Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 001: Looper (2012)

Welcome to Episode 001 of Movie Podcast Weekly, a new show where we review a brand new film that was just barely released in theaters. For this first episode, we review Rian Johnson’s “Looper,” which was just released this past Friday on September 28.

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews
Steve: Star Trek: Enterprise (TV series 2001-2005)
Karl: Trouble With the Curve (2012), The Master (2012)
Jason: Bullhead (2011)
Andy: Breaking Bad, Season 4 (TV series), Shadowboxer (2005)
Guilty Pleasure Recommendations (by Karl): The Expendables 2 (2012), Dark Shadows (2012)
III. Review: Looper
Ratings and Recommendations
Jason = 8 (Theater / Buy It!)
Andy = 9 (Buy It!)
Karl = 8.5 (Buy It!)
Steve = 8 (Rental)
IV. Trailer Talk:
Zero Dark Thirty
Identity Thief
V. Wrap-Up


Links and notes for this episode:

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Gary the Unicorn Comedy Skits: On Facebook
Karl’s short: “Alien Abduction”

Jason’s Podcast on NBC’s “Revolution”: Podcasting Revolution

Jason’s written movie review of Looper

We’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.

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8 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 001: Looper (2012)

  1. JAY of the DEAD !!! I was surprised to see your comment on the Zombie Reckoning Podcast page and even more surprised to see this new podcast. That said, glad to see you podcasting agin (especially with Karl and Andy). I will have to check this thing out once I see LOOPER. I’ve been avoiding even trailers for the film since Rian Johnson first mentioned it on The /Filmcast a couple years back. I’m a major Rian Johnson fan and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt fan, so I don’t want to know anything about this walking in. But I will eventually and I can;t wait to listen in. I’m launching a podcast on HorrorPalace soon called Midnight Double Feature. I’ll let you know when it is up. I am currently podcasting with Doc on Land of the Creeps and trying to get all of my interviews from last Sundance edited and up on the Documentary Blog Podcast before next Sundance, but I just hate editing so bad, it is a real chore. Anyway, I’m your new biggest fan, or I will wrestle Cory for it.

  2. Dave,
    Thanks, Brother. It’s good to be doing a movie podcast again. I just can’t seem to live without it. Thanks for checking out our new show. It means a lot, Buddy.

    Note: Anyone reading this comment should check out Dave Becker’s incredible movie review Web site He is reviewing one film a day, every single day, until he reviews 2,500 films. Today, as I type this comment, he’s on No. 781. And he’s a podcast host on Land of the Creeps at Horror

    P.S. Dave is also prolific with his Twitter feed. Very entertaining:

  3. Hi Wolfman Josh! I know, everyone is shocked about the new podcast. When I saw that our guys at The /Filmcast had reached their 200th episode, something inexplicable happened inside me.

    I’m so pumped that you’re launching your own show at Horror Palace. I will download it and listen the minute it drops. Love the title, too.

    Josh, we’d love to have you on the show sometime. I’ll send you a schedule of what we’re covering and you can choose. Thanks for commenting, Brother.

    So, comment readers: I won’t do this on every comment, but today’s commentators deserve to be heard: Check out Wolfman Josh Ligairi (co-director of “Cleanflix”) here:
    Land of the Creeps on Horror
    and on Twitter:

  4. Yeah, you’re right, Hammer. You definitely don’t want to be spoiled on “Looper.” It’s worth it to keep yourself in the dark, so you can enjoy the revelations.

    Hey, y’all: Check out Hammer’s zombie podcast on Horror It’s called Zombie Reckoning. They’ve got a fun format.

  5. Just giving these early episodes a re-listen while i wait for a new one to drop.

    Jay, you brought up the use of the term “Home Office” in Looper and suggested it may have been a humorous reference to “Battlefield Earth”. I think you might have mentioned this in other “Battlefield Earth” related discussion at some point as well.

    I haven’t read Ebert’s review of “Battlefield Earth” but it sounds as though he’s treating this as a sort of lame made-up term. If that’s the case he should have done a bit more research because over here “The Home Office” is in fact a governmental department charged with homeland security, immigration issues and law and order. It’s serious business and I have little doubt that this is where the term was lifted from.

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