Opens: July 1, 2016
Kevin says The BFG kinda rocks!
This Week: Kevin celebrates the 4th of July weekend by checking out some movie news and raging about Rihanna’s involvement in the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer. Later, he reviews the new films The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan, The Purge: Election Year and Swiss Army Man. Later in the show, Kevin offers a Fat Guy Five for patriotic movies before launching into the box office report and the Home Cinema Round-Up!
Featured music: Swiss Army Man Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell
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.
Bridge of Spies
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.
This Week: Kevin celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a long slate of movies to run down for the long weekend. He gives some interesting news stories but soon gets distracted again by gender politics about Maggie Gyllenhaal. Later, he weeps over the Batkid Begins trailer before moving on to the reviews of Tomorrowland, Poltergeist, Slow West, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), Good Kill and Tangerines. Finally, he wraps things up with some brilliant box office predictions and the even more brilliant DVD Round-Up!
JURASSIC PARK 3D
***** (out of 5)
April 5, 2013
Sam Neill as DR. ALAN GRANT
Laura Dern as DR. ELLIE SATTLER
Jeff Goldblum as DR. IAN MALCOLM
Richard Attenborough as JOHN HAMMOND
Bob Peck as ROBERT MULDOON
Martin Ferrero as DONALD GENNARO
Joseph Mazzello as TIM MURPHY
Ariana Richards as LEX MURPHY
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
This Week: Kevin and Kristin pull out their Oscar ballots and make predictions on the big awards. But before they face the Argo/Lincoln conundrum, they take a look at the two terrible movies new to theaters this week: Snitch and Dark Skies. They also throw some DVD and Blu-ray suggestions in there for good measure, along with a listener email. And Kevin also tries to channel Tyler Perry to disastrous effect.
SMASH: SEASON ONE
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: ** (out of 5)
This Week: Kevin and Kristin grab their Walther PPKs and slip into their formal wear to run around the world as British spies. They throw down some love for the latest James Bond picture, Skyfall, then take a somber turn to honor the 16th President of the United States with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. More fun is in store as they talk some lesser-known Bond rumors, start to keep track of each others’ box office predictions, read a listener email and chew through some DVD and Blu-ray recommendations.
On This Episode: Kevin invites semi-regular Second Reel guest host Steve “Gabe” Reeves into the Magical Studio in the Sky to reminisce about scary anthology movies. They highlight the big ones from the 70s and the 80s, then move into the new century, offering a look at the most recent one, V/H/S.
Kevin’s picks on DVD this week: Prometheus, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 7, The League: Season 3, Werewolf: The Beast Among Us and The Great Mouse Detective
Stinker of the week: Rock of Ages
Kevin Carr’s DVD Rundown for 10/09/12
E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
MOVIE: **** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: **** (out of 5)
Dee Wallace as MARY
Henry Thomas as ELLIOTT
Peter Coyote as KEYS
Robert MacNaughton as MICHAEL
Drew Barrymore as GERTIE
Directed by: Steven Spielberg