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.
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
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.
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by Cristian Macias
and guest Ryan Smith
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.
The Concession Stand
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!!)
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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
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 ...
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...
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
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.
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!
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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