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The Popcorn Diet is a show about bringing good movie buddies together and talkin' good movies wherever you listen to podcasts! Every movie has something to love, and we strive to stay away from negativity, trolling, and reveling in the bad by focusing and celebrating on what works while still bemoaning what doesn't.We strive to be a movie community that isn't divisive or condescending, that doesn't treat you like garbage because you love certain movies. We're just as willing to gush about Street Fighter as we are to praise L.A. Confidential.So if you love movies, and you want to talk movies, or want us to talk about the movies you love, get on The Popcorn Diet for a healthy, film-filled lifestyle.

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The Popcorn Diet is a show about bringing good movie buddies together and talkin' good movies wherever you listen to podcasts! Every movie has something to love, and we strive to stay away from negativity, trolling, and reveling in the bad by focusing and celebrating on what works while still bemoaning what doesn't.We strive to be a movie community that isn't divisive or condescending, that doesn't treat you like garbage because you love certain movies. We're just as willing to gush about Street Fighter as we are to praise L.A. Confidential.So if you love movies, and you want to talk movies, or want us to talk about the movies you love, get on The Popcorn Diet for a healthy, film-filled lifestyle.

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Garlic Salt

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Ricky is a friggin' god among men!

Royale with cheese

By K.Ker - Jan 15 2018
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I don’t listen to podcasts, but if I did this would be the one I would tune in to!

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Garlic Salt

By liberalwildflower - Sep 12 2019
Read more
Ricky is a friggin' god among men!

Royale with cheese

By K.Ker - Jan 15 2018
Read more
I don’t listen to podcasts, but if I did this would be the one I would tune in to!
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The Popcorn Diet

Latest release on Sep 09, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep. 77 - Oscar Reactions & Hindsight Results

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The 91st Annual Academy Awards are in the rearview mirror, so it's naturally time for us to discuss the winners, losers, ceremony, and more. Join us for our passionate, rambling, sometimes incoherent conversation about our overall reaction to the night, our look at the progressive, exciting wins, and wonder what the struggle of New Academy vs. Old Academy has given us. David uses sports as a barometer. Rick wants the Oscar to go to Dafoe in Speed 2. All that and more!

(0:45) Rick's Oscar Championship Victory Lap

(3:18) Initial Reactions & Good/Bad Surprises

(12:24) Old vs. New Academy & Difficulty Levels

(26:56) Favorite Moments, What Will Age Well, & Looking Forward

(51:38) Future Categories & Hindsight Results

Feb 27 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 94 - Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

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Director Quentin Tarantino takes us on a journey back to the golden age of television and film with his newest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. With a superstar cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, does QT's latest match up with his highest highs or his lowest lows? Join us as we discuss his history and why the film is his love letter more than others. David feels the character of Hollywood. Rick is burned by the spoilers. All that and more!

(2:25) The History of Tarantino

(17:20) The Rarity of Must-See Directors

(26:27) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

(42:05) Popcorn Rating for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

(46:23) Spoiler-Filled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Talk
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Jul 31 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: 2019 Oscar Primer: Vice

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As we countdown the days to the Oscar Nominations, we begin towrope up our 2019 Oscar Primer miniseries. This time, we talk about Adam McKay's political satire, Vice. Join Good Movie Buddy Rick and Special Guest Good Movie Buddy Matt as we discuss performances, filmmaking, distribution methods, and what nominations we think it could capture!

(1:29) Vice Plot, Cast, and Crew

(11:08) Standout Directions and Performances

(22:41) Prestige Relevance and Commercial Success

(29:17) The Look, Feel, and Awards Predictions for Vice

Jan 19 2019

40mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 79 - Horror, Subtext, and US

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Welcome to another nightmare from Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele! Join us as we talk all about horror, Peele's latest film Us, and what it's like to consume movies with and without subtext with special guest movie buddy Miranda Chester! Rick thinks rollercoaster and horror go well together. Miranda enjoys the supernatural scares. All that and more!

Mar 27 2019

47mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 93 - The Lion King Returns Again

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Did you love the 1994 animated version of The Lion King? Well they remade it almost shot for shot! Our latest episode focuses on the latest gigantic Disney release and talk about the reasons why movies exist, Favreau's mission statement, and if it's good or bad to just remake the original with a really fancy new coat of paint. David has issues about feeling the love tonight or in the afternoon. Rick risks the wrath of the Beyhive. All that and more!

(2:40) The Lion King 2019 Mission Statement

(13:00) Emotions and Comparing Casts

(23:05) Comparing and Contrasting the Versions

(34:59) What Worked and What Didn't in The Lion King

(49:59) Our Popcorn Ratings for The Lion King 2019
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Jul 22 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 117 - D2: The Mighty Ducks - Sports Movie Month!

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Sports Movie Month continues! The NHL Playoffs were scheduled to start on April 8th, and to celebrate what would have been, we're taking a look at one of our favorite hockey movies form our youth - D2: The Might Ducks. Join Rick and social guest good movie buddy Lindsey Friend as they breakdown hockey logistics, unsupervised children, and the jersey swapping. Rick keeps using basketball analogies because he doesn't know hockey as much. Lindsey goes to bat for Julie the Cat. All that and more!!

(2:20) Self Isolating with The Mighty Ducks!

(4:50) The Tale of the Tape: Recapping D2

(19:41) D2: The Mighty Ducks in the History Books

(29:40) Who's D2 Team MVP and Team Sixth Man?

(45:36) Sports Realism, Ice Cream Dates, and Hall of Fame Bonafides
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Apr 09 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 84 - Avengers Endgame Spoiler Reactions!

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SPOILER ALERT! After the Endgame come the spoilers, and that's all this episode has! We're talking all about Avengers: Endgame in great, glorious spoiler detail. We discuss how time travel works, the fates of a couple of key characters, and if we cried or not. Rick tries to explain the quantum physics of the Infinity Stones. David discloses if he is still an emotionless alien or not. All that and more!

(0:52) Spoiler Warning!

(2:05) Surprises and Spoiler Reactions!

(16:36) Marvel's Time Heist - Analyzed!

(31:43) How Old is Cap and Gamora's Fate

(47:51) The End is the Beginning for the MCU

May 02 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 40 - Avengers Infinity War Hype

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After 10 years, the beginning of the end is upon us. The Popcorn Diet is getting pumped up for Avengers: Infinity War. Join us as we talk about our theories and predictions of the film. We go over the infinity stones, what we think will happen in the film, and which characters will live or die in the end. Rick is redefining the word hype. David is looking for The Empire Strikes Back ending. All that and more!

(3:07) Where are the Infinity Stones?

(8:45) New, Old, and Returning Supporting Characters

(24:36) Our Infinity Stone/Thanos Predictions

(29:31) What About Thor & Loki?

(33:16) Our Avengers Death Predictions

(53:15) Our Closing Thoughts

Apr 25 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #9: Ep. 73 - Glass and M. Night Shyamalan

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The culmination of M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy has been released and we are here to talk about it. Join us as we discuss Glass including our thoughts on the film, audience expectations, and the universe that Shyamalan has crafted. David might be a superhero. Rick thinks you need to keep your expectations in check. All that and more!

(0:45) Is David a Superhero and Getting Into Glass

(10:57) Defying and Meeting Expectations

(15:54) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on the World of Glass

(22:29) Popcorn Ratings for Glass

(25:27) Spoiler Filled Glass Discussion

Jan 23 2019

52mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 108 - Reacting to The Rise of Skywalker

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The Saga Ends. David and Rick have a supersized, emotion-filled discussion about the final entry in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga: The Rise of Skywalker. Join us as we get into deep discussion about Star Wars, the anger and vitriol that has followed the franchise in the past few years, and break down specific plot points of the sequel trilogy and the Skywalker saga in total! Rick tries not to engage the discourse. David tells us about the Star Wars movie he wants to make. All that and more!!
(2:50) The Fandom Reaction to The Sequel Trilogy

(10:45) Our Reaction to the Reaction to TROS

(22:46) Spoiler-Free Rise of Skywalker Thoughts

(41:28) Popcorn Ratings for The Rise of Skywalker

(45:49) Spoiler-Filled TROS Talk, Nitpicking the Criticism, and Our Star Wars
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Dec 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #11: 2019 Oscar Primer: The Favorite

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With just a day or so from the 2019 Oscar Nominations being announced, we're wrapping up our 2019 Oscar Primer miniseries by looking at The Favourite. We take a look at historical accuracy, Taylor Swift's social life, and the tragedy/comedy of everything. Join Good Movie Buddy Rick and Special Guest Good Movie Buddy Leah as we discuss performances, filmmaking, distribution methods, and what nominations we think it could capture!

(1:59) The Favourite Plot, Cast, and Crew

(12:53) Standout Directions and Performances

(19:19) Prestige Relevance and Commercial Success

(24:00) The Look, Feel, and Awards Predictions for The Favourite

Jan 19 2019

39mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 88 - Long Live Godzilla!

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Long Live the King! David and Rick are back in action as we talk all about the latest film in Legendary's Monsterverse - Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Come with us as we talk about our history with the big green lizard, as well as nitpicking the science of science fiction, humans vs. the monsters, and where we draw the line of believability. David admits that '98 is his entry point to the series. Rick gets wrapped up in symbolism and metaphors. All that and more!

(0:45) Double Features and Our Godzilla History

(5:59) Symbolism and Gojira Over the Years

(17:45) Spoiler-Free Thoughts on Godzilla: King of the Monsters

(34:10) Popcorn Ratings for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

(38:14) Spoiler Filled Godzilla: King of the Monsters Talk

Jun 05 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 95 - Hobbs & Shaw & Fast & Furious

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An ice cold can of whoop ass meets a champagne problem as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham try to coexist and save the world in Hobbs & Shaw. Join us for our latest episode as we discuss the newest spinoff of the Fast and Furious world as well as dumb fun, crazy action, and numerous easter eggs. David has an interesting bad guy theory. Rick compares the film to chill cheese fries. All that and more!

(2:10) The World of the Fast and the Furious

(9:02) New Characters, Creative, and Spoiler-Free Thoughts

(23:21) Behind The Scenes of Modern Heroes

(39:28) Popcorn Rating for Hobbs & Shaw

(43:38) Spoiler-Filled Hobbs & Shaw Talk
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Aug 05 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 85 - On the Case with Detective Pikachu

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One of the most popular games in the world finally gets the live-action big screen treatment with the release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu! Join David, Rick, and special guest good movie buddy Jeremy Nakano as we discuss Pokémon origins, ratings limitations, and world building. Rick thinks Danny DeVito would've made a great Pikachu . David questions the existence of Angels with Filthy Souls. Jeremy gives us few 'um, actually's. All that and more!

(0:58) Our Pokémon Bonafides (or Lack Thereof)

(6:08) The Road to Detective Pikachu

(13:54) Expectations and Spoiler-Free Reactions

(34:02) Ratings and Their Effect on Tone

(37:10) Popcorn Ratings for Detective Pikachu

(41:16) Spoiler Filled Detective Pikachu Talk

May 15 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 114 - Back From Hiatus!

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The Popcorn Diet makes a triumphant return from a long, unannounced hiatus. Thanks to all of our listeners for sticking it out with us, but we're happy to be back! On this episode, we take a look back at some of the things we've missed, including the 92nd Oscars. We also reveal the winners of the 3rd Annual Hindsight awards and look forward to what the next few months have in store for us. Rick offers his apologies. David theorizes on studio motivations. All that and more!!
(0:59) Why We've Been Gone

(3:18) Back to Business and Recapping the Oscars

(17:38) The 3rd Annual Hindsight Award Winners

(33:54) Looking Ahead at the Release Schedule

(40:07) No Time to Die and Potential Coronavirus Effects
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Mar 11 2020

51mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 111 - Oscar Noms and 1917 Reactions!

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Let the real games begin. The nominees for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards were announced and we are here to react and talk about them. Then, we take a look at 1917, which we think deserves a spot high on the list of best films from the past year. David pitches a new Oscar format to Rick. Rick is at a loss for words for 1917. All that and more!!
(0:56) The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

(4:03) Likes, Dislikes, Snubs, and the Discourse

(33:01) Spoiler-Free 1917 Thoughts



(52:46) Popcorn Ratings for 1917

(54:33) Spoiler-Filled 1917 Talk
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Jan 14 2020

1hr 14mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 78 - Captain Marvel

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Higher. Further. Faster. We're starting off the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe season with the launch of their first female-led superhero entry: CAPTAIN MARVEL! Join our latest episode as we discuss the MCU, Carol Danvers' powers, and the growing animosity amongst the Online Film Community. David deep dives on the de-aging effects. Rick admits when he's wrong. All that and more!

(0:55) Captain Marvel & Living in the 90s

(10:20) The Way We Debate Movies is Broken

(15:42) The 'Marvel' Brand & Spoiler-Free Thoughts

(32:02) Popcorn Ratings for Captain Marvel

(34:40) Spoiler-Filled Thoughts on Captain Marvel

Mar 13 2019

59mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 92 - Our 2019 Mid-Year in Review

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We're halfway through the 2019 film year and it's time for The Popcorn Diet to take stock of where we've been and what's coming up! Join us for our halfway year in review as we talk about our favorite movies, the biggest surprises, the state of movie going, and what we're excited about for the rest of the year. David gives us his box office history lesson. Rick stays positive about all the different ways to see movies. All that and more!

(1:10) Comparing the First Half of 2019 with History

(8:55) The Ongoing Evolution of Moviegoing

(21:23) Our Favorite 2019 Movies So Far

(34:18) Hyping the Second Half of 2019

Jul 10 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 107 - Back to Jumanji: The Next Level

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The game is back and it's more dangerous than ever! The boys get zapped back into Jumanji as they discuss the new sequel: The Next Level. Join our latest episode as we talk about why some franchise reboots find success, our nitpicks with world-building, and our ideas for another Jumanji sequel. David turns the B story into the A story. Rick steals away the thunder. All that and more!!
(1:13) Our Video Game Characters

(4:29) Our Jumanji History and Initial Thoughts

(15:21) Spoiler-Free Jumanji Thoughts

(27:40) Popcorn Ratings for Jumanji: The Next Level

(32:44) Spoiler-Filled Jumanji: The Next Level Talk
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Dec 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 110 - Final Predictions for the 2020 Oscars

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The 2020 Oscar nominations are to be released Monday morning, so it's time for us to run through our final predictions of the top 6 categories. We take a look back at the Golden Globes and what they mean, the shortened Awards season, and the Guild nominations. Rick is jealous of David's viewing opportunities. Rick is ready for Prime Time. All that and more!!
(1:35) Our Thoughts on the Golden Globes

(9:44) This Year's Abbreviated Awards Season

(18:17) The Guild Nominees and What They Mean

(26:48) Our Final Oscar Nominee Predictions
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Jan 09 2020

48mins

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