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POP TOPIX: SHOOTING THE SHITE!

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IN THE 2ND HALF OF LAST WEEK'S PODCAST, STALKEYE, BOP AND  ASIMOVLIVES, COVER NOT TOO RECENT TOPICS LIKE ROBERT PATTINSON AS BATMAN, THE "BELLS" AND FANBOI ENTITLEMENT. PLUS: RATING STEVEN SEGAL FILMS, STAN LEE; A GENIUS OR CONMAN?  ASI'S  PRAISE OF THE LAST JEDI AND SO MUCH MORE!

Avengement: Don’t mess with Scott Adkins!

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If you are an action movie fan like myself you know who Scott Adkins is. The man needs no introduction. This English bloke is building an impressive list of martial arts movies. Granted, not all of those movies are instant classics, but some of them definitely are. When Scott Adkins makes a movie I am there. Remember Boyka? No? Shame on you!   When I saw the title Avengement I first thought it was an Avengers rip-off, because there is still this trend of making a low budget version of “successful” Hollywood. But when I saw the name of Scott Adkins I was glad it was not an Avengers ripoff.  The REAL Iron Man! Avengement is a hard-hitting movie. Scott Adkins plays a bloke who ends up in prison. What he doesn’t know is that his brother wants him dead. Scott Adkins is a way too nice guy to be in prison and gets a crash course in prison life. Everybody wants his head so he gets attacked a lot and has to fight for his life. You think the fights are fair?

Bop worships Cinemax’s Warrior

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Remember Banshee? Remember how badass that show was? It had everything men liked in a in TV show and it was definitely not Star Wars, Star Trek or Disney Marvel bullshit. Like Stalkeye used to say : “Banshee is boobs, babes and fisticuffs.” Yes, Banshee ended on a sour note, because they shrunk Banshee from 5 seasons to 4 seasons. Season 4 does not exist in this dojo. Jonathan Tropper, the showrunner, dropped the ball with season 4 big time. But….. I dare you to say that Banshee seasons 1-3 are not some of the best TV show seasons you will ever see! One of the best shows ever This brings me to the new show for men. The show is called Warrior. It is on Cinemax and Jonathan Tropper is the showrunner again. It is not his idea, though. Many years ago Bruce Lee wanted to star in his own shouw about a Chinese immigrant with martial arts skills in the 1870s San Francisco Tong Wars.Lee didn’t get that show, but a year later there was Kung Fu all of a sudden. Bruce Lee’s idea

POP TOPIX Podcast: Aint it Batsh*t News?

The Gang o' Geekdom is back with a roundtable discussion about recent topics: Why the Batwoman series might be a great thing, Avengers Endgame and favorite MCU movies,  And in honor of it's upcoming 30th anniversary, we take a stab at Batman '89!

Batwoman Trailer: Come on, feel the annoy!

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So, I have seen the latest trailer for CW's upcoming Batwoman tv series, starring former "It girl" Ruby Rose, slated for airing this fall, and to be honest, this is for the most part, aimed directly toward both the Female and especially the LGBTQ audience, which CW showrunner Greg Berlanti himself is gay as well as the titular character and the "actress" who plays her , notice I said "actress", because Rose can't act her way out of a bag made from paper mache or Kleenex tissue! Judging from the quips, it's not Male user friendly. It’s as if the dialogue was written by an angry lesbian with an axe to grind.  Roxxane Gay, izzat you? "The suit is perfection, when it fits a woman"?? Ok, not only does this trailer exacerbates Manshaming to a degree, but it’s a shameless agenda ploy, that's very anxious to grab one’s attention, as in narcissism found in Social Media whores. I guess this is good timing from Berlanti/

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

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Mortal Kombat has been a huge staple to the gaming community, not only because its influential be it, the fighting mechanics or the ability to perform a ghastly finishing move. Which lead to be the major catalyst or culprit for the infamous ESRB rating system, giving the player or parent the option to purchase and play a videogame that requires the proper age range...okay who am I kidding? Kids will play a violent game regardless if they fail to meet the age requirement!!  Test Your Might  While the local and online matches are the meat of MK 11, it's the storymode that serves as the veggies.  The plot is more of a continuation from Mortal Kombat 9 than the 10th release, as the previously killed characters are now contained spirits under the revenant with Kronika a corrupt time bending elder God who wants revenge on Raiden after decapitating her son, Shinnok.  This leads into the current yet aged kombateers, meeting and sparring against their past

The Bop Drop: Bop wishes he never saw Avengers Endscam

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Disclaimer: The following opinion expressed therein is those of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher.  Jus sayin. (:' WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS. READ IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! We live in an age in which mediocrity and sub-mediocrity are praised like they are the greatest thing ever. It is a very annoying trend that seems to have no end. Whether it is in movies, music, football (soccer) , WWE, comics or literature mediocre or less than mediocre shit is made legendary. History revision at its worst. On top of that, today’s farce is that when a movie makes money it’s a success. So that means if you manage to serve a turd and it makes money it’s a success. The way I see it, if you serve a turd and it makes money, it means that humanity has been more dumbed down than ever and it is all on them. It means we live in the age of the movie Idiocracy. Just when I thought that Avengers Infinity War was a piece of shit movie along

Avengers Endgame: The spoilery reaction review!

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As mentioned in my previous review of Avengers Endgame, I have omitted various plot points, surprises and opinions because unlike many critics both professional and especially armchair, I am sensitive of those who have yet to see the final conclusion of Marvel's Phase One saga. And a conclusion it is! Now, I'm about to go balls deep into what I found great and not so great about Endgame. Let's get to it! Beginning of the End Endgame begins with a good prologue or as the hipsters nowadays call it, a “Cold open” where you have Clint Barton (Hawkeye) giving his daughter Kate arrow lessons while enjoying a cookout with his family. We haven’t seen Hawkeye last year’s Infinity War, so of course this scene take place prior to the “snap”, you right away you know what’s about to happen. It’s a great setup for Clint’s transformation into Ronin later on. . After the catastrophic outcome from Avengers Infinity War, surviving team members, like Ton