Popcorn Not Included – The Meg

It’s been a while! Join us for a discussion of The Meg, bad shark movies, good shark movies, and what makes a good “fun” movie as opposed to a lame one.

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The Meg
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Screenplay by: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis
Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography: Tom Stern
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Popcorn Not Included – Incredibles 2

The 14 year wait is over! So… what did we think of Incredibles 2 after all this time waiting for it? It’s complicated. In our lengthy discussion, we debate the merits and problems of the long-awaited Pixar sequel.

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Incredibles 2
Written & Directed: Brad Bird
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, and Catherine Keener
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Mahyar Abousaeedi
Studio: Pixar Animation Studios

Popcorn Not Included – Broadchurch (Series 1)

Sometimes we talk about TV instead of movies. Well, this is the first time we’ve done that, actually.

Broadchurch is a British crime drama series set in a small town in England. After a local boy is killed, a murder investigation tears apart the titular hamlet of Broadchurch.

We cover Series 1 of 3 on this episode of the podcast. The first half of the episode gives our glowing general impressions while the second half descends into spoiler territory. It’s a really, really strong series and it’s well worth watching so we highly recommend not listening to the second half of the podcast if you haven’t watched the entirety of Series 1.

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We’ve seen Incredibles 2 and that should be our next episode.

 

Popcorn Not Included – The Incredibles

Guess what? We talk about old movies too. “Old” in the case meaning from 2004, a fact which I got wrong on the podcast but my wife helpfully corrected. I still can’t believe I got that wrong.

Incredibles 2 is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to revist one of Pixar’s best movies.

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The Incredibles
Written & Directed: Brad Bird
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, Jason Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Andrew Jimenez, Patrick Lin, Janet Lucroy
Studio: Pixar Animation Studios