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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Episode 240: Best Movie Year Ever // Opening Round Pt 2

Its the rest of the opening round of The Best Movie Year Ever tournament.... we had three big matches last time (Episode 236) and Mikey, Dave and Pinky welcome in Terence Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr Earl to discuss the rest of the opening rounds...

Keep reading for your chance to weigh in...

Today's matches includes:

2011 (Fast Five, Bridesmaids, Capt America The First Avenger, Moneyball, The Muppets)
vs
2000 (Gladiator, Cast Away, X-Men, High Fidelity, Almost Famous, The Descendants)

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2013 (Frozen, Fast Six, The Way Way Back, American Hustle, Star Trek Into Darkness)
vs 
2009 (Star Trek, Up, The Hangover, Up in the Air, Inglorious Basterds, The Princess & The Frog)

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1990 (Goodfellas, Total Recall, Home Alone)
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1991 (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Beauty & The Beast, Silence of the Lambs)

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1995 (Toy Story, Se7en, Clueless, The Usual Suspects, Heat, Braveheart)
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1982 (E.T., Tootsie, 48 Hours, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, TRON, The Last Unicorn)

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1983 (Return of the Jedi, Trading Places, Risky Business, The Big Chill, A Christmas Story)
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2003 (Finding Nemo, LOTR: Return of the King, Mystic River)


One of these matches didn't have a clear winner... check us on Twitter @TheDeucecast and on Facebook (search "The Deucecast Movie Show") for your chance to help us decide!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Episode 239: TV into Movies (ft Shazbazzar!)

If you've ever watched a classic television show from the 70s or 80s and thought "Man, this would be a great movie!" then this is The Deucecast Movie Show episode for you!


Mikey, Dave and Pinky first welcome in Terrance Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr Earl, and welcome back to the Perry King Studios none other than TechnoRetro Dads co-host Shazbazzar!  

First up, the birthday movies, including August 1986, which was a gold mine of classic films all released in a few weeks of each other.

Next... playing a game called Chronology, with categories like "Whats My Nam, Yo!" and "Its Gonna Be Huuuughes", naming the correct order of films release dates.

And finally... a collection of television shows from the 70s and 80s that the hosts and guests would love to see turned into a film... imagine a big screen version of Perfect Strangers... or The Wonder Years... or Six Million Dollar Man... or even a classic 80s game show turned into a thriller.  And Dave does his best to make sure a certain beloved actress gets some work!  Plus, who would be better as KITT... Samuel Jackson or Morgan Freeman?   

Can Christian Slater be a Hogan Hero?  Can Jeffrey Dean Morgan be a Haitian priest?  And who is the Scarecrow and who is Mrs King?  

And Dave talks about the dream cast of a classic anime film... and discussions of fitting a long series into a 2 hour film, and Stephen King's upcoming works.  And bonus, a sampling of some classic theme songs! 


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Episode 238: August ReFlicktions (with Predator's Brother!)

Dave, Mikey & Pinky convene again to discuss a boatload, a bounty, NAY a sheer plethora cornucopia of movies that have been watched, witnessed and absorbed in the last few weeks, and to do that, Dr Earl, the resident Terrence Malick apologist and film historian, makes another appearance into the studio.

And special guest for a short time... you might have seen him in Predator... in Big Top Pee Wee... maybe in Harry & the Hendersons... he's always the big guy, he's Kevin Peter Hall!!  Well, since KPH has passed away many years ago, there is the next best thing, the Brother of the Predator, Sean Hall graces the studio for a few minutes.

Amongst the topics discussed... The villainy of Cumberbatch vs Elba… The Donkey Kong record holders… old school Randy Quaid and Gary Busey… Ryan Reynolds acting abilities… carbon copies of Toy Story films… Minions in your face… When non-Christians make Christian films… the direction of Jeff Nichols director… More OJ talk… movie computer hacking… 90s comedians who get movies… Lloyd Dobler’s legacy… the truth of the WWE… Animated vs Real Batman men… Jason Bourne’s supremacy, ultimatum and identity… Ben Hur old and new… DC’s characters being other worldly vs Marvel’s grounded characters… misleading old people…

Plus, the top five of the year by each of the hosts, including one list that has remained the same for 3 straight months. 

Finally, the movie assignments, including Cloverfield, a horror anthology and a classic cult film that inspired Tarantino.

Movies discussed:
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters… The Invitation… Lolli Madonna XXX…. Star Trek Beyond… How to Be Single… Mississippi Grind… The Secret Life of Pets… Best of Enemies… Christian Mingle… Midnight Special… OJ: Made in America… Love & Friendship… Blackhat… Goya’s Ghost… Ghostheads… The Winding Stream… Strictly Business… Defending Your Life… Say Anything… Jane Eyre… How I Live Now… The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts… Batman: The Killing Joke… The Lobster… Not Another Teen Movie… Jason Bourne… Children of Men… Spotlight… Cradle 2 the Grave… Ben Hur… Suicide Squad… The BFG… The Dependables… Swingers… The Little Prince… Midnight Run… The Man Behind the Poster… Man Up… Elizabethtown… 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episode 237: Paige Davis Returns for Romance!

Dave and Mikey are doing the show with four fingers again... Pinky-less.  Dr. Earl does come in, though and the guys are proud to bring in Paige Davis... known for TLC's Trading Spaces, the touring ensemble of Chicago and Beauty & the Beast... and becoming known as The Deucecast Movie Show Friend of the Show!

Working through some throat issues (Mikey) and a cough (Dave), the show must go on!

Paige tells the audience about one of her favorite charities, Operation Backpack (you can find the link up shortly on The Deucecast Movie Show webpage sidebar), which gets school supplies to over 20,000 NYC children who need the help.

And Mikey questions whether Paige knows the actual boroughs of New York, despite the fact she has lived there for forever.

The group plays a little game of Musical IMDb, so play along at home to see if you can name the musicals by the cast list!

The topic tonight is 1990s Romantic Comedies... Dave loves You've Got Mail... Paige loves Dave (no kidding!)... Earl loves As Good as It Gets... Mikey loves Tin Cup... and enjoy Paige Davis walking a tightrope of politics (which Mikey squirmed but Earl and Dave giggled)... get a shout out to Paige's husband Patrick Page (yes, that makes Paige Page... hence the Davis)... and a few people employ the Jennifer Kaufman Rule by insert films that don't actually fit the topic... a Broadway show timeline for Paige Davis... there is yearning for Tom & Meg reunion... why Paige hated Sleepless in Seattle... and the locale of You've Got Mail

Finally, Pinky shows up at the end for America's Favorite Podcast Segment Starring Pinky with Musical Interludes with OMD in the Background... find out if Pinky dug Days of Thunder, and then check out the latest assignment too.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Episode 236: The Best Movie Year Ever Tournament Opening Round

In the many years of The Deucecast Movie Show, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands of movies that have been reviewed, from early in the 1900s until very recently.

However, the guys of the show have wondered what is truly the best year of film ever... not the best movies of the year -- but the BEST YEAR of MOVIES EVER.

The years have been given numbers, and randomly numbers are called to fill out a bracket with 40 different years in it.

First up...
2004 (Hitch, The Incredibles, National Treasure & Mean Girls and, negatively, Catwoman)
vs
1986 (Platoon, Aliens, Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Stand By Me)

Then a battle with
1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman II, Stripes & Evil Dead)
vs
1998 (Saving Private Ryan, The Big Lebowski, You've Got Mail &  A Bug's Life)

And the big battle between Saving Private Ryan and Raiders of the Lost Ark

And then you have:
1992 (Aladdin, Unforgiven, A Few Good Men & Reservoir Dogs)
vs
2008 (Iron Man, Wall*E, The Dark Knight & Tropic Thunder)

What do you pick?