This Week: It is a dark time for movie reviewers. Being the middle of February, most of the releases are absolute crap, and the studios haven’t screened them. But that doesn’t stop honey-badger reviewer Kevin Carr from pushing ahead with the Fat Guys at the Movies podcast. He invites Ronald Nicholls from BoxOfficeBuz.com to not review the new films this week, including Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (which was not screened for anyone, and that’s the studio that screened Jack and Jill) and This Means War (which suffered from marketing confusion and botched Valentine’s Day screenings). They also tip their hats to The Secret World of Arrietty, which is probably all kinds of awesome, but Disney didn’t screen it much because it is such a limited release. Kevin and Ron also answer a listener question, talk about the box office and list some of the best Studio Ghibli movies in the Fat Guy Five.
Part I: A preview of The Secret World of Arrietty (8:50)
Part II: Preview of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and a tease of This Means War (10:40)
Part III: More on This Means War, Box Office Recap, Box Office Prediction, Listener Feedback and the Fat Guy Five: Five Favorite Studio Ghibli Films (41:00)
Part IV: DVD Round-Up: Harold & Kuman Christmas, In Time, What’s Your Number?, The Rum Diary, Take Shelter, All Quiet on the Western Front on Blu-ray, Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Lorax: Deluxe Edition (6:35)
Act of Valor, Gone, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds and Wanderlust
Tags: Brian Taylor, Chris Pine, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Hayao Miyazaki, Mark Neveldine, McG, Nicolas Cage, Reese Witherspoon, Studio Ghibli, The Secret World of Arrietty, This Means War, Tom Hardy