Welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 167. We’re continuing our coverage of the STAR WARS FRANCHISE. This is part five of seven, where we review Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) with special guest Steve Hernandez. Unfortunately, Jason’s three co-hosts get frozen in carbonite about halfway through the show, so Jay brings you the remaining three Feature Reviews solo-cast style: Krampus and Secret in Their Eyes and The Hunting Ground. Join us!
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.
— Jason and Andy leave a voicemail on The /Filmcast Ep. 343
— Geek Cast Live Podcast discusses Bone Tomahawk
— The proper pronunciation of At-At
— New “Batman v. Superman” trailer
— Must-Watch: The most egregiously spoiler-ridden trailer in history that gives away the entire movie: “The Choice” trailer (for real — watch this!)
— Twitter message from Adrian
— “The Man in the High Castle” Ads Pulled From NY Subway
[ 0:27:03 ] II. Feature Review: STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
Jason = 9 ( Must-See Buy it! )
Andy = 10 ( Buy it! )
Karl = 9 ( Buy it! / Masterpiece )
Ryan = 10 ( Buy it! )
Steve Hernandez = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
III. Serious Business: MPW Top 10 Movies of 2015 Listener Feedback Contest! — Join us!
Do these two things:
1. E-mail your Top 10 movies to: MoviePodcastWeekly@gmail.com
2. Include what you’d like for your prize (for if you win)
— Announcing two winners of the previous contest:
Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2002: Juan
“The Karate Kid” VHS: Sal
IV. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
A Royal Night Out
The World of Kanako
Hitchcock / Truffaut
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 1:32:45 ] V. Feature Review: KRAMPUS (2015)
Jason = 4.5 ( Avoid )
[ 1:44:22 ] VI. Feature Review: SECRET IN THEIR EYES (2015)
Jason = 6.5 ( Rental )
[ 1:54:29 ] VII. Feature Review: THE HUNTING GROUND (2015)
Jason = 10 ( Must-see / Important Film )
VIII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Thanks to Vance for purchasing our Planes, Trains and Automobiles commentary
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 168 where we’ll be reviewing “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983), “Spotlight,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Goodnight Mommy” and “Landmine Goes Click.” Join us!
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