Episode 31: ‘Saw 3D,’ Halloween movie marathons, Character Casserole

It’s a special spooky edition of Movie B.S., in honor of the holy holiday this weekend. Bayer and Snider talk about “Saw 3D,” the only new wide release this weekend. And since Bayer hadn’t seen any Saws before, they watched the first one,too, in preparation. Lots of good ideas from listeners for Halloween movie marathons in QOTW. And we wrapped the Halloween-ish tale of the half guy who scared people in Utah. Next QOTW: Tell us two actors who have not done a movie together who totally should. Email moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 30: ‘Hereafter,’ ‘Paranormal Activity 2,’ ‘Conviction,’ Pitch Me

This week Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider decide to talk about movies! First up, It’s “Hereafter” with Matt Damon (in one-third of the film), directed by Clint Eastwood. Both decide it’s boring. On the other hand, if you liked “Paranormal Activity” then you’ll get more scares with “Paranormal Activity 2.” “Conviction” has made its way to Portland and Bayer likes it more than Snider. We’ve also started a Facebook page (just search for Movie B.S.). The QOTW is what would be your Halloween movie marathon (three movies in your specific order). Email us at moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 29: ‘Jackass 3D,’ ‘Red,’ ‘Freakonomics,’ ‘Stone,’ ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,’ Interquel

Film critics Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider spend a lot of time talking about all things jackass-y. The both agree “Jackass 3D” will make you laugh whether you like it or not. Plus, they give personal stories from jackass moments in their lives. The critics review “RED” starring Bruce Willis is something you’ve seen before. They give the others movies (“Freakonomics,” “Stone” and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” two minutes each. Then, it’s time for Interquel. This week they combine “Shawshank Redemption” and “The Wizard of Oz.” The QOTW (question of the week) is “What is your favorite movie related Halloween costume?” Send us your answers and pics at moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 28: ‘Secretariat,’ ‘My Soul to Take,’ ‘Life As We Know It,’ ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story,’ ‘Never Let Me Go,’ ‘Waiting for Superman’

It’s another show jam-packed with movies, so many of them that a time limit must be enforced. “Secretariat” gets a big ol’ “meh” from Bayer and Snider; “My Soul to Take” is one of the worst, most bafflingly bad horror films they’ve seen in a while; “Life As We Know It,” despite its premise, isn’t awful, but ‘taint good neither; “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is a fairly good comedy about depressed teenagers; “Never Let Me Go” is faithful to its source material, especially in conveying the emotions of it; and “Waiting for Superman” is a somewhat dry but important documentary about our crappy, crappy schools. There’s also talk of people’s favorite ball-free sports movies — lots of boxing, running, and kicking. Next QOTW: In honor of “Jackass 3D,” tell us about some dumb jackass-style stuff you’ve done in your own live. E-mail us at moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 27: ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Let Me In,’ ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,’ ‘Catfish,’ ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,’ ‘The Virginity Hit,’ ‘Jack Goes Boating’

Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are back live! We’re talking about two really good films that hit the screens this week: ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Let Me In.’ Both decided ‘The Social Network’ is a must see.Then, since we were gone last week it was time for rapid-fire reviews.

We gave three minutes each to “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Catfish,” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” “The Virginity Hit” (Snider only), “Jack Goes Boating” (Bayer only), “Case 39” (neither) and “You Again” (also neither). We also blew the Question of the Week, but we have one for next week.

What is your favorite sports movie without a ball? In other words, no football, baseball, basketball, etc. No balls! Email your answers at moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 26: The Clip Show

This week’s episode pays tribute to a time-honored cop-out device: the clip show. Bayer and Snider are both out of town this week and weren’t able to pre-tape a new show before they went their separate ways, so here’s a compilation of moments from previous episodes that perhaps are not entirely unamusing. Enjoy this trip down memory lane, won’t you? Live show is back next week. E-mail us at moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 25: ‘The Town,’ ‘Easy A,’ ‘Devil,’ ‘I’m Still Here,’ Interquel

In this week’s edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider it is revealed that Ben Affleck is a good director and actor and we shouldn’t make fun of him anymore. “The Town” is solid cops-and-robbers fun! Also fun is “Easy A,” a teen satire, though Bayer and Snider differed on just how much fun it is. They agreed that “Devil” — not screened for critics, so they had to catch it at midnight Thursday night, like chumps — isn’t worth your time. There was further discussion of Joaquin Phoenix’s “I’m Still Here,” recently revealed as a performance rather than a documentary, and the boys played a rousing, perhaps doomed game of Interquel involving “Outbreak” and “Spider-Man.” Send your comments, suggestions, and sacrificial offerings to moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 24: ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife,’ ‘I’m Still Here,’ ‘Centurion,’ best of the summer, Telluride Film Festival, Pitch Me

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider the boys had to go see a midnight screening of “Resident Evil: Afterlife” in 3D, because that’s the kind of dedicated film critics they are. The 3D is great, the movie is crap. Then, Bayer tries to talk to Snider about “I’m Still Here” without giving away any details. It’s difficult. The last film they review is “Centurion” (they did not save the best for last). The boys also recap their Top 5 movies of the summer, and Snider talks about his trip to the Telluride Film Festival. Plus, there was enough time to play Pitch Me, this week starring Betty White and Dan Aykroyd. The QOTW this week is “most memorable movie accent?” in tribute to “The Town.”

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Episode 23: ‘Machete,’ ‘The American,’ ‘Going the Distance,’ Pitch Me, cross-over with Dawn Taylor’s Ham-Fisted Radio

The first fall episode of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider” has many exciting treats! For one thing, Dawn Taylor — of PDX.fm’s “Ham-Fisted Radio” and “Legion of News” — visits Jeff and Eric for the entire hour, to discuss “Machete,” “The American,” and “Going the Distance,” and also to play Pitch Me, and also to eat a bagel. Plus, there are time-travel shenanigans involving Jeff and Eric’s visit to “Ham-Fisted Radio,” which took place after “Movie B.S.” but was broadcast before it (because “Movie B.S.” was pre-taped this week), and it’s very complicated. Your QOTW for next week: In honor of “The Virginity Hit,” who’s your favorite movie virgin and why? E-mail moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 22: ‘The Last Exorcism,’ ‘Takers,’ Eric’s birthday

Snider’s birthday was pretty much the most important topic on “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider” this week, with the movies “The Last Exorcism” (good) and “Takers” (not so good) taking second place. Jeff and Eric also discussed listeners’ favorite scary scenes from movies, a large number of which came from “Signs” and “The Ring.” And Jeff met John Malkovich! And then told a story about it. Next QOTW: Who is your favorite movie couple? We’re talking romance here, or at least the possibility of romance. Send your answers to moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 21: ‘Piranha 3D,’ ‘The Switch,’ ‘Vampires Suck,’ Interquel

It’s our 21st episode, so that means we can finally drink during the show! There are five films in wide release and Bayer and Snider didn’t have time to see them all. ‘Piranha 3D’ is going to cost you, but it’s pretty good campy fun if you’re in the mood for blood and boobs. ‘The Switch’ is not as awful as it sounds, thanks mainly to Jason Bateman. Snider saw ‘Vampires Suck’ and believes they stole a joke from his illustrious catalogue. ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ and ‘Lottery Ticket’ were not watched. Deal with it. Interquel makes a comeback with ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Fight Club.’ And the boys answer the QOTW and give you a new one … “What is your scariest movie scene?” The movie itself doesn’t have to be scary, just the moment. Email your answers to moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 20: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ ‘Eat Pray Love,’ ‘The Expendables,’ ‘Get Low,’ Pitch Me

There are plenty of new movies to talk about on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider this week, including the excellent “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” Jeff and Eric could spend the whole hour talking about this inventive, funny, groundbreaking movie. (They don’t.) “Eat Pray Love,” on the other hand, is way too long and way too self-indulgent, though fans of the book might dig it. “The Expendables” has some fun action but isn’t as good as a movie with this cavalcade of action stars should be. In limited release, “Get Low” is worth checking out. Jeff and Eric play Pitch Me in honor of Friday the 13th. QOTW: Tell us about movies that you think are really good, but that disturbed you in an emotional or visceral way when you watched them. E-mail moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 19: ‘The Other Guys,’ mailbag, debut of Interquel

It’s a moist day at the PDX.fm studios as Jeff and Eric present another sweaty edition of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. “The Other Guys” is pretty solid Will Ferrell comedy if you ask Snider; quite a bit less solid if you ask Bayer. Snider sort of has a Will Ferrell thing, though. There’s a discussion of the listeners’ favorite cop movies, and Bayer is a little upset that people give a big list when we only asked for ONE. The guys dip into the mailbag to address some theme song-related questions, and they also play a new game! It’s called Interquel! Some innuendo occurs. The next QOTW: What are your favorite guy movies (in honor of “The Expendables”)? E-mail moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 18: ‘Dinner for Schmucks,’ ‘Charlie St. Cloud,’ ‘Cats & Dogs 2,’ ‘Eureka’ writer-producer Jaime Paglia, Pitch Me

Welcome to another fun-filled episode of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. The boys talk about “Dinner for Schmucks” starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. They agree on most things, especially Carell stealing the show. “Charlie St. Cloud” with Zac Efron is not awful. Surprising, isn’t it? Snider sat through “Cat and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” and didn’t mind it. But then all things turned to “Eureka” with special guest star Jaime Paglia. He’s the executive producer and writer of the Syfy show in its fourth season. We talk James Callis, Wil Wheaton and what goes into making the show. Plus, Paglia joins the boys in “Pitch Me.” The QOTW for next week’s show is “Favorite Cop Movie.” Email your answers to moviebspdx@gmail.com

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Episode 17: ‘Salt,’ ‘Ramona and Beezus,’ ‘Winter’s Bone’

Jeff and Eric recommend a low-“Salt” diet on this week’s edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. “Ramona and Beezus,” on the other hand, is a cute and sweet movie that you could take the kids to. “Winter’s Bone” is a solid indie drama that you should not take the kids to, unless they like movies about hillbilly meth farmers. Jeff and Eric also discuss their favorite books from childhood, an upcoming casual meet-up at Ground Kontrol, Jeff’s over-indulgence at yesterday’s Brewfest, and Eric’s mother’s bladder. QOTW for next week: What’s a movie that you drastically changed your opinion of, either from love to hate or hate to love? E-mail moviebspdx@gmail.com

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Episode 16: ‘Inception,’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ SwitchFix

Good news, everyone! “Inception,” which Eric and Jeff both had pegged as their most-anticipated film of the summer, turned out to be fantastic. They talk about it — spoiler-free — in this week’s Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. They also discuss “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” which is reasonably fun family entertainment, and “The Kids Are All Right,” which is good but not for the whole family. Then there’s a new game, SwitchFix; discussion of the QOTW (most disappointing films), and a new QOTW for next week: What were your favorite books as a kid (’cause “Ramona and Beezus” is coming out)? E-mail moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 15: ‘Predators,’ ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire,’ mailbag

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, both of our fearless critics sit down to watch “Predators” and have a pretty good time in the process. “Despicable Me” starring Steve Carell’s voice has moments, but not much else. Bayer talks about “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” but Snider remains silent since he still hasn’t seen “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Then is a big, heaping pile of mail bag as they answer the QOTW and other questions from our readers. We’re still taking game suggestions and our new QOTW is “What movie were you most excited about, and then it turned out terrible?” Email that to moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 14: ‘Twilight: Eclipse,’ ‘The Last Airbender,’ ‘Cyrus,’ annoying fans, press junkets

Jeff and Eric have a lot to say not just about movies but about certain movies’ fans, in this week’s edition of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.” “Eclipse” is the best of the three “Twilight” movies so far — but don’t tell that to people who hate all things “Twilight,” no matter what, always, forever! “The Last Airbender” is a stifling and terrible adaptation of a popular cartoon series — but don’t tell that to people who love the cartoon series and can’t bear the thought of the movie being bad! (“Cyrus” is good, though. Go see it.) Jeff and Eric also discuss press junkets and the whoredom therein, teen romances, and next week’s QOTW: What’s a movie you love that it seems like everyone else hates? They want new ideas for games to play, too. E-mail them at moviebspdx@gmail.com.

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Episode 13: ‘Knight and Day,’ ‘Grown Ups,’ Pitch Me

It’s our lucky 13th episode on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. We start the show talking about how Eric’s friend Kourtney was unlucky at last night’s Portland Beavers game. Once we finally get to movie talk, with both agree “Knight and Day” is a good time at the movies this summer. “Grown Ups” is barely worth talking about, but we still manage. Last week’s Pitch Me gets the best title ever (“Carbon Night”) and this week’s includes Kate Winslet, Bill Pullman and special guest star Colin Firth. Our QOTW (Question of the week) is “What is your favorite teen romance?” Email your answers to moviebspdx@gmail.com

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Episode 12: ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Jonah Hex,’ Jeff’s dad, Fixer & Defender, Pitch Me

Jeff and Eric have great news to report in this episode of “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider”: After several weeks of so-so releases, there’s finally a truly great film. It’s called “Jonah Hex.” No, just kidding, “Jonah Hex” is lousy. But “Toy Story 3” is brilliant! They also answer the QOTW and pose a new one — what’s your favorite immature comedy? — and talk to Jeff’s dad for Fathers Day. Plus there’s Fixer & Defender, Pitch Me, and assorted merriment. Send e-mails to moviebspdx@gmail.com!

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