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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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Episode 249: Favorite Political Movies

It's election season here in 'Merica, and to recognize, Mikey, Pinky, and Dave are talking favorite political films!  And who better to bring in to discuss such movies than the President of the Pretentious Corner, the Witt Stillman fan, the Film Historian, the Terence Malick Apologist himself, the honorable Dr Earl.

First up, a round of The Ryan Phillippe Game, where you have to name all the films of a certain actor like Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Owen Wilson or Charlize Theron and more.

And then... fave political movies!   People trying to win an election!  Leaders trying to stop a war!  Superheroes trying to stay on the right side of America!  Movies like Lincoln!  Argo!  Wag the Dog! Captain America Civil War!

A great recommendation for the movie "Failsafe" as well, if you can find it, and for "Eye in the Sky", which is now available on Netflix.

So enjoy the list of political movies and tell us your own faves!

DISCLAIMER:  There isn't any talk of the current political climate, nor it's candidates, its merely a list of favorite films involving not just government, but anything where a leadership plays a game of hierarchy for positioning...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Episode 248: Greatest Movie Year Tourney Part IV

Another great round of year matches in this part of the tournament, as Dave, Mikey & Pinky are determined to find the Greatest Year of Movies Ever!  Here are the matches you'll see this go-round... 

1993 vs 1980 out of The TechnoRetro Dads Regional

1993 has Jurassic Park... The Fugitive... Sleepless in Seattle... Philadelphia... The Sandlot... Dazed & Confused... Schindler's List... Tombstone

1980 offers The Empire Strikes Back... Airplane!... The Blues Brothers... Smokey & the Bandit II... Raging Bull... Caddyshack... The Shining

The winner battles 1998 in the next round...


2013 vs 1977 in The Remodeling Clay Regional

2013 brings us 12 Years a Slave... The Wolf of Wall Street... American Hustle... Frozen... Prisoners... Monsters University... 

1977 released Star Wars... Smokey & the Bandit... Close Encounters of the Third Kind... Saturday Night Fever... Annie Hall 

The winner battles of the winner of 1996 vs 2014


1992 vs 1994 in The Skywalking Thru Neverland Regional

1992 shows Unforgiven... Reservoir Dogs... The Last of the Mohicans... A Few Good Men... Aladdin... Glengarry Glen Ross... 

1994 threw out The Lion King... Forrest Gump... Speed... Pulp Fiction... Maverick... Clerks... The Santa Clause... 

The winner battles the winner of 2002 vs 2015


1983 vs 1987 in The Skywalking Thru Neverland Regional

1983 will find Return of the Jedi... Trading Places.. WarGames... Risky Business... The Big Chill... Superman III... Krull... National Lampoon's Vacation (the first one!!)... 

1987 conjures up Princess Bride.. Dirty Dancing... Lethal Weapon... The Untouchables... Good Morning Vietnam... Raising Arizona... Spaceballs... Wall Street... 
The winner battles the winner of 2007 vs 1967


1996 vs 2014 from The Remodeling Clay Regional

1996 will have Independence Day... Mission Impossible... Twister... The Rock... Jerry Maguire... From Dusk til Dawn... Fargo... That Thing You Do!... High School High (with Method & Red)

2014 lets you see Guardians of the Galaxy... Captain America the Winter Soldier... X-Men Days of Future Past... The Imitation Game... The LEGO Movie... Gone Girl.. Whiplash... 

The winner takes on 1977 in the next round

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Episode 247: MikeTober III: The Deucening... and ReFlicktions

With the pumpkins and ghosts adorning every Southern porch, you know that Halloween is nigh... and that means the return of MikeTober III: The Miking Hour.

Mike, Pinky & Dave join forces with Witt Stillman Fan, Terrence Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr. Earl, who joins us live from the Pretentious Corner.  And later on in the show, we call upon Friend of the Show Remodeling Clay Shaver to talk a little Be Kind // Rewind.

Tom Hanks' Oscar chances this year... Movies on Starz For One Percenters... the strange new film from Terrence Malick... What films would you find in the subconscious of Andy from Parks & Rec... Teddy KGB's other possible roles... Mikey + Burgess = Moonlighting... the khaki-ness of the podcast cast... 

And then, we get to the third edition of MikeTober, where Mikey goes over the horror films that were assigned to him this year... movies include An American Werewolf in London (assigned by Dave)... Rosemary's Baby (assigned by Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess)... Hitcher (assigned by Clay Shaver)... A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (assigned by Dr Earl)... and The Thing (assigned by Pinky)...

Finally, a quick session of Be Kind // Rewind with Remodeling Clay discussing the film Risky Business... is it enjoyable now?  And more importantly, does it hold up to today's viewing?

Movies discussed this episode:
Nosferatu (1922)... Shadow of the Vampire (2000)... Sully (2016)... I Am Wrath (2016)... Mojave (2015)... Pete's Dragon (2016)... It Happened One Night (1934)...  Elstree 1976 (doc-2015)... Coherence (2013)... Terrence Malick's Night of Cups (2016)... The Magnificent Seven (2016)... Snowden (2016)... Bottle Rocket (1996)... Saturday Night Fever (1977)... Meet the Robinsons (2007)... Deepwater Horizon (2016)... The Orphanage (2007)... The Decent (2005)... Frank Herbert's Dune (2000)... Zoolander 2 (2016)... The Blair Witch (2016)... Don't Breathe (2016)... Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)... Who Took Johnny (doc-2014)... All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)... The Deer Hunter (1978)... Not Since You (2009)... Amanda Knox (doc-2016)... The Haunting (1963)... Tusk (2014)... The Wicker Man (1973)... Girl on the Train (2016)... This Boy's Life (1993)... The Invitation (2015)... 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Episode 246: Barn Raising Religious Films

Channeling our inner Left Behind with some Chris Tomlin and Kirk Cameron, The Deucecast Movie Show turns attention to those great films with a religious tone... be it matters of faith or cult or anything less, Dave, Mike & Pinky welcome back Witt Stillman Fan, Terrance Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr Earl.

And for the first time on the show, co-host of the Cinemartyrs, a podcast about watching bad Christian films, Atlanta based Bill Seybolt (that's SY-BOLT, thank you very much) joins the guys on the Binder & Binder Hotline.  This, of course, brings the discussion back to Christian Mingle, Lacey Chebert, Stephen Toblowsky and a maritime themed agency.  

First up, doing the birthday movies!  How old is The Depahted?  What about Training Day or The Color of Money or even Enter the Ninja?  Find out here.

Then, a rousing round of bDMI, or Reverse IMDb, reading the actors in a movie and asking for the guesses -- how fast can you guess the films? 

And finally, fave religious films!  Dr. Earl in the pretentious corner, drinks his Chablis while wearing his blazer with the patches on the arm, comes up with the hipster man bun movies ("The Passion of Joan of Arc"?), while everyone else goes more normal... Scientology docs!  Amish Harrison Ford! Steve Martin and the miracles!  Amy Adams, who Dave loves!  Marxist Homosexuals! (not kidding... just listen...)... Elizabeth Olsen and Marcy! May! Martha!  Marlene!  The most famous running music of the 80s!  Hanson, MMMBop and their own beer, MmmHops!

Also, the history of barn raising in film, the resurgence of Christian Slater, as well as a rundown of Contemporary Christian Worship music leaders today.

Pinky also gives his take on a Mel Brooks classic in Pretty in Pink.

Oh, and finally, a reference to the Tom Hanks & Dan Ackroyd classic "Dragnet".

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Episode 245: The Greatest Movie Year Tourney Part III

Mikey, Dave and Pinky come together once again to talk about movie years.  Great movie years.  In fact, the greatest movie year ever, in the greatest movie year ever tournament.  But this much awesome cannot be held only by the three hosts, so joining the group is frequent contributor and friend of the show Remodeling Clay Shaver.

This time, we see movies like Weird Science, Top Gun, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Aliens go head to head when 1986 takes on 1985.

A controversial decision and disagreement comes in with 1975 runs up against 2005.

A first round blowout in the match of 1975 vs 2005

A close battle with 2010 and 2012.

Titanic from 1997 sails in to try and sink 2001.

And a pattern seems to emerge with the power of the 2000s, with 1984 going straight after the year 2000.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Episode 244: These Are Our Confessions

It's confession time... Mikey, Pinky and Dave have things to get off their chest, secrets (or not so secrets) that they have been hiding down deep... but confession is good for the soul.  It's time to talk about these things out loud so the healing can begin.

And what better way to bare the soul than to do it with friends... Terrance Malick apologist, Witt Stillman fan and movie historian Dr Earl comes into talk about what is weighing on him, and Friend of the Show and Miss Independent Jeremy Burgess joins the group as well to discuss his movie confessions.

The state of Pixar!  Hating on The Rock!  Hating on The Snape!  Hating on Costner!  Loving on The Cage!  Becoming a Bronie!  Hallmark lovin!  And so much more...

Movies... actors... actresses... genres... tropes... these are the things that only a few people love... or things that everyone loves that only a few hate... or that everyone knows about that hasn't been experienced...

These are our confessions.

Also, our first Cepheus reference, as well as Ginuine's "Pony"...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Episode 243: Pretentious ReFlicktions of September

Another month brings another set of movies to review.  In studio, joining Mikey, Pinky and Dave is Whit Stillman Fan, Terrence Malick Apologist, and Film Historian Dr Earl, Also on the Binder & Binder Law Firm hotline, Remodeling Clay podcast host Clay Shaver.

The origins of "Pine Nut"... Dr Earl's rash... much love for "Hell or High Water"... being in the Jeff Bridges business... the film known as Der Maverick... Remodeling Clay's big screen debut... the psyche of Lance Armstrong... Pinky hates kids... Sean Connery in a banana hammock... the talent of Mike Birbiglia...

Movies discussed:
Hell or High Water… Fast Times at Ridgemont High… Hitchcock & Truffaut… Anthropoid… Aileen: The Selling of a Serial Killer… Aileen: the Life & Death of a Serial Killer… Pete’s Dragon… Sausage Party… Straight Outta Compton… The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters… The Boss… The Program… Pan’s Labyrinth… XOXO… The Intern… The Peanuts Movie… Morgan… Holidaze… Good Hair… Hail Caesar… Colonia… Dirty Mary Crazy Larry… Kubo & the Two Strings… The Martian… Zardoz… We Are What We Are… Black Hawk Down… Elvis and Nixon… The Little Prince… Everybody Wants Some… Gotcha!... Don’t Think Twice… Star Trek Beyond… Very Good Girls… Sing Street… Countdown... The Night Before...

The hosts reveal their Top Ten of the Year thus far, along with movie assignments and returning to a segment with Remodeling Clay called Be Kind // Rewind, reviewing 16 Candles and whether it truly holds up or not.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Episode 242: Sidewalk Fest & Fall Preview

Fall is here and with it, the Birmingham area Sidewalk Film Festival comes to town with all sort of new independent films for us to discuss. We also cover our most anticipated fall movies that are hitting the cinemas. Mikey, Dave and Pinky welcome in Terrence Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr Earl as well as the millennial indie film nerd, Jeremy Burgess.

First up, the birthday movies show that before 2011, September was not a great month for films with the likes of Glitter, Bulletproof and Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 hitting theaters (though 50/50, Moneyball and The Descendants brought it.

A rousing game of Western Rotten Tomatoes (Quigley Down Under has what rating??) takes place with a thrilling finish, and then onto Sidewalk...

Pinky & Burgess give their take on the best films (and maybe worst) to come out of the local movie festival, including a return of "Raiders", a beloved film called "Little Sister", a fowl film called "Chicken People", and a crazy doc called "Kate becomes Christine"

Then the fall preview, giving the Top Five Most Anticipated, with upcoming films with Emily Blunt... Ben Affleck's autistic turn... interracial love... Amy Adams (whom Dave is dating) doing a double turn in two movies with lots of potential... a random discussion on racism with Birth of a Nation... being hesitant on Doctor Strange... and the great cast of The Magnificent Seven.

Plus a rundown of other films coming out.

And America's favorite segment where Pinky watches classic films, Pretty in Pink, returns with a take on Road House.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Episode 241: The Mt Rushmore of Directors

After the actors and actresses that have been placed on each personal Mt Rushmore as All Time Favorites (see Episode 219 for Actors and Episode 227 for Actresses), its only fitting that Directors get their due.  And of course, what better way to do it than to bring in Terrance Malick Apologist and Film Historian the Honorable Former Deacon Dr Earl.

Up first, a fast paced edition of Denzel, with someone forgetting the names of the Hobbit movies, someone else forgetting the arthouse award winning film Alicia Vikander was in, and what exactly was the name of the guy who played Freddy Kruger??

Then over to picking the all time best directors ever, based on love of movies, love of directing style, based on the films in the host's favorite movies and Top 100 films of all time...  you'll hear various stories of why certain films are liked and disliked, and who barely made the cut.

Names like Spielberg!  Russell!  Tarantino! Altman! Whit Stillman... wait, who?  And where does Dr Earl place Malick upon Rushmore... or does he place him at all....??

Plus, a close look at the career of director Andy Tennant, director of "It Takes Two" with Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen.