Episode 251: ‘Unfinished Business,’ ‘Chappie,’ Pitch Me

0:00-3:15 – Hi there! Also, Sodastream
3:15-18:30 – “Unfinished Business” review
18:30-27:20 – “Chappie” review (Bayer only)
27:20-30:50 – Some other movies that you can watch (Portland: “What We Do in the Shadows”!!), plus talk of mic-dropping
30:50-43:10 – QOTW (movie coincidences)
43:10-52:35 – A round of Pitch Me
52:35-54:00 – Recap and goodbye

QOTW: What movie that you only half-remember (maybe from your childhood) are you due to re-watch? Feel free to share the details that you only half-remember.

REVIEWS:
Unfinished Business C 6/10
Chappie n/a 3/10

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Episode 250: ‘Focus,’ ‘The Lazarus Effect’

0:00-4:00 – It’s our 250th show; what other numbers we like; what if we did a reunion show?
4:00-8:40 – Eric had a “Parks and Recreation” thing in Vanity Fair (online); Dylan has a harmonica; some questionable surgical procedures are recommended
8:40-23:10 – “Focus” review
23:10-35:10 – “The Lazarus Effect” review
35:10-1:04:50 – QOTW (things to change about the Oscars), plus talk about the Oscars, oh my gosh, why did we talk about the Oscars so much?
1:04:50-1:08:55 – Next week’s QOTW, recap, and goodbye

QOTW: What’s your biggest movie coincidence? (Example: Jeff saw a movie where the main character had the same hometown as him, Bettendorf, Iowa. Hopefully your coincidence is better.)

REVIEWS:
Focus B 7/10
The Lazarus Effect C+ 4/10

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Episode 249: ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ ‘The Duff,’ ‘The Last Five Years,’ ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ ‘The Voices’

0:00-4:20 – Hello; a game we used to play but don’t anymore; some “Parks & Recreation” talk
4:20-7:15 – iTunes reviews
7:15-20:00 – “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ review
20:00-30:35 – “The Duff” review, ending with more “HTTM 2″ complaints
30:35-42:50 – “The Last Five Years” review
42:50-51:50 – “What We Do in the Shadows” review
51:50-58:10 – “The Voices” review
58:10-1:09:45 – QOTW (movies that needed a time machine)
1:09:45-1:12:25 – What’d You Watch; Oscar bowling
1:12:25-1:14:05 – A shoutout; talk of karaoke
1:04:05-1:18:20 – Recap, interrupted by more Oscar talk, and then next week’s QOTW, then more recap. It’s kind of a mess.

QOTW: What should be changed about the Oscars?

REVIEWS:
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 C- 3/10
The Duff C 6/10
The Last Five Years B- 5/10
What We Do in the Shadows A- 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
The Voices A- 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)

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Episode 248: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Mommy’

0:00-3:00 – Opening blather
3:00-16:15 – “Kingsman: The Secret Service” review
16:15-34:00 – “Fifty Shades of Grey” review
34:00-43:50 – “Mommy” review
43:50-59:25 – QOTW: Mt. Rushmore of romantic movies
59:25-1:01:40 – Recap and goodbye

QOTW: What movie could have used a time machine?

REVIEWS:
Kingsman: The Secret Service: B   7/10
Fifty Shades of Grey: D-   4/10
Mommy: A-   8/10  (B.S.-approved!)

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Episode 247: ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Seventh Son,’ ‘A Most Violent Year,’ ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Mr. Turner’

0:00-4:30 – Hello there; ’90s nostalgia
4:30-16:00 – “Jupiter Ascending” review
4:30-24:20 – “Seventh Son” review
24:20-29:30 – “A Most Violent Year” review
29:30-31:50 – “Mr. Turner” review (Bayer only)
31:50-36:10 – “Still Alice” review (Bayer only), including personal reflections
36:10-50:25 – QOTW (movies you were most excited for that turned out to be the biggest disappointments)
50:25-53:35 – Next week’s question concerns Valentine’s Day
53:35-56:10 – A round of What’d You Watch? featuring few movies but a lot of “Parks & Recreation”
56:10 – A recap of what we learned today, brief talk of postage stamps, and goodbye

QOTW: What are your four (4) favorite romantic movies? (We’re compiling another Mt. Rushmore.)

REVIEWS:
Jupiter Ascending: B 4/10
Seventh Son: D 4/10
A Most Violent Year: B 8/10
Mr. Turner: n/a 7/10
Still Alice: n/a 9/10

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Episode 246: Sundance Film Festival

0:00-3:40 – We’ve been at Sundance all week! Here are the movies we saw:

3:40 – A Walk in the Woods
6:50 – Knock Knock
10:20 – The Bronze
12:40 – Entertainment
15:00 – Stockholm, Pennsylvania
20:00 – Strangerland
23:25 – Cop Car
27:50 – The Stanford Prison Experiment
31:25 – Results
35:00 – The D Train
40:35 – Hot Girls Wanted
42:15 – Digging for Fire
48:15 – Turbo Kid
49:30 – I Am Michael
51:30 – It Follows
52:45 – ’71
54:30 – Mistress America
59:45 – The Overnight
1:02:05 – Experimenter
1:05:05 – Misery Loves Comedy
1:05:50 – James White
1:09:05 – Dope
1:11:05 – Sleeping with Other People
1:13:00 – Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon
1:14:40 – Mississippi Grind
1:16:00 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
1:18:20 – Call Me Lucky

1:20:05-1:21:20 – QOTW, and goodbyes

QOTW: What movie were you most excited for that turned out to be the biggest disappointment?

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Episode 245: ‘Black Sea,’ Character Casserole, Johnny Depp

0:00-2:00 – Hi, Jeff’s mom is visiting (him, not the show)
2:00-5:25 – This week’s wide releases went largely unscreened
5:25-15:05 – “Black Sea” review
15:05-20:35 – “The Interview” is coming to Netflix; Jeff is suspicious of everyone’s story; he re-watched “Grand Budapest Hotel”; Eric pretends to listen
20:35-30:50 – QOTW (what should Johnny Depp do?)
30:50-42:25 – Some of the Sundance movies we’re looking forward to
42:25-53:10 – A round of Character Casserole
53:10-56:10 – A little more Sundance pre-talk, then the recap and goodnight

QOTW: What should we do at Sundance (happening now)?

REVIEWS:
“Black Sea” B- 8/10

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