Saturday, 26 April 2014

Mad Men - 'A Day's Work' commentary

WHINECAST gets deeper than ever into our '69 experience (Ey-oh!) as 'Mad Men' continues its season 7 run with episode 2, 'A Day's Work' an episode that initially seems quite low key, but upon examination has some extremely major shifts for many of our key characters, leaving us salivating as to where Weiner and pals plan to take Sterling Cooper and friends over the coming months.

We've got tantrums and racism in the office, sex, sun and sullenness in LA and high emotions on the road as everyone's favourite Draper Duo play a game of trying to mirk each other good and proper.

Does this episode leave Don with a glimmer of hope for the future? Will Roger retreat further into a pit of hedonistic isolationism? Will Dawn become president? All of these questions and more will be answered (or possibly addressed) in this week's commentary/review!

'A Day's Work' Commentary

WARNING - We've tried our best to solve the audio issues that plagued last week's episode, but we always want to improve, so if you have any comments, feel free to tweet up a storm and find us via @billowl and @ChrisSykes108

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Marvel Vs DC movie mash-up- 'Iron Man'


After almost a year of podcasting about the various antics of the caped crusader and that bloke of steel, we're finally ready to put some Marvel into this Marvel Vs DC Mash-up!

Yep, we're kicking off the next stage of the project by turning our eyes to the very first instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when The Avengers was but a hopeful dream and we all had endured fewer Loki fangirls. But before we get there, we have the curious first entry, Jon Favreu's 'Iron man', a 2008 release that took a comparatively lesser known character like Tony Stark and brought him up to the very biggest of leagues, kicking off a series of films that continue to pummel us relentlessly.

So, sit down with a fine brandy, possibly a cigar, and get ready to fiddle about with things in your workshop until you've got yourself the makings of a leviathan cinematic franchise!

'Iron Man' Commentary

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Mad Men - 'Time Zones' commentary

Well hello!

Last week saw the return of 'Mad Men' to our TV screens, a show that we at WHINECAST hold with great, great affection. So, with the show finally beginning the first part of its final season, we thought what better way to celebrate than to record a weekly review/discussion/commentary for each episode as it airs, discussing our thoughts on the turbulent life and times of those at 'Sterling Cooper Draper Olsen Pryce is right and Friends'

So, listen in as we debate the show's focus on the final year of the sixties, the impending reign of Nixon, the personas that our various beloved characters erect for themselves and, of course, whether you truly can cure alcoholism by sitting in the cold!

We've taken the commentary approach this time round, but we've gone to pains to make it a podcast you can enjoy just as a discussion if you don't wish to watch along. However, if you're not a fan of the commentary format and feel our future 'Mad Men' centric podcasts should be flat out reviews then be sure to tweet us on @ChrisSykes108 and @billowl and let us know.

We hope you enjoy!

WARNING - As for our recent review of 'The Winter Soldier' we've experienced some audio issues this week with our recording, resulting in there being less clarity than usual. Rest assured, we're looking into new recording equipment and will endeavour to avoid this happening again.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

WHINECAST - 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ' review

Hey there, Spider-friends!

Can it really be two years since Andrew Garfield first flew through the air with the greatest of ease, quipping and thwipping with the best of 'em, in the process delivering a reboot of the cinematic Spidey franchise that thrilled and bored various audiences in equal measure? Well, it must be, 'cos they've gone made another one! Imagine!

But, can returning director Marc Webb turn, what was for many, the 'pleasantly enjoyable Spider-Man' into the truly 'AMAZO' Spider-Man? Well, we can say one thing, he's certainly not going to be hanged for lack of ambition: we got ourselves some romance, some comedy, some bromance, some comedy, and an arguable roster of villains in the mix (and God knows that didn't hurt 'Spider-Man 3'...) - in other words, we got ourselves a stew, Baby.

But is it the kind of stew that sets up a whole cinematic universe of movies for Sony to ruthlessly pummel cinemas in the same way Marvel has carpet bombed the public into submission? Or the kind of stew that leaves you retching and gagging, shivering on the toilet and wishing you were dead?

There's only one way to know for sure and that's to let WHINECAST tell you how to think and feel!

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Review


Sunday, 6 April 2014

WHINECAST - 'Metal Gear Solid V - Ground Zeroes' review

What's this, you say, WHINECAST reviewing a game? Yep, it's quire true. We're stepping outside of our comfort zone this week to discuss the release of the latest in a gaming franchise which has been a long time favourite of the WHINECAST boys, so we've decided to sit down and spill out our thoughts on the latest, controversial entry in the franchise.

What do we make of the 'prologue' style of the game, resulting in a much maligned short running time? How does the game fare when it moves into highlighting provocative topics like rape and extraordinary rendition? Does the most accessible, streamlined nature of the control system help or hinder the franchise?

These questions and many more like 'em are about to be sewn up tighter than Paz, so sit yourself down and play this podcast like a damn fiddle.

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