// Category Archive for: Sports

Netflix Review: Team Foxcatcher

Published on July 7th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Documentaries, Movie Reviews, Movies, Netflix Reviews, Reviews, Sports, True Crime |

By Tyler Hodg


The chilling story of “philanthropist” John du Pont and his shocking murder of Dave Shultz is eerily depicted in the Netflix original documentary, Team Foxcatcher. The story was previously fictionalized in the five-time Academy Award-nominated film simply titled Foxcatcher. (more…)

TV Review: Lucha Underground, S3 E05, “The Machine”

Published on February 26th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Matshifter, Pro Wrestling, Reviews, Sports, TV, TV Reviews, Underground/Cult |

By Sachin Hingoo


Last week we saw the debut of Joey Ryan, but that wasn’t the most eventful thing to happen to Joey in the last seven days –our hero momentarily threw off the sleaze to propose to his girlfriend Laura James during a wrestling match. (Caution: Not Safe For Work Environments That Discourage Adorable Things).

Tonight, though, is about violence, and our main event of pretty-man Johnny Mundo versus steroid-man Bryan Cage should be a wild one.


Blu-Ray Review: Creed

Published on February 23rd, 2016 in: Action Movies, Blu-Ray, Current Faves, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews, Sports |

By Jeffery X Martin


People forget that Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in the Best Picture of 1977, Rocky. That’s an Academy Award in the hands of Stallone. Isn’t that odd? We forget about it because Stallone’s output since Rocky has been so spastic. He’s given us fantastic performances, like the half-deaf officer in Cop Land. Then again, he’s also given us three Expendables movies and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

Does he hate us? Does he love us? How can we know?


TV Review: Lucha Underground, S2 E04, “Cero Miedo”

Published on February 19th, 2016 in: Matshifter, Pro Wrestling, Sports, TV, TV Reviews, Underground/Cult |

By Sachin Hingoo


Well hello again, believers! This is a big week on Lucha Underground as Joey Ryan debuts in the Temple and Prince Puma faces Pentagón Jr. in the main event. We get a recap of Pentagón Jr. snapping Mil Muertes’ arm on the premiere before…


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.


The Official Popshifter Podcast, Episode #08–We Don’t Understand People

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.

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.


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.


Is Shinsuke Nakamura The Greatest Wrestler In The World?

Published on January 14th, 2016 in: Current Faves, Pro Wrestling, Sports |

By Sachin Hingoo


Nakamura: The Child of God. The Black Saviour. The King of Strong Style.

If you don’t follow wrestling much, or if WWE is your only outlet for it, the name Shinsuke Nakamura is an unfamiliar one. It would probably, then, be surprising to know that this enigmatic Japanese star is, with little debate, the greatest active wrestler on the planet. And he’s coming to North America to the one of the only big stages left in the industry–the WWE.


Today in Pop Culture: One Man, One Bike, One Dream

Published on January 1st, 2016 in: Sports, Today In Pop Culture |

By Jeffery X Martin


As the New Year begins, let us speak of fallen heroes, those who dared to dream big and fail miserably. These are men among men, the ones who dare to straddle that line between heroism and stupidity, and we remember their successes as well as their failures.

Friends, I bring before you a man named Evel.