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Movie BS #366: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Wish Upon,’ ‘Maudie’

We do this show every week, though I don't always post a link to it here. This week, we disagreed rather vociferously about a movie, which doesn't happen often. Enjoy! 0:00 - Hello, it's a nice summer day (unless it's winter where you are, which w...
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Movie BS #362: ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Rough Night,’ ’47 Meters Down,’ ‘The Book of Henry’...

Man, it was a bad week for new movies. Good week for the podcast, though! 0:00 - Hello, some teasers 2:00 - "Cars 3" review 14:35 - "Rough Night" review 27:10 - "47 Meters Down" review (Bayer only) 32:25 - "The Book of Henry" review (Snider on...
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Movie BS #361: ‘The Mummy,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘My Cousin Rach...

Please join me and my friend Jeff Bayer for 40 minutes of scintillating conversation about movies, interspersed with dumb conversation about movies. 0:00 - Hello, moms and technology, our T-shirts exist IRL 6:00 - "The Mummy" review 16:30 - "It ...
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Movie BS with Bayer & Snider: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Everything, Everything,’ ‘Diary of a Wim...

Kind of a dismal week for new movies. We have fun with 'em, though, and also time-travel back to this weekend in 1992. 0:00 - Hello, some remembrances of Cannes five years ago 4:20 - "Alien: Covenant" review 14:00 - "Everything, Everything" revi...
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Episode 357: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,’ ‘Snatched,’ ‘The Lovers’

We're in the critical minority this week -- we both liked "King Arthur" and "Snatched." What's wrong with us? Listen and find out! 0:00 - Hello, here's an iTunes review 3:40 - "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" review 15:40 - "Snatched" review ...
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Episode 356: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Buster’s Mal Heart,’ Summer Box Office Challeng...

Welcome to summer blockbuster season! We're back this week with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Buster's Mal Heart," and the always-popular Summer Box Office Challenge draft, plus a recap of The Overlook Film Festival. 0:00 - Hello, we'll get r...
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Slow movie week(s)

I'm writing this update from the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, about 60 miles from Portland. The exterior of the hotel was featured in Stanley Kubrick's movie version of "The Shining," making it a fine setting for a horror festival. Which is indeed w...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #355: ‘The Promise,’ ‘Free Fire,’ Pitch Me

It's a light week, or at least it is when the studios don't show critics the movies they're opening. But we reviewed two of them and brought out an old game, too! For fun! 0:00 - Hello, there are a lot of movies this week but they only screened tw...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #354: ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘Gifted,’ ‘The Void’

0:00 - Hello; the ethics of laser pointers; the abandonment of Bayer 3:50 - "The Fate of the Furious" review 19:25 - "Gifted" review (Snider only) 25:10 - "The Void" review (Snider only) 27:20 - Movie BS Agents are eligible to win a copy of "The ...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #353: ‘Going in Style,’ ‘Colossal,’ ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village...

Rarely does one have the opportunity to hear men in their early 40s discuss the Smurfs. 0:00 – Hello, an iTunes review, discussion of beer ingredients, it’s a bad week for movies 5:20 – “Going in Style” review 16:20 – “Colossal” review 24:00 – ...
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Friday movie roundup – March 31

Happy spring! Here are the reviews I've posted in the last few weeks, in case you missed any precious drops of wisdom. "Beauty and the Beast" (PG) C "The Belko Experiment" (R) D "The Boss Baby" (PG) B "CHIPS" (R) B- "Ghost in the Shell" (PG-1...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #352: ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘The Boss Baby,’ ‘Raw,’ ‘...

We have this week's movies, plus a little catch-up on last week's. And don't miss "Raw," which is great and has been bothering us for several months. 0:00 - Hello, Jeff has a new beverage, an iTunes review from Argentina. 4:50 - "Ghost in the She...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #351: ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ ‘Life,’ ‘The Last Word’

"Life" (which is a pretty solid alien thriller) screened at the last minute and I haven't written my review yet, so the podcast is your only option for the time being. The rest of the show is also valuable, if you value podcasts about movies. 0:00...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #350: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Sense of an Ending,’ ‘Persona...

We disagree on "Beauty and the Beast," which is always good for a laugh. We also talk about new goals and rewards for our Agents (formerly known as patrons) and give away a Blu-ray of "Fences." 0:00 - Hello, we're not at SXSW this year 5:45 - iTu...
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Movie BS with Bayer and Snider #349: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

"Kong: Skull Island" is our only new film this week, so the show's shorter than usual. It's the normal width, though.  0:00 - Hello; Jeff keeps showing movies to his kid; Eric had to steer a 10-year-old away from "Kong: Skull Island" 5:40 - "Kong...
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Friday movie roundup – March 3

Greetings, friends (and others). Here are the reviews that I've secreted from my review orifice over the last few weeks, in descending order of quality: "Get Out" (R) B+ "The Girl with All the Gifts" (R) B+ "Logan" (R) B  "Table 19" (PG-13) B ...
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Crooked Scoreboard: Everything from January and February

Crooked Scoreboard is a sports-and-culture website that is transitioning to an everything-and-culture website, with yours truly in charge of the movie section (mostly just editing for now; I plan to start writing more next month). We've run some g...
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Friday movie roundup – Feb. 10

It's a week of Number 2's -- sequels, not poop. (OK, some poop.) Actually, the only one of the three that's better than its predecessor is "Fifty Shades Darker," which gets a D instead of a D-. "The LEGO Batman Movie" and "John Wick: Chapter 2" are g...
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January: An Exhaustive Report

Hello there! Quite a month it's been, no? January was a little light on movie reviews due to a perfect storm of factors: - More movies than usual opened without being screened for critics. - More of my weekends than usual (when I would usually ca...
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Mormons of Portland! Come watch me talk to the gays!

Portland-area Mormons! Do you want to hear me speak in public about being gay and Mormon, and tell stories on that subject from my BYU and "Snide Remarks" days, and perform some of my fun-time songs on the piano? You can! The power is within you! ...
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Patreon 2016: The Reckoning

Last November, I launched a Patreon campaign, wherein patrons contribute $1 (or more) per month and I review as many new films as I reasonably can. As we conclude the first full year of this new system, I figured patrons were owed an accounting. T...
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Everything I wrote in 2016

As a writer, I often write things. I may write many things over the course of a year. For example, in 2016, I wrote these things. Thank you. Movie reviews: HERE. (Sorry they're not sortable. We need to find a WordPress plug-in that will do that w...
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Wide releases of 2016: a handy list

The end of the year is a great time for people like me who love lists of things. Here's a list of every wide-release film (600+ screens) that opened in the U.S. in 2016. Movies that opened small in 2016 and eventually expanded to wide release are inc...
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Friday movie roundup – Dec. 23

Merry Christmas or happy Hanukkah, as applicable! I hope you're spending it with loved ones, or with whomever you prefer to spend holidays with. Here are this week's reviews: "Assassin's Creed" (PG-13) D "La La Land" (PG-13) A- "Lion" (PG-13) B+...
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Friday movie roundup – Dec. 16

Happy holidays, friends! There's been a lot going on here at EDS.com lately, which we'll get to in a minute. But first, here are all the reviews I've posted since the last update. "Arrival" (PG-13) A "Bad Santa 2" (R) C+ "Bleed for This" (R) C ...
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Yes, EricDSnider.com has had some work done

EricDSnider.com turned 18 this past July, which is fairly old for a website. No surprise it needed a facelift. And now, finally -- only several years after realizing the need for it -- we've delivered a spiffy upgrade. We're now a WordPress-powered s...
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Friday movie roundup – Nov. 4

Here are the reviews I've posted recently, arranged in order of quality. (Quality of the movie, I mean. The reviews are uniformly stellar.) -- "Doctor Strange" (PG-13) B+ -- "American Honey" (R) B+ -- "Ouija: Origin of Evil" (PG-13) B+ -- "The ...
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Friday movie roundup – Oct. 21

A few good options out there (and on VOD), along with many mediocre ones. -- "The Accountant" (R) B -- "Christine" (R) B+ -- "In a Valley of Violence" (R) B-  -- "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" (PG-13) C -- "Keeping Up with the Joneses" (PG-13)...
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Friday movie roundup – Oct. 7

Hello! Whew! It's been a few weeks. I was at Fantastic Fest for a while -- here is a roundup of 14 reviews I wrote there -- but I've mostly caught up. Here's everything I've reviewed since the last time I hollered at you: -- "The Birth of a Nation...
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Friday movie roundup – Sept. 16

This week's movies range from So-So to Eh, No. To wit: -- "Blair Witch" (R) B- -- "Bridget Jones's Baby" (R) B- -- "Snowden" (R) C -- "The Hollars" (PG-13) D+ -- "Hands of Stone" (R) C- Over on the podcast, we talked about those movies (mi...

Friday movie roundup – Sept. 9

Movies! Here are my last several reviews, including some short ones of summer movies I saw but didn't review till now. Several recommended options in here: -- "Sully" (PG-13) C+ -- "Other People" (NR) B- -- "Tickled" (R) A- -- "Hunt for the Wil...

Friday movie roundup – Sept. 2

And just like that, summer is gone. Life is fleeting. We should make the most of it by seeing as many movies as we can. Here are my most recent reviews: -- "Don't Breathe" (R) B+ -- "Free to Run" (NR) B- -- "Morgan" (R) C+ -- "Southside with Y...

Friday movie roundup – Aug. 19

My, what a busy week! A busy two weeks, actually -- I was away on fambly bidness last weekend and didn't update you. I have a whole bunch of new reviews, listed here alphabetically: -- "Ben-Hur" (PG-13) C -- "Florence Foster Jenkins" (PG-13) B+ ...

Friday movie roundup – Aug. 5

August is busting out all over, just like in the first draft of the old song. The movie pickin's are slim this week: -- "Suicide Squad" (PG-13) D -- "Cafe Society" (PG-13) B- There's also "Nine Lives," with Kevin Spacey as a talking cat!?!, w...

Friday movie roundup – July 29

It's the end of July, which means the summer blockbuster season is 3/4 over. Only a month to go! Here are this week's movies, in order of quality: -- "Bad Moms" (R) B- -- "Nerve" (PG-13) C+ -- "Jason Bourne" (PG-13) C We talk about those movi...

Friday movie roundup – July 22

The Laotian kids who work in my sweatshop neglected to post a roundup last week, so we have a fortnight's worth of reviews to catch up on. They are: -- "Ghostbusters (2016)" (PG-13) B- -- "Star Trek Beyond" (PG-13) B- -- "The Infiltrator" (R) B...

Friday movie roundup (and Patreon update) – July 8

Greetings, friends who can read! (I have some who can't. They aren't reading this.) Here's what we have this week: two new wide releases and a couple of catching-up reviews from before: -- "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" (R) B- -- "The Secret ...

Friday movie roundup – July 1

July 1, y'all. The year is half-over. If you're scoring along at home, I've posted 73 reviews so far in 2016, up from 46 at the same point last year. Here are the latest ones: -- "The BFG" (PG) C+ -- "The Legend of Tarzan" (PG-13) C -- "Central ...

Friday movie roundup – June 24

Hello! I've been on the road this last week, seeing family and friends in Utah, so the full complement of reviews will be late. In the meantime, here's the rundown: - "The Shallows," in which Blake Lively is pestered by a shark, is a solid, tight ...

Xanadu: a benefit production for Chris Clark

This is a picture I took the other night of Lisa Valentine Clark, myself, and Chris Clark, Lisa's husband. They're two of my best friends. Lisa and I met 21 years ago in the Garrens Comedy Troupe at BYU. We became close friends, which Chris accepted ...

Friday movie roundup – June 10

Hey hey! Three new wide releases this week, plus reviews of the ones from last week that I didn't see till they opened. -- "The Conjuring 2" (R) B+ -- "Now You See Me 2" (PG-13) C- -- "Warcraft" (PG-13) R -- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out o...

Friday movie roundup – June 3

Whoa, whoa -- what's busting out all over? Is that ... June? Son of a gun. Here are this week's new reviews: -- "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" (R) B- -- "Dark Horse" (PG) B+ -- "The Wait" ("L'attesa") (NR) B+ Press screenings for "Teena...

Friday movie roundup – May 27

It's a holiday weekend, y'all! To help you enjoy it, most of the new movies aren't very good so you don't need to see them. Here's what we have: -- "X-Men: Apocalypse" (PG-13) C+ -- "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (PG) D -- "The Ones Below" (R...

Friday movie roundup – May 20

Sup, bros and sisses? I baked up a big pot of reviews for you. Here they are, listed in order of the age of their top-billed star, from oldest to youngest: -- "The Meddler" (PG-13) B+ -- "A Bigger Splash" (R) B -- "The Nice Guys" (R) B+ -- "The...

Friday movie roundup – May 13

Hey hey! What's cookin', Smokey? Here are this week's reviews (and last week's, since somebody forgot to post this last week): -- "Captain America: Civil War" (PG-13) B -- "The Man Who Knew Infinity" (PG-13) C+ -- "Money Monster" (R) C -- "The ...

Friday movie roundup – April 29

Reviews! Piping hot reviews! Get 'em while they're piping and/or hot! I will list them in order from best to worst: -- "Sing Street" (PG-13) A- -- "Keanu" (R) B- -- "The Huntsman: Winter's War" (PG-13) D -- "Mother's Day" (PG-13) F On Movie ...

Friday movie roundup – April 22

The only new wide release this weekend is "The Huntsman: Winter's War" (D), an unsolicited sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman." It's bad -- uninspired, bland, pointless. We reviewed it on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, and I'll write a review ...

Friday movie roundup: April 15

BAM! Three new wide releases this week, and I have reviews of all of them! Just like the old days. -- "Barbershop: The Next Cut" (PG-13) B- -- "Criminal" (R) C+ -- "The Jungle Book" (PG) B- I mean, I wish the movies were better, but you can'...

Friday movie roundup: April 8

Happy springtime, everyone! Here are the reviews I've posted since the last time I rounded them up, listed from longest title to shortest: -- "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (PG-13) C- -- "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" (PG-13) C -- "Pee-wee's...

Friday movie roundup: March 18

Howdy, pardners. There isn't much to round up this week, on account of I was in Austin for South By Southwest and missed the screening of "Allegiant," part 3 (?) in the "Divergent" series. The first film was mediocre, and I didn't see (or even have a...

Friday movie roundup: March 11

Ahoy-hoy. If you missed last week's Friday Movie Roundup, well, so did I. Just plumb forgot it. I have included those reviews with this week's, listed here in order of running time (shortest to longest). -- "Hello, My Name Is Doris" (R*) B+ -- "...

Friday movie roundup: Feb. 26

Reviews! Get yer pipin' hot reviews here! I'll list the movies in order from most good to least good. -- "The Witch" (R) A- -- "Eddie the Eagle" (PG-13) B+ -- "Race" (PG-13) B- -- "How to Be Single" (R) B- -- "Touched with Fire" (R) C -- "God...

Friday movie roundup: Feb. 12, 2016

Look at the old graphic I found! I made it myself, if you couldn't tell. Here are the reviews I've posted since the last time I addressed you: - "Deadpool" (R) B - "Zoolander 2" (PG-13) C- - "The Boy" (PG-13) C+ - "Pride and Prejudice and Zombi...

Checkin’ in – Feb. 5

Happy February, readers! Here are the new reviews I have for you this week: "Hail, Caesar!" - The latest from the Coen brothers is set in Hollywood in 1951, and it's wacky with a side of inscrutability. Coens gonna coen. "The Choice" - Based on...

Just checkin’ in on Jan. 22

Now that my movie reviews are being supported by patrons, I figured I should update this blog more often so you'll know what's happening, what's about to happen, and what will never happen. First of all, I'm at Sundance! I'll be providing some co...

An assortment of Eric D. Snider updates

Happy 2016, Sniderinos! My deepest apologies for addressing you with a racial slur, but I needed to get your attention. Just wanted to check in and let you know what's hoppin' over here at EDS headquarters. First, we had the usual bombardment of e...

Everything I wrote in 2015

Everything I published, anyway. There's a lot to read here! Better get started! Movie reviews: The 33 '71 99 Homes Adult Beginners Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Ant-Man Avengers: Age of Ultron Balls Out The Big Short Blackhat B...

Wide releases of 2015: a handy list

Here are all the movies that came out in the U.S. in 2015 and played on at least 600 screens. Movies that opened smaller than that and eventually expanded to 600+ screens are included. There were 153 (up from 144 in 2014). I saw 107 of them. How many...

For Mormons: A talk I gave in church

I spoke some words in sacrament meeting several weeks ago, then thought they might be of general interest. (General interest to my fellow Mormons, I mean, not humanity in general.) So the nice people at LDS blog By Common Consent published them. This...

Let’s all make me a film critic again!

Ahoy, friends! Many of you long-time readers remember the days when I reviewed pretty much every new movie that came out. It was a time of peace and security, when you could visit EricDSnider.com with 99% confidence that I'd have a review of whatever...

Some things I’ve written lately

Ahoy, Internet friends! Just a little update on what's been happening at EDS HQ lately. I haven't been writing a lot of movie reviews, on account of the situations wherein people pay me to write them have been sparse. But I've been writing other m...

New song: ‘Give Me a Call (A Song for Mom)’

I have recorded a new song that you can listen to! It's called "Give Me a Call (A Song for Mom)," and the link is below. This song came about in a way that had never happened for me before: somebody hired me to write it. I've made money (a little ...

Buy This: ‘Real Moms: Making It Up As We Go’

Lisa Valentine Clark is one of my best friends, one of the funniest people I've ever met, and now a published author! Her book, "Real Moms: Making It Up As We Go," combines two of the things she is best at: improv comedy and parenting. You should buy...

Wide releases of 2014: a handy list

All the 2014 movies that played in wide release (at least 600 screens). Movies that opened small but eventually expanded to 600+ are included. There were 144 of them! How many did you see?? Write down your answer on a piece of paper, chew it up, and...

What Is My Deal? An Exhaustive Report

I have dwelt upon this Earth for four decades now, and if there's anything I can say that applies to the entire span, it's this: it certainly hasn't been boring. There's always something. 2014 was a difficult year for me in many respects, a reward...

Everything I wrote in 2014

Here's everything I wrote in 2014. Well, everything I published. I wrote some emails and bathroom graffiti, too. Movie reviews: 22 Jump Street Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day The Amazing Spider-Man 2 And So It Goes An...

2014 Telluride Film Festival reviews

I spent Labor Day weekend in beautiful Telluride, Colo., where the 41st edition of that quaint mountain town's film festival was taking place, drawing cinephiles and wealthy people from around the world (guess which one I was). Five of the last si...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #221: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Get on Up’

Episode 221: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Get on Up,' Jeff & Eric's Excellent Adventure 0:00-6:10 – Introduction, the weather, trivia night at Portland’s Hollywood Theatre 6:10-23:30 – “Guardians of the Galaxy” review 23:30-29:2...

Garrens Comedy Troupe reunion video!

Remember the Garrens Comedy Troupe? Remember when we did a 20th anniversary show? Remember when we released the video of that show? No you don't because we didn't UNTIL NOW! Now there is video! You can buy it for $10 and watch it forever! It wa...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #220: ‘Hercules,’ ‘Lucy,’ ‘Boyhood,’ and more

Episode 220: 'Hercules,' 'Lucy,' 'And So It Goes,' 'They Came Together,' 'Boyhood,' 'A Most Wanted Man' 0:00-5:15 – Introduction, Mom’s peanut butter balls, Jeff’s beer (he goes on for some time) 5:15-15:00 – “Hercules” review 15...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #219: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ more

Episode 219: 'The Purge: Anarchy,' 'Sex Tape,' 'Wish I Was Here' 0:00-3:10 – Introduction, what Jeff’s drinking 3:10-4:15 – iTunes review 4:15-5:15 – Neither of us saw “Planes: Fire and Rescue” 5:15-21:15 – “The Purge: Anarc...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #218: ‘DOTPOTA,’ ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Land Ho,’ etc.

Episode 218: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again,' 'Land Ho!' 0:00-2:30 – Introduction, our new theme song (thanks, Gregory Whitehead!) 2:30-7:00 – Jeff is in San Diego now and is annoyingly happy about it; watch...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #217: Our favorites of 2014 (so far)

Episode 217: Our favorites of 2014 (so far) 0:00-6:00 – Introduction, it’s Bayer’s last show before he moves to San Diego, complaining 6:00-7:10 – iTunes review 7:10-12:00 – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” wasn’t screened i...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #215: ‘How 2 Train Your Dragon,’ ’22 Jump St’

Episode 215: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' '22 Jump Street,' Character Casserole 0:00-2:50 – Introduction, beverages, takin’ it one day at a time 2:50-14:20 – “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ review 14:20-29:10 – “22 Jump Street”...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #214: ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ ‘Fault in Our Stars’

Episode 214: 'Edge of Tomorrow,' 'The Fault in Our Stars' 0:00-3:35 – Introduction, something Jeff likes about fatherhood 3:35-16:15 – “Edge of Tomorrow” review 16:15-20:20 – Our rating system, stuff Jeff wants, funny cancer 20:20...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #213: ‘Maleficent,’ ‘A Million Ways…,” more

Episode 213: 'A Million Ways to Die in the West,' 'Maleficent,' 'Cold in July,' Character Casserole 0:00-2:05 - Introduction, hello, water 2:05-4:15 - iTunes review, repetition of shirts 4:15-17:55 - "A Million Ways to Die in the West" revie...

R.I.P. Jeff Vice

(In memory of my friend Jeff Vice, who died Monday after a massive asthma attack and heart failure.) In 1999, when I started reviewing movies regularly for the Daily Herald in Provo, it was Jeff Vice of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City who showe...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #212: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Chef,’ more

Episode 212: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' 'Blended,' 'Chef' 0:00-4:05 – Introduction, Dr Pepper imitations 4:05-18:50 – “X-Men: Days of Future Past” review 18:50-22:15 – Replacements needed for “nerd” and “geek,” with disc...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #211: ‘Godzilla,’ ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ more

Episode 211: 'Godzilla,' 'Million Dollar Arm,' 'God's Pocket,' 'Locke,' Pitch Me 0:00-4:00 – Introduction, the weather, calories in soda 4:00-22:30 – “Godzilla” review 22:30-29:10 – “Million Dollar Arm” review 29:10-34:00 – ...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #209: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Blue Ruin’

Episode 209: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Blue Ruin,' summer box office draft 0:00-2:35 – Introduction, small talk 2:35-5:30 – iTunes review, a call for new theme songs, Fat Albert 5:30-19:45 – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ review 19...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #208: ‘Brick Mansions,’ Tribeca Film Festival

Episode 208: 'Brick Mansions,' Tribeca Film Fest 0:00-7:50 – Introduction; the movies we didn’t see 7:50-22:20 – “Brick Mansions” review 22:20-23:25 – Eric saw “Under the Skin” again 23:25-33:20 – Eric’s Tribeca Film Fes...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #207: ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Bears,’ ‘Joe’

Episode 207: 'Transcendence,' 'Bears,' 'Joe' 0:00-2:45 – Introduction, what Jeff is drinking 2:45-19:05 – “Transcendence” review 19:05-21:35 – “A Haunted House 2″ and “Heaven Is for Real” are movies that they didn’t show ...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #206: ‘Draft Day,’ ‘Oculus,’ ‘Rio 2,’ more

Episode 206: 'Draft Day,' 'Rio 2,' 'Oculus,' 'Under the Skin,' 'Jodorowsky's Dune,' 'The Raid 2' 0:00-1:30 – Introduction, quiet voices 1:30-16:45 – “Draft Day” review 16:45-23:00 – “Rio 2″ review 23:00-27:30 – “Oculus” ...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #205: ‘Captain America 2,’ ‘Noah,’ Pitch Me

Episode 205: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Noah,' Pitch Me 0:00-6:30 – Introduction; the croup; it’s the show’s 4th anniversary; there is a gift exchange, kind of; we claim to do other shows besides this one 6:30-18:15 – “...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #202: ‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ SXSW

Episode 202: 'Need for Speed,' 'Veronica Mars,' SXSW 0:00-4:40 – Introduction, iTunes review 4:40-19:10 – “Need for Speed” review 19:10-27:50 – “Veronica Mars” review 27:50-1:04:10 – SXSW reviews: “Chef,” “13 Sins,” ...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #201: ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’ ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

Episode 201: '300: Rise of an Empire,' 'Tim's Vermeer' 0:00-3:50 – Introduction, our lunch sponsor: Crooked Scoreboard, a sports blog! 3:50-17:15 – “300: Rise of an Empire” review 17:15-20:40 – “Tim’s Vermeer” review 20:40-3...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #199: ‘Pompeii,’ Interquel

Episode 199: 'Pompeii,' Interquel 0:00-4:25 – Introduction, we have colds, iTunes review 4:25-19:30 – “Pompeii” review 19:30-33:10 – QOTW (movies you own but never watch) 33:10-41:51 – Interquel 41:51-48:10 – Oscar bowling, m...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #198: ‘RoboCop,’ ‘Winter’s Tale,’ Pitch Me

Episode 198: 'RoboCop,' 'Winter's Tale,' Pitch Me 0:00-3:40 – Introduction, an announcement 3:40-5:40 – Our lunch sponsor: “Try Not to Burn,” a supernatural thriller by Michael Matula, now on Kindle for $3.99 5:40-16:00 – “RoboCo...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #195: The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Episode 195: The 2014 Sundance Film Festival 0:00-6:10 – Introduction, we’re at Sundance, the weather was great, etc. 6:10-1:19:00 – Sundance mini-reviews (plus signs are the ones we suggest you remember for later): * “Cold in July...

Randy Newman’s ’12 Years a Slave’ song

For the third year in a row, I have for some reason written and recorded a song in the style of Randy Newman and pretended it is the theme song from a current movie. First it was "We Need to Talk About Kevin," then "Skyfall," and now "12 Years a Slav...

Everything I wrote in 2013 that wasn’t a movie review

My thanks to the outlets that employed me and the many fine editors who dealt with me this year! - Film.com (David Ehrlich and Brooke Tarnoff) - Movies.com (Erik Davis and Peter S. Hall) - GeekNation (Ben Pearson) - Twitch (Peter A. Martin and ...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #191: ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Mandela,’ more

Episode 191: 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Grudge Match,' 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' Character Casserole 0:00-3:00 – Introduction; last show of the year 3:00-21:40 – “The Wolf of Wall Street” rev...

The wide releases of 2013: a handy list

Would you like to take a trip down memory lane but only with regards to movies and only going back as far as January 1? Then here is a handy list! It's all 144 films that 1) played in wide release (at least 600 screens) and 2) opened in the United St...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #190: ‘Anchorman 2, ‘American Hustle,’ more

Episode 190: 'Anchorman 2,' 'American Hustle,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Saving Mr. Banks' 0:00-2:00 – Introduction 2:00-21:30 – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” review 21:30-29:25 – “American Hustle” review 29:25-39:50 – â...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #189: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Episode 189: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' Pitch Me 0:00-2:30 – Introduction, blather 2:30-4:25 – iTunes review 4:25-5:40 – Jeff’s drink; Tyler Perry’s movies 5:40-26:40 – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smeowg” revi...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #188: ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘Oldboy,’ more

Episode 188: 'Out of the Furnace,' 'Oldboy,' 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' 0:00-5:10 – Introduction; fish sweatshops; it’s going to be a busy season at the movies 5:10-17:00 – “Out of the Furnace” review 17:00-33:00 – “Oldboyâ€...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #186: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Philomena,’ ‘Nebraska,’ more

Episode 187: 'Frozen,' 'Philomena,' 'The Book Thief,' 'Nebraska,' 'Black Nativity,' 'Homefront,' Character Casserole 0:00-5:00 – Introduction; the pronunciation of “Smaug”; Bayer’s weird feet 5:00-13:00 – “Frozen” review 13:00-...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #186: ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Delivery Man,’ more

Episode 186: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Delivery Man,' 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' 0:00-2:40 – Introduction, banter 2:40-15:40 – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” review 15:40-22:40 – “Delivery Man” review 22:40-32:00...

Movie B.S. audio commentary: ‘Predator’

Have you always wanted to watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Predator" with me and Jeff Bayer? Then I have good news! We recorded an audio commentary for this movie as a reward for one of our Cannes Kickstarter supporters, and we liked it enough t...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #185: ‘Best Man Holiday,’ ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Episode 185: 'The Best Man Holiday,' 'Kill Your Darlings,' Pitch Me 0:00-6:15 – Introduction; iTunes review; a tangent on Bayer’s beers 6:15-19:10 – “The Best Man Holiday” review 19:10-28:25 – “Kill Your Darlings” review 28:...