This week, podcast is on the road again, coming to you from New Orleans! That doesn't stop The Popcorn Diet from talking about movies, and we went and saw the newest Blumhouse production Upgrade! Join us as we discuss successful low budget qualities, the bloody good time the movie is, and if we're afraid of growing technology! David doesn't trust driverless cars. Rick gets creeped out by malfunctions. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet heads back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away to talk about the latest Star Wars Story: Solo. Alliteration aside, we bring in our guest good movie buddy Dallas Nichols to discuss what we liked about the film, the highly-publicized behind the scenes issues, and where Star Wars can go from here. David brings in the casting trivia. Dallas makes great aesthetic points. Rick is feeling grumpy at the fanboys. All that and more!
The Merc with a Mouth returns for his first ever sequel and The Popcorn Diet is here to reference all the references. Join us as we talk about Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool 2, including spoiler free talk, then spoilers about our favorite bits, cameos, jokes, and easter eggs. The boys ponder Deadpool's regenerative powers. Rick thinks DiCaprio was a Ninja Turtle. David comes prepared with Easter Eggs. All that and more!
With Thanos in the rearview mirror, The Popcorn Diet turns it's sights to the summer movie season. Join us as we discuss the movies we're most excited for in the summer, as well as who we think will win the summer box office for the season, and for each weekend. Rick matches David beat for beat. David makes some wild card choices. All that and more!
SPOILER WARNING! Avengers: Infinity War has been in theaters for nearly a week and The Popcorn Diet is here to talk about all the spoilers. Join us as we go spoiler details on characters, deaths, surprises, and more. What character groupings did we like? Who got a bit shortchanged? Who won the movie? Saying anything else... would be a spoiler! Rick clarifies his stance on sympathetic villains. David understands the need for rests between the action. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet has seen Avengers: Infinity War and we have some thoughts! Join us on this SPOILER FREE episode as we discuss one of the biggest films in the history of the MCU. Keeping it spoiler free, we discuss how to grade the MCU as individual films versus a series, how Thanos compared as a villain, and what character mismatches we'd like to see in the future. Rick goes on an early rant. David is waging Infinity Wars on tree stumps. All that and more!
After 10 years, the beginning of the end is upon us. The Popcorn Diet is getting pumped up for Avengers: Infinity War. Join us as we talk about our theories and predictions of the film. We go over the infinity stones, what we think will happen in the film, and which characters will live or die in the end. Rick is redefining the word hype. David is looking for The Empire Strikes Back ending. All that and more!
Nostalgia and pop culture fuel this weeks new movie as The Popcorn Diet gets together to discuss the newest adventure film from Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One. We go off the rails talking about what nostalgia means to us, the Spielberg films that most impacted us, and how much fun we had jacked up on energy drinks seeing a late night showing of the film. Rick reminisces about Chucky. David ends his movie on a freeze frame. All that and more!
Go big or go home! The Popcorn Diet is back in the studio together to discuss cancelling the Apocalypse again with Pacific Rim Uprising! Join us as we bask in the glow of John Boyega, discuss the glory of Guillermo del Toro, and talk about the attitude in giant monsters. Rick picks a fight with Russia. David picks a fight with independent films. All that and more!
One of the most popular video game characters of all time hits the big screen (again) and The Popcorn Diet is here to see if we've finally gotten a good video game movie. Special guest host Jessica Gallagher joins us to talk Lara Croft, kick-ass women, and translating video games to the silver screen. Rick is surprised by a director. Jessica is glad Lara Croft gets her ass kicked. All that and more!
Disney's next big film of 2018 is out and The Popcorn Diet brings back guest co-host Leah Theodosis to break it down. Listen to brother and sister dissect A Wrinkle in Time and talk about what we loved, what we didn't love, and how awesome Charles Wallace is. Rick makes his hatred for kids known. Leah can't stand bullies! All that and more! (1:58) Prepping for Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time?
It's Tuesday after the Oscars and after allowing some time to reflect and decompress, The Popcorn Diet is here to react to the show, the winners, and the losers of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. We debate Visual Effects, Genre Diversity, and filling quotas at the Oscars. David breaks down preferential voting. Rick is mad about dramas. All that and more!
The 90th Annual Academy Awards are days away and The Popcorn Diet is here to make their predictions for the biggest night in Hollywood! We decide who we think SHOULD win and who we think WILL win in all 24 Oscar categories. Rick walks back his anger a little bit. David claims to have seen all the short films. All that and more!
Oscar week is here and we're celebrating it by going back and using the hindsight of history to gauge if some of The Academy's decisions stand the test of time. Going back 20, 10, and 5 years, we point out some glaring omissions and get nostalgic for the films of the past! David makes some shocking decisions. Rick has his secrets exposed. All that and more!
Wakanda Forever! The Popcorn Diet bows to the King of Wakanda this week. We've seen Black Panther, and we have thoughts about one of the biggest movies of this young year. Is it the Best MCU film thus far? Listen and find out! Rick is blown away by a final line. David works hard on getting the names right. All that and more!
The Oscar nominations have been announced at your Good Movie Buddies have some thoughts! Listen for the earliest reactions to the 90th annual Oscar Nominations and see how close The Popcorn Diet came to predicting the nominees! Rick wants more diversity. David wonders if a film is the sum of its parts. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet finally unveils it's Best of 2017 list of films from the previous year! Instead of a Top 10, we have a Top 17 for 20i7. Come listen about the movies that we love, and the movies in 2018 that we're most excited about! Rick admits to secret misdeeds. David goes all in. All that and more in this weeks episode!
The Popcorn Diet rings in 2018 with a two-part special looking at the United States of Film in this previous year. For Part 1, we look at the disappointments, box office successes and failures, as well as our favorite movie moments of the year. Rick is just disappointed. David goes full tilt. All that and more in this weeks episode!
The Awards Season is in full swing here at The Popcorn Diet headquarters. The National Board of Review has named The Post Best Film of the Year. The Golden Globe nominations are out. Critics are handing out their awards across the country. It’s time to start getting serious about these awards nominations. Rick wants to fight Timothee. David doesn't buy Streep. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet crew saw one of the most anticipated movies of the year with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we have so many thoughts that we supersized the episode! Come a join us for a galactic-sized discussion on all things The Last Jedi! Rick bags on millennial Star Wars. David bets the field. All that and more!