Episode 459 – Look Closelier…

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This Week: Kevin celebrates Super Bowl weekend by not talking about football at all. (After all, have we learned nothing from the film Concussion aside from how white the Oscars are?) First he talks about some low-level movie news and highlights upcoming trailers. Later, he reviews the films Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, The Choice, Hail Caeser! and 45 Years, then a quick listener recommendation review of Honeymoon. Later in the show, Kevin talks about the box office and some pretty awesome picks for this week’s home cinema watching. Home run!


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‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Blu-ray Review



ourbrandiscrisisbdOUR BRAND IS CRISIS

(R)
MOVIE: ***1/2 (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *1/2 (out of 5)

STARRING
Sandra Bullock as JANE
Billy Bob Thornton as PAT CANDY
Anthony Mackie as BEN
Joaquim de Almeida as CASTILLO
Ann Dowd as NELL
Scoot McNairy as BUCKLEY
Zoe Kazan as LEBLANC
Dominic Flores as HUGO
Reynaldo Pacheco as EDDIE

Studio: Warner Bros.

Directed by: David Gordon Green
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Cinema @ Home – Feabruary 2, 2016

This week’s suggestions of new content on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming for maximum home viewing enjoyment.

Be sure to listen live each Tuesday morning on 700 WLW, when Kevin gives his top recommendations to Mike McConnell.

Also, tune in each week to the Fat Guys at the Movies radio program to hear Kevin talk about the top recommendations for home cinema for the week.

TOP PICK


Bridge of Spies
Rated PG-13
Studio: DreamWorks
Formats available: BD, DVD, VOD
Steve Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film about the negotiation for a prisoner exchange during the Cold War is a slow burn but very effectively done, featuring some fantastic performances by Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance. If you missed this one in theaters, it’s very much worth checking out in your home cinema. Special features include behind-the-scenes featurettes about the Cold War and the effects of the U-2 plane crash.
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‘Fifty Shades of Black’ Movie Review



fiftyshadesofblackFIFTY SHADES OF BLACK
(R)
zero stars (out of 5)

January 29, 2016

STARRING
Marlon Wayans as CHRISTIAN
Kali Hawk as HANNAH
Fred Willard as GARY
Mike Epps as RON
Affion Crockett as ELI
Jane Seymour as CLAIRE
Florence Henderson as MRS. ROBINSON
Andrew Bachelor as JESSE
Jenny Zigrino as KATEESHA

Studio: Open Road

Directed by: Michael Tiddes
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Episode 458 – Fifty Shades of Fat

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This Week: Kevin dives into the movies this week with reviews of Kung Fu Panda 3, The Finest Hours, Fifty Shades of Black, Lazer Team and the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Of course, before that he looks at the news and bids a fond farewell to Abe Vigoda as well as sounds off about Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson and a new path for Doctor Who. Later, he gives some at-home viewing selections and takes a look at the box office.


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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Movie Review



kungfupanda3KUNG FU PANDA 3
(PG)
*** (out of 5)

January 29, 2016

STARRING
Jack Black as PO
Bryan Cranston as LI
Dustin Hoffman as SHIFU
Angelina Jolie as TIGRESS
J.K. Simmons as KAI
Jackie Chan as MONKEY
Seth Rogen as MANTIS
Lucy Liu as VIPER
David Cross as CRANE
Kate Hudson as MEI MEI
James Hong as MR. PING

Studio: DreamWorks

Directed by: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh
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‘The Finest Hours’ Movie Review



thefinesthoursTHE FINEST HOURS
(PG-13)
***1/2 (out of 5)

January 29, 2016

STARRING
Chris Pine as BERNIE WEBBER
Holliday Grainger as MIRIAM
Casey Affleck as RAY SYBERT
Ben Foster as RICHARD LIVESEY
Kyle Gallner as ANDY FITZGERALD
Eric Bana as DANIEL CLUFF

Studio: Disney

Directed by: Craig Gillespie
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‘Lazer Team’ Movie Review



lazerteamLAZER TEAM
(PG-13)
**** (out of 5)

January 29, 2016

STARRING
Burnie Burns as HAGAN
Gavin Free as WOODY
Michael Jones as ZACH
Colton Dunn as HERMAN
Allie DeBerry as MINDY
Alan Ritchson as ADAM

Studio: Rooster Teeth Productions

Directed by: Matt Hullum
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‘The 5th Wave’ Movie Review



the5thwaveTHE 5TH WAVE
(PG-13)
*1/2 (out of 5)

January 22, 2016

STARRING
Chloë Grace Moretz as CASSIE SULLIVAN
Nick Robinson as BEN PARISH / ZOMBIE
Ron Livingston as OLIVER SULLIVAN
Maggie Siff as LISA SULLIVAN
Alex Roe as EVAN WALKER
Maria Bello as SERGEANT REZNI
Maika Monroe as RINGER
Liev Schreiber as COLONEL VOSCH
Zackary Arthur as SAMMY SULLIVAN

Studio: Sony

Directed by: J Blakeson
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‘Dirty Grandpa’ Movie Review



dirtygrandpaDIRTY GRANDPA
(R)
*** (out of 5)

January 22, 2016

STARRING
Robert De Niro as DICK KELLY
Zac Efron as JASON KELLY
Zoey Deutch as SHADIA
Aubrey Plaza as LENORE
Jason Mantzoukas as TAN PAM
Dermot Mulroney as DAVID KELLY
Julianne Hough as MEREDITH

Studio: Lionsgate

Directed by: Dan Mazer
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‘Mojave’ Movie Review



mojaveMOJAVE
(R)
*** (out of 5)

January 22, 2016

STARRING
Oscar Isaac as JACK
Garrett Hedlund as THOMAS
Mark Wahlberg as NORMAN
Louise Bourgoin as MILLY
Walton Goggins as JIM

Studio: A24

Directed by: William Monahan
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Episode 457 – #FatGuysSoWhite

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This Week: Kevin kicks off the show with some controversial statements about Amy Schumer, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith. After splashing around in the politically incorrect puddle for a while, he looks at some cool new trailers before launching into a huge slate of movies to review, including Dirty Grandpa, The 5th Wave, The Boy, Ip Man 3, Boy & the World, Synchronicity and Mojave. Later, he offers some insight into the coming weekend’s box office and also some at-home viewing suggestions.


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Cinema @ Home – January 19, 2016

This week’s suggestions of new content on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming for maximum home viewing enjoyment.

Be sure to listen live each Tuesday morning on 700 WLW, when Kevin gives his top recommendations to Mike McConnell.

Also, tune in each week to the Fat Guys at the Movies radio program to hear Kevin talk about the top recommendations for home cinema for the week.

TOP PICK


Straight Outta Compton
Rated R
Studio: Universal
Formats available: BD, DVD, VOD
This biopic of the rap group NWA runs a bit long, but it’s still a well-made flick, juggling multiple characters and connecting with a fan base that transcends racial demographics.
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’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ Movie Review



13hours13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
(R)
**** (out of 5)

January 15, 2016

STARRING
John Krasinski as JACK SILVA
James Badge Dale as TYRONE “RONE” WOODS
Pablo Schreiber as KRIS “TANTO” PARONTO
David Denman as DAVE “BOON” BENTON
Dominic Fumusa as JOHN “TIG” TIEGEN
Max Martini as MARK “OZ” GEIST
Alexia Barlier as SONA JILLANI
David Costabile as BOB
Peyman Moaadi as AMAHL
Matt Letscher as AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS

Studio: Paramount

Directed by: Michael Bay
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