Before writer/director Bong Joon Ho would go on to win Best International Feature, Best Director, and Best Picture for his film Parasite (2019) at the 92nd Academy Awards, Bong Joon Ho was awarded Best Motion Picture in the Foreign Language… 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 ›
Relive the emotional conclusion to the MCU’s Infinity Saga – “Avengers: Endgame” – on home video now.
Quantifying the significance of Avengers: Endgame is a lofty task. For some, the 22-film collection Marvel Studios crafted is an exercise in inconsequential extravagance which has shifted how studios make movies for the worse. These films have even been described… Read More ›
“Avengers: Endgame” is here and it’s the perfect end to the MCU’s Infinity Saga.
After an unprecedented 21-film lead-up, Avengers: Endgame, the culminating moment in what’s now been dubbed “The Infinity Saga,” is finally here. Audiences are coming to this film with a hope of closure after an emotionally devastating end to 2018’s Anthony… Read More ›
Regal Expands 4DX into North Carolina
It’s no secret that that the home entertainment boom changed the way the audiences view going to the theater. At home, there’s better control over volume, loud chewers, slurping drinkers, and cell phone users. No matter what you do or… Read More ›
Introspection and patience reward when “The Night Eats The World”.
The wealth of film hitting theaters and VOD services is enough to overwhelm even the most discerning cinephile, which is why it matters to remain open to films beyond your borders both physical and metaphysical. Locking ourselves into genres, into… Read More ›
Listen: The Cine-Men, Episode 1
The latest podcast to enter the Poprika Podcast Network is The Cine-Men, hosted by Poprika founder Seed and EoM founder Douglas Davidson. The aim of the show is to discuss the films we’ve seen and those we haven’t in all the… Read More ›
“Avengers: Infinity War” is the MCU Crossover Event We’ve Waited For.
In May 2008, a small, newly-formed, independent studio laid everything they had on a director whose greatest success was 2003’s Elf and an actor who was considered a washed-up has-been and was looking to make a comeback to tell the… Read More ›
Save your quarters, folks. You’re not going to want next on ‘Rampage’.
Adapting video games for film tends to underwhelm at the box office. It either takes a straight-forward premise and mucks it up (poor besmirched Super Mario Bros) or largely misunderstands what made the game fun (this includes you Street Fighter)…. Read More ›
You won’t sleep while ‘They Remain’.
With only one other directorial credit under his belt, writer/director Philip Gelatt helms the full feature adaptation of Laird Barron’s Lovecraftian short story —30– under the name They Remain. Tracking the complex relationship between two scientists working in a remote encampment,… Read More ›
Nerds rule on ‘Game Night’.
Everyone knows that one super-competitive person. The one who will bury your nose in their victory or flip over the table in defeat. Yet we love them because they’re family and it’s usually only during game night that their inner… Read More ›
Coming To Theaters: March 2018
February didn’t disappoint and March is looking to keep the trend going. Below are 18 films on our radar that showcase just how wide the offerings for theaters are going to be, even as March begins. It used to be… Read More ›
Duncan Jones latest film ‘Mute’ is a perfect fit for Netflix’s Instant offerings.
Writer/director Duncan Jones broke onto the scene with the 2009 underground hit Moon, which tracked lunar engineer Sam Bell’s (Sam Rockwell) last days of his three-year mission as his solitary life finally begins to take its toll. Unfortunately, Jones’s follow-ups… Read More ›
“Saturday Church” is a quasi-musical journey of self-acceptance.
Audiences will quickly compare Saturday Church to Moonlight, the 2017 Best Picture Oscar winner which also tells a personal, character-driven story about a boy’s search for self at the intersection of sexual identity and race. While both excel at telling… Read More ›
Coming to Theaters: January 2018
Happy New Year!!! With the end of one year, a new beginning arrives bringing with it untold stories of adventure and drama. Though January is typically seen either as a dumping ground for films that couldn’t compete against other films… Read More ›
Ten Films From 2017 That Stuck With Me
It’s the end of 2017, which means it’s time for the End of Year lists to come rolling out. Just like last year, you won’t be hearing about my top films, but my sticky films. The films which – after… Read More ›
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is the spark of hope long-time fans have waited for.
Star Wars fans are a tricky bunch to please. They’re excited at the prospect of something new, something that delves further into the mythos of the Force, but when presented with something as half-baked as midichlorians, they riot. That was… Read More ›
Listen: Poprika Podcast’s 2017 Year End Show
The end of the years means everyone is going to put out their Best of 2017 lists in music, television, film, books, games, etc. While EoM will be posting their non-traditional End of list soon, for now, here’s something a little special…. Read More ›
‘Justice League’ is a bittersweet experience for DC Comics fans.
It’s been a long road for comic book fans of all stripes to get to Justice League. We’ve endured false starts, writer strikes, and contractual arguments. With each one, our hopes rose for that one moment when the Gods of… Read More ›
Chilling and hopeful, director Martin McDonagh’s tragicomedy ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is one of the year’s best.
Writer/director Marin McDonagh is no stranger to tackling difficult or challenging material. His first feature, In Bruges, centered on a hitman having an existential crisis, while his second, Seven Psychopaths, focused on a screenwriter sucked into a world of gangsters… Read More ›