The Popped Cast

The Popped Cast

Ep. 69: A Deep Dive into HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
Nov 11, 2019 41:13

Ep. 69: A Deep Dive into HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

In Episode 69, Josh is joined by a special co-host, Zac Crippen, who is covering for Maureen as she attends a wedding out of town. We kick things off talking about the ramifications of James Dean being resurrected digitally for a new movie (spoiler: NO THANKS!) and get Zac’s take on the Martin Scorcese Marvel drama. In the Premiere Topic, we talk all about HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” We talk about our favorite moments and episodes from the acclaimed comedy, our favorite characters, our least favorite aspects of the show and whether or not we’d recommend to someone if they’ve never seen it. PLUS, in our teasers, Zac suggests a forthcoming entrant in the streaming wars and Josh recommends a new movie from South Korean director Bong Joon Ho. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Josh and Peter’s podcast on the Nationals World Series championship James Dean digitally resurrected “Silicon Valley” on HBO Disney+ “Parasite”
Ep. 68: Critically Panned - “A Knight’s Tale”
Nov 04, 2019 34:55

Ep. 68: Critically Panned - “A Knight’s Tale”

Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 68, we commiserate over the end of Daylight Saving Time, discuss just announced casting for a new movie musical, talk all about the “Game of Thrones” prequel drama and say farewell to an original “Survivor” castaway who passed away at the age of 91. In the Premiere Topic, we are back with another installment of “Critically Panned” and examining the 2001 film “A Knight’s Tale” starring Heath Ledger. We give our own critical reviews, discuss the Rotten Tomatoes score, award our MVP (most valuable player) and our LVP (least valuable player) and tell you what we would do to improve the movie. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a fun sketch from Stephen Colbert and Josh recommends a new Netflix show starring Paul Rudd. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Andrew Garfield cast in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film “tick...tick...BOOM!” “Game of Thrones” prequel drama Rudy Boesch passes away at the age of 91 “A Knight’s Tale” “A Knight’s Tale” on Sony Crackle “The Late Show is Releasing 900 Christmas Movies” “Living with Yourself” on Netflix
Ep. 67: The BEST Halloween Candy of All Time Tournament Bracket
Oct 28, 2019 28:46

Ep. 67: The BEST Halloween Candy of All Time Tournament Bracket

In Episode 67, we are podcasting on the road (literally recording in the car driving back from a wedding). First up in the snack bag, we discuss the ramifications and frustrations of Francis Ford Coppola’s comments about Marvel movies. In the Premiere Topic, we are doing something a little different this week in celebration of Halloween on Thursday! We are doing a bracket-style tournament where we are determining the very best Halloween candy that’s out there. 16 candies enter, one emerges as champion. Who takes home the crown? PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends some music he’s been listening to recently and Maureen recommends an ABC show that’s just for fun. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Francis Ford Coppola goes off on Mavel Top Halloween candy by production Coldplay “Dancing with the Stars”
Ep. 66: Pilot Review - “Cheers”
Oct 21, 2019 24:52

Ep. 66: Pilot Review - “Cheers”

Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 66, Josh and Maureen open the episode, yet again, with another saltine update. Then, we discuss a Snack Bag topic so serious, it’s the only one on the docket this week. In the Premiere Topic, we are kicking off a new mini-series on “The Popped Cast” that we will do from time to time called “Pilot Review.” Always on the hunt for a new show to watch together, we will watch a pilot for a classic show we’ve never seen and decide whether or not it’s worth the time to continue watching. First up, the NBC 80s juggernaut “Cheers.” We discuss our thoughts on the pilot, the good, the bad and whether or not the show holds up today. (You can currently watch “Cheers” on Netflix.) PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends a great article on his beloved Washington Nationals that transcends baseball and Maureen suggests a throwback movie starring Julia Roberts. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Lady Gaga falls off the stage in Vegas “Cheers” “First comes the NLDS, then comes ... a baby? Inside Daniel Hudson's life-altering weekend” “Eat, Pray, Love”
Ep. 65: A Deep Dive into "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie"
Oct 14, 2019 55:56

Ep. 65: A Deep Dive into "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie"

Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 65, we have a special crossover episode with another Vernacular Podcast Network podcast that Josh co-hosts - "Breaking Pod" - to talk about the just released Netflix original film "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie." Josh is joined by his "Breaking Pod" co-host (and co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network), Zac Crippen, to discuss overall thoughts on the movie, how it stands up to the "Breaking Bad" series and favorite and least favorite moments from the film. Email us here!
Ep. 64: Snap Judgement - Is Apple TV+ Really Worth It?
Oct 07, 2019 26:35

Ep. 64: Snap Judgement - Is Apple TV+ Really Worth It?

Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 64, we reaffirm Josh’s love for saltines (and thank all those who emerged from the shadows to stand with him), discuss Spider-Man returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (just weeks after he left) and talk about Martin Scorsese’s ill-timed comments on Marvel movies. In the Premiere Topic, we take a look at the upcoming streaming service from Apple, Apple TV+. We discuss whether or not the service will be worth it and give our takes on four trailers they’ve released thus far for original content coming to the service. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a new season of a British competition show and Josh recommends a new show from Ryan Murphy on Netflix. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Spider-Man is back in the MCU Martin Scorsese on Marvel films Apple TV+ “The Morning Show” trailer “Dickinson” trailer “See” trailer “For All Mankind” trailer “The Great British Baking Show” “The Politician”
Ep. 63: Snap Judgement - Is Disney+ Really Worth It?
Sep 30, 2019 38:06

Ep. 63: Snap Judgement - Is Disney+ Really Worth It?

Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 63, we talk about J. Lo performing at the Super Bowl in 2020 (and her not so covert campaign strategy to get an Oscar), the possible remake of “The Princess Bride” (PLEASE, NO!) and the original stars of “Jurassic Park” returning to the franchise in the upcoming “Jurassic World 3.” In the Premiere Topic, we take a look at the upcoming streaming service from Disney, Disney+. We discuss whether or not the service will be worth it and give our takes on a couple of trailers they’ve released thus far for original content coming to the service. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends an ABC show going into its final season and Josh recommends some music you might have missed back in 2012. Email us at [email protected]! Links: J. Lo at the Super Bowl Remaking “The Princess Bride” “Jurassic Park” stars are returning for “Jurassic World 3” Disney+ “The Mandalorian” trailer “Lady and the Tramp” trailer “Noelle” trailer “Modern Family” John Mayer’s “Born and Raised”
Ep. 62: Freshly Popped Reaction - The 2019 Emmy Awards
Sep 23, 2019 21:32

Ep. 62: Freshly Popped Reaction - The 2019 Emmy Awards

In Episode 62, Josh is podcasting solo (and late into the night) to bring you a full breakdown of the 2019 Emmy Awards, which aired on Fox last night, so you can be the talk of the office with your fresh knowledge of everything Emmys. He discusses the big winners (and his thoughts on those), the best moments, the most cringeworthy moments and wraps things up by giving his final impressions of TV’s biggest night. Email us at [email protected]! Link: 2019 Emmy Winners Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already!
Ep. 61: Revisiting the Pilot of “LOST” 15 Years Later and Zooey Deschanel’s New Boo
Sep 16, 2019 33:23

Ep. 61: Revisiting the Pilot of “LOST” 15 Years Later and Zooey Deschanel’s New Boo

In Episode 61, we talk about a bad hire for SNL (another racist white guy who gets a shot - sigh), Zooey Deschanel’s new boo, the passing of “Take Me Home Tonight” singer Eddie Money and a heartwarming story out of Florida (that’s only partly pop culture BUT THIS IS OUR PODCAST AND WE DO WHAT WE WANT). In the Premiere Topic, we revisit the pilot of the hit ABC show “LOST” and discuss how well it holds up 15 years later, the good and the bad in the two-part episode and whether we would recommend it to someone who’s never seen it. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a new movie starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson and Josh recommends a powerful short documentary that first aired on ESPN. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Shane Gillis racist comments surface Zooey Deschanel is dating WHO?! Eddie Money passes away A heartwarming story out of Florida) “LOST” “Late Night” “The Man in the Red Bandana”
Ep. 60: Josh’s “First Time…” Watching “Clueless”
Sep 09, 2019 26:28

Ep. 60: Josh’s “First Time…” Watching “Clueless”

Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 60, we kick things off by giving some cold hard facts as to what really finished #1 in the race for the song of the summer. Then we jump right into the Snack Bag where we talk about Jeremy Renner’s failed fan app, Nicki Minaj’s surprise retirement (with some bonus life advice from Maureen) and the newest celebrity professor at the University of Texas. In the Premiere Topic, we are bringing you another installment of our semi-regular series within The Popped Cast called “First Time.” Our second installment in the series is Josh’s first viewing of the classic coming-of-age film, “Clueless.” We hear Josh’s “First Time Take,” give our most valuable player (MVP) and least valuable player (LVP) picks and tell you whether or not you should watch the movie. PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends a cancelled Fox show that he loves (and that Maureen hates) and Maureen recommends new seasons of a Canadian show that just came to Netflix. Email us at [email protected]! Links: Jeremy Renner’s failed app Nicki Minaj is retiring A new professor in town at the University of Texas “Clueless" “The Last Man on Earth” “Workin’ Moms"