Chernobyl – Popcorn Not Included

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We’re a little late to the party on HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, but we’ve seen it now and we discuss it away from the initial hype of its release last year. Is it as good as people have said? Is it historically accurate? Does it matter?

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Chernobyl

Created by: Craig Mazin
Written by: Craig Mazin
Directed by: Johan Renck
Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, Alan Williams, Alex Ferns, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, Fares Fares, Michael McElhatton
Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Executive Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry
Original network: HBO
Original release: 2019
Number of Episodes: 5

The Mandalorian – Popcorn Not Included

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Baby Yoda gets his due on Popcorn Not Included.

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The Mandalorian (season one)

Created by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Pedro Pascal
Composer: Ludwig Göransson
Executive Producers: Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson
Original network: Disney+
Original release: 2019

1917 – Popcorn Not Included

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We discuss the Sam Mendes World War I drama 1917.

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1917

Directed by: Sam Mendes
Produced by: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, Brian Oliver
Written by: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Caims
Edited by: Lee Smith
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Music by: Thomas Newman
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch
Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Little Women (2019) – Popcorn Not Included

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On this episode we’re discussing… a book? Kinda sorta. It’s the latest adaptation of the literary classic Little Women. And while it’s a mostly straightforward story, this adaptation is a little more complicated than we expected.

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Little Women

Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Produced by: Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord
Screenplay by: Greta Gerwig
Based on: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Edited by: Nick Houy
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Music by: Alexandre Desplat
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing

Favorite Movies of the Decade (2010-2019): Top 10s – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s our longest episode yet as Matt, Maggie, and special guest Melissa each run down their Top 10 Movies of the Decade. Happy New Year and New Decade everyone!

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Favorite Movies of the Decade (2010-2019): Honorable Mentions – Popcorn Not Included

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You know how we normally talk about one movie per episode? Well this time we talked about 38.

We discuss our favorite movies of the decade with our friend Melissa. We went so long that we cut the episode in two. In this part, we run down movies that didn’t quite make the cut. We’ll be back next with our top 10 lists.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Popcorn Not Included

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Surprise, surprise! We’re actually covering Star Wars on this show. The “Skywalker Saga” is “finally” “complete”. We give our thoughts on the new movie, the new trilogy, and our wishes/speculation for the future of the franchise.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Directed by: J. J. Abrams
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, Michelle Rejwan
Written by: J. J. Abrams and Chris Terrio
Edited by: Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube
Cinematography: Dan Mindel
Music by: John Williams
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures