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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Episode 218: The All Time Top Five Favorite Films

It's been a year in the making, but here it is... five films from Mikey, from Dave, and from Pinky, along with special guests Remodeling Clay Shaver and local filmmaker Jeremy Burgess, who give their five of all time.

Jumping right in, with Mikey's #5, the discussions flow on where Diehard 2 stands in the original trilogy... two Gregory Peck films... the delight of "In Bruge"... a double dose of Andy Dufresne... Harrison Ford makes a big splash... when "Pulp Fiction" is too low... a film that millennials should discover... Dave's previous favorite film ever until this one... Thoughts on "Blade Runner 2"... Pinky's weird party going habits... the generation gap between Bale's & Keaton's Batman... how to get ripped off after being paid $4 billion... and who does Jeremy think is kidding when they talk about their favorite film?

Plus, tips on creating your own Top 100...

As a refresher:

Mike's 10 to 6 -- Pulp Fiction... Clerks... Heat... The Breakfast Club... True Romance

Dave's 10 to 6 -- Up in the Air... Almost Famous... Titanic... To Kill a Mockingbird... Star Wars Episode IV: The Empire Strikes Back

Pinky's 10 to 6 -- Inception... 50/50... Goodfellas... The Descendants... Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Clay's 10 to 6 -- Full Metal Jacket... Chasing Amy... Back to the Future... Lethal Weapon... Amadeus

Jeremy's 10 to 6 -- The Thing... The Cabin in the Woods... Superbad... The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys... Rocky


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Episode 217: Ryfun, Amblin fun & Spring Movie Fun

It's an epic episode of awesomeness with Dave, Mikey and Pinky as they take on the films made under the banner of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.  To take on such a task, not only is friend of the show, Terrence Malick Apologist and Movie Historian, the esteemable Dr. Earl brought in, but radio host and host of My Star Wars Story and Dinner For Geeks podcasts Scott Ryfun.



After the intros, a stirring game of Denzel brings forth the films of Rob Schneider, who played the love interest chick in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and "the guy, I'm seeing the guy in Herbie Fully Loaded"... plus, the most Edward Woodward Talk you've ever heard on The Deucecast Movie Show!

Plus, could a podcast called "My Steel Magnolias Story" work?  Maybe?  Maybe not?

The Spring Movie Preview takes shape, giving the rundown on how DC's television rocks and movies suck, while Marvel's TV is okay and their movies rock... prospects of the new "Insurgent Detergent Redundant" film... Hiddleston's Hank Williams movie... the major fault in the third installment of "The Ring" series... Don Cheadle's bid for the Oscar... the film that Dave considers a loose reboot of "Troop Beverly Hills"... a first person shooter movie... the lack of buzz for the live action "Jungle Book"...

From the director of "New Year's Day" and "Valentine's Day", the next in the series of random holiday flicks...

And... what flick seems like a ripoff of the Dabney Coleman classic "Short Time"?

And then, the gang dives into their favorite Amblin Films (you can see the list of Amblin movies here).  Among the discussion points:  That time that Disney & Warner Brothers worked together... more shocking revelations of films that Pinky hasn't seen... Mikey's irrational fear of Peter Coyote... John Goodman as an exterminator... the peak of Harley Jane Kozak... the controversy of Poltergeist and Amblin... The History Channel version of Steven Spielberg... the dim prospects of Christian Bale... Scott Ryfun's hate/love for Spielberg... Audrey's final movie... and lots of Saving Private Ryan talk.

Pretty in Pink takes on the movie "Heathers"... and guest Scott Ryfun chooses the next Pretty in Pink film!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Episode 216: The 2016 Deucie Awards

The Guitar Guy, aka iOTA, aka Sean Hape, nominated for Best
Music for Mad Max Fury Road...
It's the show when we finally close the book on The Year in Film 2015... Dave, Mikey & Pinky not only talk about their Top Ten Fave Films of 2015, but its also time for The 3rd Annual Deucecast Motion Picture Awards for the Best in Motion Picture Films, aka, "The Deucies".

Great films like Room, Kingsman Secret Service, that latest Star Wars film, Steve Jobs and even The Intern are remembered and celebrated here. 

Will Brie Larson get her first Deucie after being nominated 3 times in her career (twice this year), or will Emily Blunt steal it for her thrilling her performance in Sicario?

In the stacked Supporting Actor, what will become of a Bale vs Goggins vs del Toro vs Hardy vs Isaac battle? 

For the first time ever, there was a complete unanimous winner in a category!  

Will Fantastic Four take home The Worst Film Deucie, or will Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser finally win something?  

Find out the answers to these burning questions and more... plus a quick take on Zootopia! 

The Deucie Nomination List

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Mad Max Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Steve Jobs
AWARD FOR DIRECTING ACHIEVEMENT
JJ Abrams (Star Wars The Force Awakens)
Alenjandro Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max Fury Road)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)
BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
BEST ACTRESS
Emily Blunt (Sicario)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars The Force Awakens)
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
BEST SCREENPLAY
JJ Abrams (Star Wars The Force Awakens)
Pete Docter (Inside Out)
Adam McKay & Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)
Quentin Tarantino (The H8ful Eight)
MOST ENTERTAINING FILM
Furious 7
Inside Out
Kingsman Secret Service
Mad Max Fury Road
Star Wars The Force Awakens
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Benecio del Toro (Sicario)
Walten Goggins (The H8ful Eight)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Brie Larson (Trainwreck)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The H8ful Eight)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Good Dinosaur
Home
Hotel Transylvania 2
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Spotlight
Star Wars The Force Awakens
BEST SCORE/SONG
iOTA aka Sean Hape (Mad Max Fury Road)
Johann Johannsson (Sicario)
Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant)
John Williams (Star Wars the Force Awakens)
BEST COMEDY
Inside Out
The Intern
Pitch Perfect 2
Sisters
Trainwreck
BEST ACTION FILM
Ant Man
Furious 7
Kingsman Secret Service
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
BEST FANTASY SCI FI
Ant Man
Ex Machina
Mad Max Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars The Force Awakens
BEST DRAMA
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Room
Sicario
Spotlight
WORST ACTING PERFOrMANCE
Dave Franco (Unfinished Business)
Kevin James (Paul Blart Mall Cop 2)
Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four)
David Space (Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser)
Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending)
WORST MOVIE
Fantastic Four
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Unfinished Business
Vacation

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Episode 215: Pure ReFlicktions

It's another round of the latest movies seen!  The monthly ReFlicktions Show commences!  Dave, Mikey and Pinky are joined once again by Terrance Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr. Earl and Producer Shawn, while Producer Tommy geochaches in South America, we think.

Birthday movies give the gang a great reason to namedrop "GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords", then some Oscar talk.

Will we still think "Spotlight" is the best movie of the year five years from now?  Who should have won instead of Mark Rylance?   Plus, who won the Oscar pool and what horrid film gets assigned to the losers...

Touching on topics like... Amy Adams in a bit part... "99 Homes" not "99 Holmes", Dr Earl... a great discussion on "Hail, Caesar!" and where the Coens are going... Marisa Tomei with a bad accent... CSI: Jerusalem... 12 long minutes spent on George Strait's "Pure Country"... the strangeness of the Wolfpack Family...

Plus, a long discussion on Deadpool and the future of Rated R comic book films... the path of the Coen Brothers and why "Hail, Caesar!" may be divisive...

Movies discussed include:

Turbo Kid... Kung Fury... Barton Fink... Lullaby... DOPE... 99 Homes... Hail, Caesar!... The Hudsucker Proxy... Inescapable... Cartel Land... Soaked in Bleach... Deadpool... Risen... The Wolfpack... Kangaroo Jack... Pure Country... One Hour Photo... Dark Star: H.R. Geiger's World... Four Rooms... Everly... Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: Crouching Harder... Police Academy... Eddie the Eagle... Comet... Man Up.. Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Outta Water... Full Tilt Boogie... The Witch... Love the Coopers... Brooklyn... London Has Fallen... Raising Arizona... Stephen King's "IT" (The mini-series)... Burnt... Sisters... Zoolander 2... Staten Island Summer

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Episode 214: All Time Top Ten Favorite Films Part 1

Note: The audio on this one is flaky with the call-in guest.  Just suffer through it! It's worth it!!

Finally... it's here!  Dave, Mikey & Pinky have entered the Top Ten in our year long series of our Top 100 favorite films... and because it's so monumental, the Deucecast Movie Show gang had to bring in two of their favorite dozen or so guests -- Local Birmingham filmmaker Jeremy Burgess and host of the Remodeling Clay podcast Clay Shaver -- to give senseless... er, senseful films.

But first, a rousing game of Chronology, with great categories like "The Mitten"... "Bale-Out"... "Mikey Likey"... and of course, the always loved "Potent Potables".

Starting with a reminder of how each of the participants came up with their own Top Ten.

Jeremy offers up a John Carpenter masterpiece, talks about his favorite horror films and the movie that "is underrated for being overrated" and possible "date rapey".

Pinky falls in love with Anna Kendrick and cancer, talks about a movie fetish and lists the best Rings film...

Clay discusses a Vietnam classic, his best Kevin Smith and a quintessential buddy cop film...

Dave has more Anna Kendrick meets airport stories, celebrates a sinking ship and an Elton John song...

and Mikey feels some heat, feels some Breakfast and has some romance. Some True Romance.

Also, Kate Hudson may or may not come on our show, ever...

Next, how lowly ranked should "Pulp Fiction" actually be?

And... coming soon, a new reality show called... "The Burgeler"?