Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 103: The Drop (2014) and God’s Pocket (2014)

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Episode 103

Episode 103 of Movie Podcast Weekly brings you two Feature Reviews of Crime genre films: The Drop and God’s Pocket. To help Karl and Jason review these movies, we bring back special guest William Rowan Jr. and a brief, walk-on cameo appearance by his wife, Sharon. William brings us more of his Theater Etiquette scenarios, and of course you’ll get our Mini Reviews of what we’ve been watching lately, as well as our genre segments. Neither Andy nor Josh could join us this week.

If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release from the current year that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. And we usually provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us! Continue reading

Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 102: If I Stay (2014) and 50 to 1 (2014) and Life of Crime (2014) and Remembering Anthony Bruno

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Episode 102

This episode of Movie Podcast Weekly is dedicated to MPW guest and friend, Anthony Bruno.

In Episode 102, Jason, Karl and Andy take some time to reflect on the sad loss of Anthony Bruno. (Read Jason’s tribute to Bruno here.) We also bring you three Feature Reviews of If I Stay and 50 to 1 and Life of Crime. And, of course, we bring you our famous Mini Reviews, and Andy introduces his new specialty segment! Thanks for listening.

Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release from the current year that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. And we usually provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us! Continue reading

In Memoriam: Anthony Bruno, MPW guest and friend

by Jason Pyles
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I remember it was May of 2013, and I was sitting in the playground area of a Carl’s Jr., in Provo, Utah, not really watching my kids because I was too spellbound by what I was reading. Earlier that morning, I realized that Michael Shannon’s new film, “The Iceman,” was adapted from a book titled The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer, by crime writer Anthony Bruno.

Luckily, the book was available nearby at the Utah Valley University library. When I pulled it off the shelf, the book was covered in a thin layer of dust. It was initially published in 1993. But now that this book was the source material for a motion picture that I was anxious to review, I decided to read it. Continue reading

Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 101: The November Man (2014) and As Above, So Below (2014) and Dinosaur 13 (2014) and God’s Not Dead (2014)

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Episode 101

Episode 101 of Movie Podcast Weekly begins with Jason, Karl and Josh briefly reflecting on the summer blockbuster movies of 2014. We also bring you four Feature Reviews of The November Man and As Above, So Below and Dinosaur 13 and God’s Not Dead. We’ve also brought back our specialty genre recommendations. Karl and Jason have two new segments for you. Thanks for listening!

Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release from the current year that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. And we usually provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us! Continue reading

Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 100: A Celebration of Over 100 Movies — Including Sin City: A Dame to Kill for (2014) and The One I Love (2014) and What If (2014) and Frontera (2014) and the MPW 100 Rap

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Episode 100

Movie Podcast Weekly has now reached 100 episodes! In that two-year period, we’ve brought you way over 200 hours of podcast content, delivering Feature Reviews of 231 new releases and nearly 1,600 mini reviews! In this epic, 3-hour, 44-minute episode, you’ll hear your hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — in rare form: This show includes four Feature Reviews of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The One I Love and What If and Frontera. Additionally, we also bring you discussion about well over 100 movies, as we bring you several Top 10 and Top 5 lists. Episode 100 also gives you some dramatic table-readings by Andy and Karl. (You’ll finally get to hear the Irish brogue!) And as a special treat for the listeners and his co-hosts, Jason brings you the MPW 100 Rap, written and performed by Jason himself! In this episode, we also find out that Andy hasn’t seen “Footloose,” and Karl hasn’t seen “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

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Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. Sometimes we also provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us! Continue reading