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!
Our Oscar Primer miniseries continues, this time we turn our focus to the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. Directed by Oscar winner Damien Chazelle, it’s a film unlike any historical space film before it, focusing on the visceral intensity of space travel and the effect it had on an emotionally distant Neil and his family. Join The Popcorn Diet as we discuss performance, filmmaking, and what nominations we think it could capture!
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!
Our Oscar Primer miniseries continues, this time taking a look at one of the most talked about movies of the season, Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star is Born. Led by powerhouse performances from Lady Gaga and Cooper, it's a emotional, thrilling, and heartbreaking look at the rise and fall of stardom. Join us as we discuss performance, filmmaking, and what nominations we think it could capture!
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!
Awards season is in full swing, and The Popcorn Diet will be with you every movie along the way with our new 2019 Oscar Primer miniseries. Join your good movie buddies as we break down this years biggest contenders for the Academy Awards. This episode, we take a look at Spike Lee's topical, controversial, and entertaining Blackkklansman. Join us as we discuss performance, filmmaking, and what nominations we think it could capture!
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!
The latest episode of The Popcorn Diet is up and it is No Sesame, All Street as we talk about The Happytime Murders. The boys get together to wallow in disappointment that the movie didn't go far enough, but point out the things they really liked, their favorite gags, and what they were looking for that would've improved the film for them. Rick thinks inbred puppet abominations are hilarious. David wants to be more fulfilled with the world. All that and more!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!