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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 50 – Jordan Spieth wins again!

This episode we talk about golf! We are both huge golf lovers and have fun recapping Jordan Spieth’s recent win at The Open Championship. We talk about his epic bogey on the 13th and how he came storming back to win his third major in five years! How many majors do we feel Spieth can win in his career? Tune in to find out!

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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 48: Emmy Nominations

This episode we discuss the nominations to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. We recap who got nominated and talk about who were the biggest surprises and the biggest snubs from the announcement.

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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 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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Episode 38: Blockbuster Video

This episode we reminisce about Blockbuster Video. During our discussion we touch upon memories of the video store and some of the things we miss about renting physical DVDs. We also talk about the current state of movie rentals with streaming and on demand services.

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