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!

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!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Twin Peaks revival - ‘Part 16’ review

The penultimate episode of the return of the revival of season 3 is here and it did not disappoint! In fact, you could argue that it delivered ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. But the long awaited return of Special Agent Dale Cooper was very far from the only treat we had in store for us - so strap in as we discuss the satisfyingly lame death of Dickhead Horne, try and divide our Doppelgängers from our Face Removers and also something inconsequential happens with Audrey too

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

'Twin Peaks' revival- Part 15 review

It was another packed episode of ‘Twin Peaks’ this week, so get ready for WHINE+SPACE to flail about uncontrollably as we try and tackle all the crazy threads running throughout Part 15. How did Phillip Jeffries become a kettle and does he enjoy it? Is Steven tweaking, or just high on life? How adept is Dougie at DIY? Am I Judy?

Find out the answers to all these questions and SO may more - as we discuss Season 3, Part 15!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

'Daniel Craig Will Return'

He's ummed. He's ahhhed. But now Dannii Craig has either shat or got off the pot, because he's finally, officially, no really, dropped the official sick knowledge that he will indeed return as The James in the next James Bond Franchise Film. But what took him so long? Who else was in the frame? What kind of seedy deal did Craig strike with the icy Babs Brocoli?

There's only one way to be sure.

Monday, 14 August 2017

'Twin Peaks' revival - Part 14 review

We’re getting into the final stages of Twin Peaks season 3 and things are well and truly hotting up - as shown by our complete inability to deliver a normal length episode! So, if you’ve got the stones to go the distance, buckle up for a rollercoaster ride as Andy meets another member of the emergency services, Gordon dreams of Belluci and Sarah Palmer hits the town for a messy night out

Monday, 7 August 2017

'Twin Peaks revival- Part 13' review

Is it future or is it past?

That's the question on our lips this week, as we wonder if Lynch and Frost have begun to show their hand on a story that will no doubt span all of time and space. But, moving past such frivolous theorising, we focus on the real meat of the episode: Sonny-Jim gets a jungle-Jim, Dougie gets a car, James gets ideas above his station, Mister C eyes up a nice new TV, Sarah freshens up her drink and Ed has some lovely soup.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

'Twin Peaks revival - Part 12' review

Last week's Peaks was a blisteringly fast paced and jam-packed episode with momentous developments all over the place. Will Part 12 continue this trend? Will the tension wind even higher as we hurtle towards the show's climax?

The answer, of course, is no. Instead we're slowing things right down with a series of languid, hilarious, excruciatingly extended scenes that see us say hello to old friends, learn the language of love and test the limits of how much vodka one woman can carry to her car.

Monday, 24 July 2017

'Twin Peaks revival- Part 11' review

Another dull as dishwater episode of TV’s Twin Peaks - LOL JK.

In fact, things were ruddy action packed this week, with us witnessing Becky go on a roaring rampage of revenge against her weasel of a husband, Agent Cole get sucked through a vortex to enjoy a house party with some woodsmen and, most importantly, Dougie Jones enjoying some damn good cherry pie.

Log Lady

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Stephen King Adaptation Project - 'The Running Man'

WHINE+SPACE are going for something a bit different in this month's Stephen King Adaptation entry, moving away from the many faithful adaptations we've featured throughout the project and focusing on 'The Running Man', an adaptation that differs significantly from its source material. But which do we prefer? Why do we think the filmmakers made the decisions they did? And which one of us gets to dress up as Dynamo for Halloween?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Twin Peaks revival - Part 10 review


It's hard to believe it, but we're all the way to Part 10 of this revived, renewed, returning season 3 of Twin Peaks - but the show isn't slowing down, if anything it's speeding up like Richard Horne at a stop light. This is one of those episodes where Lynch and Frost decide to show us ALL the things, so expect a multitude of topics discussed including doorway cameos from Laura Palmer, more beaten women than you can shake a woman at, and the Doppelgänger showing off his box!

Doctor Who- 'The Thirteenth Doctor'

It's that time again!

WHINE+SPACE are bringing you the hottest of hot takes as we sit down and become the FIRST people on the entire internet to react to the news of Jodie Whittaker being cast as the next incarnation of the Doctor or, as Peter Capaldi would have it - 'Doctor Who'.

Can a woman be entrusted with the controls of the Tardis? Can a woman be entrusted with becoming a doctor? Should women ever have been allowed the vote? Find out the answer to all these and many more questions within!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Twin Peaks revival ‘Part 9’ review

And we’re back!

After being cooked in the fires of a nuclear blast and then left to cool off for a couple of weeks, we’re finally returning to the wonderful and weird world of Twin Peaks season 3: The Revival of The Return.

How will the Doppelgänger react to life without his soul mate? Who will win in Andy and Lucy’s titanic, eons long conflict between good and evil? Most importantly, what messages from the great beyond do you intend to leave for your children in the furniture?

'Twin Peaks Revival- part 9' review

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming review

He's coming home! Yes, everyone's favorite webslinger is swinging back into cinemas - but is it back into our hearts? After all, Spidey's had a troubled few years at the multiplex, so the question on everyone's mind is whether Penis Parker's entry into the MCU will grant this lad the strong and stable cinematic franchise he so deserves.

Join ALL OF WHINE AND SPACE on a journey through the tangled web of Peter Parker's cinematic adventures - and hope that he's finally found a place to call home.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

'Audio Cascades: The Copper Cascades Chronicles- A Virulent Blurb audiobook' review

And now for something completely different!

It's obvious to anyone that WHINE+SPACE are stuck in a creative rut. Commentaries? Film? TV? It's old hat. We need new frontiers and, fortunately, listener and talented voice artist @RJBayley provided these frontiers by suggesting we take a look at the recent work he did on audiobook 'Audio Cascades: The Copper Cascade Chronicles' part of the ever expanding Virulent Blurb universe.

So, join us as we tackle our first ever audiobook, diving into a world of imprisoned, psychoanalysed superheroes and the dark world they inhabit.

Follow @Blurbinfo for the latest Virulent Blurb information.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Doctor Who - ‘The Doctor Falls’ review

Wowsers, after an incredible first part in the shape of ‘World Enough and Time’, old Stevie Merkin’ Moffat’s back to tie up series 10 - but will the old scoundrel stick to his patented method of following an intriguing set-up with a misguided whimper of a conclusion?

Well, it turns out, pretty much no! Moffat presents us with a surprisingly straightforward story that gave all of its primary characters moments to shine. But how did we feel about the departure of Pearl Mackie’s Bill? Are we satisfied with the use of John Simm’s Master? And will Moffat’s use of the First Doctor be heartbreaking or horrid?

'The Doctor Falls' review