Welcome to one of the funniest, most rambunctious episodes of Movie Podcast Weekly. This is Episode 148, and it is expressly for the amusement of the lay idiot. During this show, we bring you Feature Reviews of Paper Towns and Pixels and Southpaw.
And please help us settle a debate from this episode:
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.
— Two “Worst Case Scenarios.” How to survive: killer bees, tornado while in a car
— Utah’s freak windstorm on July 27, 2015
— MPW’s late releases
II. MPW’s Movie News and Other Movie-Related Matters
— Was Liam Neeson’s youthfulness…Taken? Judge for yourself.
— Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting – July 23, 2015
— Gun rights debate
— REMARKABLE TRUE STORY: Ryan was shot at — several times!
— Film Magazines
— Press Screenings
III. More MPW Inconsiderate Movie Theater Behavior (and Other First-World Pet Peeves)
IV. Movie News Continued…
— The Loss of Richard Corliss, film critic for Time Magazine
— “Rampage” arcade game to be adapted to film
— Jurassic World 2 has been slated
— Release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Episode VII
— The BBC’s Top 100 American Films list
— Some shallow discussion on Citizen Kane
— The practice of “Best Movies of the Year So Far…” lists
[ 1:03:08 ] V. MPW’s Famous Mini Reviews:
Karl: Trainwreck, Ant-Man
Jason: Apollo 13
Ryan: The Muppets Late-Night TV Show Mockumentary First Look Presentation
Andy: Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (and I Feel Fine); Tig; Veep Season 2; Everest trailer and climbing movies
VI. Learn to Podcast From Jason’s Podcasting Mr. Miyagi
Cliff “The Podcast Answer Man” Ravenscraft — the guy who taught Jason everything he knows — is offering his famous “Podcasting A to Z Course” again, beginning on Monday, August 10. Jason calls it the best investment he’s ever made. The course is four weeks long (and it’s college-level in quality and scope, but it’s elementary school-level in how easy it is to understand).
The course typically costs $1,999, but Cliff is offering the Movie Podcast Weekly community a $500 discount, making your price only $1,499, if you sign up and use the promo code “movies.” And by the way, if you do sign up and use our promo code, then Movie Podcast Weekly will get a nice, little $150 kick-back from generous Cliff.
You can learn more about the course here: PODCASTING A TO Z
And Jason genuinely can’t recommend it highly enough, if you’re serious about launching a professional podcast. Jason says it literally changed his life.
VII. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
The Vatican Tapes
Samba [ Limited ]
Unexpected [ Limited ]
Big Significant Things [ Limited ]
Phoenix [ Limited ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 1:26:07 ] VIII. Feature Review: PAPER TOWNS (2015)
Karl = 8 ( Buy it! )
[ 1:33:34 ] IX. Feature Review: PIXELS (2015)
Ryan = 7 ( Rental / Must-see Redbox )
[ 1:44:02 ] X. Feature Review: SOUTHPAW (2015)
Jason = 7 ( Rental )
XI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 149 for our Considering the Sequels Podcast-style franchise review of Mission: Impossible, including the latest installment, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Join us!
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