All posts tagged: Movie Review

Episode 73 – Chadwick Forever

Welcome back for another installment of the 17 Waverly Podcast! This week we decided to give recognition to the star of ‘Black Panther’, Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick tragically passed away on August 28th, 2020 at the young age of 43 after a battle with colon cancer. While he may be gone, we will never forget the impact he left on us. So this week we chose 3 movies that he starred in for our discussion and reviews. We start the episode with a quick Black Panther discussion and then move to ‘Get On Up’ (2014) @ (0:15:00), ’42’ (2013) @ (0:36:40), and finally ‘Marshall’ (2017) @ (0:58:00). Join us for all that and so much more! Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 72 – The Not So Lost Episode

Welcome back everyone! So as we’ve mentioned before, we had an episode of the pod that was recorded MONTHS ago but we thought was lost due to technical issues. In a fortunate turn of events, we were able to salvage the episode and give it to you all! In this episode, we discussed James Cameron’s ‘The Terminator’ franchise in all good, bad, and ugly glory. Join us for that and much more! Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 71 – The 17 Waverly Cut

As this week marks the first ever DC Fandome we decided to dedicate this episode to all things Zack Snyder. Join us as we discuss ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ (2016) @ (0:08:00), ‘Watchmen’ (2009) @ (0:28:15) and ‘Sucker Punch’ (2011) @ (0:51:15). We also get into a quick discussion about the first episode of HBO’s new show ‘Lovecraft Country’ (1:11:15) and so much more! COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Batman v Superman: Rom – 8, Angelo – 6, Gab – 8 Watchmen: Rom – 4, Angelo – 6, Gab – 5 Sucker Punch: Rom – 4, Angelo – 7, Gab – 5 You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 70 – Rad Dads

We made it to episode 70! Though we had a different agenda announced last week we decided (in classic 17 Waverly fashion) to take a sharp left with a different idea. Therefore, this week we hope you join us as we talk about DAD movies. No, not the deadbeat kind, but rather films depicting the best of the best. For this episode’s discussion, we have ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1993) starring Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, and Sally Fields @ (0:03:45) and ‘John Q’ (2002) starring Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, and Kimberly Elise @ (0:28:45). The classic movie for the week is the 1962 adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ starring Gregory Peck, Mary Bedham, Brock Peters, and, once again, Robert Duvall @ (0:51:30). Lastly, while on the subject of fathers, we just couldn’t leave without reviewing season 2 of the best super-powered daddy issues on Netflix, ‘The Umbrella Academy’ @ (1:09:45). COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Mrs. Doutbfire: Rom – 8, Angelo – 7, Gab – 6 John Q: Rom – 9, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 To …

Episode 66 – The Mutant Pod

It is officially TWENTY years since the release of the first X-Men film; the spark that would begin the modern comic book era (don’t @ us). To celebrate we are revisiting the original trilogy (in our typical ‘all over the place’ fashion). Join us and our special guest host, Mags, as we talk about the three movies, comment on the later reboot films (its unavoidable), and give our two cents on the future of the X-Men within the MCU.  Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Lessons Learned: ‘500 Days of Summer’

I just finished the film 500 Days of Summer starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt in preparation for our ‘Toxic Love’ episode coming up this week.  As usual I have felt inspired to write another ‘Lessons Learned’ piece, so here we go! Common Interest Does Not Equal Communion: Though this is just a piece in a much greater issue it is a very common mistake within the process of romanticizing another person. Tom (Levitt) is a man that is clearly in a life pattern of seeking another individual to complete him. In this mistake when he meets someone he feels instant attraction to he puts a great amount of weight on shared common interests. Sure, this is important for any union. The issue is that he equates these commonalities to a divine sign; it must mean that the stars have sent this person and to have positive commonalities in interest means that this person you have known for a week must be love’s solution. Not quite. The truth is yes, you have to have …

Episode 62 – Doing The Right Thing

Here at the 17 Waverly Podcast we know that to be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. So, as the messiest film/tv podcast you have never heard of, we wanted to dedicate this episode to appreciate excellent Black films and performances. Join us as we talk about 1965’s ‘A Patch of Blue’ starring Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier (0:03:15), the 2018 excellent adaptation of James Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (0:22:00) , Spike Lee’s ‘Malcolm X’ (he inspired Magneto never forget it)(0:40:15) and finally, Spike’s iconic 1989 film (which clearly has not aged at all) ‘Do the Right Thing’ (0:54:20). Below are some important links to petitions to sign and places to donate so that we can all be part of the change! PETITION JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL FUND: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd BLACK LIVES MATTER RESOURCES & INFORMATION: https://moreblminfo.carrd.co/ https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Episode 60 – A Pod Far Far Away

We did it folks, episode 60! Quite the accomplishment considering we were very convinced this would last only a month at inception. Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Empire Strikes Back” with (yet another) sloppy discussion of the Star Wars franchise. Join us as we tackle topics like why Darth Vader ain’t shit, why adults pushing 40 should still see the animated Clone Wars series targeted for kids, and the future of the franchise at Disney+. Lastly, the Snyder Cut is a go at HBOMax, (01:04:38) so course we wrap with our two cents on that.