Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 017: The Last Stand (2013) and Mama (2013)

We’ve done it again — another double-feature review, but instead of reviewing “Broken City,” Karl surprised us and switched to “The Last Stand.” Jason and special guest podcaster JOEL ROBERTSON, host of the much loved Forgotten Flix Podcast, review “Mama.”

Also in this episode, we talk about a term coined by Jason Grooms called “Cinematic Nostalgia Disorder” (CND). And of course, we give you loads of Mini Reviews. We also take a moment to sincerely thank “Dangerously” and “CharissaLand” for your kind reviews that you wrote for this podcast on iTunes. We’re super-grateful! And we wrap up the show with some drama that’s going on in the podcasting world involving lawsuits and patents and all sorts of shenanigans.

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Karl = Django Unchained (2012)
Jason = Barricade (2012), Absentia (2012), The Barrens (2012)
Joel Robertson = [REC]³ Génesis (2012), High Lane (2009)
Andy = The Ides of March (2011), Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Easy A (2010), Zero Dark Thirty (2013), Django Unchained (2012), Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

IV. Feature Review No. 1: “The Last Stand”
Ratings and Recommendations for THE LAST STAND
Karl = 7 ( Rental )

V. Feature Review No. 2: “Mama”
Ratings and Recommendations for MAMA
Jason = 6.5 ( Rental )
Joel Robertson = 6.5 ( Rental )

VI. Wrap-Up


Links for this episode:

Joel on Twitter: @ForgottenFlix

Forgotten Flix Podcast (Check out Episode 084)

Be sure to watch for Joel and Jason’s forthcoming Off-Script Podcast — coming in March!

Half Size Me Podcast


Cliff Ravenscraft — The Podcast Answer Man Episode 292 (His patent lawsuit discussion begins at about 39 minutes.)

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3 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 017: The Last Stand (2013) and Mama (2013)

  1. Karl, my initial thought about James Remar playing two parts in DJANGO was that it was simply a throwback to the grind house days when low budget films were forced to do that kind of thing. It was done all over in the Tarantino/Rodriguez GRINDHOUSE films and Michael Parks, Kazuki Kitamura and Chia Hui Liu each played 2 roles in KILL BILL. So, there was a president within low budget exploitation and Tarantino’s filmography.

    But, then …

    Tonight when I was online, looking for any other confirmation of my hunch that the bar in DJANGO was modeled after the bar in RIO BRAVO, I cam e across this nugget: “When Joe shoots the person at the beginning of the movie the character is played by Bing Russell (Kurt’s father). Later in the movie when Dude is ambushed at the entrance to the town, they give a guy his hat to impersonate Dude – it’s Bing Russell again, after he was killed off at the beginning and why Joe is arrested in the first place.” So it looks like there was president in this Howard Hawks classic Western as well, that must have been a huge influence on DJANGO, Tarantino being a Hawks devotee and all.

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