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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Episode 320: The Top Ten of 2017

Finally! The year is coming to a close with this week and next's weeks "2017 In Review" shows, with Mikey & Dave inviting in Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the Cheese), Terrance Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Butt Doctor, the Twitterless Charming Dr Earl, as well as Miss Independent himself, Jeremy Burgess.

The guys have a quick Oscar recap, on the surprises and boring, a look at what might have won 10 years ago vs now, and of course, Jeremy stays woke.

Then, each host and guest give their own Top Ten of the past year in film, with both award winners (The Shape of Water), the favorites (John Wick Chapter 2) and Dave's indecisiveness (8! and 8A?).

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Episode 319: Beirut in the 80s (The Spring Preview)

Just a small crew in The Deucecast Studios, and Mikey and Dave take an hour and check out the next few months of Spring Cinema.
Among many of the topics discussed, the guys talk about the good -- and bad -- of Jennifer Lawrence's latest career choices... the number of faith based films coming out soon... Beirut in the 80s... Non Madea Tyler Perry movies... excitement over Avengers... excitement over Hurricane Heist... seeing The Rock in everything... and Solo talk

Previews include Death Wish, Red Sparrow, A Quiet Place, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2, Rampage, Ready Player One, Pacific Rim Uprising, Love Simon and many, many more. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Deucecast Oscar Picks

Here is a list of the 2018 Oscar Nominees, and the choices of Dave, Mikey & Dr Earl.  The Deucecast Host who gets the most right gets to assign the other two a film to watch, traditionally something very bad.

Best Picture:
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water” (Mikey, Dr Earl)
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Dave)
Mikey - 18-5
Dr Earl - 14-9
Dave - 13-11

Lead Actress:
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Dave, Mikey, Dr Earl)
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Mikey - 17-5
Dr Earl - 14-8
Dave  - 13-10

Lead Actor:
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” (Dave, Mikey, Dr Earl)
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”
Mikey - 16-5
Dr Earl - 13-8
Dave - 12-10

“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro (Dave, Dr Earl, Mikey)
Mikey - 16-5
Dr Earl - 13-8
Dave - 11-10

Original Song:
“Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige (Mikey)
“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez (Dave)
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (Dr Earl)
Mikey - 15-5
Dr Earl -12-8
Dave - 10-10

Original Score:
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer (Dave)
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat (Mikey, Dr Earl)
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell
Mikey - 15-4
Dr Earl - 12-7
Dave - 9-10

“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins (Mikey, Dr Earl)
“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel
“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema (Dave)
“Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen
Mikey - 14-4
Dr Earl - 11-7
Dave - 9-9

Original Screenplay:
“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele (Dave, Mikey)
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig (Dr Earl)
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh
Mikey - 13-4
Dr Earl - 10-7
Dave - 9-8

Adapted Screenplay:
“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory (Mikey)
“The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
“Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green 
“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
“Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Dr Earl, Dave)
Mikey - 12-4
Dr Earl - 10-6
Dave - 8-8

Best Live Action Short Film:
“DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk (Mikey)
“The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, Josh Lawson (Dr Earl)
“My Nephew Emmett,” Kevin Wilson, Jr.
“The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
“Watu Wote/All of Us,” Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen (Dave)
Mikey - 11-4
Dr Earl - 10-5
Dave 8-7

Best Documentary Short Subject:
“Edith + Eddie,” Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright (Mikey)
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Frank Stiefel
“Heroin(e),” Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
“Knife Skills,” Thomas Lennon (Dr Earl)
“Traffic Stop,” Kate Davis, David Heilbroner (Dave)
Mikey - 11-4
Dr Earl - 10-4
Dave - 8-6

Film Editing:
“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
“Dunkirk,” Lee Smith (Dr Earl, Mikey)
“I, Tonya,” Tatiana S. Riegel (Dave)
“The Shape of Water,” Sidney Wolinsky
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jon Gregory
Mikey - 11-3 
Dr Earl - 10-3
Dave - 8-5

Visual Effects:
“Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer (Dave, Dr Earl, Mikey)
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick
“Kong: Skull Island,” Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlan
“War for the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist
Mikey - 10-3
Dr Earl - 9-3
Dave - 8-4

Animated Feature:
“The Boss Baby,” Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
“The Breadwinner,” Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson (Dave, Dr Earl, Mikey)
“Ferdinand,” Carlos Saldanha
“Loving Vincent,” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Mikey - 9-2
Dr Earl - 8-3
Dave - 7-4

Animated Short:
“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant (Dr Earl)
“Garden Party,” Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
“Lou,” Dave Mullins, Dana Murray (Mikey, Dave)
“Negative Space,” Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
“Revolting Rhymes,” Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Mikey - 8-2  
Dr Earl - 7-3
Dave - 6-4

Supporting Actress:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” (Dave, Mikey, Dr Earl)
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
Mikey - 8-1
Dave - 6-3
Dr Earl - 6-3

Best Foreign Language Film:
“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile) (Mikey)
“The Insult” (Lebanon) (Dr Earl)
“Loveless” (Russia) (Dave)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)
Mikey - 7-1
Dave - 5-3
Dr Earl - 5-3

Production Design:
“Beauty and the Beast,” Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer
“Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
“Darkest Hour,” Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
“Dunkirk,” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis (Dave)
“The Shape of Water,” Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau (Mikey, Dr Earl)
Mikey - 6-1
Dave - 5-2
Dr Earl - 5-2

Sound Mixing:
“Baby Driver,” Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin (Dave)
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
“Dunkirk,” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo (Mikey)
“The Shape of Water,” Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern (Dr Earl)
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
Dave - 5-1
Mikey - 5-1
Dr Earl - 4-2

Sound Editing:
“Baby Driver,” Julian Slater (Dr Earl)
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini, Theo Green
“Dunkirk,” Alex Gibson, Richard King (Dave, Mikey)
“The Shape of Water,” Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
Dave - 5-0
Dr Earl - 4-1
Mikey - 4-1

Best Documentary Feature:
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
“Faces Places,” JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda (Mikey)
“Icarus,” Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan (Dave, Dr Earl)
“Last Men in Aleppo,” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen
“Strong Island,” Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes
Dave - 4-0
Dr Earl - 4-0
Mikey - 3-1

Costume Design:
“Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran
“Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran
“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges (Mikey, Dr Earl, Dave)
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle
Dave - 3-0
Dr Earl - 3-0
Mikey - 3-0

Makeup and Hair:
“Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick (Dave, Mikey, Dr Earl)
“Victoria and Abdul,” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
“Wonder,” Arjen Tuiten
Dave - 2-0
Dr Earl - 2-0 
Mikey - 2-0

Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Dave, Dr Earl, Mikey)
Dave - 1
Dr Earl - 1
Mikey - 1

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Episode 318: The Denzel Sweet 16

The Greatest Role Ever preliminary tournament rolls on, this time featuring Denzel Washington.  And what better way to do a Sweet 16 than to bring on Michigan's Finest, host of the Remodeling Clay Podcast Clay Shaver!

The show kicks off with a great round of, what else, The Denzel Game, and joining the crew a few minutes in, Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrance Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Remover of Eyeworms, The Estimable Twitterless Dr. Earl.

Then, onto the tournament, where the greatest Denzel Movie Roles are matched up against each other, as they are whittled down until the best Denzel Cinematic Performance remains.

A play in game sees Denzel in Courage Under Fire taking on Denzel in A Soldier's Story, for that chance to take on Denzel in

Then, its Playa to Playa, Pimp to Pimp as you'll hear about Denzel in Philadelphia, Denzel in Glory, Denzel in The Hurricane, Denzel in He Got Game... and much, much more.

Plus, Remodeling Clay makes more terrible decisions in who he leaves out of the bracket.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Episode 317: Recent Fave Docs

Mikey and Dave are back in the studio, inviting in Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrence Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee for Thuganomics, The Estimable Twitterless Dr. Earl.  And back on the Binder & Binder Hotline, good friend of the show and Remodeling Clay Podcast host Remodeling Clay Shaver!

First up, a few birthday movies, with mentions of classics like "Sommersby", "Definitely, Maybe" and "Cradle 2 Tha Grave" and then a gross use of the term "chicken finger"

Another round of Word Up! takes place, with thoughts on a new Joker film, the Solo trailer and the Marvel 10th Anniversary picture.

If you look back into The Deucecast Movie Show's archives, you'll find Top Ten Documentaries back in Episode 183 and 184 (July 2015).  Since then, a plethora of docs have come out, and the guys take a look at some of their favorites released since then and in recent memory.

Shying away from the ones frequently discussed -- "Tickled", "Weiner", "Dear Zachary", etc -- other documentaries surface and resurface, with subjects like Gilbert Gottfried and Nic Cage as Superman and Tower Records and The Beatles and Steven Spielberg and chickens and chicken fingers and racism and volcanoes, Werner Herzog style.

Also, the power of nostalgia and Caddyshack.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Episode 316: ReFlicktions, Nominations & The Burgeler

Mikey and Dave kick off the show by not only introducing Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrence Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee of Clinical Skin Abrasion, The Estimable Twitterless Dr. Earl, but also on the Binder & Binder Hotline, the guys welcome in Mr Independent Jeremy Burgess.

Burgess gives us the first real addition of "The Burgeler" (its Burge-Ler, not Burgel-er, by the way), where like the departed "Valentine's Pink" from year's past, Burgess gives his review of four films assigned to him by the guys in The Deucecast Movie Show.  Movies include "Strictly Ballroom" (assigned by Dave)... "Harold & Maude" (assigned by Friend of the Show Remodeling Clay Shaver)... "Broadcast News" (assigned by Dr. Earl)... and "The Fountain" (forced upon Burgess by Mikey).

Then, to the ReFlicktions, where the guys talked about such frivolity as Dr Earl's medical rage... Remodeling Clay's ego for winning all of these things... Sam Rockwell's fine line... Margot Robbie looking too good for her movie... the American Treasure Wes Studi... Dave and Earl discuss racism uncomfortability... the argument for/against the "show movies in theaters for Oscar consideration" rules... and when Mikey doesn't pay attention...  

Plus, sprinkled throughout the show are the nominations for the 5th Annual Deucie Awards!  

Movies Discussed include:  The Fountain... Strictly Ballroom... Broadcast News... Harold & Maude... Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri... The Shape of Water... I Tonya... The Disaster Artist... The Phantom Thread... Hostiles.... Mr. Roosevelt... Columbus... Get Out... Happy Death Day... Mudbound... Icarus... A Futile & Stupid Gesture... Brawl in Cell Block 99... Paddington 2... Ingrid Goes West... One of Us... Miss Sloane... Molly's Game... Pilgrimage... The Lost City of Z... Rough Night... Barista... The Post... The Darkest Hour... The Cloverfield Paradox... 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Episode 315: 90 Minutes Or Less

Deuce Team back again, check it to wreck it, let's begin!  For another movie filled episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, as Dave and Mikey welcome back Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrence Malick Apologist, Film Historian, and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee for his work in toejam fungus, The Estimable Twitterless Dr. Earl. 

And the guys also welcome back to the show our own Disney Diva, and co host of the Divas Dish Diz and Amish Paradiser Jennifer Novotny!  

First up, a round of the IDMb Reverse game -- can you name the movie based on the actors from the list on the IMDb page?  

Then, a quick Coco review, a round up of Disney vacations and Disney restaurants. 

Then onto the topic... The best movies 90 minutes or less.  Some of the films come in just under the wire, like "Office Space" and "Stand By Me", others clear it by a lot, like "The Rescuers", "The King of Kong" and "Winnie the Pooh".  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Episode 314: The Oscar Nominees Are...

It's what The Deucecast Movie Show considers it's "Super Bowl", the Academy Awards.  Which we all know is really a prelude to the 5th Annual Deucies, coming up later this year.

But first, Mikey and Dave welcome in Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrence Malick Apologist, Film Historian, and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee for his work in belly button aesthetics, The Estimable Twitterless Dr. Earl.

After a quick (?) game of Rotten Tomatoes Potpourri, Oscar style, Dave, Mikey and Earl go category by category, making early predictions, plus a discussion on the Oscar favorites and why Hollywood may go for "warm and fuzzy" rather than "gritty and harsh" this year.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Special Release: Magic on a Dollar Podcast

Here is a special episode release!  It's Episode 16 of the Magic on a Dollar Podcast, hosted by David Dollar, co-host of The Deucecast Movie Show.  On this episode of the #MODPOD, David talks about some Disney news and Disney history, and brings on the other half of the Deucecast team, Mikey Nipp, to talk about this year in Disney films!  Hope you enjoy the show, and if so, head to iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher to download, subscribe and listen to more!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Episode 313: The Not 2017 Top Ten

Take another amazing excursion into movie podcasting excellence... and when you are done with that ride, then come on and listen to this episode of The Deucecast Movie Show!

Mikey and Dave hold down the fort, with all Friends of the Show doing other things, as they bring the best films they watched in 2017 that weren't actually from 2017.

First up, a little See This, Not That, where the guys tell you what Kevin Costner films to see and which ones to avoid... which Time Travel movies to catch and which to skip... what M Night Shymalala flicks you need to make time for and which ones you never have to watch... and what Matt Damon cinematic experiences to experience and what Matt Damon cinematic experiences you can forego experiencing.  

Then Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess calls into the show randomly, as the show introduces the replacement for the annual Valentine's Pink... The Deucecast Movie Show presents Burgentine's Day, assigning him some romantic films... plus the first appearance of The Girl's Next Door's "Slow Boat to China"  (from 1986, not 1988, by the way)... including the film known as "The Australian Dirty Dancing"

And then, the top ten films that were seen last year by Dave and Mikey, but not films that were actually from 2017.  Some older movies like Arthur and Blade Runner and High Noon and newer films like Magnificent Seven and Captain Fantastic and Gone Baby Gone and much more.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Episode 312: Top Five Snow Movies

It's a cold day in America, and to celebrate, Mikey and Dave invite in Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen, the cheese), Terrance Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee of his work on armpit therapy, The Estimable Twitterless Dr. Earl discuss the most frozen films in cinema.

First up, a little Rotten Tomatoes Potpourri, with some random films and random guesses... then, bringing up some of the lowest temperatures you'll find on the silver screen. The snow falls in "Inception"'s third act... with the wolves of "The Grey"... Sly on a snow covered mountain... trains circling a frozen planet... and so much more! Grab a blanket, stay cozy and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Episode 311: New Year, New ReFlicktions!! (Including The Last Jedi!)

Happy New Year from The Deucecast Movie Show!  New movies abound in this ReFlicktions episode, as the Christmas break gave Mikey, Dave & Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen, the cheese), Terrance Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee for his work on Adam's Apple research, The Estimable Twitterless Dr Earl plenty of time to hit the cinema for many motion pictures.

Among topics... The return of the musical... Dr Earl watches some docs... a little Doobies... Mikey discusses Tommy... what movie to not take your teenage daughter to see... Remodeling Clay recommended docs... Mikey slurps Scorsese... terrible films to end Dave's year... loving the Lady Bird... loving Adam Driver...

Plus a spoiler free (then spoiler filled, with warning) review of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Reviews include... The Greatest Showman... Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle... The Darkest Hour... Pitch Perfect 3... Lady Bird... Jingle Bell Rock... Office Christmas Party... Bright... The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play... The Circle... The Room... The Disaster Artist... Father Figures... Logan Lucky... mother!... The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years... Wonder... All the Money in the World... Silence... Mudbound... Icarus... Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Episode 310: The Julia Roberts Sweet Sixteen (Kaufman Returns!!)

The third part of the ongoing Sweet Sixteen series features the films of Julia Roberts!  Mikey and Dave welcome in Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrence Malick Apologist, Film Historian, and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee for his work in UTI advancement, The Estimable Twitterless Dr Earl.

And to get a female perspective, Friend of the Show Jennifer Kaufman calls in.

The challenge -- to figure out Julia Roberts' best role ever. Is it Tink from "Hook"?  Or maybe Darby from "The Pelican Brief"?  Or maybe Isabel from "Stepmom" or Vivian from "Pretty Woman"??  The Deucecast crew matches them up, picks the winners and narrows them down.

Which ultimate role will go onto the Big Bracket and join Castor Troy (Nic Cage) and Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) for a chance at the title of Greatest Movie Role Ever?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Episode 309: 2017's Lumps of Coal

As the year ends, Mikey and Dave reflect upon the movies that weren't all that great, weren't all that good and perhaps are just downright terrible. And to do so, why not invite in Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Lover of Brie (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), Terrance Malick Apologist, Film Historian and Nobel Prize of Medicine Nominee for his work in Toenail recycling, The Estimable Dr. Earl.

The guys hit the best of the worst, the worst of the best and all parts in-between, with disappointments starring Goldberg, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Costner, chainsaws, Stephen King books, superheroes and so much more.

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas week and thanks for downloading!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Episode 308: 2017s Christmas Gifts

Merry Christmas from all the guys at The Deucecast Movie Show!  Joining Mikey & Dave is Friend of the Show turned semi sorta co-host Wit Stillman Fan, Film Historian, Brie Fan (Larsen, Allison & Cheese), Terence Malick Apologist & Nobel Prize Winning Turn Your Head & Cough Guy Dr Earl!

And because he's the like the Jelly of the Month Club -- the gift that keeps on giving all year round -- Remodeling Clay Shaver joins the group for the annual Gift Giving Extravaganza!

First up, a quick round of the little-played Doug Benson's Build a Title game (and it's quick, as it doesn't go far...), then Santa Claus makes an appearance.

Christmas presents are handed out to the likes of Katherine Heigl and to Robert Zemekis and DC Head Honcho Geoff Johns and even to Friend of the Show Jennifer Kaufman and The Retrozap dot com Podcasting Network PodFather Retro Joe!

And yes, to Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess.  Him too.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Episode 307: The ReFlicktions Room

Another December, another ReFlicktions!  Pinky has gone for good, so Mikey and Dave welcome in Friend of the Show Wit Stillman, Film Historian, Brie Fan (Larsen, Allison, Cheese), Terence Malick Apologist & Nobel Prize Winning Turn Your Head and Cough Guy Dr Earl!

Lots of new movies and Oscar bait come up in this episode, along with the ups and downs of Jim Carrey's career and the strange life of Tommy Wiseau, director of The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies, "The Room"

Then the Top Five for the guys go topsy turvy, and Dr. Earl joins in the movie assignments!

Movies discussed:
Fist Fight... Coco... Murder on the Orient Express... Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri... The Big Sick... Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond... Caffeine... Unforgettable... Land Line... Lady Bird... Split... Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of the Dana Carvey Show... The Disaster Artist... The Room... Beauty & the Beast... Bachelor Party... The Great Wall...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Episode 306: Islands in the Streaming 2: In the Mood

With the holiday season fast approaching, you'll have plenty of time to watching movies on whatever platform you subscribe to. But of course, you may not know what to watch!

That's where Dave, Mikey & Pinky come in, bringing in Friend of the Show Wit Stillman Fan, Film Historian, Brie Fan (Larsen, Allison, Cheese), Terence Malick Apologist and Nobel Prize Winning Turn Your Head and Cough Guy, Dr Earl!!!

The guys tackle different genres and tell you which movies they recommend under each.

Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror/Suspense, Kids & Family, Sci/Fi Fantasy, Chick Flicks and then each gives a "wild card", one more recommendation that doesnt fit under any category.

Movies across Amazon, Netflix, Starz, HBO Go and more.  Almost 50 films to choose from, to give you something to watch!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Episode 305: Winter Preview 2017-2018

The new movies of the season are coming!   Mikey, Pinky & Dave takes on all the films fit to know about from December to February, including those with Oscar buzz.

And in the middle of the preview, a discussion on separating film from actor when it comes to the horrible actions of those like Harvey Weinstein & Kevin Spacey.

Avoiding the conversation, coming in late, is Friend of the Show, Wit Stillman Fan, Brie Lover (Larsen, Allison, Cheese), Film Historian, Terrance Malick apologist and Nobel Prize winner for Urologist Dr Earl.

Also discussed, ...the "-has Fallen" movie series... Pinky has dyslexia... a Wes Studi bio... the quick story of Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan...

And finally,

  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (small indie film)
  • All the Money in the World (The film that dropped Spacey) 
  • Downsizing (the little people movie with Matt Damon)
  • Father Figures (Ed Helms/Owen Wilson comedy, not the George Michael movie)
  • Pitch Perfect 3 (it'll be Aca-Awesome)
  • The Greatest Showman (musical with Hugh Jackman)
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (The Rock enters the Jumanji universe)
  • Insidious (another horror sequel)
  • The Commuter (Liam Neeson being Liam Neeson)
  • Paddington 2 (a sequel to the surprisingly delightful first one)
  • Proud Mary (Taraji P Henson as a hitwoman in an action film!)
  • 12 Strong (the story of the first special forces team deploys after 9/11)
  • Maze Runner: the Death Cure (the 3rd - and final? - installment of the series)
  • White Boy Rick (A McConaughey undercover 70s piece)
  • Untitled Cloverfield Movie (3rd film in the loosely connected Cloverfield universe)
  • Winchester: The House that Ghost Built (set in the infamous Winchester home)
  • The 15:17 to Paris (directed by Clint Eastwood)
  • Fifty Shades Freed (the completion of the crap trilogy)
  • The Hurricane Heist (Thieves attempt a heist while a Hurricane approaches. Of course)
  • Peter Rabbit (Live action & animated adventures of the classic tale)
  • Black Panther (last stop before The Avengers Infinity Wars)
  • Early Man (animated film from Chicken Run creators)
  • Annihilation (Mikey's girl Nat Portman in a sci-fi thriller)
  • The War with Grandpa (DeNiro in another bad grandpa role, but a family film)
  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (a possible Old/young romance film)
  • Hostiles (Christian Bale & Rosamund Pike in an Indian adventure)
  • I, Tonya (the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan story)
  • Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut)
  • Mudbound (direct to Netflix film about men returning from war)
  • The Shape of Water (an otherworldy fairy tale set in the Cold War)
  • The Post (another Meryl Street nomination)
  • The Phantom Thread (Daniel Day-Lewis' possible last movie)
  • The Disaster Artist (the story of the disastrous movie "The Room")
  • Wonder Wheel (the latest Woody Allen joint)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Episode 304: DeuceGiving 2017

It's the annual episode where Dave, Mikey & Pinky give their thanks to the movie industry for all the great things that have come about in the last year or so!  But first, welcome in Friend of the Show Wit Stillman Fan, Brie Lover (Larsen, Allison, Cheese), Film Historian, Terrance Malick apologist and Nobel Prize for Proctological Medicine Dr. Earl! 

A round of Box Office Mojo with a new twist transpires, #AllTheChris, and then a great gob of thanks to Ryan Gosling's agent... to Ridley Scott... to Marvel... to NetFlix... to Soderburgh... and even more! 

Also... MY MAN!!!  I DIG IT!!! ALRIGHT!!!

Plus a great review of Justice League. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 303 - Overstuffed Movie Delights

You'd think that with discussing long movies, Dave, Mikey & Pinky would make it a long episode. Ironically, it only takes them an hour to tell you about their favorite movies that clock in at 150 minutes or more.

And what discussion about being long winded would be complete without the long winded Film Historian himself, the Wit Stillman fan, the Brie Lover (Allison, Larsen & the cheese), the Terrance Malick Apologist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Proctology, Dr Earl.

Kicking off the episode, Birthday Movies reminds you of the fabulous films that came out in previous Novembers like Fred Claus (2007) and Starship Troopers (1997) and Piranha II (1982) and of course Dave's 50th favorite film of all time, The Bodyguard!

Plus, a great reminder of Dr Earl's official diagnosis concerning the death of Whitney Houston.

Then, a rousing game of Denzel, with names like Harrison Ford and Martin Starr and Sam Waterston and of course, Denzel Washington!

Then, the Top Five takes on "overstuffed" movies, as in, those movies running 2 and a half hours or longer.  The crew gives movies ranging from 153 minutes to a whopping 295 minutes... and if you watched all 20 of these films straight in a row, you'd be watching for almost 65 straight hours.

Overstuffed films like Magnolia... Heat... Short Cuts... a Lord of the Rings film... JFK... and if you've ever wondered what is the most Inuit movie ever made, please pull up a sitting room chair to Dr. Earl's pretentious corner.

Also, Mikey's Wyatt Earp loses again to Dave's Tombstone.

And finally, America's favorite movie podcast segment featuring the musical stylings of OMD... Pretty in Pink!