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The Popcorn Muncher Podcast

By The Popcorn Muncher

News, reviews and debate from the world of film every week. Presented by Patrick Wilson, with Luke Stevenson and Popcorn Muncher editor Tom Beasley.

  1. 1.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Spoiler Discussion12/10/2018
    1:06:33
  2. 2.
    Ep128: "This is like the Batman Begins of Robin Hood"12/03/2018
    1:10:49
  3. 3.
    Ep127: “When you’re praising Jude Law, you’ve lost the argument”11/26/2018
    1:06:15
  4. 4.
    Ep126: "Toy Story 4 is a bit like Brexit"11/19/2018
    1:21:44
  5. 5.
    Ep125: "I thought the baby in Twilight was like Yoda"11/12/2018
    1:00:40
  6. 6.
    Ep124: "I think he was Freddie Mercury's plumber"11/05/2018
    1:25:41
  7. 7.
    Ep123: "Is it compulsory to say Halloween in the Monster Mash voice?"10/29/2018
    1:20:42
  8. 8.
    London Film Festival 2018 #3 with Kelechi Ehenulo10/22/2018
    55:57
  1. 9.
    London Film Festival 2018 #2 with Sarah Cook10/16/2018
    25:43
  2. 10.
    London Film Festival 2018 #1 with Alistair Ryder10/13/2018
    37:25
  3. 11.
    Ep122: "Christian Bale has a secret supply of turkey twizzlers"10/08/2018
    1:01:46
  4. 12.
    Ep121: “Crazy Rich Asians is not a Ken Loach film”10/01/2018
    1:07:20
  5. 13.
    "I'd watch Tom Hardy as Mary Poppins" - Episode 12009/24/2018
    1:12:06
  6. 14.
    Episode 119 - Is there anything scary about The Nun?09/17/2018
    1:13:34
  7. 15.
    Episode 118 - Is Searching the best of the computer screen movies?09/10/2018
    58:25
  8. 16.
    Episode 117 - Does The Spy Who Dumped Me finally give Kate McKinnon the role she deserves?09/03/2018
    1:01:14
  9. 17.
    Episode 116 - Is there sufficient bite in The Meg?08/27/2018
    1:04:00
  10. 18.
    Interview with The Heiresses writer-director Marcelo Martinessi08/09/2018
    21:04
  11. 19.
    Episode 115 - Is Ant-Man and the Wasp a rare Marvel misstep?08/06/2018
    1:03:52
  12. 20.
    Episode 114 - Did Mamma Mia 2 have us dancing in the aisles?07/30/2018
    1:23:24
  13. 21.
    Episode 113 - Does Incredibles 2 let the Pixar fans down?07/23/2018
    1:05:05
  14. 22.
    Bonus Reviews of Sicario 2, The First Purge and more07/19/2018
    20:11
  15. 23.
    Episode 112 - Jeremy Renner playing Tag, plus the best movies of 2018 so far07/16/2018
    1:07:44
  16. 24.
    Episode 111 - Is Ocean's 8 a diamond of a heist movie?07/03/2018
    1:00:41
  17. 25.
    Episode 110 - Is Hereditary really the new Exorcist?06/24/2018
    1:00:54
  18. 26.
    Episode 109 - Does Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom make dinosaurs great again?06/18/2018
    54:29
  19. 27.
    Episode 108 - Is Book Club more than just an OAP sex comedy?06/12/2018
    59:38
  20. 28.
    Episode 107 - Has Han Solo managed to sink Star Wars?06/04/2018
    1:10:22
  21. 29.
    Solo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Discussion05/31/2018
    52:30
  22. 30.
    Episode 106 - Does Deadpool 2 vanish up its own rear end?05/28/2018
    1:08:18
  23. 31.
    Attack of the Adult Babies interview with Jake West of Nucleus Films05/24/2018
    27:46
  24. 32.
    Episode 105 - Is Melissa McCarthy less funny than an animated garden gnome?05/21/2018
    56:33
  25. 33.
    Episode 104 - Has Amy Schumer hit a bum note with I Feel Pretty?05/14/2018
    1:11:34
  26. 34.
    Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Discussion05/07/2018
    1:00:04
  27. 35.
    Episode 103 - Is Avengers: Infinity War worthy of 10 years of hype?04/30/2018
    59:13
  28. 36.
    Interview with director Kit Monkman about his green screen Macbeth04/26/2018
    23:37
  29. 37.
    Episode 102 - Is there a Dwayne Johnson-shaped heart in the carnage of Rampage?04/23/2018
    1:03:26
  30. 38.
    Interview with East End Film Festival programmer Jonathan Ali04/19/2018
    19:27
  31. 39.
    Episode 101 - Is Love, Simon the best modern teen romcom?04/16/2018
    1:13:51
  32. 40.
    Episode 100 - Does 80s nostalgia leave Ready Player One looking tired?04/11/2018
    1:01:42
  33. 41.
    Episode 99 - Were critics right to dismiss A Wrinkle in Time as an expensive failure?04/02/2018
    1:12:35
  34. 42.
    Episode 98 - Can Tomb Raider banish the video game movie curse?03/26/2018
    1:13:03
  35. 43.
    Interview with Films For Food founders Hannan Majid and Richard York03/22/2018
    57:23
  36. 44.
    Episode 97 - Does Alex Garland sci-fi Annihilation suffer on the small screen?03/19/2018
    1:10:59
  37. 45.
    Black Panther Spoiler Discussion03/15/2018
    44:59
  38. 46.
    Episode 96 – Has Jennifer Lawrence stretched her star power too far with Red Sparrow?03/12/2018
    1:15:26
  39. 47.
    Episode 95 - Is Lady Bird the best coming-of-age movie in years?03/08/2018
    1:06:06
  40. 48.
    Oscars 2018 Reaction03/05/2018
    33:14
  41. 49.
    Episode 94 - Is Margot Robbie skating on thin ice in I, Tonya?02/27/2018
    1:16:12
  42. 50.
    Interview with American Satan director Ash Avildsen02/22/2018
    26:44
  43. 51.
    Episode 93 - Did Black Panther, Shape of Water or Fifty Shades win the Valentine's war?02/19/2018
    1:14:16
  44. 52.
    Episode 92 - Is Phantom Thread a fitting send-off for Daniel Day-Lewis?02/12/2018
    1:15:43
  45. 53.
    Interview with The Unseen writer/director Gary Sinyor02/08/2018
    23:24
  46. 54.
    Episode 91 - Why is Downsizing such a gigantic mess?02/05/2018
    1:10:17
  47. 55.
    Episode 90 - Is The Post just Spielberg on auto-pilot?01/30/2018
    1:18:16
  48. 56.
    Episode 89 - Does Three Billboards deserve its status as an Oscars frontrunner?01/23/2018
    1:25:58
  49. 57.
    The Best and Worst Movies of 201701/18/2018
    59:10
  50. 58.
    Episode 88 - Is All the Money in the World scuppered by controversy?01/15/2018
    1:15:38
  51. 59.
    Episode 87 - Did Star Wars bring 2017 to an exciting end?01/08/2018
    58:03
  52. 60.
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoiler Discussion01/05/2018
    42:44
  53. 61.
    Episode 86 - Can Jake Gyllenhaal drama Stronger find heart in the midst of tragedy?12/21/2017
    1:02:50
  54. 62.
    Episode 85 - Does The Disaster Artist do justice to a cult oddity?12/13/2017
    1:17:17
  55. 63.
    Episode 84 - Does tennis drama Battle of the Sexes have Oscar potential?12/06/2017
    1:08:44
  56. 64.
    Episode 83 - Is Justice League strong enough to keep DC on track?11/30/2017
    49:06
  57. 65.
    Justice League Spoiler Discussion11/27/2017
    35:35
  58. 66.
    Episode 82 - Is Paddington 2 the nicest movie ever made?11/22/2017
    1:05:24
  59. 67.
    Episode 81 - Where did Kenneth Branagh find that wonderful moustache?11/15/2017
    1:01:15
  60. 68.
    Episode 80 - Is Thor: Ragnarok your new favourite Marvel movie?11/08/2017
    52:27
  61. 69.
    Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler Discussion11/05/2017
    34:11
  62. 70.
    Episode 79 - Is Geostorm actually scarier than Happy Death Day?11/01/2017
    1:11:50
  63. 71.
    Episode 78 - Why is The Snowman such a bizarre disaster?10/25/2017
    1:12:21
  64. 72.
    Episode 77 - Can Blade Runner 2049 match up to a sci-fi classic?10/18/2017
    56:29
  65. 73.
    Blade Runner 2049 Spoiler Discussion10/15/2017
    44:53
  66. 74.
    Episode 76 - Has Netflix perfected Stephen King with Gerald's Game?10/12/2017
    1:06:50
  67. 75.
    Episode 75 - Is there any bite to spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle?10/05/2017
    1:08:52
  68. 76.
    Episode 74 - Is mother! the year's most unique cinema experience?09/27/2017
    1:21:38
  69. 77.
    Episode 73 - Can Pennywise scare a new generation in It?09/20/2017
    1:11:14
  70. 78.
    Episode 72 - Is Patti Cake$ the next great musical underdog story?09/14/2017
    1:17:21
  71. 79.
    Episode 71 – Is Logan Lucky a big return worthy of Steven Soderbergh?09/06/2017
    1:11:46
  72. 80.
    Episode 70 – Does The Dark Tower do Stephen King proud?08/30/2017
    1:17:07
  73. 81.
    Episode 69 – Does Atomic Blonde mark Charlize Theron as a new action hero?08/23/2017
    1:07:49
  74. 82.
    Episode 68 - Is Valerian a sci-fi step too far for Luc Besson?08/16/2017
    1:14:33
  75. 83.
    Episode 67 - Where does The Big Sick stand as romcom realism?08/09/2017
    1:09:20
  76. 84.
    Episode 66 - How does Dunkirk compare to Christopher Nolan's other films?08/02/2017
    1:09:39
  77. 85.
    Interview with Lights, Camera, Game Over author Luke Owen07/29/2017
    47:45
  78. 86.
    Episode 65 - Is War for the Planet of the Apes a fitting trilogy-closer?07/26/2017
    1:05:15
  79. 87.
    War for the Planet of the Apes Spoiler Discussion07/22/2017
    40:36
  80. 88.
    Episode 64 - Does Spider-Man fit neatly into the Marvel jigsaw?07/19/2017
    1:05:14
  81. 89.
    Spider-Man: Homecoming Spoiler Discussion07/16/2017
    44:12
  82. 90.
    Episode 63 - Has Edgar Wright created the first action-musical-romcom with Baby Driver?07/12/2017
    59:30
  83. 91.
    Mid-Year Review of 201707/09/2017
    1:10:30
  84. 92.
    Episode 62 - Is Transformers: The Last Knight the worst movie of the year?07/05/2017
    1:11:44
  85. 93.
    Episode 61 - Is Churchill the definitive take on a British icon?06/28/2017
    1:07:56
  86. 94.
    Episode 60 - Does The Mummy unravel the Dark Universe on day one?06/22/2017
    1:14:33
  87. 95.
    Episode 59 - Can Wonder Woman repair DC's movie universe?06/14/2017
    1:03:07
  88. 96.
    Wonder Woman Spoiler Discussion06/11/2017
    48:25
  89. 97.
    Episode 58 - Baywatch meets Pirates in battle of the sinking shipwrecks06/07/2017
    1:11:06
  90. 98.
    Episode 57 - Does Guy Ritchie’s spin on King Arthur bring the goods?05/31/2017
    1:01:12
  91. 99.
    Episode 56 - Does Ridley return with a vengeance in Alien: Covenant?05/24/2017
    1:04:09
  92. 100.
    Episode 55 - Does Mindhorn or Sleepless win the battle of the action heroes?05/17/2017
    56:59
  93. 101.
    Episode 54 - Can lightning strike twice with Guardians of the Galaxy 2?05/10/2017
    57:04
  94. 102.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoiler Discussion05/07/2017
    49:12
  95. 103.
    Episode 53 - Does Their Finest showcase the magic of the movies?05/03/2017
    1:03:23
  96. 104.
    Episode 52 – Is Fast & Furious 8 just petrolhead pandemonium?04/27/2017
    1:02:01
  97. 105.
    Episode 51 - How exactly did The Boss Baby get made?04/19/2017
    1:07:49
  98. 106.
    Episode 50 - Ghost in the Shell is a ghost at the multiplex04/14/2017
    1:04:11
  99. 107.
    Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? interview with directors Danny Stack and Tim Clague04/09/2017
    43:43
  100. 108.
    Episode 49 - Go go remake as Power Rangers returns to the screen04/05/2017
    1:05:07
  101. 109.
    Episode 48 - Is Beauty and the Beast a tale too old this time?03/29/2017
    1:02:53
  102. 110.
    Episode 47 – Kong: Skull Island and podcast anniversary celebrations03/23/2017
    1:08:45
  103. 111.
    Episode 46 – Does Logan show Wolverine at his blood-soaked best?03/16/2017
    56:04
  104. 112.
    Logan Spoiler Discussion03/13/2017
    48:02
  105. 113.
    Episode 45 - Does Patriots Day exploit a recent real-life tragedy?03/10/2017
    1:08:05
  106. 114.
    Episode 44 – Did the Oscars fiasco overshadow Moonlight's big win?03/03/2017
    1:10:05
  107. 115.
    Oscars 2017 Preview02/24/2017
    46:41
  108. 116.
    Episode 43 - Is it a triumphant return for Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2?02/23/2017
    1:00:37
  109. 117.
    Episode 42 - Is everything still awesome in The Lego Batman Movie?02/17/2017
    1:12:40
  110. 118.
    Valentine's Day Movies Special02/11/2017
    29:56
  111. 119.
    Episode 41 - Is T2 Trainspotting a new hit or lazy nostalgia?02/08/2017
    54:10
  112. 120.
    Episode 40 - Can Shyamalan resist the twist for Split?02/02/2017
    1:01:32
  113. 121.
    Episode 39 - Does La La Land deserve to be the Oscars 2017 frontrunner?01/27/2017
    1:07:33
  114. 122.
    Episode 38 - Looking ahead to the best and worst of 201701/18/2017
    1:04:46
  115. 123.
    Episode 37 - Is Assassin's Creed yet another video game flop?01/12/2017
    1:03:42
  116. 124.
    Episode 36 - Is Passengers a totally misogynistic mess?01/04/2017
    58:16
  117. 125.
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Discussion12/31/2016
    51:28
  118. 126.
    Episode 35 - Does Rogue One do justice to the Star Wars brand?12/29/2016
    57:21
  119. 127.
    Secret Santa and Christmas Special12/24/2016
    26:40
  120. 128.
    Episode 34 - Festive fun or Christmas turkey?12/23/2016
    1:02:46
  121. 129.
    Episode 33 - Does Sully do justice to the 'Miracle on the Hudson'?12/14/2016
    56:34
  122. 130.
    Episode 32 - Is Allied more than just tabloid gossip fodder?12/08/2016
    57:50
  123. 131.
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Spoiler Discussion12/04/2016
    45:03
  124. 132.
    Episode 31 - Magic and mystery as Rowling returns12/01/2016
    59:25
  125. 133.
    Episode 30 - Amy Adams takes on Amy Adams at the multiplex11/24/2016
    1:09:49
  126. 134.
    Episode 29 - A brutal Texan revenge story... and an accountant11/17/2016
    57:41
  127. 135.
    Episode 28 - Singing, scaring and Tom Cruise-ing11/10/2016
    57:16
  128. 136.
    Doctor Strange Spoiler Discussion11/07/2016
    34:14
  129. 137.
    Episode 27 - Doctor Strange and our favourite movies of all time11/03/2016
    1:08:31
  130. 138.
    Bonus Halloween Horror Movie Special10/29/2016
    21:33
  131. 139.
    Episode 26 - Tom Hanks, greasy murder and a political rallying cry10/27/2016
    1:13:37
  132. 140.
    Interview Special with Cockneys vs. Zombies writer James Moran10/23/2016
    37:41
  133. 141.
    Episode 25 - Burton at his most Burton10/20/2016
    1:14:10
  134. 142.
    Episode 24 - Crime on the commute10/13/2016
    1:18:36
  135. 143.
    Episode 23 - From the Wild West to the West Midlands10/05/2016
    1:12:56
  136. 144.
    Episode 22 - Bridget and the Blair Witch return09/28/2016
    1:11:52
  137. 145.
    Episode 21 - Unsettling home invasions and stunning stop motion09/21/2016
    1:19:19
  138. 146.
    Episode 20 - Swearing youths, swearing mothers and swearing sausages09/14/2016
    1:08:02
  139. 147.
    Episode 19 - From popstars to Purge Night09/07/2016
    1:12:43
  140. 148.
    Episode 18 - Cats, demons and Ricky Gervais09/03/2016
    1:08:29
  141. 149.
    Episode 17 - Bourne is back and shark attack08/25/2016
    1:07:13
  142. 150.
    Suicide Squad Spoiler Discussion08/21/2016
    44:19
  143. 151.
    Episode 16 - Dory meets her parents and Suicide Squad meets critical backlash08/18/2016
    1:02:50
  144. 152.
    Episode 15 - From magic to misogyny07/28/2016
    1:10:33
  145. 153.
    Ghostbusters Spoiler Discussion07/21/2016
    48:00
  146. 154.
    K-Shop Interview Special with writer-director Dan Pringle07/14/2016
    40:50
  147. 155.
    Episode 14 - Central Intelligence and another go at Independence Day07/12/2016
    1:06:45
  148. 156.
    Episode 13 - Jeff Goldblum, Independence Day and the steaming pile of bollocks07/03/2016
    1:00:48
  149. 157.
    Episode 12 - From the nineteenth century to ninja turtles06/26/2016
    1:00:36
  150. 158.
    Episode 11 - The Nice Guys and Review of 2016 so far06/16/2016
    52:15
  151. 159.
    Episode 10 - From Warcraft to Bore-craft06/11/2016
    1:04:11
  152. 160.
    Episode 9 - Linklater's jock love-in and Tom Hanks wandering around a desert06/03/2016
    49:23
  153. 161.
    X-Men: Apocalypse Spoiler Discussion05/28/2016
    49:57
  154. 162.
    Episode 8 - Green Room, Angry Birds and the eclectic career of Ian McKellen05/24/2016
    1:03:36
  155. 163.
    Episode 7 - Bad Neigbours 2, Comedy Sequels and New Han Solo05/17/2016
    1:02:21
  156. 164.
    Episode 6 - Diversity at Disney, a Game of Drones and a Gory Groundhog Day05/12/2016
    52:13
  157. 165.
    Captain America: Civil War Spoiler Discussion05/08/2016
    36:32
  158. 166.
    Episode 5 - Dominant Disney, Superhero Smackdowns and Kevin Sorbo04/30/2016
    1:04:45
  159. 167.
    Episode 4 - When did kids movies stop being for kids?04/23/2016
    1:17:03
  160. 168.
    Episode 3 - "Batman should have just stabbed Superman in the heart"04/09/2016
    1:34:25
  161. 169.
    Episode 2 - Anomalisa, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and The Boy03/27/2016
    1:10:47
  162. 170.
    Episode 1 - Hail Caesar!, The Witch and London Has Fallen03/22/2016
    1:12:35

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