Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 046: Elysium (2013) and We’re the Millers (2013) and In a World… (2013)

In Episode 046 of Movie Podcast Weekly, you get more than two hours of movie podcasting magic, three new release Feature Reviews and your four original hosts — sans guests. We bring you an in-depth examination of “Elysium,” and Josh covers “We’re the Millers” and “In a World…” for us. And of course, we also bring you some Mini Reviews and our Specialty Genre Recommendation Segments. Also in this episode, you’ll hear a surprising amount of discussion about elementary education and Nicolas Cage…

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SHOW NOTES — with Time Stamps!
( 00:00:00 ) I. Intro

( 00:00:40 ) II. Jason’s announcements
– Congrats to Dave Becker on his 3-year anniversary of DVD
– Jason’s own mother finally becomes a listener of MPW…
– Karl’s comments on our voices
– Jason announces his new podcast: THE DONUT SHOW

III. Mini Reviews:
( 00:07:03 ) Josh: The Green Hornet, Bridesmaids
( 00:17:18 ) Jason: Mud, Lord of War
( 00:34:02 ) Andy: Jack Reacher; Breaking Bad, first half of Season 5; Silver Linings Playbook
( 00:36:39 ) Karl: The Wolverine, Brief mention of Into the White, and the book “The Film Club”

( 00:55:25 ) IV. Review of “We’re the Millers”
Ratings and Recommendations for WE’RE THE MILLERS
Josh = 7.5 ( Rental )

( 01:07:21 ) V. Review of “Elysium”
Ratings and Recommendations for ELYSIUM
Jason = 8 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 6.5 ( Rental )
Andy = 6.5 ( Rental )
Josh = 7 ( Theater / Rental )

( 01:42:56 ) VI. Review of “In a World…”
Ratings and Recommendations for IN A WORLD…
Josh = 8 ( Buy it! )

V. Specialty Recommendation Segments

( 01:49:13 ) ANDY’S ABSURD ASSOCIATIONS: Another PSA on Properly Managing Your Netflix Queue
Double-check the year of release! Case in point: The Uninvited (1983)

Sci-Fi: Capricorn One (1977) and Karl’s remembrance of the late Karen Black

Documentary: If a Tree Falls… (2011)

Horror: The Ruins (2008)

( 02:05:26 ) V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIES: Kick-Ass 2 and Into the White with a surprise special guest!

Links for this episode:

Funny stuff Jason recommends:
Best Scenes From “The Wicker Man” (Spoilers!)

Funny stuff that Josh recommends:
“In a World” trailer for: Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedian”

Jason Sudeikis viral videos:
NBC Sports Soccer campaign
Mumford and Sons video

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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.

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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 046: Elysium (2013) and We’re the Millers (2013) and In a World… (2013)

  1. Hammer’s Random (potentially cryptic) Responses:

    Okay, that does it, I have to see this Spring Breakers movie, I’ve heard from two directors it’s the best movie of the year, Chris Excess loves it and now Josh is talking about it as well. I guess I just have to watch it. I also want to see Place Beyond the Pines.

    Forest Gump doesn’t excite me any more than Beasts of the Southern Wild or Winter’s Bone, but still want to check out Mud as well. Jason from your co-hosts responses I think you must be coming up with Simon Cowell-like comparisons most of the time. That’s a compliment though, people love that guy.

    Not mad at you at all for not wanting to watch Nicolas Cage films. Mainly I hate his horrible action films though. I can tolerate his quirky comedies or dramas. I think those suit him better.

    X2- best X-Men film by far.

    Oh… If you could get David Gilmour on, that would be awesome. By the way Jay, he agrees with me on Broken Flowers. And Karl, I’m not Stacy Keach.

  2. Oh yeah! I forgot, Wolverine would destroy Superman because like Josh said, a baby with a green rock could. But also, remember Doomsday? Yeah he’s basically a big wolverine only he doesn’t have adamantium claws, he has gravel stuck in his knuckles.

  3. It’s Hammer time!

    IN A WORLD is one of those new-fangled (actually not that new or fangled) day-and-date releases. Happens all the time with indie films nowadays.

    Hammer Warning: If you thought ONLY GOD FORGIVES was too disorienting, SPRING BREAKERS may bug you too. It is also quite repetitive at times. Korine composed it like a song with repeating choruses and hooks. Korine is, at his heart, an art film director. This one just happens to feature thugs with machine guns, James Franco with a grill, and a bunch of former-Disney actresses in and out of skimpy bikinis. If I had to write a pull quote for this film it would say something about it basically being KIDS for the digital generation, lit with neon bar signs, and high on candy necklaces. I love it, but fair warning, I’m guessing you will think it is 45 minutes too long. Karl talks about hating it on episode 27 and I apologize to him for loving it on episode 32.

    X2 (8.5), First Class (8), The Wolverine (6), X-Men (5.5), X3 (3), Origins (0.5)–in that order.

    Jason’s film comparisons aren’t so much Simon Cowell as Paris Hilton–superficial. I love WINTER’S BONE, but this film has way more going on. I was impressed by the production and style of BEASTS, but it was overrated (including by me) and MUD is a better and more interesting film by leaps and bounds. Those are only comparable because they are quiet films that star good kid actors and take place in the South. The stories, plot, characters, performances, tone, etc have little else in common. I have no idea what the GUMP comparison is all about.

    Jason and I have our copies of The Film Club, so we’ll see if we can land David Gilmour.

    Curious to hear your take on Broken Flowers and Tabloid.

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