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THE POP EXPOSE – Top Gun Maverick!

Hello everyone, this week I’m taking a look at Top Gun: Maverick. Growing up in the eighties the original Top Gun was an awesome movie. Those who grew up watching G.I. Joe had a strong pull toward the movie do to the F-14 Tomcat that the Skystriker was based on. The original was done so well with a beautiful mesh of drama and action. My brothers and I used to play Top Gun on our Big Bear ATVs. We used to chase each other around and pretend to blow each…

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Remembering Our Batman Kevin Conroy!

Hello everyone. Kevin Conroy was born in 1955 in Westbury, NY and passed away Nov 10th 2022 do to complications from intestinal cancer. Conroy best known as voicing Batman in various Batman animated series had many other rolls throughout his career and he was still working in 2022. Conroy went to Juilliard where he worked with actors such as Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammar. He works as a stage actor and in 1980 Conroy got is first gig on the day time soap opera “Another World”. He also made a…

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. This week I’m taking a look at Weird: The Al Yankovic Story now streaming on Roku. This is an interesting movie and I think it will be one of those movies that we will be talking about for years to come. First off the movie itself is a spoof on Weird Al’s life. Much like his music it’s a little hard to understand what is fact and what is fiction. Weird Al came on the scene and was an instant hit spoofing hit songs…

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Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Review with Mitchell Smith!

Hello everyone, this week I’m taking a look at the new Star Wars animated series “Tales of The Jedi” written by Dave Filoni. For this who loved “The Clone Wars” and “The Bad Batch” animated series this will be a hit for you for sure. For those who have not watched either of these series you can still watch this and enjoy, and if you like Tales of The Jedi go and watch the other 2 series. This series starts out pre “Phantom Menace” and leads into the “Bad Batch”…

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Mary McDonald-Lewis G.I.Joe’s ‘Lady Jaye’!

Hello everyone. Mary McDonald-Lewis was born in 1953 in Stockton, CA. She is best known for the voice of Lady-Jaye in the original G.I. Joe series. Mary has been involved in many series over the years including Maven in the 1991 Batman series, Frau Pech in the 2011 series Grimm, and most recently the voice for I.V.A.N. in the movie Lightyear. Along with voice acting Mary is one of the top dialect coaches in the world. She was a series coach for “Leverage”, “Grimm”, and “ Once Upon a Time”.…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Remembering Angela Lansbury!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Today I’m taking a look at Angela Lansbury. Lansbury was born in London in 1925 and passed away last week in her sleep days before her 97th birthday on Oct 16th. Lansbury is best known for her long running show Murder, She Wrote but, had a number of other rolls spread over 8 decades. Lansbury started out in the forties taking on rolls in movies such as “National Velvet” and “Tenth Avenue Angel.” Lansbury would find many other rolls throughout the coming decades and…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The New MLB 3 Game Wild Card Format!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Today I’m taking a look at the fall classic MLB. Baseball ain’t what it used to be. Now the playoff’s are extended which means more games, more green, and a chance for a team to squeak in and make some noise. Of course the past few weeks have been all about Arron Judge and his home run race against Roger Maris and the Babe’s single season record. Now it’s a whole new season. Many professional sports have long been set up so an unlikely…

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“Blonde” on Netflix a Marilyn Monroe Movie!

Hello everyone, Today I’m taking a look at the Netflix movie about Marilyn Monroe, “Blonde”. I have always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe and knew there was a darker side to the beautiful, glamorous, American icon that many still adore today. “Blonde” based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. The movie starts off in her troubled childhood where she ends up in an orphanage. Although she always looked glamorous on screen backstage was a different story. Monroe struggled with her past. It put a strain on many of…

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The Pop Expose – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Review!

Story By Mitchell Smith It is Sunday, and that means it is time for the Pop Expose! Over the weekend I started watching the Netflix series “Monster : The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” I was in high school and remember this story when he was caught. I haven’t finished the series yet but this is an interesting series so far. First off we get to time travel through the the seventies and eighties and see a different side of the track then some of the recent series that we have seen…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Mighty Thor!

Story by Mitchell Smith Welcome everyone. In 1962 the late great Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the superhero Thor Odinson. Thor the God of Thunder has had a strong run. There have been countless comics, cartoon, and movies made around the character. As a kid I never got into the comics as there were no places close to me that sold them. There were animated Marvel series in the eighties and nineties but I never got into them either. Then in 2011 Thor was brought alive on the big…

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Rick Moranis Set to Return to the Big Screen in ‘Shrunk’!

Story By Mitchell Smith Welcome everyone, today I’m checking out one of my favorite actors from the eighties and nineties, Rick Moranis. Rick was born in 1953 in Toronto Canada. According to Wikipedia he went to grad school with Geddy Lee, frontman for the band Rush. Rick Married Ann Belsky and had 2 children. In 1991 Ann sadly lost a battle with cancer and Rick opted to take a break from acting and focus on raising his children. He is set to make his big comeback on the big screen…

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THE POP EXPOSE – CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS 2022!

Welcome everyone. My son and I had a chance to sit down and watch “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers”, the 2022 movie playing on Disney+. This is a live action film with animation incorporated into it. I’m not sure if there is a name for that yet, but there should be as this type of movie seems to be growing in today’s world . Does anyone know if there is a name for this type of movie? Any hoot the film briefly follows the Rescue Rangers after there 1989 animated…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Blue Jeans an American Cultural Tradition!

Story by Mitchell Smith Created in 1873 by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis, Blue Jeans were created for cowboys and miners for there rugged wear. Jeans later became worn by kids for their durability as play cloths, they became a rebellion, a revolution, and something to wear to any occasion. In the 50’s the teenage and young adults started wearing jeans as a rebellious act mainly do to James Dean who wore them in Rebel Without a Cause and a fashion trend took off and made jeans what they are…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Storied Career of Clint Eastwood!

Clint Eastwood was born in 1930 in San Francisco. He was nicknamed Samson when he was born because he weighed 11 lbs 6 ounces. Eastwood had a number of jobs in his youth such as a lifeguard, caddy, and a forest firefighter. Eastwood applied to Seattle University but ended up drafted by the Army during the Korean War. Eastwood got into acting in the 50s and exploded in the 70s and 80s with hot movies like “Dirty Harry”, Every Which Way but Loose, and “ Bronco Billy” which he starred…

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THE POP EXPOSE – “The Bear” playing on Hulu!

Hello everyone, today I’m checking out the “ The Bear” playing on Hulu. The main character Carmen played by Jeremy Allen White comes back to Chicago to run the family restaurant after his brother passes away suddenly. Heads clash as he tries to turn the business around for this staple dive restaurant to the area. This show has a brilliant cast and Molly Ringwald makes an appearance in it as well. I working in a kitchen from the time I was 12 years old right up into my twenties. I…

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