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Back Seat Box Office #209

October 25th, 2014 · Jeff Bailey · 1 Comment

And we’re back for another episode of Back Seat Box Office. If you are looking for the results from last week, you want to go here.

Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)

The Hosts’ Picks for This Week:

Jeff
1. Ouija
2. Fury
3. Gone Girl
4. John Wick
5. The Book of Life

Art
1. Ouija
2. John Wick
3. Fury
4. Gone Girl
5. The Book of Life

Art’s House
Jeff: Laggies
Art: Force Majeure

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BSP Episode 332: Pit Stop

October 20th, 2014 · Tony · No Comments

Join the gang as they discuss the 2013 film Pit Stop.

  • Directed by Yen Tan
  • Written by David Lowery, Yen Tan
  • Starring Bill Heck, Bailey Bass, Marcus DeAnda, Yesenia Garcia

A long-time listener suggested the BSP crew take a gander at this small, gay romance movie. It’s short and was described as belonging on the Lifetime network. It’s a short, small feature where nobody dies of AIDS (refreshing), and tells the story of Gabe and Ernesto, two men in a gay romance in a small Texas town.

Worth noting:

  • Archon was nice and debaucherous, just the way we like it.
  • Room parties at Archon this year were out of control. Still, we raised upwards of $1500 for breast cancer.
  • There’s still time to donate to Sausagefest. Lots of lovely gifts available.
  • Also, come out to Sasuagefest next year. We had people travel in from as far away as Seattle (hey, that’s me! –writer) and Tampa. It’s guaranteed to be a good time.
  • Vampire’s Codex RPG

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell

Our lil Stingray… Awww

2014-10-04 00.47.56

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Back Seat Box Office #208

October 18th, 2014 · Jeff Bailey · 2 Comments

Enjoy Art and myself while we experience the effects of sleep deprivation.

Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)

Last Week’s Results

Cougron – 21
1. Gone Girl
2. Alexander .. Day (-1)
3. Annabelle (-1)
4. Dracula Untold (-2)
5. The Judge

Jeff – 19
1. Gone Girl
2. The Judge (-3)
3. Alexander .. Day
4. Dracula Untold (-2)
5. Annabelle (-1)

Art – 15
1. Dracula Untold (-2)
2. Alexander .. Day (-1)
3. The Judge (-2)
4. Gone Girl (-3)
5. Addicted (-2)

Tad – 11
1. The Judge (-8)
2. Alexander .. Day (-1)
3. Dracula Untold (-1)
4. Gone Girl (-3)
5. Annabelle (-1)

Art’s House
Jeff: St. Vincent – $27,470 (Win)
Art: $0
Father Beast: $0

See BSBO Scoring

Art’s House Standings:
Art 1
Jeff 1
Father Beast 0

The Hosts’ Picks for This Week:

Jeff
1. Fury
2. The Book of Life
3. Gone Girl
4. Alexander … Day
5. The Best of Me

Art
1. The Book of Life
2. Fury
3. Best of Me
4. Gone Girl
5. Dracula Untold

Art’s House
Jeff: Camp X-Ray
Art: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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Back Seat Box Office #207

October 11th, 2014 · Jeff Bailey · 1 Comment

Here comes the 2nd episode of Season 10. Come hear this guy become Chatty McChatterson. Enjoy!

Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)

Pixtronics

Jeff
1. Gone Girl
2. The Judge
3. Alexander … Day
4. Dracula Untold
5. Annabelle

Art
1. Dracula Untold
2. Alexander .. Day
3. The Judge
4. Gone Girl
5. Addicted

Art’s House
Jeff: St. Vincent
Art: Automata

 

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Back Seat Book Club – Book Twenty-Five: Seconds

October 4th, 2014 · Scott · No Comments

Author: Brian Lee O’Malley

Published: 2014

Ballantine Books

Plot Summary - Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:

1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew

And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.

From the mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that’s sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.

Quick Thoughts:

  • Extra Life
  • Sam stomps on a beautiful segue, ruins Christmas
  • Quasi-autobiographical
  • Groundhog Day stuff
  • Regret monsters
  • Recurring Themes
  • how unsympathetic is Katie?
  • Jungian stuff

Recorded: 09/7/14

“Adult life is terrible, Hazel. Never grow up. 

Everything’s complicated, and there are too many rules …” 

Next Time: Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

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Back Seat Box Office #206

October 2nd, 2014 · Jeff Bailey · 4 Comments

Closing the door on Season #9, and we make our first picks for Season 10. Enjoy the episode.

Donate to Sausagefest! (Last Chance!)

Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)
Pix

Jeff
1. Gone Girl
2. Annabelle
3. =izer
4. The Box Trolls
5. Left Behind

Art
1. Gone Girl
2. Annabelle
3. =izer
4. The Box Trolls
5. The Maze Runner

Art’s House
Jeff: Men, Women and Children
Art: Blue Room

 

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Back Seat Box Office #205

September 27th, 2014 · Jeff Bailey · 1 Comment

Art is back so that’s not nothin’. Congrats to Cougron for the perfect score and , as always, enjoy the episode.

Donate to Sausagefest!

Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)

Picking-type stuff

Jeff
1. The Equalizer
2. The Maze Runner
3. The Box Trolls
4. This Is Where I Leave You
5. A Walk Among The Tombstones

Art
1. The Box Trolls
2. The Equalizer
3. The Maze Runner
4. This Is Where I Leave You
5. A Walk Among The Tombstones

Art’s House

Jeff: Pride
Art: Lilting

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BSP Episode 331: The Longest Yard

September 22nd, 2014 · Tony · No Comments

Join the gang as they discuss the 1974 film The Longest Yard.

  • Directed by Robert Aldrich
  • Written by Keenan Wynn (screenplay) and Albert S. Ruddy (story)
  • Starring Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Bernadette Peters

Let’s start this summary out with a warning. Do not, under any circumstances, confuse this film with the 2005 film of the same name starring Adam Sandler. The Sandler version stars Nelly and is miserably awful. Then again, The Burt Reynolds version ain’t exactly Citizen Kane but still has the effervescent charm and bushy moustache of Burt Reynolds. The Longest Yard tells the story of Paul “Wrecking” Crewe, an NFL player convicted of drinking and driving who begins a football team behind bars at the behest of the evil and football-obsessed warden. Hilarity ensues.

Worth noting:

  • Sausagefest is still coming. Don’t forget to donate. Ask Siri for a reminder if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Part of the Recently Dead Guy series because of the recent death of Richard Kiel.
  • Why are football players given a pass? This movie has modern parallels.
  • You need an appropriate amount of gut hang over your pants. Listen to learn more.
  • Let’s talk about how much the NFL sucks.
  • The Longest Yard doesn’t hold up well and really shows its age.
  • The possible Green Acres update in Seattle and possible jealousy over Seattle being the most awesome place ever.
  • An alternate explanation for Lord of the Rings. Minds blown.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • David
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Back Seat Box Office #204

September 20th, 2014 · Jeff Bailey · 2 Comments

One host flyin’ solo. Be gentle, true believers. Congrats to Cougron for the perfect score and , as always, enjoy the episode.

Donate to Sausagefest!

Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)

One guy throwing darts:

Jeff
1. The Maze Runner
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones
3. This Is When I Leave You
4. No Good Deed
5. Dolphin Tale 2

Art’s House

Jeff: Zero Theorem

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BSP Episode 330: Boogie Nights

September 15th, 2014 · Tony · No Comments

Join the gang as they discuss the 1997 film Boogie Nights.

  • Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Heather Graham, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, William H. Macy, Luis Guzmán

Boogie Nights is the 1997 breakout success from Paul Thomas Anderson, famous for his long, dramatic movies about the human condition (Magnolia, The Master, and There Will Be Blood followed Boogie Nights in fulfilling PTA’s dream of bleak and strange worlds in a 2+ hour running time). Considered maybe one of PTA’s best movies, Boogie Nights tells the story of Dirk Diggler, based loosely on the real-life story of John Holmes, a busboy in L.A. who turns into a porn star in the ’70s, ends up with a drug habit, and turns to crime on some poor advice from “friends” who are energetic and sniffle a lot.

Worth noting:

  • Sausagefest is still coming. Don’t forget to donate. Because bewbs.
  • Starting off with football talk because it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
  • The consensus is that the movie is well acted, technically brilliant, and receives bonus points for having Luis Guzmán.
  • The upsides of global warming and global destruction!
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson has a soothing mustache.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • David
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