The Night Before

Episode 45 – The Night Before

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SPOILER-FREE! Holiday shenanigans are afoot in this holiday offering from Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie. Will Jay and/or Cybill be putting any coal in their stockings this year? Or, did the movie help them finally find the true meaning of Christmas? (The answer is weed cookies and milk.) Come join the circle and find out in episode 45!

The Peanuts Movie

Episode 44 – The Peanuts Movie

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SPOILER-FREE! Jay and Cybill take a nostalgic trip back to childhood and review, The Peanuts Movie. 15 years after the comic strip ended, are Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock still relevant? Can a story where there are no smart phones and book reports are written in pencil, connect with children today? Or, is this really a film for adults?  And what about Pig Pen? Is there no way to update that character? Join us for episode 44!


Episode 43 – Spectre

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SPOILER-FREE! Time to hotbox the lair as Jay and Cybill review “Spectre”. Does the costliest Bond film of all time live up to stunning Skyfall? Is Daniel Craig still sexy, suave Bond, James Bond?  Will Christoph Waltz bring us on an overly elaborate journey as the villain? Did North Korea fuck the whole story up with the infamous Sony hack last fall? Grab your martini and join us for Episode 43 of The Smoking Screen to find out.

Steve Jobs

Episode 42 – Steve Jobs

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SPOILER-FREE! Does “Steve Jobs” do the job? Jay and Cybill put on their black turtlenecks and jeans (no belts please) and review Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin and Michael Fassbender’s take on the enigmatic Apple founder. And Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels. Those two guys were rock solid. Join us for episode 42!

As mentioned in the show, here is the link to Rachael Acks’ fantastic blog post (spoilers) – Crimson Peak: Love and Monsters.