Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Episode 589: Conceptual Sci-Fi

Once again, #FanboySummer moves by quickly, as this week, another
winner contributor joins the show, this time for best "Conceptual Sci-Fi".  What does that even mean?  We have no idea, but who cares... as per usual, we go with it and have a fantastic time doing so.

Joining the show is the Rocket Man himself, Uncle Brian E, as he, Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl play a little round of ABCDeez, borrowing from fellow podcaster Doug Benson, as we use letters from a movie phrase to call out movie titles, figure out the theme and try to match up.

Then, a series of categories, from "robots" to "time travel" to "realistic" and more, calling out movies in many of those categories, plus all the discussion that go with it.

And Mikey met up with Glosson to see Petra. Not Pantera.

Films discussed tonight:

Films for rental only: Alien Nation... Another Earth... Blade Runner... Close Encounters of the Third Kind... Contact... HER... Logan's Run... The Martian... Moon... Predestination... Primer... Serenity... Tenet... THX 1138...

Movies streaming:
Coherence (Amazon Prime; Peacock Premium; TubiTV)
Edge of Tomorrow (MAX)
Ex Machina (MAX)
The Fifth Element (AMC+)
Gattaca (TubiTV)

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Episode 588: Not Another Long ReFlicktions

By the time you read this, it will likely be officially summer... June is half over, which means it's time for another round of REFLICKTIONS!

This is the episode where Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl reFlick'd upon the movies they've seen in the last several weeks, since the last time they reFlick'd.

Along the way, more Scott Adkins... Dr. Earl goes French... more live action Disney... more animated Pixar... more The Flash chat... a movie about the Chevy Cavalier or something... why The Son does not follow The Father... d$ with more Bond... Dr Earl with even more Bond... Thor shoots a bunch of people... robots transform into animals... Sydney Sweeney tries, and fails, to be unattractive... and Spidey reigns supreme...

And who can say they've seen "The Double O Kid"?

And here are the movies discussed, and where to find them:

  • And God Created Women (Max; Criterion Channel)
  • Bama Rush (Max)
  • Being Mary Tyler Moore (Max)
  • Billy: The Early Years (Tubi’s CracklePlex)
  • Breathless (Max)
  • Chevalier (Hulu)
  • Coffee Shop (Peacock)
  • Digging for Fire (TubiTV)
  • The Double O Kid (Tubi)
  • Elemental (in theaters)
  • Empire of Light (Max)
  • Extraction 2 (Netflix)
  • Flamin’ Hot (Hulu; Disney+)
  • The Flash (in theaters)
  • Holy Spider (Netflix)
  • Kandahar (in theaters)
  • The Little Mermaid (in theaters)
  • Living (Netflix)
  • Mean Streets (Max; Freevee)
  • Missing (Netflix)
  • My Father’s Dragon (Netflix)
  • Next Exit (Hulu)
  • Not Another Happy Ending (Hoopla)
  • The Old Way (Hulu)
  • Padre Pio (for rental)
  • Reality (Max)
  • 65 (for rental)
  • SPECTRE (FX Now)
  • Spider-Man Across the SpiderVerse (in theaters)
  • Something in the Dirt (Hulu)
  • The Son (Netflix)
  • Sorcerer (for rental)
  • Strange World (Disney+)
  • To Leslie (Netflix)
  • Transformers Rise of the Beasts (in theaters)
  • Trojan War: 30 for 30 (Disney+)
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Crackle)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Episode 587: Recasting

After two weeks of First Timers in both FanBoySummer and on the show totally, it was time to bring a veteran to guest star -- as in, one time last summer (Ep 539) but now, the host of the Food for Thought Podcast, Melissa Reagan is here!

Her topic of choice for Dave, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl is to recast... recast what, you ask? Dealer's choice. Find a major role, put someone else there and see if it fits.

First up, the Birthday Movies, as we come to grips with the fact Ocean's 8 is five years old, Black Dog is 25 years old, The Great Outdoors is 35 years old and even more.

Then a new twist on an old game, Simple Summer Trivia, as all indication points to another big win for Mikey, who usually dominates in this game. 

And finally, what happens if River Phoenix becomes Han Solo?  And Harrison Ford plays Sam Spade?  We get a rundown of Hilary Swank's career post Oscar, and what manic personality should have played Genie in 2019's Aladdin remake? 

Some recasting roles at the time the actors were hot, and some recasting by taking modern actors and placing them into classic films - all makes for a good discussion.  And finally, somewhere d$ can drivel about his Snape complaints. 

Plus a bonus convo, with some real life "almost happened" roles from certain actors, including an unlikely pair that was considered for La La Land, a total near disaster for Forrest Gump, who could beat Viggo as Aragorn, and what if... just what if ScarJo wasn't the right person for Black Widow... 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Episode 586: The Soundtracks List

It's the 2nd week of FanboySummer and Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl invite in long time listener, first time on the show, host of the Harmanny Music Education Podcast the one and only Mr. Craig Holland... er, Harmann! 

After a little chit-chat, finding out about the podcast itself, the group plays the Soundtrack Sales game (boring title, exciting action) and #TwitterlessDrEarl likely never full understands it. 

Then, the guys give their favorite Top Five Movie soundtracks, each with their own stories and thoughts, from movies seen at Panama City Beach to lifelong friendships made in defunct movie theaters to pining for girls who never pined back to a love for Rowlf the Dogg. 

Also... Kenny Loggins soundtrack songs... Dr Earl talks about "Footin"... matching Jewel with Batman... and Mikey gets verklempt... 

Plus the real truth about NRG and the band Kick Axe

Movies discussed, and where to find them streaming at time of recording

  • Animal House - Netflix
  • Batman (1989) - for rental
  • Batman Forever - HBO Max
  • The Big Chill - for rental
  • Boomerang - for rental
  • Clueless - Paramount+
  • Empire Records - Tubi's CracklePlex
  • Good Morning Vietnam - for rental
  • The Great Muppet Caper - Disney+
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 -Disney+; Starz
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Disney+; TBS; 
  • Mo Money - Amazon Prime; TubiTV
  • Mortal Kombat - for rental
  • The Muppet Movie - Disney+
  • O Brother Where Art Thou - for rental 
  • Phenomenon - for rental
  • Reality Bites - Starz 
  • Sleepless in Seattle - Netflix
  • Transformers: The Movie - for rental 
  • When Harry Met Sally - TubiTV