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Monday, February 23, 2015

Episode 160: The Top Ten of 2014

The Oscars have come and gone... the Deuce nominations (see episode 159) are out and will be awarded in a few weeks... it's time to put to bed the 2014 favorite films, as d$, Mikey and Pinky list the movies of 2014 they enjoyed the most.

Joining the guys in the studio is Birmingham filmmaker Jeremy Burgess and music savant and local homeboy Craig McRee.

Did you know there were almost 700 official releases to theaters in 2014?  And only a handful made over 200 million at the domestic box office... and in a game of Box Office Mojo, the guys list them out one by one.  Or try to anyway (no, Boyhood didn't even come close)

And out of the favorite films ranked in 2014, there are five--the three hosts and two guests--lists given, and ZERO movies made it on all five lists.  The LEGO Movie made three as did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy... Foxcatcher made four lists... Gone Girl made three... Boyhood only made two... and a bunch of other films like Whiplash, Snowpiercer, Magic in the Moonlight and Birdman pop up randomly.

Plus, discussions on the foreign film appeal of The Raid 2.... Margot Robbie becoming Harley Quinn... one of our guests "Storming out"... Keanu impressions... is Foxcatcher in a Fincher style... and what does "Mikey licks The Guest" even mean?  Find out. 

And our regular show of reviews returns next week, as you'll hear about The Kingsman: Secret Service, Election, Rocky movies I - V, The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (what the what?), The Equalizer, Lucy, Black and White and... Big Trouble in Little China!!  That's on next week's Reflicktions episode!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Episode 159: The Oscar Prediction Show


It's once again that time for our favorite award show to commence... no, not the BET Source Awards--though with Pinky, that's right on up there...

No, it's the Academy Awards, and The Deucecast Movie Show Guys are right here to break down all the categories from Sound Mixing and Sound Editing (what's the difference?!) to why Guardians of the Galaxy might not be a safe pick for the Makeup award.


Plus... its the nominations for our 2nd Annual Deucie Awards--nominations for real movie fans... best action movie... best sci-fi... best drama... worst performance (how else could Dumb & Dumber To get two nominations)... and so much more, sprinkled throughout the show. 

The guys invite in local filmmaker Jeremy Burgess ("Dead Saturday"--check it out), along with friend of the show Craig McRee, both avid film lovers, to pitch in and help wade through all the movies nominated.

Along the way, you'll find out how old Revenge with Kevin Costner is... and Debra Messing's The Wedding Date... how badly Pinky hates The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and loves Superman III... and why Eric Roberts coming to town is a big deal.

The guys introduce a new segment called "Stay Seated or Walk Out". Rehash topics on the snubbing of Selma for most awards, Johnny Depp's leading man potential, and then wonder about Michael Keaton's potential for winning Best Actor based on performance... or career (Denzel, anyone?)

Category by category nominations are discussed and predictions are made, including an in depth discussion of each of the 8 Best Picture nominees... The Theory of Everything... Selma... the glory of Birdman... the wonder of Keira Knightly in The Imitation Game... J.K. Simmon's intensity in Whiplash... whether American Sniper is overrated... whether The Grand Budapest Hotel is too quirky for it's own good... and, of course, the three hosts and two guests butt heads over a little film called Boyhood.

And if you are listeners "Rail Ranger", "Casey Lewis" or "Rick Theule", contact us at TheDeucecast@gmail.com to claim your movie passes, as you are winners! You have until March 4th to let us know where you are!!

And join us next week as we finally say goodbye to 2014, counting down our 10 favorite from the year.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Episode 158: The RomCom Spectacular

We are three guys who dare to ask the tough questions... like, we know we only use 10% of our brains... but what if we only use 10% of our hearts?
It's the Valentine's Episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, as we set forth to talk about great romantic comedies... and to help us do that, we invite in the biggest ol' softy that we know, Steve Glosson making another appearance from Geek Out Loud.
Some of the randomness that is discussed before we even get to the RomCom countdown includes:
  • Defending the Prequels
  • The Love of Michael Bolton
  • Carrying a Watermelon, Dirty Dancing Style
  • Steve Glosson's background and why he's the geek he is
  • The problem with "Love means never having to say you're sorry"
  • Can you be a Christ Follower and not like Courageous?
There is also a crazy game of Rotten Tomatoes, with the chick flick theme...

And then, the romantic comedies we love the most, including The American President... 50 First Dates... Chasing Amy... You've Got Mail... and Die Hard.  Wait, Die Hard?  And True Lies?  What the...?

Plus, Pinky pays off the Valentine's Day Movie assignments... how much did he really like The Way We Were and what does he truly think about Somewhere in Time?
Find out by downloading this week's awesome episode!
And next week, the Official Deucecast Movie Show Oscar Predictions, and... the nominations for the 2nd Annual Deucie Awards...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Episode 157: Our Favorite Disney Characters


Another fine episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, this time with so much magic mixed in!  We'll be talking about our favorite Disney characters of all time, and to do it right, we bring in Steve and Teresa from Disney Vault Talk.

In this show, Teresa tells the world of her geek roots... someone says, "You can never have too many Ugnaughts"... Steve does a breakdown of why Bossk's ship was not actually Bossk's ship... all of us throw down on a Disney centered game of Box Office Mojo... and of course, discussions of great Hercules characters... Rhino from Bolt... whether The Rescuers or The Rescuers Down Under are better... multiple Robin Hood mentions... and... Archimedes?! 

And somewhere along the way, we get sidetracked with Care Bears, Wuzzles, Popples and Colorforms with the original Smurfs, Mikey bouncing around the room in a sleeping back with his boyhood pals, Steve's Tigger stories, and the fact that Pinky has no idea toys existed before 1994.

Plus, is The Nightmare Before Christmas part of the original Disney lineup?  Find out here and why.

Next week!  Steve Glosson comes back for one more show as we open our hearts and emotions and talk about our favorite romantic comedies, plus what does Pinky think of the sappy chick flicks he was given to watch?  Find out on Episode 158 next week!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Episode 156 -- The Best Worst January Movies

We might say "Episode 155" in the episode... it is definitely "Episode 156"... so bear with us...


What an exciting few weeks coming up on The Deucecast Movie Show!  This week, Mikey, Pinky & d$ invite to the show the awesome Steve and the fantastic Teresa, both from multiple podcasts on Shotglass Digital!


You'll find Steve as Emperor Poobah of the Geek Out Loud Universe... the GOLiverse, if you will... as he hosts and co-hosts Geek Out Loud, Mark Out Loud, Rock Out Loud and more, plus he co-hosts Disney Vault Talk with Teresa Delgado, who also co-hosts Fangirls Going Rogue and several others.


The whole gang kicks off a game of Ryan Phillippe with the movies of Michael Keaton, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and... well, more!  A few birthday movies tells us how old "The Falcon & the Snowman" actually is, then we dive into our favorite films released in January...


Considered a "dumping ground" for movies, January has actually offered up some great movies over the years, from "The Book of Eli" to "Hard Rain" to... yes, "Beverly Hills Ninja".


Some of the other things that get extensive discussion include... The better Hulk?  Bana or Norton... or Bixby?  Scoot McNairy and Steve's obsession with the name...  the return of The Great Tombstone Debate... Teresa's crying emojis... the legacy of Pacino & DeNiro with the later films of both...


And, we spend more time on The Spice Girls and "Spice World" than we'd care to admit, but you know you want to listen.


Finally... you'll hear the controversial, anger-inducing affair known simply as "The Red Tails Discussion".  Listen at your own peril.


Next week... Steve & Teresa join us again as we theme the show to Disney, and our favorite animated characters!


Also,  thanks to Clay Shaver of the Remodeling Clay Podcast, at www.remodelingclay.com, for assistance with show art.