We’ve given Kate Beckinsale (Bacon number of 2) a lot of love on our show, but now it’s time for us to give our podcast’s other namesake, Kevin Bacon, time to shine. Kent and Joel (Bacon number of 3) are each going to talk about their least favorite Kevin Bacon movies. Then they’re going to combine their powers and give you a list of Baconsale-approved Bacon films. Plus, as an added bonus, we even play a game of Baconsale live on this episode.
It’s just another Manic Monday, and Baconsale is ready to finish our new wave bracket! And while You Might Think that Sweet Dreams are made of these kinds of episodes and No One is to Blame, things still get pretty heated. In fact, Sometimes Joel will Shout and possibly has a Devil Inside him. But who will win this Once in a Lifetime 80s music tournament? Who Can It Be Now? Well, that’s a Secret. Our Lips Are Sealed, so you’ll have to listen to the episode.
Enjoy the Silence no longer! Let’s Go! Press play!
We Just Can’t Get Enough of these March-Madness-style music brackets, so Baconsale is going to Talk Talk and use our Weird Science to determine which 1980s new wave band is the best. Don’t Get Me Wrong, you may say it’s a Cruel Summer when your favorite bands are eliminated, but don’t Panic, it’s a Good Thing. As for declaring an ultimate winner, we Save It For Later because we only make it through the first round in this episode. But which artists will still be Alive and Kicking at the end?
No More Words! Everybody Have Fun Tonight and press play!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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: http://stxtickets.com/cDbYq10976 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.
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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.