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 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.

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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 seamless 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)!

Episode 87
Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker
Dec 26, 2019

Everyone and their brother has something to say about the new Star Wars film. Not to be outdone, or left out - Gerrit and Mike ask the age-old question, "is this movie any good?"

The Skywalker saga comes to an end, so find out what your hosts thought about Chapter IX!

Episode 86
Jumanji: The Next Level
Dec 19, 2019

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black all return to the Jungle... and other places inside of the Jumanji game. A sequel that seemed impossible arises and comedians Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga are here to find out if this movie is good or not!

Take a listen to find out what Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga thought in this week's episode of TBBG!

Episode 85
Queen & Slim
Dec 12, 2019

Mike and Gerrit (your wonderful hosts) finally got to see the new Daniel Kaluuya film "Queen & Slim." Also starring newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, this picture was penned by Lena Waithe and James Frey and directed by Melina Matsoukas - known primarily as a music video director. The film follows a couple on their first date when something goes horribly wrong and they begin to live their lives on the run. The question is - is this movie any good?

Take a listen to find out what Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga thought in this week's episode of TBBG!

Episode 84
Bridges
Dec 6, 2019

Chadwick Boseman stars as an incredibly talented NYPD Detective named Andre Davis. The movie reads as a classic cop-caper but the question stands - is it just a Chadwick Boseman-vehicle, or is it genuinely a great film?

Take a listen to find out what Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga thought in this week's episode of TBBG!

Episode 83
Knives Out
November 28, 2019

Surprise! Mike and Gerrit were able to see "Knives Out" at a sneak preview so you're getting this episode the week it comes out! Rian Johnson directs a star-studded cast in a new whodunit, meticulously pieced together to thrill you every step of the way. Daniel Craig plays the intelligent detective that is trying to figure out who killed the patriarch of the Thrombey family.

But the biggest question in the room still looms - is this movie any good?

Take a listen to find out what Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga thought in this week's episode of TBBG!

Episode 82
Ford v Ferrari
November 21, 2019

Vroom vroom! The guys saw the new Christian Bale / Matt Damon vehicle (heh heh...) directed by James Mangold! A true story about the car designer Carroll Shelby and incredible race-car driver Ken Miles attempting to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966, this film is hailed as exhilarating and heart-pumping - but is it?

Take a listen to find out what Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga thought in this week's episode of TBBG!

Episode 81
Doctor Sleep
November 14, 2019

39 years after what is commonly hailed as one of the greatest films of all time, Ewan McGregor stars as Danny Torrence in "Doctor Sleep," following where "The Shining" left off. Based on the sequel Stephen King wrote, this movie is filled with easter eggs, familiar characters, and new adventures. But the question stands - is it any good?

Take a listen to find out what Mike Logan and Gerrit Elzinga thought in this week's episode of TBBG!

Episode 80
Terminator: Dark Fate
November 7, 2019

The 6th entry (and technically 3rd 2nd sequel) in the Terminator franchise has arrived. And let's face it - it bombed at the box office. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton star alongside series newcomers Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes but it wasn't enough to generate people's interest. But here's the biggest question - is it actually bad like the numbers show? Or is it secretly a good movie?

Only one way to find out. Listen to Gerrit and Mike dissect the new entry in the franchise and see what's inside.

Episode 79
The Lighthouse
October 31, 2019

What can be said about the new Robert Pattinson/Willem Dafoe film that hasn't been said already? Probably a lot. This movie will be discussed, debated and dissected for years to come and this episode of This Better Be Good is no different. Directed by Robert Eggers, whose previous film was "The Witch," a positively received horror film, follows up with this incredibly unnerving, atmospheric black and white picture. But the biggest question of them all - did your co-hosts Gerrit & Mike like "The Lighthouse?"

Only one way to find out.

Episode 78
Zombieland: Double Tap
October 24, 2019

Coming in hot off the success of "Venom," Ruben Fleischer brings us back to the world of Zombieland - an apocalyptic society that began in 2009, and now we visit 10 years later. The star-studded cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone & Abigail Breslin return (one of them with an Academy Award in tow), to make us laugh. But... do Mike Logan, Gerrit Elzinga, and special guest Josh Tarpley enjoy the movie? Only one way to find out.

Episode 77
Gemini Man
October 16, 2019

"Gemini Man" is directed by Ang Lee and the film is essentially Will Smith vs. Will Smith. It's a movie with the shortest plot synopsis in recent memory starring the Hollywood A-lister and YouTube sensation. The true standout is said to be the incredible use of CGI and special effects but the true question is - is the movie any good?

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