Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 047: Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Aftershock (2013)

Once again, Movie Podcast Weekly delivers more than 2 hours of movie-related content. In this episode, we review “Kick-Ass 2” and “Aftershock” (2013). Our special guest is WILLIS WHEELER of the Terror Troop horror movie podcast and The Donut Show! You won’t want to miss Willis’s rant about those who complain that comic book-inspired movies are “too comic booky.” And we also debate a little about superhero movies that are set more in reality versus the fantastical movies. We also spell out everything that’s wrong with reality television. And Episode 047 features another heated battle about Jim Carrey’s change of heart regarding “Kick-Ass 2.” Don’t miss it!

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

( 00:03:42 ) II. BIG MPW announcements
– For Episode 050 we’ll bring you an epic show with four new Top 10 lists and a discussion of 50 different movies!

III. Mini Reviews:
( 00:06:05 ) Karl: The Lone Ranger, We’re the Millers, The Lady Vanishes, Into the White
( 00:21:00 ) Willis Wheeler: Speed Racer, Rant: People who watch comic book movies and complain, “This movie becomes too ‘comic booky.'”
( 00:34:22 ) Andy: American Ninja Warrior (TV show), Discussion about Reality TV shows
( 00:41:32 ) Josh: Josh sees two movies at the Sunset drive-in theater: World War Z, Planes
( 00:53:15 ) Random tangent about Utah’s late Larry Miller
( 00:57:30 ) Jason: Cloverfield

( 01:05:03 ) V. Review of “Kick-Ass 2”
Ratings and Recommendations for KICK-ASS 2
Jason = 5.5 ( Rental )
Willis Wheeler = 8 ( Theater / Buy it! )

( 01:31:08 ) V. Review of “Aftershock”
Ratings and Recommendations for AFTERSHOCK
Jason = 5.5 ( Rental )
Josh = 4 ( Avoid )

V. Specialty Recommendation Segments


Romantic comedy: The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio) from 2009

Re-Recommendation of Previous Picks — 3 documentaries:
The Imposter (2012)
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
Exporting Raymond (2010)

Horror: Stake Land (2010)

( 02:09:35 ) V. Wrap-Up

NEXT WEEK’S MOVIES: The World’s End and You’re Next with special guests Boss Butcher and Deadboxmike Ingram

Links for this episode:

Willis Wheeler’s Links:
Terror Troop horror movie podcast
The Donut Show with Jason and Keith Stein
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Awkward actor interviews that Josh recommends:
Bruce Willis
Jesse Eisenberg

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Listen to Jason’s Movie Stream Cast here: Movie Stream

Especially for HORROR FANS: Horror Movie

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. Today is Dave’s birthday — happy birthday, Dave!

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11 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 047: Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Aftershock (2013)

  1. Josh, I went to my local drive-in this weekend as well. I saw Planes and Grown-Ups 2. Pretty bad on both counts. I know you mentioned direct to DVD films but did you know that Planes was initially supposed to be one? I was calling Planes Disney’s attempt at making a Pixar film without paying for a Pixar film but that made me feel a little less harshly about it to know it was to be a DVD release. I also didn’t get to make-out with my wife and my 5-year old didn’t even like Planes, so our trip was less magical. Plus we have 4 or 5 drive-ins within 30 miles so it’s less enchanting probably. I don’t expect World War Z would have made my experience much better. That said I do love the drive-in and thougt I would share that Honda is giving 5 drive-ins the capability to make the switch to digital.

  2. Also Josh, I can’t figure bashing Big Brother then defending Real World. One is people behaving the way most people would if they were thrust inside a house with people they didn’t necessarily like while one, in my opinion was just people acting like idiots merely because they are on camera. What I mean is the people on Real World could walk away if they wanted to avoid someone while BB contestants can’t and also are stripped of any form of entertainment other than socializing. I think BB is a way better character study. But that’s just my opinion.

  3. Thanks for the feedback, as always, Hammer. You’re very lucky to have a Drive-In nearby. Don’t take it for granted, man. Land is valuable and I have a feeling they will all be gone soon, digital conversion or not. Sorry your 5-year-old didn’t like PLANES. Mine isn’t very discerning, I guess.

    As for Big Brother, I’m not a fan, and I’m really not a fan of Real World anymore either, both are completely populated of actor/models who just want to be on TV. But, I bring up The Real World simply because it was (according to most accounts) the first reality show and they were getting it right back then. You have a point that Big Brother is also an interesting social experiment–a We Live In Public type of thing, as Jason pointed out (a doc I would recommend if you are interested in this sort of thing). I was actually living in Holland when the first Big Brother aired and it was an absolute sensation. Still, I think that The Real World had a pretty decent run before everything for the show changed with RW Las Vegas. I was a huge fan of Seasons 1, 3, 5, 6, and 9. Particularly 3 in San Francisco. And that first Season was completely innovative and kind of mind-blowing for me back in the day. Later I became a fan of Road Rules as well for a short stint. Which, I think is why I like Survivor now (as a major late-comer to that show)–it has all of the human drama of The Real World with the adventure and physical challenges of Road Rules. It’s like Lord of the Flies meets The Running Man.

    Thanks for checking out the recommendations as well, Hammer. I haven’t heard much feedback on those recommendations, so I’m guessing it wasn’t pretty. Hahaha.

  4. Always enjoy your MOVIE STREAM CAST reviews, even when I disagree (except for on UPSTREAM COLOR when I wanted to strangle you guys). Did you ever check out MOTHER? I don’t think it is streaming anymore, sadly. Looking forward to hearing what you thought of TABLOID.

  5. Hey guys, i love all your shows! I’m just starting this episode and I’d love to here more about the Netflix controversy. If it’s true that they are panning and scanning, I’m going to be really pissed! I’m with you guys on watching things in their original aspect! Thanks again for all your tine and hard work!

  6. Regarding the Netflix controversy, Netflix claims that they do not alter the aspect ratios but do show what is given to them which includes cropped films. Nearly all of the Starz titles they showed before the contract expired were cropped. Here is an article that explains the position of Netflix.

    As a side note to this cropping issue – I’m a bit dismayed at the rash of recent big films that are being released in 16:9 aspect ratio instead of 2:39:1 scope format. Many movies that have theatrical 3D releases are filmed in 16:9, when scope would be a much better choice. Avengers was released on Blu-Ray in 16:9 and Iron Man 3 will be as well. Seems like an odd choice for movies like these and it seems like the wider aspect would benefit movies like this. At least the director is framing everything with the intention of this aspect ratio, but being someone who does not particularly care for 3D, I wish that this did not factor into these decisions.

  7. Regarding my comment above – I had heard otherwise, but just confirmed that Iron Man 3 is being released in scope aspect ratio on blu-ray.

  8. Hello Guys,

    Really glad I have found your show and I am catching up on old your old podcasts and enjoying each one of them at work. You guys are always on point and sometimes I disagree with you and sometimes I agree but always the conversation is so much fun to listen to.

    As for seeing movies at a drive in I have to say for me at least it is the worst experience. The picture is grainy and the sound is horrible. If you guys could recommend a good drive in place and what is needed when going to a drive in. Your must have to have a great drive in experience.

    Also I would love to hear your review of my one of my all time favorite movies.

    “Midnight Madness” it is corny but in the tradition of Rat Race, its a mad mad mad mad world, and scavenger hunt. Please tell me what you think for me it is an 8. I know sad but I do own it and it is my guilty pleasure and go to movie to make me feel better.

    What are your guilty pleasure movies?

    Well look forward to hearing back from you and keep up the good work.

    Thank you
    Mario Leon

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