Higher. Further. Faster. We're starting off the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe season with the launch of their first female-led superhero entry: CAPTAIN MARVEL! Join our latest episode as we discuss the MCU, Carol Danvers' powers, and the growing animosity amongst the Online Film Community. David deep dives on the de-aging effects. Rick admits when he's wrong. All that and more!
The 91st Annual Academy Awards are in the rearview mirror, so it's naturally time for us to discuss the winners, losers, ceremony, and more. Join us for our passionate, rambling, sometimes incoherent conversation about our overall reaction to the night, our look at the progressive, exciting wins, and wonder what the struggle of New Academy vs. Old Academy has given us. David uses sports as a barometer. Rick wants the Oscar to go to Dafoe in Speed 2. All that and more!
Awards Season is coming to a close and the 91st Annual Academy Awards are just a few days away. Join us on our latest episode as we try to make sense of this years' confusing, unprecedented awards season, use stats and history to try and mold our guesses, and give our final predictions before the night of the Oscars. David connects existing material with Oscar wins. Rick understands why women are so pissed off. All that and more!
Everything is Awesome! Or is it?? We build this weeks episode all around The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part! Is the sequel to the surprising 2014 film a winner, or does it feel like cobbled together spare parts? Join us as we talk about the apparent diminishing returns of the Lego franchise, meta humor, individuality, and growing up. Rick shares his earliest memory. David appreciates the basketball references. All that and more!
The Oscars are less than a month away and with it comes our extra large, supersized episode as we give our reactions and walk through our own Hindsight Awards nominees. The 2nd Annual Hindsight Awards exist to recognize films from 20, 10, and 5 years ago to see what The Academy got right, what they got wrong, and what deserves its spot in history. Rick holds a serious grudge and cannot be trusted. David has some thoughts on the controversies. All that and more!
The culmination of M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy has been released and we are here to talk about it. Join us as we discuss Glass including our thoughts on the film, audience expectations, and the universe that Shyamalan has crafted. David might be a superhero. Rick thinks you need to keep your expectations in check. All that and more!
The 2019 Oscar nominations are just around the corner, so you know it's time for The Popcorn Diet to do one final group of predictions before the announcement! This episode we take a look at the Awards season overall, how films have gained or lost momentum, and make our final picks for the above-the-line categories. David holds out hope for Coogler. Rick breaks down the way Academy voting works. All that and more!
It's time to get hyped, to get excited about the upcoming 2019 year of film! Not only are we going through our most anticipated movies of the year, but we're looking back at movies that have predicted 2019, making our own box office predictions, and discussing some of the goals of the podcast for the next year! David goes with the stats instead of his gut. Rick rants about the greatness that could've been King Arthur. All that and more!
Happy New Year to all our Good Movie Buddies! It's a New Year, and we have some new things in store, like a brand new theme song! As standard practice around here, we ring in the new year by taking a look back at the best parts of 2018. In this 2018 edition of our annual United States of Film, we retire the "Worst of" section, talk surprises and disappointments, and run down our Favorite Film Moments of the year. David apologizes for his list before the list. Rick forgets about the bathroom. All that and more!
Yes, he can talk to fish. The Popcorn Diet goes swimming with Aquaman this week as we talk about the latest DC comics character to get his own big screen adventure. Join us as we talk about the bonkers sequences in the film, the performances, and how the DCEU course correction is going. David invokes National Treasure. Rick builds his own DCEU. All that and more!
Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does whatever a spider can! Our latest episode prepares to go deep into the Spider-Verse as we discuss the newest Wall Crawler film. Join us as we discuss Spider-Man films of the past, talk about how that history benefits the new film, and how it succeeds as a gorgeous new evolution of animation and superhero storytelling. David gives us a Spider history lesson. Rick makes fun of 1980s Jospeh Zito. All that and more!
One of our most anticipated movies of the year is here and we are all for it. The Popcorn Diet steps back into the ring for the continuing saga of Rocky and Adonis in Creed II. Join us this episode as we talk about why we love sports movies, the strong character drama in the film, and the physical reactions we had to the film. David thinks the skull cap weights are weird. Rick has questions about training safety. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet makes its return visit to the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling as we look to capture more Fantastic Beasts with the latest film, The Crimes of Grindelwald. Join us as we discuss muddle plot devices, favorite characters and action, and wonder what this film will be like when the franchise is finished. David is trying to balance the characters. Rick admonishes the double flashback. All that and more!
War is hell as The Popcorn Diet takes a look at the J.J. Abrams produced genre mash-up Overlord on this weeks episode. Join us as we gush about the lean, mean, bloody great ride that the film gives you along with some of the better aspects of war, character, and gnarly killer zombie gore action. David appreciates the war aspects. Rick reminds everyone of the severed head All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet returns this week with a special episode all about the indie horror/comedy Killer Kate! We welcome on producer/star Alexandra Feld and costume designer Kevynn Brewer to talk about the hardships of making a small budget film, the benefits and joys of doing it on their own, and the passion of creativity that drives us. Killer Kate! is out now on VOD! Rick finds joy in the goofy little things. All that and more!
Mystery, intrigue, twists, turns and Bad Times abound at the historical El Royale hotel as The Popcorn Diet discusses one of their most anticipated movies of the year. Join your good movie buddies as they discuss their reactions to Bad Times at the El Royale, focus on a brilliant character and story balance from writer/director Drew Goddard, and discuss the spoiler policy. David is listening to the music. Rick speaks directly to Beyoncé. All that and more!
WE. ARE. VENOM. The Popcorn Diet takes on the symbiotic alien antihero as we discuss Sony's latest superhero attempt: Venom. Join us as we talk about the differences between a good movie and an enjoyable movie, Tom Hardy's commitment to the role, and when a single part of a film elevates it as a whole. David is all in on Woody. Rick wants more prestige actors in goofy movies. All that and more!
If it bleeds, we can reboot it. The Popcorn Diet goes head to head with Shane Black's The Predator this week. Join us for our latest episode where we break down Predator mythology, talk about our favorite jokes, freak out about Subreddits, and try to make sense of the various plot holes. Rick goes off on a major rant. David doesn't like the kid. All that and more!
As the sun sets on the summer movie season, it rises for the fall, for Awards Season. Join The Popcorn Diet as we take a look back at our favorite parts of the summer, biggest disappointments, as well as some surprises. Then we change direction to offer way, way too early Oscar predictions in all of the major categories! Rick forgets about the Summer competition. David is bullish on Black Panther. All that and more!
Football season is back and The Popcorn Diet is here to celebrate the return to the gridiron by looking back at some of the best Football movies ever. Join this unique episode as Rick and David debate what makes a Football movie, break down some of the greats, and pick our favorite and least favorite parts of the genre! Rick talks himself into circles about football and sports. David brings the stats and the history. All that and more!