Episode 66: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ ‘Larry Crowne,’ ‘Monte Carlo,’ ‘Page One’

For the Fourth of July, Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are celebrating freedom from great movies. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Larry Crowne” are both lousy, and “Monte Carlo” is only so-so. Jeff saw the New York Times documentary “Page One” (Eric didn’t) and says it’s pretty good, if you like newspapers and journalism and stuff. “Transformers” provides a good excuse to talk about toys that should be made into movies; the guys update their box-office competition; and Eric reads more iTunes reviews in old-timey voice.

QOTW: In honor of next week’s “Horrible Bosses,” tell us about a horrible boss you’ve had.

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Episode 65: ‘Cars 2,’ ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,’ Interquel

Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are … wait for it, wait for it …
talking movies this week on “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.” First
up is Pixar’s animated sequel “Cars 2” starring Larry the Cable Guy.
Yes, he’s the lead. Jeff and Eric don’t hate this movie, but it’s the
worst of the Pixar bunch. They also dive into what this “Cars” world
means. Next up is “Bad Teacher” starring Cameron Diaz, Justin
Timberlake and Jason Segel. Two of those three aren’t that funny is
this R-rated comedy. “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” shows Conan (warts and
all) after being fired from “The Tonight Show” and focuses on his
comedy tour. The boys play Interquel with “Gremlins” and “40 Year-Old
Virgin.” This week’s QOTW is dedicated to “Transformers: Dark of the
Moon” and it’s this …

QOTW – “What toy should be made into a movie?”

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Episode 64: ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins,’ ‘The Trip,’ ‘The Art of Getting By,’ Pitch Me

Jeff and Eric have four movies to discuss on this week’s edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider! “Green Lantern” is reasonably entertaining fun, nothing great but not bad. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is an atrocity that Jeff and Eric hated. “The Trip” has two funny British guys, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, traveling around being funny together. “The Art of Getting By” is every indie coming-of-age comedy you’ve ever seen. We address last week’s QOTW, and then there’s a rousing game of Pitch Me that yields both a good title and a good tagline.

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Episode 63: ‘Super 8,’ ‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘Beginners,’ mailbag

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider we’ve decided movies are good! First up, “Super 8” from the creative genius minds of J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg. It’s a classic, fun ride. Next up is “The Tree of Life” from the creative genius mind of Terrence Malick. You have to bring something to the table to enjoy this movie about life, God and the universe, and you should make sure to see it in the theater. See this film. Only Jeff saw “Beginners” and you should too. Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer are fantastic. We update the box office challenge and all signs point to Jeff not having to shave Eric at the end of the summer.

QOTW – Tell us your experiences of someone’s like or dislike of a movie making it impossible for you to have a relationship/friendship with that person.

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Episode 62: ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Midnight in Paris,’ ’13 Assassins,’ Interquel

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Jeff and Eric disagree slightly on “X-Men: First Class.” Eric loved it, Jeff merely liked it. There’s a lot of friction over that. They both found Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” funny and delightful, though, and Eric recommends the bloody “13 Assassins” (which Jeff didn’t see) for those who like bloody Japanese things. QOTW is: What are your “dealbreaker” movies — movies that could prevent you from dating or being friends with someone if you found out they loved (or didn’t love) them? If you have any actual experiences with a relationship being damaged by disagreement over a movie, by all means, tell us! Jeff and Eric also played a game of Interquel that went all kinds of crazy. Our e-mail: moviebspdx@gmail.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/moviebspdx. Twitter: @MovieBS.

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Episode 61: ‘The Hangover Part II,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ SNL writer Bryan Tucker, Pitch Me

We have two big sequels this week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider. “The Hangover Part II” is a pretty close copy of the first film, with somewhat diminishing returns. “Kung Fu Panda 2,” on the other hand, is a worthy follow-up, with a good story and everything. Then we have a guest: “Saturday Night Live” writer Bryan Tucker, who’s been with the show six years and has plenty of inside scoop about how “SNL” comes into existence every week. Our e-mail:Ā moviebspdx@gmail.com. Our Facebook page:www.facebook.com/moviebspdx. Our Twitter: @MovieBS

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Episode 60: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ ‘Hobo with a Shotgun,’ ‘Hesher,’ Pitch Me w/ Dawn Taylor

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider the boys talks about “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Arrrrr (that’s a pirate noise as well as our feelings). While Johnny Depp is still engaging as Captain Jack Sparrow, the new movie is very much like the last two. A lot of filler. Next up, Eric talks about “Hobo with a Shotgun” and is quite pleased with it. Then both of them discuss “Hesher” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson. Next they answer the QOTW and pose a new one – “What movies have you not seen that you feel you should have? Your “secret shame.” You might be surprised what Eric and Jeff haven’t seen. Plus, Dawn Taylor shows up to play Pitch Me.
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Episode 59: ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Priest,’ ‘The Beaver,’ ‘Everything Must Go’

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider: “Bridesmaids” is quite funny! And raunchy, and has ladies instead of men! “Priest,” which wasn’t screened before it opened, is mediocre at best. “The Beaver” has Mel Gibson talking with a hand puppet. “Everything Must Go” has Will Ferrell drinking beer and sitting on the lawn. Your QOTW: What kind of role would you like to see Johnny Depp play next? E-mail: moviebspdx@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/moviebspdx Twitter: @moviebs

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Episode 58: ‘Thor,’ ‘Jumping the Broom,’ ‘Something Borrowed,’ Summer Box Office Challenge

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, ’tis the season for summer movies. We start with talking about “Thor.” He’s the god of thunder, and now he’s mixed in with The Avengers clan. Next, Jeff saw “Jumping the Broom” while Eric tried, but failed. Finally, the boys sat through “Something Borrowed” and explain why you shouldn’t. Then, it’s all about summer movies. First, Jeff and Eric pick their most anticipated movies of the summer, with a twist. Then, they play a summer box office game that could lead to Eric shaving his beard. We need more suggestions for what Jeff should have to do if he loses, and what Eric should do if he loses.
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Episode 57: ‘Fast Five,’ ‘POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,’ ‘Hoodwinked Too,’ Tribeca Film Festival

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, your favorite film critics express qualified admiration for “Fast Five,” which is dumb but fun, if too long for its own good. Jeff and Eric both liked “POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” a Morgan Spurlock documentary about the business of product placement in movies. Bayer saw “Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS Evil,” for some reason, and says you should not do the same. Eric recounted a few Tribeca Film Festival highlights (be on the lookout for “The Good Doctor” and “Point Blank”), and they read some favorite drive-in experiences for QOTW. Next QOTW: What is your most anticipated summer movie? Tell us! E-mail: moviebspdx@gmail.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/moviebspdx. Twitter: @MovieBS

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Episode 56: ‘Water for Elephants,’ Interquel, Jeff’s Africa trip

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider … Bayer is back. He has returned from Africa, to grace the listeners with his presence. In his honor, Snider decided not to see any of the movies that were released this week. Well, that’s not exactly true. Bayer saw “Water for Elephants” starring Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon. The backdrop of the 1930s circus was his favorite part, the other stuff … not bad. The boys play a rousing game of Interquel, perhaps the best ever. The movies “Se7en” and “Inception” were used in the making of it. The QOTW is “What is your favorite drive-in theater experience?”
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Episode 55: ‘Super,’ ‘Rubber,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘The Conspirator,’ ‘American: The Bill Hicks Story,’ ‘Scream 4,’ Scott Weinberg, Pitch Me

This week on “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider,” Jeff Bayer is still wherever the hell he is, but he and Eric D. Snider pre-taped reviews of “Super” and “Rubber” for your listening pleasure, along with a round of Pitch Me. So there’s plenty of Bayer! Eric also talks about “Rio,” “The Conspirator,” and “American: The BIll Hicks Story.” And then, live via satellite, horror maven Scott Weinberg talks to Eric about the “Scream” series, including a review of “Scream 4.” Scott’s cat Jones makes a silent cameo.

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Episode 54: ‘Hanna,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘Soul Surfer,’ ‘Your Highness,’ Mike Russell, Matt Patches, Pitch Me

On this week’s very special edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Jeff Bayer is in Africa, doing goodness knows what, but do not fear! He and Eric D. Snider pre-taped some stuff before he left, so the show still has your recommended daily allowance of Bayer. They both liked “Hanna” pretty well. In the studio, Mike Russell (@culturepulp on Twitter) and Snider agreed that “Arthur” is passable but nothing special. Via Skype, Matt Patches (@misterpatches) told us about “Soul Surfer,” and he and Snider expressed their disappointment in “Your Highness.” Then: pre-taped Pitch Me, with Henry Winkler and Natalie Portman! And all was well in the land.

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Episode 53: ‘Source Code,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Hop,’ ‘Win Win’

Things are about to get all emotional up in here as Movie B.S. with
Bayer and Snider celebrates their one-year anniversary! They decide to
break from the norm, and for a change this week they’ll be reviewing
movies. First up is “Source Code,” which both of them decidedly gave
good Gyllenhaal. Next up, Eric saw the horror flick “Insidious” and
Bayer did not. But don’t worry, they both sat through “Hop” so you
don’t have to. Finally, Portland got “Win Win” starring Paul Giamatti,
so the boys talk about it. Plus, there were tons of great responses
for the QOTW “What was your best movie moment that you would want to
relive?” This week’s QOTW is to win a copy of “TRON: Legacy” and it’s
a bit of trivia … what episode to the current Movie B.S. theme song
debut?
Send your answers to one of the following. Bayer is off to Africa
(seriously) but don’t worry, there is a new show next week. That’s
just the power of the internet!
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Episode 52: ‘Sucker Punch,’ ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,’ ‘Jane Eyre’

On this week’s Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Jeff and Eric would like you to know that “Sucker Punch” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” are both terrible. And they liked all of Zack Snyder’s other movies! Not “Sucker Punch,” though. (Jeff says the first “Wimpy Kid” was bad, too, and we’re taking his word for it.) “Jane Eyre,” on the other hand, is a lovely, evocative, romantic period piece, so you should go see it. QOTW action had some good “what alien would you like to meet?” answers. Next QOTW: What movie-watching experience would you most like to re-live? Note we’re not asking what movie do you want to re-watch, but what movie-watching *experience*. E-mail moviebspdx@gmail.com, or post at Facebook.com/moviebspdx. Find us also on Twitter @moviebs.

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Episode 51: ‘Paul,’ ‘Limitless,’ SXSW

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider … it’s the most chaotic show we’ve ever done! Join us for chills, spills and special guest star Mike Russell! Eric was stranded at the airport, so we had Mike fill in while talking about “Paul” starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and the voice of Seth Rogen. While Mike liked it a little more than Jeff, the one thing that they both agreed on is that you should lower your expectations. Then Eric joined on a cell phone from Portland International Airport. Yes, the idea had its problems. Jeff talked about “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper and what a nice surprise it was. After that is was all things SXSW. The boys quickly recapped their adventures at the film festival and the movies they saw. We’re continuing the QOTW “What movie alien would you want to land in your backyard and why?” For your chance to win a Blu-ray or DVD send us your answer to one of the following below. Thank you, and good day, sir.
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Episode 50: ‘Battle Los Angeles,’ ‘Red Riding Hood,’ ‘Mars Needs Moms,’ propaganda contest winners, Interquel

Your old pals Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider are off to Austin for South By Southwest, but that didn’t stop them from delivering a piping-hot new edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider first! All the movies this week are about aliens and monsters and stuff. “Battle Los Angeles” offers good action, too much shaky-cam, and war-movie cliches. “Red Riding Hood” is stupid. “Mars Needs Moms” is flat and lifeless. B & S also play a game of Interquel that gets dark and weird, announce the winners of last week’s propaganda contest, and add a few new agents to the Movie B.S. census. QOTW: What movie alien would you most like to find in your back yard, and why? (Note: No humanoids, e.g., Luke Skywalker.) Send your answers to moviebspdx@gmail.com, or post at facebook.com/moviebspdx. If you’re in Austin for SXSW, keep an eye on Twitter — @MovieBS, @EricDSnider, @BayerJeff — for a meet-up.

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Episode 49: ‘Rango,’ ‘The Adjustment Bureau,’ ‘Take Me Home Tonight,’ ‘Beastly,’ Oscar recap

This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider …
Film critics Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider start with a giveaway of “127 Hours” the only way they know how, with propaganda. They also quickly recap Jeff’s win with the Academy Awards and what that means for Eric. Then, it’s time for movie reviews. First up, “Rango” starring Johnny Depp. Love? Really like? Any way you cut it, go see it. Then it’s “The Adjustment Bureau” starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Again, the boys agree this is a movie worth seeing. Then it’s “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Beastly.” One is better than the other. You can figure out which?
For your chance to win “127 Hours” show us your best propaganda piece on getting people to listen/like us on Facebook/follow us on Twitter. Yes, a screenshot would easily qualify for this contest.
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Episode 48: ‘Hall Pass,’ ‘Drive Angry,’ interview and Pitch Me with screenwriter Paul Tamasy (‘The Fighter,’ ‘Air Bud’)

The pre-Oscars edition of Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider has a special guest: Paul Tamasy, who’s nominated for an Academy Award for writing “The Fighter”! An actual Oscar nominee, on our stupid little show! Paul tells us about the process of researching and writing “The Fighter,” of working with Christian Bale and David O. Russell, and of his previous cinematic legacy, which was writing “Air Bud.” Paul joins in a quick round of Pitch Me, too. Bayer and Snider have an Oscar bet going, so watch for their predictions at facebook.com/moviebspdx and see who wins. As for the new movies this week, “Hall Pass” has its moments but is overall a loss, while “Drive Angry” is fun as far as insane grindhouse trash goes.

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Episode 47: ‘Unknown,’ ‘I Am Number Four,’ ‘Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son,’ ‘I Am,’ ‘Cedar Rapids,’ Pitch Me

This week, film critics Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider talk about movies! First up, “Unknown” starring Liam Neeson and January Jones is not that bad, or pretty good, depending on how you look at it. “I am Number Four” is a sci-fi movie that Eric and Jeff have slightly different opinions on, tune in to listen to the tension! Eric sat through “Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son,” so that happened. Jeff sat through the documentary “I Am” and the critics had yet another difference of opinion with “Cedar Rapids.” Can you stand it? Next week, all signs point to the screenwriter Paul Tamasy being on our show. He’s even nominated for an Oscar for “The Fighter.” So now, the QOTW is simple, SEND US YOUR “THE FIGHTER” QUESTIONS!
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