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!
Our 2019 Oscar Primer miniseries continues, going to Netflix this week to take a look at the latest Coen Brothers film: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Does a film from the oddball brothers have a shot at Oscar gold if it premieres on Netflix? Join Good Movie Buddies Rick and David as we discuss performances, filmmaking, distribution methods, and what nominations we think it could capture!
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!
Our Oscar Primer miniseries continues, this time returning to the sovereign nation of Wakanda to revisit one of the biggest films of the year: Black Panther! The Marvel blockbuster is gaining more steam with critics nominations and a building Awards Season buzz. Join us, along with special guest movie buddy Jeremy Nakano, as we discuss performances, filmmaking, and what nominations we think it could capture!
Our Oscar Primer miniseries continues, this time we turn our focus to the emotional, difficult film about a real-life father and son dealing with drug addiction in Beautiful Boy. How do recent Awards hopefuls Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet stand after this film? Join The Popcorn Diet as we discuss performance, filmmaking, and what nominations we think it could capture!
Awards season is in full swing and it's time we update our predictions! After the National Board of Review announced their winners, The Popcorn Diet takes a look as whose stock is rising, whose is falling, and what predictions need to change. David thinks forward to the Oscar bait onslaught. Rick uses his soapbox for diversity. 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!
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!