Popcorn Junkie 101: The Hollywood Hype Machine & the 2018 BAFTAs

Popcorn Junkie 101: The Hollywood Hype Machine & the 2018 BAFTAs

With the release of Black Panther (and Early Man and Samson too, I guess), Jon talks about the Hollywood Hype Machine, its downsides, and how to counteract it. Plus, a quick look at the winners of the 71st annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. 

Popcorn Junkie 99: Streamboat Silly

Popcorn Junkie 99: Streamboat Silly

In lieu of the single release of Winchester, Jon has an extended Netflix and Chat reviewing Mudbound, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and Tiny Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, and then discusses what it will take for streaming to compete with movie theaters and how to improve them. Plus, a look at the haul of Super Bowl trailer spots. 

Popcorn Junkie 98: Fishing for Accolades

Popcorn Junkie 98: Fishing for Accolades

Since we're between awards ceremonies and it's a light weekend, Jon reviews the The Maze Runner with its conclusion Death Cure releasing and the overlooked gem from last year's awards season push Hostiles, then discusses the term "Oscar bait," the pros and cons of the genre, and a look at this year's Oscar nominees. 

Popcorn Junkie 96: The 23rd Critics' Choice Awards and Anticipations for 2018

Popcorn Junkie 96: The 23rd Critics' Choice Awards and Anticipations for 2018

This weekend, Jon reviews the Liam Neeson action movie The Commuter, both Paddington 1 and 2, Taraji P Henson's latest movie Proud Mary, and Steven Spielberg's The Post about the lead up to the publication of the Pentagon Papers. Plus, a quick rundown of the winners of the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards and Jon's most (and some least) anticipated movies coming out in 2018. 

Popcorn Junkie 95: The 75th Golden Globes

Popcorn Junkie 95: The 75th Golden Globes

This episode Jon rings in 2018 with its first movie Insidious: The Last Key, watches 2017 carryovers Darkest Hour and Molly's Game, and covers the winners of the 2018 Golden Globes. 

Popcorn Junkie 94: 2017 in Review

Popcorn Junkie 94: 2017 in Review

2017 is finally over, and to send it off Jon has his last reviews for the year (All the Money in the World, The Shape of Water, Bright, and The Punisher) and lists his favorite movies, his least favorite movies, and the blandest movies he saw in 2017. 

Popcorn Junkie 92: On the Contrary

Popcorn Junkie 92: On the Contrary

This week, Jon reviews the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi as well as Blue Sky's Ferdinand the septuagenarian comedy Just Getting Started before talking about how to best discuss contrary opinions on media and pointing out the toxic issues in the current discourse of open film criticism. 

Popcorn Junkie 91: We Don't Need Another Hero

Popcorn Junkie 91: We Don't Need Another Hero

On this week's episode, Jon reviews James Franco's adaptation of The Disaster Artist and Martin McDonaugh's latest movie Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Then, we have a frank discussion on if we as a society need heroes and if those heroes need to be (or even should be) real people. 

Popcorn Junkie 90: Just a Small Town Critic

Popcorn Junkie 90: Just a Small Town Critic

On this slightly belated episode, Jon reviews the Greta Gerwig movie Lady Bird, the latest from Nora Twomey and Cartoon Saloon The Breadwinner, has a Netflix and Chat about Luke Cage, and then laments the struggles of being a film critic in a town without a film scene. 

Popcorn Junkie 89: Serendipity vs Grand Theft

Popcorn Junkie 89: Serendipity vs Grand Theft

On this post Thanksgiving episode, Jon reviews Pixar's Coco, The Man Who Invented Christmas, and Roman J Israel Esq, then goes into a light discussion about the difference between sharing premises and outright ripping off in Hollywood. 

Popcorn Junkie 88: Correcting Course

Popcorn Junkie 88: Correcting Course

This week Jon reviews Justice League and Wonder, lambasts The Star, and then discusses the rare occasions a sequel can improve a franchise and make up for its bad predecessors. 

Popcorn Junkie 87: Hollywood Cleaning House

Popcorn Junkie 87: Hollywood Cleaning House

This week's a bit light (and a bit late, sorry) as Jon reviews Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy's Home 1 and 2, leading Jon into a discussion on the recent headlines out of Hollywood and why it's time to clean house. 

Popcorn Junkie 86: Making the Old Anew

Popcorn Junkie 86: Making the Old Anew

This week the Christmas Creep begins as Jon reviews Thor: Ragnarok, A Bad Moms Christmas, the Pokémon anime's 20th anniversary movie Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You, plus a Netflix and Chat about The Love Witch. Then, a roundabout discussion on why filmmakers use retro styles and when it works best. 

Popcorn Junkie 85: Killing the Slashers

Popcorn Junkie 85: Killing the Slashers

On this spoopy Halloween episode, Jon neglected to prepare for another Spoop-tacular and instead reviews Jigsaw, Suburbicon, Thank You for Your Service, and then discusses the problems with the slasher genre of horror, and how Wes Craven played a part in its demise. 

Popcorn Junkie 84: Red Blooded Blue Collar Movies

Popcorn Junkie 84: Red Blooded Blue Collar Movies

On this week's episode Jon reviews Geostorm, The Snowman, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, and Only the Brave. Plus a discussion on how Hollywood markets movies to more blue collar conservative audiences but how that doesn't make a movie better or worse. 

Popcorn Junkie 82: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

Popcorn Junkie 82: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

It's time for another SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS!! This week, Jon reviews Blade Runner and its sequel Blade Runner 2049, My Little Pony: The Movie 2017, and The Mountain Between Us, plus a Movie Catch Up with Unforgettable and DisneyNature's Born in China. Also, screw Harvey Weinstein and screw Harry Knowles.