This Better Be Good

Comedians and friends Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga sit down each week to discuss their initial thoughts about a new movie, proceed to see the movie, then review it afterwards. Sometimes they go off on random tangents about other aspects of film, comedy and movie news in general - but it's always an entertaining listen.

Episode 122
The Devil All the Time (w/ T.J. Miller!)
November 19, 2020

Man oh man is this week special! Comedian T.J. Miller, famed actor of "The Emoji Movie" and the live-action "Yogi Bear 3D" movie, joins comedians Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga on this week's episode. They all watched the new-ish Netflix film, "The Devil All the Time," starring Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Harry Melling, Pokey LaFarge, Robert Pattinson, Eliza Scanlen, and so many more. It's a star-studded film written by Antonio and Paulo Campos, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock (whom also narrates) and directed by Antonio Campos.

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Episode 121
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
November 12, 2020

Wa wa wee wa! Jak sie masz!

Borat is back with a sequel no one saw coming, during and including by the Coronavirus pandemic that brings politics to the forefront.

Written by multiple writers (too many to name), directed by Jason Woliner of "Nathan for You" and "The Last Man on Earth," fame and starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova - one question remains - is this movie any good?!

Episode 120
Cuties
November 5, 2020

In what is quite possibly the most controversial film in the last decade, Mike and Gerrit watched Netflix's foreign film, "Cuties." Written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré and starring a plethora of children - is the controversy valid, or is the movie actually good?

Episode 119
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
September 17, 2020

After a week hiatus, the boys are back. They saw Charlie Kaufman's new written/directed film, "I'm Thinking of Ending Things." Streaming strictly on Netflix and starring Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis and many others - is this movie any good?

Bonus Episode 4
Bomb
September 4, 2020

BONUS! That's right... Mike and Gerrit got an uptick in listenership so that means you get a gift! This episode features the boys talking about a short film from a friend of Mike's! The official synopsis states, "after an explosive family revelation, an amatuer stand-up comedian wrestles with his emotions during his set at a comedy open mic. At the risk of bombing, he attempts to mask truth behind thinly veiled jokes rather than exposing reality."

Episode 118
Bill & Ted Face the Music
September 3, 2020

Another week - another stream'r! Mike and Gerrit watched the latest installment in the Bill & Ted series - "Bill & Ted Face the Music." Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as the titular duo, is this movie any good after the long wait?

Episode 117
Project Power
August 20, 2020

Whelp, it looks like this is the new normal. Once again, another straight-to-streaming movie. This week's episode features Gerrit and Mike analyzing and reviewing the new Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback movie, "Project Power." Also starring Rodrigo Santoro, Casey Neistat, Machine Gun Kelly, and many others - is this movie any good? Only one way to find out!

Episode 116
Palm Springs
August 14, 2020

Is this the new normal? Another straight-to-streaming movie? For this week, Gerrit and Mike are watching a Hulu original! "Palm Springs," starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher and many others, is from the looks of it, a "Groundhog Day" remake. Is it any good? Only one way to find out.

Episode 115
The Old Guard
August 6, 2020

This week's episode is another Netflix original! Wowzers! Mike and Gerrit watched the Charlize Theron action vehicle, "The Old Guard." Is it any good? Only one way to find out.

Episode 114
Hamilton
July 30, 2020

Wow-wah-wee-wah! It's been awhile! But hey-hey - we have a new episode and it's a MuSiCaL! New territory for Mike and Gerrit but here we are folks. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway-sensation about the life of Alexander Hamilton has now landed on Disney+. Starring Lin-Manuel, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Chris Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Leslie Odom Jr., and many, many more, the question remains - is it any good? Only one way to find out.

Episode 113
The King Of Staten Island (Pt. 2)
July 6, 2020

Ooh boy! Your hosts Gerrit & Mike watched Judd Apatow's new film, "The King Of Staten Island." Here's part two! If you haven't checked out the pre-part yet, go do that now!

Directed by Judd and starring Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez, Lou Wilson, Moises Arias, Carly Aquilino, Marisa Tomei, Maude Apatow, Bill Burr and many, many more - one question remains - is it any good?

Episode 112
The King Of Staten Island (Pt. 1)
July 2, 2020

Hot dog! The boys HAVE watched Judd Apatow's new film, "The King Of Staten Island," but due to scheduling, we've got a two-parter! Part one is here so stay tuned for part two very soon! Directed by Judd and starring Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez, Lou Wilson, Moises Arias, Carly Aquilino, Marisa Tomei, Maude Apatow, Bill Burr and many, many more - one question remains - is it any good?

Episode 111
Artemis Fowl
June 26, 2020

Oh boy, do the boys have a banger for you this week. This episode features Mike and Gerrit seeing the Disney+ movie, "Artemis Fowl." Adapted from a book series and directed by Gerrit's nemesis, Kenneth Branagh, it stars Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw, Colin Farrell, Nonso Anozie, Lara McDonnell and Dame Judi Dench. Per usual, one question remains - Is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 110
Da 5 Bloods (Pt. 2)
June 25, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see the Netflix original Spike Lee joint, "Da 5 Bloods." starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Chadwick Boseman and Jean Reno, one question remains - Is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 109
Da 5 Bloods (Pt. 1)
June 18, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see the Netflix original Spike Lee joint, "Da 5 Bloods." starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Chadwick Boseman and Jean Reno, one question remains - Is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 108
Just Mercy
June 11, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see the *FREE ON AMAZON PRIME* movie from Warner Bros., "Just Mercy." Based on a true story, it stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, and many others. However, one question remains - Is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 107
The Wrong Missy
June 4, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see the new, straight to Netflix comedy - "The Wrong Missy." Produced by Happy Madison (Adam Sandler's company) and starring David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson, Jackie Sandler, Sarah Chalke, Molly Sims, Rob Schneider, John Farley and many others, one question remains - Is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 106
The Lovebirds
May 28, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see the new, straight to Netflix comedy - "The Lovebirds." Directed by Michael Showalter and starring Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Barry Rothbart, Moses Storm and many others, one question remains - Is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 105
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend
May 21, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see the new, straight to Netflix interactive movie - "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend." Branching off of the critically lauded show created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, comes the new choose your own adventure experience of Kimmy Schmidt. Starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda, Amy Sedaris, Johnny Knoxville and a slew of others, one question remains -

Are the boys excited? Is the movie any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 104
6 Underground
May 14, 2020

This week on This Better Be Good, your hosts Mike and Gerrit see another straight to Netflix movie - "6 Underground." Michael Bay directs and the Deadpool writers... write... while Ryan Reynolds, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins and many others star. Are the boys excited? Is the movie any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 103
Triple Frontier
May 7, 2020

This week, Mike and Gerrit saw the old straight to Netflix movie, "Triple Frontier." Starring a bevy of cool dudes (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal), and one lady (Adria Arjona), are the boys excited? Is the movie any good? Take a listen (or a watch over on YouTube) to find out!

Episode 102
Extraction
April 30, 2020

This week, Mike and Gerrit saw the new straight to Netflix, Chris Hemsworth vehicle, "Extraction." Are the boys excited? Is the movie any good? Take a listen (or a watch - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=
PL56PxH8R3cikg7WuPuU8TOv7eCrt8SZOZ) to find out!

Episode 101
Train To Busan (w/ Jacqui Marpa & Josh Ortega!)
April 23, 2020

WHOA! It's a real barn-burner in this here quarantine/lockdown today. Gerrit and Mike are joined by the wonderful Jacqui Marpa and the equally wonderful Josh Ortega. The video of the zoom meeting is available on YouTube in the links below (highly encouraged), but this episode is a fun one. This week, everyone sees the South Korean zombie-flick "Train To Busan." It's highly acclaimed, but is it any good? Take a listen (or a watch - https://youtu.be/YLg9lBi0Y7o) to find out!

RE-RELEASE - Episodes 49 & Bonus #3
Leaving Neverland
April 16, 2020

We've got a quarantine re-release on our hands! It's time to revisit an HBO documentary, readily available for your couch-glued-butts. It was by far, the toughest thing Gerrit and Mike have had to watch. "Leaving Neverland," is a two-part docuseries about the sexual molestation allegations Jimmy Safechuck and Wade Robson hold against Michael Jackson. Presented here are both parts of the podcast sandwiched together for your listening pleasure. Are the allegations true? They don't know.

But is the documentary good? They know, but you don't! Take a listen to find out!

Episode 100
Onward
April 9, 2020

We've reached episode 100! Thanks to quarantine, it's not as special, but hey - [unemployed] comedians Mike and Gerrit are still here to entertain you! This week, the boys saw Disney & Pixar's latest venture, "Onward." Starring the voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, the question remains - is it any good?

Take a listen to find out and see what your wonderful hosts thought!

Episode 99
Marriage Story
April 2, 2020

Happy Quarantine everybody! Mike and Gerrit did another phoner on account of the lockdown. In this episode, the boys watch Noah Baumbach's new Oscar nominated film "Marriage Story," starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, but the biggest question remains:

Is it any good?

Take a listen to find out and see what your wonderful hosts thought!

Episode 98
The Irishman
March 19, 2020

Happy Quarantine! Mike and Gerrit weren't able to get together again this week on account of the lockdown. So, we've got a phoner conversation for you guys! In this episode, the boys watch Martin Scorsese's latest film, "The Irishman." Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, this film was nominated for a slew of awards. But the biggest question remains:

Is it any good?

Take a listen to find out and see what your wonderful hosts thought!

Episode 32
Overlord
March 12, 2020

Unfortunately, your charismatic co-hosts could not get together this week, so you get a re-release! One of the most divisive movies in TBBG history is "Overlord." Enjoy this episode if you haven't heard it, or enjoy it if you're diving in again!

Episode 97
The Invisible Man
March 5, 2020

Has Universal finally been able to get their Monster Universe off the ground with Leigh Whannell's new incarnation of "The Invisible Man?" Starring Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia, a woman in an abusive relationship, this new version gives a new twist to an old story. But the question is - do we have a good movie on our hands?

Episode 96
Fantasy Island
Feb 27, 2020

On this episode, Mike and Gerrit saw a Blumhouse film. That film is "Fantasy Island," starring Lucy Hale, Michael Peña and a slew of others. Helmed by "Truth or Dare" director Jeff Wadlow, this is another film under the Blumhouse belt but hey - you know the question - is it any good?

Episode 95
Sonic The Hedgehog
Feb 20, 2020

No one asked for it, but here we have a live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Starring James Marsden, Jim Carrey, and featuring the voice of Ben Schwartz, this movie was plagued by a loathsome first reaction to the titular character in its first promotional trailer. The character was retooled and this is what we get. Did Mike and Gerrit, your two wonderful hosts, like the finished product?

Episode 94
Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey
Feb 13, 2020

This week, Gerrit and Mike see the spin-off sequel to "Suicide Squad." Formerly titled, "Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn," this film went through a title change because of low box office ratings, but the question remains, does that make Margot Robbie's new film better?

Episode 93
Little Women
Feb 6, 2020

Gerrit and Mike are big men, but this week, they saw "Little Women," the Greta Gerwig directed coming-of-age tale starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and podcast-favorite Florence Pugh and many, many more. So, the question stands, was Greta snubbed by the Academy? Is the movie any good? What do Mike and Gerrit think about it? Make sure you listen to find out.

Episode 92
The Gentlemen
Jan 30, 2020

This week, Gerrit and Mike saw the new Guy Ritchie film, "The Gentlemen." Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant (WHAT?!) and many, many more - this movie has generally positive reviews. But as everyone knows, nothing matters until your gentlemanly hosts review something. So, is it any good? What do Mike and Gerrit think about it? Make sure you listen to find out.

Episode 91
Bad Boys For Life
Jan 23, 2020

A new Bad Boys movie? You don't say. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return to some of their most iconic roles in the latest entry in the Bad Boys canon. But the question stands - is it any good? What do Mike and Gerrit think about it? Make sure you listen to find out.

Episode 90
1917
Jan 16, 2020

Holy mother of god - the TBBG boys get to see a war epic about World War I. Directed by Sam Mendes, director of such films as "Skyfall," "American Beauty" and "Jarhead," this movie is shot as one long take. Stitched together for one experience, the critics and regular movie-goers (and even the almighty Academy) are loving this movie. But... what to Mike and Gerrit think about it? Make sure you listen to find out.

The second half of the episode delves into the Oscar nominations so be sure to send your predictions and thoughts too!

Episode 89
2019 Recap (Top 5 / Bottom 5)
Jan 9, 2020

Back by popular demand (okay, really, just one of the highest streamed episodes of 2018), Mike and Gerrit decided to reflect on 2019 and reveal their top 5 & bottom 5 movies of the year. A quick recap and some more shitting on bad movies is ahead, and of course you can scroll the feed to hear expanded opinions on the respective movies.

Episode 88
Uncut Gems
Jan 2, 2020

Whoa! This week is a banger! We're ringing in the new year with a serious Adam Sandler role. Hailed as one of the best of 2019, it's only fitting we start 2020 with "Uncut Gems." The question stands - is this movie any good? Just take a listen to find out what Gerrit and Mike thought of it, you silly goose(s)!

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