or: Never Trust a Geriatric Youngster Riding a Bicycle


The Dudes critique Carpenter’s cosmic horror flick In The Mouth of Madness!  Does the trio get turnt over Carpenter’s insane spectacle? Is the final film in the “Apocalypse Trilogy” a Lovecraftian let-down? Does it even matter what we thought because none of us actually exist and reality is a cruel illusion and we’re all just tiny mites on Cthulhu’s tentacled big toe…find out! *PLUS* Chris continues The Summer of Sours with a crazy complex ale that will either seduce your senses or drive your taste buds completely cuckoo.

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SHOW NOTES

00:04:52 – Review – In the Mouth of Madness
00:12:25 – SPOILERS – In the Mouth of Madness
00:45:21 – Beer Pairing: Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red by DESTIHL Brewery
“Crime” – Sports
00:49:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 11
“You Are the Right One” – Sports
01:04:57 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Each week Jacob recaps the weekend box office and the winners and losers in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.

 

WEEK 09 BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN

Why do good things happen to bad movies? I’m not talking about bad movies, I’m talking about really bad movies. Transformers: The Last Knight managed to trick just enough viewers into trading some of their hard-earned income for admission into a movie that is at 15% on the Tomatometer. Ultimately, when the price is $6 in FML, you really only need a few people to see a “blockbuster” in its 9th week to slouch away with a Best Performer bonus.

Girls Trip, on the other hand, is riding good reviews into a nice box office haul so far. Expect this one to keep going and going. In fact, I’m betting on it again this week. I’m also going to bet on Despicable Me 3 to repeat as well, but more on all of that a little later.

My anchor pick for the article last week was Spider-man: Homecoming. He didn’t quite capture Best Performer as I expected, but he finished a respectable third. I’m not sure why this movie isn’t doing just a little better, but my best guess is that Wonder Woman is drawing in the slackers who would have seen Spider-man by now. We’ll see in a few weeks as the lady with the invisible jet flies off into the sunset.

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or: The Case of the Curious Time Hole


The Dudes discuss Dunkirk! Does Christopher Nolan’s ferocious war epic give a fresh new take on a familiar genre – or is sitting through the film a fight for survival? *PLUS* Chris continues his “Summer of Sours” with a red-wine-barrel-based beer, Hunter chips in with the Budweiser of British brews, and Jake gives his week 9 recap of FML summer season. Cheers!


SHOW NOTES

00:10:23 – Review – Dunkirk
00:59:46 – SPOILERS – Dunkirk
01:04:11 – Beer Pairing: Oblivion by Wicked Weed Brewing
“Home” – Ben Rector
01:10:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 09
“Never Gonna Let You Go” – Ben Rector
01:21:34 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Each week Jacob recaps the weekend box office and the winners and losers in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.

 

WEEK 08 BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN

On Friday night, I broke one of my cardinal rules of movie-going, namely the one where I never go to Friday night movies, especially to see a movie coming out that weekend. Well, Christopher Nolan is enough to motivate me to leave the war bunker and go out amongst the common folk.

Before the movie, I saw a crowd of people outside of one of the theaters just milling around. It took a few minutes, but I realized they were waiting for the staff to clean out the prior screening of Girls Trip so they could go in immediately and score good seats. After my mind (and eardrums) were blown away by Dunkirk, I put on my MCU civilian disguise and went back out into the world. What did I see? A group of about 30 women in matching white t-shirts that had been printed with some slogan. These women came out in a big group just to see Girls Trip.

Anecdotal evidence isn’t always worth anything, but I left the AMC happy as hell that I had maxed out Girls Trip. Also, The Big Sick did really well, but I can’t say that I saw any groups in Cricut printed shirts proclaiming their love for Kumail.

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Each week Jacob recaps the weekend box office and the winners and losers in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.

 

WEEK 07 BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN

Another week, another first for Fantasy Movie League. This time, we see “Best of the Rest” finally take a Best Performer bonus, as the billionth week of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 zombies its way from the depths into a $2 million bonus. I feel like this sort of performance would make Yondu very, very happy.

Despicable Me 3  showed only a 42% drop in its third week and powered through to a third place finish in the box office. This $19.4 million, however, was enough at its $201 bux price to make it the big anchor of the week. Rounding out the Perfect Cineplex was the action film of the summer: Baby Driver. Look at its 33% drop from last week, we can see that this highly reviewed film is going to have legs wheels for at least a few more weeks. But can it find a place in this week’s Perfect Cineplex?

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or: Stop Trying to make ‘P.o.D’ Happen!


The Dudes descend to the seventh layer of the cinema to review Prince of Darkness! Is the second film in John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy” a heck of a good time – or does it deserve to stay buried in the bowels of movie hell (a.k.a. the $5 bin at Walmart)? *PLUS* Chris picks up a sour blonde…we’re talking about beer, BTW.

Love The Carpenter Shop? Do your monomaniacal movie mind a solid and checkout our mothership show – War Starts At Midnight!


SHOW NOTES

00:01:08 – What is The Carpenter Shop?
00:05:51 – Review – Prince of Darkness
00:22:28 – SPOILERS – Prince of Darkness
00:39:57- Beer Pairing: Mariposa Sour Ale by Almanac Beer Company
“Ghoul School” – Dragon Inn 3
00:44:20 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Summer Week 07
“Up in the Business” – Dragon Inn 3
00:54:15 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Each week Jacob recaps the weekend box office and the winners and losers in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.

 

WEEK 06 BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN

I came so close to giving out great advice last week. I nailed the Best Performer in Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big SIck, and I got half of the Spider-man: Homecoming anchor right. I only missed thinking Saturday + The Big Sick would net more than Friday + Pirates of the Caribbean. All in all, I call that a victory in prediction.

My main flaw was not realizing that Friday’s Spider-man was going to include Thursday previews of $15.4 million, which was much more than I expected. That’s what I get for waiting until Sunday morning to see the movie myself and not realizing on Thursday night how massive of a hit the film would prove to be.

For a micro-review, I’ll just say I’m updating my villain list to Loki, Vulture, Ego, and in that order. Note: I don’t consider Bucky to be a villain or he would be in the mix. This movie is better than it has any right to be, and will end up being the definitive on-screen portrayal of this New York icon for the next few generations. Well, until the face under the suit is Miles Morales.

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or: Can I Borrow Your Flamethrower?


To celebrate the launch of our new limited series, The Carpenter Shop, we’re re-broadcasting our special Halloween 2016 review of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Do The Dudes see the humanity in this film, or is it as cold and alien as a creepy crawly head-spider? Grab a flamethrower and handful of dynamite, because there’s a 75% chance at least one of us has been infected by the intruder organism!


SHOW NOTES

00:00:47 – Review – The Thing
00:05:18 – SPOILERS –The Thing
00:31:48 – Beer Recommendation: Ogletoberfest by Anthem Brewing Company
“Someone You’d Rather Be Dating” – Sports
00:34:42 – Really Rad Recommendations

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. Each week Jacob recaps the weekend box office and the winners and losers in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.

 

WEEK 05 BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN

Did you overthink this week like I overthought this week? I knew Baby Driver would run the other movies off the road, but I didn’t expect it to outperform everything by this much. I thought leaving $120 in the bank would tank the cineplex, so I went with a screen of Transformers: The Last Knight. This was good for second place, but it doesn’t match the 1,982 cineplexes that went all in on the creative car flick.

It’s hard to be insightful when a major film blows away the competition and posts the highest $ per bux ratio since The Shack  in Spring Week 01, but let’s talk about how well 47 Meters Down continues to do. The FML pricing team is either underselling this picture, or it’s outperforming every single week. Sticking at $125K/bux, we may see this Mandy Moore flick find its way into a Perfect Cineplex again as a low-end filler, especially when no other summer horror film is there to compete.

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or: It’s Not a Car Chase; It’s a Car Fight!


You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll fall in love. And you’ll throw your iPod Classic across the room in utter rage while listening to this episode! Collider.com’s Adam Chitwood returns to the War Bunker for a double feature review of Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix original movie, Okja, and Edgar Wright’s musical heist film, Baby Driver. PLUS – Chris continues the Summer of Sours pairing Driver with a melony-malt beverage. And Jacob recaps a simply perfect week in the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League.


SHOW NOTES

00:03:46 – Micro-Review – Okja
00:18:56 – Review – Baby Driver
00:27:28 – SPOILERS – Baby Driver
00:58:23 – Beer Pairing: Briney Melon Gose Anderson by Valley Brewing Company
“Horsepower” – Cheyenne
01:02:17 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 05
“Broken English” – Cheyenne
01:12:19 – Really Rad Recommendations

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