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)