Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 030: Oblivion (2013)

For this week’s episode we review a great new sci-fi flick called “Oblivion” that we all think you should check out at the movie theater (in IMAX, if possible). In addition to the usual suspects: Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh, we are please to have special guest VANCE KING, who is a knowledgeable movie-lover and a listener of the Considering the Sequels Podcast and Movie Podcast Weekly.

Thanks to Andy’s Absurd Associations, this episode also features a fun, spin-off conversation about Netflix: Why We Love It and Hate It. We also want to give a quick shout-out and a thank you to our supportive friends, Chrisexcess and KZ-justin, who wrote a nice feedback e-mail and left us a review in iTunes. Thank you both!

And of course we have a spirited round of Mini Reviews and some good recommendations for you. Give us a listen and subscribe in iTunes!

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews
Andy: Premium Rush, Super 8
Josh: My Own Private Idaho, The American
Jason’s (unofficial non-mini reviews): G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Wreck-It Ralph. In two weeks: Miami Connection (1987), courtesy of Scott Teran
Vance King: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Les Miserables (2012)
Jason: Hemlock Grove, 8MM
Karl: Foxy Brown, 42

III. Feature review of “Oblivion”
Ratings and Recommendations for OBLIVION
Jason = 9 ( Theater IMAX / Buy it! )
Andy = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 8 ( Theater IMAX / Buy it! )
Josh = n/a
Vance King = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

IV. Genre Recommendation Segments

Documentary: The Staircase (2005)

The Parent Trap (1961)

Creepy Crime Documentary: Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

ANDY’S ABSURD ASSOCIATIONS: PSA – Manage Your Queues: Movies That Have Sat in Your Netflix Queue for So Long, They’ve Become a Chore:
— Beasts of the Southern Wild
— Nosferatu (1922)

Special Guest Vance King’s Recommendation: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIES: Pain & Gain and The Place Beyond the Pines with special guests Willis Wheeler and Scott Teal

Links for this episode:

Jason’s Netflix Watch Instantly podcast: Movie Stream Cast

For Horror fans: Horror Movie Podcast

Don’t forget to watch Josh’s documentary “Cleanflix,” which is currently streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly.

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.

If you like what we do here at Movie Podcast Weekly, please subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes. If you want to support the show, we have PayPal buttons in our right-hand sidebar where you can make a one-time donation or you can become a recurring donor for just $2 per month.

You can always contact us by e-mailing Or you can call and leave us a voice mail at: (801) 382-8789. And you can leave us a comment in the show notes for this episode.

Thank you for listening, and join us again next Monday for Movie Podcast Weekly.

2 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 030: Oblivion (2013)

  1. Great show, guys. Thank you for putting these reviews together every week.

    I take your opinions to heart, well most of them anyway, and I’m happy to say that it pays off. Last week I watched Gattaca and this week I watched Moon. They were both excellent. The funny thing about Moon is that I watched it after listening to the show because, get this, it has been on my list of movies to watch for two years. It’s time to clean out the ol’ queue and I’m off to a solid start. One down and one hundred to go.

    Lawrence of Arabia is high on my list of favorite films. For anyone who has not seen it I ask you to please heed the advice given to prepare yourselves first. It is not just another movie. It has an intermission for crying out loud. Plan ahead for Lawrence much like you would plan ahead for a night out at an all you can eat restaurant. Neither activity should be made on a whim.

  2. Hi guys. I’m the fan of your podcasts from The Netherlands. I found it very funny that you mentioned my recurring donation 3 times in your show.
    Anyway, as you know I’m from The Netherlands where there is no Netflix! (can you believe this?) On the other hand it is legal in Netherlands to download movies from the internet, so I can still watch the stuff you are recommending and not available on DVDs. There is one item though which I can’t find anywhere, it is “Cleanflix” and I would really love to watch it. Therefore I have a question, would it be possible for you guys to put it on internet? It can be torrent or usenet. I would appreciate this very much and it would be probably useful for others with no Netflix in their countries too.

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