The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 86 – Can Jake Gyllenhaal drama Stronger find heart in the midst of tragedy?

Tatiana Maslany and Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston marathon drama Stronger
Tatiana Maslany and Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston marathon drama Stronger

It’s a rather quiet movie release period, pre-Star Wars, on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson, with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

Reviews include the drama movie Stronger, in which Jake Gyllenhaal plays an amputee survivor of the Boston marathon bombings who became an emblem of the city’s will to survive after the atrocity. We also chat about Christmas horror movie Better Watch Out and Blade of the Immortal, which is the 100th film directed by Japanese maestro of violence Takashi Miike.

In the news, we discuss the nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as the new trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s reference-heavy novel adaptation Ready Player One. Luke finishes the show off with a quiz based on films released 10 years ago.

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Music by Bensound.



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