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Howard Chaykin: His 5 Best Comics | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Howard Chaykin: His 5 Best Comics | SIDEBAR FOREVER

September 20, 2021

We're back for another round of ‘His 5 Best Comics’! 

Today's creator is none other than comic book writer/artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Black Kiss, Time²).

Playback: Attack the Block (2011) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: Attack the Block (2011) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

September 13, 2021

In 2011, intergalactic aliens invaded South London and only a band of young street kids could stop them.

On today's pod, we play back the film ‘Attack The Block’, to celebrate its 10th anniversary and discuss the recently-announced sequel. 

What If…?: The Animated Series | SIDEBAR FOREVER

What If…?: The Animated Series | SIDEBAR FOREVER

September 6, 2021

On today's podcast, we react to the first three episodes of Marvel's 'What If...?' animated series streaming now on Disney+.

Playback: The Last Boy Scout (The 30th Anniversary) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: The Last Boy Scout (The 30th Anniversary) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 30, 2021

On this episode, we play back the 1991 buddy action-comedy 'The Last Boy Scout' for its 30th anniversary! Directed by the late Tony Scott and written by Shane Black, this cult classic stars Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans.

"So what's it gonna be, head or gut?"

SIDEBAR CLASSIC - GREG MANCHESS | SIDEBAR FOREVER

SIDEBAR CLASSIC - GREG MANCHESS | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 23, 2021

Originally broadcast in 2010, here is a classic interview from our 'Barchives' with renowned illustrator/painter Greg Manchess.

With a career spanning over four decades, Manchess’ rich brushwork has graced innumerable magazines and book covers. He is highly lauded with awards from the Society of Illustrators and exhibitions of his original artwork in the United States and abroad.  Greg published his first graphic novel ‘Above The Timberline’ in 2017 to widespread praise.

This episode continues our re-presentation of classic interviews and roundtables from our previous incarnation as SiDEBAR: The Pop Culture Podcast into our podcast feed. We hope that our listeners, both new and old, will enjoy these vintage back episodes and follow us here for new episodes of Sidebar Forever!

Frank Miller: Top 5 Comics | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Frank Miller: Top 5 Comics | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 16, 2021

On this episode, we examine the totality of Frank Miller's comics career and pare it down to his five best comics. Do you agree?

Playback: Blue Thunder (1983) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: Blue Thunder (1983) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 9, 2021

On this episode, we play back the 1983 action-thriller Blue Thunder, starring Roy Schieder, Daniel Stern and Malcolm McDowell. Fly with us as we discuss the making of the movie, the career of Roy Scheider as the prototypical 'every-man' and make comparisons to similar ‘80s-era TV shows like Airwolf and Knight Rider.

Mentor Movies | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Mentor Movies | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 2, 2021

Today’s podcast is an examination of mentor movies. We discuss a plethora of films that demonstrate these tried-and-true dynamics: Wall Street, The Devil Wears Prada, Whiplash, Coach Carter, The Karate Kid, Doctor Strange, Akeelah and the Bee, Dead Poets Society, Rocky, Men in Black, and more! And we also take a few minutes at the end to recognize some special mentors in our own lives.

Unpopular Opinions | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Unpopular Opinions | SIDEBAR FOREVER

July 26, 2021

Today's podcast is a rowdy free-for-all of unpopular opinions. Pop culture at-large seems to love it ... and we do not!

For example: Leonardo DiCaprio is not a great actor, the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman is the best feature film Batman, KFC fell off, chitlins should be banned, Kendrick Lamar is just an okay rapper, JLo didn't get hot-hot until after she turned 40, Adam Sandler's movies are not funny, and every live-action adaptation of an animated feature has been trash.

Why Do We Root For Villains? | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Why Do We Root For Villains? | SIDEBAR FOREVER

July 19, 2021

Today, we salute the villains we love. Despite how vile and despicable they can be, we find ourselves rooting for them. 

Some of the big bads up for discussion are Darth Vader, Cruella De Vil, Thanos, Moriarty, Chong Li, Tony Soprano and more!

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