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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST 2015 GUEST HIGHLIGHTS

Showcast Episode 136: The Movie Guys look back on the great guests of 2015 More »

Jane Got a Gun

MOVIE REVIEW – JANE GOT A GUN

The film goes just far enough with its take on a woman-with-a-gun storyline, any further and you dip into “Bad Girls” territory and the strong female leads become too jokey. More »

The Hateful Eight

MOVIE REVIEW – THE HATEFUL EIGHT

The characters tend to go into story a lot, as opposed to being in more in-the-moment conversations, but something drew me in to where the final-hour finale packed a big punch. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “HOW ABOUT WE MEET IN BRAINTREE?” (w/Alison Becker) – “Kung Fu Panda”, “Fifty Shades of Black”, “The Finest Hours” and “Jane Got a Gun”

Showcast Episode 135: It's a busy movie weekend for...January. So, are these movies good that didn't get the summer or awards season treatment? The Movie Guys and special guest Alison Becker get to the bottom of "The Finest Hours", "Kung Fu Panda 3", "Jane Got a Gun" and "Fifty Shades of Black". More »

Lazer Team

MOVIE REVIEW – LAZER TEAM

Their efforts do not always hit the mark, but when they do, it ends up being a very fun 100+ minutes that does not wear out its welcome. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – BEST OF SKETCHES, PART 1

Showcast Episode 134: This special edition of The Movie Showcast looks back on some of the show's best comedy sketches, characters and bits including popular recurring segments like "Karen's Birthdays" and the opening "Attention". Part One covers original comedy moments from 2014 and includes special guests like Ike Barinholtz, Matt Craig, Laura Krafft, Pete Gardner, More »

Synchronicity

MOVIE REVIEW – SYNCHRONICITY

For all its ambition to deliver a unique time travel tale, “Synchronicity” stumbles over itself with convoluted storytelling More »

The Big Short

MOVIE REVIEW – THE BIG SHORT

Over thirty million people were negatively affected by the collapse of the housing market in 2007. So why am I so entertained? More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST…IN LAW (w/Jason Pardo) – “Ride Along 2”, “Norm of the North” & “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Showcast Episode 133: The latest Showcast features special guest Jason Pardo, whose appearance begs the question, "what exactly is a line producer?". Jason sits in with The Movie Guys the whole show for previews of "Norm of the North", "13 Hours: The Secret Soliders of Benghazi" and "Ride Along 2" and great movie talk. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “DO NO HARM” (w/Franklin Leonard) – “The Revenant” & “The Forest”

Showcast Episode 132: It's a Happy New Year as The Movie Guys are back in their studio, The Admiral's Club, for an all-new Movie Showcast with previews of "The Forest" and "The Revenant", which goes into wide release this week and guest Franklin Leonard joins the show to talk about running The Black List, a More »

The Last Temptation of Christ

LET ‘EM FINISH THE JOB

After investing two hours in an actor’s tireless work to portray a real-life character, I want to ride with them until the end. More »

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THE HATER NATION – 12/16/15

In what's becoming an excellent tradition, The Movie Guys' Paul Preston appears on The Hater Nation Show to talk movies during the holidays. In Paul's talk with host MC, they cover briefly what's coming in 2016...but mostly talk "Star Wars"... More »

The Night Before

MOVIE REVIEW – THE NIGHT BEFORE

It seems like the laughs will come in bundles with the three leads playing fast and loose at the top of the film, but the warmth shared between the leads that could excuse all the crude behavior of a stoner comedy wears away leaving a less than pleasing mixture behind. More »

Krampus

RATING THE KRAMPUS MOVIES

Krampus is the “Christmas Devil”...here in the States, creative minds (and, some not-so-creative) deliver not one, but four tales of this yuletide terror. More »

The Movie Guys' Sixth Annual Holiday Special

THE MOVIE GUYS’ SIXTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

Showcast Episode 131: The Movie Guys' Sixth Annual Holiday Special! "Star Wars"...holiday special...this stuff writes itself. It's a full-on party in The Admiral's Club as The Movie Guys welcome The Phantom Editor Mike J. Nichols and The Christmas Ewok to give a full once-over to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and longtime friend of the More »

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MOVIE REVIEW – IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

It’s probably the most common thing said about movies of this type – I liked it when all hell broke loose, but the characters otherwise weren’t that compelling. More »

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MOVIE REVIEW – KRAMPUS

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…but you’ve probably never heard of Krampus. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “CHUNKY PEE” (w/Sarah Burns) – “In The Heart of the Sea” & “The Big Short”

Showcast Episode 130: Nothing says the holidays like chunky pee. Find out what The Movie Guys are talking about when special guest Sarah Burns ("Slow Learners") hits The Admiral's Club to preview "In the Heart of the Sea" and "The Big Short". Plus, a round of Retractions involving one incident...a year and a half ago...and More »

Creed movie

MOVIE REVIEW – CREED

If “Creed” is launching a new franchise in the boxing genre, it’s doing it the right way – with nostalgia. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “YOU WEREN’T EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE!” (w/Dan Bakkedahl) – “Krampus”

Showcast Episode 129: Everything about why movies are great is in this episode. Actor Dan Bakkedahl ("Trumbo", "The Heat") joins us the whole show for a preview of "Krampus" and a lengthy look at movie news. Plus, a trailer for another Christmas horror movie about your parents' parents visiting over the holidays - "Grandpus"! And More »

Trumbo

MOVIE REVIEW – TRUMBO

What Roach does best is take a film that should no doubt feel “important” and make it feel entertaining. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “THAT’S FRAHNKENSHTEEN” (w/Jeremiah Samuels) – “The Good Dinosaur”, “Creed” & “Victor Frankenstein”

Showcast Episode 128: The holidays are upon us, so...Frankenstein? The Movie Guys tear through previews of "Victor Frankenstein", "The Good Dinosaur" & "Creed", then talk movies at length with "Secret in Their Eyes" producer Jeremiah Samuels. More »

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST 2015 GUEST HIGHLIGHTS

The Movie Guys BOG2015 - featured

Showcast Episode 136: The Movie Guys look back on the great guests of 2015

MOVIE REVIEW – JANE GOT A GUN

Jane Got a Gun

The film goes just far enough with its take on a woman-with-a-gun storyline, any further and you dip into “Bad Girls” territory and the strong female leads become too jokey.

MOVIE REVIEW – THE HATEFUL EIGHT

The Hateful Eight

The characters tend to go into story a lot, as opposed to being in more in-the-moment conversations, but something drew me in to where the final-hour finale packed a big punch.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “HOW ABOUT WE MEET IN BRAINTREE?” (w/Alison Becker) – “Kung Fu Panda”, “Fifty Shades of Black”, “The Finest Hours” and “Jane Got a Gun”

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Showcast Episode 135: It’s a busy movie weekend for…January. So, are these movies good that didn’t get the summer or awards season treatment? The Movie Guys and special guest Alison Becker get to the bottom of “The Finest Hours”, “Kung Fu Panda 3”, “Jane Got a Gun” and “Fifty Shades of Black”.

MOVIE REVIEW – LAZER TEAM

Lazer Team

Their efforts do not always hit the mark, but when they do, it ends up being a very fun 100+ minutes that does not wear out its welcome.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – BEST OF SKETCHES, PART 1

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Showcast Episode 134: This special edition of The Movie Showcast looks back on some of the show’s best comedy sketches, characters and bits including popular recurring segments like “Karen’s Birthdays” and the opening “Attention”. Part One covers original comedy moments from 2014 and includes special guests like Ike Barinholtz, Matt Craig, Laura Krafft, Pete Gardner, Ross Marquand, Andrew DeWitt & more!

MOVIE REVIEW – SYNCHRONICITY

Synchronicity

For all its ambition to deliver a unique time travel tale, “Synchronicity” stumbles over itself with convoluted storytelling

MOVIE REVIEW – THE BIG SHORT

The Big Short

Over thirty million people were negatively affected by the collapse of the housing market in 2007. So why am I so entertained?

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST…IN LAW (w/Jason Pardo) – “Ride Along 2”, “Norm of the North” & “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST WITH JASON PARDO - featured

Showcast Episode 133: The latest Showcast features special guest Jason Pardo, whose appearance begs the question, “what exactly is a line producer?”. Jason sits in with The Movie Guys the whole show for previews of “Norm of the North”, “13 Hours: The Secret Soliders of Benghazi” and “Ride Along 2” and great movie talk.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “DO NO HARM” (w/Franklin Leonard) – “The Revenant” & “The Forest”

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Showcast Episode 132: It’s a Happy New Year as The Movie Guys are back in their studio, The Admiral’s Club, for an all-new Movie Showcast with previews of “The Forest” and “The Revenant”, which goes into wide release this week and guest Franklin Leonard joins the show to talk about running The Black List, a yearly aggregated list of the most-liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Then…heated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” talk ensues.

LET ‘EM FINISH THE JOB

The Last Temptation of Christ

After investing two hours in an actor’s tireless work to portray a real-life character, I want to ride with them until the end.

THE HATER NATION – 12/16/15

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In what’s becoming an excellent tradition, The Movie Guys’ Paul Preston appears on The Hater Nation Show to talk movies during the holidays. In Paul’s talk with host MC, they cover briefly what’s coming in 2016…but mostly talk “Star Wars”…

MOVIE REVIEW – THE NIGHT BEFORE

The Night Before

It seems like the laughs will come in bundles with the three leads playing fast and loose at the top of the film, but the warmth shared between the leads that could excuse all the crude behavior of a stoner comedy wears away leaving a less than pleasing mixture behind.

RATING THE KRAMPUS MOVIES

Krampus

Krampus is the “Christmas Devil”…here in the States, creative minds (and, some not-so-creative) deliver not one, but four tales of this yuletide terror.

THE MOVIE GUYS’ SIXTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

The Movie Guys' Sixth Annual Holiday Special

Showcast Episode 131: The Movie Guys’ Sixth Annual Holiday Special! “Star Wars”…holiday special…this stuff writes itself. It’s a full-on party in The Admiral’s Club as The Movie Guys welcome The Phantom Editor Mike J. Nichols and The Christmas Ewok to give a full once-over to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and longtime friend of the show Steven Lewis, telling the tale of the Christmas classic, “Concussion”. The Boobé Sisters give expert analysis to the movie “Sisters”, being sisters themselves, and they blow the roof off the joint with their rendition of “Christmas in Hollis”. Plus, a “Daddy’s Home” gift exchange, a “Point Break” re-gift exchange, a “Joy” informercial, a “The Hateful Eight” Tarantino-laced holiday poem and previews of “Anomalisa” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”! Also, The Scrooge Tracker, a look at “Star Wars” marketing and more ending 2015 with a bang.

MOVIE REVIEW – IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

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It’s probably the most common thing said about movies of this type – I liked it when all hell broke loose, but the characters otherwise weren’t that compelling.

MOVIE REVIEW – KRAMPUS

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You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…but you’ve probably never heard of Krampus.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “CHUNKY PEE” (w/Sarah Burns) – “In The Heart of the Sea” & “The Big Short”

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Showcast Episode 130: Nothing says the holidays like chunky pee. Find out what The Movie Guys are talking about when special guest Sarah Burns (“Slow Learners”) hits The Admiral’s Club to preview “In the Heart of the Sea” and “The Big Short”. Plus, a round of Retractions involving one incident…a year and a half ago…and The Soup Dragons.

MOVIE REVIEW – CREED

Creed movie

If “Creed” is launching a new franchise in the boxing genre, it’s doing it the right way – with nostalgia.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “YOU WEREN’T EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE!” (w/Dan Bakkedahl) – “Krampus”

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Showcast Episode 129: Everything about why movies are great is in this episode. Actor Dan Bakkedahl (“Trumbo”, “The Heat”) joins us the whole show for a preview of “Krampus” and a lengthy look at movie news. Plus, a trailer for another Christmas horror movie about your parents’ parents visiting over the holidays – “Grandpus”! And Bakkedahl’s Banksy and “Harold and Maude” stories are for the ages.

MOVIE REVIEW – TRUMBO

Trumbo

What Roach does best is take a film that should no doubt feel “important” and make it feel entertaining.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “THAT’S FRAHNKENSHTEEN” (w/Jeremiah Samuels) – “The Good Dinosaur”, “Creed” & “Victor Frankenstein”

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Showcast Episode 128: The holidays are upon us, so…Frankenstein? The Movie Guys tear through previews of “Victor Frankenstein”, “The Good Dinosaur” & “Creed”, then talk movies at length with “Secret in Their Eyes” producer Jeremiah Samuels.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “KRAY/KRAY” (w/Lisa Minzey) – “Spotlight”, “Legend”, “The NIght Before”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II” & “Secret in Their Eyes”

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Showcast Episode 127: It’s a big weekend of movies trying to get a jump on the holiday weekend and The Movie Guys take a look at them all – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II”, “Legend”, “The Night Before”, “Spotlight” & “Secret in Their Eyes”. Special guest Lisa Minzey from TheReelCritic.com sits in the whole show!

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST MASSACRE (W/Renee Dorian & Ben Begley) – “Trumbo”, “The 33”, “By The Sea” & “My All American”

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Showcast Episode 126: November is overloaded with movies, and The Movie Guys give you the lowdown on a big, four-film weekend of new releases, including “The 33”, “By The Sea”, “My All American” & “Trumbo”. Then the writers and co-stars of the new slasher film “The Funhouse Massacre”, Renee Dorian & Ben Begley, stop by The Admiral’s Club to talk about their film opening in theaters on Friday the 13th.

MOVIE REVIEW – STEVE JOBS

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Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs” is the second biopic of the Apple Computer founder in the past three years. But it’s not unlike something involved with Apple to have to be rebooted to operate correctly.

MOVIE REVIEW – THE PEANUTS MOVIE

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Odd today to think that kids would be expected to attend a movie that did not involve peril or violence or parents being offed – and love it.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST W/JON (w/Jon Barinholtz) – “Room”, “Spectre” & “The Peanuts Movie”

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Showcast Episode 125: Bond is back and The Movie Guys celebrate with a full preview of “Spectre” as well as previews of “The Peanuts Movie” and “Room”. Actor and comedian Jon Barinholtz sits in the whole Showcast on the eve of his appearance on the new Bob Odenkirk/David Cross sketch show, “w/Bob and David”, premiering November 13th on NetFlix.

HALLOWEEN TREATS – TEN FRIGHTFUL FILMS FOR HALLOWEEN

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Wishing you all a Happy Halloween and vicious viewing pleasures from my dark, dank basement where no one can hear you scream.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST AND THE STARLIGHTERS (w/Harry Waters, Jr. & Don Fullilove) – “Burnt”, “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” & “Our Brand is Crisis”

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Showcast Episode 124: With the 30th anniversary, America’s going “Back to the Future” crazy, and The Movie Guys want in, welcoming Harry Waters, Jr. and Don Fullilove to The Admiral’s Club for a rousing interview (Waters, Jr. & Fullilove played Marvin Berry and Goldie Wilson in the classic movie). Plus, previews of new movies “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, “Our Brand is Crisis” and “Burnt”.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST: THE GHOST DIMENSION (w/Denny Tedesco) – “The Last Witch Hunter”, “Rock the Kasbah”, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” & “Jem and the Holograms”

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Showcast Episode 123: Movie talk meets music talk as special guest director Denny Tedesco joins The Movie Guys in studio to talk about his new documentary “The Wrecking Crew”, chronicling the legendary studio musicians of the ’60s and ’70s. Plus, previews of new movies – “The Last Witch Hunter”, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”, “Jem and the Holograms” and Karen’s head explodes at the thought of Bill Murray in “Rock the Kasbah”.

MOVIE REVIEW – THE WALK

The Walk

Somehow, Zemeckis has taken a story known to many (especially how it ends) and has made it fresh, exhilarating, and full of surprises.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “BRIDGE OF SPIES’S DIARY” (w/Ryan Clark) – “Goosebumps”, “Crimson Peak” & “Bridge of Spies”

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Showcast Episode 122: Three big box office contenders get the preview business from The Movie Guys, including “Goosebumps”, “Crimson Peak” and “Bridge of Spies”. Then homegrown L.A. stand-up comic Ryan Clark stops by to chat more movies and music with busy rounds of “What Did You See This Week?” and “Karen’s Birthdays”.

MOVIE REVIEW – THE KEEPING ROOM

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Collectively, the young women of “The Keeping Room,” director Daniel Barber, and writer Julia Hart take us on a journey that is intense, beautiful and melancholic.

MOVIE REVIEW – GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Goodnight Mommy

A slow burn foreign horror, that for some, may not fulfill their thriller/horror needs, but for those with more patience that do not mind the long shots that build suspense, trying to throw you off balance, it can be rewarding.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “BIOPIC OR BIOPIC?” (w/Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel) – “Freeheld”, “Pan” & “Steve Jobs”

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Showcast Episode 121: The Movie Guys rip through previews of new films “Pan” and “Freeheld”, as well as “Steve Jobs”, which prompts a look at other real-life figures have had multiple biopics made about them. Then filmmakers Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel hit The Admiral’s Club to discuss their award-winning documentary “Finders Keepers”, now in theaters and video on demand everywhere.

MOVIE REVIEW – THE MARTIAN

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What makes “The Martian” exceptional is how the high-production, Damon’s personality and the rescue mission tension all feed into what is essentially a “figurin’” movie, and make it widely appealing.

MOVIE REVIEW – SICARIO

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“Sicario” is easily Villeneuve’s best film, and one of the best of the year.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “THANKS, HOLLYWOOD!” (w/Jeff Meacham) – “The Walk”, “Sicario” & “The Martian”

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Showcast Episode 120: Actor Jeff Meacham of “Black-ish” joins The Movie Guys fresh off the season two premiere the ABC sitcom. The movie talk flies about new releases “The Walk”, “Sicario” and “The Martian”, as well as a film that also featured Meacham, “Love & Mercy”. Plus, a look at how Hollywood has ruined overseas tourism.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “I AM SINGING AND READING BOTH” (w/Liz Manashil) – “The Intern”, “Hotel Transylvania 2”, “The Green Inferno”, “Pawn Sacrifice” & “99 Homes”

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Showcast Episode 119: It’s another big weekend of new releases as The Movie Guys preview “Hotel Transylvania 2”, “The Intern”, “The Green Inferno”, “Pawn Sacrifice” and “99 Homes”. Plus, special guest writer/director Liz Manashil hits The Admiral’s Club to talk about her new film now out on V.O.D. – “Bread and Butter”, and Bill Murray takes up most of ‘Karen’s Birthdays’.

MOVIE REVIEW – BLACK MASS

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The performances in this new gangland tale are brilliant from Johnny Depp to the minor characters, but the film itself suffers in pacing and tries your patience.