Series: Burnt Popcorn

Join Mike & Laura Laidman as they delve into some of our favorite nostalgic films. Do they still hold up or are they as terrible as Burnt Popcorn?

Episode 69 – Liar Liar

He can’t lie! Or keep a thought to himself! Does that count as a lie? We’re not sure, but we debate it a lot in this week’s episode of Burnt Popcorn! On our second Jim Carrey outing on the podcast, we’ll see if taking on a more “grounded” character will hold up better than The …

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Episode 68 – Godzilla (1998)

According to the marketing of this movie, size does matter… But does it make for a good movie? Mike and Laura are joined with Godzilla super fan and podcaster Andrew Roebuck to talk about the first American attempt at the Japanese Giant. Is a big bomb or does it somehow fill the very big shoes …

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Episode 67 – Queen Of The Damned

It’s our first film from 2002, and Laura picked the… sequel? Spiritual successor? Spinoff? To the only movie both Mike and Laura gave a Burnt rating to, Interview With The Vampire. Will Stuart Townsend’s Lestat make Tom Cruise’s look like a chump? Does the girl from the Mighty Ducks enjoy a different kind of Flying …

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Episode 66 – The Fugitive

A movie that’s as respected as it is parodied, 1993’s The Fugitive takes an old tv show that a lot of people these days probably haven’t even heard of these days and breathed new life as a Harrison Ford action thriller. Is it worth unravelling the mystery or like a certain US Marshal should you …

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Episode 65 – Romeo + Juliet

In the first of our new bi weekly episode format, we look into the world of 90s teen dreaming, when Laura revisits her sexual awakening (her words, seriously) with this Dicaprio starring vehicle. Does this 500 year old work of the bard still work in this modern setting? Or does adapting it to the 90s …

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Episode 63 – Home Alone

This year’s Burnt Popcorn Christmas movie choice fell to our very own Laura. So what did she pick? Only the best Christmas movie of all time (but maybe not if you’re asking Mike) – Home Alone! This festive week we’re following that little scamp Kevin on his journey to bust some burglars, survive the holidays …

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Episode 62 – Batman Returns

This week Mike and Laura welcome back special guest host Dave Baldwin (@davembaldwin) to discuss the sequel to 1989’s Batman – Batman Returns! That’s right, just in time for the holidays, we’re tackling the Batman Christmas special in all its dark and twisted glory. Can Catwoman and The Penguin top The Joker and make this …

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Episode 61 – Titanic

61 one episodes in and we’re doing the mother of all number 1 movies – Titanic! Laura is already swooning over Leo’s dreamy blue eyes, so we know her heart will go on. The real question is whether the giant ship stays above water for Mike. Or will this movie sink like a bunch of …

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Episode 60 – Speed

Join us as we dig into a 1994 action classic “The Bus that Wouldn’t Slow Down”. I mean Speed. Does this “Die Hard on a _____” entry keep up to speed or are you going to be pulling the wire to get off this ride early? All this and Laura writes her first theme song. …

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