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June 14, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019)
Jim and I have seen the latest installment in the long running Men in Black franchise, Men in Black: International. And it's okay. It's fun and entertaining, largely because Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth are fun and entertaining people who have an easy chemistry. The plot is twisty, but not very smart, and the whole thing just struggles to find the big red "hyperspace" button that would get it into orbit where it belongs. But if all you're looking for is a bit of 90s nostalgia in a forgettable summer flick package, Men in Black: International will do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
June 7, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019)
Jim and I went to see the latest X-Men flick, Dark Phoenix. It's not as bad as it's Rotten Tomatoes rating would imply, but it's certainly not good. And it's unfortunately because once again a classic X-Men plotline is burnt (refried, in this case) and all-time great Magneto and Professor X performances by Fassbender and MacElvoy are wasted on a script with muddled characters and paper thin villains. Long time fans of the X-Men will enjoy some great stand alone moments with their favorite characters, and the core chemistry of Xavier / Magneto / Mystique work to get the film's emotional heart a brief jump. But ultimately the film folds underneath the weight of apathy and ugly FX  work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
May 31, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
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21 min
May 29, 2019
Introducing Inside Star Wars
Heroes, villains, action... all set in a galaxy far, far away. Inside Star Wars goes behind the cameras to give you the inside story on how one of the most iconic series in film history came to be. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/ISWEDLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
May 24, 2019
Aladdin (2019)
If you're wishing for a three-way review of Disney's latest live-action adaptation, Aladdin, then listener you're in luck. Wish granted. Cecily, Jim, and I went to see it tonight with appropriately low expectations, but were very pleasantly surprised at how much fun and energy the movie provided. Better, the script smartly adapted the original, improving it's pacing while also adding depth to Jafar's intrigue and Jasmine's character, making it smarter and more relatable to modern audiences. The Tomatometer is kinda brutal for Al and friends right now (59% as of this writing), so take our review with a grain of salt. And we're still skeptical of the long term viability of these live-action adaptations, but we feel like this movie is proof that they aren't necessarily doomed to be pointless wastes of time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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23 min
May 22, 2019
Willow (1988)
The Super Serious Film Fest: Fantasy reaches it's thrilling conclusion with a look at 1998's Willow. The brain child of one George Lucas, directed by protege Ron Howard, and starring the delightful Warwick Davis, Willow still struggles to this day to find an audience. It suffers from simultaneously being curiously dark for a family film, but far too simple, uncomplicated, and broad to hold much interest for adults. While it boasted some cutting edge special effects for our day, the best one might be the baby Elora herself, played by a suite of infants. It shouldn't be possible for a baby to be this winsome and charming, but there it is.Stream Willow online: https://amzn.to/2w9uo1gLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
May 20, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
Jim and I take a belated look at the latest installment in the John Wick saga, Chapter 3: Parabellum. JW3:B, has some of the finest action sequences we've ever seen, but it's also rapidly approaching diminishing returns in terms of quantity over quality. We're all for combat innovations including insane knife work, horse and dog augmented combat, and up-armored adversaries, but there's only so many times you can watch Keanu kill a guy with a gun before you start checking your watch. With John Wick 4 looking to keep upping it's ante, is this momentum sustainable? We'll look forward to finding out! This podcast is an abridged version of the full, spoiler-filled discussion available only to our club members. Check out our Club Bald Move page to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
May 15, 2019
Excalibur (1981) - Super Serious Film Fest
Excalibur is one of the most ambitious tellings of the legend of King Arthur. It's chock full of knights, castles, and excellent actors. Today we find out if Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir (?... probably) Liam Neeson, among others, can do enough heavy lifting to hold Excalibur on high or if it will forever be a stabbing pain in our rocky hearts.  Stream Excalibur online: https://amzn.to/2E7IlBwLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
May 10, 2019
Detective Pikachu (2019)
Novice Pokemon Trainer A.Ron is joined by S Rank Trainer Cecily to break down the action in Detective Pokemon. We were both surprised at how straightforward a kids film this was. To be fair, we weren't expecting Deadpool out of a Ryan Reynolds' starring Pokemon film, but parents looking to be thrown an adult bone over the heads of their children are probably going to be disappointed. Still, it's relentlessly, almost threateningly cute, and the more into Pokemon you are the more you'll appreciate the universe and background details they're packing into the scene. Please enjoy our spoiler-free review of the movie as well as a discussion of upcoming films and trailers, but if you want to hear our full, spoiler-filled analysis you'll have to be a Club Bald Move member!Leave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion: Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
May 8, 2019
DragonHeart (1996) - Super Serious Film Fest
OMG! It's a movie with Sean Connery, David Thewlis, and DRAGONS? What could be better? I'll tell you what... A movie without Dennis Quaid. ANY movie without Dennis Quaid. Especially a movie without Dennis Quaid sporting a dime-store wig and an accent to match. But here we are. We've seen the movie and we have thoughts. Stream DragonHeart online: https://amzn.to/2YtBw4ZLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
May 1, 2019
Reign of Fire (2002) - Super Serious Film Fest
The next installment of Super Serious Film Fest: Fantasy features Reign of Fire, a movie so-close-to-sort-of-kind-of-good that it lands squarely into the realm of "cheesy fun." Aside from Game of Thrones, no film or series has done more to advance the art of CGI dragons as Reign, and no other film even comes close in the coveted shirtless McConaughey vs. Bale category. If you look carefully, you may see an extremely young King Joffrey hiding out among the other plucky young heroes. Please enjoy our podcast, and if you're a Club Member, be sure to check out our LiveWatch! Stream Reign of Fire online: https://amzn.to/2Ykv93KLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
April 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Jim and I have seen the climax to a decade's worth of world building in the MCU, Avengers: Endgame, and would like to certify it 100% awesome. Sure, you might quibble with a few cameos you don't recognize, and the more you're capable of rolling with the "Rule of Cool" the more you'll appreciate the spectacle they're putting on screen. But it's hard to imagine any fan of superhero movies not respecting what an accomplishment this is; to get so many people across the globe to care about and invest in these characters through 20+ movies that they'll sit in the dark for 3+ hours laughing and crying with them. How does Marvel top this? Can't wait to find out.Please enjoy our spoiler-free review of the movie as well as a discussion of upcoming films and trailers, but if you want to hear our full, spoiler-filled analysis you'll have to be a Club Bald Move member!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
April 24, 2019
Army of Darkness (1992) - Super Serious Film Fest
The Evil Dead trilogy are movies close to our nostalgic hearts. Join us for a discussion of how well the third installment holds up, both to its predecessors, as well as the passage of almost 30 years. Hail to the king, baby.Stream Army of Darkness online: https://amzn.to/2YpOOz8Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
April 17, 2019
Conan the Barbarian (1982) - Super Serious Film Fest
S2F2: Fantasy kicks off with Conan the Barbarian, a film that helped launch the career of one Arnold Schwarzenegger into the stratosphere. And sure, we can quibble with some of the sillier plot points happening in the margins, and some of the casting, and a lot of the hair and makeup, but Conan is a serious film with some great set pieces, an absolutely magnetic star, and it even manages to land a few points that approach the profound. Stream Conan the Barbarian online: https://amzn.to/2E4Bvg2Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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53 min
April 12, 2019
Hellboy (2019)
Jim and I saw the reboot of Hellboy and it's the definition of a mixed bag. Jim thought the movie was bad, but I borderline loved it. I have no explanation for my critical disparity, and I can see the issues with plot and humor that Jim and others are expressing but... I've seen a helluva lot of worse movies this year get better reviews. It's a damn shame, because while I think everyone can agree that Harbour makes an excellent Hellboy, the movie isn't likely to get the sequel his casting deserves.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
April 5, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019)
We talk about the latest attempt at a Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary. The movie is genuinely scary and horrifying when it wants to be, unfortunately in our opinion they squander a lot of time and goodwill in the first act flailing about conceptually which keeps us from connecting with the characters and setting the way we should. But still, the family dynamics, endangered children, and a great Jon Lithgow performance does just enough to sell us when things that were better off left dead aren't.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
March 26, 2019
Happy belated "Singin' in the Rain" Day!
Cecily and A.Ron declare March 24th as international Singin' in the Rain Day! Singin' is the greatest Hollywood musical ever devised, and should be seen by everyone that cares about movies as an artform, as well as every human with a beating heart. If you fall into either category, you owe yourself to take a shot of this straight up cinematic heroin. The ultimate pick-me up for a day you're feeling blue, or just want an extra spring to your step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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61 min
March 11, 2019
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
We've seen Chiwetel Ejiofor's (star of 12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange) directorial debut on Netflix, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and found it compelling and enlightening. Based on a true story about a Malawian boy who saves his village from famine with his wits, ingenuity, and education, The Boy offers us an inside look at things we can barely begin to relate to; widespread starvation, civil unrest and the breakdown of society. Things that we may have to relate to sooner than we think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
March 8, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019)
We have seen the latest Marvel super extravaganza, Captain Marvel, and come away with the suspicion that it's missing something from the usual Marvel formula. If anything, it feels DC-esque in the way it's attempting to shoe horn in a new, unknown super power into the MCU. Uninspired fights, plot twists that are seen for miles away, and lacking engaging supporting characters that give the main character emotional stakes, Captain Marvel is good, perhaps, but not great, and maybe that's overselling it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
March 4, 2019
Second Annual "Groundhog Day" Star Wars Marathon Wrap Up!
At long last we're ready to wrap up our second annual "Groundhog Day" Star Wars movie marathon! With the help and support of the Bald Move community, we raised $15,691.51 for the National Alliance to End Homelessness over 24 grueling hours of non-stop Star Wars watching. Jim and A.Ron break down their thoughts and feelings on the event, and dish on plans for future marathons, then invite Ben Noll from the National Alliance to discuss their mission and how they feel they can truly end homelessness.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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66 min
February 21, 2019
Roma (2018)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the highly acclaimed Netflix original, "Roma", and we're conflicted. On the one hand, we can see what it's seen as great; it's beautiful to look at, and it's final act is as good as anything you'll see anywhere and is widely accessible. The problem is that it asks you to crawl through 90 minutes tedious everyday life before you get there, which is probably the point, but it's not going to be something everyone is willing to interface with.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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47 min
February 18, 2019
The Lives of Others (2006)
Nicholas Ragovis / AKA Doctor_Nick has come to claim a commissioned podcast, the 2006 German film The Lives of Others. Written and directed by Henckel von Donnersmarck, the movie offers a look into the brutal repression and paranoia of the East German State Police during the 80s, and the effects it had on the lives of those that had to live under it. But there is hope in the form of a Stasi captain that has to confront his own conscious and humanity during an assignment to monitor an esteemed playwright.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
February 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Jim and A.Ron saw Alita: Battle Angel tonight, and declare it a mess, albeit a beautiful, groundbreaking one in terms of effects work. This feels like the first half of the third part of a movie trilogy; everything is mysterious, nothing makes sense, the world is being built hastily and right in front of our eyes, and the movie ends right at the beginning of what promised to be a kick ass third act. But if you want to see what state of the art CG looks like in 2019, this is a shining $170 million example.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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12 min
February 13, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019)
We took a look at the latest Netflix original, High Flying Bird. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it tells the tale of NBA management squeezing the players for a reduced share of profits during a labor dispute, and one high profile sports agent that is caught in the middle. It works on the level of a heist film, but it also works as a commentary on the power dynamics of labor in general. It's well made, well-acted, and it's final act is as thought provoking as it is fun to watch.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
February 8, 2019
The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)
Jim and A.Ron have seen The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and it's almost if not just as good as the first one. Father/son relational dynamics take a back seat to big bro/little sis dynamics for the sequel, but Everything Remains Awesome. This movie is bright, colorful, funny, inventive, and packs a lot of heart. Go see it unless your inner child is dead and your heart is gripped by icy black despair. In which case I'd recommend The Lego Batman Movie, instead.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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11 min
February 5, 2019
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Special thanks to Hatorian, who by right of conquest in the Bald Move Fantasy Football leagues has won a commissioned podcast. He has chosen wisely, selecting The Shawshank Redemption. This is a nearly perfect piece of filmmaking, with a confidence in pacing and direction from Frank Darabont matched by the nuanced work of the film's two leads, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. We had a lot of fun watching and discussing this one Hatorian. Hopefully, it won't be the longest podcast of your life...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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63 min
February 1, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Jim and A.Ron checked out the latest Netflix original film, "Velvet Buzzsaw". Directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. It functions well enough as a horror story, a farcical look at art criticism, as well as an introspective look at the creative process and the related critical process. We have quibbles here and there, but the film looks great, has some inventive/gruesome deaths, and the main cast has a lot of fun being terrible people.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
January 26, 2019
Polar (2019)
Jim and I have seen the new Netflix original movie, "Polar". Based on a graphic novel of the same name, "Polar" is an ultraviolent revenge flick combining elements from "John Wick", "Crank", and "Sin City" with an engaging and energetic performance from Mads Mikkelsen as anaaginh hitman. Unfortunately, it's also a tonal mess, careening from slap stick humor to gory horror and back again, never sure of when to take itself seriously and commit to a point of view.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
January 24, 2019
Aquaman (2018)
Unfortunately, while it is clearly the second best DCU film after Wonderwoman, in our opinion it's not nearly that good, and is still trying to play catch up to their more marvelous competition. Like a lot of these DC properties, it feels equally rushed and bloated, as if they stuffed three Aquaman movies into one. Any one act of this movie would have made an excellent installment of a kickass Aquaman trilogy, given a chance to breathe and establish their characters our connection to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
January 18, 2019
Glass (2019)
Woof. Jim and I really, really wanted to like Glass, the sequel to the terrific Unbreakable and Split. And it should work. Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson, and Anya Joy Taylor are good, and James McAvoy does more incredible work as the Horde. But the script is just about the laziest damn thing we've ever seen. Tons of plotholes, characters succeeding not because of their brilliance but others' stupidity, and Shyamalan indulging the worst of his third act instincts. It's a genuine disappointment, ya'll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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23 min
January 10, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
We have seen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and declare it to be one of, if not the best Spider-Men movies of all time. Amazingly fun, incredibly inspiring, spectacularly stylish, and endlessly imaginative, Spider-Verse expands the franchise in entirely new directions while maintaining the magic that makes Spider-Man great; the moral obligations of an average person who is blessed with great power.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
November 29, 2018
Season of the Witch (2011) - Super Serious Film Fest
We draw the Season of the Cage to a close with its namesake movie, Season of the Witch. Does a movie starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, and that guy who played Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire actually deserve a viewing? A.Ron and I certainly have an opinion.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
November 22, 2018
Vampire's Kiss (1988) - Super Serious Film Fest
Have you ever seen Nicolas Cage make a phonecall while wearing plastic vampire teeth? Have you seen him shout and gesticulate his way through the entire alphabet? Have you seen him literally say "boo hoo" while crying? No? Then you certainly haven't seen Vampire's Kiss, which is in the running for "Cage-iest" movie of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
November 21, 2018
Creed II (2018)
We got a one-two punch to our nostalgia as Creed 2 relentlessly broke us and a theater full of Rocky diehards down. Up and coming director Steven Caple Jr. recaptures the magic of the original Creed, Michael B. Jordan is amazing as always, Sylvester Stallone continues to age like fine wine into the role he was born to play, and Tessa Thompson once again shows that playing a boxer's wife/girlfriend doesn't require you to be a human wet blanket. If you're a Rocky fan, you're going to like this film.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
November 15, 2018
Con Air (1997) - Super Serious Film Fest
Multiple viewings and hours of sober reflection have led us both to believe that Con Air is a bad movie. The plot is contrived, the accents are awful, and it's perhaps the least "Cagey" performance in Cage's entire career. And yet, maybe based on star-power alone, it remains a classic which simply must be watched.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
November 9, 2018
Overlord (2018)
Another split decision on the latest first run Bald Movie, the WW2-themed action-horror film, Overlord. The serious and somber tone set against the gonzo and outrageous action quickly lost Jim. I thought the film delivered a pretty solid war film, followed by a tense and effective horror film, then rounded into a solid action romp that unfortunately started collapsing under the weight of too many action movie tropes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
November 8, 2018
Adaptation (2002) - Super Serious Film Fest
We're back with a review of Charlie Kaufman's 2002 "look-mom-I-wrote-myself-into-this-movie-about-orchids" classic, Adaptation. It's a real noodle-bender which features one of Nicolas Cage's finest performances. Fitting, since it puts a bow on the Summer portion of Season of the Cage.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
November 2, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Jim and I had a helluva lot of fun seeing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody tonight, starring Rami Malek. It's getting mixed reviews, but we're struggling to understand why. Malek does an incredible job embodying the greatest rock band front man of all time, the soundtrack is just literally all of the greatest Queen hits, so what's not to like? Unless the movie tells just truly egregious and hateful lies about Mr. Mercury, which we're not in a position to verify, we can't see much not to like.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
November 1, 2018
The Weather Man (2005) - Super Serious Film Fest
The Season of the Cage continues with another of Nicolas Cage's best films, The Weather Man (2005). He plays a well-payed Chicago weather man who would have the perfect life if only he could make his father proud, get the job of his dreams, win back his ex-wife, and stop ruining the lives of his children. Will Cage's raging summer ever end? Yeah, of course it will, so enjoy it while it lasts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
October 31, 2018
Cinema Spooktacular 2018: The Spookquel! - Vol. 2
Welcome to Cecily and A.Ron's second annual Cinema Spooktacular, volume two! Ghosts and witches and cults and cannibals and werewolves, oh my! On this podcast, we discuss... 00:00:00 - Intro and spoiler free reviews of all subjects featured 00:15:22 - The Haunting of Hill House 00:37:33 - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 00:51:52 - Apostle 00:58:05 - Raw 01:02:52 - WildlingLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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72 min
October 29, 2018
Star Wars Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III Documentary
Michael was nice enough to commission this podcast in honor of his wife, Susanna. Michael wanted to recognize and celebrate the hundreds of people that collectively make our favorite movies and television shows possible. Using "Star Wars Within A Minute" as a guide, we go department by department to talk about the things they contribute to your average Hollywood blockbuster. Whether you're moved to sit through credits or perhaps look for a local project to get involved in, we hope you enjoy this podcast.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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76 min
October 26, 2018
Cinema Spooktacular 2018: The Spookquel! - Vol. 1
Welcome to Cecily and A.Ron's second annual Cinema Spooktacular! During the month of October, we like to watch scary movies, and then talk about them on a podcast. Perhaps you'd care to join? Stay awhile... stay FOREVER! Muahahahahaha! This year we're going to do multiple Spooktaculars in a (mostly failed) effort to get these out quicker. On this podcast, we discuss... @00:25:30 - Are We Not Cats?, @00:39:28 - The Endless, @00:53:42 - Mom and Dad, @00:57:54 - HereditaryLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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69 min
October 25, 2018
The Rock (1996) - Super Serious Film Fest
Welcome to The Rock, and welcome to the first review of Super Serious Film Fest's "Season of the Cage". Released in 1996, this modern classic stands as one of Nic Cage's, as well as Michael Bay's, finest action movies.  It's not quite the level of Caginess you're probably looking for but the Season of the Cage is just warming up.  Join us next week for The Weather Man.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
October 21, 2018
"Season of the Cage" Trailer
Welcome to super serious film fest, our themed series of movie reviews. This season covers the best and the worst of Nic Cage, the summer and winter of his career, in what we're calling "Season of the Cage".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
October 15, 2018
JFK (1991)
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79 min
October 12, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Jim and A.Ron saw Bad Times at the El Royale and give it mixed reviews. Writer/Director Drew Goddard throws a lot of slow, character and dialog driven set pieces at the audience, mixed up and out of order, until finishing the movie with a spasm of violence and action. Jim enjoyed the performances and the movie held his interest throughout, whereas I thought the ending didn't do enough to justify the other two hours. But the film is stylish and slick enough that perhaps you'll be able to forgive it's flaws?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
October 8, 2018
Unforgiven (1992)
Thanks to Sean Ray for commissioning the classic 1992 western, "Unforgiven". Directed by and starring a perfectly-aged Clint Eastwood, the story has him reconciling the man he was in his drunken youth with the man he wants to be, and more importantly, the man his dead wife would have him be.  Where does he come down on it?  It's a classic so you probably already know but one of us didn't and the discussion is interesting.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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71 min
October 1, 2018
Laura (1944)
Special thanks to Sarah Sugas for commissioning 1944's Laura, a film-noir set around a hard boiled detective attempting to solve the mystery other murder of a remarkable young woman. Thanks once again to Sarah for her support and excellent choice of film!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
September 24, 2018
The Thing (1982)
Special thanks once again to Sean Ray for commissioning thus podcast for the 1982 John Carpenter sci-fi/horror classic, The Thing. The location, sense of isolation and paranoia, and atmosphere of dread this film is able to generate is incredible. Kurt Russel is iconic in his role as everyman bad*ss. And the gruesome, disturbing practical effects work still effectively sells the horrific alien action.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
September 17, 2018
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
This edition is intended to be the definitive version. The interesting thing is, Jim and I have always been a bit “meh” on the classic Blade Runner experience. Sure, we always saw how influential it is, and could understand why it was highly regarded “for it’s day”. We both felt like we saw the film with fresh eyes on this cut. There are problems with world building and pacing here and there, but everything tracks so much cleaner, and the third act which was always a standout is now a pure joy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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74 min
September 14, 2018
Mandy (2018)
Mandy is a film by Panos Cosmatos starring Nick Cage. It is both a slow burn, 70’s style horror film dipped in acid, and a gonzo Nick Cage action film. It continually suffers from being torn in these two very different directions. A.Ron dug it, Jim wants nothing to do with it. This film boasts near universal acclaim on Rotten Tomatoes and yet is a tough one to wholeheartedly recommend. If you want to hear Jim and I argue about Mandy’s merits, you’ll have to be a Club Member!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
September 10, 2018
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Special thanks to commissioner Jaimie T. for having us check out the classic 1946 British film classic, “A Matter of Life and Death”. Featuring a story that pits love against the cosmic law of death, it explores post World War 2 tensions between the England and the Unites States. Both of us see the film’s obvious charm; lavish and colorful visuals, inventive special effects and set design, and appealing lead actors. We also have a few third act quibbles and thematic issues, but not enough to sink the Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
September 7, 2018
The Nun (2018)
Jim and A.Ron put on their brown pants tonight to go out and see The Nun, the latest installment in The Conjuring universe, but only one of us needed to. The film’s getting mixed reviews; and Jim worries that co-writer James Wan’s bag of tricks are getting played out and the movie suffers from inconsistent internal logic. Perhaps I’m the biggest wuss alive, but the movie got my hair standing up on the back of my neck fairly consistently. Your mileage may vary!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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23 min
August 31, 2018
The Little Stranger (2018)
Jim and I had high hopes for The Little Stranger, thinking it would be an ultra atmospheric mash up of The Witch with Downton Abbey. Instead, we got a commentary on upper class angst during the 1940’s as their fortunes crumbled alongside their estates masquerading as a dull, drab little ghost story. At no point does the film ever manage to generate anything but mild disquiet and malaise. Which is a shame, because all the pieces were there for genuine horror.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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16 min
August 27, 2018
A Few Good Men (1992)
Special thanks to our commissioner for today’s podcast, Sean Ray. Today he selects the great A Few Good Men, where a gruff Colonel in the US Marine Corps takes issue with the USMC’s kinder, more gentler ways of discipline and organization, leading to the death of one of the men under his command. Tom Cruise and Demi Moore are effective as the counsel for the defense, and are given a lot of juicy material to work with. The script is packed with Sorkinisms and shot with a steady, confident eye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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73 min
August 10, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Spike Lee has thrown a very well made, very funny, and very devastating bomb into American movie theaters with his latest joint, BlacKkKlansman. Will White America listen to the message we so desperately need to hear? What will we do about the resurfacing of explicit racism in our country, that has until recent years been hiding beneath the still waters of institutional racism? What will you do with friends and family who bemoan Black Lives Matter, or offer the limp rebuttal that “both sides are bad?”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
July 30, 2018
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
The plot around the bonkers stunt work is a bit thin, but the stunts themselves fully justify the movie. You can see ever dollar spent and bone broken literally up there on the screen, but it also must be said that these stunts are clinging desperately to the line from believable to unbelievable. And half the time they careen over that line and land in Fast & Furious territory. Unless they find an emotional core to build future episodes, this might be as good as a retro-futuristic spy thriller can get.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
July 20, 2018
Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (2018)
Cecily and A.Ron have seen the sequel to one of their favorite movies, Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, and we think if you’re a fan of the original, there is a lot for you to like here. There are tons of surprises and twists and crowd pleasing moment, the cast is having way too much fun, the big musical numbers are bright and colorful and kinetic… I could go on and on, but the bottom line is we left the movie with a big smile on our faces and red rims around our eyes content.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
July 18, 2018
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Thanks to Paul Kilgore, who commissioned this podcast for the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. I’ve never seen this particular version but am familiar with the source and other adaptations, while Jim had no idea what to expect. What will we make of some early 19th century high romance? Is it physically possible for Keira Knightley to play a plain Jane, err, Elizabeth? What does culturally enforced manogamy look like in practice? Were 30 foot high water fountains even possible in the 1800s?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
July 13, 2018
Skyscraper (2018)
Jim and A.Ron are back with another first run Bald Move, this time taking in The Rock’s latest family friendly action flick, “Skyscraper”. Die Hard + Towering Inferno = a pretty damn engaging and entertaining action film, smarter than most, and with plenty of heart courtesy Dwayne Johnson’s charisma and chemistry with co-star (and fellow badass) Neve Campbell. You’re going to be able to predict most beats of the film from the first 10 minutes, but it’s still a pleasure to watch Mr. Johnson do Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
June 15, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Cecily and A.Ron are back to discuss Incredibles 2. Brad Bird returns to direct the original cast and some fun new cameos. If you liked Incredibles, this is more of it in every way. More supers, bigger action scenes, more Mr. Incredible angst, super teenage dating, and the best animal control scene in movie history. The script is literally the same script from the first, but the plot is really secondary to the pleasure of watching the characters metaphorically and literally bounce off each other.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
June 8, 2018
Ocean’s 8 (2018)
A.Ron and Cecily are back to take in Ocean’s 8, where Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett head up a team of shady ladies as they aim to steal six pounds of diamonds off the neck of Anne Hathaway. The movie looks great, is a lot of fun, but doesn’t really cover much new ground or stray outside the Ocean’s lane that’s been well established. Still, everyone is having a lot of fun, there are a lot of cool cameos, New York looks gorgeous, and the third act impresses enough to have us interested in an OcLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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22 min
May 30, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
We’ve seen Solo: A Star Wars Story and really liked it! Maybe it was low expectations, maybe it’s just impossible to hate on Han, Chewie, and Lando dashing around the galaxy doing derring-do (although…), all we know is that we found ourselves grinning like idiots throughout huge chunks of this movie. Maybe you will too? The big takeaway is that we’re both back to being pretty excited to see what kind of storytelling can take place in this universe, which is something we were afraid wasn’t possiLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
May 18, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018)
We have seen Deadpool 2! If you saw Deadpool, and liked it, well, here is more of it.  It is arguably even better, or at any rate, just as good.  We loved Deadpool, and had an even better time with 2.  There are more jokes, more over the top action, better cameos, and truly shocking and original things put on screen that you’re just not going to see in other franchises, all done in a very brisk, slick, and above all else, entertaining fashion.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
April 27, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
This is hands down the most epic comic book film ever made, and it is full to bursting with Marvel Studios hallmarks; funny interactions within the heroes, inventive and imaginative fight scenes, jaw-dropping, awesome world and universe building, and genuine character beats. The final act contains some effective gut punches that Jim and I are both more than a little skeptical of, but in the moment really work well, and can only really be judged after we see what comes next.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
April 6, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018)
Jim and I saw the new horror/suspense film, A Quiet Place, directed by and starring John Krasinski, who is joined by his co-star Emily Blunt. Both are extremely effective at wringing genuine fear and emotion from the audience as they interact with a cast of really talented young actors.  There are problems we have with the film, some of them big ones, but the bottom line is the movie offers a very unique theater experience, it’s extremely tense and scary, and the parts that have to work really work weLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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16 min
April 2, 2018
Hackers (1995)
Max commissioned one of his beloved films from high school (shout out to the Class of ’95!), Hackers. Directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, Hackers is a mostly ridiculous look into mid-90s hacker culture that’s core plot is a rehash of Office Space, which is to say it’s a rehash of Superman III.  We discuss the film as contemporary computer nerds and as grown men looking back at the naivety of early hacker culture and the weird prescience the move shows.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
March 29, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
We saw Ready Player One and were surprised that it managed to be a good film. We’d heard shaky things leading up to it, but with our appropriately set expectations, we had a lot of fun with it.  It’s not perfect, the ending in particular, but it works if you want it to work, and if you’re in this movie’s target demo, you’re going to want it to work.  Since we’re both pretty much at ground zero of that target, we can’t say how well it would hold up if you’re safely outside the film’s noLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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24 min
March 26, 2018
It Follows (2014)
Today’s commission is courtesy the kind support of Sean Ray. He selected It Follows, an extremely clever and inventive horror flick written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. It has big ideas, and while it struggles to live up to them in places, the concept and performance of the plucky cast of likable yet relatively obscure young actors really makes the film shine.  It’s fun to watch, it’s fun to think about, and it’s fun to talk about.  How would you survive being hunted by “It”?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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55 min
March 23, 2018
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Jim and I saw a movie about giant robots punching even bigger monsters, and it was even dumber than we thought it would be. Jim and I have no small amount of affection for the first Pacific Rim.  Pacific Rim: Uprising might up the robot on monster action slightly, but removes all of the spunk and charm of the original to give us a loud, boring, and thoroughly by the numbers action movie.  My 11 year old loved it, though, so if you have one of those around don’t let us stop you from seeing Pacific RiLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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15 min
March 12, 2018
Highlander (1986)
Special thanks to our buddy Jason Shankel for commissioning this podcast for the 1986 sci-fi action fantasy film Highlander starring Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert. As for us, we thought Highlander was cheesy fun.  The film boasts an excellent soundtrack, exciting and varied sets for the extended sword fights, and some of the sturdiest and most interesting fantasy bones to hang a franchise on.  We walk away wondering why hasn’t anyone rebooted this?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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81 min
March 9, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018)
Tonight Cecily and I saw the movie we were supposed to see last week, Red Sparrow. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina turned deadly secret agent, and Joel Edgerton as just a dumb*ss American spy it manages to be lurid without being interesting.  We’ll tell you what we thought about the movie up front, then talk about upcoming movies and trailers for a bit, but if you want our full spoiler-filled take you’ll have to be a Club Member!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
March 8, 2018
Groundhog Day Marathon Aftermath!
So Jim and I did this 24 hour Groundhog Day marathon on Groundhog Day, lots of Bald Move fans showed up to cheer us on, and together we wound up raising $10,205 for the homeless! You can watch the entire thing on YouTube if you’re so inclined, but if you want to know the highlights, listen to this podcast. We couldn’t be prouder of the Bald Move family. We truly felt like we really came together and did something special.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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76 min
March 5, 2018
The Exorcist (1973)
Special thanks to Stephen Moore, who selected the classic 1973 horror film, The Exorcist. Directed by William Friedkin and starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Jason Miller, it tells the harrowing tale of a mother who turns to Catholic priests as her last hope when her daughter gets possessed by an ancient evil spirit.  Not only does it still manage to be genuinely disturbing, but it elevates the form of the horror flick into a generally excellent film in terms of art.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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62 min
February 23, 2018
Annihilation (2018)
We’ve just seen Annihilation, and boy are our minds blown. Written and directed by Alex Garland and starring Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaacs, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, it features a plot that it is alien, wondrous, unfathomable, and terrifying, with visuals to match.  It compares favorably to The Arrival, and is the kind of movie we wanted Alien: Covenant to be.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
February 22, 2018
Heat (1995)
Special thanks to Freddy C, friend of the pod and one of the heroes from our recent Groundhog Day charity drive, who commissioned the epic 1995 crime thriller, Heat. Directed by Michael Mann and starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, among many, many other notable stars, it features some of the best looking and sounding action ever committed to film, not to mention an inspired mano a mano acting showdown between some of the greatest actors of their generation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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72 min
February 20, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
Black Panther is a great super hero film, and an even better launching point into discussions about the politics of colonialism and liberation. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the Panther himself, and Michael B. Jordan as the best Marvel villain since Magneto, the movie is a constant challenge to one’s complacency and sense of justice.  The world they are building is both visually and philosophically amazing, to the point that one of the films weaknesses is that we were desperate to learn and know more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
February 13, 2018
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Thanks to Melonusk for commissioning the 2005 french crime drama, The Beat That My Heart Skipped. It tells the tale of a criminal operating in the lowest levels of French crime that has an unexpected opportunity to follow his dreams of being a concert pianist. We enjoyed the cyclical themes of father/son, teacher/student, infatuation/love and are once again impressed with Audiard’s storytelling ability, even if Jim questions how much story we’re actually being told.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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57 min
February 8, 2018
Looper (2012)
Today’s commissioned podcast is Looper, the 2012 sci-fi action thriller starring, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. We have Dave from San Jose to thank for this.  This movie is thought provoking, well made, and entertaining.  It’s one of those podcasts where we sit back and think about time and space and what it’s like to meet yourself from the future, which is always fun.  It’s not perfect, but it may not be possible to make a better time travel movie that’s this muchLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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75 min
February 6, 2018
Prisoners (2013)
Special thanks to Hatorian who once again shows up to claim his prize in the form of a movie commission. His choice is the 2013 crime thriller, Prisoners. Starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s as much a meditation on ethics and morality as it is a tightly plotted thriller with several twists and turns.  It features confident direction and great performances by all of the leads, and leads to discussion of vigilantism, the importance of good process, self-reliance, and notions of good and eviLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
January 25, 2018
The Lost Boys (1987)
Special thanks to Saylor who selected the 1997 vampire flick, The Lost Boys. Chocked equally full of cool and hilarious moments as well as extremely questionable decisions, the film both confounds and delights.  Why is 16 year old Corey Haim taking baths and being tucked into bed by his mother?  Why is there a shirtless oiled up, muscle bound sax player?  Why is Rob Lowe gazing seductively from Haim’s bedroom closet? Why is Jim completely oblivious to his siren’s call?  Is the grandpa a vampirLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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56 min
January 23, 2018
American Psycho (2000)
Today’s podcast was commissioned by Rylan who has commissioned the 2000 slasher/satire/thriller, American Psycho. Directed by Mary Harron and starring Christian Bale, the movie is dark, disturbing, hilarious in places, and provoked a lot of thoughts and opinions from Jim and I.  What does it mean to be a sociopath, how much of this film is reality and how much is fantasy, what does it say about society and the conflict between our stated and actual values?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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84 min
January 16, 2018
Black Rain (1989)
Special thanks to Sean Ray for commissioning this late 80’s Ridley Scott crime thriller, Black Rain. Michael Douglas plays a cop alongside Andy Garcia that gets mixed up in a gang war between the Yakuza and a rival upstart over counterfeit US currency.  The film explores the intercultural exchange as Douglas’s corrupt and brash NYC cop runs into the brick wall of Japanese police decorum and honor, but how successful it is in that exploration is an open question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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63 min
January 12, 2018
The Post (2017)
We saw The Post tonight, the star-studded retelling of The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, risking financial ruin and jail time. Told from the perspective of The Post's owner and her editor as they wrestle with their relationships with previous and current presidential administrations and the legal, financial, and ethical risks of defying the government.  The film is gorgeous and well written and tells an important story of how vital a free press is to the health of our naLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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24 min
January 9, 2018
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Today’s commissioned podcast is one for the pantheon, Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 masterpiece of satire, Dr. Strangelove. Kubrick set out to make a nuclear thriller, but instead decided to lean heavily into the existential absurdism that was and still is the world’s nuclear weapon deterrent, mutual assured destruction.  Hey, it’s worked for sixty years, let’s keep the streak going!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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100 min
January 5, 2018
The Last Jedi Rewatch
A.Ron went back and saw the newest Star Wars on his holiday break, and has a lot more to say. He turns to life long friend and fellow fan Jim Jones to help him talk through is feelings about the film, and his fears for the future of the franchise.  Maybe you feel me, maybe you don’t, but I hope you all accept it as my honest analysis of the film.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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65 min
December 15, 2017
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
Jim and I have seen Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi: No More Subtitles, We Promise, and surprise, surprise! One of us like it and one of us wanted to like it more than they actually felt the love.  On the other hand, the film is receiving almost universal praise so don’t let that dissuade you from seeing and enjoying The Last Jedi.  Haha, as if wild falthiers could drag anyone away from seeing a new Star Wars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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14 min
December 8, 2017
The Disaster Artist (2017)
We have seen The Disaster Artist, the behind the scenes look at the creation of The Room, which is quite possibly the worst film ever made. The brothers Franco play Tommy and Greg in a way that manages to feel honest, sympathetic, and most of all very funny.  It is frustrating that there is so little there, there.  But it does work, and like Ed Wood before it, manages to make an amazing movie out of a dog turd.  It’s an amazing alchemic work, spinning gold from lead.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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22 min
November 17, 2017
Justice League (2017)
Cecily and A.Ron discuss the latest DC comic book movie attempt, and one with a lot of hopes riding on it, Justice League. It’s a real who’s who of comic book movies, does it manage to build on the momentum of Wonder Woman, or is this another Superman vs Batman level disappointment? Well, we’d have to say it falls right in between those two extremes.  It’s not great, but it’s also not terrible, and does just enough to hopefully give DC some room to breathe for the next time the League haLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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16 min
November 10, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
We saw the most recent film adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery classic, Murder on the Orient Express. Directed and starring Kenneth Branagh, it's lush and lavish and maybe missing a few pieces it needs to be assembled into a fully functional whole?  It’s like an Ikea bookshelf with a few screws and dowel rods missing, is what we’re saying.  We discuss our general, non-spoiler thoughts before talking about upcoming films, before getting to our Club Member only spoiler section.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
November 8, 2017
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Once again commissioner Fernando Rodriguez (you may better know him as FernNYC17 on our forums) steps up with a choice selection, this time the oft maligned Return of the Jedi. Often dismissed as derivative or childish when compared to A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back respectively, we have nothing but love for the climax of the story of Skywalker.  It’s got the best space battle, the best lightsabre battle, and the best puppets in all of Star Wars.  The Special Edition changes?  Not so muchLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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87 min
November 3, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen Thor: Ragnarok and let us be the millionth person to tell you that it is fun and colorful but there isn’t much else there. It asks some big questions about Thor, and Odin, and even the Hulk, but isn’t really interested in the answers. However, Cate Blanchett is clearly enjoying being a vampy big bad with a flair for irony and the dramatic, Jeff Goldblum is a delight as an eccentric gladiatorial slave owner. The premise and resolution are quite clever.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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22 min
October 31, 2017
Suburbicon (2017)
A.Ron and Cecily went to do a make up review of the Coen Brothers written, George Clooney directed film Suburbicon, and it’s not great, Bob. Cecily saw some interesting things with the social commentary and A.Ron is in agreement that the movie was good looking and well acted, but ultimately the movie is pointless, depressing, and disappointing.  We also discuss trailers like we do, but if you want to hear the full spoilers review of the film, you’ll have to be a Club Member.  Why not join today?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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13 min
October 24, 2017
Cinema Spooktacular 2017!
A.Ron and Cecily begin a tradition of discussing the scary movies they’ve been watching throughout the Halloween season! The first annual, “Cinema Spooktacular”!  No spoilers to scare any body off, we just talk about just how and what type of scary they are. This year’s crop of fresh indie horrors is courtesy Kimberly Dadds Buzzfeed article on 31 scary movies to watch during the month of October.   The list is below, and I’ve linked to Jim and A.Ron’s in depth review of Pontypool that we dLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
October 13, 2017
The Foreigner (2017)
A.Ron and Jim saw Jackie Chan’s return to action form in The Foreigner, a Taken-esque revenge film where a grieving father takes it upon himself to avenge the death of his beloved daughter at the hands of IRA bombers. It’s great looking, featuring great performances from both Chan and Brosnan, and Jackie hasn’t lost more than a step when it comes to the action, fearlessly throwing his 63 year old body all over the screen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
October 6, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Jim and A.Ron went to see Bladerunner 2049 tonight, what did they think? A.Ron thinks it’s amazing, absorbing, and needs multiple viewings to unravel all of it’s mysteries, while Jim thinks the same but wishes they’d cut about 20 minutes of Gosling walking down sidewalks and starring off into the distance.  And that’s probably fair, but then again a somewhat stately, almost glacial pace is kind of a Bladerunner hallmark, no?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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13 min
October 2, 2017
Batman Begins (2005)
Special thanks to Ethan and Allison for commissioning Batman Begins. This is a fantastic comic book movie that also happens to be a fantastic film in it’s own right.  We love the fusion of gritty realism with the strong emotional core and exploration of Bruce Wayne and his struggle to walk the narrow path between justice and vengeance.  Excellent casting, excellent performances, and while the third act perhaps leaves something to be desired in terms of spectacle, the movie holds up like a champ.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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82 min
September 29, 2017
American Made (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, American Made, and it’s pretty good! If you haven’t seen the past three seasons of Narcos or a “hey, it’s fun to watch charming people do really bad things until the third act when it all falls apart” kind of movie you might call it a great film.  But we’re about weary of the concept and wary of the “based on a true story” nature of the film.  But it’s pretty good.  And Jesse Plemmons reprises his role as “Fat Damon” from FaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
September 28, 2017
IT (2017)
A.Ron and Cecily file a belated report on the smash hit horror movie based on the best selling Stephen King novel of the same name, “IT”. Please enjoy our spoiler free review, but if you want our spoiler filled complete analysis of the film, you’ll have to be a Club Bald Move member!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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10 min
September 25, 2017
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Special thanks to Steven Sprague, celts77, Laura Hamilton, ztziemke, and Don C for commissioning this podcast, on the 1992 Quintin Tarantino crime drama, Reservoir Dogs. We discuss the writing, the performances, our opinions on the true meaning of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”, the insights QT has on crime and society, and debate it’s place in the Tarantino pantheon.  Thanks again to all of our commissioners, we couldn’t do it without you!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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64 min
September 22, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
We saw Kingsman: The Golden Circle tonight, and pronounce it stupid, but fun. Maybe ever so slightly less stupid than the first one, but also maybe not reaching quite the dizzying heights of crazy either.  But everyone in the movie looked like they were in on the joke and having the time of their lives, which helps tremendously. Everyone looks like a million bucks, the stunts are awesome and entertaining, and there are great cameos and dare we say smart payoffs to stupid jokes from the previous film.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
September 15, 2017
Mother! (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen Darren Aronofsky’s newest film, Mother!, and A.Ron hates it while Jim isn’t sure. But it’s rated 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, so don’t let us put you off it.  It’s a piece of art, and it makes you feel things, that’s for sure.  Oh, by the way, if it hasn’t been clear, me — that is to say, A.Ron — is the guy who writes all of these little stub articles that no one reads and I’m still kind of angry and raw that I sat through this film, so I’m going to see myself oLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
August 4, 2017
The Dark Tower (2017)
We have seen The Dark Tower, being the latest attempt to adapt the works of Stephen King to the big screen. How did it fair?  Well… Neither of us have read the novel series that the movie is based on, which seemed to be a plus, because I think we liked it more than most, certainly more than die hard Tower fans.  Idris Elba is very good, looks the business as the Gunslinger, and has excellent chemistry with the young boy who holds the fate of multiple worlds in his hands, while Matthew McConnoghey iLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
July 28, 2017
Atomic Blonde (2017)
We saw Atomic Blonde tonight, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. We give universal praise to the action and the stars for delivering great performances and believable stunt work.  The visual flair of the movie is incredible too.  But, we’re just not sure about the plot.  We might be having a slow night, but we’re not sure everyone’s motivations and spy stuff work out.  And, I’m at least a little bummed that this movie was more gritty and introspective than the fun romp I was expectinLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
July 21, 2017
Dunkirk (2017)
We’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s new film, the war epic Dunkirk, and found it hard to immediately react to. It’s a very visceral, claustrophobic, unflinching, and moving film, epic in scale, but equally effective in zooming in to focus on a small number of actual human beings to focus on and care about.  It offers views of the best and worst of humanity, and constantly dares you to both judge and empathize with the men dealing death and narrowly avoiding it.  Another fantastic film from Nolan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
July 13, 2017
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Special thanks to Steven S. and Mozbeet for commissioning one of my favorite films, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, based on the Patrick O’Brian series that are my very favorite books of all time. Thank god Jim thinks it’s awesome too, or there might have been bloodshed.  We discuss the film’s historicity and verisimilitude, the unique relationship between Captain Jack and Doctor Maturin, life aboard an 19th century Man o’ War, and I make a pitch for reading the original novels.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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96 min
July 7, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Hello, true believers! We have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, and we pronounce it good. It’s kind of amazing how Marvel seems incapable of making anything less than a top level comic book film, and do enough with casting, set piece design, and slight tweaks to their formula to have even cynics like Jim wanting more.  Like I said, it’s amazing.  Spectacular, even.  We talk briefly about the greatness of the film in a non-spoiler way and then get down and dirty with Mr. Parker in the spoiler sectionLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
June 28, 2017
Baby Driver (2017)
We got to see Edgar Wright’s newest action/comedy/musical, Baby Driver. And it’s glorious.  Jim calls it the most entertaining movie of the year. I was blown away by the nerdy charm and magnetism of Ansel Elgort as the titular Baby.  He’s the perfect young Harrison Ford.  I can’t believe they apparently cast someone who can’t act in the upcoming Han Solo movie, but what are you going to do?  See this movie, and imagine if Ansel were cast instead of some forgettable male lead in YOUR favoLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
June 15, 2017
Shutter Island (2010)
For this week’s commissioned podcast we got to watch one of the many great collaborations between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, the 2010 psychological thriller, Shutter Island. While neither of us think this movie cracks the top 5 of either gentlemen’s work, it is an effective film with a pretty good twist, and features a solid Leo performance that drifts into “great” territory later in the film, and has great supporting performances in Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, among maLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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48 min
June 9, 2017
The Mummy (2017)
Jim and A.Ron checked out the summer action/horror/Tom Cruise vehicle, The Mummy. A.Ron thinks it’s dumb, but fun, and draws comparisons to Stargate, American Werewolf in London, Hellboy, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  Jim thinks it has the kind of fun, swashbuckling, scoundrel flavor found in the Uncharted video game series.  So is it a successful start to Universal’s ambitious interconnected monster saga, Dark Universe?  We’ll have to see how much money it makes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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15 min
June 5, 2017
The Fugitive (1993)
Special thanks to DrKen for commissioning this 90's thriller, The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford as a doctor wrongfully accused of the murder of his wife evading the dogged pursuit of Tommy Lee Jones as U.S. Marshal. This is one of the tightest films you’ll ever see, effortlessly moving from one set piece to another, drawing strength and vitality from the charisma and presence of it’s two stars. We have fond memories of this film from our youth, and we found it held up like Ford’s Finger ‘O DooLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
June 2, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017)
Hey everybody! DC has made a good post-Nolan superhero movie!   Wonder Woman isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but Patty Jenkins directs Gal Gadot as a powerful avenging war goddess striding across the battlefield, but instills the heroine with enough human-scaled heart to keep us emotionally engaged. The film looks and sounds great, and Chris Pine is very good as a gender-bent damsel in various distress.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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13 min
May 28, 2017
American Gangster (2007)
Thanks to our commissioner Josh “Anubus21” from Saxapahaw, NC. Josh selected American Gangster, the 2007 crime drama starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.  Jim and I had never seen it, but it immediately fit right beside other greats like Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, and Scarface in the pantheon of films about the criminal underworld.  It’s a great looking, well written, and extraordinarily acted film, that touches on a lot of Bald Move hot buttons of racism, crime, drugs, and $50k Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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62 min
May 19, 2017
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen Alien: Covenant, and declare it to be gorgeous, ambitious, and filled to the brim lofty ideas, but that it’s also really, really stupid. Which is a shame, since that’s a flaw that mired it’s predecessor, Prometheus.  Ridley Scott still knows how to shoot a film, no doubt, but has he forgotten how to put smart, sharply defined characters in peril without them being the dumbest, pettiest, most one dimensional humans alive?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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10 min
May 5, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
We’ve seen Marvel’s latest installment, Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we think it’s pretty great. Some debate can be had about whether it’s as “good” as the first one, but at the end of the day it’s a really good comic book movie. It’s fun, it’s colorful, it’s imaginative, it has the necessary emotional weight to make you connect to the characters and plot, it’s impeccably cast with tons of surprise guest spots, and, perhaps most importantly, it’s funny as hell.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
May 1, 2017
Jackie Brown (1997)
Special thanks to all our community commissioners for this podcast. It's for the 1997 Quentin Tarantino movie Jackie Brown, which is based on the classic Elmore Leonard novel, Rum Punch.  Awfully good bones to build a movie on, then you add an amazing cast and filter it through a restrained Tarantino lens, and you get something pretty magical that was beyond what Jim and I were expecting.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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65 min
April 28, 2017
The Circle (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the future, and it is The Circle, and we’re not sure if it’s good. This movie, or the future.  They’re both kind of a mess.  While extremely well cast and for the most part acted, the basic plot is caught between a cautionary tale, a psychological thriller, and a Young Adult novel, and doesn’t manage to pull any facet off well.  But it is legitimately thought provoking.  You’ll find the spoiler section for this movie to be positively chocked full of provoked thoughLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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15 min
April 24, 2017
The Wicker Man (2006)
Thanks to David Pavlicko and the ProjectorPeople.com for commissioning this very “special” movie, the Nicolas Cage remake of The Wicker Man. This movie is perhaps the epitome of the genre of “crazy ass Nick Cage movies”.  It makes no sense, it gives Mr. Cage an excuse to act progressively more and more insane, leading up to the incredible third act which sees him reduced to screaming at Maximum Cage levels, while, for example, having thousands of bees poured down his throat.  It’s breathtakLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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67 min
April 18, 2017
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Jim and A.Ron loved the hell out of The Fate of the Furious, the eight installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. Great characters, great dialog, great action set pieces, fairly plausible and coherent plot (as far as these things go), and some just hilarious, Three Stooges type slapstick action comedy courtesy The Rock and Jason Statham. You either love these movies or have long since outgrown them, but for the people who can tune in to these kinds of demented frequencies, it’s top notch entertaiLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
April 13, 2017
Aliens (1986)
Multiple-commissioner Josh from Saxapahaw, NC is back with another goodie, James Cameron’s take on the Aliens franchise. One of the all time great sci-fi action movies, it supplies nearly non stop action with a sturdy heroine to build around, lots of colorful characters to die, implacable, terrifying antagonists, and impressive effect and design work.  Plus, we eulogize the late, great, Bill “Tons of Peace” Paxton.  Thanks again, Josh, this was a lot of fun!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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87 min
April 4, 2017
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Jim and A.Ron are surprisingly underwhelmed by the live action version of the classic sci-fi anime, Ghost in the Shell. Unimpressive from a philosophic and even action standpoint, both it’s ideas and stunts seemed largely tired and less alive than the half human half robot protagonist of the movie.  The cast and crew give it a valiant try, but ultimately the slavish devotion to the source material is a millstone around the film’s neck that it can never quite shrug off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
March 28, 2017
There Will Be Blood (2007)
This Bald Movie Commissioned Podcast is for Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. It was made possible by the following people, who pooled their funds together to make this community commission possible.  Special thanks to Elina V., Ryan Q., Mike M., BritBandicoot, Dcaine68, Latent K, TheWilliam85, Jaimie T., Alex M, Geraud DeL, Dmkolls, and Dplowery.  With that said, this movie is incredible.  The acting is on another level, the visuals are gorgeous, the story imminently watchable. If you've seen the movie, you know how incredibly intimidating drinking milkshakes can be, and if you haven't, you'll soon find out.Thanks again to our commissioners!  We couldn't do it without you!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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93 min
March 10, 2017
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the majestic Kong: Skull Island, and are... not underwhelmed. Not overwhelmed, certainly.  I'd say we were properly whelmed.  This is an expensive, state of the art monster movie, and delivers the goods that you were expecting.  Unfortunately, 90% of its best moments are captured perfectly by the movie's trailer, which is a shame, and maybe we shouldn't judge it for that, but there it is.  We also break down a few trailers for upcoming movies as is our wont, but if you want to hear Kong-sized spoilers about Skull Crawlers and giant Stick Bugs, you're going to have to be a Club Bald Move member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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12 min
March 3, 2017
Logan (2017)
Jim and A.Ron are very impressed with the swan song for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in Logan. It's a great film, nevermind a great comic book movie, drawing on our long history with the tortured Wolverine and Patrick Stewart's equally iconic Charles Xavier to generate real emotion as these men struggle at the end of their days.  They're both resigned to run away from a world where mutants are a dying species until a young girl with very Loganish gifts is dropped on their doorstep, alone and need of guidance and protection.  What follows is gritty, unbelievably violent, and undeniably touching.  A fitting final tribute for one of the hardest working men in the comic book movie biz.  Enjoy our spoiler free review and discussion of upcoming movies on the house, but if you want to hear our spoiler filled review and thoughts on the movie, you're going to have to be a Club Member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
February 28, 2017
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Josh Wilson from North Carolina has commissioned yet another movie! This time he selected the psychedelic and family friendly (?!) 1971 Gene Wilder classic, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."  What's going on with Charlie's grandparents?  Is his grandpa a coke fiend?  Do the Umpa Lumpa have free will?  Why is chewing gum considered a personal flaw?  Why does Charlie get a free pass for stealing fizzy lifting drinks?  And what business does Quaker Oats have making movies, anyway?  All this and much more are considered.Thanks again, Josh!  If you'd like to commission your very own podcast, it's easy!  Just check out our shop for all the information.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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49 min
February 22, 2017
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Sean Ray is back with the second half of his two part Insidiousseries, this time for Insidious: Chapter 2. Once again James Wan helms another scary story starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, with a bigger budget, a clever plot that builds on everything from the first installment, to deliver arguably a more frightening experience with even more emotional heart.Thanks again Sean!  If you'd like to commission your very own podcast, check out our store!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 min
February 21, 2017
Insidious (2010)
Special thanks once again to Sean Ray (veteran commissioner of Blood Simple) for having uscheck out an early effort by horror master James Wan (The Conjuring), 2010's Insidious. Starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, Insidious delivers some solid scares on a serious budget, reportedly just $1.5 million. This is the first of a two part commissioned podcast series.  Next, we will consider the sequel, Insidious 2, and compare and contrast the two.Thanks again Sean!  If you'd like to commission your very own podcast, check out our store!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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52 min
February 17, 2017
A Cure for Wellness (2017)
A.Ron and Jim saw A Cure for Wellness, the ambitious but ultimately flawed psychological horror film by Gore Verbinski. It's got a lot of things going for it; a spectacular and committed cast (Mia Goth, Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs), great visuals, disturbing imagery galore, yet manages to build very little suspense and ultimately leads up to exactly what you think it will 30 minutes into the film.  Which is a problem because you still have two hours of movie left.  Ultimately, we can't recommend this film, although we think it was a worthy film making attempt.  After discussing our brief non-spoiler thoughts on the movie, we discuss the trailers we saw before the feature, and then break down the twists of the film, such as they are, in the Club Bald Move exclusive spoiler section.  Want those spoilers?  Join the club!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
February 10, 2017
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Jim and A.Ron have seen John Wick: Chapter Two, and proclaim it "more of the same", and we mean that as a compliment. There's still some shaky plotting when the action dies down, but thankfully that only happens for five, maybe ten minutes tops and then it's back to headshots and stabbing galore.  This film's body count is astronomical, and if you can't find some sort of grim humor in Keanu butchering men and women like so much cattle, then this isn't the film for you.  But you probably already knew that.  Also!  We discuss trailers for upcoming films, then get super spoilery about Mr. Wick, but that's an exclusive feature for Club Members Only!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
February 6, 2017
Hell or High Water (2016)
Special thanks to Lindsey Blodgett, who commissioned this podcast by virtue of captaining her Bald Move Fantasy Football League team, "Vamonos Pests" to ultimate victory. She claims a podcast for 2016's Hell or High Water, as her prize. A modern western about bankers robbing the poor of their land and property rights, Hell stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster as outlaws who plan to rob the banks back.  They are opposed by Texas lawman Jeff Bridges, who dusted off his Rooster Cogburn character from True Grit to tell this minimalist morality play with some surprising emotional depths.  This film is a real showcase for the actors involved, and the performances and dialog are Hell's foremost charm; it was written by Taylor Sherridan fresh off his WGA win for Sicario.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 min
February 1, 2017
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Congratulations to Nick Wilson, winner of one of two official "Bald Move Fantasy Football Leagues" that our forums play host to. His grand prize was a commissioned podcast, which we are pleased to present during Superbowl week.  Nick picked a real crowd pleaser, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  Featuring ground breaking special effects, a sci-fi plot that doesn't give two craps about causality, and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the height of his powers, the movie delivers the action goods, and then some.  We discuss time travel, great movie villains, where this movie stacks up in the pantheon of sequels, and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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96 min
January 27, 2017
Gold (2017)
Jim and A.Ron give their thoughts on a terrible, no good, boring film starring Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard, Édgar Ramírez and directed by Stephen Gaghan; Gold. It's the definition of a mediocre film that half-asses themes that much better films have done very recently, including The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, and The Big Short. We also discuss the upcoming lineup of first run Bald Movies, before getting to the Club only spoiler section.  See you in a few weeks for John Wick 2!Spoiler-Free Review: 00:00Trailers: 06:50Spoilers: 16:28Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
January 24, 2017
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Special thanks to Josh "Anubus21" Wilson for the conclusion of his three podcast trilogy (previously Screamers and PCU), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Arguably the greatest Trek film of all time, and featuring the unquestionably greatest Trek movie villain, Wrath holds up like a champ.  Featuring terrifying ear worms, a broad range of quality Shatnerian acting, Chekov screaming, and Ricardo Montalbán's impressive old man chest, we try to look at the film through both critical and nostalgic lenses.Thanks again Josh for your extremely generous support and extremely variable taste in movies!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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76 min
January 18, 2017
The Dark Knight (2008)
Special thanks to a bunch of Aron's gaming buddies, namely Hobbsam, CLUSTER_F, SheIsGeeky, TONYDETH, Jormagund, and Meatplow77 for coming together to commission perhaps the greatest superhero movie of all time, Batman: The Dark Knight. Featuring a Heath Ledger performance that won him a posthumous Oscar, this film has a unique blend of superb writing and direction, dazzling action, well grounded performance, and just enough heart to make it a modern classic.  Jim and A.Ron talk about the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy in general, and the Batman himself before lavishing praise upon the film, and of course, poking around for the few problems the film has.Thanks again to Hobbsam, CLUSTER_F, SheIsGeeky, TONYDETH, Jormagund, and Meatplow77 not only for throwing some cash our way, but on a personal note, for being great friends who've drug me through every Destiny raid to date.  Thanks!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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90 min
January 13, 2017
PCU (1994)
Special thanks to Josh "anubus21" Wilson again for yet another commission (he also is responsible for the recent Screamers), this time he decided to troll us by making us watch the terrible "Jeremy Piven goes to college" movie, PCU. We figured it was only fair to troll him back by tearing the movie a new one.  We don't think the movie is particularly funny, it's message is bad, and it's full of unlikable characters with murky motivations and goals beyond throwing the ultimate rager and wishing minorities and vegetarians would just, you know, chill already.  Its lone bright spot is that mid-movie, George Clinton personally pilots the Mothership as he drops a righteous funk bomb on the film, but even ordinance that powerful couldn't stop the monstrous Piven.All in all, a fairly successful troll all around. Thanks for your support, Josh, and... enjoy?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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63 min
January 6, 2017
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Jason decided to tag his wife Aime back for the movies (Transformers, Toxic Avenger) she'd commissioned for him over Christmas, by having us chat about her personal favorite movie, Oliver Stone's 1994 film, Natural Born Killers. We found this movie to be wonderfully cast (Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, among others) and fully insane in it's direction, visuals, editing, and message, and thus spent about half our time talking about the film itself, and the other half pondering the human condition.  Jason, Aime, hope you two crazy love birds enjoy this commission, and if either of you start talking about being the god of your world, back out of the room slowly.  Make no sudden movements.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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85 min
January 3, 2017
Father/son Rogue One, SW: Holiday Special, Moana!
A.Ron's son Mine Dragon swung by the studio over the holiday break to record his thoughts on Star Wars: Rogue One, the infamous "Holiday Special" (00:09:20), and Disney's latest CGI masterpiece, Moana. Enjoy!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
December 24, 2016
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
Merry Christmas, Jason Miller! Your wife, Aime thought it would be a nice present to commission you a pair of podcasts to open beneath the tree.  This is one of them, 1984's cult horror classic, "The Toxic Avenger".  Directed by Michael Herz and "starring" Mitch Cohen, Mark Torgl, Andree Maranda, it's a work of pure cinematic insanity of over the top and cheaply filmed gore, sex, violence, and sexual violence.  We discuss Troma films in general, pollution, dick punching, and much more as we attempt to review a movie that defies criticism.We hope you enjoyed your presents, Jason, and thanks again to Aime for commissioning them!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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52 min
December 24, 2016
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Amee Miller commissioned Transformers the Movie as a Christmas present for her beloved husband Jason.  Featuring the voice talents of Leonard Nimoy, Orsen Wells, Petter Cullen, and Scatman Crothers, the movie certainly lives up to it's billing as "beyond your wildest imagination."  For example, I'd never imagine an underwater chase scene involving muscle cars, mentally challenged dinosaur robots leading a populist revolt against injustice, a microscope being used as a telescope, or Weird Al Yankovic's "Dare to Be Stupid" being used in an all-robot dance number.  Maybe my imagination is broken or something.Anyway, hope you enjoyed your first Christmas present, Jason!  Thanks to Amee for commissioning it, and a very Merry Christmas to you both.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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67 min
December 16, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Jim and A.Ron just got back from seeing a little film called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and are actually kind of divided in their opinion of the film. A.Ron hails it as the best Star Wars this side of Empire, while Jim maintains that it just didn't feel like Star Wars enough for him.  Both agree that it is a darker, more mature look into the universe that's more known for it's light-hearted swashbuckling space stories than grittier, grimmer looks at the horrors of war.  Please enjoy our spoiler-free review and preview of upcoming movies, but if you want to hear us talk at length about our praise and problems for the film, you'll have to be a Club Bald Move member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
November 30, 2016
Screamers (1995)
Special thanks to Josh Wilson who commissioned the 1995 cult sci-fi movie, "Screamers". Starring Peter "Robocop" Weller, it works as both a goofy b-grade science fiction flick and a semi-serious work based on a short story by no less than Phillip K. Dick.  It punches well above it's weight in terms of concept, set, and costume design, but then surrounds Weller with below replacement value actors such as "Poor Man's Bill Paxton" and "Homeless Man's Val Kilmer" with mixed results.  Still, it managed to provide both laughs and scares, and we feel we enjoyed it in the spirit it was intended.If you'd like to commission your very own movie, head on over to our shop for all the details on how to make it happen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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69 min
November 23, 2016
The Voices (2014)
Julie Webster of "Teeth" commissioning fame/infamy is back again with another movie to bend our noodles. This one a criminally overlooked Ryan Reynolds movie, "The Voices".  Under the direction of Academy Award winner Marjane Satrapi, and joined by co-star Anna Kendrick, Reynolds really comes out swinging as a poorly understood young man with non-existant social skills just trying to find happiness in life.  Unfortunately, for reasons both nature and nurture, his search is in vain, and the movie spirals down an ever increasing dark path.  An impressive movie, and one worth watching if you don't think Ryan Reynolds is capable of any kind of nuanced, interesting work.  Just be warned, this movie is pitch black, and very uncomfortable in places.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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56 min
November 18, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
A.Ron, Cecily, and Mine Dragon checked out the latest installment in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Reactions were a bit mixed, with A.Ron appreciating the humor and whimsy, but ultimately left cold and confused, while the other two HP fans were of the opinion that it felt like a genuine and fitting piece of Potter-style lore.  Please enjoy our spoiler free review of the movie and discussion of upcoming trailers, but if you want the fully leaded Spoiler edition, you'll have to be a Club Member!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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22 min
November 16, 2016
Point Break (1991)
Our buddies over at the Nattercast, lead by fearless hosts Jason and Sion decided to commission an action movie classic, 1991's Point Break. Starring Keanu Reaves, Gary Busey, and Patrick Swayze, and directed by Katheryn Bigelow, Point Break offers up an uncompromising look into the savage beating heart that is the suburban surfer gangster, brought into sharp relief against the rural football FBI agent, its natural foe.  We thrill to the spectacular work capturing the thrilling surf and sky stunts, laugh at the acting and dialog, and are stunned at the effectiveness of a rubber Ronald Reagan mask when deployed for mayhem.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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51 min
November 11, 2016
Arrival (2016)
Jim and A.Ron went to see Arrival, starring Amy Addams, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve tonight. This is a very hard science fiction story that is told in a very slow, deliberate, and quiet way that might be off putting or tiresome to some.  However it contains surprising depth, fascinating ideas, and a powerful emotional payload to those with sufficient patience and interest.  Enjoy the spoiler free review and discussion of upcoming movies, but if you want to hear the full cosmic spoiler-filled thoughts you'll have to be a Club Bald Move Member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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23 min
November 9, 2016
Blood Simple (1984)
Sean Ray commissioned one of his favorite movies, the Coen Brothers' 1984 directorial debut, Blood Simple. Starring Coen favorite Frances McDormand, it's an interesting look into the prehistorical fossil Coen record.  So many shots and themes established in this first film go on to make up the DNA of their later works.  You'll see Fargo, Miller's Crossing, No Country for Old Men, and even a few dashes of Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski in this film.  Having said that, there is a whole helluva lot of 1980's film making and first time directing on display as well.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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52 min
November 4, 2016
Doctor Strange (2016)
Who can stop Marvel Studios' continued run of Box Office Domination? Apparently not even the forces of the negaverse or whatever the hell Doctor Strange was fighting in this movie, because A.Ron and Jim (yes, even Jim!) ate it up and saw it in two packed houses this evening.  Full to bursting with imaginative ideas and visuals that must be seen to be believed, and even then just barely, Doctor Strange is just relentlessly cool and fun.  Benedict Cumberbatch leads a team of A-list Hollywood talent using all of their considerable powers to make you believe this world that is full of crazy baloney ideas and imagery is rock solid and every bit as realized as the real world.  If you have even a passing interest in comic book movies or just want to see what the new state of the art in terms of effects work is, go see it on the biggest screen you can find.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
November 2, 2016
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Fernando Rodriguez is back for another commission! This time he selected 1998's What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Annabella Sciorra.  Directed by Vincent Ward, and based on a story by Richard Matheson, the movie features an incredible vision of what the afterlife may be like, as it follows a family struck again and again by sudden tragedy.  Oh, and we debate spirituality and our thoughts on death.  One of us cried during our watch.  You'll never guess which!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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69 min
October 5, 2016
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Eric Cunanan commissioned us to watch the classic 1992 drama, Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by James Foley and based on the stage play by David Mamet. If megawatt star power (Al Pacino, Jack Lemon, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin among others), crisp, lyrical, profane dialog, and meditations on the death of the American Dream sound like something you're into, you should give this movie a shot if you haven't already.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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82 min
September 28, 2016
Primer (2004)
The string of solid commissioned hits is in full string with one of Jim's favorite movies and A.Ron's soon-to-be favorite, Primer. If you're into noodly time travel plots and engineers talking in fits and starts about really technical stuff like we are, you'll probably love this one.  Thanks to Mike Jacyna for his excellent taste in commissions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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62 min
September 23, 2016
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
What do you get when you take the classic Western remake of a Japanese film about honor, courage, and justice,then add modern film making magic, plus Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Ethan Hawke to the mix?  A sum that is less than it's parts, that's what.   Enjoy our spoiler-free review of the movie and a discussion of upcoming movies and trailers on the house, but if you want to listen to us crack wise on D'Onofrio and Hawke's accents, you'll have to be a Club Member to gain access to our full spoiler podcast.  Why not join today?  It's quick, easy, and helps support our independent podcasts!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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16 min
September 21, 2016
Pontypool (2008)
Josh Black stepped forth to commission the mind blowing 2008 film, Pontypool. Starring the very underrated  Stephen McHattie, and directed by veteran cult filmmaker Bruce McDonald, Pontypool is set in a small Canadian town where a humbled former shock jock takes on the job of talking about the sleepy local news in the wee hours of the morning.  And then something big happens.  I really can't tell you more without spoiling a great film that should be seen by a lot of people, and right now you can see it streaming from among other places, Netflix, so I encourage you to give it a whirl before listening to this podcast.  Things get crazy and "deep" in the way things sometimes do on these podcasts.  Do not translate this message.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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98 min
September 16, 2016
Snowden (2016)
This week's First Run Bald Movie is Snowden, an Oliver Stone movie about famous/infamous NSA whistleblower/traitor/hero Edward Snowden. We don't think this is the movie that will change anyone's minds about the matter, but we do think the topic of privacy, if not Snowden himself, is vital for discussion, and the film is a food springboard for just that. But, does any of this even matter, will any of it make a difference? Enjoy our spoiler free review on us, or join Club Bald Move for a more in depth, wide ranging, and somber discussion of freedom, liberty, and privacy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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28 min
September 15, 2016
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Jim and A.Ron tackle yet another community podcast commission, this time for the David Lynch movie, "Mulholland Drive". Things get weird as we experience every human emotion possible and struggle to figure out what the hell just happened.  Just know that this podcast is not meant to be interpreted literally, but to be emotionally intuited experientially.Special thanks to the crew who combined their wallets, Captain Planet style, and summoned this podcast;  Anthony B, Mike T, Davey Mac, Ryan Q, Rachael H, galicia73, Fidoz,Jefferson B, hellogoodbye9, cocoa2mc, Martin K , Michael T, Joby M, and Walker W.  Thanks guys and gals, we couldn't do it without you!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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73 min
September 12, 2016
Falling Down (1993)
Special thanks to Ruben from Boston who selected the 1993 Joel Schumacher drama/thriller/anger-porno "Falling Down" as the subject of this podcast. And it got us thinking a lot about where we were when we first saw this movie, and where we're at now, how this film fits into the pantheon of well made, highly regarded films, how it's aged, and what its meanings are.  Plus, we do a bonus retrospective of the strange career of wild excess that is Joel Schumacher.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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70 min
September 9, 2016
Sully (2016)
It's rare that a disaster movie comes out that isn't completely over wrought, or sensationalized, much less one that is wholly positive and uplifting, but Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks at his Tom Hanksiest, is just such a movie. Even our podcast's automatic pilot system, Jim Jones, was occasionally moved by the gritty depiction of everyday heroism that can not only save 155 souls, but unite a country in a sense of admiration, gratitude, and good will. Plus, we talk crap about new trailers and the unruly elderly audience we enjoyed this film with.  Enjoy our spoiler-free review of the movie and trailers, and if you're a Club Bald Move Member, our complete spoiler filled coverage.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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22 min
August 5, 2016
Suicide Squad (2016)
Jim and A.Ron saw the latest installment of DC's attempt at bootstrapping a mega-billions interconnected super hero franchise, "Suicide Squad". As an answer  to question of who you gonna call when an Evil Superman ever comes calling, we don't think it makes much sense, but we're a bit more divided on the questions of "is it fun?" and "is it entertaining?"Please enjoy our spoiler free review of the movie, and consideration of the trailers for "Wonder Woman", "The Great Wall", "Dunkirk", and "The Magnificent Seven", but if you want to hear our full spoiler filled thoughts on "Suicide Squad", you're going to have to be a Club Bald Move Member.  Why not join today?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
July 29, 2016
Jason Bourne (2016)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the latest film in Matt Damon's action spy thriller franchise, Jason Bourne, and find it reasonably Bourney, but missing a lot of the improvisational, desperate charm of the earlier installments, and missing a lot of its heart. Please enjoy our spoiler free review of the movie and discussion of the trailers we saw for upcoming fall releases, but if you want to hear our detailed spoiler-filled take on the movie, you'll have to be a Club Bald Move Member!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
July 22, 2016
Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Jim's on vacation, so filling in his spot is Cecily, A.Ron's co-host on the American Horror Story Podcast, True Blood Authority, Penny Earful, and life. A.Ron approaches the film from the perspective of a life long Trek fan, Cecily approaches it more from the casual fan perspective, but both are in agreement that this installment of Trek can best be described as "mediocre".  The parts of it that work, really do work, as the effects are top notch and the cast continues to nail their homages to classic Trek characters.  It's just that every single other aspect of the film is either generic or poorly executed.  Enjoy our spoiler free review, but if you want to hear the full podcast, you'll have to be a Club Bald Move Member.  See you next week for Jason Bourne! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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20 min
July 15, 2016
Ghostbusters (2016)
A.Ron and Jim review the disgusting, ill-conceived, disgraceful actually quite delightful addition to the Ghostbusters franchise featuring a cast of stellar funny women in Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Melissa McCarthy. The movie delivered solid action and laughs, a few gut busters, inspired performances by a lot of cameo actors who are clearly having a great time, and the correct and satisfying amount of respect and homages to the classic cast, including several nods to the late great Harold Ramis. So, to the dudes that hated on this film from the jump for no other reason than the fact that women had the temerity to re-make it, I got two words for you: Suck it!Enjoy our spoiler free review of the movie and discussion of upcoming films on the house, but if you want to hear our complete, spoiler filled take, you're going to have to be a Club Bald Move Member.  Why not join today?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
July 15, 2016
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Special thanks to the intrepid crew of Bald Move Commissioners who banded together to make this podcast happen; Keith Alejandro, Jen, Alex M, Matt DeRemer, Stephen, mydeardeadly, Andy G, Jefferson B, cocoa2mc, Gary Turco, Jasmyn P, Andrew K, Conner B, Martin K, and Geoffrey Bowser. Possibly the deepest commissioned roster we've had so far.  And they had us review one of the greatest of the Coen Brothers productions, 2007's No Country for Old Men.What can we say? This movie is as beautiful, dark, and epic a Western as you could ask for.  With an all star cast including Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, and Javier Bardem, amazing source material from Cormac McCarthy, and stunning Texas scenery lovingly captured on film, it's easy to just let the movie and it's themes of fate and mortality sneak up and wash over you.  Thanks a bunch for the commission, guys and gals, it was a pleasure.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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86 min
July 7, 2016
Seven (1995)
Special thanks to our community commissioners Fernando Rodriguez, Flash Gordon, Jefferson B, Katie Gutierrez, cocoa2mc, pooljedi, Martin K, shockg11, Keith Alejandro, Ryan L, and jmyjnstn67 for coming together and making this podcast on the 1995 David Fincher helmed "Seven" possible. Neither Jim nor I had seen this movie in it's entirety, though some of us were more spoiled than others.  We were surprised at how well the movie held up and managed to entertain despite the various exposure to spoilers.  We discuss the film, it's message, our own bleak/positive worldviews, and much more.Thanks again to our merry band of commissioners, we couldn't do Bald Move without your support!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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84 min
June 24, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the latest potential summer blockbuster; Independence Day: Resurgence, and found it roughly as dumb as it's predecessor but minus quite a bit of the humor, charm, and charisma of the original. Please enjoy our spoiler-free review of the movie and our discussion of the new trailers we saw preceding it, but if you want our no holds barred spoiler take, you'll have to be a Club Bald Move member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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14 min
June 10, 2016
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
A.Ron and Jim saw The Conjuring 2 tonight, and thought it had some solid thrills and chills. We give our overall impressions and review up front, then discuss the many new trailers we saw before the film, before finally getting down and dirty in a no holds barred spoiler section. You'll have to be a Club Bald Move Member to get that part though, but for everyone else, enjoy the free review and trailer discussion!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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24 min
June 2, 2016
Magnolia (1999)
Special thanks to Lauren, Anne, and Rick who chipped in to commission this podcast on Magnolia for Alex Myers as a Christmas (!!!) present. Jim and I had never seen Magnolia, the Paul Thomas Anderson classic before now, and wow is it a doozy.  Starring greats such as William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, to name just a few, it involves a day in the life of a dozen or so characters on a collision course with fate and coincidence, and what they'll learn about themselves and each other along the way.  Fueled by raw emotion and melodrama, we were intrigued by the complex tale being woven before our eyes.  If you haven't seen it, check it out before we spoil it for you on this podcast, because it's an amazing film.Thanks again Lauren, Anne, and Rick!  We couldn't do it without you.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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93 min
May 27, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
It's that time again, time for Jim and A.Ron to review the latest comic book movie! This up is Bryan Singer's latest; X-Men Apocalypse.  The big problem with this film is that it's just an okay comic book film, and we just don't think that's good enough in a world where there's six multi-million dollar comic boom films per year, especially in a year with Deadpool and Captain America 3.  Your mileage may vary, depending on how big a comic book fan you are, in particular how big of an X-Men fan you are.  If you want to hear our review and discussion of upcoming films, please enjoy the free podcast, but if you want to hear our detailed spoiler thoughts on the highs and lows of X-Men, you'll have to be a Club Bald Move member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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27 min
May 26, 2016
Donnie Darko (2001)
Special thanks to Dr. Brandon Devito for once again commissioning another great movie for us to gab about, this time the amazingly deep 2001 sci-fi/noodle bender, "Donnie Darko". Or... is it that deep? Maybe it really is just totally straightforward, but so batcrap crazy you're just not prepared to deal with it's frankness?  In this podcast, we sort the Manipulated Dead from the Manipulated Living, as we try to get the Artifact back to the Tangent Universe before it's too late. We think.If none of this makes sense, you simply must check out this site, that contains detailed explanations of the movie as well as full text copies of the fictional "Philosophy of Time Travel" contained within the director's cut. Note: We watched the director's cut for this review of the movie. If you're asking me, I'd recommend watching the original version, then the director's cut, and if you find it fun try to puzzle it out because it's all there, and then hit the sites referenced above and see how you did.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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88 min
May 19, 2016
The Goonies (1985)
Special thanks to Fernando Rodriguez, who commissioned the 1985 classic kid's adventure movie, "The Goonies". Directed by Richard Donner with a script by Chris Columbus, this movie really brings us back to our child hood days, which leads to us spending time fondly reminiscing about the film and growing up, and of course obsessively picking nits and busting "The Goonies" balls.  Which of course, is our mothers' favorite part.  Stay tuned til the end as we invite a surprise guest to give their opinions as well!Thanks again, Fernando!  We couldn't do it without you.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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104 min
May 6, 2016
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Jim and A.Ron have seen Captain America: Civil War, and they really, really liked what they saw. It was fun, weighty, maybe a bit long with the usual seeming plot holes (which comic fans can probably fill), but nothing that comes close to threatening to stop the runaway hype train that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We give you a fairly detailed non-spoiler review, before considering the many highly entertaining trailers that ran up front, and then finally, getting around to our no holds barred spoiler section.  You'll have to be a Club member to get the spoiler take, and read on to find out how you can sign up!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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28 min
May 5, 2016
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Dr. Brandon Devito has commissioned us to watch the 1997 comedy/thriller mashup, "Grosse Pointe Blank", starring John Cusack and Minnie Driver. It tells the tale of a hitman with a troubled conscience, or maybe just a feeling of ennui that has him returning to his home town for his tenth high school reunion and coincidentally reuniting with his old sweetheart.  The action is surprisingly great, the sound track is fantastic, the fashion is decidedly 90's, and the tone is quirky and all over the place, but it only hit one of us in just the right place.Thanks again, Dr. Devito!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
April 28, 2016
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Special thanks to Dr. Ken for the gutsy call to have us do a commissioned podcast for a black and white 60's Western film, "The Man Show Shot Liberty Valance". Directed by the great John Ford, and starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, this movie is both insanely fun to watch and, believe it or not, serves as a great primer on American politics.  It might just be the tonic you need during an especially intense political season.  And I can't stress this enough, this film is crazy entertaining.  If you care at all about Westerns or classic Hollywood film-making, and haven't already, make the time to watch this film.Thanks again, Doc!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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93 min
April 21, 2016
Back to the Future (1985)
Special thanks goes to Alafia McMurty for commissioning a podcast on the 1985 sci-fi comedy classic, "Back to the Future". Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, we've seen this movie a million times and love every second.  Please enjoy the following mammoth podcast that covers nearly every aspect of the film, from the absurd to the poignant to the sublime.Thanks again, Alafia!  We had a blast watching this and making the resultant podcast.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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113 min
April 14, 2016
Zulu (1964)
Special thanks to Glenn Seubert for commissioning this podcast on the 1964 British film "Zulu". Directed by Cy Endfield and starring Stanley Baker and a very young Michael Caine, it depicts a fictionalized version of a real life stand off between 100 British soldiers and 4,000 Zulu warriors in the battle for South Africa.  The film is gorgeous in it's look and especially color palette, and the lead performances by Baker and Caine are interesting as two soldiers vying for power and making tough decisions under an extremely daunting challenge. We both cry out for more cultural and historical context for this film, and while Jim had problems with some aspects of the film being dated, I enjoyed it for the throw back to a classic age of cinema that it is.Thanks again, Glenn, we really appreciate your support and sharing a beloved classic with us.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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55 min
April 8, 2016
Hardcore Henry (2016)
The Russian import "Hardcore Henry", directed by Ilya Naishuller and starring Sharlto Copley and Haley Bennett, is either some brilliant, imaginative, humorous, over the top action flick, or it is an over-long, boring, tedious, graphic waste of time that may or may not make you physically ill. Or maybe it's both?  Jim and A.Ron debate the film's merits accordingly.  The spoiler free review and our takes on the trailers are free for everyone, but if you want our hardcore, spoiler filled in depth review you have to be a Club Member.If you're curious about the original horror short film that inspired this year's "Lights Out" full feature film, you can watch it here for free.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
March 31, 2016
The Man from Earth (2007)
Thanks go to Dan G, perhaps better known as the forum denizen DancesWithWookies, has selected the 2007 minimalist sci-fi/philosophic film "The Man from Earth" for his commissioned podcast. Directed by Richard Schenkman and written by the late Jerome Bixby, it asks us to entertain the idea of a 14,000 year old paleolithic man who has managed to adapt and survive to our modern day.  His winding tale through history may intrigue or infuriate you, depending on your appetite for detail or willingness to engage with the ideas and concepts of the film, and move beyond the limitations of it's budget and construction.   A.Ron thinks that if you find the film intriguing, you man enjoy Christopher Moore's "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff", which is a more lighthearted, yet deeper dive into one of the film's core theories.Thanks again for sharing your movie with us, Dan!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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76 min
March 25, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
We review Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We didn't like it.  If you did, I'm really happy for you, but I'd recommend skipping the podcast because we're going to sound like Lex Luthor explaining Greek history, which is to say utterly deranged and insane.  Enjoy our spoiler-free review and very brief discussion of the trailers we saw before tonight's main event, but if you want the whole spoiler-filled take down of DC's risible attempt to launch a multi-movie franchise, you'll need to join the Club.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
March 22, 2016
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Jude from New Zealand shows some homeland pride by selecting the incendiary Kiwi film from 1994, "Once Were Warriors", for her commissioned podcast pick. Directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Temuera Morrison and Rena Owen, it features a soul destroying portrait of life for a Maori family living in the slums of Auckland.  The picture pulls no punches, and yet manages to be thought provoking, sympathetic, and even uplifting and hopeful, assuming you calibrate your definition of "uplifting" and "hopeful" to David "The Wire" Simon settings.  We simply are blown away by the performances of everyone in this film, particularly Morrison who plays the extremely charismatic, extremely violent Jake "the Muss", and are intrigued by the examination of domestic violence, crime, and racial issues as seen through the very distinct lens of New Zealand.An excellent choice, that I am glad I got to see.  Good luck finding a copy of the film unfortunately.  It's out of print and not streaming anywhere we could find in the States, although I'm sure an enterprising individual can find a copy here and there.  Also I'm told it's currently streaming on Australian Netflix. Thanks again Jude, we're glad for your support.  If you'd like to find out how you can commission your very own podcast, stop by our Shop to consider your options.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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70 min
March 17, 2016
The Princess Bride (1987)
This was a long time coming. Jim has avoided seeing this movie for going on 30 years.  Today, he has no where to run, no where to hide.  He's locked in a steel cage match with "The Princess Bride", directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman.  Confronted by the beautiful faces of Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, the absurdist comedy of Miracle Max, how will he react to this crazy mashup of farce, swashbuckling, and heart?Special thanks to Zan from Melbourne, Barry C from the UK, Allicyn Wilde, Robot-K, Brian S, John H, Stefan G, Mark S, Denise T, Lesley W, Jay R, Ryan L, S Duncan, Geoffry B, pmmonnat, and WeezerWes for banding together and storming the castle.A few links of interest that were mentioned in the podcast...Cary Elwes interview on NPRAndre the Giant holding a beer canAndre the Giant with Arnold SchwartzeneggerAndre the Giant being a pimp...... again...... and one moreCary Elwes' behind the scenes book "As You Wish", also available in audiobookLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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72 min
March 11, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Jim and A.Ron took in the psychological thriller "10 Cloverfield Lane", and have a lot to say about the performances, the plot, and the trailers previewing movies we may or may not be interested in. The movie is directed by talented rookie Dan Trachtenberg, and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr, and is being called the "spiritual successor" to the original J.J. Abrams joint, "Cloverfield", whatever the hell that means. Everyone can enjoy the non-spoiler reviews, but you'll have to be a Club Bald Move member to hear the full podcast.  We'll be back in two weeks for the potential blockbuster/turd "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice"!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
March 9, 2016
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
This podcast was commissioned as a wedding gift from David Faggiani to his little brother Matt, to celebrate their life-long love affair with the 1981 John Landis horror/comedy "American Werewolf in London". We discuss the awesome practical effects of the movie, the fine line between comedy and absurdity the film walks, Nazi werewolves, the not-so-friendly people you meet in the English countryside, and much more.Congrats, Matt!  Hope you and David have fun in Germany!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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91 min
March 3, 2016
Cowspiracy (2014)
Special thanks to Adele McDonough who commissioned a podcast on the 2014 documentary film "Cowspiracy", available on Netflix and most other streaming services. Produced and directed by Kip Anderson, it alleges a vast conspiracy among big business, politicians, and even environmental special interests groups to bury the severe negative impact the consumption of meat has on our global climate and water supply.  Jim and A.Ron check the facts and try to answer some tough moral and ethical questions as we debate the facts, figures, and philosophy of where individual rights and personal choices come into conflict with the greater good and our duties to posterity.Thanks again Adele!  We appreciate your support!  If you'd like to find out how you can commission your very own podcast, please see our Bald Move Shop for full details!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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85 min
February 25, 2016
Firefly (2002)
In this community commissioned podcast, we discuss Joss Whedon's 2002 television series, "Firefly", which was sadly strangled in the crib by Fox, only to miraculously arise again in the form of a movie, where Whedon decided to put it down for good. We love the series so much that we watch the whole damn thing again, and the movie, and we have a lot of thoughts on the matter.  We hope you enjoy this super sized reminiscing of one of our favorite Sci-Fi series of all time.Special thanks goes out to all of our commissioners; Keith F, Ben S, Michael McB, Kristina M, Ballanor, Jonathan N, Driveshaft, Windysideofcare, Stuart G, Lee M, E.Rin P, Freddy C, Tyler Shumway, Jay R. and J. Johnson for banding together to make this podcast happen. Thanks for your support!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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123 min
February 17, 2016
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Mr. Justin “Hatorian” K. won a Bald Move fantasy football league, and this was his reward; the selection of the modern classic war movie, "Saving Private Ryan". Directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring every man in Hollywood (Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, Bryan Cranston, NATHAN FILLION, Paul Giamatti, among others), it's a pitiless look into the hell that is war.  It is also moving, heroic, complex tale of brotherhood, bravery, cowardice, and loss.  It's a powerful film that you really must see before partaking of the podcast, but if you've already stormed the beaches of Normandy with Capt. Miller and company, please enjoy the podcast.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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81 min
February 12, 2016
Deadpool (2016)
Jim and A.Ron saw the latest kinda-sorta-Marvel movie, "Deadpool", and found it defied their expectations. Rather pleasantly so.  What we were expecting is some kind of Dumpuary disaster, and what we got was a slick, action packed, very hard "R", very funny send up of the super hero genre.  If you like movies in the "Cranked" franchise, or the latest "Kingsmen" flick, you'll be right at home.  If you want our general thoughts and opinions, as well as what we're excited for in the "coming soon" trailers, you are welcome to help yourself, but we save the spoiler-filled deep dive for Bald Move Club members only!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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19 min
February 8, 2016
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Special thanks to Judd Blevins, who as a Marine has a special place in his heart for Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and thus pulled the metaphoric trigger on this commission. A tale of two movies if there ever was one, and featuring what A.Ron describes as a very "un-Kubrickian" structure and asthetic, they guys talk about life in the military, ethics and morality in times of war, season two of Serial Podcast, and probably ill-informed commentary on geopolitics.If you want to know more, you might want to check out "Born to Kill: The Hidden Meaning Behind Full Metal Jacket" on YouTube, and "The Jungian Thing: Duality in Full Metal Jacket", which is a discussion archived from a newsgroup between several notable creative and critical types.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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101 min
February 5, 2016
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
We've seen the latest Coen brother's film, "Hail, Caesar!", and it's really... something. Funny, but not hilarious, interesting but ultimately meaningless... or is it?  A crazy stew of singing and dancing and politics and religion and featuring more star power than the Milky Way, like most Coen films it will probably reward multiple views.  Check out our spoiler free mini-review, and if you're a Club member, stick around for a spoiler filled in depth discussion.Next week, we'll be back with our review of Deadpool!  See you then!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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18 min
February 2, 2016
The Shining (1980)
Jim and A.Ron check into the Overlook Hotel as we are compelled to podcast on the 1980 Stanley Kubrick psychological-horror masterpiece, "The Shining". Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall, it's an incredible combination of beautifully crafted shots, stunning and terrifying visuals and imagery, and Jack Nicholson's fully insane acting. There is so much to discuss; the film itself, our reactions, Stephen King's antagonism towards the film, the various theories and documentaries the film has spawned, subliminal messages and hidden meanings, and fine naked ladies with implausible afros.  All this and more is discussed, and we felt like we hardly scratched the surface.Thanks to Jenny of BrBaFaFe fame, Ryan Lamb, Martin_ORU, PityPity Pyla, Coral182, and Moreadgbowser1064 for pooling their funds together on this commissioned podcast.  If you'd like to find out how you can commission your very own podcast, check out the Bald Move shop.  Jim also offers this Michel Ciment interview with Stanley Kubrick as a link you might find of interest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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90 min
January 29, 2016
A Prophet (2009)
Special thanks to Frank Cantelmi for pulling the metaphoric trigger to commission a podcast on "A Prophet", a 2009 French film and Academy Award nominee directed by Jacques Audiard.  An intense, beautiful, absorbing look in how a hapless youth is pulled ever deeper into a world of violent crime, Jim and A.Ron compare it favorably to The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Scarface.  Yes, really.  Thanks again, Frank!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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52 min
January 25, 2016
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Hey, it's our first ever community commissioned podcast! Thanks to eight intrepid members of the Bald Move community for pitching in and making this podcast happen.  Pulp Fiction is a Tarantino classic, starring Sam Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman along with many others.  It's funny, it's violent, it's cool as hell, it is watchable as all hell, features a lot of interesting structural and visual details, and offers some of the all time best dialog ever.  We love this film, and we hope you all love the podcast.  If you want another Bald Move take, check out Eric and Levi's Direct podcast covering Pulp Fiction.Thanks to Tiffany C., Tvollmer89, Brittel23, Davedjhosu, Keith A., Lesleyj42, Coral182, and Moreadgbowser1064 for making this happen!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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89 min
January 15, 2016
The Fifth Element (1997)
Special thanks once again to Aaron Spaulding, who for his double commission feature selected the wonderful, weird, and fully preposterous Luc Besson joint "The Fifth Element", of which Jim and I are very familiar with. We delve into the depths of Jim's annoyance with Ruby, while A.Ron explains how he quit worrying and learned to love the Rodd, Besson's partly crazy, partly insightful look into life in the 24th century, and spend quite a bit of time analyzing the lead actors Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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53 min
January 12, 2016
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This commissioned podcast is brought to you by the generosity of one Aaron Spaulding, thank you! Aaron wanted us to check out the 1991 mystery/thriller, "The Silence of the Lambs", directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.  It's no surprise that we're mesmerized by Hopkin's performance of the chilling yet suave and charming Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and found the film offered some smart commentary on a female breaking into a male dominated space as well.  What might be to some surprise is Jim and A.Ron's relative unfamiliarity with the material, which led to some confusion in places. Hope you enjoy the podcast, I hear it pairs well with a nice Chianti.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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48 min
January 6, 2016
Teeth (2007)
Special thanks to podcast commissioner Julie Webster for pulling the trigger on the Mitchell Lichtenstein film, "Teeth", starring Jess Weixler. It is a frequently funny, sometimes creepy, yet often insightful look at the mythology behind vagina dentata, or "toothed vagina".  This movie has severed peen for days, ya'll. They guys spend the better part of an awkward hour discussing the film and related topics, hope you enjoy!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
December 25, 2015
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Merry Christmas everyone! Jim and I decided to give ourselves and you all a little gift. We're massive Godfather fans, BUT! In spite of, or maybe because of, this fact, we've never, ever seen The Godfather Part III. On one cold and blustery Ohio day last week, we remedied this situation, and recorded our reactions immediately following our first viewing. The result may be a surprise!Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all. May 2016 be bigger and better in every way!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
December 24, 2015
Fight Club (1999)
Merry Christmas to Daniel L. from Alyssa, David, and Ryan, who joined forced to commission this podcast on 1999's "Fight Club", directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. Fight Club is a dark and yet at times humorous look at the savage heart of mankind, and the guys have a lot of thoughts on it's ideas and philosophy, despite the constraints of talking about Fight Club while working within the film's first and second rule.Once again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Daniel, and good on Alyssa, David, and Ryan for making it all happen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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83 min
December 18, 2015
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Jim and A.Ron have seen the latest Star Wars, and declare it worthy of the name. Don't expect Empire Strikes Back, but if you set your navicomputer expectations somewhere in Return of the Jedi's neighborhood we think you'll have a good time. We give about five minutes of non spoiler review up front, but then get hardcore old school Star Wars nerd talk.  Meet us over in the forums if you want to talk about it!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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69 min
December 7, 2015
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Andrew "The Commissioner" Mount "strikes" again from his hidden rebel base, this time forcing us to watch Episode V of the Star Wars saga, "The Empire Strikes Back." Which, incidentally, depending on the age of the A.Ron you ask, is either his favoritist movie of all time, or top three.  Either way, it's a treat.  Once again, Jim and I try to sort through our childhood and adult memories of this holiest of trilogies to give it the treatment it deserves. If you missed in the first time, or would like to listen again, you can check out our coverage of A New Hope, also brought to you by The Commish.Thanks again Andrew, we appreciate all of your support.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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89 min
November 30, 2015
Spectre (2015)
Jim and A.Ron went out over the long weekend and treated themselves to the latest James Bond flick, Spectre. After discussing the experience itself, in which we review our hometown's newest theater experience, the Eastgate Brew and View, we dish on the few charms and big disappointments in Daniel Craig's latest outing on Her Majesty's Service, Craig's place in the 007 pantheon, and our relationship with the series as a whole.  Massive spoilers incoming, so if you want to see this unsullied, put this pod on the back burner until you've had a chance to experience it yourself.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
November 30, 2015
Stargate (1994)
Today's commissioned podcast is on 1994's Stargate -- brought to you by Dr. Brandon Devito, official dentist of Bald Move and international man of mystery. Directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, it is a star spanning intergalactic tale of ancient Egyptian themed aliens, slip-shod archaeology, and gun toting shepherd boys.  The boys ponder how movies change as we age, Emmerich's professional toolkit, the massive flaws in both Ra's and team Stargate's (SG-1?) plans.  A good time is had by all.Thanks again Dr. Devito!  Hope you enjoyed your trip down our memory lane with Stargate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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59 min
November 16, 2015
The Proposition (2005)
Many thanks to Tim aka "DoubleT" from our forums for commissioning another (he previously commissioned the awesome "Animal Kingdom") Aussie modern classic, 2005's "The Proposition". It can be best described as an Australian flavored Western, sharing many similarities with the American genre while bestowing the style with the unique characteristics of the Australian landscape and it's own history with outlaws and indigenous people.  Starring Guy Pierce, Danny Huston, and Sam Winstone, it is bleak, unforgiving, at times enigmatic and impenetrable.  If you like "Unforgiven", "3:10 to Yuma", "True Grit" or any of the gritty modern Westerns, you'll no doubt be as absorbed as we were.Thanks again for your support, Tim!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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53 min
November 2, 2015
Mean Girls (2004)
Special thanks to Dr. Brandon Devito, Bald Move's favorite dentist, for commissioning our latest podcast, "Mean Girls", on behalf of his daughter, Carmen. "Mean Girls" screenplay was written by the great Tina Fey, and has a lot of star power, with Lindsay Lohan being joined by Rachel McAddams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows, and Tina Fey pulling double duty.  It's smart, funny, and offers an insightful look into the dynamics of the high school experience from a female perspective. Who better to commentate on it than two 30 something guys who don't have daughters? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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53 min
October 26, 2015
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Special thanks to Tyler Shumway for commissioning this podcast, on 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. If you haven't seen it, I suggest doing so before you listen to the cast, as it's a neat little movie with a lot of twists and turns that we'll spoil mercilessly.  Written by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, and Elijah Wood among others, it's a meditation on relationships and loss and why sometimes things just don't work out, or maybe they can?  We've got our opinions about the answers the movie has to offer, but I imagine there are lots of alternate solutions.Thanks again to Tyler for commissioning Eternal Sunshine, it was great to re-watch and re-visit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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65 min
October 2, 2015
The Martian (2015)
Jim and A.Ron saw Ridley Scott's "The Martian" last night, starring Matt Damon, and have a lot to say about it. Note, the first part of the podcast is spoiler free, but then when we say we're about to spoil things, that's your cue to get out while the getting is good.  Along the way, we talk about the trailers we saw for The Revenant, The Big Short, Joy, and Concussion.Support Bald Move:  Amazon  |  Club Bald MoveIf you are still hungry for more Martian goodness, might I recommend reading Andy Weir's original book (The Martian) the film is based on?  Then, I'd proceed to reading Robert Zubrin's A Case For Mars, upon which most of the science of the book and film are based upon.  And if that's not enough, check out the Red/Green/Blue Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 min
September 28, 2015
The Color Purple (1985)
Special thanks to D'Nique G, who commissioned us to watch the 1985 Steven Spielberg film, "The Color Purple", based on the novel by Alice Walker and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Danny Glover. While we found some of the tonal shifts and musical choices in the first half bizarre, the movie nevertheless drew us into the story of one woman's triumph over countless adversities, and the ending of this movie has a heart as big, wide, and bright as Celie's smile.Thanks again for your support, D'Nique!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
September 21, 2015
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Much thanks to Nick Knol for commissioning the 2000 Christopher McQuarrie film, "The Way of the Gun", starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro, and Juliette Lewis. As dark, gritty, violent, funny, post-Tarantino quasi-western fable, we found a lot to enjoy, but wondered if the plot was too convoluted for it's own good. In this we discuss questionable obstetrics, geriatric hitmen, and our inner outlaws.Thanks again, Nick!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 min
September 14, 2015
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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56 min
September 4, 2015
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Thanks to Anthony Basich for commissioning this podcast, and quite frankly, changing our entire mind about the Mad Max franchise.  We think 1981's "The Road Warrior", directed by George Miller and starring Mel Gibson, is awesome, and stands up to any of it's 80's action movie brethren in a competition about holding up and entertaining a modern audience. We discuss feral kids, post-apocalyptic sexuality, the economics of a refinery under constant attack, working with animals in the movies, and much more.Thanks again to Anthony B.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 min
August 24, 2015
Contact (1997)
Did we, in fact, deliver a commissioned podcast on the 1997 Robert Zemeckis science fiction film Contact? Well, all I can say for sure is that we recorded a conversation and released it as a podcast.  Your own personal experience with the podcast will have to inform your answer to that question.Special thanks to Henrik Wielechowski who made the inspired choice to pull the trigger on this thought and debate provoking film.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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98 min
August 17, 2015
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Andrew "The Commissioner" Mount has indicated a fifth movie that needs some Bald Move attention, this time the 2012 horror "The Cabin in the Woods". Written by Joss Whedon and directed by long time collaborated Drew Goddard, and staring the Mighty Thor, it was what I would describe as a pleasant surprise. I was prepared for a stock slasher flick, and what I got was... something more than that.  Can't really say much else, and if you're a horror fan who somehow missed this, I encourage you to give it a watch before you give this a listen.On the other hand, if you did enjoy the film, I think you'll really enjoy the works of the SCP.  Here are a few articles to get you started.SCP-173 - Potential inspiration for the Dr. Who "Weeping Angels"?SCP-087 - One of the creepier onesSCP-426 - A good example of a more light-hearted entrySCP-231 - Genuinely disturbing use of REDACTEDSCP-294 - A good mixLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
August 10, 2015
Animal Kingdom (2010)
This Australian crime drama from 2010 really snuck up on us. It's not what you might think given only that description, but it delivers the goods.  We talk about a mother who kisses her children just a little too long, some of the excellent performances, and how it stacks up against other films in the gangster genre.Fair warning: you should see this movie before listening to the podcast because a) you'll be lost if you don't, and b) much of its value is in that first watch.  You've been warned.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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56 min
July 27, 2015
Holy Smoke (1999)
Many thanks to Em from the No Ship Network (purveyors of fine podcasts on Vikings, Spartacus, Penny Dreadful, and more) for commissioning this podcast, covering the 1999 psycho-sexual drama, "Holy Smoke". Directed by Jane Campion ("The Piano", Top of the Lake") and starring Kate Winslet and Harvey Kietel, it starts off as an intriguing and campy telling of a young girl being deprogrammed from a cult experience, and then... turns into something else entirely.  Lots of at times uncomfortable discussion about power imbalances in relationships, masculinity and femininity, and what we're supposed to take away from the film, if anything.  Thanks again, Em!  It was an experience worth experiencing!  If you're curious about the film, it is available on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes for streaming.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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80 min
June 29, 2015
The Matrix (1999)
Thanks to Jefferson Betmarik for making us pull 1999's The Matrix off our shelves and talk about it. This movie was directed by the Wachowski siblings, and stars Keanu Reeves, Lawerence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss among others.  Jim and I have watched this movie so much, and spent so much time talking about it over the years, so it's no surprise that we were able to easily fill 1:20 with our personal thoughts and observations.  What surprised is was how many new thoughts and ideas we had from our latest watch.  We had a lot of fun revisiting the movie, and I hope you get a kick out of listening.Thanks again, Jefferson!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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87 min
June 23, 2015
Django Unchained (2012)
Much thanks to Steven Sprague, who commissioned us to do a podcast on the 2013 Quentin Tarantino joint, "Django Unchained". Jim and A.Ron talk about the star power, the dialogue, the action, and social issues involved in the making and consuming of Django.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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56 min
May 25, 2015
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Special thanks to Joel Harris, who ordered us up a classic, the 2004 Zomedy, "Shaun of the Dead". Directed by Edgar Wright, and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, it offers a lot of gore, laughs, and a surprising amount of heart. The guys discuss their history with the film, it's motifs and homages, and where it stacks up against the other films in "the Cornetto trilogy". Thanks again, Joel!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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57 min
May 18, 2015
Memento (2000)
Special thanks once again to Andrew "The Commissioner" Mount, for having us do the 2001 Christopher Nolan movie, "Memento"...Starring Guy Pierce and Carrie-Anne Moss, Memento is an engaging, cerebral, well crafted thriller mystery with an ingenious plot device that plays with our sense of memory and time. We both highly recommend you see this movie before listening to the podcast, as the first time viewing experience of this movie is hard to beat, and it's an excellent film. If you can find it please give it a shot and then come back and see what we had to say about it.Thanks, Andrew, that was fun and intellectually stimulating!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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61 min
May 11, 2015
The Station Agent (2003)
Thanks once again to Andrew "The Commissioner" Mount for ponying up for our coverage of the wonderful 2003 film, "The Station Agent". Staring a murderer's row of Bald Move stars; Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, and Bobby Canavale among others, and directed by The Wire alumnus Thomas McCarthy, it is many things... A slow burn, life affirming, a study of loneliness and isolation, and the effects on being truly different on your perception and interfacing with everyday life. I highly recommend everyone watching it, and it's free on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
April 27, 2015
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Special thanks and shout out to Nikki P. for commissioning this podcast, on the 1978 Oscar winning film by director Michael Cimino, "The Deer Hunter". Starring screen legends Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, and Christopher Walken, it is a tale about men coming of age, loss, heartbreak, and the horrors of war. In other words, this is not light watching. Jim and A.Ron take turns spinning the cylinder and pulling the trigger as we unpack our thoughts and feelings about the experience. Thanks again, Nikki!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
April 13, 2015
A History of Violence (2005)
Special thanks to Keith Alejandro who pulled the trigger on this Commissioned Podcast, covering the 2005 David Cronenberg directed thriller, "A History of Violence", starring everyone's favorite ranger, Viggo Mortensen. Jim and A.Ron talk about the multiple meanings of the title, the human capacity for violence, survival of the fittest, the strong's societal obligation to the weak, and how sea turtles make surprisingly effective, though extremely cruel, living refrigerators.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
January 26, 2015
The Big Lebowski (1998)
This podcast was commissioned by Michael Johnston for his main main Dave in Philly, and what a podcast it is. Jim and I have the sheer delight of watching the sublime Coen Brothers' 1998 film, The Big Lebowski.  One of the forerunners of the "slacker noir" genre, Lebowski is hugely entertaining and surprisingly deep film.  We talk about Jeff Bridges magic, new shit coming to light, try to figure out Maude, gush about the late, great, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the downfall of bowling, and much, much more.So thanks once again to Michael and Dave, for giving us an excuse to really drink this film in.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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52 min
January 21, 2015
Watchmen (2009)
Special thanks to two time Commissioner Andrew Mount for tasking us with the pleasure of watching Watchmen, a 2009 Zack Snyder adaptation of the classic comic book series by Alan Moore. We both love the movie, and talk about our experiences with the comic and the movie, the metaphysical realities of being Doctor Manhattan, the philosophy of the Watchmen's world view, and of course, giant glowing blue dongs.Again, thank you very much Andrew.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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83 min
January 16, 2015
The Imitation Game (2014)
This podcast for 2014's "The Imitation Game" was commissioned on Subbable by a shadowy MI6 agent who for reasons of operational security, would prefer to remain anonymous. We have seen the film, and we have very mixed feelings about it.  On the one hand, it is an artistic and emotional triumph, which really helped us empathize with Alan Turing's life long struggle as a brilliant autistic homosexual man to be accepted and loved as he led the Allied war effort to break the "unbreakable" Nazi Enigma encryption system and save millions of lives.  On the other hand, the film takes so many personal and historical liberties with Turing's very real life and the very real Project Ultra that we don't know what to believe.If, like us, you are moved to know more about Turing and / or Enigma, might I suggest some of these links for reading:An Alan Turing Expert answers your questions about the film, "The Imitation Game".Alan Turing: The Enigma - The book the film is loosely based on.A Poor Imitation of Alan TuringHow Accurate is "The Imitation Game"?"Codebreaker" - A TV movie based on Alan TuringLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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60 min
December 25, 2014
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Super fan Keith Fisher commissioned this podcast on Subbable as a Christmas present for his lovely wife, as it is one of her all time favorite movies. I feel like I'm sliding a large lump of coal down her stocking (hey now!) because it was not Jim and I's favorite movie.  But still, we gave it the Bald Move treatment!  Are you in the mood for a heartwarming story of a megalomaniac orphan spiritually and emotionally enslaved by a shut in old couple, as she seeks death in ever more creative ways while lashing out in rages against old ladies and class clowns?  As if this tale weren't already dark enough, how will this sleepy Canadian community deal with the pedophilic school teacher in their midst?  Will Matthew's old heart be able to take it?! (Spoiler alert: It will not.)  So, Merry Christmas, Keith's wife!  Put down the chalk board and climb down from the roof's edge, I'm sure the rest of your presents will be better...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
December 19, 2014
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Jim and A.Ron do another deep dive into the world of Coppola's The Godfather, this time looking at Part II, which celebrates it's 40th anniversary tomorrow. A darker, more brooding, more intricate film that it's predecessor, we struggle to answer the question, which is better?  Along the way we play a lot of what if's and comparisons.  Clemenza or Pentangeli?  Vito or Michael?  Brando or De Niro? When did Vito decide to be the Don? What is Tom and Michael's relationship at the end?  Where did Michael go wrong?  DID Michael go wrong?  All this and much more is contemplated in this mammoth two hour podcast, for your holiday enjoyment.  Hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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113 min
December 18, 2014
Interstellar (2014), Snowpiercer (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014)
Jim, A.Ron and an 8 year old boy throw down on Interstellar, Snowpiercer, and Big Hero 6. I'll leave it up to you to figure out who talks what.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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73 min
December 15, 2014
The Godfather (1972)
As a special holiday treat, Jim and A.Ron cover one of their all time favorite movies, The Godfather. Be on the look out for their follow up of Godfather II coming out this Friday!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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76 min
December 8, 2014
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
May the force be with you, always. Many, many thanks to Andrew Mount for commissioning this podcast using our Subbable site, and effectively PAYING us to WATCH STAR WARS!  Oh my god, 11 year old me would lose his MIND if he found out.  Jim and I are OG Star Wars fans, and have been BSing about it for literally decades. What do we think of a movie we've seen hundreds of times?  How has our fandom changed over the years?  What the heck is wrong with Lucas, anyway?  The answers to this and much more lie in this podcast.  Listen.  It is your destiny.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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82 min
November 14, 2014
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Big shout out to Freddie C, the man with the balls to drive his truck all the way to Cincinnati, grab his knife out of his boot, and tell us how it was going to be. We were going to hop aboard the Porkchop Express and follow him coast to coast, double fisting sandwiches and spitting the truth about life, relationships, big rigs, and Big Trouble in Little China.  In short, we would be preaching the gospel of Jack Burton over the CB airwaves. But problems ensued.  Chinese monkey predator monsters. Lightning wielding rice patty farmers.  Ancient bastards stealing green eyed woman.  Smoldering mystical brews.  Then it was all over in a blinding flash of white light.  What few lunatic ravings that were able to be preserved, are here on this podcast for your enjoyment.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
October 1, 2014
Barton Fink (1991)
Thanks to überfan Anthony Basich who used our Subbable subscription site to commission a personal podcast, for one of his favorite films, the 1991 Coen Brothers film, "Barton Fink". Jim and A.Ron talk about the occasionally dark, occasionally funny, very deep and dreamy, take on the creative process, the Hollywood establishment, the rise of national socialism, the dangers of homoerotic suppression, an expose of ghostwriters, and wait--what the hell? What is this film, anyway?  Jim and A.Ron grapple with these issues and more.Hope you enjoyed your podcast, Anthony, and thank you so much for your support!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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58 min
September 17, 2014
Quills (2000)
Special thanks to Karolina Ljungström, who decided to have us take on one of her favorite films, "Quills". "Quills" was released in 2000, and was directed by Phillip Kaufman, and starred Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, and Stephen Moyer.  It is a period piece loosely set around the last years of the Marquis de Sade as he languishes in a French asylum for the insane. The film has Jim and A.Ron pondering the role of art in society, how the life choices and artist makes influences how we feel about art, and how madness and genius are related.Thanks again, Karolina, we hope you enjoy your podcast!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
August 22, 2014
Run Lola Run (1998)
Hey guys and gals, we have another commissioned podcast, this time from fellow fan Stig Ove Pederson, for the German film, "Lola Rennt", perhaps better known to english speakers as "Run Lola Run". A break out hit for both star Franka Potente ("The Bourne Identity", "The Shield", "The Bridge") and director Tom Tykwer ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", "Cloud Atlas"), the movie has a kinetic style, compelling action, and raises questions about causality, determinism, and free will.Thanks again, Stig!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
August 4, 2014
Waking Life (2001)
Special thanks to Michael Kessler for using Subbable to commission his very own custom Podcast! But we're getting ahead of ourselves... Is this a podcast?  Is it a dream?  Will it's connected consciousness evolve in a more enlightened, compassionate, sharing direction, or will it just want set itself on fire, scream into a megaphone to empty streets, or cut off eyelids and put out cigars on eyeballs?  Do you dream?  Do you remember your dreams?  Can you dream lucidly?  Have you ever been stuck in a dream?  Jim and A.Ron ponder all this and more in a very trippy recap to a very trippy movie/experience, Richard Linklater's 2001, "Waking Life".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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57 min
June 13, 2014
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Special thanks to listener Ali who commissioned this podcast through our Subbable subscription system! Jim and A.Ron check out the award winning 1997 film, "The Sweet Hereafter", which is based on the novel of the same name by author Russell Banks, and is directed by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.  It stars Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Alien, Fifth Element) and Bruce Greenwood (Thirteen Days, Star Trek, Capote) among others.It is an extraordinary film, quiet with sadness and desperation, set in a small Canadian town that has recently suffered a tragic blow when a school bus accident claims the lives of several children.  When a lawyer steps forward to offer justice and compensation to the mourning residents, he meets varying levels of cooperation and resistance.  We hope you enjoy our take, and thanks again Ali!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
March 25, 2014
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Surprise! Another sneak attack podcast, as I sit down with my seven year old son to review one of this weekend's new releases, "Muppets Most Wanted".  We also compare it against "The Lego Movie" to wrap things up.  Light muppet-related spoilers ahead!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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15 min
March 15, 2014
Need For Speed (2014)
Surprise! Our love for Aaron Paul led Jim and me to go see his new vehicle, "Need For Speed" on opening night! Wise decision? Find out as we break down the movie in our spoiler filled review.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
June 23, 2012
Brave (2012)
Well what do you know? A bonus-bonus cast!  Voting was so close for this week's movies we decided to do both, one with me and Jim, and one with NotJim, my girlfriend.  As a head strong, rebellious redhead, I thought she could bring some thunder to a cast covering "Brave", which features a head strong, rebellious redhead.  Did we strike more Pixar gold, or was this a Cars 2ish lump of coal?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
June 22, 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
The third Bald Movie, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was an interesting choice for us. Based on the book by the same title, (and screenwritten by the same author), I had started to talk myself into the notion that this movie could be cool; after all, Abraham Lincoln is the kind of historic figure that has the larger than life biography to fit something like vampire hunting into his life's nooks and crannies, the Civil War provides an always fascinating background for great stories to be told, and, you know.  Vampires.  What did we think in the end?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
June 15, 2012
Rock of Ages (2012)
Our coverage of the first listener assigned movie, the 80's rock musical extravaganza "Rock of Ages". In this episode, we meet a fan, discuss the trailers we saw, what we thought of the movie, and meditate on Tom Cruise's facility at portraying megalomaniacal super stars and G-rated strip clubs in the spoiler section.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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48 min
June 12, 2012
Prometheus (2012)
Our little experiment starts this week as we take a stab at reviewing the new Ridley Scott scifi-horror film, "Prometheus". If you've seen the movie, you might want to take a peek at this livejournal review that analyzes some of the deeper themes involved, as Jim and I make reference to it quite a bit in the spoiler section.We have a few format kinks to work out, but you'll broadly recognize the structure. We tell you a bit about the film in a non-spoiler way, talk what we liked, how we think various "types" of fans will react towards the movie, then using the familiar spoiler section we'll delve into the movie in more detail.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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57 min
May 12, 2011
Fast Five (2011)
It had to be done, folks. Just too high a concentration of badassery, bullshit, and balls to ignore.  Jim and A.Ron post up in a local BW to break down the latest installment of insanity that is the Fast & the Furious franchise.  Spoiler alert!  Cars are driven fast, women's bodies are oggled, nitrous oxide is injected, cocoa butter is applied to arms, chin stubble is sported, and one liners spouted.  The audio quality is a little off since we recorded this on my blackberry sitting on a table during game four of the Bulls/ATL playoff series, but it's easy to understand.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
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