Episode 20: The Discovery, Win It All


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.

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