Episode 25: Master of None – Season 2

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Welcome to the 25th episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! In this week’s episode we talk about the latest season of Netflix original series Master of None.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 15:18
Master of None: 15:19 – 23:38
Master of None (with spoilers): 23:39 – 2:25:26
Wrap-Up: 2:25:27 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

Master of None – Season 2 (2017) – Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang

Following up on the critically acclaimed first season which was released in 2015, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang return with the latest entry in their Netflix Originals series Master of None.

Ansari plays a character who’s very much based on his own experiences and those around him, as he navigates his quest for love while dealing with many of the other issues that punctuate young adulthood and modern society as a whole.

Be sure to return next week when we’ll back to talk some more about the world of film and TV.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below.

Episode 24: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Welcome to the 24th episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! In this week’s episode we talk about the latest Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 0:59
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: 01:00 – 26:57
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (with spoilers): 26:58 – 1:20:16
Wrap-Up: 1:20:17:07 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – James Gunn

Following up from the surprise Marvel hit — if such a thing exists — of 2014, Peter, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket are back for their latest adventure.

With circumstances inevitably pushing them into saving the galaxy once again, and James Gunn still in place as writer/director, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 focuses on familial themes and further strengthening the relationships of its characters.

Be sure to return next week when we’ll talk about Master of None: Season Two.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below.

Episode 23: Catastrophe, trailer for Blade Runner 2049

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Welcome to the 23rd episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! In this week’s episode we talk about season three of the Emmy nominated TV show Catastrophe.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 06:02
Catastrophe: 06:03 – 20:52
Catastrophe (with spoilers): 20:53 – 44:29
Blade Runner 2049 (trailer): 44:30 – 59:06
Wrap-Up: 59:07 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017) – Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan

Now into its third season, British sitcom Catastrophe remains as sharp and witty as ever.

Written by and starring the comedy powerhouse duo of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, and directed by Ben Taylor, it’s a true to life look at the challenges fate can pose a couple who are still trying to adjust to their relatively new roles of husband, wife and parents.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Denis Villeneuve

A cult classic widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, many have felt an air of trepidation about the prospect of a Blade Runner sequel.

With the first full trailer for Blade Runner 2049 arriving, and the likes of Denis Villeneuve, Ryan Gosling and Roger Deakins all involved, it may be time for people to get their hopes up.

Be sure to return next week when we’ll talk about Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below.

Episode 22: Big Little Lies, Trailers For The Last Jedi, and The Hero

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Welcome to the 22nd episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! This week’s episode sees us discuss the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 02:08
Big Little Lies: 02:09 – 28:20
Big Little Lies (with spoilers): 28:21 – 1:02:27
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (trailer): 1:02:28 – 1:14:14
The Hero (trailer): 1:14:15 – 1:20:22
Wrap-Up: 1:20:23 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

Big Little Lies (2017) – Jean-Marc Vallée

Based on a novel by Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies is the latest in HBO’s long line of event TV series. It tells the story of a group of women living in a Monterey community where everyone seems to have a secret.

Boasting a cast packed full of Hollywood stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern, and directed by the man behind Dallas Buyer’s Club and Wild, it makes for fascinating viewing.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) – Rian Johnson

The sequel to The Force Awakens, and the latest canonical entry in the legendary Star Wars sage arrives later this year, with a cast comprised of familiar and new faces alike. With acclaimed director Rian Johnson behind the camera, expect the urgency of the story to step up a notch.

The Hero (2017) – Brett Haley

The Hero is an intriguing indie that will hit cinemas very soon, starring Sam Elliott as a somewhat washed up actor who’s trying to shake off the associations of his former glory.

Be sure to return next week when we’ll talk about Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below.

Episode 21: Shane Carruth – Primer, Upstream Color

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Welcome to the 21st episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! This week’s episode sees us discuss the films of independent filmmaker Shane Carruth.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Each segment is named after a quote from a movie or TV show that feature as a regular segue in our show, and hopefully will become familiar to you in time.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 02:02
The Cinema of Shane Carruth: 02:03 – 11:02
Primer: 11:03 – 52:54
Upstream Color: 52:55 – 1:25:31
Wrap-Up: 1:25:32 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

Primer (2004) – Shane Carruth

Carruth’s debut film which was made with a skeleton cast and crew on a budget of $7,000, Primer tackles the most high concept subject matter with an effective, minimalist aesthetic.

The film centers around two entrepreneurs and inventors who accidentally discover time travel, and looks at how quickly their discovery and the ethical obligations it creates spirals out of their control.

Upstream Color (2013) – Shane Carruth

Nine years later, Carruth returned with a glossier look to his work, and a dreamlike quality that complemented the existential nature of his new film.

Upstream Color is an exploration of the cyclical nature of existence, the idea of a greater power, inter-connectedness and shared experience, all told through the prism of worms, humans, pigs and orchids.

Be sure to return next week when we’ll talk about HBO’s Big Little Lies, and some new trailers including Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below!

Episode 20: The Discovery, Win It All

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Welcome to the 20th episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! This week’s episode sees us discuss two recent Netflix exclusive movies, The Discovery and Win It All, and the impact this release model is going to have longer term.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Each segment is named after a quote from a movie or TV show that feature as a regular segue in our show, and hopefully will become familiar to you in time.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 02:08
Streaming vs. Cinema: 02:24 – 14:49
The Discovery: 14:50 – 50:44
Win It All: 50:45 – 1:15:06
Wrap-Up: 1:15:07 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

The Discovery (2017) – Charlie McDowell

Charlie McDowell returns with The Discovery, his follow-up to The One I Love, a dark, dystopian, future-set genre piece where the existence of the afterlife has been scientifically proven.

Starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Robert Redford, the film is set against a backdrop of mass suicide, and a host of existential questions, yet it sticks with a narrative line that’s a little more tried and tested.

Win It All (2017) – Joe Swanberg

Joe Swanberg continues to build on his relationship with Netflix which started with Easy, with his latest film, Win It All exclusively distributed by the streaming giant.

Starring Swanberg staple Jake Johnson, the film charts the journey of a compulsive gambler as his life descends into something reminiscent of a caper.

Be sure to return next week when we’ll talk about Shane Carruth, and his films Primer and Upstream Color.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below!

Episode 19: Get Out, Trailers for Fargo S3, Alien Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Welcome to the 19th episode of The Leftover Popcorn Podcast! This week’s episode sees us discuss the critical and commercial success, Get Out, while we also look at trailers for some upcoming releases.

Leftover Popcorn is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of moving pictures. Co-hosts Adam McGee (that’s me) and Andrew Snyder share a passion for everything, both weird and wonderful, from the world of television and cinema, and as such we’ll be discussing an eclectic mix of topics in the weeks and months to come.

The podcast itself is built with a very simple structure, with the hosting duties shared, each episode is built around a mixture of three or four regular segments. The segments rotate from week to week leaving discussion open to new releases in film and or TV, classics from both the big and small screen, broader discussions on influential figures and their work, previews of upcoming releases, and more.

Each segment is named after a quote from a movie or TV show that feature as a regular segue in our show, and hopefully will become familiar to you in time.

Anyway, that’s enough of an overview, let’s move on to what we have in store for you this week.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers!

Running Order:

Intro: 0:00 – 02:23
Get Out: 02:24 – 15:13
Get Out (with spoilers): 15:14 – 49:10
Fargo: Season 3 (Trailer): 49:11 – 57:30
Alien Covenant (Trailer): 57:31 – 1:09:58
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: 1:09:59 – 1:23:56
Wrap-Up: 1:23:57 – End

Before you dive in and start listening, let’s take a closer look at the subjects of this week’s main segments.

Get Out (2017) – Jordan Peele

The directorial debut from comedy sensation Jordan Peele sees a tonal shift into what the filmmaker describes as a “social issues thriller”.

With strong elements of horror and satire, Get Out is an eye-opening look at interracial relations, deep-lying prejudice and the indifference to racism that can often be as damaging as the act itself. Easily the most important and entertaining film of 2017 to date.

Fargo: Season 3 (2017) – Noah Hawley

Set in the world of the Coen Brothers 1996 cult film, Noah Hawley’s Fargo is set to return for its third series within the next couple of weeks. This time around Ewan McGregor heads up a stellar cast for a new story set in 2010.

Alien Covenant (2017) – Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott returns to one of his most famous works with Alien Covenant, the latest prequel in the Alien series. With a number of new faces making their first appearance in the Alien universe, the familiarity for audiences will come in the villains of the piece.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – James Gunn

Having emerged as something of a surprising smash hit in 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 marks the return of Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, as James Gunn reprises his own spot in the director’s chair too

Be sure to return next week when we discuss Netflix exclusive films, The Discovery and Win It All.

If you like what you see and hear, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud and on Twitter to get a further helping of Leftover Popcorn next week. Also, subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher to make sure you never miss an episode in the future.

Let us hear your thoughts and comments below!