Friday, 24 January 2014

The Marvel Vs DC movie mash-up- 'Batman & Robin'

It’s the big one! The one we’ve waited for!

The hounds are baying at the door and the filthy peasant townspeople want their Batman back. Yes, we’ve had months making our way through the Mash-up, experienceing highs and lows, but we always knew this day would come, the day in which we’d be facing one of the most reviled films in cinema history. Less popular than ‘Birth of a Nation’ and certainly more morally compromised -it’s JOELY Schumacher’s second, and thankfully, final entry into the Bat-canon (or BATON as it’s known) - the frequently derided BATMAN & ROBIN!

But does the film truly deserve it’s reputation? Does it have any redeemable qualities? IS it the best onscreen depiction of The Bane? Does it allude to Batman raping Mr. Freeze, and should such an allusion be allowed within a children’s film?

These are all questions we’ll attempt to answer (along with what the hell we’re doing about the delay of BATMAN Vs SUPERMAN), so make yourself some tea, spoon the dog, pick at your belly button - ‘cos this will be a podcast to remember!

'Batman & Robin' Commentary

WARNING- This film may feature George Clooney treating Mr. Freeze to some ‘rough justice'

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Marvel Vs DC movie mash-up- 'Batman Forever' Commentary

Well, much like the inevitability of your own death, we all knew that this was coming. From the very start of the mash-up, we knew this day would descend upon us, somewhat like the Great Depression, the First World War or the Black Death.

Yes, it's January, so that can only mean one thing - it's time for us to get our rubber nipples good and oiled as we enter the neon-suffused world of JOELIE Schumacher. Old Timmy Burton has left for greener pastures and the franchise is getting itself a major facelift, with a new Batman, a new look and a marginally different tone.

Settle down, buckle up, and join us on a kaleidoscopic journey through the imagination of a mind that is to the The Dark Knight what Michael Gove is to an engaging education - punch it, Bishop!

'Batman Forever' Commentary

Sunday, 12 January 2014

WHINECAST - Sherlock - 'His Last Vow'

Boys and girls, playas and merkers, it's time once more to kiss goodbye our favourite detective for another God knows how many years. But at least we can comfort ourselves with the fact that this series gave us three great episodes of the show to cherish in the meantime - or did it?

Did the finale manage to live up to the first two episodes of the series and the previous two finales? Was the new Big Bad able to fill the considerable shoes left by Sherlock's nemesis, Jim Morrison? Can a man survive a gunshot to the head at point blank range?

These questions and so so SO many more are going to be asked AND answered in tonight's WHINECAST review - so get on it like a bonnet!

'His Last Vow'

Sunday, 5 January 2014

WHINECAST - Sherlock - 'The Sign of Three' review

What's that? 

Are those church bells I hear ringing? I think they are, which can only mean it's time for everyone's favourite doctor/soldier/detective/playa to finally tie the knot and for best man Sherlock to face the challenge of his life - resisting his urge to cop off with the pretty Maid of Honour!

Yep, TV's most prolific drama returns to our screen with the second episode of series three, an episode that, in the past, has traditionally been the weakest of the prior 'Sherlock' series. Is that the case tonight? Is the 'curse of two' broken? Can Sherlock solve whilst shitfaced? Can a man wear a belt so tight he fails to notice being fatally stabbed?

The answers to all these questions and OH SO MANY MORE lie within!

'The Signs of Three' Review

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

WHINECAST - Sherlock - 'The Empty Hearse' review

It's been, astoundingly, two years since old Sherlock was last on our TV screens, plummeting off a building like a TV being thrown from a hotel room window by a rock star full of Cracks and Bongs. But how did the strangely faced devil survive such a calamity? That's the question that fans have been asking ever since and it's with tonight's episode, 'The Empty Hearse' that our old frenemy Stevie Mothballs and partner in Mark Gatiss crime decide to spill the goods...sort of.

So, tune in to our thoughts on falling off buildings, mood responsive moustaches and the way in which Moffat has come to redefine the term 'playa'.

'The Empty Hearse' Review

Join us next week for our review of the upcoming second episode of TV's Sherlock!