Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 008: Lincoln (2012) and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

Episode 008 has our first double-feature review, where Jason, Andy, Karl and Steve review “Lincoln” and “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” with special guests NATALIE PYLES from Podcasting Revolution and DAVE “DR. SHOCK” BECKER from Land of the Creeps and DVD Infatuation.com.

SHOW NOTES:
I. Intro
II. Feature Reviews: “Lincoln”
Ratings and Recommendations for LINCOLN
Jason = 9.5 ( Theater / Buy It! )
Andy = 10 ( Theater / Buy It! )
Karl = 10 ( Theater / Buy It! )
Steve = 9 ( Rental )
Dave Becker = 9 ( Theater / Buy It! )

III. Feature Reviews: “Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
OUR SPOILER SECTION FOR BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 ENDS AT: 1:34:16
Ratings and Recommendations for BREAKING DAWN – PART 2
Jason = 4.5 ( Avoid )
Natalie Pyles = 7.5 ( Rental )

IV. Trailer Talk:
Oz: The Great and Powerful
World War Z
Now You See Me
The Host
Gangster Squad
The Impossible
V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIE: Life of Pi with special guests Natalie Pyles and Dave Eaton

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5 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 008: Lincoln (2012) and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

  1. Loved this episode. Great hearing Dave B in this context. I never caught up with your Oscar podcast, so this is my first time hearing Doc talk about anything other horror. He’s such a great co-host.

    Enjoyed the Twilight talk quite a lot as well. Very funny. I appreciate hearing Natalie’s perspective. It is not often you hear a positive Twilight review in the podcasting world. I’m not a big fan myself. I’d have to say I like the 2nd and 3rd the best of the films I saw, but I generally dispose the movies and haven’t seen the last two. I will say, I am a BIG fan of their werewolf mythology. Probably my favorite werewolf mythology ever. Unfortunately they ruin that with terrible CGI werewolf designs and atrocious vampire mythology, but they deserve a watch just for the Native American skinwalker/classic werewolf link-up. And the vampire stuff gets better once the Voltari are in the picture.

    Haven’t seen Lincoln. The trailers looked abysmal to me, like a bad Mormon Church production (as I told Karl), but now I am very excited to see it, based on this review.

    Keep up the good work, guys. Will be joining you soon, after my next trek to Alaska.

  2. Hi Josh,
    Dave Becker and I only produced three episodes of The Best Picture Podcast, but they were epic (precisely because they were so much work — wow!). I’m in the process of building a podcast episode archive on this very site, where you’ll be able to hear those three episodes, if you wish.

    But yeah, Dave is a filmic encyclopedia and can talk about any decade and any genre of the cinema. A great podcasting co-host, indeed.

    As for “Twilight,” I’d tell people to watch the first film, get the idea, and be done with it. Stephenie Meyer’s series has become such a cultural phenomenon, I think any true cinephile should at least see the 2008 primary film to be in the know. Reading the books, however, is not necessary; life is too short to waste on such things. And I totally agree with you about the werewolves. These are giant wolves, not werewolves. I also hate the vampire mythos here and agree that the Voltari are the high point.

    I would agree that the “Lincoln” trailers don’t sell the film very well, but trust me, it’s worth seeing. It’s actually an incredible film. The only reason I didn’t give it a perfect 10 is because it lacks “re-watch value” for me … yet, Karl has (to date) already seen it in theaters three times.

    We can’t wait to have you back on the show, Josh. We’re looking forward to it. Thanks for commenting.
    Jason

  3. Maybe it is because I am not a movie buff or my literature prowess is lacking but I read the Twilight books, twice to be truthful, and I they held my attention. I confess that the first time I read them it was because Rachael was reading them and I wanted to be part of that conversation. The second time it was because I couldn’t find another book to grab going out the door to work. The movies were lacking in my opinion, although they show progression throughout the series.

    On the other hand I can’t wait to see Lincoln! Your reviews just make me want to see it more.
    Good Podcast

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