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!

Franchise Refill: MCU Ep. 15 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

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Our favorite intergalactic a-holes return as we get closer and closer to Infinity War, recapping Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 on our newest Free Refills episode. Joins us as we deep dive into the film and discuss the emotional impact of fathers and sons, estranged sisters, and a talking raccoon that is a jerk to everyone. David goes to get snacks and returns to the same action scene. Rick pits the Guardians against Winston Churchill. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Ep. 14 - Doctor Strange

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces magic into the equation as we feature Doctor Strange on our latest Free Refills episode. Join us as we discuss who almost got the role, the beautiful shot composition, and why the ending of this film is so effective. David respects the casting department of Marvel. Rick thinks Strange has a better Iron Man evolution than Iron Man. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Ep. 13 - Captain America: Civil War

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The Avengers are fractured by civil war in our latest Free Refills mini episode. Captain America: Civil War puts the Marvel Cinematic Universe against itself, and The Popcorn Diet revisits the film that shook the MCU status quo to it's very core. Will The Avengers ever be the same again? Find out in our newest episode. Rick really tries not to fight today. David picks the bad guy. All that and more!

Franchise Refills: MCU Ep. 12 - Ant-Man

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For this, our next Free Refills mini episode, The Popcorn Diet brings Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close with the microscopic Ant-Man! Come join us as we recap the rocky development of the film, our favorite parts, and who loses their arm! Rick screws up a reference to The Wire. David gives love to Michael Peña. All that and more!

Franchise Refills: MCU Ep. 11 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The new Avengers: Infinity War trailer released last week, so we're here to look at the previous Avengers film, Age of Ultron. Join us as we look back at the MCU film that introduce Quicksilver, Scarlett Witch, Vision, Ulysses Klaue, and even Hawkeyes' family into the mix! David makes the case for a character death. Rick places his faith in the Vision. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Ep. 10 - Guardians of the Galaxy

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The Popcorn Diet is going cosmic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week, looking at Guardians of the Galaxy and the impact it had on the MCU. Our Free Refills mini episode analyzes the cast, the soundtrack, and the history of the Guardians. David calls for Oscar nominations! Rick is hunting for unfound easter eggs. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Ep. 9 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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With Infinity War being moved up a week, The Popcorn Diet moves up it's Free Refills schedule and drops another MCU film recap. This time we're focusing on what many consider to be one of the best Marvel films thus far: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Rick shows love for Bill Paxton. David shows love for Sam Jackson. All that and more!

Franchise Refills: MCU Episode 8 - Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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The Popcorn Diet carries on in our quest towards Avengers: Infinity War by recapping one of the lesser entries in the MCU, Thor: The Dark World. We break down what made this movie resonate less with audiences, what were the more memorable parts of the film, and who won the film (besides Thor and Loki). David makes a surprise pick. Rick pays tribute to Brian Tyler. All that and more!

Franchise Refills: MCU Episode 7 - Iron Man 3 (2013)

Our Free Refills miniseries continues looking at the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the start of Phase 2, Iron Man 3. Come learn all the tidbits and facts you might not have known before, how it connects with the rest of the MCU, and why Iron Man 3 was one of the more divisive films in the MCU. Rick keeps blaming Tony for all the problems. David picks on the angry nerds. All that and more!

Franchise Refills: MCU Episode 6 - The Avengers (2012)

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The Popcorn Diet wraps up Phase One in the MCU by looking at one of the biggest movies of all time: The Avengers! We talk in detail about our favorite scenes, characters, and how it all came together! Rick tells Joss Whedon has an issue. David defends Stark's sacrifice play.  Rick and David get into it again. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Episode 5 - Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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As we march towards Infinity War, we take a look back at The First Avenger himself in his origin film: Captain America. Join us as we celebrate Rick's favorite Marvel character, talk about the fun influences the film has, and try not to fight about Cap. David gets his stats wrong, Rick embraces his man crush. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Episode 4 - Thor (2011)

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe goes cosmic as we inch closer to Infinity War with our next film in our Free Refills: Thor. We go back and look at the long road to getting the film made, talk about Marvel's excellent casting choices, and the people who could've been Thor! David confuses Hemsworths. Rick loves the character moments. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Episode 3 - Iron Man 2 (2010)

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Infinity war inches closer and closer as our Marvel Cinematic Universe recap continues. This next episode of Free Refills focuses on the return of Shell Head himself, Iron Man 2! We go over how the film came to be, our favorite moments, as well as who we think won the film! Rick doesn't want to fight. David thinks Elon Musk could be Iron Man. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Episode 2 - The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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Our march towards Infinity War continues with our newest episode of Free Refills focusing on the redheaded stepchild of the MCU: The Incredible Hulk. Featuring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, The Incredible Hulk is the only solo Hulk film in the MCU, and for an interesting, little-known reason! Rick hates reloading. David loves some Tim Blake Nelson. All that and more!

Franchise Refill: MCU Episode 1 - Iron Man (2008)

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The Popcorn Diet changes gears this week to introduce a new miniseries: Free Refills! Free Refills allows us to take a look back at popular franchise entries in preparation for the newest installment coming soon! In our first Free Refills series, we're tackling the MCU leading up to Avengers: Infinity War! Rick pours one out to Terrance Howard. David loves his stats. All that and more!