Avengers: Endgame – Popcorn Not Included

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Avengers: Endgame finishes the story begun in last year’s Infinity War and represents the culmination of all the stories begun 11 years ago with Iron Man. We were surprised how much we liked Infinity War. How does the direct sequel fare?

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Avengers: Endgame

Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Cinematography: Trent Opaloch
Edited by: Jeffrey Ford & Matthew Schmidt
Music by: Alan Silvestri
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin
Studio: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Popcorn Not Included

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We embark on a journey through the Harry Potter film series which Maggie grew up with but Matt has never seen (nor has he read the books).

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Directed by: Chris Columbus
Produced by: David Heyman
Written by: Steve Kloves
Cinematography: John Seale
Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce
Music by: John Williams
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith
Distributed by: Warner Brothers Pictures

Favorite Movies – The Prestige – Popcorn Not Included

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Our favorite movies series continues with Matt’s favorite film: The Prestige.

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The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Produced by: Emma Thomas, Aaron Ryder, Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Cinematography: Wally Pfister
Edited by: Lee Smith
Music by: David Julyan
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, David Bowie
Production Company: Syncopy
Distributed by: Warner Brothers

Captain Marvel – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s another one of them Marvel movies and this time they even put the company name in the title. That’s brand synergy.

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Captain Marvel

Directed by: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Written by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Edited by: Elliot Graham & Debbie Berman
Music by: Pinar Toprak
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude Law
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump – Popcorn Not Included

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We’re starting a sub-series where we cover our favorite movies. Technically we already began this with The LEGO Movie episode (one of Matt’s favorites). Now join us for a discussion of Maggie’s favorite film: the 1994 classic Forrest Gump – which Matt had never seen before!

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Forrest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Produced by: Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey
Written by: Eric Roth
Based on: Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
Edited by: Arthur Schmidt
Music by: Alan Silvestri
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
Production Company: Wendy Finerman Productions
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s been 5 years since the first movie. Is everything still awesome or does the sequel fail to click? The answer to that hackneyed, pun-laden question can be found in yon podcast!

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Produced by: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee, Jinko Gotoh
Written by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Edited by: Clare Knight
Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph
Production Company: 
Warner Animation Group

Favorite Movies: The LEGO Movie – Popcorn Not Included

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In 2014 at the beginning of the LEGO movie franchise, everything was awesome. We talk about one of Matt’s favorite movies in preparation for its sequel. Also features a micro-review of The LEGO Batman Movie. This is the beginning of a periodic ongoing series where we’ll talk about some of our favorite movies.

The LEGO Movie

Written & Directed by: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Produced by: Dan Lin, Roy Lee
Edited by: David Burrows, Chris McKay
Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman
Production Company: 
Warner Animation Group