or: It’s sorta like Herbie Goes Bananas meets The Iron Giant


GeekMelee.com’s Drew Allen joins Jacob & Chris in the War Bunker to discuss James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. – Was this one good enough to make the guys do their best Baby Groot dance? Or was the film’s planet sized Ego in danger of collapsing in on itself? Will Chris’ beer pairing have an appropriate pun in the title? Find the answers to all these questions on another exciting installment of THE BATTLE BEGINS AT TWELVE O’CLOCK SHARP RADIO GAB HOUR!

PLUS – a rundown of Week 11 of the Fantasy Movie League the return of the Home Video Hero, and a ragtag bunch of recommendations to hold you over til Vol. 3.

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SHOW NOTES

00:06:23 – Review – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
00:11:28 – SPOILERS – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
00:40:37 – Beer Recommendation: Space Cake Double IPA by Clown Shoes
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Dragon Inn 3
00:44:42 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 11
00:55:21 – Home Video Hero – Monster Trucks
“Up in Your Business” – Dragon Inn 3
01:10:02 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: Oh, peaches!


Collider.com’s Adam Chitwood join Chris & Jacob in the War Bunker for a War Crime review of Rio Bravo. Does the star power and comradery of John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson hold up after more than 50 years? …Or should this be locked up in the back of the jailhouse and accidentally shot? *PLUS* Chris pairs the film with a beer that’s sweet, but Manly, we read some listener (hate) mail, and Jacob recaps Week 09 of the Fantasy Movie League Spring season.

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SHOW NOTES

00:10:27 – Review – Rio Bravo
00:56:02 – Beer Recommendation: Manly by 405 Brewing Company
“Ain’t No Grave” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:01:07 – Listener (Hate) Mail
01:04:42 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 09
“All Time High” -Smokey & The Mirror
01:13:24 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: The Live Album of Cinema


Wait, Jacob’s never seen Apocalypse Now?! The horror… the horror…

Chris helps Jacob wade deep into the heart of this his cinematic sins to pay penance with a War Crimes review of Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal masterpiece from 1979. But does Apocalypse Now still carry the weight of a 300 pound Brando, or should it be terminated with extreme prejudice?

PLUS! Chris surrenders his stout streak to pair a brighter beer with Coppola’s classic, Jake discloses the details of last week’s Fantasy Movie League dossier, and Chris attempts his best impersonation of Werner Herzog… twice!

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SHOW NOTES

00:12:07 – Review – Apocalypse Now
00:27:52 – SPOILERS – Apocalypse Now
00:58:11 – Beer Recommendation: This Machine IPA by Marshall Brewing Company
“Panama” – Sports
01:02:23 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 03
“Someone You’d Rather Be Dating” – Sports
01:14:42 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: Hooray for the TSA


Grab your teacups and prepare to sink into your chairs as The Dudes discuss Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out! Will this thriller make you stay woke, or is it just an overhyped snooze fest? PLUS – Jacob’s  micro-review of Logan, Chris’s killer beer pairing, and a truckload of FML Golden Warrior Awards!

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SHOW NOTES

00:05:51 – Review – Get Out
20:30:00 – SPOILERS – Get Out
00:33:01 – Beer Recommendation: Big RICC by Tallgrass Brewing Company
“Keep it Low – Generationals
00:37:03 – Fantasy Movie League Awards
“Turning The Screw” – Generationals
00:50:38 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: If I ever buy a Seadoo, I’m naming it ‘Max von Seadoo’


Holy building block blockbuster, Batman! Special guest Joey Dale joins Jacob & Chris in the War-Cave to review The Lego Batman Movie. Can this picture packed with plastic playthings successfully spellbind the sensibilities of carefree kids & analytical adults alike? Only the world’s greatest podcasting detective team (that’s us) can tell you. PLUS! – Chris couples the Caped Crusader flick with a superbly sable stout, Jacob recaps the penultimate week for Awards Season of the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League – Who’s score that sacred ceramic championship coffee cup??, and The Dudes discuss the fledgling future of Batfleck’s Bat-flicks.

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SHOW NOTES

16:20:00 – Review – The Lego Batman Movie
00:27:00 – SPOILERS –The Lego Batman Movie
00:45:59 – Beer Recommendation: Bomb! by Prairie Artisan Ales
” I Will Follow (That’s All)” – Sam Means
00:51:49 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 12
“How to Sing” – Sam Means
01:01:21 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: It Was a Rough Year for Chris Pratt

With the clustercuss that was 2016 behind us, The Dudes sit down to reflect on the best part of the year: the movies! Jacob and Chris (and a few Midnight Warriors!) count down their favorite films of the year and hand out some arbitrary accolades at the second annual Blimpy Award Ceremony. PLUS -The Dudes run down the most anticipated films of 2017 (non-Star Wars category) and recap Week 08 of the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League!

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SHOW NOTES

“Spinoza” – Generationals
00:13:19 – Top 10 films of 2016
“Extra Free Year” – Generationals
00:46:53 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 08
00:55:55 – Special Features – 2nd Annual Blimpy Awards
“Put a Light On” – Generationals
01:17:55 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: Behold the Majesty of A Goofy Movie


Join Jacob and Chris as they discuss their most anticipated film of the year: La La Land. Does the Emma Stone/Ryan Gosling musical hit all the right steps, or is it just be a waste of a lovely night? What’s the secret weapon Ryan Gosling and John Cena have in common? Does the Baby Goose have the chops for dancing, or is he just a chicken on a stick? And what overlooked animated classic does Jacob consider to be the greatest musical of all time? Discover the answer to all these questions and more in our review of La La Land!  PLUS – Chris pairs the fleet-footed musical with an impeccable imperial stout and The Dudes dispatch some really rad recommendations!

 

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SHOW NOTES

00:04:00 – Review – La La Land
00:29:37 – SPOILERS – La La Land
00:43:09 – Beer Recommendation: Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout by Oskar Blues Brewery
“Inches and Falling” – The Format
00:47:31 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: I’m Here to Hunt for Bare-Assed Warren Beatty


WAIT – Don’t hit that back button! Maybe you haven’t seen Rules Don’t Apply and you maybe you haven’t heard of McCabe and Mrs. Miller, but you should definitely listen to this episode. Chris and Jacob discuss exactly why you should seek out both of these Warren Beatty flicks! How do actors like Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, and Matthew Broderick stack up next to Beatty’s take on Howard Hughes in Rules Don’t Apply?  Why is John McCabe so convinced everyone he runs into has a turd in their pocket?? Listen and find out! PLUS – the bi-weekly Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League recap and Chris makes not one, but two beer recommendations. This episode’s got more tricks than a monkey on a hundred yards of grapevine!

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SHOW NOTES

00:07:12 – Review – Rules Don’t Apply
00:16:33 – SPOILERS – Rules Don’t Apply
00:32:10 – Beer Recommendation: Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale by Rogue Ales
“Merry Christmas Baby” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
00:38:08 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Awards Season Week 02
00:49:03 – Review – McCabe & Mrs. Miller
01:17:55 – Beer Recommendation: Backwoods Bastard (2016) by Founders Brewing Co.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
01:20:54 – Really Rad Recommendations

EVENTS

Join us at Circle Cinema Friday, January 13th & Saturday, January 14th for two special screenings of Michael Crichton’s Westworld! Chris & Hunter will introduce the film both evenings. Tickets are available now.

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or: We Should Have Named This Podcast Burry Me With My Movies


Chris & Jacob discuss Barry Jenkins’ lush coming of age drama, Moonlight. Chris pairs the fruitful feature with an appropriately complex sour ale. Then in The Dudes hand out a boatload of superlative awards for the Fall 2016 Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League. PLUS – A new trailer dropped for Scorsese’s latest, Silenceand the fellas flaunt their first impressions.

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00:08:48 – Review – Moonlight
00:33:03 – SPOILERS – Moonlight
00:50:14 – Beer Recommendation: Oblivion Red Sour Ale by Wicked Weed Brewing
“Rescue Me” – Eleanor Seabird
00:54:46 – Special Features – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Fall 2016 Awards
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Cover)” – Eleanor Seabird
01:20:48 – Really Rad Recommendations

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or: Jeremy Renner is the Hawkeye of Actors


Jacob and Chris try to find the language to discuss Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Can you understand what Jeremy Renner is doing in this cerebral sci-fi flick, or do you need Amy Adams’ Louise to communicate it to you? Then, find out what films are the cream of the crop as the dudes list their favorite films from the Criterion Collection just in time for the annual B&N sale! PLUS we recap the dominance of Hacksaw Ridge in Week 11 for our Fantasy Movie League roundup.

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SHOW NOTES

00:12:56 – Review – Arrival
00:14:46 – SPOILERS – Arrival
00:40:43 – Beer Recommendation: Lava Lake Wit by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
“Particular Moment in Time” – Smokey & The Mirror
00:44:45 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 11
00:53:03 – Special Features – Favorite Criterion Collection Films
“Detroit Snow” -Smokey & The Mirror
01:35:16 – Really Rad Recommendations

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