Baconsale Episode 155: My Bae Michael Bay

Okay, listener, this show is your fault. You voted and have forced us do an episode where we have to defend Michael Bay, even though we may not want to. Kaboom! However, Kent and Joel brought in Dan Farnsworth, a friend of the show and a legitimate fan of movies like Transformers, The Rock, The Island, Bad Boys and even Pearl Harbor to help us stay positive and not constantly point out how this director’s movies are often nothing but car chases, CGI and explosions. Kaboom!

So crank up the epic music, throw in some lens flares and press that play button in slow motion. Kaboom!

BaconBit: Avengers: Infinity War Review

Jacob is hanging out with Ant-Man and Hawkeye, so it’s just Joel and Kent reviewing the superhero ensemble that is Avengers: Infinity War. Kent has had his issues with Marvel movies in the past, but will his avoidance of spoilers increase his enjoyment of this one? And will Joel simply be wowed by the sheer scale of this culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Don’t worry, the first 15 minutes are completely spoiler-free.

Thanos demands you press play!

Baconsale Episode 151: The Baconsale Necessities

Let’s get down to business! It’s time for Baconsale to talk about (and sing about) Disney music. For this episode, we have created a list of categories such as best villain song, most irritating song, saddest song and song that is better than the movie. After some reflection, Kent and Joel must go the distance and pick a winner for each one. Meanwhile, Jacob must be feeling the love tonight because he is very generous with his point giving.

Want to play along? Be our guest! Press play and become part of our world. However, if we don’t pick the Disney song you would have picked, just let it go.

Baconsale Episode 149: We Need to Talk About Kevin

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.

Stop your Tremors! Cut Footloose and press play!

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