Episode 69: The Matrix (1999); also The Force Awakens Teaser Discussion

5 stars. Changed action movies forever. Maybe the best sci-fi action movie ever, but almost ruined by the most disappointing sequels of all time. The individual performances (except for Mr. Smith) aren’t that great, but as a whole this movie is greater than the sum of its parts.

As for the new Star Wars The Force Awakens teaser trailer, looks cool, but do we really have to spend another movie hanging out on Tatooine? Let’s hope not.

Episode 68: Escape From LA (1996)

We’re on our way to reviewing every John Carpenter movie… We like almost all of em. Some more than others. We split on this one. With Escape From LA, the idea is fun, but I didn’t laugh as much as I wanted to–still, I’m glad it was made and happy to own a copy. I also like it a lot better than the Grindhouse parodies that have come out (e.g., Hobo With A Shotgun, Machete, etc.). And for the record, Kurt Russel is one of the all time greats–when the dust settles, his legacy might top Harrison Ford’s.



Episode 67: Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Birdman (2014)

Wildcard Week. Dumb and Dumber isn’t sci-fi, but wanted to talk about it anyway. We were disappointed, but we expected to be. Almost Episode I levels of disappointment.

And, by the way, there was 16 years between Return of the Jedi and Episode I. 20 years between Dumb and Dumber and Dumb and Dumber To.




Episode 66: Intersteller (2014)

Christopher Nolan’s biggest let down yet. Not bad, but we were expecting our minds to get a little more blown. Still, we’re huge fans of Nolan and McConaughey–maybe that’s why we’re being a bit hard on this movie.

Episode 65: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

We’re back. And aren’t you happy about it? But maybe it isn’t us. Maybe we’ve changed. Maybe you should be doing some changing too? It’s better this way. It’s painless. They were right.

We are coming back!

“Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back.”

Or so said Bruce Springsteen. But we say it in a happy way. Listen, we are coming back. Stay tuned.

We will be here: www.sneakingpopcorn.com

Look for it!



New Podcast: Sneaking Popcorn!

All good things must come to an end. I looked it up, and Chaucer said that in the 1300s. That’s not that special or amazing of a thing to say, honestly. I mean, that was back when people could say or do just about anything and get rich and famous.

Like, can you believe the cheeseburger wasn’t invented until about 1930? That means, up until then, nobody was smart enough to put cheese on a sandwich. Now, if you want to think of something new, you have to like invent like Google or or a microchip or something hard like that.

Like they say, these days, there’s nothing new under the sun–which actually comes from the Bible, which was written by God way before Chaucer wrote his stuff. Anyway, this brings me to my point:

McReady and me have started a new movie podcast: Sneaking Popcorn.

Here’s the website and the feed:


Gone Fishing–but coming back soon!

Ever just need to get away from it all? Your mother in law is screaming, the furnace is on the fritz, and your boss won’t shut up about your time card.  So you play hooky from work and spend the day at the movies.

Oh no. Hm, well did you ever just get really sick of doing anything for no particular reason and lock yourself in seedy hotel room to watch TV for a few weeks, eating nothing but delivery food (using the left over napkins as your only sanitary aid), while contemplating the arbitrary and nihilistic nature of life itself?

Really? Come on. You never did that? You don’t say.

Well, I bet at least once you have thrown all your worldly possessions into the river and driven your beaten down van to the mountains where you ditch it, torch it, and climb deep into the woods to live naked like a wild beast, sustaining your self on weeds and berries alone.

Still no. Man, you are more stable than us. But no worries. We are coming back soon–new and improved. So sit tight, if your still out there. SFRP generation 2 should begin  in just a few more weeks!


Espisode 64: This Is The End (2013)

James Franco and Danny McBride are funny dudes. Their pals are funny too, but Franco and McBride make this movie. For the record, when the end of the world comes, the SFRP will be going to heaven because we are good people, who do good deeds, and care about people.

SFRP Review: supernova


Monster of the Sky (update) — Sam Koji Hale Interview

It’s been almost a year since we last talked with director Sam Koji Hale about his awesome project. A lot has happened since then, but he still needs your help! Check out his second Kickstarter campaign here. I mean, this movie is really turning out to be something awesome–just look at the pic below. I think those two puppets are about to make out.

Sky & Squijj greenscreen test L.A.