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.

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!

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.


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!

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 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!

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!