Episode 19: With Apologies To Julian Cope.

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In This Episode:

Chris and Allen are back for another bonus episode. Rounding up all the sequel news that’s fit for your listening pleasure. Whether cheering on a prompt Equalizer sequel, losing Affleck from Batman, shocked that Suicide Squad is Oscar nominated or celebrating Lady Gaga we have you covered.

Allen is unhappy with the WWE buying the rights to remake his favourite Norwegian slasher movie, Cold Prey (2006), and is wishing he hadn’t edited his pitch for a Friday the 13th sequel out of our Halloween episode, now that Paramount have dropped plans for the next installment in the franchise they need that pitch now more than ever. Chris, meanwhile, seems to be at another stage in his ongoing breakdown, or emotional evolution, and is claiming to be a millennial. He is taking the blame for the Beauty & the Beast live action version.


Product Placement:

During the episode we do talk about two amazing Scottish eateries, they don’t give us anything (yet!) but they make real tasty treats. You can visit Tantrum Donuts on Old Dumbarton Road in Glasgow and The Pie Maker on South Bridge in Edinburgh. If you do, tell them the podcast brought you there. Or you could hit them up on Twitter or Facebook


Trailer Talk:


Fast & Furious 8:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had two movie trailers air during the Super Bowl. Baywatch and, our first trailer selection, Fast & Furious 8 (possibly also known as The Fate of the Furious). Wouldn’t it be brilliant if this was a prequel to Mad Max Fury Road and is actually Charlize Theron’s Furiosa back story. Instead it looks like more loud, exploding bombast from your favourite band of car thieves, who double as super spies.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:


Vin Diesel looks like he’s lost his gig on the Guardians sequel as Groot is now the super cute Baby Groot.

It’s a pretty safe bet that the sequel to one of the top five Marvel movies is going to be a giant hit. Both Chris and Allen are big fans of director James Gunn and are confident this will be amazing!

Spider-man Homecoming:


Now that Marvel and Fox have sorted a deal we are about to see Spidey make his, full length, MCU debut. The casting of Tom Holland has, possibly, the best onscreen Peter Parker/Webhead yet with an almost teenager playing a high school kid.

The Marvel movie machine seems to know how to pump out blockbusters with ease these days. Hopefully this is another one, as we don’t want a disappointed Chris on our hands.

It can’t go far wrong, can it?

Beauty & the Beast:


This is just an utterly redundant exercise. Disney, buoyed by the success of live action versions of Cinderella and The Jungle Book, are looking to make bank with more properties they already own the rights to.

We’re all glad Kevin Kline is working but there is no need for this. It looks like a shot for shot remake. While there are moments of dialogue that hint that the House of Mouse have updated things, it’s pretty clear this is far from revisionist fairy tale and more like a bleak tale of an imprisoned young woman suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Fifty Shades style Super Bowl spot.

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