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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Movie B.S. Bonus: our friend Mike interviews us

On June 30, to pass the time while driving the U-Haul full of the Bayers’ stuff to San Diego, our friend Mike Khavul interviewed us. We talked about the current state of film, what we’d criticize if there were no movies, how we came to be friends, and a lot of other things. It’s an hour long, and the recording conditions (the cab of a U-Haul traveling 55 mph on I-5 in central California) were not pristine. Nonetheless, Movie B.S. devotees may find it amusing. Or not. Look, it’s free.

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Episode 217: Our favorites of 2014 (so far)

0:00-6:00 – Introduction, it’s Bayer’s last show before he moves to San Diego, complaining
6:00-7:10 – iTunes review
7:10-12:00 – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” wasn’t screened in Portland but we talk about it anyway
12:00-30:50 – Our top 10 lists for the first half of 2014
30:50-50:40 – Preparatory to Jeff’s departure, we reminisce about all the movies we watched at Jeff’s house over the years, and get nostalgic
50:40-1:00:00 – QOTW (toys and games that could be movies or whatever)
1:00:00- No show next week (July 4), and then something about tasers, and the wrap-up

QOTW: What is your favorite summer movie theater memory?

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Episode 216: ‘Obvious Child,’ ‘The Rover,’ ‘Supermensch,’ ‘We Are the Best!,’ Character Casserole

0:00-6:10 – Introduction, our plans for the near future, including moving the Bayers to San Diego
6:10-10:10 – “Think Like a Man Too” and “Jersey Boys” are opening but we didn’t see them
10:10-17:30 – “Obvious Child” review
17:30-19:05 – We put a list of recent B.S.-approved movies on Facebook
19:05-23:50 – “The Rover” review (Snider only)
23:50-27:30 – “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” review (Bayer only)
27:30-30:45 – “We Are the Best!” review (Snider only)
30:45-43:00 – QOTW (movie homes you’d like to own)
43:00-53:45 – A round of Character Casserole via Jeff & Eric’s Excellent Adventure
53:45-55:45 – Brief box office update
55:45-56:50 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

QOTW: What other toy or game or whatever should they make into a movie, like “Transformers”?

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B.S.-approved movies from the last year or so

As discussed on the show, here are all the movies from the last 12 months that got at least a B+ from Snider AND at least an 8 from Bayer.

22 Jump Street
Edge of Tomorrow
Locke
Neighbors
Blue Ruin
Cheap Thrills
The LEGO Movie
Her
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis
Philomena
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
About Time
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Don Jon
Short Term 12
The World’s End
Blue Jasmine
Sightseers

Episode 215: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ ’22 Jump Street,’ Character Casserole

0:00-2:50 – Introduction, beverages, takin’ it one day at a time
2:50-14:20 – “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ review
14:20-29:10 – “22 Jump Street” review
29:10-31:55 – Box Office Challenge update, and also Thai food
31:55-43:10 – QOTW (books you liked that became bad movies)
43:10-52:25 – A game of Pitch Me
52:25-53:25 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

QOTW: What home from a movie do you wish you owned?

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