Episode 33: Robocop V’s Robocop

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Allen and Chris compare the classic Robocop (1987) to the remake (2014)

 

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Episode 32: The New Power Generation

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In between ‘proper’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or franchise) 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.

Allen and Chris talk Comic-Con news and discover they are the new power in Hollywood. Kiss the ring!

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TRAILER TALK:

Blade Runner 2049

Justice League

Thor: Ragnarok

Annabelle: Creation

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS:

It’s the clash of the metal men as Robocop (1987) faces off against Robocop (2014)

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Episode 31: The Mummy V The Mummy

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Allen and Chris are on the rag…the Mummy’s rags that is!

Universal recently released The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, hoping to kick off their Dark Universe shared universe. But how does it stack up to the last big budget Mummy reboot, Stephen Sommers’ wildly successful 1999 film starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah?

Along the way we talk Geopolitics, to sound smart, Russell Crowe’s ,plumby, pomey accent choice take a detour to talk Lifeforce (1985) and ruminate on other Universal Monsters that need rebooting.

Besides, do we need a Dark Universe? Everybody has a cinematic universe these days. Marvel, DCU, Annabelle and even the prospect of an Agatha Christie-verse! We had the Monster Squad and they made the only Dark Universe we ever needed.

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

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Episode 30: Back in Back

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In This Episode:

In between ‘proper’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or franchise) our bonus episodes look at wider trends in sequel news, culture, trailers and whatever the hell we like. Allen and Chris are back in the same room after some of Allen’s jet-setting for work. Join us as we say the word ‘back’ a lot and watch some trailers

TRAILER TALK:

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Pitch Perfect 3:

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Murder On The Orient Express:

 

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS:

The Mummy (1999, starring Brendan Fraser) Vs The Mummy (2017, starring Tom Cruise)

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Episode 29: Final Destination Franchise

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In the early days of the podcast Allen & Chris had a go at this franchise. However due to technical issues it was lost. So to celebrate our anniversary we sat down and gave it another go.


There are broadly two ways a Diminishing Returns ‘Franchise’ Episode pans out:

1) we watch something so ill conceived and badly executed it brings out anger, incredulity and off topic rants.

2) we watch something we genuinely enjoy and we talk excitedly about why we love it.

This is definitely the second type of episode. Seriously, Chris loves these films.

We talk, Death, Tony Todd, X-Files Connections, Stifler, ‘The Final’ instalments of franchises, Rube Goldberg Murder Machines, Sensitive kids and more!

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Episode 28: Midnight Engagments

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In between ‘proper’ episodes (where we delve into a particular film or franchise) 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.

As we celebrate the podcast’s first birthday we look at what did we got right and what did we got wrong in our previous years’ Trailer Talks?
Chris unveils a new detective duo, Allen becomes a serious challenger to the man of a thousand voices, a potential Lovers Rock album project.
We also talk sequels that should have been made, but haven’t been.
And, due to Allen’s work keeping him out of the country, we an out of time Trailer Talk

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OUT OF TIME TRAILER TALK:

Bambi 2

Thanks to the Spocklight Podcast for their suggestion to have a look at this belated Disney midquel.

French Connection 2

 

The Dead Pool

Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

Aliens

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Episode 27: The Suicide Squad

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Terrible people are brought together to work as a team… but enough about the hosts of this podcast. With the upcoming release of Wonder Woman we look at an earlier DC Extended Universe film, Suicide Squad.

DC had just released the dour Batman V Superman: Yawn Of Justice, which was heavily criticised for it’s dark tone, while it’s great rival Marvel had success with Guardians Of The Galaxy, a super quippy ensemble film featuring reluctant heroes. Reluctant, third-tier, not famous heroes….

What was DC to do with their own not-famous-reluctant-heroes ensemble flick?

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