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.
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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?
Great lords a-leaping! Baconsale is making their Christmas wish list and it’s full of some pretty geeky stuff. We’ve selected 12 of our favorite gadgets & gifts from famous movies or television shows, from Star Trek (Yes! Joel knows Star Trek things!) to Harry Potter. Hopefully we made the nice list and Santa will make our holiday dreams comes true—even though Jacob just wants to shoot things with a ray gun.
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Turn around, look at what you see! It’s Baconsale doing the Magic Dance of a versus show. On this episode, we’re taking opposing sides on our favorite childhood fantasy films, namely Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story. Joel does his best to banish Atreyu and Falkor to the Nothing, even though he actually likes them, while Kent projects his own creepiness on Jareth the Goblin King and Sarah in order to drag their story through the Bog of Eternal Stench.
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Today on Baconsale, SuperJoel, Wonder Jacob and BatKent are reviewing the new Justice League movie. Wait, seriously? How did we let Kent talk us into doing another full episode of a DC film instead of a BaconBit? Regardless, the first half of the episode is spoiler-free, so you can listen to it even if you haven’t seen the film. And the review evolves into a discussion of the future of the DCEU, Rotten Tomatoes bias and the hypocrisy of Kent Dunn.
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! It’s time for Baconsale to review the third Thor film. Therefore, will they think this movie is a thrilling full-throttle theater experience? Or is the god of thunder too thick, though the plot is thin? Will Kent thoroughly go for the throat of this throwaway movie? Or will his feelings thaw toward Marvel? Can Thor thrive there at the box office? Have we thought of a thousand th- words to throw into this description? Yes. Yes we have. It’s a thankless job, but someone has to do it
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Listener, you brought this upon yourself. You recommended that we watch Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween and we made the horrible mistake of following your suggestion. Joel does his best to contain his seething hatred for this movie, but it all comes spilling out. Luckily, though, Kent is there to give it the highest rating of the three members of Baconsale.
The first half is spoiler-free…but, frankly, this movie was spoiled before we ever got to it. Press play if you want to hear some ranting and raving.
WARNING! This episode is not for the faint of heart! Kent decided to redeem one of his pitch shows, so he and Joel are ready to share three ideas for new Halloween movies: one reboot, remake or sequel, one adaptation and one original horror film. The pitches start off in traditional Baconsale fashion—lighthearted ridiculousness—but then the stories take a dark turn and get seriously scary. One even forces Joel to shut the blinds in the studio and sing happy songs in his head.
It’s time for Baconsale to review one of the most anticipated horror movies of the year. . . 45 years ago. Actually, Horror Express, starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, flew pretty far under the radar, but our listener, Tom, is a fan of this cult sci-fi thriller. He recommended the film to us, so Kent, Joel and Jacob watched it. Now, we’re ready to discuss it. But don’t worry, the first 11 minutes of this episode are spoiler-free!
Nightmare on Elm Street? Friday the 13th? The Ring? Those are sooooo mainscream. On this episode of Baconsale, we’re discussing horror films you’ve probably never heard of—well, we hope haven’t seen any of our picks. Kent, Joel and Jacob have each chosen an obscure number (4) of little-known scary movies they want to recommend to you and to each other. Joel’s choices are a bit too popular, Jacob’s are old, and Kent’s are. . .well. . .disturbing.
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KENT’S PICKS: I Saw the Devil (2010) The Invitation (2015) Splinter (2008) Stage Fright (2014)
JOEL’S PICKS: Frailty (2001) Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) Let the Right One In (2008) Day of the Triffids (1962)