Summer Villa

It's Friday, but it's not just any Friday. It's Bad Movie Friday. In this episode we review Summer Villa, and if we may be so may be one of our funniest episodes yet. Here's the IMDB description of this classic: "A celebrity chef who is getting over a bad review and a romance novelist who can't seem to get her next book started meet accidentally at a French villa." In this episode we talk about the film's inexplicable marshmallow scene, Hallmark movie tropes, and a quick examination of the naming convention for those Before Sunset movies. We also talk about one of this movie's actors who looks EXACTLY like an old John C. Reilly. Seriously, look at him.

Ingrid Goes West

In this episode we FINALLY review Ingrid Goes West - and we say finally, because we lost an entire other episode recorded about this movie due to technical difficulties. But you don't care about that, do you dear listener? All you care about is that we finally got the review to you. Well, here it is. Mike also relays a story from his time working at a movie theater in high school, where a guy said he had to use his phone in the theater to contact his sick mother. 

We're back with a review of American Assassin. No preview reviews this time, as a malfunction at the theater before the movie prevented us from seeing any. We talk about the movie's bad dialogue, bad performances, and the iffy science of a nuclear bomb going off and not killing everyone who was really close to it. We also go into Mike not being comfortable with a CIA official referring to an atomic bomb as a "nuke." 

On this episode we review Stephen King's It. Elizabeth fans will be sad to hear she sat this one out, but fear not loyal listeners: pinch hitting for her are comedians Kristin Manna and former guest Courtney Fearrington. We talk about horror movies in general, how Mike and Courtney showed up late and forced Kristen to save seats for them, and Mike's betrayal once he realized Courtney is one of those guys who checks his phone at the movies. 

Hallmark strikes again with today's installment of Bad Movie Friday: The Perfect Catch. Here's the description: "Jessica, a single parent, owner of a struggling diner, finds the inspiration she needed when her high school boyfriend, Chase, a professional baseball player returns to town." 

Good Time

In this episode we review the Safdie Brothers independent heist drama Good Time. Plus we talk about the trailer for Killing of a Sacred Deer and revisit Elizabeth's love of body swap movies. Her love of this genre was then parodied by Mike in this sketch:

This edition of Bad Movie Friday is a review of the Hallmark Channel's The Perfect Bride, about a woman who's both a fitness instructor and a marriage counselor I guess? Here's the description: "Fitness trainer/former marriage counselor Molly White runs Bridal Boot Camp classes combining fitness and yoga with pre-marital counseling exercises to brides and grooms before their big day. While struggling with marital issues from her past, Molly meets the handsome Nick Dyson a talented photographer who seems to be having doubts about his upcoming marriage to Molly's client, an overbearing perfectionist. While helping couples find their happiness and begin their new lives together, Molly discovers she, too, needs to learn how to forgive herself from her past so she can move forward with life - and love - in her future."