Episode 438: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, ‘The Prodigy,’ ‘Cold Pursuit’ and the Oxford Film Festival

0:00 – Hello
1:35 – “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” review
8:20 – “The Prodigy” review (Eric only)
11:45 – “Cold Pursuit” review (Jeff only)
21:40 – “The Kid Who Would Be King (Jeff only)
15:55 – “Serenity” (Nicholas Sparks Treatment)
27:30 – DVDs and giveaways
29:00 – Jeff finally saw “Love, Simon” and “A Simple Favor”
31:25 – Eric went to the Oxford Film Festival
35:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: B+ B+
The Prodigy: B- n/a
Cold Pursuit: n/a C
Serenity: D C

Retroactive Grades:
The Kid Who Would Be King: B+ (Eric)
Love, Simon: B+ (Jeff)
A Simple Favor: B (Jeff)

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Episode 437: Sundance Recap, ‘The Farewell,’ ‘The Nightingale,’ ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

0:00 – Hello, Sundance is over, “Cheers,” and the Super Bowl
6:40 – “The Farewell” review
11:30 – “The Nightingale” review (Eric only)
17:55 – Sundance chat
21:40 – “The Kid Who Would Be King (Jeff only)
25:15 – New DVDs and giveaways
27:35 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
The Farewell: B+ A-
The Nightingale: B+ n/a
The Kid Who Would Be King: n/a B+

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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 436.1: Sundance 2019 – Episode 1

0:00 – Hello, Eric is attending his 20th Sundance
3:30 – “Honey Boy” review
11:00 – “The Lodge” review
16:50 – “Troop Zero” (Eric only) review
20:32 – “Paddleton” (Jeff only) review
22:55 – “The Hole in the Ground” (Eric only) review
26:10 – “After the Wedding” (Jeff only) review
30:15 – “Share” (Eric only) review
33:15 – Sonja: The White Swan” (Jeff only)
37:50 – Bye

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Honey Boy: B B+
The Lodge: B- C+
Troop Zero: B+
Paddleton: B
The Hole in the Ground: B
After the Wedding: B
Share: B
Sonja: The White Swan: B

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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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