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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Intermission: Seven Samurai

On this week's "Intermission"...it's the film that's inspired everything we know and love about movies today. Okay, we can't back that statement up, but we can offer our take on a movie by a filmmaker who has had a lasting influence on action/adventure filmmakers in generations since. And to say it's critically acclaimed would be an understatement. Rotten Tomatoes currently has this film at a "100% Fresh" rating, which means technically it can't even be listed on the site and can only be looked up on its sister site, Fresh Tomatoes, which shut down last year due to a lack of traffic. But not only is it critically acclaimed, common folk love it too, with it regularly placing in the top of various (and sundry) viewer polls. Does the universal love hold true for us? Tune in and hear our take on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

No One Likes That Movie... But Me!

On this episode of The Deucecast Movie Picture Show, Mikey, Pinky & the Dave discuss the topic of movies that no one likes but us... those crappy films that for whatever reason, we personally just love.

A game of Reel or Unreel guesses on movies where chicks get acid throws in their faces (and finds love!)... a knock off of Training Day... and lots of Tyler Perry mentions.

We also give full on discussions of the latest films, include This is the End... and a spirited discussion of Man of Steel (one loved it... one liked it... and one say "eh")... and also, a talk on the classic baseball story The Sandlot.

Each host's Top Five of 2013 is introduced... and a lengthy ReFlicktions as well.

Amongst topics discussed are "How is Amanda Seyfried like a McGriddle?"... "M. Night Shymalan has a real problem"... "The Last Airbender blew"... "When is Mikey's wife Ashley leaving?"... and "How many bases would Mikey cover if he were alone with Kevin Costner?"

Films discussed in depth this week:

Black Dog
Employee of the Month
Escape from Alcatraz
Extreme Measures
Funny Farm
Gone
Home Alone 3
Home on the Range
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Hot Rod
Hudson Hawk
Lady in the Water
Man of Steel
Meatballs II
Mo Money
Place Beyond the Pines
Platoon
That Guy... in that Thing
The Purge
The Sandlot
Snake Eyes
Super
This is the End
Upsteam Color

Next week... The Deucecast Intermission: Seven Samurai... and the following week, we discuss the best and worst films made from TV shows....

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Intermission: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It's our first Intermission! During Intermission weeks, we'll take a single movie and discuss it. Typically a "classic" movie, and typically one that most of us hadn't seen before. This week we start with a foreign film: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Did you know it was foreign? Filmed in Spain by an Italian director, with actors from all over, each actor performed in his native language, and all dialogue was dubbed for each country where it was released. This is the third and final film Clint Eastwood made with director Sergio Leone; Eastwood had grown tired of Leone's temperament and the perfectionist long shooting days, turning down a fourth film a year later, which went to Charles Bronson (1968's Once Upon A Time in the West). Anyway, we spend some time now discussing the film. If you haven't seen it yet, it's not too late; give it a view, and come back to listen. Or, just listen and decide if you want to watch it. But, we think it's safe to say that anyone in our particular audience won't regret watching it. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Disappointing Summer Blockbusters (and new theme music!)

This is not the usual yadda yadda yadda! Welcome to The Deucecast Movie Picture Show. We have enjoyed the all-over-the-map format of the last 100 episodes, but we are streamlining things! We share a lot of interests, but our favorite is Movies. So, that's what the show will be about. No more entertainment news, no more Demi Levato tweets, no more Music Minute. Our goal is to bring you an entertaining and enlightening conversation about a particular movie-related topic, do it in less time than before, and do it every other week. In the alternating weeks, we'll be even more focused in what we bring you in our "Intermission" (details below...) And yes, Dr. Earl has ramped up our ADHD meds to allow us to be so focused. We hope you enjoy, thank you so much for listening, and let us know what you think!

This Week

In this first episode of our new format (and 101st episode overall), it's Pinky's first time as a regular co-host alongside d$, and Mikey, and Dr. Earl joins us as well. Our topic of big discussion is "Disappointing Summer Blockbusters," or, "those movies we had high hopes for in summers past... films that we wanted to be so good, but ended up being so bad." Like, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ... Superman III ... Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ... Speed Racer ... The Last Airbender ... and Green Lantern.  And, according to Dr Earl, The Return of the Jedi?!?! What are some of yours?

Your homework for next week: Watch The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Next week we'll bring you our first "Intermission" episode, where we spend a shorter amount of time discussing a single movie. Most will come from the IMDB Top 250 list, or the AFI Top 100, and be movies most of us haven't ever gotten around to watching. First up: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Does it hold up? Watch it for yourself and then tune in next week for the discussion. No excuses: find it on Amazon (free to stream for Prime members), at your local library, or maybe, if you Google hard enough, you can find it somewhere else online:


In two weeks:

On the next episode of The Deucecast Movie Picture Show, we feature Hurricane Rhett with the topic of "Movies That No One Likes... But Me". 


And...here are a few more of the 43 movies discussed this episode:

Airport 77
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
Gangster Squad
Jack Reacher
After Earth
Fast & Furious 6
The Great Gatsby
The Hangover Part III
From Russia With Love
Lars & the Real Girl
GI Joe Retaliation