Buckle up! For Episode 069, you’ve got Andy, Karl, and Jason — ranting and raving about the nominations for the 68th Academy Awards, among other weighty matters. And though Josh was at a Sundance screening, he still sent us two clips of supplemental Josh material, including his review of “Nebraska.” Thanks, Josh! We bring you reviews of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Devil’s Due” and “Ride Along” — all three new releases in theaters. But Andy and Jason also saw Josh’s recommendation, “The Act of Killing.” And this Mini Review turns into an epic, unofficial 26-minute Feature Review.
Movie Podcast Weekly features four hosts (and frequent guests), who give you their verdict on at least one new movie release that’s currently in theaters, mini-reviews of what they’ve been watching lately, and specialty recommendation segments. New episodes release every single Monday.
— MPW Meet-Up
— Listener appreciation (Thanks, Scott!)
— Natalie (Jason’s wife) and Shawn (Andy’s wife) launch the Book Review Podcast
— Next week: Josh’s Sundance Report 2014
— Feedback on our Best of the ’90s show
II. MPW’s Reaction to 86th Academy Award Nominees
III. Mini Reviews
Andy: Broken City, The Internship, This Is 40, The Guilt Trip, A Single Shot
IV. Impromptu Feature Review: THE ACT OF KILLING (2013)
Andy = 10 ( Rental )
Jason = Refused to rate it, and could not recommend it to anyone.
V. Mini Reviews (Continued…)
Jason: Half Past Dead
VI. Feature Review: RIDE ALONG (2014)
Karl = 7 ( Rental )
VII. Feature Review: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (2014)
Andy = 7 ( High-Priority Rental )
VIII. Feature Review: DEVIL’S DUE (2014)
Jason = 2 ( Avoid )
IX. Feature Review: NEBRASKA (2014)
Josh = 6.5 ( Rental )
X. Genre Recommendation Segments:
ROBOTIC ROMANCES WITH KARL HUDDLESTON:
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
JAY OF THE DEAD’S CREEPS AND CRIME:
Creeps: Pumpkinhead (1988)
— Thank you to Shane and Michal for your recurring donations!
— Stuff we didn’t get to cover (that we hope to cover next time)
— Reminder: MPW Meet-Up! Sundance “Dead Snow 2” screening on January 24, 2014
— Happy birthday to Karl on January 22! 50 years!
Jason highly recommends:
1. The “Gravity” trailer: Watch this first
2. The “IKEA” spoof trailer: Watch this second
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