112: ‘American Ultra’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace

112 American Ultra Movie PosterAmerican Ultra struggled at the box office and Max Landis isn’t happy.

But he has to like us because we saw the movie. Well… some of us did. But that won’t stop us from talking about it anyway. All this plus a video recovery from Dan.

It’s Reel Spoilers 112 – American Ultra.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Kevin Brackett, Dan Graney
Run-time: 1hr 2min

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111: ‘American Ultra’ Box Office Report (8/21-8/23)

111 box officeStraight Outta Compton rules the box office for another week. But that won’t stop us from discussing a whole litany of unrelated topics.

What major franchise has Joe never seen? What band has the lowest rated Behind The Music ever? And who joined the League of Show Sharers™ this week?

All this and more will be revealed.

It’s Reel Spoilers #111 – Box Office Report

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Kevin Brackett, Dan Graney
Run-time: 48min

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110: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins

Straight Outta Compton tore it up at the box office this weekend.

In an age when musical bio-pics tend to stall out at the box office what did Compton get right that Love & Mercy, Get On Up and so many others didn’t?

And are we, of all people, qualified to discuss it? Of course we’re not. So we brought in a little help. Donny Fandango from KPNT-105.7 The Point and Orlandez Lewis from St. Louis’ legendary independent record store Vintage Vinyl.

All this plus Tom reads us the highlights from his hashtag war on Twitter.

It’s Reel Spoilers 110 – Straight Outta Compton.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Donny Fandango, Orlandez Lewis, Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl
Run-time: 1hr 39min

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109: ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

The Man From UNCLE Henry Cavill PosterThe Man From U.N.C.L.E is the movie your grandparents have been waiting for. Maybe even your grandparent’s grandparents.

It’s clawed its way out of development Hell and foisted itself upon an unwitting public who has mostly never seen, let alone heard of, the original TV show. So how did it end up being more fun than it had any right to be?

We’ll answer the question plus a Video Recovery from Dan and Tom gives you a dissertation about the history of the kinescope.

It’s Reel Spoilers 109 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl
Run-time: 58min

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108: ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Box Office Report

108 Man From Uncle Box OfficeAny illusions your parents might have held about gangsta rap being “fringe” entertainment have been dispelled by Straight Outta Compton opening north of $50 million. Which is more than Fantastic Four can say.

So join us for an in depth discussion of where America’s money went this weekend.

It’s Reel Spoilers 108 – Box Office Report

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl
Run-time: 37min

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Movie Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell

New Straight Outta Compton PosterAfter seeing Straight Outta Compton, it’s almost like things haven’t changed all that much.

While N.W.A. burst onto the scene in 1988 with the anthem “Fuck the Police,” the song seems more relevant now than ever, given the racial tension that is going on in Ferguson.

While F. Gary Gray’s biopic of N.W.A brilliantly shows just what the groups members went through to achieve fame, it seems to run just a little too long and get a little too soft near the end.

Gray, (whose first film Friday starred Ice Cube) is now directing Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. O’Shea is a spitting image of his father in the film, and delivers a strong performance as the young Cube.

Jason Mitchell steals the show as Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright. Wright is easily the deepest character in the film, raising money for studio time by selling drugs. While Wright’s small stature mixes well with his high voice, his attitude and the way he carried himself was anything but small.

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107: ‘Fantastic Four’ Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara

Fantastic Four Movie PosterFantastic Four landed with a thud at the box office and in hearts.

What went wrong? Why did they make this movie? What were they thinking? We answer the first two and speculate wildly on the third.

Plus, Tom remembered that Dan has a Video Recovery.

It’s Reel Spoilers #107 – Fantastic Four.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett, Joe Buttice
Run-time: 1hr 5min

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106: ‘Fantastic Four’ Box Office Report

fantastic four box office reportThis week, we change our format ever so slightly. Moving forward we’ll be doing two podcasts a week – one for the box office and one for the movie itself. It allows us to get them to you more quickly and not burden you with a 2-hour podcast. So join us while we tackle the box office for 8/7-8/9.

Why did Fantastic Four fail? What does two weeks at number one mean for Tom Cruise? (Besides free auditing for everyone at the compound?) And you get a special haiku about Meryl Streep’s new movie Ricki and the Flash.

It’s Reel Spoilers #106 – Box Office Report

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett, Joe Buttice
Run-time: 45 min

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105: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner

Mission Impossible 5 Poster LargeTom Cruise is back and trying desperately not to look desperate.

He’s in search of a hit and should have had one with Edge of Tomorrow/Live.Die.Repeat (or whatever they’re calling it this week). Clearly it’s going to take more than a good movie for him to have hit. So he returns once more to the Mission: Impossible well. Is having a hit the most impossible mission of all?

It’s Reel Spoilers #105 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Kevin Brackett, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl
Run-time: 1hr 59min

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104: ‘Pixels’ Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage

10865871_612372792222920_6931055041149370545_oWhat’s worse than a movie starring Adam Sandler? How about Adam Sandler taking a big, steaming dump all over your childhood? That’s Pixels for ya. On the upside, Sandler just signed a 6-picture deal with Netflix so this might be the last time we’re forced to talk about one of his movies. We’re a “glass half full” kinda podcast.

Plus, a box office report from Kevin and a virtually infinite Video Recovery from Dan.

It’s Reel Spoilers #104: Pixels

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett, Joe Buttice
Run-time: 1hr 45min

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