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!
Director Quentin Tarantino takes us on a journey back to the golden age of television and film with his newest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. With a superstar cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, does QT's latest match up with his highest highs or his lowest lows? Join us as we discuss his history and why the film is his love letter more than others. David feels the character of Hollywood. Rick is burned by the spoilers. All that and more!
You'll believe an elephant can fly as the boys return to break down Disney's newest live-action remake, DUMBO. Join us as we discuss the effects of bringing cartoons to live action, Tim Burton's wheelhouse, and the irony of a film bemoaning gigantic conglomerates being made by a gigantic conglomerate! Rick loses his mind over a cameo. David weighs in on the corporations. All that and more!
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!
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!
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!