Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 130: The Gunman (2015)

Episode 130

In this unusual edition of Movie Podcast Weekly, your hosts Jason Pyles and a guy named Andy will talk your leg off about all sorts of cinematic shenanigans, including a Feature Review of The Gunman, starring Sean Penn.

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.


I. Introduction

[ 0:12:32 ] II. Mini Reviews
Andy: Community (TV show), Harmontown, 20 Feet From Stardom, The Bag Man
Jason: The Forgotten, Brooklyn Rules

III. What’s New in Theaters This Past Weekend
The Gunman
Do You Believe?
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Danny Collins
Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police [ NYC ]


[ 1:01:09 ] IV. Feature Review: THE GUNMAN (2015)
Jason = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )
Andy = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

[ 1:19:32 ] V. Specialty Segments:

Dark Drama: Little Children (2006) = 7.5 ( Must-See Rental )

REDUX: Rio Bravo (1959) = 9 ( Rental ) – Revised 3 points from last week’s rating.
Don’t Knock the Twist (1962) = 4.5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Cat Ballou (1965) = 10 ( Buy it! )

VI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 131 when we’ll be reviewing “It Follows” and “Insurgent” and “Maps to the Stars.”


Don’t forget to check out William Rowan Jr.’s The Sci-Fi Podcast

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Jay’s 5 Minutes of Horror review on “The Remaining” (2015)

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13 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 130: The Gunman (2015)

  1. Guys I still want to know if I can recommend a TV series for Andy’s segment.

    If I can I’d like to recommend a British sitcom called “Peep Show”. Don’t worry Andy I’m not recommending you pornos again; the title sounds naughtier than it really is although the humour is often of a quite adult nature. It’s basically a modern spin on the “Odd Couple” paradigm,shot all in the POV of one of the two main characters. We also often hear their thoughts as narration.

    It’s a great show and extremely funny if you don’t mind a few of the laughs coming from excruciatingly awkward and embarrassing character moments. The two main characters are Mark (David Mitchell) who’s an uptight, repressed, socially maladjusted office worker and Jeremy (Robert Webb) who’s selfish and hedonistic unemployed musician. The writing is excellent and incredibly witty and the comedic observations of the what it’s like to be a young man in modern day British society.

    This is a show which I think is almost up there with the quality of original series of “The Office”, even though it’s a slightly different style of comedy. I think it’s something that Andy would really enjoy because he seems to have excellent taste in comedies. I’m also more of an “Arrested Development” type guy than a “Big Bang Theory” type guy.

    Particularly conservative viewers be warned though, this is a Channel 4 show and we get away with a lot more risqué stuff here than you folks in the US.

    • David – that’s a great recommendation. The problem with TV series is the amount of time you have to dedicate to watching. I’ll put it on my list, but it’s probably going to be a while until I can binge watch a season. Let me know if you have a movie I can watch in the interim.

      • I’ve got one for you Andy, but please watch David’s ahead of mine since he posted way ahead of me. Anyway, my homework for you this time is Grizzly from 1976. Thank me later :)

  2. I kind of loved this episode.

    To be honest, I never really had any interest in THE GUNMAN, but now I might check it out.

    Also, if I’m being really honest, I’ve never seen RIO BRAVO, either. Maybe I should correct that error first.

    • But, if I’m really being really honest, all I can think about since seeing IT FOLLOWS last week is IT FOLLOWS. So, I’m really looking forward to this upcoming MPW episode… really.


    • Thanks, Dino. I’m glad you loved the episode. We’ve got one coming this week with just Karl and me. Yep, in Episode 131 (which I’ll try hard to get out on time for Tuesday), Karl reviews “The Gunman,” and I have a spoiler-free review of “It Follows.” And yes, Josh would insist that you see “Rio Bravo” as soon as possible.

      Juan — Give us the scoop on “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.” What’s your rating?

      #AMostViolentYear #MPWep131

      • @Jay – Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on IT FOLLOWS. Spoiler-free is good because you don’t want to ruin anything for the slackers who haven’t seen it yet (#imlookingatyouJuan), but man, I’m yearning to discuss that movie more in-depth. I think I’ve already hit the discussion limit with my wife, whom I saw the movie with last week. I assume you and the guys will be reviewing it over on HMP at some point, too… will that also be this week?

        As far as trying to get the release out on time for Tuesday, you and I seem to suffer the same affliction – perfectionism. I know, for me, it’s a quality that I both love and loathe. It’s a great source of pride when I complete something “the right way,” but the process by which to get there can be maddening. Someone once told me done is better than perfect, and those are words I try to live by when I find myself getting bogged down in a project.

        Regardless, you know a few late releases won’t scare us off.

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