Episode 227: ‘Tusk,’ ‘This Is Where I Leave You,’ ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

0:00-5:00 – Hello, we are at Fantastic Fest; Jeff will have to wear a bad T-shirt; the results of our weight-loss contest
5:00-14:00 – “Tusk” review
14:00-20:30 – “This Is Where I Leave You” review
20:30-22:00 – If two directors made the same movie
22:00-29:20 – “A Walk Among the Tombstones” review
29:20-40:50 – QOTW (your preferred movie-watching companions)
40:50-43:15 – Recap of today’s lessons

QOTW: What ’80s TV show (that hasn’t already been done) should they make into a movie? Casting/story ideas welcome.

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Episode 226: ‘The Drop,’ ‘Dolphin Tale 2,’ Character Casserole

0:00-4:30 – Intro; that Apple thing
4:30-6:15 – iTunes review
6:15-19:15 – “The Drop” review
19:15-28:10 – “Dolphin Tale 2″ review (Jeff only; Eric makes him say “root beer” at 25:30)
28:10-31:45 – They canceled all the “No Good Deeds” screening
31:45-33:00 – “God Help the Girl” quasi-review (Jeff only, rushed by Eric)
33:00-54:40 – QOTW (under-the-radar movies that you championed)
54:40-1:03:35 – A round of Character Casserole
1:03:35-1:06:10 – Recap, the new QOTW (we forgot earlier), see you at Fantastic Fest, the end

QOTW: Who is your preferred movie-watching companion(s), and why?

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Episode 225: ‘Coherence,’ ‘The Congress,’ Pitch Me

0:00-9:55 – Intro; the fancy Whole Foods; Jeff was sick at Eric’s party; Eric is babysitting
9:55-12:50 – No movies really came out last week or this week
12:50-20:05 – “Coherence” review (B.S.-approved!)
20:05-27:15 – “The Congress” review
27:15-43:55 – QOTW (the first movie you walked out of) (there’s a weird edit at the end of this. pay it no mind.)
43:55-51:15 – A round of Pitch Me
51:15-54:45 – The resolution to a story from the QOTW segment (cc: @djmecca); who’s going to Fantastic Fest?
54:45-59:10 – Eric’s report on the Telluride Film Festival (another weird edit at the end of this.)
59:10-1:01:30 Recap; now it’s a parenting show

QOTW: What under-the-radar movie were you a champion of, sharing it with friends, etc.?

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Episode 224: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay,’ ‘The One I Love,’ ‘Life After Beth’

0:00-4:25 – Introduction; Jeff took a shower; what Jeff smells like
4:25-5:50 – We re-watched “Sin City”
5:50-17:30 – “If I Stay” review
17:30-24:50 – “The One I Love” review (B.S.-approved!)
24:50-27:55 – “Life After Beth” review (Bayer only)
27:55-33:25 – Lots of good stuff is on VOD nowadays; we pontificate about it; plans to gaslight Jeff’s wife
33:25-46:10 – QOTW (best opening scenes)
46:10-49:05 – Summer Box Office Challenge update; Eric proves mathematically how he could still lose
49:05-57:40 – “Sin City 2″ review (Bayer only)
57:40-59:55 – Wrap-up; it’s Eric’s birthday on Tuesday; no show next week

QOTW: What was the first movie you walked out of, and why?

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Episode 223: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘What If,’ ‘Calvary,’ ‘The Giver’

0:00-1:45 – Introduction
1:45-12:45 – Robin Williams memories
12:45-27:05 – “The Expendables 3″ review
27:05-33:50 – “What If” review
33:50-39:50 – “Calvary” review
40:00-44:30 – “The Giver” review (Snider only)
44:30-56:30 – QOTW (first movie you’d show your kid)
56:30-1:00:20 – Our weight-loss contest, Eric’s chin, upcoming travels, wrap-up, goodbye

QOTW: What movie has your favorite opening scene?

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Episode 222: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Into the Storm,’ ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

0:00-5:25 – Introduction, gorillas and other smelly things, Eric names a drink
5:25-17:50 – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” review
17:50-32:40 – “Into the Storm” review
32:40-43:30 – “Magic in the Moonlight” review
43:30-1:03:10 – QOTW (movies you would protect from all remakes or sequels), and a call for more QOTW suggestions
1:03:10-1:08:55 – Box Office Challenge update (Jeff continues to lose badly), and then we say goodbye
QOTW: What was the first movie you showed (or what is the first movie you will show) to your child, and why?

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Episode 221: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Get on Up,’ Jeff & Eric’s Excellent Adventure

0:00-6:10 – Introduction, the weather, trivia night at Portland’s Hollywood Theatre
6:10-23:30 – “Guardians of the Galaxy” review
23:30-29:25 – “Get on Up” review (Bayer only)
29:25-38:05 – QOTW (outside-the-box superhero actors)
38:05-40:00 – Box Office Challenge update (Bayer is losing a lot)
40:00-52:25 – Jeff & Eric’s Excellent Adventure: Aug. 2, 1991
52:25-55:20 – Summary, goodbye, etc.

QOTW: If you could preserve one movie (or movie series) from ever being remade, rebooted, or otherwise tampered with, which would it be, and why?

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