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The Couch Potatoes

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Thinking about catching a movie? Brett Megarry and Jeff Braun are our resident experts when it comes to new movies and television. Find out what is big at the box office and how many couch cushions Brett and Jeff rate it Saturdays at 6:00pm.

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Thinking about catching a movie? Brett Megarry and Jeff Braun are our resident experts when it comes to new movies and television. Find out what is big at the box office and how many couch cushions Brett and Jeff rate it Saturdays at 6:00pm.

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The Couch Potatoes

Latest release on Nov 19, 2020

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Thinking about catching a movie? Brett Megarry and Jeff Braun are our resident experts when it comes to new movies and television. Find out what is big at the box office and how many couch cushions Brett and Jeff rate it Saturdays at 6:00pm.

Rank #1: Our favourite movies of the decade!

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Hi there! This week we're counting down both of our top 10 favourite movies of the 2010s. In true Couch Potatoes fashion, Jeff's favourite is decidedly more serious than mine. - Brett

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Dec 12 2019

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Rank #2: The Irishman says it's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood filled with Vikings

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Hi there! This week, Jeff's got reviews of 'The Irishman' and 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood', I'll tee up season 6 of Vikings, and they're remaking what??? - Brett

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Nov 28 2019

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Rank #3: December Movie Preview, 'Knives Out' eview, and LOTR returns!

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Hi there! It's December, which means it's time for the December Movie Preview! We also both saw 'Knives Out' this week, and Cineplex is bringing back Lord of the Rings! - Brett

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Dec 05 2019

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Rank #4: Ozark returns, the Tiger King is bonkers, and Jeff watched WHAT??

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Hi there! Ozark returns for its third season this week on Netflix so we'll tee that up. Jeff checked out some of that Tiger King documentary on Netflix that everyone is talking about. Over on HBO, Curb Your Enthusiasm delivers an incredible season 10 finale, and Jeff watched a couple of movies I never thought I'd hear him review! - Brett

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Mar 26 2020

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Rank #5: 3 cool new shows on Netflix, Brett had a 'Liam Neeson & winter' night, and Jeff watches a classic!

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Hi there! Jeff sampled three new shows on Netflix, I watched a pair of Liam Neeson 'set in winter' movies, I also sampled the latest batch of insanity from Michael Bay, and Jeff watched a classic from the 80s!

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Feb 20 2020

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Rank #6: Better Call Saul S5 trailer arrives, and Lethal Weapon 5??

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Hi there! We got a trailer this week for Better Call Saul season 5 which is FINALLY debuting on February 23rd on AMC. Jeff got a copy of The Good Liar, and says it's just that... good, not great. Adam Sandler's Uncut Gems lands on Netflix this week, and could there be a Lethal Weapon 5?? - Brett

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Jan 30 2020

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Rank #7: Oscar noms, 1917 review, and Curb Your Enthusiasm is back!

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Hi there! This week we'll go through some of the Oscar nominations, Jeff's got a review of the Best Picture nominee 1917, and Curb Your Enthusiasm is back so we'll look at some of our favourite moments from the show. - Brett

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Jan 16 2020

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Rank #8: Finally checking out Succession, no spoilers for Little Women, and taking back some negativity from last week!

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Hi there! After its big win at the Golden Globes, I started watching HBO's Succession. Jeff went to see Little Women, and had an interesting time with others in attendance. And I have to take something back from last week regarding the Netflix hit The Witcher! - Brett

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Jan 10 2020

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Rank #9: Our favourite TV shows of the decade!

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Hi there! This was a difficult task, choosing our 10 favourite shows in what has been an extraordinary decade of excellent television. But, it was a fun task! - Brett

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Dec 23 2019

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Rank #10: November Movie Preview!

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Hi there. It's the Novemember Movie Preview! And, Jeff got his Bruce Springsteen fix when he watched Western Stars, and will review it for you here!

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Oct 31 2019

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Rank #11: The Rise of Skywalker final trailer, Watchmen is amazing, and Jeff saw The Addams Family!

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Hi there! The final trailer for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker debuted this week and it is sensational. The new series Watchmen debuted on HBO this week, and it is sensational. Jeff saw The Addams Family, and didn't say it was sensational, but he DID like it. 

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Oct 24 2019

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Rank #12: El Camino excellent, It Chapter Two great, and another big anniversary!

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Hi there! This week we'll review "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" (hint: we both loved it). I have a belated review of "It: Chapter Two", Jeff tees up the new HBO show "Watchmen", and he'll mark the 25th anniversary of one of the best movies ever made! - Brett

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Oct 16 2019

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Rank #13: Prodigal Son & Evil are kinda cool, a 2nd opinion on Joker, and 20 years since (SHHH no one talks about...)

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Hi there! This week on The Couch Potatoes, Jeff saw Joker this week and offered a different take than mine. I saw Hustlers, career-best for Jennifer Lopez. I've also been enjoying a couple of new shows on Global - Prodigal Son, and Evil, and Jeff marks a 20th anniversary! - Brett

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Oct 10 2019

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Rank #14: Brett says Joker is great, Jeff says The I-Land stinks

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Hi there! This week we've got our October Movie Preview, and I've got a REVIEW of Joker! Jeff meanwhile checked out Ad Astra, and what many are calling the worst show on Netflix - if not the worst show EVER: The I-Land.

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Oct 03 2019

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Rank #15: THE MATRIX 4! Spider-Man leaving the MCU?

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Hi there! I'll start with a disclaimer: As of the moment I'm posting this, Spider-Man could be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to a dispute between Sony & Disney. If that changes, well then, lol? ALSO, I am BEYOND thrilled that The Matrix 4 is happening, with Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Ann Moss returning! And, Jeff gets Springsteened by Blinded by the Light. - Brett

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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #16: The Emmys get SHAZAMMED on Love Island

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Hi there! This week we'll discuss the Emmy nominations and make some predictions, Jeff will tell you about SHAZAM! Which he saw this week on Blu-Ray courtesy of Warner Brothers, and I'll tell you about the first four episodes of Love Island. I feel a little ashamed for watching it, but mostly I'm just... not really 'vibin' it. LOL I WILL EXPLAIN MORE ON THAT LOL LOL LOL - Brett

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Jul 18 2019

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Rank #17: Black Mirror is Trapped under some Big Little Lies

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Hi there! This week Jeff started watching two of my favourite shows, and I watched a show out of chronologic order! But, it was worth it. - Brett

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Jun 13 2019

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Rank #18: HBO's Chernobyl amazes, Booksmart nails it

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Hi there. Last week I promised a review of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Turns out, I lied. I didn't go see Godzilla this week. Or, Godillza as I once put up on a sign when I worked at Taco Bell as a teenager. I was stupid. Instead, I started watching the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, and it is AMAZING. Jeff saw the new movie Booksmart, and he'll tell you why he loved it. I'll also tell you about another show I started watching. Started, and stopped. Because it sucks. I also finally got around to watching a sequel to a movie I'd never watched, then I immediately watched the original. And, something stupid happened to me during John Wick Chapter 3. - Brett

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May 30 2019

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Rank #19: Game of Thrones delivers satisfying finale (YES THAT'S RIGHT)

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Hi there. We know it was a divisive finale, but The Couch Potatoes are not divided. We were both happy with the finale for Game of Thrones, and we're hoping in time, some of the anger will subside. Jeff has a plethora of movie reviews: John Wick Chapter 3, A Dog's Journey, and some documentary about Bruce Springsteen. And the first trailer debuted for the new Terminator movie! - Brett

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May 23 2019

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Rank #20: April Movie Preview! Jeff offers second take on "Us"

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Hi there! April used to be kind of a crappy month at the movies before the Summer season started in May, but this year, much like last year, it will be home to the biggest opening movie of all time! ALSO A CORRECTION TO PASS ALONG: We indicate during the show that "The Best of Enemies" opens this weekend, on April 5th, which is not true. At least, not in Canada. It opens on April 5th in the U.S. Sadly, by the time we realized the mistake, it was too late and too messy to edit the show in a timely fashion. Meanwhile, Jeff went to see Jordan Peele's "Us". AND, The Walking Dead season 8 finale, ended up kinda being The Walking Meh'd. - Brett

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Apr 04 2019

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Lego Star Wars RULES THE GALAXY, WW84 release not great for Canada

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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special debuted on Disney Plus this week and it is AMAZING. Wonder Woman 1984 finally has a release date, and it's not the best news for Canada. The first trailer arrived for the new Tom & Jerry movie! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion is now available on Crave. Jeff started watching the award-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and he has a bone to pick with the logistics of Four Christmases. - Brett

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Nov 19 2020

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The Crown S4 review, The Queen's Gambit review, & the end is nigh for Supernatural

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This week I've got a review of season 4 of 'The Crown' which debuts this Sunday Nov 15th on Netflix. Jeff reviewed the Netflix limited series 'The Queen's Gambit'. After 15 seasons, 'Supernatural' comes to an end on Nov 19th, Jeff is continuing his journey through the early stages of the MCU, and he revisited a sequel that comes nowhere close to the original. - Brett

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Nov 12 2020

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Truth Seekers is fun, The Queen's Gambit is about chess and is cool, and The Mandalorian's triumphant return!

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Hi there! This week I watched a new show on Prime Video that reunites Nick Frost & Simon Pegg. It's a supernatural comedy called "Truth Seekers". Jeff started watching the chess miniseries "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix and really likes it. He also says "Fargo" season 4 is fading a bit, he finished watching "Jack Ryan", and I'm ready for season 4 of "The Crown"! - Brett

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Nov 05 2020

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The Mandalorian returns! Borat 2! And more of The Crown & revisiting the MCU

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This week we celebrate this weekend's return of the Disney+ smash hit Star Wars series "The Mandalorian". We both watched the new Borat movie, I'm now into season 3 of The Crown - which includes an amazing, heartbreaking episode - and Jeff's revisiting some forgotten corners of the MCU. - Brett

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Oct 29 2020

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The Trial of the Chicago 7, catching up on The Crown, and Jeff likes Scream??

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This week, Jeff has a review of the new Netflix movie 'The Trial of the Chicago 7', I started watching 'The Crown' ahead of the impending 4th season featuring Princess Diana, I also checked out the new Global show 'Departure', and Jeff is a shockingly big fan of the movie 'Scream'. 

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Oct 22 2020

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Dexter returns! Big news week for Disney, & Unsolved Mysteries vol 2

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Hi there! This week we slice & dice our way through the return of Dexter! The hit series is set to relaunch next year with 10 episodes. Also today, huge week for Disney as they moved yet another big one to their streaming service. AND, big news for the SPIDER-VERSE. I watched Vol. 2 of Unsolved Mysteries which debuts Monday on Netflix, and Jeff is 'Furiosa' about some news to come out of Hollywood this week - Brett

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Oct 15 2020

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The Haunting of Bly Manor, Hubie Halloween, American Murder, & FIVE new movies!

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Hi there! This week I've got a review of this week's big new show on Netflix "The Haunting of Bly Manor. Jeff watched the new Adam Sandler movie "Hubie Halloween". I also watched the recently released doc on Netflix "American Murder: The Family Next Door", I finished Volume 1 of this year's Unsolved Mysteries, there are FIVE new movies in theatres, and Tom Hanks is in a western?? - Brett

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Oct 08 2020

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Big shows debuting, one of Brett's faves is returning, 2nd opinion on Ratched, and Borat is back!

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This week we'll discuss the surprise announcement a new Borat movie is coming, and coming soon! October 23rd! We'll also outline a couple of big shows starting on Global next week, and one of my favourite shows that's returning to finish its 15th and final season. Jeff's got a rundown of some of the smaller films you can see in theatres, he's also got some big James Bond news, and I've got a second opinion on Ratched! - Brett

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Oct 01 2020

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25th anniversary for Se7en! Enola Holmes gets a 'High Score', and Schitt's Creek cleans house!

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Hi there! This week marks the 25th anniversary of the masterpiece film Se7en. We're excited. Jeff is also excited about the new Netflix movie Enola Holmes. I was also excited about something on Netflix - the video game doc series High Score. Fargo is back on F/X, and Schitt's Creek DOMINATES at the Emmys. - Brett

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Sep 24 2020

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Reviews of Ratched, The Social Dilemma, & Challenger: The Final Flight

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Hi there. This week Netflix launches its 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' origin story 'Ratched'. Jeff watched a couple of preview episodes, I watched one. Also on Netflix, Jeff watched the four-part documentary 'Challenger: The Final Flight' & I watched the documentary film 'The Social Dilemma'. I'm all caught up on The Boys on Amazon Prime Video (four episodes have been released so far for season 2), and the Emmys are this weekend! - Brett

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Sep 17 2020

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Two big shows say goodbye, Brett & Jeff say hello to Jack Ryan & The Boys

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Hi there! This week we learned The Walking Dead will come to an end soon, as will Keeping up with the Kardashians. There are couple of nifty-lookin shows debuting on Showcase this weekend. Jeff & I both spent a lot of time on Prime Video this week with Jeff checking out Jack Ryan, while I watched some of The Boys, and Jeff's excited about the new DUNE. - Brett

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Sep 10 2020

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Mulan debuts on Disney+, Cobra Kai shows no mercy; Tenet is indeed SUPER confusing

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Hi there! 'Mulan' debuts on Disney Plus this weekend! Meanwhile, I finished watching seasons 1 & 2 of 'Cobra Kai' and it is GREAT. I also went to see Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet', and was left even MORE confused than Jeff was last week! - Brett                          

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Sep 03 2020

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TENET: Good or bad? Jeff's not sure! Cobra Kai STRIKES HARD, and The Batman looks cool

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Hi there! Jeff saw the new Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet', and isn't sure if he liked it or not. In fact, he's not even sure if he knows what the movie was about! The DC Fandome event happened last weekend, and a lot of great stuff came out of it... including the first trailer for 'The Batman'. And this week, ahead of its release this weekend on Netflix, I started watching the show that continues the story of The Karate Kid: 'Cobra Kai'. It's incredible! - Brett

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Aug 27 2020

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Jeff reviews 'Unhinged'; Brett heads to Fiji, Cybertron, & Back to the Future!

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Hi there. This week, Jeff went to see a new movie! 'Unhinged' starring Russell Crowe, and he says Crowe's performance was great, but....

This week, I watched a 'Transformers: War for Cybertron' on Netflix, and started watching 'World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji' on Prime Video, AND, I saw Back to the Future on the big screen for the first time - with someone who's never seen it! I'll tell you if it holds up with someone seeing it for the first time ever. - Brett

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Aug 20 2020

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One of Brett's favourite shows is done, and Jeff has a Death Wish!

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Hi there! This week 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' wrapped up after seven seasons. I watched the series finale, and I dug it. We'll look back on the series, and what's next for Marvel and TV. Jeff checked out a fun new show on Netflix called 'Teenage Bounty Hunters', he also watched the Bruce Willis 'Death Wish' movie and wants to know... what happened to Bruce Willis' career? ALSO - reminder there are NEW movies out this weekend!

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Aug 13 2020

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Mulan moves to Disney+, Westworld amazes, and back to the Butlerverse!

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Hi there! Big news this week from Disney, which has moved Mulan from a theatrical release to Disney+. A few big movies meanwhile will open in Canada before the U.S.. I finished watching season 3 of Westworld and it is AMAZING. Jeff started watching Halt and Catch Fire and digs it, and JEFF WENT BACK TO THE BUTLERVERSE. He keeps finding stuff to watch! - Brett

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Aug 06 2020

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Emmy noms! Jeff went to the movies! And Brett went back to Westworld!

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Hi there! This week we'll break down the Emmy nominations, Jeff will tell us about going to the movies for the first time in months, I'll FINISH my review of Snowpiercer the movie (because I fell asleep 30 mins into it last week), and I'm finally tackling season 3 of Westworld. - Brett

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Jul 30 2020

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Tenet delayed indefinitely, Snowpiercer is fun, and classic Jeopardy!

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Hi there. This week, the next Christopher Nolan movie 'Tenet' has been delayed indefinitely. We'll discuss the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the movies. No new movies means watching lots of TV, and this week I finished season 1 of 'Snowpiercer' on Netflix, and I'll tell you why I think it's cool. I also tried to watch the movie again, but I had... issues. And we'll go through the Rotten Tomatoes list on the WORST MOVIES OF ALL TIME. - Brett

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Jul 23 2020

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No Survivor this Fall! Jeff gets on the Money Plane, and Brett's world tour continues!

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Hi there! This week we'll discuss the big news that CBS & Global TV will not be airing Survivor this Fall due to the pandemic. We'll tell you what's new on streaming, and preview a couple of big titles coming to Netflix - one starring Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the other starring THE DEVIL. Jeff watched one of the worst movies he's ever seen, and my 'virtual world tour' took me back to Germany this week, and then on to Turkey! - Brett

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Jul 16 2020

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Charlize Theron's The Old Guard is so-so, while Jeff loves Hamilton!

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Hi there! This week we've got a review of Netflix's 'The Old Guard', which is out this weekend and stars Charlize Theron. Jeff watched 'Hamilton' on Disney Plus, and LOVES IT. Some news about the next Halloween movie, and one of the greatest composers of all time has died. - Brett

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Jul 09 2020

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