Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 240: The Lost City of Z (2017) and Snatched (2017) and Their Finest (2017)

Episode 240

If you’ve been curious about The Lost City of Z, we’re here to give you our 2 cents during Episode 240 of Movie Podcast Weekly. (Jason’s wife, Natalie, is our special guest for that review.) We also bring you Feature Reviews of Snatched and Their Finest. There’s no Ryan this week, but you should still listen. 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
— Ryan is on a business trip

[ 0:00:52 ] II. Mini Reviews
Karl: TV update: Viseo M70-D3 70″ 4k TV, Blackhat (director’s cut), new Heat Blu-ray, the loss of Powers Booth
Andy: Around the World in 80 Days (2004), John Wick, Jay Mohr: Funny for a Girl, Rob Schneider: Soy Sauce and the Holocaust
Jason: Big (1988); I, Robot (2004); The Discovery

III. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, May 12, 2017 ]:
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Their Finest
Generation Iron 2
7 Witches
The Wall
Carry Me Away
The Wedding Plan
Dead Awake
Caravan and Son
Absolutely Anything
Paris Can Wait
A Woman’s Life
Whisky Galore!
Folk Hero & Funny Guy


[ 0:43:48 ] IV. Feature Review: THE LOST CITY OF Z (2017) (with special guest Natalie Pyles)
Jason = 6.5 ( Low-Priority Rental )
Andy = 6 ( Avoid )
Natalie Pyles = 7.5 ( Rental )

[ 1:05:32 ] V. Feature Review: THEIR FINEST (2017)
Karl = 7 ( Rental )

[ 1:11:02 ] VI. Feature Review: SNATCHED (2017)
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )

VII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 241 where we’ll be reviewing “Alien: Covenant.” Join us!


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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 240: The Lost City of Z (2017) and Snatched (2017) and Their Finest (2017)

  1. Great to hear from Natalie on this episode. She always mixes well with the regular gang and her sparring with Dirk or Zorro or whoever that was rambling on about cannibalism was particularly enjoyable.

    Speaking of Tango or Foxtrot or whatever he was calling himself this week, I gotta chime in with my humble opinion that Rob Schneider has never been funny in a single movie. That guy is a cinematic blight. His movie career would have withered and died years ago if his similarly galling, though occasionally redemptively amusing compadre, Adam Sandler, didn’t keep throwing him pity roles. I have a funny story about that, which I don’t remember whether I’ve shared around these parts before. Way back in the day, both of them were fresh out of Saturday Night Live and roughly on the same level of cinematic stardom: namely, none at all. Sandler had Billy Madison in the can and had just lined up a sidekick role with Damon Wayans in Bulletproof. Somewhere out there in the vast annals of entertainment media, there’s an interview with Schneider where he discusses his “friendly rivalry” with good buddy Sandler. Schneider, who was about to go into theaters with a then-much bigger co-starring role opposite Sylvester Stallone in Judge Dredd brags about a recent phone message to Sandler where he said, essentially, “Did you hear that? That’s the sound of my movie career leaving yours in the dust, buddy.” I’d love to know whether Sandler somehow saved the message. Maybe it’s still a joke between them. :-)

    The Lost City of Z does sound interesting. On the other hand, I also get the impression that maybe I’d be better off just reading it as a book, and following that up with The Mapmaker’s Wife.

  2. At the risk of giving (A, Sa, Ra)ndy too much credit, I would like to say that I have enjoyed his weekly Netflix stand up recommendations. The comedy overfloweth from that streaming service, and it’s helpful to keep tabs on which specials are worth the watch. I am curious if he has seen Michael Che’s special, “Michael Che Matters” (ironically, a title that DOES relate to the themes of his special). I quite enjoyed it, and was surprised by the fact that Che represents the “anti-SNL effect.” By this I mean, Che never really stood out to me on the show, but shines as a stand up. Seems like a comic to keep an eye on.

    I watched Nocturnal Animals on Ryan’s glowing recommendation a few episodes back, and enjoyed it (I think?). It seems to demand repeat viewings, but I am struggling to devote more time to it with everything else piling up in my queues and backlogs. I will praise it for turning typical linear story-telling conventions around, and would like to say ‘thank you’ to Michael Shannon for carrying the back-end of the narrative.

    Looking forward to the review of Alien: Covenant next week, and hoping that Damon Lindelof’s faux-lisophical stink has been scrubbed from the franchise.

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