It’s the end of the year, so film critics Eric D. Snider and Jeff Bayer are giving you their Top Ten Movies of the Year. There are six that overlap, and by our math, four that don’t. Listen to find out what they are. Here’s a clue … “Toy Story 3” and “Inception.” We also answer the QOTW, “What are the most overlooked movies of 2010?” As always you can check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MovieBSpdx and email us with your questions, suggestions, rants and anything else you can think of at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening in 2010, and we hope, in the new year as well.
In a special Christmas Eve episode of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider talk about how awful “Little Fockers” is, and how great “The King’s Speech” is, and how pretty-good “True Grit” is, and how nice the holidays are, and how Jeff’s knee is doing much better, thank you so much for asking. There’s also a holiday edition of Pitch Me, though Bayer tried to cheat by preparing some material in advance. Reminder for next week’s QOTW: What’s your favorite overlooked movie of 2010? E-mail at email@example.com, or post on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moviebspdx.
The holidays are coming and so are some movies totally worthy seeing. Eric D. Snider says “TRON: Legacy” is pretty to look at but not much else. Jeff Bayer disagrees and says it’s pretty to look at and more. “The Fighter” is a boxing movie worth your time with Christian Bale stealing many scenes away from Mark Wahlberg (not in a bad way). Eric didn’t see “I Love You Phillip Morris” but Jeff did and describes it as a gay “The Informant!” Thanks to knee surgery, Jeff didn’t sit through “How Do You Know” or “Yogi Bear” and that’s where Eric comes in to give you his take. They answer plenty of QOTWs and the next Question of the Week is “What is your favorite overlooked movie of 2010?” Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MovieBSpdx.
Jeff Bayer is in L.A. hobnobbing with superstars while Eric D. Snider toils away in the studio, but Jeff is on the show anyway! Through the magic of telephones! Bayer and Snider discuss “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (which isn’t particularly good), and Snider talks about “The Tourist” while Bayer doesn’t listen. They address the QOTW (movie locales you’d like to visit) and offer up a new one: In honor of “TRON: Legacy,” what movie from at least 20 years ago do you think would benefit from a sequel set at least 20 years later? Bayer talked about meeting Jeff Bridges and Barry Pepper, and he and Snider played a rousing game of Pitch Me involving Liam Neeson and Adam Sandler and a kid. Send your QOTW answers to email@example.com, or visit us at Facebook.com/moviebspdx
Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider have no movies to talk about this week. What ever shall they do? Well, even though “Black Swan” isn’t out in Portland yet, they’re reviewing (and loving) it. It stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis and is in major cities in limited release. “The Warrior’s Way” didn’t have an advance screening, but film.com and thescorecardreview.com will eventually have reviews up. With all this extra time, Bayer and Snider record a much-needed promo, they also play Interquel and answer the QOTW. More important than all of that, they insist you vote for Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider on http://www.podcastawards.com/. You can vote once every 24 hours. Make it so. Next week’s QOTW is “What movie location (real or fictional) would you most like to visit and what would you do there?” Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s the post-Thanksgiving episode of Movie B.S., and Bayer and Snider are bloated. Which is inexcusable, since they taped the show on Wednesday. Snider is in the studio with a cold; Bayer is literally phoning it in. “Tangled” is solid, “Love and Other Drugs” is just okay, “Faster” is slower, and “Burlesque”… they didn’t see. Plus there’s Pitch Me, holiday talk, and a reminder for QOTW: what movie do you think should be remade, and why? Email email@example.com
There are three big movies totally worth talking about and seeing this weekend, so let’s get to it. Eric D. Snider and Jeff Bayer agree the darker tone works for the almost final chapter of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” Both agree that after a slow, great buildup, “The Next Three Days” becomes a really good thrill ride starring Russell Crowe. Portland finally has “127 Hours” starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle, so go see it already. Once again, Bayer and Snider agree. A game of Pitch Me is played, but both think they’ve done better. This time around it’s Alan Rickman and Meg Ryan. Please keep sending your propaganda to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll keep posting it to our Facebook page facebook.com/MovieBSpdx. The QOTW is “What movie should be remade and why?” Send your answers to email@example.com.
In which Bayer and Snider talk about “Unstoppable,” “Morning Glory,” “Skyline,” “The Freebie,” “Four Lions,” and “Monsters,” which are all movies that you could see. They also talk about their most anticipated movies for the rest of 2010, and congratulate the listeners on their marvelous propaganda efforts. Keep the propaganda coming! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/moviebspdx.
This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider the film critics review “Due Date,” “Megamind 3D” and “Fair Game.” Both critics agree that “Due Date” isn’t as funny as we all wanted it to be. Snider has a soft spot for Will Ferrell and that pushed him over the top with “Megamind,” while Bayer thinks it has a middle hour that will bore. “Fair Game” stars Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and Bayer loved it, saying it’s unofficially one of his Top 5 of the year. Snider couldn’t agree to that extent. Pitch Me was played with an anime film re-teaming Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. “Like” our Facebook page (go to facebook.com/MovieBSpdx) and give us your Top 5 most anticipated movies until the end of the year.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.