Episode 180 – Keanu and The Nice Guys

nice-guys-poster-600x889Does The Nice Guys finish last? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about Key and Peele’s Keanu, top 10 horror movies of the 2010s, and Summer movie wager statistics!

Show Notes:

  • Cold Open: Recent uptick in jokes at Detroit’s expense in movies.
  • Intro (0:01:40)
  • Willie and Tim’s Top 10 Horror Movies of the 2010s (0:08:32)
  • Summer Movie Wager Statistics(0:17:00)
  • Willie’s Review of Keanu (0:21:57)
  • Full Review: The Nice Guys (0:33:37)
    • SPOILER ALERT: (0:50:44)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

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Episode 179 – Money Monster

moneymonstersmallShould you buy or sell on Money Monster? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about Goon, we play tagline takedown, and much more!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Tom on Nick and Captain America: Civil War (0:08:27) (Civil War SPOILERS from 0:9:10 to 0:11:30)
    • Joep on The Dark Tower audiobooks (0:13:47)
  • Nick and Tim talk Goon (0:19:15)
  • Tagline Takedown! (0:29:06)
  • Full Review: Money Monster (0:34:41)
    • SPOILER ALERT: (0:53:32)
  • One last Doug Benson IMDb Game (1:09:50)
  • Outro
  • Alex is kind of a jerk. (1:17:14)

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Bonus Episode: Interview with Disasterpeace (Composer of It Follows)

disasterpeaceAlex got a chance to sit down and talk with Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland), the man who composed the soundtrack of It Follows! In the interview we discuss how Rich got into music, what led him to making music for video games, how he came up with the unique score for It Follows and more!

You can find Disasterpeace’s music and blog where he discusses everything we talked about and more in even more detail at www.disasterpeace.com

Music for this episode is by Disasterpeace and is titled “Jump Error” from the album Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar.

Many thanks again to Rich for taking the time to talk to me!

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Episode 178 – Captain America: Civil War

civil-war-poster-3Does Captain America: Civil War turn podcast brethren against each other? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about listener feedback and play Super Hero Movie Mash Up!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Gordan writes in! (0:02:12)
  • Super Hero Movie Mash Up! (0:07:06)
  • Full Review: Captain America: Civil War (0:17:14)
    • SPOILER ALERT: (0:43:31)
  • Outro
  • Talk on The Dark Tower (1:27:39)

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 177 – Green Room

greenroomThis week we find out if the Green Room is a place we want to be when we review Jeremy Saulnier’s latest film! We also talk about High RiseGame of Thrones, and we play a new game!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Alasdair writes in! (0:03:30)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Tim: The ExpanseSupernatural Season 8, High Rise (0:08:51)
    • Willie: Game of Thrones Season 6, Captain America: The First Avenger (0:14:18)
    • Alex: Top FiveTogetherness (0:18:58)
  • Movie Mash Up! (0:23:10)
  • Full Review: Green Room (0:32:57)
    • SPOILER ALERT: (0:47:38)
  • Outro

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Summer Movie Wager 2016!

2016SUMMERmoviepreviewHey everyone! I’m a little late this year but it is definitely that time of year again! I’m going to take a minute today to lay the groundwork for our 2016 Summer Movie Wager!

I stole the idea for this Summer Movie Wager from The Totally Rad Show who, in turn, stole it from TimeTravelReviews. In this wager, we attempt to predict the top 10 grossing films of the Summer —in order. We take worldwide numbers into account when we do this, so keep that in mind. This year, the “Summer” releases constitute any movie that comes out on May 6th, 2016 all the way through August 26th, 2016. NOTE: Any money made by these releases before May 1st WILL be counted FOR that release. So Captain America: Civil War has a couple weeks of international box office to account for. ALSO NOTE: Submissions will be scored in late September to give August releases time to build money.

So, we have a form available here that you can use to fill out and submit your ballot to us. Your ballot will consist of:

  1. Your name.
  2. Your picks for the top 10 grossing movies of the summer, in order.
  3. Three additional movies that could also end up in the top 10, known as your “dark horses”.
  4. Finally, your address and email if you wish to win a prize!

Please submit your ballot by 11:59 PM EDT on May 16th, 2016 to be considered in the wager. Anything submitted after will not be scored to win. That gives you two weekends to make adjustments, this is particularly helpful for Captain America: Civil War. Once you have hit submit on this form, you will not be able to edit anything! So make sure you’ve chosen wisely, and make sure you’ve spelled your name and address correctly if you want to receive your prize. ALSO NOTE: If a movie gets pushed back after you have submitted your form, you cannot substitute it for anything else! NO EXCEPTIONS, even once the wager has begun.

Speaking of the prizes, here’s what you can win (please note these may change depending on the winner’s location):

  • First Place: A movie in any available format up to $40 or a $40 gift card to a theater chain of your choice
  • Second Place: A $20 gift card to a theater chain of your choice
  • Third Place: A $10 gift card to a theater chain of your choice

Real quickly, here’s how scoring goes:

  • 13 points for correctly guessing #1 and #10
  • 10 points for correctly guessing #2 – #9
  • 7 points if your pick is only one spot away from where it ended up
  • 5 points if it is two spots away
  • 3 points if it is elsewhere on the list
  • and 1 point if a dark horse makes it on the list

I will provide weekly updates on the podcast as to what the top 10 grossing movies of the summer are. Weekly updates will be provided until the end of September, giving any August releases time to make some money. Ballots will then be scored in the final week of September.

To point you in the right direction, here’s two useful resources:

  1. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_in_film

Use them as you will.

Any questions can be directed to feedback@midwestfilmnerds.com, our twitter, or our facebook.

Best of luck to all participants! As always, Kyle XY, go watch a movie.

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Episode 176 – Retro Review: Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Under-the-Cherry-Moon-images-b801ca48-d901-4257-ad5d-13b8f93b78eThis week we celebrate the life of Prince and we discuss his directorial debut Under the Cherry Moon! There’s also a trailer ticker with X-Men, Jason Bourne, Doctor Strange, The Magnificent Seven, The BFG, and Star Wars!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Tom writes in! (0:01:57)
  • Trailer Ticker:
    • X-Men: Apocalypse Final Trailer (0:08:23)
    • Jason Bourne First Trailer (0:11:18)
    • The Infiltrator First Trailer (0:13:05)
    • Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer (0:15:34)
    • The Magnificent Seven First Trailer (0:18:37)
    • The BFG First Trailer (0:21:00)
    • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (0:22:33)
  • Prince (0:26:00)
  • Full Review: Under the Cherry Moon (1986) (0:49:15)
  • Outro

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Episode 175 – The Jungle Book (2016)

the_jungle_book_poster_key_artIs Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book worth a read? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about Kevin Smith, horror anthologies, the actors and actresses most consistently in good movies, and we fan cast our own live action Disney remakes!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Tom responds! (0:02:42)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Tim: Holidays (0:06:24)
    • Willie: Gareth Evans’ V/H/S 2 short Safe Haven (0:12:38)
    • Alex: Bosch Season 2, The PathBetter Call Saul season 2 (0:15:37)
  • The actors and actresses most consistently in good movies from Vox (0:20:28)
  • Fan Casting Live Action Disney Remakes (0:40:19)
  • Full Review: The Jungle Book (2016) (0:59:16)
  • Outro

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Episode 174 – 2016 Summer Movie Preview

2016SUMMERmoviepreviewThis week we look forward to this Summer’s movies! We also talk about listener feedback including our first negative feedback, and we discuss the actors and actresses most consistently in terrible movies!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Tom on our 10 Cloverfield Lane Review (0:02:55)
    • Joep on binge watching (0:09:12)
    • Jon on Netflix’s Daredevil, binge watching, and the cloudy stranger (0:14:40)
  • The actors and actresses most consistently in terrible movies from Vox (0:21:00)
  • Summer Movie Wager 2016 (0:36:06)
  • Tim’s Quiz: Summer of ’96 in Film (0:40:16)
  • 2016 Summer Movie Preview (0:51:33)
  • Outro

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 173 – Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 (Spoilercast)

Daredevil-Season-2-Trio-PosterThis week we play a new game, we talk about what we’ve been watching, and then we end with a spoilery review of the rest of Daredevil Season 2! We also talk about the effects of binge watching and more!

Show Notes:

  • Cold Open: On the final scene of the finale of The Walking Dead this week…
  • Intro (0:02:34)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Gojo: Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWrestlemaniaArcher Season 6 (0:07:43)
    • Willie: WrestlemaniaGood Will HuntingThe Shawshank Redemption, Pacific BlueCrystal Lake Memories (0:12:57)
    • Nick: Alpha DogDjango UnchainedSouthland Tales (0:15:04)
    • Alex: Amazon Prime’s Bosch Season 1 (0:26:26)
  • Washington v Van Damme: Names of Justice (0:27:50)
  • Full Review: Netfilx’s Daredevil Season 2 FULL SPOILERS (0:35:38)
  • Outro

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