Episode Fifty Three: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Hands up all of you who are tired of Denzel Washington being so good at acting. Hey! Put your hands down! The man is an American institution! Although we (the hosts of the podcast) seemed to have liked this film a bit more than the masses (and critics). Possibly because it was a bit weird. And we are a bit a bit weird. It’s a match!
We also talked about The Congressman again. That film has got some legs! In case you’re keeping score, we still love it.


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Alcohol consumed:
Pana Chardonnay 2017

Recommendations:
Sarah: Ready Player One (2017 film)
Glenn: High Anxiety (1977 film)
Cameron: Mississippi Burning (1988 film)

Episode Fifty Three: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Episode Fifty Two: A Quiet Place (2018) LIVE!

Hey everybody! Here it is! The special fifty-second episode! And what makes it special? Well we recorded it live in front of a studio (theater) audience! That’s right, we joined our fellow movie goers at Penn Cinema in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a special screening of A Quiet Place and they stuck around (most of them) to listen to a recording of our humble little podcast. A good time was had by at least 52% of the people there! And now we are posting it so you can enjoy it as well! It actually went surprisingly well. Also, maybe spoiler alerts? But not really.


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Beers consumed:
Cocoa Bourbon Nibbler by Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Cloudification by Liquid Hero Brewery
Orbital Tilt IPA by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Concord Grape Gose by Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Recommendations:
Sarah: Ex Machina (2014 film)
Glenn: Casino Royale (2006 film)
Cameron: Pootie Tang (2001 film) (thanks audience!)

 

 

 

Episode Fifty Two: A Quiet Place (2018) LIVE!

Episode Fifty One: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

A film in which Judi Dench is equal parts adorable and badass? Sign us up please! Although that’s basically all of Judi Dench’s roles. And, we can only hope, Judi Dench in real life. In fact we’re thinking of reformatting into an all Judi Dench based podcast. The Dench Report. I think it could work. This is the second time Judi Dench has played Queen Victoria. And the most important question we have to ask: did she ever get a good mango? We can’t help but feel this movie missed out on that most crucial part of the history. Oh and we drink a lot of wine. Enjoy!


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Wine consumed: Mojave Rain Merlot 2016

Recommendations:
Glenn: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012 film)
Sarah: Loving (2016 film)
Cameron: The Wages of Fear (1953 film)

Episode Fifty One: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Episode Fifty: The Best Offer (2014)

Hey everybody! It’s our 50th episode! (or 77th if you’re a true fan) On this episode, we watch a film we can’t really talk about, Sarah overanalyzes everything, Glenn gets testy over Carrie Pilby and The Darkest Hour seems destined to win another award. Also our official #podcat Morecambe gets a namecheck and we drink three very good beers. Join us for this extra special 50th episode!


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Alcohol consumed:
Blueberry Peach J.R.E.A.M by Burley Oak Brewing Co.
365 Anniversary Pale Ale by Funk Brewing Co.
Stellar Phase Pale Ale by South County Brewing Co.

Recommendations:
Glenn: The Terror (TV Series)
Sarah: Touching the Void (2003 film)
Cameron: Truman (David McCullough book)

Episode Fifty: The Best Offer (2014)

A Throwback Post: The Seducers AKA Death Game (1977)

Hey everybody.  Unfortunately our podcast recording this past week was cancelled due to snow, but we still wanted to post something for you. As we prepare for our live show in two weeks and the recording of our 50th episode this week, we thought it might be a good time to take a look back at how it all started. This recording is actually the first of 76 so far, but we had a format change and started renumbering, so we do feel that our next episode, in spirit, is our 50th (plus we forgot to celebrate it when it was actually our 50th episode). So let’s take a trip down memory lane. Before the format change, before the new and improved intro, before Sarah, before we knew what we were doing (I know, I know), there was The Seducers, AKA Death Game. The movie that gave birth to our rule that if a movie has more than one title, it’s probably not a great film. So enjoy (and try to be kind, we were just starting out) and stay tuned next week for our 50th episode!


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A Throwback Post: The Seducers AKA Death Game (1977)

Episode Forty Nine: The Skeleton Twins (2014)

In this weeks episode, we watch either a dramatic comedy or a comedic drama. It’s sort of a fence sitter this one. We also ended up talking about the Oscars some more, despite our best efforts. Glenn is schooled on Chuck Berry. And we all geek out over Bob Seger. Enjoy!


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Alcohol consumed: Two offerings from the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society

Recommendations:
Sarah: Saving Mr. Banks (2013 film)
Glenn: Drunk, Stone, Brilliant and Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015 film)
Cameron: Hail, Hail Rock and Roll (1987 film)

Episode Forty Nine: The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Episode Forty Eight: Mesmerized (1986)

It is a rather set in stone rule here at the BWB Film Club Podcast that if a film has more than one title, it’s probably a bad film. Well ladies and gentlemen, Mesmerized actually has three titles (the other two being Shocked and My Letter To George). Nevermind that none of the titles actually bare much relation to the film at hand (in fact that key letter in the film wasn’t even to George, it was from George). But whatever, with a cast that includes Jodie Foster and John Lithgow, how could it go wrong? Lots of ways as it turns out. Find out how many by listening to this weeks episode. We also finish up our Oscar chat for the season with some Academy Award trivia and ask the questions no one is brave enough to ask (apparently we aren’t the rebels that you’d think we’d be).

(Editors note: we apologize for the lack of episode this past week, but schedules got very busy and Sarah is now off for a week long vacation…in the wilderness somewhere…questionable)


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Alcohol consumed:
Apothic Red by Apothic Wines

Recommendations:
Glenn: The Keepers (2017 Netflix documentary series)
Sarah: Game Night (2018 film)
Cameron: FilmStruck (film streaming service)

Episode Forty Eight: Mesmerized (1986)

A Special Announcement!

Greetings fellow movie lovers. We here at the Better With Booze Film Club have a very special announcement…

We are going to be hosting our very first live recording of the podcast!

Yes that’s right, Cameron, Glenn and Sarah will be sitting in a theater full of fellow movie goers on April 9, watching A Quiet Place and then, following the screening, we will be recording our podcast episode right there in the theater! Follow the link below to buy your ticket. Get them quick, they will sell out fast! Fun is guaranteed! (Quality is not).

Thanks to everyone who listens and we hope to see you there!

http://www.penncinema.com/BetterWithBooze

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Episode Forty Seven: Remember (2015)

To say too much about this film would detract from a worthwhile viewing experience, so I will only say this: we have been pretty spoiled in many of the last episodes of our humble little film club, and this film helps continue that trend. Mind you, Christopher Plummer could do a one man show about Tiny Tim and I’m pretty sure he’d make it worth watching. Anyway, check this one out! Also, we babble on a bit about the Oscars and who we like. Take it with a grain of salt. Actually probably a couple grains would be good. Also we are now on TuneIn, so you have a whole new way of listening to us should you feel so inclined! We don’t really know how technology works, but we’re trying really hard! (Also we apologize this episode is getting up so late…we are juggling with illnesses and missing podcast hosts!)


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Alcohol consumed:
Obscura Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (courtesy of Bright Cellars)

Recommendations:
Glenn: The Sting (1973 film)
Sarah: Mary and Martha (2013 film)
Cameron: Open Range (2003 film)

Episode Forty Seven: Remember (2015)

Episode Forty Six: The Darkest Hour (2017)

On paper, Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill should work about as well as Nicolas Cage playing Mahatma Gandhi. But thank goodness no one reads papers anymore. Because Gary Oldman, as Gary Oldman always does, proves to be a startlingly freakish genius. We will reserve judgement on the Nick Cage/Gandhi biopic (“Bapu Badass”) coming soon to a theater nowhere.

Oh, also we are on Stitcher and Google Play now! So check us out on either of those lovely podcast playing services as well!


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Beers consumed:
Snow & Tell Oak-Aged Scotch Ale by Boulevard Brewing Co.
Willettized Coffee Stout by Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Samichlaus Classic Bier by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Recommendations:
Glenn: Mystery, Alaska (1999 film)
Sarah: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017 film)
Cameron: www.rifftrax.com

 

Episode Forty Six: The Darkest Hour (2017)