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The Popcorn Diet is a podcast for movie lovers and the movies they love. Come join good movie buddies Rick Williamson and David Mehlhorn as they discuss one constant in their lives: movies! Old, new, short, long, good, or bad, no movie gets ignored and everything is up for discussion!

We strive to be a movie community that isn't divisive or condescending, that doesn't treat you like garbage because you love certain movies. We're just as willing to gush about Street Fighter as we are to praise L.A. Confidential.

So if you love movies, and you want to talk movies, or want us to talk about the movies you love, get on The Popcorn Diet for a healthy, film-filled lifestyle.
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Come with me if you want to live! The Terminator saga tries for another relaunch and The Popcorn Diet is here to talk all about it. We spend some time focusing on our history with the franchise, how escalating villains can be done right, and where the films all parallel each other through their many time travel loopholes. David's machine origins are discussed. Rick saw too many violent movies as a kid. All that and more!(1:33) The Canadian Machine and Terminator History(16:05) How'd Dark Fate Come to Be?(23:31) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Terminator: Dark Fate(31:43) Our Dark Fate Popcorn Ratings(35:42) Spoiler-Filled Talk All About Terminator: Dark FateDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
The boys get a little real this week as we talk about Taika Waititi's newest film, the anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit. Join Rick and David as we discuss the history and purpose of satirical films, our love for Taika, and the deep societal and political analogies explored in his latest flick. Hopefully this movie will spurn conversation about treating people with love. Rick invokes Starship Troopers. David takes offense to Rick's assumptions. All that and more!(1:33) Zombieland 2 and Discussing Satire in Film(20:12) Talkin' Taika Waititi and Politics(27:23) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Jojo Rabbit(41:04) Our Gemini Man Popcorn Ratings(43:30) Spoiler-Filled Talk All About Jojo RabbitDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
One Will Smith isn't enough, so we're doubling up the Will Smiths and talking all about his new movie: Gemini Man! Join us as we discuss the long history of the production of the film, Ang Lee and Jerry Bruckheimer teaming up, as well as when story fails technology. David has issues with the travel shortcuts. Rick wants justice for Baron. All that and more!(1:33) The LONG Road to Gemini Man(11:27) Big Willie, Bruckheimer, and Ang Lee Star Power(22:30) Spoiler-Free Good/Bad Thoughts on Gemini Man(31:40) Our Gemini Man Popcorn Ratings(36:24) Spoiler-Filled Talk All About Gemini ManDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
Ep. 100 - Joker

Ep. 100 - Joker

2019-10-1001:09:13

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!(1:16) Our 100th Episode with Joker(2:48) Expectations and Controversy!(16:23) Spoiler-Free Good/Bad Thoughts on Joker(35:08) Our Joker Popcorn Ratings(41:48) Spoiler-Filled Talk All About JokerDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
As the Fall arrives, so does the talk of film festivals, awards, and studio politics. It's only natural that this week gives us the first Oscar Predictions episode from The Popcorn Diet! Join us as we discuss the festival season thus far, who's losing and gaining momentum, and our predictions for all the over-the-line categories. Rick does a whole lot of talking, shocker. David has questions about Oscar bait. All that and more!(0:48) It's Prestige Season, Baby!(2:17) Recapping the Festival Season(15:27) The Oscar Races Can Change(21:17) Predictions for Supporting Actor & Actress(33:13) Predictions for Actor, Actress, Director & PictureDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
Ep. 98 - Ad Astra

Ep. 98 - Ad Astra

2019-09-2501:03:35

The Popcorn Diet journeys through space with Brad Pitt as we discuss his new film written and direct by James Gray: Ad Astra. The boys dive deep into the thematic storytelling of the new space epic, realistic production design, and what makes Gray and Pitt such dynamic forces in filmmaking. Rick makes comparisons to Odysseus. David wants to know more about moon pirates. All that and more!(1:43) Going to Space with Brad Pitt(6:59) James Gray, Brad Pitt, and Good Storytelling(22:34) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Ad Astra(35:47) Popcorn Ratings for Ad Astra(39:53) Spoiler-Filled Ad Astra TalkDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
Ep. 97 - It: Chapter Two

Ep. 97 - It: Chapter Two

2019-09-1101:21:16

The Popcorn Diet returns to the town of Derry, Maine as we come face-to-face with Pennywise himself and It: Chapter Two. Looking at the sequel to the film we discussed on Episode 15, the boys talk about blockbuster horror filmmaking, the differences between the kids and the adults, and why Derry and its inhabitants are so messed up. Rick loves the reference to his favorite horror movie. David is looking for the authorities. All that and more!(1:33) Returning to Derry 82 Episodes Later(6:00) Blockbuster Horror and Adapting Long Stories(20:52) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on It: Chapter Two(36:06) Popcorn Ratings for It: Chapter Two(39:56) Spoiler-Filled It: Chapter Two TalkDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
Ep. 96 - Ready or Not

Ep. 96 - Ready or Not

2019-08-2801:00:27

The boys shift gears this week as we take a look at the Fox Searchlight thriller Ready or Not! Join us as we talk about how thrillers separate themselves from horror films, if this movie could spin off into a franchise, and how Ready or Not is in the same league as films like Cabin in the Woods and You're Next. David surprises with an out-of-the-box comparison. Rick thinks this movie is telling him not to get married. All that and more!(1:34) Ready or Not, This Movie is Coming(8:16) Scary Movies, Thrillers, and Sensitivity(17:26) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Ready or Not(39:28) Popcorn Ratings for Ready or Not(39:43) Spoiler-Filled Ready or Not TalkDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramPatreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
Perfect Popcorn returns with it's second all-listeners episode, this time focusing on the film that perhaps shaped our adult lives the most: Ocean's Eleven. We talk about just how cool the crew was, try to hold back quoting the movie too much, and talk about Las Vegas as it was and how it's changed. Join us as we recount history, talk about our favorite moments, and assess if it still holds up to this day. All that and more, on the second episode of Perfect Popcorn!(1:42) Ocean's Eleven History and Cultural Impact(8:53) Personal Impact and Revisiting 'Ocean's' Today(37:42) Handing out the Hindsight Awards(52:03) Best Ocean's Eleven Quotes and PerformancesBecome a Patron for All Perfect Popcorn Episodes:Patreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
The Popcorn Diet presents the first episode of new series dedicated to celebrating the movies that we love, the movies that shaped us, and the movies that will always be Perfect Popcorn. Our inaugural episode focuses on one of the most influential films of a generation: Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Join us as we recount history, talk about our favorite moments, and assess if it still holds up to this day. All that and more, on the first episode of Perfect Popcorn!(3:04) Jurassic Park History(8:40) The Cultural and Personal Impact of Jurassic Park(16:26) Best Scenes of Jurassic Park(25:43) Best Quotes and Performances(36:29) How Has Hindsight Treated Jurassic Park?Become a Patron for All Perfect Popcorn Episodes:Patreon - http://bit.ly/TPDPatreonDon't forget to Follow The Popcorn Diet:Twitter - http://bit.ly/TPDtwitterFacebook - http://bit.ly/TPDfacebookInstagram - http://bit.ly/TPDinstagramFind all of our latest episodes, reviews, articles, and more on our website https://www.popcorndietpodcast.com/
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