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The Burnt Popcorn Sessions

17
Jun

Episode 24: Wrong Side of History

Call it art imitating life. Just weeks after Matt recommended Rosanne, we all got front row seats to the implosion. Turns out Rosanne isn’t the only one having issues with Ambien.  Atlanta’s new season has Dak sharing cultural insights on the politics and pitfalls of barber loyalty and dressing well. We finally answer (sorta) the age old question: who’s harder to deal with, pot dealers or yarn shops? Amanda just wasn’t in the mood for Deadpool, damnit, and Jesse got blocked by bad customer service, so Matt and Dak tell us about the Merc With A Mouth and what he means superhero movies.

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22
May

Episode 23: We’re in space, like all the time

Accents are weird, ya’ll, especially ours. We blast off with Netflix to get lost in space with . . . Lost in Space. We’re divided on this one: Matt loves the high stakes, but Dak isn’t sure they’re high enough. Amanda is all in with the characters, if she can get past Doctor Smith. Can we convince Jesse to come along? We love what Netflix is doing, but can’t figure out how to find it. We preview Westworld and which of us would pay to visit. All this, plus another round up for the stuff we’re loving right now.

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1
May

Episode 22: Is that Black Panther?

We all know that Dak doesn't do horror, but we drug him to see A Quiet Place anyway. We jump into what we love about horror films, the power of sound in a good movie, and the importance of responsible parenting in the post-apocalypse. Then the main event: Avengers: Infinity War! We cover it all, from the math of Thanos' master plan to the method acting behind Iron Man; the best team-ups, funniest one-liners, and the power upgrades we've been waiting for; We cover the highs, the lows, the losses and the laughs; and our biggest question: where do we go now? Grab your shield, we're in it now. And oh yeah, here be spoilers.

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1
May

Episode 21: (Not) a Drunk Show

Cheers! We're 21, legal to drink, and totally sober . . . Or are we? We get our show started with a round of recommendations for things we're loving. Amanda had never seen Friday and Dak had missed Field of Dreams, so we took the challenge to rectify that. Matt and Jesse fall down a rabbit hole of weird with Netflix. Sounds like a hell of a trip. Let's go.

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8
Apr

Episode 20: Ready Player One Spoilercast

Welcome to the OASIS! We're talking all things Ready Player One. Matt and Amanda comes to terms with not getting their favorite parts of the book, but is the story better off? One scene has Jesse thinking Stephen Spielberg has topped himself, and Dak looking for the exits. We all loved the book, but can the movie live up to expectations? And the big question: will Dak regret reading this one? Strap on your headsets, and log in.

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4
Mar

Episode 19: And the Oscar Goes To . . .

We can't vote, but that doesn't mean we can't judge the Oscars! Judging is what we do best, after all. We take on all the major categories and the ones we clearly don't understand. Jesse has a soft spot for animation, Matt gives everything to Christopher Nolan but not Meryl Streep, Amanda reveals a secret attraction and Dak hedges his bets for Best Picture. Give a listen, and you'll agree: no one is giving us Academy credentials. Ever.

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20
Feb

Episode 18: Wakanda Vacation Guide

The BPS Crew has been talking about Black Panther for months, and it's finally here! Dak talks cultural impact. Matt loves the fights, and Amanda loves the Girl Power. One thing for sure: we're all in on the MCU and Michael B. Jordan (but Jesse wants that Marvel Superhero workout tape, please).

Plus, we share some of the movies, shows, apps, and books we're digging right now, explore the paradox of Cloverfield, and a new hashtag is born.

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5
Feb

Episode 17: Movie of the Year 2017

From comic book movies to horror to serious dram-odey, the BPS crew had a great year at the movies. Grab some (unburnt) popcorn and settle in, because we're covering it all- art direction, flops, the biggest surprises, the movies we wish we'd seen, the ones we hated and our top picks of the year.

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16
Jan

Episode 16: Star Wars is Dead

There's a disturbance in the Force. Star Wars fans are divided by The Last Jedi, so why should we be any different? We work through it all: Matt's prequel flashbacks, Amanda's unhealthy Poe obsession, Dak gets forensic on Star Wars humor and Jesse kills us with his Kylo Ren takes. Welcome to your Star Wars therapy session.

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27
Dec

Episode 15: Raise the Stakes

We're wrapping up the year with a bunch of movies that really excited us, and for once we've seen most of them! We solve the mystery of The Murder on the Orient Express- is it worth the all star cast? Amanda needs to apologize for bashing Steve, but Jesse has the perfect recap of Stranger Things for anyone who missed it. Dak needs to work through his feelings about Thor, so Matt helps him figure out what works before jumping into what doesn't work for Justice League. Can the BPS crew save DC's Extended Universe?

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