Welcome to Episode 123 of Movie Podcast Weekly. In this episode, your hosts Jason, Andy and Karl bring back special guest Willis Wheeler to Feature Review Project Almanac. We also include a Feature Review of The Loft, as well as Best Picture nominee The Theory of Everything from 2014. Another highlight is Karl’s coverage of the Salt Lake Comic-Con. Don’t miss it!
If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features three hosts — Jason, Andy and Karl — 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, 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!
— Welcome special guest Willis Wheeler
[ 0:02:00 ] II. Karl reports on Salt Lake Comic-Con
— An autograph from Carrie Fisher
[ 0:18:09 ] III. Mini Reviews
IV. What’s New in Theaters This Past Weekend
Black or White
Wild Card [ Limited ]
Amira & Sam [ Limited ]
Timbuktu [ Limited ]
Girlhood [ Limited ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 0:45:40 ] V. Feature Review: PROJECT ALMANAC (2015)
Willis Wheeler = 6 ( Rental )
[ 0:55:05 ] VI. Feature Review: THE LOFT (2015)
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )
[ 1:04:30 ] VII. Feature Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014)
Karl = 9 ( Rental )
[ 1:18:56 ]
VIII. Other Great Fun and Miscellany
— Poll question results from Ep. 122
— Willis on the new Fantastic Four trailer
— Goodnight, Willis! (See links below!)
— Listener comments at Andy in Ep. 122
[ 1:44:45 ] IX. Specialty Segments:
KARL HUDDLESTON’S GREAT PERFORMANCES AND MIGHTY LINES:
Film: My Left Foot (1989)
Great Performance: Daniel Day-Lewis
ANDY’S UNSEEMLY HOMEWORK:
Katyn (2007) = 8 ( Rental / Stream it )
JAY OF THE DEAD’S 1970s HORROR-THON:
Virgin Witch (1972) = 1.5 ( Avoid )
X. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— A weak attempt at a Groundhog Day joke
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
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LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
NFW Commentaries Podcast
The Wild Man’s YouTube Channel
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror podcast
Cinema Beef Podcast
Willis on Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis on Facebook
Jason recommends supporting: Operation Underground Railroad
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