Happy Halloween from your spooky friends at Movie Podcast Weekly, where we’re Not Overly Serious About Anything, Except Maybe Movies… We have a special, Halloween-themed episode for you. In Episode 153, we bring you Feature Reviews of Steve Jobs and The Last Witch Hunter. Each MPW host also provides two creepy movie recommendations (plus two bonuses!) that will be perfect for watching during Halloween.
Also in this episode, Jason, Andy and Karl take this opportunity to rate Ryan’s performance after his first five months as an official MPW host. Oh, and we should probably warn everyone up front that Andy sparks some controversy with his opinions of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” versus “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Joins us!
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— This is our 2015 MPW Halloween Special
— Reporting to James: The MPW David Lynch episode
— Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – highest box office ever and a new idiot group
— Oct. 21, 2015 Back to the Future Day
[ 0:12:58 ] II. Mini Reviews
Karl: PBS Nature series – Pets: Wild at Heart
Jason: (Dark Matter TV series on Netflix), Everest, The Flash Season 1, Episodes 1-7, San Andreas, Rating Geek Cast Ry, From One Second to the Next – Werner Herzog short film documentary
Ryan: * * * (Nothing. Minus two rating points…)
Andy: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Magic in the Moonlight, Kill the Messenger, Fury
III. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
Steve Jobs [ Nationwide Expansion ]
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Jem and the Holograms
The Last Witch Hunter
Rock the Kasbah
I Smile Back
Burnt [ Opens in NYC / LA ]
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 0:53:11 ] IV. Feature Review: STEVE JOBS (2015)
Jason = 6.5 ( Low-priority Rental )
Karl = 9 ( Theater / Rental )
Steve Jobs article that Jason recommends.
[ 1:15:30 ] V. Feature Review: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER (2015)
Ryan = 7.5 ( Buy it! )
— Listen to Kyle “Dr. Walking Dead” Bishop on this RadioWest interview about zombies!
[ 1:29:19 ] V. MPW Halloween Special: 10 CREEPY MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS TO WATCH THIS HALLOWEEN
1. The Vanishing (1988) – Jay’s pick.
2. It Follows (2015) – Andy’s pick.
3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949) animated – Karl’s pick.
4. Stephen King’s It (1990) – Ryan’s pick.
5. Dead and Buried (1981) – Jay’s pick.
6. John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) – Karl’s pick. (Karl also recommended “The Lost Boys” (1987) while not “on the air,” after this recording.)
7. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) – Ryan’s pick.
8. Trick `r Treat (2009) – Andy’s pick.
(Bonus) 9. Let the Right One In (2008) – Andy’s pick.
(Bonus) 10. Alice Sweet Alice (1976) – Jay’s pick.
VI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 162 where we’ll be reviewing “Truth,” “Burnt,” “Bone Tomahawk” and “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.” Join us!
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