Saturday, 29 December 2012

Podcast 34: Season 2 "The Guysies" End of Year Awards

It's that time of year again where the guys run down the best and worst of the past 12 months.

Yes - it's the return of The Guysies! The lads will devote the entire podcast to top 5s looking back at 2012 in film.And of course, Ryan has looked out his favourite showdown tunes from some 80s classics to soundtrack the awards after they went down so well last time round.

We have the following 7 categories:
  • BEST FILM
  • BEST DIRECTOR
  • BEST ACTOR
  • BEST ACTRESS
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / ACTRESS
  • GUILTY PLEASURE
  • WORST FILM OF THE YEAR / BIGGEST STINKER / BIGGEST TURKEY
 

Monday, 17 December 2012

Podcast 33: Season 2 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"


Hello and welcome to the penultimate podcast of 2012!

The final full review of the year is one of its most anticipated films - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  It sees Peter Jackson return to Middle Earth following the huge success of his Lord of the Rings trilogy with another adaptation of one of JRR Tolkien's most loved books.  Does he still have the magic, or is it a quest too far?


In anticipation of this year's award show on the 29th of December, the guys run down the various categories they'll be voting on in the 2012 "Guysies".  They'll also look back at last year's winners to see if their choices still stand up!

Finally, the lads will finish with a top 5 that looks ahead to next year as they rundown their most anticipated films of 2013.  Might as well start the hype machine running now......

To join the movie banter, take the jump and have a listen.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Podcast 32: Season 2 "Seven Psychopaths"



Ryan and Stevie are at the controls this week, as Clarky recovers from his 30th birthday celebrations (a screeing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at Edinburgh's most excellent Dominion Cinema - great night!)

This week's main review is Seven Psychopaths - a fast talking crime comedy from Martin McDonagh of "In Bruges" fame and featuring a powerhouse cast of Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and the legendary Christopher Walken.



The lads also run through some of the movie headlines from the past seven days, including a look at the trailer for one of the many films starring Tom Cruise slated for release in 2013 - Oblivion. Take a look and give us your thoughts.



As always, they finish with the top 5s - this week, specially extended to fit in with the main review, Ryan and Stevie runs down the top seven movie psychopaths (see what they did there?!)

Take the jump to have a listen and get involved with the movie chat.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Podcast 31: Season 2 "Sightseers"


We're fast approaching awards season but before Ryan and Clarky start putting together their top 5 lists for the end of season show, they take in the new effort from Ben Wheatley "Sightseers".

The jet black horror comedy follows couple Chris and Tina as they go caravaning in the English countryside and a series of grizzly murders crops up along their route. His last effort "Kill List" was one of the most divisive films we've reviewed on the podcast, so will this spark the same level of debate?



The lads also look at some of the movie news from the past seven days, including lots of casting news and rumours on a couple of major super hero franchises. (Check out this interview with Jason Flemyng that has sparked the latest round of Star Wars rumours)



The top 5s this week is very much in the spirit of our main review, as the lads run down their funniest movie deaths. There have been a lot over the years, so expect some wild and weird nominations - a taster of some of these are showcased below the link to the podcast. Enjoy!

Take the jump here to have a listen.















Monday, 26 November 2012

Podcast 30: Season 2 "Silver Linings Playbook"


This week we are back to our full compliment with Ryan, Clarky and Stephen all present and correct to review David O. Russell's new film Silver Linings Playbook. Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence this is a slightly darker than normal rom-com as we track their relationship and how they cope with mental illness and depression.

In movie news we discuss the fact that David Cronenberg was approached for Return of the Jedi (!) and we look at the first pictures of Richard Ayoade's new film The Double which is starring Jesse Eisenberg. Finally, we discuss the possibility of Wayne's World 3 and whether or not this is a good thing.

Last of all, in honour of Bobby De Niro, we review the top 5 movie dads. There were a few glaring omissions by some members but we got there in the end.

Click here to listen to our musings, or try our new dropbox account (the email address is thosemovieguys@hotmail.co.uk and the password is podcast) or the SoundCloud link here.


Monday, 19 November 2012

Podcast 29: Season 2 "The Master"


Hello folks!

Ryan and Clarky are back in the studio to discuss the latest effort from critically acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson "The Master".  It follows a WWII vet as he struggles to readjust to civilian life and sees him fall in with the leader of a strange philosphical movement called "The Cause". The A-List cast includes podcast favourite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. I think it's fair to say expectations are high for this!



The guys also run down some of the week's movie news, including a possible team up involving Robert Downey Junior and Jack Nicholson in "The Judge"- sounds like a potentially epic partnership but will there be enough scenery for the pair of them to chew?!

The final section of the podcast is top fives as usual - this week focuses on the work of our featured director Paul Thomas Anderson, so Ryan and Clarky run down his top five films in their eyes!

If you want to join the movie banter and debate, take the jump and have a listen!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Podcast 28: Season 2 "Argo"





We're back up to full strength this week with Ryan, Clarky and Stevie all in the studio to breakdown the latest actor/director double header from Ben Affleck - "Argo".


Based on a true story, Affleck stars as a CIA specialist tasked with getting a group of hostages out of Iran amid the political and social unrest of the early eighties.  He's also calling the shots behind the camera, something he pulled off with great aplomb in "The Town" - can he find the right recipe once again?



We'll also give our thoughts on the first trailer of the much-hyped World War Z - as both Clarky and Ryan are both big fans of the book, how will this sit with them? Have a look for yourself.



Finally, to honour the magnificent beard that Ben Affleck sports in "Argo", the lads will run down their top 5 movie beards!!!! A few hairy options are on the cards no doubt.....

Take the jump to get involved with the reviews, news and movie banter!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Podcast 27: Season 2 "Rust and Bone"



Hello folks,

We're changing gear this week after our Skyfall special, moving away from the blockbusters and looking at something from the arthouse side of cinema.

Our main review is "Rust and Bone" (or "De Rouille et D'Os" to give it the proper Gallic introduction!), the French relationship drama from Jacques Audiard and starring podcast favourite Marianne Cotillard. Don't let the subtitles put you off!


We also look at the week's movie news including the major announcement on Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm - and the fact we will be seeing more Star Wars movies (the first new one is slated for 2015!).

We round off the week with a slightly tenuous top five. Killer Whales play a major role "Rust and Bone", so Ryan and Stevie run down their top 5 movie fish - a slightly lighter finish to go with the heavier going of the main review!

Take the jump to hear our thoughts and get in touch to let us know if you agree!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Podcast 26: Season 2 - SKYFALL SPECIAL!!!


With the release of the 23rd Bond movie "Skyfall", Ryan and Stevie have a 007 special for your listening pleasure!

We'll breakdown and review Daniel Craig's third outing as the movie world's favourite secret agent.  Given the disappointment surrounding Quantum of Solace, pressure is really on Craig and director Sam Mendes to get it right this time round.  Have a quick look at the trailer to get you in the mood:


After the review, we discuss three questions that are now looming over the famous franchise, including Craig's place in the hierarchy of Bond actors.

Finally, we'll wrap up with possibly the most important top 5 rundown we've ever done on the podcast - the top 5 Bond movies.  This means we're going to have to nail our colours to the mast, as we are going on the record here! Does Skyfall make the final cut or is Sir Sean Connery just too smooth for Daniel Craig? You'll just have to listen to find out!

Click here to get involved with all the Skyfall chat and general Bond banter!

Enjoy!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Podcast 25: Season 2


This weeks review is Ruby Sparks which stars real life couple Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Kazan is also on scripting duties and behind the camera we have the duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who previoulsy gave us Little Miss Sunshine, but have been fairly quite since then. Does it live up to the promise of their debut feature? Click here to find out our thoughts.

In movie news we discuss the potential crossover of two of Ridley Scotts franchises: Prometheus and Blade Runner, we look at The World's End poster (the last part of Pegg and Wrights Cornetto Trilogy) and we get confirmation that Matt Damon is unlikely to return for more Bourne (hardly surprising given our review of the latest instalment).

Finally, we look at the top 5 directing duo's in honour of Dayton and Faris.

Enjoy.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Podcast 24: Season 2


After a couple of weeks off we are back with a vengeance, a lot like Brian Mills from Taken 2. We are taking no prisoners as we disect and breakdown the latest releases and give you a round up of what else is out at the cinema at the moment.

In movie news we look at the new Die Hard trailer (below), Del Toro's vision for the new Hulk TV show and some titbits on Arnie's career as he tries to rekindle his career after 8 years as the Governator.


Finally, in our top 5's we discuss the top 5 worst carbon copies - films that follow the exact same premise and storyline as the first, but with none of the charm or wit that makes the originals so great.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Season 2: Podcast 23


This week Stephen and Clarky are reviewing the new sci-fi-brain-melting-time-travel from Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. It was hard to review this film without giving away too much, but it's fair to say that this is a firm favourite of the podcast so far. Avoid as many reviews as you can and go and see it on the 28th of September.

In movie news we look at the new trailer for Lincoln, the new Ted and Bourne Legacy sequels that have been announced and the lost Kubrick film that is due for a re-release.

Finally, in the top 5's this week we look at the greatest time travel films. It is a strong list and one of the best we have had. We would happily sit down for a day and watch them back to back.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Podcast 22: Season 2


This week Clarky is back in the studio, but unfortunately Stephen is away (hopefully we will be back in full force last week), to reviwe Dredd 3D, even though Clarky only saw it in 2D! Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point), written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) and starring Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy) this is a reboot to the 1995 version starring Sly Stallone that was much maligned. Based on the 2000 AD comic book it follows Judge Dredd as he takes a rookie on her first day out in Megacity 1. Click here to listen to our thoughts on the film.

In movie news we look at some snippets that were released this week regarding James Bond and Star Trek, as well as the fact that horror bigwigs Ti West and Eli Roth are teaming up (hopefully it will end better than Ti WEst's sequel to Cabin Fever which he eventually left after filming and tried to have his name removed from!).

Finally, in the top 5's we discuss the top 5 movie Judges. A subject which is not as easy as it sounds resulting in a few left field choices!

Enjoy.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Season 2: Podcast 21


Alrighty folks,

Podcast 21 of season 2 sees TMG's Ryan and Stephen from Flix Capacitor back into the studio (minus Clarky) to take a look at the new remake of 90's cult sci-fi hit Total Recall.

Arnie, Sharon Stone and the plastic prosthetic mutants are replaced by Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsdale and a whole lot of CGI. Here's the trailer for your viewing pleasure:


And here's the trailer for Paul Verhoeven's original from 1990 - I know which one we prefer!


In movie news, the guys discuss Ryan Gosling's move behind the camera, more Verhoeven remake talk with news on the Robocop update and the controversial alternate scenes in the DVD release of Avengers Assemble. Have a look at the alternative opening to the movie and tell us if you think it should have been used instead:


Finally to finish off, Ryan and Steven pay homage to the original (and best) Total Recall by running down their top five memory loss films. 


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Season 2: Podcast 20


This week Clarky is back following his car troubles from last week and we also have Stephen Carty from flixcapacitor joining us again. It's a bumper issue with all three of us discussing The Bourne Legacy as well as giving our top 5 spies. Can Jeremy Renner take over from Matt Damon and lead the franchise onwards. the original trilogy is one of the best of recent times and reinvigorated the spy genre - a tough act to follow.

As well as this we are also discussing the possibility of a Justice League movie in response to Marvels Avnegers Assemble, but how will Nolan's Batman and Zack Snyders Superman fit into this series? Also released this week is some casting news for Kick Ass 2 and possible casting for The Expendables 3 (even though the 2nd one isn't even out at cinema's yet!).

Click here to hear our thoughts on all of the above and more!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Season 2, Podcast 19

Hello folks!

We're back for podcast 19 of the second season - and we're on comedy territory this week.

Ryan is joined by Stephen Carty from the most excellent film and TV review blog FlixCapacitor.co.uk to discuss the first full length feature from Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane "TED", starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Macfarlane himself as the foul-mouthed teddy bear.



In movie news, the guys take a closer look at the new Skyfall trailer and discuss what lies ahead for the Bond franchise.



Finally, in honour of the main character of the featured review, Ryan and Stephen run down the top five animated/animatronic characters in otherwise human casts. Loads to choose from there!

To have a listen just follow this link!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Season 2: Podcast 17: The Dark Knight Rises special


It's finally here. After months of rumour and speculation, which we have wholeheartedly joined in with, the final instalment of Chris Nolan's Batman franchise is finally here with The Dark Knight Rises. This should be our last word on the matter (although we may give an updated review after we have had an IMAX viewing....) and as such we have gone all out with an hour long special where we give you a spoiler free review, before breaking the film down and discussing it in minute detail! Therefore, if you've not seen the film yet we would suggest that you only listen up to 15 minutes 52 seconds and at which point hit pause until you've treated yourself to a cinema trip.

If you've been to see it, then you will know there is a lot to discuss and we break these areas down and discuss them in the remainder of the podcast. Please don't be afraid to contact us and let us know what you think and whether or not you agree with our analysis!

Finally, our top 5 this week could only be on one subject - the top 5 moments from Chris Nolan's trilogy. Below are a few tasters as to what to expect from the first two films before you click here to enjoy the last of all the Batman-y goodness we have to offer!















Monday, 2 July 2012

Season 2, podcast 16


As the Edinburgh International Film Festival drew to a close last night we thought it would be worthwhile to look at some of the films that graced our screens over the past two weeks, and we start with the opening film which is in cinemas now - Killer Joe.


When a debt puts a young man's (Emile Hirsch) life in danger, he turns to Joe (Matthew McConaughey) to take out his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. However, he doesn't have the money up front and has to offer his 12 year old sister as a deposit. Directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and based on Tracey Lett's play this is a very dark film noir.

Next up is the horror anthology V/H/S which contains five different found footage films with another wrap around segment. Each film is directed by an up and coming horror director and you shouldn't let the found footage put you off as the anthology allows some fresh life to be breathed into this tired format.


Along the horror lines we also review the British film Berberian Sound Studio. Set in the 1970's it follows Gilderoy (Toby Jones), a sound engineer from rural England who has moved to Italy to work on a Giallo style horror film (in the vein of Suspiria and Balck Sunday). It's an interesting premise but lacks a bit in execution in the final third, and is almost certainly not for those who have not got an interest in cinema / Italian Giallo.


Second from last we caught God Bless America, a very, very black comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, which looks at our obsession with celebrity culture and our relationship with TV and the media. Not for everyone but if you have a dark sense of humour it may be for you. If we were to compare it to anything it's like an even more over the top version of Falling Down, or the Black Mirror series which was recently on TV.


Finally, one of the best films we saw at the festival this year was Shadow Dancer. The first fictional film from James Marsh (the director behind the excellent documentaries Man on Wire and Project Nim) it focuses on the relationship between an IRA terrorist (Andrea Risebourgh - Brighton Rock) and her MI5 handler (Clive Owen) after she has been turned. It is very low key, but the performances are excellent and it is incredibly tense at time. It asks a lot of the audience and you have to pay attention but it is ultimately a very rewarding experience.


Also in this episode, we run down our top 5 movies of the year so far now that we are at the mid way point. Do you agree with our choices? Let us know via twitter or email thosemovieguys@hotmail.co.uk or in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Podcast 45 (Podcast 15 of Season 2)

Forgive the boring looking poster above, The Five-Year Engagement is a rare beast - a genuinely funny rom-com, that also has some heart. Written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (Stoller also directs), the same team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, are back with another rom-com. Again this is produced by Judd Apatow, and therefore is probably going to be compared to Bridesmaids, but thankfully the comparison is reasonable.

In movie news we discuss the new trailer for Taken 2 (below), the news that Charlie Sheen has bagged a role in Machete Kills and the news that Christopher Nolan's partner, in marriage and producing, has announced that he will not be returning to the Batman universe and that The Dark Knight Rises will be the conclusion.


Finally, in this week's top 5 we look at the best movie weddings, in honour of The Five-Year Engagement. Click here to find out our thoughts.

Enjoy.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Podcast 14


This week Ryan and Clarky are reviewing Rodrigo Cortes' new film Red Lights. Like his previous effort Buried, this has a B movie feel to it and it looks at the world of psychics, the paranormal and those charged to investigate it - University Professors played by Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver. Robert De Niro also stars as Simon Silver, the worlds biggest psychic. Just like Limitless the big man phones it in, and is nowhere near as interesting to watch as he was in his younger days.

In movie news this week we review the Django Unchained trailer, the new film from QT, and discuss the fact that Jonah Hill has now joined the cast. See the trailer below. We also look at another Jonah Hill film, The Wolf of Wall Street which has also added a new member to its cast in the form of the awesome Jean Dujardin (last seen in the exceptional The Artist). Finally, we have a look at some Prometheus news, which adds further to our disappointment. A recent video from Red Letter Media (who also tear apart the Star Wars prequels) recently hit the nail on the head and is shown below. Watch out though, it is spoilerific.




Finally, in honour of Red Lights we discuss the top 5 movie psychics. There are a few left field choices and plenty of banterful debate. Click hear to check out all our offerings.

Enjoy

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Season 2, Podcast 13

Incredibly this is one of the best posters I can find for Prometheus on the internet, which is surprising for a film that looks so great in the trailer. It does sum up the film for me, in the sense that it got right up my noise and was very disappointing. Click here to hear our full thoughts (rant) on this Alien prequel (none of this nonsense about sharing the same DNA).

In movie news we are staying local this week with the Edinburgh International Film Festival programme being released. Ryan and I discuss the top 3 films that we are each looking forward to in the coming weeks.

Finally, in honour of Prometheus we look at the top 5 Ridley Scott movies in our final section of the podcast.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Podcast 42


We're back after a two week break and this week we are reviewing Wes Anderson's latest film Moonrise Kingdom, which recently opened the Cannes film festival which has being going on for the last couple of weeks - more on that later. Moonrise Kingdom focuses on a love story between two misguided twelve year old outsiders who decide to run away together. Featuring a, typically, eclectic cast which includes the likes of Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, as well as Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton. If you know Wes Anderson then you should know what to expect, but below is a trailer for you to check out in the meantime.


In movie news we review the new trailer for Skyfall the latest James Bond from director Sam Mendes. The trailer looks almost as glorious and beautiful as the new Bond girl Berenice Marlohe! A trailer (of the film not Berenice) is below for your delectation. We also discuss the results of the Cannes film festival.


Finally, in honour of Wes Anderson, and his particular and peculiar stylings, this weeks top 5 is the top 5 things that make a Wes Anderson movie. What 5 things, that if you see during your film, inform you instantly that you are watching a Wes Anderson movie. See below for a teaser of some such things:


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Podcast 41


This week we are reviewing American Pie: Reunion. The 4th cinema release, ignoring the countless straight to DVD cash ins that have been thrust upon us in the interim, follows all the original gang who are back for their 13 year reunion (they forgot to cash in 3 years ago, or weren't desperate enough until now). Have they grown up or are they still the same guys we knew 13 years ago, click here to find out our thoughts.

In movie news we discuss the news that Jonah Hill has lined up another acting (rather than a straight out comedy role) role following his Oscar nomination for Moneyball. This time he is lined up for The Wolf of Wall Street opposite Leo DiCaprio in Scorsese's new film which is based on the memoirs of a Wall Street stockbroker.

We also discuss Josh Brolin's involvement in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake and the fact that The Avengers has officially had the largest opening weekend in history!

Finally, in honour of the American Pie series (and Stifler), we discuss the top 5 gross out movie moments of all time. We've included some of the shortlist below so you can remind yourself of what's in store before you listen to the podcast (some of them are just clips from the film, or even reactions, as the scenes in question are maybe not necessarily suitable viewing for everyone!).

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Podcast 40


It's finally here, the first major blockbuster of the year (and the first comic book movie, before The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman arrive later this year). The long awaited Avengers Assemble has finally arrived for us to review. Following on from Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America, and some shorts starring Agent Coulson, the team is being called to arms to save the world! If you need a refresher to what has come before and the crossover between the films then check out this incredibly geeky (ie awesome) timeline of what has come before. (please noted that Avengers Assemble is included in this timeline so don't scrawl to far to the right if you've not seen the film yet!)

As noted above, and in our previous podcasts, The Dark Knight Rises is due to come out this year and is officially our most anticipated movie ever! The viral campaign kicked off yesterday with fans sent out to collect photos of grafitti supporting the criminal The Batman. Every photo unlocked a still from the trailer and within a few hours the entire trailer was available to view (see below). This may be the last trailer, but we're sure this won't be the last viral campaign we see given how succesful it was for The Dark Knight, and with the advent of Twitter and other social networking sites it is likely that Warner Brothers will make the most of them to hype up the awaiting fans.


Given the comic book themes gone before and the numerous top 5 super heroes that we have done before we opted for a different top 5 feature this week, but one that still relates to this weeks movie - the top 5 movie gangs / ensembles. To enjoy this and everything else noted above click here.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Podcast 39


This week we review the new documentary from Kevin Macdonald. Following on from his Oscar winning One Day in September and the spectacular Touching the Void our hopes were high*, but would it live up to our expectations, especially following some of the superb documentaries we have seen recently (Senna, Project Nim, Into the Abyss, Staff Benda Bilili, Anvil, Dig!).

In movie news we look at the tidbits that have come out regarding Anchorman 2 and the potential storyline, Russell Crowe's titular role in the upcoming film from Darren Aranofsky - Noah - and the fact that big Mel Gibson (despite all his issues) may be returning to our screens in the Mexploitation sequel - Machete Kills. Quite how he will cope hanging out with anyone who isn't white is anyone's guess. At least the majority of Mexicans are Roman Catholic which, as we all know, is a subject close to the wee man's heart!

Finally, in this weeks top 5 we discuss the top 5 movie musicians. These can be real life (see the aforementioned Dig! and Anvil), biopics (Ray, Walk the Line) or completely fictional (Spinal Tap, Scott Pilgrim). Who will make it to the top of the pops? Click here to find out.

*pun very much intended.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Season 2: Podcast 8

This week we're reviewing the new horror / comedy (two very difficult genres to mash up) The Cabin in the Woods. Written by Joss Whedon (Buffy, Avengers) and Drew Goddard (Buffy, Cloverfield), who also directs, which sounds like a winner. It's been garnering some cracking reviews, but did Ryan and I think it was up to it? Click here to find out.

In movie news this week we discuss the news that Iron Man 3 is going to be filming on location in China, the possibility of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn reuiniting and the Django Unchained, for which the poster below was released this week:
Following on from the cliche ridden The Cabin in the Woods this week our top 5 has a slight twist to it as we look at the top 5 horror cliches, and provide films to support this answer! In the end it turned into a list of rules of what to do and what not to do if you want to make it through a horror film.....

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Season 2: Podcast 7


This week we review the Norwegian thriller / black comedy - Headhunters. An adaptation of Jo Nesbo's book this stars a cast of relative unknowns to UK audiences, although it does inlcude Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who appears in Game of Thrones. Julie Olgaard, the original Nanna Birk Larsen in the original The Killing (or Forbrydelsen if you like), also stars in a supporting role. The trailer is below (note the lack of speaking to try and trick those of you who are afraid of subtitles!):


In movie news we discuss Looper, the new film from Ryan Johnson and Joseph-Gordon Levitt (re-teaming again after Brick and The Brothers Bloom). This sci-fi has the crazy premise of JGL being sent to the future to terminate his future self (Bruce Willis - he must have had a tough paper route!). The full trailer isn't up yet but the first teaser trailer is below.


We also discuss the news that The Dark Knight Rises has a rating (PG-13 in the US) and the fact that with Marvel Avengers Assemble / Avengers / Avengers Assemble (whatever it is called now) is about to hit the screens at the end of the month, Captain America 2 now has a release date!

Finally, after this weeks review of Headhunters, which focuses on a burglar of fine art, we look at the top 5 movie heists. There was a lot to choose from here and some tough decisions were made, but do you agree with our final list? Click here to find out what it is and for everything else listed above.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Season 2: Podcast 6

Hello there. How are you?

Unfortunately we have just realised that our sharing site for the podcast now requires you to sign in. Not to worry though, signing up is free as is downloading the podcast thereafter. We are in the process of setting up a fancy new website so please bear with us, but for the moment you can access this weeks podcast here.

This week we review Wrath of the Titans, which is quite possibly already marked in as our worst film of the year. Yes, we know that this is a big claim, but it really is that bad. Stay away from the cinema altogether in our opinion, but if you do go. Save yourself £15 per person and don't see it in 3D IMAX. It's so bad that we won't even put the link to the trailer on the blog as it would hurt your eyes and be 2 minutes you will never get back. No need to thank us, we just want the best for you.


In movie news we discuss the fact that two of our favourite ever comedies, Anchorman and Dumb & Dumber, are getting sequels. Is this cause for celebration, or concern. If the way that Will Ferrell broke the news about the sequel is anything to go by, the gods are looking favourably upon this one...


In semi movie news* we also discuss the new TV show from Aaron Sorkin - The Newsroom. We think it looks great, but check out the trailer below for yourself and let us know what you think.

* Aaron Sorkin writes (The Social Network & Moneyball), it stars Jeff Daniels (Dumb & Dumber) and Emily Mortimer (Hugo), and the pilot is directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad and Adventureland).


Finally, we discuss the top 5 movie gods (not as easy as it sounds!).

Enjoy.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Podcast 35


Ryan and Clarky had special guests from the Edinburgh Horror Club joining them this week to discuss the first horror screening of the new season- the low budget, found footage, exorcism extravaganza that is The Devil Inside. Critically destroyed by some reviewers and booed by American audiences it has still raked in over $50 million, not a bad return for it's $1 million budget. Does it deserve it's bad rap, or is it a genuine horror break out that is being unjustly vilified, click here to find out our views. (Be warned the four of us were around 2 mics this week which has resulted in the levels being slightly off, sorry. So if the volume suddenly ramps up, don't worry too much!).


In movie news this week we discuss the online viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises that is starting to gear up again (totally dismissing our previous claims to not get caught up in the hype!). We revisit last weeks podcast and discuss the fact that John Carter looks set to be the biggest flop of all time, somewhat unjustly in our mind. Finally, we discuss the new trailer for Prometheus, which you can view below.


Finally, in keeping with our review this week, @EdHorrorClub debate the top 5 religious horrors of all time. Will Clarky bring a leftfield choice to the table to try and provoke a reaction - almost certainly!

Enjoy.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Podcast 34


Clarky is back from his travels and rejoins Ryan in the studio to discuss Disney's new offering - John Carter (trailer below). Directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E, Finding Nemo) this $250 million CGI extravaganza stars a relative unknown in Taylor Kitsch. With this in mind, the top 5 this week is the top 5 breakthrough performances. There are obviously a lot of contenders here and some possibly contentious issues! Let the debate begin!!!


In movie news this week a Brave, a film also from the Disney and Pixar stable, has announced that its European Premiere will close out the EIFF in June. The Silent House trailer (below) and Bill and Ted 3 (unbelievable!) are also discussed.



Enjoy!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Podcast 33




We're back in the studio for podcast 33.

Clarky may be away on his holidays, but Ally from Edinburgh Horror Club has stepped up to the plate to take his place.

Our main review this week is Rampart, the cop corruption drama set in 90s LA starring Woody Harrelllson.

We also have a look at the big winners from last night's Oscars in the movie news section - sadly Clarky's predictions beat mine.....

Finally, in keeping with the dodgy policing on show in our main review, Ally and I run down our top 5 movie bad cops - and if you don't agree we'll be after you with the nightsticks and sirens!

You can listen to the podcast here - and remember you can get involved with the show via e-mail, twitter and the comments section below.

Thanks for listening,

Ryan.