50. 50 episodes. After three years of recording, we’ve hit a benchmark I suspect both Darryl and I are shocked to have gotten to. We honor our fiftieth by spending a little time talking about the journey that got us… Read More ›
A Pinch of Cine-Men: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” [Patreon Special Episode Sneak]
December 16th, 2016 saw the release of the eighth Star Wars film, the one-off prequel story Rogue One. It tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and a hodgepodge of individuals who band together to steal the Death Star plans to… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 49 – Favorite Summer Blockbusters.
Summer may not officially kick off until June 21st, but don’t tell The Cine-Men that! Right about the time the calendar flips to May, movie theaters start churning out releases with big action and big stars as they kick off… Read More ›
The Cine-Men: 93rd Academy Awards, Part II
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 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 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 ›
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 31: The Films of Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick may not been hitting theaters this summer, but that won’t stop Douglas and Darryl from digging into the entire Tom Cruise catalog to identify out favorite films. Considering he’s been making movies since 1981, narrowing the field… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 30: Period Films
Episode 30 of The Cine-Men dares to travel through time to examine films taking place outside of the time in which they were filmed. That’s right, we’re discussing our favorite period films! To make things extra special, Douglas and Darryl… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 29: Cult Films
We’ve got something really special for everyone on this, the 29th episode of The Cine-Men. This time around, co-hosts Douglas and Darryl are joined by Adam Frazier to discuss their favorite cult films. That doesn’t sound special for you? Frazier… Read More ›