Merry Christmas from your friends at Movie Podcast Weekly! In Episode 117, we bring you special guest William Rowan Jr. and seven Feature Reviews for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and The Homesman and Calvary and Wild and The Captive and The Skeleton Twins and Happy Christmas. We also talk in-depth about the Sony-North Korea conflict over “The Interview.” Sadly, Karl was sick, so he was absent… But still, don’t miss this one, it’s epic!
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If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release from the current year that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. And we usually provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us!
— Welcome guest William Rowan Jr.
— M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” (2004) is streaming on Netflix in the U.S.
— Our very own Joshua Ligairi featured in the Fall 2014 Filmmaker Magazine
II. E-mail Your Top 10 of 2014 Lists!
— E-mail your Top 10 lists to MoviePodcastWeekly@gmail.com by Dec. 27, 2014 to be eligible to win some prizes.
— E-mail from Jenifer
— Voicemail review of “Enemy” from Geoff
— Santa Claus
[ 0:36:57 ] III. The Historic Sony-North Korea Movie Conflict
[ 1:21:32 ] IV. Mini Reviews
William Rowan Jr: Print the Legend
Andy: Bad Santa, Black Christmas (1974), Jesus Camp
Jason: The Fault in Our Stars, Whiplash, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Josh: Bad Santa, I Am Santa Claus
V. What’s New in Theaters This Past Weekend
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Mr. Turner [ Limited ]
Goodbye to All That [ Limited ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 2:04:22 ] VI. Feature Review: WILD (2014)
Andy = 9.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
[ 2:10:55 ] VII. Feature Review: THE SKELETON TWINS (2014)
Jason = 7 ( Strong Rental )
Andy = 9 ( Rental )
Josh = 7 ( Rental )
[ 2:32:51 ] VIII. Feature Review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (2014)
Jason = 5.5 ( Theater for spectacle / Low-priority Rental )
William Rowan Jr. = 6.5 ( Theater / Rental )
[ 3:00:03 ] IX. Feature Review: CALVARY (2014)
Jason = 6.5 ( Rental )
Josh = 7 ( Strong Rental )
[ 3:19:09 ] X. Feature Review: HAPPY CHRISTMAS (2014)
Josh = 5.5 ( Low-priority Rental ); Christmas scale = 2
[ 3:26:29 ] XI. Feature Review: THE HOMESMAN (2014)
Jason = 7.5 ( Strong Rental )
[ 3:39:27 ] XII. Feature Review: THE CAPTIVE (2014)
Jason = 6 ( Rental )
XIII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
THE INTERVIEW and THE GAMBLER and MPW’s TOP 10 BEST MOVIES OF 2014 END-OF-THE-YEAR WRAP-UP! — Join us!
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