Monday, 22 January 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - ‘Forest of the Dead’

Join the Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast as we return to The Library to evaluate the conclusion to a seminal story in New Who - and one that charted the path for much of the Moffat era that was to come. How did River’s memory end up in her screwdriver? Has the Doctor condemned her to an eternal sentence of imprisonment? Do we prefer our moons to be doctors or eggs?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Silence in the Library'

Aaaand we’re back!

So many things have changed since we last spoke. Old Stevey Moffat went and retired to enjoy a life of sun, sex and sangria on the beaches of Ibiza. Also, Doctor Who himself, Peter Capaldi, only went and decided he’d had enough of his willy and that he wanted to see if the grass truly is greener on the other side. Who'd have thought it?

But what better way to honour the departed Moffat and Capaldi duo, than by heading back to when Moffat was first announced as the incoming showrunner, to before we’d ever seen Capaldi’s cue cards or Smith’s fez- to when we first met Professor River Song and realised that, under Moffat, the Doctor’s personal life was indeed about to go fully timey wimey!

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Doctor Who - 'Twice Upon a Time' commentary

It's the end of an era!

We can scarcely believe it, but the day has finally come where we’re not only saying goodbye to our beloved Doctor, in the form of the versatile and consistently delightful Peter Capaldi, we’re also dealing with a far bigger change - we’re finally bidding adieu to Steven Moffat, who’s been running this show sincere whole damn time we’ve even been podcasting.

It’s a huge change, a huge step forward - but what of the episode in front of us? Does Capaldi get the farewell he deserves? Does Moffat do himself proud? Do we ever stop talking?

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ commentary

Merry Christmas from WHINE+SPACE!

As you know, Christmas is traditionally associated with a time of GIFT GIVING. So, we’re making our list and checking it twice, then disregarding the list, because regardless of whether or not you’ve been naughty (murders, fraud) or nice (cakes, consensual massages) you’re getting the greatest gift of all - an all-expenses paid trip to old New York, New York!

But you won’t be alone, because we’re lumbering you with some kind of savant/psychopath/other of a child, who may or may not be inclined to perform serious acts of harm to both property and persons, all in the belief that he’s doing a ‘good deed’. Watch and weep - for you are about to witness a truly lost individual.

Happy Holidays, ya filthy animals!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

'Star Wars - The Last Jedi' review

It might be time for the Jedi to end - but will this bloody podcast ever do the same?

That's right, WHINE+SPACE are back to discuss the release of (finally!) 'The Last Jedi' and we do so with all our characteristic brevity and succinctness! But can you blame us for being unable to close our mouths, when writer-directer Rian Johnson has given us SO much to talk about? To say any more would be to risk spoilers, so all that's left to do is to strap yourself in, check your hyperdrive isn't on the fritz and prepare to jump back to a galaxy far, far away. There are old friends waiting - and they've missed you.
Porg Vinyl

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' commentary

Have YOU ever wondered what rebellions are built on?

Well, it’s time to find out - as WHINE+SPACE prepare for the (holy hell it’s christmas) imminent release of ‘The Last Jedi’ with 2016’s Star Wars offering, the first in a possibly long line of anthology entries, it’s STAR WARS NUMBER EIGHT THE ROGUE ONES!

Originally pitched by everyone’s favourite photoshop creator John Knoll and somewhat directed by Gareth Edwards, ‘Rogue One’ had a rather tumultuous road to the screen, with extensive and expensive reshoots conducted around six months before its release. Would the first Star Wars anthology film fall straight out of the gate? Would the optimism of fans fresh off of ‘The Force Awakens’ be quashed? Would Kathleen Kennedy develop a taste for blood?

There’s only one way to find out!


Monday, 27 November 2017

The Stephen King Adaptation Project - 'Misery'

'tis the season of joy and goodwill and, uh, getting your legs all knackered up!

That's right, we've travelled many miles, but we've finally reached the last entry in 2017's Stephen King Adaptation Project - and we decided to go all the way back to where it started for us, with 'Misery'! The novel, 'Misery', was the first Stephen Kind book either of us had read and it was the perfect codeine-like gateway drug to a world of tales that were both spooky AND scary.

But does our abiding affection for the book translate to a love of Rob Reiner's 1991 film? Do James Caan and Kathy Bates bring to life fiction's greatest romance? Most importantly, will the film finally explain the circumstances of Paul's pooping regime? There's only one way to find out!

'Misery' commentary

Saturday, 18 November 2017

'Justice League' review

Are WHINE+SPACE ready to go ALL IN on the DCEU?

Everything’s still to play for, as we come off an extremely bumpy ride from the prior entries in the DC canon, with huge variation in quality from film to film and, often, scene to scene. So, will ‘Justice League’ right all wrongs from the past? Will the seams be visible from when director Zack Snyder handed over the reigns to writer/director Joss Whedon? Will the film strike a tone that reconciles the dark AF aesthetic of Snyder with the snarky repartee of Whedon?

Find out the answer to all these questions and many more, as we go ALL IN on ‘Justice League’!

'Justice League' review

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Stephen King Adaptation - 'Carrie' (2013)

It’s time to get Carrie-d away, all over again!

That’s right, for this month’s Stephen King Adaptation Project, we’re going right back to the beginning of the King Kollection and sitting down for a spooktacular look back at the hit 2013 film ‘Carrie’ to ask the question that’s on everyone’s minds - why the hell didn’t this delightful story make its way to the screen before now?!?

'Carrie' (2013) commentary

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

'Thor: Ragnarok' review

Lads on tour!!

Yes, the biggest and best playas in the cosmos are teaming up for a boys holiday away and it is going to be LIT AS FRANK, as the kids say. There will be drinking. There will be fighting. There will be neon-draped DJs. Hot tubs. Anus jokes. A giant wolf.

All the ingredients for a Badly Behaved Boys weekend away are in place, so prepare yourself, things are about to get messy!