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

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

Popcorn Not Included – Favorite Movies: The LEGO Movie

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

Popcorn Not Included – They Shall Not Grow Old

This is our first discussion of a documentary on the podcast. They Shall Not Grow Old is a WWI documentary from director Peter Jackson. It features stunningly restored and colorized footage of the 100 year old conflict.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Produced by: Clare Olssen, Peter Jackson
Edited by: Jabez Olssen
Music by: Plan 9
Production Company: WingNut Films

Popcorn Not Included – Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

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The superhero movies just keep on coming, but this one’s pretty special.

For the record, Miles Morales first appeared in comics in 2011 – not 2003 as I mistakenly estimated – so he’s an even newer character than I was thinking.

Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Screenplay by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Nicholas Cage, Liev Schreiber
Music by: Daniel Pemberton
Studio: Sony Pictures

The Workshop #43 – Halloween in the 23rd Century

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Today’s spooky episode of The Workshop is absolutely jump scare free… or is it? Listen – if you dare – to a very special edition of Coffee Drank followed by a discussion of scary movies and Halloween.

Popcorn Not Included – First Man

First Man is probably a good movie that we really didn’t have a good time with.

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First Man

Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Screenplay by: Josh Singer
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
Music by: Justin Hurwitz
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
Studio: Universal Pictures

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