Hi and welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly Episode 137. During this show, your hosts bring you Feature Reviews of Hot Pursuit and Little Boy and The D Train. We also bring you our famous Mini Reviews and recommendation segments. Join us!
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 Wednesday.
— Andy and Karl bicker over seniority
— Jason’s 2015 Big Birthday Bash announced: 10 Masterpieces
— Upcoming CTS-style shows: Jurassic World, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
— Voicemail from Josiah in Houston, TX
— Trailer Talk: Aloha, Dope
[ 0:13:52 ] II. Mini Reviews
Karl: The Fifth Estate, Benedict Cumberbatch, House of Cards Season 3, TV series vs. Movies
Andy: Furious 7, Hot Fuzz, Force Majeure, Clear and Present Danger, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1
Jason: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, Big Eyes, The Blacklist, The Beastmaster
III. What’s New in Theaters This Past Weekend
The D Train [ Limited ]
5 Flights Up [ Limited ]
Maggie [ Limited ]
Saint Laurent [ Limited ]
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story [ Limited ]
Noble [ Limited ]
The Seven Five [ Limited ]
Skin Trade [ Limited ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 0:55:59 ] IV. Feature Review: THE D TRAIN (2015)
Karl = 3 ( Avoid )
[ 1:04:17 ] V. Feature Review: HOT PURSUIT (2015)
Andy = 4.5 ( Avoid )
[ 1:14:15 ] VI. Feature Review: LITTLE BOY (2015)
Jason = 5.5 ( Low-priority Rental )
[ 1:28:17 ]VII. Specialty Recommendation Segments:
KARL HUDDLESTON’S GREAT PERFORMANCES AND MIGHTY LINES:
Great Voice-over Performances:
1. James Earl Jones as Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode IV (1977)
2. Hugo Weaving as V in V for Vendetta (2005)
3. Robin Williams as Genie in Aladdin (1992)
ANDY’S UNSEEMLY HOMEWORK:
Daredevil Season 1 (Netflix series)
JASON’S “THE-NEXT-DAY-AT-WORK MOVIE RECOMMENDATION (Thanks to Karl!)
Pitch Perfect (2012) = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
VIII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Thanks to Tamara for her $2 recurring donation!
— Karl does dishes on the podcast
*** At the very end, we include a clip of Dr. Shock and Jay discussing George Lucas’s career.
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 137 when we’ll be reviewing “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2.”
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