It’s the start of a new month, so that means we are getting a first glance at the films set to be released in August. Summer movie season looks to be officially over, but we try to predict if there’s a diamond in the rough in this group of films, and talk about which films gives us the best first impressions.
Today we close the casket on Moviepass and tell you why we decided to cancel the service for A-List. We also talk about the final big movie of the Summer, MI6: Fallout. After twenty years of these films and the return of actor/producer Ton Cruise, does this film stack up to the rest of the franchise? Find out today on the show!
On this episode of the podcast, we’re discussing the trippy, demented, and twisted film, “Sorry to Bother You,” and we promise, you’ve never seen a movie like this before.
Today we discuss:
- MoviePass changes
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s newest film, Skyscraper–the pure popcorn action film that clearly splits a crowd (and podcasts).
Enjoy the latest episode of the Stale Popcorn Podcast, and thank you for being a listener!
We’re here discussing the 20th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man & the Wasp! Thanks for listening! BEWARE OF SPOILER TALK NEAR THE END OF THE EPISODE!
Today we look ahead to the movies of July and what we think is worth watching. Of course you got the obvious choices like AntMan And Wasp, but is there more to the month of July than the stellar MCU? We discuss that and more on today’s episode.
How the time flies! It seems just like yesterday that we were preparing for all that 2018 had to offer, and now we’re halfway through the year! It’s been a great year so far, both in terms of the awesome movies we’ve seen, and the bad movies–and we’ve seen a lot of bad ones–Boy, have we seen some bad ones.
Have a listen today as Jordan and Josh review the first half of the year with the best and worst movies that have graced our presence.
We’re bringing you three episodes this week! Check out our fresh content this Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Another week, another movie to discuss. On this episode–which was recorded very late in the evening, as you might be able to tell from the rambling, we’re talking about Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to the fantastic Sicario. Starring Benecio del Toro and Josh Brolin (The Summer of Brolin continues), we get an intense look at drug cartel scene, and what some people are willing to do for the people they work for and with. Without Emily Blunt as the moral compass here, how does this film fare?
After two and a half years, out podcast comes full circle. Jurassic World was part of our discussion during episode one of our show, and now, 132 episodes later, we revisit the land of dinosaurs in the pure blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We give our thoughts on the film and the overall direction of the Jurassic franchise on today’s episode. Thanks for listening!
I believe that the movie theater is sacred ground. It’s an institution that should be respected and held in high regard for its unbelievable ability to give us a place where we can see the latest in cinema magic. It’s a unique experience unlike anything else in our society, and it should be revered and treated with dignity!
However, respect for the theatrical experience has taken a bit of a nosedive. It’s tough to go watch a movie nowadays and leave without incident. Just recently our viewing of Hereditary was ruined by a few youngsters on their phones, screen-hoppers, etc. Not the best film for that to happen to, trust me.
But there are a few things that you and I can do to improve our overall experience, because we all want our time on this tiny blue planet to be enjoyable, and we all want our movie-watching to be the best it can be.
1 – Arrive early
I know it’s cool and hip to reserve seats now and skip the endless number of previews (seriously, 25 minutes of trailers is a BIT much!), but getting there early allows you to take in the energy and the anticipation of the film you’re about to watch. Try it if you haven’t in a while. It’s worth it. If you’re not reserving your seats, get there 15 minutes early so you can get the seat you want and you won’t have to wade through the crowd.
2 – Dress for the occasion
We like to dress for the event when we go to the movies. And when I say dress, I mean throw on whatever t-shirt goes with the film. I went out and bought a $5 Jurassic Park shirt so I could wear it to Fallen Kingdom, and it was fun, and it was neat, and it made the night all the better. Just recently we took the whole family to see The Incredibles 2, and we dawned our masks and Incredible shirts and we took pictures and just had a great time. Try it!
3 – Put your phones away
I shouldn’t even have to say this, but you know, 2018. When the trailers start, put your phones away! Seriously! Turn them off! Just turn the thing off, put it in your pocket, your bag, your cup holder, and just forget it exists for two hours. Not only will you feel better being off your phone, you’ll be more present in the film, and you’re spending too much money on a ticket to be on a device that you’re always on anyway. Let it go!
4 – Don’t be critical right away
I know the tendency is to find things to pick apart in the film, but if you just resist the urge for a few moments and instead look to what you preferred in the film, I think you’ll find the experience much more rewarding and fulfilling. Movies, like any art, shouldn’t be subjugated to our buzzword criticisms (caveat: if you’re prone to the critical side and you find actual enjoyment from this, criticize away, but just don’t do it at the expense of others’ enjoyment).
5 – Talk about it!
This doesn’t contradict rule 4. I think it’s fun to talk about movies after you’ve seen them, but without the need of trying to break everything down and rip it to shreds. If it’s a movie you genuinely love, it makes it all the easier. Riding in the van with the kids after Incredibles 2 was awesome because we got to talk about all the fun things we saw. It’s also fun to theorize a little bit and create some of your own fan-fiction.
Job Search Difficulties:
• We share some of our awkward job interview stories and try to figure out what steps to take next in our search for careers.
Top Five Pixar Films Pre-Incredibles 2:
• Josh & Jordan share their favorite films from the legendary film studio.
Josh watches Lord of the Rings:
• Why did it take so long? What did he think? And what film juggernaut is he going to tackle next?
• Incredibles 2
Previewing Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Josh is here reviewing The Inredibles 2, in theaters now!
We’re back again with another episode talking about the latest stuff that’s going on in the world of cinema. Jordan reviews Hotel Artemis, starring Jody Foster and Sterling Brown.
Show topics include:
- Trailer Breakdown
- Halloween 2018
- Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Josh Goes to Disney World!
- Josh gives his thoughts on the sneak peak he got to see of The Incredibles 2
- Rest in Peace to Hugh Dane, Hank from The Office
- We share our favorite Hank moments
- Solo: A Star Wars Box Office Disappointment
- Box office numbers for Ocean’s 8, Hereditary, and Solo: A Star Wars Story
Today, we discuss Josh’s current dive into the hit films of the past, and we talk about former Jackass alumni, Johnny Knoxville’s newest film Action Point, which seeks to hearken back to his MTV glory days of slapstick pain and comedy. Are the stunts enough to make it worth your while? Should we have seen Adrift like everyone else did? Find out today on the Stale Popcorn Podcast.