It is a good week to be a fan of Movie Podcast Weekly … sorry we can’t say that every week. But here in Episode 190, your hosts bring you a Considering the Sequels-style review of the entire Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, namely, Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). We also bring you new 2016 Feature Reviews of Money Monster and The Darkness and Sing Street. And we’re excited to introduce special guest Scott “The Coach” Welsh, whom you can follow on Twitter @SWelsh66. Andy was planning to join us on this episode but was called away.
And if you haven’t gotten enough movie talk after this episode, be sure to enjoy this must-listen Geek Cast Live Podcast: Top 5 Movies Lists with Jason Pyles as their guest!
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. New episodes release every single week!
— Welcome special guest Scott Welsh (aka The Coach)
— Karl’s mini review of “Green Room”
8.5 out of 10 ( Rental ) – Jason wins the bet.
II. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
Love and Friendship
Last Days in the Desert
Kill Zone 2
What We Become
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
— Voicemail from Mario from California!
[ 0:16:28 ] III. Feature Review: MONEY MONSTER (2016)
Jason = 7.5 ( Theater / Strong Rental )
Karl = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )
Scott Welsh = 7 ( Theater / Rental )
[ 0:55:18 ] [ SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY ]
[ 0:55:18 ] IV. Feature Review: BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
Jason = 10 ( Must-See / Must-Own )
Karl = 9.5 ( Buy it! )
Ryan = 8 ( Buy it! )
Scott Welsh = 9.5 ( Buy it! )
[ 1:29:09 ] V. Feature Review: THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
Jason = 10 ( Buy it! / Top 5 of All Time )
Karl = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Ryan = 10 ( Buy it! )
Scott Welsh = 10 ( Buy it! )
Inspiration for Heath Ledger’s Joker performance: Tom Waits interview (a must-watch for all Heath Ledger Joker fans)
Jason and Jon recommend Jim Emerson Dark Knight Chase Sequence Breakdown
[ 1:50:52 ] VI. Feature Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)
Jason = 9 ( Buy it! )
Karl = 9 ( Buy it! )
Ryan = 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Scott Welsh = 8.5 ( Rental )
[ 2:11:18 ] VII. Feature Review: SING STREET (2016)
Karl = 10 ( Theater / Buy it! / Buy Soundtrack! )
[ 2:16:25 ] VIII. Feature Review: THE DARKNESS (2016)
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )
Dave Eaton’s All About Autism Podcast
IX. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 191 where we’ll be reviewing “The Nice Guys,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and probably “The Angry Birds Movie”: Join us, despite all that!
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