Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 245: All Eyez on Me (2017) and 47 Meters Down (2017) and Cars 3 (2017) and The Book of Henry (2017) and The Bottom 5 Worst Movie Titles Ever (Part 3 of 3)

Episode 245

Which is more likely? Jason can rap, or you will get stuck at the bottom of the ocean in a shark cage? We more or less consider the possibilities of both scenarios during Episode 245 of Movie Podcast Weekly. During this show, we are joined by two special guests: namely, one Chase Harrison who is the mastermind of the insightful Reel to Reel movie blog, and later we’re also joined by the Wild Man Willis Wheeler of the Terror Troop horror podcast, among others. In Episode 245, we bring you several Feature Reviews of All Eyez on Me (2017) and 47 Meters Down (2017) and Cars 3 (2017) and The Book of Henry (2017) and our third and final installment of The Bottom 5 Worst Movie Titles Ever! Join us! It’s nearly worth it!

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
— Welcome special guest movie blogger Chase Harrison
— Karl learns not to just assume things
— Rob Bass of the Geek Cast Live Podcast doesn’t know what a phone book is…
— VidAngel is back (sort of)… Read Chase Harrison’s article about VidAngel’s return
— Roger Ebert on trailers that reveal too much

[ 0:27:39 ] II. Mini Reviews
Karl: Roadhouse, Spotlight, Everybody Wants Some, Aerial Ireland factoid
Jason: The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Chase Harrison: The Mummy (1932), The Mummy (1959), the Pink Panther movies, American Gods, The Mummy (2017)
Ryan: Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast (2017), La La Land, Twin Peaks (original series), American Gods, Spotlight, The Keepers
Andy: * * *

— Welcome special guest Wild Man Willis Wheeler

[ 0:56:38 ] III. The Bottom 5 Worst Movie Titles Ever (Part 3 of 3):
— Ryan
— Chase Harrison
— Willis Wheeler

IV. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [Friday, June 16, 2017]:
All Eyez on Me
Cars 3
Rough Night
47 Meters Down
The Book of Henry
Once Upon a Time in Venice
Pray for Rain
The Journey
Lost in Paris
Hearing is Believing
Score: A Film Music Documentary


[ 1:20:22 ] V. Feature Review: ALL EYEZ ON ME (2017)
Jason = 8 ( Theater / Rental )
Willis Wheeler = 7 ( Theater / Rental )

[ 1:37:39 ] VI. Feature Review: 47 METERS DOWN (2017)
Jason = 4.5 ( Avoid )
Willis Wheeler = 5 ( Watch on cable someday )

Thanks to Willis Wheeler for joining us. Catch up with Willis at the following places:
Two-Drink Commentaries
NFW Commentaries Podcast
The Wild Man’s YouTube Channel
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror podcast
Cinema Beef Podcast
Willis on Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis on Facebook

[ 1:47:57 ] VII. Feature Review: THE BOOK OF HENRY (2017)
Chase Harrison = 5 ( Low-priority Rental )

[ 1:54:11 ] VIII. Feature Review: CARS 3 (2017)
Jason = 8 ( Theater / Rental )
Chase Harrison = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

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— Jason’s MPW Ep. 100 Rap

Episode 246 where we’ll be reviewing “Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Oh, Hello on Broadway” (which is currently streaming on Netflix), William Rowan Jr’s “The Villa,” and William will also be our special guest! Join us!


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9 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 245: All Eyez on Me (2017) and 47 Meters Down (2017) and Cars 3 (2017) and The Book of Henry (2017) and The Bottom 5 Worst Movie Titles Ever (Part 3 of 3)

  1. Perhaps this is extremely sexist of me, but one of my many problems with 47 Meters Down is that it was a cheap shark movie with two attractive women, yet they’re always covered up. This isn’t Jaws, I know I’m not getting an instant classic with great directing and acting. On top of that, I’m not even getting the typical bikini shots? I thought The Shallows was overrated
    They at least got the basic expectation right with the gratiduius shots of Blake Lively in a bikini.

    Again, call me out if I’m being sexist, but since they obviously couldn’t deliver a great movie, how about giving us a far easier expectation?

    – Sal “I wish I was ate by a shark instead of watching 47 Meters Down” Roma

  2. I was a big fan of the original Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers movies growing up. My favorite is The Pink Panther Strikes Again. I watched it again a couple years ago and it held up well. You have to allow it the pacing of the 70’s; it’s definitely not a laugh-a-minute type of thing. But it sets up its comedy and slapstick nicely and every so often you’re surprised by something hilarious.

    Glad you loved La La Land, Ryan. It is just terrific and super confident in itself. And yes, I can admit a man crush on Ryan Gosling. He learned and played all of the piano in that film, btw, which is amazing.

    The new Twin Peaks season is all over the place; brilliant, boring, visionary, frustrating, cool, crazy, etc. Eh, much like the original series. 😀 But I will tease that at some point in the new season, there is an episode that becomes one of the most unusual and audacious episodes of television ever. No exaggeration. You’ll know it when you get there. It’s a curve ball even for the curve ball expecting Twin Peaks fans. Btw, if you haven’t seen the film (Fire Walk with Me), that has the most connection to the new season.

  3. “Nights in White Satin” is one of my all-time favorite songs, too. I saw half of a Moody Blues concert and then was (unjustly, IMO) arrested and spent the rest of the night in jail. Fun story. Um.

    I see Chase’s point, though. It would be like someone naming a movie “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and it not having a direct relation to the album. (Yes, I realize there was an actual… and very bad… film of that name, that did have a connection to the album.)

  4. Okay, I’m going to be honest here: I hate everything VidAngel stands for. I despise it… A hatred that burns, a bile rising in my gut, a taste of manure on my tongue, the ritten people involved with “VidAngel” need to be tied up and dragged through barbed wire and I say that for all censor and enemies if art. There is a reason for nudity, violence, and bad language in the work and removing them is brutal destruction. You might as well walk through a museum and paint mustaches in all the paintings. And people who want to “avoid” the nasty bits are effectively choosing to not watch the movie. They just haven’t seen the movie and I can’t believe that this process continues to exist.

    • Oh and for all the arguments about being able to show some movies to children or allowing people who don’t like strong language to enjoy a movie, I have two things.

      1: don’t let children watch movies with strong content. If they don’t need to see a graphic rape scene, then don’t show them the movie. If they don’t need to hear the “n” word, don’t show them the movie. If it’s a really great movie that you think is important enough for them to see, then they see it all or they see nothing.

      2: if people want to see a story but avoid all the nasty bits… Don’t watch the movie. The nasty bits are there for a reason. Full stop. Here there be more sters, avoid. As a writer myself, if I am choosing to use a strong language word it is always for a reason. I don’t casually fill my scripts with offensive dialogue, there is a reason… It’s part if the character dynamic and it speaks to a purpose driving the whole of the story. You don’t paraphrase Shakespeare, so why do it with filmed dialogue? They are not just depriving themselves, they are depriving the artist if context and meaning.

    • I agree completely. If you consider film an art you have to respect the work. Why show an edited “Twelve Years a Slave” instead of “Roots,” or even some hackneyed LifeTime drama? Because it’s more powerful.

      By using the argument that a particular film is “important” enough to warrant the need to be seen, you’re acknowledging the power of that artifact. To say there are important ideas that are somehow obscured but unsavory bits shows a stunning lack of appreciation for what artists do.

  5. My worst titles for films:

    Slaughtered Vomit Dolls
    The Hotty and the Not
    The Englishman who went up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain
    Death Bed: the Bed That Eats

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