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