Ep. 77 - Oscar Reactions & Hindsight Results

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are in the rearview mirror, so it's naturally time for us to discuss the winners, losers, ceremony, and more. Join us for our passionate, rambling, sometimes incoherent conversation about our overall reaction to the night, our look at the progressive, exciting wins, and wonder what the struggle of New Academy vs. Old Academy has given us. David uses sports as a barometer. Rick wants the Oscar to go to Dafoe in Speed 2. All that and more!

Ep. 76 - Final Oscar Predictions

Awards Season is coming to a close and the 91st Annual Academy Awards are just a few days away. Join us on our latest episode as we try to make sense of this years' confusing, unprecedented awards season, use stats and history to try and mold our guesses, and give our final predictions before the night of the Oscars. David connects existing material with Oscar wins. Rick understands why women are so pissed off. All that and more!

Ep. 74 - Oscar Noms Reactions and The Hindsight Awards

The Oscars are less than a month away and with it comes our extra large, supersized episode as we give our reactions and walk through our own Hindsight Awards nominees. The 2nd Annual Hindsight Awards exist to recognize films from 20, 10, and 5 years ago to see what The Academy got right, what they got wrong, and what deserves its spot in history. Rick holds a serious grudge and cannot be trusted. David has some thoughts on the controversies. All that and more!

2019 Oscar Primer: Roma

The Oscar Nominations are out tomorrow, and that means our final Oscar Primer episode of the season! This time we talk about the beautiful film Roma and how it's relevance extends beyond the story of the film all the way to its distribution and style. Join Rick and David as we discuss performances, filmmaking, distribution methods, and what nominations we think it could capture!

2019 Oscar Primer: The Favorite

With just a day or so from the 2019 Oscar Nominations being announced, we're wrapping up our 2019 Oscar Primer miniseries by looking at The Favourite. We take a look at historical accuracy, Taylor Swift's social life, and the tragedy/comedy of everything. Join Good Movie Buddy Rick and Special Guest Good Movie Buddy Leah as we discuss performances, filmmaking, distribution methods, and what nominations we think it could capture!

2019 Oscar Primer: Vice

As we countdown the days to the Oscar Nominations, we begin towrope up our 2019 Oscar Primer miniseries. This time, we talk about Adam McKay's political satire, Vice. Join Good Movie Buddy Rick and Special Guest Good Movie Buddy Matt as we discuss performances, filmmaking, distribution methods, and what nominations we think it could capture!

Ep. 72 - Our Final 2019 Oscar Predictions!

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!

2019 Oscar Primer: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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!

2019 Oscar Primer: Black Panther

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!

2019 Oscar Primer: Beautiful Boy

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!

2019 Oscar Primer: First Man

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!

2019 Oscar Primer: A Star Is Born

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!

Ep. 35 - Oscar Reactions / Genre Diversity / Way Way Way Too Early Predictions

It's Tuesday after the Oscars and after allowing some time to reflect and decompress, The Popcorn Diet is here to react to the show, the winners, and the losers of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. We debate Visual Effects, Genre Diversity, and filling quotas at the Oscars. David breaks down preferential voting. Rick is mad about dramas. All that and more!

Ep. 34 - Oscar Predictions 2018

The 90th Annual Academy Awards are days away and The Popcorn Diet is here to make their predictions for the biggest night in Hollywood! We decide who we think SHOULD win and who we think WILL win in all 24 Oscar categories. Rick walks back his anger a little bit. David claims to have seen all the short films. All that and more!

Ep. 33 - The 1st Annual Hindsight Awards

Oscar week is here and we're celebrating it by going back and using the hindsight of history to gauge if some of The Academy's decisions stand the test of time. Going back 20, 10, and 5 years, we point out some glaring omissions and get nostalgic for the films of the past! David makes some shocking decisions. Rick has his secrets exposed. All that and more!

Ep. 31 - Oscar Nominations Reactions!

The Oscar nominations have been announced at your Good Movie Buddies have some thoughts! Listen for the earliest reactions to the 90th annual Oscar Nominations and see how close The Popcorn Diet came to predicting the nominees! Rick wants more diversity. David wonders if a film is the sum of its parts. All that and more!

Review Recap Episode 1 - Awards Season 2018

This week is the week of miniseries launches at The Popcorn Diet, and we're here with our first Review Recap mini episode to talk about some of the Oscar-caliber films that you can catch in theaters right now. In this mini episode, Rick reviews Darkest Hour, The Post, Molly's Game, and The Shape of Water. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ThePopcornDiet

Ep. 28 - In The Heart of Oscar / Perfectly Timed Oscar Predictions

The Awards Season is in full swing here at The Popcorn Diet headquarters. The National Board of Review has named The Post Best Film of the Year. The Golden Globe nominations are out. Critics are handing out their awards across the country. It’s time to start getting serious about these awards nominations. Rick wants to fight Timothee. David doesn't buy Streep. All that and more!

The Popcorn Diet Ep. 14 - Seasonal Slowness / Way Too Early Oscar Talk / Too Early Oscar Predictions

David and Rick take a very very early look at how the Oscar awards season could shape up, what movies have already come out that could be contenders, and what is in the future. Rick freaks out about film awards. David is bullish about Steve Carrell. All that and more!