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Life + the movies
By Jeffrey Piotrowski
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Life + the movies is a conversational movie podcast featuring three men drinking beer. Join the conversation on Facebook:
Episodes (Total: 10)
Nov. 9, 2017 · 01:33:43
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak review the newest Marvel comedy(?), Thor: Ragnarok.  Plus, they discuss the state of the podcast, talk about a ton of movies and shows in theaters and on Netflix, and debut a new segment called The Dooley Theory.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(01:18) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPAJeff - Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus Double IPA(03:50) STATE OF THE PODCAST(07:40) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGZakCurb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)The Defenders (Netflix)Stranger Things 2 (Netflix)Mindhunter (Netflix)The Dark TowerBlade Runner 2049Atomic BlondeITJeffBig Mouth (Netflix)Haters Back Off! Season 1 (Netflix)The Good Place (Netflix / NBC)War for the Planet of the Apes (On Demand/Redbox)A Bad Moms Christmas (In Theaters)Baby Driver (On Demand/Redbox)(41:35) THE DOOLEY THEORY(48:30) FEATURED REVIEW: THOR: RAGNAROK(01:14:09) SPOILERS
July 20, 2017 · 01:22:58
On today’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak finish up episode 49 with a bang, with in-depth reviews of Baby Driver, The Big Sick, and, of course, Spider-Man: Homecoming.SHOWNOTES:(01:50) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Woodchuck Hard CiderJeff - Half Acre Vallejo(03:48) REVIEW: BABY DRIVER(16:40) REVIEW: THE BIG SICK(28:46) REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING(54:45) SPOILERS
July 18, 2017 · 00:58:18
On today’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak catch up on a ton of stuff, from “The Michael Bay Rule” to the Planet of the Apes upsetting Spider-Man at the Box Office.  Plus, they give you everything you need to know coming out of Disney’s D23 Expo.  Whether it’s the first teaser of Avengers: Infinity War, Disney World announcing a Westworld-style Star Wars hotel, or the first footage of the Lion King remake, Jeff and Zak have you covered.  Best of all, it’s only Part 1 of a two-part mega-episode!SHOWNOTES:(01:58) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Victory Prima PilsJeff - Troegs Nimble Giant(03:50) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGZakThe Seven Five (Netflix)Alien CovenantKing Arthur: Legend of the SwordTour De Pharmacy (HBO)The Mummy (2017)JeffSpeed (HBO)Over The Top (Amazon Prime)Playing House (USA)Get Out (On Demand)Captain America: Civil War (Netflix)Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray)(30:45) BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN(33:04) NEWVIE MOOSAvengers: Infinity War Teaser Released at D23Disneyland Paris is opening a Marvel-themed hotelStar Wars: The Last Jedi - Behind the Scenes footageHan Solo stand-alone is suspiciously absent from D23Disney World is building an immersive Star Wars hotel, a la WestworldThe Great Movie Ride at Disney World is closing in AugustFirst Look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins at D23First Footage of the Lion King remake at D23Quintin Tarantino’s new film is about the Manson murders
June 15, 2017 · 01:06:37
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys are back together after a break to discuss the DCEU’s objectively best movie in years, Wonder Woman.  Plus, Tyler saw (Grateful) Dead & Company, Zak & Tyler saw Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Guys have an impromptu Documentary Talk, discuss the actors who have exist in both the MCU and DCEU, and we offer an extended review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(01:00) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Victory Hop DevilTyler - Bell’s Two Hearted AleJeff - Sierra Nevada/Fuller’s Brewery - Beer Camp 2017: Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale(03:14) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGThe Keepers (Netflix)A Long Strange Trip (Amazon Prime)Mommy Dead & Dearest (HBO)Batman & Bill (Hulu)The LEGO Batman MovieJohn Wick Chapter 2Masterminds (Netflix)Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (On Demand)LifeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(37:55) FEATURED REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN(54:52) SPOILERS
May 6, 2017 · 01:21:16
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff & Zak review M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Split, now On Demand.  Plus, Zak drinks a beer from Belgia, Jeff reveals his high school nick name, and Tyler writes in his thoughts on the film.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(01:17) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPAJeff - Stable 12 Crowd Pleaser Double IPA(05:33) WHAT WE’RE WATCHINGZak13 Reasons Why (Netflix)Veep (HBO)The Americans (FX - Available on Amazon Prime)Get Out (On Demand)JeffSilicon Valley (HBO)The Leftovers (HBO)The Seven Five (Netflix)Colossal (In Theaters)Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (On Demand)(27:18) NEWVIE MOOSGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on track for $150MM weekendLogan is being released in B&W as “Logan Noir”(35:02) FEATURED REVIEW: SPLI(52:52) SPOILERS
April 14, 2017 · 00:38:09
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak giddy up about their most anticipated movie releases between now and Memorial Day.  Plus, they offer a mini-review of Office Christmas Party and Zak compares The Fate of the Furious to The Big Bang Theory.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!
April 8, 2017 · 01:30:02
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Zak and Tyler square off with Jeff over the merits of Disney’s latest live-action reboot, Beauty & The Beast.  Plus, Jeff drinks a beer past its expiration date, Tyler raves about Edge of Seventeen, Zak recommends Big Little Lies, Jeff highly recommends I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore on Netflix, and friend-of-the-show Dan Kelly provides a hot take on the new Power Rangers movie.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(01:27) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Dogfish Head Red & White (Wit Ale)Zak - Dogfish Head Old Skool (Barleywine)Jeff - Stone Enjoy By 02.14.17 (IPA)(04:46) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGTylerEdge of Seventeen (On Demand)Dirty Grandpa (On Demand)Neighbors 2 (HBO)Breaking Bad 4K (Netflix)Catastrophe (Amazon Prime)Dave Chapelle Stand Up Specials (Netflix)Star Wars: Rogue One (To Own on Digital)ZakIron Fist (Netflix)Big Little Lies (HBO)The Infiltrator (Amazon Prime)JeffThe White Helmets (Netflix)I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)Hands of Stone (Netflix)Moana (On Demand)(40:01) TRAILER TRASHJustice LeagueDespicable Me 3Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesDisney Pixar’s CoCoTransformersThe Leftovers Season 3 (HBO)(53:25) FEATURED REVIEW: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
March 9, 2017 · 01:13:00
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak check out the newest X-Men movie and last movie (?) featuring Hugh Jackman as his iconic character, Logan.  Plus, Jeff recommends a movie featuring a farting corpse, The Guys shrug about Finding Dory, they pay tribute to Bill Paxton and his impact on film, and they beef about how much plot is doled out in trailers these days.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(1:00) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Victory Sour MonkeyJeff - Stone Hop Revolver IPA(2:46) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGJeffDr. Strange (On Demand)Fences (On Demand)Swiss Army Man (Amazon Prime)London Has Fallen (Netflix)Lion (On Demand)ZakFinding Dory (Netflix)The Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)Legion (FX)Powerless (NBC)(22:13) TRIBUTE TO BILL PAXTON(27:47) TRAILER TRASHThe Power RangersLifeWar for the Planet of the ApesAlien: CovenantGhost in the ShellDeadpool 2 Teaser(38:20) FEATURED REVIEW: LOGAN(57:20) SPOILERS
Feb. 3, 2017 · 00:57:19
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff & Zak discuss the critically acclaimed and criminally undersign Oscar nominee, Captain Fantastic.  Plus, Zak vows to make Hollywood great again, The Guys hypothesize about what the new Star Wars title  could mean, and they reflect on the best Rocky training montage.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!!SHOW NOTES:(01:05) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Lagunitas Nighttime AleJeff - Stable 12 Wild West Coast IPA(03:23) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGJeffThe Mick (FOX)ZakLionThe Bachelor (ABC)(12:25) NEWVIE MOOS!Star Wars Episode VIII has a titleBen Affleck no longer attached to direct standalone Batman movieOscar Nominations(20:49) FEATURED REVIEW: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC(41:30) SPOILERS
Jan. 23, 2017 · 01:16:49
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys get deep over Casey Affleck’s Oscar turn in Manchester By The Sea.  Plus, Tyler took Zak’s wedding cider, Deadpool may have Oscar aspirations, The Guys agree that Girl On The Train stinks, Jeff learns a new word, and Zak tells Ryan Gosling to know “where his muffin is buttered”.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOWNOTES: (00:52) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Troegs Scratch Beer 262: Chocolate StoutZak - Angry Orchard Apple Ginger Hard CiderJeff - Driftwood Fat Tug IPA(03:48) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGJeffWorkaholics (Comedy Central)It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)Finding Dory (Blu-ray)Patriots Day (In Theaters)TylerGirl On The TrainLuke Cage (Netflix)Narcos (Netflix)Sneaky Pete (Amazon)ZakLa La LandTaboo (FX)(35:25) FEATURED REVIEW: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA(50:46) SPOILERS
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