BaconBit: Tomb Raider Review

Video game adaptations don’t have a good track record, but can this latest Tomb Raider film break the stereotype? Kent and Joel saw it, and they’re ready to give their review. Well, Joel would like to give his review. Kent just wants to talk about his crush on the polygons that made up Lara Croft in the 90s . . . and his current crush on Alicia Vikander.

Press play to see if Warner Bros. Pictures has finally uncovered the secret to a good video game movie. And don’t worry, the first half the episode is spoiler-free.

Baconsale Episode 146: Lord of the Fries

Would you like fries with that? We don’t. At least, not for a while, because for this episode we have eaten crinkle-cut, curly, shoestring and waffle fries from 22 different fast food restaurants, including McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger, Arby’s and Chick-fil-A. Then we created a French fry matrix to scientifically compare each deep-fried & salted potato side, and are now ready to present to you our official Baconsale rankings.

Press play to hear how Jacob tried to sabotage our scoring, what kind of gross comparisons Kent can come up with for the fries he doesn’t like, and Joel’s history lesson on who invented fry sauce.

BaconBit: A Wrinkle in Time Review

What? Two BaconBit episodes in one week? We must love you, listener. OR…Kent and Joel really, really wanted to talk about the new A Wrinkle in Time movie. But why? Did they feel like it was a beautiful adaptation of a beloved novel finally brought to the silver screen? Or did they find this film to be a huge mess of color, CGI and close-ups that is doomed to fail? Only Giant Space Oprah knows for sure.

Press play to tesser to the world of Baconsale!

BaconBit: And the 2018 Oscar Winners Are…

Now that the 90th Academy Awards are over and done with, it’s time for Kent and Joel to compare their answers and see who got the most right and who wins the coveted Caveman Burger. But wait! What’s this? Jacob has submitted answers as well? And he had over a week and a half longer than the other two to prepare his ballot? Hmmmm, that seems a little shady…

Press play to hear us discuss the lowest-rated Oscars in broadcast history!

Baconsale Episode 145: This Show is Underrated!

About 77 episodes ago we discussed some of the most overrated things on the planet. Now, however, Baconsale is going the opposite direction—we’re talking about underrated things. No, Kent, we don’t mean guilty pleasures and no, we don’t want your hipster picks, either (he has a hard time with that). Our categories today include undervalued boy band members, sitcoms, disco songs, Disney sidekicks, kids TV shows and more!

And we hope you never underestimate how much we love it when you hit that play button!

Baconsale Giveaway! Gringo

The three gringos of Baconsale are giving away free tickets to see Amazon Studio’s upcoming film, Gringo.

Synopsis: An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth—or two steps ahead?

Follow this link: to download an admit-two pass to see the film on Wednesday, March 7 @ 7:00 at the Megaplex Theatres in The Gateway! Please note that seating in the theater is first-come, first-serve and is NOT guaranteed — so arrive early.

And be sure to follow Baconsale on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss out on future giveaways.

Gringo opens everywhere March 9.

Gringo Movie Poster


Baconsale Episode 144: 2018 Oscar Predictions

Get excited! Baconsale is ready to try and muster up some enthusiasm for the 90th Academy Awards! Even though our brains aren’t working (we can’t read!), we’re still going to make predictions about who is going to get an Oscar for acting, directing, writing, sound mixing and the rest of the 24 categories. And with a Caveman Burger on the line, the stakes have literally never been higher.

Press play to hear us struggle with how to keep the topic of “fish love” family friendly, reveal who loves Christopher Nolan more and debate how Willem Dafoe could whistle and smile at the same time.

Plus, you can make your own predictions for the 2018 Oscars and possibly win a lunch with Baconsale:

Baconsale Giveaway! Death Wish

Who wants to see the latest Bruce Willis movie, director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish, before the rest of the world?

Synopsis: Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel…or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish.

Follow this link: to download an admit-two pass to see the film on Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:00 at the Megaplex Theatres in The Gateway! Please note that seating in the theater is first-come, first-serve and is NOT guaranteed — so arrive early.

And be sure to follow Baconsale on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss out on future giveaways.

Death Wish opens everywhere March 2.


Baconsale Episode 143: Choose Your Own First Date

After discovering differences between Kent and Joel’s dating styles during last week’s episode, Baconsale has decided to roll the dice and determine who is the better dater—or rather, who is the better Kent. Jacob has created another Choose-Your-Own-Adventure/Dungeons-&-Dragons-style story about meeting a girl and going on a first date, and he brought along Zack to keep score and help declare a winner.

Press play to hear Kent & Joel try to win, and try their best to not sing along to La La Land and Hamilton!

BaconBit: Black Panther Review

Wakanda forever! Or is it? Kent, Joel and Jacob are ready to review the first big movie of the year, Black Panther. But will Kent’s deeply ingrained hate of Marvel bleed into his feelings for the world of T’Challa, vibranium and Martin Freeman? Will Jacob have clear feelings about his feelings for this film? And will Joel rate using letters or stars? All these questions and more will be answered on this BaconBit!

Oh, and don’t worry, the first 15 minutes are spoiler free! Listen away!