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.