The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 52 – Is Fast & Furious 8 just petrolhead pandemonium?

Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson square off in Fast & Furious 8
Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson square off in Fast & Furious 8

Luke Stevenson is back in the host’s chair for the latest Popcorn Muncher Podcast and he is joined by Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

There are reviews of two very different movies. First, Tom dissects twisty erotic thriller The Handmaiden, from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook. Then, it’s the big one, as we talk about Fast & Furious 8 – complete with explosions, cyber-terrorism and Dwayne Johnson punching Jason Statham in the face.

We discuss four big news stories, including Josh Brolin‘s casting in Deadpool 2 and Will Smith‘s rumoured role in the Aladdin remake. We also chat about James Gunn‘s loyalty pledge to Marvel and Fast & Furious 8‘s record-breaking box office success. To mark the release of the latest vehicular action movie, we both run down our top five car moments in cinema history. Expect twisted metal, time travel and, bizarrely, Mike Myers doing a funny voice.

To mark the first anniversary of the podcast a few weeks ago, we created a trio of bingo cards so you can play along with our podcast in-jokes and quirks. Let us know in the comments if you’ve had a go!


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Music by Bensound.



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