Weekly Blend #336 - Look What You Made Me Do
Remember last week when Rafe admitted there probably wasn’t much to RIPD but he would probably wind up going anyway? Remember how Thomas questioned – nay – warned him against doing it? As you might expect, Rafe didn’t listen and so this week’s show contains a lengthy diatribe about how... 
The Conjuring [Review]
I’ll admit I’ve never been the strongest fan of horror. I like to be (safely) scared and I like some of the ideas behind horror movies, but too frequently they are inconsistent in quality and trends in horror fluctuate based on whatever is popular at the time. For far too long a time, we were stuck in the... 
R.I.P.D. [Review]
If it wasn’t for The Lone Ranger already taking the prize, we’d have our winner for most disappointing movie of the summer with R.I.P.D., a movie that tries to capture on the formula of Ghostbusters and Men in Black by pairing up a couple of known entities and having them in pursuit of something supernatural.... 
Pacific Rim 3D [Review]
Giant robots! Huge monsters! This is what the summer movie season is all about! Guillermo del Toro brings the ultimate popcorn movie to theaters this summer with Pacific Rim, his take on the “kaiju” genre – you know, movies like Godzilla or Cloverfield where a huge monster storms around tearing... 
The Lone Ranger [Review]
There’s a moment early on in The Lone Ranger where Tonto is transporting the nearly-deceased John Reid (the man who will become the titular hero) through the desert, dragged on a litter behind the horse Silver. The audience has already seen several examples of Silver’s mystical “spirit horse”... 
Weekly Blend #335 - When Was the Last Good Western?
It’s the best and worst of summer, all in one week’s show. No, it’s not some sort of summer recap – we have far too much of the cinematic season to go – but thanks to Guillermo del Toro and Gore Verbinski, we have examples of the best and worst this summer has put out. Hear Thomas and... 
Weekly Blend #334 - When Are Zombies Not Zombies?
This week is all about monsters, with Pixar’s latest release Monsters University and Brad Pitt’s most expensive zombie movie (which isn’t a zombie movie), World War Z. We discuss both new releases at length, as well as catch up with Tim (who gives his take on Man of Steel), continue to explore our... 
Weekly Blend #333 - Summer Catch Up Time
We’ve been away for a while so it’s time to catch up on the best and worst of the summer crop of movies so far. If we were on top of things this might have only been a clip show, collecting together reviews, but instead you get to listen as Thomas and Rafe start with this week’s new releases, Man... 
Weekly Blend #332 - Fervent Fanbases, Old Sport
It’s Gatsby time! The latest adaptation of the classic novel comes from Baz Luhrmann, a divisive name in entertainment, who Rafe is predisposed to dislike. So how does he wind up giving Gatsby, and what issues does Thomas take with the adaptation? Have a listen to find out. We also discuss Disney’s plans... 
The Great Gatsby [Review]
As an artist, Baz Luhrmann frightens me. He has shown a history of taking complex ideas and concepts and boiling them down to a pudding-like mess, robbed of all substance. Add in a rapid-fire style of presentation designed to overwhelm the senses, and Luhrman is representative of many of the problems with contemporary... 
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