Two Boys in a Balcony is the New England Movies Podcast hosted by Sean Sullivan and Bill McMorrow. Each week, they watch and discuss a different movie set in New England, about New England, featuring somebody from New England, featuring somebody who says the words New England, and Good Will Hunting.
All About Eve (1950)
Finally.... it's Kim Carnes's time to shine! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. We took a week off last week so Billy Boy could spoil the natural beauty of Aruba but we're back this week celebrating all things Oscar (de la hoya, the grouch, mayer) and we've got a doozy this week as we talk about All About Eve! Bette Davis is back and she's still the goddamned greatest and she's still getting messy with her female co-stars. Great performances abound and a good movie will be found. Also we sing probably I don't know. We just recorded but we both enter fugue states. It's All About Eve and it's all about fun!
Plymouth Adventure (1952)
Gobble, gobble, you flippin Puritans. It's the busiest travel day of the year and the Balcony Boys have got you covered with a turkey that even the most benevolent of US Presidents couldn't pardon. Yes, friends, it's time we travel all the way back to 1952 and take a look at Plymouth Adventure, a film that can only be described as "completely inaccurate" and "very boring." Sexier than the reenactors at Plimoth Plantation but not as sexy as anything that can be described as sexy, Plymouth Adventure tells the tale of all the drunken horniness that accompanied the Pilgrims (and others) on that fateful sex romp across the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Don't watch this film this film in mixed company because your company will fall fast asleep. Plymouth Adventure stars Spencer Tracy and a bunch of dorks dressed like nerds. Happy Thanksgiving from our balcony to yours! Black Friday sale happening right now. Go to any ecommerce site and use offer code "Balcony19" to see if that saves you any money!
All The King's Men (1949)
Humpty Dumpty sat in the Balcony, eating his curds and wey. Along came some dipshits to discuss all the movies and pushed Humpty Dumpty to his death. That's right, folks. IT WAS MURDER. That dumb egg bitch wouldn't play ball so the Balcony political machine scrambled his ass. Folks, it's Year 22 of our celebration of the Academy Award for Best Picture winning films and boy howdy do we got a dang barn burner for all you hicks in the sticks. It's the 1949 political melodrama All the King's Men and it's gooooooood as heck. Not perfect by any means but light years better than the absolutely attrocious 2006 Sean Penn starring remake. Holy shit is that thing bad. There was a slight covid related mishap about 8 minutes in (we're both physically still alive) but there's plenty of fun in the sun. If you're down Aruba way, make sure to say hey to Bill McMorrow. He's the one farting up the hot tub at all hours of the night!
To BE or not to BE, that is the question. This movie sucks. Hamlet rules but we both hated this in ways unexpected and wondrous. Genuinely surpirsed by this too. If you look at the list of all the Best Picture winners, I would rather watch almost any of them including Crash and Green Book before I ever lay eyes on this version of Hamlet again. Laurence Olivier, f**k you. Two Boys in a Balcony does not care for you or your attitude.
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Welp, this is the week Bill finally broke. Poor guy was cruising right along and I don't know if it's the residual stress of a global pandemic or what but our sweet, sweet boy finally lost his damn mind this week which actually works in your favor cause as we return to our Best Picture Weekly Marathon, this week's Best Picture winner is just kind of... fine? I don't know. It's a very heavy handed film about a very important issue that still plagues us as a society but I'll be honest, I thought for sure this was the week we'd accidentally cross a line and cancel each other but we didn't? Maybe? I don't really remember. It's 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and we're the Balcony Boys and you're you and goddammit you're doing the best you can.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Somebody got a little damn cosmic horror in my regularly scheduled Boo Englund 3D! Folks, it's John Carpenter's underappreciated piece of brilliance, In The Mouth of Madness. Just a typical tale of insurance fraud mixed with the cosmic origins of the universe. Somebody even says, "The Old Ones" in this thing. It's a straight up Cthulhu. Sam Neil from JURASSIC PARK EVER HEARD OF IT, stars as a flipping narc come to make sure that big insurance stays rich and uh oh loses his damn mind. Like all the way. Like it's impressive how little of his mind is left at the end of this thing. It's a wild one and here to help you navigate it are a couple of boys who know a thing or two about going mad and getting mad. It's the Two Boys of Two Boys in a Balcony talking about the great JC. Merry Christmas ya'll
Better than most movie review pods, plenty of episodes
Found it after listening to the Twenty Days of Christmas’s/A Christmas Carol deep-dive podcast. Two funny likable New England guys walk you through a LOT of worthwhile films, many untouched by other film review pods.
Listen to this, ya hea me kid?
If you like movies and funny fukahs you should give this a listen.
The balcony is doing most of the work.
Great content two funny guys talking movies. We love it.