Welcome to “A Very Merry Movie Podcast Weekly.” The four horsemen are back in the saddle again for our 65th episode and just in time for the holidays. With special guest JEFF “THE SLEDGE” HAMMER, the boys talk all things Christmas TV Special and review two new films that are currently playing in theaters: Adam MacKay’s much anticipated “Ron Burgundy” follow-up, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, featuring the hilarious clothes and haircuts of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner as well as David O. Russell’s star-studded American Hustle, featuring the hilarious clothes and haircuts of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner.
Movie Podcast Weekly features four hosts (and frequent guests), who give you their verdict on at least one new movie release that’s currently in theaters, mini-reviews of what they’ve been watching lately, and specialty recommendation segments. New episodes release every single Monday.
( 00:04:00 ) II. Mini Reviews:
Karl: White Christmas, Nester: The Long-Eared Donkey
Andy: Blackfish, Zero Dark Thirty, Escape From Planet Earth
Hammer: Flirting with Disaster, Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings
Josh: The Frozen Ground, Out of the Furnace, Silent Night,
Jason: Air Force One, The Intouchables
Additional Recommendations: The Court Jester (Hammer), Escape Plan (Jason), The Impossible (Jason), Black Hawk Down (Karl, Andy, Jason)
( 01:26:52 ) III. Feature review of AMERICAN HUSTLE:
Jason: 6.5 ( Rent It )
Karl: 6.5 ( Rent It )
Andy: 6 ( Rent It )
Hammer: 8.5 ( Theater / If I Bought Movies I Would Buy It! )
( 01:49:52 ) IV. Feature review of ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES:
Andy: 6 ( Rent It )
*Dave Becker: 5.5 (Rent It)
( 01:56:36 ) V: The LONE SURVIVOR Marketing Campaign
( 02:07:50 ) VI. Made-for-TV Christmas Movies
The Rankin/Bass Collection, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Seinfeld: “The Race” and “The Red Dot” and “The Strike,” The Office: “Benihana Christmas” and “Classy Christmas” and “Christmas Party” and “Secret Santa,” Monk: “Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa,” The Simpsons Christmas, Holiday in Handcuffs, Dear Santa, The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Box, Christmas in Conway, Wings: “A Terminal Christmas,” Stalking Santa, Matchmaker Santa, George C. Scott’s A Christmas Carol, The Muppets Christmas Carol, Family Ties: “A Keaton Christmas Carol”
( 02:30:27 ) VII. Wrap-Up
VII. The Tiny King — written and performed by Jason Pyles
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