Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 93: ‘Joyful Noise’ and more

0:00-5:35 – Introduction; Bayer’s vacation
5:35-14:40 – “Joyful Noise” review
14:40-27:20 – QOTW (your best celebrity encounter story)
27:20-40:45 – Bayer’s adventures at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
40:45-42:30 – Next week’s QOTW
42:30-49:05 – Interquel (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Up in the Air”)
49:05-52:15 – Discussions of James Franco, Michael Fassbender, Ron Perlman, Steven Spielberg, Elijah Wood
52:15-53:40 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

Your QOTW for next time: Which actress would you like to see beat up which actor in a movie?

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 92: ‘The Artist’ and more

Introduction, we’re doing the art-house stuff, covering a few stragglers from the end of 2011 – 0:00
“The Artist” review – 4:00
“The Iron Lady” review – 14:25
“My Week with Marilyn” review – 23:35
“Carnage” review – 32:30
“A Dangerous Method” – 41:05
QOTW (your two most anticipated movies of 2012) – 46:40
Next week’s QOTW, including a fanciful tale about Johnny Depp – 57:35
“The Devil Inside” – 1:00:05
Wrap-up and goodbyes – 1:04:35

Your QOTW for next time: What is your greatest celebrity encounter?

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 91: The Best Movies of 2011

Introduction, explanation of what a “list” is, and so forth – 0:00
The best movies of 2011 – 4:40
Tangent about the relativity of “worst” movies, and Entertainment Weekly – 42:50
The worst movies of 2011 – 45:10
QOTW (your defining movie moment in 2011) – 48:20
Random facts about 2011 movies – 58:30
Thanks to (and gentle mockery of) this week’s lunch sponsor – 1:03:05
Wrap-up and goodbyes – 1:04:35

Your QOTW for next time: What are your TWO (no more, no less!) most anticipated movies of 2012?

Jeff Bayer’s top 10 list:
1. “Hugo”
2. “Beginners”
3. “Drive”
4. “Young Adult”
5. “The Tree of Life”
6. “50/50”
7. “Rango”
8. “The Muppets”
9. “Win Win”
10. “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Eric D. Snider’s top 10 list:
1. “Drive”
2. “Bellflower”
3. “The Tree of Life”
4. “50/50”
5. “Rango”
6. “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
7. “Winnie the Pooh”
8. “Rubber”
9. “Like Crazy”
10. “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 90: ‘We Bought a Zoo’ and more

Introduction, with talk of expectations vs. realities, related to holidays and movies – 0:00
“We Bought a Zoo” review – 5:15
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” review – 14:50
QOTW (most awkward movie-watching experience with family) – 23:40
“The Adventures of Tintin” review – 34:40
“War Horse” review – 42:35
Pitch Me (Tom Cruise, Sissy Spacek, biopic ghost comedy) – 51:40
Lunch sponsorship, Christmas plans, etc. – 57:15
Wrap-up and goodbyes – 1:01:00

Your QOTW for next time: What is the defining movie moment of 2011 for you?

NOTES: Here are the links to Snider’s written reviews of “We Bought a Zoo,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Adventures of Tintin,” and “War Horse.”

Here is the link to Bayer’s written review of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 89: ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ and more

Introduction, blathering, nonsense – 0:00
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” review – 1:40
QOTW (actors who should be in the Running Hall of Fame with Tom Cruise) – 15:30
Discussion of next QOTW, and tangent about holidays – 20:55
“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” review – 23:50
“Young Adult” review – 31:45
“We Need to Talk About Kevin” review – 42:15
Character Casserole (Sidney Prescott, Rango, and Merry) – 50:45
iTunes reviews – 58:30
Wrap-up and goodbyes – 59:15

Your QOTW for next time: What is the most awkward movie you’ve watched with your family (or a family member)?

NOTES: Here are the links to Snider’s written reviews of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” “Young Adult,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

Here are the links to Bayer’s written reviews of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Dec. 20. Christmas begins at 12:00 a.m. on Dec. 25.

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 88: ‘New Year’s Eve’ and more

Introduction (our increasingly unusual recording setup; how much coffee Jeff has had) – 0:00
“New Year’s Eve” review – 4:20
QOTW (movies that take place all in one day) – 22:10
Photographs in movies – 30:10
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” review – 31:25
“Shame” review – 41:20
Eric saw “Hugo” again – 50:35
Lunch sponsorship – 53:25
iTunes reviews – 55:35
Interquel (“The Graduate” and “Juno”) – 56:40
Wrap-up and goodbyes – 1:03:30

Your QOTW for next time: Who should join Tom Cruise in the Running Hall of Fame? Cite examples of their fine work running in movies.

NOTES: Here are the links to our written reviews of “New Year’s Eve” (Bayer, Snider); “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (Snider); “Shame” (Snider); “Hugo” (Snider).

Here are the episodes of the /Filmcast and Not Just New Movies podcast that had Eric on as a guest.

If you’d like to share the “Rocky” song heard at the very end of the show with your friends and loved ones, it’s on YouTube.

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – Episode 87: ‘The Muppets’ and more

Introduction (our first post-Cascadia show; our “studio” is Eric’s apartment) – 0:00
“The Muppets” review – 1:45
“Arthur Christmas” review – 13:08
“Hugo” review – 18:35
“The Descendants” review – 27:00
“Melancholia” review – 35:30
“Being Elmo” review – 44:45
“The Lie” review – 50:00
Pitch Me (Woody Allen, Jessica Lange, horror comedy) – 53:00
Wrap-up and goodbyes – 58:30

Your QOTW for next time: What is your favorite movie that takes place entirely in one day?

NOTES: Here are the links to our written reviews of “The Muppets” (Bayer, Snider); “Arthur Christmas” (Bayer, Snider); “Hugo” (Bayer); “The Descendants” (Bayer, Snider); “Being Elmo” (Bayer); “The Lie” (Snider).

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