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S2E15 - Top 10 Summer Movies

6/17/2017
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Summer isn't just for fun. Its also for watching a ton of movies ! But how to choose? Listen to our list of the best Summer movies of all-time excluding the ones we forgot or didn't mention. But seriously, its a good list. We mention nearly 10 movies each. Almost. Just listen and go re-watch some of the best Summer movies according to us.

Duration: 00:28:26


S2E14 - Mud and Cop Car

6/9/2017
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Its a coming-of-age story kind of episode, where shoot outs are an essential part of growing up. We review Mud (2012) and Cop Car (2015) where the central stories revolve around young boys stumbling into dangerous conflicts between adults. Both are movies that are worth watching and have stories that we haven't all seen a million times already. Both films have similar hallmarks of being told from the vantage point of children, and stripped down, uncomplicated stories. Each has a star to...

Duration: 00:24:10


S2E13 - Football Movies (The Best and Worst)

5/5/2017
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We rank some of the all- time best and worst football movies. In our own special way, we discuss the good, the bad, and other ones. We feel qualified to judge these movies because, well, we have eyes. So kick back and enjoy because there is plenty of time until a real game kicks off!

Duration: 00:21:55


S2E12 - The Accountant and Grosse Pointe Blank

4/22/2017
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Hitman for hire. Ben Affleck in The Accountant (2016) and John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Cool customers both but Mike and Mike have some thoughts as usual.

Duration: 00:40:01


S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis

3/24/2017
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S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis was recorded in a simpler time... an episode from way back in early October of 2016. How naive we were. Anyway, two good films that deserve a look and some discussion. Also, sorry about the the background noise. We were super annoyed by it too.

Duration: 00:32:53


S2E10 - Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan with Mike Spina

3/17/2017
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We are joined by Mike Spina host of the Veterans History Podcast to talk about Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan. We were hesitant to see Hacksaw Ridge but were glad that we did. You can listen to real veterans talk about their actual lives on the Veterans History Podcast

Duration: 00:33:39


S2E9 - Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove

3/9/2017
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Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb are under the microscope in this one. We marvel at how more people don't know that these movies go together. We posit that Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film works well as a prequel to the 2016 Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle. Pocket Universes, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tilda Swinton. We talk about all of it!

Duration: 00:49:45


S2E8 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Chat with Mike Bell and Joe Reinhart

3/4/2017
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Mike Bell from Mike Bell and the Movies and Joe Reinhart from Hop Along are our all-star guests to talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. These guys know Star Wars. We stick mostly to Rogue One but we do get into Batman, Predator and the worst places to run if you find yourself in a horror movie. This episode is much like our normal episodes except it was recorded a long long time ago in a galaxy near by... actually in this one. These guys make the episode. Mike and I are just along for...

Duration: 00:49:06


S2E7 - Manchester By the Sea and Demolition

2/25/2017
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Manchester by the Sea (2016) put simply is the story of an uncle who is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. The complicated emotions that are involved are what caries this incredible film. Casey Affleck leads a film that is so grounded and true to life. Demolition (2015) stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. We discuss these two powerful, emotionally driven films by Jean-Marc Vallée...

Duration: 00:26:13


S2E6 - Buddy Cop Movies

2/14/2017
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Just an old fashion debate over which buddy cop movies are the best and deserve to be included in a list comprised by the likes of us. A little more nonsense than usual. Our list should be the definitive list to settle all debates or bar bets. Probably.

Duration: 00:26:41


S2E5 - Live By Night and The Town

2/9/2017
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Ben Affleck is a Boston criminal. Twice. In Live By Night (2016) we see Affleck as Joe Coughlin, a criminal bent on revenge, starting in the 1920's during prohibition. Hard cut to South Florida. Big movie with a lot going on... We have thoughts. We compare to The Town (2010) directed and staring Affleck again as a criminal in Boston. A more compact story with Affleck as a bank robber named Doug MacRay. One we think is great and one we think is okay. Listen on as Mike and Mike debate and...

Duration: 00:39:38


S2E3 - Christmas Movies

12/25/2016
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Christmas Movies! Christmas Movies! Christmas Movies! We list them all and discuss our holiday favorites. Its a Mike and Mike episode. We talk our favorite holiday movie traditions, and discuss the best films to watch this season.

Duration: 00:11:02


S2E2 - What We Do In The Shadows and Interview With the Vampire

11/16/2016
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S2E2 or #31 is all about vampires notably ones played by Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise along with some others and what they do in movies and how to interview them... Obviously we are discussing What We Do In The Shadows and Interview With the Vampire. We go deep into the genre and answer some age old questions. So leave your preconceived notions of vampires (and wooden stakes) at home.

Duration: 00:36:35


S2E1 - Golf Movies

11/1/2016
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We start Season 2 with a special episode recorded primarily from a golf course. What podcast would be complete without a little wind noise and a rain delay? We tee off on some of the obvious choices and forget that a ton of movies even exist.

Duration: 00:18:48


#29 - Vacation and National Lampoon's Vacation w/ guest Kevin Harvell

8/1/2016
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32 years after the original, we get Vacation, a new road trip movie with Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold in the driver seat. We were skeptical for obvious reasons... And were pleasantly surprised in for not so obvious reasons. We had mixed reactions to the movie. But it gave us a ton to talk about... We can't help but to compare it to National Lampoon's Vacation from so many years before. And we sort of think that was the point. Enjoy as we drag Kevin Harvell into this one with us. We compare...

Duration: 00:48:15


#28 - Joy and The Pursuit of Happyness

7/10/2016
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Rags to Riches and the American Dream... or something close to it... we look at two films that have characters striving to make their lives better against considerable odds. Mike C and Mike L look at the struggles of Joy (played by Jennifer Lawrence) in David O Russell's 2015 drama, Joy. Mike and Mike have slightly differing opinions on what makes the film okay but ultimately lacking... something. By comparison, The Pursuit of Happyness, (2006) explored a similar story of life on the edge...

Duration: 00:35:05


#27 - American Ultra and Zombieland and Adventureland w/ guest Chris Hartman

6/5/2016
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Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart team up to star in American Ultra the 2015 action comedy by director Nima Nourizadeh and writer Max Landis. We compare this one to Eisenberg's work in the amazing zombie action spoof Zombieland (2009)! But did you know that Jesse Eisenberg has teamed up with Kristen Stewart before? We also discuss their work together in Adventureland (2009) with our guest Chris Hartman. Enjoy it because we sure did! Its a very rare triple feature episode! Get ready to...

Duration: 01:04:52


#26 - Captain America: Civil War and Captain America: The Winter Soldier w/ guest Brian Jackson

5/23/2016
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We discuss Captain America. Mostly Captain America: Civil War and Captain America: the Winter Soldier. But there is no getting around how awesome the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU has become. And we pick sides! We are joined by Brian Jackson who brings some good insights on this one. His audio starts to get funky toward the end of this one so we cut the episode short. We have only scratched the surface on Marvel Studios awesomeness...

Duration: 00:43:59


#25 - The Walk and Man on Wire w/ guest Dave B. from dvdinfatuation.com

4/20/2016
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It may be #1977 for Dave B. from dvdinfatuation.com on his list of 2,500 movies to watch, but its our #25 episode! Did we finally realize that other people know more than we do? No. We will never admit to that. But we did bring in a big time movie buff to talk all about these two films. The Walk (2015) Directed By: Robert Zemeckis & Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon is the dramatization of the story of Phillippe Petit, the man who walked on a...

Duration: 00:57:55


#24 - The Big Short and The Informant! w/ Mike Bell from Mike Bell and the Movies!

4/6/2016
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It's the episode you've been waiting for...The Big Short and The Informant! w/ Mike Bell from Mike Bell and the Movies! We get into some things in this episode... like Star Wars and bitcoins and music. We also talk in length about The Big Short and how director Adam McKay walks us through complicated financial terminology and some how makes us laugh at a very recent period of economic collapse. Also keep listening all the way to end for a new track from Mike Bell and the Movies from their...

Duration: 01:21:39

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