Previously the Monster Popcorn Podcast, we've rebranded to the FilmShip Podcast! Hosts Ben McBride, Daniel Wheatfall and Mel Dale learn more about each other as friends through the movies they love.
info_outline Filmship 3: Melformers 06/18/2018
Filmship 3: Melformers Filmship Mission Log: Mel, makes the crew re-live his childhood. Spoilers: it's a roller coaster ride! It also seems to consist primarily of 1985's Transformers: The Movie. The tour de force voice acting talent of Peter Cullen, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, and Orson Welles fills this animated trip back to simpler times with all the melodrama you wouldn't believe would be in a kids cartoon. How did the violent death of all his cartoon heroes effect Mel. What do Ben and Daniel learn about him because of it?
info_outline Filmship 2: Bennifer’s Body 05/29/2018
Filmship 2: Bennifer’s Body Filmship Mission Log: Ben subjects Mel, and Dan to 2009’s Jennifer’s Body. Directed by Karyn Kusama, starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried this movie puts our filmship to the test. Our discussion is a roller coaster of emotion as our discussions of horror movies usually are. What does this movie bring out in our hosts? Listen and find out!
info_outline FilmShip 1: Clueniel 05/07/2018
FilmShip 1: Clueniel The guys from The Monster Popcorn Podcast are back and are inviting you to join them on their FilmShip! They jump right in and put their minds to the task of solving the murder mystery set forth by the amazing Tim Curry! Daniel is the dutiful butler and "buttles" us through Clue! As we learn what aspect of Daniel's personality draw him to 1985's hilarious ensemble tour de force what will we also learn about Ben and Mel in response to watching this unforgettable comedy?
info_outline Monster Popcorn 53: Cutthroat Island 08/18/2016
Monster Popcorn 53: Cutthroat Island The guys grab their swords and go swashbuckling on the high seas with Geena Davis and Matthew Modine! Mel leads the podcast discussing the merits and faults of Cutthroat Island, a much-maligned film among movie fans. Do Daniel and Ben side with the cinematic world? Or do they feel the movie has some redeeming qualities? Listen and find out!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 52: The Last of the Mohicans 06/28/2016
Monster Popcorn 52: The Last of the Mohicans The guys set out on a journey of discussion to the frontier with Michael Mann's epic romantic drama, The Last of the Mohicans. Daniel leads the discussion of a movie that all three guys grew up with but hadn't seen in quite some time. Will their memory of the movie be just as good as they remember? Give a listen and find out!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 51: Captain America - The Winter Soldier 06/01/2016
Monster Popcorn 51: Captain America - The Winter Soldier With Captain America: Civil War in theaters, it was inevitable that a Captain America movie would make it onto the podcast. This month, Ben, Daniel and Mel discuss Steve Rogers' second outing in the Marvel cinematic universe as he goes up against the Winter Soldier!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 50: Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves 04/25/2016
Monster Popcorn 50: Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves Ben, Daniel and Mel take a trip down memory lane with the Kevin Costner-led Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Be sure to look out for a special appearance from Christian Slater himself (aka Ben doing an imitation). Also, Ben does a bad imitation of Sean Connery.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 49: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - PART II 03/31/2016
Monster Popcorn 49: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - PART II This is it! The end of our journey through the world of Harry Potter comes to an end with part 2 of the Deathly Hallows podcast. Ben, Daniel and Mel talk the finale and the fun experiences they've had in the wizarding world.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 49: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - PART I 03/28/2016
Monster Popcorn 49: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - PART I The #MPPodcast's journey through the world of Harry Potter is nearing its end and Ben, Daniel and Mel sit down to discuss part one of the climactic finale! And as a bonus, part two of the podcast will be released in just a couple of days! So be on the lookout for that!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 48: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 03/22/2016
Monster Popcorn 48: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince After an unexpectedly long break, the guys are back with a brand new episode! Ben, Daniel and Mel pick up where they left off on their journey through the world of Harry Potter, with the sixth movie in the franchise!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 46: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 06/18/2015
Monster Popcorn 46: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ben, Daniel and Mel continue their journey through the world of Harry Potter with the fifth chapter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Daniel leads the guys through an extensive discussion and Ben gets possessed by Moaning Myrtle.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 45: Twister 06/02/2015
Monster Popcorn 45: Twister Ben, Daniel and Mel hop aboard the Barn Burner and put the pedal to the metal as they chase down Twister! Ben leads the guys in a discussion of the Steven Spielberg-produced action thriller and their love of this cinematic spectacle of entertainment. And of course, Bill Paxton.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 44: Silverado 05/19/2015
Monster Popcorn 44: Silverado Ben, Daniel and Mel head back to the wild west with Silverado! Mel corrals his co-hosts into a discussion of Lawrence Kasdan's love letter to the western. So strap on your boots and saddle up for the newest episode of the podcast (or as they called it back in the ole west... "where in sam hell are those voices coming from? I don't understand these, these dang.. sound telegraphs! I reckon it's some voodoo magic!").
info_outline Monster Popcorn 43: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 05/05/2015
Monster Popcorn 43: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Ben, Daniel and Mel continue their journey through the world of Harry Potter with the fourth chapter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Daniel navigates the guys through the dark and difficult times that lie ahead for Harry and friends but it's all fun conversation here on the podcast as the MP trio hang out for a spell. So grab your magic wands and hang out with the guys!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 42: Housebound 04/22/2015
Monster Popcorn 42: Housebound Ben, Daniel and Mel take a look at one of New Zealand's latest exports, the horror comedy, Housebound! Ben is surprised to learn that he picked a horror movie that Mel could not only watch but liked enough to watch twice! The guys all seem to share the same sentiment when it comes to this movie: it's pretty frickin' great!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 41: The Muppets 04/08/2015
Monster Popcorn 41: The Muppets Ben, Daniel and Mel return to the world of Jim Henson with the Muppets' triumphant cinematic return in.. The Muppets! In this episode, Mel flails his arms like a Muppet and screams "yaaaaaay!" while also revealing a kinship with the film's star Jason Segel, Ben has secret me-parties and reveals his trigger word and Daniel is just a muppet of a man.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 40: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 03/24/2015
Monster Popcorn 40: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ben, Daniel and Mel return to Hogwarts for the third chapter in the Harry Potter franchise! Daniel takes us through his favorite entry, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and the guys learn more about the wizarding world with Daniel's insight into the Potterverse. Mischief managed!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 39: Big Hero 6 03/11/2015
Monster Popcorn 39: Big Hero 6 Ben, Daniel and Mel enter the vibrant and colorful world of Big Hero 6 this week! Ben leads the episode as the guys pal around discussing the highly entertaining and heartwarming tale of Hiro and his huggable robot, Baymax. So listen in and then continue the discussion of this Academy Award winning movie on Twitter and Facebook @MonsterPopHQ!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 38: Intolerable Cruelty 02/25/2015
Monster Popcorn 38: Intolerable Cruelty Ben, Daniel and Mel take on the Coen brothers' ninth feature film, Intolerable Cruelty! The George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones led rom-com proves to be a highlight of the genre and a favorite of your intolerably superb hosts.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 37: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 02/10/2015
Monster Popcorn 37: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ben, Daniel and Mel continue their journey through the world of Harry Potter! Daniel waves his wand over his co-hosts creating a discussion spell that has the guys talk cool movie and TV weaponery before delving into the mystery of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 36: Edge of Tomorrow 01/27/2015
Monster Popcorn 36: Edge of Tomorrow Ben, Daniel and Mel talk the Tom Cruise sci-fi actioneer, Edge of Tomorrow. Ben leads his fellow co-hosts onto the battlefield of cinematic discussion as they converse about invading "alien a-holes" and the Doug Liman-helmed summer blockbuster. LIVE. LISTEN. REPEAT.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 35: Star Trek - The Motion Picture 01/13/2015
Monster Popcorn 35: Star Trek - The Motion Picture Ben, Daniel and Mel find themselves beamed aboard the starship Enterprise this week as they discover Star Trek - The Motion Picture! Mel puts on his captains uniform this week as he leads his crew on an adventure the likes you've never seen (or heard)! The guys also master the art of the podcast episode intro!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 34: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 12/23/2014
Monster Popcorn 34: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Ben, Daniel and Mel hopped aboard the Hogwarts Express this week and watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Daniel performed a summoning spell on Ben and Mel to gather them to talk about their favorite book-to-film adaptations before schooling the guys on wizards, witches and Quidditch. So grab your wands, pay attention and fall under the magical spell of the Monster Popcorn Podcast!
info_outline Monster Popcorn 33: Chef 12/09/2014
Monster Popcorn 33: Chef Ben, Daniel and Mel watched Jon Favreau's Chef this week. Ben kicks off the episode by having the guys discuss their creative passions and the obstacles they face. Then the guys discuss Favreau's excellent indie dramedy all the while craving some tasty Cuban sandwiches.
info_outline Monster Popcorn 32: Hellboy 11/26/2014
Monster Popcorn 32: Hellboy Ben, Daniel and Mel watched Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy this week. Mel kicks off the episode with a discussion on independent comic book movies before talking about the film adaptation of Mike Mignola's legendary comic book. The guys also call out Guillermo del Toro to hang out and shotgun a pizza with them.