Ep. 56 - Crazy Rich Asians

We're mixing things up this week with what might be one of the biggest RomComs of the year in Crazy Rich Asians! Our special guest cohost Jeremy Nakano joins us to talk bout Asian culture, representation, his own crazy rich Asian story, and what makes the film such a damn delight. Rick is here for the comfort food. Jeremy embraces being the token Asian. All that and more!

Ep. 55 - When Animals Attack / The Meg

It's Jurassic Shark vs. Jason Statham as The Popcorn Diet takes on The Meg in our latest episode. Join the conversation as we break down what makes a good animal attack film, our love of Jason Statham, and our thoughts of the prehistoric monster movie! Rick does not mess with the sea. David admits his unashamed loyalty to Jason Statham. All that and more!

Ep. 54 - Christopher Robin

The boys take on Winnie the Pooh and his friends this week as we talk about Disney's newest live action film, Christopher Robin. To our shock, we didn't care for this one too much, even though it got Rick to cry. Join us as we talk about our surprise at our negative reactions to the film, why the storytelling gets all jumbled up, and why it's a film about joy that doesn't have enough of it. David struggles to keep his eyes open. Rick puts out a parental advisory warning due to language. All that and more!

Ep. 53 - Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is out and it's being regarded as one of the best movies of the summer and maybe one of the best action movies ever. Join The Popcorn Diet on the episode as we recap the franchise and sing the praises of Tom Cruise, the stunts, and a relentless sixth film in the franchise! Rick introduces The Sweat Scale. David breaks down the running stats. All that and more!

Ep. 52 - Comic Con Aftermath and Reactions

San Diego Comic Con is all wrapped up for 2018 and The Popcorn Diet is here to recap all the biggest reveals from footage and discuss the biggest trailers that came out over the weekend. Join us and watch along as we break down offerings from Universal, Warner Brothers, and more! Rick finds his next Free Refills theme. David is a scorned DC viewer. All that and more!

Ep. 51 - Skyscraper and Future President The Rock

It's The Rock vs. Terrorists AND a burning building as The Canadian Machine David Mehlhorn returns to talk about SKYSCRAPER! Join us as we discuss our love for Dwayne Johnson, how the film offers great disaster elements and healthy family dynamics, but how it's almost all derailed by a weak terrorist element. Rick is ready to campaign for President The Rock. David is thankful for the sleeping babies. All that and more!

Ep. 50 - Ant Man and The Wasp

Go small or go home! The Popcorn Diet welcomes very special guest good movie buddy and brother-in-law Matt Theodosis to discuss Ant-Man and The Wasp! Join us as we discuss refreshing, smaller scale action, antagonists vs. villains, and where the MCU goes in 2019. Rick always wants more Goggins. Matt wants to make changes to the popcorn rating system. All that and more!

Ep. 49 - Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The park is gone! The Popcorn Diet takes on those majestic and dangerous dinosaurs as we discuss the newest entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We take a stroll down memory lane as we reminisce about the original JP, then talk about the newest entry. Do we get more of the same? Or is it a totally different monster? Rick is into the carnage. David needs more money. All that and more!

Ep. 48 - Incredibles 2 & Growing Up Pixar

Fourteen years after The Incredibles was released, we finally get the long-awaited sequel! Join The Popcorn Diet for our latest episode as we welcome Incredibles 2 back into our lives. We discuss the successes of the film both as an animated film and as a superhero film, look at it's box office impact, and go off on maybe the most random tangent in the history of the podcast. Rick is terrible at math. David relates to Mr. Incredible. All that and more!

Ep. 47 - Ocean's 8

Coming to you from the place that started the Oceans franchise, The Popcorn Diet is here to talk about Ocean's 8 straight from their hotel room in Las Vegas! Rick and David, a little worse for wear, discuss the newest spinoff film and talk about the great cast, the slightly underwhelming heist, and our favorite parts of the film. Rick is looking for a little more villainy. David has plans for the franchise. All that and more!

Ep. 46 - Upgrade and Low Budget Cinema

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!

Ep. 45 - Solo and the State of Star Wars

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!

Ep. 44 - Deadpool 2

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!

Ep. 43 - Summer Movie Preview!

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!

Ep. 42 - Infinity War Spoiler Discussion

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!

Ep. 41 - Infinity War Spoiler Free Reaction

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!

Ep. 40 - Avengers Infinity War Hype

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!

Franchise Refills: MCU Ep. 18 - Black Panther

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Still locked in a hotel room outside of Austin, The Popcorn Diet wraps up our Free Refills look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe by recapping one of the biggest movies of 2018, and all time, with Black Panther. Only a couple of months removed, the boys go back to Wakanda to remember the best moments of the film, heap praise on M'Baku, and talk about what's in store for Ryan Coogler. David gets help from Rick on the pronunciations. Rick is pumped for Ryan Coogler's future. All that and more!

 

Franchise Refill: MCU Ep. 17 - Thor: Ragnarok

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Avengers Week is here! Coming to you from a hotel room outside of Austin, The Popcorn Diet kicks off Avengers Week by recapping the latest, wackiest entry with the God of Thunder: Thor Ragnarok. Our second to last MCU Free Refills episode goes over our love for Taika Waititi, how much we love angry toddler Hulk, and where we go from here. Rick is frustrated by the perfection of Chris Hemsworth. David can't get enough Korg. All that and more!

Franchise Refills: MCU Ep. 16 - Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man gets his own entry into the MCU on this Free Refills mini episode recapping Spider-Man: Homecoming. Come join us as we talk about the great, diverse characters, the smart decision Sony made to partner with Marvel, and where we go after this. David steals Rick's choice. Rick relates to the bad guy. All that and more!