The toys are back as David and Rick take a trip down nostalgia lane before discussing Pixar's newest film, Toy Story 4! We look back on what we think is one of the best franchises ever and discuss the evolution of themes, the emotion of Pixar, and life lessons that can be learned. David finally feels represented by Canada's greatest stuntman. Rick wonders how anyone could doubt Toy Story. Together we stand up for Cars 2. All that and more!
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!
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!
Your very best good movie buddy Rick Williamson is back flying solo this week with a recap going over four unique movies that delve into very different subjects. Join him as he recaps some of the films that we haven't had the opportunity to make episodes on or write reviews for! This time, he's talking about Alita, How to Train your Dragon 3, Triple Frontier, and Love, Death, & Robots!
Higher. Further. Faster. We're starting off the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe season with the launch of their first female-led superhero entry: CAPTAIN MARVEL! Join our latest episode as we discuss the MCU, Carol Danvers' powers, and the growing animosity amongst the Online Film Community. David deep dives on the de-aging effects. Rick admits when he's wrong. All that and more!
Everything is Awesome! Or is it?? We build this weeks episode all around The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part! Is the sequel to the surprising 2014 film a winner, or does it feel like cobbled together spare parts? Join us as we talk about the apparent diminishing returns of the Lego franchise, meta humor, individuality, and growing up. Rick shares his earliest memory. David appreciates the basketball references. All that and more!
The culmination of M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy has been released and we are here to talk about it. Join us as we discuss Glass including our thoughts on the film, audience expectations, and the universe that Shyamalan has crafted. David might be a superhero. Rick thinks you need to keep your expectations in check. All that and more!
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!
Go small or go home! The Popcorn Diet welcomes very special guest good movie buddy and brother-in-law Matt Theodosis to discuss Ant-Man and The Wasp! Join us as we discuss refreshing, smaller scale action, antagonists vs. villains, and where the MCU goes in 2019. Rick always wants more Goggins. Matt wants to make changes to the popcorn rating system. All that and more!
The park is gone! The Popcorn Diet takes on those majestic and dangerous dinosaurs as we discuss the newest entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We take a stroll down memory lane as we reminisce about the original JP, then talk about the newest entry. Do we get more of the same? Or is it a totally different monster? Rick is into the carnage. David needs more money. All that and more!
Coming to you from the place that started the Oceans franchise, The Popcorn Diet is here to talk about Ocean's 8 straight from their hotel room in Las Vegas! Rick and David, a little worse for wear, discuss the newest spinoff film and talk about the great cast, the slightly underwhelming heist, and our favorite parts of the film. Rick is looking for a little more villainy. David has plans for the franchise. All that and more!
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!
The fall blockbuster season is upon us with the release of Marvel's 3rd film of 2017, Thor: Ragnarok. We also discuss the popular trend of studios snatching up hot indy directors, as well as the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rick throws a little insider baseball. David gets phased. All that and more!