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Posted September 23, 2011 by Rod in Movies
 
 

Should I Watch That — Ep. 13


Finally! We’re back (hopefully, this is the last time we have to say that for a while)!
This episode has been a long time coming and we, at MediaBeast, hope you can accept our deepest apologies for that. We tried to record this at least four times over the course of a couple weeks but luck refused to be on our side. Equipment failure, scheduling issues, lost recordings (we actually did an entire, 2 plus hour episode a week ago but it vanished as soon as we finished it), a surprise departure of one of our own…things were certainly not looking great for SIWT. However, we’ve since gotten things worked out so SIWT should be on a more consistent schedule for here on out!

This comeback episode is more streamlined than our normal episodes so naturally, it’s on the shorter side for us, clocking in at a little over an hour; it was recorded in the middle of the week, when the crew is the busiest. Regardless, the crew wanted to do their best to keep you fine folks entertained…we hope you all enjoy it just as much as we did making it!
And again, we’re extremely sorry for such a delay. Sometimes, life beats you with the biggest stick imaginable but all you can do is fight back. Weird analogy, we know, but we think you get the point. We’ve got some good stuff planned for future episodes, so we’ll definitely make up for the loss in time. It feels great to be back!

This week, we’ve got a couple hot trailers (one which you could say is extra smokin’), Netflix woes, mini-reviews of three current releases in theaters, and much more!
Oh, and the biggest surprise of them all: who’s this…!?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Mistakes are common with this whole podcast thing, so I wanted to take the time to point out a couple that people might find significant. First off, I made a comment about Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor being brothers when, in fact, they are not. They’re just frequent collaborators. They have different last names so I’m not quite sure where my head was with that. Second, there’s some mild echoing in the review segment. Nothing truly intrusive but it’s there for a little bit; I didn’t notice while we recorded. Third, I regrettably forgot to credit the music for this episode. It comes courtesy of the Drive soundtrack by Cliff Martinez. It’s available for digital download on iTunes and Amazon. It’s worth it…one of the best soundtracks this year. And fourth, sorry for using the word “gush” so much. I have no clue why but it’s terribly addicting.)

SHOWNOTES for SIWT Ep. 13

TrailerTalk
“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence” (3:42)
“Premium Rush” (12:56)

News
Netflix Splitting In Half (18:53)
J.J. Abrams Confirmed To Direct “Star Trek 2” (28:39)
“Django Unchained” Updates (30:57)
“The Dark Knight” Action Criticism Video…Part 1! (38:39)

Mini-Reviews
Contagion (42:00)
Warrior (45:41)
Drive (53:40)


Rod

 
Should I Watch That (SIWT) host and general contributor to MediaBeast.