The Deucecast Movie Show
Summary: A comedy podcast with pop culture repercussions, we record our weekly show on Wednesdays 9PM CDT. Join live and chat or tweet with us, or subscribe to the podcast and leave us phone messages with your questions as you listen at your leisure. The more the merrier, so thanks for tuning in!
It's that time of year when we, at The Deucecast Movie Show, take the Academy Awards to task, and give out our own awards for the best in film of 2014... Is Birdman truly the best picture, or could Nightcrawler be it? Will Emma Stone win a Deucie for Supporting Actress, or even best Actress? And what was the most entertaining film of the year? And the worst? The best action movie? The best sci-fi? The best written? And will Johnny Depp be the worst actor, or will Kevin Costner out-suck him in film? Those answers and more are in this episode. Plus, we have a great discussion about the roles Jennifer Aniston has taken... is there such a thing as a Cageissance, and should there be?... what movie is so bad that Paris Hilton is the best thing in it?... and who brings up McCabe & Mrs Miller? Movie historian and Terance Malickian Dr Earl joins us for this episode, as we give out awards, talk movies and give our reviews on: Predestination... Along Came Polly... Robocop (the original)... November Man... Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day... McFarland USA... Joe... Mystic River... McCabe & Mrs Miller... The Lazerus Effect... The Other Woman... Focus... Pretty in Pink... The Machine... A Good Marriage... Big Driver... Chappie... The DUFF... The Divergent Series: Insurgent... Ida... The Hillzzzzz... Bronson... White Bird in a Blizzard... Unfinished Business... Paddington... Timbuktu... Foxcatcher... The Drop... Scre4m... Run All Night... The Dark Crystal... Domestic Disturbance... Frank... Chef... That Guy 2: That Gal Who Was in that Thing... Road Hard And, our first edition of the Top Five of 2015
There are a handful of big films, and a few smaller ones, that are hitting theaters in the next 9 weeks, and the guys at the Deucecast Movie Show are here to tell you all about them. Mikey is out this week, but helping to fill the gap is TechnoRetro Dad's co-host Shazbazzar! Some of the previews that d$, Pinky and Shaz cover include Aloha, the new Owen Wilson/Emma Stone flick... Tom Hardy in Mad Max Fury Road... the potential for a wasted cast in Age of Adeline (with Harrison Ford!)... The Rock beating up an earthquake in San Andreas... and how Jennifer Aniston is the best FRIENDS actor out there. Naturally, the guys also spend several minutes on Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron! Plus, topics covered in random rabbitrails include why Pinky hates trailers... serious Jonah Hill vs serious James Franco... those kids in the Coke commercial at Six Flags and the movies during trailers... d$'s Titanic video tape story... why watching Unfriended might be like picked a scab... and a guilty pleasure love for Kevin James... And, as you would expect the show to do, a quick shoutout to The Great Space Coaster... don't miss the ending tune! All this and more in this week's episode of The Deucecast Movie Show!
Okay, not really live from New York, though it was recorded live from our studio in Birmingham... either way, it's another fun filled episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, where this week, we celebrate the end of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live by highlighting our favorite cast members and their movie careers. But first, Mikey & d$ are in studio (Pinky joined later) with the foreign film lover and Terrance Malick Apologist Dr Earl, and for the first time, we welcome on the horn our friend and fellow podcaster Clay Shaver, host of the popular Remodeling Clay podcast. Many topics discussed tonight, including how Baby: Secret of a Lost Legend turned 30 this month... exactly how much is riding on The Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel... will DC movies fall apart if Superman v Batman fails... and a deep discussion on why Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt might be the biggest movie stars out there, and why Tom Cruise's movie stardom time has passed... A rousing game of the newly named "Denzel Game" ensues, where we discuss much about that movie with Cameron Diaz and the sick little girl... And finally, the topic at hand, with legends like Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy are discussed, along with their career highs and lows, plus the likes of Ben Stiller, Tina Fey, Bill Heder and more... all in our "Favorite SNL Alumni" discussion. Who has potential to be big from here on out, and how far has the star fallen for Mike Myers? Find out in this show. And next week, join us when we welcome in Shazbazzar to preview April and May's coming movies, with a rousing Furious 7 chat!!
In this episode, the Deucecast Movie Show welcomes in Shotglass Digital poobah and Rocky Apologist, as well as Rebel Force Radio co-host Jimmy Mac!! The Deucecast Movie Show prides itself on giving special attention to certain films, wrapping an entire episode around it, classic films like "North by Northwest" and "Seven Samurai" and "Dr Strangelove" and "Rocky V" and... (insert record scratch sound here) Wait, what? That's right... that movie that compared to the other films in the franchise, is like the drunk uncle who the rest of the respectable family members keep locked in a bedroom during the Christmas Party... "Rocky V", where Sly Stallone brings back Rocky Balboa to be a destitute street fighter when Paulie is given financial responsibilities and screws everything up... where Rocky's son Robert ages 5 or 6 years in a matter of a few weeks of movie time... where the real ending had Rocky taking drastic measures but never happened... where Tommy Morrison might have died from AIDS... where us talking about it gives it more attention than it's gotten in a long time... Also joining the discussion in this episode with a chime in here and there are friends of the show Jeremy and Craiggy Mac! Enjoy the show... its better than the movie!!!
Do you have a list of favorite films? Have you ever written down your top films? Your top 5? Top 10? Maybe top 25? What about your Top 100 of All Time? The Deucecast Movie Show hosts--Pinky, Mikey & d$--are doing just that. After Pinky & Mikey spent a few months... and d$ spent a few years (no, seriously)... listing our favorite films of all time, a new series is beginning. Every time the show tackles the Top 100, another ten will be released until the Top 10 favorite films of all time are known. But first... the Prologue. The 30 films--10 each--that just missed the cut by an ever so close margin... looking at what was almost in the Top 100, what barely, narrowly were edged out of that magical 100 mark. A Terminator movie just missed the cut... a big rig Patrick Swayze film didn't quite make it... Cary Grant running from a crop duster almost made it, but not quite... one big and one little monster and a cute little girl named Boo also just missed the 100... how did Thank You For Smoking make this list? And who in the world couldn't put Die Hard on their list?! Find out in this episode, as we give you the All Time Top 100 films that rank 101-110... And next week, join us for a special Intermission when we are joined by Shotglass Digital's own Jimmy Mac as we give a full discussion of the all-time classic, Rocky V!
It's been a while since The Deucecast put forth a show with all the movies we've seen... so this is a jumbo-sized ReFlicktions show, as we blow through 59 films that you should either see, or avoid, or maybe watch, or forget about and everything in between. Once again joined by friend of the show, local filmmaker Jeremy Burgess! Among other things... Mikey addresses Anna Kendrick directly about her singing... we discover there is not one, not two, but three film festivals in Mississippi... we spend way too much time talking about Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in Jupiter Ascending... the problem with Muppets: Most Wanted... Pinky dives back to the 70s with some of the movies he's seen... the first five Rocky movies... the state of Kevin Smith movies... and how Night at the Museum could have been better... Here are the movies discussed in order: Fanboys... Scrooged... OzLand... Into the Storm... Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb... Annie... The Interview... Big Trouble in Little China... The One I Love... Dawn of the Planet of the Apes... Video Game: the Movie... Big Eyes... The Gambler... Kramer vs Kramer... Into the Woods... Tusk... Red State... Dead Snow 2... Tammy... Earth to Echo... That Awkward Moment... The Night They Saved Christmas... Dear Zachary... There's Something About Mary... Gone with the Wind... The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears... Bernie... In Your Eyes... Better Living Through Chemistry... Paddington... Tak3n... Election... Babbadook... The Den... Merry Friggin Christmas... Muppets Most Wanted... Walk Among the Tombstones... Rocky... Rocky II... Rocky III... Rocky IV... Rocky V... Jupiter Ascending... Kingsman Secret Service... To Be Takei... A Life in Dirty Movies... John Wick... Frank... Skanks... Fury... Calvary... The Guest... The Equalizer... The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies... Magic in the Moonlight... Lucy... The Calling... Black and White... Join the show next week as we kick off a year long series... Dave, Mikey & Pinky's 100 Favorite Films of All Time... the "Pre Show" on Episode 162, Coming up next week!
The Oscars have come and gone... the Deuce nominations (see episode 159) are out and will be awarded in a few weeks... it's time to put to bed the 2014 favorite films, as d$, Mikey and Pinky list the movies of 2014 they enjoyed the most. Joining the guys in the studio is Birmingham filmmaker Jeremy Burgess and music savant and local homeboy Craig McRee. Did you know there were almost 700 official releases to theaters in 2014? And only a handful made over 200 million at the domestic box office... and in a game of Box Office Mojo, the guys list them out one by one. Or try to anyway (no, Boyhood didn't even come close) And out of the favorite films ranked in 2014, there are five--the three hosts and two guests--lists given, and ZERO movies made it on all five lists. The LEGO Movie made three as did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy... Foxcatcher made four lists... Gone Girl made three... Boyhood only made two... and a bunch of other films like Whiplash, Snowpiercer, Magic in the Moonlight and Birdman pop up randomly. Plus, discussions on the foreign film appeal of The Raid 2.... Margot Robbie becoming Harley Quinn... one of our guests "Storming out"... Keanu impressions... is Foxcatcher in a Fincher style... and what does "Mikey licks The Guest" even mean? Find out. And our regular show of reviews returns next week, as you'll hear about The Kingsman: Secret Service, Election, Rocky movies I - V, The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (what the what?), The Equalizer, Lucy, Black and White and... Big Trouble in Little China!! That's on next week's Reflicktions episode!
It's once again that time for our favorite award show to commence... no, not the BET Source Awards--though with Pinky, that's right on up there... No, it's the Academy Awards, and The Deucecast Movie Show Guys are right here to break down all the categories from Sound Mixing and Sound Editing (what's the difference?!) to why Guardians of the Galaxy might not be a safe pick for the Makeup award. Plus... its the nominations for our 2nd Annual Deucie Awards--nominations for real movie fans... best action movie... best sci-fi... best drama... worst performance (how else could Dumb & Dumber To get two nominations)... and so much more, sprinkled throughout the show. The guys invite in local filmmaker Jeremy Burgess ("Dead Saturday"--check it out), along with friend of the show Craig McRee, both avid film lovers, to pitch in and help wade through all the movies nominated. Along the way, you'll find out how old Revenge with Kevin Costner is... and Debra Messing's The Wedding Date... how badly Pinky hates The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and loves Superman III... and why Eric Roberts coming to town is a big deal. The guys introduce a new segment called "Stay Seated or Walk Out". Rehash topics on the snubbing of Selma for most awards, Johnny Depp's leading man potential, and then wonder about Michael Keaton's potential for winning Best Actor based on performance... or career (Denzel, anyone?) Category by category nominations are discussed and predictions are made, including an in depth discussion of each of the 8 Best Picture nominees... The Theory of Everything... Selma... the glory of Birdman... the wonder of Keira Knightly in The Imitation Game... J.K. Simmon's intensity in Whiplash... whether American Sniper is overrated... whether The Grand Budapest Hotel is too quirky for it's own good... and, of course, the three hosts and two guests butt heads over a little film called Boyhood. And if you are listeners "Rail Ranger", "Casey Lewis" or "Rick Theule", contact us at TheDeucecast@gmail.com to claim your movie passes, as you are winners! You have until March 4th to let us know where you are!! And join us next week as we finally say goodbye to 2014, counting down our 10 favorite from the year.
We are three guys who dare to ask the tough questions... like, we know we only use 10% of our brains... but what if we only use 10% of our hearts? It's the Valentine's Episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, as we set forth to talk about great romantic comedies... and to help us do that, we invite in the biggest ol' softy that we know, Steve Glosson making another appearance from Geek Out Loud. Some of the randomness that is discussed before we even get to the RomCom countdown includes: Defending the PrequelsThe Love of Michael BoltonCarrying a Watermelon, Dirty Dancing StyleSteve Glosson's background and why he's the geek he isThe problem with "Love means never having to say you're sorry"Can you be a Christ Follower and not like Courageous?There is also a crazy game of Rotten Tomatoes, with the chick flick theme... And then, the romantic comedies we love the most, including The American President... 50 First Dates... Chasing Amy... You've Got Mail... and Die Hard. Wait, Die Hard? And True Lies? What the...? Plus, Pinky pays off the Valentine's Day Movie assignments... how much did he really like The Way We Were and what does he truly think about Somewhere in Time?Find out by downloading this week's awesome episode! And next week, the Official Deucecast Movie Show Oscar Predictions, and... the nominations for the 2nd Annual Deucie Awards...
Another fine episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, this time with so much magic mixed in! We'll be talking about our favorite Disney characters of all time, and to do it right, we bring in Steve and Teresa from Disney Vault Talk. In this show, Teresa tells the world of her geek roots... someone says, "You can never have too many Ugnaughts"... Steve does a breakdown of why Bossk's ship was not actually Bossk's ship... all of us throw down on a Disney centered game of Box Office Mojo... and of course, discussions of great Hercules characters... Rhino from Bolt... whether The Rescuers or The Rescuers Down Under are better... multiple Robin Hood mentions... and... Archimedes?! And somewhere along the way, we get sidetracked with Care Bears, Wuzzles, Popples and Colorforms with the original Smurfs, Mikey bouncing around the room in a sleeping back with his boyhood pals, Steve's Tigger stories, and the fact that Pinky has no idea toys existed before 1994. Plus, is The Nightmare Before Christmas part of the original Disney lineup? Find out here and why. Next week! Steve Glosson comes back for one more show as we open our hearts and emotions and talk about our favorite romantic comedies, plus what does Pinky think of the sappy chick flicks he was given to watch? Find out on Episode 158 next week!
We might say "Episode 155" in the episode... it is definitely "Episode 156"... so bear with us... What an exciting few weeks coming up on The Deucecast Movie Show! This week, Mikey, Pinky & d$ invite to the show the awesome Steve and the fantastic Teresa, both from multiple podcasts on Shotglass Digital! You'll find Steve as Emperor Poobah of the Geek Out Loud Universe... the GOLiverse, if you will... as he hosts and co-hosts Geek Out Loud, Mark Out Loud, Rock Out Loud and more, plus he co-hosts Disney Vault Talk with Teresa Delgado, who also co-hosts Fangirls Going Rogue and several others. The whole gang kicks off a game of Ryan Phillippe with the movies of Michael Keaton, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and... well, more! A few birthday movies tells us how old "The Falcon & the Snowman" actually is, then we dive into our favorite films released in January... Considered a "dumping ground" for movies, January has actually offered up some great movies over the years, from "The Book of Eli" to "Hard Rain" to... yes, "Beverly Hills Ninja". Some of the other things that get extensive discussion include... The better Hulk? Bana or Norton... or Bixby? Scoot McNairy and Steve's obsession with the name... the return of The Great Tombstone Debate... Teresa's crying emojis... the legacy of Pacino & DeNiro with the later films of both... And, we spend more time on The Spice Girls and "Spice World" than we'd care to admit, but you know you want to listen. Finally... you'll hear the controversial, anger-inducing affair known simply as "The Red Tails Discussion". Listen at your own peril. Next week... Steve & Teresa join us again as we theme the show to Disney, and our favorite animated characters! Also, thanks to Clay Shaver of the Remodeling Clay Podcast, at www.remodelingclay.com, for assistance with show art.
With the Oscar nominations just out, with our own show's awards ("The Deucies") looming, so much is happening, we are taking a step back and prepping for everything to come. So this week, we take a quick break by giving you a shorter episode, an Intermission discussion on the Robert DeNiro classic Taxi Driver from 1976. Mikey, Pinky & Movie Historian The Honorable Dr. Earl dive into Martin Scorcese's early masterpiece, with DeNiro playing legendary character Travis Bickle as the renegade cabbie. d$ is out of the studio for this slice of movie history, and Mikey takes the hosting lead this time around. Starring not only DeNiro, but also Jodie Foster (as a teen prostitute!), Albert Brooks (with a huge fro') and even Peter Boyle (waaaay before "Everybody Loves Raymond") makes an appearance as well. Its the movie that John Hinkley cited as an influence for his assassination of John Lennon, full of violence and 70s film noir... should you see it? Listen to our discussion and decide for yourself. And next week, two very special guests join us in the studio for a great discussion of January films and the return of Ryan Phillippe!!
Now that it's 2015, we have to look back over the last year and decide what the best films of the year are.. but since we are still seeing movies released in 2014, we can't give you a full list of the best movies of the year gone by. However... we CAN talk about the movies we saw in 2014 from years previous. Classics like "The Godfather"... "Halloween"... and "The Last Picture Show"... 80s and 90s flicks like "Adventures in Babysitting"... "Beauty & the Beast" and "Fright Night"... And recent movies like "American Hustle"... "Crazy Stupid Love"... "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and even a little Sarah Polley sighting in "Go". And what would make Mikey used the term "Reeveassaince" and "Gyllessaince"? And what's he even talking about? This is our favorite pre-2014 movies that we saw for the first time in 2014! Coming soon... special guests on a special Disney episode... our favorite Romantic Comedies (with a possible special guest!)... and next week, favorite films released in January history...
In this episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, we hit two topics... first, the "Winter Preview", covering January, February and March (we know, we know, March is "spring", and we'll make that adjustment later...) New movies from Channing Tatum... Will Ferrell... one of the Hemsworth Brothers... Disney's live action Cinderella and more are all discussed, as we count down our Top Five most anticipated movies of the next three months... you know, like Taken 3 or Tak3n, if you will. Next, we cover the upcoming Golden Globe awards, making our best guesses on Best Drama, Best Comedy, acting awards, directing awards, music, screenplay and more. In this entire episode, we do bad impersonations of Stephen Hawking, try to stumble through five foreign film titles, declare our love for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and try and figure out who will win awards based on previous nominations and being "due for a win". And next week, join us for our favorite pre-2014 movies we watched in 2014.
Happy New Year! Hope your Christmas was wonderful, and what better way to end your holiday season than to check our review show, also called "ReFlicktions", as we ReFlickt on the films we've watched in the last few weeks. It's December, so our movie watching slowed down considerably, but we spend a little more time both on older favorites and current blockbusters... in this episode, we cover... Wet Hot American Summer... two of us love this movie, one of us just doesn't get it... Happy Christmas... we call out Anna Kendrick again to come on our show Varsity Blues... Pinky is introduced to the James Van der Beek classic, and whipped cream. The Theory of Everything... stick around for my incredibly authentic Steven Hawking impersonation and for Mikey's surprise at what he himself thinks about the movie. Horrible Bosses 2... we see it so you don't have to. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2: Live Die Repeat: Mockingjay"... it's the one film that I was able to watch, and I'll tell you how good it is. Exodus: Gods & Kings"... Mikey uses three phrases for this film--"Ridiculous", "Excessodus" and "Random Casting", and then Pinky shares his love for the movie. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Live Die Repeat... In a reversal of roles, Pinky expresses his displeasure for this epic, while Mikey actually is decently satisfied. Oh, and somehow, we relate Evangeline Lilly to Alec Baldwin. Somehow. Wild... Mikey tells us of Reese Witherspoon's epic turn that might make her an two time Oscar winner. Then, all three of us give our favorite films (so far) of 2014, plus our movie assignments which include the classic Dark Crystal, the immortal Vince Vaughn/Travolta epic Domestic Disturbance and the indie film In Your Eyes. And next week, its the winter movie preview! Join us as we let you know what's upcoming this January, February and March... pay attention and you'll know what movies you'll want to see, and what to avoid! -- d$