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BaconBit: The Invisible Man (2020) Review

BaconBit: The Invisible Man (2020) Review

February 28, 2020

Kent saw The Invisible Man, and he’s ready to get transparent about how he feels about it. Could this movie be the second beginning of Universal Picture’s Dark Universe? Kent’s not sure, but he does resist the urge to get into spoilers, despite Joel’s persistent questions. He also talks about the underlying themes in the film as well as how believable the visual effects are and how scary this thriller is overall.

Press play to see what we’re talking about.

Episode 242: Is Pepsi Okay?

Episode 242: Is Pepsi Okay?

February 24, 2020

Are you looking for the Baconsale episode where we rank Pepsi products? Well, then, you got the right one, baby! Today we’re discussing 27 popular soft drinks, such as Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, 7 Up, Hawaiian Punch, and A&W Root Beer. Each soda pop will get a tier 1, tier 2, or tier 3 ranking. Additionally, we’ll discuss perceived health benefits, Russian conspiracies, corporate sabotage, failed experiments, and weird jingles & slogans—including the song that inspires Kent to go “girlwatching.”

I’m a listener! He’s a listener! She’s a listener! Wouldn’t you like to be a listener, too? Press play.

BaconBit: Sonic the Hedgehog Review

BaconBit: Sonic the Hedgehog Review

February 21, 2020

My, my, how the tables have turned. Joel took his kids to see Sonic the Hedgehog last weekend (which explains why it did so well at the box office), while Jacob went with some vague family members, and Kent is the one who hasn’t seen the movie yet. Joel and Jacob do their best to keep their reviews spoiler-free for the first part, then we race through the entire plot of this video game adaptation. Join us as we discuss character redesigns, product placement, and Jim Carrey’s performance as Doctor Robotnik.

Hold down, repeatedly press A, then press play!

Episode 241: Video Game Hero Showdown

Episode 241: Video Game Hero Showdown

February 17, 2020

It’s-a me! Baconsale! And we’re joined by The Listener, Spencer, who is here to help us Pit popular heroes from video games against each other in Mortal Kombat. We’re going to try to fly through this Uncharted territory at Sonic speeds, so sometimes we’ll Crash and Contra-dict each other. However, at other times, we’ll find a Link and Ecco each other’s thoughts. But after the (Cloud) Strife, we’ll declare a winner as The Last of Us is left standing at the end of this tournament.

Kick! Punch! I gotta believe you’ll press play!

Print your own video game hero bracket at Baconsale.com to play along at home!

BaconBit: And the 2020 Oscar Winners Are…

BaconBit: And the 2020 Oscar Winners Are…

February 14, 2020

Kent would like to introduce Joel, who would like to introduce Jacob, who will introduce our topic for this BaconBit, which is the results of the 92nd Academy Awards! Once again (and it seems like we say this every time), this was the lowest-rated Oscars ever. But Baconsale is here to recap the winners, the losers, the overly long speeches & political rants, the timely musical numbers, and the surprise twist ending! Plus, we’ll also be announcing the winners of our Oscars ballot contest!

Press play to hear our acceptance speech in Korean.

Episode 240: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Things I Hate About You

Episode 240: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Things I Hate About You

February 10, 2020

Alright, alright, alright. With Valentine’s Day approaching, Baconsale decided to pit two very different romantic comedies against each other: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) & How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003). Why these two movies? Well, Kent and Joel sometimes get the titles confused. Also, they passionately disagree as to which one is better. The guys try to keep the debate structured as they discuss the writing, directing, critical reviews, box office performance, and legacy of both films, but—as tends to happen in these versus-style episodes—the discussion tends to devolve into an argument about who’s interrupting whom.

I want you to press play. I need you to press play. I'd love you to press play.

BaconBit: Birds of Prey Review

BaconBit: Birds of Prey Review

February 7, 2020

Hey puddin’! It’s time for Baconsale to review Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Kent brought along a guest to the screening of this R-rated Suicide Squad sequel, but no, it wasn’t Jacob or Joel. Our friend Emily is here, as well, and she and Kent are going to try their best to not spoil the movie as they gush about the fight scenes and Margot Robbie‎’s performance.

Press play, Mr. J (and everyone else)!

BaconBit: 2020 Sundance Recap with Emily

BaconBit: 2020 Sundance Recap with Emily

February 6, 2020

Now that Sundance is over, Kent is ready to talk about it. And he brought our good friend Emily with him to give us a recap of the Sundance movies that were bad, the films that were good, and how many times Emily fell asleep (spoiler alert: she slept a LOT). We also discuss when and where these films will be available for you to view, which will probably NOT be on Disney Plus.

Press play to get indie with Baconsale!

Episode 239: 2020 Oscar Predictions

Episode 239: 2020 Oscar Predictions

February 3, 2020

Rise and shine, listener! The Academy is getting an early start on award season this year, and they’ve bumped up the Oscars up to February 9th. Therefore, we had to do our annual Baconsale prediction show earlier, as well. Jacob and Joel are mind twins this time, matching on far too many answers, while Kent forges his own path to glory (or utter failure). And with a date night on the line, the stakes have never been higher. Listen as we discuss which films are Oscar bait, memorialize the things we lost in 2019, and try to perfect our Joker laugh.

Here’s your statue. Take a breath. Take a bow. Thank your agent. Then press play.

Plus, you can make your own predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards for a chance to win a fabulous prize! Visit Baconsale.com or our social media pages to find the link to our official Google Form.

Episode 238: Everybody Sundance Now

Episode 238: Everybody Sundance Now

January 27, 2020

Pose for the paparazzi in your hipster coat, hat & sunglasses, because Baconsale is going to Sundance! Well, we’re not all going. Jacob isn’t that familiar with this indie film event and Joel thinks it’s too cold/crowded. However, Kent has gone for the last ten years and he’s ready to tell you all about it—including how to spot celebrities, where to go to see the movies you want, and why you should bring cash. We also discuss directors who got their big break there, what it means to be an independent film, and our favorite movies to come out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was here about 10 minutes ago, and he said to press play.