Episode 355: ‘The Promise,’ ‘Free Fire,’ Pitch Me

0:00 – Hello, there are a lot of movies this week but they only screened two of them
3:45 – “The Promise” review
12:30 – “Free Fire” review (Bayer only)
18:35 – This week’s DVDs are “The Founder” and “Split,” and we’re giving away a copy of “La La Land” to an Agent
23:15 – A round of Pitch Me, which we haven’t played in a while
32:25 – No show next week, but when we come back it’ll be time for the Summer Box Office Challenge (for which Jeff already has some ideas); recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Promise: B- 6/10
Free Fire: n/a 8/10

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Episode 354: ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘Gifted,’ ‘The Void’

0:00 – Hello; the ethics of laser pointers; the abandonment of Bayer
3:50 – “The Fate of the Furious” review
19:25 – “Gifted” review (Snider only)
25:10 – “The Void” review (Snider only)
27:20 – Movie BS Agents are eligible to win a copy of “The Founder”; meanwhile, “Hidden Figures,” “The Bye Bye Man,” “Lion,” and “War on Everyone” (retroactively BS-approved!) are out on DVD this week
33:15 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Paper Moon”)
35:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Fate of the Furious: C 4/10
Gifted: B- n/a
The Void: B- n/a

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Episode 353: ‘Going in Style,’ ‘Colossal,’ ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

0:00 – Hello, an iTunes review, discussion of beer ingredients, it’s a bad week for movies
5:20 – “Going in Style” review
16:20 – “Colossal” review
24:00 – “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” including more talk of Smurf lore than you need
32:25 – This week’s DVDs (“Rogue One,” “Paterson,” “Office Christmas Party,” “Youth in Oregon”)
38:50 – Recap, another sidetrack, and good day

REVIEWS:
Going in Style: D+ 4/10
Colossal: B- 6/10
Smurfs: C- n/a

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Episode 352: ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘The Boss Baby,’ ‘Raw,’ ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ ‘CHIPS’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff has a new beverage, an iTunes review from Argentina.

4:50 – “Ghost in the Shell” review (Snider only)
13:50 – “The Boss Baby” review
21:15 – “Raw” review
28:35 – “The Zookeeper’s Wife” review (Snider only)
33:20 – “CHIPS” review, and Eric says just a little about “Power Rangers” (it’s not good)
36:35 – DVDs this week: “Silence” (we’re giving a copy away to one of our Agents), “Patriots Day,” “A Monster Calls,” “Why Him?,” and “20th Century Women”
40:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Ghost in the Shell: C+ n/a
The Boss Baby: B 7/10
Raw: B+ 10/10 (BS-approved!)
The Zookeeper’s Wife: C n/a
CHIPS: B- 7/10
Power Rangers: C n/a

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Episode 351: ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ ‘Life,’ ‘The Last Word’

0:00 – Hello, Dogcat brings up a good question, Jeff tells of showing Dylan “The Empire Strikes Back”
9:10 – “T2 Trainspotting” review
23:15 – All three new movies this week (“Life,” “Power Rangers,” “CHIPS”) all screened at the same time, at the last minute, because their studios are super proud of them
24:35 – “Life” review
35:05 – “The Last Word” review (Snider only)
39:50 – This week’s DVDs: “Assassin’s Creed,” “Live By Night,” “Miss Sloane,” and “Sing” (which Bayer is not a fan of)
45:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
T2 Trainspotting: B 6/10
Life: B 8/10
The Last Word: D+ n/a

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Episode 350: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Sense of an Ending,’ ‘Personal Shopper’

0:00 – Hello, we’re not at SXSW this year
5:45 – iTunes review


8:20 – “Beauty and the Beast” review
24:50 – There’s also a movie called “The Belko Experiment,” we guess?
26:00 – “The Sense of an Ending” review
33:40 – “Personal Shopper” review
42:10 – DVDs this week: “Collateral Beauty,” “Elle,” “Passengers,” and “Fences” — and patrons can win a copy of “Fences”!
47:40 – Patreon updates: patrons are now called Agents and get free downloads of all past and future movie commentaries we record; and once we meet our goal we’ll start doing a second weekly show!
51:35 – Introducing the Movie BS Cafepress store, which has golf balls and thongs!
55:30 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Trainspotting,” “Porky’s”)
59:15 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Beauty and the Beast: C 8/10
The Sense of an Ending: C+ 6/10
Personal Shopper: C+ 6/10

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Episode 349: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

0:00 – Hello; Jeff keeps showing movies to his kid; Eric had to steer a 10-year-old away from “Kong: Skull Island”
5:40 – “Kong: Skull Island” review
18:30 – Directors getting big movies after making very small movies
21:10 – No other new movies this weekend, but “Jackie,” “Moana,” and “A Brand New Testament” are out on DVD; Jeff has ideas about renting and buying movies from iTunes
27:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Kong: Skull Island: B 6/10

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Episode 348: ‘Logan,’ ‘A United Kingdom,’ ‘Table 19’

0:00 – Hello, a report on our Oscar bowling
5:25 – iTunes review, but it goes long and we have to break it up
8:20 – We have a spiffy new logo courtesy of the talented Gustavo @WikiRascals
10:30 – “Logan” review
21:15 – Bayer saw “Get Out” and makes it BS-approved; Snider saw “Before I Fall” at Sundance and gave it a C+
22:45 – “A United Kingdom” review
32:15 – More of that iTunes review
33:20 – “Table 19” review
43:45 – The last of that iTunes review
46:00 – DVDs this week include Best Picture “Moonlight” (which Jeff re-watched), “Allied,” “Rules Don’t Apply,” “Doctor Strange” (which Jeff also re-watched),
51:30 – Where to find us online, recap, and good day

REVIEWS:
Logan: B 9/10
A United Kingdom: B 7/10
Table 19: B 7/10

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Episode 347: ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Great Wall’

0:00 – Hello, a correction about principal-based movies, an iTunes review
4:30 – Weirdly, Universal didn’t screen “Get Out” in some cities
6:00 – “Get Out” review (Snider only)
12:50 – There are also movies called “Rock Dog” and “Collide”?
15:00 – “The Great Wall” review (Snider only)
22:45 – DVDs this week include “Bad Santa 2,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Nocturnal Animals”
26:50 – The Oscars are this weekend, so don’t forget to go bowling with us
30:10 – Eric reports on his visit to the Oxford (Miss.) Film Festival last weekend
38:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Get Out: B+ n/a
The Great Wall: B n/a

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Episode 346: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘A Cure for Wellness’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff is drinking non-water, an iTunes review, Jeff took Dylan to his first movie
6:50 – “Fist Fight” review
18:00 – “A Cure for Wellness” review (Snider only)
26:40 – This week on DVD; we watched “Muppets Most Wanted”; reminiscing about old Movie B.S. propaganda; a letter from a listener
32:10 – It’s almost time for Oscar bowling!
34:30 – Recap, some undeserved shade thrown at Redbox, and good day

REVIEWS:
Fist Fight: B- 6/10
A Cure for Wellness: B n/a

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Episode 345: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

0:00 – Hey! We haven’t done a regular show in a few weeks; Jeff is drinking leftover Sundance beer; family illnesses; and an iTunes review
7:00 – “The LEGO Batman Movie” review, and Jeff’s possible intention to take Dylan to see it
16:30 – “John Wick: Chapter 2” review
27:10 – “Fifty Shades Darker” review (Snider only)
35:20 – Catching up briefly with “Rings,” “The Space Between Us,” and “XXX: Return of Xander of Cage,” including talk of whether it’s true that they grow up so fast
41:20 – New DVDs include “Pinocchio” (for some reason), “The Eagle Huntress,” “Loving,” and “Trolls”
48:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The LEGO Batman Movie: B 7/10
John Wick: Chapter 2: B- 7/10
Fifty Shades Darker: D n/a

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Episode 344: ‘Split,’ ‘The Founder’

0:00 – Hello, iTunes review, we’ll be at Sundance when you hear this (unless we died) (we didn’t)
4:50 – “Split” review
12:50 – “The Founder” review
23:50 – There’s also “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” but we hadn’t seen it in time for the show. But also, there are new movies on DVD
26:40 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Deadpool,” “The Killing” [1956])
32:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Split: B+ 7/10
The Founder: B- 8/10

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Episode 343: ‘The Bye Bye Man,’ ‘Patriots Day,’ ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Paterson’

0:00 – Hello, Portland is a winter wonderland
2:25 – iTunes review
3:40 – “The Bye Bye Man” review
13:30 – “Patriots Day” review
24:50 – “Live by Night” review
30:15 – “Paterson” review
38:25 – Bridget of Finland reports a moviegoing experience of note
41:25 – A call for questions for the “Ask Jeff & Eric Questions” segment, plus what’s on DVD this week (nothing great)
43:00 – Jeff talks about “Coin Heist,” Eric talks about “Underworld: Blood Wars”
47:30 – Recap, hey we’re going to do some shows from Sundance, good day

REVIEWS:
The Bye Bye Man: D+ 2/10
Patriots Day: C 4/10
Live by Night: C+ 7/10
Paterson: B 7/10

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Episode 342: ‘Silence,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ’20th Century Women’

0:00 – Hello, happy new year, we won’t re-read old iTunes reviews, Dogcat makes a cameo
1:35 – “Silence” review
16:20 – “Hidden Figures” review
25:15 – “20th Century Women” review
30:20 – Lots of movies trickling out right now, local newspapers, and DVD releases
35:10 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Silence: B 5/10
Hidden Figures: B+ 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
20th Century Women: B 8/10

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Episode 341: Our 2016 top 10 lists

0:00 – Hey, it’s the end of the year, and what a year, amirite?
5:10 – Our top 10 lists
29:20 – Other movies we liked a lot
32:25 – How our respective Christmases went, children’s joy, a book about comedy, underwear
38:00 – Thank you and good day

Eric D. Snider’s top 10 list:

1 Arrival
2 Moonlight
3 La La Land
4 Green Room
5 Sing Street
6 The Witch
7 Pete’s Dragon
8 Manchester by the Sea
9 The Nice Guys
10 10 Cloverfield Lane

Jeff Bayer’s top 10 list:

1 Arrival
2 Green Room
3 Sing Street
4 Midnight Special
5 Fences
6 Lion
7 Moonlight
8 La La Land
9 The Lobster
10 The Nice Guys

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Episode 340: ‘Passengers,’ ‘Why Him?,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘A Monster Calls’

0:00 – Hello; if it’s just now “beginning” to look like Christmas you are late
2:50 – “Passengers” review
13:10 – “Why Him?” review
20:30 – “Assassin’s Creed” review
31:40 – “Fences” review
39:10 – “A Monster Calls” review
45:35 – This week’s DVDs include a last-minute gift for Dad
48:10 – Recap, happy holidays, and good day

REVIEWS:
Passengers: C- 5/10
Why Him?: B- 7/10
Assassin’s Creed: D 7/10
Fences B+ 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)
A Monster Calls: C+ 7/10

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Episode 339: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Collateral Beauty’

0:00 – Hi! We report on the Critics’ Choice Awards, where we accomplished two of the missions we set for ourselves last week
10:05 – “Rogue One” review
23:30 – “La La Land” review
33:45 – “Collateral Beauty” review
41:00 – This week’s DVDs, including another Critics’ Choice anecdote
45:00 – Recap, one last Critics’ Choice anecdote, and good day

REVIEWS:
Rogue One: B- 7/10
La La Land: A- 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)
Collateral Beauty: D 2/10

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Episode 338: ‘Miss Sloane,’ ‘Office Christmas Party,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘Loving’

0:00 – Hello! We’re going to be at the Critics Choice Awards in L.A. this Sunday (airing live on A&E, if you want to watch)! We talk about what we will ask particular celebrities if they are there and we get a chance to talk to them
10:00 – “Miss Sloane” review
17:40 – More celebrities and the things we would say to them; a memory of an obscure Julia Louis-Dreyfus show; dancing monkeys
25:35 – “Office Christmas Party” review
32:30 – More celebrity conversation speculation; Michael Shannon’s hands
35:50 – “Lion” review
45:35 – “Loving” review
53:30 – This week’s DVDs, a little more celeb talk, recap, and good day

REVIEWS:
Miss Sloane: B+ 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)
Office Christmas Party: C+ 7/10
Loving: B+ 6/10
Lion: B+ 9/10 (B.S.-approved!)

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Episode 337: ‘Allied,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Jackie’

0:00 – Hello, there are so many movies in the next several weeks
2:30 – “Allied” review
11:50 – “Manchester by the Sea” review
18:40 – “Moonlight” review
27:50 – “Jackie” review
38:30 – The wide releases weren’t screened; this week’s new DVDs (“Ab Fab: The Movie,” “Don’t Breathe,” “Pete’s Dragon”); recap, and more musings, good day

REVIEWS:
Allied: B 7/10
Manchester by the Sea: B+ 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
Moonlight: A 9/10 (B.S.-approved again!)
Jackie: A- 9/10 (What?? B.S.-approved!)

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Episode 336: ‘Bad Santa 2,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Rules Don’t Apply,’ ‘Moana’

0:00 – Hello, happy Thanksgiving, we hope there was no bloodshed, here is an iTunes review
5:20 – “Bad Santa 2” review
13:15 – “Nocturnal Animals” review
22:00 – “Rules Don’t Apply” review
28:00 – “Moana” review (Snider only)
34:30 – Here’s what’s on DVD now (“Finding Dory,” “Hands of Stone,” “Hell or High Water,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Mechanic: Resurrection,” “War Dogs”), plus are there a million movies? There are probably a million movies
41:00 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Sausage Party,” “Bulworth,” “The Addams Family”), recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Bad Santa 2: C+ 6/10
Nocturnal Animals: B+ 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
Rules Don’t Apply: C 4/10
Moana: B n/a

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