Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 066: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and Runner Runner (2013) and The Best Movies of 2013

Happy new year this week! And welcome to Episode 066, where your boys at Movie Podcast Weekly each list THE TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2013, so you get 40 (not necessarily all unique) take-it-to-the-bank, must-see “buy-it’s.” But we also list off all our honorable mentions, which gives you about 60 Honorable Mentions (again, not all unique) that are take-it-to-the-bank, guaranteed good rentals. We also list off 40 of our Biggest Disappointments of 2013, which aren’t necessarily bad, just disappointing. But Karl, Andy and Jason give you 15 movies from 2013 that they absolutely freakin’ hated, while Joshua “take-the-high-road” Ligairi alternately gives you 8 movies that he thought he would dislike, but were pleasant surprises.

Oh, yeah, and we also Feature Review “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Runner Runner.” All this and so much more awaits you during this 3-hour and 44-minute episode of Movie Podcast Weekly.

Note: For your convenience, we’ve listed most of our picks in the show notes below (as opposed to a password-protected listing). So, if you opt not to listen to this hilariously entertaining show, please at least give us a download out of it. Thanks! Happy 2014. Continue reading

Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 062: Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Homefront (2013)

… And then there were two! In Episode 062 of Movie Podcast Weekly, Karl and Josh ditch out on Jason and Andy who review two films that are currently in theaters: Gary Fleder’s Homefront starring Jason Statham and James Franco and Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyer’s Club starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

Movie Podcast Weekly typically features four hosts (and frequent guests), who give you their verdict on at least one new movie release that’s currently in theaters, mini-reviews of what they’ve been watching lately, and specialty recommendation segments. New episodes release every single Monday.

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Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 032: Iron Man 3 (2013) and Mud (2013)

The Summer Blockbuster season has begun, and your hosts at Movie Podcast Weekly unanimously feel that “Iron Man 3” is a great, lead-off hitter for this year’s crop of popcorn movies.

And we also bring you a bonus review of “Mud” (2013), an interesting film reviewed by filmmaker Joshua Ligairi, who joins us this week from the road in New York City, where he is in meetings about his upcoming documentary, “Plan 241.”

For Episode 032, Karl, Josh and Jason are joined by special guests WILLIS WHEELER of the Terror Troop horror movie podcast and fellow movie buff SCOTT TERAN. Continue reading

85th Academy Award Nominees Announced

Early this morning the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced, so we have provided that list for our listeners here. Millions of men (and a lot of women) anxiously await the Super Bowl each year, but the Academy Awards ceremony is Jason’s Super Bowl.

How MOVIE PODCAST WEEKLY Will Cover the Oscars:
On Sunday, February 24, 2013 — when the Oscars ceremony airs live nationwide — your hosts of Movie Podcast Weekly will be watching along with everyone else. And since Sunday night is our usual recording night, we’ll record Episode 022 immediately after the telecast. We’ll review that week’s movie, which at this point, appears to be between “Snitch” and “Dark Skies”… And then we’ll recap and reflect on the 85th Oscars ceremony itself and the big winners (and losers). So, our Oscar Episode 022 will release on Monday, February 25, 2013. Our co-host Josh Ligairi will be with us for that show, as well as special guest Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker.

And without further delay, here are the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards: Continue reading

Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 010: Killing Them Softly (2012)

Podcasting rock star ROB BOOKER, host of The Traders Podcast, joins us for Episode 010 for our review of “Killing Them Softly,” starring Brad Pitt.

I. Intro
II. Mini Reviews:
Jason: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012), Chronicle (2012), The Tall Man (2012)
Rob Booker: TRON: Legacy (2010), The Descendants (2011), What’s Your Number? (2011)
Andy: 30 Minutes of Less (2011), Hesher (2010), The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Karl: Rise of the Guardians (2012), Lincoln (2012), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)
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