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.

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