The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 45 – Does Patriots Day exploit a recent real-life tragedy?

Mark Wahlberg stars as a Boston policeman in thrilling drama Patriots Day
Mark Wahlberg stars as a Boston policeman in thrilling drama Patriots Day

Mark Wahlberg is the blue collar hero America needs on the Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

There are reviews of three films, starting with Michael Keaton‘s take on the slimy entrepreneur who turned McDonald’s into a capitalist behemoth in The Founder. We also review Gore Verbinski‘s exceedingly unusual horror A Cure for Wellness and the gripping drama Patriots Day, which takes on the shocking true story of the terrorist attack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.

We also take on the new trailers for upcoming blockbusters Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge and Alien: Covenant. In the debate section, we decide whether Kong: Skull Island actually will be the start of a successful shared universe and two of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture are the subjects of the quiz.

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Music by Bensound.



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