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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: 54)
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
Jan. 14, 2017 · 01:01:56
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys talk the Golden Globes before nerding out over the latest entry into the Star Wars universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Plus, Jeff does a Darth Sean Connery impression, Tyler is really subtle, and Zak ponders how long it takes to become a master debater.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOWNOTES:(03:16) - WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - 2013 Excess Rogue Dead Guy Ale (2013)Zak - Victory Dirt Wolf DIPAJeff - New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale(05:55) GOLDEN GLOBES RECAP(15:58) FEATURED REVIEW - ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY(28:17) SPOILERS
Dec. 31, 2016 · 01:13:00
On this week's episode of Life + the movies, The Guys reflect on 2016, both in Life and the movies.  We pay our respects to those we've lost this year before giving accolades for the Good, Bad, and the Ugly in 2016.  All of that and more, all on today's Life + the movies!!!SHOW NOTES:(03:00) - Why 2016 Sucked(29:10) - 2016 Year in ReviewBest MovieFavorite MovieMost Underrated MovieMost Disappointing MovieBest PerformanceWorst Performance
Nov. 18, 2016 · 01:15:26
On today’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys get wispy-eyed and reflective about Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful alien allegory and one of this year’s best films, Arrival.  Plus, they cover a slew of other entertainment, including South Park, Zootopia, Westworld, Saturday Night Live, Dr. Strange, American Ultra, and others.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOWNOTES:(01:37) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPAZak - Yards Philly Pale AleJeff - Half Acre Gone Away IPA(03:42) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGTylerStranger Things (Netflix) Love Potion No. 9 (Starz)Sisters (HBO)Sicario (Amazon Prime)South Park (Comedy Central)Zak10 Things I Hate About You (Netflix)The West Wing (Netflix)Zootopia (Netflix)Westworld (HBO)Saturday Night Live (NBC)Mascots (Netflix)Creep (Netflix)Dr. Strange (In Theaters)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (DVD)JeffBlood Father (On Demand)American Ultra (Amazon Prime)Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (On Demand)The End of the Tour (Amazon Prime) (38:02) FEATURED REVIEW: ARRIVAL(58:23) - SPOILERS
Oct. 30, 2016 · 00:59:50
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys review the 2014 Australian boogieman flick, The Babadook.  Plus, they discuss the implications of raising a chimp like a human baby, Zak expresses his disappointment with The Walking Dead, Jeff walks right into a trap about his love for Titanic, The Guys marvel at Tyler Perry’s net worth, and debate the origins of the term, “waiting for the other shoe to drop”.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(01:10) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Port Brewing Co. Wipeout IPAJeff - Saranac Pumpkin AleZak - National Bohemian(03:52) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGTylerBetter Things (FX)JeffProject Nim (HBO)ZakBlack Mirror (Netflix)The Walking Dead (AMC)Westworld (HBO)Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser ( Trailer ( BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWNJack ReacherBOO! A Madea Halloween(27:36) FEATURED REVIEW: THE BABADOOK(43: 44) SPOILERS
Oct. 21, 2016 · 01:10:49
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys get into the Halloween spirit with the polarizing reboot of the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters.  Plus, they discuss etiquette for watching mature content in public, debate whether Amanda Knox did it, ponder having Zak & Ali’s rehearsal dinner at the opening night for Star Wars: Rogue One, and gush over their shared love of Bruno Mars.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOWNOTES:(01:55) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Lagunitas Wilco Tango FoxtrotZak - WaterJeff - Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby(06:07) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGTylerBrooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)Less Than ZeroZakWestworld (HBO)Amanda Knox (Netflix)Power Rangers Teaser (Youtube)Rogue One Final Trailer (Youtube)JeffLive from New York! (Comedy Central)Stranger Things (Netflix)The Girl On The Train (In Theaters)(37:40) FEATURED REVIEW: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) 
Oct. 6, 2016 · 01:06:38
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak discuss the Oscar-nominated biopic that just hit HBO, Steve Jobs.  Plus, Westworld is weird and awesome, Divorce on HBO looks good, Three Kings is on Netflix, and The Revenant is still too long.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(01:45) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGZak - Saranac Legacy IPAJeff - New Belgium / Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale(03:25) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGZakLuke Cage (Netflix)Westworld (HBO)JeffStranger Things (Netflix)Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Netflix)Z for Zachariah (Amazon Prime)The Shallows (Redbox)(21:42) MINI REVIEW: THE REVENANT(25:48) FEATURE REVIEW: STEVE JOBS 
Sept. 29, 2016 · 01:27:33
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys gush about their love for the 2008 Ben Stiller comedy, Tropic Thunder.  Plus, Jeff saw a ton of movies and TV while he was sick, Tyler turns 30, Zak defends Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, The Guys are really good at math, and Jeff does his Stan Lee impression.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(03:17) - WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Port Brewing SPABrooklyn Brewery OktoberfestZak - Lagunitas Maximus IPAJeff - Water(08:42) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGTylerThe DaVinci CodeStar Wars (TNT)ZakSouth Park (Comedy Central)Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX)Survivor (CBS)Lethal Weapon (FOX)The Good Place (NBC)The Son of Zorn (FOX)The Case Of: Jon Benet Ramsey (CBS)JeffStranger Things (Netflix)Key & Peele (Comedy Central)Atlanta (FX)Lethal Weapon (FOX)Captain America: Civil War (Rental)The Lobster (Rental)Hardcore Henry (Rental)Deepwater Horizon (In Theaters)Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Rental)The Nice Guys (Rental)(45:31) NEWVIE MOOSMarvel’s Luke Cage is out this Friday on NetflixBill Hader cast as Alpha 5 in new Power Rangers movieMartin Scorcese’s ‘Silence’ is set for a 2016 ReleaseMarvel has filmed the next 4 cameos by Stan Lee(53:46) FEATURED REVIEW: TROPIC THUNDER 
Sept. 13, 2016 · 01:10:06
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys finally catch up on everything they’ve been watching, including Love & Mercy, Jason Bourne, Vice Principals, Terminator Genisys, The Transporter, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and The Lobster.  Plus, Zak cannot be replaced by machines, Jeff talks about his first viewing of Boogie Nights, The Guys give the first UDOTW award, they discuss whether Crank or The Transporter is the better Jason Statham franchise, they debate who would win in a fight— Maximus or William Wallace, and Tyler hates historical inaccuracies.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!  SHOW NOTES:(04:27) - WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Stone Ruination (Double IPA)Jeff - Goose Island The Illinois (Imperial IPA)Zak - Victory Golden Monkey(07:35) - NEWVIE MOOSSuper Troopers 2 is in productionPaul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis making another movieBen Affleck standalone movie has announced its villainDonald Glover cast (?) as Lando Calrissian(20:18) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGJeff - Love & Mercy (Amazon Prime)Tyler - Jason Bourne (In Theaters)Zak - Vice Principals (HBO)Jeff - Terminator Genisys (Amazon Prime)Tyler - The TransporterZak - GladiatorJeff - 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (On Demand)Tyler - The LobsterZak - The Night Of (HBO)Zak - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Extended Ultimate Edition)Tyler - You’re The Worst (FXX)Tyler - The Roast of Rob Lowe (Comedy Central)
Aug. 30, 2016 · 00:48:25
On this week's special episode of Life + the movies, Jeff breaks down the entertaining and emotional Ridley Scott Best Picture winner, Gladiator. 
Aug. 19, 2016 · 01:31:22
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, Jeff and Zak have strong opinions on DC’s newest (anti)superhero movie, Suicide Squad.  Plus, Jeff brags about how he used to read books based on movies, The Guys argue over whether Wild Wild West was worth making simply for the theme song, and Jeff does yet another impression.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies! SHOW NOTES:(02:01) WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:Jeff - Alchemist Heavy Topper (Double IPA)Zak - Flying Dog Pearl Necklace (Stout)(03:45) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING:JeffDonald Trump: The Art of the Deal (Netflix)David Cross: Making America Great Again!Keanu (On Demand)ZakVacation (HBO)Seinfeld Script about 9/11(15:08) TOP 6 - WILL SMITH(35:08) FEATURED REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD(01:04:38) SPOILERS
Aug. 11, 2016 · 01:04:06
On this week’s episode of Life + the movies, The Guys talk about HBO’s 8-time Emmy-nominated political biopic, All The Way, starring Bryan Cranston and Anthony Mackie.  Plus, Jeff mispronounces “colonel", Tyler hangs a questionable poster over his son’s crib, Zak raves about the new Netflix series, Last Chance U, we do two minutes of legitimate commentary on today’s political landscape, and Jeff does a great Trump impression and a terrible Harry Potter.  All of that and more, all on today’s Life + the movies!SHOW NOTES:(02:43) WHAT WE’RE DRINKINGTyler - Starr Hill King of Hop Habanero Imperial IPAZak - PacificoJeff - Conshohocken Island In The Sun Double IPA(08:19) WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHINGJeffEye In The Sky (Redbox)ZakStraight Outta Compton (HBO)Last Chance U (Netflix)TylerThe Godfather Epic (HBO)(23:10) NEWVIE MOOSA Deadwood movie is currently being written.The Rocketeer is getting a sequelSuicide Squad is getting less-than-favorable reviews(31:59) FEATURED REVIEW: ALL THE WAY
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