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MWIRE Weekly – 12/15/2013 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

mwire-weekly-featuredThis week  Kevin and Dan are joined by a special guest! Nick from and the As You Watch podcast joins the guys to discuss a ton of new trailers including Christoper Nolan’s Interstellar, Godzilla, and The Edge of Tomorrow. Also they review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. All that and so much more for you listening pleasure!

Check out Nick’s amazing website and Podcast:



What We Have Been Watching Recently:

All is Bright, The Armstrong Lie, Leviathan

Box Office:


Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Sony Confirms Venom/Sinister Six Movies

Tom Hanks will never play a bad guy

James Bond..Worst Spy Ever says British Researchers


Naked Gun Remake starring Ed Helms

World War Z Sequel Gets Director

Sony Planning Bad Boys 3

Peter Jackson will make Tintin Sequel

Jack Reacher Sequel Moving Forward

Casting Call

Jason Clarke up for John Connor Role

Emilia Clarke is Sarah Connor

Ben Whishaw confirmed as Freddie Mercury

Don Cheadle to join Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Casting Announcements

Jason Momoa to join Batman vs Superman

Trailer Talk


Jupiter Ascending

Edge of Tomorrow


Bad Words

Amazing Spider-Man International Trailer

Rio 2

Earth to Echo

Fantastic Fear of Everything

Main Attraction:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


What is your favorite Christmas movie, and what is your least favorite?



Dan “MovieRevolt” Clark

Kevin “OptimusSolo” Thompson

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  1. Bad Words Trailer gave me a Bad Santa Vibe and i love bad santa have any of you guys see bad santa?

    1. I have seen Bad Santa, and I love it as well. I could see the vibe connection.

  2. This movie was the most fun i had in a movie since thor the dark world

  3. Apparently I liked the Hobbit much more than all of you. People want it to be the Lord of the Rings but its not meant to be that. Its supposed to be more silly and not as serious.

    My favorite Christmas movie is easily Elf. So much fun and cheer. Least favorite is hard, but I’ll go Jingle all the Way. Watched it too much as a kid and now I can not stand it.

      1. I enjoy Jingle all the Way as a massive failure that is just fun to watch for how bad it is.

    1. I understand that argument that it’s not supposed to be LOTR, but when it’s set in the same universe and stretched to three films in order to BUILD UP to the LOTR, then I think it’s justifiable to be upset with their quality.

  4. Best Christmas movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The santa clause 1 and 2 , Home alone 1 and 2 , Deck the Halls ,Jingle all the way and elf worst christmas films Four Christmases, Santa clause 3, Fred clause and All is bright

      1. Hey now The Santa Clause Trilogy is a great set of films, because all three tell a full story with rich characters. PLUS SC3 is the only movie besides Father of the Bride 1 and 2, and Innerspace where Martin Short is actually good!

          1. I tolerate it … never really seek it out to watch though… unless it pops up on TV.

      2. Points for The Sandlot reference. I have to agree the Santa Claus movies are rather lacking. First one is fine, the rest are just dumb.

        1. how are 2 and 3 dumb? In 2 his kid is having issues with keeping the secret, and then you gotta have a mrs. claus… so that was kinda cool. Especially how it’s part of the fine print.

          Then in 3 you have Santa dealing with all the stress, granted the time travel thing is old and tired, but I still maintain that all three are good christmas films. NOT the greatest, but very enjoyable to watch.

          1. The humor is awful. Especially the third one. My god at times I start to feel bad for the people on screen. I get why kids would like it, but as an adult I never laughed. Its just Hollywood trying to run a concept into the ground until every possible penny is sucked dry.

          2. so Trilogies are Hollywood running a concept into the ground? Plus you gotta think these are Disney films. They have a special magic. To each their own I guess, but I still find them enjoyable.

    1. I just rewatched Christmas Vacation this past weekend. Still a lot of fun after all these years.

  5. My favorite Christmas movie, is the greatest Christmas movie of all time Die Hard. Seriously what’s better for the holidays than Die Hard.

    Worst? God so many to pick. Anything with Hallmark on it is awful, or Lifetime. Specifically I’d go with I’ll Be Home for Christmas starring J.T.T. from Home Improvement.

    1. good choice on die hard! I’ll Be Home for Christmas, I’ll admit, I have watched too many times. Simba needs his Porsche, dammit!

    2. I”ll Be Home for Christmas is one of those movies they always showed at my school during the holidays. Agree it isn’t any good, don’t know if I ‘hate’ it though.

  6. The George Lucas-Peter Jackson comparison is a fair one like you all brought up. It still stings that Del Toro didn’t direct these. I’d love to see his take on this world.

    With that said I still enjoy the Hobbit movies for what they are. Just fun adventure films and not much more. Story wise they are not as epic as the LOTR but I’m ok with that.

    Regarding Holiday movies well most are garbage. Do agree Love Actually is really good, also some old favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life.

    Least favorite I’d go those awful Tim Allen Santa Clause movies. The first one was alright the sequels were god awful.

      1. Ha! I love that film, but you gotta remember that for the Christmas list, it’s competing with KKBB, Lethal Weapon, Psycho, The Shining, Catch Me If You Can, Eastern Promises, The Muppets’ Christmas Carol, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

          1. Yeah, there are Christmas decorations all over the place.

  7. Home Alone is the all the Christmas movie. Nothing like a young kid torching people that makes me think of the wonders of the Holidays.

    Fred Claus is my least favorite. Such a waste.

  8. The #1 Christmas movie is easy for me. A Chistmas story. They don’t run it for 24 hours on Christmas without a reason. It is the standard.

    Least Favorite I’d have to go Miracle on 31st Street…the remake in the 90’s. Not the original.

    1. oh boy THEY do run it for a reason… so Ted Turner and Co get get the rights every year! Do not get me wrong I LOVE A Christmas Story, but I rather watch it on my own time at Christmas on DVD… then have it thrown in my face constantly on TBS or TNT

  9. I loved The Hobbit. Smaug was amazing and made the entire movie. Seriously that character is just awesome.

    For favorite Christmas movie I’ll go Home Alone all the way you filthy animal!

  10. I agree there is no need to make The Hobbit into three books, but considering they are making such a small story into three movies it could be a lot worse than it is.

  11. Best X-Mas movie? I have to go Scrooged. Best version of the Christmas Carol ever

    1. WHAT….? While Scrooged is awesome, I severly disagree on it being the BEST version of A Christmas Carol. My two faves are Mickey’s Christmas Carol… where Scrooge is well Scrooge! and for live action-muppetaction The Muppets Christmas Carol. Michael Caine is the best version of Scrooge EVER!

        1. Michael Caine Vs Bull Murray as a Scrooge like character… Caine wins hands down!

          1. I love Caine, but love Murray more. And Murray’s Scrooge was at least a different take on the character. Caine was just the normal Scrooge that we have seen time and time again.

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