Episode 52 – Movies We’ve Been Watching

This episode we recap the films that we have recently watched. The movies in this episode include: Insomnia, Lion, Zodiac, and Passengers. Tune in to hear our thoughts on all four films!

Here is the video that Mike talked about during the podcast: Passengers, Rearranged

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Episode 51 – Hall of Fame: Se7en (1995)

We have finally inducted our first movie into the Popcorn and Pop Culture Hall of Fame! Our pick for the movie from the year 1995 is Se7en! Listen to our discussion about why we love this film so much and the impact it had on us and cinema.

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Episode 49: Summer Box Office Update

This episode we update the summer box office wager we made before May of 2017. With most of the films already in theaters, we have a better look at which predictions were accurate and which were completely off.

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Episode 45: Mid-Year Awards 2017

It’s the halfway point of 2017 so we decided to discuss some of our favorite moments so far from the year. We each had three different picks: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Check out if your favorite moment of the year made our episode!

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Rob’s Picks: 

Gold: Moonlight wins Best Picture
Silver: Noah Hawley dominates television
Bronze: The Good Place finale

Mike’s Picks: 

Gold: Man Seeking Woman Season 3
Silver: The Leftovers Season 3
Bronze: Get Out

Episode 44, Part 2: High School Movies

During the second part of our high school movies episodes, we pair more films with high school subjects. We also take some common high school related topics, such as detention and flirting, and pair them with movies/scenes of our choice. Finally, find out what our favorite high school films are.

Here are the subjects/topics covered in this episode: Music, Health/Sex Ed, Detention, Flirting, Senior Pranks, Studying for a Final Exam.

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Episode 44, Part 1: High School Movies

School is out! To celebrate all of the students enjoying their summer break, we go through some of the common high school subjects and pair them up with movies and scenes of our choice. Also, find out what kind of teenagers Mike and Rob were when they were in high school themselves.

Here are the subjects covered this episode: Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Physical Education.

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Episode 42: Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! This episode we pay tribute to some of our favorite fictional fathers from movies and television shows. From Mike, he picked Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor from Home Improvement, Daniel Hillard from Mrs. Doubtfire, and Sam Dawson from I Am Sam. Rob picked Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights, Homer Simpson from The Simpsons, and The Man from The Road.

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Episode 41: Is Dwayne Johnson a Bankable Actor?

When Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson jumped ship from wrestling to becoming a movie star with The Scorpion King, his future was bright with a surprising $91 million domestic gross. Fifteen years later and almost $3 billion worth at the box office domestically, Johnson is now considered one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood… but should he? Baywatch just flopped to a pathetic $18 million opening, so the question is, how bankable is he really? We discuss and debate this issue.

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Episode 40: Wonder Woman / Box Office Update

This episode we take a look at our predictions for the Summer Box Office wager and talk about what films we were right about and some films we weren’t for the month of May. We then preview the film, Wonder Woman, and discuss how it has the potential of being one of the highest grossing films of the year.

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