Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Episode 575: that reflicktion you do!

It's Springtime and it's movie time, and its ReFlicktions time! Once a month the guys come together to discuss... or "ReFlick'ed" if you will... the movies they've seen in the last several weeks. Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl each have a handful of films both in theaters ("65!") and streaming ("Pit Fighter"!) and new ("Creed III"!) and old ("Bad Influence"!) and even another Bond in d$'s ongoing Bond Watch.

But sometimes, you need an extra voice to add to the conversation, so we welcome back to the show, Steve "The Voice" Glosson! 

Everyone loved "Jesus Revolution", the reaction was mixed on "Cocaine Bear", Mikey has a Scott Adkins obsession, d$ is after Anya Taylor Joy movies, Glosson is revisiting Mission: Impossible, and #TwitterlessDrEarl has finally gone all in on The Wick. 

Plus a whole lot more in the films reviewed and discussed, and you can find them here (at time of recording): 

  • Jesus Revolution (in theaters)
  • Cocaine Bear (in theaters)
  • Accident Man (Amazon Prime)
  • Black Mask 2: City of Masks (TubiTV)
  • Pit Fighter (TubiTV)
  • The Tournament (TubiTV)
  • Ant-Man QuantaMania (in theaters)
  • From Russia with Love (Paramount+; MGM+)
  • Women Talking (for rental)
  • Creed III (in theaters)
  • Mission Impossible series
  • Bad Influence (TubiTV)
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods (in theaters)
  • Mission Impossible series (spread out among Paramount+, FXNow, Amazon Prime)
  • We Have a Ghost (Netflix)
  • Star Trek original movies (HBO Max)
  • Hunger Games series (Netflix)
  • The Big Hit (HBO Max)
  • John Wick movies (Peacock Premium)
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Peacock Premium)
  • Daredevil (director’s cut)
  • Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift (Peacock Premium)
  • Scream 6 (in theaters)
  • In Bruges (STARZ)
  • That Thing You Do! (Hulu)
  • 65 (in theaters)
  • Marrowbone (Amazon Prime; Hulu; Peacock Premium)

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Episode 574: A Veritable Smorgasbord of Best Picture Nominees

As the Oscar season finally closes, the Deucecast trio - Mikey, d$, #TwitterlessDrEarl - pulls in one more Oscar topic: Best Pictures!

But not any Best Pictures... nay, says the horse, oh Neigh! We discard the Best Picture winners (because seriously, we are tired of talking about how crappy Griding Nemo) and go straight for the Nominees!

First up, Birthday movies return, including the birthdays of The Dude... Tom Selleck going to China... Amy Adams daily living... and how terrible movies are in March - oh, and Templeton. The rat.

Then, a quick round of Razzie Award themed Rotten Tomatoes (including a dominant performance that actually was on the up n up. by the way), and finally, the guys scan the scope of the 2000s and look at all the non-winning Best Picture nominees, and give their faves! 

Plus, keep listening for a quick review of ScreaVI and other frivolity. 

Here are films discussed, and where they are streaming at time of recording. 

  • Captain Phillips (HBO Max)
  • Charlotte's Web (for rental)
  • Dunkirk (Hulu)
  • Inception (for rental)
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings (Netflix; HBO Max)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (HBO Max; Netflix)
  • Hell or High Water (Hulu)
  • Mad Max Fury Road (for rental)
  • Minari (Fubo; for rental)
  • Munich (for rental)
  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (STARZ) 
  • The Social Network (for rental)
  • Traffic (Peacock Premium)
  • The Tree of Life (for rental)
  • Up in the Air (Paramount+)
  • West Side Story (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Episode 573: The Supporting Actor Tourney

 What better way to follow up one heck of a Oscar role tournament than to do one more, this time with Supporting Actors and Supporting Actresses... and as you'll find out, with not quite enough to fill the bracket, a little creativity was used...

Either way, where else can you get the likes of Maria Von Trapp going up against The Graduate's Mrs Robinson or Rita Moreno taking on Marisa Tomei in an epic legendary role battle.  Only at the Deucecast Movie Show, that's right.

And to do take on such a task, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl have to bring in a little help - that comes in the shape of Roth from Wyoming, host of the Good Day 4 a Movie Podcast... and then another little surprise joins in to break the ties and give a Commodus style thumbs up or thumbs down.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Episode 572: The Oscar Winners Tourney

In the midst of the Oscar season, the SAG Awards, the PGA Awards, the BAFTAs, the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and of course, The Deucies, we mustn't lose sight of the fact that we are still filling the Big Bracket with names and memorable, ICONIC, movie roles -- so what better way to merge  the award season into the Big Bracket with an Oscar Winner Tourney.

And to help decide this all important winner -- Lil G, the Spawn of Scotty Ryfun, joins Mike and d$ while #TwitterlessDrEarl is on assignment in Nova Scotia. 

Sixteen Oscar winning actresses -- only roles that won the golden statue, not just nominated, because if you're not first, you're last -- on one side, and 16 Oscar winning actors on the other.

Tonight's ep involves some incredible actresses -- Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain hope that being recent winners will cement their own legacy in the voters eyes, while Hollywood royalty like Vivian Leigh and Audrey Hepburn hope that multiple generations of stardom will put them through.  Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch strides through the courtroom of Bracket Opinion, while Daniel Plainview drinks your Big Bracket Milkshake. 

Some actresses appear twice, some movies get multiple shots at glory, and for some roles, this might be their only chance to move forward. 

And who knew that Mikey hated Gladiator so doggone much? 


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Episode 571: ReFlicktionmania!! (and the Deucie Nominations!!)

The award season has almost hit it's peak, but of course, the Oscars are only the penultimate ceremony in recognizing the year's best in film -- there is the Deucie Awards... the 10th annual Deucies, as a matter of fact! 

And to give those out, we must first announce who is in the running -- so tonight, you'll get those nominations revealed to you!

And of course, it's the ReFlicktions ep, where Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl reflickt on the films they've seen... the old films (when man is the most dangerous prey... in the 30s) to the new (its Quantumania time!) and all in between.

While Dave and #TwitterlessDrEarl are looking in years previous to find the movies watch, Mikey draws a line in the sand and refused to talk much about anything not 2023 because... because Mikey. Here it all for yourself as we talk about: 

  • A Man Called Otto (theaters)
  • Aftersun (for rental)
  • Losin’ It (Peacock Premium; TubiTV)
  • Decision to Leave (for rental)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (1932) (Amazon Prime; HBO Max; Paramount+; MGM+)
  • DePalma (HBO Max)
  • PLANE (theaters)
  • The Sound of 007 (Amazon Prime)
  • The Package (Starz; TubiTV)
  • The Pez Outlaw (Netflix)
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (HBO Max)
  • Women Talking (In theaters)
  • Amber: The Girl Behind the Alert (Peacock Premium)
  • John Wick (Peacock Premium)
  • Triangle of Sadness (in theaters)
  • Call Me Miss Cleo (HBO Max)
  • Living (in theaters)
  • Knock at the Cabin (in theaters)
  • Something from Tiffany’s (Amazon Prime)
  • Tar (Peacock Premium)
  • Sick (Peacock Premium)
  • Ticket to Paradise (Peacock Premium)
  • The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (Netflix)
  • Argentina, 1985 (Amazon Prime)
  • You People (Netflix)
  • The Banshees of Inisherin (HBO Max)
  • Fire of Love (Disney+)
  • Somebody I Used to Know (Amazon Prime)
  • DC League of Super-Pets (HBO Max)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
  • Your Place or Mine (Netflix)
  • Breaking (Showtime)
  • Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quanumania (in theaters)
  • Sharper (AppleTV+)
  • The Woman King (Netflix)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Episode 570: Fave Romantic Action Couples

It's the annual Valentine's Day celebration, and in typical Deucecast Fashion, we're doing it the day after, when everything is on sale.

Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl have given you fine people our fave Character Crushes (Ep 519) and fave Toxic Couples (Ep 468) and fave RomCom Chick Flick Guilty Pleasures (Ep 365) and fave Character Chemistry (Ep 263) and fave Period Pieces (Ep 211) and fave RomComs (Ep 158) and now, the guys take a gander at Top Five Fave Romantic Action movies... great date flicks full of chases and guns and explosions and True Romances!

But first -- the guys take a look at a few of the actresses nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, in a round of Love / Like / Hate / Hate-Like.

Then... some Classic Bogie and Baby Drivers and Terminators and flying Harrier Jets and recent blockbusters and old school Robin Hoods and much more.

Finally, The Burgeler himself, Jeremy Burgess joins the show for a segment to not only rank Burgentine's Day 2023, but also to give his own quick Top Five Romantic Action flicks.

And stick around for the stinger, with some quick reactions on the Super Bowl movie trailers!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Deucecast Extra: Gunn's DC Plans & The Bad Batch

In an extra ep from The Deucecast - mostly in part because d$ is currently on a boat in the Caribbean Sea, but also because #TwitterlessDrEarl just wanted a day off, and Mikey didn't feel like recording on a Tuesday morning.

But either way, it's an audio experience of the Deucecast Extra on the YouTube Channel, this time all about James Gunn's speech concerning the future of DC films. Plus Rhett is here to say things like "The majority of the population are morons.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Episode 569: Who Won 2022?

The new year has begun, winter is crashing around us, and it's time to reflect on what made our moviedom in the last year... and for the second time, we ask, Who Won the Year?  And maybe for the first time, because we can't remember, we ask Who Also Lost the Year?

First up, a few quick reviews -- "Living", as seen by Dr Earl, "Aftersun" as seen by Mikey and Dr. Earl, and "Women Talking", as seen by Mikey and Dave... and those Oscar nominated films lead into the discussion of the recent Oscar nominations, with Mikey going all in on Top Gun Maverick... Dave making a case for Everything Everywhere All At Once... and Dr Earl chiming in with pretention.

Then, a top five of the winners and the losers... how can Margot Robbie be both?  And Tom Hanks down year, with Tom Cruise's amazing year... who won the animation game... big time directors taking a hit, but big time blockbusters becoming a hit... too much Korg, just enough Jimmy Cam, and not enough Hong Chau.

Of course, the usual rabbit trails of random conversation. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Episode 568: The Not 2022 Top Ten (Here We Go Again!)

The review of 2022 film is in full swing, but first there is the annual look back at the movies seen last year that were NOT FROM last year. Its the Not 2022 Top Ten, where we highlight films worthy of a second discussion because they just impacted us so much.

Dave, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl welcome in Friend of the Show, streaming live from the booming metropolis somewhere in Bainbridge, Wyoming, that is one Jacob "Roth from Wyoming."

Together, the foursome discuss their top ten faves of the year from all over the place, as far back as 1931 all the way through the 60s and 70s and in the 00s -- O Russell talk... Mamet chatter... Pierce Brosnan's singing voice... classic Christmas movies set in Budapest... Tarantino's faves... assassination conspiracies... Peckinpah and the violence of the west... John Wayne and the hilarity of the west... d$ and Roth fawn over Paulette Goddard... The Seventh Seal does NOT feature Demi Moore...

And much more in this good time of an episode...

  • Andrei Rublev (1966) - for rental
  • Apocalypse Now Redux (1979) - Netflix; Amazon Prime
  • Before During After (2020) - Amazon Prime
  • Chun King Express (1996) - HBO Max
  • The Devil's Backbone (2001) - Amazon Prime
  • Dracula (1931) - for rental
  • Dr. No (1962) - for rental
  • The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (1979) - for rental
  • Flirting with Disaster (1996) - for rental
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - Hulu; Peacock Premium
  • Hit the Road (2021) - Showtime
  • The Ides of March (2011) - for rental
  • In Bruges (2008) - for rental
  • It Happened One Night (1934) - TubiTV
  • JFK (1991) - HBO Max
  • Joint Security Area (2000) - TubiTV
  • Killing Zoe (1993) - for rental
  • Krampus (2015) - for rental
  • Let the Right One In (2008) - Amazon Prime; Showtime; Hulu
  • Love & Monsters (2020) - Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+
  • Mamma Mia (2008) - Hulu
  • McLintock! (1963) - Amazon Prime
  • Modern Times (1936) - HBO Max
  • The Parallax View (1974) - for rental
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (1956) - HBO Max
  • The Seventh Seal (1957) - HBO Max
  • Silence (2017) - Paramount+
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940) - for rental
  • Solaris (1972) - HBO Max
  • Souvenir (2019) - Showtime
  • The Sting (1973) - Netflix
  • Trick 'r Treat (2007) - for rental
  • VFW (2019) - Shudder
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008) - Amazon Prime; TubiTV
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - FXNow; for rental
  • Whiplash (2014) - for rental
  • The Wild Bunch (1969) - HBO Max
  • The Year of the Scab (2017) - Disney+
  • Yo Jimbo (1961) - HBO Max

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Episode 567: ReFlicktion Babylon (January RF Part 2)

Make sure you listen to Part 1 of January ReFlicktions, then come back for the 2nd half of the usual massive list of films that Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl have seen in the last six or seven weeks.

Some of the discussion includes Will Smith's latest and could it have been Oscar bait if only... Rian Johnson returning with another Benoit Blanc's mystery skills... some of the best animation of the year... Bond's music... Christian Bale in the Civil War and Ric Flair in a wrestling ring... creepy dolls... Brendan Fraser's comeback... the latest Baumbach...

And a longer than usual discussion on Babylon, how Mikey loved it, how Earl hasn't seen it, and how Dave cannot decide what he thinks.

Oh, and more Nic Cage.

Here is the 2nd part of the list of movies seen, and were to find them at the time of recording:

  • Emancipation (AppleTV+)
  • Glass Onion (Netflix)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
  • Most Dangerous Game (Amazon Prime)
  • The Sound of 007 (Amazon Prime)
  • Babylon (in theaters)
  • The Invitation (HBO Max)
  • The Whale (in theaters)
  • White Noise (Netflix)
  • Woo! Becoming Ric Flair (Peacock Premium)
  • The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix)
  • M3GAN (in theaters)
  • The Old Way (in theaters)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Episode 566: The Way of the ReFlicktions (Part 1)

Every January, the Deucecast trio jumps into ReFlicktions after what is likely a 6-7 week break from ReFlickting movies... and that means a mondo sized ReFlicktions episode - but for your listening pleasure...

...and because not only is Mikey leaving town for the weekend, but d$ has weekend commitments as well, the 2.5 hour episode is now going to be 2 episodes!

First... the last vestiges of Christmas cinema, with horror Santas and returns to Indiana and Dickens and England.

Then, diving into the non-holiday stuff, #TwitterlessDrEarl gets pretentions with Inerratu and classic with Bing... d$ discusses the controversy on Strange World... Mikey hates Criminals named Emily but loves blue Na'vi... and a movie that we all forgot - Memory.

Check out the films we discussed on the episode (and where they are streaming) and come back next week for the likes of Glass Onion, new Baumbach, Will Smith's new slave epic, Brendan Fraser's comeback and a long discussion on the merits (and debauchery) of Babylon.

  • Violent Night (in rental)
  • A Christmas Story Christmas (HBO Max)
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Netflix)
  • Your Christmas or Mine (Amazon Prime)
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (Starz)
  • Christmas with the Campbells (AMC+)
  • The People We Hate at the Wedding (Amazon Prime)
  • The Santa Clause (Disney+)
  • Christmas Bloody Christmas (Shudder; AMC+)
  • Strange World (Disney+)
  • Holiday Inn (for rental)
  • It’s a Wonderful Binge (Hulu)
  • Emily the Criminal (Netflix)
  • SR (Netflix)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules (Disney+)
  • Memory (Amazon Prime)
  • Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Netflix)
  • Blood Relatives (Shudder; AMC+)
  • Don’t Make Me Go (Amazon Prime)
  • Avatar: The Way of Water (in theaters)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Episode 565: 2022 Surprise and Delights

 Each year, there are the movies that perhaps are not on Mikey's, Dave's, or #TwitterlessDrEarl's top fives or top tens, but they are still movies that surprised everyone... and delighted everyone... unexpected pleasant moviegoing experiences if you will.  

And every year, Friend of the Show, Miss Independent Jeremy Burgess joins up for the episode, giving his own surprises and delights.

First up, Burgess is assigned his annual Burgentine's Day -- sure, it's early, but Home Goods had V-Day stuff up before Christmas, so we feel okay about this. 

Then, the guys jump right into their Top 5 films that they went into unsure about, perhaps with little to no expectations... and came out of surprised at how delighted they found the movies... and delighted at the surprise of how delightful it was. Or something. 

And they even dig a little into Oscar odds... some newer horror gets lots of love on the show... a little hot Brendan Fraser talk... some Austin Butler chatter... Michael's Baygasm... and even get a little Shakespearean. Sort of.

And a "Don't Die" update!! 

  • AmbuLAnce - Amazon Prime
  • The Bad Guys - Netflix
  • Barbarian - HBO Max
  • The Batman - HBO Max
  • Beavis & Butthead Do America - Paramount+
  • Bodies Bodies Bodies - for rental
  • Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers - Disney+
  • Death on the Nile - HBO Max; Hulu
  • Elvis - HBO Max
  • Enola Holmes 2 - Netflix
  • Hu$tle - Netflix 
  • The Lost City - Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX
  • Rosalind - Hulu
  • See How They Run - HBO Max
  • 13 Lives - Amazon Prime