Episode 436: Glass, Sundance preview

0:00 – Hello, there was only one new movie this weekend and that’s not our fault
2:00 – Glass review
3:00 – “Glass” review
18:30 – Oh wait, there was also a “Dragon Ball” movie, but who cares? Here are some other good movies currently in theaters
20:45 – We’re going to Sundance! Here are some movies we’re looking forward to
40:45 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “First Man”
44:25 – More chit-chat, recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Glass: B, B

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Episode 435: ‘Escape Room,’ ‘A Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘The Upside,’ ‘Bird Box’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and ‘Replicas’

0:00 – Hello and welcome and Jeff went to the Critics’ Choice Awards
6:20 – “Escape Room” review
14:40 – “A Dog’s Way Home” review
24:15 – “The Upside” review
33:50 – “Bird Box” review
41:40 – “Mary Queen of Scots” review
49:00 – “Replicas” review (Eric only with the Sparks Treatment)
1:02:40- Giveaway: “Halloween”
1:04:05 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Escape Room: B- B
A Dog’s Way Home: B- D+
The Upside: D B
Bird Box: B+ B+
Mary Queen of Scots: B A-
Replicas: D

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Episode 434: Our 2018 top 10 lists, plus ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Holmes & Watson,’ ‘Stan & Ollie’

0:00 – Hello, happy new year, here’s an iTunes review
3:00 – Preamble to the top 10 lists
6:00 – Our top 10 lists
41:30 – Other good movies that weren’t on our lists
44:40 – “Aquaman” review
49:15 – “Bumblebee” review
53:00 – “Holmes & Watson” review
57:40 – “Stan & Ollie” review
1:03:50 – Recap and good day — oh, and no show next week

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Aquaman: B- C+
Bumblebee: B B
Holmes & Watson: C+ C-
Stan & Ollie: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

Jeff Bayer’s top 10:
1) Hereditary
2) BlackKklansman
3) The Favourite
4) Hearts Beat Loud
5) A Quiet Place
6) Tully
7) Bodied
8) First Man
9) Widows
10) Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Eric D. Snider’s top 10:
1) Hereditary
2) The Favourite
3) The Death of Stalin
4) Bodied
5) Leave No Trace
6) Eighth Grade
7) The Rider
8) Paddington 2
9) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
10) Blindspotting

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Episode 433: ‘Vice,’ ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ ‘Destroyer,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:45 – “Vice” review
11:50 – “On the Basis of Sex” review
19:25 – “Destroyer” review
24:15 – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” review
33:50 – “At Eternity’s Gate” review (Eric only)
36:00 – New on DVD
37:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Vice: B- A
On the Basis of Sex: B B-
Destroyer: B+ B
Can You Ever Forgive Me?: B+ A-
At Eternity’s Gate: C

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Episode 432: ‘Spider-Man: Welcome to the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘The Mule,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Mortal Engines’

0:00 – Hello, Eric had a Christmas party, Jeff doesn’t know the words to songs
5:15 – “Spider-Man: Welcome to the Spider-Verse” review
17:10 – “Mary Poppins Returns” review
27:40 – “The Mule” review (Snider)
34:10 – “If Beale Street Could Talk” review
39:50 – “Mortal Engines” review (Snider)
43:20 – This week’s DVDs
44:20 – Mailbag: more obscure Christmas movies
48:10 – Recap and preview of next week and good day

REVIEWS:
Spider-Man: A- A- (BS-approved)
Mary Poppins Returns: B B
The Mule: C+ n/a
If Beale Street Could Talk: B B+
Mortal Engines: C n/a

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Episode 431: ‘Roma,’ ‘Wildlife,’ ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Ben Is Back,’ ‘Boy Erased,’ ‘Vox Lux,’ and ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
3:40 – “Roma” review
18:25 – “Wildlife” review
23:50 – “Beautiful Boy” review
31:25 – “Ben is Back” review
37:50 – “Boy Erased” review
50:40 – “Vox Lux” review
59:20 – New on DVD
1:00:00 – “Anna and the Apocalypse” review
1:03:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Roma: A- B-
Wildlife: B B
Beautiful Boy: B B
Ben is Back: B+ B+
Boy Erased: B B+
Vox Lux: B B+
Anna and the Apocalypse: B+ C

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Episode 430: ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘The Front Runner,’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

0:00 – Hello, Eric saw “The Possession of Hannah Grace” but you don’t need to
2:00 – “Green Book” review
17:30 – “The Favourite” review
32:15 – “The Front Runner” review
38:40 – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” review
47:00 – This week’s new DVDs
48:00 – Questions from the mailbag: obscure Christmas movies; actors we hate in movies we like; where our people are from
1:01:20 – Follow-up on suggestions for our 14-year-old listener’s one R-rated movie he gets to watch
1:06:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Green Book: B- A-
The Favourite: A- A (BS-approved)
The Front Runner: B- B-
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

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Episode 429: ‘Creed II,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ and ‘Instant Family’

Episode 429: ‘Creed II,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ and ‘Instant Family’
0:00 – Hello and welcome
5:20 – iTunes review
6:40 – “Creed II” review
17:45 – “Ralph Breaks the Internet” review
23:15 – “Robin Hood” (Snider only) review
31:30 – “Instant Family” review (Snider only)
38:05 – New on DVD
40:00 – Jeff & Eric answer a young listener’s question
47:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Creed II: B- B-
Ralph Breaks the Internet: B- B
Robin Hood: C
Instant Family: B+

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Episode 428: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web,’ ‘The Grinch’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff can’t really talk but is doing it anyway
3:00 – “Widows” review
14:00 – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” review
24:50 – “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” review
28:30 – “The Grinch” review
34:35 – Dylan LOVED “The Grinch”
36:00 – This week’s and last week’s DVDs
38:40 – We’re coming up on the holiday movie season, which includes another “Robin Hood”; our Thanksgiving plans and traditions; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Widows: B+ A- (BS-approved!)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: C- C+
The Girl in the Spider’s Web: C C-
The Grinch: B- B

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Episode 427: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Burning,’ ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ and ‘Nobody’s Fool’

0:00 – Hello and welcome and facial hair
5:00 – iTunes review
7:45 – “Bohemian Rhapsody” review
17:25 – “Burning” review
27:05 – “Hunter Killer” (Snider only) review
30:55 – “Johnny English Strikes Again” review (Snider only)
32:10 – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” review (Bayer only)
37:15 – “Nobody’s Fool” review (Snider only)
43:40 – New on DVD
47:10 – Hey Eric, What Did You Watch?
51:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Bohemian Rhapsody: C C-
Burning: B- C-
Hunter Killer: B-
Johnny English Strikes Again: C
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: B-
Nobody’s Fool: C-

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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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