Episode 42: Quality Check - Ready Player One

April 3, 2018

Hungry for a taste of nostalgia, Daniel and Drew dive into the OASIS.

On this week's episode of Quality Check, we discuss the new Steven Spielberg fantasy, Ready Player One.

Spoiler Alert -- it's not Spielberg's worst movie. Sorry, internet.

We also fire off a round of Rapid Questions and make our Rotten Tomatoes score predictions for the new Jim Halpert thriller, A Quiet Place and Rampage -- you know, that movie where Dwayne Johnson has sex with a giant monkey.

Also -- Daniel finds unexpected love in Virtual Reality.

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Episode 41: Quality Check - A Wrinkle in Time

March 14, 2018

This week on Quality Check, Daniel and Drew go on a galaxy-spanning journey to figure out if the new Disney live-action kids flick "A Wrinkle in Time" is an instant classic or a unmemorable mess.

They also talk about Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One". Is it possible a real life character from one of Spielberg's biggest movies makes a special cameo? We have the hot scoop!

The boys also reveal their Rotten Tomatoes predictions for the March blockbuster hopeful and whether or not the movie will be a massive bomb.

TIME CODE:

Hello - 0:00

A Wrinkle in Time Review - 3:55

The True or False Game - 25:20

The Rotten Tomatoes Game: READY PLAYER ONE - 30:50

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Episode 40: Oscar 2018 Predictions

March 4, 2018

A change of pace this week on Quality Check.

To celebrate the 90th Academy Awards, Daniel and Drew share their three favorite movies vying for Oscar gold this year.

They also make their predictions for the night's biggest awards including Best Actor, Actress and Director.

 

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Episode 39: Quality Check– Mute, Annihilation

February 28, 2018

Strap in for a sci-fi filled episode with your QC crew! First up is Mute, the new Netflix original film from Duncan Jones, who you may remember directing Moon, Source Code, and Warcraft. Then, your boys dive into the Shimmer and discuss Annihilation, Alex Garland’s second film in the director’s seat.

Finally, find out what the squad predicts for Death Wish in the Rotten Tomatoes Game. You might remember…this Eli Roth remake made its way into one of their Top 10 films of 2018…

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Episode 38: Quality Check - Black Panther

February 18, 2018

After weeks of battling the flu, Daniel and Drew are back just in time for one of 2018's most anticipated blockbusters.

In Episode 38 of Quality Check, the boys discuss the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Black Panther."

Does young filmmaker Ryan Coogler make it three for three? Find out what they think.

They also reveal who came close in The Rotten Tomatoes Game and introduce a new one called *The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Follow us on Twitter to let us know what you think of this week's movie. https://twitter.com/QualityCheckPod

0:00 COLD OPEN

0:20 HELLO / EPISODE RUNDOWN

4:00 THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (NEW GAME!!!)

37:00 THE ROTTEN TOMATOES GAME: FIFTY SHADES FREED

39:20 THE ROTTEN TOMATOES GAME: BLACK PANTHER

41:00 BLACK PANTHER **SPOILERS** DISCUSSION

 

*Yes... Yes. Cable has more than one line in the DEADPOOL 2 trailer. My bad

-Drew

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Episode 37: Indifference

February 2, 2018

Drew's out sick, Daniel is staving off the flu, and your boys bring back a guest: Curt. Here, Curt tries to convince Daniel why your QC crew should like movies from 2017 that they feel indifferent about.

The movies discussed include: Dunkirk, The Discovery, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Life.

Additionally, Daniel and Curt discuss their biggest surprises of 2017 at the box office.

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Episode 36: Tiny Takeaways – I, Tonya, Phantom Thread, Shape of Water

January 24, 2018

In a Quality Check first, Daniel & Drew have a new episode format titled Tiny Takeaways, in which they cover three new movies: I, Tonya (03:02), Phantom Thread (27:54), and Shape of Water (57:29). They provide hot takes on each movie and discuss which of the three they liked most.

Then for the Rotten Tomatoes Game, your boys reveal their scores and the final critics’ scores for Nic Cage’s new wacky adventure, “Mom & Dad,” and they also predict the scores for “Fifty Shades Freed.”

As a bonus (it’s a surprise, you have to find it buried in this episode!), Daniel & Drew bring back a segment they haven’t done in a few weeks. Just a heads up…it’s NSFW.

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Episode 35: Quality Check– The Post

January 18, 2018

Spielberg. Streep. Hanks. FINALLY!

Your QC crew talks about the timeliness of this American story, timeliness, and how this ranks among Spielberg’s last 5 films.

Also, Daniel & Drew make their Rotten Tomatoes Game predictions for Nic Cage’s zany new zombie film, “Mom & Dad,” and another film…that’s a little way from its release.

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Episode 34: Change of Heart – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

January 15, 2018

22 years after the classic Robin Williams’ family film, Jumanji, was released, we get a direct sequel…that is if you skip the spiritual sequel, Zathura. Now, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan lead the way in this new family film released over the 2017 holidays, and it’s still blowing up the domestic box office. That means your boys are on it!

Daniel and Drew bring this episode as a Change of Heart: a film your boys weren’t going to originally see, but decided to see what this fever is all about. 

In addition to talking everything Jumanji, and since the new Jumanji is inspired by video games, your QC crew reached out to the 1P VS. 2P Podcast to find out the Top 5 Worst Video Game Movies ever made. You can also check out their blog post here: http://www.1pvs2p.com/showblog/2018/1/14/5-of-the-worst-movies-based-on-video-games

Lastly, the crew discusses Insidious: The Last Key in the Rotten Tomatoes Game reveal.

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Episode 33: To Stream or Not To Stream - Bright

December 30, 2017

Will Smith's new Netflix movie "Bright" is getting a lot of bad reviews, so your QC boys decided to give it a shot and see what it's all about. 

In a special To Stream or Not To Stream epsiode, your crew digs into this new film by David Ayer, his previous work, and why so many critics are calling this the worst movie of 2017. 

Warning: this might be surprising. 

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