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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Episode 269: The Ides of ReFlicktions

Another month brings another batch of movies seen, as Mikey, Pinky and Dave invite in Wit Stillman Fan, Terence Malick Apologist, Movie Historian and Brie Lover (both of cheese and Larson), Dr. Earl...

Right off the top, Dr. Earl gives over his movie assignment to the guys, as he is the Oscar Game Winner of the year... Barry Bostwick, anyone?

Some of the topics discussed...
Setting up John Wick Chapter III... Pinky loves Kong... Andrew Garfield's nominations & career... not a Redford fan... the fascination with Tickled... weird Tom Hanks... Spotlight's spiritual sequel... Dave's cheaper Amy Adams... Olympia Dukakis lives!... tossing shade at indie darling Jeremy Burgess... the sorta good prostitute movie and the very bad food movie... Jewish Hutts... A Melanie Lynskey surge... Mikey's issues with Jennifer Connelly's needles... bad Anna Kendrick... and a Mark Wahlberg film for the ages

Plus, America's favorite classic review segment Pretty in Pink gives a review of Tron!

The Movies Discussed...
Sing Street… Monster… John Wick Chapter 2… Kong: Skull Island… Hacksaw Ridge… Brubaker… The LEGO Batman Movie… WarDogs… The Commitments… Tickled… The Tickled King (short form)… Daddy’s Home… Contact… Once… Max Payne… Cop Car… A Hologram for a King… All the President’s Men… Family Plot… Jack Reacher Never Go Back… Keeping Up with the Jones… The Infiltrator… The Thin Blue Line… Logan… I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore… Get Out… Sausage Party… The Escort… The Gift… The Age of Adeline… Star Wars the Clone Wars…  Shelter... Barton Fink…Rocket Science… Dirty Harry… Silver Streak... Patriot's Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Episode 268: The 2017 Deucie Awards (and Top Ten Faves!)

Roll out the red carpet as Mikey, Dave, and Pinky invite in celebs Jeremy Burgess and Terrance Malick Apologist, Wit Stillman Fan, World Famous Oncologist & Lover of Brie (Both Cheese & Larson) Dr Earl, and call in contributions from Shazbazzar and Jennifer Kaufman!

Forget the Oscars, forget the Golden Globes, forget the BAFTAs and everything else -- it's The Deucie Awards!

And during the awards, the guys list their Top Ten of 2016, with discussions on films like "The Invitation" and "The Lobster" and "Captain America Civil War" and "Blue Jay" and "OJ Made in America" and more and more.

Here are the 2017 Deucie Award Nominees...  Nocturnal Animals picked up 8 nominations, with La La Land getting 7... Manchester By the Sea grabbed 6 nods... Hell or High Water and Rogue One a Star Wars Story both get 5 each, while Loving takes 4, and with 3 nominations each, Arrival, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Captain America Civil War, Magnificent Seven and (for the Worst awards) Independence Day Resurgence.  Twenty two more films picked up 2 noms or less.

-Hell or High Water
-La La Land
-Manchester By the Sea
-Nocturnal Animals
--Damien Chazelle - La La Land
--Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
--Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
--David Mackenzie - Hell or High Water
--Denis Villeneuve - Arrival
--Amy Adams - Arrival
--Ruth Negga - Loving
--Sarah Paulson - Blue Jay
--Natalie Portman - Jackie
--Emma Stone - La La Land
--Casey Affleck - Manchester By the Sea
--Joel Edgerton - Loving
--Ryan Gosling - La La Land
--Jake Gyllenhaal - Nocturnal Animals
--Michael Keaton - The Founder
--Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
--John Goodman - 10 Cloverfield Lane
--Aaron Taylor Johnson - Nocturnal Animals
--Nick Offerman - The Founder 
--Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals
--Amy Adams - Nocturnal Animals
--Viola Davis - Fences
--Helen Mirren - Eye in the Sky
--Michelle Williams - Manchester By the Sea
--Mary Elizabeth Winstead - 10 Cloverfield Lane
--Damien Chazelle - La La Land
--Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals 
--Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By the Sea
--Jeff Nichols - Loving
--Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water
--Captain America Civil War
--Deepwater Horizon
--Magnificent Seven
--Rogue One A Star Wars Story
--Finding Dory
--The Little Prince
--Kubo & the Two Strings
--Another Day of Sun - La La Land
--We Know the Way - Moana
--You're Welcome - Moana
--Score - Rogue One A Star Wars Story
--Drive It Like You Stole It - Sing Street
--Eye in the Sky
--Hell or High Wtaer
--Manchester By the Sea
--Nocturnal Animals
--Central Intelligence 
--Don't Think Twice
--Hello, My Name is Doris
--La La Land
--The Nice Guys
--Captain America Civil War
--Doctor Strange
--Rogue One A Star Wars Story
--Star Trek Beyond
--10 Cloverfield Lane
--The Accountant
--Captain America Civil War
--London Has Fallen
--Magnificent Seven
--Rogue One A Star Wars Story
--Don't Think Twice
--Magnificent Seven
--Nocturnal Animals
--Rogue One A Star Wars Story
--Sing Street
--Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
--The Do-Over
--Independence Day: Resurgence
--Kindergarten Cop 2
--Zoolander 2
--Liam Hemsworth - Independence Day: Resurgence
--Judd Hirsh - Independence Day: Resurgence
--Dolph Lundgren - Kindergarden Cop 2
--Adam Sandler - The Do Over
--Ben Stiller - Zoolander 2

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Episode 267: The Mount Rushmore of That Girls

The Deuce Guys Dave, Mikey and Pinky have discussed their own personal Mount Rushmore of Actors (Ep 219)... Actresses (Ep 227)... Directors (Ep 241) and That Guys (Ep 250)... and to continue the series, they now turn their attention to the character actors of the fairer kind, the Mount Rushmore of That Girls!

The names you may or may not know of those lovely actresses who you see and say, "Oh, that's that girl who was in '13 Going on 30'!" or "That's that girl who was in 'The Fighter'!" or "That girl is Stifler's Mom!"

See if you can remember the choices we make... Hope Davis!  John Cusack's sister!  Cobie Smulders!  And after this year's Oscars, Dave's Marisa Tomei comment is even more prescient!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Episode 266: Movie Tourney Year Part VI

Another round of movie year matchups... these are films in the Cinema Sixteen, all vying for a shot at The Entertaining Eight...

Schindler's List... Sleepless in Seattle... Jurassic Park... Dazed & Confused... Tombstone


Saving Private Ryan... The Truman Show... The Big Lebowski... A Bug's Life... Rushmore...


Top Gun... Platoon... Aliens... Ferris Bueller's Day Off... The Color of Money


LA Confidential... Face/Off... Titanic... Men in Black... As Good as It Gets... Air Force One...


Star Wars... Smokey & the Bandit... Close Encounters of the Third Kind... Annie Hall... Slap Shot


The LEGO Movie... Guardians of the Galaxy... Whiplash... Captain America Winter Solder...


Ghostbusters... Gremlins... The Terminator... Beverly Hills Cops... The Muppets Take Manhattan


Jaws... One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... Dog Day Afternoon... Monty Python & the Holy Grail... Nashville...

So what wins, what loses?  Listen, decide, let us know what YOU think!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode 265: Spring Preview & Oscar Picks

With the winter almost over -- considering it barely started -- it's time for Pinky, Dave and Mikey to look ahead to the movies coming out in March, April & May.

Movies like Logan... The Wall.. Beauty & the Beast... King Arthur: Legend of the Sword... Alien Covenant and much, much more!

Coming out:
March 3th

March 10th 
Kong: Skull Island
The Wall

March 17th
Beauty & the Beast
The Belko Expirament

March 24th
Life... Power Rangers... CHiPS

March 31st
Ghost in the Shell

April 14th
The Fate of the Furious

April 21st
Free Fire
The Lost City of Z

April 28th
The Circle

May 5th
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

May 12th
King Arthur: Legends of the Sword

May 19th
Alien: Covenant

May 26th
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales


And then, our Oscar preview:
  • Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
  • Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge" 
  • Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” - Mikey, Pinky, d$ 
  • Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” 
  • Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” 
Actor in a leading role
  • Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” - d$, Mikey, Pinky
  • Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” 
  • Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” 
  • Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Actor in a supporting role
  • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” - Mikey, Pinky, d$
  • Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water” 
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel, “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals” 
Actress in a leading role:
  • Emma Stone, “La La Land” - d$
  • Natalie Portman, “Jackie” - Pinky
  • Ruth Negga, “Loving” 
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” - Mikey
Actress in a supporting role
  • Viola Davis, “Fences” - Mikey
  • Naomie Harris, "Moonlight" 
  • Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” - d$, Pinky 
Adapted Screenplay
  •  “Lion,” by Luke Davis
  •  “Arrival,” by Eric Heisserer 
  •  “Moonlight,” by Barry Jenkins - Pinky 
  •  “Hidden Figures,” by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder 
  •  “Fences,” by August Wilson - d$, Mikey
Original Screenplay
  •  “Manchester by the Sea,” by Kenneth Lonergan - Mikey, Pinky
  •  “Hell or High Water,” by Taylor Sheridan 
  •  “La La Land,” by Damien Chazelle - Pinky
  •  "20th Century Women," Mike Mills 
  •  “The Lobster,” by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos 
  • Bradford Young, “Arrival” - d$
  • Linus Sandgren,“La La Land” - Pinky, Mikey
  • Greig Fraser, “Lion”
  • James Laxton, “Moonlight”
  • Rodrigo Prieto, “Silence”
Documentary feature
  • “Fire at Sea” 
  • “I am Not Your Negro” 
  • “Life, Animated”
  • “OJ: Made in America” - Mikey, Pinky, d$
  • “13th” 
Documentary short:
  • “Extermis”
  • “4.1 miles”
  • “Joe’s Violins”
  • “Watani: My Homeland” - d$, Mikey, Pinky
  • “The White Helmets”
Foreign language film:
  • “Toni Erdmann,” Germany 
  • “The Salesman,” Iran - Pinky
  • “A Man Called Ove,” Sweden - d$, Mikey 
  • “Tanna,” Australia 
  • “Land of Mine,” Denmark 
Sound editing
  • Sylvain Bellemare, “Arrival”
  • Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli, “Deepwater Horizon”
  • Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright, "Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, “La La Land” - Pinky, Mikey, d$ 
  • Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, “Sully” 
Sound mixing
  • Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye, “Arrival” 
  • Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace, "Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow, “La La Land” - Mikey, Pinky 
  • David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” - d$
  • Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth, “13 Hours"
Original score
  • Justin Hurwitz, "La La Land" - d$, Mikey, Pinky 
  • Mica Levi, "Jackie"
  • Nicholas Britell, "Moonlight"
  • Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran, "Lion"
  • Thomas Newman, "Passengers"
Original song
  •  “City of Stars” (“La La Land”) - Pinky
  • “How Far I’ll Go” (“Moana”)
  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (“La La Land”) - Mikey, d$ 
  • “The Empty Chair” (“Jim: The James Foley Story”)
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (“Trolls”) 
Production design
  • Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte, "Arrival"
  • Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 
  • Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh, "Hail, Caesar!" 
  • David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, "La La Land" - d$, Mikey, Pinky
  • Guy Hendrix Dyas, Gene Serdena, "Passengers" 
Visual effects:
  • Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton, “Deepwater Horizon” 
  • Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould, “Doctor Strange” - d$, Pinky
  • Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon, “The Jungle Book”
  • Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff, “Kubo and the Two Strings” - Mikey
  • John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 
Makeup and hairstyling
  • Eva von Bahr and Love Larson, “A Man Called Ove” - d$
  • Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo, “Star Trek Beyond” - Mikey, Pinky 
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson, “Suicide Squad” 
Costume design
  • Mary Zophres, "La La Land" - Pinky
  • Madeline Fontaine, "Jackie" 
  • Consolata Boyle, "Florence Foster Jenkins" - d$
  • Colleen Atwood, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" - Mikey 
  • Joanna Johnston, "Allied" 
Film Editing
  • Joe Walker, “Arrival” - Mikey
  • John Gilbert, “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Jake Roberts, "Hell or High Water"
  • Tom Cross, “La La Land” - d$, Pinky
  • Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, “Moonlight”
Live-action short
  • "Ennemis intérieurs," Selim Azzazi 
  • "La femme et le TGV," Timo von Gunten - d$
  • "Silent Nights," Aske Bang, Kim Magnusson - Mikey, Pinky 
  • “Sing,” Kristof Deák, Anna Udvardy 
  • "Timecode," Juanjo Gimenez 
Animated Short Film
  • "Blind Vaysha”
  • "Borrowed Time"
  • "Pear Cider and Cigarettes"
  • "Pearl" 
  • "Piper" - d$, Pinky, Mikey 
Animated Feature Film
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings” 
  • “Moana” 
  • “My Life as a Zucchini”
  • “The Red Turtle”
  • “Zootopia”  - d$, Pinky, Mikey

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Episode 264: ReFlicktions & That Pittsburgh Feeling

Now that that silly love stuff is over, it's time to get to real issues of the day... like how can Mikey, Dave, and Pinky have a ReFlicktions show that is under 2 hours?  Especially when Witt Stillman Fan, Movie Historian, Terence Malick Apologist and Brie Larsen Lover Dr Earl and host of the Remodeling Clay Podcast, Clay Shaver.

The 4th Annual Deucie Award Nominations are released on this episode!!!

Topics discussed include:
Carrie Fisher chit-chat... the legacy of National Lampoon... Mikey's Nic Cage Netflix obession... DAD! I DON'T WANNA BE IN YOUR GANG!!!... a six minute breakdown on Jennifer Beals in Flashdance... Jackie's scoring... Mikey hates being happy... Pinky La La Loves It... early 90s hood movies... and a history of Detroit's economy...

Remodeling Clay Shaver gives us a Be Kind // Rewind take on Smokey & the Bandit...

Movies discussed:
Bright Lights (doc)... Wishful Drinking (doc)... Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (doc)... Dying of the Light... Life, Animated (doc)... For the Love of Spock (doc)... Sing... Flashdance... Everybody Wants Some... Jackie... La La Land... Moonlight... Silence... Menace II Society... Straight Outta Compton (doc)... Can We Take a Joke (doc)... Hello, My Name is Doris.... Detropia (doc)... Sense & Sensibility... Beware the Slender Man (doc)... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot... Men, Women & Children... Live By Night... Criminal... Cafe Society... The Accountant... Manchester By the Sea.... Top Spin (doc)... Boondock Saints... The Founder... Patriot's Day... Deepwater Horizon... Captain Fantastic... Blue Jay... Sing Street... Hidden Figures... Split... Christine

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Episode 263: Valentine's Pink (ft J-Kauf!)

Love is in the air, but there are some techie issues in this episode, so just be forewarned.

Mikey, d$ and Pinky celebrate the time of love with a Valentine's Day themed episode!  And what better way to celebrate love for you, the audience, then to invite in Wit Stillman fan, Terance Malick Apologist and Film Historian, world renowned cardiologist Dr Earl!

And then, for a voice from the fairer side, a call is given to Friend of the Show Jennifer "The Delightful Life" Kaufman!

First up, a round robin version of Rotten Tomatoes, the Potpourri edition.  Everyone comes up with a movie and the critics score is predicted.  Kate & Leopold!  Crossroads! Even a bare bottomed Ned Beatty classic!

Then, the Top Five Romantic Chemistry Duos in Film.... actors & actresses in films that provided the best, sweetest, cutest pairings in cinema.  Duos like Meg & Billy... or Meg & Tom... maybe Swayze and Jenn... Mike and Kathy, romancing the stone... Joaquin and ScarJo in some techno-love...

Finally, the results of Valetine's Pink.  Which love stories assigned to Pinky had his heart all a flutter?  Maybe Robert Downey Jr in Two Girls & a Guy?  Or d$'s pick of My Life in Ruins?  Or maybe the Kaufman romcom of Bridget Jones Diary?  Or how about some dreck that Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess picked?  Maybe Broadcast News, or even Kissing a Fool?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Episode 262: Greatest Movie Year Ever Part V

After a three month break in the action, Pinky, Mikey and d$ return to finish out the final 16 movie years... the Cinema 16, if you will...

The Battles in this episode:

1989 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids... The Little Mermaid... The 'Burbs... Major League... The Abyss...


1991... Beauty & the Beast... Silence of the Lambs... Boyz in the Hood... Point Break (the original!!)... Terminator 2: Judgement Day


2006 - Casino Royale... The Prestige... The Departed... Pan's Labyrinth... Inside Man...


1999 - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace... The Sixth Sense... Toy Story 2... The Matrix... Office Space


2007 - No Country for Old Men...There Will Be Blood... Ratatouille... Enchanted... The King of Kong


1967 - The Graduate... Disney's The Jungle Book... Bonnie & Clyde... The Dirty Dozen... Dr. Doolittle...


2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers... Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets... Spider Man... Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones... Catch Me if You Can...


2015 - The Big Short... Sicario.. Mad Max Fury Road... Steve Jobs... The H8ful Eight...


1988 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit... Rain Man... Beetlejuice... Diehard... A Fish Called Wanda...


1982 - ET: The Extra Terrestrial... Rocky III... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan... Poltergeist... Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Which movies win each battle and move on to the Cinema 16???

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Episode 261: The Carrie Show (with Rogue One discussion)

A special retrospective brings on a TechnoRetro Dad, that being Shazbazzar from TRD.  Shaz joins d$, Mikey, & Pinky and Wit Stillman fan, Terence Malick Apologist & Film Historian Dr. Earl as the gang talks about the legacy of Carrie Fisher, who we lost in December of 2016.

The discussion ranges from her legacy as an actress to her comeback, overcoming her demons, as well as listing the favorite Carrie Fisher movies that are NOT Star Wars.  She did so much as a producer, writer, script doctor and more besides being Princess Leia, and this episode shines a spotlight on that.

Films like Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back... The Blues Brothers... The 'Burbs... Soapdish and so much more.  

Then, Star Wars enters the discussion, and her legacy as Leia, and what's next for the Star Wars universe as it moves on without her.

PLUS... to end the episode, America's favorite running segment where a 20 something discusses movies in the 90s, PRETTY IN PINK!  Pinky talks about "Hackers", while Shaz assigns a classic. 

And bonus segment!  Keep listening after the credits and you'll hear a spoiler filled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story discussion

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Episode 260: So Many January ReFlicktions

It's the start of a new year, and with that, the start of new movie goals and new movies seen!  Thus, the January ReFlicktions is super duper uper sized!

Welcoming back to the studio, Mikey, Pinky and Dave invite in friend of the show Clay Shaver, host of the Remodeling Clay Podcast, but also Witt Stillman fan, Terence Malick Apologist and Film Historian the Honorable Dr. Earl! 

Amongst the topics, you'll hear The heartbreaking scene with Casey Affleck… the heartbreaking scene of Sarah Paulson & Mark Duplass... and where does Dan Fogelberg come in?... A Judy Garland retrospective… pretentious Pinky…  a lot of McConaughey…  the joys of Werner Herzog, aka Vernah Herrzog… the delight of Emma Stone… how Mikey hates happiness… the best kinds of plane crashes… Meryl Streep gets nominated for everything… video game movies… Ellen Page’s young turn… the problem with Passengers… holiday adorableness

You'll also hear the movies assigned to Pinky for the 3rd Annual Valentine's Pink!  

The movies discussed include The Peanuts Movie… Shaun the Sheep… Anomalisa… Kubo & the Two Strings… Gleason (doc)… Gotcha!... Manchester by the Sea… Blue Jay… Creep… Point Break… Boondock Saints… Other People… Meet in St. Louis… Jackie… Always Shine… Sing… Free State of Jones… The Late Bloomer… My Brilliant Career… Once Upon a Time in the West… Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (doc)… Into the Inferno (doc)… Marathon:  The Patriots Day Bombing… Balls of Fury… The Jungle Book… Barcelona… LA LA Land… Don’t Think Twice… Assassins Creed… Sully… Florence Foster Jenkins… Midnight Special… Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street… Fences… Moana… A Serious Man… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… Definitely Maybe… Hard Candy… Passengers… Criminal… Dog Eat Dog… Ghostbusters… The Holiday Engagement… A Fistful of Dollars…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Episode 259: The (Not) 2016 Top Ten

The year of 2016 produced some great films, but there were many seen by Mikey, Dave and Pinky that they considered great as well.  So while the guys are still finishing up their 2016 Best Of lists, they also wanted to mention the other films not in 2016 that were seen in 2016 but weren't from 2016, but were seen in 2016.  Capeche?  Good.

And back to the show a big warm welcome goes to Remodeling Clay Shaver, host of the Remodeling Clay podcast (find on iTunes, drops every Thursday!), as he is here to give his list as well.

Birthday movies proves what a dearth of good films are out in January, and a round of Denzel shows how tough James Franco and Seth Rogen films can be.

Then, the Not 2016 Top Ten, with final reviews and more love lavished on Brie Larson for her turn as a captured mother... on Kurt Russell for fighting off the cannibals... for Ben Stiller in a Baumbach underrated film... on Phillip Seymour Hoffman for bedding Marisa Tomei... on Ben Affleck for the heists and the Amy-chasing... and so much more.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Episode 258: 2016's Lumps of Coal

Throughout the year, there are good movies, there are bad movies, and there are movies that Dave, Mikey and Pinky watch that are just terrible.  So as the last of the Christmas themed episodes, the trio give their worst films of the year they've seen.

A great round of The Denzel Game kicks off the episode, as they try to come up with who starred in "Slow West"... Pinky mentions the words "Midnight Meat Train"... Who is Marion Cotillard?... and what exactly is that "Female baseball movie" called??

And then... the worst films of 2016. The films that just hurt the eyes that watched them and melded the brains that absorbed them.  Movies like "Transporter: ReFueled" or "Goya's Ghost" or the Village People bio pic, "Can't Stop the Music".

Turkeys that starred the normally beloved Nat Portman or Bill Murray or Marisa Tomei or Larry the Cable Guy...

And how can you not love a movie with Bugs Bunny AND Michael Jordan?  Dave tells you how.

What animated movie almost makes Mikey angry?   And finally... Pootie Tang.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Episode 257: 2016's Christmas Gifts to the Stars

Another year is winding down, and the generosity of Mikey, Pinky, Dave and guest Remodling Clay Shaver knows no ending.

It's the annual episode where the hosts of the show (and guests) give out Christmas gifts to the celebrities and movie stars who need a little Christmas cheer.

First up, Remodeling Clay, who's words will discount or qualify the validity of a song when it comes to the "Christmas" label, gives his take on a classic by The Eagles.

The presents flow readily... gifts for Amy Adams... Bradley Cooper... Brendan Fraser... Kevin Hart... the cast of Ice Age... Marvel... John Cena... M Night Shymalan... even Vanessa Hudgens... and someone gives a gift to themselves, involving Dermot Mulrooney.  Wait, Dylan McDermont. Wait, Dermot McDermot. Um... Dylan Muldermot?  Well, crap. You know that guy.

And does James Cameron need an epiphany? Should Crackle have the ability to make Oscar nominated films?  Can there be a "no fly" list for reboots?  Find out in this ep (spoiler: The answer is Yes to all three)

Thanks for a great year, thanks for listening, subscribing and being a Deucecast Movie Show Fan!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Episode 256: Merry Christmas ReFlicktions

Once a month, Mikey, Pinky, and Dave bring you a very long episode... not just because they are long winded, but because they have lots of movies to talk about.  All the films seen in the last 3 to 4 weeks!  And as per usual with ReFlicktions, they invite in Remodeling Clay podcast host Clay Shaver to say hello and hang out with the group.

Among the topics discussed this month:  The dissertation of Wham!'s "Last Christmas"... Jerry Lewis movies... coming up in the video game doc series... the stress you might face in Norway... Harry Potter chit chat... what's wrong with Kevin Smith... bad app movies... hot Dune action... a quick OJ Simpson take... being gay "in the hood"... The Rock, animated... and a serious discussion on race relations and documentaries in that area... and the Oscar buzz is in the air!

Movies reviewed & discussed:
The Trust... Man vs Snake: The Long & Twisted Tale of Nibbler... Eye in the Sky... American Dreamz... My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (doc)... Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them... Queen Mimi... Heavy Weights... Kubo & the Two Strings... Hacksaw Ridge... Yoga Hosers... True Memoirs of an International Assassin... The Angry Birds Movie... Dune... Uncle Nick... Now You Don't (now you see me 2)... 13th (doc)... Who Framed Roger Rabbit?... Keanu... Spies Like Us... Moonlight... Nocturnal Animals... Moana... Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing... Loving... Trumbo

The guys list their ongoing top five of the year, while Remodeling Clay brings us an overview of "The Golden Child" in Be Kind // Rewind

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Episode 255: Care Bears & Christmas Guilty Pleasures

Its that time... Christmastime is here... everybody knows, there's not a better time of year...

So says Mavis Staples from Christmas Vacation, and Mikey, Pinky and Dave agree!  The guys welcome in Friend of the Show and Disney Media Mogul Jennifer Kaufman to talk all about their favorite guilty pleasures full of cheer!

First up, birthday movies!  2001 was a huge year, apparently, and "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" is how old??

Then a little Box Office Mojo, figuring out what the top domestic box office movies are for the year 2016.

And then, the Christmas movies that aren't good... but are beloved.  Movies with Santa and Katie Heigl and The Ref and Vince Vaughn and Rankin & Bass and the difference in Arthur and Arthur and more bad Nic Cage and reindeer and Reindeer Games...

And... Care Bears.  So much Care Bears talk...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Episode 254: Family Gatherings

It's the holiday season, and whoop de doo, and hickory dock... Mikey, Dave, and Pinky are kicking off the Christmas month with Friend of the Show, the Delightful Lifer herself, Disney mogul and mom to (insert insane number here), Jennifer Kaufman!

First up, it's a Holly Jolly themed round of bDMI, aka, "Reverse IMDb"!  Reading the names of the actors listed in a Christmas film, as appearing on IMDb's movie pages, you get to name that film!

Then, onto family gatherings... and the interpretation of the topic is varied.  Some lists are "family dinner scenes", other lists are "movies where families come together" and still others are just "family scenes"...

Enjoy families celebrated in movies like The Wedding Crashers... The Descendants... Guess Who's Coming to Dinner... The Royal Tenenbaums... and even Beetlejuice and... Indiana Jones?

Plus, some Disney chatter... starting a Disney podcast and listening to any other podcasts... updates on building Kaufman's Top 100... how the movie watching goals are faring...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Episode 253: Winter Movie Preview

Always looking ahead to the future, Mikey, Pinky & Dave brings you the previews of Winter Movies... The Official Winter Movie Preview, looking at what's upcoming over Christmas and into January and February.

Among the discussed topics...
Those "feel good Will Smith movies"... looking at the new ground covered by Star Wars films... in depth with Chris Pratt & J-Law... animated films with a bajillion movie star voices... a love of Crazy McConaughey... the narcissism of Bella Thorne... January dump months... the difference in Paul W.S. Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson... the problem with evil videotapes... continuing the Cloverfield story line... movies that will be Oscar bait... the John Green sci-fi novel... 

Among the previews previewed... 
The raunchy "Office Christmas Party"... Will Smith in "Collateral Beauty"... "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"... Fassbender in "Assassin's Creed"... "Passengers"... the animated "Sing"... Denzel's directorial effort "Fences"... "Gold"... "Amityville: The Awakening"... "Underworld: Blood Wars"... Jamie Foxx in "Sleepless"... "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage"... "Split"... Michael Keaton's McDonald's movie "The Founder"... "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" (we promise!... maybe...)... "Rings"... "Fifty Shades Darker"... "John Wick: Chapter 2"... "The LEGO Batman Movie"... "A Cure for Wellness"... Matt Damon's weird war sci-fi "The Great Wall"... The Cloverfield story "The God Particle"... "20th Century Women"... Affleck takes the director's chair again in "Live By Night"... "Paterson"... "Patriot's Day"... "Monster Calls"... Scorsese's new film "Silence"... "La La Land"... Natalie Portman's biopic "Jackie"... d$'s girlfriend Amy Adams (and Pinky's boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal) in "Nocturnal Animals"... some social media flick called "Friend Request"... "The Space Between Us"... "Monster Trucks... 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Episode 252: DeuceGiving 2016

It's an annual tradition around these parts, where movie fans Mikey, Dave and Pinky recognize the Thanksgiving Holiday by giving thanks to their favorite things of the movie and pop culture world.

First up, its Birthday movies!  Remember Arthur Christmas?  Neither do we.  But we do remember Sling Blade!  Romeo + Juliet!  American Tail: Fievel Goes West!  The Mosquito Coast!

Then its a round of Rotten Tomatoes, a potpourri style... each of the hosts calls out a movie, and everyone guesses the critics score.  Find out the scores on the Keanu Reeves' The Day the Earth Stood Still... Gigli... Sleepaway Camp II... Sesame Street's Follow that Bird... Insomnia... and the shocking score on Hamburger Hill ("The best Grenada Invasion movie ever made" - Remodeling Clay Shaver)...

What defines a modern western, and do Hell or High Water and No Country For Old Men qualify?  Being happy for theater chain buyouts and movie pass programs... Marvel doing it right, especially with the Avengers... Chris Pratt & Amy Adams movie choices... Disney Animation getting it done... Sci-Fi's resurgence... the turnaround from screen to home viewing...

Plus a breakdown of Pinky and Deer Park Water.

Finally, Pretty in Pink returns as Pinky gives us his thoughts on classic early 80s cartoon The Secret of Nimh.

Special thanks to everyone who adds to our show -- Clay Shaver, Jenn Kaufman, TechnoRetro Dads, Skywalking Thru Neverland, Retro Joe, Scott Ryfun, Billy Seybolt, Terrance Malick Apologize, Whit Stillman fan and Movie Historian Dr. Earl and many more for adding to and making our show great.

And to you, the listener, the downloader and podcast collector... thank you for listening.  We couldn't do this without you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Episode 251: Mikey + Affleck = Forever ReFlicktions

It's November and it's time for movie talk!  Mikey, Dave & Pinky welcome in Remodeling Clay Shaver

Some of the things discussed on this ep...

The Tom Hardy Mumble syndrome... Revisiting MikeTober... More King of Kong talk... Fassbender as Steve Jobs... Ben Affleck & his Indonesian Fighting Style... Race relations & the 13th amendment... Turning the Corner on Tilda Swinton... Dave's sudden interest in Lauren Ambrose... Nat Portman as a western girl... the wonderful name of Goodnight Robicheaux...

Also, everyone's top five has switched up... and find out how well Scrooged holds up in another edition of Be Kind // Rewind!

Movies reviewed & discussed...
Wolf Creek... Mudbloods (doc)... Man vs Snake: The Long & Twisted Tale of Nibbler (doc)... Cold in July... We are What We Are... The Trust... Holy Hell... The Better Angels... Susperia (1977)... Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (doc)... Joy... The Revenant... Steve Jobs... Jack Reacher: Never Go Back... The Hitcher... Jane Got a Gun... The Barkley Marathon (doc)... The Accountant... Deepwater Horizon... Sleepwalk With Me... Spotlight... The Town... The Girl on the Train... The Man with One Red Shoe... 13th (doc)... Eye in the Sky... Doctor Strange... Cooties... Mascots... We Need to Talk About Kevin...  Arrival... The Hustler... Morphine: Journey of Dreams (doc)... Magnificent 7...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Episode 250: The Mount Rushmore of That Guys

After putting the top actors and actresses atop a Mount Rushmore, it's time for Dave, Mikey & Pinky to look at those "Hey, I've seen that guy before, he was in... oh, what was he in, I see him in everything... dang it, what's his name?", aka, THAT GUYS.

First up, though, an acknowledgment of the 250th episode of The Deucecast Movie Show... nothing fancy, no big party, but a fun, quick throwback to The Deucecast Episode 91: Dpodcast Unchained to Pinky's first appearance

Then a celebration of former and current That Guys, who should be honored because of the background work they do.  Names like Brenden Gleeson... JT Walsh... Scoot McNairy... Tom Wilkinson... Joe Pantoliano... Will Patton... William Fichtner... Stanley Tucci... Sam Rockwell... Kevin Pollak... maybe you don't know the name, but you'll know the face!

And a quick look at what's to come in the next several The Deucecast Movie Show eps!