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!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

'IT' miniseries Part 2 commentary

You can't keep a good clown down!

That's the revelation we're facing this week, as we draw to a close our month-long coverage of the tale of much beloved joker, jester, all-round sillybob: Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Returning to the mean sewers of Derry, we sit down to discuss the second half of the 1990 miniseries adaptation of 'IT'. What follows can be both described as shambolic and delightful, so get ready to go on a journey with us through the cosmos, throwing a wink at The Turtle and attempting to answer the ultimate question - what the ruddy heckers is going on with Big Bill's hair?

'IT' miniseries Part 2 commentary

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

'IT' miniseries Part 1 commentary

WHINE+SPACE go back to the well, as we throw off the ghost of all this new fangled #ITmovie claptrap and return to a mouth-wateringly spicy curry - TIM CURRY, that is!

Yes, our look back at various Stephen King adaptations marches on, and after the unreasonably good theatrical adventure earlier this month, we’re casting our gaze over the TV miniseries, slicing it up into two distinct parts. What do we make of the novel-faithful cross-cutting structure? Is The Lovers Gang successfully captured? And who do we pick in 2017’s biggest Clown-Off?

'IT' miniseries Part 1 commentary

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Stephen King Adaption Project- 'IT (2017)' review

The circus is coming to town!

Yes, the days are long, hot and school is officially out for summer. But WHINE+SPACE aren’t resting on our sun loungers, not one bit - we’re tooling up and heading down into the metaphorical sewers of critical analysis! With us both beholding a brand new adaptation of a book we adore, can this massive, multi-faceted tome make its way to the screen with its soul intact? Can it at least clear the hurdle of the Tim Curry-starring miniseries?

There’s only one way to find out - Hi yo, Silver awayyyyyy!

Monday, 4 September 2017

'Twin Peaks revival- Part 17 & 18' review


That was...different. Join @billowl and @ChrisSykes108 as we dive into the two part finale of Twin Peaks: Season 3; The Return of the revival! Will Annie get her nursing degree? Will Little Nicky finish first in the triathlon? Can Donna work out who’s stealing drugs from the pharmacy? Find out, as WHINE+SPACE lay down our first reactions to what may be the last Peaks ever!