Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 265: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Daddy’s Home Two (2017) and Super Dark Times (2017)

Episode 265

All aboard! Tickets, please… Welcome to Movie Podcast Weekly, Episode 265 where we bring you Feature Reviews of Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Daddy’s Home Two (2017) and Super Dark Times (2017). We are briefly joined by special guests Joshua Ligairi and Rachel Ligairi of Movie Stream Cast. Josh is also a host on Horror Movie Podcast and Universal Monsters Cast. And Ryan is absent, so you don’t necessarily have to listen. We’d understand.

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 Ryan tonight
— Karl’s shoulder surgery recovery update
— Andy’s mysterious absence last week
— Dr. Shock’s comment about the Movie Podcast Network 2017 meetup
— Josh and Rachel Ligairi will join us later

[ 0:10:06 ] II. Mini Reviews
Jason: The Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (and Rian Johnson filmography)
Karl: 75th Anniversary Casablanca screening, Thor: Ragnarok, Stranger Things Season 2, Mindhunters
Andy: Teasing Gerald’s Game, The Bee Movie, The Hateful Eight, Congrats to Patton Oswalt, Hulu, More Sexual Assault and Harassment Scandals 2017

III. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, November 10, 2017 ]:
Murder on the Orient Express
Daddy’s Home Two
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday
My Friend Dahmer
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
American Dipsh*t
The Price
Pump and Circumstance: The Macho Man Randy Savage Story
Strong Black Woman Vol. 2
Gold Star
Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial and Depiction


[ 0:57:32 ] IV. Feature Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017) with guests Josh and Rachel Ligairi
Andy = 7.5 ( Doesn’t Care )
Karl = 7 ( Rental )
Josh = 7.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Rachel = 7 ( Rental )

[ 1:27:33 ] V. Feature Review: SUPER DARK TIMES (2017)
Jason = 7.5 ( Strong Rental )

[ 1:34:37 ] VI. Feature Review: DADDY’S HOME TWO (2017)
Jason = 6.5 ( Rental )

VII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 266 where we’ll be reviewing “Justice League” and “Mudbound” and “Battle of the Sexes.” Join us!


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American Dipsh*t
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4 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 265: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Daddy’s Home Two (2017) and Super Dark Times (2017)

  1. It was an honor to contribute the fake movie titles for this episode. I’m a little ashamed that Andy guessed three of them so easily, but at least he didn’t run the table. I think that means I get another shot, right? I get to keep submitting fake movie titles until someone hits all four. I’m pretty sure that was in the fine print. :-) It was fun to hear them read aloud, and doubly fun to hear Jay have to (meep!) himself for American Dipshit and Bitch. (I was especially tickled that there happened to be a movie actually titled Bitch coming out the same week as American Dipshit. I’m a little surprised that I didn’t get slightly more cover out of that. Alas.)

    I’m guessing that Andy was just instigating with his harangue about the “Orient” Express. I’d imagine he knows that Rachel is essentially correct. “Orient” is from the Latin word “oriens,” meaning “east,” and originally referred to the eastern domains of imperial Rome, originally including even Greece and parts of Italy. Constantinople (which is now Istanbul as Jason, Josh, and They Might Be Giants all recall) was founded in 330 A.D. (on the site of old Byzantium) to be the new capital of the entire Roman empire, but actually functioned more or less as the capital of the eastern empire for the first 170 or so years of its existence. So there’s nothing really odd about a train line that terminates in Istanbul being called the Orient Express. The imagined boundary line of the Orient gradually moved east from central Europe over a number of centuries, but old associations don’t just vanish, even when they fall out of fashion. For example, when Christians sing “We Three Kings” about rulers from the “Orient” who visited the Christ child, they aren’t singing about wise old men who came from China and India. At the time of Christ’s birth, the whole eastern Mediterranean seaboard was well within “the Orient” and most people would have imagined “Oriental” rulers as coming from no further east than the Parthian Empire (encompassing most of ancient Persia) at most.

    Does (B)Ryan know that Jay gave Daddy’s Home 2 the same 1-10 rating number as Thor: Ragnarok? That’s gotta sting.

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