Monday, May 23, 2016

The Breakdown of 'The Nice Guys'. 'Team Foxcatcher', 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising', 'Smashed'


The Breakdown delivers four movie reviews this week including the buddy action comedy set in 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys, and a sequels to the 2014 hit, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. As well, we discuss the dark side to the backlash against the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel. As always if you love the show then please spread the word.

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Ratings Recap:

The Nice Guys ***½ (CS & SM)
Team Foxcatcher ***½ (CS & SM)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising *** (CS)
Smashed ***½ (CS & SM)

Christopher:
1. Captain America: Civil War $181, 790 000.00
2. X-Men: Apocalypse
3. Ghostbusters
4. Ice Age: Collision Course
5. Suicide Squad
6. Central Intelligence
7. BFG
8. The Secret Life of Pets
9. Warcraft
10. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Total: $181, 790 000.00

Scott:
1. Finding Dory
2. Star Trek Beyond
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
4. Alice in the Looking Glass
5. Independence Day: Resurgence
6. Conjuring 2
7. Angry Birds $39, 000,000.00 
8. Jason Bourne
9. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rises $21, 790,000.00
10. The Purge: Election Day
Total: $60, 790, 000.00

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Breakdown of 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Money Monster'

It is a loaded episode this week with five big movie reviews including one of the biggest movies of the year in latest Marvel adventure, Captain America: Civil War. We also review two other new releases in the Jodie Foster directed thriller, Money Monster and the drama about drone warfare in Eye in the Sky. As always if you love the show then please spread the word or give us a five star review on our iTunes page.

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Ratings Rundown:

Captain America: Civil War ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)
Money Monster *** (CS & SM)
Estranged ** (CS) & *½ (SM)
Eye in the Sky ***½ (CS & SM)
Ava's Possessions ** (CS & SM)

Summer Box Office Challenge Standings:

Christopher:
1. Captain America: Civil War 181.79 million
2. X-Men: Apocalypse
3. Ghostbusters
4. Ice Age: Collision Course
5. Suicide Squad
6. Central Intelligence
7. BFG
8. The Secret Life of Pets
9. Warcraft
10. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Total: 181.79 million

Scott:
1. Finding Dory
2. Star Trek Beyond
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
4. Alice in the Looking Glass
5. Independence Day: Resurgence
6. Conjuring 2
7. Angry Birds
8. Jason Bourne
9. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rises
10. The Purge: Election Day
Total: N/A



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time for a Change

For the last year now, I've been stuck in a rather deep hole and have been convinced the best way out is to dig in the direction that I want to be. This means that I've been flailing my shovel in the air catching heaping piles of air and occasionally whacking the blade upside my head. It has taken a few lacerations but I've now smartened up to the need of a revised strategy. Even though it is against the screaming voice and the dark ominous spectre taunting me, I'm now digging downwards in an effort to uncover something new and helpful, and maybe even get the strength to create a tunnel to the much sought after sunlight. I know this effort will strike a sewage pipe and uncover a few "off to the farm" pets and for a bit it is going to stink and be filthy, but I trust there is a gem or two down there. There must be treasure in these parts or why did I start digging six years ago? I can sense it. I'll get it even if I have to suffer some garbage and rot for the first little bit. It is time for more digging.

Monday, May 09, 2016

The Breakdown of the Marvel Effect


It's a special episode this week called The Breakdown of the Marvel Effect, as we analyze the powerhouse that is Marvel Studios and look at how they've transformed the movie industry and influenced the strategies of every major movie studio. We also recorded this podcast at night and it is probably one of our more relaxed and rabbit-trail heavy shows in a while. If you like it when we cut loose or when I keep talking about Terminator, then this is the show for you. As always if you do enjoy the show then please spread the word.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

The Breakdown of 'Keanu' and 'Purple Rain'


This week Scott and I review four pictures including two 2016 comedies in the buddy actioner parody, Keanu, and Ricky Gervais's latest effort, Special Correspondents. As promised last week, we also review Prince's acting debut in the cult classic, Purple Rain. After the movie reviewing, we hold the draft for our second annual Summer Box Office Challenge. As always, if you enjoy the show then please spread the love to other movie fans.

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Movie Rating Rundown:

Keanu *** (CS & SM)
Special Correspondents ** (CS & SM)\
Chuck Norris vs. Communism ***½ (CS) & **** (SM)
Purple Rain ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)

Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:

Christopher:
1. Captain America: Civil War
2. X-Men: Apocalypse
3. Ghostbusters
4. Ice Age: Collision Course
5. Suicide Squad
6. Central Intelligence
7. BFG
8. The Secret Life of Pets
9. Warcraft
10. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Scott:
1. Finding Dory
2. Star Trek Beyond
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
4. Alice in the Looking Glass
5. Independence Day: Resurgence
6. Conjuring 2
7. Angry Birds
8. Jason Bourne
9. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rises
10. The Purge: Election Day

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Breakdown of 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' and Remembering Prince


The Breakdown pays tribute to iconic music superstar Prince and look at his impact on movies. Speaking of movies, we review four of them this week including the fantasy adventure, The Huntsman: Winter's War and the home invasion thriller, Hush. As always if you enjoy the show then please spread the word.

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Rating Rundown:

The Huntsman: Winter's War ½* (CS)
Hush *** (CS & SM)
Two Days, One Night **** (CS) & ***½ (SM)
Prescription Thugs *** (CS) & **½ (SM)

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Breakdown of 'The Jungle Book' and 'Criminal'

The Breakdown finally returns to reviewing movies this week, including two 2016 releases. We go deep into India (or a Los Angeles studio) with Disney's latest live-action adaption of an animated classic in the adventure, The Jungle Book. We also look at Kevin Costner's latest picture in the action feature, Criminal. After the movie reviews, we look at texting in movie theatres and discuss if that is an effective strategy in bringing back the younger movie goer. As always if you enjoy the show then please spread the love by letting others know and if you have the time, give us a five star review on our iTunes site.

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Review Rundown:

Criminal *½ (CS) & ** (SM)
The Jungle Book **** (CS & SM)
The Forger *½ (CS) & * (SM)
Pound of Flesh * (CS * SM)