Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Episode 618: Bad Dates in Movies

It's once again the Day of Love at The Deucecast Movie Show, and that means d$, Mikey, and #XLessDrEarl are joined once again by The Burge himself, Jeremy "Miss Independent" Burgess -- and the Film Four are here to break down the "Coyote vs Acme" drama over at Warner Brothers, and to discuss Jeremy's thoughts on the Oscar nominations.

Then, the Top Five Bad Dates in Movies... whether it's weekends away that go horribly awry, nights that fall apart, or even awkward dinners and special events, it's all those times on screen when characters just can't make it click -- from news station anchor love to the Frank or the Beans to speed dating with Seth Rogan to unfortunate run ins at German restaurants and spicy foods.

Then, the 7th Annual Burgentine's Day, when the show crew, plus a selected few, assign Valentines themed films for Jeremy's viewing pleasure, including TiMER (Chef Melissa) and Charade (d$) and Say Anything... (Dr Earl) and Paperback Hero (Aussie Nate) to Gross Pointe Blank (Mikey)

Plus, stick around for the ending, with lots more random chatter about all of it.

Movies discussed tonight, and where to find them at the time of recording:

40 Year Old Virgin (Hulu)
Along Came Polly (Peacock Premium)
Back to the Future (for rental)
Basic Instinct (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+; Showtime)
Batman Forever (TubiTV; MAX)
Broadcast News (Starz)
Can't Hardly Wait (for rental)
Charade (Amazon Prime; TubiTV; FreeVee)
Clueless (Paramount+; Showtime)
Date Night (MAX)
Fargo (MAX)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (for rental)
Gross Pointe Blank (for rental)
The Fisher King (for rental)
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (Disney+)
The Love Birds (Netflix)
Natural Born Killers (MAX)
Paperback Hero (unavailable)
Pulp Fiction (MAX)
Say Anything... (Showtime)
Taxi Driver (TubiTV)
There's Something About Mary (STARZ)
TiMER (unavailable)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Episode 617: Oscars 10 to 5

While Mikey and d$ looked ahead to the movies to come for 2024 in last week's auction ep (thanks to Roth from Wyoming and Lil G, aka The Spawn of Ryfun, aka the Pride of Columbus, Garrizzle Ryfizzle for joining us), this week... we take a look at the past.

It's Hollywood Lore that the Best Picture nominee list went from 5 to anywhere from 7 to 10 after "The Dark Knight" was denied the honor in 2008's list (hence, 2009's list of 10 films!), but we wondered what would happen if they kept it at 5 films only... 

Meaning, in some years, the list needed to be culled by a couple of films... in others, as many as 5 had to be cut.  It's a great discussion on movies loved and not-so-loved, movies worthy and therefore argued over, and movies passed over quickly, lucky to have been mentioned at all. 

List of Best Picture nominees each year from 2009 to current - first nominee listed was the Best Picture winner from the year, aside from 2024's list.  Beginning in 2013, movies with an * denotes Deucie Winner for Best Picture in that year. 


  • ·        The Hurt Locker
  • ·        Avatar
  • ·        The Blind Side
  • ·        District 9
  • ·        An Education
  • ·        Inglorious Basterds
  • ·        Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
  • ·        A Serious Man
  • ·        Up
  • ·        Up in the Air


  • ·        The King’s Speech
  • ·        Black Swan
  • ·        The Fighter
  • ·        Inception
  • ·        The Kids are All Right
  • ·        127 Hours
  • ·        The Social Network
  • ·        Toy Story 3
  • ·        True Grit
  • ·        Winter’s Bone


  • ·        The Artist
  • ·        The Descendants
  • ·        Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • ·        The Help
  • ·        Hugo
  • ·        Midnight in Paris
  • ·        Moneyball
  • ·        The Tree of Life
  • ·        War Horse



  • ·        Argo
  • ·        Amour
  • ·        Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • ·        Django Unchained
  • ·        Life of Pi
  • ·        Lincoln
  • ·        Les Miserables
  • ·        Silver Linings Playbook
  • ·        Zero Dark Thirty


  • ·        12 Years a Slave
  • ·        American Hustle*
  • ·        Captain Phillips
  • ·        Dallas Buyers Club
  • ·        Gravity
  • ·        Her
  • ·        Nebraska
  • ·        Philomena
  • ·        The Wolf of Wall Street


  • ·        Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • ·        American Sniper
  • ·        Boyhood
  • ·        The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • ·        The Imitation Game
  • ·        Selma
  • ·        The Theory of Everything
  • ·        Whiplash*



  • ·        Spotlight
  • ·        The Big Short
  • ·        Bridge of Spies
  • ·        Brooklyn
  • ·        Mad Max: Fury Road*
  • ·        The Martian
  • ·        The Revenant
  • ·        Room


  • ·        Moonlight
  • ·        Arrival
  • ·        Fences
  • ·        Hacksaw Ridge
  • ·        Hell or High Water
  • ·        Hidden Figures
  • ·        La La Land
  • ·        Lion
  • ·        Manchester by the Sea*


  • ·        The Shape of Water
  • ·        Call Me By Your Name
  • ·        Darkest Hour
  • ·        Dunkirk
  • ·        Get Out
  • ·        Lady Bird
  • ·        Phantom Thread
  • ·        The Post
  • ·        Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(D(Deucie Best Picture winner was "BladeRunner 2049", not nominated in the Academy Awards)


  • ·        Green Book
  • ·        Black Panther
  • ·        BlacKKKlansman
  • ·        Bohemian Rhapsody
  • ·        The Favourite*
  • ·        Roma
  • ·        A Star Is Born
  • ·        Vice


  • ·        Parasite
  • ·        Ford v Ferrari
  • ·        The Irishman
  • ·        Jojo Rabbit
  • ·        Joker
  • ·        Little Women
  • ·        Marriage Story
  • ·        1917
  • ·        Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*


  • ·        Nomadland
  • ·        The Father
  • ·        Judas and the Black Messiah
  • ·        Mank
  • ·        Minari*
  • ·        Promising Young Woman
  • ·        Sound of Metal
  • ·        The Trial of the Chicago 7


  • ·        CODA*
  • ·        Belfast
  • ·        Don’t Look Up
  • ·        Drive My Car
  • ·        Dune
  • ·        King Richard
  • ·        Licorice Pizza
  • ·        Nightmare Alley
  • ·        The Power of the Dog
  • ·        West Side Story 


  • ·        Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • ·        All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ·        Avatar: The Way of Water
  • ·        The Banshees of Inisherin
  • ·        Elvis
  • ·        The Fabelmans
  • ·        Tar
  • ·        Top Gun: Maverick*
  • ·        Triangle of Sadness
  • ·        Women Talking 


  • ·        American Fiction
  • ·        Anatomy of a Fall
  • ·        Barbie
  • ·        The Holdovers
  • ·        Killers of the Flower Moon
  • ·        Maestro
  • ·        Oppenheimer
  • ·        Past Lives
  • ·        Poor Things
  • ·        The Zone of Interest

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Episode 616: The 2024 Movie Auction

It's that time of the year, when the annual Movie Auction takes place... and by "the annual", we mean the very first one we've ever done. 

In a concept borrowed from The Big Picture Podcast (all nods and love to Amanda Dobbins, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey), Mikey and d$ are joined by Friends of the Show Garrison "Pride of Kennesaw" Ryfun and making his 2nd straight appearance, Roth from Wyoming to fill out their roster of films for 2024.

Everyone has a proverbial $1000 to work with, as various movies are put on the auction block and bid for - with the intentions of getting the movies that will make the most money domestically, as well as will get both Oscar and Golden Globe love in the fall of '24 and early 2025.

The big ones are all hear -- Deadpool 3, Furiosa, Inside Out 2, and Despicable Me 4 included -- plus some surprises, like a Smile sequel, a Sonic sequel, an Apes sequel, and an odd film picked out by Roth himself.

A Rotten Tomatoes game determines the draft order, and the chatter hits on everything from TayTay in the NFL and who Agent Argylle might actually be and more nonsense as per usual.


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

DCMS Ep 615: The NOT 2023 Top Ten

The review of 2023 films are 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 2023 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 the early 50s to all the way through the 60s and 70s and in the 00s -- The greatness of Chucky Heston before he told us "YOUR MOVE, IMPERATOR..." Rated R Hockey... hot Atlanta Olympic Bombing chatter... Martin McDonough gets lots of love... the mastery of Hitchcock (and the documentary you should see)... why Mel Gibson is so good at directing... why Tom Hanks doesn't direct much... and never go in the back of a fast food restaurant...

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


  • ·        Ben Hur (1959) for rental
  • ·        Breathless (a bout de souffle) (1960) MAX
  • ·        Calvary (2014) for rental
  • ·        Compliance (2012) Amazon Prime; Peacock Premium; Hulu; TubiTV
  • ·        Cool Hand Luke (1967) for rental
  • ·        Das Leben der Anderen (2006) for rental)
  • ·        Dog Day Afternoon (1975) for rental
  • ·        Don’t Make Me Go (2022) Amazon Prime
  • ·        The Green Mile (1999) for rental
  • ·        Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Netflix
  • ·        Holy Spider (2022) Netflix
  • ·        House (1977) (MAX)
  • ·        The Hustler (1961) for rental
  • ·        In Bruges (2008) for rental
  • ·        Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxells (MAX)
  • ·        John Wick Chapter 2 (2017) Netflix
  • ·        Marathon Man (1976) Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+
  • ·        Mean Streets (1973) TubiTV
  • ·        Mirror (1975) The Criterion Channel
  • ·        The Mission (1986) for rental
  • ·        The Night of the Hunter (1955) TubiTV
  • ·        Psycho (1960) for rental
  • ·        The Odd Couple (1968) Paramount+
  • ·        The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) for rental
  • ·        Richard Jewell (2019) for rental
  • ·        RocknRolla (2008) for rental
  • ·        Sick of Myself (2022) Showtime; Paramount+
  • ·        Slapshot (1977) For rental
  • ·        Some Like it Hot (1959) MAX
  • ·        The Square (2017) Hulu; TubiTV
  • ·        Swingers (1996) Paramount+
  • ·        78/52 (2017) AMC+
  • ·        The Ten Commandments (1956) for rental
  • ·        That Thing You Do! (1996) for rental
  • ·        The Thing From Another World (1951) TubiTV
  • ·        The Third Day (2023) MAX
  • ·        Thunderball (1965) Amazon Prime
  • ·        The Wicker Man (1973) for rental


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Episode 614: 2024s January ReFlicktions

It's been a while for our ReFlicktions, and they have definitely piled up... and with the new year, comes the reviews of movies at the end of 2023 and the first batch of 2024 films.

Diving right in, a few biopics with wrasslin' stars... some Jenny Garner screen time... #XLessDrEarl bringing the Christmas Pretention... an Indy doc... a snowy doc... a MASHy doc... racing films and bad DC and swimming and Emma Stone taking it off, a lot.  Poor thing. 

Here are the movies discussed:  

  • The Iron Claw (in theaters)
  • It’s a Wonderful Knife (Shudder; AMC+)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Christmas Cabin Fever (Disney+)
  • The Family Switch (Netflix)
  • Candy Cane Lane (Amazon Prime)
  • Joyeux Noelle (Plex; for rental)
  • The Eiger Sanction (Starz; for rental)
  • Lady Ballers (DailyWire)
  • Animal Crackers (TCM)
  • Desperation (for rental)
  • Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford (Disney+)
  • Leave the World Behind (Netflix)
  • Noel (Disney+)
  • Noelle (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Last Christmas (for rental)
  • Gran Turismo (Netflix)
  • Nyad (Netflix)
  • Godzilla Minus One (in theaters)
  • Poor Things (in theaters)
  • Aquaman & the Lost Kingdom (in theaters)
  • Rebel Moon (Netflix)
  • Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche
  • Maestro (Netflix)
  • Wonka (in theaters)
  • Joy Ride (Starz)
  • Saltburn (Amazon Prime)
  • The Equalizer 3 (Netflix)
  • Michael Jackson Thriller 40 (Paramount+; Showtime)
  • Ferrari (in theaters)
  • Flora & Son (AppleTV+)
  • Expend4bles (for rental)
  • The Retirement Plan (Hulu)
  • Anatomy of a Fall (AppleTV+)
  • You Hurt My Feelings (for rental)
  • Lift (Netflix)
  • The Family Plan (AppleTV+)
  • Master Gardener (Hulu)
  • Hidden Strike (Netflix)
  • Sly (Netflix)
  • MASH: The Series That Changed Everything (Hulu)
  • The Boys in the Boat (in theaters)
  • Anyone But You (in theaters)
  • A Good Person (Amazon Prime)
  • Society of the Snow (Netflix)
  • Foe (Amazon Prime)
  • Good Grief (Netflix)
  • The Beekeeper (in theaters)
  • Self-Reliance (Hulu)
  • Vertigo (Criterion Channel)

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Episode 613: 2023's Surprise & Delights

Each year, there are the movies that perhaps are not on Mikey's, Dave's, or #XLessDrEarl'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 we give our top five in this category in our annual Surprise & Delights episode... and like always, Friend of the Show, Miss Independent himself, Jeremy Burgess joins to give his fave underrated and unexpected performances as well.

First up, some chatter about movies that should be nominated for Best Picture, and a look at d$'s Christmas Gift to Burgess, the David Cronenburg film "Videodrome".

Then, the top five Surprise & Delights of the year, including Sydney Sweeney facing Reality... much love for a Sophia Coppola joint... several name drops for Jerry Butler... the differences in the movie and the 3 part series "Blackberry" on AppleTV... the year in horror... and much more.

Finally, the 2024 Burgentine's Day commences, as assignments are given from the likes of Aussie Nate... Melissa R... and the trio on the Deucecast.

Films discussed: 

  • Air (Amazon Prime)
  • Birth/ReBirth (Shudder)
  • Blackberry (AMC+)
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth (AppleTV+)
  • David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived (MAX)
  • Godzilla Minus One (in theaters)
  • Gran Turismo (Netflix)
  • The Iron Claw (in theaters)
  • It’s a Wonderful Knife (Shudder)
  • Jesus Revolution (Netflix)
  • Kim’s Video (unavailable)
  • Plane (Starz)
  • Polite Society (Amazon Prime)
  • Poor Things (in theaters)
  • Priscilla (for rental)
  • Reality (MAX)
  • The Royal Hotel (for rental)
  • Shin Godzilla (for rental)
  • Sick (Peacock Premium)
  • Skinamarink (Hulu/Shudder/AMC+)
  • Totally Killer (Amazon Prime)
  • Wonka (in theaters)
  • You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix)
  • You Hurt My Feelings (for rental)
  • You’re Killing Me (Showtime)

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Ep 612: Who Won 2023?

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? 

While #XLessDrEarl is unavailable, yachting off the coast of Madagascar, filling in is the Pride of Stone Mountain Georgia, Young G Ryfun... after a little catch-up, including whether Garrison is getting too old to stay up for New Year's at midnight, they dive into for a few losers first.

Before the winners, who actually lost?  DCU? MCU? Disney animation? Pixar? Indiana Jones?

Then, the winners of 2023... Barbenheimer... former wrestlers... Emma Stone... FAST Films... Japanese Kaiju... and one goddess who shows up again. 

And... what we really think about Rachel Zeigler and the new Snow White adaptation. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Episode 611: The 2023 Lumps of Coal

Like the Daytona 500, it's a tradition unlike any other. A look back at the films this year that just made our heads spin in circles about why they are just so not good.

Out of the dozens of films The Deucecast Movie Show loved, out of the hundreds of movies the Deucecast Movie Show liked... there are a handful of movies -- or in #TwitterlessDrEarl's case, tropes, patterns, directors and the like -- that just didn't land... or maybe landed with a crash and burn in a bad way.

First up, a quick spoiler-free review of the latest, and possibly final film in this current DCU series -- "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom". Some honest takes on what worked (a few things) and what didn't (a lot of things).

Then, the top (bottom) movies of the year for Mikey, d$, and #XLessDrEarl... the movies that made all of them cringe, throw popcorn, get upset at how bad they are, or even disappointed at how good they were supposed to be. 

The last episode of the year!! 

Movies & where they are streaming at the time of recording

  • Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania (Disney+)
  • Aquaman & the Lost Kingdom (in theaters)
  • Bama Rush (MAX)
  • Cocaine Bear (Amazon Prime)
  • Fair Play (Netflix)
  • Fast X (Peacock Premium)
  • Fear the Night (Showtime; Paramount+)
  • Ghosted (AppleTV+)
  • Heart of Stone (Netflix)
  • Padre Pio (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Renfield (Amazon Prime)
  • The Retirement Plan (Hulu)
  • Trucks (TubiTV)
  • Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey (Peacock Premium)

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Episode 610: The Christmas Gifts of 2023

It's a Marshmallow Deucecast indeed as the Cheetah Girls finally make their annual appearance on the show! 

It's the last stop before Christmas Day, with the 9th Annual Christmas Gift episode -- and the fourth Gifts ep in a row with Garrison "The Pride of Villa Rica" Ryfun joining up! 

In this episode, the final 2023 Birthday Movies kicks the show off, with Aquaman turning 5, LOTR3 turning 20, Tombstone turning 30, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang turning a lot older than you'd think.

After catching up with Mikey's and Garrison's 2023 movie numbers, it's another edition of Everything Everywhere All At Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, following the first ever round last summer.  

Then the gifts -- Gal Gadot needs a break... WWE gets a multiverse... some films and filmmakers get better coverage... and the world gets more Whit Stillman... and much more.

Finally, Mikey hands out tangible gift bags, while d$ and G-Ryfun hand out their own gifts, with a stop in the pretentious corner (sort of) and returning to the well for a few films.

Stick around to the very end... it's a delight. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Episode 609: Kaufman on 34th Street

So this is Christmas, and what have we podded?  A lot, actually. Our tradition trio of final episodes that close out each year begin today, with Garrison joining us for our annual Christmas Gift giveaway, and a look at the worst films we've seen this year, in our Lumps of Coal ep, but first, Friend of the Show Jennifer Kaufman joins us for her 6th Christmas spectacular -- she's a tradition unlike any other. 

First, they play catch-up with Kaufman, then play a little came of Christmas Chronology.

Finally, d$, Mikey, #XLessDrEarl and Kaufman count down their fave portrayals of Santa in film, with all the discussion that goes with it. 

  • The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix)
  • The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (Netflix)
  • A Christmas Story (MAX)
  • Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Hulu; Disney+)
  • Dear Zachary (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Elf (Max; Hulu)
  • Ernest Saves Christmas (Paramount+; Disney+)
  • Home Alone (Starz; Disney+)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Amazon Prime; Disney+; Hulu; AMC+)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1955) (Plex)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1959) (Cultpix)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1973) (Hoopla)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (Hulu)
  • Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney+)
  • Noelle (Netflix)
  • The Night They Saved Christmas (Tubi's CracklePlex)
  • The Santa Clause (Disney+)
  • Violent Night (Amazon Prime)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Episode 608: The ReFlicktions Scenario

The 2023 ReFlicktions Finale is here! The final roundup of all the movies seen, all in one episode, for the year, as Mikey, d$, and #XLessDrEarl not only discuss and review nearly 50 films this time, they also give their final Top 5 of the year.

In this ep, a triple shot of King right off the bat... homicidal stuffed animals... drug films... my pony (ride it, ride it, my pony)... bad, bad King... yelling comics... whining Bill Burr... Ridley Scott's French history... hold over movies... the latest hunger games... lip syncing docs... Australian mystery docs... and Lady Ballers.

Up next... Kaufman returns for her annual Christmas venture... Garrison helps us give out the gifts... the annual look at the worst of the year... and then onto 2024!

The films discussed, and where to find them (at time of recording)

  • Salem’s Lot (1979) (for rental)
  • Salem’s Lot (2004) (for rental)
  • A Return to Salem’s Lot (1979) (for rental)
  • The Bible Collection: Jeremiah (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s (Peacock Premium)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood & Honey (Peacock Premium)
  • Killers of the Flower Moon (in theaters)
  • Pain Hustlers (Netflix)
  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) (Amazon Prime; AMC+; TubiTV)
  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014) (TubiTV)
  • Good Time (Netflix)
  • War Pony (for rental)
  • Trucks (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh (TubiTV)
  • I Am Sam Kinison (for rental)
  • Fingernails (AppleTV+)
  • Old Dads (Netflix)
  • The Royal Hotel (for rental)
  • The Marvels (in theaters but nearly gone)
  • Last Stop Larrimah (MAX)
  • Napoleon (in theaters)
  • Killer (Netflix)
  • Hunger Games: A Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (in theaters)
  • The Holdovers (in theaters)
  • Pricilla (in theaters)
  • Internal Affairs (Amazon Prime)
  • Forgotten Love (Netflix)
  • Fair Play (Netflix)
  • You’re Killing Me (Showtime)
  • The Shift (in theaters)
  • The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (2023) (Showtime; Paramount+)
  • The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1988) (TubiTV)
  • Run.Hide.Fight (Daily Wire)
  • Dream Scenario (in theaters)
  • The Retirement Plan (for rental)
  • Freelance (for purchase)
  • Milli Vanilli (Paramount+)
  • Sly (Netflix)
  • Wish (in theaters)
  • A Haunting in Venice (Hulu)
  • Michael Fassbender: Road to LeMan/The Film (YouTube)
  • Bye Bye Barry (Amazon Prime)
  • David Holmes:  The Boy Who Lived (MAX)
  • Quiz Lady (Hulu)
  • Waitress (Starz)
  • May December (Netflix)
  • Lady Ballers (Daily Wire)
  • Silent Night (in theaters)