Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Episode 548: The 2022 Mostly Correct Fall/Winter Movie Preview

For the first time in over two years, the Deucecast crew -- Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl takes on a Herculean task... listing the movies coming in the fall and winter of the year. The Spring/Summer preview (ep 526) got most of the movies right, but when it comes to fall and winter, leading into award season, it's a total crapshoot.

But we are up for the challenge.

We list most of the major releases into theaters and streaming, with the knowledge that any of them can move without warning.  

Two Pinocchio films, new Kevin Smith, is Fletch even relevant anymore, Sidney Pointier gets his due, Zac Efron on a Beer Run, Olivia Wilde v Flo Pugh, Tyler Perry's Jazzman, d$ geeks out over new Russell AND new Baumbach, Mikey says "Dominatrix", #TwitterlessDrEarl loving some Tar, Anne Hathaway heads to another Oscar, She Said journalism, Amy Adams Amy Adams Amy Adams, Tom Hanks bad accents, Whitney biopic, Sarah Polley's critical love... 

And dozens and dozens and dozens more. 

Sept. 1:

Spider-Man: No Way Home - The More Fun Stuff Version - Dir. Jon Watts (Cop Car, SM: Homecoming, SM: No Way Home - Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Tobey MacGuire, Willem Dafoe - With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. (Adds an additional 15 minutes)

Sept. 2:

Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul (Theatrical and Peacock) - Dir. Adamma Ebo - Sterling K. Brown, Regina Hall - In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.

Sept. 8:

Pinocchio (Disney+) - Dir. Robert Zemekis (Back to the Future 1-3, Forrest Gump) - Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo - A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Sept. 9:

Barbarian - Dir. Zach Cregger (The Civil War on Drugs) - Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard, Justin Long - A woman staying at an Airbnb discovers that the house she has rented is not what it seems.

Medieval - Dir. Petr Jakl (Ghoul) - Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Michael Caine - The story of fifteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

Sept. 13:

Clerks III (Fathom Event) - Dir. Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma) - Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck - Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all.

Sept. 16:

Confess, Fletch (Limited & PVOD) - Dir. Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland, Paul) - Jon Hamm, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery - After becoming the prime suspect in multiple murders, Fletch strives to prove his innocence while simultaneously searching for his fiancé's stolen art collection.

God’s Country - Dir. Julian Higgins (Mending Wall) - Thandwie Newton, Jefferson White - When a college professor confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she's drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences.

Goodnight Mommy (Amazon Prime) – Dir. Matt Sobel (Take Me to the River) - Naomi Watts, Peter Hermann, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti - Twin brothers arrive at their mother's house and begin to suspect that something isn't right. Remake of the 2014 Austrian film.

Pearl - Dir. Ti West (X, In the Valley of Violence) - Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright - The story of how Pearl became the vicious killer seen in "X".

The Silent Twins - Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure, Fugue) - Letitia Wright, Johdi May, Michael Smiley - Based on the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, real-life identical twins who grew up in Wales and became known as "the silent twins" because of their refusal to communicate with anyone other than each other.

The Woman King – Dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, The Old Guard) - Viola Davis, John Boyega, Lashana Lynch - A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sept. 21:

Meet Cute (Peacock) - Dir. Alex Lehmann (Blue Jay, Paddleton) - Pete Davidson, Kaley Cuoco - What would you do if you could travel to your loved ones' past, heal their traumas, fix their problems, and change them into the perfect partner?

Sept. 23:

Athena (Netflix) - Dir. Romain Gavras (Our Day Will Come, The World is Yours) - Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.

Don’t Worry Darling – Dir. Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) - Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde - A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

A Jazzman’s Blues (Netflix) - Dir. Tyler Perry (Madea’s Family Reunion, Meet the Brown, The Family That Prey’s Together) - Ryan Eggold, E. Roger Mitchell, Milauna Jackson - Follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret.

Lou (Netflix) - Dir. Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars) - Allison Janey, Jurnee Smollett, Logan Marshall-Green - A storm rages. A young girl is kidnapped. Her mother teams up with the mysterious woman next door to pursue the kidnapper, a journey that tests their limits and exposes shocking secrets from their pasts.

On the Come Up (Paramount+) - Dir. Sanaa Lathan - Sanaa Lathan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Method Man - Story centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Facing controversies and with an eviction notice staring down her family, Bri doesn't just want to make it, she has to.

Sidney (AppleTV+) - Dir. Reginald Hudlin (Marshall) - Follow the real life story of Sidney Poitier, the Oscar winner of 1964. 

Sept. 28:

Blonde (Netflix) - Dir. Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Asassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly) - Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Garret Dillahunt - A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Sept. 30:

Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+) - No

God's Creatures - Dir. Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits) - Emily Watson, Paul Mescal - In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (AppleTV+) - Dir. Peter Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary - Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Bill Murray - A man's story of leaving New York in 1967 to bring beer to his childhood buddies in the Army while they are fighting in Vietnam.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Damon Thomas - Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Cathay Ang - The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act...different. 

See How They Run (Limited) – Dir. Tom George - Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody - In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.

Smile - Dir. Parker Finn - Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner, Jessie T. Usher - After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

The Good House - Dir. Maya Forbes (The Polka King, Infinitely Polar Bear) & Wallace Wolodarsky (Sorority Boys, Seeing Other People) - Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Morena Baccarin - Life for New England realtor Hildy Good begins to unravel when she hooks up with an old flame of hers from New York. Based on Ann Leary's 'The Good House.'

Oct. 7:

Amsterdam - Dir. David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) - Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington - Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Catherine Called Birdy (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Lena Dunham (Creative Nonfiction, Tiny Furniture) - Bella Ramsey, Andrew Scott, Dean-Charles Chapman - A 14 year old girl in medieval England navigates through life and avoiding potential suitors her father has in mind. 

Hellraiser (Hulu) - Dir. David Bruckner (The Ritual, The Night House) - Jamie Clayton, Goran Visnjic - In this reimagining of Clive Barker's seminal Hellraiser franchise, a young woman must confront the sadistic, supernatural forces behind an enigmatic puzzlebox responsible for her brother's disappearance.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile - Dir. Josh Gordon & Will Speck (The Switch, Office Christmas Party) - Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Voice - Shawn Mendes - Feature film based on the children's book about a crocodile that lives in New York City.

Tár (Limited) - Dir. Todd Fields (In the Bedroom, Little Children) - Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Julian Glover - Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár. widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

Triangle of Sadness (limited) - Dir. Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) - Thobias Thorwid, Harris Dickinson, Woody Harrelson - A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

Oct. 14:

The Curse of Bridge Hollow (Netflix) - Dir. Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Fantasy Island) - Priah Ferguson, Lauren Lapkus, Nia Vardalos - A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she'd want to in order to save their town - her father.

Decision to Leave - Dir. Park Chan-wook (Joint Security Area, The Handmaiden, Old Boy) -  Tang Wei, Park Hae-il, Go Kyung-Pyo - A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Halloween Ends (Theatrical & Peacock) - Dir. David Gordan Green (Undertow, Jow, Halloween, Halloween Kills) - Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, The Shape - A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Rosaline (Hulu) - Dir. Karen Maine (Yes, God, Yes) - Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Christopher McDonald - A comedic retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," told from the point of view of Romeo's jilted ex, Rosaline, the woman Romeo first claims to love before he falls for Juliet.

The Stranger (Netflix) - Dir. Thomas M. Wright (Acute Misfortune) - Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Ewen Leslie - Two men who meet on a plane and strike up a conversation that turns into friendship. For Henry Teague, worn down by a lifetime of physical labour and crime, this is a dream come true.

White Bird: A Wonder Story - Dir. Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, World War Z) - Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson, Bryce Gheisar - Based on the book by the best-selling author of Wonder, this uplifting movie shows how one act of kindness can live on forever

Oct. 21:

Argentina, 1985 (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Santiago Mitre (The Summit, 15 Ways to Kill Your Neighbour) - Ricardo Darin, Peter Lanzani, Carlos Portaluppi - A team of lawyers take on the heads of Argentina's bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.

Black Adam - Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop, Jungle Cruise) - Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge - Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

The Banshees of Inisherin (Limited) - Dir. Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) - Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon - Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Raymond & Ray (AppleTV+) - Dir. Rodrigo Garcia (Nine Lives, Last Days in the Desert, Four Good Days) - Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, Sophie Okonedo - Two half-brothers who reunite at the funeral of their father.

The School for Good and Evil (Netflix) - Dir. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, Lady Ghostbusters) - Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh - Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they're swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil.

Ticket to Paradise - Dir. Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) - Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Kaitlyn Dever - A divorced couple that teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.

Oct. 28:

Prey for the Devil - Dir. Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism, 13 Sins) - Jacqueline Byers, Virginia Madsen, Ben Cross - A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past.

Run Sweetheart Run (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Shana Feste (Country Strong, Endless Love) - Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk, Clark Gregg - A woman tries to get home alive after her blind date turns violent.

Till - Dir. Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency) - Jalyn Hall, Danielle Deadwyler, Woopi Goldberg - The true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

Nov. 4:

Enola Holmes 2 (Netflix) - Dir. Harry Bradbeer (Enola Holmes) - Millie Bobbie Brown, Henry Cavill, David Thewlis, Helena Bonham Carter - Now a detective-for-hire, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends - and Sherlock himself - to unravel

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Roku) - Dir. Eric Appel - Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson - Explores every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like 'Eat It' and 'Like a Surgeon' to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.

Nov. 11:

Armageddon Time - Dir. James Gray (The Yards, We Own the Knight, Ad Astra) - Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins - A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Dir. Fruitvale Station, Creed, Black Panther - Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira - The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa.

The Son (limited) - Dir. Florian Zeller (The Father) - Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern - Peter has his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

Nov. 17:

A Christmas Story Christmas (HBOMax) - Dir. Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie, The Christmas Chronicles) - Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, Zack Ward - Follows Ralphie, now adult, who returns to the house on Cleveland street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his Old Man.

Nov. 18:

Causeway (AppleTV+) - Dir. Lila Neugebauer - Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry - A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

The Menu - Dir. Mark Mylod (What’s Your Number?) - Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult - A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

The People We Hate at the Wedding (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Claire Scanlon (Set It Up) - Kristen Bell, Allison Janney, Dustin Milligan - Family tensions ramp up among siblings in the week leading up to their half-sister's wedding in the country.

She Said - Dir. Maria Schrader (I’m Your Man) - Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Samantha Morton - New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Slumberland (Netflix) - Dir. Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching FIre) - Jason Mamoa, Kyle Chandler, Chris O’Dowd - A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again.

Nov. 23:

Bones & All - Dir. Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name) - Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Michael Stuhlbarg - Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

Devotion - Dir. J.D. Dillard (Sleight, Sweetheart) - Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Serinda Swan, Joe Jonas - A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

The Fabelmans - Dir. Steven Speilbery (1941, War Horse, Amistad) - Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogan - A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

Strange World - Dir. Don Hall (Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon) - voices: Jake Gyllenhaal, Alan Tudyk, Lucy Liu, Dennis Quaid, Gabrielle Union - The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threatened to topple their latest and most crucial mission.

Nov. 24:

Disenchanted (Disney+) - Dir. Adam Shankman (A Walk to Remember, Hairspray, The Pacifier) - Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden - Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.

Dec. 2:

Violent Night - Dir. Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead) - David Harbour, Cam Gigandet, John Leguizamo - A group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family on Christmas Eve, and Santa must save Christmas.

Dec. 9:

Empire of Light - Dir. Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Spectre, 1917) - Olivia Coleman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones - Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema.

House Party - Dir. Calmatic - Jacob Latimore, Allan Maldonado - A high school student decides to host a house party while his parents are away. A remake of the 1990 comedy, ' House Party'.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Netflix) - Dir. Stephen Donnelly (Monster High: Welcome to Monster High) - voices: Jessie Buckley, Luke Evans, Olivia Coleman - A supernatural, time-travelling, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Story

Something From Tiffany’s (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Daryl Wein (How It Ends) - Zoey Deutch, Shay Mitchell, Leah Jeffries - Follows a woman as her life gets upended when an engagement ring that was for someone else leads her to the person she's meant to be with.

Dec. 12:

Sanctuary - Dir. Zachary Wigon (The Heart Machine) - Margaret Qualley, Christopher Abbott - Follows a dominatrix and Hal, her wealthy client, and the disaster that ensues when Hal tries to end their relationship.

Dec. 14:

A Man Called Otto - Dir. Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, World War Z) - Tom Hanks, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo - A cranky retired man strikes up an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbors. A remake of the Swedish film from 2015 (A Man Called Ove).

Dec. 16:

Avatar: The Way of the Water - Dir. James Cameron (Aliens, True Romance, The Terminator) - Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang - Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.

Nanny (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Nikyatu Jusu - Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls - Immigrant nanny Aisha, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream.

Dec. 21:

I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Dir. Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity, Harriet) - Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders - The joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - Dir. Joel Crawford (The Croods: A New Age) - voices: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek - Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

Dec. 23:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix) - Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Knives Out) - Daniel Craig, Ethan Hawke, Jessica Henwick, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr, Madelyn Cline - Plot Unknown

Living (Limited) - Dir. Oliver Hermanus (The Endless River, Moffie) - Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp - An English-language adaptation of the script of  Akira Kurosawa’s "Ikiru" (1952), set in London in the 1950s a bureaucrat tries to find meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Dec. 25:

Babylon (Limited) - Dir. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land, First Man) - Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde - Set in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to talkies, focusing on a mixture of historical & fictional characters.

Women Talking - Dir. Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) - Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Ben Whishaw - A group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.


Bardo (Netflix) - Dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Babel, Birdman, The Revenant) - Ximena Lamadrid, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Andrés Almeida - Follows a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories.

Falling For Christmas (Netflix) - Dir. Janeen Damian - Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, Jack Wagner -  In the days leading up to Christmas, a young & newly engaged heiress experiences a skiing accident. After being diagnosed with amnesia, she finds herself in the care of the handsome lodge owner and his daughter.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) - Dir. Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim,  The Shape of Water) - voices: Gregory Mann, Ewan MacGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Ron Perlman - A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Mr. Harrigan's Phone (Netflix) - Dir. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder) - Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell - When Mr. Harrigan dies, the teen who befriended and did odd jobs for him, puts his smart phone in his pocket before burial and when the lonely youth leaves his dead friend a message, he is shocked to get a return text.

Spirited (AppleTV+) - Dir. Sean Anders (Daddy’s Home, Instant Family) and John Morris - Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Aimee Carrero - A musical version of Charles Dickens's story of a miserly misanthrope who is taken on a magical journey.

They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix) - Dir. Juel Taylor - Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, John Boyega - A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.

White Noise (Netflix) - Dir. Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha, Marriage Story) - Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle - White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Episode 547: The One with Kaufman

Only two weeks left in our newly iconic #FanBoySummer, and we chose to handpick our final two losers winners, we mean, and one guest we wanted to bring back is a beloved past and future guest. But since Paige Davis was not available, we invited on our lovely pal Jenny Kaufman!

First, catching up with Kaufman after her refusing to come on the show since last Christmas, the Birthday movies kick in for August of previous years.

Then, Kaufman leads the game!  A rousing game of IMDb, giving d$ a chance to actually play it!  

Then, the Top 5 movies from the Friends cast... of which some of the friends have a plethora of movies to choose from, and some... do not. 

Among things discussed... Mikey's kids makes everyone feel terribly old with "the late 1900s"... explaining filesharing to the kids... Limewire... life in a non-streaming world... Friends in animation... missing Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip... why some Friends were more successful than others... 

And stick around for cool Chillicothe chatter, and hot Bluey talk... 

  • Along Came Polly (for rental)
  • American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson (no freaking idea)
  • Analyze This (for rental)
  • Boss Baby (FX Now)
  • Charlie's Angels (HBO Max)
  • Easy A (for rental)
  • He's Just Not that Into You (HBO Max; Peacock Premium)
  • The Iron Giant (HBO Max)
  • John Carter (Disney+)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (for rental)
  • Masters of the Universe (HBO Max)
  • Office Space (FreeVee)
  • The Opposite of Sex & How to Live With Them (for rental)
  • Rock Star (for rental)
  • Scream (Paramount+)
  • Serving Sara (for rental)
  • The Shrink Is In (unavailable)
  • 17 Again (HBO Max)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (unavailable)
  • Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX)
  • Romy & Michelle: In the Beginning 
  • The Whole Nine Yards (for rental)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Episode 546: Man, I Feel Like ReFlicktions

 As the season comes to a close and #FanboySummer winds down, it's time for the final ReFlicktions of the season!  All the movies that Mikey, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Dave have seen, including new flicks in theaters, old flicks to finish a movie list, and lots of documentaries.

Join the show next week when Kaufman makes her return, and Lil G Ryfun shows up in two weeks to finish up the summer!   

Some of the things discussed... Mikey observes BJ Novak's political mentality... which Chernobyl do you start with... forgetting Grey Man already... Jordan Peele's movie ranks... Mikey finishes a movie goal... the best "people in peril with the solution right there" movies... loving (or hating) Bullet Train... Don McLean loves him some Don McLean 

Movies discussed and where to find them at the time of recording... 

  • All the Old Knives - Amazon Prime
  • As They Made Us - Showtime 
  • Before/During/After - Amazon Prime; EPIX; Paramount+
  • Bullet Train - in theaters
  • Cavalcade (1933) - for rental
  • Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes – HBO Max
  • Clean - AMC+ 
  • The Day the Music Died - Paramount+
  • The Day Shift - Netflix 
  • DC League of Superhero Pets - in theaters
  • Emily the Criminal - in theaters 
  • Fall - in theaters
  • The Grey Man – Netflix
  • Hearts of Darkness - for rental 
  • Honor Society - Paramount+ 
  • LA Slasher – Amazon Prime
  • Luck - AppleTV+
  • Making Waves -  Amazon Prime
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On - in theaters 
  • Nope – In theaters
  • Not Okay - Hulu
  • Oslo, August 31st - for rental; Mubi
  • Prey - Hulu
  • Score: A Film Music Documentary - TubiTV; Chicken Soup for the Soul's Crackle 
  • Secret Headquarters - Paramount+ 
  • Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl - Netflix 
  • Super Greed: The Fight for Football - Peacock Premium
  • Thirteen Lives - Amazon Prime
  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 - Netflix 
  • Under the Skin - HBO Max
  • Vengeance – in theaters
  • Westworld – HBO Max
  • Where the Crawdads Sing - in theaters
  • Woodstock '99: Peace, Love, & Rage

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Episode 545: Follow the Science!!!

The Deucecast chooses to pod smarter, not harder, this time as the word of the day is SCIENCE!! Whether "she blinded me" with it, or its "My project" or just WEIRD, today #TwitterlessDrEarl and Mikey and d$ talk about "Science Movies".

How to define that? We ask our guest, the latest loser of #FanboySummer, "Chewbubba" Andy!

The topic tonight is all about the science, but first the crew takes on the Denzel Game for the first time in a while... a little chit-chat with Andy to find out who he is and what he's about...

Then tackling the broad spectrum of "Science Movies" (which is different than "Sci-Fi Movies"), the guys give their picks of their favorite movies about Science, Technology, Mathematics and more. 

We'll discuss the career of Andrew Niccol... dunking on Math teachers... Harland Williams whereabouts... Apollo films... Tesla v Westinghouse... storm chasers... life on Mars... the vision that is Jennifer Connelly... 

And more mentions of Jacqueline Bisset than all previous episodes combined... 

  • Apollo 11 (Hulu)
  • Apollo 13 (for rental)
  • Awakenings (Netflix)
  • A Beautiful Mind (Peacock Premium)
  • Contagion (Netflix; HBO Max)
  • The Current War (for rental)
  • Gattaca (Netflix)
  • The Imitation Game (Netflix)
  • Jurassic Park (HBO Max)
  • The Manhattan Project (for rental)
  • The Martian (for rental)
  • Moneyball (Hulu) 
  • Real Genius (Starz)
  • Rocketman (for rental)
  • Se7en (Netflix)
  • Short Circuit (Showtime)
  • Something the Lord Made (HBO Max)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Episode 544: The Tournament of the Chris

As August approaches and #FanBoySummer begins to wind down (only a few weeks left!), Dave, and Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl are thrilled to bring on super fan of the show and budding Deucecast archivist Nate, aka Aussie Nate.

Streaming in live from Brunswick, Iowa (just west of Queensland) Aussie Nate has put together a full Movie Role Tourney, one of utmost importance as the winner will advance to The Big Bracket (held in Episode 600 in September 2023).

First up, catching up with Aussie Nate, and why he chose this tournament -- that being the battle of the Chrises... Evans vs Hemworth vs Pine vs Pratt, with some extras  thrown in there for good measure, like Tucker, Farley, Elliot, and Kristofferson.

Buckle up.. this might get Chrizy... I mean, Crazy.

The Bracket:

  • Capt Steve Rogers vs Johnny Storm
  • Ransom vs Lloyd Hanson
  • Jensen vs Smokey
  • Curtis vs Jake Wyler
  • Owen Grady vs Brett
  • Barley Lightfoot vs Josh Faraday
  • Emmet Brickowski vs Dan Forester
  • Dom/Woogie vs Peter Quill
  • Thor Odin vs George Kirk
  • Tommy Callahan vs Billy Lee
  • James Hunt vs Tyler Rake
  • Beckman vs Curt
  • James T Kirk vs Rex Hanson
  • Cinderella's Prince vs Will Coulson
  • Steve Trevor vs Jack Ryan
  • Rubber Duck vs Toby Howard