Actors, Comics, Directors, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 35: Marvel, Phase 3

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Avengers: Infinity War comes out this week, and the excitement in the air is palpable here at PCF. Join Courtenay and Shannon as we have Andrew back to discuss the third and final phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WARNING: this episode contains spoilers for the most recent Marvel movies, including Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.

Like what you hear? Give Andrew some love over at Pop Pop Culture. Bonus: you can check out his review of Black Panther featuring PCF’s own Courtenay!

PS. If you missed any of the movies from Phase 1 or Phase 2, be sure to check out our previous episodes!

Directors, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 31: Wes Anderson

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To celebrate the release of Isle of Dogs this week, we’re delivering everything you need to know about iconic director Wes Anderson. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and this week’s guest Mindy as we go over all Wes’ films and tell you what they’re all about, with a particular focus on The Royal TennenbaumsFantastic Mr. Fox, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

P.S. Sorry about the late upload this week. Courtenay and her entire family have been wiped out by the plague (a.k.a. stomach flu) for the past few days, so editing was a bit difficult.

Actors, Awards, Composers, Directors, Movies, Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Reviews

Episode 27: PCF Oscar Picks, 2018

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This week, Shannon has a particular set of skills; skills she has acquired over a very long period. Skills that make her a nightmare for office Oscar pools everywhere. And she’s putting her particular set of skills to good use this week, filling us in on which films are currently considered frontrunners for each category of the Academy Awards. Take a listen so you too can impress your friends and family with your knowledge of this year’s Oscar nominees!

BTW, did you know we’re currently running a CONTEST?!

To celebrate our first year covering the Academy Awards, Pop Culture Footnotes is holding an Oscar predictions competition. Make your picks for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the movie theatre of your choice!

To enter:

  1. Follow the Pop Culture Footnotes Facebook page and/or our Twitter.
  2. Complete this form with your picks.

All entries must be received by 3/3/2018 11:59 PM PST. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Episode 25: Nora Ephron

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we discuss the Queen of Romantic Comedy herself, Nora Ephron. We go over our three favorite Ephron movies (When Harry Met Sally Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail) and Ephron’s contribution to the genre as a whole.

We’re also sad to announce that this is Tana’s last episode as a regular contributor on Pop Culture Footnotes. Be sure to tune in to the last few minutes of the episode to hear more. We love you, Tana!

Awards, Directors, Movies, Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Reviews

Episode 24: Best Picture Nominee Recaps, 2018

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The nominees have been announced and the Oscars campaigning has begun—it’s Shannon’s favorite time of the year! So if you’re like most people and didn’t get the chance to see all nine of the films nominated for Best Picture this year, we’ve got you covered. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we recap the 2018 Best Picture nominees, explaining what they’re about and why (we think) they’ve been nominated. And the Oscar goes to…

Directors, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 15: The Room

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With The Disaster Artist coming out this week, we figured we’d take a little time to discuss the best worst movie ever made: Tommy Wiseau’s trainwreck, The Room. Shannon sums up the film’s overly complicated and often nonsensical plot, and we share our favorite lines and moments, play a little trivia game to test our knowledge, and generally have a rollicking good time.

Directors, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 2: Steven Spielberg’s Alien Movies

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Tune in as we discuss Steven Spielberg’s and his alien movies, specifically Close Encounters of the Third KindE.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and War of the Worlds. We talk about the plot of each movie, their influence on pop culture and sci-fi, and the themes and characteristics they have in common.