Episode Forty One: Dummy (2002)

True story: it has been Glenn’s life long dream to be in a ventriloquism act. Unfortunately he has been unable to find anyone willing to operate his controls. It is also a fact that ventriloquism and ventriloquists and ventriloquist dolls are creepy as all hell. And this movie does not try to change that fact. A weird film about weird things and weird people. And if you’re weird, maybe you’d like to win a signed copy of this film from your favorite podcast hosts! Listen to the podcast to find out how!


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Beers consumed:
Micro by Stillwater Artisanal Ale
Who You Callin’ Wussie by Arrogant Brewing
Super Flare by 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Recommendations:
Sarah: Harrison Bergeron (Kurt Vonnegut short story)
Glenn: The Bedford Incident (1965 film)
Cameron: The Smartest Guys In the Room (2005 film) and Apollo 13 (1995 film)

Episode Forty One: Dummy (2002)

Episode Forty: The Wizard Of Lies (2017)

Remember that time in 2008 when that guy stole a lot of money from hardworking Americans and ruin people’s lives? You know, the wall street guy. The one who ran that investment company. Phew I shouldn’t have to narrow it down this much. Uh let’s see…the one who actually went to jail? Yeah! That’s the one. Bernie Madoff. Well this is a film about him. And his family. Shakespeare himself would struggle to write such an epic tale of deceit and ultimate downfall. Thankfully Diana B. Henriques did instead. And then Barry Levinson made a movie out of it. But is it any good? Listen below and find out. And if you’re looking for a wonderful investment opportunity, why not check out some other episodes while you’re at it and maybe let us know what you think!


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Beers consumed:
Spaced by Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Golden Delicious by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Sugar Coated Pony Kisses by Stable 12 Brewing Co.

Recommendations:
Glenn: Murder By Death (1976 film)
Sarah: Death Comes To Pemberley (BBC Television Series)
Cameron: Cameraman To the Queen (2015 documentary)

Episode Forty: The Wizard Of Lies (2017)

Episode Thirty Nine: New Tricks

Happy New Year Everybody! We hope your 2018 is excellent, and we shall do our part by continuing to bring you great (well, listenable anyway) podcast entertainment! And we kick things off with a bit of a departure. For this week’s episode we watched the pilot episode to what turned out to be a rather long running BBC television program called New Tricks. The premise is that retired detectives return to service in order to clean up unsolved crimes. Is it worth checking out? (It’s on Hulu by the way).  Well we will let you know in the episode, so have a listen! And thanks for listening everyone. It really does mean a lot! And if you get a chance, write in to wish us a happy new year at bwbfilmclub@gmail.com!


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Alcohol consumed:
Breakfast Stout by Vault Brewing Co.
Green Street SIPA by Hermit Thrush Brewery
Shoutao Peach Slush IPA by Omnipollo

Recommendations:
Glenn: Marathon Man (1976 film)
Sarah: Carnivàle (HBO series)
Cameron: Myths & Monsters (Netflix documentary series)

 

Episode Thirty Nine: New Tricks

Episode Thirty Eight: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Happy holidays everyone! In our final holiday themed episode, we pull out all the stops! We bring back an old favorite: the bracket segment! We have an extra special guest host! We watch a film that we’ve (mostly) all seen and love! We prove ignorant on all things Peanuts! And we drink booze! (Okay some things are normal.) So join us for this extra special episode of the Better With Booze Film Club Podcast and join the festive spirit! (Because of the booze.) Oh and The Bishop’s Wife is a great film and you should all make a point of seeing it.


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Alcohol consumed:
The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society Cask No. 46.46: “A two way street”

Recommendations:
Glenn: Gosford Park (2001 film)
Sarah: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017 film)
Cassie: The Crown (Netflix series)
Cameron: The Good Doctor (TV series)

Episode Thirty Eight: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Episode Thirty Seven: El Camino Christmas (2017)

Here it is! The second of our three holiday themed podcasts for this month of December. And how are they holiday themed? Well we try to watch films that are nominally related to the holiday season (we haven’t been terribly successful so far). For this episode we watched the Netflix produced holiday film El Camino Christmas. I was really hoping for a Clint Eastwood themed Christmas party, but then I realized that was Grand Turino. Although I suppose that was about as much of a Christmas movie as this was. Only much better. But I digress…


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Alcohol consumed:
Citrus Mystic pale ale by Mad Chef Brewing
El Dorado pale ale by Mad Chef Brewing

Recommendations:
Alastair: the many fine breweries of Richmond, VA
Glenn: Bringing Up Baby (1938 film)
Sarah: Godless (2017 Netflix mini-series)
Cameron: Crossing Lines (TV show)

Episode Thirty Seven: El Camino Christmas (2017)

Episode Thirty Six: Hi-Life (1998)

Well it’s that time again. The holidays are back, and with that startlingly realization comes our determination to tackle films that celebrate the spirit of the season. As luck would have it, this particular episode also features a film that celebrates the spirit of spirits. So join us as we kick off a month of movies that are sure to put you in a joyous holiday mood (or not…we might need some ghosts for that). Vodka anyone?


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Alcohol consumed:
Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie single malt scotch
Laphroaig Quarter Cask single malt scotch

Recommendations:
Glenn: Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)
Sarah: The Book of Life (2014 film)
Cameron: The Crown (Netflix series)

Episode Thirty Six: Hi-Life (1998)

Episode Thirty Five: Another Harvest Moon (2010)

Ernest Borgnine leads a quartet of elderly actors in a film about the aging processes and death that takes place in a nursing home. Like a realistic version of Quartet (2012), but without all the music. Or the Britishness. Young whippersnappers Cybill Shepherd and Richard Schiff also feature. We would agree visiting a nursing home is never a pleasant experience, but what about visiting a nursing home via the medium of film? Well give a listen and find out…


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Alcohol consumed:
Two bottles from the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society

Recommendations:
Sarah: The Shape Of Water (2017)
Glenn: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast
Cameron: The Post (2017) (also mentioned Sawbones podcast and Til Death Do Us Blart podcast *don’t worry, despite Cameron’s claim in the podcast, Til Death is only an hour and a half long, not two and a half hours long!)

 

Episode Thirty Five: Another Harvest Moon (2010)