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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Episode 150 -- Intermission: White Christmas

If you are dreaming of a Deucecast Christmas, with visions of Elf Mikey and Reindeer Dave and Sugarplum Pinky (Sugarpinky?) dancing through your heads, this is totally the Intermission for you!

The guys take on the 50s classic White Christmas, as Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye survive the war, go on tour with their dancing routine, meet up with Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, and follow them to the Christmas paradise of Vermont. Entertainers all, it's time to do a benefit to raise money, fall in love, sing some memorable tunes and dance some memorable dances.

Answers to the burning questions that have been weighing on your hearts... is this a sequel to "Holiday Inn"? Who is that guy in the Bugs Bunny cartoons? And who liked it more (and less) than they thought they would?   Plus, we give a rundown of the main cast, who they are and what became of them...

And in a twist, the discussion takes a dive into the state of "musicals" in Hollywood, and why we fear the medium might be dying a slow death... sad trombone sound here.

It's a movie that really only has Christmas scenes in select parts of the movies, but is considered a Christmas classic to be cherished forever.


(Next week, on The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 151... The Deucecast Christmas Party, starring Mikey and Dave, with Pinky reporting in from a remote location in the woods somewhere!   Our favorite Christmas films (including... Jaclyn Smith?!), the report on the terrible holiday films we were forced to watch and more fun and frivolity!)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Episode 149 -- Intermission: Jaws

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the podcast... ba-dum... ba-dum... ba-dum... ba-dum ba-dum ba-dum badumbadumbadumbadum.... you'll recognize the music and recognize the terror of the ocean as The Deucecast Movie Show takes on the classic film "Jaws" from 1975.


The guys discuss the making of the film indepth, including how Richard Dreyfuss begged for the part of Hooper... the consideration of Jeff Bridges and others for the part... the monetary success of the movie itself... what the author of the book it was based on had to say about sharks today... the connection to the 2010 movie "Piranha 3D"... Pinky waxing poetic by saying "What scares you the most is what you cannot see"... Mikey using the word "titular"... and so much more trivia, fun and frivolity.


Plus, a quick reference to Jaws 2, Jaws 3D and Jaws: The Revenge--which one does Dave consider to be in his Bottom 10 Movies of All Time.


The are joined in the studio by friend of the show Drew and Brother of the Predator Sean Hall, and their take on Jaws.  And Superman III, for some reason.


Join us next week for The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 150, a special Christmas intermission when we take on the classic "White Christmas"!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Episode 148 -- Interstellar ReFlicktions

Once a month, the Deucecast Movie Show guys do a round up of all the movies seen since the last time they did a round up of all the movies they had seen... and it's time for your December ReFlicktions!

Pinky, Mikey and Dave discuss the heavy vehicles, like tanks in "Fury" and trains in "Snowpiercer"... disasters like volcanoes in "Pompeii" and Johnny Depp's career in "Transcendence"... the violence of Keanu Reeves, as in "John Wick"... the creepiness of Jake Gyllenhaal in "Night Crawler"... and how bad can a "Dumb & Dumber To" really be? Or, the real question, what the crap are you doing, Jeff Daniels?! You were in NEWSROOM!!! But we digress...

The latest films of Bill Murray ("St Vincents")... Ice Cube ("Ride Along")... Adam Sandler ("Blended")... the worthiness of "Birdman" and how Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and the entire cast should get tons of love during award season... and so much more are in this month's ReFlicktions, plus, the guys have themselves a quick Roman Polanski discussion, a racial discussion and talk about some crap called "Babadook"

"Interstellar" is also in for a major breakdown, and you'll know whether you should see it or not... same with "Big Hero 6" and two of the three hosts take on "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1".

Plus, answer that burning question that you are dying to have answered... what did Pinky really think of the John Candy hidden gem "Summer Rental" (and how badly will Dave drool over his love for '86 Kerri Green?)
And don't forget to join us next week with another Deucecast Intermission when we tell you it's not safe to go into the water... we discuss "JAWS", on The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 149

Full list of movies discussed, in order...
Fury... Friday the 13th Part 2... Snowpiercer... The Double... Palo Alto... Kill the Messenger... Super... John Wick... Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgandy... Ride Along... Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day... Night Crawler... Venus in Fur... The Purge: Anarchy... Transcendance... The Book of Life... Big Hero 6... Dear White People... St. Vincent... Blended... Hotel Transylvania... Stretch... Video Game: The Movie... Millius... The Conspirator... Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure... Elite Squad... Stardust... Robocop (2014)... Pompeii... Interstellar... Birdman... Bobadook... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1... Dumb & Dumber To... Labor Day... Bad Words... Underclassman... Sex Tape... Summer Rental

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode 147 -- Happy DeuceGiving!

Oh, but Peter Jackson did... he definitely did.
It's an annual tradition, when we at The Deucecast Movie Picture Show, give thanks for the things in the movies that we love, appreciation for theaters we enjoy, actors we cheer for and trends we follow... and by "annual tradition", we mean we did it a few years ago and wanted to do it again...

...so an annual tradition is born... again... we call it DeuceGiving!!

We are honored, first, as Shaz and Jedi Shua from The TechnoRetro Dads podcast calls in and enjoys an easy round of Simple Star Wars Trivia, a game that we hadn't played in quite a while, but Mikey was excited to get another crack at, while P!nky did it for the first time.  So, if nothing else, Shaz & Shua make this episode worth it!

Then, we tell the world what we are truly thankful for in the movie universe, everything from Marvel movies to Amy Adams (who d$ is in love with) to the finality of Hobbit movies... its a celebration of appreciation for theatrical awesomeness.

 A new way to assign movies just for this Christmas time, as we draw out of a hat the titles of the 6 worst Christmas movies we could find on Netflix... find out who is forced to see Santa Claus vs The Martians and who will be forced to watch some randomness subtitled Danger in the Manger.   And that might be the cream of the crop...

Finally, a rousing discussion of Hollywood awards, and whether we feel that "message movies" with perhaps decent performances is more highly regarded than a "original film" with great performances... and be surprised by the trends over the last few years, especially in Best Actress. 

Join us next week as well when we do our monthly ReFlicktions, covering everything from "Birdman" to "Interstellar" to "Big Hero 6" to the problem with Ice Cube in "Ride Along"--and find out what Pinky truly thought about his latest Pretty in Pink assignment...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode 146 -- The Mouse Will Be With You... Always

On a somewhat different note, we take you back to the show's appearance at The Alabama Phoenix Festival in May of 2014, where The Deucecast Movie Show co-host Dave is joined by local comic book show owner and Marvel of a man in his own right, Stan Daniel, as they spend and hour discussing Star Wars, Disney and the mash-up of the two.

Dave and Stan discuss various topics about what it means for the future of Star Wars since Disney has purchased the property... the possibility of a 5th theme park... Star Wars Weekends... dining with Darth Vader... the memories of the speederbike in Hollywood Studios... and so much more.

There are also questions to be fielded on everything from "Will Leia be a real Disney princess?" to "What does the merchandising look like?" and yes, we also dive into a Harry Potter comparison.

Plus, predictions for the future of the Disney/Star Wars partnership (since this episode was recorded six months ago, you'll hear a few misses... and several predictions that were dead on!) 

Mikey and Pinky are there too, jumping in with their own conversations, questions and thoughts, and are joined by various Friend of the Show voices of Hurricane Rhett and our buddy Wookiee.

Sure, this episode isn't directly about movies, but it is a one hour geekfest on two things that the guys on the show love.

Coming next week... our annual DeuceGiving Episode, as we give you what we are thankful for in the movie world!   Download and listen to Ep 146 coming next week!