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Episode #61 - "The Visit," "Grandma," and "90 Minutes in Heaven"

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Release Date: 09/11/2015

Episode #380: Episode #380: "Madres," "South of Heaven," and "The Manor"

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Welcome to the Blumhouse isn't just a horror series on Amazon, it's also a song Dave is singing on this week's episode, because we're discussing two more films from the series. First, we review Axelle Carolyn's unsettling horror film (2:19), about an older woman (Barbara Hershey) who enters a nursing home, only to discover supernatural forces are killing off her fellow residents. Next, we cover Aharon Keshales's incredibly tense crime thriller (15:56), starring Jason Sudeikis as a recently released ex-con trying to do right by his cancer-stricken girlfriend (Evangeline Lilly). After that we...

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Episode #379: Episode #379: "Dune," "Knocking," and "Till Death"

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We start off this week with S.K. Dale's entertaining thriller (2:37), which stars Megan Fox as a woman who must outwit two men trying to find her...while handcuffed to her dead husband. Next we discuss Frida Kempff's thriller (19:10), an effective commentary on gaslighting about a woman tortured by knocking sounds in her apartment. Finally, we review Denis Villeneuve's (30:25), the first part in a proposed two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's famous sci-fi novel. We dig its scope, its cast, and its take on the story. And in this week's , we talk about Adam Wingard's , a home invasion...

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Episode #378: Episode #378: "The Many Saints of Newark," "No Time to Die," "The Guilty," and "Bingo Hell"

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To kick things off, Dave offers his brief take on Cary Joji Fukunaga's (2:30), Daniel Craig's satisfying final outing as James Bond. Next, we all review (11:55), Gigi Saul Guerrero's brief, yet heavy-handed horror comedy that's part of Amazon's 2021 WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE series. After that we cover Antoine Fuqua's (22:41), a frustrating and problematic thriller about a 911 operator played effectively by Jake Gyllenhaal. Finally, we dig into (40:49), Alan Taylor's extremely disappointing Sopranos prequel about the rise of Tony Soprano. And in this week's , we have a blast discussing Joe...

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Episode #377: Episode #377: "V/H/S/94," "I'm Your Man," and "Nightbooks"

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It's October, so of course we start off this week by reviewing (2:19), David Yarovesky's surprisingly enjoyable Netflix horror film, about a boy (Winslow Fegley) who must tell scary stories to survive after he's imprisoned by a witch (Krysten Ritter). Next, we discuss Maria Schrader's delightful and layered German sci-fi romance (21:40), starring Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens (yes, THAT Dan Stevens). Lastly, we cover (37:31), the uneven fourth film in the V/H/S horror anthology franchise. And in this week's , we talk about the winner of our train movie poll, Sang-ho Yeon's 2016 horror film !...

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Episode #376: Episode #376: "Dear Evan Hansen," "Cry Macho," and "Small Engine Repair"

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Megan is on vacation, so Dede Crimmins, the Alec Baldwin of Spoilerpiece, is back to fill in! Before we talk about this week's movies though, Dede has a bone to pick with Dave about MALIGNANT. After that we review John Pollono's gritty New England drama (6:32), about three lifelong friends (Pollono, Jon Bernthal, and Shea Whigham) faced with an ethical dilemma inside a small engine repair shop. Next, we discuss Clint Eastwood's slow period drama (25:40), which follows an old cowboy who heads down to Mexico to retrieve his boss's son. Lastly, we dig into (44:23), the big-screen adaptation of...

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Episode #375: Episode #375: "Malignant," "Dating & New York," and "My Name is Pauli Murray"

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We open the show by reviewing Julie Cohen and Betsy West's compelling documentary (2:01). The film celebrates the life of Pauli Murray, a non-binary lawyer, poet, and priest, who you've probably never heard of, but definitely should have because of their enormous impact on civil rights in the U.S. Next, we take on Jonah Feingold's (20:04), a disappointingly derivative rom-com that's neither rom nor com to any of us. Lastly, we cover James Wan's (38:48), a bonkers film that we all had a blast watching, and have just as much fun spoiling, but has us arguing whether it qualifies as "horror" or...

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Episode #374: Episode #374: "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," "Kate," and "Martyrs Lane"

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We head over to (2:14) to learn the meaning of the word "vicarage" and to discuss Ruth Platt's eerie and allegorical horror film (now on Shudder), about a girl who's visited nightly by another girl who slowly reveals shocking secrets about her family. Next, we delve into Cedric Nicolas-Troyan's bloody and entertaining Netflix action film (18:25), which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a poisoned assassin trying to get revenge on the gangsters who betrayed her before she dies. Lastly, we review Jonathan Butterell's charming and glamorous Amazon musical (35:26), a queer coming-of-age tale...

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Episode #373: Episode #373: "We Need to Do Something," "Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed," and "On Broadway"

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Two out of the three of us give our regards to Broadway as we review Oren Jacoby's (2:59), a talking head documentary about the history of Broadway, from its lowest point in the early 1970s through its revival and renaissance in the 80s and 90s to present day. Next, we discuss (22:17), Joshua Rofe's salaciously titled documentary, which sweetly chronicles the life of beloved painter Bob Ross, through interviews which reveal how his son was unfairly cut out of his father's legacy. We wrap up with Sean King O'Grady's (41:13), a frustrating and agonizing horror film about a family that gets...

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Episode #372: Episode #372: "Candyman (2021)," "The Green Knight," and "Reminiscence"

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This week we start by discussing Lisa Joy's platitude-filled sci-fi noir (2:14), starring Hugh Jackman. One of us enjoyed it, one thought it was "meh," and one found it utterly insufferable. Next, we cover David Lowery's epic fantasy film (18:29), starring Dev Patel as Gawain from Arthurian legend. Overall, we dug this gorgeous film that both honors the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Next, we tackle Nia DaCosta's (38:23), a sequel to the 1992 film, which features lots of visually stunning and unsettling moments, but two of us thought it didn't dig as deep into social commentary as...

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Episode #371: Episode #371: "The Night House," "Demonic, and "Confetti"

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We kick off this week's show by reviewing Neill Blomkamp's disappointing digital horror film (01:34), a movie that lacks a lot of things like cohesive story and mythology, but most surprisingly, it lacks his usual great production design and special effects. Next, we discuss (17:42), Ann Hu's moving yet ableist immigrant tale about a Chinese mother (Zhu Zhu) trying everything she can to give her daughter with dyslexia a proper education in the U.S. We wrap up with (33:43), David Bruckner's atmospheric horror movie about a wife (Rebecca Hall) haunted by the increasingly disturbing secrets...

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Sean Burns joins Evan and Kris this week, vowing to up the episode’s profanity quotient since he’s filling for Dave. But Evan does a pretty good job of that himself, cursing out M. Night Shyamalan’s found footage horror film THE VISIT. Although Evan can’t stand the movie, Kris doesn’t actually hate everything about it and manages to sell Sean on seeing it. After they get through that slog, Sean talks about how entertaining Lily Tomlin is in GRANDMA and how crazy it was seeing her around Sundance with Jane Fonda. Then he wraps everything up with 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, the boring Christian film that stars Hayden Christensen with a creepy mustache and drawl. How boring is it? Sean needed three tries to get through it without falling asleep. Given its lack of excitement, it’s not surprising that the guys end up hitting a number of tangents instead of discussing the movie in depth.