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Episode 134 - The Muppets (2011) Do you know what the world’s 3rd greatest gift is?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Georgia, and Liam (Ethan’s off practicing his maniacal laugh) as head off to Hollywood via Smalltown USA (don’t worry, we’re travelling by map) as we review Jason Segel’s passion project, the 2011 reboot/sequel, The Muppets. Life’s a Happy Song in our 134th episode as we discuss:
The backstory of how Jason Segel got involved with the project and what other film he tips his hand regarding his love of the muppets in
Why the Muppets seems to be such a hard property for Disney to utilise correctly
Who was the original casting choice for Tex Richman (if legend is to be believed)
Who were Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller sent to in order to polish the script up
We cast the BFE crew according to which man would make the best muppet
Why wasn’t legendary Muppet performer Frank Oz in the film and what were his thoughts on it
We go through a list of cameos that tragically ended up on the cutting room floor
We talk about how Amy Adams is consistently not glamourised but ends up looking fantastic all film long
Which character does Ian truly hate in this film
We talk about which moments got us a little teary
We briefly give some thoughts on the cancellation of Mock the Week and Batgirl
Whether or not The Muppets is the Best Film Ever.

Become a Patron of this podcast and support the BFE at https://www.patreon.com/BFE
We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:
Rev Bruce
Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
Lina Oberholzer
Ensign Ian Davies
Chris Pedersen 
Katie McRae
Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
Randal Silva
The Yeetmeister
Nate The Great
Cheezy (with a fish on a bike)
Andy Dickson
Holly Callen

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/
Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor
Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
 
Timestamps for this episode:
0:00 - Opening Banter
6:35 - Reflections & Corrections
15:45 - Shoutouts
27:30 - Deep Dive
2:32:40 - Endgame
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Episode 134 - The Muppets (2011) Do you know what the world’s 3rd greatest gift is?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Georgia, and Liam (Ethan’s off practicing his maniacal laugh) as head off to Hollywood via Smalltown USA (don’t worry, we’re travelling by map) as we review Jason Segel’s passion project, the 2011 reboot/sequel, The Muppets. Life’s a Happy Song in our 134th episode as we discuss:
The backstory of how Jason Segel got involved with the project and what other film he tips his hand regarding his love of the muppets in
Why the Muppets seems to be such a hard property for Disney to utilise correctly
Who was the original casting choice for Tex Richman (if legend is to be believed)
Who were Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller sent to in order to polish the script up
We cast the BFE crew according to which man would make the best muppet
Why wasn’t legendary Muppet performer Frank Oz in the film and what were his thoughts on it
We go through a list of cameos that tragically ended up on the cutting room floor
We talk about how Amy Adams is consistently not glamourised but ends up looking fantastic all film long
Which character does Ian truly hate in this film
We talk about which moments got us a little teary
We briefly give some thoughts on the cancellation of Mock the Week and Batgirl
Whether or not The Muppets is the Best Film Ever.

Become a Patron of this podcast and support the BFE at https://www.patreon.com/BFE
We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:
Rev Bruce
Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
Lina Oberholzer
Ensign Ian Davies
Chris Pedersen 
Katie McRae
Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
Randal Silva
The Yeetmeister
Nate The Great
Cheezy (with a fish on a bike)
Andy Dickson
Holly Callen

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/
Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor
Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
 
Timestamps for this episode:
0:00 - Opening Banter
6:35 - Reflections & Corrections
15:45 - Shoutouts
27:30 - Deep Dive
2:32:40 - Endgame
See It Or Skip It? - The Gray Man FIRST 31:00 are a spoiler-free review with our See It/Skip It verdict
AFTER 31:00 it's a full spoiler review
This week we're headed all over Europe with big Russo Brothers chyrons to let us know where we're at as Ian and Georgia talk about the $200 million Netflix original, The Gray Man.  Should Ryan Gosling be in a cinematic universe? Could Chris Evans have done this role if he hadn't done Knives Out first?  Which characters have a completely unbelievable babyface turn?  What was the story here again?  Which actors are very good and which actors are horrendous?  Does this film have a villain problem? Which actor does Georgia label as 'very attractive'? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our "See It or Skip It" review of Elvis and then we tell you whether you should SEE IT or SKIP IT.
Episode 133 - The Town (with BFF of the BFE: Rev. Bruce) Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Georgia, and Ethan (Liam's manning the getaway car) as we review Ben Affleck's 2nd directorial effort in the gritty Boston heist film, The Town - brought to us by BFF of the BFE, Rev Bruce who joins us for the Endgame on this episode.  We're talking Priuses in our 133rd episode as we discuss:
How this film follows the format of a romantic comedy if you excuse the overwhelming trauma involved in the meet-cute
Are we given enough time to feel sympathy for the characters in this film?
What efforts did Ben Affleck go to in order to create an aura of legitimacy in this film
Is Ben Affleck just remaking one of his other films and casting himself in the hero role, this go around
Whether Doug is justified in his final kills or does he go too far
Why does no-one pay attention to a character walking around with a duffel bag, ever
Which actors and actresses really surprised us in this film and someone besides Georgia suffers from a little face blindness
It's the return of Postlethwaite, and you know what that means
We're joined once again by our BFF: Reverend Bruce and discuss Baseball, Boston, and some Dunkin' Donuts
Georgia, Ian and Reverend Bruce all give their perspectives on how to deliver an affected accent
We briefly give some thoughts on Will Smith's apology, the passing of Paul Sorvino and the last episode of Nick & Russ Don't Know Anything
Whether or not The Town is the Best Film Ever.

Become a Patron of this podcast and support the BFE at https://www.patreon.com/BFE
We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:
Rev Bruce
Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
Lina Oberholzer
Ensign Ian Davies
Chris Pedersen 
Katie McRae
Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
Randal Silva
The Yeetmeister
Nate The Great
Cheezy (with a fish on a bike)
Andy Dickson

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/
Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor
Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
 
Timestamps for this episode:
0:00 - Opening Banter
6:45 - Reflections & Corrections
24:20 - Shoutouts
36:30 - Deep Dive
1:45:10- We're joined by Hermes
2:32:25 - Endgame
See It Or Skip It? - Elvis FIRST 53:10 are a spoiler-free review with our See It/Skip It verdict
AFTER 53:10 it's a full spoiler review
This week we're headed to Memphis, Vegas and all places in between (but definitely not overseas) as Ian and Liam talk about Baz Lurhmann's latest film, the biopic Elvis. Can a film be too Baz Lurhmann? Is Elvis the nicest guy who ever lived? Is Tom Hanks bad as Colonel Tom? Does Austin Butler deserve his Oscar buzz?  What's the deal with the scene in the TV studio?  We also go on an obscene amount of tangents and side conversations. Find out the answers to these questions and more in our "See It or Skip It" review of Elvis and then we tell you whether you should SEE IT or SKIP IT.
Episode 132 - Air Force One Get off my plane!  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, and Ethan (Georgia's crawling around the cargo hold and Liam's sleeping while watching the football) as we endeavor to fly TransAtlantic without incident in 1997's Die Hard on a Plane, Air Force One.  We're inferring about direct orders in our 132nd episode as we discuss:
We discuss Quidditch and Quadball for 2 minutes as well as Marvel's Phases 5 & 6
Who was first approached to play President James Marshall
The one change that Glenn Close demanded before she agreed to play the vice president
Which president liked this movie and which president liked this movie a little too much
We discuss what exactly a 'direct order 'means
Ian rages a bit about the film continuously defying its own internal logic
How do Pyjamas turn into a full military uniform
When is exposition natural and when is it forced
Ian comes up with an acceptable secondary title for this film
We ask whether Gary Oldman is note perfect or over the top as the film's villain
Whether or not Air Force One is the Best Film Ever.

Become a Patron of this podcast and support the BFE at https://www.patreon.com/BFE
We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:
Rev Bruce
Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
Lina Oberholzer
Ensign Ian Davies
Chris Pedersen 
Katie McRae
Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
Randal Silva
The Yeetmeister
Nate The Great
Cheezy (with a fish on a bike)
Andy Dickson

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/
Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor
Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
 
Timestamps for this episode:
0:00 - Opening Banter
3:35 - Reflections & Corrections
6:05 - Shoutouts
26:00 - Deep Dive
1:49:15 - Endgame
Reel Roundtable #23 - Bruce Willis WARNING - SOME SIGNIFICANT SPOILER TALK ON LOOPER & THE SIXTH SENSE
Another bonus episode as we bring you another Reel Roundtable discussion for your listening enjoyment.  Ethan, Ian, and Liam revisit the career of Bruce Willis.  Comments, banter, and an appreciation of acting against type can be found as we discuss:
What is the appeal of Bruce Willis as an actor or as an action star
Should Bruce Willis have tried out his comedic chops a bit more?
Does Bruce Willis elevate those around him or is he actually dependent on a strong supporting cast?
Why does no-one talk about The Last Boy Scout?
Should Bruce have done more buddy cop films after Die Hard with a Vengeance?
Is Bruce's performance in Unbreakable understated or just mailing it in?
Ian shares a story about recognizing a key location in a Bruce Willis film
We present the audience and BFE Top 10 lists for the best Bruce Willis Performances ever

If you have any ideas about future actors/actresses or topics for future roundtables, we’d love to hear from you.  Hit us up at @BestFilmEverPod on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Episode 131 - Pan’s Labyrinth Obeying just for the sake of obeying?  That's something only other pods could do.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Liam, and Georgia (Ethan's been infected by a giant toad) as we travel through rural Spain avoiding communist literature whilst reviewing a legit piece of cinema in Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.  We're not leaving the lock undisturbed in our 131st episode as we discuss:
Liam's aversion to wanting to watch this week's film
The challenges that come with reading subtitles and why this film might have avoided such problems
The problems with child actors
What to do when films don't necessarily tie everything up in a definitive manner
The struggles of Doug Jones (The Faun) whilst preparing for this movie
Whether the Faun is called Pan
We talk British weather and how it's not as laughable as you might at first think
Georgia thinks at least one of us is a muggle as we refuse to believe in the magic
Ian goes properly to film school this week as this is on his syllabus
Does the casting of actors in the resolution create a plothole?
Whether or not Pan's Labyrinth is the Best Film Ever.

Become a Patron of this podcast and support the BFE at https://www.patreon.com/BFE
We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:
Rev Bruce
Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
Lina Oberholzer
Ensign Ian Davies
Chris Pedersen 
Katie McRae
Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
Randal Silva
The Yeetmeister
Nate The Great
Cheezy (with a fish on a bike)
Andy Dickson

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/
Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor
Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
 
Timestamps for this episode:
0:00 - Opening Banter
9:00 - Reflections & Corrections
13:15 - Shoutouts
18:15 - Deep Dive
2:22:35 - Endgame
See It Or Skip It? - Thor: Love and Thunder FIRST 31:00 are a spoiler-free review with our See It/Skip It verdict
AFTER 31:00 it's a full spoiler review
This week we're headed to New Asgard, The Shadow Realm, Omnipotence City, all on the way to Eternity. Ian and Georgia are talking about the 4th entry into the Thor anthology, the last true Marvel OG standing. Does Taika Waititi need oversight? Was Natalie Portman correct by calling this film "super gay?" Did Valkyrie seem different in this one? How is Christian Bale in the MCU?  How should Marvel deal with the issue with LGBT censorship in China?  How exactly is Taika Waititi like Cady from Mean Girls? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our "See It or Skip It" review of Thor: Love and Thunder and then we tell you whether you should SEE IT or SKIP IT.
Episode 130 - Men In Black (Live & Uncensored) You know the difference between us and other film podcasts? We make this look good.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Liam, Ethan, and Georgia as we review Men In Black on its 25th anniversary. We're not flashing anyone with a neuralyser in our 130th episode as we discuss:
Who turned down the roles of Agent K and Agent J (clap, clap, clap, clap) respectivley
To what degree did Vincent D'Onofrio go to in order to play Edgar/The Bug
Why does the score to this film sound similar to Beetlejuice?
Were we able to overlook the Will Smith slap and enjoy his performance in this film?
What struggle did Tommy Lee Jones have in this film?
Who's new in the Patreon Pool this week?
Is Karl Urban any good in this film?
How good are the practical effects in this film?
Does this film hold up after 3 spectacularly poor sequels
Whether or not Men In Black is the Best Film Ever.

Become a Patron of this podcast and support the BFE at https://www.patreon.com/BFE
We are extremely thankful to our following Patrons for their most generous support:
Rev Bruce
Juleen from It Goes Down In The PM
Lina Oberholzer
Ensign Ian Davies
Chris Pedersen 
Katie McRae
Duane Smith (Duane Smith!)
Randal Silva
The Yeetmeister
Nate The Great
Cheezy (with a fish on a bike)
Andy Dickson

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/
Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor
Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/
 
Timestamps for this episode:
0:00 - Opening Banter
9:30 - Ian shares a moment
16:30 - Reflections & Corrections
21:50 - Shoutouts
26:00 - Deep Dive
1:47:30 - Endgame
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