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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

Worth Playing For update

27 Apr

Tyler gives an update on the future of Worth Playing For.

EPISODE 527: Nick Flanagan

25 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by comedian/actor/musician Nick Flanagan to discuss, among other things, Film Comment in the 1980s.

BP Movie Journal 4/20/17

21 Apr

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

Movies
ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Unnamed Terrible Movie
FIRESTARTER
JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
THE WE AND THE I
LIFE
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
THE ASSIGNMENT
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
BORN IN CHINA
MY NAME IS SALT
SUNRISE
FINDING OSCAR

TV
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
DOCUMENTARY NOW
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
ANGIE TRIBECA
SURVIVOR

New to Home Video 4/18/17

18 Apr

Review

Review

Review

Home Video Hovel: Firestarter, by Tyler Smith

13 Apr

How anybody can adapt a noted novel by Stephen King, people it with respected actors like George C. Scott, Louise Fletcher, and Martin Sheen, and then churn out a movie so uneventful, so inconsequential as 1984’s Firestarter is a bigger mystery than anything that occurs in the film itself. But, of course, the moment we see the name Dino De Laurentiis pop up in the opening credits, we really shouldn’t be so surprised by the mediocre schlock that follows. A producer with an obvious love for dumb spectacle, De Laurentiis’ involvement with Firestarter pretty much guaranteed that whatever deep material might have been found in King’s original novel would be cast aside in favor of a bunch of stuff bursting into flame, again and again.

And again and again.

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EPISODE 525: WonderCon 2017 w/ Terence Johnson

9 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Terence Johnson to discuss this year’s WonderCon.

The Case for Christ: A Minor Miracle, by Tyler Smith

7 Apr

Jon Gunn’s The Case for Christ manages to accomplish what so many Christian films have failed to do. While so few of the characters found in modern Christian films ever really register as real, flesh-and-blood human beings, The Case for Christ is peopled with flawed, struggling characters who live in the same world as the rest of us. That combined with the investigative journalistic nature of the story, and we arrive at a film that, while certainly imperfect, is often effective and occasionally even powerful.

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BP Movie Journal 4/6/17

7 Apr

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

Movies
TOMMY’S HONOUR
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
THE CASE FOR CHRIST
TICKLING GIANTS
ABOUT LAST NIGHT

TV
SURVIVOR
THE CRITIC
LOUIS CK: 2017
THE AMAZING RACE

Worth Playing For: “Vote Early, Vote Often”

5 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Jenny discuss Sandra’s gameplay, Debbie’s boat trip, and under-the-radar players.