Episode 258: ‘The Age of Adaline,’ ‘The Water Diviner,’ ‘The Clouds of Sils Maria,’ Character Casserole

0:00-5:00 – Hello; follow-up information on Eric’s wrist
5:00-17:20 – “The Age of Adaline” review
17:20-23:25 – “The Water Diviner” review (Bayer only)
23:25-28:50 – “The Clouds of Sils Maria” review (Bayer only)
28:50-45:10 – QOTW (best directorial debuts by actors)
45:10-49:05 – Next week’s QOTW will involve the Summer Box Office Challenge
49:05-57:50 – A round of Character Casserole (an airplane, Axel Foley, and the I Am Legend guy)
57:50-1:03:50 – Some nice things people wrote on Facebook about their history with the show
1:03:50-1:05:15 – Recap and goodbye

QOTW: What should the stakes be for our annual Summer Box Office Challenge bet?

REVIEWS:
The Age of Adaline B- 6/10
The Water Diviner n/a 4/10
The Clouds of Sils Maria n/a 8/10

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Episode 257: ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘True Story,’ ‘Unfriended,’ ‘Monkey Kingdom’

0:00-4:00 – Hello; we’re both playing while injured this week
4:00-6:40 – This week’s sponsor: Kurt Pankau, aka The Past Imperfect, aka you might enjoy his album of rock ‘n’ roll music!
6:40-9:00 – An update on the Bayers’ return to Portland
9:00-16:35 – “Ex Machina” review
16:35-24:00 – “True Story” review
24:00-29:50 – “Unfriended” review (Snider only)
29:50-37:20 – “Monkey Kingdom” (Bayer only)
37:20-38:00 – There are some other movies that are opening but whose distributors didn’t want critics to see
38:00-53:05 – QOTW (your favorite bodily function moments) (in movies)
53:05-57:30 – What’d You Watch? (“All About Eve,” Kevin Hart’s stand-up)
57:30-1:00:00 – Recap and goodbye

QOTW: What’s the best directorial debut by an actor?

REVIEWS:
Ex Machina B 8/10
True Story B- 6/10
Unfriended C+ n/a
Monkey Kingdom n/a 7/10

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Episode 256: ‘The Longest Ride,’ ‘While We’re Young,’ ‘Freetown’

0:00-3:30 – We begin our sixth year of broadcasting
3:30-10:10 – A Nicholas Sparks memory game
10:10-25:30 – “The Longest Ride” review
25:30-30:00 – “While We’re Young” review (just Bayer)
30:00-33:40 – “Freetown” review (just Snider)
33:40-47:20 – QOTW (your favorite movie animals, non-animated)
47:20-51:30 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Stuart Saves His Family,” some TV)
51:30-57:15 – Recap, then a diversion about potty training (one gets the impression Jeff will be talking about this a lot in the coming weeks)

QOTW: What’s your favorite bodily function moment or reference in a movie?

REVIEWS:
The Longest Ride       D+ 4/10
While We’re Young    n/a 7/10
Freetown                      B-   n/a

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