Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 027: The Host (2013) and GI Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The Host and GI Joe 2 DVD coversWelcome to Episode 027 of Movie Podcast Weekly. We are pleased to announce a special guest appearance by WILLIS WHEELER of the Terror Troop horror movie podcast. In this episode we’ll be reviewing “The Host” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Karl: Upside Down, Spring Breakers
Willis: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers, Rant on Tyler Perry and his movies
Jason: Real Steel, Wise Guys
Andy: Brave

III. Feature Review: The Host
Ratings for THE HOST:
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )
Karl = 7 ( Theater / Rental )

IV. Feature Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Ratings for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION:
Willis = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

V. Listener feedback from Vance King
IV. Genre Recommendation Segments

Romantic comedy: Arthur (1981)

Horror: The Collection (2012)

ANDY’S ABSURD ASSOCIATIONS: Movies That Inspired Me to Watch Less TV and Get Out and Do Stuff:

1. Rad
2. Gleaming the Cube
3. The River Wild
4. 127 Hours

V. Wrap-Up


Links for this episode:

Willis’s podcast: Terror Troop horror movie podcast

Willis on Twitter: @NastyWillDC

Jason’s new podcast: Movie Stream Cast

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Follow Movie Podcast Weekly on Twitter: @MovieCastWeekly

Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram and the voice talents of Midnight Corey Graham from The Electric Chair Podcast, Willis Wheeler from the Terror Troop Podcast and Mr. Ron Baird for their help with our recommendation segment intros.

We’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.

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2 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 027: The Host (2013) and GI Joe: Retaliation (2013)

  1. I just saw G.I. Joe: Retaliation. What a stupid, silly movie. Be sure to check your brain—every last bit of it–at the door.

    But the kid in me enjoyed it. I grew up with G.I. Joe action figures. The fights between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, man, I acted that stuff out with my toys so many times! Firefly’s introductory scene was awesome too; I felt a kid-ish excitement when he burst onto the scene.

    Too bad the plot was so clunky and the action direction somewhat hit and miss. And some of the characters were really underdeveloped and underutilized (Flint, Cobra Commander, Joe). I felt like the movie needed another 20 minutes of character and story development. Maybe some stuff got left on the cutting room floor? Or maybe I am kidding myself and this movie was intended for tweens, not grown men…

    Jonathan Pryce as the presidential impostor stole the show. That guy was funny. A dumb movie, but I had fun with it: 6.5/10

  2. Still listening to the show, but I just had to say I, too, LOVE the movie ARTHUR. When this premiered on cable in the early ’80s, I must have watched it 20 times, and it never got old. Great pick, Karl!

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