Episode 271: ‘Southpaw,’ ‘Paper Towns,’ ‘Pixels’

0:00-4:30 – Introduction; no show next week
4:30-7:05 – iTunes review
7:05-18:00 – “Southpaw” review
18:00-27:45 – “Paper Towns” review
27:45-35:30 – “Pixels” review (Bayer only)
35:30-37:10 – Snider is on critics’ commentary on the “It Follows” DVD and Blu-ray
37:10-49:15 – QOTW (other things from the ’80s that could come back to destroy us)
49:15-54:45 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
54:45-57:15 – Recap, goodbye, outtakes

QOTW: We’re doing the Mt. Rushmore of animation. Tell us your four (4) favorite animated films. (Feature-length, not shorts; all styles of animation OK; order doesn’t matter)

REVIEWS:
Southpaw: B- 7/10
Paper Towns: B- 6/10
Pixels: n/a 3/10

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Episode 270: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Infinitely Polar Bear,’ ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Comic-Con

0:00-2:50 – Intro; we’re both in San Diego at the moment
2:50-19:10 – “Ant-Man” review
19:10-30:45 – “Trainwreck” review
30:45-32:40 – A call to action at the Perpetual Lunch Fund
32:40-39:40 – “Infinitely Polar Bear” review
39:40-44:20 – “Mr. Holmes” review (Snider only)
44:20-53:50 – QOTW (comedians who deserve starring vehicles and/or biopics)
53:50-1:05:40 – Bayer’s Comic-Con experiences
1:05:40-1:07:00 – Movie scoops, and being a jerk
1:07:00-1:09:25 – Recap and goodbye

QOTW: What other relic from the ’80s (like the video game monsters in “Pixels”) could come back to haunt us in a movie?

REVIEWS:
Ant-Man: B 8/10
Trainwreck: B- 7/10
Infinitely Polar Bear: C 3/10
Mr. Holmes: B+ n/a

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Episode 269: ‘Self/less,’ ‘Minions,’ ‘The Gallows,’ ‘Testament of Youth’

0:00-3:45 – Introduction; the Trouble report
3:45-15:30 – “Self/less” review
15:30-17:35 – Sophie’s choices, why one of us saw “Minions” and the other saw “The Gallows”
17:35-24:20 – “Minions” review (Bayer only)
24:20-31:25 – “The Gallows” review (Snider only)
31:25-36:35 – Why Bayer is drinking coffee today; a chemical spill; possible witchcraft among doctors leads to an impromptu round of Pitch Me
36:35-40:00 – “Testament of Youth” review (Snider only)
40:00-40:35 – Oh yeah, “The Gallows” is rated R for no reason
40:35-53:40 – QOTW (animated characters that deserve their own spinoffs)
53:40-58:35 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
58:35-1:00:00 – Recap and goodbye

QOTW: What comedian deserves a starring vehicle (like “Trainwreck” for Amy Schumer) OR a biopic about their life?

REVIEWS:
Self/less: C+ 5/10
Minions: n/a 5/10
The Gallows: D n/a
Testament of Youth: B n/a

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