Episode 426 – ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Mid90s,’ ‘The Hate U Give’

0:00 – Hello, we’re not doing a show next week so we can spend the holiday with our families, but here’s an iTunes review
3:20 – We talk about the original “Halloween” first
7:30 – “Halloween” review
20:40 – “The Oath” review
28:30 – “Free Solo” review
36:15 – “Mid90s” review
43:00 – “The Hate U Give” review (Snider)
46:15 – This week’s DVDs, and Agents could win a copy of “BlacKkKlansman”
48:00 – Eric fulfilled his final obligation for losing the Summer Box Office Challenge, and it was fine
50:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Halloween: B- B+
The Oath: B- B
Free Solo: B+ B
Mid90s: B B
The Hate U Give: B- n/a

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Episode 425: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,’ and ‘Jane and Emma’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:50 – “First Man” review
15:40 – “Bad Times at the El Royale” review
24:35 – “The Sisters Brothers” review
30:00 – “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” review (Snider only)
34:30 – “Jane and Emma” review (Snider only)
37:30 – New on DVD
38:30 – Mailbag question
44:10 – Eric had to watch “American Flyers”
50:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
First Man: B A-
Bad Times at the El Royale: B B
The Sisters Brothers: B B+
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: B-
Jane and Emma: B

Episode 425: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,’ and ‘Jane and Emma’
0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:50 – “First Man” review
15:40 – “Bad Times at the El Royale” review
24:35 – “The Sisters Brothers” review
30:00 – “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” review (Snider only)
34:30 – “Jane and Emma” review (Snider only)
37:30 – New on DVD
38:30 – Mailbag question
44:10 – Eric had to watch “American Flyers”
50:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
First Man: B A-
Bad Times at the El Royale: B B
The Sisters Brothers: B B+
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: B-
Jane and Emma: B

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Episode 424: ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom’

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it
1:00 – “A Star Is Born” review
15:10 – “Venom” review
22:30 – “Little Women” mini-review (Snider only)
25:40 – This week’s DVDs, including a couple that Agents can win
28:40 – Eric’s report on the Dr. Pimple Popper videos Jeff made him watch
41:30 – “What About Dick” on Netflix, an Eric Idle-conceived “radio play”; we also watched “Aladdin”
46:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS
A Star Is Born – B+ B+ (BS-approved)
Venom – C C-

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Bonus BS: Eric’s Puke & Explode Victory

Jeff and Eric discuss Eric’s participation in the Fantastic Fest eating contest in great deal. You can listen to this by itself, or you can sync it up with the video of the event as a sort of audio commentary.

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Episode 423: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Smallfoot,’ ‘Hell Fest,’ ‘Night School,’ and Fantastic Fest

0:00 – Hello
1:50 – “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” review
10:00 – “Smallfoot” review
17:20 – “Hell Fest” review (Snider only)
21:25 – “Night School” review (Snider only)
28:25 – Fantastic Fest Film Reviews
49:25 – Mailbag question and the film “Deadly Games”
54:45 – New on DVD
56:30 – Eric discusses his Puke & Explode event
1:00:20 – Good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The House with a Clock in Its Walls: B B
Smallfoot: B B
Hell Fest: B-
Night School: D+

Fantastic Fest Films
The Perfection: B+ B-
The Night Comes For Us: B- B+
Border: B B+
The World is Yours: B+ B+

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Episode 422 – Fantastic Fest 2018

0:00 – Hello, we’re at Fantastic Fest, Eric cut himself shaving and also wore a singlet for three days; here are our reviews so far:
6:30 – “Donnybrook”
11:50 – “Keep an Eye Out”
17:45 – “Chained for Life”
24:20 – “One Cut of the Dead”
33:10 – “Hold the Dark”
41:30 – “Suspiria”
50:25 – A few other movies that one of us saw that we hope the other one will see so we can talk about them; general Fantastic Fest discussion; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Donnybrook: B B
Keep an Eye Out: B+ B
Chained for Life: B+ B+
One Cut of the Dead: B+ B
Hold the Dark: B B-
Suspiria: B B-

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Episode 421 – ‘The Predator,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘A Simple Favor,’ Fantastic Fest preview

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it
1:20 – “The Predator” review
14:20 – “White Boy Rick” review
24:10 – “A Simple Favor” review (Snider)
29:00 – This week’s DVDs, plus a giveaway of “Solo: A Star Wars Movie” for Agents
31:20 – We watched “The Endless” on iTunes, but Jeff had seen it before
39:30 – What we’re looking forward to at Fantastic Fest
48:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Predator: B- C
White Boy Rick: B+ A- (BS-approved)
A Simple Favor: B n/a

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Episode 420 – ‘Peppermint,’ ‘Searching,’ ‘We the Animals,’ ‘Kin,’ ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘The Nun’

0:00 – Hello, we took a week off, now we are back
2:00 – “Peppermint” review
8:35 – “Searching” review
17:15 – “We the Animals” review
22:30 – “Kin” review
30:10 – “Operation Finale” review (Snider)
33:45 – “The Nun” review (Snider)
37:45 – Eric’s brief Telluride report, including hanging out with Emma Stone
52:00 – New DVD releases, including a giveaway of “Hereditary” for Agents
54:00 – Update on the Fantastic Fest punishments Eric will endure for losing the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:00:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Peppermint: C B-
Searching: B- B
We the Animals: A- B
Kin: C C
Operation Finale: B n/a
The Nun: C+ n/a

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Episode 419: ‘The Happytime Murders,’ ‘A-X-L,’ and ‘Papillon’

0:00 – Hello, Eric and Jeff went to a wedding, and an iTunes review
6:00 – “The Happytime Murders” review
15:20 – “A-X-L” review (Snider only)
19:10 – “Papillon” review (Snider only)
23:25 – The Summer Box Office Challenge review, and Eric’s first challenge
37:40 – A listener asks a question
44:05 – New on DVD, plus a 5-movie Jack Ryan giveaway
47:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The Happytime Murders: C- B-
A-X-L: B-
Papillon: B

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Episode 418: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Alpha,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Far from the Tree’

0:00 – Hello, summer’s almost over, we like August, here’s an iTunes review
4:45 – “Crazy Rich Asians” review
17:30 – “Alpha” review
26:30 – “Mile 22” review (Snider)
32:40 – “Far from the Tree” (Bayer)
37:30 – This week’s DVDs
40:20 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Papillon,” “Harry and the Hendersons”)
46:00 – Recap, more on “Harry and the Hendersons,” things that make Jeff cry, and good day

Crazy Rich Asians: B A-
Alpha: B B-
Mile 22: D+ n/a
Far from the Tree: n/a B

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Episode 417: ‘The Meg,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘Slender Man,’ and ‘Dogs Days’

0:00 – Hello and an iTunes review
3:15 – “The Meg” review
13:40 – “BlacKkKlansman” review
25:35 – “Sorry to Bother You” review (from Sundance ’18)
31:30 – “Slender Man” review (Snider only)
33:55 – “Dog Days” review (Snider only)
39:15 – The Summer Box Office Challenge is over
42:10 – New on DVD, plus an “Avengers: Infinity War” giveaway
45:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The Meg: C+ C+
BlacKkKlansman: B+ A- (BS-approved!)
Sorry to Bother You: B 7/10
Slender Man: F
Dog Days: B-

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Episode 416: ‘Christopher Robin,’ ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ and ‘The Darkest Minds’

0:00 – Hello, Eric eats salads
2:40 – “Christopher Robin” review
12:20 – “The Spy Who Dumped Me” review
26:00 – “Eighth Grade” review
38:40 – “The Darkest Minds” review (Snider only)
44:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
47:50 – New on DVD, plus Jeff rewatched “Avengers: Infinity War”
50:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Christopher Robin: C B-
The Spy Who Dumped Me: C+ C+
Eighth Grade: A- A- (BS-approved!)
The Darkest Minds: C+

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Episode 415: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it!
1:30 – “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” review
20:20 – Eric gathered a lot of “Mission: Impossible” statistics
36:30 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
41:00 – “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” review (Eric)
45:00 – We told you this week’s DVDs last week, whoops; recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Mission: Impossible — Fallout: B+ B
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: B- n/a

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Episode 414: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ ‘Unfriended: Dark Web,’ ‘Blindspotting’

0:00 – Hello, Eric is back from Montreal, here’s an iTunes review
2:40 – “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” review
19:55 – “The Equalizer 2” review (Eric)
24:50 – “Unfriended: Dark Web” review (Eric)
30:25 – “Blindspotting” review (replay from Sundance)
37:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
40:10 – This week’s new DVDs, recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: B- B
The Equalizer 2: B n/a
Unfriended: Dark Web: C+ n/a
Blindspotting: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

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Episode 413: ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,’ Fantasia Fest

0:00 – Hello, Eric is in Montreal for Fantasia Fest
2:40 – “Skyscraper” review
12:40 – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” review (Bayer)
17:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
21:55 – Fantasia Fest Report From Eric
50:00 – New on DVD, plus Jerry Lewis, Mission: Impossible, and A Quiet Place giveaways
52:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Skyscraper: C C-
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: NA C+

Fantasia Fest Reviews from Eric:
Night Eats the World: B+
Tales From the Hood 2: B
Boiled Angels: The Trails of Mike Diana: B+
Relaxer: B+
The Scythian: B

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Episode 412: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The First Purge,’ ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado,’ ‘Uncle Drew’

0:00 – Hello, we were off last week but now we are on; here’s an iTunes review
3:10 – “Ant-Man and the Wasp” review
11:20 – “The First Purge” review
20:10 – “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” review
26:00 – “Uncle Drew” review (Snider)
32:20 – Eric saw the Mr. Rogers documentary and agrees with Jeff that you will love it
33:10 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
36:40 – This week’s DVDs include “A Quiet Place” (which an Agent can win); continued giveaways on the “Mission: Impossible” set and the Jerry Lewis 10-movie set
38:45 – Our favorite movies from the first half of 2018
40:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Ant-Man and the Wasp: B B
The First Purge: C+ D
Sicario: Day of the Soldado: D+ C
Uncle Drew: C n/a

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Episode 411: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ ‘The Catcher Was a Spy,’ ‘Tag’

0:00 – Hello, sorry for the first four minutes of terrible audio
3:40 – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” review
27:00 – “The Catcher Was a Spy” review
33:20 – “Tag” review (Snider)
41:10 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
47:00 – New on DVD, plus Jerry Lewis & Mission: Impossible giveaways
51:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: C- D
The Catcher Was a Spy: C A-
Tag: C+

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Final Results of the 2018 Summer Box Office Challenge

Opening weekend box office (Fri-Sun) only. Numbers refer to draft order. Each player must choose exactly three films from May, three from June, three from July, and one from August.

2018 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 3 – Bayer 4

Jeff Bayer

1) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6/22)
$148,024,610
4) Incredibles 2 (6/15)
$182,687,905
6) Ocean’s Eight (6/8)
$41,607,378
8) Skyscraper (7/13)
$24,905,015
10) Life of the Party (5/11))
$17,886,075
12) Book Club (5/18)
$13,582,231
14) Show Dogs (5/18)
$6,023,972
16) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (7/13)
$44,076,225
18) The Equalizer 2 (7/20)
$36,011,640
20) Christopher Robin (8/3)
$24,585,139
TOTAL:
$539,390,190

 

Eric D. Snider

2) Solo: A Star Wars Story (5/25)
$84,420,489
3) Deadpool 2 (5/18)
$125,507,153
5) Ant-Man and the Wasp (7/6)
$75,812,205
7) Mission: Impossible — Fallout (7/27)
$61,236,534
9) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (7/20)
$34,952,180
11) The Meg (8/10)
$45,402,195
13) Tag (6/15)
$14,947,396
15) Overboard (5/4)
$14,711,101
17) Sicario: Day of the Soldado (6/29)
$19,007,566
19) SuperFly (6/13)
$6,870,740
TOTAL:
$482,867,559

 

DIFFERENCE: $56,522,631

THE STAKES:

– The loser will wear a wrestling singlet for three days of Fantastic Fest.
– The loser will watch something awful of the winner’s choosing and discuss it on the show.
– The loser will do something food-related (to be determined).
– Maybe more if we think of them.

 

Episode 410: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘The Seagull,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,’ ‘SuperFly’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff’s still in Iowa, morale is low, golf dads
4:40 – “Incredibles 2” review
15:30 – “Hereditary” review
26:40 – “The Seagull” review
30:10 – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” review (Jeff)
35:00 – “SuperFly” review (Eric)
39:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
44:45 – If you’re in Portland, check out Hollywood Theatre’s 70mm series
46:40 – This week’s DVDs include “The Death of Stalin,” then the recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Incredibles 2: B- B
Hereditary: A A (BS-approved!)
The Seagull: B B
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? n/a B+
SuperFly B- n/a

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Episode 409: ‘Ocean’s Eight,’ ‘Hotel Artemis,’ ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff is in Iowa, an update on last week’s iTunes review
3:25 – “Ocean’s Eight” review
12:50 – “Hotel Artemis” review
20:50 – “Hereditary” is open, and you should see it, but we’re not going to fully review it till next week
25:20 – “Hearts Beat Loud” review
31:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
33:10 – This week’s DVDs
35:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Ocean’s Eight: B B
Hotel Artemis: B- B-
Hearts Beat Loud: B+ A (BS-approved!)

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