Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 143: Inside Out (2015)

Episode 143

JOY JASON: We’re so happy to bring you our emotional Episode 143 of Movie Podcast Weekly for our Feature Review of Pixar’s “Inside Out”! Welcome!

ANGER JASON: Yeah, except for the fact that it’s a whole damn day late — yet again! What the hell?! Ryan, the new guy, is going to think this is how we run things around here…

FEAR JASON: The listeners are going to be awfully mad that this keeps happening. Not to mention, Josh is going to come after us for Karl’s discussion about race in the beginning of this episode.

SAD JASON: I’m sad that racism still exists today, and I’m especially sad that Andy won’t set up his Internet at his new home…

DISGUST JASON: I’m disgusted that we still even let Andy be on the show… Where did we find that guy, anyway?

This episode of Movie Podcast Weekly is dedicated to the great Christopher Lee.

If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Geek Cast Ry — 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, 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 Wednesday.


I. Introduction
— Ryan podcasts during a tornado warning
— Karl dedicates this episode to Christopher Lee
— Jason promotes his “Big Birthday Bash” next week in Episode 144, when all four hosts will bring you a total of 20 movie Masterpieces!

[ 0:05:51 ] II. MPW Warm-Up Banter
— President Obama appears on a podcast (not ours)
— Karl talks about race and racism
— Jurassic World / Inside Out Box Office
— Listener Feedback on our Jurassic Park / Jurassic World episode:

[ 0:16:51 ] III. Mini Reviews
Karl: Mr. Robot (pilot episode), Hector and the Search for Happiness
Ryan: Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, True Detective Season 2, Ep. 1
Jason: Miss Congeniality
Andy: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


[ 0:37:28 ] IV. Feature Review: INSIDE OUT (2015)
Jason = 8 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

[ 0:55:36 ] V. Specialty Recommendation Segments:

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Ry = 9 ( Buy it! )
— Reflection on Eddie Murphy’s career

Great Career Performance: Christopher Lee as Dracula

Find Me Guilty (2006)
Jason = 7 ( Rental )

VI. End-of-the-Show Miscellany
— Shout-out to Pope
— A Deadly Adoption
— The Spoils of Babylon

VII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 144 for JASON’S BIG BIRTHDAY BASH, when we’ll bring you 20 movie Masterpieces and Feature Reviews of Ted 2 and Dope. Join us!


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40 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 143: Inside Out (2015)

    • You might be disappointed that some of Jay’s words about Fury Road right after reading your comments, Dino. That Jay. He just never learns.

        • Don’t worry, I cracked that code.

          I haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but I wasn’t expecting J to change his tune. Also not exactly sure how fair or balanced a discussion of FURY ROAD will be when only one side of the conversation is present. He sort of holds an unfair advantage there.

          Anyway, I guess I should wait to hear what he said before commenting.

      • Well… I can’t say I’m surprised, but yes, disappointed.

        I’m mostly disappointed because J didn’t really address the situation at all. He merely read my complaint without including any of the supporting argument. So he basically just made me look like a big jerk who was whining that the MPW hosts’ opinions were different from mine. Thanks, J.

        The sad part is that I’m really curious to hear what the other hosts would have said in response to my criticisms of ULTRON or JURASSIC WORLD, not to mention super curious to hear what they would think of my comments on FURY ROAD.

        But, J cheated me of this… really, he cheated us all….

        • And, honestly, I really want to hear J’s response to my comments on FURY ROAD. I can’t believe that someone could watch that movie, read an interpretation of the many visual and thematic elements that serve to drive the plot and build the characters and world, and still objectively say that FURY ROAD has no story.

          • Haha this comment is so much fun, but tragic in a way. It’s true that Jay completely dismissed your reasons for your argument, but sometimes I feel like he does that sort of thing because he doesn’t like getting confrontational with the listeners. He will argue with the Wolfman, but if you’ve noticed, he doesn’t really “pick a fight” with anyone else. I don’t know, that’s my theory. Personally, I think he should do a live podcast where you and him get it on live, because that’s what the people want.. you and Jay getting it on. The people have spoken.

          • I really think J would benefit from a second viewing of FURY ROAD. It’s easy to get distracted by the spectacle and visual tour de force, and overlook the various story elements present in the film. Speaking of which, that’s yet another reason why the movie is such a masterpiece: it’s accessible to both those who just want to have an adrenaline-fueled fun time and those who wish to put their thinking caps on and dig a little deeper.

          • And your theory about J not wanting to pick a fight with the listeners might be right. My guess was that he just wanted to stack the deck on his side of the argument, which is his right since it’s his podcast.

            Honestly, from my perspective, my intention was never to pick a fight. I just wanted to make sure FURY ROAD was represented fairly.

  1. Hello MPW,

    Great Podcast I was thoroughly entertained with with all your picks this week and I hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day. As I really enjoyed mine. My son who is my everything to me let me take him to see one of the all time great movies “JAWS” it was playing at the theater I work at presented by TCM celebrating its 40th anniversary, I must say that is still outstanding today and still makes me laugh, scream, and just down right terrifies me when I watch it. It was my son’s first time seeing it but he covered his eyes most of the time.

    that is how he watched most of the movie :). It is a 10 movie must buy and you should watch it on the first day of summer every year…. Your kids will not even want to get near any water all summer long. The music is outstanding and I really enjoy watching it in a theater with a crowd that appreciated it the film as they did back then. They were cheering when the shark meets his end and it was just a great feeling.

    Well enough about me want to thank you for your review on Inside out I gave it an 8 but I was falling asleep during it. I just may not be a cartoon kind of guy. However you did not mention the short before the movie “LAVA” that song was so good it was stuck in my head all week. Was wondering what you thought of it? Also did you like the “Chinatown” reference?

    As for Ry’s pick of Beverly Hills Cop could not agree with him more that movie is still good today and I love it. I saw it in the theater as a kid and really appreciated it then as I do now… The soundtrack for that film is awesome. Being that I work in a theater with a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds they don’t appreciate old school films as they like they say it is a “classic film” I am always giving them recommendations on what to watch. In fact this Monday I am showing them “An officer and a Gentleman” none of them have seen it! Can you believe this we need to educate our kids in cinema history LOL!

    Also love your pick for “Find me Guilty” glad you picked it I see we gave it the same rating as myself…. If you really want to see a great film which gets better every time you see it is “Warrior” with Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, and Nick Nolte. If you have already seen it let me know what you think of it.

    Well in closing im looking forward to your next podcast and hearing all your masterpiece picks and Happy Birthday J of the Dead!

    Have a wonderful weekend at the movies
    Mario (LOON)

    • “They were cheering when the shark meets his end…”


      Just kidding. I missed JAWS last weekend, but they’re showing it near me again in July. I plan on catching it then. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, but I still have never seen it in the theater. Can’t wait.

      • Well how long do you have to wait until you can spoil it??? It is 40 years since it came out….. LOL!

        Yes I loved it on the big screen to and I still screamed watching it…..

        You are going to love it!

  2. Jay, this reminded me of you. I can just hear you say in your mini-reviews something like this: “I was watching this Wonders of the Monsoon and I don’t know guys, nature’s just too tedious for me. Nothing ever happens and when it does, you have to wait forever. I need some kills or something.”

    So, for that Jay who thinks nature’s too boring, this video was made especially for you. Enjoy 😉

  3. Ry – I actually had an extremely vivid dream last night that a tornado ripped through my home. So vivid that it took me a few minutes after I woke up to get my bearings and realize it was just a dream.

    Then, a few minutes later, I’m listening to the podcast and heard that you were under a tornado warning while recording. [cue Twilight Zone theme music]

  4. Couldn’t agree more Rye on Beverly Hills Cop. It’s sad that what was the highest grossing Rated R movie of all time (until the freaking ‘Hangover’ unseated it) now as to be looked at as a Guilty Pleasure but I get what you’re saying.

    “The Super Cops Story…it was working.”


    Great podcast as usual. And I agreed with Karl that Toy Story 3 was probably slightly better than ‘Inside Out,’ but both are 10’s in my book.

  5. I loved INSIDE OUT. Loved it! I was never bored, and though I found myself laughing early and often (and never felt that “the funny” was anything but fully “broughten,” as they say), I wouldn’t call INSIDE OUT a comedy, or even a dramedy. It’s a wonderfully insightful and deeply touching drama with a profound and endearing sense of humor. The performances are fantastic. Amy Poehler is a gem, and anyone who sees this movie and totally digs Joy really needs to blitz the entire run of “Parks and Recreation” (Poehler’s Leslie Knope is a national treasure). Richard Kind, who plays Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong, is also amazing, and Phyllis Smith (Sadness), Lewis Black (Anger) and Fear (Bill Hader) all do very impressive work. Mindy Kaling as Disgust, eh. She’s fine. The level of imagination devoted to creating the inside of Riley’s brain is as sensational as anything else Pixar has ever done. There are delightful surprises around every corner, like the crew that’s in charge of cleaning out long-term memory. I have great affection for Pixar, but I think even viewers who are generally standoffish about animation will happily pick up what INSIDE OUT is putting down. 10/10

    My overall Pixar standings:

    1) “The Incredibles” (15/10)
    2) “Inside Out” (10/10)
    3) “Toy Story 3” (10/10)
    4) “Up” (10/10)
    5) “Finding Nemo” (10/10)
    6) “Toy Story 2” (10/10)
    7) “Cars” (9/10)
    8) “Monsters, Inc.” (9/10)
    9) “Monsters University” (9/10)
    10) “Ratatouille” (9/10)
    11) “Toy Story” (9/10)
    12) “Brave” (8.5/10)
    13) “Wall*E” (6.5/10)
    14) “Cars 2” (4/10)

    Not ranked: “A Bug’s Life” (Never seen it)

      • Also, forgot to mention it, but the “Inside Out” pre-movie short, “Lava,” is terrible. What a stinker. It’s so bad, frankly, that I’m a little surprised Karl and Jason didn’t single it out for being stupid.

    • I love you Cody Clark. Unlike Yoshi and many other official and unofficial hosts, you get Pixar. I wholeheartedly disagree with your preposterous rating of Wall-E and my ranking is slightly different, but by God you just get it!

      A Bug’s Life is an excellent Pixar movie and easily the most underrated of the bunch. The world it builds is one of the best out of their catalogue and the characters are quirky, funny, and endearing. I urge you to watch it immediately. The animation is a tiny bit dated (but only because they’ve come so far), but it definitely holds up. I revisited recently and I can vouch for it.

      As far as rankings and ratings go, here’s what my list looks like without the inclusion of Inside Out, which I’m planning on seeing this week hopefully.

      1. The Incredibles – 11/10
      2. Finding Nemo – 10/10
      3. Toy Story 3 – 10/10
      4. Wall-E – 10/10
      5. Up – 10/10
      6. Toy Story – 10/10
      7. A Bug’s Life – 9.5/10
      8. Monster’s Inc. – 9/10
      9. Ratatouille – 9/10
      10. Toy Story 2 – 9/10
      11. Cars – 9/10
      12. Monster’s University – 8.5/10
      13. Brave – 7/10
      14. Cars 2 – 6/10

      • I’m not going to rank/rate all of the Pixar films, but I am also a fan. They just make good movies.

        I will say that my favorite is THE INCREDIBLES, but I think the best is INSIDE OUT.

      • We will be brothers in Pixar love forever, Juan. They just plain make great movies. I’ve always intended to get to “A Bug’s Life” at some point. I just happened to miss that train when it was boarding at the station and the opportune moment has never come up again since. Maybe it’s time to finally settle that oversight.

        I’ve been torn about “WALL*E” for from the beginning. I think I got into it at some point over on The Sci-Fi Podcast (back when the The Sci-Fi Podcast was thing), but I just can’t roll with the wildly jarring shift in tone, character emphasis and rooting interest that take hold after WALL*E gets to the Axiom. It’s like a completely different filmmaking team got sent in to make the second half of the movie. Those first 45 minutes are as magical and powerful as anything Pixar has ever done, but the “fat humans” part of the movie just turns my stomach. Too cute, too pat and far, far too distracting from the awesome brilliance of the first part of the film.

    • When I first scanned this post, I thought it began “Sad note,” and briefly braced myself to read about something like Ry’s house having been knocked flat by the tornado, or Andy’s having been informed that there is no internet provider available to service his new address. (Loved the moment when Ry’s mike suddenly, er, cut out during his intro, BTW. It’s OK, Andy. I made a few of the same embarrassing gaffes the first time that I was ever a guest on MPW, too.)

  6. David, I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been watching a lot of Saved By the Bell lately when I could’ve finished season two of The Killing. For that, I’m sorry. I’m really enjoying myself though. Nostalgia is a powerful thing.

    • I do love me some “Saved by the Bell”. Easily the most 80’s thing that the 90’s ever produced. Remember that episode when Jessie got hooked on pills and then moved to Vegas and became a stripper? Or when everyone’s favourite wacky dork, Screech, made a sex tape. Such great memories.

  7. Also, note to Dr. Howell the language expert: I think we all know what you mean, but technically, “entomology” is the zoological study of insects. “Etymology” (no “N” sound in the leading syllable) can either refer to the derivation of a particular word, the chronological history of a particular word, or the study of linguistic change.

    Additionally, while I myself am familiar with your favored definition of the word “grundle,” it’s with noting that neither nor the official Merriam-Webster site ( contain any entry for “grundle.” Also, if you Google the word “grundle,” you may be surprised to learn which of the three definitions found in Wiktionary is the one given preeminence by Google. I’ll just add that there are many other perhaps more socially acceptable words to express the concept of “a lot of something,” and most of those won’t lead impressionable Uruguayans into a potentially deeply embarrassing linguistic faux pas.

  8. J –

    I suspect you had that same exact “bizarro world” feeling I talked about last week when hearing what Karl thought of INSIDE OUT. I know I did. 😉

    What you had to say about INSIDE OUT, specifically how it’s more targeted towards adults than kids, is exactly what I said in the comments last week in response to Juan (who thanked me for not calling it a kid’s movie). There is so much depth and complexity to the film’s concept that it’ll fly over most kids’ heads. There is definitely value for kids in the message of the film, but this movie is made just as much for adults as kids… if not more so.

    This is why I find pinning you down to be so elusive, J. Of all the hosts on MPW and HMP, you’re probably the one whose preferences I align with the most (generally speaking), but then there will be the odd time when we’re complete polar opposites.

    • It was cool to hear that Ry went ahead and checked out “Darkplace” and even cooler to hear that he enjoyed it but now I feel like a jerk because I’ve still not got around to “Danger 5” yet.

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