Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 011: Playing for Keeps (2012)

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It’s a first on Movie Podcast Weekly, but for Episode 011, your favorite movie critics review a romantic comedy — “Playing for Keeps,” starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel.

But if romantic comedies aren’t your thing, we’d still recommend listening to Episode 011, because we cover quite a few noteworthy topics that should interest any movie-lover, such as:
— the lowest grossing film ever
— box office surprises and anomalies this December
— genuine concerns about “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
— and more!

SHOW NOTES:
I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Jason: Zyzzx Rd (2006), Take Shelter (2011)
Andy: Holy Matrimony (1994), The Help (2011), Manic (2001)
Karl: Anna Karenina (2012), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Love Actually (2003)
III. Feature Review: PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Ratings and Recommendations for PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )
Andy = 4 ( Rental )
Karl = 5.5 ( Rental )
IV. Trailer Talk:
The Guilt Trip
Parker
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Admission
Star Trek Into Darkness
V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIE: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with special guest DAVE “DR. SHOCK” BECKER from Land of the Creeps and DVD Infatuation.com

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Considering the Sequels Podcast

CTS Podcast’s three final episodes:
Star Trek 1 – 5
Star Trek 6 – 11
The Godfather trilogy

Dave’s band: The Dave Eaton Element
Dave on Twitter: @EatonElement
Dave’s Music Video: Brief Relief

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7 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 011: Playing for Keeps (2012)

  1. Things I didn’t think I would hear today: Bridget Jones Diary and great in the same sentence. That said, I guess I could buy it since it’s only 50 cents at the Half-Price Books Outlet. Andy… you’re lack of enthusiasm for Holy Matrimony has made it hard for me to finish my Patricia Arquette filmography. On your point about youth and disappointment… a local girls’ high school basketball team just beat another team 107-2, yes 2, and now the indiana high school athletic association is talking about a “mercy rule.” A mercy rule in high school? I could rant for an hour on that but that is beyond stupid to me.

  2. Hammer,
    Two things:
    1. For the record, you didn’t hear Jason Pyles saying “Bridget Jones’s Diary ” was great. Nor will you ever.
    2. Regarding Jessica Biel movies… But have you seen “The Tall Man”? I haven’t seen the new “Total Recall” yet, either, so I suppose that could be a contender.
    Jason

  3. I have not seen The Tall Man, though I want to, but have you seen The Illusionist or no? If not, I recommend it highly, seriously in my top 15-20 all-time.

  4. Hammer,
    Yes, I have seen “The Illusionist,” though I think “The Prestige” is twice as good. Have you seen that? “The Prestige” is a literal cinematic magic trick in and of itself. I believe “The Tall Man” is streaming on Netflix, but “High Lane” is priority viewing first!
    Jason

  5. Nolan over complicates, The Illusionist is near perfection, Prestige is Nolan’s love letter to himself.

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