Episode 439: ‘Happy Death Day 2U,’ ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ ‘What Men Want,’ ‘Mega Time Squad’

0:00 – Hello, Eric has been traveling a lot lately but now he is home
2:25 – “Happy Death Day 2U” review
10:10 – “Alita: Battle Angel” review
20:30 – “Isn’t It Romantic” review (Eric only)
25:10 – “What Men Want” review (Eric only)
28:40 – Eric caught up with “Cold Pursuit,” mostly agreed with Jeff
31:30 – “Mega Time Squad” review (Eric only)
35:30 – This week’s DVDs
36:30 – The upcoming Oscars, and how to play Oscar Bowling
41:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Happy Death Day 2U: B B-
Alita: Battle Angel: C+ B-
Isn’t It Romantic: B n/a
What Men Want: C+ n/a
Cold Pursuit: C C
Mega Time Squad: B n/a

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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 436: Glass, Sundance preview

0:00 – Hello, there was only one new movie this weekend and that’s not our fault
2:00 – Glass review
3:00 – “Glass” review
18:30 – Oh wait, there was also a “Dragon Ball” movie, but who cares? Here are some other good movies currently in theaters
20:45 – We’re going to Sundance! Here are some movies we’re looking forward to
40:45 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway of “First Man”
44:25 – More chit-chat, recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Glass: B, B

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Episode 435: ‘Escape Room,’ ‘A Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘The Upside,’ ‘Bird Box’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and ‘Replicas’

0:00 – Hello and welcome and Jeff went to the Critics’ Choice Awards
6:20 – “Escape Room” review
14:40 – “A Dog’s Way Home” review
24:15 – “The Upside” review
33:50 – “Bird Box” review
41:40 – “Mary Queen of Scots” review
49:00 – “Replicas” review (Eric only with the Sparks Treatment)
1:02:40- Giveaway: “Halloween”
1:04:05 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Escape Room: B- B
A Dog’s Way Home: B- D+
The Upside: D B
Bird Box: B+ B+
Mary Queen of Scots: B A-
Replicas: D

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Episode 434: Our 2018 top 10 lists, plus ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Holmes & Watson,’ ‘Stan & Ollie’

0:00 – Hello, happy new year, here’s an iTunes review
3:00 – Preamble to the top 10 lists
6:00 – Our top 10 lists
41:30 – Other good movies that weren’t on our lists
44:40 – “Aquaman” review
49:15 – “Bumblebee” review
53:00 – “Holmes & Watson” review
57:40 – “Stan & Ollie” review
1:03:50 – Recap and good day — oh, and no show next week

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Aquaman: B- C+
Bumblebee: B B
Holmes & Watson: C+ C-
Stan & Ollie: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

Jeff Bayer’s top 10:
1) Hereditary
2) BlackKklansman
3) The Favourite
4) Hearts Beat Loud
5) A Quiet Place
6) Tully
7) Bodied
8) First Man
9) Widows
10) Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Eric D. Snider’s top 10:
1) Hereditary
2) The Favourite
3) The Death of Stalin
4) Bodied
5) Leave No Trace
6) Eighth Grade
7) The Rider
8) Paddington 2
9) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
10) Blindspotting

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Episode 433: ‘Vice,’ ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ ‘Destroyer,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:45 – “Vice” review
11:50 – “On the Basis of Sex” review
19:25 – “Destroyer” review
24:15 – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” review
33:50 – “At Eternity’s Gate” review (Eric only)
36:00 – New on DVD
37:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Vice: B- A
On the Basis of Sex: B B-
Destroyer: B+ B
Can You Ever Forgive Me?: B+ A-
At Eternity’s Gate: C

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Episode 432: ‘Spider-Man: Welcome to the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘The Mule,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Mortal Engines’

0:00 – Hello, Eric had a Christmas party, Jeff doesn’t know the words to songs
5:15 – “Spider-Man: Welcome to the Spider-Verse” review
17:10 – “Mary Poppins Returns” review
27:40 – “The Mule” review (Snider)
34:10 – “If Beale Street Could Talk” review
39:50 – “Mortal Engines” review (Snider)
43:20 – This week’s DVDs
44:20 – Mailbag: more obscure Christmas movies
48:10 – Recap and preview of next week and good day

REVIEWS:
Spider-Man: A- A- (BS-approved)
Mary Poppins Returns: B B
The Mule: C+ n/a
If Beale Street Could Talk: B B+
Mortal Engines: C n/a

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Episode 431: ‘Roma,’ ‘Wildlife,’ ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Ben Is Back,’ ‘Boy Erased,’ ‘Vox Lux,’ and ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
3:40 – “Roma” review
18:25 – “Wildlife” review
23:50 – “Beautiful Boy” review
31:25 – “Ben is Back” review
37:50 – “Boy Erased” review
50:40 – “Vox Lux” review
59:20 – New on DVD
1:00:00 – “Anna and the Apocalypse” review
1:03:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Roma: A- B-
Wildlife: B B
Beautiful Boy: B B
Ben is Back: B+ B+
Boy Erased: B B+
Vox Lux: B B+
Anna and the Apocalypse: B+ C

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Episode 430: ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘The Front Runner,’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

0:00 – Hello, Eric saw “The Possession of Hannah Grace” but you don’t need to
2:00 – “Green Book” review
17:30 – “The Favourite” review
32:15 – “The Front Runner” review
38:40 – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” review
47:00 – This week’s new DVDs
48:00 – Questions from the mailbag: obscure Christmas movies; actors we hate in movies we like; where our people are from
1:01:20 – Follow-up on suggestions for our 14-year-old listener’s one R-rated movie he gets to watch
1:06:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Green Book: B- A-
The Favourite: A- A (BS-approved)
The Front Runner: B- B-
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: B+ B+ (BS-approved!)

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Episode 429: ‘Creed II,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ and ‘Instant Family’

Episode 429: ‘Creed II,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ and ‘Instant Family’
0:00 – Hello and welcome
5:20 – iTunes review
6:40 – “Creed II” review
17:45 – “Ralph Breaks the Internet” review
23:15 – “Robin Hood” (Snider only) review
31:30 – “Instant Family” review (Snider only)
38:05 – New on DVD
40:00 – Jeff & Eric answer a young listener’s question
47:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Creed II: B- B-
Ralph Breaks the Internet: B- B
Robin Hood: C
Instant Family: B+

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Episode 428: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web,’ ‘The Grinch’

0:00 – Hello, Jeff can’t really talk but is doing it anyway
3:00 – “Widows” review
14:00 – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” review
24:50 – “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” review
28:30 – “The Grinch” review
34:35 – Dylan LOVED “The Grinch”
36:00 – This week’s and last week’s DVDs
38:40 – We’re coming up on the holiday movie season, which includes another “Robin Hood”; our Thanksgiving plans and traditions; recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Widows: B+ A- (BS-approved!)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: C- C+
The Girl in the Spider’s Web: C C-
The Grinch: B- B

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Episode 427: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Burning,’ ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ and ‘Nobody’s Fool’

0:00 – Hello and welcome and facial hair
5:00 – iTunes review
7:45 – “Bohemian Rhapsody” review
17:25 – “Burning” review
27:05 – “Hunter Killer” (Snider only) review
30:55 – “Johnny English Strikes Again” review (Snider only)
32:10 – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” review (Bayer only)
37:15 – “Nobody’s Fool” review (Snider only)
43:40 – New on DVD
47:10 – Hey Eric, What Did You Watch?
51:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Bohemian Rhapsody: C C-
Burning: B- C-
Hunter Killer: B-
Johnny English Strikes Again: C
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: B-
Nobody’s Fool: C-

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Episode 426 – ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Oath,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Mid90s,’ ‘The Hate U Give’

0:00 – Hello, we’re not doing a show next week so we can spend the holiday with our families, but here’s an iTunes review
3:20 – We talk about the original “Halloween” first
7:30 – “Halloween” review
20:40 – “The Oath” review
28:30 – “Free Solo” review
36:15 – “Mid90s” review
43:00 – “The Hate U Give” review (Snider)
46:15 – This week’s DVDs, and Agents could win a copy of “BlacKkKlansman”
48:00 – Eric fulfilled his final obligation for losing the Summer Box Office Challenge, and it was fine
50:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Halloween: B- B+
The Oath: B- B
Free Solo: B+ B
Mid90s: B B
The Hate U Give: B- n/a

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Episode 425: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,’ and ‘Jane and Emma’

0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:50 – “First Man” review
15:40 – “Bad Times at the El Royale” review
24:35 – “The Sisters Brothers” review
30:00 – “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” review (Snider only)
34:30 – “Jane and Emma” review (Snider only)
37:30 – New on DVD
38:30 – Mailbag question
44:10 – Eric had to watch “American Flyers”
50:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
First Man: B A-
Bad Times at the El Royale: B B
The Sisters Brothers: B B+
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: B-
Jane and Emma: B

Episode 425: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,’ and ‘Jane and Emma’
0:00 – Hello and welcome
1:50 – “First Man” review
15:40 – “Bad Times at the El Royale” review
24:35 – “The Sisters Brothers” review
30:00 – “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” review (Snider only)
34:30 – “Jane and Emma” review (Snider only)
37:30 – New on DVD
38:30 – Mailbag question
44:10 – Eric had to watch “American Flyers”
50:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
First Man: B A-
Bad Times at the El Royale: B B
The Sisters Brothers: B B+
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: B-
Jane and Emma: B

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Episode 424: ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom’

0:00 – Hello, let’s get to it
1:00 – “A Star Is Born” review
15:10 – “Venom” review
22:30 – “Little Women” mini-review (Snider only)
25:40 – This week’s DVDs, including a couple that Agents can win
28:40 – Eric’s report on the Dr. Pimple Popper videos Jeff made him watch
41:30 – “What About Dick” on Netflix, an Eric Idle-conceived “radio play”; we also watched “Aladdin”
46:45 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS
A Star Is Born – B+ B+ (BS-approved)
Venom – C C-

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Bonus BS: Eric’s Puke & Explode Victory

Jeff and Eric discuss Eric’s participation in the Fantastic Fest eating contest in great deal. You can listen to this by itself, or you can sync it up with the video of the event as a sort of audio commentary.

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