Episode 402: ‘Rampage,’ ‘Truth or Dare’

0:00 – Hello, pay your taxes, here’s an iTunes review
3:55 – “Rampage” review
20:00 – “Truth or Dare” review (Snider)
26:15 – This week’s DVDs, and a giveaway for Agents of the “Grease” 40th anniversary edition, and discussion of an obscure 1980s home video technology
32:00 – We travel through time back to this week in 1999
40:45 – Recap, no show next week, some preliminary talk of this year’s Summer Box Office Challenge rules

REVIEWS:
Rampage: C+ C-
Truth or Dare: 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 400: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘7 Days in Entebbe’

0:00 – Hello, it’s our 400th episode AND our eighth anniversary!
5:10 – “Ready Player One” review
23:35 – “Isle of Dogs” review
28:45 – “7 Days in Entebbe” review (Snider)
33:00 – More discussion of why “RPO” didn’t work for us
35:30 – This week’s DVDs and some streaming recommendations
44:20 – Jeff’s nephew was in town, they watched some movies
46:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Ready Player One: C 6/10
Isle of Dogs: C 9/10
7 Days in Entebbe: C n/a

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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 398: ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Thoroughbreds,’ ‘I Can Only Imagine,’ ‘Love, Simon’

0:00 – Hello, we have March Madness
2:20 – “Tomb Raider” review
13:00 – “Thoroughbreds” review
20:45 – “I Can Only Imagine” review (Snider)
26:25 – “Love, Simon” review (Snider)
34:10 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “Downsizing”
36:00 – What’d You Watch? (“LEGO DC Superheroes: The Flash” and “The Plague Dogs”)
41:55 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Tomb Raider: C+ 4/10
Thoroughbreds: B+ 7/10
I Can Only Imagine: B- n/a
Love, Simon: B n/a

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Episode 397: ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ ‘Gringo,’ ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night,’ ‘Submission,’ ‘The Hurricane Heist’

0:00 – Hello, it is Monday, here are the movies
2:20 – “A Wrinkle in Time” review
15:10 – “Gringo” review (Bayer)
18:20 – “The Strangers: Prey at Night” review (Snider)
22:00 – “Submission” review (Bayer)
25:40 – “The Hurricane Heist” review (Snider)
33:30 – We rediscovered “The House,” the Ferrell/Poehler/Mantzoukas joint from last year
40:40 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “The Disaster Artist” to an Agent, and also much discussion of corn
46:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
A Wrinkle in Time: C 5/10
Gringo: n/a 6/10
The Strangers: Prey at Night: C
Submission: n/a 5/10
The Hurricane Heist: B- n/a

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Episode 396: ‘Red Sparrow,’ ‘The Party,’ ‘Death Wish’

0:00 – Hello, the show is on Mondays now!
6:05 – Eric won Oscar Bowling, and the Oscars were nice
14:00 – “Red Sparrow” review
19:20 – “The Party” review
23:10 – “Death Wish” review (Snider only)
27:20 – MOTM: “Wild at Heart” (1990)
36:40 – This week’s DVDs, plus a giveaway of “Darkest Hour” for Agents
39:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Red Sparrow: C 7/10
The Party: B 7/10
Death Wish: C

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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 394: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ ‘Peter Rabbit,’ the Oxford Film Festival

0:00 – Hello, Jeff signed up for MoviePass
4:10 – “Black Panther” review
22:45 – “Fifty Shades Freed” review (Bayer only)
29:20 – “The 15:17 to Paris” review (Snider only)
32:50 – “Peter Rabbit” review (Bayer only)
36:50 – Eric reports on last weekend’s Oxford (Mississippi) Film Festival, including “The Last Movie Star,” “Cop Chronicles: Loose Cannons: The Legend of Haj-Mirage,” and “Mohawk”
49:25 – This week’s DVDs are “Wonder” and “Roman J. Israel Esq.”
51:10 – The Portland International Film Festival begins this weekend, has some good stuff
55:00 – This month’s Agent giveaways and Jeff’s TSR Movie Awards, which already set somebody off
1:00:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
“Black Panther”: B 7/10
“Fifty Shades Freed”: n/a 4/10
“The 15:17 to Paris”: C n/a
“Peter Rabbit”: n/a 5/10

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Episode 393: ‘Hostiles,’ ’12 Strong,’ ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

0:00 – Hello, we’re back from Sundance but here’s a little more about Sundance, plus a Dogcat cameo
4:10 – Not much happening this weekend because of the Super Bowl
6:10 – “Hostiles” review
17:40 – Eric catches up with “The Greatest Showman”
21:40 – “12 Strong” review (Snider only)
25:20 – “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” review (Snider only)
30:00 – Talking about that movie evolves into a discussion of MoviePass and nice theaters, of which both Eric is a fan
33:50 – Jeff watched “Lady Bird” with his wife
35:30 – We’re giving away a few novels to Agents
38:00 – Movie of the Month: “The Howling” (1981)
48:20 – Next month’s MOTM is “Wild at Heart” (1990)
50:10 – This week’s DVDs
51:10 – No show next week, recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Hostiles: B 8/10
12 Strong: B- n/a
Maze Runner: The Death Cure: B- n/a

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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 391: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Paddington 2’

0:00 – Greetings, we make our occasional pathetic plea for iTunes reviews
1:15 – “The Commuter” review
10:30 – “Paddington 2” review (Snider only, and he gives Bayer grief for it)
16:15 – “Proud Mary” wasn’t screened (boo); Eric has updated thoughts on “The Post”
18:30 – This week’s DVDs
20:40 – We’re giving away these big movie-art books to Agents
22:45 – We play a round of Pitch Me, where everyone’s a winner
32:20 – Jeff is going/will have gone to the Critics Choice Awards with his mom, expect hilarity
34:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Commuter: B- 6
Paddington 2: B+ –

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Episode 390: 2017 top 10 lists

0:00 – Happy new year! We’re going to tell you our top 10 lists
2:30 – Our top 10 lists
33:30 – Some other movies we liked in 2017
35:30 – Your favorite movies of last year
37:30 – The good things that happened to you last year
42:15 – Movie of the Month: “Stakeout” (1987), which we found, uh, problematic. Next month: “The Howling” (1981)
52:50 – New DVDs this week (“American Made,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “Brad’s Status,” “Breathe”), and we’re giving an Agent a copy of this big book: “Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film”
55:00 – The B.S.-approved movies from last year, recap and good day

Jeff Bayer’s top 10 list:

1 Raw
2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
3 Wonder
4 Get Out
5 I, Tonya
6 Dunkirk
7 Lady Bird
8 Logan
9 Phantom Thread
10 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Eric D. Snider’s top 10 list:

1 Dunkirk
2 Call Me by Your Name
3 Stronger
4 A Ghost Story
5 mother!
6 Baby Driver
7 Get Out
8 Lady Bird
9 Raw
10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Episode 389: ‘All the Money in the World,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Molly’s Game’

0:00 – Hello, we had a nice Christmas (probably)
3:00 – “All the Money in the World” review
13:45 – “The Post” review
22:15 – “Molly’s Game” review
32:20 – Don’t forget the Questions of the Week: What was your favorite movie of 2017? And what’s something good that happened to you in 2017?
33:10 – New DVDs (not much)
36:15 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
All the Money in the World C+ 5/10
The Post B 8/10
Molly’s Game B 8/10

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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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