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Us (175)

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

We review Jordan Peele's second inventive & ambitious horror film, "Us" How does it compare to "Get Out?" Does Peele hit the sophomore slump? Is "Us" an instant classic?

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March MACness: Mac's Childhood Crushes (173)

It's bracket season once again and we didn't want to leave the GUbers hanging after last year's hotly debated #MuffinMadness! This year we present to you a very special #MarchMACness! All you #MacsRacks fans, rejoice! Everyone had that certain childhood crush, whether it was an actress or maybe a singer. So let's decide once and for all who the definitive childhood crush is! Mac worked arduously to come up with the field of 64 and the four regions, deciding on the '1980s', '1990s', '2000s', and 'Singers'. We run through each region's seeding and matchups before ultimately giving you our "final fours" and eventual champions. Who were the biggest snubs? Who's winning it all?!

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Captain Marvel (172)

Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We review the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-led movie, "Captain Marvel." Does it fall victim to expectations? How does it compare to the first 20 entries in the MCU, and where does it rank? Does Brie Larson shine as the titular character? Plus our staples: Fun Factor, Satisfactor, Borometer, Aquator, Pants Tent City, and HalloWEEN!

Spoilers begin at 24:46!

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2019 Movies: An Auction Draft (170)

We preview the upcoming year in film in a way only Mac & Gu can... it's an auction-style draft! The lads from The Boxers Podcast and #DORK Podcast's Rich Keefe join us as we each attempt to build 20 movie rosters. The rules are simple - each team has a 100 hotdog budget to spend as they please on 2019 movies. Who overpaid? What were the bargains? Did we miss any? Let us know!

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169: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

‪We head back to 1990 to discuss the cinematic debut of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!‬

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is the live-action, feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show. After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles--Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello--have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. The Turtles have been designed by Jim Henson Productions and effortlessly fit into the live-action surroundings.

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168: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

We commemorate Valentines Day with a RomCom instant classic, 2011's "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Mac loves this movie, Gu does not, so Gu's wiiiiife @BaddieDae joins us to break the tie! What does this movie do to distinguish itself from other RomComs? What makes it work? What are Gu's gripes with it? How does it stack up against some of the genre's classics?

At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).

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167: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part," reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO (R) invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

We discuss the newest film in the LEGO-verse & touch upon the FYRE Festival documentaries.

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164: Best Comedy Sequels

We tackle the question, "what is the best comedy sequel?" But not before first defining what even makes something a comedy sequel... semantics! We start with some of the worst comedy sequels of all-time, move onto the honorable mentions, and finish by nominating 4 movies - Guvie Vault style! Do your part and help settle the debate by voting on Twitter and letting us know what the greatest comedy sequel of all-time is!

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163: Glass

The first 2019 release for the #PressPassBoyz is the much-anticipated addition to M. Night's "Unbreakable" universe, "Glass." Does this trilogy's finale live up to expectations? How does it stack up against 2000's "Unbreakable" and 2017's "Split?" Plus, how were the signature M. Night Shyamalan twists?

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Spoiler-free for the first 20 minutes! There's quite the SPLIT between the critics & audience... who's will is more UNBREAKABLE?!

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158: Aquaman

We review the sexiest movie in the D-Sea yet, Aquaman!

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people -- and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

Spoiler-free for the first 29 minutes! Does it sink or swim? Where does it rank amongst other DC movies? How does it stand up against other comic book movies?

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156: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

We review what's being billed as the best animated movie of the year, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

Synopsis: Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.

Spoiler-free for the first 15:13! Does it live up to its billing? Where does it rank amongst the Spider-Man movies? How does it stand up against other comic book movies?

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