Continuing our discussion of the top six categories, The Cine-Men co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself dig into the Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, and Best Picture nominees. As usual, Darryl and I pull no punches as we dissect… Read More ›
The Cine-Men: 93rd Academy Awards, Part I
In the run-up to the 93rd Academy Awards, The Cine-Men co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself embark on our third annual exploration of the top six categories: Actress/Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress/Actor in a Lead Role, Directing, and Best Picture…. Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 47 – Resurrections in Cinema.
Since we’re in the time of year where some folks are celebrating either Passover or Easter, I pitched to Darryl the idea of exploring resurrections in cinema. Our reasonings may surprise you for what we choose. We also, of course,… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 46 – Favorite Character Introductions.
The Cine-Men return from an extended break so it’s only fitting that the episode is extended, as well. On this episode, we not only discuss a handful of recent watches and challenges (Thief via HBO Max and In & Of… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 45 – Top 10 Movies of 2020, Part 2.
As 2021 begins, so ends The Cine-Men. For Now. That’s right, we’re taking a bit of a break until April, but we promise to be back with more in-depth discussions about cinema. For now, please enjoy the second half of… Read More ›
The Poprika Podcast, Episode 224 – Top 10 Movies of 2020, Part 1.
Before The Poprika Podcast departs for a well-earned hiatus, Poprika founder Darryl Mansel invited EoM founder Douglas Davidson to join him to discuss five of our current Top Ten films of 2020. In addition, we discuss our thoughts on 2020… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 44: Favorite Original Songs.
Music has a way to anchor itself in a moment that sticks with us long past that first listen. On this episode of The Cine-Men, hosts Darryl Mansel and Douglas Davidson explore their favorite songs through cinema history. Frankly, narrowing… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 43: Favorite Midnight Movies.
Back in March friend of the show Thomas Manning debuted as a guest on The Cine-Men, discussing the 25th Critics Choice Awards and getting trounced in a special edition of “Test Your Might” trivia. For some unknown reason he decided… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 42: Favorite Animated Films.
As we head into the end of 2020, Douglas and Darryl discuss their favorite animated movies in cinema and the answers will likely not surprise you too much if you’ve been following The Cine-Men since the inception. That said, Douglas… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 41: Favorite Disney Live-Action Adaptations.
With the live-action adaptation of Mulan hitting shelves on November 10th, we thought it would be fun to discuss our favorite of the adaptations Disney has released over the last few years. Now Darryl and I couldn’t do that alone… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 40: Favorite Stephen King Adaptations.
We’ve had this episode brewing for some time, but life got in the way of letting us put the ideas on tape. Returning for your aural enjoyment are your Cine-Men hosts, Darryl Mansel and Douglas Davidson, discussing their favorite Stephen… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 39: Opening Day Movie Memories.
It was not the intention to take a hiatus after Episode 38’s interview with Sean O’Connell, but we did. To make up for it, The Cine-Men hosts Darryl and Douglas welcome Crystal Davidson, the owner/operator of much-talked-about unofficial sponsor of… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 38: Release The Snyder Cut.
The latest episode of The Cine-Men is a special one and marks a change in how we’ve produced episodes. For the first time, we’re dedicating the entire show to one topic and we’re joined by a very special guest to… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 37: School Days
August is about when most folks return to school and Fall 2020 is shaping up to be a humdinger of a return to school season as students and parents alike grapple with virtual education vs. in-person options. In our attempt… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 36: Movie Monologues
Almost every film has a moment where a character either can’t take it any more, has to rally the troops, or otherwise share some extensive piece of information. It became so notable for a character to do this while riding… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 35: Foreign Films
The last time the Cine-Men gathered we spoke of revolution! This time around they look specifically at films of the non-English variety and name three of their favorites. If we do our jobs right, you’ll only be able to guess… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 34: Films of Revolution.
When one thinks about Independence Day in the States, absent thoughts of food and fireworks, we think of freedom. Thing is, freedom doesn’t just mean breaking ties with a governing power. Sometimes freedom comes in the form of breaking free… Read More ›
Fandom Month 2020: Film Week interview with EoM founder Douglas Davidson.
Each summer Poprika Podcast Network founder Darryl Mansel dedicates one week in the month of June to a different fandom. For the 2020 edition of Fandom Month, Darryl scheduled programming spotlighting the areas of Alcohol, Television, Film, and Music. In… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 33: Summertime Films
While everyone continues to debate the best time and place to return to theaters, The Cine-Men elect to discuss a different question: what films most make you think of Summer? What films bring about a coolness, a sense of care-free… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 32: Car Chases
To quote EoM Senior Contributor Hunter Heilman, the 32nd episode of The Cine-Men is all about those “vroom-vroom-crashy-crashy machines.” That’s right, Darryl and Douglas explore their favorite car chases in cinema. We spend a few minutes catching up with our… Read More ›