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 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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Episode 335: ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Bleed for This,’ ‘The Eagle Huntress,’ ‘The Edge of Seventeen’

0:00 – Hello, here are two iTunes reviews, one displeased
4:50 – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” review
17:20 – “Bleed for This” review
22:30 – “The Eagle Huntress” review
27:50 – “The Edge of Seventeen” review (Snider only)
32:30 – Hey, What’d You Watch, featuring retroactively B.S.-approval, “Airplane!” with millennials, “Shut In,” “Almost Christmas”
43:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: C+ 5/10
Bleed for This: C 6/10
The Eagle Huntress: B+ 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
The Edge of Seventeen: B+ n/a

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Episode 334.5: ‘Arrival’

No show this week. Two of the three new movies weren’t screened for critics, and the one that was, “Arrival,” we already reviewed at Fantastic Fest. So here we are talking about it again for a few minutes, with the FF review tacked on at the end. Back next week with a real show.

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Episode 334: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

0:00 – Hello, no iTunes review, and whose fault is that?
2:10 – “Doctor Strange” review
12:30 – Why Jeff didn’t see “Hacksaw Ridge” (it involves the Cubs, somehow)
15:20 – “Hacksaw Ridge” review (Snider only)

25:00 – An update on our oldest listener
27:10 – New DVDs this week: “Star Trek Beyond,” “Bad Moms,” “Nine Lives”
31:05 – What’d You Watch? (baseball, Eric’s parents’ visit, “The Fog,” “A Woman Under the Influence”)
35:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Doctor Strange: B+ 8/10 (B.S.-approved!)
Hacksaw Ridge: B- n/a

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Episode 333: ‘Inferno,’ ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’

0:00 – Introduction, then we get right to it
1:50 – “Inferno” review
15:45 – “Ouija: Origin of Evil” review (Snider only)

21:25 – Halloween plans, and a trip back in time to the movies that were playing on Halloween 1995.
31:15 – New on DVD this week: “Captain Fantastic,” “Men & Chicken,” “Lights Out,” “Nerve”
34:50 – A few items of housekeeping, plus some TV talk, then good day

REVIEWS:
Inferno: C 4/10
Ouija: Origin of Evil: B+ n/a

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Episode 332: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,’ ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses,’ ‘Certain Women’

0:00 – New theme song by Ken Kraylie! Check him out at Bandcamp and on YouTube
2:10 – “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” review
15:00 – “Keeping Up with the Joneses” review
21:10 – “Certain Women” review
31:30 – Discussion: how is movie-going different in other countries? What local differences are there in customs and behavior? We seek your input on this matter

37:50 – Eric saw “Kevin Hart: What Now?” and “Max Steel”
40:45 – New DVDs this week (“Independence Day: Resurgence,” “Cafe Society,” “The Good Neighbor”)
44:00 – Hey, What’d You Watch? (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Hook,” “Ghostbusters [2016]”), plus the new Christopher Guest movie “Mascots”
54:30 – Closure on Jeff’s dubious story about having seen “The Blair Witch Project” before anyone else, and then how he didn’t like “The Ring”
57:40 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: C 5/10
Keeping Up with the Joneses: C+ 5/10
Certain Women: B 4/10
Kevin Hart: What Now?: B- n/a
Max Steel: C n/a

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Episode 331: ‘The Accountant,’ ‘Christine’

0:00 – Hello, the theme songs are back (for now)
2:30 – “The Accountant” review
10:40 – There are some other movies opening, but they weren’t screened
12:50 – “Christine” review
21:30 – Listener feedback we’ve gotten so far, our youngest listener, and some terrible remarks about old people

28:05 – New on DVD this week: “Ghostbusters,” “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” “The Infiltrator”
31:00 – The Cubs, for some reason
35:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS:
The Accountant: B 7/10
Christine: B+ 6/10

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Episode 330: ‘The Girl on the Train,’ ‘The Birth of a Nation’

0:00 – Hello, we got haircuts, Jeff is trying a beard
4:10 – “The Girl on the Train” review
16:00 – We wonder who our youngest and oldest listeners are. Are they you?
17:15 – “The Birth of a Nation” review
26:20 – The baggage attached to “Birth of a Nation”
33:35 – We need your feedback on how to evolve the show into a more powerful juggernaut. Also, Eric might become an angry alcoholic husband to Dogcat.

38:15 – A few more tidbits from Fantastic Fest, including the Satanic Panic room
45:35 – Movies out on DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes/Redbox this week
49:20 – Recap, more blathering, good day

REVIEWS:
The Girl on the Train: C+ 5/10
The Birth of a Nation: B 7/10

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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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