Episode 70: Assault On Precinct 13 (1976 & 2005)

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If I were a Carpenter…

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Allen and Chris talk John Carpenter’s low budget cult classic and it’s 2005 Ethan Hawke / Laurence Fishburne remake.

In this Episode

-John Carpenter master of tension

-John Carpenter, upending the unwritten rules of drama

-John Carpenter, playing dem synths

-Cool character names

-Ethan Hawke, a modern man?

-From Sopranos to this?

-Hey, it’s Brian Dennehy!

 

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Episode 69: Special Features #2

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In This Episode:

It’s episode 69 (am I right? )So we look at our favourite films of 2018 and show you outtakes which mostly consist of Chris swearing.

In between ‘franchise’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we’ll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like

In this episode, Allen Chris countdown their top ten films of 2018. And in the spirit of DVD special features we let you hear our blooper reel/outtakes/deleted scenes from the past year (yes, there is stuff that doesn’t make the cut)

 

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Episode 68: Paddington 1 & 2

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In This Episode: We round out 2018 looking at two family films that are genuinely fun, heartwarming and worth your time. Even Chris, the Grinch That Stole Podcasts, had his heart grow two sizes, at least while watching.

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The two Paddington films won over critics and audiences, Paddington 2 even made Allen’s top ten of 2017. So grab a marmalade sandwich and lets talk bears.

We talk:

-Fish Pumper!

-Dock workers

-The recasting of the Voice of Paddington

-Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman and the excellent actors in these films

-Allen’s adorable 8 year old son Elliot helps us out with our intro

-and a less adorable friend turns up in the outro

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Episode 67: Chris Pratt is Attached

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YOU CAN NOW FIND US ON SPOTIFY!

In between ‘franchise’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we’ll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode Allen and Chris talk trailers and may have solved a true crime mystery!
Along the way there is the possiblity of a return of The Saint (Simon Templar) is coming! Guillermo Del Toro going back to the well, an exciting Candyman reboot, big trouble in the Big Trouble In Little China remake? and a defence of Fantasy Island.

All that and Chris has his lack of Lion King knowledge exposed while Allen is the subject of a brand new jingle and show segment.

TRAILER TALK:

In a family friendly Trailer Talk (WARNING CONTENT IS NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY) we cast our eyes over  Detective Pikachu, The Secret Life Of Pets 2 and Dumbo.

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Episode 66: Batman (1989) & Batman Returns (1992)

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In This Episode:

Michael Keaton’s stint as Batman, as good as we remembered?

Tim Burton’s Batman was a cultural juggernaut in 1989, riding a wave of hype and an iconic performance from Jack Nicholson to box office success. The unlikely casting of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman worked and this ‘darker’ version of Batman can be seen as the forebearer of so many of the comic book adaptations that now rule the box office. With Batman Returns, Burton drove his vision for the dark knight further, tripling the villains to include Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, Danny Devito’s penguin and the new villain, Christopher Walken’s Max Shreck

In this episode:

-How dark is this dark version of Batman?

-Batman ’89 vs Batman ’66

-Jack Nicholson laughing all the way to the bank

-The Joker knows a graphic designer

-A great Michelle Pfeiffer performance as Selena Kyle/ Catwoman.

-Danny Devito’s relatable performance as Penguin

-The Ghost of David Bowie pops by again

-And let me be clear, two uncannily pitch perfect Christopher Walken impersonations

 

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The opening of Friday the 13th Part VIII saw a Batman ’89 billboard in Times Square.

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Episode 66: Season of the What?

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Thoughts on Halloween (2018), sequel news, Twilight lore and of course, Trailer Talk

In between ‘franchise’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we’ll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode:

-Did David Gordon Green’s Halloween live up to our expectations?
-Avatar sequel titles released: What do they mean?
-George A Romero’s legacy
-US remakes of Korean smashes.
-An important Question re: Twilight’s Vampires
-and of course our most popular section, Trailer Talk.

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Episode 64: Friday the 13th Parts VII & VIII.

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In episode 64 Allen & Chris, in their third and final (?) trip to Crystal Lake, take a look at Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, the final entries of the franchise made with Paramount Pictures. After the fun of Part VI: Jason Lives can these two movies deliver on their promises of Jason battling a psychic and cutting a swathe across New York City?

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No, frankly it’s more like Jason BORE-hees, am I right?

In this episode:
– Jason gets used to the water
– Bad psychic battle tactics
– Confusing timelines
– Confusing travel times
– Negligent electrical companies
– And perhaps the biggest question of all, can Chris bear to watch any more of this film series?

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