Here we have an EPIC episode! For Episode 031 of Movie Podcast Weekly, we’re reviewing Michael Bay’s “Pain & Gain” and “The Place Beyond the Pines.” And perhaps in honor of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring in 500 movies this summer (including “Pain & Gain”), we also review three, pro wrestling-related films with the help of two wrestling experts!
In this corner, weighing in at 185 lbs, hailing from Washington, D.C. — he is a host on the Terror Troop horror movie podcast and a tremendous voice talent — we welcome NASTY WILLIS WHEELER!
And in this corner, weighing in at 170 lbs., and hailing from Nashville, Tennessee — he has been writing about professional wrestling since 1968 and has edited, written and published more than 100 books on the subject of pro wrestling. He is the owner of Crowbar Press and a loyal supporter of Movie Podcast Weekly — welcome SCOTT “THE TITAN” TEAL!
II. Feature review of “The Place Beyond the Pines”
Ratings and Recommendations for THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
Jason = 9.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )
III. Feature review of “Pain & Gain”
Ratings and Recommendations for PAIN & GAIN
Jason = 5 ( Rental )
Andy = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 7.5 ( Rental )
Willis Wheeler = 8 ( Rental )
Scott Teal = 3.5 ( Avoid )
IV. Hosts’ Statistical Ratings Breakdown
Jason – Out of 30 podcasts and only ratings for feature reviews:
Total episodes attended: 100%
Total for Buys: 28%
Total for Rents: 44%
Total for Avoids: 28%
Andy – Out of 30 podcasts and only ratings for feature reviews:
Total episodes attended: 57%
Total for Buys: 35%
Total for Rents: 29%
Total for Avoids: 35%
Karl – Out of 30 podcasts and only ratings for feature reviews:
Total episodes attended: 87%
Total for Buys: 26%
Total for Rents: 63%
Total for Avoids: 11%
Guests – 27 guest appearances and only ratings for feature reviews:
Total episodes attended: n/a
Total for Buys: 33%
Total for Rents: 38%
Total for Avoids: 39%
V. Review of “The Wrestler” (2009)
VI. Review of “Beyond the Mat” (1999)
VII. Discussion about “True Life: I Am a Pro Wrestler”
NEXT WEEK’S MOVIE: Iron Man 3 with special guests Willis Wheeler and Scott Teran
Links for this episode:
Willis Wheeler’s podcast: Terror Troop.com (a horror movie podcast)
Scott Teal’s Web site: Crowbar Press.com
Jason’s Netflix Watch Instantly podcast: Movie Stream Cast
For Horror fans: Horror Movie Podcast
Don’t forget to watch Josh’s documentary “Cleanflix,” which is still streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly.
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Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram and the voice talents of Midnight Corey Graham from The Electric Chair Podcast, Willis Wheeler from the Terror Troop Podcast and Mr. Ron Baird for their help with our recommendation segment intros.
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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