Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 037: The Internship (2013) and The Purge (2013)

Clocking in at 2 hours and 17 minutes, Movie Podcast Weekly delivers another double-header review for you of “The Internship” and “The Purge.” We’re glad to bring you special guest JOHN PERKINS, the co-founder and CEO of the San Diego-based online movie community Seen That.

During this episode, we encourage the listeners to share their favorite memory having to do with brick-and-mortar video stores by:

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I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Josh: The Break-Up, Couples Retreat
Karl: Ephraim’s Rescue, the state of LDS cinema
John Perkins: Taken 2, Die Hard
Jason: Attack the Block, Prometheus, Catwoman, Parker

III. Review of “The Internship”
Ratings and Recommendations for THE INTERNSHIP
Karl = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Josh = 8 ( Buy it! )
John Perkins = 8 ( Theater / Rental )

IV. Review of “The Purge”
Ratings and Recommendations for THE PURGE
Jason = 7 ( Rental )

V. Genre Recommendation Segments

Classic: The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Romantic Comedy: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Crime: Eastern Promises (2007)

VI. E-mail from Christian J.
VII. John’s top 3 favorite films

VII. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE: Man of Steel with special guest, comic book super-geek, Willis Wheeler, of the Terror Troop horror movie podcast.

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John Perkins’s Seen That movie-rating community

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Listen to Jason’s mini reviews of “Bad Boys” (1 and 2) here: Movie Stream

Especially for HORROR FANS: Horror Movie

Special thanks goes out to our special guest, John Perkins, for joining us. And we’d also like to thank all those who have written to us! We also want to thank 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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8 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 037: The Internship (2013) and The Purge (2013)

  1. I remember the local video rental shop growing up, but I don’t remember it’s name. Of course that might be because the owners also operated the frozen yogurt joint next door and the neighborhood kids would slyly refer to the combined business as Licks ‘N Flicks.

    Josh, thank you for your recommendation of Upstream Color. It is now streaming on Netflix and it is an extraordinary picture, one that viewers will be thinking and talking about for years to come.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Jared. That’s hilarious. Licks ‘N Flicks… What state is/was Licks ‘N Flicks located in? We’ll definitely be reading your comment on the show next week.

    Re: Upstream Color… Josh will be happy to know that we have some listeners who also share his highfalutin, artistic tastes of the cinema. Thanks for listening and for leaving some feedback.

  3. This was a really fun episode. I think I was talked into wanting to see The Purge and liking The Internship more than I thought I did just because the mood was so warm and light. Must have been having John Perkins on as a guest because I know I wasn’t coming in with much.

    Glad you enjoyed UC, Jared. Very glad to hear that I’m not boring EVERYONE out there. Jason, I sense a future episode of Movie Stream Cast coming up with a Shane Carruth twist.

    Which reminds me, Jason, we need to discuss Dogtooth! I also think we need to have a bonus cast where we hash out LDS cinema (so we don’t bore the listeners on a regular show). A 17 Miracles smack down is in order.

  4. Also, Karl, I have been hearing really great things about Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Sounds right up your alley.

    And Jay, if I make it back from the lake in time for the show this Sunday, I’m going to cover This Is the End rather than Man of Steel.

  5. While in high school, my friends and I went through a phase of renting poorly-made, obscure movies, just for laughs. The local video rental store, Great American Video, was a treasure trove for these kind of films (kind of like Netflix, after you get past the first 20 main-stream movie options in one of the recommended genre sections).

    This renting phase introduced us to films like Troll (1986), Earth Girls are Easy (1988), and Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984). Horrible, funny stuff.

    None were more memorable than Take It to the Limit (2000) We affectionately called it “Take it to Limit” because that was the listed title on the VHS tape. For me, this is an epic “so bad it is good” movie. Embarrassingly funny, infinitely quotable, with some of the silliest climbing scenes ever filmed. Andy should really check this one out for some climbing tips.

    Right before our local Great American Video store closed it’s doors for good, we were lucky enough to purchase the film for one of our buddies, just to keep the original copy ‘in the family.’

  6. Man, I love these stories. Where was your local Great American Video, Vance? I remember going to the Pocatello location a few times as a kid. They always had free theater popcorn, which kept us kids coming back. We also featured the Brigham City Great American Video in Cleanflix. They were doing the whole illegal editing thing.

    • I grew up outside of Rexburg, Idaho. The Great American Video there always had free popcorn. I loved it as a kid, but felt sorry for the people working there as I got older. They were always cleaning up after customers. They’d clean up one mess only to watch a bunch of kids dump popcorn everywhere. I bet that got old.

      Interestingly, the Rexburg Great American Video made the change to edited movies during my high school days. As I remember, they kept their old inventory, but their new releases were all edited for content. I watched a lot of edited movies from Great American Video before they closed down.

      I have heard that there are still some Redbox-like machines in Eastern Idaho that rent out edited movies. I don’t know how they get away with it after the court rulings, but I don’t know a lot about it.

      • That’s funny, Vance. Someone just sent me a photo of a Rexburg “black box” edited version of “red box” that is still in operation. The thing is, the studios didn’t go out and check to make sure everyone was complying with the ruling. They didn’t know exactly how many people were editing once the big distributors like CleanFlicks and CleanFilms were shut down. A lot of these mom and pop shops could and did fly under the radar if they could keep themselves out of the press.

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