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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Episode 183: The Documentary Show Pt 1

Apparently, this isn't your usual family comedy... or
any kind of comedy... 
Welcome back to The Deucecast Movie Show! We wanted to do a documentary topic but struggled on how to do it right... so we not only broke this up into two shows, but we called in an expert!

Joining d$, Pinky & Mikey, along with Terrence Malick apologist and Movie Historian Dr. Earl, is none other than Remodeling Clay Shaver, host of the Remodeling Clay podcast, who is a great resource for such a genre!

After a rousing game of Rotten Tomatoes, we dive straight into classic documentaries... films about William Wilburforce (?!)... the making of one of the worst films ever made... behind the scenes at a classic haunted hotel film... one of the most infuriating, heartbreaking stories ever told... a guy getting really high... and much more.

Plus, one of the most beloved segments in American Podcasting... okay, at least for the population that listens to our cast... in Pretty in Pink, we find out how the French Connection connected with our young Podawan.

And finally, a new Pretty in Pink is assigned--though it will change, I promise. =)

Join us next week for The Documentary Show Pt 2 next week!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Episode 182: July ReFlicktions

Joined by Terrence Malick Apologist and Movie Historian Dr. Earl on the Annex Couch, Mikey, Pinky & d$ dive into the July ReFlicktions...

A game of Ryan Phillippe leaves someone wondering what that Sandra Bullock sequel is subtitled... and how many Mark Wahlberg movies can you name?

A short list of ReFlicktions followed by a lengthy discussions on those same movies, leads into our new Top Five Films of the Year... plus, who says "WE HAVE THE MEATS!" and why are we even talking about that?

Here are the movies seen and discussed:

A Fistful of Quarters: The King of Kong... Love and Mercy... Ted 2... Me and Earl and the Dying Girl... The Fault in Our Stars... Hot Girls Wanted... Inside Out... American Movie... Minions... Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon... The In Betweeners 2... Lost in La Mancha... The Cobbler... The Iron Giant... Ant-Man... High Fidelity... Life of Crime... Badlands... Trainwreck... Hector and the Search for Happiness... The Loft... Terminator Genysis... They Came Together... Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser... Paul Blart Mall Cop 2...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Episode 181: The Top 100... 90 thru 81

The countdown continues, as d$, Mikey and Pinky name off their next set of ten films in a list that is their 100 Favorite Films of All Time.

Many modern day classics are brought up, like the film that brought us Sandy Bullock and the one where Dwight Yoakam plays a really bad bad guy... a few recent films make the lists, including one where Paul Rudd says "Man o Lantern" and James Bond's latest adventure... some 80s films are on the list, like one that d$ considers one of the finest movies of the 80s and another with extra footage added recently... and of course, some older classics, like d$'s obsession with The Trolley Song.

Plus... the film that made Mikey love whipped cream, the movie that Pinky says his is favorite football movie and the guys give you two movies outside the list--a modern day western and a young Bill Pullman...

Plus... the first crossover movie, one featured on two lists at nearly the same number.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Episode 180: Skywalking Thru the Movies

The movie guys come back once again, this time with Terrence Malick Apologist and Indie Film Lover Dr. Earl on the Annex Couch... Producer Shawn on the buttons and sounds, while calling in are two very special guests, Richard & Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland Podcast! 

First, find out how truly old you are when we give you movies celebrating the birthdays, such as Inception... Wedding Crashers... Ghost... Back to the Future... and of course, The Legend of Billie Jean (fair is fair!)

Then we welcome in our guests from Southern Cal, Sarah & Richard Woloski, hosts of the much beloved Star Wars Meets Disney cast, Skywalking Through Neverland!  

A quick (?) round of Box Office Mojo that may or may not flame out in the middle... we tried, honestly... but we bring it back around again with a great roundtable discussion on "Stay Seated // Walk Out", with topics like the potential for Jurassic World to hit $500 Million box office (SPOILER: IT ALREADY DID... WOMP WOMP) and whether the hype for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is too high already.

Then, the Top Five Favorite Geek Movies, as everyone gives their favorite geek out films, geeks and nerds in films and movies that just make you nothing but a big geek for loving... Weird Science!  The Matrix!  Tron!  Planet of the Apes!  Even Hook and the Nintendo Power Glove gets some love!

It's a great time had by everyone on the 180th edition of The Deucecast Movie Show! 

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!