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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Episode 266: Movie Tourney Year Part VI

Another round of movie year matchups... these are films in the Cinema Sixteen, all vying for a shot at The Entertaining Eight...

1993
Schindler's List... Sleepless in Seattle... Jurassic Park... Dazed & Confused... Tombstone

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1998
Saving Private Ryan... The Truman Show... The Big Lebowski... A Bug's Life... Rushmore...

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1986
Top Gun... Platoon... Aliens... Ferris Bueller's Day Off... The Color of Money

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1997
LA Confidential... Face/Off... Titanic... Men in Black... As Good as It Gets... Air Force One...

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1977
Star Wars... Smokey & the Bandit... Close Encounters of the Third Kind... Annie Hall... Slap Shot

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2014
The LEGO Movie... Guardians of the Galaxy... Whiplash... Captain America Winter Solder...

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1984
Ghostbusters... Gremlins... The Terminator... Beverly Hills Cops... The Muppets Take Manhattan

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1975
Jaws... One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... Dog Day Afternoon... Monty Python & the Holy Grail... Nashville...

So what wins, what loses?  Listen, decide, let us know what YOU think!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode 265: Spring Preview & Oscar Picks

With the winter almost over -- considering it barely started -- it's time for Pinky, Dave and Mikey to look ahead to the movies coming out in March, April & May.

Movies like Logan... The Wall.. Beauty & the Beast... King Arthur: Legend of the Sword... Alien Covenant and much, much more!

Coming out:
March 3th
Logan

March 10th 
Kong: Skull Island
The Wall

March 17th
Beauty & the Beast
The Belko Expirament

March 24th
Life... Power Rangers... CHiPS

March 31st
Ghost in the Shell

April 14th
The Fate of the Furious

April 21st
Free Fire
The Lost City of Z

April 28th
The Circle

May 5th
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

May 12th
King Arthur: Legends of the Sword
Snatched

May 19th
Alien: Covenant

May 26th
Baywatch
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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And then, our Oscar preview:
Picture 
Directing
  • Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
  • Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge" 
  • Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” - Mikey, Pinky, d$ 
  • Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” 
  • Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” 
Actor in a leading role
  • Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” - d$, Mikey, Pinky
  • Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” 
  • Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” 
  • Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Actor in a supporting role
  • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” - Mikey, Pinky, d$
  • Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water” 
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel, “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals” 
Actress in a leading role:
  • Emma Stone, “La La Land” - d$
  • Natalie Portman, “Jackie” - Pinky
  • Ruth Negga, “Loving” 
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” - Mikey
Actress in a supporting role
  • Viola Davis, “Fences” - Mikey
  • Naomie Harris, "Moonlight" 
  • Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” - d$, Pinky 
Adapted Screenplay
  •  “Lion,” by Luke Davis
  •  “Arrival,” by Eric Heisserer 
  •  “Moonlight,” by Barry Jenkins - Pinky 
  •  “Hidden Figures,” by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder 
  •  “Fences,” by August Wilson - d$, Mikey
Original Screenplay
  •  “Manchester by the Sea,” by Kenneth Lonergan - Mikey, Pinky
  •  “Hell or High Water,” by Taylor Sheridan 
  •  “La La Land,” by Damien Chazelle - Pinky
  •  "20th Century Women," Mike Mills 
  •  “The Lobster,” by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos 
Cinematography
  • Bradford Young, “Arrival” - d$
  • Linus Sandgren,“La La Land” - Pinky, Mikey
  • Greig Fraser, “Lion”
  • James Laxton, “Moonlight”
  • Rodrigo Prieto, “Silence”
Documentary feature
  • “Fire at Sea” 
  • “I am Not Your Negro” 
  • “Life, Animated”
  • “OJ: Made in America” - Mikey, Pinky, d$
  • “13th” 
Documentary short:
  • “Extermis”
  • “4.1 miles”
  • “Joe’s Violins”
  • “Watani: My Homeland” - d$, Mikey, Pinky
  • “The White Helmets”
Foreign language film:
  • “Toni Erdmann,” Germany 
  • “The Salesman,” Iran - Pinky
  • “A Man Called Ove,” Sweden - d$, Mikey 
  • “Tanna,” Australia 
  • “Land of Mine,” Denmark 
Sound editing
  • Sylvain Bellemare, “Arrival”
  • Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli, “Deepwater Horizon”
  • Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright, "Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, “La La Land” - Pinky, Mikey, d$ 
  • Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, “Sully” 
Sound mixing
  • Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye, “Arrival” 
  • Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace, "Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow, “La La Land” - Mikey, Pinky 
  • David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” - d$
  • Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth, “13 Hours"
Original score
  • Justin Hurwitz, "La La Land" - d$, Mikey, Pinky 
  • Mica Levi, "Jackie"
  • Nicholas Britell, "Moonlight"
  • Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran, "Lion"
  • Thomas Newman, "Passengers"
Original song
  •  “City of Stars” (“La La Land”) - Pinky
  • “How Far I’ll Go” (“Moana”)
  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (“La La Land”) - Mikey, d$ 
  • “The Empty Chair” (“Jim: The James Foley Story”)
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (“Trolls”) 
Production design
  • Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte, "Arrival"
  • Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 
  • Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh, "Hail, Caesar!" 
  • David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, "La La Land" - d$, Mikey, Pinky
  • Guy Hendrix Dyas, Gene Serdena, "Passengers" 
Visual effects:
  • Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton, “Deepwater Horizon” 
  • Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould, “Doctor Strange” - d$, Pinky
  • Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon, “The Jungle Book”
  • Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff, “Kubo and the Two Strings” - Mikey
  • John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 
Makeup and hairstyling
  • Eva von Bahr and Love Larson, “A Man Called Ove” - d$
  • Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo, “Star Trek Beyond” - Mikey, Pinky 
  • Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson, “Suicide Squad” 
Costume design
  • Mary Zophres, "La La Land" - Pinky
  • Madeline Fontaine, "Jackie" 
  • Consolata Boyle, "Florence Foster Jenkins" - d$
  • Colleen Atwood, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" - Mikey 
  • Joanna Johnston, "Allied" 
Film Editing
  • Joe Walker, “Arrival” - Mikey
  • John Gilbert, “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Jake Roberts, "Hell or High Water"
  • Tom Cross, “La La Land” - d$, Pinky
  • Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, “Moonlight”
Live-action short
  • "Ennemis intérieurs," Selim Azzazi 
  • "La femme et le TGV," Timo von Gunten - d$
  • "Silent Nights," Aske Bang, Kim Magnusson - Mikey, Pinky 
  • “Sing,” Kristof Deák, Anna Udvardy 
  • "Timecode," Juanjo Gimenez 
Animated Short Film
  • "Blind Vaysha”
  • "Borrowed Time"
  • "Pear Cider and Cigarettes"
  • "Pearl" 
  • "Piper" - d$, Pinky, Mikey 
Animated Feature Film
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings” 
  • “Moana” 
  • “My Life as a Zucchini”
  • “The Red Turtle”
  • “Zootopia”  - d$, Pinky, Mikey



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Episode 264: ReFlicktions & That Pittsburgh Feeling

Now that that silly love stuff is over, it's time to get to real issues of the day... like how can Mikey, Dave, and Pinky have a ReFlicktions show that is under 2 hours?  Especially when Witt Stillman Fan, Movie Historian, Terence Malick Apologist and Brie Larsen Lover Dr Earl and host of the Remodeling Clay Podcast, Clay Shaver.

The 4th Annual Deucie Award Nominations are released on this episode!!!

Topics discussed include:
Carrie Fisher chit-chat... the legacy of National Lampoon... Mikey's Nic Cage Netflix obession... DAD! I DON'T WANNA BE IN YOUR GANG!!!... a six minute breakdown on Jennifer Beals in Flashdance... Jackie's scoring... Mikey hates being happy... Pinky La La Loves It... early 90s hood movies... and a history of Detroit's economy...

Remodeling Clay Shaver gives us a Be Kind // Rewind take on Smokey & the Bandit...

Movies discussed:
Bright Lights (doc)... Wishful Drinking (doc)... Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (doc)... Dying of the Light... Life, Animated (doc)... For the Love of Spock (doc)... Sing... Flashdance... Everybody Wants Some... Jackie... La La Land... Moonlight... Silence... Menace II Society... Straight Outta Compton (doc)... Can We Take a Joke (doc)... Hello, My Name is Doris.... Detropia (doc)... Sense & Sensibility... Beware the Slender Man (doc)... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot... Men, Women & Children... Live By Night... Criminal... Cafe Society... The Accountant... Manchester By the Sea.... Top Spin (doc)... Boondock Saints... The Founder... Patriot's Day... Deepwater Horizon... Captain Fantastic... Blue Jay... Sing Street... Hidden Figures... Split... Christine

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Episode 263: Valentine's Pink (ft J-Kauf!)

Love is in the air, but there are some techie issues in this episode, so just be forewarned.

Mikey, d$ and Pinky celebrate the time of love with a Valentine's Day themed episode!  And what better way to celebrate love for you, the audience, then to invite in Wit Stillman fan, Terance Malick Apologist and Film Historian, world renowned cardiologist Dr Earl!

And then, for a voice from the fairer side, a call is given to Friend of the Show Jennifer "The Delightful Life" Kaufman!

First up, a round robin version of Rotten Tomatoes, the Potpourri edition.  Everyone comes up with a movie and the critics score is predicted.  Kate & Leopold!  Crossroads! Even a bare bottomed Ned Beatty classic!

Then, the Top Five Romantic Chemistry Duos in Film.... actors & actresses in films that provided the best, sweetest, cutest pairings in cinema.  Duos like Meg & Billy... or Meg & Tom... maybe Swayze and Jenn... Mike and Kathy, romancing the stone... Joaquin and ScarJo in some techno-love...

Finally, the results of Valetine's Pink.  Which love stories assigned to Pinky had his heart all a flutter?  Maybe Robert Downey Jr in Two Girls & a Guy?  Or d$'s pick of My Life in Ruins?  Or maybe the Kaufman romcom of Bridget Jones Diary?  Or how about some dreck that Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess picked?  Maybe Broadcast News, or even Kissing a Fool?