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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Episode 262: Greatest Movie Year Ever Part V

After a three month break in the action, Pinky, Mikey and d$ return to finish out the final 16 movie years... the Cinema 16, if you will...

The Battles in this episode:

1989 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids... The Little Mermaid... The 'Burbs... Major League... The Abyss...

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1991... Beauty & the Beast... Silence of the Lambs... Boyz in the Hood... Point Break (the original!!)... Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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2006 - Casino Royale... The Prestige... The Departed... Pan's Labyrinth... Inside Man...

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1999 - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace... The Sixth Sense... Toy Story 2... The Matrix... Office Space

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2007 - No Country for Old Men...There Will Be Blood... Ratatouille... Enchanted... The King of Kong

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1967 - The Graduate... Disney's The Jungle Book... Bonnie & Clyde... The Dirty Dozen... Dr. Doolittle...

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2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers... Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets... Spider Man... Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones... Catch Me if You Can...

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2015 - The Big Short... Sicario.. Mad Max Fury Road... Steve Jobs... The H8ful Eight...

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1988 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit... Rain Man... Beetlejuice... Diehard... A Fish Called Wanda...

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1982 - ET: The Extra Terrestrial... Rocky III... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan... Poltergeist... Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Which movies win each battle and move on to the Cinema 16???


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Episode 261: The Carrie Show (with Rogue One discussion)

A special retrospective brings on a TechnoRetro Dad, that being Shazbazzar from TRD.  Shaz joins d$, Mikey, & Pinky and Wit Stillman fan, Terence Malick Apologist & Film Historian Dr. Earl as the gang talks about the legacy of Carrie Fisher, who we lost in December of 2016.

The discussion ranges from her legacy as an actress to her comeback, overcoming her demons, as well as listing the favorite Carrie Fisher movies that are NOT Star Wars.  She did so much as a producer, writer, script doctor and more besides being Princess Leia, and this episode shines a spotlight on that.

Films like Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back... The Blues Brothers... The 'Burbs... Soapdish and so much more.  

Then, Star Wars enters the discussion, and her legacy as Leia, and what's next for the Star Wars universe as it moves on without her.

PLUS... to end the episode, America's favorite running segment where a 20 something discusses movies in the 90s, PRETTY IN PINK!  Pinky talks about "Hackers", while Shaz assigns a classic. 

And bonus segment!  Keep listening after the credits and you'll hear a spoiler filled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story discussion



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Episode 260: So Many January ReFlicktions

It's the start of a new year, and with that, the start of new movie goals and new movies seen!  Thus, the January ReFlicktions is super duper uper sized!

Welcoming back to the studio, Mikey, Pinky and Dave invite in friend of the show Clay Shaver, host of the Remodeling Clay Podcast, but also Witt Stillman fan, Terence Malick Apologist and Film Historian the Honorable Dr. Earl! 

Amongst the topics, you'll hear The heartbreaking scene with Casey Affleck… the heartbreaking scene of Sarah Paulson & Mark Duplass... and where does Dan Fogelberg come in?... A Judy Garland retrospective… pretentious Pinky…  a lot of McConaughey…  the joys of Werner Herzog, aka Vernah Herrzog… the delight of Emma Stone… how Mikey hates happiness… the best kinds of plane crashes… Meryl Streep gets nominated for everything… video game movies… Ellen Page’s young turn… the problem with Passengers… holiday adorableness

You'll also hear the movies assigned to Pinky for the 3rd Annual Valentine's Pink!  

The movies discussed include The Peanuts Movie… Shaun the Sheep… Anomalisa… Kubo & the Two Strings… Gleason (doc)… Gotcha!... Manchester by the Sea… Blue Jay… Creep… Point Break… Boondock Saints… Other People… Meet in St. Louis… Jackie… Always Shine… Sing… Free State of Jones… The Late Bloomer… My Brilliant Career… Once Upon a Time in the West… Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (doc)… Into the Inferno (doc)… Marathon:  The Patriots Day Bombing… Balls of Fury… The Jungle Book… Barcelona… LA LA Land… Don’t Think Twice… Assassins Creed… Sully… Florence Foster Jenkins… Midnight Special… Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street… Fences… Moana… A Serious Man… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… Definitely Maybe… Hard Candy… Passengers… Criminal… Dog Eat Dog… Ghostbusters… The Holiday Engagement… A Fistful of Dollars…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Episode 259: The (Not) 2016 Top Ten

The year of 2016 produced some great films, but there were many seen by Mikey, Dave and Pinky that they considered great as well.  So while the guys are still finishing up their 2016 Best Of lists, they also wanted to mention the other films not in 2016 that were seen in 2016 but weren't from 2016, but were seen in 2016.  Capeche?  Good.

And back to the show a big warm welcome goes to Remodeling Clay Shaver, host of the Remodeling Clay podcast (find on iTunes, drops every Thursday!), as he is here to give his list as well.

Birthday movies proves what a dearth of good films are out in January, and a round of Denzel shows how tough James Franco and Seth Rogen films can be.

Then, the Not 2016 Top Ten, with final reviews and more love lavished on Brie Larson for her turn as a captured mother... on Kurt Russell for fighting off the cannibals... for Ben Stiller in a Baumbach underrated film... on Phillip Seymour Hoffman for bedding Marisa Tomei... on Ben Affleck for the heists and the Amy-chasing... and so much more.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Episode 258: 2016's Lumps of Coal

Throughout the year, there are good movies, there are bad movies, and there are movies that Dave, Mikey and Pinky watch that are just terrible.  So as the last of the Christmas themed episodes, the trio give their worst films of the year they've seen.

A great round of The Denzel Game kicks off the episode, as they try to come up with who starred in "Slow West"... Pinky mentions the words "Midnight Meat Train"... Who is Marion Cotillard?... and what exactly is that "Female baseball movie" called??

And then... the worst films of 2016. The films that just hurt the eyes that watched them and melded the brains that absorbed them.  Movies like "Transporter: ReFueled" or "Goya's Ghost" or the Village People bio pic, "Can't Stop the Music".

Turkeys that starred the normally beloved Nat Portman or Bill Murray or Marisa Tomei or Larry the Cable Guy...

And how can you not love a movie with Bugs Bunny AND Michael Jordan?  Dave tells you how.

What animated movie almost makes Mikey angry?   And finally... Pootie Tang.