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Welcome to Poppers & Popcorn, a podcast that combines all things queer with all things film. Noticing a lot of gay things in modern cinema? We're here to queen out about it, and be a little messy while doing so. Taking the perspectives of a critic and a filmmaker, hosts Matt Dougherty and Josh Currence dissect new releases every week through a queer lens. The film community desperately needs more queer voices, and we're hear to help fill that void with as much pride (and shame) as we can muster.

Welcome to Poppers & Popcorn, a podcast that combines all things queer with all things film. Noticing a lot of gay things in modern cinema? We're here to queen out about it, and be a little messy while doing so. Taking the perspectives of a critic and a filmmaker, hosts Matt Dougherty and Josh Currence dissect new releases every week through a queer lens. The film community desperately needs more queer voices, and we're hear to help fill that void with as much pride (and shame) as we can muster.
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Welcome to Poppers & Popcorn, a podcast that combines all things queer with all things film. Noticing a lot of gay things in modern cinema? We're here to queen out about it, and be a little messy while doing so. Taking the perspectives of a critic and a filmmaker, hosts Matt Dougherty and Josh Currence dissect new releases every week through a queer lens. The film community desperately needs more queer voices, and we're hear to help fill that void with as much pride (and shame) as we can muster.

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Episodes

Episode 20 - Shazam! Review

4/16/2019
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Matt! Josh! Shazam! For episode 20, we review the latest addition to the DCEU, David F. Sandberg's origin story for Billy Batson, starring Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, and Mark strong. We also talk about how it relates to other superhero films and where it stands in the larger cinemasphere. We also of course touch on the announcement of the Disney+ streaming service and the brand spankin' new Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker trailer.

Duration:01:03:50

Episode 19 - The Beach Bum Review

4/2/2019
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Harmony Korine's divisive career continues with The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Martin Lawrence, Jonah Hill, and Zac Efron. Matt and Josh find themselves among the divided, debating along the way the rules of storytelling, the larger role of experimental film, and the charms of Sir McConaughey. Other topics include the hilariously titled Shaun the Sheep sequel (Farmageddon?! #dead) and Tessa Thompson's return for Avengers: Endgame.

Duration:01:52:16

Episode 18 - Us Review

3/26/2019
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Jordan Peele's Get Out follow-up, Us, is upon us and Matt and Josh are ready to pick it apart and see if it works. The film stars queen Lupita Nyong'o, our new daddy Winston Duke, and pretending-she's-not-a-Scientologist Elisabeth Moss. Naturally, we talk a lot about Get Out in this episode, too. Other topics include the Lucy in the Sky trailer (yay Natalie Portman emotional breakdown movies!) and the announcement of stripper revenge film Hustlers, starring JLo, Cardi B, Julia Stiles, and...

Duration:01:32:33

Episode 17 - Zodiac Retro Review

3/19/2019
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In their second retro review, Matt and Josh dive into David Fincher's Zodiac, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo. Naturally, much of Fincher's filmography comes up, from Alien 3 to Gone Girl. Other topics queened out to include the new Aladdin trailer, the new Avengers: Endgame trailer, and the reinstatement of James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Duration:01:39:08

Episode 16 - Captain Marvel Review

3/12/2019
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Somehow several months into the podcast, Matt and Josh do their first review of a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie: CAPTAIN MARVEL. Brie Larson stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Annette Bening, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Naturally, the rest of the MCU comes up, from AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR to THOR: THE DARK WORLD. Other topics discussed include New Orleans and Miami gay bars, deleted scenes from VICE, the hot mess that is DARK PHOENIX's marketing, and Sebastian...

Duration:02:01:04

Episode 15 - 2019 Oscar Reactions, Reviewing the 91st Academy Awards

2/26/2019
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Awards season finally came to an end on Sunday night at the 91st Academy Awards and Matt and Josh have some THOUGHTS. Green Book for Best Picture? All the love for Bohemian Rhapsody? The Oscars got a lot wrong this year, but we also talk about some things we loved (like Lady Gaga and Olivia Colman). Other topics covered include the Indie Spirit Awards (we STAN!) and the new Gremlins series coming to the new Warner Bros. streaming service.

Duration:01:49:01

Episode 14 - Happy Death Day 2U Review

2/19/2019
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This week, Matt and Josh review Blumhouse's horror-comedy sequel Happy Death Day 2U, directed by Christopher Landon and starring Jessica Rothe as one of the dopest final girls in recent memory. They also break down the troubling Jussie Smollett controversy, say adieu to Ben Affleck's Batman, and recap a wild night out in Brooklyn.

Duration:01:44:56

Episode 13 - What Men Want Review

2/12/2019
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After a two week break, Matt and Josh are back at it to review What Men Want, a remake of 2000's What Women Want. Taraji P. Henson stars along with Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge, Josh Brener, and Pete Davidson, with Adam Shankman directing. Speaking of Pete Davidson, tehe, Matt and Josh swoon over Ariana Grande's new album thank u, next. Other topics discussed include Kevin Smith's new film, which categories won't air on the Oscar's telecast, and Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls.

Duration:01:57:00

Episode 12 - Glass Review & Oscar Nominations

1/23/2019
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Oscar nominations are upon us! Matt and Josh break down what the Academy got wrong (a lot) and what they got right (Marina de Tavira!)as awards season finally starts to wind down. To get away from all the stuffiness of the season, the pair also review M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable and Split sequel Glass, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson. Other topics that get broached include Josh's Miami trip, Ru Paul's Drag Race, superpowers, twists, First...

Duration:01:58:50

Episode 11 - Batman & Robin Retro Review

1/14/2019
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In the podcast's first retro review, Matt and Josh take a look back at the long-maligned Batman & Robin, from out gay director Joel Schumacher. We dissect all the film's queer influences and talk about what works (Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy), what doesn't (leather daddy Bane), and everything between (Bat-nipples?). In the news, we talk about the Little Trailer and all the Golden Globes winners and losers. Some other topics include Watchmen, Pan's Labyrinth, the first drag queen X-Man, online...

Duration:01:56:34

Episode 10 - Matt and Josh's Top 10 Movies of 2018

1/7/2019
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Celebrating the end of 2018, as well as their tenth episode, Matt and Josh each list their ten favorite movies of the year, ranging from big superhero movies to smaller independent films. It was a great year for cinema, so they have no shortage of movies to talk about. Other topics covered include MoviePass, Detective Pikachu, the firing of James Gunn, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Star Wars IX, and the Disney/Fox merger.

Duration:06:28:08

Episode 9 - Vice Review

1/1/2019
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This week, Matt and Josh review Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic Vice, which means two queers who were in their teens have to reflect on the Iraq War. Keepin' things messy for the end of the year. We also reflect on holiday family time, the trailer for Jordan Peele's Us, and Kevin Spacey.

Duration:01:58:28

Episode 8 - Aquaman Review

12/24/2018
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Just in time for the holidays, Matt and Josh review Aquaman, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole f*cking Kidman. We also touch on gay birthdays, getting old, dumb twinks, Hereditary, the Friday series, the Black List, and Christmas.

Duration:01:49:40

Episode 7 - If Beale Street Could Talk Review

12/17/2018
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This week, Matt and Josh dive into Barry Jenkins' follow-up to Best Picture winner Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the novel by James Baldwin. Some other topics touched include Moonlight's legacy, the SAG nominations, Birds of Prey casting, Roma, and messy hangovers. It's also Josh's birthday episode...HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!!!!!

Duration:01:25:26

Episode 6 - Vox Lux Review

12/10/2018
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This week, Matt and Josh review Brady Corbet's Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Also, it's the thick of awards seasons, which means we have opinions on both the Golden Globes nominations and Kevin Hart's record for shortest stint hosting the Oscars of all time. We also talk about Sorry to Bother You, Mission Impossible - Fallout, Drag Race, bad haircuts, and worse men.

Duration:01:22:56

Episode 5 - Anna and the Apocalypse

12/3/2018
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Matt and Josh tackle the Christmas zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, directed by John McPhail. They also talk about getting calls from sexual health clinics, Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" video, the Gotham Awards, the upcoming Sundance slate, Shaun of the Dead, Krampus, and LA Confidential.

Duration:01:08:43

Episode 4 - The Favourite

11/26/2018
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Matt and Josh review Yorgos Lanthimos' 17th century comedy The Favourite, starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Nicholas Hoult. They also talk gay Black Friday shopping, connections with queer icons, The Lobster, The Lion King trailer, A24's library, and the benefits of great costume design.

Duration:01:22:37

Episode 3 - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Widows

11/19/2018
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In our first double episode, Matt and Josh review Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Widows. Spoiler alert for both! They also try to rank the Harry Potter movies and discuss the Indie Spirit Award nominations, the relevancy of the Oscars, Detective Pikachu, Stan Lee, Mariah Carey, boys with boyfriends, the Coen brothers, and Carrie Coon.

Duration:02:38:16

Episode 2 - Overlord

11/12/2018
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This week, Matt and Josh review Julius Avery's Overlord, with fights about what makes a war movie, what makes a zombie movie, and the art of the B-movie. The hosts also share their top 5 movies of all time, and talk about Drag Race, Grindr mishaps, Hillary Duff, reboot culture, and Julia Roberts.

Duration:02:37:10

Episode 1 - Boy Erased

11/6/2018
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For the very first episode of Poppers & Popcorn, Matt and Josh dive right into queer cinema with Joel Edgerton's conversion therapy drama Boy Erased, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe. The discussion asks a wide range of questions from who LGBTQ+ cinema should be for to Troye Sivan's perfect, plum lips. As this is our first time (so be gentle), the host interview each other years after they first hooked up and decided to start queening out about movies together. Other...

Duration:01:35:25