This is Episode 072 of Movie Podcast Weekly. Thanks for joining us. This week your four intrepid hosts review “The Monuments Men,” “The Lego Movie” and “Cold Comes the Night.” Andy and Josh also take the time to weigh in on the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffmann, and Jason acknowledges (belatedly) last year’s loss of film critic legend Stanley Kauffmann of The New Republic. Also in Episode 072, Josh dons brand-new bumper music for his Continuing Education segment and announces our addition to Stitcher. Don’t miss it!
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.
— The latest shenanigans of Shia LaBeouf
— Josh and Andy’s thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffmann
— Movie Podcast Weekly is now on Stitcher!
II. Mini Reviews
Jason: The loss of film critic Stanley Kauffmann, The Jungle Book
Josh: Drinking Buddies, Pacific Rim
Andy: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The House of the Devil, Stand Up Guys, The Last Stand, Shadow of a Doubt, You’re Next, Closed Circuit, Snitch, Exporting Raymond, I Think We’re Alone Now
Karl: Robot & Frank, Charlie Wilson’s War
III. Feature Review: THE MONUMENTS MEN (2014)
Jason: 5.5 ( Rental )
Andy: 7.5 ( High-priority Rental )
Josh: 8 ( Buy it! )
IV. Feature Review: THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)
Jason: 6.5 ( Rental for Adults / Buy It For Your Kids )
Andy: 10 ( See It In the Theater / Buy it! )
Josh: 8 ( See It In 3D with Your Kids / Buy It For Your Kids )
V. Feature Review: COLD COMES THE NIGHT (2014)
Jason: 7 ( Rental )
VI. Genre Recommendation Segments
JOSH’S CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
ANDY’S ABSURD ASSOCIATIONS:
Andy’s Favorite PSH Movies:
1. The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio) (2009)
2. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
JAY OF THE DEAD’S CREEPS AND CRIME:
Crime: Rope (1948)
ROBOTIC ROMANCES WITH KARL HUDDLESTON:
Sci-Fi: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
— Upstream Color and listener feedback
NEXT WEEK’S MOVIE: RoboCop
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Better than Josh’s initial recommendation on the show, check out a remix of two Terry Gross interviews of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Fresh Air. Very compelling stuff: NPR.org
Watch Karl’s recommendation of George Clooney and Grant Heslov talking with Charlie Rose here: Hulu.com
Watch the “Adult Fans of Lego” short doc that Josh recommends for free on YouTube: AFOL: A Blockumentary
Jason says to check out his wife (and Andy’s wife) discussing books here: Book Review Podcast
Jason talks pop culture: The Donut Show
Jason and Josh, especially for horror fans: Horror Movie Podcast
Josh covers streaming movies: Movie Stream Cast
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Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram and the Blue Claw Philharmonic for the use of their music and the voice talents of Midnight Corey Graham from The Electric Chair Podcast, Willis Wheeler from the Terror Troop Podcast and Spike Real 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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