Hi, and welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 105. Our Feature Reviews for this show are The Equalizer and Tusk and This Is Where I Leave You and Frank. And our special guest this time is Wild Man Willis Wheeler (who pulls a classic Andy later in this show). By the way, Willis has his own Wild Man YouTube Channel. Check it out!
Also in Episode 105, Josh introduces his new genre segment, which just as interactive as Andy’s new segment! And of course, we bring you our Mini Reviews of what we’ve been watching lately, as well as our genre segments. Thanks for listening.
If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Josh — along with frequent guests. We give you our verdicts on at least one new movie release from the current year that’s currently playing in theaters or on VOD, as well as several mini reviews of whatever we’ve been watching lately. And we usually provide specialized genre recommendations. New episodes release every single Tuesday. Join us!
— Let us know in the comments which 2014 movies you’d still like to hear us review before the end of the year.
II. Mini Reviews
Karl: A Walk Among the Tombstones, All Is Lost
Willis Wheeler: No Retreat, No Surrender; Bettie Page Reveals All; Demons; Fantastic Four (1994-1996) animated series
Josh: LOST Pilot, Jeff Probst’s Finder’s Fee
Jason: Girl Most Likely, Ocean Heaven (aka Ocean Paradise), The Prowler, brief chat about The Robe
III. What’s New in Theaters This Past Weekend
— The Equalizer
— The Boxtrolls
— Pride [ Limited ]
— Blacker Than the Night [ Limited ]
— The Two Faces of January [ Limited ]
— Believe Me [ Limited ]
— Advanced Style [ Limited ]
— Jimi: All Is by My Side [ Limited ]
— The Song [ Limited ]
— The Little Bedroom [ Limited ]
— Lilting [ Limited ]
— Two Night Stand [ Limited ]
— Days and Nights [ Limited ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 1:00:53 ] IV. Feature Review: THE EQUALIZER (2014)
Jason = 9.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
[ 1:20:24 ] V. Feature Review: THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (2014)
Karl = 6 ( Rental )
[ 1:25:42 ] VI. Feature Review: TUSK (2014)
Jason = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )
* Josh = 8 ( Theater / Rental ) — raised a whole point from his HMP rating
Willis Wheeler = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )
[ 1:50:14 ] VII. Feature Review: FRANK (2014)
Jason = 7 ( Rental )
Josh = 9 ( Rental )
VIII. Specialty Segments:
JOSH’S SURVIVOR CHALLENGE, “PREVIOUSLY ON SURVIVOR”:
Watch the new season of Survivor — San Juan Del Sur, Blood vs. Water 2 — and compete in Josh’s Survivor Fantasy League game, host by the Survivor Fans Podcast.
KARL HUDDLESTON’S GREAT PERFORMANCES AND MIGHTY LINES:
Film: The Thing (1982) = 10 ( Buy it! )
Great Performances: Entire ensemble cast
JAY OF THE DEAD’S 1970s HORROR-THON:
— Listen to Horror Movie Podcast’s “Halloween Extravaganza” each Friday in October!
— The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 40th Anniversary Edition features two new commentaries!
Eaten Alive (1977) = 6 ( Rental )
IX. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Thanks to Jase Ricci for his kind donation!
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
GONE GIRL and THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY and A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING and THE BOXTROLLS. Our special guest will be film critic Cody Clark, and we’ll enjoy a voicemail from David in the UK. Join us Tuesday!
LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Music Docs Mentioned in Frank Review:
Watch the Muse doc: Making Absolution
Buy the Frank Sidebottom doc: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Watch a clip from Josh’s behind-the-scenes doc Broke: If Tomorrow Doesn’t Change: Making “The Pill”
The Wild Man’s YouTube Channel
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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