Going to the cineplex or staying in and streaming this weekend? Every Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. you can listen to Mike Schulz dish on recent movie releases & talk smack about Hollywood celebs on Planet 93.9 FM with the fabulous Dave & Darren in the Morning team of Dave Levora and Darren Pitra. The morning crew previews upcoming releases, too.

Or you can check the Reader Web site and listen to their latest conversation by the warm glow of your electronic device. Never miss a pithy comment from these three scintillating pundits again.

Thursday, June 27: Discussion of The Bikeriders, The Exorcism, and Thelma, and previews of A Quiet Place: Day One, Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1, and a few Netflix titles. The guys are taking next Thursday off, as well as the Thursday after that, so plan on there being muuuuuuch to chat about on July 18th.

Thursday, June 20: Previews of The Bikeriders, Thelma, and The Exorcism, and discussion of Inside Out 2, Treasure, Tuesday, The Blue Angels, and Brats, the latter the rare terrible movie that Mike wholeheartedly recommends. Oh, Andrew McCarthy ... .

Thursday, June 13: Discussion of Hit Man, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, and The Watchers; previews of Inside Out 2, Tuesday, Treasure, Brats, and The Blue Angels; and tales from Dave's and Darren's aerial adventures at the Quad City Air Show. One of them may have gotten a tad nauseous.

Thursday, June 6: Discussion of Ezra, In a Violent Nature, Summer Camp, and The Great Lillian Hall (new to HBO and Max, not the mis-cited Netflix), previews of Bad Boys: Ride or Die and The Watchers, and a teaser for the 2015 horror flickThe Sand, the trailer for which is currently a big deal online. Easy to see why.

Thursday, May 30: Discussion of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, The Garfield Movie, and Babes, and previews of In a Violent Nature, Exra, and Summer Camp. Plus, a head-scratcher: Is a summer blockbuster an official summer blockbuster if its studio didn't expect it to make summer-blockbuster dollars? Hmmm ... .

Thursday, May 23: Discussion of IF, The Strangers: Chapter 1, Back to Black, and I Saw the TV Glow, previews of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and The Garfield Movie, and a convo about childhood imaginary friends ... or, in Dave's case, imaginary girlfriends.

Thursday, May 16: Discussion of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, previews of IF, Back to Black, The Strangers: Chapter 1, and Poolman, and, for a change of pace, lots of talk about TV shows, including Baby Reindeer, Under the Bridge, and Fallout. These guys are true Renaissance men.

Thursday, May 9: A preview of the sole new weekend release Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and discussion of The Fall Guy, Tarot, The Idea of You, and Unfrosted. Apologies if our chat about that latter title makes the movie sound worth a look. It's not. At all.

Thursday, May 2: Discussion of Challengers, Unsung Hero, and Boy Meets World, and previews of The Fall Guy and Tarot, with mention of all the Stars Wars tltes returning to area screens, from the original trilogy to Phantom Menace to ... Spaceballs. May the Fourth be with you!

Thursday, April 25: Discussion of Abigail, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, and Sasquatch Sunset, and previews of Challengers, Boy Kills World, Unsung Hero, and the re-release of Alien. On its 45th-anniversary tour. 'Cause we weren't already feeling old.

Thursday, April 18: Discussion of Civil War, Arcadian, Vanya, and Hundreds of Beavers, and previews of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, The People's Joker, Abigail, and Sasquatch Sunset. Last week it was humans in beaver suits, this week it's humans in Yeti suits ... the mind boggles at what might be in store a week from now.

Thursday, April 11: After an unanticipated week off (yep, we can blame Mike's car again ...) a lot to get caught up: Discussion of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, In the Land of Saints & Sinners, Netflix's limited series Ripley, The New Omen, Monkey Man, Wicked Little Letters, and Problemista, and previews of Civil War, Arcadian, Sting, and the Last Picture House booking of Hundreds of Beavers. That trailer is amazing.

Thursday, March 28: Discussion of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Road House, Shirley, Immaculate, and Late Night with the Devil, and previews of Asphalt City, In the Land of Saints & Sinners, and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. Lots to chew on here; it's practically a double-length segment. And in the discussion of the '89 Road House, please forgive the mistaking of character-actor legend Ben Gazzara for character-actor legend Robert Loggia. The Dave & Darren Show regrets the error.

Thursday, March 21: Prior to previews of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Late Night with the Devil, Immaculate, and Shirley, discussion of Arthur the King, Love Lies Bleeding, One Life, The American Society of Magical Negros, and Snack Shack, the latter of which lived up to its promise and then some.

Thursday, March 14: A recap of the Academy Awards; discussion of Imaginary, Cabrini, Kung Fu Panda 4, and 20 Days in Mariupol; and previews of Arthur the King, One Life, Love Lies Bleeding, The American Society of Magical Negroes, and what might turn out to be the sleeper hit of the spring: an R-rated teen comedy titled Snack Shack. Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 7: Discussion of Dune: Part Two and Spaceman, previews of Kung Fu Panda 4, Imaginary, and Cabrini, and predictions for this Sunday's Academy Awards ... but sadly, all without the input of Darren, as technical issues left the guys with only two working mics. Darren loaned his to the guest. Such a nice boy, that one.

Thursday, February 29: Discussion of Drive-Away Dolls and Oridnary Angels, plus a preview for Dune: Part Two. Yes: Only one movie opening this weekend. But it's big enough for several.

Thursday, February 22: Discussion of Madame Web (woof...), Bob Marley: One Love, and the Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts, and previews of Drive-Away Dolls and Ordinary Angels, the latter co-written by Meg Tilly. Remember Meg Tilly? The Big Chill? Agnes of God? And not, as Dave initially suggests, Bounce?

Thursday, February 15: Discussion of Lisa Frankenstein, Out of Darkness, and The Teachers' Lounge, previews of Madame Web, Bob Marley: One Love, Land of Bad, and the Oscar-nominated short films, and a plug for this very Web page. If you're here for the first time because of that plug: Welcome!

Thursday, February 8: Discussion of Argylle, The Zone of Interest, and Scrambled, previews of Lisa Frankenstein an d Out of Darkneess, and utter delight in the "We Are the World" doc The Greatest Night in Pop, which a friend of Darren's has reportedly, and understandably, seen eight times so far. 

Thursday, February 1: Prior to previews of Argylle, Scrambled, and The Zone of Interest, discussion of Origin, Nimona, American Symphony, and Flamin' Hot, the latter of which earned Diane Warren her 15th Best Original Song nod and ninth in 10 years. Yes: The Cheetos movie is an Oscar nominee.

Thursday, January 25: Discussion of All of Us Strangers and I.S.S., previews of Origin and Godzilla Minus One Minus Color, and much crowing over the latter's Oscar nomination when it was in color -- the first Academy recognition for a Godzilla ever. Happy 70th birthday, dude!

Thursday, January 18: After an unanticipated week off, discussion of Mean Girls, The Beekeeper, Night Swim, American Fiction, and The Book of Clarence, and lightning-round discussion on Society of the Snow, Foe, Good Grief, and Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.

Thursday, January 4: The boys are back, and it's light-round time again! Discussion of Maestro, Migration, Aquaman & the Lost Kingdom, Anyone but You, The Iron Claw, Poor Things, The Color Purple, Ferrari, and Leave the World Behind, and previews of Night Swim and Society of the Snow.

Thursday, December 21: For the guys' final convo of '23, discussion of Wonka, The Boys in the Boat, and Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, previews of loads of seasonal releases, and about half the segment desrvedly spent on Godzilla Minus One, which Dave finally saw and loved. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Thursday, December 14: Discussion of The Boy & the Heron and Eileen, a preview of Wonka, and building excitement for Last Picture House popcorn, which is said to be next-level. There are sure to be worse reasons to sit through Wonka.

Thursday, December 7: Previews of Eileen and The Boy & the Heron, praise for Davenport's new Last Picture House venue, and discussion of May December, Candy Cane Lane, Dream Scenario, The Shift, Silent Night, and Godzilla Minus One, which just made Mike's Top 10 list for 2023. Apparently, miracles will never cease.

Thursday, November 30: Discussion of nine movies including Napoleon and Wish, previews of seven movies including Dream Scenario and May December, lengthy appreciation of Albert Brooks (fear not, he's still alive), an update on Davenport's new movie theater, and more. Sheesh, you take one lousy week off ... !

Thursday, November 16: Before the guys take a week of for the holiday, discussion of The Marvels, The Holdovers, The Killer, and Journey to Bethlehem, and previews of releases including the new Hunger Games, Next Goal Wins, and Eli Roth's new horror flick. Happy Thanksgiving! Though, in Roth's hands, probably not a happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 9: Discussion of Priscilla, Nyad, The Marsh King's Daughter, What Happens Later, and Fingernails; previews of The Marvels, Journey to Bethlehem, The Holdovers, and The Killer; and a nostalgia review of Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, which is somehow even longer now than it was in 2015.

Thursday, November 2: Discussion of Five Nights at Freddy's, Anatomy of a Fall, and After Death, and previews of Priscilla and What Happens Later, the latter a rom-com starring Meg Ryan and David Duchovny. Today we're gonna party like it's 1995.

Thursday, October 26: Previews of Five Nights at Freddy's, Freelance, and Anatomy of a Fall, and quite-lengthy discussion of Killers of a Flower Moon. It's almost three-and-a-half hours. The movie; not the conversation.

Thursday, October 19: Discussion of Wes Anderson's Roald Dahl shorts for Netflix, Fair Play, and The Burial, plus a brief sampling of Unpopular Opinions: movies Mike loves that critics generally hate, and vice versa. The movies he hates won Oscars; the one he loves should have for Peter Falk alone.

Thursday, October 12: Discussion of Stop Making Sense, The Exorcist: Believer, No One Will Save You, and Flora & Son, but first ... . Taylor Swift is here! (Not in-studio, of course, but you get the idea.)

Thursday, October 5: Discussion of The Creator and Saw X, and previews of The Exorcist: Believer and four horror films at the drive-in. If all that's not scary enough for October, just wait 'til every screen in the land is dominated by Taylor Swift.

Thursday, September 28: Discussion of Expend4bles, Dumb Money, Cassandro, and It Lives Inside, and previews of Stop Making Sense and, apparently, the next hope for a Barbenheimer: a double feature of Saw X and the new PAW Patrol cutely monikered "Saw Patrol." Just ... no.

Thursday, September 21: Discussion of A Haunting in Venice, The Inventor, and El Conde, and previews of Dumb Money, It Lives Inside, and the third sequel to Stallone's The Expendables, which we're apparently meant to pronounce as "Expendfourbles."

Thursday, September 14: Discussion of The Nun II and My Big Fat Wedding 3 - the latter far less interesting than Darren's alternative plots and titles for the second sequel - and previews of new titles including A Haunting in Venice, with Dave not at all hiding his feelings about Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Thursday, September 7: Discussion of The Equalizer 3, Bottoms, and Zombie Town, previews for of The Nun II and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, and Dave delivering the all-time-greatest pitch for a Slinky movie.

 

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