Episode 370: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘Wind River,’ ‘Step’

0:00 – Hello, the pronunciation of “niche,” and an iTunes review
3:45 – We have three movies to review, none of which were seen by both of us, and none of which are called “Maximum Impact”
5:20 – “Annabelle: Creation” review (Snider only)
10:05 – “Wind River” review (Bayer only)
14:45 – “Step” review (Snider only)
19:40 – A word from our sponsor
20:25 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: a winner is officially declared
25:10 – This week’s DVDs, and a copy of “The Lovers” for ANY listener who wants it
27:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Annabelle: Creation: C+ n/a
Wind River: n/a 7/10
Step: B+ n/a

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Episode 369: ‘Detroit’

0:00 – Hello, it’s so hot Jeff is drinking water, here is an iTunes review
4:25 – “Detroit” review
14:00 – “The Dark Tower” and “Kidnap” are two other movies opening this week, but they weren’t screened for critics in Portland
16:30 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
20:05 – Movie of the Month: “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988)
29:50 – MOTM for August: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946). We’ll talk about it on the 9/1 episode
31:00 – This week’s DVDs include “The Lovers,” which an Agent can win a copy of
33:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Detroit: C+ 5/10

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Episode 368: ‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘The Lost City of Z’

0:00 – Hello, here’s an iTunes review, the clown costume is discussed
3:25 – “Atomic Blonde” review
16:55 – “The Emoji Movie” wasn’t screened, which is pretty unusual for an animated film, but Bayer thinks you should see it anyway
18:35 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
22:20 – “Girls Trip” review (Snider only)
24:00 – This week’s DVDs: “Ghost in the Shell,” “The Boss Baby,” “Gifted,” “Unforgettable”
25:25 – “The Lost City of Z” review (Bayer only)
29:30 – A flashback to this weekend in 1992, and that whole summer, and the Penguin
38:50 – Recap and good day, and don’t forget to watch “Dangerous Liaisons” before next week if you haven’t

REVIEWS:
Atomic Blonde: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
Girls Trip: B- n/a
The Lost City of Z: n/a 8/10

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Episode 367: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,’ ‘A Ghost Story’

0:00 – Hello, Dylan and his grandma are Pooh buddies
2:45 – “Dunkirk” review
19:00 – “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” review
29:10 – “A Ghost Story” review
36:20 – A few housekeeping items, things you should watch or download, a little about the French language
39:55 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
43:30 – Agents can win a copy of “Ghost in the Shell,” and any Chump (or perhaps Chip) can have Melissa McCarthy’s “The Boss”
45:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Dunkirk: B+ 9/10
Valerian: B- 7/10
A Ghost Story: B+ 5/10

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Episode 366: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Wish Upon,’ ‘Maudie’

0:00 – Hello, it’s a nice summer day (unless it’s winter where you are, which would suck)
2:45 – “War for the Planet of the Apes” review
22:00 – “Wish Upon” review
37:30 – You get a free 30-day Audible trial (and we get a kickback) if you sign up at www.audibletrial.com/moviebs
39:00 – “Maudie” review (Snider only), and a reminder about BOATS
44:45 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
49:50 – Revisiting the original “Spider-Man” films
55:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
War for the Planet of the Apes: B+ 4/10
Wish Upon: C 3/10
Maudie: B n/a

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Episode 365: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘The Little Hours’

0:00 – Hello, it’s July now
2:00 – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” review
16:40 – “The Big Sick” review
26:40 – “The Little Hours” review
31:00 – “The House” review (Snider only)
34:40 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
39:50 – Movie of the Month discussion: “sex, lies & videotape” (1989)
49:15 – Your next MOTM is “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988), which we’ll discuss on the 8/4 show
50:15 – There aren’t any good DVDs this week; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Spider-Man: Homecoming: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
The Big Sick: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!
The Little Hours: B 7/10
The House: C+ n/a

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Episode 364: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Despicable Me 3,’ ‘The Beguiled’

0:00 – Hello, summer is half over, let’s get to it!
1:50 – “Baby Driver” review
10:45 – “Despicable Me 3” review
19:00 – “The Beguiled” review (Snider only)
23:40 – “Megan Leavey” mini-review (Snider only)
26:25 – This week’s DVDs (“T2 Trainspotting” and “CHIPS” are your best bets), plus an Agent can win a copy of “The Boss”
30:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
35:30 – Recap, don’t forget to watch “sex, lies & videotape” before next week, and good day

REVIEWS:
Baby Driver: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)
Despicable Me 3: C 6/10
The Beguiled: B n/a
Megan Leavey: B n/a

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Episode 363: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight,’ ‘Band Aid,’ Mt. Rushmore of comedy

0:00 – Hello, no apples allowed on the show, here’s an iTunes review
3:15 – “Transformers: The Last Knight” review
25:10 – “Band Aid” review
32:10 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
34:05 – “Masterminds” (2016) is on Netflix and it’s funny
38:20 – The Mt. Rushmore of Comedy, as voted by you the listeners
50:10 – “Life,” the sci-fi horror from a few months ago, is on DVD now; the Bayers like “The Lego Batman Movie”; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Transformers: The Last Knight: D 3/10
Band Aid: B+ 8/10 (BS-approved!)

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Episode 362: ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Rough Night,’ ’47 Meters Down,’ ‘The Book of Henry’

0:00 – Hello, some teasers
2:00 – “Cars 3” review
14:35 – “Rough Night” review
27:10 – “47 Meters Down” review (Bayer only)
32:25 – “The Book of Henry” review (Snider only), in which the Nicholas Sparks Rule is invoked and the ENTIRE PLOT revealed
42:40 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: Bayer’s “The Mummy” did poorly
47:05 – This week’s DVDs include “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “The LEGO Batman Movie,” “Table 19”; one lucky Agent can have a copy of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”
50:20 – Don’t forget to watch “sex, lies and videotape” this month, as we’ll be watching it for the first time and talking about it in July; and also, our “Princess Bride” commentary is now available
51:50 – We’re creating the Mt. Rushmore of comedy. Tell us your four (4) favorite comedies of all time (the order doesn’t matter)
54:05 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Cars 3: C- 5/10
Rough Night: D 3/10
47 Meters Down: n/a 6/10
The Book of Henry: D n/a

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Episode 361: ‘The Mummy,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘My Cousin Rachel’

0:00 – Hello, moms and technology, our T-shirts exist IRL
6:00 – “The Mummy” review
16:30 – “It Comes at Night” review
24:00 – “I, Daniel Blake” review (Bayer only)
25:55 – “My Cousin Rachel” review (Snider only)
29:30 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: Bayer joins the game!
33:35 – This week’s DVDs
35:35 – We dip our grubby hands into the ol’ mailbag and tell our origin story
40:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Mummy: C 6/10
It Comes at Night: B+ 7/10
I, Daniel Blake: n/a 8/10
My Cousin Rachel: B n/a

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Episode 360: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Captain Underpants’

0:00 – Hi, Eric enjoyed his trip to Utah, what constitutes a “friend”?
3:20 – “Wonder Woman” review
15:40 – “Captain Underpants” review (Bayer only)
21:25 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
25:00 – Eric saw “Baywatch,” agrees with Jeff
28:00 – This week’s DVDs are “Fist Fight,” “Before I Fall,” and “Collide,” all of which are ehhhhhhhh OK
30:10 – Agent report, and we’re recording a commentary for “The Princess Bride”
31:50 – Readers Ask Us a Question and Then We Give Them an Answer
36:00 – Introducing Jeff and Eric’s Movie of the Month Club
39:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Wonder Woman: B+ 7/10
Captain Underpants: n/a 7/10

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Episode 359: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ ‘Baywatch’

0:00 – Hello, Eric and Dogcat are in Utah this week, our history with “Pirates of the Caribbean”
4:30 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” review
15:10 – “Baywatch” review (Bayer only)
21:00 – This week’s DVDs include good movies like “Get Out” and “Logan”
23:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
25:00 – We revisit Memorial Day weekend 1997
36:45 – Mailbag question about theaters we like
39:40 – “Star Wars” is 40 years old now, and Eric wrote a thing; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
POTC: C- 4/10
Baywatch: n/a 2/10

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Episode 358: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Everything, Everything,’ ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’

0:00 – Hello, some remembrances of Cannes five years ago
4:20 – “Alien: Covenant” review
14:00 – “Everything, Everything” review
23:30 – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” review (Snider only)
29:00 – Summer Box Office Challenge update; Bayer is feeling confident
33:30 – Nothing interesting on DVD, including “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which we watched
34:40 – We travel back in time to this weekend in 1992, run through the movies that were playing, and talk about Eric’s high school girlfriend
49:30 – A mailbag question about “guilty pleasures”
52:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Alien: Covenant: C 5/10
Everything, Everything: C+ 4/10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul: D+

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Episode 357: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,’ ‘Snatched,’ ‘The Lovers’

0:00 – Hello, here’s an iTunes review
3:40 – “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” review
15:40 – “Snatched” review
23:45 – “The Lovers” review (Snider only)
28:00 – This week’s DVDs are bleh, but we’re giving away a copy of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” to an eligible Agent
30:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update: Snider is in the lead, doesn’t know if Bayer can catch up
34:00 – Recap and good day (and a cute outtake)

REVIEWS:
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: B 7/10
Snatched: B 7/10
The Lovers: B+ n/a

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Episode 356: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Buster’s Mal Heart,’ Summer Box Office Challenge draft

0:00 – Hello, we’ll get right to it
1:40 – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” review
13:30 – “Buster’s Mal Heart” review
22:45 – Eric talks about “Unforgettable”
27:50 – The Summer Box Office Challenge draft, during which Jeff is already making excuses again
43:10 – Eric’s report from The Overlook Film Festival
51:30 – We reveal the terms of the bet for this year’s Summer Box Office Challenge
57:45 – Recap, a bit more about “GOTG2,” and good day

REVIEWS:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: B- 7/10
Buster’s Mal Heart: C+ 5/10

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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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