Episode 355: ‘The Promise,’ ‘Free Fire,’ Pitch Me

0:00 – Hello, there are a lot of movies this week but they only screened two of them
3:45 – “The Promise” review
12:30 – “Free Fire” review (Bayer only)
18:35 – This week’s DVDs are “The Founder” and “Split,” and we’re giving away a copy of “La La Land” to an Agent
23:15 – A round of Pitch Me, which we haven’t played in a while
32:25 – No show next week, but when we come back it’ll be time for the Summer Box Office Challenge (for which Jeff already has some ideas); recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Promise: B- 6/10
Free Fire: n/a 8/10

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Episode 354: ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘Gifted,’ ‘The Void’

0:00 – Hello; the ethics of laser pointers; the abandonment of Bayer
3:50 – “The Fate of the Furious” review
19:25 – “Gifted” review (Snider only)
25:10 – “The Void” review (Snider only)
27:20 – Movie BS Agents are eligible to win a copy of “The Founder”; meanwhile, “Hidden Figures,” “The Bye Bye Man,” “Lion,” and “War on Everyone” (retroactively BS-approved!) are out on DVD this week
33:15 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Paper Moon”)
35:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Fate of the Furious: C 4/10
Gifted: B- n/a
The Void: B- n/a

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Episode 353: ‘Going in Style,’ ‘Colossal,’ ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

0:00 – Hello, an iTunes review, discussion of beer ingredients, it’s a bad week for movies
5:20 – “Going in Style” review
16:20 – “Colossal” review
24:00 – “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” including more talk of Smurf lore than you need
32:25 – This week’s DVDs (“Rogue One,” “Paterson,” “Office Christmas Party,” “Youth in Oregon”)
38:50 – Recap, another sidetrack, and good day

REVIEWS:
Going in Style: D+ 4/10
Colossal: B- 6/10
Smurfs: C- n/a

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Episode 352: ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘The Boss Baby,’ ‘Raw,’ ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ ‘CHIPS’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff has a new beverage, an iTunes review from Argentina.

4:50 – “Ghost in the Shell” review (Snider only)
13:50 – “The Boss Baby” review
21:15 – “Raw” review
28:35 – “The Zookeeper’s Wife” review (Snider only)
33:20 – “CHIPS” review, and Eric says just a little about “Power Rangers” (it’s not good)
36:35 – DVDs this week: “Silence” (we’re giving a copy away to one of our Agents), “Patriots Day,” “A Monster Calls,” “Why Him?,” and “20th Century Women”
40:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Ghost in the Shell: C+ n/a
The Boss Baby: B 7/10
Raw: B+ 10/10 (BS-approved!)
The Zookeeper’s Wife: C n/a
CHIPS: B- 7/10
Power Rangers: C n/a

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Episode 351: ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ ‘Life,’ ‘The Last Word’

0:00 – Hello, Dogcat brings up a good question, Jeff tells of showing Dylan “The Empire Strikes Back”
9:10 – “T2 Trainspotting” review
23:15 – All three new movies this week (“Life,” “Power Rangers,” “CHIPS”) all screened at the same time, at the last minute, because their studios are super proud of them
24:35 – “Life” review
35:05 – “The Last Word” review (Snider only)
39:50 – This week’s DVDs: “Assassin’s Creed,” “Live By Night,” “Miss Sloane,” and “Sing” (which Bayer is not a fan of)
45:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
T2 Trainspotting: B 6/10
Life: B 8/10
The Last Word: D+ n/a

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Episode 350: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Sense of an Ending,’ ‘Personal Shopper’

0:00 – Hello, we’re not at SXSW this year
5:45 – iTunes review


8:20 – “Beauty and the Beast” review
24:50 – There’s also a movie called “The Belko Experiment,” we guess?
26:00 – “The Sense of an Ending” review
33:40 – “Personal Shopper” review
42:10 – DVDs this week: “Collateral Beauty,” “Elle,” “Passengers,” and “Fences” — and patrons can win a copy of “Fences”!
47:40 – Patreon updates: patrons are now called Agents and get free downloads of all past and future movie commentaries we record; and once we meet our goal we’ll start doing a second weekly show!
51:35 – Introducing the Movie BS Cafepress store, which has golf balls and thongs!
55:30 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Trainspotting,” “Porky’s”)
59:15 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Beauty and the Beast: C 8/10
The Sense of an Ending: C+ 6/10
Personal Shopper: C+ 6/10

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Episode 349: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

0:00 – Hello; Jeff keeps showing movies to his kid; Eric had to steer a 10-year-old away from “Kong: Skull Island”
5:40 – “Kong: Skull Island” review
18:30 – Directors getting big movies after making very small movies
21:10 – No other new movies this weekend, but “Jackie,” “Moana,” and “A Brand New Testament” are out on DVD; Jeff has ideas about renting and buying movies from iTunes
27:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Kong: Skull Island: B 6/10

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Episode 348: ‘Logan,’ ‘A United Kingdom,’ ‘Table 19’

0:00 – Hello, a report on our Oscar bowling
5:25 – iTunes review, but it goes long and we have to break it up
8:20 – We have a spiffy new logo courtesy of the talented Gustavo @WikiRascals
10:30 – “Logan” review
21:15 – Bayer saw “Get Out” and makes it BS-approved; Snider saw “Before I Fall” at Sundance and gave it a C+
22:45 – “A United Kingdom” review
32:15 – More of that iTunes review
33:20 – “Table 19” review
43:45 – The last of that iTunes review
46:00 – DVDs this week include Best Picture “Moonlight” (which Jeff re-watched), “Allied,” “Rules Don’t Apply,” “Doctor Strange” (which Jeff also re-watched),
51:30 – Where to find us online, recap, and good day

REVIEWS:
Logan: B 9/10
A United Kingdom: B 7/10
Table 19: B 7/10

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Episode 347: ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Great Wall’

0:00 – Hello, a correction about principal-based movies, an iTunes review
4:30 – Weirdly, Universal didn’t screen “Get Out” in some cities
6:00 – “Get Out” review (Snider only)
12:50 – There are also movies called “Rock Dog” and “Collide”?
15:00 – “The Great Wall” review (Snider only)
22:45 – DVDs this week include “Bad Santa 2,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Nocturnal Animals”
26:50 – The Oscars are this weekend, so don’t forget to go bowling with us
30:10 – Eric reports on his visit to the Oxford (Miss.) Film Festival last weekend
38:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Get Out: B+ n/a
The Great Wall: B n/a

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Episode 346: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff is drinking non-water, an iTunes review, Jeff took Dylan to his first movie
6:50 – “Fist Fight” review
18:00 – “A Cure for Wellness” review (Snider only)
26:40 – This week on DVD; we watched “Muppets Most Wanted”; reminiscing about old Movie B.S. propaganda; a letter from a listener
32:10 – It’s almost time for Oscar bowling!
34:30 – Recap, some undeserved shade thrown at Redbox, and good day

REVIEWS:
Fist Fight: B- 6/10
A Cure for Wellness: B n/a

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Episode 345: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

0:00 – Hey! We haven’t done a regular show in a few weeks; Jeff is drinking leftover Sundance beer; family illnesses; and an iTunes review
7:00 – “The LEGO Batman Movie” review, and Jeff’s possible intention to take Dylan to see it
16:30 – “John Wick: Chapter 2” review
27:10 – “Fifty Shades Darker” review (Snider only)
35:20 – Catching up briefly with “Rings,” “The Space Between Us,” and “XXX: Return of Xander of Cage,” including talk of whether it’s true that they grow up so fast
41:20 – New DVDs include “Pinocchio” (for some reason), “The Eagle Huntress,” “Loving,” and “Trolls”
48:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The LEGO Batman Movie: B 7/10
John Wick: Chapter 2: B- 7/10
Fifty Shades Darker: D n/a

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Episode 344.4: Sundance Report #4

Our last Sundance report has discussion of these movies: “The Incredible Jessica Jones,” “Brigsby Bear,” “Ingrid Goes West,” “L.A. Times,” “The Hero,” “Lady Macbeth,” “Manifesto.”
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Episode 344.3: Sundance Report #3

It’s the morning after the condo party and we are party-tired. Also, we talk about “Fun Mom Dinner,” “Lemon,” and “Get Out.”

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Episode 344.2: Sundance Report #2

We talk about movies “Before I Fall,” “Call Me By Your Name,” and “XX,” as well as the apocalyptic Park City weather, midnight screenings, and Jeff’s adventures at parties.

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Episode 344.1: Sundance Report #1

From the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, we speak of movies called “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” “Person to Person,” “Landline,” and “The Yellow Birds,” and restaurants called Burger King.

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Episode 344: ‘Split,’ ‘The Founder’

0:00 – Hello, iTunes review, we’ll be at Sundance when you hear this (unless we died) (we didn’t)
4:50 – “Split” review
12:50 – “The Founder” review
23:50 – There’s also “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” but we hadn’t seen it in time for the show. But also, there are new movies on DVD
26:40 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Deadpool,” “The Killing” [1956])
32:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Split: B+ 7/10
The Founder: B- 8/10

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Episode 343: ‘The Bye Bye Man,’ ‘Patriots Day,’ ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Paterson’

0:00 – Hello, Portland is a winter wonderland
2:25 – iTunes review
3:40 – “The Bye Bye Man” review
13:30 – “Patriots Day” review
24:50 – “Live by Night” review
30:15 – “Paterson” review
38:25 – Bridget of Finland reports a moviegoing experience of note
41:25 – A call for questions for the “Ask Jeff & Eric Questions” segment, plus what’s on DVD this week (nothing great)
43:00 – Jeff talks about “Coin Heist,” Eric talks about “Underworld: Blood Wars”
47:30 – Recap, hey we’re going to do some shows from Sundance, good day

REVIEWS:
The Bye Bye Man: D+ 2/10
Patriots Day: C 4/10
Live by Night: C+ 7/10
Paterson: B 7/10

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Episode 342: ‘Silence,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ’20th Century Women’

0:00 – Hello, happy new year, we won’t re-read old iTunes reviews, Dogcat makes a cameo
1:35 – “Silence” review
16:20 – “Hidden Figures” review
25:15 – “20th Century Women” review
30:20 – Lots of movies trickling out right now, local newspapers, and DVD releases
35:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Silence: B 5/10
Hidden Figures: B+ 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
20th Century Women: B 8/10

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Episode 341: Our 2016 top 10 lists

0:00 – Hey, it’s the end of the year, and what a year, amirite?
5:10 – Our top 10 lists
29:20 – Other movies we liked a lot
32:25 – How our respective Christmases went, children’s joy, a book about comedy, underwear
38:00 – Thank you and good day

Eric D. Snider’s top 10 list:

1 Arrival
2 Moonlight
3 La La Land
4 Green Room
5 Sing Street
6 The Witch
7 Pete’s Dragon
8 Manchester by the Sea
9 The Nice Guys
10 10 Cloverfield Lane

Jeff Bayer’s top 10 list:

1 Arrival
2 Green Room
3 Sing Street
4 Midnight Special
5 Fences
6 Lion
7 Moonlight
8 La La Land
9 The Lobster
10 The Nice Guys

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Episode 340: ‘Passengers,’ ‘Why Him?,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘A Monster Calls’

0:00 – Hello; if it’s just now “beginning” to look like Christmas you are late
2:50 – “Passengers” review
13:10 – “Why Him?” review
20:30 – “Assassin’s Creed” review
31:40 – “Fences” review
39:10 – “A Monster Calls” review
45:35 – This week’s DVDs include a last-minute gift for Dad
48:10 – Recap, happy holidays, and good day

REVIEWS:
Passengers: C- 5/10
Why Him?: B- 7/10
Assassin’s Creed: D 7/10
Fences B+ 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)
A Monster Calls: C+ 7/10

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