Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 218: Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Miss Sloane (2016) and Office Christmas Party (2016) and Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Episode 218

Skills of Haitians helped us to bring you Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 218. Yep, skills of Haitians… In this dumb show, we bring you four Feature Reviews of Manchester by the Sea and Office Christmas Party and Miss Sloane and Nocturnal Animals. And here is the best quote of this episode: “Discussions held respectfully shouldn’t offend anybody.” -Ryan We know. It’s weird. But 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. New episodes release every single week!


I. Introduction
— Official declaration: You can’t include TV series submissions in Top 10 Best of the Year lists
— The Crisis of Second-Viewing Second-Guessing
— Should we bring you CTS-style coverage of the Harry Potter series in 2017?

[ 0:14:08 ] II. Movie News
— Almost real-life Jurassic Park scenario (so close, yet so far)
— Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer
— Planning future sequels far in advance: Spider-Man, Bad Boys, Avatar
— The Fate of the Furious trailer
— Designated Survivor contrivance
— xXx: Return of Xander Cage trailer review (live)
— War for the Planet of the Apes trailer
— The Mummy (2017) trailer
— The Academy’s new position on gender fluidity and admitting nominees
— Margot Robbie’s casting as Tonya Harding

[ 0:51:34 ] III. Mini Reviews
Karl: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Love Actually, Audio-video: Oppo’s 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray player
Jason: Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Re-Animator, Dead Alive (aka Braindead), Enchanted
Ryan: Freaks of Nature, Cubs World Series Blu-ray collection, You’re the Worst, Mid-season The Walking Dead finale

Movie Podcast Network holiday greeting from: The Sci-Fi Podcast

IV. New in Theaters This Past Weekend:
Miss Sloane
Office Christmas Party
Nocturnal Animals
La La Land
The Salesman
Oil and Milk
Land of Mine
Kill Ratio
The Bounce Back
Eye of the Beholder
Contract to Kill
Burn Country
The Wait
All We Had
Frank & Lola
Harry Benson: Shoot First
The Founder


[ 1:15:53 ] V. Feature Review: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (2016)
Karl = 7.5 ( Rental )

[ 1:25:09 ] VI. Feature Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (2016)
Ryan = 9 ( Buy it! )

[ 1:33:34 ] VII. Feature Review: MISS SLOANE (2016)
Karl = 8 ( Strong Rental )

[ 1:42:03 ] VIII. Feature Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016)
Jason = 7.5 ( Rental )

IX. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Golden Globes on Jan. 8 will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon

Episode 219 where we’ll be reviewing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Join us!


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Oil and Milk
Eye of the Beholder
The Wait

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5 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 218: Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Miss Sloane (2016) and Office Christmas Party (2016) and Nocturnal Animals (2016)

  1. Because I listen to these at work and I finish today in one hour. It means I wont be on here till the new year, but i will send in my top 10 list don’t worry!!.

    Merry Christmas Guys !! and have a Great New Year!

    2016 has been a shocking year, lets hope for a better 2017 and with that here is my top 5 most anticipated films for next year

    -Blade Runner 2049
    -Star Wars: Episode VIII
    -Alien: Covenant
    -Marvel Films (GOTGV2,Thor Ragnarok, Spiderman Homecoming)

  2. Finished watching The OA. I thought it was a pretty bold series but was working a little thru the last episode. I might try to rewatch the last episode to give it another chance. But really liked most of the episodes except the last episode. I will revisit it to give it my full attention maybe it will be better. Anyone else watching?

  3. J, I like how you describe that Manchester is about as real-life as any movie, ever. If you’ve ever had to plan a funeral or had a strained relationship or felt inadequate about dealing with life and loss and a teenage kid, yup, there it is. And that’s powerful at times (the scene with Affleck and Williams meeting out in town later in the film is a killer), and at times meaningful and touching and sad and humorous, just like life. I loved that about this movie.

    But there is a point where the mechanics of the film can overshadow what the experience is, and with this and Moonlight, the choice of the pacing (possibly the editor’s choice/fault as well as the director) couldn’t be ignored. Kubrick could make slow pacing work; there were payoffs that came from it and more illumination of character and setting within the slower moments and scenes. I’m not saying that Manchester and Moonlight don’t have that; they definitely do, but not enough for their continual slow pacing. Manchester does a little better job of mixing things up a bit, and the flashbacks help.

    Moonlight and Manchester are both great films, but not GREAT FILMS. [Ducking for cover from numerous film critics.] I’m giving them both an 8.5. Absolutely worth seeing (don’t listen to J’s “avoid” on Moonlight). But I doubt I would watch either again (well, possibly with my girls, though I think they’d appreciate the slow pacing less than I).

    MPW Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

  4. J it’s obvious why you weren’t invited to the Critics Choice Awards – they knew you didn’t love the cinema!!! Manchester by the Sea not compelling? It was riveting to see how the major event affects a regularly happy person, as we see in the flashbacks. I’d also like to know why you get the assignment to review a serious DRAMA. Might as well send you to review a newly found Harry Potter movie. Karl, Ry, Candy – go see this movie. Although there’s no technical reason to see it in a theater, I think it adds something to experience a movie like this with others. Ry, I was waiting for a new release called Menstrual Cycle Chronicles.

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