Ep. 89 - Dark Phoenix & Adios, X-Men

Every once in a while, evolution leaps forward. The X-Men franchise as we know it has reached its end, and The Popcorn Diet is here to send it off. Join us as we give our reaction to the last entry from Fox into the X-Men saga, Dark Phoenix. We then spend the rest of the episode in all of our spoiler-filled glory talking about the X-series as a whole, including Dark Phoenix spoilers. Rick remembers Darkholme but forgets Lawrence. David gets another reason to hate Rotten Tomatoes. All that and more!

Ep. 88 - Long Live Godzilla!

Long Live the King! David and Rick are back in action as we talk all about the latest film in Legendary's Monsterverse - Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Come with us as we talk about our history with the big green lizard, as well as nitpicking the science of science fiction, humans vs. the monsters, and where we draw the line of believability. David admits that '98 is his entry point to the series. Rick gets wrapped up in symbolism and metaphors. All that and more!

Ep. 87 - Aladdin 2019 & Growing Up Disney

The Popcorn Diet welcomes Special Guest Good Movie Buddy Lindsey Friend to the podcast to talk all about Disney and Aladdin! After apologies for the wonky audio, we talk all about the remake trend, various Disney villains, and being pleasantly surprised by this newest Disney live-action tale. Rick introduces his guest to the Venom thirst. Lindsey has some hot takes about Disney villains. All that and more!

Ep. 86 - The John Wick Universe

Our latest episode dives headfirst into the world of John Wick, first discussing the franchise as a whole and then focusing our sights on the newest entry. Join us as we break down everything about John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, including our favorite fights, the surprising depth, and the ever-expanding world of assassins and the rules they abide by. David might have Catwoman PTSD. Rick thinks the key is incremental expansion. All that and more!


Ep. 85 - On the Case with Detective Pikachu

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!

Ep. 84 - Avengers Endgame Spoiler Reactions!

SPOILER ALERT! After the Endgame come the spoilers, and that's all this episode has! We're talking all about Avengers: Endgame in great, glorious spoiler detail. We discuss how time travel works, the fates of a couple of key characters, and if we cried or not. Rick tries to explain the quantum physics of the Infinity Stones. David discloses if he is still an emotionless alien or not. All that and more!

Ep. 83 - Spoiler-Free Avengers Endgame Reactions!

The end is here as audiences around the world have seen Avengers: Endgame in record numbers, and we’re here to talk about it. Join The Popcorn Diet for the first part of their double-sized week recapping and reacting to Endgame. We avoid spoilers as we talk about our general reaction to the film and the MCU as a whole. Rick calls out Shady McCoy for being terrible. David drops some pretty impressive numbers. All that and more!

Ep. 82 - Avengers Endgame Hype!

The Endgame is upon us. In a matter of days, Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters across the world, signaling the culmination in a story that is ten-plus years in the making. Join The Popcorn Diet as we build our hype for Endgame by making predictions, going over the evidence at hand, and discuss the many different aspects of what could be one of the biggest movies of all time. Rick makes the case for Thanos and the snap. David forgets the name of the guy with the wings! All that and more!

Ep. 81 - Shazam!

The Popcorn Diet returns to the DCEU this week as the boys take on Zachary Levi and the boy-turns-into-a-superhero film Shazam! In this latest episode we contemplate where the DCEU goes from here, as well as discuss the wild tonal shifts, performances, and mythology of the film. Rick would still love the monsters if he were a kid. David gets confused between Shazam, Kazaam, and Shazam! All that and more!

Ep. 80 - Disney & Dumbo

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!