Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 264: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Episode 264 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer 2017

By the power of Grayskull, Movie Podcast Weekly brings you Episode 264, where we Feature Review Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) with the help of special guests Chase Harrison of Reel to Reel Blog and Matt the Marvel.

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
— No Karl or Andy tonight
— Welcome guests Matt the Marvel and Chase Harrison
— Dairy Queen closures
— Movie Podcast Network’s Special Features episode: Stranger Things Season 2

[ 0:16:33 ] II. Mini Reviews
Ryan: Disney in Talks to Purchase 21st Century Fox, X-Men in Phase Four of the MCU, Stranger Things Season 2, Beyond Stranger Things, Shameless, Jeopardy, Fifty Shades Darker
Chase Harrison: The Nice Guys, Reel to Reel
Jason: Long Shot, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, Silkwood
Matt the Marvel: Stranger Things Season 2, Riverdale, The Office (American)

III. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 ]:
Thor: Ragnarok
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
A Bad Mom’s Christmas
The Light of the Moon
Frank Serpico
Roman J. Israel, Esq
The Good Home
My Friend Dahmer
Bad Grandmas
Blade of the Immortal
Last Flag Flying
Safety First
Lady Bird
Because of Diana
Apache Warrior
Charming Oklahoma
Most Beautiful Island
Aida’s Secrets


[ 1:05:36 ] IV. Feature Review: THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)
Jason = 6.5 ( Theater / Rental )
Ryan = 10 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Matt the Marvel = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
( Karl = 8.5 )

[ 1:51:27 ] V. Feature Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017)
Chase = 9 ( Theater / Strong Rental )

VI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 265 where we’ll be reviewing “Murder of the Orient Express” and “Daddy’s Home Two” and “Super Dark Times,” with special guest Joshua Ligairi. Join us!


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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 264: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

  1. “The attraction of the Dairy Queens is not the fast food, but the ice cream products.”

    I’d argue that if the company is failing and closing 29 stores, then the ice cream products are not currently an attraction either. haha

  2. So many mysteries at the top of this episode! Karl’s being out of commission on account of a minor surgical procedure of course leads me to question whether it is the same minor surgical procedure that was somewhat recently (earlier this year? Last year?) discussed at great, um, length on MPW by GeekCast (B)Ry. And Andy’s cryptic text message has me dying to know what real or perceived slight from Jay put a twist in his (Andy’s) knickers. (One too many sarcastic putdowns of The LEGO Movie, perhaps?) There’s also the ongoing enigma of why Jay continues to insist that Dairy Queen is some sort of unrivaled wonderland of fast food ice cream. You can literally get cones just as good at the grocery store.

    I think Jay should start a new game where Ry invents four reasons that Karl is absent from the podcast, and then Jay reads those excuses along with the real excuse and has the special guest try to guess what Karl is actually doing instead of podcasting. Theoretically you could do the same thing with Andy on whatever weeks Karl actually showed up to podcast, except that it would probably be too easy to guess why Andy was absent. The real answer would always be the same: sulking.

    I enjoyed the extended brouhaha over Thor: Ragnarok. I was already pretty much sold, but (B)Ry’s positive take sealed the deal. The best part of Jay’s review was when Matt the Marvel’s kid correctly guessed that Jay would give the movie a 6.5 out of 10. The only thing missing was a defensive rant from Jay about how 6.5 is a positive rating. :-)

  3. Matt the Marvel is a G-E-N-I-U-S!!!
    I don’t care for the X-men to join the MCU. I too always felt that they were better off in their own universe/storyline. It didn’t make sense in the comics either. How is it that in the comics, NYC loves Spider-rman and the Fantastic Four, they are NYC’s local heroes and they are revered for their incredible abilities, BUT, in upstate New York just a a couple miles away, the x-men (and all mutants with abilities) are hated by everyone and seen as a threat to the government for their abilities? X-men work better in their universe. They always have!

    Bring Dr. Doom, Galactus, and the Fantastic Four to the MCU. That would be great!

    Thor was a joke (literally), and I usually always see eye to eye with Ryan BUT to say that this is the DisneyXD Hulk….that’s kind of a slap in the face to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby who were inspired by Quasimodo, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Frankenstein, and Golem of Jewish Mythology in the creation of Hulk. Hulk is suppose to be scary and tormented. Ryan, I still think you are cool though!

  4. By the way, Jay, any time that you’re looking for a hard-to-find movie (and I’m a little surprised that Silkwood is as hard to find as it apparently is, given the director and stars), try the public library in Orem. Awesome collection of DVDs and Blu-rays that includes Silkwood on DVD.

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