Episode 423: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Smallfoot,’ ‘Hell Fest,’ ‘Night School,’ and Fantastic Fest

0:00 – Hello
1:50 – “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” review
10:00 – “Smallfoot” review
17:20 – “Hell Fest” review (Snider only)
21:25 – “Night School” review (Snider only)
28:25 – Fantastic Fest Film Reviews
49:25 – Mailbag question and the film “Deadly Games”
54:45 – New on DVD
56:30 – Eric discusses his Puke & Explode event
1:00:20 – Good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The House with a Clock in Its Walls: B B
Smallfoot: B B
Hell Fest: B-
Night School: D+

Fantastic Fest Films
The Perfection: B+ B-
The Night Comes For Us: B- B+
Border: B B+
The World is Yours: B+ B+

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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 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 413: ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,’ Fantasia Fest

0:00 – Hello, Eric is in Montreal for Fantasia Fest
2:40 – “Skyscraper” review
12:40 – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” review (Bayer)
17:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
21:55 – Fantasia Fest Report From Eric
50:00 – New on DVD, plus Jerry Lewis, Mission: Impossible, and A Quiet Place giveaways
52:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Skyscraper: C C-
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: NA C+

Fantasia Fest Reviews from Eric:
Night Eats the World: B+
Tales From the Hood 2: B
Boiled Angels: The Trails of Mike Diana: B+
Relaxer: B+
The Scythian: B

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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 392.3: Sundance Report #3

From the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

0:00 – “Clara’s Ghost” review
6:10 – “Ophelia” review
14:35 – “Arizona” review (Snider)
18:20 – “You Were Never Really Here” review (Bayer)
20:40 – “The Happy Prince” review (Snider)
23:30 – “White Fang” review (Bayer)
26:50 – Miscellaneous chatter and plans and good day

REVIEWS:
Clara’s Ghost: B- 7/10
Ophelia: B 7/10
Arizona: C+
You Were Never Really Here: 6/10
The Happy Prince: C
White Fang: 7/10

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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 377: Fantastic Fest 2017

0:00 – Hello, it’s our Fantastic Fest episode, but first an iTunes review
2:15 – We don’t know anything about the new movies in theaters this week! Here are our Fantastic Fest reviews:
3:15 – “The Square” B 6/10
8:10 – “Applecart” C 5/10
10:50 – “Mom and Dad” B- 7/10
14:30 – “Tigers Are Not Afraid” A- 9/10
19:30 – “Pin Cushion” B+ 9/10
24:00 – “Bodied” A- 9/10
32:30 – “Top Knot Detective” C 4/10
35:00 – “Anna and the Apocalypse” B+ 5/10
39:10 – “The Death of Stalin” A- 9/10
46:20 – “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” n/a 8/10
49:35 – “Hagazussa” B n/a
52:10 – “Wheelman” n/a 8/10
54:35 – “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” B+ n/a
58:00 – Stray thoughts on a few other movies
59:50 – Thoughts about Fantastic Fest as a whole
1:05:00 – The closing-night party, responses to the “Paul Blart 2” commentary, recap and good day

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Episode 344.4: Sundance Report #4

Our last Sundance report has discussion of these movies: “The Incredible Jessica Jones,” “Brigsby Bear,” “Ingrid Goes West,” “L.A. Times,” “The Hero,” “Lady Macbeth,” “Manifesto.”
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Episode 344.3: Sundance Report #3

It’s the morning after the condo party and we are party-tired. Also, we talk about “Fun Mom Dinner,” “Lemon,” and “Get Out.”

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Episode 344.2: Sundance Report #2

We talk about movies “Before I Fall,” “Call Me By Your Name,” and “XX,” as well as the apocalyptic Park City weather, midnight screenings, and Jeff’s adventures at parties.

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Episode 344.1: Sundance Report #1

From the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, we speak of movies called “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” “Person to Person,” “Landline,” and “The Yellow Birds,” and restaurants called Burger King.

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Episode 329: Fantastic Fest, ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ ‘Queen of Katwe,’ ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,’ ‘American Honey’

0:00 – Hello, we’re at Fantastic Fest!
2:05 – “Deepwater Horizon” review
10:20 – “Queen of Katwe” review
14:05 – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” review
21:05 – “American Honey” review
28:45 – “Arrival” review (not out till November; we’ll talk about it some more then)

36:10 – Rapid-fire Fantastic Fest reviews, as follows:

– “The Girl with All the Gifts”
– “Raw”
– “Buster’s Mal Heart”
– “Safe Neighborhood”
– “Red Turtle”
– “Split”
– “The Dwarves Must Be Crazy”
– “Toni Erdmann”
– “Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child”
– “A Dark Song”
– “Don’t Kill It”
– “They Call Me Jeeg Robot”
– “The Lure”
– “Playground”
– “Rats”
– “Elle”
– “Age of Shadows”
– “Down Under”

1:09:45 – Recap, farewell to Fantastic Fest, and good day

 

REVIEWS:
Deepwater Horizon: C+ 6/10
Queen of Katwe: C+ 6/10
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: B 7/10
American Honey: B+ 8/10
Arrival: A- 10/10
The Girl with All the Gifts: B+ 7/10
Raw: B+ 9/10
Buster’s Mal Heart: B- 5/10
Safe Neighborhood: B- 7/10
Red Turtle: n/a 5/10
Split: B n/a
The Dwarves Must Be Crazy: n/a 3/10
Toni Erdmann: B+ n/a
Science Fiction: n/a 5/10
A Dark Song: B n/a
Don’t Kill It: n/a 5/10
They Call Me Jeeg Robot: B n/a
The Lure: n/a 5/10
Playground: C- n/a
Rats: n/a 7/10
Elle: B+ n/a
Age of Shadows: n/a 8/10
Down Under: B+ n/a

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Episode 301: SXSW, ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ ‘The Brothers Grimsby’

0:00 – Hi, we’re back, we went to South By Southwest, here are some movies we saw:
3:10 – “Hush”
7:45 – “Demolition”
10:40 – “Slash”
16:25 – “Born to Be Blue”
20:15 – “My Blind Brother”
25:30 – “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”
28:10 – “War on Everyone”
33:40 – “Don’t Think Twice”
37:15 – “Sing Street”
41:00 – “Midnight Special”
42:20 – Some thoughts on SXSW in general
45:30 – “The Brothers Grimsby” review
50:00 – “10 Cloverfield Lane” review
55:25 – QOTW rolled over to next week, so send in your responses; goodbye

QOTW: What movie embarrasses you because of the way it portrays a part of your identity (hometown, subcultures, religion, interests, etc.)?

REVIEWS:
The Brothers Grimsby: D+ 4/10
10 Cloverfield Lane: B+ 7/10

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Episode 279: Fantastic Fest 2015, ‘The Martian’

0:00 – It’s the last day of Fantastic Fest, and we saw a lot of movies

2:10 – “The Martian” review
10:50 – Fantastic Fest reviews, starting with “The Keeping Room”
14:00 – “Anomalisa”
18:25 – “Men and Chicken”
22:20 – “Green Room”
28:20 – “April and the Extraordinary World”
31:45 – “Lovemilla”
34:30 – “High-Rise”
38:40 – “Der Bunker”
42:00 – “Hard to Get”
43:20 – “The Witch”
49:15 – “Dangerous Men”
51:10 – “The Devil’s Candy”
54:35 – “February”
57:20 – “Schneider vs. Bax”
59:40 – “Too Late”
1:04:30 – “The Lobster” (Bayer)
1:06:00 – “The Great Works of G.W. Zwaen” (Snider)
1:07:00 – “Sensoria” (Bayer)
1:07:30 – “The Brand New Testament” (Snider)
1:09:45 – “Liza the Fox Fairy” (Bayer)
1:10:50 – “Son of Saul” (Snider)
1:12:45 – “Remix, Remake, Ripoff” (Bayer)
1:14:10 – “Rabid Dogs” (Snider)
1:15:20 – “Man vs. Snake” (Bayer)
1:17:10 – “The Similars” (Snider)
1:18:50 – Wrap-up and goodbye

QOTW: If it was guaranteed to be good, what film would you like to see remade?

REVIEWS:
The Martian: A- 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)

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Episode 253: Our SXSW report

0:00-9:30 – Hello, we are in Austin, some housekeeping items and a new online home for the show
9:30-13:15 – The movies opening today that we didn’t see; the fun of SXSW
13:15-17:00 – The SXSW movies we saw that weren’t really movies
17:00-21:00 – Brief reviews of SXSW movies we didn’t like
21:00-1:12:00 – Our SXSW reviews:

Fresno 6/10
Tab Hunter Confidential 6/10
Hello, My Name Is Doris B+ 8/10
Just Jim 6/10
Ex Machina B
Adult Beginners 6/10
The Invitation B+
7 Chinese Brothers 6/10
Night Owls B+
Brand: A Second Coming 7/10
Spy B+ 7/10
Manson Family Vacation 7/10
The Little Death 7/10
Unexpected B 7/10
Ned Rifle B- 7/10
She’s the Best Thing in It 7/10
We Are Still Here B
Moonwalkers 8/10
Wild Horses B
Love & Mercy 8/10
The Final Girls 8/10
Manglehorn 8/10

1:12:00-1:17:40 – QOTW (movies that went over your head the first time), wrap-up, goodbye

QOTW: On the occasion of our move to OneOfUs.net, what changes should we make to the show? New games or segments, revivals of old ones, anything you can think of.

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Episode 246: Sundance Film Festival

0:00-3:40 – We’ve been at Sundance all week! Here are the movies we saw:

3:40 – A Walk in the Woods
6:50 – Knock Knock
10:20 – The Bronze
12:40 – Entertainment
15:00 – Stockholm, Pennsylvania
20:00 – Strangerland
23:25 – Cop Car
27:50 – The Stanford Prison Experiment
31:25 – Results
35:00 – The D Train
40:35 – Hot Girls Wanted
42:15 – Digging for Fire
48:15 – Turbo Kid
49:30 – I Am Michael
51:30 – It Follows
52:45 – ’71
54:30 – Mistress America
59:45 – The Overnight
1:02:05 – Experimenter
1:05:05 – Misery Loves Comedy
1:05:50 – James White
1:09:05 – Dope
1:11:05 – Sleeping with Other People
1:13:00 – Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon
1:14:40 – Mississippi Grind
1:16:00 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
1:18:20 – Call Me Lucky

1:20:05-1:21:20 – QOTW, and goodbyes

QOTW: What movie were you most excited for that turned out to be the biggest disappointment?

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Episode 228: Fantastic Fest!

0:00-5:50 – Intro; Jeff is still at Fantastic Fest, Eric left a day early; we talk about some movies we liked:
5:50-9:35 – Norwegian dark comedy “In Order of Disappearance”
9:35-12:30 – Teen horror film “It Follows”
12:30-16:20 – Chinese crime comedy “No Man’s Land”
16:20-20:00 – Belgian youth horror “Cub”
20:00-23:30 – Norwegian existential drama “Blind”
23:30-27:10 – “The Astrologer,” a 1975 oddity
27:10-29:15 – “Electric Boogaloo,” a documentary about Cannon Films
29:15-32:10 – “Kung Fu Elliot,” Canadian doc about a would-be martial arts star
32:10-33:20 – “Danger 5” season 2 isn’t as funny as season 1 (which you should watch on Hulu)
33:20-36:15 – Austrian thriller “Goodnight Mommy”
36:15-46:00 QOTW (’80s TV shows to be made into movies); wrap-up and farewell

QOTW: What’s the (supposedly) best movie that you’ve started watching but never finished?

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