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EPISODE 531: Actors People Hate w/ Kristen Sales

22 May

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Kristen Sales to discuss actors people hate.

Ask BP (May 20, 2017)

21 May


Tyler and David discuss animation, accents, and throwing popcorn.

BP Movie Journal 5/18/17

18 May

Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:

Movies
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
DREAMSCAPE
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
THE MAN WHO SKIED DOWN EVEREST
HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY

TV
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WAR OF THE WORLDS
SILICON VALLEY
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
SURVIVOR
THE AMAZING RACE

EPISODE 530: Jonathan Demme

14 May

In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the career of Jonathan Demme as well as Tyler’s recent experiences in Orlando at the International Christian Film Festival. 

Worth Watching!

12 May

Tyler has published a book of selected movie reviews and essays, which is now available!
Books can only be shipped to United States and Canada addresses. Please allow 2 weeks for shipping. 

BP Movie Journal 5/11/17

12 May

Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:

Movies
INTOLERANCE
PLAYTIME
EVERYONE’S LIFE
A BAG OF MARBLES
HEAVEN WILL WAIT
APOLLO 13
SAMMY, THE WAY-OUT SEAL
PARIS CAN WAIT
CASTING JONBENET
SHAKE THE DUST
MAUDIE
BATMAN & BILL
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
BLACK CHRISTMAS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
SNATCHED

TV
SCTV
HOARDERS
SURVIVOR
NORM MACDONALD: HITLER’S DOG, GOSSIP & TRICKERY
THE AMAZING RACE

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Remix, by Tyler Smith

2 May

I was not a big fan of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. While many people praised its offbeat tone and crazy characters, the whole thing seemed surprisingly conventional to me, especially when one considers director James Gunn’s previous work. The film certainly had the distinction of changing the way superhero movies would be marketed, using classic rock and witty banter to show that these films could have a sense of humor about themselves, but that hardly redeems it (in fact, it might actually condemn it all the more). So, as I walked into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I was trepidatious. It seemed to me that Marvel would have a hard time not doubling down on the successful elements of the first film and simply serving up more of the same. Thankfully, the studio seemed to see the success of the first film as license to allow James Gunn to cut loose and tell a truly unique story, realized with some genuinely gorgeous visuals and several exciting action (and comedy) sequences.

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I Do Movies Badly: Orson Welles

2 May

Tyler Smith rejoins IDMB to discuss the films of Orson Welles, who was actually quite a famous filmmaker (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil) before he voiced Unicron and was parodied on The Critic. Tyler makes the case for why Welles is and was an essential and path-paving filmmaker, hypothesizes why studio interference makes it difficult to define what “an Orson Welles film” means, and explains why he’s not recommending either Kane or Touch of Evil before recommending The Stranger (1946), Chimes at Midnight (1965), and F for Fake (1973).

EPISODE 528: Summer Movie Preview 2017

30 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the upcoming Summer movies as well as working through some shit.

BP Movie Journal 4/27/17

28 Apr

Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:

Movies
THE LOST CITY OF Z
CHURCHILL
PRIVATE PROPERTY
CITIZEN KANE
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

TV
SILICON VALLEY
FIVE CAME BACK
SURVIVOR
THE AMAZING RACE