Episode 427: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Burning,’ ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ and ‘Nobody’s Fool’

0:00 – Hello and welcome and facial hair
5:00 – iTunes review
7:45 – “Bohemian Rhapsody” review
17:25 – “Burning” review
27:05 – “Hunter Killer” (Snider only) review
30:55 – “Johnny English Strikes Again” review (Snider only)
32:10 – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” review (Bayer only)
37:15 – “Nobody’s Fool” review (Snider only)
43:40 – New on DVD
47:10 – Hey Eric, What Did You Watch?
51:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Bohemian Rhapsody: C C-
Burning: B- C-
Hunter Killer: B-
Johnny English Strikes Again: C
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: B-
Nobody’s Fool: C-

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Episode 425: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,’ and ‘Jane and Emma’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:50 – “First Man” review
15:40 – “Bad Times at the El Royale” review
24:35 – “The Sisters Brothers” review
30:00 – “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” review (Snider only)
34:30 – “Jane and Emma” review (Snider only)
37:30 – New on DVD
38:30 – Mailbag question
44:10 – Eric had to watch “American Flyers”
50:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
First Man: B A-
Bad Times at the El Royale: B B
The Sisters Brothers: B B+
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: B-
Jane and Emma: B

Episode 425: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,’ and ‘Jane and Emma’
0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:50 – “First Man” review
15:40 – “Bad Times at the El Royale” review
24:35 – “The Sisters Brothers” review
30:00 – “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” review (Snider only)
34:30 – “Jane and Emma” review (Snider only)
37:30 – New on DVD
38:30 – Mailbag question
44:10 – Eric had to watch “American Flyers”
50:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
First Man: B A-
Bad Times at the El Royale: B B
The Sisters Brothers: B B+
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: B-
Jane and Emma: B

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Episode 423: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Smallfoot,’ ‘Hell Fest,’ ‘Night School,’ and Fantastic Fest

0:00 – Hello
1:50 – “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” review
10:00 – “Smallfoot” review
17:20 – “Hell Fest” review (Snider only)
21:25 – “Night School” review (Snider only)
28:25 – Fantastic Fest Film Reviews
49:25 – Mailbag question and the film “Deadly Games”
54:45 – New on DVD
56:30 – Eric discusses his Puke & Explode event
1:00:20 – Good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The House with a Clock in Its Walls: B B
Smallfoot: B B
Hell Fest: B-
Night School: D+

Fantastic Fest Films
The Perfection: B+ B-
The Night Comes For Us: B- B+
Border: B B+
The World is Yours: B+ B+

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Episode 419: ‘The Happytime Murders,’ ‘A-X-L,’ and ‘Papillon’

0:00 – Hello, Eric and Jeff went to a wedding, and an iTunes review
6:00 – “The Happytime Murders” review
15:20 – “A-X-L” review (Snider only)
19:10 – “Papillon” review (Snider only)
23:25 – The Summer Box Office Challenge review, and Eric’s first challenge
37:40 – A listener asks a question
44:05 – New on DVD, plus a 5-movie Jack Ryan giveaway
47:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The Happytime Murders: C- B-
A-X-L: B-
Papillon: B

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Episode 417: ‘The Meg,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘Slender Man,’ and ‘Dogs Days’

0:00 – Hello and an iTunes review
3:15 – “The Meg” review
13:40 – “BlacKkKlansman” review
25:35 – “Sorry to Bother You” review (from Sundance ’18)
31:30 – “Slender Man” review (Snider only)
33:55 – “Dog Days” review (Snider only)
39:15 – The Summer Box Office Challenge is over
42:10 – New on DVD, plus an “Avengers: Infinity War” giveaway
45:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The Meg: C+ C+
BlacKkKlansman: B+ A- (BS-approved!)
Sorry to Bother You: B 7/10
Slender Man: F
Dog Days: B-

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Episode 416: ‘Christopher Robin,’ ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ and ‘The Darkest Minds’

0:00 – Hello, Eric eats salads
2:40 – “Christopher Robin” review
12:20 – “The Spy Who Dumped Me” review
26:00 – “Eighth Grade” review
38:40 – “The Darkest Minds” review (Snider only)
44:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
47:50 – New on DVD, plus Jeff rewatched “Avengers: Infinity War”
50:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Christopher Robin: C B-
The Spy Who Dumped Me: C+ C+
Eighth Grade: A- A- (BS-approved!)
The Darkest Minds: C+

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Episode 413: ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,’ Fantasia Fest

0:00 – Hello, Eric is in Montreal for Fantasia Fest
2:40 – “Skyscraper” review
12:40 – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” review (Bayer)
17:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
21:55 – Fantasia Fest Report From Eric
50:00 – New on DVD, plus Jerry Lewis, Mission: Impossible, and A Quiet Place giveaways
52:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Skyscraper: C C-
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: NA C+

Fantasia Fest Reviews from Eric:
Night Eats the World: B+
Tales From the Hood 2: B
Boiled Angels: The Trails of Mike Diana: B+
Relaxer: B+
The Scythian: B

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Episode 411: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ ‘The Catcher Was a Spy,’ ‘Tag’

0:00 – Hello, sorry for the first four minutes of terrible audio
3:40 – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” review
27:00 – “The Catcher Was a Spy” review
33:20 – “Tag” review (Snider)
41:10 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
47:00 – New on DVD, plus Jerry Lewis & Mission: Impossible giveaways
51:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: C- D
The Catcher Was a Spy: C A-
Tag: C+

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Episode 407: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘On Chesil Beach,’ ‘RBG’

0:00 – Hello, and we hope you’re enjoying your 3-day weekend
1:20 – “Solo: A Star Wars Story” review
21:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
25:00 – “On Chesil Beach” review
33:55 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway for Agents of “Red Sparrow”
35:50 – “RBG” review (Snider)
39:50 – Jeff rewatched “Spider-Man: Homecoming”; Eric rewatched “The Last Jedi”
43:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Solo: A Star Wars Story: B- B-
On Chesil Beach: B B
RBG: B+

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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 2

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 1 — 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
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.
https://www.facebook.com/MovieBSpdx/videos/765943693445035/

Eric Wins

Final Results of the 2013 Summer Box Office Challenge

2013 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 1 — Bayer 1

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 0 — 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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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 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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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 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.