Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 038: Man of Steel (2013) and This Is the End (2013) and Video Rental Store Nostalgia

We’ve got another lengthy episode for you this week, just 20 minutes shy of the 3-hour mark. Your four hosts and special guest WILLIS WHEELER of Terror Troop Podcast joins us as we review Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” and “This Is the End.” We also mosey down Memory Lane by indulging in some Video Rental Store Nostalgia. (This portion of the episode is a must-listen.) And Jason calls for some general feedback on the show, so let us know your thoughts on Movie Podcast Weekly.

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Andy: A Little Help
Willis Wheeler: Behind the Candelabra, The Lords of Salem, Wonder Woman (TV pilot)
Jason: Ted, Snitch
Karl: The Purge, Gene Wilder comments on Johnny Depp’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005), Karl hears good things about Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” (2013)
Josh: John Dies at the End, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

III. Video Rental Store Nostalgia:
– Excerpt from Episode 018 of The Weekly Horror Movie Podcast
– Karl’s video store tale
– Listener video store tale from Jared M.
– Listener video store tale from Vance
– Willis Wheeler’s video store tale
– Andy’s video store tale
– Josh’s video store tale
– Jason’s video store tale

IV. Review of “Man of Steel”
Ratings and Recommendations for MAN OF STEEL
Jason = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Andy = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Josh = n/a
Willis Wheeler = 10 ( Theater / Buy it! )

V. A quick note for our recurring donors…

VI. Review of “This Is the End”
Ratings and Recommendations for THIS IS THE END
Karl = 6.5 ( Rental )
Josh = 6 ( Rental )

VII. Genre Recommendation Segments

ANDY’S ABSURD ASSOCIATIONS: You Can’t Share Your Netflix Queue…
Case in point: Babies (2010)

Sci-Fi: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Horror: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Classic: Straight to Hell (1986)

VIII. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE: World War Z with special guests: Zombie Expert Kyle “Dr. Walking Dead” Bishop and ChrisExcess.

Links for this episode:

Hear more from Willis Wheeler on Terror Troop Podcast

Josh recommends: WTF With Marc Maron, Ep. 396

Andy recommends this “Vertical Limit” YouTube video on climbing: Hollywood and Climbing: Vertical Limit Guide to Climbing

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Listen to Jason’s podcast on streaming films: Movie Stream Cast

Especially for HORROR FANS: Horror Movie

Special thanks goes out to our special guest, Willis Wheeler, for joining us again. 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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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 038: Man of Steel (2013) and This Is the End (2013) and Video Rental Store Nostalgia

  1. Totally with you guys on This Is The End, 6.5 from me only because I identified with Jay Baruchel A LOT. I hate parties, Forrest Gump, and listening to people talk about their pets for no apparent reason. I also would have criticized the film if nobody tried to make a move on Emma Watson, so I am with Jay (Baruchel) they would have gotten all rapesy eventually and being the good guy he was he was trying to head it off.

    I think you’re a little high on Man of Steel, some things were kind of dumb but I agree it was a success. I would go 8. I haven’t listened yet though, so I might chime back in once I get that chance.

  2. Shout-out to the man above, Jay’s partner on Movie Stream Cast, Jeff Hammer. Listening to your coverage of This is the End on The Resurrection of Zombie 7 right now: Sorry to hear that you are bowing out of RZ7. I like this podcast and I was a big fan of your coverage of the Scream series, but I totally get where you are coming from. Podcasting is no easy thing.

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