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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Episode 179: Supersized Summer ReFlicktions

Its that time again... time for d$, Mikey and Pinky to discuss all the movies seen these last few weeks... joined by The Enchanting Nikki B and our movie historian and Terrence Malick Apologist, the good Doctor Earl...

Its a longer episode, as we are also joined by one Rita Houston, movie fan and event coordinator extraordinaire, and also senior event coordinator for Magic City Con here in Birmingham.  You can find more about the con, info and such at the bottom of these here show notes.

A rousing round of Denzel gets the gang off to a great start, followed by long discussions on Tomorrowland... Jurassic World... Happy Valley... Inside Out... and of course, Zombeavers.  Yes, that one. 

Plus, all the other movies seen this month... the Top Five sees Inside Out place nicely on all lists, while love for Avengers: Age of Ultron is slowly waning.  And of course, all the assigned films all around.

Oh, and Pinky does a full dissertation on a documentary about... men's... privates.  Let's just leave it there.

Its the July ReFlicktions show and you don't want to miss it!

About the Magic City Con... click here for full details, and contact Rita Houston at rita@magiccitycon.com.  From the website, here's what to expect (this article is edited for space, so please see the website for all the deets and dates)

Magic City Con is a fan convention that will be held at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center on Highway 280 on July 24-26th 2015.  Our con features a variety of panels that focus on cosplay, video games, Star Wars, and much more!  
Magic City Con has panels featuring some of the voices of the Star Wars Rebels cast!  Are you a rebel or buckethead?  All are welcome to come chat about the popular new Disney animated series featuring the crew of the Ghost in this newest installment to the Star Wars franchise which is set five years before 'Star Wars IV:A New Hope'.  
Looking to geek out?  We have a night of tabletop gaming; new games to try as well as tried and true ones you have always loved that you don't want to miss out playing!  Are you more of a DM than a player?  Let us know if you are interested in running a game at one of our tables! 
With all the featured guests, panels, contests, games and events that we have planned, you don't want to miss the event everyone will be talking about!  Come and be a part of a one of a kind experience close to home!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Episode 178: Movie Musical Scenes feat. Paige Davis

The guys join together to talk about a topic that may be foreign to a couple of them... not just musical movies, but musical scenes from movies, whether its a musical or not. 

Not only do d$, Mikey and Pinky need to bring in some help, in the form of Nikki B and the resident Terrence Malick apologist and classic movie historian, Dr. Earl, but for this great topic, we needed to pull in the experts...

None other than Paige Davis herself, she of TV (Trading Spaces, OWN network), Broadway fame (Beauty & the Beast, Chicago), stage play (Dancing Lessons) and a great blogger and writer in her own right... Paige calls in to discuss all the music in movies fit to discuss.

The lists vary from High Fidelity's Jack Black and his Marvin Gaye impression to Ferris Bueller atop a float to Baby carrying a watermelon to Lloyd Dobler and his boombox... but lest we forget the older films too, like West Side Story, Meet Me In St. Louis, The Sound of Music, and Sister Act II: Back in the Habit? Seriously? 

Paige also shares great little stories of working with Eddie Redmayne onstage, being a back up dancer with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and her issues with Les Miserables the movie.

And somehow, we manage a Pretty in Pink with Pinky discussing "The Last Unicorn". 

All in all, a great episode that we know you will love, whether you like musicals or not!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Episode 177: Comics to Movies

Back and better than ever, The Deucecast Movie Show brings you the best in titillating movie conversation and deep film discussion!  Mikey, Pinky & d$ are joined by frequent contributors The Enchanting Nikki B & Dr Earl, our resident film historian and Terrence Malick Apologist.

First up, a round of The IMDb Game, where towards the end, things go completely haywire, numbers are flying and #mathing is hard...

I can tell you who did NOT make the list of fave comic character
film adaptations...
Then, an extended version of Stay Seated / Walk Out, which poses random cinematic questions and the crew decides whether it's viable...

Is The Rock the most bankable action star in Hollywood?  Should Vin Diesel keep making Furious movies?  How does Sam Worthington compare to Tom Hardy and his luscious lips?  And what's at stake for Pixar's "Inside Out" when it comes to stacking up with Disney's animated classics? 

The main topic is "Fave Comics to Movies" when it comes to comic characters... how does Hugh Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine in the films compare to the character in the pages of the comics?  What about Robert Downey Jr?  And of course, Samuel L. Jackson, who was the inspiration for a modern retooling of a character that he ended up playing in the films themselves... and many many more.  Heck, even Karl Urban and Jackie Earle Haley gets some love!

Finally... who do you cast as the new Spider-man?  The Deucecast Movie Show has a few ideas...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Episode 176: June ReFlicktions

We welcome you back to the usual ReFlicktions show, where the guys--d$, Mikey and Pinky--discuss all the movies they've seen in the last few weeks... joining them this time are friends of the show Terrence Malick Apologist and Movie Historian The Good Doctor Earl, and the lovely and enchanting Nikki B.

Diving right in, movies that are discussed are:

Ex Machina... Pitch Perfect 2... Wet Hot American Summer... The Big Bounce... Wolf Cop... Enough Said... A Simple Plan... Top Gun (yes, Pinky had never seen it...)...  the remake of Poltergeist... The Woman in Black 2 (or was it Red?  Black?  Who cares, it sucked)... A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (the world's best Iranian vampire western)... Tracks... And the Oscar Goes To... Galaxy Quest (and how it stacks up against Spaceballs)... Goon... Donnie Brasco... Intersteller (Nikki B simply says, "....um... yeah...")... The Treasure of the Sierra Madre... Tinkerbell & the Neverbeast... Amadeus... Deep Blue Sea... The Punk Singer... Disconnect...

Also, in-depth looks at "Tomorrowland", featuring the new Jennifer Lawrence (according to Mikey), named Britt Something or Other... the amount of Easter Eggs in the film... Pinky's issue with the "preachiness" of the movie... the problems that will come with the low box office totals...

Thoughts on Reese Witherspoon's casting of Tinkerbell in the live action "Tinkerbell"...

Why "San Andreas" is Mikey's new favorite disaster movie and why d$ calls it "a smart stupid movie"...

And the glory and spectacle that is "Mad Max: Fury Road".  Mad Freakin' Max.  Awesome.

Coming up next week on The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 177, comic book character adaptations to the silver screen!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Episode 175: Non-Disney Animation

The gang is back, with Mikey, Pinky & d$ set to take you into another excursion into movie madness, this time joined by the best looking thing in the room, the Enchanting Nikki B.  Tonight, the gang takes on animated films, but not just any animated films... no, taking out anything Disney and then ranking their favorites from what's left.

First, birthday movies remind us how old movies like The Goonies, Pocahontas and Toy Story 3 are... a great game of Movie Battle of the Sexes features Mikey & Pinky teaming up to try and knock out Nikki with questions on topics from Rambo movies to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Then, the Non-Disney Animation talk, highlighting great classics like The Secret of Nimh... The LEGO Movie... Shrek... The Iron Giant... and... Beavis & Butthead?  Yup.  All in there. 

Also enjoy random jags on the explosion of Transformer toys in 1987... d$'s own personal Land Before Time horror story... Nikki's love of Tom Hanks... Leo DiCaprio being a Lothario, or Leothario... Mikey's gushing over The Last Unicorn... and in Pretty in Pink, Pinky discusses the quite awesome Trading Places...

Enjoy Episode 175 of The Deucecast Movie Show!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Episode 174: The 2015 Summer Movie Preview

Help us channel our inner Fresh Prince (Mikey) and DJ Jazzy Jeff (d$) and sing with us... "Summer Summer Summer time... time to sit back and watch flicks..."  Oh, where is Pinky?  He's our Spinderella to Mikey's Salt and d$'s Pepa.  #WordUp

Anyway, speaking of summer, its time for our June through August Summer Preview, highlighting the most anticipated... and least anticipated... films coming up very, very soon.

A little Box Office Mojo starts it off, where the guys decide who wins between movie matches like "Inception" vs "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "The Rock" vs "Ransom" and "Big Daddy" vs "The Blair Witch Project."

Then, we kick off our official preview, with the ins and outs of... "Spy" with Melissa McCarthy... "Live from New York", the documentary about Saturday Night Live... "Jurassic World" and our love for PrattPrattPratt... "Inside Out" as the guys take on Pixar's latest efforts... apathy towards "Entourage"... Mark Ruffalo's Oscar Bait... "Ted 2" and "Magic Mike XXL"... whether anyone cares about "Terminator Genysys"... the potential for success of "Ant Man"... "Pixels", starring Adam Sandler, and only one of the hosts is looking forward to it... "Train Wreck" with Amy Schumer... "Dark Places" and why one of it's stars will keep Pinky away... "South Paw" and Mikey's and Pinky's salivating over Jake Gyllenhaal... Armie Hammer's new film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."... the Oscar Bait potential for "Straight Outta Compton"...

Also.. "Minions"!... "Fantastic Four"!... "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation"!... and Pinky's rule on watching horror movies in the theater.

And what movies are the guys looking forward to the most, and what movies would disappoint Mikey, Pinky and d$ the most if they flopped (PS, Pinky hates "Thor").  Find out in the latest episode of The Deucecast Movie Show!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 173: The All Time Top 100... #100 to 91

Really kicking off our year long series, d$, Pinky & Mikey begin the discussion of their favorite ALL TIME Movies.  The Deucecast Movie Show guys aim to count down 100 of them, ten at a time, starting here with #100.

Movies with baseball... time traveling cars... Catholicism... water parks... Legolas on a shield... Nic Cage doing funny hand moves... simple plans gone awry... and, Barton Fink.  Naturally.

You'll also find out answers to questions like, what iconic role was Sandra Bullock rejected for?  In what movie does d$ enjoy Angelina Jolie because she's not all Brad Pitty?  What Christmas movie does Mikey love and Pinky hate?  And vice versa?  And who decides to finally own the fact that "I love Erin Brockovich.  There, I said it."

These and more are discussed in this latest episode, giving you 30 films that you should see, if only because we love them so much.

And next week... the Annual Deucecast Movie Show Summer Preview!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Episode 172: The May ReFlicktions Show

It's one of our favorite formats, as The Deucecast Movie Show hosts simply talk about the movies they've seen in the last few weeks, both old and new.  Once again, movie historian and Terrence Malick Apologist Dr Earl joins the crew in studio.

Finally, after all of this time, Cesar Romero's portrayal of The Joker
gets some Mikey love.  Or at least a mention.
But first, in a little "Stay Seated or Walk Out", the discussion goes from why Will Smith may or may not still have box office mojo... can Jared Leto's Joker step out of Heath Ledger's Joker's shadow... the potential of the Beauty & The Beast Live Action film compared to Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent... and Mikey says, "...Cesar Romero?"

The newly named Denzel Game kicks off and everyone watches Pinky go down in flames... as usual in this game.

And the ReFlicktions kick off, covering Avengers: Age of Ultron... The Taking of Deborah Logan... Home... Going Clear... Ex Machina... The Judge... Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story... 2 Fast 2 Furious... The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift... Fast & Furious... Furious 7... It Follows.. Cinderella... Labor Day... The Village... Sunshine... Leap Year... Predestination... Get Hard... Moonrise Kingdom... True Story... Unbroken... And So It Goes... Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2... WarGames... Unfriended... and Cropsey... They Came Together.. Sunset Blvd

Finally, the second edition of 2015's Top Five Best Movies... where does The DUFF rank?  And does Mikey still have MacFarland USA on his list--furthermore, why?

Don't forget to download our Avengers' spoiler episode from last week, the bonus ep released over the weekend!  And next week, our Top 100 Movies of All Time series officially kicks off, with Mikey, d$ and Pinky's 100th thru 91st favorite films!