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Episode 17: The Wizard of OZ

We dial down the machismo of the last few episodes by looking at the 1939 Technicolor trippy campathon The Wizard Of Oz. And somehow, I STILL think the Demon Knight episode was longer. Oh what a world, what a world... We throw in some email discussion, and chat up the Watchmen trailer.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:53pm +13

Episode 16- Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight

The guys worship at the alter of Zane, Sadler et al, for this underappreciated comedy-horror gem.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 5:01pm +13

Episode 15- V: The Original Mini Series

Do you remember the 1984 Olympics? No, neither do we, we were watching ‘V’! This week we take a break from movies to look at the original, two-part, three hour mini series event, ‘V’ Forget ‘The Final Battle’, and TRY and forget the weekly TV show, we will remind you why Kenneth Johnson’s WW2 analogy, and love letter to the spirit of freedom deserves a re-appraisal. With a running time that befits the epic-ness of its subject matter, we ponder such subjects as; if ‘V’ had been made in the nineties (and in Canada) would it have stared Barry Van Dyke as Mike Donovan? Why don’t the Visitors just ‘ask nicely’ for all of our water? And what is to come of Kenny J’s long in development ‘V-The Second Generation’? Come see. And Vive le resistance!!!!

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Category:TV -- posted at: 1:25pm +13

Episode 14: The Island

This week we take a pass at Michael Bay's 2005 sci-fi-er The Island. Controversy ensues, and battle lines are drawn. Is this harmless fun, or a cynical, borderline plageristic product placement-fest? You decide.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:51pm +13

Episode 13- Infernal Affairs

Episode 13, recorded on friday the 13th. Spooky. That does not, however, have any bearing on the content of this episode. We probably should have covered Friday The 13th, but our sense of thematic cohesion is a big pile of poo. This week we (belatedly) look at the Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs, the inspiration for Scorcese's return to form The Departed

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:35pm +13

Episode 12: Portpourri & Procrastinations

So it’s come to this….. Due to a tech issue (that’s actually not true, we are just rubbish) our look at ‘Infernal Affairs’ is being pushed back a coupla days, so we decide to aim for more unchartered heights of randomness by looking at a whole bunch o’ topics, with absolutely no planning whatsoever. Some content beats no content. Well, maybe. TV shows. Sit-coms. Superheroes. Re-imaginings. DVD collections. Get discussed.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am +13

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.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:51pm +13

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.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 11:06am +13

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.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 10:38am +13

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.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 4:16pm +13