Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Episode 593: The Barbenheimer Dead Reckoning Asteroid Hustler... of destiny

Super long episode title befits a super long episode, and Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl have an awful lot to go over... it's July 2023 ReFlicktions and the meat of the summer blockbusters fall into this episode.

First up, Dave kicks it off with the first of two Katie Heigl movies as he begins to finish a quest that no one should really ever want to do.  #TwitterlessDrEarl does hit the Pretentious Corner once or twice, as Mikey dives into the Cannon Films schlock of bad Chuck Norris and the classic film of good Jack Lemmon. 

Both old movies and new are celebrated, and of course, the biggest of the summer - Asteroid City, Indy 5, Oppenheimer, Barbie, and MI Dead Recks P-1 all are covered here, as well as the guys' new Top 5. 

And the guys even touch on some of the controversy of the Barbie film and it's themes and possible agenda... 

And here are the films discussed this week, and where to watch them. 

  • Wish Upon a Star (Amazon Prime; Peacock Premium; TubiTV)
  • The Lost King (AMC+)
  • Devotion (Paramount+)
  • Evil Dead Rise (MAX)
  • Extraction II (Netflix)
  • Asteroid City (in theaters)
  • Infinity Pool (Hulu)
  • The Wrath of Becky (Hoopla)
  • No Hard Feelings (in theaters)
  • Shiva Baby (MAX)
  • Alice Darling (STARZ)
  • The Delta Force (MAX)
  • WHAM! (Netflix)
  • Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny (in theaters)
  • Past Lives (in theaters)
  • Bullitt (MAX)
  • 100 Girls (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Boys and Girls (Paramount+)
  • Legion of Super Heroes (MAX)
  • Cool Hand Luke (Amazon Prime)
  • The Hustler (Watch TCM)
  • Hunt Club (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One (in theaters)
  • Joy Ride (in theaters)
  • The Odd Couple (Showtime)
  • Enola Holmes 2 (Netflix)
  • Heathers (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Klute (MAX)
  • Harold and Maude (Showtime; Paramount+)
  • Clerk (TubiTV)
  • Oppenheimer (in theaters)
  • Serpico (Amazon Prime; MGM+; Paramount+)
  • Mean Streets (Criterion Channel; for rental)
  • Dangerous Game: The Legacy Murder (Paramount+; Showtime)
  • Invitation of a Murder (for rental)
  • Operation Fortune (for rental)
  • Step Brothers (Hulu)
  • They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix)
  • Jackass (rewatch)
  • Barbie (in theaters)

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Episode 592: The Actor 1-2-3 Punch

Like sand through the hourglass, this is the Deuce of our Lives... because summer is whizzing by faster than you can name 14 straight Tom Hanks banger movies. #FanboySummer2023 rolls on as the latest loser winner guest joins the show -- returning Friend of the Show, Roth from Wyoming! 

Lots to get to on this show, including catching up with Roth and his latest ventures... then some birthday movies, including the incredible news that Seabiscuit is 20 years old!

A brand new game -- Everything Everywhere All At Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- makes its debut on the show, as the crew pairs up movie titles for points. 

Finally, Mikey, d$, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Roth give their favorite 1-2-3 Punch for actors... that is, which actors had the best back to back to back hit films, from double doses of Harry Ford to tripling up on our fave Katie Holmes ex... which leads to Mikey's own theme for the episode, in memory of Garrison Ryfun, of course.

Stick around throughout the episode to hear about Roth's charitable work with RISE Foundation of Wyoming and how you can help! 

(Way too many movies to list their streaming sources - you can do your work this week)


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Episode 591: Fave Stunt Scenes

It's the week that "Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One: Across the Ghost Nationverse" opens (already d$'s fave films of 2023), and what better way to celebrate this landmark film occasion than to talk about fave stunts in movies.

And what better 2023 #FanboySummer Loser Winner Participant to have than Friend of the Show Revolving Part Time Co-Host the Pride of Albany, Georgia, Spawn of Ryfun, Lil G himself G Thang Garrison Ryfun join Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl to talk about it.

First up, a quick, non-spoiler preview review of the aforementioned MI flick, from Garrison, who is out from under his review embargo (apparently he saw it at Wal-Mart? Dunno), then a round of Rotten Tomatoes, Jackie Chan style.

Then, diving into the Top Five, the crew give their favorite practical stunts in movies, including pole fighters, plane droppers, backwards movers, sword fighters, hose swingers, Trans-Am jumpers, rapids swimmers, chariot racers, rain dancers, Bond cyclers, and EVEN MORE!

Stick around for an extra long stinger because none of us can shut up.

Movies discussed and where to find them:

  • Ben-Hur (for rental)
  • Dark Knight Rises (MAX)
  • Death Proof (TubiTV)
  • Deliverance (for rental)
  • Die Hard (Hulu)
  • The General (Amazon Prime; MGM+; TubiTV; FreeVee)
  • Inception (for rental)
  • Mad Max Fury Road (Crackle)
  • Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (Paramount+) 
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Paramount+)
  • The Princess Bride (Disney+)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Disney+)
  • Sherlock Junior (TubiTV)
  • Singin' in the Rain (MAX)
  • Skyfall (Netflix)
  • Smokey & the Bandit (Netflix)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (for rental)
  • Star Wars (Disney+)
  • Tenet (TBS)
  • Wheels on Meals (FreeVee)


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Episode 590: The Samuel L Jackson Tourney

The Big Bracket awaits in September, as we will finally end a years long search for the greatest movie role ever... but there are several spots empty, and to fill up one of those blank spaces, #FanboySummer2023 loser winner participant Matt Mink makes his glorious Coke-filled return to the podcast!

This time around, Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl catch up with Matt and his latest on both of his podcasts -- The Soundtrack of Life and Man-Child Movie Night -- before Matt leads the show into the 27th Big Bracket tourney... this time, to find the greatest movie role from the BMF himself, Samuel L. Jackson.

From Matt's least favorite Tarantino film to the version of "H8ful Eight" that everyone should see to #TwitterlessDrEarl putting "The 51st State" on his to-be-watched list to Dave pimping for Carl Lee Hailey to Mikey trying to explain the Shaft mythology... 32 roles go in, only one can be a Bad M-F'er and advance.

Movies that made the bracket:

Pulp Fiction (MAX)
Formula 51 / The 51st State (Peacock Premium; TubiTV)

The Incredibles (Disney+)
Amos & Andrew (for purchase)

Eve's Bayou (Starz)
Shaft (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+)

DieHard with a Vengeance (Hulu)
Soul Men (Peacock Premium; TubiTV)
xXx (Paramount+)
MCU (Disney+)

Deep Blue Sea (MAX)
Jurassic Park (Peacock Premium; TubiTV)

Kingsman Secret Service (MAX)
Black Snake Moan (for rental)

Star Wars Prequels (Disney+)
Jungle Fever (unavailable)

H8Ful Eight (Netflix)
Do the Right Thing (Peacock Premium)

Snakes on a Plane (for rental) 
187 (unavailable)

The Negotiator (Netflix)
Rules of Engagement (Paramount+; Showtime)

Coach Carter (Showtime; Paramount+)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (for rental)

Unbreakable/Glass Franchise (MAX)
Loaded Weapon I (for rental)

Kiss of Death (unavailable)
A Time to Kill (for rental)

Django Unchained (Paramount+)
Fresh (for rental)

Jackie Brown (Amazon Prime)
Hard Eight (MGM+)