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Watchcast December 2017

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A little listening for your Christmas/ New Year Season, here is the final Watchcast for 2017. In it we talk about The Last Jedi (as if that wasn’t obvious). We share opinions and respond to the criticisms that some seem to have about it. This does contain spoilers. I couldn’t time it but there is warning and is about five …

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review

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It seems we are now in the full-on Disneyfication of the Star Wars Movie with three movies in as many years. For the most part, The Force Awakens and Rogue One were largely successful endeavour. Each succeeding in different ways while not exactly reinventing the formula. The Last Jedi, the latest entry is tasked with moving this latest trilogy along …

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‘Wonder’ Review

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Telling a sentimental story in film can be a somewhat tricky balancing act. Cool sophistication in these type of movies means that sometimes the point is lost, while obvious ‘heart on your sleeve’ often leads to cliché and well-worn tropes feeling hollow. Wonder is an attempt to translate a successful novel into an emotionally heart felt story about overcoming adversity …

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Justice League Review

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There can be little question to most observers (including those at Warner Bros) that the DC comics cinematic universe has had some mighty ups and downs in terms of quality in recent years. The glory days of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy have been almost entirely forgotten as the disappointing Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad took its place. 2017 …

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Watchcast November 2017

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The month of November has some big things to discuss including Justice League and Stranger Things 2. It is also a rather traumatic month as the trailer for the ill-concieved Rampage movie launches. The harrassment scandal that continues to engulf much of mainstream Hollywood continues as well. We took about incidents involving Jeffery Tambolt, Louis CK and Kevin Spacey. We …

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Gamescast November 2017

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This is it, the big month of November when all the games come out, well technically it was the last week of October but you get the idea. This month we talk about Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstien: The New Coloussus, Assassin’s Creed: Origin and Destiny 2. We look at the Battlefront 2 and we start a discussion about Vanilla World of …

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Stranger Things 2 Review

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Stranger Things took many of us by surprise. It wasn’t its quality because Netflix had released previously solid shows. No, it was its balance of ET like story dynamics, a charming cast and a core intriguing mystery. It also fed eighties nostalgia to us through a drip that made it feel like some illicit addictive drug. But despite its success …

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Thor Ragnarok Review

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If I’m being entirely honest, the Thor movies have been kind of rough. The original introduced us to the wonderful work of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston but ended up essentially being a fish out of water story. The sequel well who can honestly remember anything about it. So, there was definitely a change in direction required for it to …

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Watchcast October 2017

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It’s another month of movies and TV and we are here to discuss all the news on the Watchcast. There is the Black Panther, Annihilation trailer followed by a discussion of how we avoid certain trailers hoping to watch something without a tarnished experience. Also we delve into the big issue and try to look at the seperation of Artist …

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Blade Runner 2049 Review

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The cynic in me, assumes creative types, whether it’s actor or director only return to franchises for the money. It’s a theory that often turns out to be true.  They walk done well-worn paths of  nostalgia by offering the same predictable beats which made the original so good without truly saying anything new. Upon hearing that a new Blade Runner …