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!
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!
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!
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!
WE. ARE. VENOM. The Popcorn Diet takes on the symbiotic alien antihero as we discuss Sony's latest superhero attempt: Venom. Join us as we talk about the differences between a good movie and an enjoyable movie, Tom Hardy's commitment to the role, and when a single part of a film elevates it as a whole. David is all in on Woody. Rick wants more prestige actors in goofy movies. All that and more!
San Diego Comic Con is all wrapped up for 2018 and The Popcorn Diet is here to recap all the biggest reveals from footage and discuss the biggest trailers that came out over the weekend. Join us and watch along as we break down offerings from Universal, Warner Brothers, and more! Rick finds his next Free Refills theme. David is a scorned DC viewer. All that and more!
Fourteen years after The Incredibles was released, we finally get the long-awaited sequel! Join The Popcorn Diet for our latest episode as we welcome Incredibles 2 back into our lives. We discuss the successes of the film both as an animated film and as a superhero film, look at it's box office impact, and go off on maybe the most random tangent in the history of the podcast. Rick is terrible at math. David relates to Mr. Incredible. All that and more!
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The Popcorn Diet carries on in our quest towards Avengers: Infinity War by recapping one of the lesser entries in the MCU, Thor: The Dark World. We break down what made this movie resonate less with audiences, what were the more memorable parts of the film, and who won the film (besides Thor and Loki). David makes a surprise pick. Rick pays tribute to Brian Tyler. All that and more!
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The Popcorn Diet changes gears this week to introduce a new miniseries: Free Refills! Free Refills allows us to take a look back at popular franchise entries in preparation for the newest installment coming soon! In our first Free Refills series, we're tackling the MCU leading up to Avengers: Infinity War! Rick pours one out to Terrance Howard. David loves his stats. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet saw Justice League and boy do we have some thoughts about it. In this episode, we fish through our strong feelings in both directions about the film and ask what the future holds. Rick imagines if he lived in a Norwegian fishing village. David screws up superhero names. All that and more!
One of the most anticipated movies of the year is nearly upon us and we've decided to stop and take a look at how we got to the Justice League film and what we expect from it. Rick goes off on fake controversies. David steals Rick's answer. 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!
The boys are back to discuss one of the biggest movies of the year and break down the superhero genre as it evolved over time. David shows some emotional cracks for an unlikely film. Rick makes a stand on his favorite Zorro film. All that plus more!