Popcorn Junkie 74: State of Films 2017

Popcorn Junkie 74: State of Films 2017

On this episode, Jon reviews the Conjuring prequel Annabelle: Creation, the mind numbing The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, and the touching biopic The Glass Castle, and in lieu of repeating topics, the discussion is about 2017 in film in comparison to the previous 5 years Jon has reviewed films. 

Popcorn Junkie 73: Lost in Adaptation

Popcorn Junkie 73: Lost in Adaptation

This week, Jon reviews the long anticipated adaptation of The Dark Tower, does his best to tackle the complex issues around Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, and rounds it off with the Taken knockoff Kidnap and a Netflix and Chat about Adam Ruins Everything. Plus, a discussion on Jon's ever evolving view of film adaptation and a peak back to a younger Popcorn Junkie. 

Popcorn Junkie 72: The 7 Worst Animated Kids Movies (from major studios)

Popcorn Junkie 72: The 7 Worst Animated Kids Movies (from major studios)

This week Jon reviews the action spy thriller Atomic Blonde (before diverting into a rant on Christopher Nolan and Dunkirk) and trashes The Emoji Movie, has a Netflix and Chat over Adam Ruins Everything and Chowder, then lists the 7 worst animated kids films he's ever seen (from major animation studios) in the latest Magnificent Sevens. 

Popcorn Junkie 71: Too Influential Too Soon

Popcorn Junkie 71: Too Influential Too Soon

This week, Jon reviews Nolan's take on a war film Dunkirk, Luc Besson's John Carter (explained in the episode) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and the twin movie of Rough Night Girls Trip. Plus a discussion on how being influential doesn't make something a good movie. 

Popcorn Junkie 69: Sharing Properties is Caring

Popcorn Junkie 69: Sharing Properties is Caring

After reviewing Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Beguiled, and a quick Netflix and Chat about Castlevania, Okja, and The Amazing World of Gumball Season 5, Jon goes on a rant about how Hollywood executives are keeping us from having nice things. 

Popcorn Junkie 68: Judd Apatow Killed Comedy

Popcorn Junkie 68: Judd Apatow Killed Comedy

On this Independence Day weekend, Jon reviews four theatrical releases (Despicable Me 3, Baby Driver, The House, and The Book of Henry), has a Netflix and Chat about The Amazing World of Gumball, and talks about the effects Judd Apatow and improv comedy has had on comedies in Hollywood. 

Popcorn Junkie 66: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 6: Back 2 Tha Hood

Popcorn Junkie 66: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 6: Back 2 Tha Hood

It's time for another SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS, with 4 new releases in theaters and several entries in Netflix and Chat. Reviews include: Cars 3, Rough Night, All Eyez On Me, 47 Meters Down, Mulholland Dr, Samurai Jack Season 5, Drunk History Season 4, and Hellsing Unlimited Abridged. 

Popcorn Junkie 65: Big Budgets and Loud Nonsense

Popcorn Junkie 65: Big Budgets and Loud Nonsense

On this week's episode, Jon reviews the first entry in Universal's Dark Universe The Mummy and the latest movie from A24 It Comes at Night. Then after a Netflix and Chat about The Good Place and Rick and Morty, Jon breaks down Hollywood's reliance on big budget movies to make their money back. 

Popcorn Junkie 64: The Superhero Super Show

Popcorn Junkie 64: The Superhero Super Show

Look! Up in the sky! It's a nerd! And it's lame! It's...Jon with the latest episode of Popcorn Junkie, this time it's all about superheroes, mainly DC ones. First, Jon review the highly anticipated Wonder Woman movie and the surprisingly belated Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, then after a Netflix and Chat over Justice League: Dark and Powerless, Jon talks about how for the time being superheroes are here to stay. 

Popcorn Junkie 63: How to Handle Franchise Fatigue

Popcorn Junkie 63: How to Handle Franchise Fatigue

It's Memorial Day on the Popcorn Junkie podcast, and usually that means a big movie weekend. Instead, we get Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch. So, we've padded out this episode with a Netflix and Chat about MST3K: The Return and The Straight Story before a discussion about how studios can prevent franchise fatigue. 

Popcorn Junkie 62: When Good Directors Go Bad

Popcorn Junkie 62: When Good Directors Go Bad

While Everything, Everything will have to wait a week, Jon still managed to see Alien: Covenant and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Plus, given Ridley Scott's recent track record, he goes into a discussion on how good directors go bad. 

Popcorn Junkie 61: Top 7 Fictional Movie Moms

Popcorn Junkie 61: Top 7 Fictional Movie Moms

On this episode, Jon reviews Guy Ritchie's take on the Camelot mythos King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and the Paul Feig/Amy Schumer Taken parody Snatched, plus a Netflix and Chat of the latest from MST3K: The Return and the infamous 13 Reasons Why before a Magnificent Sevens of the Top 7 Fictional Movie Moms. 

Popcorn Junkie 60: How Weird Can You Go?

Popcorn Junkie 60: How Weird Can You Go?

On this week's episode Jon reviews Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, has a little Netflix and Chat over the new MST3K series and David Lynch's Lost Highway, and talks about the limitations of weirdness in film. 

Popcorn Junkie 59: A Whole New Segment

Popcorn Junkie 59: A Whole New Segment

The Popcorn Junkie is back in theaters, this time seeing the adaptation of The Circle, the (sort of) biopic of Percy Fawcett The Lost City of Z, and the A24 action comedy Free Fire. Also features a quick Netflix and Chat and introducing a new segment: the Next Flick Fantasy Film League. 

Popcorn Junkie 58: Netflix and Chat

Popcorn Junkie 58: Netflix and Chat

This week's episode is a bit of a shift from our usual content. In order save the old wallet some major pain, Jon checked out some movies available to stream online in his new segment Netflix and Chat, specifically David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart and Stephen King's Silver Bullet. Plus, some plugs on what he's been watching over on YouTube. Regular theatrical releases should return next week.

Popcorn Junkie 57: 2017 State of the Podcast

Popcorn Junkie 57: 2017 State of the Podcast

On this week's episode, Jon reviews the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise The Fate of the Furious, the limited release animated movie Spark: A Space Tail, and gives a State of the Podcast for 2017, opening up about the difficulties of podcasting and dealing with personal issues.

Popcorn Junkie 56: The Merits of Being Average

Popcorn Junkie 56: The Merits of Being Average

On this truncated episode of Popcorn Junkie, Jon reviews Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style, then talks about the issues of being average when people demand nothing but the best.