Chris and Jake are joined by the recently returned from exile Hunter to discuss two films – the Sundance favorite The Birth of A Nation and the Land of the Rising Sun sensation Shin Godzilla! Chris picks a brew that’s “barely a beer” for the tale of Nat Turner, plus a cheeky pick for the kitschy pic. *PLUS* The Dudes discuss FilmStruck, a new cinephile-centric streaming service from Criterion Collection and TCM! *PLUS Pt. II* The latest results from Fantasy Movie League – and wouldn’t you know it, Hunter makes another ill-advised beer bet!
00:00:44 – What’s Filmstruck?
00:11:12 – Review – The Birth of a Nation 00:36:33 – Beer Recommendation: Briefcase Brown Ale by Coop Ale Works “Back in Town” – Beau Jennings and The Tigers
00:40:29 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Weeks 06 & 07
00:54:11 – Review – Shin Godzilla 01:09:33 – SPOILERS – Shin Godzilla 01:18:40 – Beer Recommendation: Yeti Imperial Stout by Great Divide Brewing Company (Chris)
Beer Recommendation: MACHA (HOPZILLA) Imperial IPA by NOLA Brewing (Jacob) “Lawn & Garden” – Beau Jennings and The Tigers
01:23:12 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: War Starts at Midnight: Brought to you by Hollywood Video
Chris & Jake are joined by Geek Melee’s Drew Allen to figure out if Antoine Fuqua’s new film is Magnificent, a Seven out of 10, or if the wheels fall off the wagon. Then in Special Features, Drew neuters the Kevin Spacey film Nine Lives in our newest segment on the worst films – War is Hell. PLUS – Fantasy Movie League recaps for Weeks 4 and 5.
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00:05:52 – Review – The Magnificent Seven 00:17:27 – SPOILERS –The Magnificent Seven 00:31:11 – Beer Recommendation: Miller Lite by Miller Brewing Company “Gambling Man” – Escondido
00:34:59 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Weeks 04 & 05
00:41:26 – War is Hell –Nine Lives “Idiot” -Escondido
00:56:31 – Really Rad Recommendations
Chris & Jacob locked themselves up in an undisclosed location for this week’s review of Oliver Stone’s latest film, Snowden. Chris recommends a beer you must go offline to find. And the dudes are force him to flaunt their deepest, darkest cinematic sins when they discuss the films they’re most ashamed to admit we’ve never seen in this week’s Special Features Segment: War Crimes: Confessions (Part II). *PLUS* Results for week 03 of the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League are in! Spoilers: the Midnight Warriors are beating us.
00:8:10 – Review – Snowden 00:20:53 – Beer Recommendation: Westvleteren 12 by Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren “Young Presidents” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
00:33:16 – Fantasy Movie League – Week 03 Recap
00:38:08 – Special Features – War Crimes Confessions: Part II “Loretta” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
01:09:36 – Really Rad Recommendations
Chris & Jake celebrate the memory of Gene Wilder with a special War Crimes review of the buddy comedy Stir Crazy. Chris selects a wild ale that’s sure to pair nicely with anything starring the hilarious Mr. Wilder. In Special Features the dudes host the inagural Fantasy Film Course Draft – it’s like fantasy football for film buffs! Who drafted the better film history course? It’s up to you to decide! *PLUS* Jake challenges the Midnight Warriors to find an essay topic he can’t relate back to Taxi Driver.
00:08:02 – Review – Stir Crazy Rent: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play 00:38:44 – Beer Recommendation: Amorous by Wicked Weed Brewing “Nobody Could Change Your Mind” – Generationals
00:42:01 – Special Features – Fantasy Film Course Draft “When They Fight, They Fight” – Generationals
01:41:12 – Really Rad Recommendations
Chris and Jacob get in the biggest pickle they’ve ever seen when they pit The Sandlot vs. Stand By Me in a head-to-head Civil War Showdown! Will the ever-quotable baseball flick live on FOR-EV-ER as the essentialiest coming of age summer film of all time? Or will River Phoneix and the legend of Lardass rally to win the pennate? PLUS – Star Wars news abounds as a new Rogue One trailer dropped and rumors of the new Lando Calrissian leak across the galaxy.
or: I would’ve become the Dr. Manhattan of bitterness.
Hunter and Chris are joined by guest Bat-expert Joey “The Joe-Ker” Dale to do a critical kamikaze on the DCEU’s latest, Suicide Squad! Wait – Hunter actually liked it!?!?! Anyway…Chris continues his “Summer of IPA” with a dirty south brew that is just plain bad. In Special Features, the Dudes discuss the less celebrated scoundrels of cinema in B-List Baddies. *PLUS* Hunter suffers the consequences for making a bad bet (again) and pays his India Pale Ale Penance.
or: I want King Kong tested for GGH – Gorilla Growth Hormones.
Chris and Hunter answer the call to critique the spooky, slapstick reboot – Ghostbusters! Chris continues his “Summer of IPA” with a phan-tastic pick that’s so high in hops, you’ll sense something strange in your neighborhood. In Special Features, the Dudes cross streams to discuss Suffering from Sequelitis – are 2016’s franchise failures an isolated trend or a sign of things to come? PLUS – The Dudes review trailers from SDCC 2016 during Trailer Talk! PLUS (part 2) – Stick around for some post-credits banter!
00:09:06 – Review – Ghostbusters 00:28:21 – SPOILERS – Ghostbusters 00:31:11 – Beer Recommendation: Phantasmagoria by Prairie Artisan Ales “That Was The Ghost“ – Cheyenne
00:34:19 – Special Features – Suffering from Sequelitis “The Army Marching Past“ – Cheyenne
00:47:39 – Really Rad Recommendations
or: Lee Marvin would’ve killed that shark with his bare hands.
Hunter and Chris return to do battle in Civil War, this time pitting Jaws against E.T. The Extra Terrestrialin the Summer Spielberg Showdown! Both films are among Spielberg’s best, but only one be his best best. So who will win – the murderous mouth from Massachusetts, or the creepy but cuddly critter from…somewhere? *PLUS* – The Dudes discuss friend of the show Adam Chitwood’s article on our beloved bearded bravura filmmaker!
Chris and Hunter use their measly homo-sapien brains to review Independence Day: Resurgence. Chris continues the “IPA Summer” with a double so strong you’ll be three sheets to the wind for your next close encounter of the third kind. In Special Features, the Dudes discuss The Curious Case of Jeff Goldblum – hear two grown men gush on The Goldblum’s strange cinematic appeal, from his unblinking stare to unwavering stammer. *PLUS* What does BitTorrentNow’s new service mean for independent film?
00:05:38 – Review – Independence Day: Resurgence 00:26:54 – SPOILERS – Independence Day: Resurgence 00:29:03 – Beer Recommendation: Endeavour Imperial IPA by Saint Arnold Brewing Company “Trevor Forever” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
00:32:48 – Special Features – The Curious Case of Jeff Goldblum “Full Possession Of All Her Powers” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
00:57:49 – Really Rad Recommendations