Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 052: Prisoners (2013), The East (2013) and an Interview With Writer-Director Matt Thompson

In Episode 052, your favorite Movie Podcast Weekly hosts get back to the basics with their usual format and two great Feature Reviews of “Prisoners” and “The East.” Also, Andy and Jason bring you an interview with writer-director MATT THOMPSON, whose new, indie horror film “Bloodline” is scheduled for a Limited release on Friday, September 27, 2013. We’ll bring you our feature review of “Bloodline” next week during Episode 053. But in this show, we bring you our Mini Reviews and our Specialty Recommendation Segments. Very fun.

I. Intro
— Listener feedback: Deadboxmike reports on “The Wizard of Oz” in IMAX 3D

II. Mini Reviews
Andy: * * *
Karl: Sleepy Hollow (TV, 2013)
Jason: Children of Men, Deliverance
Josh Ligairi: Peter Pan, Hook

III. Feature review of PRISONERS:
Jason: 8 ( Must-See Rental )
Karl: 9 ( Theater / Rental )

IV. Feature review of THE EAST:
Jason: 6 ( Rental )
Josh: 5.5 ( Rental )

V. An Interview with writer-director Matt Thompson, star of “Bloodline”

VI. Genre Recommendation Segments:

ANDY’S ABSURD ASSOCIATIONS: Favorite Stephen King Movies:
Carrie (1976)
The Shining (1980)
The Dead Zone
Pet Sematary
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile

Documentary (Reality TV): Survivor: Africa

Horror: Eraserhead (1977)

Action / Children: Thunderbirds (1965)

VII. Wrap-Up
— Karl recommends: NOVA: Season 39, Ep. 19 — Why Ships Sink

Links for this episode:

Links for Matt Thompson and “Bloodline”:
On IMDb: Matt Thompson
On IMDb: “Bloodline”
On Facebook: “Bloodline” the Movie
On Twitter: “Bloodline”

Check it out! Josh stars in a reality TV show for documentarists: Pursuit of the Truth

Jason recommends: The Donut Show, Ep. 006: Are We Breaking Bad?

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Follow Joshua Ligairi on Twitter: @IcarusArts

Especially for HORROR FANS: Horror Movie
Listen to Jason’s Movie Stream Cast here: Movie Stream

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. Today is Dave’s birthday — happy birthday, Dave!

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3 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 052: Prisoners (2013), The East (2013) and an Interview With Writer-Director Matt Thompson

  1. I watched “Eraserhead” a few years ago when it was streaming on Netflix. I watched directly on the computer and can’t say I have been looking forward to watch it again, but will put up with another screening with you guys. I’d probably get more out of it this time watching in the theater and after reading some of the various analysis after watching last time in an attempt to understand what I saw.

    Every October I also do an annual screening of “The Shining” which so far has always just been me – I cant get any of my friends (or my wife) to watch it. Let me know if you are interested in watching that and I can set something up. I’ve also been looking forward to the documentary Room 237 which just came out on DVD today and it looks like is available today on Netflix streaming. A double feature would be fun but would clock in at over 4 hours.

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