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 another All Time Top 100 Episode, this time taking our 30th favorite all time films (like Harrison Ford's "Witness") and counting down to each of our 21st favorite films. We also attempt to answer questions like "Why does 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' get brought up so much?" and "Where did that LEGO Clock come from?" and "Is this the age of the Joey Fatonassaince?" and "Where did Fisher, the former housecat of the Deuce, really get his name?"... and, of course, "What's in the booooooox????" You'll also get the story of how Johnny Depp was able to create the Capt. Jack Sparrow we all know and love against the wishes of Disney brass. We share some Bruce Springsteen from what Pinky & Mikey call a straight up "This is a d$ movie". You'll also find out what movie makes Producer Tommy nod his head in full approval. Also, hear some great music snippets from favorites like "Jerry Maguire" and "Inside Man"... and finally... the first movie that two of us have ranked exactly the same...
It's our 200th round of pop culture & movie talk! And it falls on one of our favorite weeks of the year, Thanksgiving, just in time for our annual DeuceGiving Episode... We invite frequent show contributor Dr Earl to the show, along with former co-host of the show (waaay back in the first 30 eps or so) Matt Rector for this journey into the past and future. First up, the 2nd round of The Game of Games, a collection of games that we play every 100 episodes--can Dr Earl retain his title from winning during episode 100? Then, we list our top five actresses we are currently thankful, those great chicks who make every movie they are in better, and manage to even make bad movies bearable. Emily Blunt! Brie Larson! And who doesn't love Jessica Chastain?! We bring back one of the oldest segments from the early days of the show, The Beverage Tasting, as Mikey brings in Moxie for everyone in studio to get a taste of... somehow, it results in a pretty terrible Boss Nass Phantom Menace imitation. And somehow, we randomly end up name dropping "Trees Lounge" with Steve Buscemi and Dr. Earl's hope for "Air Con 2". Next up are the actors we are thankful for, including a great discussion on Tom Hanks, plus attempts to say "Chiwetel Ejiofor", Chris Pratt's rise and more love for the Fassbender. And no 200th episode would be complete without the one time return of... Seagal Watch. Thanks for downloading our show, be it for the 1st, the 10th, the 120th or 200th time...
It's the penultimate episode before we hit a major milestone... but before we get to 200, we gotta knock out 199, and we bring a heavy hitter to do just that! Shazbazzar from TechnoRetro Dads Podcast calls in to discuss being a geek, watching fantasy & science fiction, and guilty pleasures. Put them all together and we have Fave Sci Fi/Fantasy Guilty Pleasures via a miracle of technology! Also joining d$, Mikey, Pinky & Shaz for the show is Friend of the Show, Terence Malick Apologist and Movie Historian, the honorable Dr. Earl! Kicking off, a discussion on the new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer that premiered a few weeks ago during Monday Night Football, and what it takes for Mikey to break down into tears: "I'm pregnant with Star Wars..." Plus, the excitement of the long forgotten tradition of going and standing in line for actual tickets to a movie coming out... Then, moving on to Rotten Tomatoes, with a round of 1980s classic films to guess the score on. A Holiday Movie Preview gives a quick take on upcoming films like the latest Rocky film, "Creed", as Apollo's son gets in the ring... Zac Efron as Han Solo, maybe... Daniel Radcliffe as "Igor" in a Frankenstein take... the limited release "The Ridiculous 6" on Netflix... the Star Wars coming out... Tina Fey & Amy Poehler in "Sisters"... the agenda driven "Concussion"... the horrible idea to remake "Point Break"... J-Law in "Joy"... Pinky's dream of "The Hateful 8"... and "The Reverent" Finally, the real reason for the show... the Favorite Sci Fi / Fantasy guilty pleasure films, including a Kris Kristofferson time travel classic... a forgotten Star Wars ripoff billed as "A Magnificent Seven in Space"... why "Face / Off" is not really a guilty pleasure... a movie that features Kangaroo Warriors... sending Hilary Swank to the center of the Earth... the movie known as The Longest Taco Bell Commercial in History... Greg Evigan vs Peter Weller in the battle of undersea aliens... And to wrap up, a Pretty in Pink featuring "Hellraiser"
As Casey Kasem would say, "The numbers get smaller, the hits get bigger"... while he would go on to introduce the latest tune from Nu Shooz or the recent top ten hit from Whitney Houston, we instead will continue our countdown to our all time favorite films. In this latest group of ten (or 30, as ten each from Mikey, d$ & Pinky), you'll hear quick discussions on... one of the greatest WWII movies ever made... a recent Joseph Gordon-Levitt instant classic... one of the coolest films d$ has ever seen... one of the coolest films anyone has ever seen... Jack Black's magnum opus... Harrison Ford being Amish... Harrison Ford being framed... Harrison Ford going crazy... Harrison Ford being crusadey... the multiple endings and expansive casts of Middle Earth... a musical number from d$'s love Amy Adams... Audrey Hepburn finding love with Humphrey Bogart... opinions on an all female cast of a classic... Plus, this is the night Mikey forgets everything... And, if you ever wanted to know who that guy is who played the main terrorist not named Hans Gruber in DieHard, you'll find that answer here.
Click. Clique. Bang. And then you find a movie that no one should like, but ya just can't help yourself. Another fine episode of movie chatter, with Mikey, d$ & Pinky, feeling the Oscar buzz in the air! After the birthday movies (how old is The Legend of Bagger Vance? And GoldenEye turned what?), we jump into the movies we've seen in the last few months. Topics discussed include... the great movie choices Emily Blunt has been making... could Benecio del Toro be a less flashy, but better, Johnny Depp... The Martian book vs The Martian movie... Dark Places book vs Dark Places movie... the lack of God in the God-driven true story of "The Captive"... has Tom Hanks reached the point where he's not a character, he's always Tom Hanks... d$'s new love of Elizabeth Olsen... Mikey & Pinky fawning over Steve Jobs... the movie that is "Catfish" to the extreme... liking Kristin Wiig... In this episode, we talked about... Sicario... The Maze Runner Scorch Trials... Black Mass... Whitey: The United States vs James T Bulger... The Martian... Pawn Sacrifice... The Captive... The Decoy Bride... Bridge of Spies... What We Do in the Shadows... Everest... Oz, the Great & Powerful... Crimson Peak... Dawn of the Dead (1978)... The Walk... The Fog (1980)... Barely Lethal... Goosebumps... The Intern... Dawn of the Dead (recent)... The Rewrite... Liberal Arts... Steve Jobs... Woodlawn... Beyond Clueless... Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman... Misery Loves Company... talhotblond... Hot Fuzz... Girl Most Likely... Circle... Dark Places... True Romance
It's the witching hour, it's the haunted time of the year, its the scariest part of the year... its Deuceoween, featuring the return of MikeTober! First, d$, Mikey, Pinky, & Friend of the Show Jeremy Burgess, coming live from the Orlando Film Festival where he is promoting his Indie Short Film "Dead Saturday",dust off an old favorite called Reel or Unreel, guessing what movie is a real reel out of a group of unreal reels based on the terrible descriptions of the movies themselves... "Children of the Forlorn"? "Hell Night"? Or even "Measuring Tape, Measuring Death"? Then Jeremy and Pinky discuss some of their favorite horror films seen this month--"Hausu" and "Cannibal Holocaust" and "The Vanishing" (both original and remake) and more. We give a Wes Craven tribute, discussing a few of his classics like "The Hills Have Eyes", the Scream Series and the three Nightmare on Elm Street films he worked on, plus a few clunkers too ("The People Under the Stairs", anyone?), and the impact on the horror genre he had... plus, how great was it to be in a film called "Tales from the Crapper"? That's not a fake title, by the way. Then, MikeTober 2015 comes full circle, as Mikey discusses the five films assigned to him by the show and it's friends. Mikey hates horror movies, so this was a chore for him... what does he think about "Hellraiser" or "Creepshow" or "The Omen" or "Nightmare on Elm Street"? Plus more discussion on the real director of "Poltergeist". And to discuss "Sleepaway Camp", we make an unplanned call to Remodeling Clay Shaver to discuss the film--and most notably, the ending of it all.
"I could be a friend to you..." The All Saints Day is coming up! This week we start our Halloween celebration with the first of two Halloween episodes... first up, our list of underrated villains. But first, a sequeltastic round of Box Office Mojo, where d$ facepalms while Mikey, Pinky & the Terrance Malick Apologist himself, Dr Earl, limp and struggle through to name popular movies that were 2nd in a series (or had the #2 in the title). Films like Toy Story 2 and Spiderman 2 make it, while The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Aliens don't... ...and don't hit your head too hard as you scream at the radio at all the obvious films that are not mentioned. Seriously, it's embarrassing, with the new point system, and Producer Tommy with his new found buzzer. Then, the villains we talk about all the time are those like Darth Vader and Hannibal Lecter and Scar from The Lion King... but what about Agent Smith? Mr Joshua? What about Killian? The Kurgan? Or even The Sisters in Shawshank? Those villains that don't get the proper amount of love in movie lore. And join us next week for MikeTober and a retrospective on Wes Craven!!
"I had talked about 'The Player'... Pinky had talked about 'The Fighter'... and then... 'The Bodyguard'. Uhhh..." It's another special episode as we crest the hill on the 100 Favorite Films of all time, working our way into the All Time Top 50! Great discussions on Barry Levinson's "Good Morning Vietnam"... Lots of Tarantino love... a Kevin Kline triple play... Cyrano de Bergerac via Steve Martin... more Harrison Ford appearances... 1980s Kerri Green... the joys of being spoiler free before the internet... what happened to Aaron Eckhart... the Break Up Rom Com section of Pinky's list... Adam Sandler's almost turn as The Bear Jew... and being sold on Christian Bale's Batman...
Welcome back to another fine episode of The Deucecast Movie Show, as we dive into a monthly pile of movies that we've seen... we call it Reflicktions, and d$, Mikey & Pinky are once again joined by the honorable Dr. Earl to talk about what we've seen. When Vanessa Hudgens puts her mind to it, this girl can act her fool tail off.Birthday movies come up first, as we toss out titles turning everything from 5 years old to 35 years old ("Oh God! Book II") and then we jump into our list of films... September was a slow month for releases, so there are several old films as well as brand new ones and even some festival indie films that you may not have heard of... Here you'll find out what movie starred Kristen Stewart that Pinky said, "I didn't hater her in this"... Dr Earl discovered It Follows doesn't follow... the horrible wasting of a brilliant cast in Aloha... Reese Witherspoon's mistakes... one of the most pointless movies ever made, according to Mikey... the movie that is described as "like picking a scab"... the random choices of Kristen Wiig... The Linda Cardinelli-assance... when the heck is Masterminds coming out?... the career of Rory Cochran (Slater from Dazed & Confused) and finally, WTF is going on with Jared Leto in Mr Nobody??? Plus... Vanessa Hudgens' Academy Award Moment. Yes, I just said that. And the Top Five of the Year around the room, and our movie assignments, plus a review of Mike's movie for MikeTober. Films discussed this month include: Obvious Child... American Ultra... It Follows... Aloha... Road Hard... Blood Simple... Eagle vs Shark... Hot Pursuit... Slow West... Hurricane of Fun (the making of Wet Hot)... Let's Be Cops... Serena... Along Came a Spider... Mission Impossible Rogue Nation... A Guy Thing... Casting By... Jersey Girl... What We Do in the Shadows... Gimme Shelter... Mistress America... While We're Young... Sex, Lies, & Videotape... In a World... Four Weddings & A Funeral... The Diary of a Teenage Girl... Welcome to Me... Dope... Captive... Used Cars... A Most Violent Year... Two Faces of January... The Visit... Mr. Nobody... Black Mass... In the Company of Men... The Searchers... A movie who features Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson and Jordana Brewster. Oy... Everest... An Honest Liar... Can't Buy Me Love... and Maze Runner Scorch Trials.
Back and awesome, d$, Mikey & Pinky join together at The Deucecast Studios Central, joined by movie historian & Terrence Malick Apologist the honorable Doctor Earl, and the gang is here to discuss favorite "Breakthrough" roles. First, a little round of the newest movie game sensation that's sweeping the nation... or the studios anyway... Chronology. Put the movies in order and you win the game... bad Sandler! Bad King! Overly long Costner flicks! And even Pinky's Potables! Then, a discussion of favorite first big roles in movies... not necessarily the first roles, but the first big roles. And along with movie discussions come movie controversies... as in... if you've never heard of a Nicole Kidman movie, could it be consider a breakout role? Is Bob Falfa really Harry Ford's first big role, or just a stepping stone to Star Wars? Do we like fat Jonah Hill or Skinny Jonah Hill? Do we really need both Margot Robbie AND Rosamund Pike? Also... early Kate Winslet... early Michael Keaton... early Audrey Hepburn... and much, much more. Pretty in Pink takes on the movie Fletch, and find out if Pinky loved, liked, meh, disliked or hated this Chevy Chase classic... and finally... Miketober is here! Our 2nd Annual MikeTober Movie Fest commences, as Mikey picks up his horror movie assignments for the month of October. Dr Earl gives his picks, along with friends of the show Shaz & Shua and Remodeling Clay Shaver, as well as Pinky and d$'s horror choices for Mikey's viewing terror.
Another entry into the Top 100 Series, as we reach the 1/2 way point into our year long countdown of the top 100 films of all time. Not the "best films", obviously, as you likely wouldn't see "While You Were Sleeping" on any "Greatest Films Ever" list... but its on d$'s list. So is a great DeNiro/Grodin 80s classic, a Stephen King novella turned movie and why in the world is there a clip featuring Sally Field and Olympia Dukakis? Get ready for the Magnolias. Pinky reels out his a favorite Chris Nolan movie, an Emma Stone modern classic and takes the show to Monstropolis. Mikey discusses one of his favorite Kevin Smith films, a John Cusack movie right on point, and his affinity for Bruce Campbell. All in all, 30 films discussed, and the countdown rolls on!
Back in the studio for your weekly edition with the best in movies and more, and this time d$, Mikey & Pinky are joined by fan girl extraordinaire, co-host of Fangirls Going Rogue and of Disney Vault Talk and of a 1000 other things, Teresa Delgado! Jumping right in, the topic is "Bad A** Movie Chicks", or to keep it from getting an explicit tag, "Tough Chicks in Movies"... the Bride.. Ripley... Sarah Connor... and of course... Olive Pendergast. Wait... what? Even a few controversial choices are tossed in... like... Rose from "Titanic". Argue away. Later, the episode finds it's way into Harry Potter lore, where the gang discusses their first venture into Potterworld, some of the differences in the movies and books, characters that were cast correctly--and miscast--and yes, d$ makes a case for Alan Rickman being wrongly cast... All of this and more in this week's The Deucecast Movie Show
Once again, the d$, Pinky & Mikey jump into the movie fray, giving our awesome audience of at least 4 people our rundown of the movies we've seen over the last month or so... First up, though, America's favorite game named after America's favorite star of Cruel Intentions not named Reese Witherspoon or Sarah Michelle Gellar... that's right, its The Ryan Phillippe Game! Pinky calls out the names and Mikey & d$ try to call out the names... can you name five films with Simon Pegg in them? Exactly. It's not that easy... The guys dive into topics like the John Hughes of young adult novels... Pinky's favorite Taken movie... an Ed Helms upcoming project makes us all throw up a little... The comedic status of Will Ferrell and who is on top now... the legacy of Chevy Chase and if he truly was that good... and Mikey uses the word "enigmatic"? And an entire diatribe from d$ on how bad Fantastic Four actually is The monthly type five becomes a Top Ten of the Year So Far for the three hosts... find out what stays at #1 for everyone, and what moves around. And here is the list of films that are discussed on this episode... Pixels... It Follows... The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (doc)... Punch Drunk Love... Taken 8, aka Run All Night... Paper Towns... Apocalypse Now... Heart of Darkness (doc)... Must Love Dogs... South Paw... Self / Less... From Dusk til Dawn... The Search for General Tso (doc)... Vacation... For the Love of Movies (doc)... Creep... Mega Mind... The Skeleton Twins... Face // Off... Mission Impossible Rogue Nation... Pumpin Iron (yes, that one with Ahnold)... Fantastic Four (2015).. Fantastic Four (1994)... Mr. Holmes... Minions... Life of Crime... Outcast... They Came Together... The 'Burbs... Shaun the Sheep... The Gift... Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street... Jiro Dreams of Sushi (doc)... June 17th, 1994 (doc)... The Man from U.N.C.L.E.... The Break-Up... Straight Outta Compton... Cop Car... The Stanford Prison Experiment... The Prince... Hercules... Waking Sleeping Beauty (doc)... Agent 47... The Divergent Series: Insurgent... Blood Simple
The 188th reiteration of The Deucecast Movie Show commences now! Though Mikey, Pinky & d$ fancy themselves to be more mainstream, they do like a good indie film every now and then... problem is, more and more films are actually independent and not from a major studio... What better way to wade through the madness than to call upon Terrance Malick fan and film historian Dr Earl AND Friend of the Show and Boyhood Apologist Jeremy Burgess! Birthday movies kick off the show, as "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" is mentioned for one of the few times ever... five years old, I tell you! Indie films is the topic, and among our favorite independent films tossed out are classics like Clerks and Memento and The Blair Witch and yes... a romantic comedy about Greek love, from executive producer Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Then, America's favorite classic film review, Pretty in Pink, as Young Pinky gives his review of the football masterpiece, "Necessary Roughness" with Scott Bakula and Robert Loggia... and yes, Kathy Ireland. In her prime.
Welcome back to The Deucecast Movie Show where this time, we take on the Fall Movies... previews, discussions, what to watch, what to skip and what we are looking forward too. Also joining the guys in studio is Terrence Malick Apologist and Film Historian Dr Earl, and friend of the show and Boyhood Apologist Jeremy Burgess, who also gives the rundown on the annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Show Film Festival of Films and Movies and Cinematic Experiences That you Only Can Get from Flicker Shows. (that title may not be exact) But first... a BRAND NEW GAME!!! It's called CHRONOLOGY... you have to listen to find out what it is, but just know it does have great categories like "Oops I Crapped My Pants", "The Revenge of Seth" and "Potent Potables" The Sidewalk Preview touches on some great up and coming films like "Raiders" and "Western", of which Jeremy gives reviews on, plus a quick overview of Jeremy's short film "Dead Saturday" with Oscar nominee Eric Roberts. Then, the Fall Movie Preview kicks in, taking you from September thru November. Discussions on the Anne Hathaway/Robert DeNiro comedy "The Intern", plus Pinky wishing for "Gangster DeNiro" to return... "Everest" with Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley and Eric Bana, and how its IMAX Candy... "The Walk" with JoGo Levitt, and his high wire act... Sandy Bullock in "Our Brand in Crisis" and the space epic "The Martian"... Pixar's latest, Julianne Moore's new movie, and even some Oscar bait. Plus... M Night Shymalan's new film, "The Visit". And whether it looks like it might be decent or another dumpster fire. The theory that "a lot of people die" in The Hunger Games Park And Jeremy's obsession with "Jem & the Holograms" is passed over quickly. Okay, not really an obsession. Maybe just a jab. Oh, and why is Daniel Radcliffe this generation's Mark Hamill?