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Entries from July 2012

10. The Dark Knight Rises

July 25th, 2012 · Comments

Holy bonus! It's a special episode in which myself and Ed discuss The Dark Knight Rises. It seemed fitting having talked abut Blockbusters in the last episode to shamelessly cash in on the hype talk in depth about one of the year's biggest films. Those who found our near 2hr epic Blockbusters episode too long can breathe easy, as this one weighs in at a lean 43 minutes. That's not to say we stick to the point, as we discuss the suggestion that Moses was raised by penguins, confuse Joseph Gordon Levitt for Jennifer Love Hewitt and get sidetracked by the unsolved murder in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep.

Enjoy!

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9. Blockbusters

July 12th, 2012 · Comments

This month sees Joe and Ed take a look at the mega bucks flash bang wallop world of the Hollywood blockbuster. Neither are  particularly enamoured with the form and what follows is about 50% critique, 50% bile. They talk about the devolution of the blockbuster, unfairly compare Transformers 2 to Jaws (repeatedly) and then, for the sake of 'balance' run down the 10 best blockbusters since The Matrix, which turns out to be harder than it sounds.

Along the way, Ed relives the nightmare of The Avengers (not that one, the 1999 one) and Joe  admits to not really understanding what happens in Batman Begins.

When you spend a whole podcast arguing that modern blockbusters are bloated, overlong and preposterous, it's quite something to realise you've turned in an episode that runs to nearly 2 hours. So, strap yourself in for an episode of epic proportions!

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