Holiday Events

Bald Move Bad Ass Christmas

Rocky IV (1985)
Merry Christmas! Jim and I kick off the Bald Move Bad Ass Christmas celebrations for our Club Members with 1985's Rocky IV. What makes Drago v Balboa a holiday film, you ask? Their climactic battle takes place on Christmas day. Plus, there's snow, and pine trees like you wouldn't believe. Very Christmasy. Anyway, this is a great terrible film that might have helped win the Cold War. We discuss the film, it's place in the Rocky pantheon, and behind the scenes tidbits and stories straight from the Sly's mouth. In case you missed it, we Live Watched this thing to, so be sure to check that out.

Die Hard (1988)
The Bald Move Bad Ass Christmas rolls on as we take a look at 1998's Die Hard. Starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, and directed by the master of action/thrillers John McTiernan, is explores an eventful Christmas Eve in the life of one John McClane, a hard boiled NYPD detective. In a wide ranging conversation, we discuss the differences between a great movie and an awesome one, Bruce Willis' career, professionalism and consent dealing with actors, and non-traditional Christmas classics in general. Hope you enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Die Hard (1988) – LIVEWATCH
Come watch the movie with us. If it’s bad, we’ll make fun of it. If it’s good… well, we’ll still make fun of it, just a little less seriously.

Jingle All The Way (1996)
A.Ron and Jim take in a Schwarzenegger film that we don't have that much experience with, 1996's Jingle All The Way, as the Bald Move Bad Ass Christmas continues. What on the surface is a light hearted tale with decent to good performances hides a deeper, darker secret that exposes everything wrong with the increasing consumer culture encroaching on everything that is good about the observation of Christmas. The boys spend time grapling with that, and discuss Arnold's career in general, and Phil Hartman's shamelessness, before things devolve into reindeer punching.
Jingle All The Way (1996) – LIVEWATCH
Come watch the movie with us. If it’s bad, we’ll make fun of it. If it’s good… well, we’ll still make fun of it, just a little less seriously.


A Very Giamatti Christmas


Cinematic Spooktacular

Cinema Spooktacular 2017!
A.Ron and Cecily begin a tradition of discussing the scary movies they've been watching throughout the Halloween season! The first annual, "Cinema Spooktacular"! No spoilers to scare any body off, we just talk about just how and what type of scary they are. This year's crop of fresh indie horrors is courtesy Kimberly Dadds Buzzfeed article on 31 scary movies to watch during the month of October. The list is below, and I've linked to Jim and A.Ron's in depth review of Pontypool that we discuss briefly. It Follows, The Descent, 1922, The Banshee Chapter, The Babadook, Bone Tomahawk, Hush, and The Invitation.

Cinema Spooktacular 2018: The Spookquel! – Vol. 1
Welcome to Cecily and A.Ron's second annual Cinema Spooktacular! During the month of October, we like to watch scary movies, and then talk about them on a podcast. Perhaps you'd care to join? Stay awhile… stay FOREVER! Muahahahahaha! This year we're going to do multiple Spooktaculars in a (mostly failed) effort to get these out quicker. On this podcast, we discuss…
00:00:00 - Intro and spoiler free reviews of all movies featured, 00:25:30 - Are We Not Cats?, 00:39:28 - The Endless, 00:53:42 - Mom and Dad, 00:57:54 - Hereditary. Other horror movies that we've covered in 2018 include Annihilation, A Quiet Place, The Little Stranger, The Nun, and Mandy if you want to get caught up on spook season! We'll be back early next week with the final installment of The Spookuel! Intro/outro: Free Scary Music by Joro Gaming

Cinema Spooktacular 2018: The Spookquel! – Vol. 2
Welcome to Cecily and A.Ron's second annual Cinema Spooktacular, volume two! Ghosts and witches and cults and cannibals and werewolves, oh my! On this podcast, we discuss…00:00:00 - Intro and spoiler free reviews of all subjects featured, 00:15:22 - The Haunting of Hill House, 00:37:33 - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 00:51:52 - Apostle, 00:58:05 - Raw, and 01:02:52 - Wildling.


Groundhog Day Marathon - 24 Hour Live Charity Stream! (2018)

Charity Groundhog Day Marathon!!
Hi there! If you don’t know us, we’re Jim and A.Ron, and we’re the hosts of Bald Move. We’re watching the 1993 movie Groundhog Day for 24 hours, starting on February 2nd, 2018 @ 12:01AM EST.

Please support the National Alliance to End Homelessness during our marathon by donating here! Donating at that link ensures that our goal progress will be tracked properly, and you’ll get an onscreen credit when you give! If you want to know how to participate, the entire marathon is happening over at twitch.tv/baldmove. If you’re wondering why the movie is all chopped up and obscured, it’s to respect Twitch’s copyright policies. If you want to watch alongside us, you can purchase or rent the movie digitally on Amazon, Google Play, or iTunes. We begin a fresh watch at the top of every other hour. As previously mentioned, we have a stellar charity to support. If you recall, one of the defining moments of Phil Connors character is his heroic efforts to save “Pop”, an elderly homeless man. In Groundhog Day, even with godlike powers, saving Pop proves impossible.

In our travels across our country, we’ve seen how homelessness has increasingly been an issue that keeps getting worse but isn’t getting the focused attention it deserves. From Huntsville to Atlanta to Seattle, heck right here in our neighborhoods in Cincinnati, far too many people are forced to live in the streets. To that end, we’ve decided to dedicate our marathon to Pop, and direct all funds raised during Groundhog Day to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a non-partisan, highly rated non-profit group that aims to work locally and nationally on permanent solutions to get individuals and families back on their feet. As Phil discovered, it’s not about keeping people warm and fed for a night or two. We need shelters, we need soup kitchens and food pantries, and they all need our time and money, but we also need to fund the difficult and tedious work of research, study, policy and planning to make real headway on the problem.

We appreciate you stopping by. Feel free to hang out and watch us slowly lose our minds and sensation to our butts. And if you’re able, please consider donating to help out the homeless. Hopefully we’ll have 24 hours of trouble free streaming, but we’re pretty new to Twitch and streaming in general. If there is a problem with the stream, live updates will be given in the official forum post for our Groundhog Day marathon.

Groundhog Day Marathon Aftermath!
So Jim and I did this 24 hour Groundhog Day marathon on Groundhog Day, lots of Bald Move fans showed up to cheer us on, and together we wound up raising $10,205 for the homeless! You can watch the entire thing on YouTube if you're so inclined, but if you want to know the highlights, listen to this podcast. We couldn't be prouder of the Bald Move family. We truly felt like we really came together and did something special.

After Jim and I finish reminiscing, Jasper Vaughn from the National Alliance to End Homelessness joins the podcast to officially thank our community for their generous support and inform us all on the latest research on homelessness and the policies and legislation that can realistically end the problem today. The NEAH also wanted to provide you with the following resources if you'd like to know more or are moved to help out!

National Alliance to End Homelessness website
Donate to the Alliance
Encountering Homelessness webinar
More on Rapid Re-Housing
Homelessness Data Across the Country


"Groundhog Day" Star Wars Movie Marathon (2019) - 24 Hour Live Charity Stream!

Charity Groundhog Day Marathon!!

Last year Jim and I endured 24 hours of the movie Groundhog Day, which meant we watched the film roughly 4,328 times. This year we resolve to swashbuckle our way through the entire Star Wars movie catalog, in chronological order! Live! For 24 hours! Non-stop! In the brief interludes between movies, we’ll be watching segments of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special in between movies to bring that little bit of extra pain.

Like last year, we’re doing this stunt to raise money for a worthy cause. The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a top rated charity that works at federal, state, and local levels to end homelessness in the United States. Last year we raised over $10k dollars! If you missed it last year, check out our “aftermath” podcast for highlights as well as an interview with the NAEH’s Jasper Vaughn on their mission and charitable activities.

Highlights from the stream include: a visit on Twitter from Mark Hamill for encouragement!


Merry Culkin Keatmas

Home Alone (1990)
Merry Culkin Keatmas! This is of course our follow up podcast to the LiveWatch of Home Alone, in which we take issue with our old pal Roger Ebert's dour review of the film, trade trivia about the film, and in general talk about why it's one of our very favorite Christmas films. We're not done wrapping presents and putting them 'neath your digital tree! Not by a long shot. Come back next week as we put the Keaton back in Keatmas with Batman Returns!
Home Alone (1990) – LiveWatch
Merry Culkin Keatmas! Our second movie is the 1990 holiday classic / child torture porn flick Home Alone. We think it’s awesome and holds up like a champ, others who are wrong disagree. Use our LiveWatch to sync up our commentary with your copy of Home Alone and laugh and groan along with us!

Batman Returns (1992)
Our Merry Culkin Keatmas jingles on! We've seen the apex of any good Keatmas, Batman Returns, the 1992 follow up to the Tim Burton Batman. What's better than Jack Nicholson as the Joker? Having two classic Bat Villains. The concept has merit, but the execution? It's not as purrrrfect as Catwoman might want. We discuss Keaton's place in the Bat Pantheon, Devito's bizarre, grotesque, Penguin, and the stuff that works in the Catwoman/Batman relationship, and the stuff that doesn't. Stay tuned because we're not quite done, you have one more present left to unwrap! Come back Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th) to find it under the tree!
Batman Returns (1992) – LIVEWATCH
Merry Culkin Keatmas begins its third act with the mostly beloved Tim Burton Christmas classic (not that one…), Batman Returns. Does a 1992 Batman movie starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny Devito, Christopher Walken and Paul Reubens hold up in 2017? There’s only one way to find out and it’s nearly going to kill one of us.

Jack Frost (1998)
The Merry Culkin Keatmas rages on with our podcast that brings the Keaton to Keatmas, 1998's box office bomb, Jack Frost. The film isn't great, but we managed to extract a surprising amount of fun and holiday cheer from it. Enjoy! And don't forget Lunch coming this Friday! Next week we'll tackle Home Alone with both LiveWatch and podcast. See you then!


Month of the Dead

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