Justine being under the weather kept us from reviewing two Robin Williams movies this week, but we did get to review The Birdcage. We also reviewed a movie we had already seen, but hadn’t recorded our thoughts on yet, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Please excuse Justine’s coughing
As fans of Robin Williams, Justine & I were shocked and saddened by the recent news that he took his own life. We decided we would record two episodes in tribute to him. Starting with our reviews of Dead Poets Society and One Hour Photo. Join us in our first of two discussions and celebrations of Mr. Williams’ work.
As promised, here’s your second dose of QPQ for the week. This time it’s a Chloe Grace-Moretz double feature. The ultraviolent superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2 and the supernatural revenge remake, Carrie. Along the way we spend quite a bit of time discussing the characterization of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Tree? We are no tree! We are a podcast! Short & sweet this time QPQers. Two movies with locomotive trees: Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out our thoughts on the first of two new episodes this week!
It’s a double dose of animation on this week’s Quid Pod Quo, folks! Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and the seminal anime, Akira. If you’ve listened to the podcast before, I’m sure you can figure out which of us picked which movie. But, our discussion may surprise you!
BTW, we discuss some pretty controversial religious and political topics during the Once & Future Queue at the top of the show. Feel free to avoid that discussion and jump straight to listener emails @ 27:57.
Here at Quid Pod Quo we don’t review comedies often, but we made an exception for 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the surprise hit parody of the 80′s cop show. This is also our third Channing Tatum movie review in 2014. Is Justine stacking the deck or is Jared finally admitting he likes the pretty boy action star? Is this a worthy follow up to the original? What lessons did the directing duo of Lord & Miller take from their previous hit The LEGO Movie and apply to this raunchy flick? Listen and find out!
This episode delay brought to you by springtime flu! Justine had a bout when we were originally supposed record, and then when she finally got over it, I got hit just before editing. Ugh. Oh well, better to have the flu than to be caught in the crosshairs of either mysterious assassin Hanna or badass bounty hunter Domino. At least the flu won’t put an arrow or a bullet through your chest. Check out our thoughts on these killer women as well as the state of serialized fiction in our latest episode of Quid Pod Quo!
Surprise! Before we review Frozen and Veronica Mars, we’re dropping a special episode where we discuss the #1 movie in the world for three weeks in a row, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Part review, part discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Is this the best Marvel movie yet, or is it just a lot of Hydra Hype? Listen to hear what we think!
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