Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Episode 564: The 2022 Lumps of Coal

Like the Masters, its a tradition unlike any other... the Annual Lumps of Coal episode.

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.

Hopping straight to it, the guys rail on how hard it is to muck up a great cast and make a terrible movie (yet Hollywood finds a way)... when the crimes of the future becomes a crime in making a film in the present... when Jessica Chastain tries 355, but delivers a Zero... when Benaffleck Ana de Armes' his marriage... the Jim Cameron movie that won't end... and Zac Efron flames out big time.

Plus, this year's winner of "The Movie that Broke Mikey".

Films discussed in this week's episode, and where to find them at the time of recording:

  • Avatar Way of Water (in theaters)
  • Blacklight (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX)
  • Crimes of the Future (Hulu)
  • Deep Water (Hulu)
  • Firestarter (Amazon Prime)
  • Men (for rental)
  • Moonfall (HBO Max)
  • Morbius (Netflix)
  • Multiverse (Hulu)
  • Quantum Cowboys (unavailable for streaming)
  • Robert Zemeckis' Pinocchio (Disney+)
  • Serena (Hoopla; Kanopy)
  • The 355 (Amazon Prime)
  • Thor Love & Thunder (Disney+)
  • Walking Tall: The Payback (TubiTV)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Episode 563: Christmas Gifts 2022

It's that time of year once again... The Cheetah Girls have returned to spread their vocals, their mirth, and their marshmallow world all up in your earholes as its the Annual Christmas Gift Episode -- the one where we, that being Mikey, d$, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Christmas Gift perennial Lil G Spawn of Ryfun Pride of Waycross Garrison, give out the best movie related gifts to the studios, to the people, to the actors, and even some to each other.

The theme music rolls and the festive festives for the entire show!

First up... a spoiler free -- then a spoiler filled -- review of "Avatar: The Way of Water"

NOTE: We talk spoilers from 14:42 to around 21:50 of the episode, so if you haven't seen it or don't want to hear, then heed the time stamp accordingly

Then the gifts... to Tom Cruise! To Netflix execs! To Bob Iger! To Michael Giacchino! And the creation of a brand new, free, ad-supported streaming service that you should subscribe to!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Episode 562: Have Yourself a Kaufman Little Christmas

The Christmas season is in full swing, with our series of Christmas episodes finally set to begin -- big props to Aussie Nate, Roth from Wyoming, and Lil G for hosting last week...

But the real losers are back in the saddle, with Mikey and d$ taking control again -- #TwitterlessDrEarl off on assignment doing Doctors with Some Borders (because he's pretentious)

It's becoming an annual tradition - one that we find out isn't as old as we thought, but still will be from here anyway - and that is bringing former Delightful Life podcast host and Disney Nerds podcast co-host and sort of blogger and avid hockey fan and mom of 3-7, though we aren't sure, and the greatest voice on our show, one Jennifer Kaufman!

A little bit of chit chat and catching up -- including the movies she's seen, like "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
, and Mikey's review of "Christmas Bloody Christmas" and d$'s take on "Violent Night", and a defense of "Spirited" -- they dive into a jolly round of Dylan McDermott Mulroney, starring Candace, Danica, and Lacey! 

Then the Top Five of the Week... the trio's fave non-Christmas movies to watch at Christmas, with some films possibly being a Christmas movie, some films having parts of Christmas in it, and some having nothing to do with Christmas whatsoever.

Plus, the incredible career of Shane Black... the graduation of Young Garrison Ryfun... fantasy movies in the holidays... and much more! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Episode 561: 3 Podcast Men (the guest host show)

While Mikey has missed maybe 2 episodes, and d$ has missed maybe 3 eps, and #TwitterlessDrEarl has only been a regular for the last few hundred eps, now for the first time in almost 12 years and 560 episodes, neither Mikey nor d$ nor #TwitterlessDrEarl are on the show itself.

Instead, three show icons, three show legends, three show fan favorites, three show regulars take over the show... Aussie Nate, Spawn of Ryfun, aka, Lil G, and Roth from Wyoming pick up the reigns as the regular guys are out of action for the week (re: d$ is in Orlando and Mikey is watching movies and #TwitterlessDrEarl just likes the weekend off) and after firing off a quick round of Rotten Tomatoes, they dive right into Top Five Recasted Characters.

From a super spy to a dark knight to a space smuggler to Old Kris Kringle himself, Lil G, Aussie, and Roth serve up their fave characters that were redone even better.

Also, Garrison has never seen Christmas Vacation, and hates Ernest movies, so he will likely not ever be asked back.

Here are movies listed and discussed, and where to find them at the time of recording:

  • Batman Forever (the one with Val, but not the nipple suit) - HBO Max
  • Becoming Bond - Hulu
  • Casino Royale - Netflix
  • Clear and Present Danger (1994) - Netflix; Paramount+
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - HBO Max
  • Hercules - Disney+
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - Amazon Prime; Disney+; Peacock Premium
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994) - Disney+ 
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - HBO Max
  • Ocean's Eleven (1960) - for rental
  • Ocean's Eleven (2001) - for rental
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service - for rental
  • Paddington - Netflix
  • Paddington 2 - HBO Max
  • Patriot Games (1992) - Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney+
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming - STARZ; STARZ in Teens Bitten By Spiders & Gaining Extraordinary Powers
  • Star Trek (2009) - Netflix; Paramount+
  • Tomb Raider - for rental
  • 12 Angry Men (1957 version) - TubiTV
  • 12 Angry Men (1997 version) - TubiTV
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine - STARZ; STARZ in Mutant

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Episode 560: A Cowardly Round of Spiritied ReFlicktions

Another year is hitting the final stretches, as Christmas looms... but to end the year, there must be a final reckoning... er, a final ReFlicktions.

The final one of the year gives you a ton to watch over the holidays, including family films and tense dramas and documentaries and documentaries about those tense dramas and stuff you can't see John Cena in and over 35 films you need to watch...

Like, these, found on the following streaming services... 

  • Outlaw Justice (or "The Long Kill") (1999) - Amazon Prime
  • Cyrano (2021) - Amazon Prime
  • Barbarian (2022) - HBO Max
  • The Menu (2022) - in theaters
  • Confess, Fletch (2022) - Showtime
  • I Love My Dad (2022) - rental; Hoopla
  • Batman: The Long Halloween Part One (2021) - HBO Max
  • Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two (2021) - HBO Max
  • The Good Nurse (2022) - Netflix
  • Capturing the Killer Nurse (2022) - Netflix
  • Stars at Noon (2022) - Hulu
  • See How They Run (2022) - HBO Max
  • Rosaline (2022) - Hulu
  • The Independent (2022) - Peacock Premium
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022) - Roku online
  • A Christmas Story Christmas (2022) - HBO Max
  • Causeway (2022) - AppleTV+
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) - in theaters
  • Disenchanted (2022) - Disney+
  • Enola Holmes 2 (2022) - Netflix
  • Raymond & Ray (2022) - AppleTV+ 
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) - Netflix
  • Spirited (2022) - AppleTV+
  • Tar (2022) - for rental; in theaters
  • Banshees of Inisherin (2022) - in theaters
  • She Said (2022) - In theaters
  • Love, Gilda (2018) - Amazon Prime; Chicken Soup's For the Soul's Crackle
  • The Wonder (2022) - Netflix
  • Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (2022) - Disney+
  • Slumberland (2022) - Netflix
  • The Fabelmans (2022) - in theaters
  • Falling for Christmas (2022) - Netflix
  • The Forgiven (2022) - Hulu
  • Smile (2022) - EPIX; Paramount+
  • The People We Hate at the Wedding (2022) - Amazon Prime
  • Bones and All (2022) - in theaters
  • Willow (1986) - Disney+
  • The Binge (2020) - Hulu

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Episode 559: DeuceGiving 2022

It's our annual episode of giving thanks, in a DeuceGiving style!  This is the episode where Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl gives their thanks!

Movies are finally back (for the most part), so after a few birthday movies, including The Last Unicorn and The Lord of the Rings celebrating some big anniversaries, we give our list of gratitude for the movie world --  thanks for the return of our favorite Butt Wagons and ingenues arising and Data gets his spotlight and old school being new school and so much more.

And of course, thanks to all of YOU for the listening and downloading and so much more!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Episode 558: The November 90s

The holiday season is here, and we are one week out from our annual DeuceGiving episode, which kicks off two months of annual eps - from Christmas gifts to Kaufman's yearly seasonal offerings to Top Tens of Not the Year to Lumps of Coal and much more.

But that's later.

Today, we talk November... last year, around this time, we talked best November movies of the 2000s. This time, we take it back a decade and do the best of the 90s -- any film released from November 1 to November 30th in 1990... and 1991... and 1992.. and so on, up until 1999.

And to regale our 11th months gone by, Dave, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl brings in a familiar face, one not seen in a bit -- Dave's Main Street Electrical Podcast co-star Jenn Novotny!  She joins the dudes to discuss their top fives.

Also, catching up with Upon a Star Jenn -- latest films she's seen, her newest podcasting venture, and just Amish life in general. 

Then, a new game called All Rotten Or Alright, as it's a mixed bag of Rotten and Fresh films from Novembers gone by, then a little Catch Up with Jenn, including her two existing podcasts and a new show upcoming, The Couples Code, which you can look for online soon.

Movies discussed and where to find them streaming:

  • Aladdin (Disney+)
  • The American President (HBO Max)
  • Beauty & the Beast: The Good One (Disney+)
  • Beauty & the Beast: The Hermione One (Disney+)
  • The Bodyguard (HBO Max; Netflix)
  • The Bone Collector (Peacock Premium)
  • Dances with Wolves (HBO Max; MaxGO)
  • Dogma (unavailable)
  • Ernest Rides Again (Peacock Premium; TubiTV; Chicken Soup for the Soul's Crackle)
  • Goldeneye (EPIX; Paramount+)
  • Home Alone (Disney+) 
  • Home Alone 2 (Disney+)
  • Home Alone 3 (the one with the RC car) (Disney+)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Amazon Prime; Disney+)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (Disney+)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (STARZ)
  • My Girl (Showtime)
  • A Perfect World (Showtime)
  • Robot Jox (TubiTV)
  • The Santa Clause (Disney+)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (for rental)
  • Toy Story (Disney+)
  • Toy Story 2 (Disney+)
  • Very Bad Things (for rental)
  • The Waterboy (Amazon Prime)
  • The World is Not Enough (for rental)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Deucecast Classic: The Political Movies

This week, we drop an episode that premiered on November 6th, 2016, including d$, Mikey, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Pinky (!) -- these are the original show notes from that episode, or find it here

It's election season here in 'Merica, and to recognize, Mikey, Pinky, and Dave are talking favorite political films!  And who better to bring in to discuss such movies than the President of the Pretentious
Corner, the Witt Stillman fan, the Film Historian, the Terence Malick Apologist himself, the honorable Dr Earl.

First up, a round of The Ryan Phillippe Game, where you have to name all the films of a certain actor like Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Owen Wilson or Charlize Theron and more.

And then... fave political movies!   People trying to win an election!  Leaders trying to stop a war!  Superheroes trying to stay on the right side of America!  Movies like Lincoln!  Argo!  Wag the Dog! Captain America Civil War!

A great recommendation for the movie "Failsafe" as well, if you can find it, and for "Eye in the Sky", which is now available on Netflix.

So enjoy the list of political movies and tell us your own faves!

DISCLAIMER:  There isn't any talk of the current political climate, nor it's candidates, its merely a list of favorite films involving not just government, but anything where a leadership plays a game of hierarchy for positioning...

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Episode 557: The Jack vs Bobby D Tourney

On the way to Episode 600, in which The Deucecast Movie Show will finally payoff it's Big Bracket of Movie Roles.. but there are still spots to fill.  So tonight, the guys match up two Hollywood Legendary Heavyweights -- Jack Nicholson roles vs Robert DeNiro roles.

First up, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl bring in "The Pride of Noonan", aka, Lil G, aka, Spawn of Ryfun, aka, Garrison to discuss the characters that Jack and Bobby brought to life.

After a quick look back to 2012 when Disney and Lucasfilm made a small agreement, then they dive into the bracket... and they even have to call in help.

Follow along as Jack Torrence takes on James Dale, Garrett Breedlove vs George Hanson, Frank Costello vs Will Randal, Warren Schmidt vs Harry Sanborn, Jake Gittes vs Bill Rorish, Col Jessup vs Melvin Udell, The Joker vs Daryl Van Horne, Randal McMurphy vs Charley Partanna


Vito vs Sam and Max Cady vs Pat Solito Jr and Al Capone vs Harry Tuttle and Paul Vitti and Jack Brynes and Travis Bickle vs Michael and Neil McCauley vs Louis Gara and Jake LaMotta vs Jack Walsh and Jimmy Conway vs Sam Rothstein.

Only one can make it through.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Episode 556: The New Hierarchy of ReFlicktions

Another few weeks have gone by, and it's time for another ReFlicktions, which is a wrap up of all the movies that your handsome hosts - d$, Mikey, #TwitterlessDrEarl -- have seen since... well, since the last time we did ReFlicktions.

Amongst the topics discussed... the crap that is Hocus Pocus 2... counting the Werewolf as a movie... lots of Sports Docs... being surprised by the Munsters... loving Amsterdam... hating Barney... Swedish vampires... there is no OF... Mikey loves Krampus... Anya Taylor Joy in the VVitch.. going back to Flo Pugh... Julia & George on-screen...

And Idris Elba fights a lion.  

Oh yeah, The Rock changes the hierarchy with his Adamsy Blackness.

Here are the movies discussed and where to find them (at the time of recording)

  • Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)
  • Facing Nolan (Netflix)
  • Werewolf by Night (Disney+)
  • The Munsters (Netflix)
  • Evil Dead (2013)
  • The Redeem Team (Netflix)
  • Amsterdam (in theaters)
  • Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (Netflix)
  • I Love You, You Hate Me (Peacock Premium)
  • Let the Right One In (Showtime)
  • Corpse Bride (HBO Max)
  • Spirit Halloween: The Movie (for rental)
  • Death Hunt (TubiTV)
  • Black Christmas (Peacock Premium)
  • Krampus (Peacock Premium)
  • Studio 666 (Starz)
  • Black Adam (in theaters)
  • Trick or Treat (for rental, in theaters)
  • Bring it On: Cheer or Die (for rental; USA app)
  • Ticket to Paradise (in theaters)
  • The Hunger (HBO Max)
  • Hellraiser (2022) (Hulu)
  • Don’t Worry Darling (in theaters)
  • The Witch (HBO Max)
  • Resurrection (for rental)
  • Last Seen Alive (Netflix)
  • The Illustrated Man (Watch TCM)
  • The Outfit (Peacock Premium)
  • The Stranger (2022) (Netflix)
  • Beast (Peacock Premium)
  • Halloween Ends (Peacock Premium)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Episode 555: The Most Inept Movie Bad Guys

When you get five and half-a-hunna episodes into your podcast, including 12 Halloween Episodes, you can't always do "Best Villains"... sometimes you have to go the other way, and do the "Worst Villains", or more specifically, "The Most Incompetent Bad Guys" in films.

October birthday movies up first, as Blade Runner 2049 celebrates its 5th birthday, The Might Ducks has it's 30th birthday, and The Manchurian Candidate turns 60 (RIP Angela Lansbury!)

Guest of the night, Miss Independent himself Jeremy Burgess joins the show to fill us on on Dust on the VCR as well as the update on the upcoming film Don't Die.

Then, Mikey, Dave, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Burgess give their own list of greatly terrible bad guys in film -- written well but played poorly, or the storyline they are given is terrible, or flashy but totally ineffective for any number of reasons.

Finally, MikeTober #9 commences, with Mikey giving his recap and ranking of "Speak No Evil", "Dog Soldiers", "The Vanishing" and some other movie I can't remember but he didn't like as much. 

Movies mentioned in the show, and where they are streaming at time of recording:

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (TubiTV) 
  • The Avengers (Disney+)
  • The Dead Zone (HBO Max)
  • Don't Worry Darling (In Theaters; for rental)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (Disney+)
  • Fantastic Four (1994) (unavailable) 
  • Fargo (Starz)
  • Glory Road (Disney+)
  • Halloween Ends (Peacock; In Theaters)
  • It's Alive (unavailable) 
  • Karate Kid III (Showtime)
  • Mars Attacks (for rental)
  • The Princess Bride (Disney+)
  • Signs (for rental)
  • Slugs (TubiTV)
  • Speak No Evil (Shudder)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Disney+)
  • Quantum of Solace (Netflix; Amazon Prime
  • Robin Hood (Disney+)
  • V/H/S (Hulu)
  • V/H/S 2: Rewinding Boogaloo (Hulu; Chicken Soup For the Soul's Crackle)
  • X-Men (Disney+; Hulu)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Episode 554: The Best Henchmen in Film

Halloween is quickly approaching as the fall rolls on, and the spooky movies are already on deck for both Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl. But before they get to Halloween proper (and the annual Halloween ep coming in a few weeks), they'll spend a little time with some of the other mean, evil, and sometimes incompetent characters of film.

First, quick chatter about recent movies taken in, including "Amsterdam" and "Werewolf By Night", then a Rotten Tomatoes game featuring the good, and bad, movies made by the master of horror fiction, Stephen King himself. Everything from the acclaimed like "Stand by Me" to the forgotten, like "The Mangler".  Everyone figures Mikey will win this one too. Right? Right.

Then, the Henchmen. Those who don't run the show, but do the bidding of those movie villains who do. Then again, sometimes the Henchmen in question are really the ones in charge. Either way, each of the Deucecast trio brings their own favorites to their lists.

Plus... the short career of Alexander Godunov and a
multiverse world where Harrison Ford is a dentist on Friends and Tom Selleck wields a whip.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Episode 553: Glosson is So Extra

Due to a number of factors including a hurricane that kept d$'s vacation totally up in the air and a Sunday night unavailability and Monday night plans that were set then were squashed and of course, the fallback plan... an ep of The Deucecast Extra, all for your listening ears.

While Dave makes his way back from Orlando, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl welcome in the Pride of Eatonton, the Spawn of Ryfun, Lil G in the hizzy, along with Wyoming's Best Hope, J Roth.

The first hour consists of a look at Ep 6 of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law", in which we determine that Mikey hates Baltimore... and then some MCU News, with the Deadpool teaser.

Then, "Andor" episodes 1-3, with all the characters and themes and Blade Runner vibes throughout.

THEN... about 54 minutes in...

Steve Glosson.

The man, the myth, the legend calls in and gives his take on Andor... Thor and Thor Love & Thunder... and weird aliens in Star Wars and Good Will Hunting and Fantastic Four and The Eternals and Dibello the Lawyer and classic Steve Glosson and The Big Honkin Show's return and Rise of Skywalker and Michael hates "Willow" and "Blade" and Superman II's Donnor Cut vs Donnor party

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Episode 552: The Franchise Role Tournament

Because we are on the downslope to Episode 600, and we've done 21 of these and need to do at least 11 more... its TOURNEY TIME.

Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl are ready to put another movie role into the Big Bracket, to figure out what the greatest movie role of all time could be.  This episode, it's picking out the greatest roles from franchises.

The rules.... must be a character who appears in at least FOUR theatrical releases, no matter how brief, and can be played by the same or different actors.  Star Wars and Marvel are intentionally excluded, with one brief exception. And for the first time in any DCMS Tourney... Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings make their appearances. 

To do such a big event, the Deucecast trio need help -- enter the Pride of Buford Georgia, Spawn of Ryfun himself, Lil G, and Friend of the Show Roth from Wyoming, picking up last minute invites to be a part of the madness. 

Transformers go tet a tet... the wizarding world has a rumble, as does Middle Earth... action stars attempt to keep it in the family, while dynamic duos take on crime stopping wiseacres... will G's push for Ethan Hunt finally be successful?  What happens when two of Mikey's icons face off?  Is it fair to make #TwitterlessDrEarl decide a match from movies he's never seen?  Probably not, but here we go! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Episode 551: The Return of Captain ReFlicktions

Another September, another fall begins, and another round of ReFlicktions takes shape as Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl come together once again to give the lowdown on 12 movies (d$) and 5 movies (Ear) and 133 movies (Mikey, taking over for Pinky in the moviewatching sphere)

In the show... Earl taps into his Zennieal side... Liam Neeson disappoints again... Dave goes Sports Doc... Mikey's worst movie... bad 80s heroes... uncomfortable supermarket conversations... original films of good remakes... Viola Davis kicks arse... and a delight romp from 1940

  • After Yang (Showtime)
  • On the Count of Three (Hulu)
  • Bodies Bodies Bodies (in theaters)
  • Blacklight (EPIX)
  • Italian Studies (Hulu)
  • Happening (AMC+)
  • Lost in Space (Hulu)
  • Back Roads (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Rogue Agent (AMC+)
  • Hollywood Bulldogs (Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Crackle)
  • The Civil Dead (unavailable)
  • Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul (Netflix)
  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist (Netflix)
  • Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 (Netflix)
  • Me Time (Netflix)
  • Spin Me Round (AMC+)
  • The PEZ Outlaw (for purchase)
  • Samaritan (Amazon Prime)
  • Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul (Peacock; Peacock Premium)
  • Quantum Cowboys (unavailable)
  • The Return of Captain Invincible (Hoopla; Night Flight)
  • Elvis (HBO Max)
  • The Yards (Paramount+)
  • Barbarian (in theaters)
  • Solaris (HBO Max)
  • Solaris (HBO Max)
  • End of the Road (Netflix)
  • Pinocchio (Disney+)
  • Body of Lies (Paramount+; Showtime)
  • The Woman King (in theaters)
  • Confess Fletch (in theaters; for rental; on Showtime on 10/28)    
  • Pearl (in theaters)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (HBO Max)
  • Candyman: The David Klein Story (PLEX)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Episode 550: The Summer Winners and Losers

The fall is almost here, and if you haven't heard the Fall Movie Preview from last week, go back and listen.  But as the Deucecast boys -- Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl -- puts the summer to bed, first with the end of #FanboySummer and the look ahead to the new season, one final nail in the summer comes in the form of the Winners & Losers of the Summer Movie Season.

First up, a little Box Office Mojo, figuring out which movies crossed that magical $100,000,000 number (also the number d$ owed on Discover Card circa 2001). 

Then, five winners and five losers from each Mikey and Dave, while Earl can proclaim all the winners, his kind heart only allows him to discuss three losers. 

We also discuss the problem with Kevin Hart... the problem with Audrey Plaza... the BIG problem wit that new demon show... the problem with 2022 Tom Hanks... love for Zac Efron... being impressed with Elvis... more Cha Cha love... the movie that broke Mikey... how a stupid cartoon might be the smartest thing on TV... missing girlfriends and catfishing... and Tom Cruise being the most best Tom Cruiseiest ever... 

Movies Discussed and where to find them (at time of recording) 

  • Beavis & Butthead Do the Universe
  • The Black Phone - Peacock Premium
  • Bodies Bodies Bodies - In theaters
  • Bullet Train - In theaters 
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth - Apple+
  • Crimes of the Future - for rental
  • DC Superhero League of Pets - In theaters 
  • Elvis - HBO Max
  • Emily the Criminal - for rental
  • Firestarter - Peacock Premim
  • Jurassic World - Peacock Premium
  • Lightyear - Disney+
  • The Man from Toronto - Netflix
  • Men - for rental
  • Me Time - Netflix
  • Prey - Hulu
  • Quantum Cowboys - unavailable 
  • Spiderhead - Netflix
  • Thor Love & Thunder - Disney+
  • Top Gun Maverick - in theaters; rental
  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist - Netflix

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Episode 549: The Extended Editions

Still Beautiful. Still Gorgeous. Still Malick.

As Labor Day passes, so goes, for all intents and purposes, the #FanBoySummer which comes to a close with one final guest, one final top five as provided by those in the Discord.

Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl welcome back The Pride of Tifton Georgia, the Spawn of Ryfun, Lil G, Garrison to the show, and he brings to the table an extended alternate topic... that being Extended Editions and Directors Cuts of our Fave Films.

Several opinions come up on the Justice League and Zack Snyder's famed edition... the slapstick of Superman and the alternate cut... Mikey cheating... Garrison channeling Sergio Leone... watching films in TV series form... Terrence Malick stuff... Mikey's Star Trek convention discoveries... watching The Tuxedo... Peter Jackson's directors edition of the Lord of the Rings... aliens of the Abyss... and a movie that lasts over five hours...

Plus, d$ plays off DaveSplosion 2022!

These are the films discussed in the episode at the time of recording... no idea where all the extended editions are, but the originals are here, unless otherwise noted

  • The Abyss - STARZ in wet
  • Almost Famous - STARZ in Fever Dogs
  • Amadeus - for rental
  • Apocalypse Now Redux - Netflix
  • Blade Runner - HBO Max
  • City Hunter - TubiTV
  • Game of Death - STARZ in Hi Ya; TubiTV
  • H8ful Eight extended - Netflix
  • The Highlander - Amazon Prime; HBO Max; Peacock
  • Interceptor - Netflix
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair - HBO Max
  • The New World - for rental
  • Once Upon a Time in America - Netflix
  • Payback - unavailable
  • Police Story 2 - HBO Max
  • Southern Comfort - TubiTV
  • Superman II: The Donner Cut - for rental
  • The Tree of Life - for rental
  • The Tuxedo - for rental
  • Until the End of the World - unavailable
  • Waterworld - STARZ in wet
  • Zack Synder's Justice League - HBO Max

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Episode 548: The 2022 Mostly Correct Fall/Winter Movie Preview

For the first time in over two years, the Deucecast crew -- Mikey, d$, and #TwitterlessDrEarl takes on a Herculean task... listing the movies coming in the fall and winter of the year. The Spring/Summer preview (ep 526) got most of the movies right, but when it comes to fall and winter, leading into award season, it's a total crapshoot.

But we are up for the challenge.

We list most of the major releases into theaters and streaming, with the knowledge that any of them can move without warning.  

Two Pinocchio films, new Kevin Smith, is Fletch even relevant anymore, Sidney Pointier gets his due, Zac Efron on a Beer Run, Olivia Wilde v Flo Pugh, Tyler Perry's Jazzman, d$ geeks out over new Russell AND new Baumbach, Mikey says "Dominatrix", #TwitterlessDrEarl loving some Tar, Anne Hathaway heads to another Oscar, She Said journalism, Amy Adams Amy Adams Amy Adams, Tom Hanks bad accents, Whitney biopic, Sarah Polley's critical love... 

And dozens and dozens and dozens more. 

Sept. 1:

Spider-Man: No Way Home - The More Fun Stuff Version - Dir. Jon Watts (Cop Car, SM: Homecoming, SM: No Way Home - Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Tobey MacGuire, Willem Dafoe - With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. (Adds an additional 15 minutes)

Sept. 2:

Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul (Theatrical and Peacock) - Dir. Adamma Ebo - Sterling K. Brown, Regina Hall - In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.

Sept. 8:

Pinocchio (Disney+) - Dir. Robert Zemekis (Back to the Future 1-3, Forrest Gump) - Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo - A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Sept. 9:

Barbarian - Dir. Zach Cregger (The Civil War on Drugs) - Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard, Justin Long - A woman staying at an Airbnb discovers that the house she has rented is not what it seems.

Medieval - Dir. Petr Jakl (Ghoul) - Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Michael Caine - The story of fifteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

Sept. 13:

Clerks III (Fathom Event) - Dir. Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma) - Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck - Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all.

Sept. 16:

Confess, Fletch (Limited & PVOD) - Dir. Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland, Paul) - Jon Hamm, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery - After becoming the prime suspect in multiple murders, Fletch strives to prove his innocence while simultaneously searching for his fiancé's stolen art collection.

God’s Country - Dir. Julian Higgins (Mending Wall) - Thandwie Newton, Jefferson White - When a college professor confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she's drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences.

Goodnight Mommy (Amazon Prime) – Dir. Matt Sobel (Take Me to the River) - Naomi Watts, Peter Hermann, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti - Twin brothers arrive at their mother's house and begin to suspect that something isn't right. Remake of the 2014 Austrian film.

Pearl - Dir. Ti West (X, In the Valley of Violence) - Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright - The story of how Pearl became the vicious killer seen in "X".

The Silent Twins - Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure, Fugue) - Letitia Wright, Johdi May, Michael Smiley - Based on the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, real-life identical twins who grew up in Wales and became known as "the silent twins" because of their refusal to communicate with anyone other than each other.

The Woman King – Dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, The Old Guard) - Viola Davis, John Boyega, Lashana Lynch - A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sept. 21:

Meet Cute (Peacock) - Dir. Alex Lehmann (Blue Jay, Paddleton) - Pete Davidson, Kaley Cuoco - What would you do if you could travel to your loved ones' past, heal their traumas, fix their problems, and change them into the perfect partner?

Sept. 23:

Athena (Netflix) - Dir. Romain Gavras (Our Day Will Come, The World is Yours) - Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.

Don’t Worry Darling – Dir. Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) - Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde - A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

A Jazzman’s Blues (Netflix) - Dir. Tyler Perry (Madea’s Family Reunion, Meet the Brown, The Family That Prey’s Together) - Ryan Eggold, E. Roger Mitchell, Milauna Jackson - Follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret.

Lou (Netflix) - Dir. Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars) - Allison Janey, Jurnee Smollett, Logan Marshall-Green - A storm rages. A young girl is kidnapped. Her mother teams up with the mysterious woman next door to pursue the kidnapper, a journey that tests their limits and exposes shocking secrets from their pasts.

On the Come Up (Paramount+) - Dir. Sanaa Lathan - Sanaa Lathan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Method Man - Story centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Facing controversies and with an eviction notice staring down her family, Bri doesn't just want to make it, she has to.

Sidney (AppleTV+) - Dir. Reginald Hudlin (Marshall) - Follow the real life story of Sidney Poitier, the Oscar winner of 1964. 

Sept. 28:

Blonde (Netflix) - Dir. Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Asassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly) - Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Garret Dillahunt - A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Sept. 30:

Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+) - No

God's Creatures - Dir. Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits) - Emily Watson, Paul Mescal - In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (AppleTV+) - Dir. Peter Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary - Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Bill Murray - A man's story of leaving New York in 1967 to bring beer to his childhood buddies in the Army while they are fighting in Vietnam.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Damon Thomas - Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Cathay Ang - The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act...different. 

See How They Run (Limited) – Dir. Tom George - Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody - In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.

Smile - Dir. Parker Finn - Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner, Jessie T. Usher - After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

The Good House - Dir. Maya Forbes (The Polka King, Infinitely Polar Bear) & Wallace Wolodarsky (Sorority Boys, Seeing Other People) - Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Morena Baccarin - Life for New England realtor Hildy Good begins to unravel when she hooks up with an old flame of hers from New York. Based on Ann Leary's 'The Good House.'

Oct. 7:

Amsterdam - Dir. David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) - Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington - Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Catherine Called Birdy (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Lena Dunham (Creative Nonfiction, Tiny Furniture) - Bella Ramsey, Andrew Scott, Dean-Charles Chapman - A 14 year old girl in medieval England navigates through life and avoiding potential suitors her father has in mind. 

Hellraiser (Hulu) - Dir. David Bruckner (The Ritual, The Night House) - Jamie Clayton, Goran Visnjic - In this reimagining of Clive Barker's seminal Hellraiser franchise, a young woman must confront the sadistic, supernatural forces behind an enigmatic puzzlebox responsible for her brother's disappearance.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile - Dir. Josh Gordon & Will Speck (The Switch, Office Christmas Party) - Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Voice - Shawn Mendes - Feature film based on the children's book about a crocodile that lives in New York City.

Tár (Limited) - Dir. Todd Fields (In the Bedroom, Little Children) - Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Julian Glover - Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár. widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

Triangle of Sadness (limited) - Dir. Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) - Thobias Thorwid, Harris Dickinson, Woody Harrelson - A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

Oct. 14:

The Curse of Bridge Hollow (Netflix) - Dir. Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Fantasy Island) - Priah Ferguson, Lauren Lapkus, Nia Vardalos - A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she'd want to in order to save their town - her father.

Decision to Leave - Dir. Park Chan-wook (Joint Security Area, The Handmaiden, Old Boy) -  Tang Wei, Park Hae-il, Go Kyung-Pyo - A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Halloween Ends (Theatrical & Peacock) - Dir. David Gordan Green (Undertow, Jow, Halloween, Halloween Kills) - Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, The Shape - A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Rosaline (Hulu) - Dir. Karen Maine (Yes, God, Yes) - Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Christopher McDonald - A comedic retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," told from the point of view of Romeo's jilted ex, Rosaline, the woman Romeo first claims to love before he falls for Juliet.

The Stranger (Netflix) - Dir. Thomas M. Wright (Acute Misfortune) - Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Ewen Leslie - Two men who meet on a plane and strike up a conversation that turns into friendship. For Henry Teague, worn down by a lifetime of physical labour and crime, this is a dream come true.

White Bird: A Wonder Story - Dir. Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, World War Z) - Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson, Bryce Gheisar - Based on the book by the best-selling author of Wonder, this uplifting movie shows how one act of kindness can live on forever

Oct. 21:

Argentina, 1985 (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Santiago Mitre (The Summit, 15 Ways to Kill Your Neighbour) - Ricardo Darin, Peter Lanzani, Carlos Portaluppi - A team of lawyers take on the heads of Argentina's bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.

Black Adam - Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop, Jungle Cruise) - Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge - Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

The Banshees of Inisherin (Limited) - Dir. Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) - Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon - Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Raymond & Ray (AppleTV+) - Dir. Rodrigo Garcia (Nine Lives, Last Days in the Desert, Four Good Days) - Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, Sophie Okonedo - Two half-brothers who reunite at the funeral of their father.

The School for Good and Evil (Netflix) - Dir. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, Lady Ghostbusters) - Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh - Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they're swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil.

Ticket to Paradise - Dir. Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) - Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Kaitlyn Dever - A divorced couple that teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.

Oct. 28:

Prey for the Devil - Dir. Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism, 13 Sins) - Jacqueline Byers, Virginia Madsen, Ben Cross - A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past.

Run Sweetheart Run (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Shana Feste (Country Strong, Endless Love) - Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk, Clark Gregg - A woman tries to get home alive after her blind date turns violent.

Till - Dir. Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency) - Jalyn Hall, Danielle Deadwyler, Woopi Goldberg - The true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

Nov. 4:

Enola Holmes 2 (Netflix) - Dir. Harry Bradbeer (Enola Holmes) - Millie Bobbie Brown, Henry Cavill, David Thewlis, Helena Bonham Carter - Now a detective-for-hire, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends - and Sherlock himself - to unravel

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Roku) - Dir. Eric Appel - Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson - Explores every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like 'Eat It' and 'Like a Surgeon' to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.

Nov. 11:

Armageddon Time - Dir. James Gray (The Yards, We Own the Knight, Ad Astra) - Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins - A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Dir. Fruitvale Station, Creed, Black Panther - Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira - The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa.

The Son (limited) - Dir. Florian Zeller (The Father) - Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern - Peter has his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

Nov. 17:

A Christmas Story Christmas (HBOMax) - Dir. Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie, The Christmas Chronicles) - Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, Zack Ward - Follows Ralphie, now adult, who returns to the house on Cleveland street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his Old Man.

Nov. 18:

Causeway (AppleTV+) - Dir. Lila Neugebauer - Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry - A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

The Menu - Dir. Mark Mylod (What’s Your Number?) - Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult - A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

The People We Hate at the Wedding (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Claire Scanlon (Set It Up) - Kristen Bell, Allison Janney, Dustin Milligan - Family tensions ramp up among siblings in the week leading up to their half-sister's wedding in the country.

She Said - Dir. Maria Schrader (I’m Your Man) - Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Samantha Morton - New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Slumberland (Netflix) - Dir. Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching FIre) - Jason Mamoa, Kyle Chandler, Chris O’Dowd - A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again.

Nov. 23:

Bones & All - Dir. Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name) - Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Michael Stuhlbarg - Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

Devotion - Dir. J.D. Dillard (Sleight, Sweetheart) - Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Serinda Swan, Joe Jonas - A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

The Fabelmans - Dir. Steven Speilbery (1941, War Horse, Amistad) - Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogan - A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

Strange World - Dir. Don Hall (Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon) - voices: Jake Gyllenhaal, Alan Tudyk, Lucy Liu, Dennis Quaid, Gabrielle Union - The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threatened to topple their latest and most crucial mission.

Nov. 24:

Disenchanted (Disney+) - Dir. Adam Shankman (A Walk to Remember, Hairspray, The Pacifier) - Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden - Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.

Dec. 2:

Violent Night - Dir. Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead) - David Harbour, Cam Gigandet, John Leguizamo - A group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family on Christmas Eve, and Santa must save Christmas.

Dec. 9:

Empire of Light - Dir. Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Spectre, 1917) - Olivia Coleman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones - Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema.

House Party - Dir. Calmatic - Jacob Latimore, Allan Maldonado - A high school student decides to host a house party while his parents are away. A remake of the 1990 comedy, ' House Party'.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Netflix) - Dir. Stephen Donnelly (Monster High: Welcome to Monster High) - voices: Jessie Buckley, Luke Evans, Olivia Coleman - A supernatural, time-travelling, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Story

Something From Tiffany’s (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Daryl Wein (How It Ends) - Zoey Deutch, Shay Mitchell, Leah Jeffries - Follows a woman as her life gets upended when an engagement ring that was for someone else leads her to the person she's meant to be with.

Dec. 12:

Sanctuary - Dir. Zachary Wigon (The Heart Machine) - Margaret Qualley, Christopher Abbott - Follows a dominatrix and Hal, her wealthy client, and the disaster that ensues when Hal tries to end their relationship.

Dec. 14:

A Man Called Otto - Dir. Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, World War Z) - Tom Hanks, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo - A cranky retired man strikes up an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbors. A remake of the Swedish film from 2015 (A Man Called Ove).

Dec. 16:

Avatar: The Way of the Water - Dir. James Cameron (Aliens, True Romance, The Terminator) - Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang - Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.

Nanny (Amazon Prime) - Dir. Nikyatu Jusu - Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls - Immigrant nanny Aisha, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream.

Dec. 21:

I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Dir. Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity, Harriet) - Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders - The joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - Dir. Joel Crawford (The Croods: A New Age) - voices: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek - Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

Dec. 23:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix) - Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Knives Out) - Daniel Craig, Ethan Hawke, Jessica Henwick, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr, Madelyn Cline - Plot Unknown

Living (Limited) - Dir. Oliver Hermanus (The Endless River, Moffie) - Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp - An English-language adaptation of the script of  Akira Kurosawa’s "Ikiru" (1952), set in London in the 1950s a bureaucrat tries to find meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Dec. 25:

Babylon (Limited) - Dir. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land, First Man) - Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde - Set in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to talkies, focusing on a mixture of historical & fictional characters.

Women Talking - Dir. Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) - Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Ben Whishaw - A group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.


Bardo (Netflix) - Dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Babel, Birdman, The Revenant) - Ximena Lamadrid, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Andrés Almeida - Follows a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories.

Falling For Christmas (Netflix) - Dir. Janeen Damian - Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, Jack Wagner -  In the days leading up to Christmas, a young & newly engaged heiress experiences a skiing accident. After being diagnosed with amnesia, she finds herself in the care of the handsome lodge owner and his daughter.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) - Dir. Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim,  The Shape of Water) - voices: Gregory Mann, Ewan MacGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Ron Perlman - A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Mr. Harrigan's Phone (Netflix) - Dir. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder) - Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell - When Mr. Harrigan dies, the teen who befriended and did odd jobs for him, puts his smart phone in his pocket before burial and when the lonely youth leaves his dead friend a message, he is shocked to get a return text.

Spirited (AppleTV+) - Dir. Sean Anders (Daddy’s Home, Instant Family) and John Morris - Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Aimee Carrero - A musical version of Charles Dickens's story of a miserly misanthrope who is taken on a magical journey.

They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix) - Dir. Juel Taylor - Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, John Boyega - A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.

White Noise (Netflix) - Dir. Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha, Marriage Story) - Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle - White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Episode 547: The One with Kaufman

Only two weeks left in our newly iconic #FanBoySummer, and we chose to handpick our final two losers winners, we mean, and one guest we wanted to bring back is a beloved past and future guest. But since Paige Davis was not available, we invited on our lovely pal Jenny Kaufman!

First, catching up with Kaufman after her refusing to come on the show since last Christmas, the Birthday movies kick in for August of previous years.

Then, Kaufman leads the game!  A rousing game of IMDb, giving d$ a chance to actually play it!  

Then, the Top 5 movies from the Friends cast... of which some of the friends have a plethora of movies to choose from, and some... do not. 

Among things discussed... Mikey's kids makes everyone feel terribly old with "the late 1900s"... explaining filesharing to the kids... Limewire... life in a non-streaming world... Friends in animation... missing Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip... why some Friends were more successful than others... 

And stick around for cool Chillicothe chatter, and hot Bluey talk... 

  • Along Came Polly (for rental)
  • American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson (no freaking idea)
  • Analyze This (for rental)
  • Boss Baby (FX Now)
  • Charlie's Angels (HBO Max)
  • Easy A (for rental)
  • He's Just Not that Into You (HBO Max; Peacock Premium)
  • The Iron Giant (HBO Max)
  • John Carter (Disney+)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (for rental)
  • Masters of the Universe (HBO Max)
  • Office Space (FreeVee)
  • The Opposite of Sex & How to Live With Them (for rental)
  • Rock Star (for rental)
  • Scream (Paramount+)
  • Serving Sara (for rental)
  • The Shrink Is In (unavailable)
  • 17 Again (HBO Max)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (unavailable)
  • Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX)
  • Romy & Michelle: In the Beginning 
  • The Whole Nine Yards (for rental)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Episode 546: Man, I Feel Like ReFlicktions

 As the season comes to a close and #FanboySummer winds down, it's time for the final ReFlicktions of the season!  All the movies that Mikey, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Dave have seen, including new flicks in theaters, old flicks to finish a movie list, and lots of documentaries.

Join the show next week when Kaufman makes her return, and Lil G Ryfun shows up in two weeks to finish up the summer!   

Some of the things discussed... Mikey observes BJ Novak's political mentality... which Chernobyl do you start with... forgetting Grey Man already... Jordan Peele's movie ranks... Mikey finishes a movie goal... the best "people in peril with the solution right there" movies... loving (or hating) Bullet Train... Don McLean loves him some Don McLean 

Movies discussed and where to find them at the time of recording... 

  • All the Old Knives - Amazon Prime
  • As They Made Us - Showtime 
  • Before/During/After - Amazon Prime; EPIX; Paramount+
  • Bullet Train - in theaters
  • Cavalcade (1933) - for rental
  • Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes – HBO Max
  • Clean - AMC+ 
  • The Day the Music Died - Paramount+
  • The Day Shift - Netflix 
  • DC League of Superhero Pets - in theaters
  • Emily the Criminal - in theaters 
  • Fall - in theaters
  • The Grey Man – Netflix
  • Hearts of Darkness - for rental 
  • Honor Society - Paramount+ 
  • LA Slasher – Amazon Prime
  • Luck - AppleTV+
  • Making Waves -  Amazon Prime
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On - in theaters 
  • Nope – In theaters
  • Not Okay - Hulu
  • Oslo, August 31st - for rental; Mubi
  • Prey - Hulu
  • Score: A Film Music Documentary - TubiTV; Chicken Soup for the Soul's Crackle 
  • Secret Headquarters - Paramount+ 
  • Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl - Netflix 
  • Super Greed: The Fight for Football - Peacock Premium
  • Thirteen Lives - Amazon Prime
  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 - Netflix 
  • Under the Skin - HBO Max
  • Vengeance – in theaters
  • Westworld – HBO Max
  • Where the Crawdads Sing - in theaters
  • Woodstock '99: Peace, Love, & Rage

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Episode 545: Follow the Science!!!

The Deucecast chooses to pod smarter, not harder, this time as the word of the day is SCIENCE!! Whether "she blinded me" with it, or its "My project" or just WEIRD, today #TwitterlessDrEarl and Mikey and d$ talk about "Science Movies".

How to define that? We ask our guest, the latest loser of #FanboySummer, "Chewbubba" Andy!

The topic tonight is all about the science, but first the crew takes on the Denzel Game for the first time in a while... a little chit-chat with Andy to find out who he is and what he's about...

Then tackling the broad spectrum of "Science Movies" (which is different than "Sci-Fi Movies"), the guys give their picks of their favorite movies about Science, Technology, Mathematics and more. 

We'll discuss the career of Andrew Niccol... dunking on Math teachers... Harland Williams whereabouts... Apollo films... Tesla v Westinghouse... storm chasers... life on Mars... the vision that is Jennifer Connelly... 

And more mentions of Jacqueline Bisset than all previous episodes combined... 

  • Apollo 11 (Hulu)
  • Apollo 13 (for rental)
  • Awakenings (Netflix)
  • A Beautiful Mind (Peacock Premium)
  • Contagion (Netflix; HBO Max)
  • The Current War (for rental)
  • Gattaca (Netflix)
  • The Imitation Game (Netflix)
  • Jurassic Park (HBO Max)
  • The Manhattan Project (for rental)
  • The Martian (for rental)
  • Moneyball (Hulu) 
  • Real Genius (Starz)
  • Rocketman (for rental)
  • Se7en (Netflix)
  • Short Circuit (Showtime)
  • Something the Lord Made (HBO Max)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Episode 544: The Tournament of the Chris

As August approaches and #FanBoySummer begins to wind down (only a few weeks left!), Dave, and Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl are thrilled to bring on super fan of the show and budding Deucecast archivist Nate, aka Aussie Nate.

Streaming in live from Brunswick, Iowa (just west of Queensland) Aussie Nate has put together a full Movie Role Tourney, one of utmost importance as the winner will advance to The Big Bracket (held in Episode 600 in September 2023).

First up, catching up with Aussie Nate, and why he chose this tournament -- that being the battle of the Chrises... Evans vs Hemworth vs Pine vs Pratt, with some extras  thrown in there for good measure, like Tucker, Farley, Elliot, and Kristofferson.

Buckle up.. this might get Chrizy... I mean, Crazy.

The Bracket:

  • Capt Steve Rogers vs Johnny Storm
  • Ransom vs Lloyd Hanson
  • Jensen vs Smokey
  • Curtis vs Jake Wyler
  • Owen Grady vs Brett
  • Barley Lightfoot vs Josh Faraday
  • Emmet Brickowski vs Dan Forester
  • Dom/Woogie vs Peter Quill
  • Thor Odin vs George Kirk
  • Tommy Callahan vs Billy Lee
  • James Hunt vs Tyler Rake
  • Beckman vs Curt
  • James T Kirk vs Rex Hanson
  • Cinderella's Prince vs Will Coulson
  • Steve Trevor vs Jack Ryan
  • Rubber Duck vs Toby Howard 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Episode 543: The Directors 1-2 Punch

The podcast takes another stop towards 500, and ultimately Episode 600 (circa Sept 2023), the losers winners of #FanboySummer continue! This time, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl welcome in past and future guest, and Discord chatterbox Jacob Roth, aka, Roth from Wyoming, aka co-host of A Good Day for a Podcast to discuss 1-2 punches.

First up, July Birthday Movies, including both Men in Blacks (mens in black?),  a Katy Perry concert film, squealing like a pig, and the stacked July of 1987. 

Then, a quick chat about this past weekend's San Diego Comic Con, specifically the Marvel stage and all the upcoming titles and Phases.

Roth from Wyoming brings the topic this time, with the best 1-2 punches from directors... the best back to back, non-franchised films from the same director across movie history.

As usual, a little pretension but maybe not from #TwitterlessDrEarl... a John Landis love fest... which Spielberg do you choose... what is a Thanksgiving movie... forgetting George Lucas... and the best back to back to back Hitchcock... 

  • American Hustle (Starz)
  • Animal House (for rental)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (HBO Max; Netflix)
  • The Blues Brothers (for rental)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (for rental)
  • Children of Men (for rental)
  • The Dark Knight (HBO Max)
  • Deepwater Horizon (for rental)
  • Dune (HBO Max)
  • E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (for rental) 
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Paramount+)
  • A Few Good Men (for purchase)
  • The Fighter (Netflix; Amazon Prime; Paramount+)
  • Gone with the Wind (HBO Max)
  • Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (HBO Max; Peacock Premium) 
  • H8ful Eight (Netflix) 
  • Jurassic Park (HBO Max)
  • Inception (Netflix; HBO Max)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (for rental)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (for rental)
  • Lone Survivor (HBO Max) 
  • Misery (Showtime) 
  • The New World (for rental)
  • North by Northwest (HBO Max)
  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (for rental)
  • Patriot's Day (for rental)
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (for rental)
  • The Princess Bride (Disney+)
  • The Prestige (for rental)
  • Psycho (for rental)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Showtime)
  • Rear Window (for rental)
  • Schindler's List (Starz) 
  • Silver Linings Playbook (for rental)
  • Stand By Me (for rental)
  • To Catch a Thief (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; EPIX)
  • The Tree of Life (for rental)
  • Vertigo (for rental)
  • When Harry Met Sally... (Netflix; HBO Max)
  • The Wizard of Oz (HBO Max)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Episode 542: Thor ReFlicktions and Thunder

The year 2022 is over 50% done now, and our movie totals are beginning to stack up... and to add to Mikey's, Dave's, and #TwitterlessDoctorEarl's movie count are all the films seen in the last few weeks -- all assembled here for review.

Among the topics... Ethan Hawke as a bad guy... the genius of Mike Judge... Kevin Hart plays Kevin Hart... why haven't you seen Thunderheart yet?.. movies better than "Lightyear"... d$'s list of Thor issues... Mikey fanning for Dakota Johnson... hot AnnaSophia Robb talk... Dr Earl is the last man on earth over 45 who hasn't seen "Krull"... more twisted true crime from Netflix... crawdad movies and books... 

Plus our updated Top 5 of the Year (so far) 

And here are the movies seen this month, and where they are streaming (at the time of this recording)

  • Operation Mincemeat (Netflix)
  • The Black Phone (in theaters)
  • Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe (Paramount+)
  • The Man from Toronto (Netflix)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (in theaters)
  • VAL (Amazon Prime)
  • Thunderheart (for rental)
  • Rich & Shameless:  Girls Gone Wild Exposed (HBO Max)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (in theaters)
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (HBO Max)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing (in theaters)
  • Elvis (in theaters)
  • Sh*thhouse (AMC+; for rental)
  • Krull (HBO Max; Hulu)
  • The Contractor (Showtime)
  • Soul Surfer (HBO Max; Netflix)
  • The Sea Beast (Netflix)
  • Hit the Road (for rental)
  • The Girl in the Picture (Netflix)
  • Jockey (Starz)
  • Zombies 3 (Disney+)
  • 1Up (Amazon Prime)
  • Spiderhead (Netflix)
  • Don’t Make Me Go (Amazon Prime)
  • Persuasion (Netflix)
  • The Princess (Hulu)
  • Last Seen Alive (for rental; Hoopla)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Episode 541: Deserted Island Movies

Another week, another #FanboySummer loser winner joining #TwitterlessDrEarl, Mikey, and d$ for another random Top Five topic.

Making his glorious return, DC Mike, aka, just Mike hits the Deucecast airwaves for the first time since June 2020, and catches the world up on the various projects he has going on.

Then, a rousing game of Chronology, calling out the movies in order of their theatrical release. Finally, the five movies you want with you on a deserted island... or as DC Mike, aka Just Mike, says, when you are in a LOST style hatch all by your lonesome. 

Also discussed... loving Kevin Smith... the joys of Dane Cook... Maximus for life... needing Christmas Vacation... movies that make d$ happy... the joys of Top Gun Maverick... Earl's Gere Pretention... and of course, much more... 

Movies discussed and where they are streaming (at time of recording)
  • Caddyshack (HBO Max)
  • Captain America: Civil War (Disney+)
  • Clerks (Paramount+)
  • Days of Heaven (rental)
  • Employee of the Month (HBO Max)
  • Ghostbusters (rental)
  • Gladiator (Amazon Prime; Paramount+)
  • Independence Day (Amazon Prime; Hulu)
  • Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (Paramount+; Showtime)
  • The Karate Kid (rental)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (rental)
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Netflix)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (rental)
  • Spotlight (Showtime)
  • Top Gun (Amazon Prime; Paramount+)
  • Top Gun Maverick (in theaters)
  • The Town (HBO Max)
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Disney+)
  • You've Got Mail (Netflix; HBO Max)
  • Zombieland (rental)