Flix and a Six

Flix and a Six

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Flix and a Six is podcast about movies and beer.


139: We call up Zeus to fix our Cable
Jul 24 • 108 min
We continue our tour of older movies, but first we discuss the Tenet postponement, we have new news on the Rick Grimes movies and HBO’s House of the Dragon, and more. Plug in.
138: We have a Face/Off over what segment will Anchor this week’s episode
Jul 17 • 126 min
This week’s epsiode is a glorious sort of chaos, much like this week’s movie. Before that, Al is a dirty, dirty slut, a new Star Wars show approaches, new on Tom Holland’s future as Spider Man, and more. You’re not having fun yet, but we’re here to make…
137: We cease Wandering Earth when we finally locate our Beach Chair
Jul 11 • 155 min
Let’s keep things fresh this week by doing our first Chinese film. Whether watching with subtitles or dubbed, it’s worth the experience. But first, we have an oasis of new TV seasons upcoming in the release schedule desert wasteland, some truly wild…
136: We journey into the Mountains to see the mythical Titan
Jul 6 • 122 min
This week we have returning guest—and resident peanut gallery—Dominick join us, to discuss an underrated movie from our childhood. First, we have news on a classic comedy sequel in the works, a Twitter tribute to a beloved comedy icon (R.I.P. Carl…
135: We join the King in a search for the perfect Lobster Ale
Jun 26 • 106 min
NEW MOVIE ALERT NOBODY PANIC That’s right our first new release since Birds of Prey: Etc. Etc. So On Harley Quinn. This is exciting. On a topic, or at least an island, near and dear to Anthony’s heart, no less. But first, a tribute to Joel Schumacher…
134: We peer through the Haze to witness The Dark Knight fight a Bear
Jun 20 • 139 min
Friend of the pod, Gary, returns to discuss The Dark Knight Rises, at his request. Prior to that we have the so called “politicization” of mask wearing at AMC theaters, movie delays and which we’ll miss the most, major Star Wars rumors, and more. Rise!
133: We discover that not even Larry”s Latest can save us from the Idiocracy
Jun 12 • 86 min
We dumb things down for you this week. Some Keanu Reeves notes, some of what we’re watching, idiotic rambling, and more. Plus twice the fun and games, if that’s your thing.
132: We rise up in the Dunes with the Working Class Hero
Jun 5 • 110 min
With the new take on Dune— from Denis Villeneuve— (hopefully) coming this summer, we take a look back at the 1984 version from David Lynch. But first, a delightful beer, Tenet stuff, creepy anecdotes, Cavill related content and more. Face your fear.
131: We get Lucky on the Golden Road
May 29 • 81 min
Join us for some dynamite ramblings, a Tenet trailer breakdown, Indy 5 news, and more. Break the curse.
130: We fire up our Machin(a) to create a new Al’s Ale
May 22 • 187 min
Friend of the podcast Caleb rejoins (check out his new show, Shortcast, wherever you can find podcasts)
129: We take a Loose(y) Left turn as we set out Across the Universe
May 15 • 111 min
A more streamlined Flix and a Six (is this 3.0? 5.0? who’s to say…), we’re back and better than ever. Al didn’t even fall asleep this time. Before our movie, we have some news and nuggets, largely consisting of The Mandalorian news and HBO goings on.…
128: We prepare for a Wicked Juicy Interview
May 7 • 107 min
An unconventional choice - though it is still from the late 90’s - which we’re going to try to do more of. It’s better if we push ourselves to find new (old) things to watch, and thus offering things for our audience to check out. Before the movie, we…
127: We’re scared to learn there’s Single Digits until our End of Days
May 1 • 162 min
Another movie from 1999 for… reasons. Weird episode but that’s what we do. It may have been embarrassing for some of us (Al). Plus what we’re watching and such. You better believe.
126: We get lost with the von Trapps in the Wild Wild West
Apr 23 • 165 min
Our thanks to the third member of the Spinchoon Three, Brian, for joining us for this episode. Before getting to this classic good-bad movie, we take some deep dives into the finales (and season wrap ups) for D̶e̶v̶s̶ Deus and Better Call Saul, plus…
125: We think that our Evil Twin is pretty (Inter)Stellar
Apr 9 • 204 min
Our thanks to friend of the show, and designer of our soon to be unveiled new logo, Caleb Kroemer, for joining us for the first time. Check out his work at ArtfulFoxDesign.com. This week we go back in time to a Nolan classic. Before that, we run through…
124: We see a Ghost Hammer on the (Event) Horizon
Apr 2 • 150 min
Yammering. Just yammering. I mean we have some fun stuff to discuss so that’s fine. The anchor segment of our first half is an extended discussion on Devs through Episode 5. Prepare accordingly. We’re finally home.
123: We drink a couple Al’s Ales with The Rocketeer
Mar 27 • 134 min
We continue on with our back catalog in the absence of new releases. We want to make this all as accessible as possible, so this movie is available on Disney+. Our only news is on Mandalorian Season 2 casting, but we have some banter, some beer talk, and…
122: We fear the Spectre of our Lupulin Boss
Mar 19 • 189 min
We’re light on news this week, or at least any that’s not depressing, so instead we have a (very) extended What We’re Watching, as well as some watching recommendations, for everyone locked in quarantine to pass the time. Plus, you know, our weekly movie.…
121: We get lost in a Haze with Jay and Silent Bob
Mar 5 • 129 min
The second View Askewniverse movie we’ve done (after Mallrats). Before the feature, we have some fan complaint ranting by Al, a fake Fast 9 new, Bloodshot (?), Project Maverick, Star Wars Discourse™ fatigue, James Bond coronavirus fears, and more. It’s…
120: We decide that our Hoponius Union is Spotless
Feb 27 • 114 min
This week we have assorted The Bobs, The Matrix, The Batman, Star Wars and Indiana Jones news, the long awaited return of Reading, and more. Don’t forget about us…
119: We see a Bird of Prey make its kill and Swallow Wit
Feb 20 • 126 min
This week we look at some Witcher S2 casting news, The French Dispatch trailer, High Fidelity, Baby Driver 2 rumblings, and finally get to Al’s closing “Mr. Robot” thoughts. Take flight with us.
118: We can’t for the Life of us figure out what a Pollock Rip is
Feb 13 • 123 min
Please tell us if you know if you can figure it out. In less confusing news, we have a Witcher animated movie, Sam Raimi’s Marvel-ous return, Ryan Reynolds’s terrorism against classic films, FPJ’s new show, and more. Anthony and Al also ride together, but…
117: Flix & a Whisk 2- Oscars 2020
Feb 7 • 90 min
Our second annual Flix and a Whisk is here. We apologize for all of it - especially Al’s horrendous accent. We hope you enjoy anyway.
116: We find a Parasite in our Mango Crush (ew)
Jan 31 • 172 min
Oscars watch marches on with this peculiar film. Before that, we talk Bill Murray in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Batman starts principal photography, Matrix 4 casting news, the assorted John Wick properties, Birds of Prey reactions, and much more. Latch…
115: We take in the sounds of the Saison in 1917
Jan 23 • 195 min
What a journey. A consensus (on Flix and a Six) frontrunner pick for Best Picture, this film is an experience. Before the flick, we look at the trailer for “Dispatches From Elsewhere,” tackle some Better Call Saul, Altered Carbon, and Taika Waititi Star…
114: We have fun with Jojo in the Summertime
Jan 16 • 152 min
Time to throw it back to… a few months ago. What an odd movie, but you should expect nothing less from Taika Waititi. In addition to the movie, we have a Witcher Watch, Morbius trailer, The Eternals and Amazon’s Lord of the Rings official casting…
113: We think that Kentucky Coffee Barrel is a real Gem
Jan 9 • 202 min
Back from the holidays we have a real doozy for you. Spinchoon contributor Gary makes his long awaited return for Uncut Gems, as promised. We have a bunch of new movies and shows news, casting info, our top movies and shows of 2019, final thoughts on The…
112: We seek a New solution against the Evil Genius in The Rise of Skywalker
Dec 19, 2019 • 147 min
No news. No nuggets. Just beer and Star Wars. Back to how we began. Full Spoiler thoughts from us on The Rise of Skywalker, including our review, and how it ties up the trilogy and overall saga. Where Star Wars can, and should, go from here. A Q & A with…
111: We travel into Jack’s Abby with an Irishman
Dec 12, 2019 • 143 min
Netflix’s The Irishman, from Martin Scorsese, is a movie. In better news, we share our thoughts on three new trailers: No Time to Die, Free Guy, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Plus, Alan Sepinwall’s Best 50 Shows of the 2010s, Amin Elhassan’s Rule of 2…
110: We take our Knives Out and cut into a Powder Dream
Dec 6, 2019 • 132 min
What a delightfully ridiculous movie. Thank you Rian Johnson. Beyond Knives Out, this is a Star Wars heavy episode, with our post-movie spoiler discussion of The Mandalorian Episodes 3 & 4, a Jedi gameshow, a paid Star Wars marathon and more. Anthony has…
109: We ride a Red Seal on a Frozen (2) wasteland
Dec 2, 2019 • 94 min
Changing pace a little bit, we’ve got a sequel to a modern animated classic. We had fun. Additionally, a Tenet tease, Al’s Ommegang expedition, Watchmen & The Mandalorian, and more. Let it go!
108: We find out that Doctor Sleep is actually of a Good Nature
Nov 21, 2019 • 120 min
This. Movie. Rocks. In other news, Amazon Lord of the Rings and The Witcher Season 2 news, Jedi: Fallen Order impressions, fun and games, and more. Come play with us.
107: We drink too much Märzen and we get Dark Fat
Nov 14, 2019 • 136 min
After months of talking about - and laughing at - Dark Fat, it’s finally here. Sorry, let’s be fair: it’s Terminator: Dark Fate. Before, and after, that we spend a lot of time with The Mandalorian, which is finally here, and thankfully delivers so far. We…
106: We think that Zombieland is just a Dream
Nov 7, 2019 • 120 min
After an unprecedented run of four straight episodes with guests, it’s back to just the two of us. Time to run it back with the sequel you never thought was coming to the movie you never thought you’d love. We had fun. Additionally, we have a ton of…
105: We think that Vic Secret is just a little Hocus Pocus
Oct 31, 2019 • 123 min
Thanks to Spinchoon co-founder Brian for joining us once again for this week’s episode (follow him on Twitter @Big_Broons, and check out what he’s been writing for The Spinchoon). We took a look at some of what he’s been playing on Apple Arcade, the…
104: We drive our El Camino to Roscoe
Oct 24, 2019 • 137 min
Our thanks to returning guest host, and resident peanut gallery leader, Dominick. We look at the casting news for the Amazon Lord of the Rings show and The Batman. We check in with Terminator: Dark Fat and where that series could potentially head. We…
103: We think Joker might be a bit Two Juicy
Oct 17, 2019 • 148 min
Our thanks to Spinchoon contributor Gary Gurecki for making his debut appearance on the show (follow him @GaryRGurecki). We had a lot of ground to cover after our break, so we get into The Batman casting news, Spooky SZN movie habits, the death (and…
102: We notice The Shining around Pseudo Sue
Sep 19, 2019 • 137 min
Welcome back to the show, Gianna. Our thanks to her for co-hosting once again, and for driving our “What We’re Watching” segment. We also tackled the hot, new, Matt Reeves Batman rumor, we eugoogolize Movie Pass (RIP), we look at some “Fargo” Season 4…
101: We Let IT (Chapter 2) have its moment in the Sun
Sep 12, 2019 • 136 min
IT finally ends. We kept our promise to follow up on our episode from 2 years ago, and it’s all been quite the experience. Prior to that, we reconvene (briefly) on the more extended Tenet teaser, react freshly to the trailer for Jojo Rabbit, review…
100: We swear to God we’re doing Cloud Atlas this time; We’re drinking a Magnify beer
Sep 5, 2019 • 148 min
We have ‘cisely zero regrets for what we subjected you to in our “first” Cloud Atlas episode. If you like this show you get that that’s peak us; this week’s episode is peak Flix & a Six. We freakin’ brought it for this one. News! Notes! Nuggets! A damn…
99: We confirm that The Matrix is the Craic
Aug 29, 2019 • 113 min
We love us some Matrix. More importantly, we love us some Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving. You’ll hear plenty of that, as well as Mandalorian and Rise of Skywalker trailer discussion, Matrix 4 news (perfect timing), Marvel/Sony discord, and more. Follow us…
98: We crack a couple C̶o̶r̶o̶n̶a̶s̶ Almanacs with Hobbs & Shaw
Aug 18, 2019 • 111 min
This movie is so dumb but somehow it works. We focus most of our remaining brain cells on some news about Tenet, Goldeneye on N64, the best sharks of all time, and more. Plus this Matthew Berry story (link here) about fulfilling a dream and getting to be…
97: We go to the Beach, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Aug 12, 2019 • 104 min
Back after a short break, we have the movie that’s been the talk of the town. We also look at some new trailers, fill you in on what we’re watching, talk about Venom 2, and read about the wild world of Nicolas Cage. Here we go.
96: We turn the Lights Out on The Lion King
Jul 25, 2019 • 85 min
Back to the well with a Disney nostalgia trip. The results are mixed. Luckily our cartoon rodent overlords gave us myriad other things to discuss at SDCC, as the MCU Phase 4 plan was unveiled. Be prepared.
95: We arrive on Cloud 9 in Newburgh
Jul 21, 2019 • 194 min
It’s finally happened. Long rumored, long anticipated, literally a year in the making.CLOUD ATLASThat’s right. We’ll keep the news and nuggets short, with the exception of a substantial (spoiler free-ish) review of Neon Genesis Evangelion from Al. We want…
94: We realize that Bavaria is Far From Home
Jul 13, 2019 • 143 min
Back from a holiday, we have something we think you’ll really like. We sure did. But first, old news. The Walking Dead Comic ends, Knives Out debuts its trailer, JA Bayona is involved with Lord of the Rings, and much more. Plus the long awaited (spoiler…
93: We get to the Bottom of Toy Story 4
Jun 28, 2019 • 117 min
Back and better than ever. We do our best (see: worst…. wurst?…. wort, nailed it) work after a break, and this is Exhibit A. Not much news — except for the Netflix darling “I Think You Should Leave” — but a million nuggets, as many tangents, some…
92: We’re One Thousand Percent sure that we eventually talked about Aladdin in this one
Jun 16, 2019 • 126 min
Thanks to Spinchoon co-founder Brian Rooney for guest hosting with us this week (and check out his written review for this movie on The Spinchoon). He’s been a content machine. We eschew our typical new/notes segment for a brief chat about Dr. Sleep and a…
91: We embrace the Saison of John Wick
Jun 9, 2019 • 129 min
Long awaited, we’re finally back in the Wickiverse… right. We have to make up for old news and nuggets, but that’s fine, since it’s Star Wars, New New Batman, Dark Fat, Last Blood Part One, the newest nightmare from the unholy alliance of Hideo Kojima and…
90: We enlist Detective Pikachu to solve the case of the Hopivore
May 27, 2019 • 109 min
Thrones. Pokemon. Shenanigans. No news or nuggets this week, as our concluding thoughts on Game of Thrones takes precedent. Pika Pika!
89: We finally tackle Galaxy Quest; Better Late Than Never
May 19, 2019 • 122 min
It’s a good thing we recorded this early to accommodate our busy schedules…. only to promptly screw up and release it late anyway. Moving on! We give out compulsory Star Wars nuggets to build the anticipation, tip our caps to the end of Veep, give some…
88: We ask Batman what a Calyptra is
May 10, 2019 • 125 min
It is so very frustrating to me that we did ’89 Batman on Episode 88. It’s OK because we had so damn much fun with it. Just as we enjoyed our time discussing trailers for IT Chapter 2 and Spiderman: Far From Home, brewery mergers, the next decade of…
87: We’re Bedazzled by the Dawn of the Red
May 3, 2019 • 101 min
Back on track with a throwback; an underrated movie from a former star of the turn of the century; signified by one appropriate use of a semi-colon, and one that is completely unnecessary. First, we have to tackle a bevy of trailers, some spoiler free…
86: We join Sam Adams in the Endgame
Apr 28, 2019 • 79 min
No preamble necessary. Let’s get into it. Thanks to Brian Rooney for finally joining the show.
85: We join up with some Mallrats to slay Beelzebub
Apr 25, 2019 • 75 min
The 3rd annual Easter episode of Flix and a Six has some new aspects to it. First: a comedy classic from the 90’s. Second: an expanded peanut gallery, bordering on full blown round table discussion. Our thanks to recurring guest co-host Dominick, and to…
84: We hear Crickets after we shout “Shazam!”
Apr 19, 2019 • 100 min
Sorry for the week off. It will happen again. But not right now, and we more than make it up to you, as we crush a news & nuggets section featuring Star Wars, more Star Wars, and some more Star Wars after that. There’s also MCU Phase 4 rumblings, Dark…
83: We take a Revolver while exploring the Triple Frontier
Apr 5, 2019 • 103 min
Our thanks to returning guest host Dominick Biolsi, even if he was only half there, and half asleep. We promise to keep you awake with wonderful news and nuggets about the Joker, Child’s play, Endgame updates, Jim Carrey in a most ridiculous role, and…
82: We take stock of the Action in Us
Mar 28, 2019 • 124 min
OOOOOOhhhhhh boy. Us. You know you’re here for it. It’s bat shit crazy. Listen to us talk about it, and a shit ton of other things you know you’re here for. There’s Star Wars. There’s Endgame. There’s a narrative that is, finally, well and truly killed.…
81: We get Back into action with Alita
Mar 23, 2019 • 123 min
BIG NEWS ALERT!!! Before we get into the standard episode fare, we have an important announcement to make. The Spinchoon is launching another podcast: The Spinchoon Sports Show. Al will be one of the co-hosts there, as well as new ‘Choon, Mike Schaeffer.…
80: We hitch a ride in the Backseat with Captain Marvel
Mar 16, 2019 • 152 min
We’re back in the MCU with a throwback origin movie, priming ourselves for the main event next month. It’s good to be back in our element, in more ways than one, as this is a looooong episode for you. It’s not just a full Captain Marvel discussion; the…
79: We go to Skool and Win it All
Mar 8, 2019 • 97 min
We’re back off our post-Oscars hangover, recharged and ready to go (even if Al’s internet couldn’t handle the heat). We have something a little different this week; a new take on the gambler’s journey. But first, we sample some excellent beer goodness,…
78: Oscars Primer 2019
Feb 22, 2019 • 68 min
Who will win? Well, we have no idea, but we’re gonna guess anyway. We’re just here for some fun. It’s our first edition of Flix & a Whisk, the calm, cool, collected cousin of your customary favorite show.
77: We call Bull on Roma
Feb 19, 2019 • 97 min
Continue at your own peril…. Not with this episode, of course, we bring it as always. But that movie… yikes. In more entertaining news, we’ll bring you some entertainment news, kill a narrative, discuss kidnapping, and much more. I wish I had something…
76: We shatter the Glass in the Lighthouse
Feb 8, 2019 • 105 min
From the inconsistent mind of M. Night Shyamalan, the conclusion to the accidental trilogy nearly two decades in the making. The only thing more surprising than one of the (ubiquitous) twists in this movie, is that we disagreed so substantially in our…
75: We meet a Jersey Girl out in the Boondocks
Jan 27, 2019 • 88 min
WOO! (Cult) Classic movie alert! Enough said about that; you’re either in or out. Quick and dirty here, we have a great movie, Oscar Nom’s, Soprano’s Movie and Zombieland 2 news. Let’s do it. Beer: Jersey Girl Brewing Co Sun Kissed Citra IPA Movie: The…
74: We claw through the Smoke to escape the Spider-Verse
Jan 18, 2019 • 106 min
This week’s show is infested with spiders….. *pauses, checks watch*….. OK, for those of you that aren’t arachnophobes, we hope you’ll enjoy an episode on THE. BEST. SPIDER-MAN. MOVIE. EVER. No that is not hyperbole. And, in a wonderful, unplanned…
73: We kick it up a Gear with Bird Box
Jan 11, 2019 • 109 min
Welcome to the (not so) new and (marginally) improved Flix & a Six! What does that mean for you, our loyal listeners? Well, not that much actually. At least not yet. But soon…. soon….. In the meantime, we’re up to some hi-jinks, we preview some things…
72: We ask Aquaman how to pronounce “Fruittanomyces”
Jan 4, 2019 • 124 min
He didn’t have a good answer for us. Luckily, the beer experts at Flix & a Six have you covered. Just like we covered a slew of trailers for upcoming movies. And a surprising movie. But most importantly, we return a fan favorite segment: Reading. So join…
Untitled Holiday Episode #1
Dec 27, 2018 • 51 min
No spoilers here. You’ll just have to listen. Enjoy, or suffer, as you see fit. Happy Holidays from the Flix & a Six crew! Movie: -title redacted- Beer: Stone ///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA
71: We have a Very Merry White Christmas
Dec 21, 2018 • 103 min
Episode 71: We have a Very Merry White Christmas by The Spinchoon
70: We get on our Horse to chase down a Phantom Thread
Dec 14, 2018 • 171 min
Long awaited, or dreaded, for some, we address the demon’s rattling around Anthony’s psyche for the past year. Will he get the catharsis he deserves? Will it finally break him? And just what did Al think of this? You’ll have to wait and find out, after we…
69: We have a Fantastic time singing about Tangerines
Dec 2, 2018 • 130 min
Nice. We’re back in a good run of high profile new releases. Back to the Potterverse, and back to our best selves (please forgive us how we ended the movie discussion, our sign-off should make up for it), as only we can be. That being said, the highlight…
68: We celebrate an Anniversary with our Overlord
Nov 27, 2018 • 86 min
Despite this being a birthday episode, Al is definitely not our Overlord (or is he…..). That being said, pretty good movie talk here. Or, at least hopefully, since one of our hosts is a bit hazy on his memory of this episode. Allegedly, we discussed a…
67: We chase thePhantasm through a Shipyard
Nov 18, 2018 • 111 min
Batman! In honor of the 25th anniversary re-release of this movie, we have an episode to commemorate a pillar of our childhoods. We hope you enjoy it too. We would be remiss to let the trip down memory lane exclude our typical news, notes, and nuggets,…
Execute Order 66: We carry out a Vendetta with a Vengeful Spirit
Nov 12, 2018 • 129 min
If you didn’t see that title coming, you haven’t been listening very closely. Anyway, we release our episodes on Fridays (usually), so don’t think for a second we didn’t remember the 5th of November. We’ve got you covered while it’s fresh on your mind.…
65: We tell Al and his Ales “I Love You, Man”
Nov 5, 2018 • 101 min
Look out! It’s another Fli6 favorite. Thanks to guest co-host, and former member of the Peanut Gallery, Dominick Biolsi. In addition to Dominick making his major league debut, we have a long awaited return from one of our favorite breweries, we tackle…
64: We cross the Sierra Nevada to reach the El Royale
Oct 24, 2018 • 147 min
Move over Good Time, it’s time for some Bad Times! A complex, layered movie juxtaposed with a simple, straightforward beer. Circles within circles. A light episode for news and nuggets, but never fear, we keep it spicy with Viggo Mortensen’s explosive…
63: We show some Backbone standing up to Venom
Oct 12, 2018 • 132 min
We’re back on the blockbuster train, so that’s kind of fun. It seemed like the perfect timing to add some new aspects to the show, in particular, our new recurring segments: Kill a Narrative and What Are We Watching? They may never measure up to our best…
62: We learn how to pronounce Jai Alai in A Quiet Place
Oct 8, 2018 • 147 min
So, for a charming anecdote involving obscure sports, Archer, and mispronunciation hijinks, look no further than the beer segment of our show. It’s quite the ride. As is the discussion of this movie, which was as filled with hijinks as the beer, as one of…
61: We host Game Night at the Rothaus
Sep 27, 2018 • 92 min
Tannenzäpfle means “little fir cone”. Thus ends our German language lesson for the day. While we may not journey deep into the Black Forest, we, of course, journey deep into movie trailers, movie news, and random tangents. We will always get lost in…
60: We beat down The Predator with a Crooked Stave
Sep 21, 2018 • 123 min
Ok so maybe we got so far off the rails we ended up on another rail line. Sorry everyone (especially you, PETA). We have a big, dumb, action movie for you, though, that we spend plenty of time with… even more time than we spend on James Bond related…
59: We battle Chaos chasing down the Princess Bride
Sep 15, 2018 • 120 min
DCEU news you say? Imagine that. Get ready for #HammerCavill to finally take off. That’s a topic we’ll always be here for, just like a bevy of new movie trailers. Got some fun story time from our lives to share with you as well. Oh and beer. Some damn…
58: We realize that The Prestige plays Second Fiddle to no one
Sep 8, 2018 • 148 min
Nolan? Check. Classic movie? You know it. So you know we’re in our wheelhouse here, love us or hate us. From start to finish, derailed opening, to news, notes, and nuggets, to a deep dive on a beloved movie, we are our most Flix & a Six selves. Do we…
57: We Weizen up and Get Over It
Aug 31, 2018 • 88 min
Time to cleanse our palates from last week’s debacle. The movie, not the episode. Right. Anyway, we slowed things down and jumped in the time machine to wax nostalgic on a fun high school movie from the early days of the new millennium. However, much as…
56: We have a Good Time at Breakfast
Aug 24, 2018 • 93 min
We hope you have a Good Time with this episode too, even though we had a Bad Time with the movie itself. We’ve been on a great run, so a market correction was inevitable. Just as inevitable as Al laughing at more DC content, especially a gritty Alfred…
55: We discover our Mission is not Impossible, but rather Sumpin’ Easy
Aug 16, 2018 • 112 min
Let’s take a moment to wave goodbye to Blockbuster SZN 2018. Here with our final entry of the summer action flicks, who would have thought that 56 year old Tom Cruise would still be at the top of his game? He’s a throwback in this age, just like the…
54: We get Trapped in a web woven by our Enemy
Aug 3, 2018 • 161 min
This movie provokes thoughts. Good, bad, happy, sad. Confusing? Sure, but definitely thoughts. Indifference isn’t an option. So exactly the opposite of a DCEU movie. We also had thoughts on upcoming movies and their expectations, the death of Moviepass,…
53: We shoot a Harpoon into the flank of Jaws
Jul 27, 2018 • 133 min
Oh shit! With the summer blockbuster season winding down, we’re throwing it WAY back, to the original summer blockbuster. We figured that Shark Week was the perfect timing for it. Oh, and the beer choice? Well let’s just say that the universe works in…
52: We watch Ant-Man and the Wasp deliver the Boom
Jul 19, 2018 • 128 min
We’re buzzing right back into Blockbuster SZN (We’re sorry we’ll stop eventually). Stay tuned for what comes next with a pause in the tent pole flix, but for now, sink your teeth in. Don’t forget your sides, as we debate old new Hulk vs new new Hulk,…
51: We discover that Evolution is the First Drop in the bucket
Jul 6, 2018 • 98 min
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blockbuster with an important movie. This week is a throwback to 2001, with a groundbreaking film from our formative years. Or something like that. You’ll take the beer more seriously, at any rate, because the great…
50: We host a lovely Soiree in Jurassic World
Jun 28, 2018 • 94 min
BLOCKBUSTER SZN RAGES ON!!! This week it’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In the spirit of BLOCKBUSTER SZN, and our 50th (!!!) episode, we have our first ever guest host, the one and only Gianna Biolsi! This week features a delightful raspberry beer, a…
49: We discuss the finer Points of Hotel Artemis
Jun 21, 2018 • 107 min
The month of June stays hot with another action flick. Up next in the queue is Hotel Artemis, best described by one of our hosts as “part John Wick, part Transporter, and part Dredd remake.” If that sound like your type of movie, check it out and listen.…
48: We make sure to Never Tell Solo the Odds
Jun 14, 2018 • 150 min
With Blockbuster Season in full swing, our next entry is Solo: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars, ever near and dear to our hearts, makes for an episode that’s so full of content we had to hide some in the hidden smuggling compartments, along with a mysterious…
47: We have a Bloody good time filling the Pool
Jun 7, 2018 • 92 min
We are here to kick off our blockbuster run! You can find this episode under the floorboards next to the cure for blindness. We are going to talk sequels, “It” casting, superhero fatigue (again), weird Walking Dead news, give you a preview of what you can…
46: We Race our way through the Barn hauling ass
May 25, 2018 • 99 min
We missed a week for vacation and we need to catch up on Deadpool and Solo. So, for this episode, we are taking you all the way back to 2001’s non-space odyssey. With Al’s pinky in a cooler on the floor of our van, we race our way through the blood…
45: We ride along with Super Troopers down Two Roads
May 11, 2018 • 83 min
We’re sooorry it took us this long to get to Super Troopers. Funny movie. Funny guys. You know what you’re getting from them. And what you’re getting from us. So it’s general chicaneries (!!!), movie news, Chris Hardwick appreciation, and another hit…
44: We spend an Infinite amount of time figuring out what a Guayabera is
May 3, 2018 • 120 min
YES, this is our Infinity War episode. YES, we are going to get knee deep in spoilers. YES, we will give you fair warning before that happens so you can pause and come back once you crawl out from under that rock and see it. On this week’s episode:…
43: We grab a Wench and survey the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Apr 27, 2018 • 113 min
Surprise! No movie this week; it’s time to get ourselves ready for Infinity War this weekend. Come join us as we take a look at what’s happened in a decade of Marvel movies, and what’s to come as we transition from Phase 3 of the MCU to Phase 4. Our other…
42: We witness The Death of Stalin from the Abby window
Apr 19, 2018 • 81 min
Veep fans assemble! If you haven’t heard of The Death of Stalin, and you’re a fan of Veep (or clever, dark comedy), check out Armando Ianucci’s directorial debut. Then, come back and listen to this. You won’t want to miss out on our discussion of this…
41: We find out the Hobo has Departed
Apr 12, 2018 • 94 min
We’re reaching into the vault here. Sure this movie is 12 years old, but it’s so damn good. It’s in Al’s vaunted Top 3 (for whatever that’s worth). So we figured let’s have a little fun with that. We opened up with some of our classic rambling and drank a…
40: We make sure the Chef is Ready for Player One
Apr 5, 2018 • 86 min
The Big 4–0! Well, maybe not the customary version of the expression, but we’re still feeling pretty excited about this milestone. It’s also our 2nd Annual Easter Episode! What does that mean for you, our listeners? A few things: nothing Easter themed, a…
39: We discuss Jack’s Darkest Hour
Mar 29, 2018 • 62 min
Jack’s Abby is here to stay. We don’t usually kick off our synopsis with the beer, but we’ve enjoyed every one of their entries so far, and this one stuck to the trend…. We may do every single beer in their catalog. For this week, it’s simply Bier. Drink…
38: We find out what a Boss the Black Panther is
Mar 22, 2018 • 111 min
Black Panther is excellent, as advertised. That only scratches the surface of our discussion this week, as our rambling was elite. Beer, namely the return of Newburgh Brewing Company’s New York Boss, Nick Cage antics, Harry Potter musings, story time,…
37: We Get Out and Wake Up the Dead guy
Mar 15, 2018 • 102 min
Timely as always, we have some thoughts on Get Out. Oh, what’s that? (checks calendar) Ah, it’s been over a year since Get Out was released. Sorry….. Wait the Oscars they’re (checks calendar)…. damn it that was like 2 weeks ago…… Better late than never?…
36: We get Focal Banged to Annihilation
Mar 8, 2018 • 98 min
If that title seems aggressive, here are some thoughts: *Deal with it *Did you see this movie? Yea, aggressive doesn’t cover half of it *I mean come on this is some solid wordplay Sorry folks, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s all take a…
35: We set flight from the Abby with Lady Bird
Mar 1, 2018 • 88 min
OSCARS PREP! That’s right, for once we’re doing our job and churning out an Oscar nominated movie (on and here’s a link to the Oscars overview we mention) just a few short days before the ceremony itself. As you can tell (you’re a smart, discerning…
34: We go Rogue when we get diagnosed with a Big Sick
Feb 22, 2018 • 93 min
The Big Sick is a heartwarming tale of love and whimsy and sunshine and rainbo — ok I’m sorry I can’t even finish that thought. I can’t take it seriously. This movie is some of those things, but it’s much more as well. It’s dark and hilarious, awkward and…
33: We watch 3 Billboards Rising
Feb 15, 2018 • 123 min
Aaaaaannndd we’re back. Sorry about that. We promise it won’t happen again…. no we don’t it will probably happen again. Anyway, we’re here now, and we have a brand spanking new episode. We know it’s a little late to the party with these #taeks, but with…
32: We do it Live with The Last Jedi
Dec 21, 2017 • 117 min
Ok, has everyone settled down yet? No? Good we haven’t either. Adrenaline pulsing through your body for an entire week probably isn’t great for your health, but damn the consequences! The moment we’ve all been waiting for has come and gone, you’ve seen…
Flix & a Six Episode 31.5 - SPOILERS Star Wars VIII SPOILERS
Dec 15, 2017 • 32 min
No seriously spoilers, wait till you see it. Did I mention spoilers? This episode is full, so full of spoilers. For the love of all that is good and holy (the force) spoilers! We also drink beer. But then, spoilers.
31: We set Winter on Fire
Dec 14, 2017 • 112 min
So…. Free Fire was fun! Honestly it’s a movie where you just think back about all the stupid lines and injuries and situations. The incredulity of it all. Simultaneously smart and dumb….. You know just like your typical episode of Flix & a Six…. Moving…
30: We Murder the Warlock
Dec 7, 2017 • 99 min
MURDER! You know, for a movie about a murder and it being inspired by a heinous crime, this is a surprisingly light affair, at least for periods of the movie. It’s a good movie! Not earth shattering Oscar bait, not Suicide Squad, just a solid movie to be…
29: We unite the League to figure out how to pronounce Xocoveza
Nov 30, 2017 • 105 min
It’s fine if you can’t pronounce Stone Xocoveza, we had to look up a pronunciation just so we could do the episode. It was…. unique. You should give it a try though we definitely didn’t hate it. Of course, you might be wondering why this synopsis kicks…
28: We prepare the Rogues for Ragnarok
Nov 16, 2017 • 122 min
Thor matters. We’re just as surprised as you are. This is already one of the top MCU movies in what is becoming a ridiculous catalog of titles. It’s also freaking hysterical. This isn’t a superhero movie, it’s an ensemble action comedy. I mean nonstop,…
27: We treat the Foreigner like our own Flesh and Blood
Nov 9, 2017 • 94 min
Who would have thought we’d be doing a Jackie Chan movie in 2017? Although, exactly what constitutes a “Jackie Chan Movie” seems to be up to debate, as one of our hosts may have had false expectations coming in to this one. Still, it’s good to see Jackie…
26: Episode 26: We’re Road Tripping It
Nov 2, 2017 • 127 min
A Halloween special! Yea we know, it’s airing November 2nd, but it’s right here with the past week of Halloween festivities. It also allowed us to squeeze in at least one pumpkin beer, in keeping with the theme, and it was a good one. We featured Two…
25: We Fly around the Golden Circle
Oct 26, 2017 • 106 min
We’re Back! That’s right, Flix & a Six is back, and hopefully better than ever. We apologize for our hiatus, but we’re glad you decided to stick around. We address our mysterious disappearance, with a little state of the union discussion (highlights…
24: We sit down to a Legendary Breakfast
Sep 11, 2017 • 77 min
Tom Hardy fans rejoice! This week our focus (Ok we might have been pretty unfocused in this episode. There was some medium to heavy rambling) was on Legend, the Tom Hardy feature that features twice the Tom Hardy. Of course, when it comes to Flix & a Six,…
23: We pick sides in the InCOMParable Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Aug 23, 2017 • 75 min
It’s that time. What time? THAT fucking time. That time where Anthony finally saw Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and so we get to talk about it. Thankfully, he liked it, otherwise this may have been our final episode. And how could he not like it? This…
22: We batten down the hatches, because the Atomic Blonde will rock you like a Hurricane
Aug 17, 2017 • 91 min
Ok fine, that title is a little clunky, but we liked the whole “Rock you like a Hurricane” thing, and also we’ll do whatever we want. If you’ve got a better idea for a title, send it our way. We won’t do anything with it, but we will deal with the shame…
21: We Mix it up at Dunkirk
Aug 8, 2017 • 86 min
Dunkirk. Stone Brewing Stochasticity Hifi + Lofi Mixtape. Our movie and beer. A minimalist description in deference to a minimalist movie. Here on Flix & a Six, only on the Spinchoon.
20: We let the Boss take the wheel and guide the Passengers home
Jul 31, 2017 • 113 min
It’s the long awaited return of the beloved Newburgh Brewing beer! It’s the brand new LagerBoss, fresh out of the tap, and delivered in a Crowler for our drinking pleasure. It was fantastic. Anthony was obsessed with it. Actually he got weird. Really…
19: We Pull a Quad Touring the Pharmacy in Hell
Jul 25, 2017 • 80 min
Something new! We try to keep it fresh here at The Spinchoon (no one likes stale pizza…. or ideas) so we went with something fun and new on HBO. We tackled the first two parts of a proposed trilogy of sports mockumentaries from the sick, twisted mind of…
18: We Swing Home into our Bread and Butter
Jul 18, 2017 • 84 min
Blockbuster Movie sighting! Spider-Man: Homecoming is out and it’s a hit. And we loved it as much as anyone. The newest entry into the MCU was always going to catch our attention, and just like the other recent superhero movies we’ve discussed, this one…
17: We Drink (but don’t drive) to Baby Driver
Jul 11, 2017 • 87 min
Baby Driver. Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music to ’17 Tropical Blonde Ale, which is, per the labeling “A liquid soundtrack for welcoming warmer weather.” If you’ve seen the movie (which if you haven’t go see it now, then come back because we’re on a hot…
16: Nobody says “Here Goes Nothing!” like Mr. Nobody
Jun 27, 2017 • 81 min
At the conclusion of our recording, Anthony said “This was our best episode.” The stakes are high. If you’ve been listening along with us (all 3 of you) you’ve heard us mention Mr. Nobody before. Well the moment that no more than one of you has been…
15: We’re Kona tell you all about The Dark Knight
Jun 20, 2017 • 83 min
That’s right, THAT Dark Knight. You love it, we love it. Everyone loves it, and we love to talk about it. Sure we talked about some other things too (our love of all things Nolan, the excellent Pete Holmes Badman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall [again? how did…
14: We Party Hard as a Stone
Jun 12, 2017 • 73 min
We tackled a whole mess of stuff here. Like all over the damn map. The highlights: Beer! (obviously…. It’s Stone Delicious IPA by the way. Pretty tasty), Adam West (RIP Batman. There’s some good content of his from a month ago here), the new Black Panther…
13: We Wonder what Saison it is
Jun 5, 2017 • 91 min
Man I wish we had a better title for our glorious return. Our newest episode, after the briefest of hiatuses (hiatii? whichever it is), is on Wonder Woman, the first good DCEU movie. So now we have a reason to still have hope and keep watching their…
12: We Guard the Galaxy Robustly
May 22, 2017 • 83 min
James Gunn strikes again. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is our topic, and it’s a good one. All the characters we love, plus a couple new ones, and an expansion of the wacky cosmic side of the MCU. Plus laughs. So many laughs (not to mention feels). The…
11: We Clown around in the Furious Universe
May 15, 2017 • 53 min
Fate of the Furious. F8 of the Furious? Serious missed marketing opportunity here folks. The guys watched Fate of the Furiosa (get it? seriously we can go all day with these) because why not. And it turned out to be a pretty fun ride (having expectations…
10: May the Fourth be with you! (An Anniversary Episode)
May 8, 2017 • 73 min
That’s right it’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. So because we love the Star Wars Saga so much, and because Star Wars day was this past weekend (and no other reasons, definitely not anything schedule related or because we…
9: We set sail ‘round the world wondering Why Him?
May 1, 2017 • 69 min
We debut a couple new aspects in the Flix & a Six universe in this episode: a full-on comedy movie topic and a live audience. The movie this week is Why Him?, featuring the odd pairing of Bryan Cranston and James Franco. Not exactly Abort and Costello in…
8: We face our fears with Stout hearts, and hunt down the Ghost within
Apr 23, 2017 • 66 min
We tread a little new ground here, as our choice of the new release Ghost in the Shell marks the first movie we weren’t fully simpatico in our desire to go see. Since Al was cautiously interested, but Anthony was much less so, it made for a different…
7: We Arrive a Stone’s throw from our destination
Apr 17, 2017 • 63 min
We apologize, this isn’t the strongest title, but we’re sticking to our conventions, title quality be damned! Don’t let the title fool you though, because Arrival was a damn good movie, and we like to think we did a pretty damn good job talking about it…
6: We look at the landscape of the Legendary MonsterVerse while sampling Sur Lie Sour Ale
Apr 10, 2017 • 96 min
Our newest episode sees us discuss the Legendary MonsterVerse (that’s the Gareth Edwards directed Godzilla and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island for you fans keeping score at home). We do a deep dive on both movies individually (Al was maybe,…
5: We tackle the Sixpoints (or however many) of the Superhero movie industry
Apr 3, 2017 • 98 min
This week we did something a little different than our previous episodes. Instead of discussing a specific new movie (and/or its predecessor) we take a deep dive into the current, and future, landscape of the Superhero movie industry. Specifically, we…
IV: We master build a consensus on Lego Batman, while taking flight on Falcon(er) wings
Mar 27, 2017 • 53 min
It is a period of civil war. rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. Ok sure that was a bad joke (we’re playing to the cheap seats here) but shit, if you haven’t realized by now that we…
3: We kill an absurd amount of….. time talking about the Heady John Wick saga
Mar 20, 2017 • 57 min
Actually, this is one of our shorter episodes (it’s still like an hour…. We like to talk). But instead of just a straight review of John Wick: Chapter 2, we spend the first half of the episode talking about the continuing expansion of the Wickiverse (yes…
2: We take a road trip with Weapon X and Sir Charles, and pick up Jessica in Newburgh
Mar 13, 2017 • 87 min
Now that the 3-part saga that was our debut has concluded, it’s time to move on to Logan. And because we are the professionals you’ve come to expect (Ha!), we even figured out how to do a proper spoiler warning (not proud that it took this long. We’re…
1 — Part 3: We travel to a galaxy far, far away and spice up your holiday
Mar 6, 2017 • 68 min
Just in case you were worried that we were always in lockstep, you can listen to us argue over what worked and what didn’t in Rogue One. Because Al thought the movie was great and Anthony thought it was good and everyone knows that’s as far apart on the…
1 - Part 2: We get lost in La La Land after a Copperhead bite
Feb 26, 2017 • 72 min
Well, at least this was closer to the idea we had trying to talk Oscars, as we fall down the rabbit hole that is La La Land. Naturally, that means we went off on a big ol’ tangent as Al hijacked the pod to talk about Cloud Atlas (get used to this it’s…
1 - Part 1: We climb Hacksaw Ridge with a Gigaboss in tow
Feb 20, 2017 • 56 min
In our inaugural episode we discussed the merits of Hacksaw Ridge in gory detail (pun intended). Of course it was supposed to be a one(ish) hour debut about beer, the Oscars, and Star Wars….but over 4 hours of content later you are graced with nearly one…