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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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 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 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 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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Episode 409: ‘Ocean’s Eight,’ ‘Hotel Artemis,’ ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff is in Iowa, an update on last week’s iTunes review
3:25 – “Ocean’s Eight” review
12:50 – “Hotel Artemis” review
20:50 – “Hereditary” is open, and you should see it, but we’re not going to fully review it till next week
25:20 – “Hearts Beat Loud” review
31:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
33:10 – This week’s DVDs
35:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Ocean’s Eight: B B
Hotel Artemis: B- B-
Hearts Beat Loud: B+ A (BS-approved!)

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Episode 408: ‘Action Point,’ ‘Upgrade,’ ‘Adrift’

0:00 – Hello, we were guests on a bonus episode of ’80s All Over
3:20 – iTunes review
5:00 – “Action Point” review
13:50 – “Upgrade” review
21:40 – Jeff brings up poker for some reason
22:30 – “Adrift” review (Eric)
28:00 – This week’s DVDs
30:25 – Summer Box Office Challenge update (it was a bye week)
32:15 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Action Point: C+ D+
Upgrade: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)
Adrift: C n/a

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Episode 404: ‘Tully,’ ‘Overboard,’ ‘Bad Samaritan’

0:00 – Hello, here is an iTunes review
2:35 – “Tully” review
13:10 – “Overboard” review (Snider)
19:20 – “Bad Samaritan” review (Snider)
25:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge is off to a limp start (but Eric is winning)
27:00 – We watched “The Lost Boys” on Netflix (and also part of the “The Week Of” starring Adam Sandler)
36:30 – This week’s DVDs, and we’re giving away a 40th anniversary edition of “Grease” that includes a commemorative jacket and nail polish. Agents have till 5/16 to enter.
39:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Tully: B+ A (BS-approved)
Overboard: C n/a
Bad Samaritan: C+ n/a

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Episode 401: ‘Blockers,’ ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Chappaquiddick,’ ‘Acrimony’

0:00 – Hello, we’ve begun the second half of our 800-episode community service
2:50 – iTunes review
4:40 – “Blockers” review
16:00 – Jeff has an existential crisis about his grading scale
18:20 – “A Quiet Place” review
33:20 – “Chappaquiddick” review (Snider)
40:10 – “Acrimony” review (Snider), with the Nicholas Sparks Rule in play (which means we reveal the entire plot)
58:30 – This week’s DVDs and streaming recommendations
1:02:30 – Recap (including our MVPs) and good day

REVIEWS:
Blockers: B C
A Quiet Place: B+ A (BS-approved!)
Chappaquiddick: B-
Acrimony: D

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Episode 399: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes,’ ‘Flower,’ ‘Unsane’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff dooms the show to failure
1:20 – “Pacific Rim Uprising” review
8:40 – “The Death of Stalin” review
15:30 – “Sherlock Gnomes” review (Snider), and then what could happen to Michael Caine next
19:00 – “Flower” review (Bayer)
21:50 – “Unsane” review (Snider)
26:00 – This week’s DVDs are “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “The Last Movie Star,” leading to a discussion of Burt Reynolds and “Star Wars”
28:10 – How the listeners feel about the new schedule, with ideas for improvements including a Spanish episode
30:50 – What’d You Watch? (“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”), with discussion of separate beds and Jeff’s casino plans with his nephew
36:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Pacific Rim Uprising: C 5/10
The Death of Stalin: A- 9/10 (BS-approved!)
Sherlock Gnomes: C n/a
Flower: n/a 7/10
Unsane: B- n/a

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Episode 395: ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Game Night,’ ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ ‘Early Man’

0:00 – Hello, it’s wintertime in Portland
3:50 – “Annihilation” review
14:50 – “Game Night” review
26:40 – “The Cloverfield Paradox” review, with discussion of seeing movies on Netflix vs at theaters
37:40 – Snider catches up with “Fifty Shades Freed”
41:10 – Bayer catches up with “Early Man”
43:00 – Snider catches up with “Peter Rabbit”
45:20 – Don’t forget Movie of the Month, “Wild at Heart,” which we’ll be discussing next week
46:20 – Don’t forget Oscar Bowling for next Sunday, leading to a funny story about seeing “Bodied” at PIFF last week, and racism, and YouTube
56:20 – New DVDs this week include “The Florida Project” and “Coco”
57:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
“Annihilation”: B+ 7/10
“Game Night”: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
“The Cloverfield Paradox”: B- 6/10
“Fifty Shades Freed”: D 4/10
“Early Man”: n/a 6/10
“Peter Rabbit”: B- 5/10

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Episode 392.4: Sundance Report #4

From the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

0:00 – We met some listeners
1:35 – “Assassination Nation” review
8:20 – “Sorry to Bother You” review
14:20 – “Hereditary” review
26:10 – Final summary of Sundance 2018

REVIEWS:
Assassination Nation: B- 5/10
Sorry to Bother You: B 7/10
Hereditary: A- 9/10 (BS-approved)

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Episode 392.2: Sundance Report #2

From the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

0:00 – “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn” review
7:10 – “Leave No Trace” review
15:50 – “Mandy” review (Snider)
19:20 – “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” review (Bayer)
22:30 – “Beast” review (Snider)
25:25 – “Hearts Beat Loud” review (Bayer)

REVIEWS:
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn D 3/10
Leave No Trace A- 8/10 (BS-approved)
Mandy: B-
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot: 7/10
Beast: B-
Hearts Beat Loud: 10/10

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Episode 392.1: Sundance Report #1

From the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

0:00 – Hello, this is our Sundance report
1:00 – “Blindspotting” review
7:50 – “Private Life” review
17:20 – “The Guilty” review (Snider)
19:55 – “Half the Picture” review (Bayer)
22:25 – “American Animals” review (Snider)
26:05 – “The Long Dumb Road” review (Bayer)
29:50 – “Night Comes On” review (Snider), with a cameo by Vince @filmdrunk Mancini
33:40 – “Juliet, Naked” review (Bayer)
37:20 – We’re enjoying ourselves so far, Eric met a listener whom we’d previously made fun of, and the drama Jeff was hoping for at the condo did not materialize

REVIEWS:
Blindspotting B+ 8/10 (BS-approved)
Private Life B 7/10
The Guilty: B+
Half the Picture: 6/10
American Animals: B
The Long Dumb Road: 7/10
Night Comes On: B
Juliet, Naked: 8/10

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Episode 392: ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Den of Thieves,’ ‘Forever My Girl,’ ‘The Greatest Showman,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ Sundance preview

0:00 – Hello, we’re at Sundance but this isn’t a Sundance show (yet)
1:30 – “Phantom Thread” review
11:45 – “Den of Thieves” review
19:00 – “Forever My Girl” review (Snider only)
23:00 – “The Greatest Showman” review (Bayer only)
26:00 – “Proud Mary” review (Snider only)
29:35 – We have reached a milestone
30:45 – Bayer and young Dylan saw “Paddington 2”; it is retroactively BS-approved; also some talk of the “Isle of Dogs” trailer
36:00 – A few Sundance movies (and roommate drama) that we’re looking forward to
47:30 – Reminder to our Agents that we’re giving away some big heavy books; this week’s DVDs
49:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Phantom Thread: B+ 9/10 (BS-approved)
Den of Thieves: C+ 6/10
Forever My Girl: C n/a
The Greatest Showman: n/a 5/10
Proud Mary: C+ n/a

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Episode 388: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3,’ ‘Downsizing’

0:00 – Hello, here is what we’re doing for our Christmases
6:00 – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” review
16:50 – “Pitch Perfect 3” review
27:30 – “Downsizing” review
36:00 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “Stronger”
40:25 – A question of the week: What was your favorite movie of 2017? And also, what was one good thing that happened in your life in 2017? So, two questions. Then the recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle B 8/10
Pitch Perfect 3 C 4/10
Downsizing B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)

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Episode 387: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Ferdinand,’ ‘Darkest Hour’

0:00 – Hello, there’s a new “Star Wars” movie so let’s get to it!
1:00 – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” review
21:25 – “Ferdinand” review (Snider only)
27:15 – “Darkest Hour” review
37:25 – An update on the thing Patreon screwed up, which is fixed now
39:50 – New DVDs this week, including an Agent giveaway of “Home Again” with Reese Witherspoon
42:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A- 10/10 (BS-approved!)
Darkest Hour: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved)
Ferdinand: C n/a

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