Episode 386: ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘BPM,’ catching up on some others

0:00 – Hello, it’s weird there aren’t any big wide releases
2:55 – “I, Tonya” review
19:10 – More complaining about the release schedule
20:10 – “BPM” review (Snider only)
23:20 – Bayer catches up on “American Made,” “Stronger,” and “Wonderstruck,” which Snider reviewed previously
28:15 – “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” review (Bayer only)
31:00 – Some Patreon business, plus we’ll have some cool prizes for Agents next month
34:00 – MOTM: “Grave of the Fireflies” (1988)
43:00 – Next month’s MOTM is “Stakeout” (1987)
45:00 – DVDs include “Despicable Me 3” and “Better Watch Out”; we’re giving away two copies of “Better Watch Out” to Agents; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
I, Tonya: B+ 9/10 (BS-approved!)
BPM: B n/a
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected): n/a 7/10

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Episode 385: ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name’

0:00 – Hello, it’s the holidays, here’s an iTunes review
2:20 – “The Disaster Artist” review
21:30 – “The Shape of Water” review, ending Jeff getting owned
33:45 – “Call Me by Your Name” review
44:15 – Movie of the Month, “Grave of the Fireflies,” is postponed till next week
45:20 – This week’s DVDs are so-so, but we have a giveaway for one lucky agent: DVD/Blu-ray and CD soundtrack of this year’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast”
47:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Disaster Artist: B+ 9/10 (BS-approved!)
The Shape of Water: A- 8/10 (BS-approved!)
Call Me by Your Name: A- 8/10 (BS-approved!)

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Episode 384: ‘Coco,’ ‘Three Billboards…,’ ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

0:00 – Hello, an iTunes review, it just was or perhaps almost is Thanksgiving
5:05 – “Coco” review
10:20 – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” review
28:30 – “The Man Who Invented Christmas” review (Snider only), and talk of Scrooge in movies
35:30 – New DVDs, including a giveaway of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Coco: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
Three Billboards…: A- 9/10 (BS-approved)
The Man Who Invented Christmas: B n/a

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Episode 383: ‘Justice League,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Wonder,’ ‘The Star’ ‘Only the Brave,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

0:00 – Hello, we recorded a “Back to the Future” commentary
3:20 – An iTunes review, segueing into despair at the state of things
6:10 – “Justice League” review
22:40 – “Lady Bird” review
32:00 – We impose Senate rules to get through the next reviews quickly
32:45 – “Wonder” review (Snider only)
34:45 – “The Star” review (Snider only)
37:45 – “Only the Brave” review (Bayer only)
39:45 – “Murder on the Orient Express” review (Snider only)
43:00 – This week’s DVDs: “Atomic Blonde,” “Brigsby Bear,” “Wind River” (a copy of which an Agent can win)
44:40 – Reminder that the Movie of the Month is “Grave of the Fireflies,” recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Justice League: C+ 6/10
Lady Bird: A- 9/10 (BS-approved!)
Wonder: B n/a
The Star: B- n/a
Only the Brave: n/a 8/10
Murder on the Orient Express: C+ n/a

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Episode 382: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Wonderstruck,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

0:00 – Hello, it’s November, here is an iTunes review with some constructive criticism
4:40 – “Thor: Ragnarok” review
18:20 – “Wonderstruck” review (Snider only)
24:45 – Movie of the Month: “The Great Dictator” (1940)
34:40 – Next month’s MOTM: “Grave of the Fireflies” (1988)
36:00 – Nothing good on DVD this week, but we’re giving away a copy of last week’s “War for the Planet of the Apes” to an Agent (email us to enter)
37:40 – “A Bad Moms Christmas” review
41:30 – No show next week (Bayer’s fault), recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Thor: Ragnarok: B 7/10
Wonderstruck: A- n/a
A Bad Moms Christmas: D 2/10

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Episode 381: ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin,’ ‘Suburbicon,’ ‘All I See Is You’

0:00 – Hello, Dylan’s Halloween costume, an iTunes review, Jeff’s “giggle water”
6:50 – “Goodbye Christopher Robin” review
20:00 – “Suburbicon” review (sadly, not “Subunicorn”)
30:10 – “All I See Is You” review (Snider only)
34:40 – This week’s DVDs
36:10 – Reminder about our MOTM, “The Great Dictator,” which we’ll discuss on next week’s show, then recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Goodbye Christopher Robin: B 7/10
Suburbicon: B- 5/10
All I See Is You: C n/a

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Episode 380: ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘The Snowman,’ ‘Breathe’

0:00 – Hello, a story of a sick child (Jeff’s)
6:30 – iTunes review
8:20 – There are five wide releases, of which FOUR did not screen for critics here
12:45 – “The Florida Project” review
24:00 – “The Snowman” review (Snider only), in which the Nicholas Sparks rule is applied and we reveal the entire plot
35:15 – “Breathe” review (Snider only), ending with brief discussion of Andy Serkis’ upcoming “Jungle Book” movie
41:35 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “Girls Trip” on Blu-ray; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Florida Project: B+ 9/10 (BS-approved!)
The Snowman: D n/a
Breathe: B+ n/a

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Episode 379: ‘Marshall,’ ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘The Foreigner’

0:00 – Hello, a behind-the-scenes story about the massage Jeff had to pay for
8:50 – “Marshall” review
22:10 – “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” review
35:05 – “Battle of the Sexes” review
43:40 – “The Foreigner” review (Snider only)
49:40 – This week’s DVDs, plus we’re giving away copies of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” on Blu-ray/DVD — two copies, one to an Agent and one to a regular person!
53:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Marshall: B 6/10
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: B+ 9/10 (BS-approved!)
Battle of the Sexes: B+ 9/10 (BS-approved!)
The Foreigner: B n/a

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Episode 378: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘American Made,’ ‘Gerald’s Game’

0:00 – Hello, what’s that smell?
3:20 – “Blade Runner 2049” review
15:15 – Some other movies are out there; Snider briefly reviews “American Made”
19:40 – “Gerald’s Game” review (on Netflix)
28:15 – Movie of the Month discussion: “In the Heat of the Night” (1967), including re-litigation of the Oscars. The MOTM for October is “The Great Dictator” (1940).
46:20 – This week’s DVDs are “The Book of Henry” and “A Ghost Story” (which you can win if you’re an Agent), and then something about dragon tails
53:45 – Recap and good day

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REVIEWS:
Blade Runner 2049: C+ 7/10
American Made: B n/a
Gerald’s Game: B+ 7/10

Episode 377: Fantastic Fest 2017

0:00 – Hello, it’s our Fantastic Fest episode, but first an iTunes review
2:15 – We don’t know anything about the new movies in theaters this week! Here are our Fantastic Fest reviews:
3:15 – “The Square” B 6/10
8:10 – “Applecart” C 5/10
10:50 – “Mom and Dad” B- 7/10
14:30 – “Tigers Are Not Afraid” A- 9/10
19:30 – “Pin Cushion” B+ 9/10
24:00 – “Bodied” A- 9/10
32:30 – “Top Knot Detective” C 4/10
35:00 – “Anna and the Apocalypse” B+ 5/10
39:10 – “The Death of Stalin” A- 9/10
46:20 – “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” n/a 8/10
49:35 – “Hagazussa” B n/a
52:10 – “Wheelman” n/a 8/10
54:35 – “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” B+ n/a
58:00 – Stray thoughts on a few other movies
59:50 – Thoughts about Fantastic Fest as a whole
1:05:00 – The closing-night party, responses to the “Paul Blart 2” commentary, recap and good day

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Episode 376: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ ‘Lego Ninjago Movie,’ ‘Stronger,’ ‘The Wilde Wedding,’ ‘Brad’s Status’

0:00 – Hello, let’s do this thing
2:00 – “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” review
13:30 – “The Lego Ninjago Movie” review
20:15 – “Stronger” review (Snider only)
28:05 – “The Wilde Wedding” review (Bayer only)
31:00 – “Brad’s Status” review (Snider only)
35:30 – A little Fantastic Fest preview
45:15 – Jeff’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” commentary is now available
48:50 – This week’s DVDs, two of which we’re giving away to Agents
51:40 – Recap and good day, followed by a Fantastic Fest carol

REVIEWS:
Kingsman: The Golden Circle: C 4/10
Lego Ninjago Movie: C 5/10
Stronger: A- n/a
The Wilde Wedding: n/a 5/10
Brad’s Status: B n/a

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Episode 375: ‘mother!,’ ‘Okja’

0:00 – Hello, the existence of other podcasts and how most of them are about “Game of Thrones”
2:30 – “mother!” review
18:00 – “Okja” review (on Netflix)
22:15 – “American Assassin” is also a movie, but Lionsgate doesn’t screen movies in Portland anymore
22:50 – This week’s DVDs, plus a chance for an Agent to win “It Comes at Night”
24:45 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Silver Streak,” “101 Dalmatians,” “They Live”)
33:10 – How you can become an Agent, where to find us online, and so forth
34:30 – Jeff teases his son’s interest in “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (review next week), then the recap and good day

REVIEWS:
mother!: A- 7/10
Okja: B 8/10

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Episode 374: ‘It,’ ‘Home Again,’ ‘Crown Heights,’ ‘Goon 2,’ ‘Beach Rats’

0:00 – Hello, here is an iTunes review
2:35 – “It” review
18:35 – “Home Again” review
29:20 – “Crown Heights” review
35:40 – “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” review
41:00 – “Beach Rats” review (Snider only)
44:20 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway for Agents
46:40 – Oh yeah, one more thing about “It”
49:20 – Feel free to send us comments/observations/experiences about our Movie of the Month, which is “In the Heat of the Night”
50:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
It: B- 8/10
Home Again: C+ 5/10
Crown Heights: B 7/10
Goon: Last of the Enforcers: B- 6/10
Beach Rats: B- n/a

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Episode 373: ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘I Do… Until I Don’t,’ ‘Birth of the Dragon’

0:00 – Hello, an iTunes review, the virtues of New Orleans, the paradox of wives listening to this show, mention of another show with a similar name
7:00 – “Patti Cake$” review
15:15 – “I Do… Until I Don’t” review (Bayer only)
18:30 – Snider saw “Wind River” and “Birth of the Dragon”; Hollywood has forsaken us again this week
23:10 – A few loose ends to tie up regarding the Summer Box Office Challenge
27:25 – DVDs are “Baywatch” and “My Cousin Rachel,” and an Agent can win a copy of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
31:00 – Our Movie of the Month: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)
45:30 – Our MOTM for September is “In the Heat of the Night” (1967); recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Patti Cake$: B- 7/10
I Do… Until I Don’t: n/a 4/10
Birth of the Dragon: C- n/a

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Episode 372: ‘The Trip to Spain,’ ‘Ingrid Goes West,’ ‘Good Time’

0:00 – Hello, the studios have given up this week (and next), but we saw some good limited-release films
6:00 – “The Trip to Spain” review
15:00 – “Ingrid Goes West” review
21:00 – “Good Time” review
28:50 – Bayer is sad that he has to wait till next summer to win something again; in the meantime, here are this week’s DVDs, including talk of audio commentaries
34:30 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“FernGully: The Last Rain Forest,” including Dylan’s thoughts; “Gidget,” part of which blows Jeff’s mind; “Oh Hello on Broadway”)
51:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Trip to Spain B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
Ingrid Goes West B+ 7/10
Good Time: B 7/10

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Episode 371: ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard,’ ‘Brigsby Bear’

0:00 – Hello, community service, an iTunes review
3:35 – “Logan Lucky” review
16:25 – “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” review
28:40 – “Brigsby Bear” review
34:25 – The final Summer Box Office Challenge update of 2017, in which bets are finalized and the historical record is amended
44:10 – “Alien: Covenant” and “Everything, Everything” are on DVD, if that matters to you
45:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Logan Lucky: B+ 7/10
The Hitman’s Bodyguard: C+ 5/10
Brigsby Bear: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)

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Episode 370: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘Wind River,’ ‘Step’

0:00 – Hello, the pronunciation of “niche,” and an iTunes review
3:45 – We have three movies to review, none of which were seen by both of us, and none of which are called “Maximum Impact”
5:20 – “Annabelle: Creation” review (Snider only)
10:05 – “Wind River” review (Bayer only)
14:45 – “Step” review (Snider only)
19:40 – A word from our sponsor
20:25 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: a winner is officially declared
25:10 – This week’s DVDs, and a copy of “The Lovers” for ANY listener who wants it
27:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Annabelle: Creation: C+ n/a
Wind River: n/a 7/10
Step: B+ n/a

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Episode 369: ‘Detroit’

0:00 – Hello, it’s so hot Jeff is drinking water, here is an iTunes review
4:25 – “Detroit” review
14:00 – “The Dark Tower” and “Kidnap” are two other movies opening this week, but they weren’t screened for critics in Portland
16:30 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
20:05 – Movie of the Month: “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988)
29:50 – MOTM for August: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946). We’ll talk about it on the 9/1 episode
31:00 – This week’s DVDs include “The Lovers,” which an Agent can win a copy of
33:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Detroit: C+ 5/10

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Episode 368: ‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘The Lost City of Z’

0:00 – Hello, here’s an iTunes review, the clown costume is discussed
3:25 – “Atomic Blonde” review
16:55 – “The Emoji Movie” wasn’t screened, which is pretty unusual for an animated film, but Bayer thinks you should see it anyway
18:35 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
22:20 – “Girls Trip” review (Snider only)
24:00 – This week’s DVDs: “Ghost in the Shell,” “The Boss Baby,” “Gifted,” “Unforgettable”
25:25 – “The Lost City of Z” review (Bayer only)
29:30 – A flashback to this weekend in 1992, and that whole summer, and the Penguin
38:50 – Recap and good day, and don’t forget to watch “Dangerous Liaisons” before next week if you haven’t

REVIEWS:
Atomic Blonde: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
Girls Trip: B- n/a
The Lost City of Z: n/a 8/10

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Episode 367: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,’ ‘A Ghost Story’

0:00 – Hello, Dylan and his grandma are Pooh buddies
2:45 – “Dunkirk” review
19:00 – “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” review
29:10 – “A Ghost Story” review
36:20 – A few housekeeping items, things you should watch or download, a little about the French language
39:55 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
43:30 – Agents can win a copy of “Ghost in the Shell,” and any Chump (or perhaps Chip) can have Melissa McCarthy’s “The Boss”
45:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Dunkirk: B+ 9/10
Valerian: B- 7/10
A Ghost Story: B+ 5/10

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