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Large Popcorn is a movie podcast where friends have elevated discussions about all things film in the least pretentious way possible. Each week, join host Cristian Macias and a guest as they discuss recent movie news and give their opinions on that week's marquee topic of the show. You can keep up with the show via twitter @largepopcornpod and on letterboxd for a list of all movies discussed on the show.
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047: Jack in, baby - it's time to re-enter the world of THE MATRIX on this week's episode when Hugo Pinai and Jackson Wells return to discuss the series sequels: Reloaded, Revolutions, and the Animatrix! Let's discuss  determinism, philosophy, cyber jesus, hero deconstruction, and excitement for Resurrections. I swear, we're normally not this pretentious. Every beginning has an end.The Concession StandWeird movie snacksCasting a live-action EvangelionSpider-Man No Way Home trailer thoughtsTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:58 - The Concession Stand00:34:14 - Topic of the ShowSocialsLarge Popcorn linktreeLarge Popcorn on Twitter: @ LargePopcornPodCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Jackson on twitter: @jacksonwwellsJackson on letterboxdHugo Pinai on twitter: @Hugo_PinaiHugo on LetterboxdRemember the Film on Twitter: @RTF_PodRemember the Film on YoutubeI'm So Tired Podcast
The Harder They Fall (2021)

The Harder They Fall (2021)

2021-11-1601:04:34

046:  On today's episode, Kale Ryder returns to the show as we journey to the old west with Jeymes Samuel's The Harder They Fall. Let's discuss race, power, the reclamation of space, vengeance, Jonathan Majors, and just overall cool filmmaking. And before you ask, yes, we somehow manage to bring up Evangelion again. Is the devil dead? Tune in and find out.Reel Round-UpDisney+ Day NewsMoviePass relaunching soon?Timestamps00:00:00 - show start00:05:36 - Reel Round-Up00:22:07 - Topic of the ShowSocialsLarge Popcorn linktreeLarge Popcorn on Twitter: @ LargePopcornPodCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Kale on twitter: @KaleRyderKale on twitch: twitch.tv/KaleRyderKale on youtube
045:                          Story #1<< The French Dispatch >>by Cristian Maciasand guest Ryan SmithReel Round-UpNovember Movie releases Timestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:06 - Reel Round-Up00:20:58 - Topic of the ShowSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Ryan’s Twitter: @ryanthelion3055Penultimate Conquest: @penconquest
Dune (2021)

Dune (2021)

2021-11-0201:30:42

044: Arrakis -- Dune -- Desert Planet. We journey to the land of sand and spice on this very special episode of Large Popcorn with returning guest, Hugo Pinai. Listen as we discuss the film elements that make DUNE one of Denis' best and how he managed to film the "unfilmable." Plus, Hugo offers his spoiler free review of Marvel's ETERNALS. Don't be afraid to listen - fear is the mind killer.The Concession StandImmortal snailReel Round-UpHugo's Spoiler Free review of ETERNALSDune box officeTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:03:42 - The Concession Stand00:09:13 - Reel Round-Up00:30:21 - Topic of the ShowShow NotesVanity Fair: Denis breaks down the Gom Jabbar sceneQ on abc: Denis on adapting DuneOssa movies: Dune: behind the scenes challengesSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Hugo Pinai on twitter: @Hugo_PinaiHugo on LetterboxdRemember the Film on Twitter: @RTF_PodRemember the Film on YoutubeI'm So Tired Podcast
No Time to Die (2021)

No Time to Die (2021)

2021-10-2601:11:09

043: On today's episode, film student Benjamin Weeks returns to talk about the latest 007 movie starring Daniel Craig, No Time to Die. Let's discuss the Craig-Bond era of 007 movies and what elevates the character of James beyond  tropey/problematic action hero to become a beloved character of the series. What's your favorite Craig-Bond movie?(Also, yooooooo this episode drops on my birthday - whaddup!!)Concession StandWhich horror villain would you want to get murdered by?Reel Round-UpPlayStation releases a trailer for the Uncharted movieTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:04:54 - concession stand00:10:10 - reel round-up00:16:17 - topic of the showShow NotesPlayStation: The official trailer for the Uncharted movieSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Dial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Ben on twitter: @sakebenji99
The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

2021-10-1901:04:23

042: On this week's show, we're joined by the co-founder of Point in Progress and Tech Raptor's newest video editor, Mario Rivera! Join us as we discuss the cult 2014 thriller, The Guest. Let's discuss masculinity, military conditioning, and horror tropes! Be careful who you let in on this very special episode...The Director's ChairMeeting the Wachowski'sMeeting Guillermo Del ToroFavorite Horror MoviesThe Hot SeatSocialsLarge Popcorn on Twitter: @ LargePopcornPodCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Mario on Twitter:@nightmutecityMario on YouTube: ThatMarioRiveraPoint in Progress: @PointInProgress
041: On this week's show, we're joined by Twitch streamer Kitsugoi to talk about the 2018 dark humor film, The Art of Self-Defense! Join us as we discuss loneliness, toxic masculinity, and the marginalization of women. Oh, and we also talk about 7/11 hot dogs... You don't want to miss this one!The Director's ChairTwitch StreamingFavorite moviesHorror moviesSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Kit on Twitter: @KitSugoiKit on Twitch: twitch.tv/KitSugoiKit's bonfire
Four Lions (2010)

Four Lions (2010)

2021-10-0501:19:44

040: Islam returns to this week's podcast for our most insane episode yet with the British dark comedy, Four Lions. Theres just as much to learn from the movie as there is to laugh at. However, we do advise a CONTENT WARNING ahead of the show. Otherwise, quit listening to shaytan's wassa wassa and tune into the show!The Concession StandWeirdest theatre outfitsSpider-Man No Way HomeReel Round-UpNintendo reveals the Super Mario Bros. movie castSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Islam on Twitch: twitch.tv/iDibajeIslam’s twitter: @idibaje
Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

2021-09-2801:09:27

039: It's time for an 80s classic on this week's Large Popcorn when filmmaker Aaron Roetcisoender guests the show. Join as we head into the world of ghosts and the Environmental Protection Agency with GHOSTBUSTERS. Does the film still hold up or is it childhood nostalgia? Find out on this week's podcast - just don't cross the streams!Reel Round-UpOctober movie release datesTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:29 - Reel Round-Up00:24:29 - Topic of the ShowSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Aaron on Twitter: @AaronRoots427Aaron on YoutubeSecret Horse Productions on YouTube
Returnal (Video Game)

Returnal (Video Game)

2021-09-2101:29:05

038: For the very first time, Large Popcorn covers a video game! Join us as we discuss trauma, subject, and the weird in Housemarque's AAA rouge-lite, Returnal. We also try to dissect the new Matrix: Resurrections trailer! Don't fear the reaper, this is quite the episode you don't want to miss!The Concession StandNarrative structure in Rogue-litesReel Round-UpThe Matrix: Resurrections trailer reactions & predictionsTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:28 - The Concession Stand00:19:45 - Director's Chair00:27:48 - Topic of the ShowShow NotesThe Matrix Resurrections trailerSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Hugo Pinai on twitter: @Hugo_PinaiRemember the Film on Twitter: @RTF_PodRemember the Film on YoutubeI'm So Tired Podcast
The Proposal (2009)

The Proposal (2009)

2021-09-1459:29

037:On today's episode, the host of Stats on Stats, Richey Dolphus, joins us to talk about the late 2000s Rom-Com classic, The Proposal.  Let's discuss if Sandra Bullock truly is the GOAT of rom-com films. We also take an in-depth look at the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer to make predictions for the movie!Reel Round-UpSpider-Man No Way Home trailer + predictionsTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:03:28 - Reel Round-Up00:26:05 - Topic of the ShowShow NotesThe Proposal on IMDbSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Richey on twitter: @Richdolphus
036: On today's very nostalgic episode, #1 Cat in the Hat fan and Twitch streamer DJ Gillard  joins the show to talk about 2000's cyberpunk Gotham film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.From it's dark story, incredible homage to the bat-mythos, and inspiring themes, it's easy to see why Return of the Joker is one of the best Batman films. Oh, and we also talk about the Annapurna game, Twelve Minutes. The Concession StandFavorite movie showingsThe Director's ChairTwelve Minutes impressionsTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:04:01 - The Concession Stand00:11:14 - Director's Chair00:22:18 - Topic of the ShowShow NotesBatman Beyond: Return of the Joker on IMDbSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021DJ on Twitter: @dj_gillard
Jennifer's Body (2009)

Jennifer's Body (2009)

2021-08-3101:07:09

035: On today's episode, Twitch streamer Kale Ryder joins the show to talk about the 2009 campy horror flick, Jennifer's Body. Do we also talk about Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Joker for some reason, sure! Otherwise, join us as we discuss Megan Fox, Hollywood's failings, and what femininity can teach us about the patriarchy.The Concession Stand debut!Reel Round-UpSeptember release datesTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:01:55 - The Concession Stand00:16:54 - Reel Round-Up00:32:01 - Topic of the ShowShow NotesJenifer's Body on IMDbSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Kale on Twitter: @KaleDelRyder
Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story (1995)

2021-08-2401:05:09

034: Another exciting week as the one and only Cameron Hawkins joins the show to talk the original and iconic Pixar film, Toy Story! We also get on a massive Spider-Man 2 tangent and, let me tell you, the hot takes in that segment are absolutely insane. So listen in because you've always got a friend in us! And let us know what you think is the best Pixar filmReel Round-UpScarlett Johansson suing DisneyTobey Maguire's Spider-Man casting anniversaryTravis Scott's Cactus Jack Films to produce multiple movies for A24Timestamps00:00:00 - show start00:03:09 - reel round-up00:25:27 - topic of the showShow NotesVariety: Scarlett Johansson suing DisneyDiscussing Film: 21 years ago, Tobey Maguire cast as Spider-ManVariety: Travis Jack’s Cactus Films partners with A24SocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Jackson on twitter: @jacksonwwellsJackson on letterboxd
The Green Knight (2021)

The Green Knight (2021)

2021-08-1701:07:22

033: On today's episode, Cristian finally puts his MA to use as Jackson Wells rejoins the show to analyze David Lowery's newest film, The Green Knight. Listen as the two attempt to synthesize the cerebral film's postmodern take on the chivalric themes of the original text, fan over Dev Patel's disheveled look, and somehow forget to bring up Neon Genesis Evangelion for that one scene.  What are you waiting for? Join the round table and indulge us in this game by listening!The Director's ChairWong Kar-Wai's Happy TogetherTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:40 - director's chair00:11:06 - Topic of the ShowShow NotesGreen Knight on IMDbGreen Knight - Are you real, or are you a spiritA24: Legends Never Die: An oral history of The Green KnightSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileDial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!Criterion Challenge 2021Jackson on twitter: @jacksonwwellsJackson on letterboxd
13 Going on 30 (2004)

13 Going on 30 (2004)

2021-08-1001:10:11

032: Love is indeed a battlefield on today's episode when special guest Emmett Watkins Jr. joins the show to talk the early 00s iconic Rom-Com, 13 Going on 30. Hang out with us as we discuss themes of confidence, honesty, and coming-of-age, the impact Rom-Coms have in our lives, and, of course, that Thriller dance sequence. Is 13 Going on 30 one of the best Rom-Coms ever? Does the movie do the kid-becomes-adult trope better than Big? And are we allowed to simp over Jennifer Garner AND Mark Ruffalo? Listen and find out.The Director’s ChairMovies with a number in the titleVideo game moviesMovies you recommendHot seat q+aTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:03:11 - director's chair00:26:59 - topic of the showSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Emmett on twitter: @Ejsponge61VGU.tv
Minority Report (2002)

Minority Report (2002)

2021-08-0301:17:10

031: On today's episode, Hugo Pinai makes his triumphant return to the show to discuss yet another sci-fi movie, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Come listen to us talk about sci-fi aesthetics, utopia vs dystopia, ethics, and more! It would be a (pre)crime if you decided not to listen.Reel Round-Up + The Director’s ChairBlack Widow earningsRecent watchesBiggest movies you've yet to seeTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:03:13 - reel round-up + director's chair00:27:17 - topic of the showShow NotesLessons from the Screenplay - When the story world becomes the villainSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Hugo Pinai on twitter: @Hugo_PinaiRemember the Film on Twitter: @RTF_PodRemember the Film on YoutubeI'm So Tired Podcast
Love, Simon (2018)

Love, Simon (2018)

2021-07-2701:02:26

030: On this special episode of Large Popcorn, friend of the show Ethan Brannon joins to talk about his favorite film, Love, Simon. Join us as we talk about queer representation and the impact Love, Simon had for many people in the queer community as an inspiration for coming out. A romcom all about self discovery and iced coffees, this is one you don't want to miss. Reel Round-UpAdam Driver to sing while performing cunnilingus in ANNETTE New trailer for Disney's ENCANTO releasedNew Trailer for Marvel's WHAT IF... releasedDirector's ChairTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:03:00 -  Reel Round-Up00:13:22 - Director's chair00:25:45 - topic of the showShow NotesLove, Simon on IMDbAdam Driver to perform cunnilingus and sing an original song in ANNETTEENCANTO trailerWHAT IF… trailerSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Ethan on twitter: @EthanBrannon
F9 (2021)

F9 (2021)

2021-07-2043:10

029: It's all about family when the host of Anime Nation of The Penultimate Conquest, Ryan Smith, joins the show to talk about the newest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, F9. Let's talk about what makes these car actions movies so successful, it's growing cast, what we expect for the final films, and, of course, Paul Walker. Vamos bandoleros and listen in!Reel Round-UpNeon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 to debut on Amazon PrimeDirector's ChairTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:12 - Mini Reel Round-Up00:09:09 - topic of the showShow NotesF9 on IMDbSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Ryan’s Twitter: @ryanthelion3055Penultimate Conquest: @penconquest
028: On today's show, the host of Patch Notes, Ceasar Torres, joins us to talk about the 2018 Oscar winning animated feature film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Listen as we discuss BIPOC representation, trauma, family dynamics, perseverance, and how much we miss Stan Lee. Take a leap of faith and listen to the show! After all, anyone can wear the mask...What do you think we see in the upcoming sequel?Reel Round-Up items includeJerry Seinfeld to star and direct in UNFROSTED for Netflix - a pop-tart movieTransformers: Rise of the Beasts set for June 2022All the films releasing on October 22ndTimestamps00:00:00 - show start00:02:34 - reel round-up00:13:25 - topic of the showShow NotesInto the Spider-Verse on IMDbSocialsCristian on Twitter: @isoCristianKeep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profileCriterion Challenge 2021Caesar on Twitter: @CeasarTorresPatch Notes on Twitter: @PatchNotesVids
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