Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Episode 539: The Foodie Movies

Fanboy Summer Continues as our latest Discord contributor who lost the drawing joins the show!  The Deucecast crew - Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl - is thrilled to welcome the brilliant and cheffy Melissa Reagan, long time fan of the show.


And if you can believe our podcast lasting 538 episodes and never doing a food theme, then here we are -- on episode 539, its all about Foodie Films.

Plus, the return of the IMDb Game, and lots of behind the scenes kitchen talk! 

Discussions include... what is an executive chef... what makes a rare steak... Medium Rare Plus... which steakhouse gets it right... the story of Bella Donna... the problem with YELP... Logan's Roadhouse sucks... bad restaurant experiences... the accuracy of Ratatouille... 

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (TubiTV; Plex)
  • Bella (TubiTV)
  • Big Night (Rental)
  • Burnt (TubiTV)
  • Chef (HBO Max)
  • Chocolat (Paramount+)
  • Clerks II (Plex; rental)
  • Diner (HBO Max)
  • Ernest Goes to Camp (Disney+)
  • The Founder (TubiTV)
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Starz)
  • Julie & Julia (Starz)
  • Mostly Martha (Hoopla; rental)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (HBO Max)
  • No Reservations (Hoopla; rental)
  • Ratatouille (Disney+)
  • The Trip (AMC+; rental)
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (HBO Max)


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Episode 538: Cha Cha ReFlicktions Smooth

It's another ReFlicktions episode, another chance for Dave and Mikey and #TwitterlessDrEarl to spill the beans on all the films seen in the last several weeks... and to help in making the episode 45 minutes longer than it needs to be, we welcome in The Pride of Vinings Georgia, the Spawn of Ryfun himself, Lil G Garrison Ryfun!

Amongst the topics discussed... The old Deucecast vs the new Deucecast... The joys of TubiTV… how good is Maverick… Garrison’s Purge Journey… Cronenberg’s recent work… talking what a woman is… Adam Sandler’s stage of his career… a few political opinions only held by those speaking them, not representative of the entire crew (we dunno. just thought we should say that)

Plus, #TwitterlessDrEarl pays off the first ever InternationEarl, discussing and ranking the four films assigned to him...

And finally, the movie assignments for 2022's DaveSplosion!

  • MEN (2022) (in theaters)
  • Wings (1928) (for rental)
  • The Final Countdown (1980) (Peacock Premium; TubiTV)
  • The Tinder Swindler (2022) (Netflix)
  • Top Gun Maverick (2022) (in theaters)
  • Emergency (Amazon Prime)
  • Nitrum (AMC+)
  • The Forever Purge (HBO Max)
  • Winners and Sinners (unavailable)
  • Crimes of the Future (for purchase)
  • Watcher (for rental)
  • What is a Woman? (Daily Wire)
  • The Mule (HBO Max)
  • Jurassic World Dominion (in theaters)
  • The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (for rental)
  • Metal Lords (Netflix)
  • Hustle (Netflix)
  • Walking Tall (Paramount+)
  • The Survivor (HBO Max)
  • Made in America (doc) (Amazon Prime)
  • Walking Tall Payback (TubiTV)
  • Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood (Netflix)
  • Terror on the Prairie (Daily Wire)
  • The Bad Guys (in theaters)
  • Father of the Bride (HBO Max)
  • Spiderhead (Netflix)
  • Lightyear (in theaters)
  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Hulu)
  • Jerry & Marge Go Large
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple TV+)
  • The Picnic at Hanging Rock (HBO Max)
  • Chungking Express (HBO Max)
  • Raw (Netflix)
  • The Joint Security Area (TubiTV)
  • Interceptor (Netflix)
  • Game of Death (Starz)
  • Southern Comfort (TubiTV)
  • City Hunger (FreeVee)

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Episode 537: Non Musical Music Movies

It's Week 2 of #FanboySummer, and Dave, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl seek to improve the show by bringing on people better than all of us... and when its about music, when its about movie music, when its about movies about music but aren't musicals, what better person to bring in than Mississippi's Finest, guitar player and worship leader and podcast host and Discord Datcord fellow Matt Mink, aka, The Mink Panther.



The fellas talk about Matt and where he's from, where he's going, and why he loves music. The discussion leads to some of the group's fave music influences, including some old country like The Statlers, Jamie Johnson, and more Kentucky Headhunters than any podcast has talked about in recent memory. And, of course, the Forrester Sisters, because of course.

Then, the return of Birthday Movies, including the absolute murderer's row of films released in June 1987, then the Top Five movies about music, but are not actually musicals... films with the beloved Anna Kendrick and films with Pixar and films with a non Danielsan Ralph Macchio but not the early Britney Spears and films with Michelle Pfieffer on a piano and films with George Clooney lip syncing and a Fountains of Wayne shout out and d$ in touch with his heritage on a golf cart in Cancun and of course, Christopher Guest.

And a ton more. Stick around in the aftershow segment to hear who gets #3 on FanboySummer!

The movies discussed, and where streaming at the time of recording:

  • Amadeus (for rental)
  • The Commitments (for rental)
  • Coco (Disney+)
  • Control (TubiTV; FreeVee)
  • Crazy Heart (for rental)
  • Crossroads (the good one) (TubiTV)
  • Crossroads (the crap one) (unavailable)
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys (unavailable)
  • La Bamba (Starz)
  • A Mighty Wind (HBO Max)
  • Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist (HBO Max; TubiTV)
  • O Brother Where Art Thou? (Amazon Prime)
  • Once (for rental)
  • Pitch Perfect (for rental)
  • Sing Street (TubiTV)
  • Teen Spirit (Hulu)
  • That Thing You Do! (Starz)
  • This is Spinal Tap (for purchase)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Episode 536: Deuce Got Game

It's the first episode of #FanBoySummer, featuring one of the show listeners not only joining the show, but picking the topic!

Today, Mikey, d$ (returning from his death bed), and #TwitterlessDrEarl welcome back Friend of the Show and Mr Independent himself, Jeremy Burgess. 

First up, a gangsta' game of Rotten Tomatoes, honoring one we lost too soon -- Ray Liotta, and his best (and not so best) films. Then, Burgess' topic pick, figuring how we've done football and baseball centric themes, and so this time, it's all round ball.... Top Five Best Basketball movies.

And it makes for an even better time when two of the four have only seen a marginal amount of hoops films, one has seen mostly documentaries, and the fourth being the only true basketball cinematic expert. 

The movies discussed, and where they are streaming at time of recording: 

  • The Air Up There (Hulu)
  • Blue Chips (Prime, Paramount Plus, EPIX)
  • Celtic Pride (for rental)
  • Crimes of the Future (rental)
  • Disappearance at Clifton Hills (Netflix)
  • Duel (AMC+)
  • The Fish that Pittsburgh (for rental)
  • Glory Road (Disney+)
  • He Got Game (TubiTV)
  • High Flying Bird (Netflix)
  • Hoosiers (for rental)
  • Just Wright (for rental)    
  • Last Days of Knight (Disney+)
  • Lenny Cooke (for rental)
  • One on One (for rental)
  • Phi Slama Jama (Disney+)
  • Scooby Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrotters (for rental)
  • Semi-Pro (HBO Max)
  • Slam Dunk Ernest (TubiTV; Crackle)
  • Survive and Advance (Disney+)
  • Tower (PLEX; AMC+)
  • Uncut Gems (for rental)
  • The Way Back (for rental)
  • White Men Cant Jump (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX)
  • Without Bias (Disney+)


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Episode 535: Doctor Strange in the Deuceverse of Madness

The Deucecast Team decided to spend the Holiday weekend with our families but we couldn't leave our loyal listeners without content.

This is the audio version of our YouTube Show The Deucecast Extra in which we did a spoiler filled discussion of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Dave, Mikey, and TwitterlessDrEarl are joined by Deucecast staples Garrison, Roth in Wyoming, and Hurricane Rhett for a really fun conversation that goes off the rails as expected.

We'll be back next week with the beginning of our Listener curated episodes. Can't wait for you all to hear who won week one.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Episode 534: Take My ReFlicktions Away

When Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl only have about 20 movies between them, thereby ensuring the ReFlicktions would be fairly short. We can't have that, so let's invite in the Pride of Kennesaw and the Spawn of Scotty Ryfun, the Lil G himself Garrison Ryfun.


We are here to spill the beans, no spoilers, plus discuss other hot topics like...

The simplicity of early Fantastic Four... #TwitterlessDrEarlsPretentiousCorner... Liam's too old... if Anna Paquin deserved her Oscar... Lucy Deakins whereabouts... old vs new Firestarter... Zac Efron's potential and what he needs to be in... surprising Jason Biggs... a rewatch of Tom Cruise... catching up with Rick Rossovich and Whip Hubley... Channing Tatum's RUFF watch... and the IP of Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers...

Plus, Garrison can't get away from Take My Breath Away...

And the movie assignments for the inaugural InternationEarl!!!

  • The Fantastic Four (1994) - unavailable
  • Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four (2015) - TubiTV
  • Spaceship Earth (2020) - Hulu
  • Andrei Rublev (1966) - Criterion; Freevee
  • Memory (2022) - in theaters
  • Dr. Strange (1978) - unavailable
  • Jackass 4.5 (2022) - Netflix
  • The Piano (1993) - for rental
  • Firestarter (2022) - Peacock
  • Firestarter (1984) - Peacock
  • The Image Revolution (2013) - TubiTV
  • Loser (2000) - STARZ
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) - Disney+
  • DOG (2022) - for rental
  • Senior Year (2022) - Netflix
  • 8 ½ (1963) - HBO
  • Nine (2009) - TubiTV
  • Top Gun (1986) - Netflix; Paramount+
  • About Last Night (2014) - Starz
  • Fresh (2022) - Hulu
  • The Adam Project (2022) - Netflix
  • The Wild Bunch (1968) - HBO Max
  • All Star Superman (2011) - HBO Max
  • Hopscotch (1980) - Criterion Channel


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Episode 533: Aerial Dogfights

In just a week or so, the Deucecast Guys enter into the Danger Zone again, at a preview for Top Gun, so that leads the discussion to TOP FIVE DOGFIGHTS in movie history.  Snoop, Snoopy, The Bounty Hunger or Junkyard are not included.  A task too big for just d$, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl, so who do they turn to?  Of course, Hurricane Rhett, because this show has been on the rails way, way too long.

First, memories of the original Top Gun... where did everyone see it?  How young, and how many zippers were on those parachute pants?

Then, the top five movies with aerial battles, mostly featuring planes, but some with helicopters, even some fists, and a stealth fighter named Firefox.

Mikey has the Zoa on tap... Memphis Belle's true mission... the Time Vortex... Ken Olin gets a namedrop... USA Night Flight... the badness of Pearl Harbor... the goodness of Dunkirk... Mikey's weird voices... ID4 mistakes... AirWolf vs Blue Thunder, featuring Riptide... All the Iron Eagles...


  • Air Force One (TubiTV)
  • Dunkirk (HBO Max; Netflix)
  • The Final Countdown (Peacock)
  • Firebirds (Hoopla; for rental)
  • Firefox (for rental)
  • Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (Paramount+)
  • Independence Day (Amazon Prime; Peacock Premium)
  • Memphis Belle (for rental)
  • Pearl Harbor (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (Disney+)
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Disney+)
  • Top Gun (Netflix; Paramount+)
  • Transformers (Paramount+)
  • 12 O'Clock High (for rental)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Episode 532: The Baseball Movie Role Tourney

BATTER UP!  Baseball has begun, 30 games into the season, Dave's team, Baltimore, is already out of it, Mikey doesn't care because Dallas Cowboys play the foosball and not the baseball, and #TwitterlessDrEarl is out and about, saving lives, delivering babies and politicking.

So, we bring in Roth from Wyoming, co-host of Good Day for a Movie Podcast, and Deucecast Discorder Extraordinaire, to help figure out which one of these 32 incredible baseball roles head to the Big Bracket of Ep 600!

First up, the return of WORD UP! to the show -- discussions on Doctor Strange, on Netflix failings, and Top Gun Maverick prospects. Plus, some other random chitter chatter before the  tourney takes over.

Roth, Mikey, and d$ set out to determine the best modern day baseball role in movie history, with everything from Wild Thing to a double dose of Costner to Tony Danza and Tom Selleck and Bernie Mac and a few chicks even make the final line up. Great discussion, great film memories.

MOVIES DISCUSSED IN THIS EP:

  • Angels in the Outfield
  • The Babe
  • Bad News Bears
  • Brewster's Millions
  • Bull Durham
  • Cobb
  • Eight Men Out
  • Field of Dreams
  • For Love of the Game
  • 42
  • Hardball
  • League of Her Own
  • Little Big League
  • Major League
  • Moneyball
  • Mr Baseball
  • Mr 3000
  • The Natural
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • The Rookie
  • The Sandlot
  • The Scout



 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Episode 531: Actors Who Did the Footballs

Now that all the 2021 lists are over, and the ReFlicktions for last month have been ReFlickted, its time to finally move forward with new lists, new topics, and old movies to discuss!

In honor of this year's NFL Draft, which just happened and to which likely 2 of the 3 Deucecasters (Dave, Mikey, Dr Earl) have no idea who was #1 (Minka Kelly, maybe?), it's time to talk a little football acting.

First up, a little May the Fourth Be With You chitchat, then the return of The Rotten Tomatoes Game (and the first mention of Knute Rocke in 531 eps), then, this week's Top Five... Football Players (college and pro) who turned to acting. Some cameo roles (as in, why Brett Favre is in Miami) and Bernie Casey gets a nod and a few names Rock multiple lists and even Burt Reynolds shows up.

Plus... both Robert Urich and John Metuszak might be making their debut mentions. Maybe. Unclear.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Episode 530: The Unbearable Deucecast of Massive ReFlicktions

Spring has sprung, Easter has eclipsed us, May is moving in, and now that 2021 has been discarded like an empty paper plate that once had a large piece of cake but is now empty because Dave and Mikey were at that birthday party eating that cake while #TwitterlessDrEarl stood by with a diabetes monitor and... what.




Time for ReFlicktions. 

Among the discussion... why Morbius is like an Autism breakfast... Jason Segal needs more laughs... Ben Affleck and his affairs... The one little problem with Ten Little Indians... Mikey's kids fangirling over the YouTube stars... revisiting Easter movies... Life in a Bubble... 

And do animals have pancreases?  Pancreaseses? Pancreaii?

Here are the movies discusses on this episode and where they are streaming at the time of recording. 

  • Deep Water (Hulu)
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) (HBO Max)
  • I Hate Christian Laettner (2015) (Disney+)
  • Windfall (2022) (Netflix)
  • The Worst Person in the World (2021) for rental
  • MASS (2021) (AppleTV+)
  • The Lost City (2022) (In Theaters)
  • Morbius (2022) (in theaters)
  • Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) (Shudder)
  • Death on the Nile (2022) (Hulu) (HBO Max)
  • Everything, Everywhere All At Once (2022) in theaters
  • Multiverse (2021) (Hulu)
  • The Contractor (2022) (in rental)
  • The Passion of the Christ (2004) Rewatch (Amazon Prime; TubiTV; EPIX)
  • All the Old Knives (2022) (Amazon Prime)
  • The Bubble (2022) (Netflix)
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) (in theaters)
  • The Jesus Music (2021) (Hulu)
  • The Tinder Swindler (2022) (Netflix)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) in theaters
  • The Northman (2022) In theaters
  • Spencer (2021) (Hulu)
  • White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Ambercrombie & Fitch (2022) (Netflix)
  • Duel (2022) in theaters
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) in theaters
  • AmbuLAnce (2022) in theaters
  • The Bad Guys (2022) in theaters


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Episode 529: The 2022 Deucies and Top 10 of 2021

It's a tradition unlike any other... no, not the Masters, nor the Kentucky Derby, nor the BAFTAs... nope, it's the Deucie Awards!

For the 9th consecutive year, including 8 years in a row and this one, the Deucecast Movie Show hosts compile a list of nominees to watch, consider, vote on, and finally award the proverbial Golden Deuce Academy Globe VIBE statue to any one - or many - of over 40 films nominated for 16 awards...

Will Jess Chastain take home the Deucie to match her Oscar?  Will Jason Isaacs get finally get some love after his tour de force on MASS?  Can Hans Zimmer take another step closer to a DEGOT? And will international films find themselves in the spotlight this year.

Along the way, Dave, Mikey, and #Twitterless Dr Earl count down their own individual lists of their favorite 10 from the previous year gone by... including films that only get on one list, like that Jesus music doc Dave loves... and movies that are on 67% of the lists, like Wes Anderson's latest quirkity cinema... or movies that are on various spots of all three lists, like PTA's newest masterpiece or maybe a web slingin' modern classic...

And shockingly, this ep comes in well under 2 hours.

Enjoy the show as we put a button on 2021!



Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Episode 528: Yippe Ki Yay Bruce Willis

Here at the Deucecast, we always remember our favorite actors and actresses, and when they step away, we give them props.

So when the family of Bruce Willis announced that Bruno himself would be retiring due to health issues, the Deucecast wanted to give our proper nod.

Hence, our Bruce Willis themed episode! Mikey and Dave are joined by Lil G Ryfun from Valdosta, GA, as the trio counts down their own favorite Bruce films.  Plus, lots of great discussions on the career and overall body of work.

Stick around for the extended stinger, as the show gets a drop-in by a former and future guest of the show, who only stops by to kick himself off of the show later.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Episode 527: The Deucecast Extra: The Batman

In this week of crazy schedules and vacations and new jobs and open heart surgeries, The Deucecast proudly presents an encore presentation of... The Deucecast.

This time, Mikey and #TwitterlessDrEarl are hosting The Deucecast Extra, which goes live on Tuesday nights, reviewing and previewing the best of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and more. 

With a rotating cast of guests and guest hosts, on this particular episode, the guys welcome in both Roth from Wyoming and Lil G Ryfun, but also Hurricane Rhett -- and even d$ jumps in halfway through -- all talking about The Batman, with R-Patz 

With some spoilers (we'll let you know) the guys discuss their thoughts on the movie, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the jokes.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Episode 526: The Spring Summer 2022 Preview

As Charlie Puth would sing, "It's been a long road without you my friend, but here we are to preview the movies again..." Or something like that.

After a two year absence, the Spring Movie Preview is back, as Mikey will tell you he worked 9 hours to bring this episode together!  And then, for funsies, we even add on the summer, to make it a full on preview of all the movies you'll want to see (The Bubble! Everything Everywhere All At Once! Bullet Train) and maybe are unsure of (AmbuLAnce! Hustle! Paws of Fury!) and those to possible, maybe sort of avoid... like Mrs Harris Goes to Paris?

We bring you the latest in Marvel with Dr Strange and Thor upcoming... in dinosaurs, as Jurassic World makes its final bow... the Buzz on the latest Pixar flick... historical dramas like Mincement and Survivors... Nic Cage dealing with the weight of his unbearable talent... more Harry Potter... and so much more.

Oh... and #TwitterlessDrEarl also says "RZA".

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Episode 525: Turning ReFlicktions

It's been a hot minute since our last ReFlicktions, but Dave, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl are back to talk... er, ReFlicked... all the movies they've seen in the last month or so.

Dave talks about his ongoing project to see at least one film from 1927 to 1959... Mikey is nearing the end of his Best Picture movie watch list... and Dr. Earl finally made it through all 9 hours of Drive My Car

  • The Adam Project (Netflix)
  • Against the Ice (Netflix)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (for rental)
  • The Batman (in theaters)
  • Being the Ricardos (Amazon Prime)
  • Drive My Car (HBO Max)
  • Flee (Hulu)
  • Fresh (Hulu)
  • Gentlemen's Agreement (Watch TCM)
  • Going My Way (Watch TCM)
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Amazon Prime) 
  • The Lost Weekend (Watch TCM)
  • Lucy & Desi (Amazon Prime)
  • The Marfa Tapes (Paramount+)
  • No Exit (Hulu)
  • The Public Enemy (HBO Max)
  • Survive and Advance (ESPN: 30for30) (Disney+)
  • The 39 Steps (HBO Max)
  • The Tragedy of MacBeth (AppleTV+)
  • Turning Red (Disney+)
  • Uncharted (in theaters)
  • The Weekend Away (Netflix)
  • Windfall (Netflix) 
  • The Worst Person in the World (for rental)
  • The Outfit (In theaters)
  • X (In theaters)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Episode 524: The REAL Best Picture Nominees 2002

The award season is on the fast track to the big one, the Academy Awards, and it was time to revisit some of the previous Oscar seasons... specifically, the Best Picture nominees from years gone by.



And to accomplish this feat of movie strength, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl bring in Show Fave and Listener Roth from Wyoming!

First, a list of Birthday Movies -- including Logan turning five, and IN LIKE FLINT... my favourite movie! 

Then to add to the Best Picture nominees of 2002! 

Essentially... there were only five nominees for Best Picture. Within a decade, they would allow up to ten films to be nominated.  So it's our job to come up with our own lists of the other five that should have also been nominated... note: we CANNOT remove any of the existing films, we can only add to the list. 

And at the end of the show, the crew all submit one film each that should have been nominated, then a quick discussion on the final film, to come up with a Deuce Best Picture nominee list.

The existing nominees for the Best Picture category in 2003 (for movie year 2002) are Gangs of New York, The Hours, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist, and the year's big winner, Chicago... so the crew asks, "Did they get it right?"

This is the last of this part of the series for this year. Next February, we will pick back up with the Best Picture nominees of 2003 and continue through 2007. 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

The 2022 Deucie Award Nominations

 The Official Nominations for the 2022 Deucie Awards for best in film of  the year 2021

BEST PICTURE

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Last Night in Soho
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Mass
  • West Side Story

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR WHO GAVE AN ACTING PERFORMANCE

  • Nicolas Cage (Pig)
  • Adam Driver (The Last Duel)
  • Andrew Garfield (...tick tick BOOM)
  • Jason Isaacs (Mass)
  • Will Smith (King Richard)
  • Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of MacBeth)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS WHO ACTED

  • Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
  • Lady Gaga (The House of Gucci)
  • Alaina Haim (Licorice Pizza)
  • Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World)
  • Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
  • Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)

BEST DIRECTION BY A DIRECTOR WHO DIRECTED A FILM

  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Kenneth Branaugh (Belfast)
  • Ridley Scott (The Last Duel)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Dune)
  • Edgar Wright (Last Night in Soho)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Caitriona Balfe (Belfast)
  • Cate Blanchette (Nightmare Alley)
  • Jesse Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
  • Ariana Debose (West Side Story)
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (Dune)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Ben Affleck (The Tender Bar)
  • Adam Driver (House of Gucci)
  • Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man No Way Home)
  • Troy Kostur (CODA)
  • Jared Leto (House of Gucci)
  • Kodi Schmidt McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

BEST ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • The Last Duel
  • Last Night in Soho
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Mass

ANIMATED FILM

  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells & The Machines
  • Raya & the Last Dragon
  • Sing 2

BEST POPCORN MOVIE, aka THE PINKY PINKERTON BRAIN CANDY AWARD

  • Black Widow
  • Dune
  • Ghostbusters; Afterlife
  • Shang Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST ORIGINAL SONG OR SCORE

  • "Down to Joy" by Van Morrison (Belfast)
  • The Original Score to "Dune" by Hans Zimmer
  • "It's Time to Start" by Sparks (Annette)
  • "We Don't Talk About Bruno" (Encanto)
  • "Your Song Saved My Life" by U2 (Sing 2)

BEST ACTION FILM

  • Black Widow
  • Nobody
  • No Time to Die
  • Shang Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST DRAMA

  • Belfast
  • Drive My Car
  • The Last Duel
  • Mass
  • Pig

BEST FANTASY or SCI-FI

  • Dune
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • The Green Knight
  • Shang Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST COMEDY

  • Free Guy
  • The French Dispatch 
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Worst Person in the World

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

  • Don't Look Up
  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch
  • Mass
  • West Side Story

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Flee
  • Love & Rage: Woodstock '99
  • Rita Moreno: A Girl Who Decided
  • Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
  • Summer of Soul (or when the revolution could not be televised)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Episode 523: The REAL Best Picture Nominees 2001

The award season is on the fast track to the big one, the Academy Awards, and it was time to revisit some of the previous Oscar seasons... specifically, the Best Picture nominees from years gone by.

And to accomplish this feat of movie strength, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl bring in Mr Independent himself, Jeremy Burgess!  

First, Burgey's take on movies you should see, both in a theater and streaming... then 2002 Oscar talk. 


Essentially... there were only five nominees for Best Picture. Within a decade, they would allow up to ten films to be nominated.  So it's our job to come up with our own lists of the other five that should have also been nominated... note: we CANNOT remove any of the existing films, we can only add to the list. 

And at the end of the show, the crew all submit one film each that should have been nominated, then a quick discussion on the final film, to come up with a Deuce Best Picture nominee list.

The existing nominees are Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings, and Moulin Rouge!, with A Beautiful Mind winning... so the crew asks, "Did they get it right?"

Finally, Jeremy gives his take on the assigned Burgentine's Day films... 

And all through the episode, the nominations for the 9th annual Deucie Awards are announced! 

Movies discussed and where to find them: 

  • Ali (Netflix; Hulu)
  • Amelie (not available)
  • A Beautiful Mind (for rental)
  • Black Hawk Down (HBO Max)  
  • Blow (Hulu)
  • Bridget Jones's Diary (HBO Max) 
  • The Devils Backbone (for purchase)
  • Gator (not available)
  • Gatorbait (AMC; Shudder)
  • Ghost World (for rental)
  • Gosford Park (for rental)
  • Heist (Netflix)
  • In the Bedroom (Showtime)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings (HBO Max)
  • Memento (HBO Max)
  • Monsters Ball (HBO Max)
  • Monsters Inc (Disney+)
  • Moulin Rouge! (Hulu; Paramount+; Epix)
  • Mulholland Drive (The Criterion Channel)
  • No Man's Land (TubiTV; Criterion Channel)
  • Ocean's Eleven (HBO Max)
  • The Others (not available)
  • Pootie Tang! (BET+)
  • Royal Tenenbaums (Hulu; Paramount+; Epix)
  • Sexy Beast (for rental)
  • Spirited Away (HBO Max)
  • Training Day (HBO Max)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (HBO Max)
  • The Worst Person in the World (in theaters)

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Ep 522: The REAL Best Picture Nominees 2000

The award season is on the fast track to the big one, the Academy Awards, and it was time to revisit some of the previous Oscar seasons... specifically, the Best Picture nominees from years gone by.

And to accomplish this feat of movie strength, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl bring in the Spawn of Big Scott, the pride of Valdosta Georgia, the Young Movie Wunderkind Lil G Garrison Ryfun... 

First, a quick run through of the SAG Awards (as the winners were announced shortly before the show began) then onto the 2001 Academy Awards, which cover the year 2000 in movies.

Essentially... there were only five nominees for Best Picture. Within a decade, they would allow up to ten films to be nominated.  So it's our job to come up with our own lists of the other five that should have also been nominated... note: we CANNOT remove any of the existing films, we can only add to the list. 

And at the end of the show, the crew all submit one film each that should have been nominated, then a quick discussion on the final film, to come up with a Deuce Best Picture nominee list.

The existing nominees are Chocolat, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,  Erin Brockovich, Gladiator, and Traffic, with Gladiator winning... so the crew asks, "Did they get it right?"

Movies discussed:

  • Almost Famous (Hulu; Paramount+; Epix
  • American Psycho (HBO Max)
  • Best in Show (HBO Max)
  • Cast Away (TubiTV)
  • Chicken Run (Peacock Premium)
  • Chocolat (Paramount+)
  • The Contender (for rental)
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (TubiTV)
  • Erin Brockovich (Peacock Premium)
  • Frequency (for rental)
  • Gladiator (for rental)
  • High Fidelity (HBO Max)
  • In the Mood for Love (HBO Max)
  • O Brother Where Art Thou? (for rental)
  • Remember the Titans (Disney+)
  • Requiem for a Dream (TubiTV)
  • Thirteen Days (for rental)
  • Traffic (Peacock Premium) 
  • Unbreakable (for rental)
  • The Wonder Boys (HBO Max)
  • You Can Count On Me (Showtime)
  • X-Men (Disney+)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Episode 521: The Power of the ReFlicktions

It's time for another set of films watched, enjoyed and absorbed, now to be reviewed, applauded, rejected, and, dare we say... ReFLICKTED.

Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl all team again for another 30 (or 60) films...  we also discuss Cumberbatch and Dunst's Dog performances... d$'s new lists... Mikey's beloved docs (besides Earl)... Dr Earl don't talk about Bruno... a double dose of Sandler... Mikey hating Zennieals... the bad ending to decent franchises...      


Movies discussed and where they are streaming at the time of recording:

  1. The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
  2. The Rescue (doc - Disney+)
  3. Torn (Disney+)
  4. Brazen (Netflix)
  5. Apocalypse Now Redux (Netflix)
  6. Encanto (Disney+)
  7. I'm Your Man (Hulu)
  8. Highball (TubiTV)
  9. Mass (for rental)
  10. Hotel Transylvania 4: Tranformania (Amazon Prime)
  11. Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck Wild (Disney+)
  12. Punch-Drunk Love (HBO Max)
  13. Redeeming Love (theaters)
  14. The Souvenir Parts 1 & 2 (for purchase)
  15. Eight Crazy Nights (Showtime)
  16. Summer of Soul or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised (Disney+)
  17. Scream (in theaters)
  18. Kill Your Darlings (Starz)
  19. Nightmare Alley (HBO Max)
  20. The Night House (for rental)
  21. The Fallout (HBO Max) (EARL AUDIO FADE)
  22. Serena (Hulu)
  23. Countdown (Netflix)
  24. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Showtime)
  25. It Happened One Night (for rental)
  26. Home Team (Netflix)
  27. Parallel Mothers (in theaters)
  28. Flirting with Disaster (Showtime) 
  29. The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
  30. Ascension (Paramount+)
  31. Flee (Hulu) 
  32. Becoming Cousteau (Disney+)
  33. The Last Duel (HBO Max)
  34. The Beta Test (Hulu)
  35. The Hand of God (Netflix) (PRETENTIONS)
  36. Moonfall (in theaters) (AUDIO ISSUES)
  37. Blacklight (in theaters)
  38. Love & Monsters (Hulu; Epix; Paramount+)
  39. Attica (Amazon Prime; Showtime)
  40. This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Max)
  41. Small Engine Repair 
  42. Copshop (Peacock Premium)
  43. Shut In (Daily Wire)
  44. Kimi (HBO Max)
  45. 15 Minutes of Shame (HBO Max)
  46. Who Killed the Electric Car  (Amazon Prime)
  47. ESPN 30for30: The Year of the Scab 
  48. Uncharted (in theaters)
  49. I Want You Back (Amazon Prime)
  50. Death on the Nile (in theaters)
  51. The In-Between (Paramount+)
  52. The Sky is Everywhere (AppleTV+)
  53. Marry Me (Peacock Premium)
  54. Jackass Forever (in theaters)