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Jan 31, 2019

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is this week's full review. Was it better as a movie than it would have been as a TV show? Is there any legitimate thread running through these vignettes?

Bob mini reviews Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. 

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Roma. Bob talks about Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, Mortal Engines, The Mule, and Once Upon a Deadpool.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

 

Jan 7, 2019

It's the week we review The Front Runner, and we have kind of a lot to say. Is this a Jason Reitman success? How much is this movie about today's presidential politics?

Bob mini reviews Homecoming and Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Counterpart and some cooking and baking shows. Bob talks about Mary Queen of Scots, Vox Lux, and Ben Is Back.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

 

Dec 5, 2018

We're spoilin' again, this time with Widows. Heist(-ish) movies have twists, which makes them highly spoilable. Just what we do here.

Our Top 5(ish) List: Action Movies Led By Women in the Last Ten Years. Trust us, it's definitive.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

 

Dec 2, 2018

Okay, maybe it's starting to feel like the time of year for awards-bait movies after all. This week we review Steve McQueen's Widows. Is this REALLY a heist movie? What's more, it may be a good movie, but is it enjoyable, exactly?

Bob mini reviews House of Cards (season 5!) and Outlaw King.

In weekend picks, Logan recommends Vikings. Bob suggests getting caught up on Green Book, Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, or The Front Runner.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Nov 26, 2018

Wondering whether you should watch Overlord? That's why we're reviewing it this week. Is it better as a war movie or a zombie movie? Exactly how much like a video game is it, anyway?

Bob mini reviews Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Sparrow.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (again?), Escape at Dannemora, and My Brilliant Friend. Bob talks about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindenwald, Widows, A Private War, Instant Family, and Green Book.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Nov 20, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody. They made a movie about that. And we review it. How's Rami Malek at channeling Mercury? What about the other band members?

Logan mini reviews  local professional production of Sweeney Todd.

In mini reviews, Logan talks about Room 104, The Great British Baking Show, and Outlaw King. Bob talks about The Grinch, Overlord, The Girl In the Spider's Web, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Outlaw King (too), and The Frontrunner.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

 

Nov 13, 2018

It's the week we give a full review to mid90s. How do we feel about these famous actors turning director lately? How well does the movie wrestle with its coming-of-age elements?

Logan quasi-mini-reviews Outlander season 1. Bob quasi-mini-reviews Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about House of Cards and Outlander. Bob picks Bohemian Rhapsody, and also brings up The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Boy Erased, and Nobody's Fool. 

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Nov 2, 2018

The Sisters Brothers. That's the movie we review this week. How does it get better the more you think about it? Is it a Western or a non-Western?

Bob mini reviews Upgrade.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Ray Donovan. Bob talks about Johnny English Strikes Again, Hunter Killer, and Indivisible (and Red Dead Redemption 2), but goes back and picks Mid90s.

Let's rock! 

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

 

Oct 25, 2018

Come along as we spoil First Man. Damien Chazelle plus Ryan Gosling? Yeah, this is starting to feel like awards season for real. Here's where we get to comment on the details, and maybe address a little controversy.

Our Top 5(ish) list: Reality-Based Space Movies.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

 

Oct 24, 2018

This week we review First Man. How does it stack up to Damien Chazelle's prior work? What's with all the closeups?

Bob mini reviews Bad Times At The El Royale.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about The Connors and Making a Murderer. Bob mentions Halloween, Wildlife, Mid90s, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but reaches back to pick The Sisters Brothers.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Oct 16, 2018

Oh yes. It's definitely the season for awards-seeking movies. A Star Is Born is our spoilee today. What go into all the spoilery details about how Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga do their thing. Oh, and did you know this is a sad movie? Find out if anyone cried.

Our Top 5(ish) List is Best Bradley Cooper Performances.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell.

 

Oct 11, 2018

Ready for awards-movies season? It's A Star Is Born up this week for our full review. Does Bradley Cooper make the magic happen running the show? What about Lady Gaga in a big role?

Bob mini reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Joe Rogan: Strange Times. Logan mini reviews Pitch Perfect 3.

In weekend picks, Logan will be watching about The Romanoffs and Pod Save America. Bob picks First Man and also mentions Bad Times at the El Royale, Beautiful Boy, and The Happy Prince. 

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Oct 6, 2018

We spoil White Boy Rick in this episode. Want to know how Richie Merritt does in his first feature? Wondering how McCaonaughey does? Or maybe you just want to know how it turns out without actually watching it? Join us.

Our Top 5(ish) List this time is 80's Period Piece Movies.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Oct 3, 2018

It's October! Isn't is supposed to be the time of year we're flush with great new movies? Instead, we reach back a bit to White Boy Rick for our full review. How does the movie story live up to the real-life story? What do we think of this new actor Richie Merritt?

Bob mini reviews Like Father.

In weekend picks, Logan brings up The Man In the High Castle, Private Life, and The Walking Dead. Bob picks A Star Is Born, and also mentions Venom, The Hate U Give, Shine, and Loving Pablo.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 28, 2018

When there's a little controversy surrounding a movie, we like to get into it. Life Itself is up on this Spoilercast. We talk sentimentality, flashbacks, iPhone continuity--you know, basically everything that matters.

Our Top 5(ish) List: Flashback-Based movies.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 26, 2018

This week we we've got Life Itself for our full review. Is it as frustrating as everyone says? Do we like the sentimentality?

Logan mini reviews Yellowstone. Bob mini reviews Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

In weekend picks, Logan recommends The Good Place. Bob hesitantly talks about Night School and The Old Man & The Gun. 

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 20, 2018

A Simple Favor is definitely the kind of movie The Spoilercast was designed for: twists upon twists, with spoilers basically required to even think about having a quality conversation. Saw it but need some clarifications to the plot? Don't want to see it but want to be able to fake your way through it? We've got you covered.

Our Top 5(ish) list this week: Best Anna Kendrick Performances.

Let's rock! 

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 18, 2018

A Simple Favor is a tricky one to fully review without spoilers, but we give it a shot. Are there enough twists? Too many?? What does a Paul Feig thriller feel like?

Logan mini reviews Outside In. Bob mini reviews The Wife.

In weekend picks, Logan suggests Maniac. Bob mentions Life Itself, Fahrenheit 11/9, and The House with a Clock In Its Walls, but picks The Sisters Brothers (pending availability).

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 15, 2018

First Reformed has been on our minds since before the Spoilercast even began. This week we took the chance to reach back and talk about it in the only way that makes even a modicum of sense: by spoiling the crap out of it. Especially that ending! Go see it, then join us as we get into it. Or just listen and pretend you've seen it. Either way is great.

We also devise a list of the Top 5(ish) Ethan Hawke performances.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 11, 2018

It's a new week and a new full review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Are we qualified to evaluate a Young Adult romantic comedy? Enh, listen as we do it anyway.

Bob mini reviews Ozark season 1 and Demetri Martin: The Overthinker. Logan mini reviews Silicon Valley season 5.

In weekend picks, Logan brings up American Horror Story: The Apocalypse and Bojack Horseman. Bob mentions The Predator and White Boy Rick, with A Simple Favor looking like the pick.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 6, 2018

We couldn't not get in on all the buzzy Crazy Rich Asians conversation going around, so we give it the Spoilercast treatment! We talk about the story and plot, of course, but we also wade into the larger context, to prepare you for your figurative water coolers.

Our Top 5(ish) List this episode is Asian Culture Shock Movies.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Sep 4, 2018

We review Searching this week. Is the narrative device effective or gimmicky? Is there more to the movie than just the screen-based novelty?

Bob mini reviews Set It Up and Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife. Logan mini reviews Crazy Rich Asians.

In weekend picks, Logan gives us Mayans MC and The Deuce. Bob talks about The Nun and Peppermint. 

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Aug 30, 2018

Oh man, it's our first TV season on The Spoilercast, and it's a doozy: HBO's Succession season 1. Listen as we spoil the plot, spoil the main characters' storylines, and generally just get into it.

This week's Top 5(ish) List: TV Shows About Filthy Rich People.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Aug 28, 2018

Our full review this week is Papillon. Is Logan's affection towards Charlie Hunnam well placed? Is the movie as good as the story?

The fellas both mini review Succession. Logan also hits Christopher Robin; Bob takes on Juliet, Naked.

In weekend picks, Logan gives us The Great British Baking Show, Jack Ryan, and Ozark. Bob mentions Operation Finale, Kin, and Destination Wedding. 

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

Aug 24, 2018

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman is on the spoiling block this time. Do the politics get in the way of it being a good movie? Does being a good movie get in the way of the politics??

Our week's list is the The (tongue-in-cheek) Top 5(ish) Black Politics Movies of the Last Five Years.

Let's rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell

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