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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Episode 220: ‘Hercules,’ ‘Lucy,’ ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘They Came Together,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘A Most Wanted Man’

0:00-5:15 – Introduction, Mom’s peanut butter balls, Jeff’s beer (he goes on for some time)
5:15-15:00 – “Hercules” review
15:00-23:30 – “Lucy” review
23:30-26:45 – More examples of the MPAA rating system being screwed up. Oh, and there are too many trailers
26:45-35:45 – “And So It Goes” review
35:45-42:20 – “They Came Together” review (B.S.-approved)
42:20-49:25 – “Boyhood” review (B.S.-approved)
49:25-51:55 – “A Most Wanted Man” review
51:55-1:00:10 – QOTW (old wives’ tales as movies)
1:00:10-1:02:35 – Closing remarks and summary

QOTW: In the spirit of Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” who else would be a good unexpected choice to play a superhero (and which superhero)?

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Episode 219: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ ‘Wish I Was Here’

0:00-3:10 – Introduction, what Jeff’s drinking
3:10-4:15 – iTunes review
4:15-5:15 – Neither of us saw “Planes: Fire and Rescue”
5:15-21:15 – “The Purge: Anarchy” review
21:15-33:25 – “Sex Tape” review
33:25-45:10 – “Wish I Was Here” review, plus the Zach Braff Twitter incident
45:10-56:00 – QOTW (your gift ideas for Jeff Bayer)
56:00-57:20 – Wrappin’ things up

QOTW: In the spirit of “Lucy” (“you only use 10% of your brain”), what other old wives’ tale/urban legend/common misconception could be the premise for a movie?

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Episode 218: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Begin Again,’ ‘Land Ho!’

0:00-2:30 – Introduction, our new theme song (thanks, Gregory Whitehead!)
2:30-7:00 – Jeff is in San Diego now and is annoyingly happy about it; watching movies long distance
7:00-8:00 – iTunes review
8:00-21:25 – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” review
21:25-31:05 – “Snowpiercer” review (It’s B.S.-approved™!)
31:05-38:10 – “Begin Again” review
38:10-40:25 – “Land Ho!” review
40:25-43:30 – Eric has quasi-reviews of “Deliver Us from Evil” and “Tammy”
43:30-46:20 – Jeff recommends “Battered Bastards of Baseball” now on Netflix
46:20-49:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: it’s not looking good for Jeff
49:15-54:40 – An unrelated weight-loss contest
54:40-1:05:45 – QOTW (favorite summer moviegoing memories)
1:05:45-1:08:20 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

QOTW: What movie-related gift would you love to get for Jeff Bayer on his birthday (July 14)? You can give one realistic answer and one fantasy answer. Jeff will choose the best answers and praise that person.

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