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!
Its another quick hit on another classic film, as always with The Deucecast Intermission, and this time, the guys take on the Al Pacino gangster film Scarface from 1983. A mainstay in the IMDb Top 250, and considered one of the greatest modern era films of all time, Scarface is the story of Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who rises to power in Miami and becomes a drug overlord... before watching all of it fall apart at the hands of his own product. Starring Michelle Pfieffer, F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, a bunch of names none of us had ever heard of, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who later went on to be blue and naked in The Abyss and also star in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (outperforming Kevin Costner... but lets face it, the left knee of the guy who played Little John's younger sister outperformed Kevin Costner) and The Color of Money. Listen to the episode and hear the disappointment dripping out of our voices as we all expected to... well, you know, actually like this movie...
"Hey Brother.." That's right we at The Deucecast Movie Picture Show love Hollywood Movie Families. The brotherly love of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, Beau and Jeff Bridges, and of course Alec, Stephen, William, and Daniel Baldwin. Mike, Pinky, and Dr. Earl take the reigns this week as Dave is visiting that Mouse in Florida. We pick our favorite brothers in movies together in such movies as The Fabulous Baker Boys, Young Guns, and of course I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. We ReFlick movies such as Blue Jasmine, The Family, and Prisoners. Including a very special "Moment With Malick" brought to you by Dr. Earl. Discuss our Top 5 of the year. There are some major changes thanks to the majesty of Prisoners. And there is a rousing new game created by Mike that Dr. Earl is really good at... he may or may not win with spouting out the answer Grand Prix. Be sure to download this week's episode on iTunes and rate and review us as you see fit. You can always stream the episode on your Android or Blackberry device via Stitcher and stream the episode right here on this magnificent website. Be sure to look for us next week as we drop our next Intermission episode. This time on the DeNiro Classic Taxi Driver.
For the Christmas Holiday Season we want you to unwrap an episode previously lost. We recorded this back in October and we discuss our favorite Disney Movies. Oh and Dave says good bye... but not for long if you've seen our recent announcement.
Like Mr. Kotter, you can tell us "Welcome Back!" Mikey, Pinky & d$ jump in headfirst, taking on the movies of 2013. For the veteran listeners, we come back with some of the same favorites, like "The Rotten Tomatoes Game"... news and notes... For the newer listeners, we are three dudes who love movies, who love talking about movies, and invite you to listen in! ReFlicktions is our discussion on films we've seen recently, like The Juror... Equilibrium... Drinking Buddies... Short Term 12 and August Osage County, plus more... In "See This, Not That," we tell you what movies by Matthew McConaughey to watch asap, and which ones to skip... A recap for our favorite films in 2013 include movies like The Wolf of Wall Street... American Hustle... Prisoners... Gravity... The Way Way Back... Dallas Buyers Club... and so many more. And, our nominations for the first The Deucie Awards -- our picks for the best in film for 2013 (nominations to be posted soon) That's our January episode of The Deucecast Movie Picture Show... join us again in February for our Oscar Preview show, The Deucie Awards winners, and even more frivolity and fervor!
On the episode of The Deucecast: Intermission.... Mikey, Pinky and d$ channel the romance by taking on a 1954 classic (and thereby fueling Mikey's odd mancrush on William Holden) called "Sabrina". Its a tale of a girlish crush, a playboy gent and an older brother... the girl loves the gent, who is attached to someone else, and that someone else is the key to a mega business deal... and all the sorts of hilarity and heartstrings-pulledness occurs along the way. The guys discuss the likes and dislikes of the film, along with all sorts of little trivia (like, did you know Humphrey Bogart thought Audrey Hepburn was talentless, and that co-star William Holden was kinda stupid?) Don't forget, next week on The Deucecast Movie Picture Show, all the usual frivolity, including discussing football films... and then on the next Deucecast Intermission, we go family friendly... with Al Pacino's "Scarface"
On this episode of The Deucecast Movie Picture Show... Mikey, Pinky & d$ once again join forces to fight the evils of non-movie watching, to promote the good of movie watching, and to discuss lots and lots of movies watched. In ReFlicktions, bringing up the films seen in the last two weeks, the guys hit a number of titles, including "View From the Top"... "Mud"... "CLUE"... "The Evil Dead", the original.... "The World's End"... "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams"... and a bunch of indy films that Mikey loved, like "Muscle Shoals" and "Zero Charisma". The topic today included movies that were turned into television shows, like "Ferris Bueller"... "The Real Ghostbusters"... a few of the 403 "Stargate" reiterations... and d$'s love of "Muppet Babies". Some tackled it from the angle of "good movies that were turned into good and bad shows", and we also hit the side of "eh movies turned into good tv shows", like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", to which Pinky had no idea that it was, in fact, a movie first. The guys also touch on the movies that were assigned to them to see, including "Side Effects"... "Muriel's Wedding"... and an odd film that Pinky will put into his DVD collection from here on out. The Ryan Phillippe Game returns, with Mikey, d$ and Pinky battling it out as to who can name the most films of a given actor, and in a new twist on "See This, Not That", names and topics are tossed out at random via the "Magic Movie Wheel". Finally, d$ ends the show on a personal note, with a non-movie related topic, but is still good to hear... Next go round... the guys take on "Football Themed Films" for the now-here football season... and don't forget next week's Intermission, where we discuss at length the Audrey Hepburn classic, "Sabrina" FILMS DISCUSSED AT LENGTH Elysium Kick Ass 2 Moneyball My Big Fat Greek Wedding Room 237 Trouble With the Curve You're Next
For this week's Deucecast Intermission... three jolly, chunky, geeky, goofy, attractive, dorky guys take on 12 angry men... that is, "12 Angry Men", from 1957, the movie that lost to "The Bridge On the River Kwai" for Best Picture. The film is a limited storytelling movie with 12 men sitting around the jury room, deciding the fate of a minority defendant, on trial for the murder of his father. All seem to want to convict, though one juror demands they stay and talk it out... and thus, the story unfolds. In a great Intermission, the guys discuss the complexities of the film, including juror by juror, likes, dislikes and a great comparison to the 1997 update with Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott. Enjoy this Intermission, and then go watch this classic film!
On this episode of The Deucecast Movie Picture Show... Pinky, Mikey and d$ talk about... well, movie picture shows. This picture of Emma Watson from "The Bling Ring" has been posted specifically for Pinky, who has declared himself a big Emma Watson fanIn particular, we jump from the movies we've seen (ReFlicktions) like "Moon"... "Wimbledon"... "Mud"... and "The Bling Ring"... to movies that were assigned to us, like "Blitz"... "Tombstone"... and "Hot Rod" Our topic is characters in movies that aren't appreciated enough either in death, in their heroics or both, by the other characters in the movie... like the Air Force Pilot who gave his life for the President in "Air Force One" (and is then ignored)... the real benefactor to Indiana Jones... Sarah Connor's baby daddy in "The Terminator"... and the REAL hero for the Rebellion in "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope: George Lucas: Messed Around With" Edition. The Top Five of 2013 for each of the hosts is only slightly unchanged... and in a stirring game of "Rotten Tomatoes", the guys discuss the films of the stars of TV's "Grey's Anatomy"--like "The Ugly Truth"... "Ramona and Beezus"... and the Oscar winning Patrick Dempsey classic "Made of Honor" And speaking of Grey's Anatomy... you'll definitely want to tune in to hear the long awaited return of... "GREY'S ANATOMY WATCH"!!!! Next go 'round, its the topic of TV Shows that originated from Movies... and the guys discuss the movies assigned, including "Muriel's Wedding"... "Side Effects"... and "A Good Old Fashioned... what?!?!" Movies Discussed in Depth: Air Force One Blitz The Dark Knight Rises Hot Rod Limitless Moon Planes The Terminator T2: Judgment Day Tombstone The Way Way Back The Wedding Planner Wimbledon
Welcome back to another classic film dissection with the most notable cinema scholars movie fans you'll find.... Mikey, Pinky and d$ are joined by Dr Earl once again to discuss the film that some people call "the greatest movie to ever reference the Kwai River in the title", ever. According to the American Film Institute, its the 36th best movie of all time, the 13th best on the "Best Cheers" list, and #58 on the "Best Thrills" list, and as of this posting, its 103rd on the IMDb Top 250. However comma The guys might have a different take on it. d$ had major internet issues and was not able to watch more than the first 30 minutes of the film, but Mikey, Pinky and Doc Earl dished on what they liked (William Holden) and what they didn't like (a longer discussion)... You can hear it all here on this week's Intermission. Join us on the next The Deucecast Movie Picture Show for our favorite underappreciated movie characters... and on our next Intermission, it's 12 Angry Men!
On this episode... we geek out as we go comic book movie crazy... and once again, Dr. Earl joins us as we discuss "The Best Comic Book Movie Adaptions"... In ReFlicktions, we discuss movies seen like Grown Ups 2 and Olympus Has Fallen and Oblivion and Pain & Gain and R.I.P.D. and some older films that Pinky catches up, like The Fugitive and Blade Runner... Box Office Mojo is the source for our game, as we do our best guesses in the Top 200 Movies of All Time (domestic box office)... how much did Batman & Robin make, anyway?! Our favorite comic book films include Iron Man"... various forms of the X-Men films... Watchmen... various "Batman" films... and Josie and the Pussycats"? And... Weird Science? You'll have to listen to find out... Our Top Five has a little movement, with Olympus Has Fallen... and a huge roundtable discussion on The Wolverine. Join us next week for "The Deucecast Intermission: The Bridge on the River Kwai"... and The Deucecast Movie Picture Show takes on Favorite Unsung Heroes of the Movies... you know, those characters that don't get their just appreciation in a film, maybe they get knocked off and are forgotten... Jeff Daniels in Speed? A hero... blowed up 1/2 way through the film... forgotten by all. So Sad. Films Discussed In-Depth This Week: The Dark KnightThe Dark Knight RisesGrown Ups 2The Hunt for Red OctoberLittle Black BookThe LosersOldboyOlympus Has FallenR.I.P.D.SpidermanSpring BreakersSuperman IIThe WolverineX-Men
On this Intermission... the guys are joined by the wise ol' Dr Earl, and in this week's discussion is the 1964 Stanley Kubrick classic, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. A political satire, one that the late Roger Ebert called "the greatest political satire of the 20th century", "Dr. Strangelove" is the story of a United States General who goes rogue, sending a nuclear missile towards the Soviet Union... George C. Scott is another general who works with the president to solve the crisis... Slim Pickens is the airman piloting the plane who is about to drop the bomb... and Peter Sellers is the President, named Merkin Muffley... and Peter Sellers plays Capt. Lionel Mandrake, who is being held by the crazy general. Oh, and it also stars Peter Sellers as the title character, Dr. Strangelove, an eccentric expert with a weird hand problem brought in to advise the situation... Enjoy the episode as we give our insights, our likes, our dislikes and more.. Join us for the next Deucecast Movie Picture Show, when the guys take on "Marvel Movies"... and the next Intermission, with The Bridge on the River Kwai.
On this episode... With the release of Pacific Rim this past weekend, Pinky, d$ and Mikey take on the topic of Earth Invasion movies... and in the studizzy... Dr Earl makes his re-appearance! What makes an Earth invasion movie? A film where aliens, perhaps otherworldy, perhaps of this worldly, plot to take over the planet either for enslaving us, or to use up our resources and move on... of course, the guys never let the thought process of rules encumber what they try to do... So goes the discussions of Earth Invasions like ID4...They Live...Marvel's The Avengers...Mars Attacks!... and so many more... and is Super 8 an invasion film, or just a movie about an alien who just wants to go home? Find out. We debate about the good--and bad--of this epic film that will surely lose a ton of jack for DisneyWe have round robin discussions on films like The Lone Ranger--and whether Johnny Depp should have even been a part of this movie or not... World War Z... Monsters University... and the aforementioned Pacific Rim... We also play a little "Which Crap Is Better"? game, taking familiar films like "The Watch", "Battlefield Earth" and "Signs" and match them up against unseen little gems like "Feeders 2: Slay Bells" and the Oscar winning epic "Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Across America"... and what was that movie called? Say what? Yes. Its a real title. Just listen. Speaking of Oscar winning epics... Mikey gives his rundown of how much he loved Heaven's Gate, and how Pinky cried at the majesty that is Double Jeopardy... And our Top Five changes up slightly, with the appearance of new films! Join us next week as our latest Deucecast Intermission takes on the classic Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb And in our next Deucecast Movie Picture Show, we discuss the best (and worst) comic book films... specifically, Marvel films... and d$ talks about Oldboy... Pinky watches The Hunt for Red October and Mikey relishes in the late Brittany Murphy classic, Little Black Book Movies Discussed This Week: Cloverfield The Day the Earth Stood Still Despicable Me Despicable Me 2 Double Jeopardy Evolution Grown Ups 2 Heaven's Gate Independence Day The Lone Ranger Mars Attacks Monsters University Pacific Rim Signs Super 8 Thank You For Smoking They Live 13 Going on 30 V: The Final Battle (tv mini-series) World War Z
Take a suave executive played by a suave'er actor, give him a fine dame to romance played by a fine dame of an actress, toss in a bad guy played by a dude who sounds like a bad guy, then give him an evil henchmen who is played by an actor who always looked like he could be an evil henchmen... you got Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landeau. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1959's "North by Northwest" is sheer art... not a movie--a film. And this is our film of choice to discuss and dissect on this week's Deucecast Intermission... Join d$ as he discusses a movie that ranks in his Top 60 films all time, and Mikey and Pinky discuss seeing it for the very first time.
On this episode... the best and worst movies made from TV shows! First, the guys give their takes on current movies like "Monsters University", "World War Z" and "White House Down", plus the differences in that and "Olympus Has Fallen" (mikey says the latter is better) And d$ can't be the only person who likes loves "Maverick", right? Right? Anyone? (crickets)Our new Top Five of 2013 sees movement on all three guys' lists... while we dig into our "assigned movies", with Pinky discussed "Highlander" and d$ discussing "The Paperboy" Also, a random discussion on the cuteness of character actress Melanie Lynskey.. Our topic takes us all over the map from the worst like "Land of the Lost"... "Bewitched"... and Pinky's heart break over "The Last Airbender"... to the best out there, like "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America"... "Mission Impossible"... and the newer "Star Trek". Did you know there are 17 films currently that have made $400+ million dollars domestically? Pinky and Mikey try to guess, as we play a round of Mojo... Next episode... we anticipate "Pacific Rim", as we discuss Earth Invasion Films Among the movies discussed at length on this episode: Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996) Bewitched (2005) The Big Lebowski (1998) The Flintstones (1994) Hello I Must Be Going (2012) Highlander (1986) Jack Reacher (2012) Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 (2003/2004) Land of the Lost (2009) The Last Airbender (2010) The Longest Yard (1974) The Magnificent Seven (1960) Maverick (1994) Monsters University (2013) Olympus Has Fallen (2013) The Paperboy (2012) Pitch Perfect (2012) Side Effects (2013) 21 Jump Street (2012) White House Down (2013) Wild Wild West (1999) World War Z (2013)
On this week's "Intermission"...it's the film that's inspired everything we know and love about movies today. Okay, we can't back that statement up, but we can offer our take on a movie by a filmmaker who has had a lasting influence on action/adventure filmmakers in generations since. And to say it's critically acclaimed would be an understatement. Rotten Tomatoes currently has this film at a "100% Fresh" rating, which means technically it can't even be listed on the site and can only be looked up on its sister site, Fresh Tomatoes, which shut down last year due to a lack of traffic. But not only is it critically acclaimed, common folk love it too, with it regularly placing in the top of various (and sundry) viewer polls. Does the universal love hold true for us? Tune in and hear our take on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.