Episode 76: Death Wish (2018)

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They remade Death Wish. We watched it. Now we want revenge!

Eli Roth directing late period Bruce Willis in a remake of 70s exploitation classic Death Wish. What could go wrong?

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In this episode:

We discuss owning libs on a fixed income, what this movie might be trying to say, sleepy eyed Willis, lazy doctoring, confusing criminal operations and manic pixie gun girls!

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Episode 75: Would You HAng With A Princess?

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Allen is going on holiday and Chris is busy dominating showbusiness, so we recorded a short episode to keep you, the rabid fans sated with talk…about trailers.

In this episode:

We chat about what’s going on in some trailers, muse on whether dating a princess is worth the effort and trying to see into the #MeToo future.

 

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Episode 74: Pet Sematary (1989) & Pet Sematary (1992)

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Episode 74. Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary 2.

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With the release of Pet Sematary this year, Allen and Chris ignore all warnings, portents of evil and bad omens to cross the deadfall and press on to cursed ground to see what they can uncover in the ancient burial ground of Pet Sematary and its sequel Pet Sematary 2, both directed by famed music video director Mary Lambert.

Does either film come close to capturing the soul crushing grief that haunts the pages of one of Stephen King’s most enduringly scary novels?

We talk horror movie tropes, bad parenting, The Ramones, Fred Gwynne, regional accents, Star Trek the Next Generation, poor spelling, Madonna subtext and much, much more.

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Episode 72: Fifty Shades Freed

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In This Episode:

Basking in the afterglow of Valentine’s Day we get sexy and take a look at the third Fifty Shades film.

Last year in episode 42 we had a look at the first two films in this erotic franchise.While we were not fans, we did concede Darker was slightly better than Grey, so could the trend continue and push Freed into the relam of the watchable?

So why not listen in to two middle–aged straight dudes (the collective noun for which is ‘Podcasters’) talk about a film that was not made for their demographic.

We cast light on the true story behind the Monopoly man, outline why Christian Grey is a terrible human being, dig into the real satirical subtext of this film, examine the foster system, give an acting masterclass, ruminate on what makes an erotic thriller and Chris tries to launch an R&B career.
And of course we talk butt stuff!

 

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Episode 71: For The Fans

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Allen and Chris do another episode, for the fans.
In between ‘franchise’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we do bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.
In this episode:
-The Witches, a Zemeckis remake coming soon?
-Mads Mikkelsen talks Hannibal Season 4
-The Sopranos film prequel
-The Big Lebowski’s The Dude is returning? What could possibly go wrong?
-Sex & the City shared universe
-Ghostbusters is returning, again, but set in the original universe. Chris has ideas.

Trailer Talk:
Spider-Man: Far From Home

 

John Wick 3: Parabellum

Recommendations:

 

Among other things Chris says watch The Favourite and Allen picks the Second Sight Blu Ray release of When A Stranger Calls and When A Stranger Calls Back.

 

PLEASE DON”T WATCH THE REMAKE!

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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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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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