Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 091: Jersey Boys (2014) and Think Like a Man Too (2014) and Hellion (2014) and Rob the Mob (2014)

Episode 091

Welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 091. During this show, we bring you Feature reviews of “Jersey Boys,” “Think Like a Man, Too,” “Hellion” and “Rob the Mob.” And to help us with this episode, we welcome back the Wild Man himself — Willis Wheeler! Don’t miss it!

Movie Podcast Weekly typically 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.

I. Intro
— Welcome Willis Wheeler
— Witless banter
— Movie News

II. Mini Reviews:

– Fargo (TV series) – Episode 002
– True Detective – Season 1, Episode 001
– The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Part 6
– Willow Creek = 3 ( Avoid )

Willis Wheeler:
– Aliens (1986) = 10 ( Buy it! )
– Transformers (2007) = 9 ( Buy it! )
– Candyman (1992) = 8 ( Buy it! )
– Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) = 8 ( Buy it! )
– NXT on the WWE Network

– Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) = 6 ( Rental )
– Movie-watching is mood-based…
– Martial arts sequences
– Oldboy = 7.5 ( Rental )
– World War Z (unrated on Netflix)
– Empire State = 7 ( Rental )
– Machete Kills = 5.5 ( Rental )

True Detective – Season 1, Episode 002 = 8 ( Buy it! )
– Willow Creek = 7 ( Rental )
– How to Train Your Dragon 2 = 8 ( Theater / Buy it! )
– Joe (2014) = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
– Hungry for Change (2012) = 8 ( Rental )
– Thirteen Days (2000) = 7 ( Rental )

III. Feature Review: JERSEY BOYS (2014)
Jason = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

IV. Feature Review: THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (2014)
Willis Wheeler = 2 ( Avoid )

V. Feature Review: HELLION (2014)
Jason = 4.5 ( Avoid )

VI. Feature Review: ROB THE MOB (2014)
Jason = 5.5 ( Rental )

VII. Wrap-Up

VIII. “Life Without You” — written and performed by Jason Pyles

We will be reviewing TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION and TIM’S VERMEER and the TERMINATOR franchise — CTS Podcast style — (as well as The Story of Film Part 7 and The World Is Not Enough) — with special guest film critic Cody Clark.

Links for this episode:

Willis’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)

All About Autism Podcast (with Jason and Natalie Pyles):
Ep. 092: Focusing on Strengths vs. Developing Weaknesses
Ep. 093: Is Everyone on the Autism Spectrum?
Ep. 094: The Largest Genomic Database on Autism
Ep. 095: The Autism Spectrum and Its Gradations

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We’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.

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.

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14 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 091: Jersey Boys (2014) and Think Like a Man Too (2014) and Hellion (2014) and Rob the Mob (2014)

    • No problem man. In spite of the fact I hate the single “Transformers” movie I’ve seen and I prefer “Alien” to “Aliens” you’re voice is still a gift to the podcasting world. I love those deadpan one word Willis Wheeler answers and how you obviously don’t give a hoot about what people think, you just tell it like it is!

  1. it is shame that we dont have that comparison between the musical and the movie of Jersey boys. i went to the musical and it was outofmymind brilliantly put together, breaking all stage show limitations threading the story plot together.

    the musical was using the mob involvement as the crisis, there was no drug or woman distraction, or nothing like in Ray.

    i suppose the just followed the stage script on that one . this one is not yet released in Australia but i will surely catch it when it is on

    • Hi Que,
      Thanks for your comment. You’re right: I haven’t seen the musical, but I really got the sense (inexplicably) that the movie was a pretty faithful adaptation of the musical. I suspect that’s the case, anyway.

      Yes, almost every mob-related element serves as a crisis in the film, and drugs don’t really figure into the story, either. The females in the film have very small roles, though we get small subplots with Frankie Valli’s wife, daughter and love interest.

      I don’t know how to explain this, but I saw “Jersey Boys” five days ago now, and it has remained with me as much as if I just walked out of the theater. There are affecting moments in this film, sure, but I can’t explain why this story has been echoing in my soul. It’s weird, but there’s something so sad about Frankie Valli’s story to me… The way he shoulders things just breaks me up.

      That gorgeous song — “My Eyes Adored You” — and the film’s usage of it, I think, has been the most haunting aspect for me. Yes, definitely see the film when it hits Australia, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. I wish I could say this movie will be as powerful for everyone, but I worry that it will only affect a small subset of its viewers.


    • Willis, would you compare Think Like a Man to something like The Wood? Because I actually really liked The Wood and if they’re similar experiences then I’d be inclined to check it out. But then again, I don’t care much for Kevin Heart so, more than likely I’ll skip it.

  2. Andy, a 7.5 for Oldboy? That’s a bit low isn’t it? Especially when you rated Empire State so high! Completely different kinds of movies, but worlds apart in terms of quality. Also, if my memory serves me right, you scored I Saw the Devil pretty high (a 9 maybe). I think the films are comparable and I would say that Oldboy is the superior one. Just my thoughts.

    Oldboy (original): 10
    I Saw the Devil: 9.5

  3. It’s awesome to hear that Josh has begun watching True Detective and that Jay is enjoying it so far. Such a fantastic show in almost every respect and I really look forward to hearing you guys discuss each episode. It just gets better as it goes on.

    It was also awesome to hear that Jay enjoys “Death Sentence”. That’s one of the best modern revenge/action movies I’ve seen and I very seldom hear anybody mention it. I give it a 7.5/10.

    As for some of the other movies discussed in this episode here are my ratings:

    Aliens: 9/10
    Transformers: 2/10
    Candyman: 7.5/10
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 5/10

    I’m really looking forward to the Terminator CTS stuff. Especially since it sounds like Jason might be ready to defend some of the more recent entries in the franchise!

    – David

    • I love Death Sentence! I really think it’s one of Kevin Bacon’s best roles. Such intensity! It’s an 8.5 for me.

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