Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 228: A Cure for Wellness (2017) and Fist Fight (2017) and American Fable (2017) and Uncle Oscar’s Tailgate Party

Episode 228

Hear our first ever (and maybe last) Uncle Oscar’s Tailgate Party with special guest Dino Ticinelli, whom you can follow on Twitter and Letterboxd. Also in Episode 228 of Movie Podcast Weekly, we bring you three Feature Reviews of A Cure for Wellness and Fist Fight and American Fable. We also bring you a brief guest appearance from Jason’s wife, Natalie Pyles.

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!


I. Introduction
— Welcome back Dino
— Welcome back Natalie Pyles: No Tomorrow (Netflix series), Arrival

[ 0:13:18 ] II. Mini Reviews
Dino and Jason: The Wailing, The Handmaiden (partial review)

[ 0:27:07 ] III. Main Event: UNCLE OSCAR’S TAILGATE PARTY with Dino
— revisiting our Top 10 Movies of 2016
— the biggest filmic horse races of 2016 awards contenders
— predictions: which movies will actually win
— wishes: which movies should win
— awards contenders we’ve seen since our Top 10 (and if anything changed)
— 89th Academy Awards wager

IV. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 ]:
A Cure for Wellness
The Great Wall
Fist Fight
American Fable
Everybody Loves Somebody
Ghost of New Orleans
Guns and Winter
My Name Is Emily
Stolen Valor
You’re Killing Me, Susana
In Dubious Battle
John and Me
Land of Mine


[ 1:27:36 ] V. Feature Review: FIST FIGHT (2017)
Karl = 6 ( Rental )

[ 1:33:21 ] VI. Feature Review: AMERICAN FABLE (2017)
Dino = 5.5 ( Low-priority Rental )

[ 1:42:42 ] VII. Feature Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017)
Jason = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Dino = 7 ( Theater / Rental )

VIII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Dino recommends “Tower” (2016)

Episode 229 where we’ll be reviewing the 89th Academy Awards ceremony that takes place on Sunday, Feb. 26. And we’ll bring you Feature Reviews of “Get Out” and “The Great Wall.” Don’t miss it!


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3 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 228: A Cure for Wellness (2017) and Fist Fight (2017) and American Fable (2017) and Uncle Oscar’s Tailgate Party

  1. Dino & J –

    I haven’t had the chance to see South Korea’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Age of Shadows yet (hopefully soon), but according to David Ehrlich (in his column bemoaning the fact that no Korean movie has ever won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film), “…perhaps we shouldn’t have been all that surprised when KOFIC decided to overlook “The Handmaiden” and submit Kim Jee-woon’s sporadically entertaining (but ultimately impenetrable) espionage thriller “The Age of Shadows” instead. Why not. Burn it all down.”

    FWIW, I saw The Handmaiden with a Korean female friend that told me that you generally still can’t say you’re gay (openly) in South Korea (i.e. it’s still a very conservative country). And since The Handmaiden seemed to get a ton more international attention and festival love than Age of Shadows, it feels, rightly or wrongly, like homophobia was at least one of the reasons *The Handmaiden* wasn’t submitted.

  2. J, easy fix for your top 10 list. Put Lion in place of Room. Much as I adore Room, it had no legal place on a 2016 list, even by your own definitions.

    Don’t tell me you didn’t see the quotes I reposted a while ago, where I told you in November and December of 2015 to go see Room while it was showing in SLC.

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