Just a quick note to say we are changing sites (and podcast hosts). Going forward, you can find us at http://www.bwbfc.com
We are making the change so it is easier for us to get statistics on the show and also so it makes it easier for people to listen to us. As a side note, it’s also going to make it easier for us to post episodes, which is great as well. So head on over to http://www.bwbfc.com and take a listen. We are now also available on the PodBean app, for those of you who might have an aversion to iTunes. Thanks for being such great friends, and we will see you on the flipsite.
I will state right off the bat that Bruce Willis is #notmyKersey. Charles Bronson will always be the best at playing a man seeking revenge. Alright maybe Bronson and Clint Eastwood. But here we are, with another Hollywood remake. To be fair, the originals were not exactly cinematic masterpieces. So maybe it’s not such a bad film to be remade. Even if the results are just good, it’ll still more or less live up to what came before. But I hope Bruce Willis has cleared out his schedule, because they made about thirty eight of these films back in the day. Good luck, Bruce!
XTC is the greatest band few have heard of. But the people who have heard of them? We’ll they’re pretty obsessed. This Is Pop takes a look at the inner workings, the highs and lows, the personal and professional dynamics that helped to create one of the greatest pop groups to come out of England. And how those same factors can determine whether such a band will join the pantheon of iconic groups or fade into musical obscurity. We would normally have something funny to say in this writeup, but we are so impressed by both this film and this band that we want you to take it seriously as well. Listen and watch, and together we will all come to appreciate XTC.
What happens when you bring two comedy legends together on the same stage? Why lots of banjo music of course! But also hilarity. Parents beware: a part of this film contains something more disturbing than actual nudity. Also parents beware: this film may encourage your child to take up the banjo. And finally parents beware: this film features 50% immigrant workers.
Hi-Wire Lager by Hi-Wire Brewing
Painted Fortune by Bhramari Brewing Co.
Farmer Ted’s Cream Ale by Catawba Brewing Co.
Mandarina IPA by Highland Brewing Co.
Perfect Day IPA by Asheville Brewing Co.
Glenn: The Rocketeer (1991 film)
Sarah: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004 film)
Cameron: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (Netflix series)
Oh Canada! On this episode of the Better With Booze Film Club Podcast, a celebration of all things Canadian, as we explore the legacy of a film masterpiece. Inspired by our friends over at @FlicksXRayed (referred to several times on this episode as Films XRayed…sorry!), we screened the SCTV-based Strange Brew starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as the McKenzie brothers. And as there is no sane way to describe this film, I would suggest just checking it out (and I will say…”better with booze” is probably apt for this film). So sink your teeth into that Crispy Crunch, slip on that hockey mask and join us as we venture up North!
Various vacations have forced us to enter the wayback machine. So this week we are revisiting an episode that was mentioned during Episode Fifty Seven. Previous cohost Alastair joins Glenn and a very sick Cameron and extra special guest host Taylor as they watch and then discuss Good Against Evil. It’s a sort of Exorcist rip off without the entertainment value. But the podcast episode is very entertaining indeed! And we will see you all back next week with an all new episode that has the bacony smell of Canada all over it. Enjoy!
For this episode, we watched an adorable film. It was called Paddington 2. I’m led to believe that it has something to do with Paddington 1, but I have my doubts. Either way, we hosts reverted to our childhood as we watched the exploits of a bear and his family as they try to thwart a particularly dastardly (and hammy) criminal. Seriously though, we love this film. I won’t even make you listen to the podcast to find out whether we did or not. But listen to the podcast anyway, if only to hear what James Lipton would sound like as a French madam (how can you refuse that particularly bit of temptation?)
Oh and as a side note, we will be off next week (we will be posting a throwback episode…it’s a great one…and also one we mentioned on this very episode…shout out to Taylor!) But tune in two weeks from now for an extra special episode as we pay tribute to our friends up north at the @FlicksXRayed podcast (www.flicksxrayed.com) with a screening of an extra special film. Tune in to the end of this episode for more details.
Arguably a not great title for a film. It stars Liam Neeson. But he doesn’t kill a single person. Not even Nixon. So mixed emotions really. This is the story of the number two man at the FBI who, as it turns out (and who in real life the Nixon administration suspected) was Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s inside source to the illegal goings on in the Nixon White House. Fun fact: Mark Felt was apparently Irish. Either that, or we have to assume Liam Neeson is taking the Sean Connery path to stardom. Anyway, would we recommend this film? Join us in the dark parking garage that is this podcast and find out!
What would you do with all the money in the world? That’s the question that is not really at all asked in the film we watched for this episode. The film is probably best known as the film that had Kevin Spacey in it and then it didn’t. Instead we have Christopher Plummer in the role of John Paul Getty. This marks our third Christopher Plummer film on this podcast. How does this one stack up? And would we recommend it? Listen and find out. Also, we debate our favorite sitcoms and Glenn tells us about some potentially dubious historical accuracy in past films. All that and more!
Fare thee well, Daniel Day Lewis. For this episode, we tackle what is said to be his final film before his retirement from acting. And we take a look back at his impressive career. How does this film stack up to the rest of his catalogue? Is this a worthy picture from which to hang his last hat? We debate that and many other issues on yet another episode of your favorite, slightly alcohol-enabled podcast. Join us!
Beers consumed (provided by friend of the podcast Isaiah Hegedus…thanks Isaiah!):
Tropicmost Passionfruit Gose by Wicked Weed Brewing
Minute Man by Three Notch’d Brewing Co.
Astronomical IPA by Wicked Weed Brewing
Glenn: Bullets Over Broadway (1994 Film)
Sarah: Everything Sucks! (Netflix sitcom…ed. note: now cancelled)
Cameron: The Bad News Bears (1976 film)