BaconBit: Kong: Skull Island Review

It’s time for Baconsale to discuss one of the most anticipated movies of this weekend — Kong: Skull Island! Well, we actually spend most of the time discussing other movies and subjects, but there is a King Kong review mixed in there somewhere. Listen as Kent and Jacob explain the movie to Joel, who didn’t see the movie, and struggle to stay on topic.

As always, the first 13 minutes are spoiler free.

Baconsale Episode 96: Hipster Flick Picks

Have you heard of this podcast called Baconsale? It’s this cool, out-of-the-way podcast not many people know about. Anyway, Kent, Joel and Jacob — totally obscure guys — are the hosts and, in this episode, they’re discussing films you’ve probably never heard of. Well, they’re hoping you’ve never heard of them, because they’re each recommending four films to you. Why four? Because three and five are so mainstream.

Below are the movies they recommend in the episode. If you want to know why they think you would enjoy these films, you’ll have to press play and listen.


KENT’S PICKS:

Red Riding Trilogy (2009)
Song of the Sea (2014)
The One I Love (2014)
Fish Story (2009)

JOEL’S PICKS:
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
The Fall (2006)
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

JACOB’S PICKS:
It Happened One Night (1934)
Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut (2005)
Rope (1948)
The Rundown (2003)

Baconsale Episode 95: Masters of the DC Cinematic Universe

Oh no! The DC Extended Universe is in trouble! Who can possibly save them? Wait! What’s that on the airwaves? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Baconsale!

Kent, Joel and Jacob are ready to discuss the current woes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC Extended Universe. Then they brainstorm what DC can do next to battle against the money-making machine of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They suggest directors, recommend actors and they even pitch ideas for future movies — well, Joel pitches ideas. Kent reads his entire original screenplay.

So press play and, if you’re a studio executive from Disney or Warner Bros., we’re willing to discuss any offers you may have for us. Money offers. For our amazing ideas.

Baconsale Episode 94: 2017 Oscar Predictions

It’s time to put on our snooty film geek hats and try to predict the winners of the 89th Academy Awards. Kent, Joel and Jacob (Jackie?) have done some actual research and are going to discuss who deserves the Oscar for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture and, yes, Best Documentary Short Subject! We do our best to keep things interesting for those of you who don’t care about the Oscars, so we’ve even added some music clips, an “In Memoriam” section and plenty of pointless, yet stupid facts.

So print out your own Oscars bracket below, press play and join us as we make our 2017 Oscar predictions!

Printable Oscar Ballot: http://sugarandcharm.com/downloads/sugar-and-charm-oscar-ballot-2017.pdf

Baconsale Episode 93: The Psychology of Love

Love is a many-splendored thing, so it’s time for Baconsale to discuss this enigmatic emotion with our good friend, Dr. Matthew Woolley, Ph.D. And while you may think that all you need is love, Dr. Matt is here to tell us what is love and how to differentiate it from infatuation and/or drug use. We also talk about Valentine’s Day, romantic comedies, love languages, social media, discarded chocolates and what happens when a man loves woman. Things may get real at times, but then Kent rubs Joel’s shoulder and everything just gets awkward.

So press play and remember that everything we do, we do it for you, The Listener.

Baconsale Episode 92: Winter of Our Discontent

Okay, Listener, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today! We’re talking about winter in this episode. Kent, Joel and Jacob each share their memories of past winters and discuss their favorite/least favorite things about the season of snow, frost, ice, parkas, sledding and inversion. Kent leaves a friend to die in a snow cave. Joel is an arrogant winter walker. And sassy Jacob goes to extreme measures to prevent frostbite.

So grab your favorite blanket, curl up by a warm fire, sip some hot cocoa (NOT WASSAIL!) and enjoy this latest episode of Baconsale.

Baconsale Episode 91:Baconsale-Approved Movie Theater Etiquette

It’s time to kick off your shoes and enjoy our latest episode. Well, maybe you’d better keep your shoes on, because we’re talking about movie theater (theatre?) etiquette. We discuss cell phones, we debate about loud talking and we chat about bringing noisy little kids to R-rated horror films. We also argue about your suggestions regarding stinky food, bathroom breaks, candy wrappers, PDAs and more basic guidelines for going to the movies.

So whether you go to the Cinemark, the Megaplex, AMC or Regal Cinemas, press play and let us teach you some lessons on basic human decency at the movie theatre (theater?)!

Baconsale Episode 90: 2017 Prediction Extravaganza

Let’s leave 2016 behind us, shall we? It’s time for Baconsale to look into the future and talk about what we’re excited for (and what we’re dreading) in the year 2017. During this episode, we recap our predictions from last year, and then we discuss which movies we’re excited to see this year. We also predict celebrity deaths, TV shows that will be rebooted and the sexiest man alive. Plus, Jacob and Joel do their best to get Kent to Hulk out and be the villain, and we have a lively debate about the sound Wolverine’s claws.

Press play and see what this new year has to offer you!

BaconBit: Split Review

Hello, our name is Baconsale. We think that M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie Split is good, but not as good as his last movie, The Visit. nO! We’rE wRoNG! sPLIT IS BEttER THAn tHE vISIT! eSPECIaLLY THAT PART WHERE jAMES mCaVOY BEGINS TO CH- No! No spoilers! At least not for the first 13 minutes. And, even then, let’s not give away any major spoilers so that The Listener can enjoy those parts like we did. cAN wE aT LEAsT saY ThAT If yOU LIkE sHYAmALAN’S OLd MOViEs LIke UNBREAKABLE, sIGns AnD thE sIxTH sEnSe YOu’LL PRObAbLY LIkE ThIS onE? Yes. We think we can say that.
Enjoy!