Movie B.S. Episode 257: 'Ex Machina,' 'True Story,' 'Unfriended,' 'Monkey Kingdom' | One of Us

Movie B.S. Episode 257: ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘True Story,’ ‘Unfriended,’ ‘Monkey Kingdom’

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Sorry for the tardiness of this episode’s posting, Brian spilled scotch on our WordPress. Good news? TWO Movie B.S. episodes in one week! Enjoy!


0:00-4:00 – Hello; we’re both playing while injured this week
4:00-6:40 – This week’s sponsor: Kurt Pankau, aka The Past Imperfect, aka you might enjoy his album of rock ‘n’ roll music!
6:40-9:00 – An update on the Bayers’ return to Portland
9:00-16:35 – Ex Machina review
16:35-24:00 – True Story review
24:00-29:50 – Unfriended review (Snider only)
29:50-37:20 – Monkey Kingdom (Bayer only)
37:20-38:00 – There are some other movies that are opening but whose distributors didn’t want critics to see
38:00-53:05 – QOTW (your favorite bodily function moments) (in movies)
53:05-57:30 – What’d You Watch? (All About Eve, Kevin Hart’s stand-up)
57:30-1:00:00 – Recap and goodbye


QOTW: What’s the best directorial debut by an actor?


Ex Machina B 8/10
True Story B- 6/10
Unfriended C+ n/a
Monkey Kingdom n/a 7/10

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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.