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