Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 045: 2 Guns (2013) and Only God Forgives (2013) and R.I.P.D. (2013) and The To Do List (2013)

In an atypical Episode 045, we review four new movies that are currently playing in theaters: “2 Guns,” “Only God Forgives,” “R.I.P.D.” and “The To Do List.” And and we still clocked in at under 2 hours somehow. Our special guest is Crime Writer ANTHONY BRUNO whose Web site is Anthony Bruno kicks off the episode by telling us some very cool insider information about the process of writing the novelization for David Fincher’s film “Se7en” (1995). And of course, we bring you our Mini Reviews and our specialty recommendation segments, as well.

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SHOW NOTES — with Time Stamps!
( 00:00:00 ) I. Spoiler Warning / Intro

( 00:02:50 ) II. Bruno discusses writing the novelization of David Fincher’s “Se7en” (1995)

III. Mini Reviews:
( 00:10:09 ) Karl: The To Do List, 3D Spies of WWII
( 00:21:03 ) Anthony Bruno: The Hunt, Orange Is the New Black
( 00:28:47 ) Jason: Black Rock, The Call
( 00:43:49 ) Josh: (Black Rock — with Jason’s review above), Drive

( 00:48:01 ) III. Review of “2 Guns”
Ratings and Recommendations for 2 GUNS
Jason = 6 ( Rental )
Karl = 7 ( Rental )
Josh = 5 ( Rental )
Anthony Bruno = 5 ( Rental )

( 01:06:24 ) III. Review of “R.I.P.D.”
Ratings and Recommendations for R.I.P.D.
Jason = 3.5 ( Avoid )
Karl = n/a
Josh = n/a
Anthony Bruno = n/a

( 01:12:39 ) III. Review of “Only God Forgives”
Ratings and Recommendations for ONLY GOD FORGIVES
Jason = n/a
Karl = n/a
Josh = 7.5 ( Rental )
Anthony Bruno = n/a

V. Specialty Recommendation Segments

Romance: Jane Eyre (2011)

Crime: Goodfellas (1990)

Documentary: Buck (2011)

( 01:40:57 ) V. Wrap-Up


Links for this episode:

Bruno says check out the filmic adaptation of his novel: “The Iceman,” starring Michael Shannon, releases on DVD on September 3. (Back on Episode 035, Karl and Jason both agreed that you should check this movie out.)


Anthony Bruno on Twitter: @AnthonyBruno505

As discussed in this episode: The Roppongi Stalker (Kindle)

Book recommendation: The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno

Bruno’s school:

As discussed in this episode: Aubrey Plaza | Will Ferrell on MTV Movie Awards

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Listen to Jason’s review of “Boy Wonder” here: Movie Stream

Especially for HORROR FANS: Horror Movie

Special thanks goes out to our special guest, Anthony Bruno, for joining us. And we’d also like to thank all those who have written to us! We also want to thank 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.

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3 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 045: 2 Guns (2013) and Only God Forgives (2013) and R.I.P.D. (2013) and The To Do List (2013)

  1. First of all, Jay,,, just stop it. You’re such a masochist (not of the sexual variety of course). You don’t need to go back and log all the times for the past shows. Just start from now IF you have the time.

    I appreciate Karl seeing The To Do List but I think I still want Josh’s opinion. I haven’t seen it, so I won’t argue, but I would ask Karl if he thinks American Pie or other 80s-2000s films about guys trying to progress through all the stages of sex are bottom line immoral or if they have merit?

    Josh, stand your ground! Drive is a 9 for sure! I have it at 9.5, I do worry about Only God Forgives from your review though, because while I don’t find Drive insanely violent it was such a contrast from the stillness that it brought me out just a tad. I worry about more still and more violent. Is Gosling going to be typecast as a mute?

  2. I will check out The To Do List for you, Hammer.

    I love Drive, but I think I was a little over-giddy about it when it first came out. I think you are on-point about the stillness vs violence and Only God Forgives is the same.

    I don’t think Gosling will be continually cast as a mute unless he goes after it himself because it is not his natural state. The kid was on the Micky Mouse Club for cripe’s sake. If you are ever in doubt, pop in Murder by Numbers and watch his ad-lib where he licks Sandra Bullock’s entire face.

  3. Hmm… I’ve seen Murder by Numbers but I don’t remember a face-lick or Ryan Gosling, but a mute could do a face-lick, could he not? I don’t know, if he ends up being Batman, I think he will barely talk. Brolin would be better anyway. Gosling should be The Flash instead.

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