Monster Popcorn Podcast



Hosts Ben McBride, Daniel Wheatfall and Mel Dale get together each episode to discuss a handpicked movie and have a fun and insightful discussion.


  • Filmship 6: Melsie and the Pussycats

    10/09/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    Mission Log: Mel shares a vision of his younger self. A young man who was gonna make his dreams of rock stardom a reality. Just like Josie and the Pussycats! Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid live out the rock fantasy of signing the big record deal and moving from the small town to the world stage! Will Ben and Daniel admire Mel’s dreams, or poop all over them? Listen and find out!   Convo Portals: (Stuff We talked about you may want to look up)   Josie and the Pussycats Pussycats Comics Letters to Cleo - Kay Hanley Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Du Jour: Back Door Lover

  • Filmship 5: Benxplorers

    24/08/2018 Duration: 01h08min

    Mission Log: Ben invites Mel and Daniel on an intergalactic movie adventure no too much unlike the adventure in 1985’s Explorers. An adorable Ethan Hawk leads his friends into space just like Ben leads us into discovering how and why this movie reaches out to him from beyond the stars. Do Mel and Daniel accept Ben’s invite? Listen and find out for yourselves!   Convo Portals: (Stuff We talked about you may want to look up)   Explorers Dairy Enemas Penis Size The Fifth Element Wedding Crashers

  • Filmship 4: Dantriot Games

    16/07/2018 Duration: 56min

    Mission Log: Daniel (interestingly enough) produces the most patriotic movie for discussion thus far! Harrison Ford does the second best Captain America as Jack Ryan in Patriot Games! While Jack Ryan thinks and punches his way to the center of an IRA terrorist plot; this movie MAY hit to the core of a part of Daniel's chewy center. Will Ben and Mel be able to figure out how it does? Listen and find out! Convo Portals (Stuff We talked about you may want to look up) Patriot Games Tom Clancy Jack Ryan Series on Amazon Let's Enhance  

  • Filmship 3: Melformers

    18/06/2018 Duration: 01h04min

    Filmship Conversation Portals Stuff we talked about that you may want to look up! Transformers: The Movie The Toys That Made Us SuperCultured Podcast

  • Filmship 2: Ben-NIFER’S BODY

    29/05/2018 Duration: 01h19min

    Filmship Conversation Portals Stuff we talked about that you may want to look up! Jennifer’s Body Karyn Kusama Diablo Cody Fueled by Ramen Soundtrack Greg Nicotero KNB EFX  

  • FilmShip 1: CLUE-niel

    07/05/2018 Duration: 01h06min

    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! Does 1985's hilarious ensemble tour de force have enough gasps, shrieks and laughs to satisfy Ben and Mel? As we learn what aspect of Daniel's personality draw him to Clue what will we also learn about Ben and Mel in response to watching this unforgettable comedy?

  • Episode 53: Cutthroat Island

    18/08/2016 Duration: 56min

    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!

  • Episode 52: The Last of the Mohicans

    28/06/2016 Duration: 01h06min

    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!

  • Episode 51: Captain America - The Winter Soldier

    01/06/2016 Duration: 01h09min

    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!

  • Episode 50: Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves

    25/04/2016 Duration: 01h07min

    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. 

  • Episode 49: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - PART II

    31/03/2016 Duration: 01h15min

    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.

  • Episode 49: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - PART I

    28/03/2016 Duration: 51min

    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!

  • Episode 48: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    22/03/2016 Duration: 01h10min

    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!

  • Episode 46: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    18/06/2015 Duration: 01h27min

    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.

  • Episode 45: Twister

    02/06/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    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.

  • Episode 44: Silverado

    19/05/2015 Duration: 01h01min

    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!").

  • Episode 43: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    05/05/2015 Duration: 01h10min

    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!

  • Episode 42: Housebound

    22/04/2015 Duration: 01h10min

    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!

  • Episode 41: The Muppets

    08/04/2015 Duration: 52min

    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.

  • Episode 40: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    24/03/2015 Duration: 01h09min

    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!

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