All posts tagged: Movie Review

Episode 81 – Movies That Cook

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends of the show that are celebrating! Welcome to this week’s family, fun, and more importantly FOOD filled episode of the 17 Waverly Podcast. Since a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday is eating a ridiculous amount of food, we decided to review movies that give us all the BEST of cuisine. We first review ‘Chef’ (2014) @ (0:05:45), then ‘Big Night’ (1996) @ (0:34:50), and finally ‘Tortilla Soup’ (2001) @ (0:59:35). Come spend some time with us for all that and much more! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): Chef (2014): Rom – 10, Angelo – 8, Gab – 9 Big Night (1996): Rom – 9, Angelo – 8, Gab – 9 Tortilla Soup (2001): Rom – 7, Angelo – 7, Gab – 7 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 80 – Gamers Unite

Welcome back folks for this weeks action packed episode of the 17 Waverly Podcast. This week we decided that the recent releases of new video game consoles was a good enough reason to watch movies dedicated to video games. We start the episode with short tribute to the late Alex Trebek, followed by reviews of ‘Resident Evil’ (2002) @ (0:08:45), ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ (2020) @ (0:23:00), and finally ‘Super Mario Brothers’ (1993) @ (0:42:30). Join us on the couch for all that and much more! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): Resident Evil (2002): Rom – 1, Angelo – 3, Gab – 1 Sonic The Hedgehog (2020): Rom – 7, Angelo – 6, Gab – 9 Super Mario Brothers (1993): Rom – 3, Angelo – 7, Gab – 4 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 79 – The Jellical Pod

Come one, come all, to this weeks episode of the 17 Waverly Podcast! We know the country is in a rather anxious period right now so we decided to give you all something to take your mind off it all. Join us as we review and discuss 3 of the WORST movies of all time. We begin the episode reviewing ‘CATS’ (2019) @ (0:04:00), then ‘Catwoman’ (2004) @ (0:33:30), and finally ‘I Know Who Killed Me’ @ (0:53:00). We finish the episode with a deep dive into the 1st episode of the new season of Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’ @ (1:07:15). Join us for all that and more! Rest in peace to Sir Sean Connery! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): CATS (2019): Rom – 2, Angelo – 2, Gab – 4 Catwoman (2004): Rom – 1, Angelo – 1, Gab – 3 I Know Who Killed Me: Rom – 4, Angelo – 6, Gab – 3 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 78 – Halloween Hijinks Part 3

Welcome back everyone to the last episode of our Halloween Hijinks special! On this episode we are giving you guys the FINAL 4 movies on our #REAL13Nights of Halloween list plus a deep dive discussion about each one. We review ‘The Exorcist’ (1973) @ (0:06:45), ‘The Shining’ @ (0:25:00), ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ @ (0:42:15), and finally our NUMBER 1 Halloween movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ @ (0:52:30). Come join us on this hilarious episode for that and much more. Happy Halloween everyone! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): The Exorcist (1973): Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 The Shining: Rom – 7, Angelo – 8, Gab – 6 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Rom – 7, Angelo – 7, Gab – 5 Hocus Pocus: Rom – 10, Angelo – 10, Gab – 9 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 77 – Halloween Hijinks Part 2

The 17 Waverly Pod boys are back the for the next installment in our 3 part Halloween special! This episode is full of new spooky and funny Halloween material as it was last week. We start the show off with a review of the HBO Max remake of ‘The Witches’ @ (0:03:00), then a length review of another HBO show ‘Lovecraft Country’ @ (0:24:30), and finally with a review of the funny Netflix movie ‘Vampires vs The Bronx’ @ (0:50:45). We finish the episode, continuing our list of the REAL 13 nights of Halloween, by discussing our next 5 movies on the list and why we chose them. Grab a snack, come join us for that and much more! COUCH POTATO SCORES (1-10 scale): The Witches (2020): Rom – 7, Angelo – 7, Gab – 7 Lovecraft Country: Rom – 9, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 Vampires vs The Bronx: Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 9 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

“Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” Review

You bet your A** I’m reviewing this! So, as the resident nerd on the couch it should come as no surprise that, back in the day, I was a die-hard Digimon fan. I watched the original two shows every saturday morning (religiously) and even stomached the Tri films. Following the trend of its predecessors, Last Evolution Kizuna engages another time jump bringing the core characters to 2010. At this time the majority of the original children have entered their 20’s and alas adulthood. Here we go; the good and the bad of this twenty-year franchise’s farewell. THE GOOD Animation: Getting the technical stuff out of the way as usual; the animation in this film is superb. Yes, it brings back the art design from the original two shows but with an upgrade. The majority of scenes, especially the action ones, are great to take in along with the score. As in awe as I was of the art I was equally frustated at the same time wondering where this effort was for the six films …

Episode 76 – Halloween Hijinks Part 1

Welcome everyone to the annual 17 Waverly Pod Halloween special! This year since we are all stuck at home due to this incredibly annoying pandemic, we are giving you 3, that’s right, 3 consecutive weeks of Halloween madness. This week we review (with SPOILERS) 2 Netflix originals starting with a lengthy discussion of ‘The Haunting of BLY Manor’ @ (0:06:45) and then Adam Sandler’s ‘Hubie Halloween’ @ (0:49:00). We close the show revealing the first 4 movies on our own special ’13 Nights of Halloween’ movie list. Come join us!  COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Haunting of Bly Manor: Rom – 5, Angelo – n/a, Gab – 5 Hubie Halloween: Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Episode 75 – El Regreso A El Pod

Your favorite podcasters are back! Tus podcasters favoritos han regresado! The hiatus is over and we are back this week with a Hispanic Heritage month special episode. Come join us this week as we discuss and review ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006) by Guillermo Del Toro @ (0:06:00), ‘We The Animals’ (2018) by Jeremiah Zagar @ (0:25:45), and finally the Robert Rodriguez film ‘Desperado’ (1995) @ (0:57:45). Come join us for all that and as usual much more!  COUCH POTATO SCORES (Out of 10): Pans Labyrinth: Rom – 9, Angelo – 8, Gab – 8 We The Animals: Rom – 8, Angelo – 8, Gab – 9 Desperado: Rom – 7, Angelo – 7, Gab – 7 Listen here: You can also stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

‘We the Animals’ Review

We the Animals is a 2018 film directed by Jeremiah Zagar based on the 2011 novel written by Justin Torres. The film follows Jonah (Evan Rosado) and his two brothers Joel (Josiah Gabriel), and Manny (Isaiah Kristian) as they navigate childhood through poverty, their parent’s abusive marriage, and questions of sexuality. This is yet another film I cannot break down with “the good and the bad.” I don’t feel it’s a piece that can be looked at in that way as it feels entirely like a painting(?); you take from it what you can and what you will. So, I wanted to go through just that; my observations of the film and what I could take away from We the Animals. A Memory: Before getting to the meat of the story you have to first acknowledge the visuals of this; it’s a beautiful film. While there are many shots that seem to glue the images into your mind there are also shots that move quickly, appear randomy, and proceed so unfocused and shaky that a …

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.