Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Episode 631: ReFlicktions of May

It's only a short list of films this time, so obviously it would be a short ReFlicktions show, right?  

Have you met us?  Mike, d$, and #XLessDrEarl are back in studio to give not only a recap of new-to-thee films seen over the last month, but also some recaps of rewatches overall.

The big films like Furiosa and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and IF are covered... the Mad Max saga is re-covered... fear that The Fall Guy bomb is a bad sign of things to come, the beauty of 80s Julia Roberts... more Bond... Mikey watches ALL of the X-Films... the first real mention of Reading Rainbow on the show... LaVar Burton talk... and the perfect movie, starring Michael Ironside.

Plus, assignments for Dave'Stalgia Part II, and the latest top 5 of the year! 

Here are the movies discussed, and where to find them at time of recording: 

  • Mystic Pizza (MGM+; Showtime;
  • Colors (MGM+; TubiTV)
  • Alex & the List (Peacock Premium; TubiTV)
  • The Fall Guy (in theaters)
  • Extreme Prejudice (for purchase online)
  • Premature (Paramount+)
  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (in theaters)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (MAX)
  • Mad Max (MAX; Peacock Premium)
  • Thunderbolt & Lightbolt (TubiTV)
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (MAX)
  • IF (in theaters)
  • X (Netflix)
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (MAX)
  • Furiosa (in theaters)
  • Butterfly in the Sky (Netflix)
  • Mad Max Fury Road (MAX)
  • X-Men (Disney+)
  • X2: X United (Hulu; Disney+)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (Disney+; Starz)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Disney+; MAX; Starz)
  • The Wolverine (Disney+)
  • Logan (Disney+; FX Now)
  • X-Men First Class (Hulu; Disney+; Starz)
  • X-Men Days of Future Past (MAX)
  • X-Men Apocalypse (Disney+)
  • Dark Phoenix (Disney+; FX Now)
  • The New Mutants (Disney+; FX Now)
  • The Sunset Limited (MAX)
  • Wild Cat (in theaters)


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Episode 630: The 2024 Summer Movie Preview

Your long nightmare is over... as the Summer Movie Preview has returned!  Finally, Mikey, d$, and #XLessDrEarl give the dish, the skinny, the 411 if you will, on many of the upcoming films over the next few months!  

With Anya Taylor-Joy set to ride the desert while Daisy Ridley swims the ocean, Will Smith Rides or Dies or Slaps, and Glen Powell has his big summer, and Harold Faltermeyer returns, and Dave Bautista goes soft... and Mikey not only Licks the Guest, but he also swoons over Costner... and much more!   

Plus, InternationEarl pays off!  The Good Doctor himself gives his rankings of the foreign films assigned to him.

And the first update of the Movie Auction held in Episode 614

Here is the list of movies mentioned (with the previews on the show itself)

May 24: Atlas (Netflix) Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga The Garfield Movie

May 31:

Young Woman and the Sea


June 7:

Hit Man (Netflix)

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

The Watchers


June 14:

Inside Out 2


June 21:

Kinds of Kindness

The Bikeriders

Thelma


June 28:

A Family Affair (Netflix)

A Quiet Place: Day One

Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1


July 3 (Wednesday):

Beverly Hills Cop: Alex F (Netflix)

Despicable Me 4


July 5:

MaXXXine


July 12:

Fly Me to the Moon

Longlegs


July 18 (Thursday):

My Spy the Eternal City (Amazon Prime)


July 19:

Twisters


July 26:

Deadpool & Wolverine


August 2:

Cuckoo

Harold and the Purple Crayon


August 9:

The Instigators (AppleTV+)

Borderlands

The Fire Inside

It Ends With Us

Trap


August 16:

The Union (Netflix)

Alien: Romulus

Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 2


August 23:

Blink Twice

The Crow


August 30:

Reagan

They Listen

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Episode 629: Our Favorite Movie Experiences

It's a May Day and the summer movie season is kicking off, and the Deucecast crew spends a little time reflecting and remembering some great movie theater stories from way back in the day!

First up, making his debut on the show is local film maker and movie fan, new Friend of the Show, Bubba Willis.  We catch up a little with him and find out his movie proclivities, then we finally get back to Birthday Movies!  And we even mention Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen again!

Then, a brand new movie trivia game - can you name all the Harry Potter films??

Finally, Dave, Mikey, and #XLessDrEarl, with Bubba, list their fave movie experiences. High school, college, recently, or long ago, hanging out in theaters with friends, family, parents, dates, and even getting stood up (THANKS ALLISON).

Here are the movies mentioned and discussed, and where to find them at the time of recording

  • Bomb City – Amazon Prime; Peacock+
  • Event Horizon – Paramount+
  • Godzilla x Kong: A New Empire – in Theaters
  • Gremlins – rental
  • The Haunting of Morella - unavailable
  • Im Gonna Get You Sucka – MGM+; TubiTV
  • License to Drive – Hulu; Starz
  • A Man Called Jon – FreeVee; PureFlix
  • Prepper - TubiTV
  • Revenge in King – for rental
  • The Royal Tenenbaums – Hulu
  • Speed – Starz
  • Star Wars Ep 1: The Phantom Menace – Disney+
  • Star Wars Ep IV: A New Hope – Disney+
  • Suburbanite – TubiTV; FreeVee
  • Tango & Cash – for rental
  • Tank – for rental
  • Titanic – Amazon Prime; Paramount+


Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Episode 628: Our Favorite Star Wars Fight Scenes

 At the Deucecast Movie Show, we celebrate the most special days of the year, like Christmas, and Mother's Day, and Thanksgiving, and of course, both May the 4th Be With You, and it's follow, Revenge of the Fifth, and it's spiritual sequel Revenge of the Sixth.


To help Mikey, Dave, and #XLessDrEarl celebrate, we invite in first time Friend of the Show, videographer and vlogger and Disney sorta influencer and hardcore Star Wars fiend, THE Derek Frank!

First, a little background on Derek to open the show, followed by the return of America's favorite easy Q&A, Simple Star Wars Trivia (spoiler alert - Mikey always dominates), then a review on the epic re-watch everyone had this weekend over Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

And finally, the guys count down their favorite Star Wars fight scenes - not the epic space battles, but one on one or one on five or five on a hundred -- no Star Destroyers, rather blasters and space swords -- and to make the pot even sweeter, the lists cover all the screen media, including TV shows, not just the movies. 

And a quick chat on Tom Hanks Playtone movie studio! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Episode 627: The ReFlicktions Express (the extended cut)

After weeks of finishing up 2023, complete with last week's The Deucie Awards, it's finally time to bring in the rundown of all the movies seen in recent weeks (and months)... as Timberlake would sing, "IT'S GONNA BE MAY... ReFlicktions"

Dave goes through several classic (and maybe not as classic) films, while Mikey discusses his rankings of how 3.5 on Letterboxd may or not be indicative that he hates the movie.  Also, why Daryl Hannah may not be very smart... Dr Earl gets a little pretentious... John Cena bringing it... the early Kendricks film... Earl's Poor Things rant... why Daisy Ridley may not be very good... more Baumbach... 

And big movies like The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Godzilla x Kong, Civil War, and Challengers.

And Rebel Moon. Yikes.

Plus, assigned films make their return, with the payoff of Pineapple Express, Minari, While We're Young, and Mr. Jealousy

InternationEarl makes its 2024 appearance, with Dr Earl getting his films to watch.

And finally,  the very first Top 5 of the year! 


Here are the movies talked about and where to find them at the time of recording

  • The Great Escape (Amazon Prime; MGM+; TubiTV)
  • 20 Days of Mariupol (PBS; For rental)
  • Mean Girls: The Musical: The Movie: The Musical Movie (Paramount+; MGM+)
  • Rolling Thunder (TubiTV)
  • While We’re Young (MAX)
  • Ricky Stanicky (Amazon Prime)
  • 2010 (Netflix)
  • Pineapple Express (Netflix)
  • Wonka (MAX)
  • Legal Eagles (Netflix)
  • Cabrini (for rental)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (MAX)
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (for rental)
  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (in theaters)
  • Road House (Amazon Prime)
  • Flywheel (for rental)
  • Poor Things (Hulu)
  • Trolls Band Together (Peacock)
  • Migration (Peacock)
  • Hunt to Kill (Starz)
  • Fire with Fire (Starz)
  • Wild Card (Paramount+; Showtime)
  • One Life (for rental)
  • Freud’s Last Session (Netflix)
  • Damsel (Netflix)
  • American Assassin (Netflix)
  • Arizona (Hulu)
  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (in theaters)
  • Lisa Frankenstein (Peacock)
  • Minari (Netflix)
  • Wicked Little Letters (for rental)
  • Dirty Harry (for rental)
  • Movie Hoarders (TubiTV; Tubi’s CrackleMoviePlex)
  • Dream Scenario (MAX)
  • Supercell (Hulu)
  • New Orleans (TCM; Amazon Prime)
  • Don’t Die (streaming)
  • The Marsh King’s Daughter (Hulu)
  • Scoop (Netflix)
  • The Greatest Hits (Hulu)
  • Steve (Martin): A Documentary in Two Pieces (AppleTV+)
  • Name of the Rose (Amazon Prime; TubiTV; FreeVee)
  • Mr. Jealousy (Peacock; TubiTV; FreeVee)
  • The Greatest Hits (Hulu)
  • Civil War (in theaters)
  • Monkey Man (in theaters)
  • Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scargiver (Netflix)
  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (in theaters)
  • The Jewel Robbery (Watch TCM)
  • Anyone But You (Netflix)
  • Abigail (in theaters)
  • Irish Wish (Netflix)
  • Challengers (in theaters)


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Episode 626: The 2024 Deucie Awards (and the Top 10 of the Year)

Normally, when you hear "A tradition unlike any other", you think The Masters, as that's the slogan. However, it is a slogan that more closely describes THE DEUCIE AWARDS!!

For the 11th time, Dave and Mikey, now joined by #XLessDrEarl, preside over the "people's movie awards"... and the top 10 of the year as well! 

And to assist, the Deucecast crew invites in many friends of the show, from Burgess to Kaufman to Aussie to the Ryfuns and even more -- with an assist from The Main Street Electrical Podcast co-host Jenn Novotny, it's quite an award-fest!

In addition, Dave, Mikey, and Dr Earl give their own fave films of the year -- you can likely guess the films that make all three lists, but there are a few out of left field as well.

Make sure to catch Ep 621 from a few weeks ago, where we do our "just outside the top ten" list...

Make sure to follow along with the winners! 

BEST PICTURE 1 American Fiction 2 Barbie 3 Godzilla Minus One 4 The Holdovers 5 The Iron Claw 6 Maestro 7 Oppenheimer 8 Past Lives BEST ACTOR 1 Bradley Cooper (Maestro) 2 Zac Efron (The Iron Claw) 3 Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers) 4 Glenn Howerton (Blackberry) 5 Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) 6 Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) BEST ACTRESS 1 Sandra Huller (Anatomy of a Fall) 2 Greta Lee (Past Lives) 3 Carey Mulligan (Maestro) 4 Natalie Portman (May December) 5 Margo Robbie (Barbie) 6 Emma Stone (Poor Things) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1 Emily Blunt - Oppenheimer 2 Viola Davis - Air 3 Jodie Foster - Nyad 4 Vanessa Kirby - Napoleon 5 Julianne Moore - May December 6 Da'Vine Joy Randolph - The Holdovers BEST DIRECTING ACHIEVEMENT BY A DIRECTOR WHO DIRECTED A FILM 1 Bradley Cooper - Maestro 2 David Fincher - The Killer 3 Greta Gerwig - Barbie 4 Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer 5 Alexander Payne - The Holdovers 6 Celine Song - Past Lives BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1 Sterling K Brown - American Fiction 2 Willem Dafoe - Poor Things 3 Matt Damon - Oppenheimer 4 Robert DeNiro - Killers of the Flower Moon 5 Robert Downey Jr - Oppenheimer 6 Ryan Gosling - Barbie BEST ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 1 Anatomy of a Fall 2 Asteroid City 3 Barbie 4 The Holdovers 5 Oppenheimer 6 Past Lives BEST ANIMATED FILM 1 Elemental 2 Leo 3 Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse 4 The Super Mario Brothers Movie 5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem JACOB PINKY PINKERTON AWARD FOR BEST BRAIN CANDY MOVIE 1 Anyone But You 2 Gran Turismo 3 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 4 John Wick 4 5 Meg 2 :The Trench 6 MI: Dead Reckoning Part 1 BEST DOCUMENTARY 1 David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived 2 A Disturbance in the Force 3 Sly 4 Still: A Michael J Fox Movie 5 Taylor Swift: the Eras Tour BEST ENSEMBLE CAST 1 Air 2 Asteroid City 3 Killers of the Flower Moon 4 Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning 5 Oppenheimer BEST ACTION FILM 1 The Equalizer 3 2 Extraction 2 3 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 4 John Wick 4 5 Mission Impossible: Dead Recks BEST SONG OR SCORE 1 Ludwig Goransson (Oppenheimer) 2 Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Killer) 3 Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) 4 Dua Lipa - Dance the Night, Barbie 5 "I'm Just Ken" music and lyrics by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (Barbie) BEST DRAMA 1 The Holdovers 2 The Killer 3 Oppenheimer 4 Past Lives 5 You Hurt My Feelings BEST COMEDY 1 American Fiction 2 Anyone But You 3 Asteroid City 4 Barbie 5 Blackberry BEST SCI-FI/HORROR 1 The Creator 2 Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 3 Godzilla Minus One 4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 4 5 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Deucecast Classic: 2016's All Time Top Ten

It's a classic ep this week, as we combine TWO episodes -- Ep 214 and Ep 218, both from March 2016 -- with special guests Clay Shaver and Jeremy Burgess

Both episodes run through our (then) all time top 10 movies, as we were finishing up a series giving our top 100... 


Here are the original show notes!

 Finally... it's here!  Dave, Mikey & Pinky have entered the Top Ten in our year long series of our Top 100 favorite films... and because it's so monumental, the Deucecast Movie Show gang had to bring in two of their favorite dozen or so guests -- Local Birmingham filmmaker Jeremy Burgess and host of the Remodeling Clay podcast Clay Shaver -- to give senseless... er, senseful films.

But first, a rousing game of Chronology, with great categories like "The Mitten"... "Bale-Out"... "Mikey Likey"... and of course, the always loved "Potent Potables".

Starting with a reminder of how each of the participants came up with their own Top Ten.

Jeremy offers up a John Carpenter masterpiece, talks about his favorite horror films and the movie that "is underrated for being overrated" and possible "date rapey".

Pinky falls in love with Anna Kendrick and cancer, talks about a movie fetish and lists the best Rings film...

Clay discusses a Vietnam classic, his best Kevin Smith and a quintessential buddy cop film...

Dave has more Anna Kendrick meets airport stories, celebrates a sinking ship and an Elton John song...

and Mikey feels some heat, feels some Breakfast and has some romance. Some True Romance.

Also, Kate Hudson may or may not come on our show, ever...

Next, how lowly ranked should "Pulp Fiction" actually be?

And... coming soon, a new reality show called... "The Burgeler"?

AND THEN

It's been a year in the making, but here it is... five films from Mikey, from Dave, and from Pinky, along with special guests Remodeling Clay Shaver and local filmmaker Jeremy Burgess, who give their five of all time.

Jumping right in, with Mikey's #5, the discussions flow on where Diehard 2 stands in the original trilogy... two Gregory Peck films... the delight of "In Bruge"... a double dose of Andy Dufresne... Harrison Ford makes a big splash... when "Pulp Fiction" is too low... a film that millennials should discover... Dave's previous favorite film ever until this one... Thoughts on "Blade Runner 2"... Pinky's weird party going habits... the generation gap between Bale's & Keaton's Batman... how to get ripped off after being paid $4 billion... and who does Jeremy think is kidding when they talk about their favorite film?

Plus, tips on creating your own Top 100...

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Episode 625: Wrasslin' Movies (ft The Gloss)

 FINALLY... Steve Glosson has COME BACK... to... The Deuuuuuuucecast...

Fresh off a heckuva WrestleMania 40 weekend, Mikey and Dave chat a little bit about their favorite WWE Superst... WWE Wrestlers in movies!  And the best way to do that is to bring on someone who appears on a Wrasslin show, the original Geek, Steve Glosson.

First, a mandatory discussion about WM40, which took place a day before recording, with favorite matches, what the WWE did right, the storytelling, maybe a few things we'd change and more.

Then, we dive into our Top 5 movie roles of professional wrestling superstars - both past and present - with the rule being we cannot list anyone more than once.

Getting their due are the usuals like The Rock, Cena, Bautista and more... and a few names out of left field, like Big Daddy Kool... Bam Bam Bigelow... and a former WCW Champion.

Also, random chatter on things like the Superman Death storyline in comics... Civil War in comics and movies... an upcoming documentary passion project from Steve... d$'s 200th episode coming up... and anything else we can think of! 

Movies discussed:

  • Be Cool
  • Body Slam
  • The Condemned
  • Grown-Ups 2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Iron Claw
  • Jumanji
  • Major Payne
  • The Marine
  • No Holds Barred 
  • The Princess Bride 
  • The Punisher
  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  • The Resurrection of Jake the Snake
  • The Rundown
  • Scream
  • Spider-Man
  • They Live


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Episode 624: The Pretentious Corner


It's been promised forever, and The Deucecast Movie Show has finally delivered.  Pretention reigns on this episode, as d$ is out of town and Mikey is relegated to behind the scenes where no one can hear him whine.

#XLessDrEarl is here and shedding the show of the uncultured swine of a Kevin James fan known as d$ and the Nic Cage apologize called Mikey, bringing in Friend of the Show Jeremy "Miss Independent" Burgess and part time co-host Lil G, Garrison "Pride of Albany" Ryfun to discuss all things pretentious.

First, a little Oscars chat... then a take on Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire... an update on Burgess' film "Don't Die"... streaming services (RIP FilmStruck) to find such pretentious films... and a definition of Pretention from the crew.

They list their five fave pretentious films, including gems from Wim Wenders (pronounced VIM VENDERS by the way) and Malick and Fassbender and much, much more. Grab your smoking jacking, swirl your brandy snifter, and adjust your monocle...



Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Episode 623: Non-Scary Ghosty Movies

 With the release of the latest Ghostbusters movie, "Frozen Empire", we thought it was only fitting that we do something around the very heart of the sequel -- Ghosts! 

But it's not Halloween so we decided to talk some Ghost Stories that aren't scary.  Friendly ghosts, baseball playing ghosts, Christmas ghosts, Romantic Ghosts and so much more. 

And what better way to discuss this topic than to bring in some experts... Brock Parker making his return to the podcast (since June 2021!) and bringing his lovely wife Jessica along, representing the Alabama ghostbusters!

Plus, what the Alabama Ghostbusters are doing now, how to join, and where to find them... and an honest, spoiler free review of "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire"

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Episode 622: The Irishmen... and Women!

 Top of the morning to ya, as we like to say (confession, we never say this) as The Deucecast Movie Show celebrates both St Patrick's Day as well as Cillian Murphy's recent Oscar win -- which leads to Mikey, Dave, and #XlessDrEarl all giving the Top Five Irish Performances...

First up, a return to some of the familiar games, including Rotten Tomatoes, a little Potpourri edition this time, as well as random chatter leading up to the Top Five.

The Top Five this week is a discussion about not only best Irish actors and their performances, but those of Irish decent and ties - from a fave young ingenue who everyone loves (and is the only female to win TWO Deucie awards) to a classic star from a few generations ago, and a superstar that everyone knows to some that only have a few under their belt.

And then... the quick revelation of the upcoming Summer Series. We hope it's your favorite, actually.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Episode 621: The Almost Top 10 Top Five

The Academy Awards are finally completed, which means the Awards Season has but one stop... the Deucie Awards.  And to give out the awards, you need the nominations... so tonight, two special guests and Friends of the Show step up to reveal all that you have been wishing for (and you'll find below)


First, though, Mikey, d$, and #XLessDrEarl discuss a little Oscar recap -- what was snubbed, the surprises, the chalk of it all, the good parts and the bad. 

Then, they take a look at their fave films of the year, and while all of their Top 10s are coming up in a few weeks, along with the actual Deucie Awards, they loo
k just outside the Top 10, at numbers 11 through 15 on their lists. What just missed out on Mikey's Top 10, sitting in that next 5? What made d$'s 11 to 15, that may have made in the other guys top 10s?  And what movies are crossovers, appearing on everyone's lists?

And then finally... the nominations are out... 

BEST PICTURE 1 American Fiction 2 Barbie 3 Godzilla Minus One 4 The Holdovers 5 The Iron Claw 6 Maestro 7 Oppenheimer 8 Past Lives BEST ACTOR 1 Bradley Cooper (Maestro) 2 Zac Efron (The Iron Claw) 3 Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers) 4 Glenn Howerton (Blackberry) 5 Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) 6 Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) BEST ACTRESS 1 Sandra Huller (Anatomy of a Fall) 2 Greta Lee (Past Lives) 3 Carey Mulligan (Maestro) 4 Natalie Portman (May December) 5 Margo Robbie (Barbie) 6 Emma Stone (Poor Things) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1 Emily Blunt - Oppenheimer 2 Viola Davis - Air 3 Jodie Foster - Nyad 4 Vanessa Kirby - Napoleon 5 Julianne Moore - May December 6 Da'Vine Joy Randolph - The Holdovers BEST DIRECTING ACHIEVEMENT BY A DIRECTOR WHO DIRECTED A FILM 1 Bradley Cooper - Maestro 2 David Fincher - The Killer 3 Greta Gerwig - Barbie 4 Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer 5 Alexander Payne - The Holdovers 6 Celine Song - Past Lives BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1 Sterling K Brown - American Fiction 2 Willem Dafoe - Poor Things 3 Matt Damon - Oppenheimer 4 Robert DeNiro - Killers of the Flower Moon 5 Robert Downey Jr - Oppenheimer 6 Ryan Gosling - Barbie BEST ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 1 Anatomy of a Fall 2 Asteroid City 3 Barbie 4 The Holdovers 5 Oppenheimer 6 Past Lives BEST ANIMATED FILM 1 Elemental 2 Leo 3 Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse 4 The Super Mario Brothers Movie 5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem JACOB PINKY PINKERTON AWARD FOR BEST BRAIN CANDY MOVIE 1 Anyone But You 2 Gran Turismo 3 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 4 John Wick 4 5 Meg 2 :The Trench 6 MI: Dead Reckoning Part 1 BEST DOCUMENTARY 1 David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived 2 A Disturbance in the Force 3 Sly 4 Still: A Michael J Fox Movie 5 Taylor Swift: the Eras Tour BEST ENSEMBLE CAST 1 Air 2 Asteroid City 3 Killers of the Flower Moon 4 Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning 5 Oppenheimer BEST ACTION FILM 1 The Equalizer 3 2 Extraction 2 3 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 4 John Wick 4 5 Mission Impossible: Dead Recks BEST SONG OR SCORE 1 Ludwig Goransson (Oppenheimer) 2 Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Killer) 3 Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) 4 Dua Lipa - Dance the Night, Barbie 5 "I'm Just Ken" music and lyrics by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (Barbie) BEST DRAMA 1 The Holdovers 2 The Killer 3 Oppenheimer 4 Past Lives 5 You Hurt My Feelings BEST COMEDY 1 American Fiction 2 Anyone But You 3 Asteroid City 4 Barbie 5 Blackberry BEST SCI-FI/HORROR 1 The Creator 2 Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 3 Godzilla Minus One 4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 4 5 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Episode 620: Let's Dune This... March ReFlicktions

The awards season is almost over - we've got a few days until the Academy Awards, and another day or so after until the nominations for the real awards, the Deucies

Until then, it's time to talk about the films that have been viewed, seen, watched, absorbed and enjoyed in the last month or so... and on the heels of the biggest movies the year -- Dune 2 -- its time to talk about it! 

First up, a few birthday movies - what did come out in March in 2019, 2014, 1994, 1979 and so on... including the first mention of "Wing Commander" in what is likely a very long time.

Then, we dive right in, showcasing classic movies like "Safety Last" and "Gimme Shelter" and Oscar bait, like "Maestro" and "Strays" and fresh on the screen, like "Spaceman" and yes, the full review of the crapfests known as "Argylle" and "Madame Web".

Plus, Rachel McAdams in a period piece... Dr Earl enjoying the Barb... why Michael hates "May December" so much... and could Carey Mulligan make every single thing she's in just that much better?

And finally, the long lost return of Assigned Films, introducing the "Time Bandits" rule.

Movies assigned:

Dave: Minari and Legal Eagles

Mikey: Mr. Jealousy and Name of the Rose

Earl: While We're Young and Pineapple Express

Movies discussed and where to find them at time of recording

  • Leo (Netflix)
  • May December (Netflix)
  • American Fiction (in theaters)
  • Argylle (in theaters)
  • Society of the Snow (Netflix)
  • Are You There God Its Me Margaret (Starz)
  • Madame Web (in theaters)
  • The Zone of Interest (for purchase)
  • You Hurt My Feelings (Showtime; Paramount+ )
  • Lover Stalker Killer (Netflix)
  • The Marvels (Disney+)
  • Shortcomings (Netflix)
  • The Machine (Netflix)
  • Chowchilla (MAX)
  • Barbie (MAX)
  • Freelance (Hulu)
  • Strays (Amazon Prime)
  • Timebomb Y2K (MAX)
  • They Called Him Mostly Harmless (MAX)
  • Bottoms (Amazon Prime; MGM+)
  • Safety Last (MAX)
  • The Greatest Night in Pop (Netflix)
  • Dune 2 (in theater)
  • Cat Person (Hulu)
  • Gimme Shelter (MAX)
  • Spaceman (Netflix)
  • Maestro (Netflix)


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Deucecast Classic: The 2014 Deucie Awards


In a week with d$ out of town, Mikey buying shoes and #XLessDrEarl in surgery, we proudly rebroadcast a special episode from February 28th, 2014, which is the first ever Deucie Awards... broadcast from the old studio, with Producer Shawn working on the flying buttresses, Producer Tommy on controls, Mikey and d$ on the couches, Pinky on the third mic, and Earl on the Annex Couch.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Episode 619: See This, Not That - the '24 Oscar Edition

It's Oscar season, and we keep discussing the event leading up to Hollywood's big night (admittedly, The Deucies are Hollywood's REAL Big Night, but they haven't figured it out yet.)

And in an Oscar tradition that none of us are sure we've done before, Mikey and d$ invite in Friend of the Show, Lil G, Pride of Marietta Georgia, Radio Banker Apprentice, Garrison Ryfun to discuss the films of the major Oscar nominees, and which of those you should see... and which you should avoid at all costs.

First, though, Madame Web.  All three have seen it. All three have opinions, mostly starting with "Yikes."

Then, the just-announced casting of The MCU version of Fantastic Four -- are Vanessa Kirby, Pedro Pascal, and the other two the right call? Were there better names out there?

Finally... starting at the top with Bradley Cooper, we go through 13 actors and actresses with a larger body of work (as in, no Lily Gladstone!), discussing their films we recommend to watch, and which ones you should probably skip overall, plus a Wild Card choice from each. We talk Greta! Emma! Margot! Ruffalo! Gosling! RDJ! and more.  Plus, Mikey's hatred for "La La Land".

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Episode 618: Bad Dates in Movies

It's once again the Day of Love at The Deucecast Movie Show, and that means d$, Mikey, and #XLessDrEarl are joined once again by The Burge himself, Jeremy "Miss Independent" Burgess -- and the Film Four are here to break down the "Coyote vs Acme" drama over at Warner Brothers, and to discuss Jeremy's thoughts on the Oscar nominations.

Then, the Top Five Bad Dates in Movies... whether it's weekends away that go horribly awry, nights that fall apart, or even awkward dinners and special events, it's all those times on screen when characters just can't make it click -- from news station anchor love to the Frank or the Beans to speed dating with Seth Rogan to unfortunate run ins at German restaurants and spicy foods.

Then, the 7th Annual Burgentine's Day, when the show crew, plus a selected few, assign Valentines themed films for Jeremy's viewing pleasure, including TiMER (Chef Melissa) and Charade (d$) and Say Anything... (Dr Earl) and Paperback Hero (Aussie Nate) to Gross Pointe Blank (Mikey)

Plus, stick around for the ending, with lots more random chatter about all of it.

Movies discussed tonight, and where to find them at the time of recording:

40 Year Old Virgin (Hulu)
Along Came Polly (Peacock Premium)
Back to the Future (for rental)
Basic Instinct (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+; Showtime)
Batman Forever (TubiTV; MAX)
Broadcast News (Starz)
Can't Hardly Wait (for rental)
Charade (Amazon Prime; TubiTV; FreeVee)
Clueless (Paramount+; Showtime)
Date Night (MAX)
Fargo (MAX)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (for rental)
Gross Pointe Blank (for rental)
The Fisher King (for rental)
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (Disney+)
The Love Birds (Netflix)
Natural Born Killers (MAX)
Paperback Hero (unavailable)
Pulp Fiction (MAX)
Say Anything... (Showtime)
Taxi Driver (TubiTV)
There's Something About Mary (STARZ)
TiMER (unavailable)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Episode 617: Oscars 10 to 5

While Mikey and d$ looked ahead to the movies to come for 2024 in last week's auction ep (thanks to Roth from Wyoming and Lil G, aka The Spawn of Ryfun, aka the Pride of Columbus, Garrizzle Ryfizzle for joining us), this week... we take a look at the past.

It's Hollywood Lore that the Best Picture nominee list went from 5 to anywhere from 7 to 10 after "The Dark Knight" was denied the honor in 2008's list (hence, 2009's list of 10 films!), but we wondered what would happen if they kept it at 5 films only... 

Meaning, in some years, the list needed to be culled by a couple of films... in others, as many as 5 had to be cut.  It's a great discussion on movies loved and not-so-loved, movies worthy and therefore argued over, and movies passed over quickly, lucky to have been mentioned at all. 

List of Best Picture nominees each year from 2009 to current - first nominee listed was the Best Picture winner from the year, aside from 2024's list.  Beginning in 2013, movies with an * denotes Deucie Winner for Best Picture in that year. 

2009

  • ·        The Hurt Locker
  • ·        Avatar
  • ·        The Blind Side
  • ·        District 9
  • ·        An Education
  • ·        Inglorious Basterds
  • ·        Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
  • ·        A Serious Man
  • ·        Up
  • ·        Up in the Air

2010

  • ·        The King’s Speech
  • ·        Black Swan
  • ·        The Fighter
  • ·        Inception
  • ·        The Kids are All Right
  • ·        127 Hours
  • ·        The Social Network
  • ·        Toy Story 3
  • ·        True Grit
  • ·        Winter’s Bone

2011

  • ·        The Artist
  • ·        The Descendants
  • ·        Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • ·        The Help
  • ·        Hugo
  • ·        Midnight in Paris
  • ·        Moneyball
  • ·        The Tree of Life
  • ·        War Horse

 

2012

  • ·        Argo
  • ·        Amour
  • ·        Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • ·        Django Unchained
  • ·        Life of Pi
  • ·        Lincoln
  • ·        Les Miserables
  • ·        Silver Linings Playbook
  • ·        Zero Dark Thirty

2013

  • ·        12 Years a Slave
  • ·        American Hustle*
  • ·        Captain Phillips
  • ·        Dallas Buyers Club
  • ·        Gravity
  • ·        Her
  • ·        Nebraska
  • ·        Philomena
  • ·        The Wolf of Wall Street

2014

  • ·        Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • ·        American Sniper
  • ·        Boyhood
  • ·        The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • ·        The Imitation Game
  • ·        Selma
  • ·        The Theory of Everything
  • ·        Whiplash*

 

2015

  • ·        Spotlight
  • ·        The Big Short
  • ·        Bridge of Spies
  • ·        Brooklyn
  • ·        Mad Max: Fury Road*
  • ·        The Martian
  • ·        The Revenant
  • ·        Room

 2016

  • ·        Moonlight
  • ·        Arrival
  • ·        Fences
  • ·        Hacksaw Ridge
  • ·        Hell or High Water
  • ·        Hidden Figures
  • ·        La La Land
  • ·        Lion
  • ·        Manchester by the Sea*

2017

  • ·        The Shape of Water
  • ·        Call Me By Your Name
  • ·        Darkest Hour
  • ·        Dunkirk
  • ·        Get Out
  • ·        Lady Bird
  • ·        Phantom Thread
  • ·        The Post
  • ·        Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(D(Deucie Best Picture winner was "BladeRunner 2049", not nominated in the Academy Awards)

2018

  • ·        Green Book
  • ·        Black Panther
  • ·        BlacKKKlansman
  • ·        Bohemian Rhapsody
  • ·        The Favourite*
  • ·        Roma
  • ·        A Star Is Born
  • ·        Vice

 2019

  • ·        Parasite
  • ·        Ford v Ferrari
  • ·        The Irishman
  • ·        Jojo Rabbit
  • ·        Joker
  • ·        Little Women
  • ·        Marriage Story
  • ·        1917
  • ·        Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*

2020

  • ·        Nomadland
  • ·        The Father
  • ·        Judas and the Black Messiah
  • ·        Mank
  • ·        Minari*
  • ·        Promising Young Woman
  • ·        Sound of Metal
  • ·        The Trial of the Chicago 7

 2021

  • ·        CODA*
  • ·        Belfast
  • ·        Don’t Look Up
  • ·        Drive My Car
  • ·        Dune
  • ·        King Richard
  • ·        Licorice Pizza
  • ·        Nightmare Alley
  • ·        The Power of the Dog
  • ·        West Side Story 

2022

  • ·        Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • ·        All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ·        Avatar: The Way of Water
  • ·        The Banshees of Inisherin
  • ·        Elvis
  • ·        The Fabelmans
  • ·        Tar
  • ·        Top Gun: Maverick*
  • ·        Triangle of Sadness
  • ·        Women Talking 

2023

  • ·        American Fiction
  • ·        Anatomy of a Fall
  • ·        Barbie
  • ·        The Holdovers
  • ·        Killers of the Flower Moon
  • ·        Maestro
  • ·        Oppenheimer
  • ·        Past Lives
  • ·        Poor Things
  • ·        The Zone of Interest