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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Episode 428: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web,’ ‘The Grinch’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff can’t really talk but is doing it anyway
3:00 – “Widows” review
14:00 – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” review
24:50 – “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” review
28:30 – “The Grinch” review
34:35 – Dylan LOVED “The Grinch”
36:00 – This week’s and last week’s DVDs
38:40 – We’re coming up on the holiday movie season, which includes another “Robin Hood”; our Thanksgiving plans and traditions; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Widows: B+ A- (BS-approved!)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: C- C+
The Girl in the Spider’s Web: C C-
The Grinch: B- B

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Episode 426 – ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Mid90s,’ ‘The Hate U Give’

0:00 – Hello, we’re not doing a show next week so we can spend the holiday with our families, but here’s an iTunes review
3:20 – We talk about the original “Halloween” first
7:30 – “Halloween” review
20:40 – “The Oath” review
28:30 – “Free Solo” review
36:15 – “Mid90s” review
43:00 – “The Hate U Give” review (Snider)
46:15 – This week’s DVDs, and Agents could win a copy of “BlacKkKlansman”
48:00 – Eric fulfilled his final obligation for losing the Summer Box Office Challenge, and it was fine
50:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Halloween: B- B+
The Oath: B- B
Free Solo: B+ B
Mid90s: B B
The Hate U Give: B- n/a

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Episode 424: ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom’

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it
1:00 – “A Star Is Born” review
15:10 – “Venom” review
22:30 – “Little Women” mini-review (Snider only)
25:40 – This week’s DVDs, including a couple that Agents can win
28:40 – Eric’s report on the Dr. Pimple Popper videos Jeff made him watch
41:30 – “What About Dick” on Netflix, an Eric Idle-conceived “radio play”; we also watched “Aladdin”
46:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS
A Star Is Born – B+ B+ (BS-approved)
Venom – C C-

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Bonus BS: Eric’s Puke & Explode Victory

Jeff and Eric discuss Eric’s participation in the Fantastic Fest eating contest in great deal. You can listen to this by itself, or you can sync it up with the video of the event as a sort of audio commentary.

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Episode 422 – Fantastic Fest 2018

0:00 – Hello, we’re at Fantastic Fest, Eric cut himself shaving and also wore a singlet for three days; here are our reviews so far:
6:30 – “Donnybrook”
11:50 – “Keep an Eye Out”
17:45 – “Chained for Life”
24:20 – “One Cut of the Dead”
33:10 – “Hold the Dark”
41:30 – “Suspiria”
50:25 – A few other movies that one of us saw that we hope the other one will see so we can talk about them; general Fantastic Fest discussion; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Donnybrook: B B
Keep an Eye Out: B+ B
Chained for Life: B+ B+
One Cut of the Dead: B+ B
Hold the Dark: B B-
Suspiria: B B-

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Episode 421 – ‘The Predator,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘A Simple Favor,’ Fantastic Fest preview

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it
1:20 – “The Predator” review
14:20 – “White Boy Rick” review
24:10 – “A Simple Favor” review (Snider)
29:00 – This week’s DVDs, plus a giveaway of “Solo: A Star Wars Movie” for Agents
31:20 – We watched “The Endless” on iTunes, but Jeff had seen it before
39:30 – What we’re looking forward to at Fantastic Fest
48:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Predator: B- C
White Boy Rick: B+ A- (BS-approved)
A Simple Favor: B n/a

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Episode 420 – ‘Peppermint,’ ‘Searching,’ ‘We the Animals,’ ‘Kin,’ ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘The Nun’

0:00 – Hello, we took a week off, now we are back
2:00 – “Peppermint” review
8:35 – “Searching” review
17:15 – “We the Animals” review
22:30 – “Kin” review
30:10 – “Operation Finale” review (Snider)
33:45 – “The Nun” review (Snider)
37:45 – Eric’s brief Telluride report, including hanging out with Emma Stone
52:00 – New DVD releases, including a giveaway of “Hereditary” for Agents
54:00 – Update on the Fantastic Fest punishments Eric will endure for losing the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:00:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Peppermint: C B-
Searching: B- B
We the Animals: A- B
Kin: C C
Operation Finale: B n/a
The Nun: C+ n/a

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Episode 418: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Alpha,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Far from the Tree’

0:00 – Hello, summer’s almost over, we like August, here’s an iTunes review
4:45 – “Crazy Rich Asians” review
17:30 – “Alpha” review
26:30 – “Mile 22” review (Snider)
32:40 – “Far from the Tree” (Bayer)
37:30 – This week’s DVDs
40:20 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Papillon,” “Harry and the Hendersons”)
46:00 – Recap, more on “Harry and the Hendersons,” things that make Jeff cry, and good day

Crazy Rich Asians: B A-
Alpha: B B-
Mile 22: D+ n/a
Far from the Tree: n/a B

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Episode 415: ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it!
1:30 – “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” review
20:20 – Eric gathered a lot of “Mission: Impossible” statistics
36:30 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
41:00 – “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” review (Eric)
45:00 – We told you this week’s DVDs last week, whoops; recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Mission: Impossible — Fallout: B+ B
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: B- n/a

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Episode 414: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ ‘Unfriended: Dark Web,’ ‘Blindspotting’

0:00 – Hello, Eric is back from Montreal, here’s an iTunes review
2:40 – “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” review
19:55 – “The Equalizer 2” review (Eric)
24:50 – “Unfriended: Dark Web” review (Eric)
30:25 – “Blindspotting” review (replay from Sundance)
37:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
40:10 – This week’s new DVDs, recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: B- B
The Equalizer 2: B n/a
Unfriended: Dark Web: C+ n/a
Blindspotting: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

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Episode 412: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The First Purge,’ ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado,’ ‘Uncle Drew’

0:00 – Hello, we were off last week but now we are on; here’s an iTunes review
3:10 – “Ant-Man and the Wasp” review
11:20 – “The First Purge” review
20:10 – “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” review
26:00 – “Uncle Drew” review (Snider)
32:20 – Eric saw the Mr. Rogers documentary and agrees with Jeff that you will love it
33:10 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
36:40 – This week’s DVDs include “A Quiet Place” (which an Agent can win); continued giveaways on the “Mission: Impossible” set and the Jerry Lewis 10-movie set
38:45 – Our favorite movies from the first half of 2018
40:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Ant-Man and the Wasp: B B
The First Purge: C+ D
Sicario: Day of the Soldado: D+ C
Uncle Drew: C n/a

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Final Results of the 2018 Summer Box Office Challenge

Opening weekend box office (Fri-Sun) only. Numbers refer to draft order. Each player must choose exactly three films from May, three from June, three from July, and one from August.

2018 Winner: Bayer
Overall Record
Snider 3 – Bayer 4

Jeff Bayer

1) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6/22)
$148,024,610
4) Incredibles 2 (6/15)
$182,687,905
6) Ocean’s Eight (6/8)
$41,607,378
8) Skyscraper (7/13)
$24,905,015
10) Life of the Party (5/11))
$17,886,075
12) Book Club (5/18)
$13,582,231
14) Show Dogs (5/18)
$6,023,972
16) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (7/13)
$44,076,225
18) The Equalizer 2 (7/20)
$36,011,640
20) Christopher Robin (8/3)
$24,585,139
TOTAL:
$539,390,190

 

Eric D. Snider

2) Solo: A Star Wars Story (5/25)
$84,420,489
3) Deadpool 2 (5/18)
$125,507,153
5) Ant-Man and the Wasp (7/6)
$75,812,205
7) Mission: Impossible — Fallout (7/27)
$61,236,534
9) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (7/20)
$34,952,180
11) The Meg (8/10)
$45,402,195
13) Tag (6/15)
$14,947,396
15) Overboard (5/4)
$14,711,101
17) Sicario: Day of the Soldado (6/29)
$19,007,566
19) SuperFly (6/13)
$6,870,740
TOTAL:
$482,867,559

 

DIFFERENCE: $56,522,631

THE STAKES:

– The loser will wear a wrestling singlet for three days of Fantastic Fest.
– The loser will watch something awful of the winner’s choosing and discuss it on the show.
– The loser will do something food-related (to be determined).
– Maybe more if we think of them.

 

Episode 410: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘The Seagull,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,’ ‘SuperFly’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff’s still in Iowa, morale is low, golf dads
4:40 – “Incredibles 2” review
15:30 – “Hereditary” review
26:40 – “The Seagull” review
30:10 – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” review (Jeff)
35:00 – “SuperFly” review (Eric)
39:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
44:45 – If you’re in Portland, check out Hollywood Theatre’s 70mm series
46:40 – This week’s DVDs include “The Death of Stalin,” then the recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Incredibles 2: B- B
Hereditary: A A (BS-approved!)
The Seagull: B B
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? n/a B+
SuperFly B- n/a

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