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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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- (BS-approved!)
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- (BS-approved!)
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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Final Results of the 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.

2018 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 3 – Bayer 4

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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

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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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