In Episode 198 of Movie Podcast Weekly, we bring you four Feature Reviews of The Secret Life of Pets and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Swiss Army Man and Carnage Park. This episode features an appearance by special guest MPW listener Eric Herman (of Eric Herman Music.com). We also have a concept discussion where we debate whether a film’s ending can ruin the overall intrinsic value of the movie. 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. New episodes release every single week!
[ 0:01:55 ] II. Mini Reviews
Karl: “Homework” preparation for MPW Ep. 200
Andy: Story about Tok, Alaska; Kung Fu Panda 3; Harry Potter audio book update
Andy: Out of Africa, Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain
[ 0:25:21 ] III. Concept Discussion: If you don’t like a movie’s ending, does it altogether ruin the whole movie and consequently strip it of all its other merits?
– Are “happy endings” necessary for a movie to still be “a good movie”?
IV. New in Theaters on July 8, 2016:
The Secret Life of Pets
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
How He Fell in Love
Fathers and Daughters
The Dog Lover
Our Little Sister
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 0:42:24 ] V. Feature Review: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016)
Andy = 7 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )
[ 0:50:47 ] VI. Feature Review: MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (2016)
Andy = 5 ( Cannot in good conscience recommend this movie to anyone )
Karl = 5 ( Rental )
At right: MPW listener Eric Herman tries the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine.
[ 0:58:58 ] VII. Meeting MPW listener Eric Herman
[ 1:03:22 ] VIII. Feature Review: SWISS ARMY MAN (2016) by special guest MPW listener Eric Herman
Eric Herman = 8.5 ( Strong Rental )
[ 1:18:58 ] IX. Feature Review: CARNAGE PARK (2016)
Jason = 5 ( Rental )
X. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Thank you to Eric Herman and family
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 199 where we’ll be reviewing “Ghostbusters” and “The Infiltrator.” Join us!
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