In Episode 073, there’s no Andy, but we have Andy’s cat! There’s no Josh (at first), but he joins us after a few moments… There’s no requisite revisitation of the original 1987 “RoboCop” movie, but we bring you an in-depth review of the new “RoboCop” movie with special guest WILLIS WHEELER. And there’s no arguments this time about “Upstream Color,” but we have a very lively and rousing debate about the upcoming “Son of God” movie, so please weigh in by voting below on our poll question:
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.
II. Mini Reviews
Karl: The Monuments Men, Amadeus, House of Cards Season 2
Willis Wheeler: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Flight Plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) TV show
Josh: The Train (1964), The Rape of Europa
Jason: The Expelled, RoboCop (1987)
III. Feature Review: ROBOCOP (2014)
Jason: 8.5 ( Theater / Rental )
Karl: 6.5 ( Theater / Rental )
Josh: 8 ( Theater / Rental )
Willis Wheeler: 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
IV. MPW’s Miscellaneous Matters
— Two voice mails from Levi (The Unknown Murderer)
— Jason’s dilemma: Seeing “Son of God” or “Non-Stop”
— Trailer for “Unbroken”
— Another plug for Terry Gross’s interviews of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Fresh Air: NPR.org
— More raves for “The Lego Movie”
V. Genre Recommendation Segments
ROBOTIC ROMANCES WITH KARL HUDDLESTON:
Mystery: The Stepford Wives (1975)
JAY OF THE DEAD’S CREEPS AND CRIME:
Creeps: Primal (2010) – streaming on Netflix until March 1, 2014
JOSH’S CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Documentary: Bus 174 (2002)
NEXT WEEK’S MOVIES: 3 Days to Kill or Pompeii and Winter’s Tale and The Broken Circle Breakdown
Links for this episode:
Willis Wheeler’s plugs:
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror movie podcast
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)
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Josh (and Jason) say check out Terry Gross’s interviews of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Fresh Air: NPR.org
Jason says to check out his wife (and Andy’s wife) discussing books here: Book Review Podcast
Jason talks pop culture: The Donut Show
Jason and Josh, especially for horror fans: Horror Movie Podcast
Josh covers streaming movies: Movie Stream Cast
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Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram and the Blue Claw Philharmonic for the use of their music and the voice talents of Midnight Corey Graham from The Electric Chair Podcast, Willis Wheeler from the Terror Troop Podcast and Spike Real 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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