The Marvels

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, 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.

Thursday, August 31: Discussion of Golda, The Hill, and the avidly awaited Retribution. Dave and Mike saw it together! They both hated it!

Thursday, August 24: Discussion of Gran Turismo, Blue Beetle, Strays, Red, White, & Royal Blue, Of an Age, and Close ... . But whatever. Retribution opens tomorrow! Bring it on!

Thursday, August 17: Discussion of The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Jules, and previews of a bunch of films opening either here or elsewhere ... though none sounding as fun as Retribution. Only eight more days, people!

Thursday, August 10: Discussion of Meg 2: The Trench, Theater Camp, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and previews of The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Jules, the latter of which appears to be about Ben Kingsley having an audience with The Great Gazoo.

Thursday, August 3: Discussion of Haunted Mansion, Talk to Me, and The Baker, and previews of the new Ninja Turtles, the new Meg, and the new camera set-ups in the Dave & Darren studio ... not that, this being an audio file, you'll get to see much.

Thursday, July 27: After a week off, discussion of Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Cobweb ... the latter a horror film unwisely scheduled to open opposite Oppenheimer and Barbie.

Thursday, July 13: A scoop on Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One, discussion of Insidious: The RedDoor, Sound of Freedom, and Joy Ride, and decidedly mixed feelings about the prospect of Wonka.

Thursday, July 6: Discussion of Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny, Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, and Past Lives, and a special audio treat: a preview of August's latest Liam-with-a-gun thriller Retribution. The guys cannot wait.

Thursday, June 29: Discussion of No Hard Feelings and Asteroid City, previews of Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny and Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken ... and all secondary to the amazing story Dave shares about Mel Brooks' World War II service. Happy 97th birthday, Mel!

Thursday, June 22: Discussion of Elemental and The Flash, and previews of No Hard Feelings and Asteroid City. A weekend without a new superhero movie or sequel/reboot or superhero-movie sequel/reboot. Crazy.

Thursday, June 15: After their week apart, the guys reunite for discussion of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a scoop on The Blackening, and previews of Elemental and The Flash.

Thursday, June 1: One last movie barrage before Mike enjoys a vacation, with discussion of The Little Mermaid, You Hurt My Feelings, The Starling Girl, The Machine, and About My Father. Back on the 15th!

Thursday, May 25: Discussion of Fast X and Master Gardener, previews of six new ones opening locally, and a Memory Lane return to Best Picture winners of the 1990s.

Thursday, May 18: Discussion of Book Club: The Next Chapter, Hypnotic, and BlackBerry, with conervsational detours on Darren's first BlackBerry, Mike's brief ComedySportz tenure, and Dave's wife's binge-watch of the first nine Fast & Furious movies.

Thursday, May 11: Discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Love Again -- the former weakly watchable, the latter joyously, transcendently terrible.

Thursday, May 4: Discussion of Big George Foreman, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., Polite Society, Sisu, and Judy Blume Forever, and previews of three new ones opening locally this weekend. Yes: Only three. A reprieve at last.

Thursday, April 27: Discussion of Beau Is Afraid, Evil Dead Rise, Chevalier, Guy  Ritchie's The Covenant, and Somewhere in Queens, and previews of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Big George Foreman, Sisu ... . The cineplex overstuffing continues.

Thursday, April 20: Discussion of Renfield, Nefarious, Sweetwater, The Pope's Exorcist, and Mafia Mafia, and previews of another five movies opening this weekend. When it rains ... .

Thursday, April 13: Discussion of Air, Paint, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie, plus previews of no fewer than six movies opening locally this weekend.

Thursday, April 6: Discussion of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (which Dave also saw and loved), A Thousand & One, and A Good Person.

Thursday, March 30: Discussion of John Wick: Chapter 4 (all the John Wicks, actually) and The Lost King, and anticipation for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

Thursday, March 23: After a week off, discussion of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Champions, 65, and the 95th Oscars.

Friday, March 10: A little later than usual ... and a little longer than usual! Discussion of Creed III and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre; a (p)review of Scream VI (it's really good!); anticipation for the Beck/Woods 65; predictions for this Sunday's Academy Awards; and reminiscences of being traumatized by Sesame Street.

Thursday, March 2: Discussion of Cocaine Bear and Jesus Revolution.

Thursday, February 23: Discussion of Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, and much excitement for Cocaine Bear - the oddest-imaginable reunion for The Americans stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Margo Martindale.

Thursday, February 16: Discussion of Magic Mike's Last Dance, Consecration, Your Place or Mine, and You People, plus a sneak (p)review of Marlowe.

Thursday, February 9: Discussion of 80 for Brady, Knock at the Cabin, and The Amazing Maurice.

Thursday, February 2: Discussion of Infinity Pool, Women Talking, Living, and To Leslie.

Thursday, January 26: Discussion of Tuesday's Oscar nominations, plus Missing, EO, and The Son.

Thursday, January 19: Discussion of Plane, Skinamarink, and House Party, and a few guesses on next week's Oscar nominations.

Thursday, January 12: Discussion of M3GAN and A Man Called Otto, and much eagerness at the prospect of Plane.

Thursday, January 5: After two Thursdays off, the boys are back with discussion of Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Whale, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Thursday, December 15: In the gents' last chat of 2022, discussion of Spoiler Alert, Emancipation, and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, plus a few words on Avatar: The Way of Water, Jeanne Dielman ..., and the Adult Swim Yule Log. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 8: Discussion of Violent Night, RRR, Sr., Stutz, Causeway, and All Quiet on the Western Front, plus quite a bit of advance chatter on next week's Avatar: The Way of Water.

Thursday, December 1: After a week off, a lightning-round discussion of (deep breath) Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Fabelmans, Strange World, Devotion, The Menu, Bones & All, She Said, Good Night Oppy, The Wonder, and Spirited.

Thursday, November 17: Before the guys take a week off for Thanksgiving, discussion of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Aftersun, and The Good Nurse, plus previews of Glass Onion, The Menu, She Said, and more.

Thursday, November 10: Discussion of The Banshees of Inisherin, Armageddon Time, and Decision to Leave; a preview of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; and semi-shameless plugs for Mike's 12 Angry Jurors at Playcrafters and Dave's return in the return of ComedySportz.

Thursday, November 3: Discussion of TAR, Till, Call Jane, and Prey for the Devil, plus advance excitement for The Banshees of Inisherin.

Thursday, October 27: Discussion of Ticket to Paradise, Black Adam, and The Triangle of Sadness, one of which wasn't awful.

Thursday, October 20: Discussion of Halloween Ends, an announced sequel to Twister, the forthcoming movie theater in downtown Davenport, and more.

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