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

The Workshop #42 – Self-addressed stamped antelope

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We’re taking this show on the road, baby! In 2019 watch out! No town, city, hamlet, or census-defined places are safe from THE WORKSHOP PODCAST WORLD TOUR!

Also on this decidedly off-the-rails episode: anti-jokes, hipster calendars, games shows, and, of course, millennials ruining more things.

Popcorn Not Included – Breaking Bad

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad. We talk at length about the whole show – the characters, the story arcs, and the themes.

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Breaking Bad

Created by: Vince Gilligan
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons
Composer: Dave Porter
Executive Producers: Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Michelle MacLauren
Original network: AMC
Original release: 2008 – 2013

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

Bits Don’t Byte – Solo: A Star Wars Story

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We began with a Star Wars movie discussion and now we bring you another one just six months later. It’s almost like they released two Star Wars movies really close together. But that would be crazy!

Our talk includes abbreviated thoughts on the first spin-off, Rogue One, and Star Wars expanded universes new and old. Oh, and we also talk about Solo, eventually.

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.