Saturday, 29 March 2014

WHINECAST - 'Captain America - The Winter Soldier' review

It's finally time for the Captain to return! Captain Morgan, you ask hopefully? I'm afraid not, this is the more sober, more violent variety, that chap with Tiger Blood running through his veins and a curiosity for the 21st century percolating in his brain!

It's a rare WHINECAST review this time as we're dealing with one of the infrequent occasions where we have seriously different views of the film in question. One of us loves it, the other hates it. Yes, it's time for an audio punch-up, so let's see who comes out bleeding!

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' review

WARNING - For unknown reasons, the audio on this review isn't quite up to our usual standard, for which we profusely apologise. We hope it doesn't diminish your enjoyment too much and we'll be looking into that unpleasant mystery before we record again

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Friday, 21 March 2014

The Marvel Vs DC movie mash-up- 'Superman Returns'

After months under the wings of the Dark Knight, the mash-up finally falls back under the benevolent gaze of the Man of Steel - as this month we sit back and chew the fat on Bryan Singers 2006 semi-reboot of the cinematic Kyrptonian that we're all so fond of.

Greeted with positive reviews upon its release and generating healthy box office returns, 'Superman Returns' now takes the place as possible the greatest 'what if' of the entire Mash-up project. Following hotly on the heels of Christopher Nolan's Batman reboot in 2005, 'Superman Returns' looks not to the future as Nolan did, but to the past, attempting to emulate the style of the persistently lauded Superman film (s) of Richard Donner. 

But is this the right call? Can the film's many accomplishments overcome its failings? Where would the franchise have gone were it to have been granted a sequel?

All these questions and many, many more are answered in this month's podcast, so fly yourself up and out of the atmosphere, pop in your headphones and watch the earth silently rotate below you as we get to grips with one of the most interesting and controversial films ever to focus on a superhero!

Punch it!

'Superman Returns' Commentary

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