC FOUR because we can’t go one podcast without discussing our […]Read On »


Steven Price scores with the SUICIDE SQUAD – Interview

SUICIDE SQUAD soundtrack | ©2016 Water Tower Records

From THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN to THE DIRTY DOZEN, Hollywood scores have rejoiced in teams of bad-asses determined to go out in a blaze of glory. But seldom has a composer done a Holy Hell blow out like Steven Price with SUICIDE SQUAD. Packing together a rogues gallery of wannabe Batman killers into a force of extraordinarily evil magnitude, the Oscar winner of GRAVITY creates an ironically unintended superhero score to kill them all. Taken from Arkham Asylum for their mad skills with weapons, sorcery, mutant powers and sensual psychotic chops, Price brings the hybrid rage of today’s action scoring to the next level, blending […]Read On »


SUPERGIRL: Mehcad Brooks on his relationship with Kara – exclusive interview

Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Michael Yarish/CBS

On CBS’ SUPERGIRL, which has its first-season finale Monday, April 18 at 8 PM, it looks as though Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El, aka CatCo executive assistant Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), may finally get together with ace photojournalist James aka Jimmy Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. She’s confessed her love for him that’s grown out of a crush, his adoration of her is obvious to anyone who’s seen them together, and they’ve kissed – and then unfortunately the Kryptonian Myriad plan was unleashed, so James is currently mentally enslaved by Kara’s angry uncle Non (Chris Vance), along with nearly all of […]Read On »


POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 12: Impact of DEADPOOL on other Comic Book Movies

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. After a week off, Anthony comes back to talk about one of his latest projects involving virtual reality devices as well as the impact of DEADPOOL on other super hero movies moving forward, specifically SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN: DAWN OF VENGEANCE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We also discuss Ryan’s love of chicken nuggets, the 70s version of product placement in SUPERMAN, the changing service oriented McDonalds and the run of the THE X-FILES limited run on television. This week Anthony (@acferrante) is joined by Ryan Mitchelle and myself (@peterbrownAX) […]Read On »


SUPERGIRL: Co-creator Greg Berlanti on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Melissa Benoist in SUPERGIRL - Season 1 | ©2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc/Cliff Lipson

Greg Berlanti is one very busy writer/executive producer these days. He’s got the new thriller BLINDSPOT in its first year on NBC, the police drama/comedy THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA in its second year on NBC and three D.C. Comics-derived series on The CW. ARROW is starting its fourth season, its spinoff THE FLASH is on Season 2 and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, a spinoff of the other two, will premiere midseason. Besides all that, Berlanti is part of the creative team, with Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, on SUPERGIRL, the new CBS series that premieres on Monday, October 26. Melissa Benoist […]Read On »



The Pop Show Podcast | © 2015 AssignmentX

Welcome to Episode 3 of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante, director of the SHARKNADO franchise including SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! debuting on the SyFy channel on July 22 at 9:00 PM. This week the podcast looks at the upcoming comic book Archie Vs. Sharknado and how Anthony went about writing the comic. Anthony also gives details into how the DVD and Blu-ray versions of SHARKNADO differ from what is aired on SyFy. The gang then gets into an interesting conversion about Emmy nominations and the madness behind the photos of Pluto. Grab a cold one, this one gets nuts at the end. […]Read On »


The scoop on MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – Exclusive Interview with producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter in MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER | © 2015 Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski

ABC is keeping the writing/executive-producing team of Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas very busy. The duo remain as show runners on the supernatural drama RESURRECTION, in its second season Sundays at 9 PM, and are also show runners on the new MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, which has its two-hour premiere Tuesday at 8 PM before settling into its regular 9 PM slot. AGENT CARTER stars Hayley Atwell as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Peggy Carter, introduced as the WWII-era colleague and love interest of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2011’s feature CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. With Cap missing and feared dead in […]Read On »


GOTHAM creator Bruno Heller talks young Batman – Exclusive Interview

GOTHAM logo | ©2014 Fox

Fox’s GOTHAM, premiering Monday, September 22 at 8 PM, depicts Bruce Wayne as a teen orphan played by David Mazouz, before he dons Batman’s cowl. This might draw comparisons to SMALLVILLE, which dramatized the early life of Superman, another DC Comics hero, but GOTHAM has a much more adult feel. Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) – who BATMAN fans know will one day become Gotham City’s police commissioner – is at the center of the action, surrounded by people who give indications that they will someday become iconic figures in this universe, including Catwoman, the Penguin and the Riddler. Thanks […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD producers Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb speak

Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson in AGENTS OF SHIELD | (c) 2013 ABC/Justin Lubin

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, ABC Tuesday nights at 8 PM, deals with the team of non-superpowered folks who assist, investigate and otherwise deal with things pertaining to superheroes in the universe of THE AVENGERS. The series, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), somehow resurrected – we don’t know quite how yet, but it’s clear Coulson himself has been misled – after his death in AVENGERS as the team leader. Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is the most experienced agent after Coulson, Ward (Brett Dalton) is muscle, Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and […]Read On »




SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is a three-hour documentary on comic books and the culture they’ve created that airs Tuesday October 15 on PBS. Documentarian Michael Kantor says, “We made this series so that no parent would ever throw out their kids’ comic books again. This series is not just for comic book geeks – it’s funded both by the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities, and it contextualizes the stories of comic book superheroes within the greater history, that of the Great Depression, World War II, the congressional witch hunts of the 1950s, the Watergate […]Read On »

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