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. 

Popcorn Junkie 81: The He Man Movie Watchers Club

Popcorn Junkie 81: The He Man Movie Watchers Club

This week Jon reviews the Barry Seals biopic American Made, the remake of Flatliners, and the movie adaptation of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Then, Jon tries to tackle the recent revelations of Ain't It Cool News founder Harry Knowles and how geek communities still need to tackle the continuing toxicity of their members and figureheads. 

Popcorn Junkie 80: Making Social Media Scary

Popcorn Junkie 80: Making Social Media Scary

On this week's episode, Jon reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and Friend Request, then covers the possibilities to make social media scary on film (besides cheap paranormal monsters). 

Popcorn Junkie 79: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 7: The Stone of Cold Fire

Popcorn Junkie 79: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 7: The Stone of Cold Fire

This week's episode brings back the SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS! While American Assassin and mother! were the only films to come out in theaters, Jon catches up on some of the things he's missed this year: The Case for Christ; Everything, Everything; Gifted; Colossal; and Trainspotting 1 and 2. Plus a quick Netflix and Chat about Daredevil Season 2 and how certain kinds of fans can ruin a movie. 

Popcorn Junkie 78: My Daddy Gave Me This Career

Popcorn Junkie 78: My Daddy Gave Me This Career

On this week's episode, Jon has a full slate again. First, the long awaited part 1 of 2 adaptation of Stephen King's It, the insanely nepotistic Reese Witherspoon romcom Home Again, and Charlie Sheen's 9/11 (nuff said). Plus, a discussion on nepotism in Hollywood and how not every famous person's kid should get flack for it. 

Popcorn Junkie 77: Labor Day Grab Bag

Popcorn Junkie 77: Labor Day Grab Bag

This Labor Day episode is a grab bag of things cobbled together after the lack of new releases. First, a review of Close Encounters of the Third Kind as it was released for its 40th anniversary, a Netflix and Chat about Jessica Jones, and then two discussion points: the suggestion for Hollywood to make fewer movies and a rant about the death of S. J. Harris on the set of Deadpool 2. 

Popcorn Junkie 76: The Ideal Producer

Popcorn Junkie 76: The Ideal Producer

On this week's episode, Jon wasn't able to see Birth of the Dragon, so instead he reviewed the butchered version of 2016's Ballerina Leap!, the latest from Taylor Sheridan Wind River, and a quick Netflix and Chat about the Ducktales reboot and Jessica Jones. Plus, a vent a Harvey Weinstein, a look back at Jon's attempts at screenwriting, and how he envisions the ideal movie producer. 

Popcorn Junkie 75: The Soderbergh Gambit

Popcorn Junkie 75: The Soderbergh Gambit

On this episode, Jon reviews Soderbergh's poor man's Ocean's Eleven Logan Lucky and the Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson buddy action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard. Then, Jon reveals his hopes for Stephen Soderbergh's attempt to take more creative control from the studio system in Hollywood. 

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.