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TV Review: Lucha Underground S2 E02, The Dark & The Mysterious

Published on February 5th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Matshifter, Pro Wrestling, Sports, TV, TV Reviews |

By Sachin Hingoo


Well hi there, Believers! We’re back at the Temple for episode two of the season.

We open on a recap of Mil Muertes’s victory over Prince Puma from last season, as well as a recap of the scene from the finale where Black Lotus killed her trainer, Dragon Azteca, and joined up with Dario Cueto. We also see the end of last week’s show, where Pentagon, Jr. broke the arm of Lucha Underground Champion, Mil Muertes.


Today In Pop Culture: The Birth Of United Artists

Published on February 5th, 2016 in: Movies, Today In Pop Culture, TV |

By Jeffery X Martin


Movie studios are often thought of as being owned by faceless bastards, money men, and committees. The reason for that is because it’s true. That is how most studios are. There was a time when some folks set out to change that.


TV Review: The X-Files, Episode 3, “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Creature”

Published on February 3rd, 2016 in: Reviews, Science Fiction, TV, TV Reviews |

By Jeffery X Martin


Some of the best episodes of The X-Files were the Monster of the Week shows, where the mythology is forgotten about for a moment and we get to focus on a separate case. It makes sense that we would get one of those episodes in the mini-series, and here it is.

Mulder and Scully investigate a case with multiple victims, and those who survive claim the perpetrator is a monster. It’s a typical X-Files setup, with a creature living in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, but there are a couple of differences. It’s not a werewolf. It may not really be human at all.


TV Review: F is for Family, Season 1

Published on February 1st, 2016 in: Comedy, Current Faves, Netflix Reviews, Reviews, TV, TV Reviews |

By Tyler Hodg


Netflix’s latest original adult-oriented cartoon, F is for Family, is racist, homophobic, and misogynistic–all in the name of satire.


The Official Popshifter Podcast, Episode #08

Published on January 29th, 2016 in: Movies, Podcasts, Pro Wrestling, Sports, TV |


Welcome to Episode #08 of The Official Popshifter Podcast.

Less Lee Moore and Jeffery X Martin have a hard time dealing with the state of the Hivemind, and discuss the Popshifter Manifesto, which is the driving force behind the pop culture coverage at the site. Also: The Oscars, the Royal Rumble, The X-Files and other stuff requiring the article, “The.” Please enjoy this podcast responsibly.


The Official Popshifter Podcast Episode #07, Best Of 2015 Edition

Ivelisse Shines in the Lucha Underground Season 2 Premiere!

Published on January 29th, 2016 in: Matshifter, Pro Wrestling, Reviews, Sports, TV, TV Reviews, Underground/Cult |

By Sachin Hingoo


We’re back, folks! The second season of Lucha Underground is underway and it’s going to be darker than ever.


TV Review: The X-Files Episode 2, “Founder’s Mutation”

Published on January 27th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction, TV, TV Reviews |

By Jeffery X Martin



Boy, do we do things to screw up our children. Some of that can’t be helped; we’re only human, after all. But what if your child isn’t only human? The second episode of Season Ten of The X-Files, “Founder’s Mutation,” is all about the kids.


Mexican Wrestling Sensation Lucha Underground: A Primer

Published on January 26th, 2016 in: Action Movies, Comedy, Culture Shock, Current Faves, Matshifter, Media, Pro Wrestling, Sports, Staff Picks, TV, TV Reviews, Underground/Cult |

By Sachin Hingoo


I’ve always been fascinated by pro wrestling’s ability to tell a story in a non-traditional way. Mixing elements of a stage play, a circus, and a TV show, along with the fact that there are usually no traditional “seasons” makes for some potentially great and potentially horrendous narratives that are equally entertaining to me. Lucha Underground, however, is unlike any other wrestling product that I’ve seen.


TV Review: Trailer Park Boys, Drunk, High, And Unemployed–Live In Austin

Published on January 26th, 2016 in: Canadian Content, Comedy, Netflix Reviews, Reviews, TV, TV Reviews |

By Tyler Hodg

Photo credit: http://blog.swearnet.com/

The Trailer Park Boys are a national treasure. While the trio doesn’t represent Canada as a whole, there is just something so Canadian about the show’s approach. Park resident J-Rock even built a car spoiler out of hockey sticks, for maple syrup’s sake.

Yet, somehow, the appeal of Trailer Park Boys extends globally. Following their onstage Netflix specials in Dublin and Minneapolis, the boys have traveled to Texas for a brand-new theater production titled Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High, and Unemployed–Live In Austin.


Today in Pop Culture: Ernie Kovacs Exits, Stage Left

Published on January 13th, 2016 in: Comedy, Today In Pop Culture, TV |

By Jeffery X Martin


A rainy morning in Los Angeles. A man loses control of his Chevrolet Corvair and hits a telephone pole. He is thrown halfway out of the passenger side, dying almost instantly from the impact. The year is 1962, and the man is Ernie Kovacs.