Chin Stroker VS Punter (film)
Episode 11- Big Trouble in Little China

In the last genre film for a while we look at John Carpenter's 1986 comedy actioner. Unlike last weeks combative discussion, it's a bit of a love-in. We also take in an overview of JC's oeuvre,defend Speed Racer (against our better judgement) and Paul gives his views on Indiana Jones And the Etc, Etc. It's agreement-tastic.

Direct download: CSVSP_11.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:51pm +12

Episode 10: Lake Placid & Tremors

In stark contrast to last episode, it’s a monster movie double feature this week as we take a look at two ‘90’s ‘mini-classics’; ‘Lake Placid’ and ‘Tremors’ Mike gives his verdict on ‘Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull’ and we wrap up with a token attempt at thematic cohesion by looking at a few of our fave monster flicks.

Direct download: CSVSP_10.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 11:06am +12

Episode 9- Blue Velvet

Oh dear. It’s a ‘damn fine’ smack down as one of the chaps declares his undying love for David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’ and the other deems it a travesty. Can you guess which one is which? In our most divisive hour so far (yes, we are including ‘In The Mood For Love’ when we say that) the 1986 bizzarro noir is looked at, as are a few flicks that the guys have caught recently such as a pig-nosed rom-com and some manifestly extreme French horror.

Direct download: CSVSP_9.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 10:38am +12

Episode 8- Seven

It’s happy time!! Paul and Mike revisit David Fincher’s ray of sunshine ‘Seven’ (or is that ‘Se7en?. No, because that’s just silly) for the first time since they saw it in ’95. Does Brad Pitt overact? Why does Kevin Spacy always speak in a weird slow voice? And has Morgan Freeman become typecast? This is a long one, but here it be nonetheless. Other subjects covered include; Paul’s moral outrage at the levels marketing companies will sink to. Mike muses over pointless sequels and re-imaginings and a semantic argument ensues over what constitutes ‘violence’ in films.

Direct download: CSVSP_08.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 4:16pm +12

Episode 7- South Park- Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

The chaps have a look at the late '90's TV to film translation of the all singing, all dancing, all offending, all uncle f@#king South Park. Trying to resist the urge to descend into endless quotage, Paul and Mike take the film apart and put it back together again. We also talk about Paramount's underwhelming foray into Blu Ray.

Direct download: CSVSP_07.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 3:45pm +12

Episode 6- I, Robot

It’s Paul’s pick, and we bring you a look at Alex Proyas’ 2004 Sci Fi actioner ‘I, Robot’ Is it a meditation on the place of technology in everyday life, and our our over-reliance on it is sapping us of our humanity? Or is it just Big Willie Style© dumbass fest with more than a passing visual resemblance to ‘Minority Report’ and offensive levels of product placement? Or is it neither? These questions will be probed, inspected and often avoided completely. And in an attempt at thematic cohesion we take a look at how technology has changed the way we view films.

Direct download: CSVSP_06.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 3:27pm +12

Episode 5- In the Mood for Love

Episode 5 is a 'kick off' as the lads discuss 'In The Mood For Love' which proves controversial to say the least. The merits of style over substance is examined, and we sound off about Shia-hating, the 'real' Indiana Jones and the sad future of New Line Cinema. Oh, and SORRY GREGG! We love ya buddy!


Direct download: CSVSP_5.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 3:51pm +12

Episode 4- Alexandra's Project

This weeks episode Is a bit of a controversial one! Paul and Mike turn into relationship experts as they Dissect Alexandra's Project and possibly realise the reason why they are both single!!  Also up for discussion are the lads thoughts on theatrical cuts vs directors cuts and why they are sliced to begin with. Why are married chicks so crazy? Plus with growing trend of splitting movies into 2 halves as Kill Bill did and Harry Potter is about to, is this cynical money-making or a genuine artistic choice?  All these burning questions and many more will be discussed (and sometimes even answered) in this edition of chinstroker vs punter...

Note: This episode was downloaded from the former site. Unforuately, this is one of the two or three episodes that mypodcast cut off before the end. The film discussion is intact, but it will cut off during the listener feedback section (around the time that Mike starts talking about the new Harry Potter film--damn you Voldemort!).

Direct download: CSVSP_4.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 3:26pm +12

Episode 3.2: Rear Window, Part 2

It’s time to get some closure on our discussion of ‘Rear Window’. We tie up the plot of the film and discuss its place in pop culture. This weeks extra goodness includes issues as varied as William Shatner’s birthday, Mike wonders ‘what the f#@k is ‘Speed Racer’? and Paul displays ambivalence regarding Chuck Heston.

Direct download: CSVSP_3.2.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 12:34pm +12

Episode 3.1: Rear Window, Part 1

Paul gets opinionated and Mike gets defensive, in the first of our two part look at Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Is James Stewart a pervert or a detective? Does it translate to modern audiences? Does the story even really make sense? And just what the heckity WAS that dog digging up? All of these questions and more will, be probed, butchered, buried and dug up. Due to the epic running time, we’ve cut this down to two episodes...

Direct download: CSVSP_3.1.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 12:18pm +12