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Join me, a 36 year old internet podcast radio show comedian, market researcher, and data scientist, as I come to grips on a weekly basis with my struggle to lose weight (sort of a beer gut mixed with a love for sweets gut) and digest the facts and all of the constant changes in this market. Why? Because it's time to lose this bowling pin of a body shape, and because in the world of health and wellness, everyone seems to be a professional expert (especially on podcasts). AM. I. RIGHT? It is r ...
 
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Hey guys, I'm a regular old average joe with a dad bod that could probably rival the best of them. This week, I'm actually just starting my journey. The biggest part of this is figuring out what ground zero is. How do I figure out what to do to lose weight, what changes do I make, and what is next. The reality is, I'm not a health expert, so I have…
 
Well...of course during my 1st weight goal check-in I have both good news and bad news. The good news is that I've lost 3 lbs, even while I sit an absorb carbs on my couch. The bad news is that I decided that I should exercise and get a little cardio in against my own advice, and guess what, I thought my treadmill was going to burn my house down. I…
 
In this check-in, my wife Vee joined in on the weight loss journey. Primarily, we keep our workout and weight loss sort of private, as I know women don't really like to share their weight. While I have been focusing primarily on diet, Vee has primarily focused on exercising because she doesn't like to count calories. And quite frankly, when I stop …
 
Gareth and Andy are joined by special guest Aidan Belizaire, to unravel the creature feature that is Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy (2017), the first epic monster movie in Universal’s Dark Universe. If you don't know what Universal's Dark Universe is, well it's a collection of cross-media monster-movie related films, tv shows, books and video games that…
 
This week Gareth and Andy are executing order 66- that's episode 66- as we turn our ion cannons on Star Wars Episode IX: Electric Boogaloo. But is this sequel a star too far for a dying franchise or have we unfairly treated this space adventure like fresh bantha poodoo? Listen to part one of this two-part Star Wars special to find out!…
 
This week Gareth and Andy are joined by special guest Aidan Belizaire, for first of our new topic-based episodes. And what better topic for these three 30-something men to discuss than animated kid's films? No, honestly. This week we'll be discussing Disney's live-action remakes, from 101 Dalmatians and Aladdin to The Lion King and Mulan. But are t…
 
Gareth and Andy return for a Bird based double-bill as we spend an episode talking about a couple of memorable peckers! One film is a thriller by the master of suspense, littered with scenes so iconic they’ve come to define the genre, and the other is The Birds! But do either of these films soar? Listen on to find out...…
 
Gareth Green and Andrew Raphael return to the microphone booth for the first episode of their rebranded series POPCORN DIGEST (formally Best Forgotten Movies). On our new series, we'll be discussing a variety of films and various cinematic happenings in the world of movies. We begin with a look at an apocalyptic wasteland ravaged by death and destr…
 
If you loved the worst aspects of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies, then WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING might just be the film for you. Does Duncan Jones' much-maligned pixel-pusher overcome the curse of the video-game adaption? Gareth and Andy investigate: Follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PopcornDigestFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/popcorn…
 
Just in time for Black Panther and the home-video release of Thor Ragnarok, Gareth and Andy return to discuss Marvel's near-forgotten rage filled monster-mash; THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Listen as we ask Marvel to not make these movies mediocre, because we won't like them when they're mediocre. Follow Popcorn Digest at the following links: Twitter: https…
 
Best Forgotten Movies is back for more from the films that time forgot! In the first episode of this limited series we take on Vin Diesel's Dune for Dummies, otherwise known as The Chronicles of Riddick. Is this an overlooked sci-fi epic or an overblown sy-fy disaster? Gareth and Andy investigate... Follow us on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Popcorn…
 
Gareth and Andy escape to the movies to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger have a mid-life crisis in the meta-action adventure romp, LAST ACTION HERO. But will this love letter to the action genre (from wire-tapping enthusiast and genre legend John McTiernan) survive it's explosive reputation? Armed with nothing more than bad impressions, we jump into the…
 
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton inspect each other's fillings in THE THING. No not that THING...Matthijs van Heijningen Jr's THE THING Prequel from 2011 (oh that one). But does this imitation deserve to be a bridge for John Carpenter's classic film, or should it be incinerated and left out in the cold. Gareth and Andy investigate (each ot…
 
One is a slimy monster, the other a ruthless killer and the two don't get on at all! But enough about the presidential election, it's time for the latest episode of Best Forgotten Movies! In a series that brought us cinematic greats from the likes of Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and John McTiernan, comes AVP: ALIEN V PREDATOR, straight from the cre…
 
Peter Fonda is Chuck Seventies-Man, a reporter who cottons on to the fact the company who manufacture serial killer theme-park robots might be up to no good. That's right, we're taking on the genre-bending sci-fi sequel to Michael Crichton's cult-classic, FUTUREWORLD! Will we survive our stay or is this roller-coaster ride in need of decommissionin…
 
Will Smith is hired by President Kevin Kline in unconvincing make up to join forces with US Marshall Kevin Kline in unconvincing make-up as we venture back to a time of cowboys, gunslingers and... giant mechanical spiders?! That's right, we're drawing our guns on Barry Sonnenfeld's big budget train-wreck WILD WILD WEST. But has more been made of th…
 
Christian Bale doesn't keep his cool and Captain of Charisma Sam "I was in Avatar guys" Worthington is meant to be the main character (before rewrites) in McG String's TERMINATOR SALVATION. Yet another redundant attempt to relaunch the franchise, does this film of metallic fart noises have what it takes to rise above the wreckage of the ailing seri…
 
Orlando Bloom is the carved wooden statue of Balian of Ibelin in Ridley Scott's KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. But is this sprawling religious epic an under-appreciated masterpiece, a butchered and unengaging bore or perhaps even both? Gareth and Andy investigate...And remember, by supporting this podcast for $4 or more you will gain access to our commentary t…
 
Pug-faced action star Jeremy Renner is not Matt Damon in Tony Gilroy's THE BOURNE LEGACY, a film that trades in spine tingling tension for 'action' and talking...lots of serious talking. But does this spin-off escape the shadow of its predecessors or does it lack the chemical enhancements to get it through to the end? Gareth and Andy try their hard…
 
William Shatner and the Enterprise crew return to action only to blow up God in the much maligned Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Set your phasers to fun as Gareth and Andy ask whether Star Trek V: So Very Tired proves that anything Nimoy can do, can Shatner do better? Spoilers: It doesn't.And remember, by supporting this podcast for $4 or more yo…
 
Tom Cruise tries to control his all-round weird behaviour whilst acting in Steven Spielberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS. But does this 2005 post-9/11 take on the classic HG Wells Novel have what it takes to rise above Mr Cruise's antics, or will it just suddenly catch a cold and die? Gareth and Andy are here to investigate.And remember, by supporting this …
 
Jeremy Irons, Bruce Payne and Marlon Wayans seriously chew up some poor looking scenery in Courtney Solomon's role playing nightmare DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. But does this train wreck fantasy have any redeeming qualities or...wow that was the worst CGI Dragon i've ever seen!! Gareth and Andy look back at this curiosity from the year 2000...so you don't …
 
Timothy Dalton as 007 is out for vengeance over his best mate's wife's chinchilla in John Glen's LICENCE TO KILL. But does this harder edged 16th Bond adventure still deserve the mixed reception it had on release, or is this a film that could literally make your head explode? In this special extended edition of BFM Gareth and Andy investigate this …
 
Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman have a day out at Milton Keynes Train Station in Sidney J. Furie's SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. Margot Kidder tries to keep it together (herself, not her performance) whilst everyone else tries to work around endless padding and numerous budget cuts in this Poundland entry of the Superman saga. But does this …
 
Bob Hoskins plays numerous Italian stereotypes, John Leguizamo falls in love with a dinosaur Princess, and Dennis Hopper pretends to be a T-Rex in this early 90s attempt at a Video Game adaptation. Gareth, Andy and Special Guest Aidan Belizaire find out whether this strange concoction should be granted a second chance or flushed down the movie toil…
 
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