Large Popcorn: A Movie Podcast

Large Popcorn: A Movie Podcast

Large Popcorn is a movie podcast where friends have elevated discussions about all things film in the least pretentious way possible. Each week, join host Cristian Macias and a guest as they discuss recent movie news and give their opinions on that week's marquee topic of the show. You can keep up with the show via twitter @largepopcornpod and on letterboxd for a list of all movies discussed on the show.

Episodes

November 23, 2021 104 min

047:

Jack in, baby - it's time to re-enter the world of THE MATRIX on this week's episode when Hugo Pinai and Jackson Wells return to discuss the series sequels: Reloaded, Revolutions, and the Animatrix! Let's discuss  determinism, philosophy, cyber jesus, hero deconstruction, and excitement for Resurrections. I swear, we're normally not this pretentious. Every beginning has an end.

The Concession Stand

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    046: 
    On today's episode, Kale Ryder returns to the show as we journey to the old west with Jeymes Samuel's The Harder They Fall. Let's discuss race, power, the reclamation of space, vengeance, Jonathan Majors, and just overall cool filmmaking. And before you ask, yes, we somehow manage to bring up Evangelion again. Is the devil dead? Tune in and find out.

    Reel Round-Up

  • Disney+ Day News
  • MoviePass relaunching soon?

  • Times...

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    November 9, 2021 58 min

    045: 

                             Story #1
    << The French Dispatch >>
    by Cristian Macias
    and guest Ryan Smith

    Reel Round-Up

  • November Movie releases 

  • Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 - show start
  • 00:02:06 - Reel Round-Up
  • 00:20:58 - Topic of the Show

  • Socials

  • Cristian on Twitter: @isoCristian
  • Keep up with all the films we watch on every show at my letterboxd profile
  • Dial-in to the show via SpeakPipe!
  • Criterion Challenge 2021
  • Ryan’s Twitter: @ryant...
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    November 1, 2021 90 min

    044: 
    Arrakis -- Dune -- Desert Planet. We journey to the land of sand and spice on this very special episode of Large Popcorn with returning guest, Hugo Pinai. Listen as we discuss the film elements that make DUNE one of Denis' best and how he managed to film the "unfilmable." Plus, Hugo offers his spoiler free review of Marvel's ETERNALS. Don't be afraid to listen - fear is the mind killer.

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    October 25, 2021 71 min

    043: 
    On today's episode, film student Benjamin Weeks returns to talk about the latest 007 movie starring Daniel Craig, No Time to Die. Let's discuss the Craig-Bond era of 007 movies and what elevates the character of James beyond  tropey/problematic action hero to become a beloved character of the series. What's your favorite Craig-Bond movie?
    (Also, yooooooo this episode drops on my birthday - whaddup!!)


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    October 18, 2021 64 min

    042:
    On this week's show, we're joined by the co-founder of Point in Progress and Tech Raptor's newest video editor, Mario Rivera! Join us as we discuss the cult 2014 thriller, The Guest. Let's discuss masculinity, military conditioning, and horror tropes! Be careful who you let in on this very special episode...

    The Director's Chair

  • Meeting the Wachowski's
  • Meeting Guillermo Del Toro
  • Favorite Horror Movies
  • The Ho...
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    October 11, 2021 58 min

    041: 
    On this week's show, we're joined by Twitch streamer Kitsugoi to talk about the 2018 dark humor film, The Art of Self-Defense! Join us as we discuss loneliness, toxic masculinity, and the marginalization of women. Oh, and we also talk about 7/11 hot dogs... You don't want to miss this one!

    The Director's Chair

  • Twitch Streaming
  • Favorite movies
  • Horror movies

  • Socials

  • Cristian on Twitter: @isoCristian
  • Keep up with all...
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    October 4, 2021 79 min

    040: 
    Islam returns to this week's podcast for our most insane episode yet with the British dark comedy, Four Lions. Theres just as much to learn from the movie as there is to laugh at. However, we do advise a CONTENT WARNING ahead of the show. Otherwise, quit listening to shaytan's wassa wassa and tune into the show!

    The Concession Stand

  • Weirdest theatre outfits
  • Spider-Man No Way Home

  • Reel Round-Up

  • Nintendo reveals the Super Mar...
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    September 27, 2021 69 min

    039: 
    It's time for an 80s classic on this week's Large Popcorn when filmmaker Aaron Roetcisoender guests the show. Join as we head into the world of ghosts and the Environmental Protection Agency with GHOSTBUSTERS. Does the film still hold up or is it childhood nostalgia? Find out on this week's podcast - just don't cross the streams!


    Reel Round-Up

  • October movie release dates

  • Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 - show start
  • 00:02:29 - R...
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    September 20, 2021 89 min

    038: 
    For the very first time, Large Popcorn covers a video game! Join us as we discuss trauma, subject, and the weird in Housemarque's AAA rouge-lite, Returnal. We also try to dissect the new Matrix: Resurrections trailer! Don't fear the reaper, this is quite the episode you don't want to miss!


    The Concession Stand

  • Narrative structure in Rogue-lites

  • Reel Round-Up

  • The Matrix: Resurrections trailer reactions & predictions

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    September 13, 2021 59 min

    037:
    On today's episode, the host of Stats on Stats, Richey Dolphus, joins us to talk about the late 2000s Rom-Com classic, The Proposal.  Let's discuss if Sandra Bullock truly is the GOAT of rom-com films. We also take an in-depth look at the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer to make predictions for the movie!


    Reel Round-Up

  • Spider-Man No Way Home trailer + predictions

  • Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 - show start
  • 00:03:28 - Reel Round-Up
  • 00:...
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    September 6, 2021 63 min

    036: 
    On today's very nostalgic episode, #1 Cat in the Hat fan and Twitch streamer DJ Gillard  joins the show to talk about 2000's cyberpunk Gotham film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
    From it's dark story, incredible homage to the bat-mythos, and inspiring themes, it's easy to see why Return of the Joker is one of the best Batman films. Oh, and we also talk about the Annapurna game, Twelve Minutes. 

    The Concessio...

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    August 30, 2021 67 min

    035: 
    On today's episode, Twitch streamer Kale Ryder joins the show to talk about the 2009 campy horror flick, Jennifer's Body. Do we also talk about Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Joker for some reason, sure! Otherwise, join us as we discuss Megan Fox, Hollywood's failings, and what femininity can teach us about the patriarchy.

    The Concession Stand debut!

    Reel Round-Up

  • September release dates

  • Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 - show star...
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    August 23, 2021 65 min

    034: 

    Another exciting week as the one and only Cameron Hawkins joins the show to talk the original and iconic Pixar film, Toy Story! We also get on a massive Spider-Man 2 tangent and, let me tell you, the hot takes in that segment are absolutely insane. So listen in because you've always got a friend in us! And let us know what you think is the best Pixar film

    Reel Round-Up

  • Scarlett Johansson suing Disney
  • Tobey Maguire's Spide...
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    August 16, 2021 67 min

    033:

    On today's episode, Cristian finally puts his MA to use as Jackson Wells rejoins the show to analyze David Lowery's newest film, The Green Knight. Listen as the two attempt to synthesize the cerebral film's postmodern take on the chivalric themes of the original text, fan over Dev Patel's disheveled look, and somehow forget to bring up Neon Genesis Evangelion for that one scene.  What are you waiting for? Join ...

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    August 9, 2021 70 min

    032: 

    Love is indeed a battlefield on today's episode when special guest Emmett Watkins Jr. joins the show to talk the early 00s iconic Rom-Com, 13 Going on 30. Hang out with us as we discuss themes of confidence, honesty, and coming-of-age, the impact Rom-Coms have in our lives, and, of course, that Thriller dance sequence. Is 13 Going on 30 one of the best Rom-Coms ever? Does the movie do the kid-becomes-adult trope better tha...

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    August 2, 2021 77 min

    031: 

    On today's episode, Hugo Pinai makes his triumphant return to the show to discuss yet another sci-fi movie, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Come listen to us talk about sci-fi aesthetics, utopia vs dystopia, ethics, and more! It would be a (pre)crime if you decided not to listen.

    Reel Round-Up + The Director’s Chair

  • Black Widow earnings
  • Recent watches
  • Biggest movies you've yet to see
  • Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 - show st...
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    July 26, 2021 62 min

    030: 

    On this special episode of Large Popcorn, friend of the show Ethan Brannon joins to talk about his favorite film, Love, Simon. Join us as we talk about queer representation and the impact Love, Simon had for many people in the queer community as an inspiration for coming out. A romcom all about self discovery and iced coffees, this is one you don't want to miss. 

    Reel Round-Up

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    July 19, 2021 43 min

    029:?
    It's all about family when the host of Anime Nation of The Penultimate Conquest, Ryan Smith, joins the show to talk about the newest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, F9. Let's talk about what makes these car actions movies so successful, it's growing cast, what we expect for the final films, and, of course, Paul Walker. Vamos bandoleros and listen in!

    Reel Round-Up

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    July 12, 2021 66 min

    028: 
    On today's show, the host of Patch Notes, Ceasar Torres, joins us to talk about the 2018 Oscar winning animated feature film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Listen as we discuss BIPOC representation, trauma, family dynamics, perseverance, and how much we miss Stan Lee. Take a leap of faith and listen to the show! After all, anyone can wear the mask...

    What do you think we see in the upcoming sequel?


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