Saturday, July 27, 2013

Intermission: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

On this Intermission... the guys are joined by the wise ol' Dr Earl, and in this week's discussion is the 1964 Stanley Kubrick classic, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

A political satire, one that the late Roger Ebert called "the greatest political satire of the 20th century", "Dr. Strangelove" is the story of a United States General who goes rogue, sending a nuclear missile towards the Soviet Union... George C. Scott is another general who works with the president to solve the crisis... Slim Pickens is the airman piloting the plane who is about to drop the bomb... and Peter Sellers is the President, named Merkin Muffley... and Peter Sellers plays Capt. Lionel Mandrake, who is being held by the crazy general.  Oh, and it also stars Peter Sellers as the title character, Dr. Strangelove, an eccentric expert with a weird hand problem brought in to advise the situation...

Enjoy the episode as we give our insights, our likes, our dislikes and more..

Join us for the next Deucecast Movie Picture Show, when the guys take on "Marvel Movies"... and the next Intermission, with The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Invaders from Mars! (and other places)

On this episode... With the release of Pacific Rim this past weekend, Pinky, d$ and Mikey take on the topic of Earth Invasion movies... and in the studizzy... Dr Earl makes his re-appearance!

What makes an Earth invasion movie?  A film where aliens, perhaps otherworldy, perhaps of this worldly, plot to take over the planet either for enslaving us, or to use up our resources and move on... of course, the guys never let the thought process of rules encumber what they try to do...

So goes the discussions of Earth Invasions like ID4...They Live...Marvel's The Avengers...Mars Attacks!... and so many more... and is Super 8 an invasion film, or just a movie about an alien who just wants to go home?  Find out.

We debate about the good--and bad--of this epic film
that will surely lose a ton of jack for Disney
We have round robin discussions on films like The Lone Ranger--and whether Johnny Depp should have even been a part of this movie or not... World War Z... Monsters University... and the aforementioned Pacific Rim...

We also play a little "Which Crap Is Better"? game, taking familiar films like "The Watch", "Battlefield Earth" and "Signs" and match them up against unseen little gems like "Feeders 2: Slay Bells" and the Oscar winning epic "Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Across America"... and what was that movie called?  Say what?  Yes.  Its a real title.  Just listen.

Speaking of Oscar winning epics... Mikey gives his rundown of how much he loved Heaven's Gate, and how Pinky cried at the majesty that is Double Jeopardy...

And our Top Five changes up slightly, with the appearance of new films!

Join us next week as our latest Deucecast Intermission takes on the classic Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb

And in our next Deucecast Movie Picture Show, we discuss the best (and worst) comic book films... specifically, Marvel films... and d$ talks about Oldboy... Pinky watches The Hunt for Red October and Mikey relishes in the late Brittany Murphy classic, Little Black Book

Movies Discussed This Week:

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
Double Jeopardy
Grown Ups 2
Heaven's Gate
Independence Day
The Lone Ranger
Mars Attacks
Monsters University
Pacific Rim
Super 8
Thank You For Smoking
They Live
13 Going on 30
V: The Final Battle (tv mini-series)
World War Z

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Intermission: North By Northwest

Take a suave executive played by a suave'er actor, give him a fine dame to romance played by a fine dame of an actress, toss in a bad guy played by a dude who sounds like a bad guy, then give him an evil henchmen who is played by an actor who always looked like he could be an evil henchmen... you got Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landeau.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1959's "North by Northwest" is sheer art... not a movie--a film.  And this is our film of choice to discuss and dissect on this week's Deucecast Intermission...

Join d$ as he discusses a movie that ranks in his Top 60 films all time, and Mikey and Pinky discuss seeing it for the very first time. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Best and Worst of Movies from TV Shows

On this episode... the best and worst movies made from TV shows!

First, the guys give their takes on current movies like "Monsters University", "World War Z" and "White House Down", plus the differences in that and "Olympus Has Fallen" (mikey says the latter is better)

And d$ can't be the only person who likes loves
"Maverick", right?  Right?  Anyone?  (crickets)
Our new Top Five of 2013 sees movement on all three guys' lists... while we dig into our "assigned movies", with Pinky discussed "Highlander" and d$ discussing "The Paperboy"

Also, a random discussion on the cuteness of character actress Melanie Lynskey..

Our topic takes us all over the map from the worst like "Land of the Lost"... "Bewitched"... and Pinky's heart break over "The Last Airbender"... to the best out there, like "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America"... "Mission Impossible"... and the newer "Star Trek".

Did you know there are 17 films currently that have made $400+ million dollars domestically?  Pinky and Mikey try to guess, as we play a round of Mojo...

Next episode... we anticipate "Pacific Rim", as we discuss Earth Invasion Films

Among the movies discussed at length on this episode:

Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
Bewitched (2005)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Flintstones (1994)
Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Highlander (1986)
Jack Reacher (2012)
Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 (2003/2004)
Land of the Lost (2009)
The Last Airbender (2010)
The Longest Yard (1974)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Maverick (1994)
Monsters University (2013)
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
The Paperboy (2012)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Side Effects (2013)
21 Jump Street (2012)
White House Down (2013)
Wild Wild West (1999)
World War Z (2013)