The Popcorn Diet celebrates its 100th episode by taking on one of the most difficult and controversial films they've perhaps ever covered: JOKER. Join us for this episode as we struggle to find the meaning in the madness, heap praises on Joaquin Phoenix, and talk about the controversies surrounding the dark DC adaptation. David has an AH-HA moment. Rick wonders if it's all real or not. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet returns to the town of Derry, Maine as we come face-to-face with Pennywise himself and It: Chapter Two. Looking at the sequel to the film we discussed on Episode 15, the boys talk about blockbuster horror filmmaking, the differences between the kids and the adults, and why Derry and its inhabitants are so messed up. Rick loves the reference to his favorite horror movie. David is looking for the authorities. All that and more!
One of the most popular games in the world finally gets the live-action big screen treatment with the release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu! Join David, Rick, and special guest good movie buddy Jeremy Nakano as we discuss Pokémon origins, ratings limitations, and world building. Rick thinks Danny DeVito would've made a great Pikachu . David questions the existence of Angels with Filthy Souls. Jeremy gives us few 'um, actually's. 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!
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!
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?