Popcorn Pulse 179: Unbearable Cage

Well, the patron saint of our show finally did a movie that was meta. So naturally we had to do it. Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent[2022]. Cage plays Cage, an actor who was better respected once and needs work. Which leads him to taking a gig doing a birthday engagement for a wealthy man who is a cartel leader.

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Popcorn Pulse 178: Tim’s Audio Sucks

Have you ever just sat in a spaceship and wanted to drive? You know I was a Tesla Mars customer before I ever did ads. Even without the chip in by brains screaming at me to be loyal to the Emperor Musk. Even before all of that, Matthew McConaughey did other things. Like be the titular Joe in

Killer Joe[2011].

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Popcorn Pulse 177: Knives Outfit

What what, eh old chap? Sharpen your shears. Block your wool. Polish your buttons and grab your straps because we have a movie. The Outfit[2022]. It’s the late fifties in Chicago when gangsters were gangsters and you could buy cigarettes from a machine for a nickel. We join Mark Rylance as he opens up his suit shop for the day at some point in the chilly months in the city.

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Popcorn Pulse 176: Stalin’s Beast

You better have you bats secured. Your capes fully latched. Blood bags filled and kept in the fridge. Because it’s Morbin’ Time! That’s right, the most popular movie ever made to bear the Marvel seal has finally battered down our defenses. After an earth shattering initial release which necessitated a second run in theaters we knew we had to hop onto this bandwagon. So we’ve caved and done Morbius[2022].

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Popcorn Pulse 175: Joaqu Berg

Hey, is anyone here holden? Holden? Anyone? Ah, there you are. Mister Thurgood Q. Holden. I have a delivery for you if you’ll just sign here. And initial here. Then please write the date, month and day is fine, next to it. Yes, it’s June. I know. Halfway over and I can’t hardly believe it. Still feels like it was just the other day it was the new millennium.

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Popcorn Pulse 174: Knuckles Deep

If one is good then more is better. That was the adage that a certain movie studio must have been living by. Because they release a film with a certain blue blur who got revised in post. Which then went on to be a funny movie no one had any expectations for. Naturally we had to do the sequel, Sonic 2[2022].

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Popcorn Pulse 171: Potter Potion

What happens when you don’t pick a film until the last minute? Wild guesses and titles are thrown out. It’s like a bingo night where everyone’s deaf, the caller is reading from the phone book, and no one is a winner. That’s how we end up with movie picks like Love Potion No 9(1992).

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Popcorn Pulse 170: King’s Ghost

Wake up weaboos, we got a Japanese movie for you to enjoy. It’s what happens when a director who’s strictly worked in Japan makes a foray into the west. Of course he grabs Nic Cage to star as an outlaw. This requires he wear a full leather jumpsuit with bombs near his balls, arms and neck. This is all very important to the plot, so we are told.

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