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-
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-
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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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.

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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Episode 408: ‘Action Point,’ ‘Upgrade,’ ‘Adrift’

0:00 – Hello, we were guests on a bonus episode of ’80s All Over
3:20 – iTunes review
5:00 – “Action Point” review
13:50 – “Upgrade” review
21:40 – Jeff brings up poker for some reason
22:30 – “Adrift” review (Eric)
28:00 – This week’s DVDs
30:25 – Summer Box Office Challenge update (it was a bye week)
32:15 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Action Point: C+ D+
Upgrade: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)
Adrift: C n/a

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Episode 407: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘On Chesil Beach,’ ‘RBG’

0:00 – Hello, and we hope you’re enjoying your 3-day weekend
1:20 – “Solo: A Star Wars Story” review
21:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
25:00 – “On Chesil Beach” review
33:55 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway for Agents of “Red Sparrow”
35:50 – “RBG” review (Snider)
39:50 – Jeff rewatched “Spider-Man: Homecoming”; Eric rewatched “The Last Jedi”
43:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Solo: A Star Wars Story: B- B-
On Chesil Beach: B B
RBG: B+

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Episode 406: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Book Club,’ ‘Measure of a Man,’ ‘Revenge’

0:00 – Hello, Eric’s car keeps getting pooped on (by birds)
4:20 – “Deadpool 2” review
15:00 – “Book Club” review
25:30 – “Measure of a Man” review
30:50 – “Revenge” review
35:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
37:20 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway for Agents of “Red Sparrow”
38:40 – Ali Wong’s “Hard Knock Wife” (on Netflix) is a very funny companion piece to “Tully”
41:30 – Eric wrote a thing about not going to press screenings anymore
42:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Deadpool 2: B B
Book Club: D+ B-
Measure of a Man: C+ C+
Revenge: B B

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Episode 405: ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘Breaking In’

0:00 – Hello, iTunes Review and “Road House”
3:45 – “Life of the Party” review
14:50 – “Breaking In” review (Snider)
18:00 – This week’s DVDs, and we’re giving away a 40th anniversary edition of “Grease” that includes a commemorative jacket and nail polish. Agents have till 5/16 to enter.
22:30 – Streaming recommendations on Netflix and Hulu
28:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
30:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Life of the Party: B+ B-
Breaking In: C+

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Episode 404: ‘Tully,’ ‘Overboard,’ ‘Bad Samaritan’

0:00 – Hello, here is an iTunes review
2:35 – “Tully” review
13:10 – “Overboard” review (Snider)
19:20 – “Bad Samaritan” review (Snider)
25:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge is off to a limp start (but Eric is winning)
27:00 – We watched “The Lost Boys” on Netflix (and also part of the “The Week Of” starring Adam Sandler)
36:30 – This week’s DVDs, and we’re giving away a 40th anniversary edition of “Grease” that includes a commemorative jacket and nail polish. Agents have till 5/16 to enter.
39:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Tully: B+ A (BS-approved)
Overboard: C n/a
Bad Samaritan: C+ n/a

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Episode 403: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘I Feel Pretty,’ ‘Super Troopers 2,’ ‘You Were Never Really Here’

0:00 – Hello, we’re back and we’ll be doing the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:45 – iTunes review
3:30 – “Avengers: Infinity War” review
19:30 – “I Feel Pretty” review
27:10 – “Super Troopers 2” review
32:30 – “You Were Never Really Here” review
37:35 – Summer Box Office Challenge Draft (2018 Edition)
57:30 – The Stakes of the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:00:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Avengers: Infinity War: B- B+
I Feel Pretty: C C
Super Troopers 2: B- C-
You Were Never Really Here: B+ B-

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Episode 402: ‘Rampage,’ ‘Truth or Dare’

0:00 – Hello, pay your taxes, here’s an iTunes review
3:55 – “Rampage” review
20:00 – “Truth or Dare” review (Snider)
26:15 – This week’s DVDs, and a giveaway for Agents of the “Grease” 40th anniversary edition, and discussion of an obscure 1980s home video technology
32:00 – We travel through time back to this week in 1999
40:45 – Recap, no show next week, some preliminary talk of this year’s Summer Box Office Challenge rules

REVIEWS:
Rampage: C+ C-
Truth or Dare: C n/a

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Episode 401: ‘Blockers,’ ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Chappaquiddick,’ ‘Acrimony’

0:00 – Hello, we’ve begun the second half of our 800-episode community service
2:50 – iTunes review
4:40 – “Blockers” review
16:00 – Jeff has an existential crisis about his grading scale
18:20 – “A Quiet Place” review
33:20 – “Chappaquiddick” review (Snider)
40:10 – “Acrimony” review (Snider), with the Nicholas Sparks Rule in play (which means we reveal the entire plot)
58:30 – This week’s DVDs and streaming recommendations
1:02:30 – Recap (including our MVPs) and good day

REVIEWS:
Blockers: B C
A Quiet Place: B+ A (BS-approved!)
Chappaquiddick: B-
Acrimony: D

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Episode 400: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘7 Days in Entebbe’

0:00 – Hello, it’s our 400th episode AND our eighth anniversary!
5:10 – “Ready Player One” review
23:35 – “Isle of Dogs” review
28:45 – “7 Days in Entebbe” review (Snider)
33:00 – More discussion of why “RPO” didn’t work for us
35:30 – This week’s DVDs and some streaming recommendations
44:20 – Jeff’s nephew was in town, they watched some movies
46:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Ready Player One: C 6/10
Isle of Dogs: C 9/10
7 Days in Entebbe: C n/a

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Episode 399: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes,’ ‘Flower,’ ‘Unsane’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff dooms the show to failure
1:20 – “Pacific Rim Uprising” review
8:40 – “The Death of Stalin” review
15:30 – “Sherlock Gnomes” review (Snider), and then what could happen to Michael Caine next
19:00 – “Flower” review (Bayer)
21:50 – “Unsane” review (Snider)
26:00 – This week’s DVDs are “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “The Last Movie Star,” leading to a discussion of Burt Reynolds and “Star Wars”
28:10 – How the listeners feel about the new schedule, with ideas for improvements including a Spanish episode
30:50 – What’d You Watch? (“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”), with discussion of separate beds and Jeff’s casino plans with his nephew
36:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Pacific Rim Uprising: C 5/10
The Death of Stalin: A- 9/10 (BS-approved!)
Sherlock Gnomes: C n/a
Flower: n/a 7/10
Unsane: B- n/a

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