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“I want to watch Only Connect first”: The Rehearsal, Bad Sisters, The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, Strictly Come Dancing, Bodies Bodies Bodies, After Yang, Don’t Worry Darling

“I want to watch Only Connect first”: The Rehearsal, Bad Sisters, The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, Strictly Come Dancing, Bodies Bodies Bodies, After Yang, Don’t Worry Darling

September 29, 2022

We’re back! After a month away, we return with a jumbo episode of tv and film reviews.

In TV, we’ve enjoyed The Rehearsal (6:55) and Bad Sisters (12:34), but have a difference of opinion when it comes to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power / Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon (20:32). Plus, we discuss our favourite Strictly celebrity dancers from this year's crop (47:30).  

In film, Mark has thoughts on two films that might have passed you by: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies (58:33) and After Yang (1:02)

We finish with our review of Olivia Wilde’s much-discussed Don’t Worry Darling. Our spoiler free thoughts start at 1:05 BUT we charge head-long into spoilers from 1:19 so please avoid if you haven’t see the film. 

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“Are you STILL going on about The Village?”: Under the Banner of Heaven, Marriage, Bullet Train, Not Okay, Prey, Nope

“Are you STILL going on about The Village?”: Under the Banner of Heaven, Marriage, Bullet Train, Not Okay, Prey, Nope

August 23, 2022

Your sleep deprived podcasters return with our latest telly and movie reviews. In TV, Elaine’s been enjoying true crime mini-series Under the Banner of Heaven (6:07) and we’ve both taken in the first episode of BBC1’s new observational drama Marriage (9:53). In the film section, we cover Bullet Train (21:12), Not Okay (25:32) and Prey (28:37). All spoiler free.

We finish with our review of Jordan Peele’s latest movie, Nope. Our spoiler free thoughts start at 41:18 BUT we do take a deep dive into spoilers from 53:48 so please avoid if you haven’t see the film. Oh, and Mark spoils the ending of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. Did we mention we were very tired? Nope?

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“Hazard by Richard Marx”: Westworld (S4), Better Call Saul (S6), From, Thor: Love and Thunder, Where the Crawdads Sing, The Gray Man

“Hazard by Richard Marx”: Westworld (S4), Better Call Saul (S6), From, Thor: Love and Thunder, Where the Crawdads Sing, The Gray Man

July 31, 2022

We start the episode with wrestling news! Yes, Mark finally gets to wax lyrical about WWE on the pod. He shares his thoughts on the ‘retirement’ of Vince McMahon, and he also has a big wrestling related reveal…

But don’t worry, we do get round to our usual TV and film reviews eventually – and it’s a bumper episode! In TV, Mark reflects on Season 6 of Better Call Saul (12:10), we both revisit Westworld Season 4 (17:51), and Sky SciFi’s new show, horror-drama From causes a stir in The Gregersen household…

In film, we cover Thor: Love and Thunder (36:26), Where the Crawdads Sing (43:00), and The Gray Man (50:08). Plus much unpacking of Richard Marx’s seminal song Hazard. Obviously.

 

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“We’re not one of those couples!”: Sherwood, Ms Marvel, Westworld, Lightyear, Hustle, Elvis

“We’re not one of those couples!”: Sherwood, Ms Marvel, Westworld, Lightyear, Hustle, Elvis

July 5, 2022

It's Mark's birthday! Well, not today. Well, OK, if you're listening to this some time in the future, then it actually might be.

In TV, Mark wants Elaine to sell the Beeb’s crime drama Sherwood (2:22) to him. We discuss the new MCU Disney+ show Ms Marvel  (8:55), as well as Westworld's return for season 4 (15:53). It might help to imagine Elaine staring wistfully at a picture of Westworld S1, wondering where it all went wrong....

For films, Mark wonders if Elaine knows what Lightyear (27:54) actually *is*? He also reviews Netflix’s Hustle (34:00) (which isn't a BBC show about con artists). Finally, we discuss our cinema trip to watch Elvis (39:44). Can they help falling in love with the film? And can anyone actually think of an Elvis song with a negative title to complete these notes? We can't!

Things we mentioned on the pod

See Alison’s amazing culinary creations here: https://www.instagram.com/alicatcakesuk

Listen to Bald Move’s Westworld coverage here: https://baldmove.com/category/westworld/

 

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Jurassic World: Dominion Spoiler Chat

Jurassic World: Dominion Spoiler Chat

June 17, 2022

WELCOME TO…. erm…. Jurassic… well…. Yeah, we don’t know either.

In this spoiler-heavy discussion, we cover our relationship with the JP/JW franchise before jumping into our thoughts on the film. Hold on to your butts for the arguments about star ratings at the end.

Enjoy! We've spared no expense. 

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“Watch out, Dustin’s about”: Stranger Things S4 (Eps 1-4), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Eps 1-3), Men

“Watch out, Dustin’s about”: Stranger Things S4 (Eps 1-4), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Eps 1-3), Men

June 7, 2022

In this episode, we share our thoughts on the first few episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 (3:44) and Star Wars spin-off Obi-Wan Kenobi (17:55). All spoiler-free. Plus a Jeremy Beadle reference for all you 80s fans.

Then, for something completely different, we review Alex Garland’s latest film Men (29:49). Starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear, Men provides a commentary on masculinity, trauma, and misogyny with folk-horror vibes aplenty. Needless to say, we needed some time to unpack it! So, we start with our spoiler-free opinions, but - if you've seen the movie - carry on past 48:15 and join us as we delve into plot, character choices, and that ending.

Thanks for listening!

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Top Gun: Maverick Spoiler Chat

Top Gun: Maverick Spoiler Chat

May 31, 2022

Ride into the Danger Zone, choose your wingman, and be ready to play overly competitive sports on sun-drenched beaches. Top Gun is back! Spoilers from 17:38.

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“He’s no Richard Osman”: The Staircase, Our Father, Russian Doll (S2), Everything Everywhere All At Once

“He’s no Richard Osman”: The Staircase, Our Father, Russian Doll (S2), Everything Everywhere All At Once

May 26, 2022

It’s high time we caught up on some tv and film, and  boy do we have a busy podcast for you! Elaine delves into HBO true crime mini-series The Staircase (6:40), Mark discusses Netflix documentary Our Father (18:00), and Elaine eventually finds out why Mark stopped watching Russian Doll Season 2 after just two episodes (23:38). We've tried to avoid spoilers where possible but if you don't want to know anything about these shows best to come back when you've watched 'em. 

Then in film, there’s only one movie on our minds. Listen to our spoiler free review of Everything Everywhere All At Once from 34:45. And as a special treat we didn’t anticipate when we pressed record, hear our spoiler-filled thoughts from 49:39. Be warned, Mark has lots of questions for Elaine…

Enjoy!

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Date Night - Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Date Night - Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

May 24, 2022

Mark’s turn to pick the Date Night film. And he’s chosen another Andy Samberg comedy (see our Hot Rod Date Night episode if you’re a fan!).

A comedy for 9 year olds, with references to Silence of the Lambs, Terminator 2, and forced plastic surgery…  Ch-Ch-Ch-Chip and Dale!

 

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Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Spoiler Chat

Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Spoiler Chat

May 17, 2022

A little late to the party, we finally get round to discussing our thoughts on Steve Strange (not that one) and his multi-versey-timey-wimey movie. Rejoice in Mark’s totally random references (Mer-Man from the He-Man cartoon anyone?) and enjoy Elaine’s defence of the film’s baddie. Be warned: spoilers from 16:37.

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