Hi, and welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly, you’re No. 1 movie podcast for anticipating the release of “The Force Awakens.” This is Episode 163, which is the beginning of a seven-part series where we’re reviewing the entire Star Wars franchise, one film for seven episodes.
So, during this podcast, we bring you Feature Reviews of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menance (1999) with the help of special guest Jedi Master Steve Hernandez. And we also bring you Feature Reviews of Spectre and The Peanuts Movie. Join us!
This episode is dedicated to the late, great Gunnar Hansen.
If you’re new to our show… Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts — Jason, Andy, Karl and Geek Cast Ry — 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.
— Welcome guest Jedi Master Steve Hernandez
— “Meep”-Gate 2015
— Faster episode releases but no editing
— Hilarious comment from Gomez98
— Life imitates art: Dying Star Wars Fan Gets to Preview “The Force Awakens” Before Its Release (much like Fanboys, 2009)
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 0:15:04 ] II. Feature Review: STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) featuring special guest Steve Hernandez
Jason = 5.5 ( Rental for non-fans / Buy it! for fans )
Andy = 4.5 ( Doesn’t care. )
Karl = 6.5 ( Buy it! )
Ryan = 5 ( Buy it! )
Steve Hernandez = 4.5 ( Buy it! / Must-see )
III. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
The Peanuts Movie
Miss You Already
My Nazi Legacy
[ 1:22:18 ] IV. Feature Review: SPECTRE (2015)
Jason = 4.5 ( Low-priority Rental / Free Redbox or Netflix stream )
Andy = 6 ( Rental )
Karl = 6.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Note: Ryan rates “Bone Tomahawk” (2015) a 10 out of 10 and calls it his BMOTY
[ 1:38:24 ] V. Feature Review: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)
Ryan = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
VI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— postscript about Daniel Fleetwood
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 164 where we’ll be reviewing “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” with Jedi Master Steve Hernandez, and we’ll also be reviewing “The 33,” “Cartel Land” and Robin Williams’s final role in “Boulevard.” Join us!
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