Jaws – Popcorn Not Included

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Our discussion of the classic shark attack movie meanders through talk about the filmmaking, Spielberg’s catalog, and fun debate over a theoretical remake.



Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown
Screenplay by: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Edited by: Verna Fields
Cinematography: Bill Butler
Music by: John Williams
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Favorite Movies: Deep Blue Sea – Popcorn Not Included

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On this episode we discuss Maggie’s favorite Bad Shark Movie and what distinguishes a bad Bad Shark Movie from a good Bad Shark Movie.

Deep Blue Sea

Directed by: Renny Harlin
Produced by: Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche
Written by: Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers
Cinematography: Stephen F. Urioste
Edited by: Frank J. Urioste, Derek Brechin, Dallas Puett
Music by: Trevor Rabin
Starring: Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson
Production company: Village Roadshow Pictures
Distributed by: Warner Bros.

The Meg – Popcorn Not Included

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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.


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