Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 093: Deliver Us From Evil (2014) and The Rover (2014) and They Came Together (2014)

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Episode 093

Hi, and welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 093. We’re missing Karl again this week (badly), so if you feel the same way, send him some love in the comments… In this show, Jason, Andy and Josh bring you Feature Reviews of “Deliver Us From Evil” (2014) and “The Rover” (2014) and “They Came Together” (2014). We also give you a slew of interesting Mini Reviews! You won’t want to miss this one! Thanks for listening.

Movie Podcast Weekly typically 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.

SHOW NOTES:

I. Introduction

II. Mini Reviews

Andy:
Oscar = 4 ( Avoid )
I Heart Huckabees = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Manhattan Murder Mystery = 8 ( Rental )
Death Sentence = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead = 6 ( Rental )
Later in the show: Die Another Day = 5 ( Rental )

Jason:
Life Itself = 8.5 ( Downgraded to Rental ) — REVISION
Honey = 3 ( Avoid )
The Core = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )

Josh:
Survivor: Philippines
Fargo – Episode 003 (TV show)
True Detective – Episode 002
Attack the Block = 9.5 ( Buy it! )
The Long Goodbye = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Interior. Leather Bar. = 8 ( Rental )
Later in the show: How to Train Your Dragon 2 = 8 ( Theater 3D / Buy it! )
The Story of Film – Part 8: New Directors, New Form = 6 ( Stream it )

III. Melissa McCarthy and movies like “Tammy”
— What happened with “Earth to Echo”
— Melissa McCarthy as a leading lady
( Melissa McCarthy on The Daily Show )
— A film critic you should follow on Twitter: @EricDSnider

IV. Feature Review: DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014)
Jason = 5.5 ( Rental )

V. Feature Review: THEY CAME TOGETHER (2014)
Andy = 7.5 ( Rental )
Josh = 6 ( Rental )

VI. Feature Review: THE ROVER (2014)
Jason = 6.5 ( Rental )

VII. Wrap-up / Plugs
— Please vote for us for Best Podcast (see links below)

NEXT WEEK:
We will be reviewing DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and our Bond movie, Casino Royale (2006), and The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Part 9 – American Cinema of the ’70s.

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Josh’s Sundance 2011 Podcast for The Documentary Blog featuring: Steve James’s The Interruptors interview

Kevin Smith and Scott Derrickson (on Smoviemakers) – Part 1

Kevin Smith and Scott Derrickson (on Smoviemakers) – Part 2

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14 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 093: Deliver Us From Evil (2014) and The Rover (2014) and They Came Together (2014)

  1. Let me be the first to say that Oscar sucks pretty hard. I’m not sure why you like it Jay. It’s terrible beyond redemption. It’s a 3/10 for me. That’s 3 out of 10, not three tenths haha 😉

  2. Yes, Freebirds is atrocious. And this is coming from an animation lover. Freebirds is sub-par at everything. Don’t even bother with it guys. It’s a 4/10 for me.

    • Sure, sure, Juan… I see what you did there… You call “Freebirds” atrocious, and yet you still gave it a higher rating than “Oscar.” Cold-hearted, Brother… ; )
      Jay

      • Hahaha Jay! Dude you caught it! I honestly did do that on purpose. But really, scores that low, it doesn’t really matter if it’s a 3 or a 4. Just saying.

  3. Whoa, Jay! James Bond movies didn’t have any teeth until Daniel Craig? Are you totally dismissing License to Kill, which as I’ve mentioned before is the only movie in the franchise to receive a 15 rating in the UK for violent content. It definitely feels like there are stakes in that movie and on a much more personal and gritty level than the usual eccentric villain concocting a plot for world domination. James Bonds best friend Felix Leiter is fed to a shark and his new wife is murdered and the whole movie has a pretty dark and intense vibe. We see blood when people get shot, a guys head explodes in a decompression chamber, a chap falls into a big grinding machine and another character who is soaked in petrol is set on fire and burns alive. Don’t go glossing over my favourite Bond movie you fiend!

    – David

    • I stand corrected, David. I did overlook “License to Kill.” Perhaps I would have been up on all my Bond facts, if I had been doing my homework and revisiting all the films, instead of shirking my duties…

      Sorry, David. I take it back.
      JP

      • Don’t worry Jason my friend. I was way more angry* with Andy this episode for his cynical treatment of Death Sentence but I feel like I’m always giving Andy a hard time these days so you were the scapegoat.

        *And by “angry” I of course mean “mildly vexed in a jocular manner” because Andy’s great.

        And so is Karl so I certainly hope that it’s true that he was just travelling while this episode was being recorded rather than decomposing in the desert.

  4. I hope geriatric Andy Howell of the future comes back in time just to give the current time-travel hating Andy Howell a good telling off.

    • Current time travel-hating Andy Howell would give his geriatric older self no quarter. He’d probably pull a “Looper” and mercilessly (and messily) scatter his older self’s guts all over a plastic tarp.

  5. Been a while. Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge the podcast’s fearless leader, Jay, for his bravery in mentioning Oscar, Honey, Step Up 2 The Streets (I actually enjoyed this one too), and The Core.

    Secondly, Josh, I find James Franco’s career path to be so interesting. I can’t wait to see what he’s doing next usually. It’s funny that Team America came up in comparison to Interior Leather Bar. I actually want to make another Team America-Franco film comparison. Have you guys heard about the controversy revolving his new Rogen-collab flick ‘The Interview’? Apparently North Korea is furious about its release, and they are threatening America with ‘war’ over its release. Didn’t Matt Stone and Trey Parker find themselves in very similar “peril” over the release of Team America and its depiction of Kim Jong Il? What are your thoughts on these films, the controversy and the overall subject, Josh?

    I Heart Huckabees – 7/10 (Rental)
    Manhattan Murder Mystery – 7.5 ( Rental )
    Death Sentence – 6 (Rental )
    Die Another Day – 4.5 (Avoid)
    Honey – 1.5 for Jessica Alba ( Avoid )
    The Core – 4.5 ( Low-priority Rental )
    Attack the Block – 8 (High-Priority Rental)

    My Recommendations for the week:
    300: Rise of an Empire – 6.5 (Rental) Not nearly as good as the first, but I love the depiction of women as leaders.
    Her – 8 (High-Priority Rental)
    Maximum Overdrive – 2 [real score] / 6.5 [nostalgia/ guilty pleasure score] This little diddy is streaming on Netflix currently. The guys at filmsack reminded me of its existence. This was Stephen King’s one film he directed, and one that he himself has admitted he was coked out of his mind during the filming of. Watch it for the so-bad-it’s-good moments, the kills, and the AC/DC-riddled soundtrack.

    • Very much agree with you about Franco’s career B-Rye. Didn’t make the Interview/Team America connection, but that is very funny. I think the whole controversy is ridiculous (and I’m looking forward to the movie), but you obviously have to be somewhat concerned with a maniac like Kim Jong Un. Curious what the reaction will be, if anything. Hopefully nothing too serious.

      Glad you somewhat liked Huckabees and Manhattan Murder Mystery. I think you are a bit low on those and very low on Her and Attack the Block, but you have more sense than Jason, at least.

      Not as excited about the 300 sequel as you, but it had some nice moments.

  6. I’m still in the middle of this episode, but I have to jump in and back Jay on “Oscar.” Totally undervalued moment in Sly Stallone’s career. Farce is tricky, and there doesn’t usually seem to be much middle ground: Either it tickles your funny bone, or you want to beat something. So I get where Andy is coming from. And it’s been a good 20 years since the last time that I saw “Oscar” … but I remember it being a fine, breezy little romp (as well as a very deliberately constructed farce; again, not for everybody). Not a movie for the ages, but also not any kind of a disaster. Gem is good word for it, Jay. Stick to your guns, brother.

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