Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 018: Parker (2013), Broken City (2013) and Sundance 2013 Report

For Episode 018, we bring you a double-header review of Parker and Broken City, as well as Joshua Ligairi’s report on 21 movies featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

SHOW NOTES:
I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Andy — For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012), The Ant Bully (2006), This Means War (2012), The Other Guys (2010), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Planet Earth (2006), Life (2009)
Jason — Easy A (2010), Voicemail from Jeff Hammer, Haywire (2011), Creature (2011)
Josh — The Deep (1977), Night Moves (1975)
Karl — No mini reviews because Jason was a jerk and didn’t ask to hear Karl’s…

III. Feature Review of PARKER
Ratings and Recommendations:
Karl = 6 ( Rental )

IV. Feature Review of BROKEN CITY
Ratings and Recommendations: 
Jason = 6 ( Rental )
Karl = 6.5 ( Rental )

V. Sundance Film Festival 2013 Coverage by Joshua Ligairi:
— The Way, Way Back
— A.C.O.D.
— Don Jon’s Addiction
— Before Midnight
— Austenland
— Afternoon Delight
— The Lifeguard
— Pandora’s Promise
— S-VHS
— Sound City
— Twenty Feet From Stardom
— Virtually Heroes
— jOBS
— In a World…
— Hell Baby
— Fruitvale
— Upstream Color
— Manhunt
— Touchy Feely
— Computer Chess
— Valentine Road

VI. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIE: Warm Bodies with special guests Kyle “Dr. Walking Dead” Bishop and Midnight Corey

Special thanks this episode to our friend, Jeff Hammer, for calling and leaving us a voicemail and to Josh for his great Sundance report. Thank you both!

Links for this episode:

Wolfman Josh Ligairi:
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Josh’s Web site: IcarusAE.com
Josh on Twitter: @IcarusArts

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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 018: Parker (2013), Broken City (2013) and Sundance 2013 Report

  1. Jason, I think Haywire has a plot but it was too coonfusing so it is glossed over, either way it is far better than Creature’s nonsensical plot and its off-screen climax, Creature is a 2.5 at best, all for acting and 20 minutes of passable horror movie to begin. What I liked about Haywire was the action and that Soderbergh let it speak fot itself, zero pumped up action music. Contraband was typical far-fetched actioner, Hawire dared to be different. I could see Contraband being more enjoyable to some though. Great show!

  2. Jason, I think “Easy A” is to the comedy genre what “Cabin in the Woods” is to the horror genre. “Cabin in the Woods” (I haven’t seen it, but I have heard you praise it) is apparently a surprisingly good horror flick—much better than most of the other teen horror films. “Easy A” is the same way. It is a much smarter movie than the majority of the teen-focused comedies out there.

    I think the problem was that Karl and Andy totally over sold it. You were expecting it to transcend past its genre in the way “Jaws” rose above the standard ‘creature feature.’ I don’t think “Easy A” quite does that. It is an exceptional comedy. But it isn’t legendary.

    I see it more as a 7.5/10, +/- .5 depending upon your love of the genre (or that sweet little alien Emma Stone). It has been a while since I’ve seen it; I set it to record on DirecTV for this weekend so we’ll see if my 7.5 holds.

    Great podcast. Thanks!

  3. By all accounts I’ve had “Easy A” is a very intelligent comedy, which sets itself apart from the genre in every way, if that is true, it surely deserves a 7.5-8.5. I can’t personally imagine She’s Out of my League being in its company personally though.

  4. The Sundance movie I left out was “Which Way Is the Front Line From Here?” which is a shame because it was an interesting documentary followed by an excellent Q&A. Maybe we can discuss next time I’m on.

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