Episode 403: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘I Feel Pretty,’ ‘Super Troopers 2,’ ‘You Were Never Really Here’

0:00 – Hello, we’re back and we’ll be doing the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:45 – iTunes review
3:30 – “Avengers: Infinity War” review
19:30 – “I Feel Pretty” review
27:10 – “Super Troopers 2” review
32:30 – “You Were Never Really Here” review
37:35 – Summer Box Office Challenge Draft (2018 Edition)
57:30 – The Stakes of the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:00:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Avengers: Infinity War: B- B+
I Feel Pretty: C C
Super Troopers 2: B- C-
You Were Never Really Here: B+ B-

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Final Results of the 2015 Summer Box Office Challenge

2015 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 2 — Bayer 3

Jeff Bayer

1) Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1)
$191,271,109
4) Minions (7/10)
$115,718,405
6) Inside Out (6/19)
$90,440,272
8) Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (7/31)
$55,520,089
10) Fantastic Four (8/7)
$25,685,737
12) Ted 2 (6/26)
$33,507,870
14) Terminator: Genisys (7/1)
$27,018,486
16) Magic Mike XXL (7/1)
$12,857,184
18) Vacation (7/29)
$14,681,108
20) Trainwreck (7/17)
$30,097,040
TOTAL:
$596,797,300

Eric D. Snider

2) Pitch Perfect 2 (5/15)
$69,216,890
3) Jurassic World (6/12)
$208,806,270
5) Mad Max: Fury Road (5/15)
$45,428,128
7) San Andreas (5/29)
$54,588,173
9) Ant-Man (7/17)
$57,225,526
11) Poltergeist (5/22)
$22,620,386
13) Spy (6/5)
$29,085,719
15) Tomorrowland (5/22)
$33,028,165
17) Pixels (7/24)
$24,011,616
19) Hot Pursuit (5/8)
$13,942,258
TOTAL:
$557,953,131

DIFFERENCE: $38,844,169

THE STAKES:

The loser will:
1) wear temporary tattoos (chosen by the winner) throughout Fantastic Fest
2) watch or attend three (3) movies or events of the winner’s choice at Fantastic Fest (we both know what the other hates)
3) watch “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” three (3) nights in a row and keep a running diary (read here)

Jake Movie Posters Anchorman Fists

 

Final Results of the 2014 Summer Box Office Challenge

2014 Winner: Snider
Overall Record
Snider 2 — Bayer 2

 

Jeff Bayer

1) How to Train Your Dragon 2  (6/13)
$49,451,322
4) Transformers: Age of Extinction (6/27)
$100,038,390
6) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (7/11)
$72,611,427
8) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (8/8)
$65,575,105
10) 22 Jump Street (6/13)
$57,071,445
12) A Million Ways to Die in the West (5/30)
$16,797,385
14) Think Like a Man Too (6/20)
$29,241,911
16) Deliver Us from Evil (7/2)
$9,740,471
18) The Purge: Anarchy (7/18)
$29,816,675
20) Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (8/22)
$6,317,683
TOTAL:
$436,661,814

Eric D. Snider

2) Godzilla (5/16)
$93,188,384
3) X-Men: Days of Future Past (5/23)
$90,823,660
5) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (5/2)
$91,608,337
7) Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1)
$94,320,883
9) Maleficent (5/30)
$69,431,298
11) Edge of Tomorrow (6/6)
$28,760,246/span6]
13) Neighbors (5/9)
$49,033,915
15) Hercules (7/25)
$29,800,263
17) The Fault in Our Stars (6/6)
$48,002,523
19) The Expendables 3 (8/15)
$15,879,645
TOTAL:
$610,849,154

THE STAKES: For one (1) day during Fantastic Fest, the Loser shall wear a T-shirt designed by the Winner, featuring whatever (non-obscene) words and images the Winner chooses, oh and also, the T-shirt is a size too small.

This is video of Eric presenting Jeff his shirt.
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Eric Wins

Final Results of the 2013 Summer Box Office Challenge

2013 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 1 — Bayer 2

Eric D. Snider

Iron Man 3 (5/3)
$158,544,585
The Great Gatsby (5/10)
$50,085,185
Star Trek Into Darkness (5/16)
$70,165,559
The Hangover Part III (5/23)
$41,671,198
This Is the End (6/12)
$20,719,162
The Lone Ranger (7/3)
$29,210,849
Grown Ups 2 (7/12)
$41,508,572
The Wolverine (7/26)
$53,113,752
The Smurfs 2 (7/31)
$17,548,389
Planes (8/9)
$22,232,291
TOTAL:
$504,799,542
AVG:
$50,479,954

Jeff Bayer

Furious 6 (5/24)
$97,375,245
After Earth (5/31)
$27,520,040
Man of Steel (6/14)
$116,619,362
Monsters University (6/21)
$82,429,469
World War Z (6/21)
$66,411,834
The Heat (6/28)
$39,115,043
White House Down (6/28)
$24,852,258
Despicable Me 2 (7/3)
$83,517,315
Pacific Rim (7/12)
$37,285,325
Elysium (8/9)
$29,807,393
TOTAL:
$604,933,284
AVG:
$60,493,328

The stakes: if Snider loses, he can’t trim, shave, or cut any hair on his face or head from Sept. 1-Oct. 31. If Bayer loses, he can’t drink alcohol during that period.

Eric Shaves

Final Results of the 2012 Summer Box Office Challenge

2012 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 1 — Bayer 1
Additional Notes: We only have nine films each because G.I. Joe (Eric’s film) didn’t end up coming out, so we dropped one of Jeff’s movies (Battleship).

Eric D. Snider

1. The Dark Knight Rises
$160,887,295
4. Brave
$66,323,594
6. Prometheus
$51,050,101
8. The Amazing Spider-Man
$62,004,688
10. The Bourne Legacy
$38,142,825
12. Total Recall
$25,577,758
14. The Campaign
$26,588,460
16. That’s My Boy
$13,453,714
18. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
$10,547,068
TOTAL:
$454,575,503

Jeff Bayer

2. The Avengers
$207,438,708
3. Men in Black 3
$54,592,779
5. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
$60,316,738
7. Ice Age: Continental Drift
$46,629,259
9. Rock of Ages
$14,437,269
11. Snow White and the Huntsman
$56,217,700
13. The Watch
$12,750,297
15. Dark Shadows
$29,685,274
17. The Expendables 2
$28,591,370
TOTAL:
$510,659,394

The stakes:
If Snider wins, Bayer must abstain from alcohol until his baby is born.
If Bayer wins, Snider must abstain from meat until Bayer’s baby is born.

Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By

For the first time in the history of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider,” there will not be a new show up on Friday. Eric D. Snider is in Sundance (yes, another film festival), and his computer broke, or he broke it. One or the other. This goes to prove you shouldn’t put your faith, especially your technology faith, in a guy willing to wear this hat.

While Eric isn’t looking, allow me to pimp.

You can listen to me, Jeff Bayer, on “The Bob Miller Show” for my 10-minute segment. It’s better than nothing, right? Just jump to 7:30 on the audio player.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 86: ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1’ and more

REVIEWS: “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” “Happy Feet Two”
GAMES: Character Casserole
MISC: Question of the Week responses (ugliest/prettiest movie cast); farewell to Cascadia.fm; Bayer’s impending knee surgery

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About the Podcast
Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 85: ‘Jack and Jill’ and more

REVIEWS: “Jack and Jill,” “J. Edgar,” “Immortals,” “Like Crazy”
GAMES: Pitch Me
MISC: Question of the Week responses (which actors should play twins?)

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 84: ‘Tower Heist’ and more

REVIEWS: “Tower Heist,” “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” “The Skin I Live In,” “Mill and the Cross”
GAMES: Interquel
QOTW (we answer): What two actors should play twins?
MISC: iTunes reviews

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 83: ‘Puss in Boots’ and more

REVIEWS: “Puss in Boots,” “The Rum Diary,” “Anonymous”
GAMES: Character Casserole
QOTW (we answer): What comedy do you think should have a Christmas-themed sequel?

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Episode 82: ‘Paranormal Activity 3,’ ‘Take Shelter,’ ‘Three Musketeers,’ ‘Johnny English Reborn,’ ‘Margin Call’

REVIEWS: “Paranormal Activity 3,” “Take Shelter,” “Three Musketeers,” “Johnny English Reborn,” “Margin Call”
MISC: Propaganda Extravaganza

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Episode 81: ‘The Thing,’ ‘The Big Year,’ Pitch Me

REVIEWS: “The Thing,” “The Big Year”
GAMES: Pitch Me
MISC: We review the “Footloose” trailer

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Episode 80: ‘Real Steel,’ ‘Restless,’ ‘The Ides of March,’ ‘Guilty Except for Insanity,’ Character Casserole

REVIEWS: “Real Steel,” “Restless,” “The Ides of March,” “Guilty Except for Insanity”
GAMES: Character Casserole
Misc: iTunes reviews

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Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are movie critics, but not the stuffy, elitist kind. They’re not the idiotic fanboy kind either. So what kind of movie critics are they? The kind with an Internet radio show, that’s what.

“Movie B.S.” features reviews of new films both good and bad, smackdowns of the bad movies of yesteryear, and a plethora of other movie-related features. All of it is tied together by cavalier banter between Bayer and Snider, who noticed that there was a dearth of cavalier banter on the Internet and sought to rectify that.

Episode 79: ’50/50,’ ‘Dream House,’ ‘Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil,’ ‘What’s Your Number?’

It was Jeff Bayer’s turn to write the summary for Episode 79 of Movie B.S with Bayer and Snider, but he forgot to do it before he left for the airport and Eric D. Snider had to do it instead. This is really symptomatic of the problems in Jeff and Eric’s professional relationship, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes to a head. In the meantime, on the show they both raved about “50/50,” the funny and touching cancer comedy-drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Both critics also agreed on “Dream House”: it’s terrible. They both liked the gory horror comedy “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,” too, though Eric liked it more than Jeff did. See? This is what I’m talking about. A perfectly good horror comedy like “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,” and Jeff doesn’t appreciate it. He’s ungrateful. I guess that’s what it is. He’s just ungrateful. But anyway. Sorry. Jeff saw Anna Faris’ new comedy “What’s Your Number?” and said it’s really bad, so we’re taking his word for it. Then the show got cut a little short because — surprise, surprise — Jeff selfishly had to fly out of town to join his wife and celebrate their anniversary. Ugh. This guy.

PROPAGANDA EXTRAVAGANZA: If you like Movie B.S., tell people about it. (If you don’t like it, please be quiet.) The most creative propaganda piece will win the biggest Movie B.S. prize to date! One winner will get the following Blu-rays: “TRON: Legacy,” “MacGruber,” “Limitless” and “Louie: Season 1.” Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/moviebspdx for past examples. Fans have made and posted fliers, created decks of cards, and even killed a man in our name! Deadline to enter is October 19.
QOTW: In conjunction with “The Ides of March,” which movie politician would have your vote? Any movie politician, any office.

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Episode 78: ‘Moneyball,’ ‘Dolphin Tale,’ ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’

Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider watched “Moneyball,” which is about baseball and math, and both critics approve. They were less enthusiastic about “Dolphin Tale,” though Eric thinks it’s worth taking the kids to. Jeff was down on the documentary “Pearl Jam Twenty,” and Eric didn’t see it because he doesn’t like the rock ‘n’ roll that you young people today listen to.
PROPAGANDA EXTRAVAGANZA: If you like Movie B.S., tell people about it. (If you don’t like it, please be quiet.) The most creative propaganda piece will win the biggest Movie B.S. prize to date! One winner will get the following Blu-rays: “TRON: Legacy,” “MacGruber,” “Limitliess” and “Louie: Season 1.” Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/moviebspdx for past examples. Fans have made and posted fliers, created decks of cards, and even killed a man in our name! Deadline to enter is October 19.

QOTW: Who’s your favorite sick (i.e., physically ill) movie character, and why?

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Episode 77: ‘Drive,’ ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It,’ ‘Straw Dogs,’ Interquel

For the first time ever in the history of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, film critics Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider talk about movies they like, don’t like and simply shrug at. First up is “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling. It falls under the “like” category (a lot). Next up is “I Don’t Know How She Does It” starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Can you guess what category this flick falls under? We answer the QOTW which was, “What actor or actress who normally plays a certain type of character could break out and play against type?” Of course there’s pimping, plus PROPAGANDA EXTRAVAGANZA (see details below). Both Jeff and Eric saw the original “Straw Dogs” and Eric saw the remake. Interquel is played with “Bull Durham” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

PROPAGANDA EXTRAVAGANZA: If you like Movie B.S. then tell people about it. The most creative propaganda piece will win the biggest Movie B.S. prize to date! One winner will get the following Blu-rays: “TRON: Legacy,” “MacGruber,” “Limitliess” and “Louie: Season 1.” Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/moviebspdx for past examples. Fans have made and posted fliers, created decks of cards, and even killed a man in our name! Deadline to enter is October 19.

QOTW (thanks to listener Dave Gibbons): How far have you ever driven to see a movie, what movie was it, and was it worth the drive?

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Episode 76: ‘Warrior,’ ‘Contagion,’ ‘Attack the Block,’ ‘Higher Ground’

There are many movies to talk about this week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, so it’s a good thing it’s a movie show. Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider both endorse “Warrior,” a sports movie with heart (and some plot contrivances). They also approve of “Contagion,” a virus medical thriller about death and disease and stuff. Eric loved the raucous sci-fi comedy “Attack the Block”; Jeff liked it OK. They were further split on the spiritual drama “Higher Ground,” which Eric loved and Jeff found boring.

Your QOTW for the next show: What actor or actress who normally plays a certain type of character could break out and play against type? Give us specific ideas of what he or she could do to change things up.

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Episode 75: ‘The Debt,’ ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,’ Pitch Me

Film critics Eric D. Snider and Jeff Bayer talk movies, pimp and play a game. Come join us, won’t you? First up is “The Debt” starring Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, and Sam Worthington. Eric liked it, Jeff verged on love. Jeff also plays a little of his interview with Mirren and company. “Shark Night 3D” and “Apollo 18” weren’t screened for critics, so we have no idea what level of bad they are. We did answer the QOTW which was: In honor of “Apollo 18,” which presents a horror twist on the Moon landing, what other historical event could be given the horror treatment?

Next up is “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” starring Jason Sudeikis and a bunch of others. Both critics enjoyed it enough, though Jeff found it a little tame. They play a rousing game of PITCH ME starring Richard Gere and Scott Baio, yes THE Scott Baio. “The Adults in the Room” gets a one-week run at Cinema 21. It’s from local Portland filmmaker Andy Blubaugh and even has a little Eric in it. Go see it!

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Final Results for the 2011 Summer Box Office Challenge

2011 Winner: Snider
Overall Record
Snider 1 — Bayer 0
Additional Notes: This was the first year of the challenge and we only chose five movies a piece.

Eric D. Snider

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
$169,189,427
4. Kung Fu Panda 2
$47,656,302
6. X-Men: First Class
$55,101,604
8. Captain America: The First Avenger
$65,058,524
10. Thor
$65,723,338
TOTAL:
$402,729,195

Jeff Bayer

2. Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
$97,852,865
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
$90,151,958
5. Cars 2
$66,135,507
7. The Hangover Part II
$85,946,294
9. Green Lantern
$53,174,303
TOTAL:
$393,260,927

 

The stakes:

If Snider loses, he has to shave his beard.
If Bayer loses, he has to shave Snider’s beard.

 

Episode 74: ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,’ ‘Colombiana,’ ‘Senna,’ ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ ‘The Interrupters,’ interview with Evan Glodell (‘Bellflower’)

Lots to talk about on Episode 74 of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. For one thing, it’s Eric’s birthday. Also, there were some movies. Jeff and Eric had possibly their biggest disagreement yet on “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”: Jeff hated it, Eric liked it a lot. You make the call! They agreed that “Colombiana” is a generic and overlong action movie. Jeff saw the documentary “Senna” and called it the best doc of the year so far; he was less fond of “Our Idiot Brother,” starring Paul Rudd. Bayer and Snider both liked “The Interrupters,” a respectable doc about stopping violence in inner-city Chicago, directed by the man who made “Hoop Dreams.” Finally, they talked to Evan Glodell, the writer/director/producer/star of “Bellflower,” which both guys loved. Evan was very enthusiastic about his movie. You should go see it.

QOTW: In honor of “Apollo 18,” which presents a horror twist on the Moon landing, what other historical event could be given the horror treatment? Give us your ideas, and we will steal them.

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