Whoa. Episode 166 of Movie Podcast Weekly is wild! We are in our fourth installment of a seven-part series in which we’re reviewing the entire STAR WARS FRANCHISE! In Episode 166, we bring you an in-depth Feature Review of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) with special guest Steve Hernandez. And believe it or not, our review of the first Star Wars release brings some serious fireworks and excitement, so you won’t want to miss this show!
We also bring you Feature Reviews of Creed and The Good Dinosaur and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter and The Primary Instinct. Join us!
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 Steve Hernandez
— Captain America: Civil War trailer
— Emilia Clarke played Sarah Connor in “Terminator Genisys”!
— Andy’s home theater is finished
— Jason’s concerns about the Star Wars movies getting locked in the Disney vault
— George Lucas hasn’t seen “The Force Awakens” yet (but Spielberg has seen it three times already)!
[ 0:21:31 ] II. Feature Review: STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977) with guest Steve Hernandez
Jason = 9 ( Buy it! / Must-see )
Andy = 10 ( Buy it! / Masterpiece )
Karl = 10 ( Buy it! / A perfect movie / In Top 5 of All Time )
Ryan = 10 ( Buy it! / Masterpiece )
Steve Hernandez = 5.5 ( Buy for fans; rental for everyone else)
Steve’s plugs: Check out the Google’s various celebratory antics for Star Wars.
III. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
The Good Dinosaur
Secret in Their Eyes
The Danish Girl
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Killing Them Safely
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 1:13:56 ] IV. Feature Review: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER (2015)
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )
Andy = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )
[ 1:31:51 ] V. Feature Review: THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)
Karl = 5.5 ( Rental for Kids )
Ryan = 5 ( Rental for Kids Only; Don’t Purchase )
[ 1:47:11 ] VI. Feature Review: CREED (2015)
Jason = 7.5 ( Theater / Strong Rental )
[ 1:55:37 ] VII. Feature Review: THE PRIMARY INSTINCT (2015)
Jason = 7 ( Strong Rental )
VIII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Thanks to Sal for purchasing our “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” commentary
— Thanks to Juan, German and David for your supportive donations
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 167 where we’ll be reviewing “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and the new releases, “Krampus,” “Spotlight,” “Secret in Their Eyes,” “Christmas Eve,” “The Hunting Ground” and “Macbeth.” Join us!
LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Jason recommends George Lucas – Washington Post interview
Karl recommends 14 Moving Facts About “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”
Ryan recommends Star Wars Minus Williams – Throne Room
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