Popcorn Junkie 143: The Weekend of No New Releases

Popcorn Junkie 143: The Weekend of No New Releases

Since the only new release near Jon this weekend was the 25th Anniversary rerelease of Schindler's List, Jon has a Netflix and Chat of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Season 1 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, then a discussion about the ramifications of having no new releases and the hierarchy of release platforms. 

Popcorn Junkie 142: Not Ready for the Big Screen Movies

Popcorn Junkie 142: Not Ready for the Big Screen Movies

This week’s episode is a light one. After reviews for The Possession of Hannah Grace, Border (Gräs), Pokémon: The Power of Us, and a Netflix and Chat for MST3K: The Gauntlet, Jon breaks down his thoughts on what movies should be seen in theaters.

Popcorn Junkie 140: The Wizarding World of Mediocrity

Popcorn Junkie 140: The Wizarding World of Mediocrity

With the release of the latest entry in the Wizarding World franchise, Jon revisits all 8 Harry Potter movies and the previous Fantastic Beasts before reviewing The Crimes of Grindelwald. Then, after reviewing Instant Family, Widows, and A Private War, Jon breaks down his feelings on the Wizarding World as a franchise.

Popcorn Junkie 139: Padding, Padding, Padding!

Popcorn Junkie 139: Padding, Padding, Padding!

On this week's episode, Jon reviews Illumination's adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its new rebootquel(?) The Girl in the Spider's Web, the Nazi-sploitation movie Overlord, plus a Netflix and Chat on Latin History for Morons, South Park Season 22, and Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King and Patriot Act. Then, a brief discussion on the abuse of padding in movies.

Popcorn Junkie 138: Talking Tropes

Popcorn Junkie 138: Talking Tropes

After reviewing Bohemian Rhapsody, Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Tyler Perry's Nobody's Fool, both the original and remake of Suspiria, and the hot mess that is London Fields, Jon has a quick breakdown on tropes and archetypes in movies.

Popcorn Junkie 137: Halloween Spooptacular 2018

Popcorn Junkie 137: Halloween Spooptacular 2018

After reviewing the three Johnny English movies, Hunter Killer, Indivisible, and Mid90s, Jon gets into the Halloween spirit by bringing back the Halloween Spooptacular. This year: Hellraiser, Halloween (1978), Halloween (2007), Tucker and Dale vs Evil, and then seeing how The Nightmare Before Christmas works as a Halloween movie.

Popcorn Junkie Episode 136: On the Outside Looking In

Popcorn Junkie Episode 136: On the Outside Looking In

This week, Jon takes a look at Blumhouse's soft reboot of Halloween, The Hate U Give, and The Sisters Brothers, plus a Netflix and Chat on Season 3 of The Seven Deadly Sins anime. Then, Jon breaks down how he tackles movies about topics and cultures outside of his own.

Popcorn Junkie 135: Liking a Movie vs Respecting a Movie

Popcorn Junkie 135: Liking a Movie vs Respecting a Movie

This week Jon reviews Damian Chazelle's First Man, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Bad Times at the El Royale, and this year's So Bad It's Good movie Kinky. Then, a discussion on the difference between liking a movie and respecting it.

Popcorn Junkie 134: One Studio to Own Them All

Popcorn Junkie 134: One Studio to Own Them All

This week Jon suffers through the turd in the wind Venom plus gives a mass review of all four version of A Star is Born. Then, a discussion on the dangers of studios monopolizing intellectual properties.

Popcorn Junkie 133: Fun for the Whole Family

Popcorn Junkie 133: Fun for the Whole Family

This week, Jon watches Kevin Hart's new movie Night School, the Warner Bros animated movie Smallfoot, the slasher movie Hell Fest, and continues Ghibli Fest 2018 with My Neighbor Totoro. Then, a discussion on what makes good family/kids entertainment.

Popcorn Junkie Episode 132: Just the Facts

Popcorn Junkie Episode 132: Just the Facts

This week, Jon reviews Eli Roth's first kids move The House with a Clock in Its Walls, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman's new movie Life Itself, Michael Moore's latest film Fahrenheit 11/9, the exploitation movie Assassination Nation, and a quick Netflix and Chat on the Walking with series from BBC Earth. Then, a discussion on documentary films and what makes a good documentary.

Popcorn Junkie 131: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 13: Octopussy

Popcorn Junkie 131: SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS 13: Octopussy

This week's episode is fully loaded with 5 theatrical releases plus a Netflix and Chat. In theaters, Jon saw The Predator, A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, and the 25th Anniversary Screening of Jurassic Park. Then, he has a Netflix and Chat on Bravest Warriors Season 4, The Future is Wild, Anime Crimes Division, and a bit of Rocko's Modern Life.

Munch-Along: Bambi

Munch-Along: Bambi

As a preview for the Patreon exclusive series Munch-Along, Jon rewatches his favorite movie of all time: Bambi. If you want more commentary tracks like this, donate as little as $1/month and get access to all the other Munch-Along tracks. http://patreon.com/popcornjunkie

Make a Better Iron Man 3

Make a Better Iron Man 3

In this preview episode for the new series Make a Better Movie, Jon breaks down his least favorite MCU movie and tries to make it better. If you want more Patreon exclusive episodes of this series, donate as little as $1/month and gain access to the archive. http://patreon.com/popcornjunkie



Popcorn Junkie 130: You Spin Me Right Off

Popcorn Junkie 130: You Spin Me Right Off

This week Jon reviews the second Conjuring spin-off The Nun, Jennifer Garner's return to action in Peppermint, the 100% Certified Fresh drama Leave No Trace, and the frontrunner for Best Documentary this year Won't You Be My Neighbor? Then, a quick discussion on the history and merits of spin-off movies.

Popcorn Junkie 129: Fall 2018 Preview

Popcorn Junkie 129: Fall 2018 Preview

This Labor Day weekend, Jon saw the low budget sci-fi family drama adventure Kin, the story of Mossad's capture and extraction of Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale, and, despite having to drive to the next county to see it, seeing John Cho in Searching. Then, after a Netflix and Chat on HBO's Fahrenheit 451, Jon breaks down what's to come in the waning months of 2018. 

Popcorn Junkie 128: It's the Puppet Show!

Popcorn Junkie 128: It's the Puppet Show!

This week Jon only has two new releases: Brian Henson's new raunchy puppet movie The Happytime Murders and the boy and his robodog movie A.X.L. Rounding things out with Matt Groenig's Netflix show Disenchantment, Jon discusses the history of puppet films and their viability in feature films. 

Popcorn Junkie 127: Delayed Expectations

Popcorn Junkie 127: Delayed Expectations

This week Jon reviews the highly anticipated Crazy Rich Asians, the latest Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collab Mile 22, the much delayed caveman drama Alpha, plus GhibliFest's August release Grave of the Fireflies. Then, a discussion on why movies get delayed and if delays are a bad thing.

 

Popcorn Junkie 126: Lightning Round Discussions

Popcorn Junkie 126: Lightning Round Discussions

This weekend Jon has another full slate with The Meg, Slender Man, Dog Days, BlacKkKlansman, and Eighth Grade, plus a couple quick discussions on updates to the MoviePass saga, technical difficulties with Amazon Prime Video and Fandango Now, and the recent changes to the Oscars in our first ever Lightning Round.