Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 239: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Blood on the Mountain (2017) and The Discovery (2017) and Summer Movie Preview 2017

Episode 239

Whaddya know? It’s Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 239 (finally!), where we bring you three Feature Reviews of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Ryan’s 2017 BMOTY contender, The Discovery (currently streaming on Netflix) and a documentary called Blood on the Mountain, as well as MPW’s very informal, 5th Annual Summer Movie Preview 2017. Is all the above worth the wait? No, but we hope you’ll join us, anyway, just to spite 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
— Update on Comedy Movie Podcast
— Things You Can’t Do on Sundays in Indiana
— Listener Feedback: Voicemail from Mack
— Listener Feedback: Redcap Jack on Free Fire
— Listener Feedback: E-mail from Tom Kelly
— Listener Feedback: E-mail from Brian

[ 0:40:31 ] II. Mini Reviews
Karl: Elizabeth Hurley in Phoenix Wilder: And the Great Elephant Adventure, Do actors cry too much these days?
Ryan: Luke Cage, American Gods
Jason: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Mystery Men (1999), Get Smart (2008), Star Trek (2009), John Carter (2012), Mr. Church (2016), Jason’s Movie Mission 1997-98: Metro (1997)

[ 1:21:44 ] III. MPW’s 5th Annual SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW 2017

IV. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, May 5, 2017 ]:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
This Is Not What I Expected
Enter the Warriors’ Gate
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie
The Lovers
Black Site Delta
Three Generations
Carpe Noctem
Another Evil
The Dinner
Take Me
Like Crazy


[ 1:44:05 ] V. Feature Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)
Jason = 7 ( Theater / Rental )
Karl = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Ryan = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )

[ 2:01:55 ] VI. Feature Review: THE DISCOVERY (2017)
Ryan = 10 ( Buy it! / Stream on Netflix ) – BMOTY so far!

[ 2:07:55 ] VII. Feature Review: BLOOD ON THE MOUNTAIN (2017)
Jason = 7 ( Rental )

VIII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 240 where we’ll be reviewing “The Lost City of Z” (with special guest Natalie Pyles) and “Snatched” and “Their Finest.” Join us!


If you love movies, Jason highly recommends listening to this one, 30-minute podcast episode: Ep. 36: Why Movies Are Great at Guerrilla Marketing, brought to you by the Bright Planning Marketing Podcast with Catherine Campbell.

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2 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 239: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Blood on the Mountain (2017) and The Discovery (2017) and Summer Movie Preview 2017

  1. I watched Arsenic and Old Lace for the first time last month and really enjoyed it. I didn’t even know it was a halloween movie which was a bonus. Thanks to Jay, I now understand the references to Boris Karloff. But, a 6? I’d say it’s more like an 8.

    Plus, I watched a few more movies this past month that Jason recommended…

    The Real Miyagi was a great watch for fans of the Karate Kid and I wouldn’t have known about it without Jay’s mini review.

    I finally got around to watching Gutterballs which Jay probably mentioned on horror movie podcast and I may one of the few who actually sought it out. Quite enjoyable, enough said.

    Lastly, I watched Jay’s favorite movie ever, The Village, which I really liked. The look of this film was great and the monsters looked amazing. If The Village existed in real life, I would vacation there. I’d probably give it a 7.5.

  2. So did Andy actually forget his anniversary altogether? Did he think he’d covered all the bases with a long day of festivities and retire to Podcast Central expecting to be undisturbed for a couple of hours while Shawn gratefully went to bed early? Was the whole thing a cheeky little nugget of improvised theater because Andy wanted to get out of doing the show? Is Andy even married? Has he just been making up his wife and children all along? (Occasionally hiring child actors to give pretend reviews on the podcast?) So many questions that will never be answered, since Andy never reads the comments. Or his e-mail, apparently: Otherwise, he would know that, way back when Andy’s Unseemly [Something or Other] was a thing on the show, I e-mailed him to suggest a couple of movies to be watched for his segment. As did at least a handful of other listeners, I would imagine. So as to the bit about him never getting any e-mail from listeners, that is, as Jay would say, “Incorrect, sir.”

    My 12-year-old daughter and I have been watching Star Trek together on Netflix since last summer. We just hit the next-to-last episode of the entire original series last night. She has loved it from the start, and has never really minded the cheesy effects. For her, it’s all about the characters. Of course, maybe Netflix is streaming the remastered version with the digitally upgraded special effects. I guess I don’t know whether her reaction supports Karl’s logic or refutes it. :-)

    Interesting discussion of John Carter. I haven’t seen it since the theatrical release, but I’m probably closest to Jay, though maybe leaning a bit more toward Karl than in the direction of Ry. It didn’t strike me as being the hot garbage that Ry seems to think it is, but I also couldn’t roll with it to nearly the extent that Karl does. (More of my thoughts:

    Love Ry’s idea for the Casties. There shouldn’t be a Casty (or an Andy, or whatever) for Best Picture, though. That should continue to be the BMOTY.

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