Episode 460: ‘Joker,’ ‘Judy,’ ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood’

0:00 – Greetings, let’s get to it
1:35 – “Joker” review
14:30 – “Judy” review
21:30 – “Ad Astra” review
27:50 – “Downton Abbey” review
32:15 – “Rambo: Last Blood” review (Snider only)
37:00 – Movie of the Month: “The Stranger” (1946)
42:15 – Next Movie of the Month: “Horror Express” (1972), to be discussed on the Nov. 5 show
43:45 – Some new DVDs came out
45:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Joker: C 5
Judy: B- 7
Ad Astra: B 7
Downton Abbey: B 6
Rambo: Last Blood: D

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Episode 459: Fantastic Fest 2019 Part 1

0:00 – Hello, we are Fantastic Fest, Jeff is dressed like Peter Pan, a lot of movies here belong to Netflix
4:20 – “In the Shadow of the Moon” review
11:40 – “VHYes” review
17:05 – “Butt Boy” review
24:00 – “The Platform” review
29:50 – “Fractured” review
33:35 – “Dolemite Is My Name” review
41:10 – Eric doesn’t want to talk about “Jallikkattu”
42:00 – “Synchronic” review
46:00 – “The Lighthouse” review
52:50 – More general discussion, recap and good day

REVIEW:
In the Shadow of the Moon: B- 6
VHYes: B+ 7
Butt Boy: B- 6
The Platform: B+ 8 (BS-approved!)
Fractured: C+ 5
Dolemite Is My Name: B 8
Synchronic: B 6
The Lighthouse: B+ 8 (BS-approved!)

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Episode 457: ‘Good Boys,’ ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2,’ ‘Ready or Not,’ ‘Angel Has Fallen,’ ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette,’ ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’

0:00 – Hello, it’s Eric’s birthday, here’s an iTunes review
3:20 – “Good Boys” review
13:10 – “The Angry Birds Movie 2” review
20:15 – “Ready or Not” review
26:00 – “Angel Has Fallen” review
34:10 – “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” review
41:45 – “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” review (Snider only)
44:20 – The final results of the Summer Box Office Challenge, and a change to next year’s game
50:00 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
52:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):

Good Boys: B B
The Angry Birds Movie 2: B+ C+
Ready or Not: B B
Angel Has Fallen: C- C
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?: C C+
47 Meters Down: Uncaged: C+

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Episode 455: ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,’ ‘The Art of Self-Defense’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff is in Iowa at the moment, Eric is getting ready to move, but there are still movies to talk about
4:40 – “The Lion King” review
18:50 – “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” review
33:45 – “The Art of Self-Defense” review (Eric only)
38:40 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: all of Eric’s movies have opened; we’re just waiting on Jeff’s last four
42:20 – This week’s DVD releases (including an Agent giveaway of “Shazam!”
45:00 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Semi-Pro,” “Borat,” a couple of bad 1981 slasher movies)
51:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The Lion King: C B-
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood: B+ A- (BS-approved!)
The Art of Self-Defense: B

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Episode 453: ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Late Night,’ ‘MIB Int’l,’ ‘Child’s Play,’ ‘Annabelle Comes Home,’ ‘Shaft,’ ‘Anna,’ ‘Yesterday’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff is back from Spain, and the show is going bi(-weekly)
5:30 – “Toy Story 4” review
18:10 – “Late Night” review
26:10 – “Annabelle Comes Home” review (the rest of these are Eric only)
29:30 – “Men in Black: International” review
30:55 – “Child’s Play” review
33:50 – “Shaft” review
36:00 – “Anna” review
37:00 – “Yesterday” review
43:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
47:10 – Some DVDs come out this week, but not many
48:15 – Movie of the Month discussion: “Freebie and the Bean” (1974)
56:45 – July’s MOTM is “She’s Gotta Have It” (1986), which we’ll discuss on the first show of August
58:10 – Some more chit-chat about movies or whatever

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Toy Story 4: B B
Late Night: C C-
Men in Black: International: C
Child’s Play: C
Annabelle Comes Home: B
Yesterday: B-
Shaft: D+
Anna: C

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Episode 451: ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Booksmart,’ ‘Brightburn,’ ‘Ma’

0:00 – Hello, here’s an iTunes review
2:00 – “Rocketman” review
18:10 – “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” review
26:45 – “Aladdin” review
36:10 – We worry about “The Lion King”
37:30 – “Booksmart” review
47:00 – “Brightburn” review (Eric only)
50:15 – “Ma” review (Eric only)
53:20 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
58:10 – Movie of the Month discussion: “The Lost Weekend” (1945)
1:08:00 – This month’s MOTM is “Freebie and the Bean” (1974); we’ll discuss it on the first show in July
1:09:30 – This week’s DVDs, and a giveaway of “Isn’t It Romantic” for Agents
1:11:15 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Rocketman: A- B+ (BS-approved!)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: C C-
Aladdin: C C
Booksmart: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)
Brightburn: B-
Ma: C+

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Episode 449: ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,’ ‘The Hustle,’ ‘Poms,’ ‘The Head Hunter’

0:00 – Hello, it’s a nice day, Jeff’s house is old
2:30 – “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” review
12:50 – “The Hustle” review
22:20 – “The Head Hunter” review
27:00 – “Poms” review
32:30 – Summer Box Office Challenge update and housekeeping, including a replacement for one of Jeff’s movies that got bumped from the schedule
37:55 – Don’t forget the movie of the month: “The Lost Weekend” (1945). We’ll discuss it on the 6/3 show
38:35 – This week’s DVDs
39:25 – We re-watched “Observe and Report” (2009) and have things to say about it
43:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: C+ C
The Hustle: B- B
Poms: D n/a
The Head Hunter: B- B+

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2019 Summer Box Office Challenge picks

SNIDER
1) The Lion King (7/19)
4) Detective Pikachu (5/10)
6) Aladdin (5/24)
8) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (7/26)
10) Dark Phoenix (6/7)
12) John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (5/17)
14) Rocketman (5/31)
16) Shaft (6/14)
18) Ma (5/31)
20) Child’s Play (6/21)
BAYER
2) Toy Story 4 (6/21)
3) Spider-Man: Far from Home (7/2)
5) The Secret Life of Pets (6/7)
7) Hobbs & Shaw (8/2)
9) Godzilla: King of the Monsters (5/31)
11) Men In Black International (6/14)
13) Annabelle Comes Home (6/28)
15) Dora the Explorer (7/31)
21) *Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (8/9)
19) The Angry Birds Movie 2 (8/16)
*Replaces 17) Artemis Fowl, which was rescheduled to 2020
Opening weekend (Fri-Sun) U.S. box office only. Numbers refer to draft order.
The stakes:
– The loser will dress as Peter Pan for three days at Fantastic Fest.
– The loser will participate in Fantastic Fest’s “Puke & Explode” food challenge.
– The loser will do something else that we haven’t determined yet.

Episode 447: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Family,’ ‘High Life,’ ‘Wild Nights with Emily,’ Summer Box Office Challenge draft

0:00 – Hello, here is an iTunes review
2:35 – “Avengers: Endgame” review
16:55 – “Family” review
23:00 – “High Life” review
28:30 – “Wild Nights with Emily” review
33:30 – This week’s DVDs, and an Agent giveaway
35:10 – The Summer Box Office Challenge draft
47:00 – The stakes of this year’s contest
50:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Avengers: Endgame: B B+
Family: B B
High Life: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)
Wild Nights with Emily: B B+

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Episode 445: ‘Shazam!,’ ‘Pet Sematary,’ ‘The Best of Enemies,’ ‘Unplanned’

0:00 – Hello, Eric joined the Bayers for family bowling, nearly defeated the children (who cheated)
3:35 – “Shazam!” review
12:00 – “Pet Sematary” review
20:50 – “The Best of Enemies” review (Eric only)
27:15 – “Unplanned” review (Eric only), discussion of propaganda
32:25 – This week’s DVDs
35:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Shazam!: B- B+
Pet Sematary: C+ C-
The Best of Enemies: C+
Unplanned: C-

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Episode 443: ‘Us,’ ‘The Dirt,’ ‘Giant Little Ones’

0:00 – Hello, Eric finally has opinions about Jeff’s hair
2:45 – “Us” review
17:00 – “The Dirt” review (Jeff only)
20:50 – Eric saw “Starfish” but only sorta reviews it now because it’s doing road show screenings now and will be on VOD in May and Eric will review it for real then
23:20 – “Giant Little Ones” review (Eric)
26:00 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “Glass”
29:40 – We open up the ol’ Mailbag for comments about moviegoing in Japan, and talk of foreign countries we’ve visited
35:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Us: B B+
The Dirt: n/a B-
Giant Little Ones: B- n/a

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Episode 442: ‘Wonder Park,’ ‘Relaxer,’ ‘Captive State,’ ‘Triple Frontier’ and ‘Five Feet Apart’

0:00 – Hello, we talk about Gwyneth Paltrow
2:40 – “Wonder Park” review
16:50 – “Relaxer” review
26:35 – “Captive State” review
33:30 – Netflix talk
36:40 – “Triple Frontier” review
46:20 – “Five Feet Apart” (Eric only) review
51:05 – DVDs and a giveaway
56:35 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Wonder Park: D+ B
Relaxer: B+ B
Captive State: B C+
Triple Frontier: C C+
Five Feet Apart: B- n/a

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Episode 441: ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘A Madea Family Funeral,’ ‘Greta’

0:00 – Hello, chit-chat
2:05 – “Captain Marvel” review
13:25 – We talk about the other Captain Marvel, who’s also called Shazam now
15:35 – “A Madea Family Funeral” review
26:30 – “Greta” review (Eric only)
28:35 – Luke Perry remembered
33:30 – This week’s (and last week’s) DVD releases
35:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Captain Marvel: B- B+
A Madea Family Funeral: D D
Greta: C n/a

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Episode 439: ‘Happy Death Day 2U,’ ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ ‘What Men Want,’ ‘Mega Time Squad’

0:00 – Hello, Eric has been traveling a lot lately but now he is home
2:25 – “Happy Death Day 2U” review
10:10 – “Alita: Battle Angel” review
20:30 – “Isn’t It Romantic” review (Eric only)
25:10 – “What Men Want” review (Eric only)
28:40 – Eric caught up with “Cold Pursuit,” mostly agreed with Jeff
31:30 – “Mega Time Squad” review (Eric only)
35:30 – This week’s DVDs
36:30 – The upcoming Oscars, and how to play Oscar Bowling
41:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Happy Death Day 2U: B B-
Alita: Battle Angel: C+ B-
Isn’t It Romantic: B n/a
What Men Want: C+ n/a
Cold Pursuit: C C
Mega Time Squad: B n/a

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Episode 436.3: Sundance 2019 – Episode 3

0:00 – We’re a bit tired because we had a party last night
2:00 – “Animals” review
6:30 – A guy who was taller than Jeff was at the party, and now they’re best friends
8:30 – “Sweetheart” review
13:30 – “Judy and Punch” review (Jeff only)
16:15 – Eric almost talks about a movie but doesn’t
16:45 – “Blinded by the Light” review (Jeff only)
18:25 – Eric almost talks about a movie again, still doesn’t; good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Animals: B B
Sweetheart: B+ B
Judy & Punch: n/a C
Blinded by the Light: n/a C

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Episode 436.2: Sundance 2019 – Episode 2

0:00 – Hi, it’s still Sundance
0:45 – “Little Monsters” review
8:20 – “Greener Grass” review
12:35 – “Sister Aimee” review
17:40 – “The Sound of Silence” review (Jeff only)
20:00 – “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” review (Eric only)
24:10 – Jeff saw David Arquette, Eric saw some deer, and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Little Monsters: B+ C
Greener Grass: B C
Sister Aimee: B B+
Sound of Silence: n/a B
Extremely Wicked B- n/a

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Episode 436: Glass, Sundance preview

0:00 – Hello, there was only one new movie this weekend and that’s not our fault
2:00 – Glass review
3:00 – “Glass” review
18:30 – Oh wait, there was also a “Dragon Ball” movie, but who cares? Here are some other good movies currently in theaters
20:45 – We’re going to Sundance! Here are some movies we’re looking forward to
40:45 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “First Man”
44:25 – More chit-chat, recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Glass: B, B

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Episode 434: Our 2018 top 10 lists, plus ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Holmes & Watson,’ ‘Stan & Ollie’

0:00 – Hello, happy new year, here’s an iTunes review
3:00 – Preamble to the top 10 lists
6:00 – Our top 10 lists
41:30 – Other good movies that weren’t on our lists
44:40 – “Aquaman” review
49:15 – “Bumblebee” review
53:00 – “Holmes & Watson” review
57:40 – “Stan & Ollie” review
1:03:50 – Recap and good day — oh, and no show next week

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Aquaman: B- C+
Bumblebee: B B
Holmes & Watson: C+ C-
Stan & Ollie: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

Jeff Bayer’s top 10:
1) Hereditary
2) BlackKklansman
3) The Favourite
4) Hearts Beat Loud
5) A Quiet Place
6) Tully
7) Bodied
8) First Man
9) Widows
10) Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Eric D. Snider’s top 10:
1) Hereditary
2) The Favourite
3) The Death of Stalin
4) Bodied
5) Leave No Trace
6) Eighth Grade
7) The Rider
8) Paddington 2
9) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
10) Blindspotting

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Episode 432: ‘Spider-Man: Welcome to the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘The Mule,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Mortal Engines’

0:00 – Hello, Eric had a Christmas party, Jeff doesn’t know the words to songs
5:15 – “Spider-Man: Welcome to the Spider-Verse” review
17:10 – “Mary Poppins Returns” review
27:40 – “The Mule” review (Snider)
34:10 – “If Beale Street Could Talk” review
39:50 – “Mortal Engines” review (Snider)
43:20 – This week’s DVDs
44:20 – Mailbag: more obscure Christmas movies
48:10 – Recap and preview of next week and good day

REVIEWS:
Spider-Man: A- A- (BS-approved)
Mary Poppins Returns: B B
The Mule: C+ n/a
If Beale Street Could Talk: B B+
Mortal Engines: C n/a

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Episode 430: ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘The Front Runner,’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

0:00 – Hello, Eric saw “The Possession of Hannah Grace” but you don’t need to
2:00 – “Green Book” review
17:30 – “The Favourite” review
32:15 – “The Front Runner” review
38:40 – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” review
47:00 – This week’s new DVDs
48:00 – Questions from the mailbag: obscure Christmas movies; actors we hate in movies we like; where our people are from
1:01:20 – Follow-up on suggestions for our 14-year-old listener’s one R-rated movie he gets to watch
1:06:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Green Book: B- A-
The Favourite: A- A (BS-approved)
The Front Runner: B- B-
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

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