Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 276: Phantom Thread (2018) and The Commuter (2018) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Episode 276

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread (2018) has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In Episode 276 of Movie Podcast Weekly, we welcome back special guest Chase Harrison of The Reel to Reel Blog. Chase brings us his review of Phantom Thread. We also have two other Feature Reviews: The Commuter (2018) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018). We’re also happy to welcome back MPW host emeritus, Joshua Ligairi of Horror Movie Podcast. Josh brings us some Sundance Film Festival 2018 coverage. 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
— Welcome back special guests Joshua Ligairi and Chase Harrison

[ 0:02:18 ] II. Sundance Film Festival 2018 coverage by Joshua Ligairi
Hereditary, Sorry to Bother You, I Think We’re Alone Now, Three Identical Strangers, Science Fair, Believer

[ 0:13:25 ] III. MPW’s Thoughts on the 90th Academy Awards Nominations

[ 0:32:31 ] IV. Mini Reviews
Josh: Ferdinand, Jurassic Park, Space Camp
Karl: It (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Den of Thieves, Bad Day for the Cut
Chase: The Abyss, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Wastelander (will Feature Review in the next episode)
Jason: Considering the Cinema, Episode 002; Sneaky Pete Season 1, Ep. 001; The End of the F***ing World
Ryan: Waco (mini series)
Andy: Independence Day: Resurgence

V. New in Theaters This Past Weekend [ Friday, January 26, 2018 ]:
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
The Competition
Please Stand By
Primal Rage
The Insult
The Clapper
American Folk
Have a Nice Day
A Ciambra


[ 1:03:49 ] VI. Feature Review: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (2018)
Karl = 7.5 ( Theater / Rental )

[ 1:07:51 ] VII. Feature Review: PHANTOM THREAD (2018)
Chase = 9 ( Theater / Buy it! )

[ 1:17:52 ] VIII. Feature Review: THE COMMUTER (2018)
Ryan = 6 ( Watch it on TBS or USA with commercials )

IX. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending

Episode 277 where we’ll be reviewing “Winchester” and “The Cloverfield Paradox” and “Wastelander.” Join us!


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2 thoughts on “Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 276: Phantom Thread (2018) and The Commuter (2018) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

  1. Regarding the Oscars ballot competition.

    I’m officially rooting for Andy.

    Even though he’s got the whole underdog gimmick going, I can’t cheer on Jay. It seems he’s becoming a bit emotionally unhinged at losing so badly multiple years to Ryan. Give it a few years and Jay will continue to rig the contest with such over the top rules that Ryan will be DQ’d for not using a #2 pencil when filling out his ballots or claim Ryan missed the deadline for submissions because Jay quietly made them due by the Chamorro Time Zone or something equally bizarre. Jay, there’s nothing wrong with losing (Yet again).

    I was on Ryan’s side during most of the debate since Jay was obviously trying to screw him over, but then he started to get pretty darn cocky. Ryan may be great at these contests, but it seems he needs a bit of humbling before he starts ordering everyone to refer to him as The All Knowing Ryan.

    After Ryan, I would have backed Karl, but with his hatred of the Oscars, I fully expect for him to submit a Ron Swanson-like ballot exposing the pointlessness of the entire Academy.

    Finally, the biggest appeal of Andy winning is that it’s Andy. Chances are he’s just going to fill it out 5 minutes before the Oscars, just randomly picking answers without even knowing which movies are which. An Andy win would frustrate Jay a ton, humble Ryan, and would humor Karl in backing up his claim that the Oscars is a farce if ANDY can win a prediction contest.

  2. It was my birthday today so it was great to have a new episode of MPW to listen to at work. Thanks for keeping me entertained every week.

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