Writer-director Rian Johnson’s divisive Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) has stirred a lot of controversy but has slightly tipped the scales favorably overall. But what do your Movie Podcast Weekly hosts think? There seems to be a lot of concern among our listeners regarding MPW’s critical perspective… In Episode 270, we dedicated most of the show to discussing “The Last Jedi.” We begin without revealing any spoilers, and then we provide a warning and a SPOILER section to our Star Wars review. It’s your MPW crew (minus Andy), as well as three special guests: Mattroid from The Sci-Fi Podcast and We Deal in Lead and Kyle and Kris are Pitchmen; William Rowan Jr., also of The Sci-Fi Podcast; and Star Wars fan and MPW listener, Alan Kennington. At the end of the show, Jay brings you a quick Feature Review of Wonder (2017). 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!
— Welcome special guests Mattroid and Alan Kennington (with William Rowan Jr. to join us later)
— As we record this episode, it’s “Avatar Day,” Dec. 18.
— Subscribe here to our Movie Podcast Network – Special Features episode where we fight about Avatar
— Genre classification of Star Wars
— Jason won first place in a karaoke contest (by rapping)
II. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, December 15, 2017]:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Miss Kiet’s Children
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
The Thousand Faces of Dunijia
FEATURE REVIEWS HAVE TIME STAMPS:
[ 0:13:04 ] III. Feature Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017)
Jason = 7.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Karl = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Ryan = 7.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Mattroid = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Alan Kennington = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )
William Rowan Jr = 8 ( Theater / Buy it! )
(Andy = 8)
[ 0:48:37 ] IV. SPOILERS BEGIN FOR THE LAST JEDI
[ 1:29:23 ] V. Special guest William Solo Jr. (Continued spoilers for The Last Jedi)
[ 2:06:17 ] VI. Feature Review: WONDER (2017)
Jason = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
VII. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
COMING UP ON MPW NEXT WEEK:
Episode 271 where we’ll be reviewing “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” and “Patti Cake$.” Join us!
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