It’s our 21st episode, so that means we can finally drink during the show! There are five films in wide release and Bayer and Snider didn’t have time to see them all. ‘Piranha 3D’ is going to cost you, but it’s pretty good campy fun if you’re in the mood for blood and boobs. ‘The Switch’ is not as awful as it sounds, thanks mainly to Jason Bateman. Snider saw ‘Vampires Suck’ and believes they stole a joke from his illustrious catalogue. ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ and ‘Lottery Ticket’ were not watched. Deal with it. Interquel makes a comeback with ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Fight Club.’ And the boys answer the QOTW and give you a new one … “What is your scariest movie scene?” The movie itself doesn’t have to be scary, just the moment. Email your answers to email@example.com.
There are plenty of new movies to talk about on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider this week, including the excellent “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” Jeff and Eric could spend the whole hour talking about this inventive, funny, groundbreaking movie. (They don’t.) “Eat Pray Love,” on the other hand, is way too long and way too self-indulgent, though fans of the book might dig it. “The Expendables” has some fun action but isn’t as good as a movie with this cavalcade of action stars should be. In limited release, “Get Low” is worth checking out. Jeff and Eric play Pitch Me in honor of Friday the 13th. QOTW: Tell us about movies that you think are really good, but that disturbed you in an emotional or visceral way when you watched them. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a moist day at the PDX.fm studios as Jeff and Eric present another sweaty edition of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. “The Other Guys” is pretty solid Will Ferrell comedy if you ask Snider; quite a bit less solid if you ask Bayer. Snider sort of has a Will Ferrell thing, though. There’s a discussion of the listeners’ favorite cop movies, and Bayer is a little upset that people give a big list when we only asked for ONE. The guys dip into the mailbag to address some theme song-related questions, and they also play a new game! It’s called Interquel! Some innuendo occurs. The next QOTW: What are your favorite guy movies (in honor of “The Expendables”)? E-mail email@example.com.
Welcome to another fun-filled episode of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. The boys talk about “Dinner for Schmucks” starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. They agree on most things, especially Carell stealing the show. “Charlie St. Cloud” with Zac Efron is not awful. Surprising, isn’t it? Snider sat through “Cat and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” and didn’t mind it. But then all things turned to “Eureka” with special guest star Jaime Paglia. He’s the executive producer and writer of the Syfy show in its fourth season. We talk James Callis, Wil Wheaton and what goes into making the show. Plus, Paglia joins the boys in “Pitch Me.” The QOTW for next week’s show is “Favorite Cop Movie.” Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff and Eric recommend a low-“Salt” diet on this week’s edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. “Ramona and Beezus,” on the other hand, is a cute and sweet movie that you could take the kids to. “Winter’s Bone” is a solid indie drama that you should not take the kids to, unless they like movies about hillbilly meth farmers. Jeff and Eric also discuss their favorite books from childhood, an upcoming casual meet-up at Ground Kontrol, Jeff’s over-indulgence at yesterday’s Brewfest, and Eric’s mother’s bladder. QOTW for next week: What’s a movie that you drastically changed your opinion of, either from love to hate or hate to love? E-mail email@example.com
Good news, everyone! “Inception,” which Eric and Jeff both had pegged as their most-anticipated film of the summer, turned out to be fantastic. They talk about it — spoiler-free — in this week’s Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. They also discuss “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” which is reasonably fun family entertainment, and “The Kids Are All Right,” which is good but not for the whole family. Then there’s a new game, SwitchFix; discussion of the QOTW (most disappointing films), and a new QOTW for next week: What were your favorite books as a kid (’cause “Ramona and Beezus” is coming out)? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, both of our fearless critics sit down to watch “Predators” and have a pretty good time in the process. “Despicable Me” starring Steve Carell’s voice has moments, but not much else. Bayer talks about “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” but Snider remains silent since he still hasn’t seen “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Then is a big, heaping pile of mail bag as they answer the QOTW and other questions from our readers. We’re still taking game suggestions and our new QOTW is “What movie were you most excited about, and then it turned out terrible?” Email that to email@example.com.
Jeff and Eric have a lot to say not just about movies but about certain movies’ fans, in this week’s edition of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.” “Eclipse” is the best of the three “Twilight” movies so far — but don’t tell that to people who hate all things “Twilight,” no matter what, always, forever! “The Last Airbender” is a stifling and terrible adaptation of a popular cartoon series — but don’t tell that to people who love the cartoon series and can’t bear the thought of the movie being bad! (“Cyrus” is good, though. Go see it.) Jeff and Eric also discuss press junkets and the whoredom therein, teen romances, and next week’s QOTW: What’s a movie you love that it seems like everyone else hates? They want new ideas for games to play, too. E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s our lucky 13th episode on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. We start the show talking about how Eric’s friend Kourtney was unlucky at last night’s Portland Beavers game. Once we finally get to movie talk, with both agree “Knight and Day” is a good time at the movies this summer. “Grown Ups” is barely worth talking about, but we still manage. Last week’s Pitch Me gets the best title ever (“Carbon Night”) and this week’s includes Kate Winslet, Bill Pullman and special guest star Colin Firth. Our QOTW (Question of the week) is “What is your favorite teen romance?” Email your answers to email@example.com
Jeff and Eric have great news to report in this episode of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider”: After several weeks of so-so releases, there’s finally a truly great film. It’s called “Jonah Hex.” No, just kidding, “Jonah Hex” is lousy. But “Toy Story 3” is brilliant! They also answer the QOTW and pose a new one — what’s your favorite immature comedy? — and talk to Jeff’s dad for Fathers Day. Plus there’s Fixer & Defender, Pitch Me, and assorted merriment. Send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org!
It’s 1984 all over again this week on “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.” They agree on the two big releases this week. “The Karate Kid” is worth the time, even though it runs a little long. “The A-Team” on the other hand, is a little messy and doesn’t do anything particularly well. Pitch Me unites Sylvester Stallone and Tim Allen in “Witch Doctor?” Plus Fixer & Defender is back with “Star Trek III: The
Search For Spock.” We answer the QOTW (Question of the Week) and give you a new one … What is the best Part 3 in movie history? Email answers to email@example.com.
“Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider” hits the double digits this week — show number 10! In celebration, Eric and Jeff agree that “Get Him to the Greek” is the best offering of new films this week, and that “Killers” should be left dead on the floor. They haven’t seen “Marmaduke,” but come on. Eric loves the creepy and insane “Splice,” while Jeff adamantly does not; there is debate. Also, Robin Williams’ career is revived in “Pitch Me,” and listeners are given a new assignment in Question of the Week: tell us your favorite remakes. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In a shocking turn of events, Jeff actually succeeded in getting a guest for “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider”! It was John Solomon, a “Saturday Night Live” writer, and co-writer of the “MacGruber” movie, which Jeff and Eric both liked a lot, and not just because they were having John Solomon on the show. He talked about writing for “SNL,” and about the disappointing “MacGruber” box office. He also helped Jeff and Eric with “Pitch Me,” coming up with a fantastic Western romance. Oh, and “Sex and the City 2” isn’t very good, and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is so-so, the end. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Welcome to the season finale of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. In this week’s show the two agree that “MacGruber” is not, in fact, the waste of time you think it is. It’s pretty dang funny. They disagree on “Shrek Forever After” or “Shrek The Final Chapter” or whatever it’s called and give quick reviews for “The Square,” “Mother and Child” and “The Human Centipede. The two attempt to fix last week’s debacle of “Pitch Me” with help from the viewers and in a season finale twist no one say coming, the show has a mortal enemy. Stay tuned for next week as Season Two begins at the exact same time, and the exact same place. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a sad day for Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, on account of all the movies this week are lousy. “Robin Hood”: long and slow. “Letters to Juliet”: pretty generic rom-com. “Just Wright”: just wrong. Still, Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider managed to disagree on the extent to which each of the movies is bad. Then they talked about “The Apple,” a futuristic musical from 1980; played a depressing round of Pitch Me involving Carrot Top and Ben Affleck; and read some viewer mail. Speaking of which, send them some e-mails at email@example.com!
It’s officially summertime. Trust us, we’re movie critics. This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider we talk about the first big summer blockbuster, “Iron Man 2” starring Robert Downey Jr. and a slew of other famous faces. We both agree you’ll have a good time, but won’t be blown away. Bayer tells everyone, including Snider, to go see Oscar winner “The Secret in Their Eyes,” and both critics understand babies are cute, but the movie “Babies” grows tiresome. Our first guest joins Movie B.S. and it’s Momma Snider! Plus, a summer movie preview, a rousing game of “Fixer and Defender,” and we dive into the B.S. mail bag for the first time. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a turn of events no one could have foreseen, the remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is terrible! So say Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider both in this episode of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. And while neither of them saw “Furry Vengeance,” they’re pretty sure it’s terrible, too, and Eric offers some tips on how to tell the two movies apart. There’s also some talk of the Tribeca Film Festival, of Jeff’s bicycling and volleyballing prowess, and a Pitch Me movie idea involving Judi Dench and time travel.
Jeff Bayer was in Hawaii, so Eric D. Snider’s pal Andy Blubaugh, a Portland filmmaker, fills in for this week’s show. Andy even did his homework by seeing the J-Lo movie “The Back-Up Plan” with Eric, a mistake he won’t repeat any time soon. Eric’s review of “The Losers” is also a downer. Andy’s own film, “The Adults in the Room,” is also discussed, and it is agreed (by Eric, anyway) that Eric plays the most important role in the film.
Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider both agree “Kick-Ass” is a good old violent time in the third episode of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.” “Death at a Funeral” isn’t a big winner, and Snider compares it to the original British version. Snider may just have a chance to beat Bayer in Fixer & Defender as Bayer stumbles through “Star Wars — Episode II: Attack of the Clones.” Most importantly, in Pitch Me the critics come up with a Christopher Walken/Sam Elliott movie that can’t be missed.
“Date Night” gets approval from both Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider in this, the second episode of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.” Somewhat less approved in “The Runaways.” Eric liked “City Island,” which Jeff didn’t see. Jeff and Eric also make fun of the insane things that happen in Tyler Perry’s latest movie, play a round of Fixer and Defender with Kevin Smith’s “Cop Out,” and share weird memories of “Mary Poppins.”