The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 91 – Why is Downsizing such a gigantic mess?

Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz in sci-fi Downsizing
Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz in sci-fi Downsizing

Would you shrink yourself to save the world? Matt Damon ponders that question while counting his pay-cheque on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson, with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

This week features a packed and eclectic reviews section. First, we look at drab Afghan War drama 12 Strong, before moving on to colourful Aardman animated adventure Early Man and long-delayed young adult actioner Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Finally, we dissect Alexander Payne‘s ambitious, but disappointing Downsizing, in which Matt Damon struggles to make the best of a missed opportunity.

In the news, we take a look at the new trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, which sees Evangeline Lilly as the first female title character in the MCU. We also chat about the teasers for Sundance horror Hereditary and the depressing prequel The First Purge. Luke then gives us his first quiz about movies from 2008 – a decade ago.

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Music by Bensound.



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