The Pop Pundits discuss Pop Culture related happenings in the area of movies, TV, music, comic books and so on and we do it on a weekly basis. Don't miss out on your favorite new show.

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug was your #1 movie at the box office.  American Hustle had a strong opening too and Mark seemed to enjoy it and Frozen.  Vin Diesel was confirmed as the voice of Groot for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie, big shocker.  Gay Marriage is legally, for now, in Utah.  UPS had some really bad delivery issues during the Holidays.  Justin Bieber announced his retirement from music and Britney Spears hates Beyonce.  We discuss all this plus much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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The Hobbit took the #1 spot this weekend followed up by Frozen at #2…but Beyonce was the big winner this past week when she released her self titled album out of nowhere selling 80,000 copies in 3 hours and 617,000 in 3 days…all exclusively on iTunes.  Shia LaBeouf had a bad week after stealing his entire idea for a short movie he made.  Wale's mad at Complex Magazine.  Rihanna has as many #1 singles as Michael Jackson…and George Zimmerman's an artist now.  We touch on all this plus much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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 Frozen was the #1 movie at the box office and Catching Fire continues to blaze landing at #2.  Walmart was selling fake Banksy's online and the title of the piece is "Destroy Capitalism".  Britney Spears latest album came out and got outsold by Duck Dynasty singing Christmas Carols.  Nelson Mandela passed away, and during his memorial service there was a sign language interpreter just making stuff up as he went along.  Wonder Woman has been cast for Batman VS Superman.  We talk about all these entertainment stories plus much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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RIP Paul Walker.  Catching Fire rules the box office again, while Frozen has an impressive debut as well.   We discuss the tragic passing of Paul Walker and what it could potentially mean to the Fast & Furious franchise.  Kanye West had another week of rants, this time he let it out on MTV's Sway.  Amazon plans on delivering your shipments via Drone…seriously.  We touch on all this plus so much more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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Hunger Games Catching Fire was the #1 movie by a long shot.  The American Music Awards happened and Miley Cyrus sang with a CGI cat.  Lamar Odom had a big week in the shirtless rapping arena.  We discuss all this plus a whole lot more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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Thor The Dark World's hammering the box office competition.  Kanye West released a new video featuring him and Kim Kardashian riding motorcycles next to E.T. like green screen.  Snapchat's worth 4 BILLION DOLLARS.  and Mark dresses down a security guard.  There's plenty more than that on this week's Pop Pundits.

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Thor the Dark World was the #1 movie at the Box Office and both Cody and Mark saw it and give their thoughts.  Mark also saw 12 Years A Slave, which he says it's great, long, but has amazing performances.  Eminem's Marshal Mather's LP 2 was the #1 album on Billboard selling 792,000 copies making him the 2nd best selling week of the year behind JT.  Nicolas Cage had some X Rated sex photos stolen from an ex girlfriends house, National Treasure indeed.  The PS4 is coming out soon, so is the iWatch.  We discuss all this plus  a petition from Beyonce fans asking her not to attend Kim Kardashian's wedding…as always we waste our time with this stuff so you don't have to.

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Ender's Game takes the #1 spot at the box office even despite all the controversy.  Eminem won the youtube artist of the year all while rapping with a backing sync on SNL.  Justin Bieber was seen leaving a Brazilian brothel and got hit by a water bottle on stage.  Marvel has FOUR shows going to Netflix that are centered around Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.  Thor the Dark World is crushing the International Box Office already and it's coming out this week in the US.  The Pundits talk all this and much much more on this weeks show.

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The Pundits sit down with SLC's own Dusk of Mindstate to discuss growing up in West Valley and how he got started rapping.

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Bad Grandpa is your #1 movie at the box office.  We lost a rock & roll legend with Lou Reed passing away at the age of 71.  The NSA just can't stop spying on people and this includes our allies.  Katy Perry has the #1 album in the country and ironically it's named after the codename for the NSA's spying program…Prism.  DJ Khaled didn't fair as good as Katy with his "Suffering from Success"…or maybe he isn't?  The Pundits discuss all of this and also pose the question, when is it ever okay to wear black face as a Halloween Costume?

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Gravity's #1 at the box office again!  The Carrie remake just couldn't hold up.  There's lots and lots of Marvel movie news including the first trailer for Captain America The Winter Soldier, which looks fantastic by the way.  There's also Ant Man casting updates, a Black Panter confirmation, and hints at the overall end game that Marvel's building towards for the Avengers 3.  In Music news Kanye West had a surprise guest join him on stage for the 1st stop on his Yeezus tour.  Kim K instagrammed a photo that would make Six Mix A Lot real happy.  Apparently there's an asteroid heading toward Earth in 2032….and Krokodil is really real despite Mark's belief otherwise.  We touch on all this plus much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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Gravity's #1 at the box office again.  Cody saw it, and loved it just as much as Mark did and can't recommend it enough.   Justin Bieber punched a guy an ran away in S. Korea.  Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel squashed their "rap beef".  Mark got harassed by one of SLC's finest over wearing a hoodie!  A hoodie!  MIT is developing self modulating (transforming) robots and Iron Man like exo skeleton's that will put super soldiers in the battle field.  Speaking of exo skeletons Miley Cyrus' album "Bangerz" debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts.  Pusha T could only manage 4th place. The Pop Pundits discuss all this and much much more on this week's show!

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Gravity's the #1 movie at the box office, is it worth checking out?   Mark gives it a 4 out of 5.  JT's new album is #1 on the charts….is it good?  Hong Kong Disney's getting an Iron Man ride and Cody's not happy about it at all.  The NSA's data center in Utah is ready to explode, a London man stuck his penis in a toaster oven begging the question, is that the most uncomfortable place a penis can go?  We touch on all these topics plus many, many more on this weeks Pop Pundits!

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 gets real meaty at the box office.  The Pundits give their takes on Don Jon, Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2, This is the End, and Metallica Into the Never.  Drake's "Nothing Was the Same" is the #1 record this week selling approximately 660,000 copies…way more than Cher or Elton John…COMBINED.  The Pundits also discuss the Kimmel/Kanye beef, the FBI shutting down Silk Road, Tuskegee Airmen, Krokodil hitting AZ, Miley not twerking anymore and the latest in movie and TV news.  Tune in for all this plus much much more on this week's Pop Pundits.  We waste our time with this stuff so you don't have to.

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The Emmy's were this past weekend so the Pundits run through the Winners (Breaking Bad!) and the Losers (Bryan Cranston…boooo).  Prisoner was your #1 movie at the box office, so apparently Hugh Jackman can play someone other than Wolverine.  We also delve into Kanye's recent twitter tirade directed at Jimmy Kimmel.  We throw out our Breaking Bad series finale predictions (uh hum, Mark's going to be wrong).  We discuss the utter failure that is the Dexter finale, and Apple's iOS update.  We also find time to bring up the testicle eating Pacu fish.  This and so much more on this week's Pop Pundits!

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The Pundits sit down with Atheist to discuss growing up LDS in Monterey CA, attending Wrestling school, graduating college with a Masters in Cinema Studies, MC Battling, and how he got started recording Hip Hop music.  He also answers Cody's burning question of…why pick the name Atheist.  He's an interesting guy so it's an interesting interview…check it out.  Also check out his song "Freestyle Fresh" at the end of the interview.   We waste our time with this sh** so you don't have to!

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Insidious 2 was the #1 movie at the box office.  Breaking Bad has what the Pundits feel might be the best Breaking Bad episode ever, and one of the best episodes of TV ever.  Miley Cyrus unfollowed Liam Hemsworth on Twitter.  Mark just now found out what the 27 club is and is afraid Lady Gaga might be joining soon.  New York Fashion Week was chalk full of that WHITE.  Jimmy Kimmel pulls a huge prank on the Internet and America at large with a twerking video on youtube.  Justin Bieber tried to pull a prank on the Internet but just makes himself look more desperate.  Herpes infected Monkey's are running rampant in Florida while tossing around their feces.  All this and much more on this weeks Pop Pundits!  www.poppundits.com

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The Pundits recap PAX and Salt Lake Comic Con, both get positive reviews.  The box office was pretty under whelming with Riddick taking the #1 spot while The Butler, and We're the Miller's are still sticking around.  Kanye West and Jay-Z announce solo tours with Yeezus stopping by Utah on November 1st.  The Pundits discuss all that plus Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" meme's, the AI epidemic that's slowly taking over humanity, the latest in movie and TV news, and George Zimmerman's good life decisions. 

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Diddy wasn't at Salt Lake Comic Con, but the Pundits were.   One Direction's documentary takes the #1 spot at the box office.  We're the millers keeps hanging around just like Lee Daniel's The Butler.  The Pundits break down the latest Hollywood casting both announced and rumored including Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor,  James Spader as Ultron.  50 Shades of Grey is the next movie to get petitioned.  In Music we have a new Eminem single and Katy Perry tops the charts…all this plus a Dick Tracy watch is coming out!

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The Pundits sit down with Mic Master's head honcho Syncronice to discuss his journey through Hip Hop, starting the MC Battle League Mic Masters, his time in the Air Force, and his long term goals for Mic Masters. 

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Lee Daniels' The Butler is still #1 at the box office.  The World's End was everything Mark wanted it to be.  Vince Diesel is the voice of Groot, while Bradley Cooper is rumored to be up for the voice of Rocket Raccoon.  But the real movie talk was all about Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman.  So much so that some "fan" started a petition to have Warner Bros fire Affleck, and in 1 week the petition has garnered 75,000 + signatures.  Oh Batfleck.  Aside from that the VMA's or more specifically Miley Cyrus dominated the news….we discuss all this plus much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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The Pundits sit down with Utah's own DJ Brisk Oner to discuss everything from doing jail time for graffiti, owning a Hip Hop shop right out of High School, learning to make beats, recording with KRS One, and crack smoking in the recording studio.  Check it out it's a great interview from one of Utah's best musical talents….

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Lee Daniel's The Butler wasa your #1 movie, maybe due to Oprah or maybe due to audience fatigue for end of the world disaster porn.  Kick Ass 2 opened soft, and Elysium gets about that kind of review from the Pundits.  Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse is still a topic of discussion and we break down our favorite replies that were released this past week.  We also touch on the Katy Perry vs Lady Gaga first week sales contest, and Lebron James getting police escorts to Jay-Z concerts.  All this and much much more on this week's Pop Pundits…..

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It was a crowded week at the box office and Neil Blomkamp's Elysium was #1.  The Pundits weigh in on this plus the latest movie news on The Expendables, Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney's D23 event and music news including Kendrick Lamar's verse off "Control", Chris Brown's seizure, The Gathering of the Juggalos, and crazy ass news like Amanda Bynes psych hold, death lasers, Netflix alogorithms, testicle eating fish and Elon Musk's Hyperloop to infinity….

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2 Guns tops the box office.  Pacific Rim has Warner Bros largest opening in China Ever.  Cody saw The Lone Ranger and The Canyons, and felt The Canyons might be the better film.  Cody and Mark have a disagreement over the Muppets.  They also discuss Rolling Stone's top 50 live performers, Andre 3000's rumored new album, the years top grossing movies, Jack White's issue with the Black Keys, Jeff Bezo's buying The Washington Post, Utah Beauty Queens throwing bombs, and a dad who banged his sons wife.  All this and much more on this weeks Pop Pundits

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The Wolverine came out and scratched it's way to the top of the Box Office.  We also discuss Star Wars Episode VII news, the highest paid actresses in Hollywood per Forbes, Robin Thicke's bedroom habits, Ouija Boards, and raping ghosts, plus much much more….

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MC Enee1 sits down with the Pop Pundits to discuss deadbeat dads, what it's like to record with a legend like KRS One, and his journey through Hip Hop….

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Comic Con is done, so what are the top news stories coming out of San Diego?  Listen this week as the Pop Pundits list their 3 biggest news items from the Con…they also discuss the royal baby, Carlos Danger, the weekends box office and the definition of "Molly".

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Despicable Me 2 tops the box office once again while the monsters vs robots movie Pacific Rim becomes the 4th Summer movie to flop.  The Pundits examine what this means to summer event movies, and they also discuss their 3 most overrated Film Makers of all time.  Listen as they argue over the overrated-ness of Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron and so on. They also share their thoughts on the recent Zimmerman verdict.  All this plus much more on this week's Pop Pundits.

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Despicable Me 2 is the top movie, Lone Ranger dies out of the gate.  Magna Carta Holy Grail is released so Cody & Mark share their thoughts.  They also breakdown their top 5 favorite MC's of all time.  How many times will MF Doom pop up in Mark's list?  All this and much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits...

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The Pundits sit down with Definit & Young Sim to discuss everything from music to Definit's journey through drug addiction to Young Sim being a political refugee, fatherhood, Hip Hop's growing pains and plus much much more….

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 Monster's U is #1 at the box office again.  White House Down flops.  Lauryn Hill pens an anti reverse racism essay.  Jay-Z's album artwork is going to be displayed in a museum.  This and much much more on this weeks Pop Pundits….

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The Pundits are joined by Johnny Utah to discuss Monster's University and World War Z dominating the box office, Paula Deen, Aaron Hernandez, Jay-Z's Billboard Fail, America's perscription drug statistics, and much much more…..

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Man of Steel was this week's big release and it dominated the box office.  The Pundits share their thoughts on the rebooting of Clark Kent.  Did it work?  They  also discuss Yeezus, Jay-Z's new album Magna Carter Holy Grail, the NSA's Prism program, and discuss the latest movie news involving Avengers 2, Amazing Spiderman 2, and Prometheus 2.

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The Pundits sit down with DJ Juggy to discuss a variety of topics ranging from the weekend box office where Fast & Furious 6 is #1, Miley Cyrus' new single, Gucci Mane & Marilyn Manson's song "Fancy Bitch", Papoose's Summer Jam appearance, iPhone VS Blackberry and many other things.  Also, check the seperate interview with DJ Juggy when you're finished with this episode.

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DJ Juggy sits down with the Pundits to talk about his journey into DJ'ing, being a forward thinking businessman, his Heavy Hitters affiliation, plus what it takes to be a succesful club DJ in this day and age.  No DJ's were harmed in the recording of this Podcast.

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The Fast & Furios 6 dominates the box office.  Hangover III doesn't hit with critics, but does okay money wise.  Arrested Development is now available on Netflix so prepare to binge watch.  Nicki Minaj has a sit down with Paul Rosenberg…all that and Mark talks about his upcoming trip to Denver Comic Con.

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DJ Shanty joins the Pundits to talk about DJ'ing, The Numbs, and what inspired him to get involved with Hip Hop in the first place.

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DJ Shanty joins the Pundits to discuss Star Trek Into Darkness, new movie rumors include some involving Star Wars Episode VII.  Kanye West has a new album.  Paris Hilton signed to Cash Money Records.  Amanda Bynes is still crazy, and Mark doesn't have high hopes for Xbox 1.  All this and a bunch more….

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The Great Gatsby's released.  Can it overtake Iron Man 3 as the #1 movie in America?  Is Jay-Z secretly a vampire or member of The Illuminati?  Or is he a time traveler that went back to 1939 to research the period to help with The Great Gatsby soundtrack?  Who knows, but we do know there's a photo of a gentleman that looks alarmingly like Hov.  Is having men in tactical gear storm a movie theater with fake weapon's drawn really a good way to promote a movie?  A guy in Jefferson City MO thinks so.  And, have you ever heard of a prostitution and drug ring being ran out of a Old Folk's home, by a trio of old folks no less?  All this and lots of other crazy tid bits on this weeks Pop Pundits.

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Fisch stops by to discuss everything from how he got started with Hip Hop, his various musical projects including Furthermore, The Rotten Musicians, and Fisch Loops, plus he talks about what it was like being signed to a Record Label, Tooth & Nail.

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Iron Man 3 is finally released.  What did Cody & Mark think of Tony Stark's latest?  Charles Ramsey becomes a viral sensation for helping to rescue multiple women who had been imprisoned in their kidnappers house for 10 years.  He knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man's arms.  Dead give away, dead give away.  Lauryn Hill's sentenced for tax evasion.  SLC's Twilight concert series is dicussed.  This and much more on this week's Pop Pundits.  OH, and Rotten Musician and all around good guy Fisch sit's in with the Pundits.

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Iron Man 3 hasn't been released in the US and yet it's already made 300 Million.  A man loses his life savings at a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a banana with dreadlocks.  Pain & Gain is your #1 movie at the box office this past weekend.  Mark sees Oblivion and likes it.  Man of Steel "might" be altering a significant piece of the Superman mythos.  Plus other topics such as Amanda Bynes topless, Rihanna setting records and 1/2 of Kriss Kross passed away RIP.

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Oblivion's #1 at the box office.  Gweneth Paltrow's voted the most beautiful person alive according to People Magazine.  Will I Am is "borrowing" beats, or whole songs, or both.  Thor The Dark World has a new trailer, plus many other pop culture topics are addressed during this week's Pop Pundits.

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The Pop Pundits discuss the weekends box office, movie news including casting announcements, new trailers, and upcoming releases plus topics ranging from Game of Thrones ratings to Google buying up Provo.

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The Pop Pundits pay their respects to Roger Ebert and discuss the weekend's box office, the latest movie trailers and casting news, the absurdity of Accidental Racist and Ray J's new single plus various other pop culture happenings. 

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The Pundits are joined by Cody's wife Peggy to discuss the battle of the Ryan's, Gosling VS Reynolds, JT, Amanda Bynes twitter cry for help, the weekend box office, Wonder Woman porn parody, Marvel movie casting news and the magic, or lack thereof surrouding Disneyland for those that didn't grow up with it.

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Finale Grand joins the Pop Pundits to discuss his first memories of Hip Hop, his father taking bad advice to start a dance club in New Jersey, J Dilla's legacy, his beat making process, and his overall approach to all his creative projects.  Then The Pundits touch on various pop culture topics including; The weekend box office, Escape from NY remake, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters sequel,  and Beyonce's trophy collection among other things...


Johnny Utah joins The Pop Pundits to discuss battle rapping, his new mixtape, Big Sean's music making you want to punch yourself, MTV's Hottest MC's List, Google Glass, Oz The Great & Powerful, and NYC's large soda ban.

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