Our special guest Mark is back and he’s revving to talk about The Fate of the Furious, the eighth (YES! 8th!) film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Joel and Jacob do their best to contain Mark’s excitement (because they haven’t seen the film), whereas Kent just enables him.
Join us as we forget all the characters’ names and do our best to make sense of this stupidly entertaining movie.
And here we have Baconsale in its natural habitat: talking about movies. Not just any movies, though. They seem to be discussing documentaries. Kent, the critic of this species, has joined with Joel, the dominant comedian, to create a list of 10 non-fiction films that will help people understand that the word “documentary” does not necessarily mean that the movie will be boring or dry. In fact, they seem to have piqued the interest of a nearby creature named Jacob – a reluctant observer.
It’s Morphin’ time!. . .for Kent. Jacob and Joel didn’t really watch the Power Rangers TV show. But they’re ready to discuss the 2017 cash grab– er, reboot. Kent geeks out a bit and shows his true fandom, while the other two try and comprehend what a Zord is.
Is this movie a thrill ride for 90s fans? Or is it another desperate to exploit our wallets and our childhood? Press play and find out.
And, as always, the first 16 minutes are spoiler-free.
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)
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.
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.
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!
We’ve recovered from the Amish incident in our last show, and we’re ready to begin Baconsale season three! And, once again, we’re starting off the new season with our best and worst movie picks from last year. Kent picks movies that were released in 2016, and Joel picks movies that he watched for the first time during the past year, which may or may not include films actually released in 2016. It’s fun for the whole family (except when Kent is talking about The Neon Demon) on this episode of Baconsale!
This is a rebellion isn’t it? We rebel. And we’re also ready to review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Will this spin-off of the franchise set between the prequels and the sequels win the hearts of Kent, Joel and Jacob? Or will Baconsale want to charge up the Death Star and obliterate the tale of Jyn Erso? There’s only one way to find out (or two, if you count Kent’s review on Radio Ronin) — click play now!
The first 11 minutes are SPOILER-FREE! We even reigned Kent in with his plot descriptions for that part.
On this week’s episode, Baconsale takes on two of the greatest 80s action flicks of all time: Lethal Weapon and Die Hard. However, we’re not discussing which film is better. Instead, Kent and Joel are debating which movie is more Christmas-y. They’ve each picked a side, they’ve done their research and they’ve taken notes on all of the Christmas music, all of the Christmas decorations, all of the Christmas themes and all of the cocaine the looks like snow. Kent gets a little mainstream, Joel gets a little emotional and now it’s time for you to have yourself a merry little podcast.