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!

Baconsale Episode 142: When a Man Loves Some Love Songs

Look into our eyes and you will see what these songs mean to us, because today Baconsale is talking about some of our favorite love songs. We’re picking some of the most romantic (and cheesy) tunes for a series of categories, such as best duet, most overplayed and the song that defines our dating years. SPOILER ALERT: Kent is awkward and sweaty around women, whereas Joel has been kissing girls since elementary school. . .but he still acts pretty weird at dances.

Press play to enjoy this episode—and we hope you do because everything we do, the listener, we do it for you.

BaconBit: Too Many Spoilers

Kent and Joel have different approaches when it comes to upcoming movies. Joel is satisfied with watching one film trailer, whereas Kent likes to dig in, read articles, check out leaked set photos and possibly read the screenplay beforehand. But which way is right? Do you enjoy a movie more if you know less about it? Or would you rather get the whole story in advance?

Press play to hear the back and forth between these two styles of movie-watching preparation, and to hear Joel give Kent a daunting challenge.

Baconsale Giveaway! Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence? Kent LOVES Jennifer Lawrence! Which is why you’re invited to a free advance screening of Red Sparrow!*

Don’t know much about this movie? No problem! Here’s the synopsis:

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future, and Dominika finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School—a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons.

After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent (Joel Edgerton) who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Follow this link: to download an admit-two pass to see the film on Thursday, February 15 @ 6:00 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.

Red Sparrow opens everywhere March 2.

*No relation to Jack Sparrow



Baconsale Episode 141: Guilty Films Have Got No Rhythm

When it comes to others’ taste in film, Baconsale has no problem criticizing the choices some people make. But now it’s time to open up, make ourselves vulnerable and divulge our favorite guilty pleasure movies. Kent, Joel and Jacob each present five flicks they’re ashamed to love. . .and then proceed to mock each other relentlessly.

Press play and listen as we discuss box office bombs we adore, critical failures we find fascinating and cinematic duds we dutifully defend.

Baconsale Episode 140: Cereal Podcast

Mother! Bring me a Baconsale episode! And make it about cold cereal! Today we’re tiering your favorite crispy, crunchy, fruity, chocolatey & marshmallowy breakfast cereals from Kellogg’s, Post and General Mills. And while sugary cereal didn’t really enter Jacob’s world until he was an adult, Kent and Joel embark on a nostalgia trip and find themselves agreeing on their rankings more often than not.

Press play to find out if we’re cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, if Trix are just for kids, if we gotta have our Pops or if we’re always after those Lucky Charms!

Baconsale Episode 139: 2018 Prediction Palooza

The cards don’t lie! After looking back at our predictions from last year, Baconsale is ready to open our collective third eye and foretell what will happen in pop culture in the year 2018. We predict celebrity couple breakups, which movies are going to bomb and we even try our hand at sports forecasting. We may not get everything right, but at least we have fun. *finger boop!*

Press play and enjoy this entertaining, yet educational episode of Baconsale where Jacob gets a little spicy after dark, Kent watches all the wrong TV shows and Joel has all of his jokes stolen.

Baconsale Episode 138: Best & Worst Movies of 2017-ish

Kent, Jacob and the real Joel are back to kick off season four of Baconsale! And, as per tradition, we’re starting this year by discussing our favorite and least favorite films that were released (or that we watched) in 2017. Kent displays his seething hatred of Marvel movies, whereas Joel actually has some current picks this time. Oh, and Jacob may have picked up on some Oscar buzz in the process.

Press play to hear what we loved and what we hated this past year on this episode of Baconsale!

Baconsale Episode 137: You, Me & Season Three

It’s time for Baconsale to go on our holiday break, so we’re taking a self-indulgent look back at 2017. Kent, Joel and Jacob are talking about their favorite podcast-related moments of the past year, including guests (Huzzah for FeminAugust!) and behind-the-scenes stories that didn’t make it on-air—probably for a good reason. We also discuss episodes we’d like to redo, our biggest fights and our goals for the upcoming year of Baconsale.

Press play, or #Joel2017 will have something to say about it!

BaconBit: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

The last time Baconsale discussed a Star Wars sequel, it nearly tore the podcast apart. Will it happen again? Join us as we review Star Wars: The Last Jedi completely spoiler-free for the first 20 minutes, following which we’ll wade deep into saga spoiler territory. Will Kent finally love the new franchise? Will Jacob have a clear opinion of the movie? Will Joel be able to stand his ground against the other two?

Press play, my young Padawan, and find out!