Episode 407: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘On Chesil Beach,’ ‘RBG’

0:00 – Hello, and we hope you’re enjoying your 3-day weekend
1:20 – “Solo: A Star Wars Story” review
21:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
25:00 – “On Chesil Beach” review
33:55 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway for Agents of “Red Sparrow”
35:50 – “RBG” review (Snider)
39:50 – Jeff rewatched “Spider-Man: Homecoming”; Eric rewatched “The Last Jedi”
43:00 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Solo: A Star Wars Story: B- B-
On Chesil Beach: B B
RBG: B+

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Episode 406: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Book Club,’ ‘Measure of a Man,’ ‘Revenge’

0:00 – Hello, Eric’s car keeps getting pooped on (by birds)
4:20 – “Deadpool 2” review
15:00 – “Book Club” review
25:30 – “Measure of a Man” review
30:50 – “Revenge” review
35:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge update
37:20 – This week’s DVDs, including a giveaway for Agents of “Red Sparrow”
38:40 – Ali Wong’s “Hard Knock Wife” (on Netflix) is a very funny companion piece to “Tully”
41:30 – Eric wrote a thing about not going to press screenings anymore
42:25 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Deadpool 2: B B
Book Club: D+ B-
Measure of a Man: C+ C+
Revenge: B B

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Episode 405: ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘Breaking In’

0:00 – Hello, iTunes Review and “Road House”
3:45 – “Life of the Party” review
14:50 – “Breaking In” review (Snider)
18:00 – This week’s DVDs, and we’re giving away a 40th anniversary edition of “Grease” that includes a commemorative jacket and nail polish. Agents have till 5/16 to enter.
22:30 – Streaming recommendations on Netflix and Hulu
28:50 – Summer Box Office Challenge Update
30:20 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Life of the Party: B+ B-
Breaking In: C+

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Episode 404: ‘Tully,’ ‘Overboard,’ ‘Bad Samaritan’

0:00 – Hello, here is an iTunes review
2:35 – “Tully” review
13:10 – “Overboard” review (Snider)
19:20 – “Bad Samaritan” review (Snider)
25:15 – Summer Box Office Challenge is off to a limp start (but Eric is winning)
27:00 – We watched “The Lost Boys” on Netflix (and also part of the “The Week Of” starring Adam Sandler)
36:30 – This week’s DVDs, and we’re giving away a 40th anniversary edition of “Grease” that includes a commemorative jacket and nail polish. Agents have till 5/16 to enter.
39:30 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Tully: B+ A (BS-approved)
Overboard: C n/a
Bad Samaritan: C+ n/a

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Episode 403: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘I Feel Pretty,’ ‘Super Troopers 2,’ ‘You Were Never Really Here’

0:00 – Hello, we’re back and we’ll be doing the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:45 – iTunes review
3:30 – “Avengers: Infinity War” review
19:30 – “I Feel Pretty” review
27:10 – “Super Troopers 2” review
32:30 – “You Were Never Really Here” review
37:35 – Summer Box Office Challenge Draft (2018 Edition)
57:30 – The Stakes of the Summer Box Office Challenge
1:00:50 – Recap and good day

REVIEWS (Eric, Jeff):
Avengers: Infinity War: B- B+
I Feel Pretty: C C
Super Troopers 2: B- C-
You Were Never Really Here: B+ B-

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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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