Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Episode 638: HORIZON: A ReFlicktions Saga

 It's been two months since Mikey, d$, and #XLessDrEarl reflected upon the flicks watched, so it's time to give another roundup of the newest, the oldest, and all the movies in the middle.

It's the latest Pixar tearjerker... a franchise that slaps... Nic Cage rolls up... music documentaries... movie documentaries... has-been actor documentaries... Yorgos is back... Eddie is back... Rocky the Rooster is back... Orlando Bloom is... sorta back?

Plus Mikey tries to give a minute by minute recap of Horizon in real time (but is stopped, thankfully)

The latest top five from each of the crew, plus movie assignments! 

Here is where to find the films discussed, at the time of recording: 

  • Inside Out 2 (in theaters)
  • Bad Boys Ride or Die (in theaters)
  • Please Don’t the Pleasure of Foggy Mountain
  • Snack Shack (MGM+)
  • Hit Man (Netflix)
  • The Bikeriders (in theaters)
  • Pencils vs Pixels (Amazon Prime; TubiTV)
  • Butchers Crossing (Hulu)
  • Arcadium (Shudder; AMC+)
  • A Quiet Place Day One (in theaters)
  • MoviePass, Movie Crash (MAX)
  • Trigger Warning (Netflix)
  • Horizon: An American Saga (in theaters)
  • Brats (Hulu)
  • Drive Away Dolls (Peacock)
  • Red Right Hand (Hulu)
  • MaXXXine (in theater)
  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Netflix)
  • Axel F (Netflix)
  • Stop Making Sense (MAX)
  • Madness in the Method (Amazon Prime; TubiTV; Tubi’s CracklePlex)
  • I.S.S. (Showtime; Paramount+)
  • Kinds of Kindness (in theaters)
  • State and Main (Criterion Channel; TubiTV)
  • Kill (in theaters)
  • Seven Samurai (MAX; Criterion Channel)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (in theaters)
  • Longlegs (in theaters)
  • The Blue Gardenia (Amazon Prime)
  • Hang ‘Em High (Amazon Prime; AMC+)
  • Margin Call (TubiTV)
  • Three Muskateers (for rental)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

DCMS Episode 637: My Favorite Summer... The Comedies

My favorite summer continues and this week, it's time to get funny with the ha-ha... because comedies are one of the most important genre of all. Because we love to laugh at the stupid, at the smart, at the dark, at the iconic, and at the silly. 

Returning to the show after being our co-announcer and narrator at this year's Deucie Awards, The Amish Girl herself Jenn Novotny brings all the smile and humor... as well as a rant on an innocent actress and her Oscar winning performance.

First up, a little Denzel game, and catching up with Jenn and her world travels. 

Then, Mikey, d$, and #XLessDrEarl, along with Jenn, give their own top ten fave comedies of all time, from movies they grew up with to recent flicks to the legendary to the downright dumb.  

Mo Money?  You're welcome. 

I.E., E.G., F.U.

Here are the movies we discussed and where to find them streaming at the time of recording:

  • Animal House (Animal House)
  • Being There (The Criterion Channel)
  • Best in Show (for rental)
  • The Big Lebowski (for rental)
  • Blades of Glory (Hulu; Paramount+)
  • Caddyshack (Paramount+)
  • Cannonball Run (unavailable)
  • Clerks (Netflix)
  • Couples Retreat (Hulu)
  • Dazed and Confused (The Criterion Channel)
  • Duck Soup (Amazon Prime)
  • A Family Affair (Netflix)
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amazon Prime)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (MGM+)
  • 40-Year-Old Virgin (Amazon Prime)
  • Get Shorty (MAX)
  • Groundhog Day (AMC+)
  • Grown-Ups (for rental)
  • Gross Pointe Blank (for rental)
  • Happy Gilmore (STARZ)
  • Les Miserables (for rental)
  • Liberal Arts (AMC+)
  • Major League (MAX)
  • Mo' Money (TubiTV)
  • Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Netflix)
  • Napoleon Dynamite (Hulu)
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (for rental)
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (for rental)
  • O Brother Where Are Thou? (Hulu)
  • Office Space (Hulu; Paramount+)
  • Roxanne (for rental)
  • Rushmore (Hulu; Paramount+)
  • Ruthless People (for rental)
  • A Shot in the Dark (MAX; TubiTV)
  • State and Main (The Criterion Channel)
  • Tommy Boy (PlutoTV; for rental)
  • Trading Places (Paramount+)
  • The Wedding Crashers (for rental)

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Episode 636: My Favorite Summer... The Documentaries

 In the latest genre of My Favorite Summer, d$, Mikey, and #XLessDrEarl revisit a topic first explored in July 2015 - with Pinky and Clay Shaver back then, no less... Documentaries!

Now that all three have seen many, many more documentaries since Eps 183 and 184 (over 450 episodes since those days), it was time to redo the lists.  Since Pinky is still imprisoned in the Chinese gulag and Clay is coaching in the WNBA, we look to another filmmaker and production guy, friend of the show Ken Horstmann who joins the show to give his own lists.

Make sure to check the list below to find out where you can see a lot of these 

  • All Things Must Pass - Peacock; TubiTV
  • Amazing Grace - MAX
  • American Movie - Amazon Prime
  • Beyond the Gates of Splender - TubiTV
  • Brooklyn Bridge - Hoopla
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams - AMC+
  • Dark Days - Peacock; TubiTV
  • A Decade Under the Influence - for rental
  • A Disturbance in the Force - for rental
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop - unavailable
  • F for Fake - Max; The Criterion Channel
  • The Fog of War - for rental
  • The Fire of Love - Disney+, Hulu
  • Free Solo - Disney+; Hulu
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - for rental
  • Hoop Dreams - MAX; Paramount+; The Criterion Channel 
  • Icarus - Netflix
  • The Inventor - MAX
  • Jasper Mall - Amazon Prime, TubiTV
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi - Hulu; Peacock; AMC+; TubiTV
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture - for rental
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - for rental
  • A League of Ordinary Gentlemen - TubiTV
  • Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 - for rental
  • Lost in La Mancha - for rental
  • Marwencol - for rental
  • Murderball - Peacock; Amazon Prime; TubiTV
  • Muscle Shoals - for rental
  • Paradise Lost - for rental
  • The Resurrection of Jake the Snake - Amazon Prime; TubiTV
  • Rockafire Explosion - unavailable
  • Score - TubiTV
  • Searching for Sugarman - for rental
  • Stop Making Sense - MAX
  • They Shall Not Grow Old - for rental
  • Tower - for rental
  • 20 Days in Meripol - Hoopla
  • Winnebago Man - TubiTV
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor - Netflix