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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Episode 400: The DCMS Virtual Film Festival Pt 1

The Deucecast Movie Show is proud to do what only a few people thought -- or cared -- they could do... hit Episode 400.  After 399 shows of film mediocrity (with some flashes of brilliance: see "Hoyle, KB"), the 400th show begins.

To celebrate 400, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl, are hosting the very first Deucecast Movie Show Podcast Virtual Film Festival, each showcasing five films that are near and dear to them over the course of a virtual weekend, on a virtual stage, in front of a virtual audience.

And because the show wouldn't be what it was without the fans who listen, and the rotating cast of characters that come on the show, ten of the regulars have been invited to give three of their favorite films to showcase.

Jennifer Kaufman is on first, with what she considers to be a perfect film, plus a cute flick between her and Dude Kaufman, and a sentimental Deucecast favorite too.

Longtime co-host and now Gulag occupant Pinky comes back to give his fave Pixar film, his fave horror film, and a recent movie he saw as a young tyke. Like, when he was 8.

Indie fan and Mikey contrarian Jeremy Burgess steps in for a fabulous sports documentary, a classic thriller, and then zags with an unexpected guilty pleasure.

Finally, on Part 1, the TechnoRetro Dads themselves join the show -- Shaz & Shua showcase some classic 80s sci-fi, a Steve Martin classic, and, of course, Krull.  As well as Dave's story about Cheap Trick. 

Of course, the show hosts have their own picks too, with a crazy doc and a serious doc.  Pretentiousness reigns from 1928, Incredible Michael Mann, and another Kerri Green name drop.

Join the show next week for Part 2 of the Virtual Film Fest, with appearances by Retro Joe, Clay Shaver, Jenn Novotny and both Old and Young Ryfun!  

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Episode 399: Penultimate ReFlicktions

It's the episode before the big episode, the ReFlicktions before the Celebration of Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl at 400!

But first, all the movies seen in the last month or so, both old and new and in the middle.  Discussions on racism in New York... Rambo films... more Rich Mullins... Dave reading John Grisham... Mikey's Nic Cage Kiss flick... an insane magical documentary... Elle Yes!!... Michael Mann's Vice... and the brouhaha around The Joker.

Movies discussed:
Diamonds are Forever... Do the Right Thing (re-watch)... Last Blood... Rich Mullins: The Ragamuffin Legacy (doc)... The Chamber... Ad Astra... Can't Stand Losing You... Dragged Across Concrete... Vampire's Kiss... They Shall Not Grow Old (doc)... The Amazing Johnathan (doc)... High Life... The Death of Dick Long... Galveston... Wonder Park... Miami Vice... Joker

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Episode 398: Tinker, Tailor, Deucecast, Spy

It's a another expedition into awesome with Mikey and Dave and #TwitterlessDrEarl, as they get closer to the epic episode 400... but first, #398! On tap this episode, it's a little secret... Spy Films.
Clay Shaver calls in from the Mitt in Michigan, discussing the weather, food, and a little Michigan food lore. Plus, a little prognostication on the Michigan football season. 

But first... The Streak returns. Going round and round, naming any movie from each decreasing year -- and it's not easy.  

And then, Spy Films. Top Five faves from each of the crew, including Jack Ryan movies... Jason Bourne movies... James Bond movies... Classic Cary Grant... RomCom'ing with Chris Pine and Tom Hardy... and Mikey's fave Ben Affleck special needs performance.  And a Roger Moore movie discussion.

PLUS... the movies Mikey will be watching on 2019's MikeTober!! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Episode 397: Books, Movies, and KB Hoyle

Sometimes the Deucecast guys -- Mikey and Dave -- like to try to class the place up by bringing in orthopedic surgeon and Nobel Prize for Medicine Nominee #TwitterlessDr Earl... and when that doesn't work, they bring in someone actually important.

First up, the birthday movies for September! Wicker Park (the beeeeessss!!) and Shawshank (Get busy livin or get busy podcastin') and Gone Girl and even a Bugs Bunny movie, and then, first time guest KB Hoyle joins the show.

K.B. Hoyle, award winning author of "The Gateway Chronicles" book series as well as the Breeder Cycle, answers questions about the publishing industry, movie favorites and reveals her fangirl status over Lord of the Rings and the like.

The crew reveals their top five movie adaptations of favorite books, including novels by Stephen King and John Grisham, classics about Mockingbirds and Cupboards, Hitchhikers Guides, lots of Jane Austen (and who is the best Mr Darcy), and much more.  Plus a great discussion on what is right and wrong about Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books and movies.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Episode 396: IT's ReFlicktions Chapter Deuce

The road to 400 hits the final stretch as Dave, Mikey & #TwitterlessDrEarl look to discuss and review the new and old films they've seen in the last several weeks, in the September 2019 edition of ReFlicktions.

Amongst many topics discussed, the guys get into the legacy of Patrick Swayze... Mikey's dismissal of Angry Birds... R-Patz indie work... Rich Mullins life... Scorsese and the Joker... Mikey's Viewaskewnaverse Revisit... Earl's deep dive into old Hollywood...

Plus the Top Five of the Month!

Movies Discussed:
The Killing Fields... Ready or Not... I Am Patrick Swayze... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... The Kingdom... The Angry Birds Movie 2... The French Connection... 350 Days (doc)... Rich Mullins: A Ragamuffin's Life (doc)... Damsel... The King of Comedy... Margot at the Wedding... Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four... While You Were Young... Clerks... Mallrats... Chasing Amy... Sierra Burgess is a Loser... Escape Room... IT Chapter Two... Blackboard Jungle

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Episode 395: It's all Relative

Sometimes you just need family, and when its the family in the movies, its even better.  Mikey, Dave and #TwitterlessDrEarl tackle the topic of relatives in movies... but to get an expert word on it, two people who excel at being father and son -- Scotty Ryfun and Garrison, the Spawn of Ryfun, also known as the Pride of Tifton Georgia!

But first, birthday movies!  Checking out the movies that released in August in 2014 (Birdman!), 2009, 2004 and on and on back, all the way until 55 years ago, when Mary Poppins came out.

A rousing game of Denzel with all the guys, and then a great top five list filled with movies that feature actors and actresses that are blood relative... Sheens!  Cusacks!  Bridges!  Wilsons!  Branaugh and Thompsons... wait, what?

Ryfun puts his own spin on the list itself, as #TwitterlessDrEarl cannibalizes Dave's list, and Mikey desperately searches for any relative of Kevin Costner who was in the same movie so Mikey can make that one movie his entire list.

Fun. Frivolity. Ryfuns.  Good times. Great oldies.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Episode 394: The 2019 Fall Movie Preview

Football has started, the doldrums of the August cinema, and other than the 110 degree weather, Fall is in the air.  And Mikey, Dave and #TwitterlessDrEarl are in the Deucecast Studio to share all the great films coming in the next few months.

Brad Pitt has a new space movie... J-Lo has a weird dancer heist film... the creepy clown in It... John Rambo gets a final bow... as does (hopefully) John Connor and the Terminator... Tom Hanks wears a cardigan... Joaquin Phoenix new role gives Mikey the tizzies... Renee Zellweger looks over the rainbow for that next Oscar... Angelina Jolie looks to the evil for that next Deucie nomination... what the heck is a Jojo Rabbit?... Dave gets excited for the Shining sequel... Earl and the Charlies Angels... and what film has no chance of any of the guys seeing in the theater?

All in this Fall Preview Episode.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Episode 393: Top Five Jennifers With Two Jennifers

Days after D23 -- and the assurance that the Deucecast crew's predictions came true -- what better way to follow up than for Mikey and Dave to bring in more epic guests.  Of course #TwitterlessDrEarl... but then, the return of two of our favorites.

The Jennifers both call in, that being Kaufman and Novotny, for more frivolity, mayhem and hilarity to ensue!  First up, a brand new game called ENSEMBLE, calling out the movies with huge casts.

And then, the main discussion... top five Jennifers in film. Characters, actresses, movies, any Jennifer, Jenny, Ginny, Ginnifer or anyone J-Lo or J-Law you can think of.

Much fun, much laughter, and a great episode with great voices.  And Michael.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Episode 392: The D23 Prediction Show

Not only are the Deucecast Movie Show hosts Mikey and Dave (and #TwitterlessDrEarl too!) huge movie fans... but also Disney fans too. And in a rare episode that is quite timely, the every-other-year huge Disney convention D23 happens this weekend.

So the show digs in to talk about the movies... and Disney +... and Star Wars... and Marvel... and the parks... and much much more. But to do so, they need to bring in a little help.  And one Friend of the Show Jennifer is just not good enough so for the first time, the DCMS orchestrates the Meeting of the Jennifers.

That's right!! Friend of the Show Jenn Novotny meets Friend of the Show Jenn Kaufman as both call in to discuss everything that needs to be discussed.

Predictions are made -- will there be new pavilions at Brazil?  Who's excited (and not) for Frozen II?  What Pixar films are coming and what do we know?

If you love Disney and Disney movies and frivolity, this special episode is amazing and magical.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Episode 391: The Tarantino Connection

Another edition of The Deucecast Movie Show brings in Mikey and Dave, #TwitterlessDrEarl over in the pretentious corner, and for the second show in a row -- before his Gulag Weekend Pass expires, Pinky is back in the studio. With the release of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", the guys do a deep dive into Tarantino's films, ranking them one by one on their own top ten lists.


The films include:
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)
Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004)
Death Proof (2007)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

And then after each top ten, David gives the official Deucecast Movie Show Top Ten Tarantino Rankings. It's an episode full of soundbites, great opinions, and lots of Tarantino love.




Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Episode 390: Once Upon a Time in ReFlicktions

Once Upon A Time in Podcastwood the mics are hot and the hosts are not as hot as once again, Dave, Mikey and #TwitterlessDrEarl comes in to talk about the movies they've seen in the last few weeks... and to delight the audiences everywhere, on furlough from the Chinese Gulag, Pinky is also here to talk about 10 of the 839 films he's seen since last Friday.

Among the topics discussed are more Star of Born chatter... Whether Roma shoulda won the Oscar... the moon landing documentaries... and a spoiler free chat about Tarantino's latest...

Plus, the up to date Top Five of the Year is revealed, and the reviews of DaveSplosion 2019 are in!  Movies include The Night Comes for Us (Burgess' pick)... Never Too Young to Die (Mikey's pick)... Police Story 3: Supercop (G Ryfun's pick)... Wanted Dead or Alive (S Ryfun's pick)... The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Clay Shaver's pick)

Movies Discussed:
A Star is Born (2018)... Wild Hogs... Thoroughbreds... Green Book... Roma... A Jack of All Trades (doc)... Ordinary People... Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened (doc)... Eight Days to the Moon & Back (doc)... Chasing the Moon (doc)... Stuber... Point Blank... The Brawl in Cell Block 99... The Lookout... The Man who Killed Hitler & Then the Bigfoot... Shazam!... Toy Story 4... The Lion King... The Highwaymen... Love & Other Drugs... Who Killed Garrett Phillips (doc)... Ugly Dolls... John Wick Chapter 3... Surfer, Dude... Running Scared... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...






Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Episode 389: The Best of the Worst (1990s)

In the second part of the new Best of the Worst series, Mikey, Dave and #TwitterlessDrEarl look way back to five years ago... or 25, as it were... to find the dreck of the years 1990 to 1999.

And of course, it's the dreck that the guys absolutely love.

First up, the IMDb game, guessing the movies based on the IMDb acting roster, naming the actors one by one until someone shouts the answer.

Then, the favorite of the awful, the beloved of the beguiled, the truly best of the worst... Nic Cage mediocrity... Tom Hanks trash... Costner crap... Swayze swine... Keanu hullabaloo... and Heather Locklear.

Enjoy this walk down Meh Movie Lane, and let the guys know your favorites!


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Episode 388: Hot Summer Flicks

The Earth is scorching, the sun that tried to kill Mario in the game is trying to kill us too, and the floor is lava everywhere. The only place hotter than summer right now is the super hot dudes in The Deucecast Movie Show studios!

After the rundown of birthday movies -- can you believe American Pie, Blair Witch and Eyes Wide Shut are TWENTY years old??  Plus, True Lies at 25... Bernie died 30 years ago... The Muppets took Manhattan 35 years ago... that creepy house told us to get out 40 years ago... and we had a Death Wish 45 years ago this month!

Then, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl tackle a sizzling topic... best Summer Films! Movies set in and around the summertime months, including Beach Flicks (One Crazy Summer!) and Mountain Flicks (White Water Summer!) and political Flicks (Do the Right Thing!) and much, much more.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Episode 387: The Eddie Murphy Tournament

The movie show is back and better than ever, with Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl in studio, this time taking on the films of classic comedian Eddie Murphy.  Put them into the bracket, and match them up one by one.

And when you have a talent as big as Eddie Murphy, and talent as small as Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl, then to even it out, the Deucecast welcomes in Friend of the Show, the Pride of the Mitten, The Remodeling One himself, Clay Shaver. 

And Shaver brings the bracket, with roles like Axel Foley, Akeem, Billy Valentine and others from classic films like Best Defense... The Golden Child... 48 Hours... The Nutty Professor and more.  And how will Beverly Hills Cop hold up when you consider Beverly Hills Cop III was also Axel Foley?  What happens with two characters from the same movie go head to head??   And did Norbit cost Eddie Murphy an Oscar?

The winner moves on to the Big Bracket. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Episode 386: A Midsommar Night's Reflicktion

It's the throes of Summer... it's Midsommar, as it were.  And Mikey and Dave are joined by a returning world traveler, #Twitterless Dr Earl, to discuss another round of films seen in the last few weeks.

Discussions including Tim Burton's falling star... Big budget flops of 2019... Zendaya as MJ in Spider-Man.. The entire Child Play franchise... What's a Forky... Dr Earl's pretentious corner... ESPN's 30 for 30s... Sandler and Aniston... d$'s 1000th film...

Movies discussed & reviewed:
Men in Black International... The Goodbye Girl... The Parallax View... How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World... At Eternity's Gate... Set it Up... Dumbo... Spider-Man Far From Home... Murder Mystery... Toy Story 4... 1776... 30 for 30: From Elway to Marino... 30 for 30: The U Part 2... Child's Play... Crazy Rich Asians... The Good Shepherd... Rim of the World... Mixed Nuts... Midsommar... 30 for 30: The Good, The Bad, & the Hungry



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Episode 385: Future Disney Films

Happy Fourth of July from everyone at The Deucecast, including Mikey, Dave and of course #TwitterlessDrEarl, and our extended Friends and Co-hosts Pinky, Producer Tommy and Producer Shawn! For this July 4th episode, the Deucecast crew does... well, nothing to celebrate. Instead, they talk Disney movies, and to do so, they call up Friend of the Show Jenn Novotny.

After a quick (!) round of The Denzel Game, they dive into Disney Future Films, from Artemis Fowl to live action Lady & the Tramp to the almost here Lion King to the way far off Avatar sequels.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Episode 384: The Superhero Role Championship

In this superhero edition of The Deucecast Movie Show, Mikey and Dave, sans #TwitterlessDrEarl, take on the long running Tourney series, this time with a heroic task... the best superhero role in the movies.

Of course, its a heroic superhero task that cannot be tackled by two yay-hoos like Mikey and Dave... at least not just them. So they bring in someone who is half their age and just as dorky, the Son of Ryfun, the Golden Child of Waybridge, Georgia, Little G himself, Garrison.

And the tourney kicks in, with matches like Superman taking on Superman, Batman against Batman, X v X, Guardians tackling Guardians... if you liked Batman v Superman, this is much better. If you liked Captain America Civil War, this isn't nearly as good, but its better than Batman v Superman!

And what a tourney it turns out to be!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Episode 383: Good Disappointments

Sometimes you get movies you love that are awesome... sometimes you get movies that you love that are otherwise terrible... and sometimes you get movies that are supposed to be fantastic, but you just can't quite get it together enough to like them.  Appreciate them, sure. Like them? Nope.

And to discuss such serious matters, Dave and Mikey bring in cinephile and independent auteur Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess.

First up, Birthday Movies! Find out how old 22 Jump Street is... and Tarzan... and Rocky II... and the incredible June that was in 1989

Studio Themes is the name of the game this time around, as the guys try to guess the quick music presenting everything from Amblin to Universal.

Finally, the top five movie disappointments... from Roma to Vice to a Chris Nolan epic to a Godfather sequel to a Harry Potter tripe.

And finally, Dave dissects what exactly is wrong with the movie Boyhood and why Burgess is wrong for loving it so much.  While Mikey just hates it.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Episode 382: Rocketman ReFlicktions

It's only been a few weeks since the last ReFlicktions, but there was much to discuss such as new releases Rocketman, Dark Phoenix, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters! Mikey and Dave bring in Friend of the Show, Miss Independent himself Jeremy Burgess (much to the delight of Superfan Craig H!)

In these ReFlicktion discussions, the guys touch on Burgess' love of Godzilla... Dave's random Christian movie choice... will Robert Pattison (R Batz) be a good Batman... Asian movies that aren't Crazy Rich Asians... Keanu chit chat... Mikey loving Illumination films... Olivia Wilde's directing... Hicksplotation... and how does Taran Egerton do as Elton John in Rocketman

Plus the Top Five of 2019 so far... and DaveSplosion returns with new film assignments!

Movies discussed:
The Souvenir...  John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum... Godzilla King of the Monsters... MA... Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story... Aladdin... The Pastor & the Pro... Dark Phoenix... Sex, Lies & Videotape... Always Be My Maybe.. Secret Life of Pets 2... Booksmart... Three Days of the Condor... The Beach Bum... The Predator... Mud... Semi-Pro... Poor Pretty Eddie... Rocketman


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Episode 381: Summer Summer Summertime Movie Preview

It is the summer summer summer time movie preview, as Will Smith rapped many years ago.  Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl hustled to the mall to get them a short set, then fill your earholes with all the summer movies upcoming in June, July and August.

The guys gush over the new Rock and Statham romantic comedy... are excited for Woody and Buzz to make their return, and for Chucky to slash his way back to the silver screen.

Spider-man! Bautista! Scary Stories! Gerard Butler, falling! More Angry Birds and Bill Murray's back and Tarantino's 9th and just talkin' bout Shaft.

All the movies you need to see in one episode, The Deucecast Movie Show Summer Movie Preview show.