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    Wednesday
    May202015

    Movie Moan 2015: Episode 10 - Immortan Joe Reminds Me Of Wall-E

    'Mad Max: Fury Road' is good enough to make you think of all kinds of cinema's great films, even ones you wouldn't think of.  And if Jamie sees the spitting image of adorable Pixar robot Wall-E within tyrannical and wart infested apocalyptic despot Immortan Joe then who's to say otherwise?

    Classic Movie Moan
    Yeah, we liked 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.  We liked it a lot (4:22).

    Marveling At The Future
    Phil and Spencer are joined by special guest star Elisabeth Rappe to finally discuss the epic battle between next year's two comic book movie heavy hitters; movies that, we forget, were supposed to come out on the same day at one point.  We talk about how, when we really go through all the potential directions that the story can go, 'Captain America: Civil War' has a better chance of working than Avengers 2 ever did (45:38).

    Then, in order to give DC equal treatment, we finally cast our eye to the teaser trailer for 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' and figure out if this film can really work, and perhaps learn from the mistakes of......y'know, that film from a few weeks ago (1:29:24).

    Cinematic Happy Comfort Food
    Edward Douglas joins Phil to discuss 'A Clockwork Orange', the funniest, warmest, most human film Stanley Kubrick ever made (2:00:35).

    Don't just watch the video version above.  Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:

    Tuesday
    May052015

    Movie Moan 2015: Episode 9 - Avengers On Ice

    I can't believe Jamie brought up the bloody 'Grandpa Joe is a lazy sob' debate again.

    That's just one of the treats in store on this week's epic show where Phil Gee, Jamie Williams, Spencer Perry and Matt Thompson assemble to discuss if we're just going to roll over and become slaves to Disney's pummelling onslaught of similarly packaged films.........or decide we've grown up.

    But first, a warm and fuzzy conversation on laserdisc collecting, respect for original cinema poster artwork and the awesomeness of Shout Factory (4:09).

    Classic Movie Moan
    Phil, Jamie and Matt discuss Disney's recently announced slate of event films from 2015 all the way to Summer 2017; we cover the Star Wars films, the Pixar films, the live action remakes of their classic animated pictures, the new and hoping to be classic animated films, and, yes, more bloody Pirates Of The Caribbean.

    Are we looking at the biggest films of the next few years?  Will all these films get made?  Will they be any good?  Let's find out (15:22).

    Marveling At The Future
    We review 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'.  Phil enjoyed it less than Jamie.  You may now gasp (1:51:41).

    Don't just watch the video version above.  Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:    

    Thursday
    Apr232015

    Movie Moan 2015: Episode 8 - The Podcast Without Fear

    Welcome one and welcome all to our epic three hour breakdown of the greatest gift anyone has ever given a Marvel fan - a 13 episode Daredevil TV show; a show which has the luxury of exploring all the diverse themes of its comic counterpart and creating a definite, self contained story to do it with, but is also laced with the most creative, bonerific, and sometimes unbelievably obscure Easter eggs to blow the mind of even the most hard-core fan.

    Phil Gee discusses the themes, Spencer Perry spots the Easter eggs.  Let's get to work.

    If you want to skip to our discussion on a specific episode, we have time coded it for your convenience:

    1.  Into The Ring - 27:09
    2.  Cut-Man - 46:32
    3.  Rabbit In A Snowstorm - 1:02:32
    4.  In The Blood - 1:15:48
    5.  World On Fire - 1:23:10
    6.  Condemned - 1:29:05
    7.  Stick - 1:35:45
    8.  Shadow In The Glass - 1:47:56
    9.  Speak Of The Devil - 1:58:49
    10.  Nelson V Murdock - 2:05:42
    11.  Path Of The Righteous - 2:13:25
    12.  What We Leave Behind - 2:21:38
    13.  Daredevil - 2:29:53

    Don't just watch the video version above.  Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:    

    Monday
    Apr062015

    Movie Moan's Summer 2015 Box Office Predictions Spectacular

    Join Phil Gee, Jamie Williams, Shawn Robbins, and Ed Douglas as they reunite to do battle once again and predict the box office on the most interesting, packed and competitive summer movie season we've seen since.......well, since the last time they made an Avengers movie.

    Over the next, near three hours, we'll be predicting the US domestic gross on 16 of the summer's biggest films (yes, we had to let 'The Man From UNCLE' go, I'm sure you'll forgive us).

    But don't just watch the show, TAKE PART!  We want your predictions.  Just cast your eyes on the list below, go to the comments section of this episode on Think McFly Think, paste in the list, and put your numbers next to it.  The prize is my eternal respect.  C'mon, that's priceless:-

    1. Avengers: Age Of Ultron (May 1st) - 8:18
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15th) - 23:24
    3. Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15th) - 33:46
    4. Tomorrowland (May 22nd) - 41:29
    5. Poltergeist (May 22nd) - 55:10
    6. San Andreas (May 29th) - 1:04:05
    7. Jurassic World (June 12th) - 1:08:48
    8. Inside Out (June 19th) - 1:21:51
    9. Ted 2 (June 26th) - 1:33:41
    10. Terminator: Genysis (July 1st) - 1:42:46
    11. Minions (July 10th) - 1:53:54
    12. Ant-Man (July 17th) -2:01:53
    13. Pan (July 24th) - 2:11:34
    14. Pixels (July 24th) - 2:18:54
    15. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (July 31st) - 2:26:33
    16. Fant4stic (August 7th) - 2:36:38

    Best of luck everyone.  We'll see you in September for the results.

    Don't just watch the video version above.  Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:    

    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Movie Moan 2015: Episode 6 - Porkins Lives

    He does, and he's gonna get his own Star Wars spin off movie directed by Nick Meyer.  So join myself and Jamie as we discuss....

    Classic Movie Moan
    The ever reliable Matt Thompson joins us to talk about the potential and realities of science fiction cinema's two biggest franchises.  Since Disney is now firmly committed to giving us a Star Wars movie every year, we ask ourselves what kind of stories do we want, what don't we want, and, most importantly, will Star Wars ever feel as special as it used to? (9:35)

    Then, Jamie and Matt indulge Phil while he casts his mind into the far future of 2017 to discuss the potential of 'Avatar 2' (assuming it actually comes out that year).  Is a sequel going to work for a film with such a self contained story?  Are three sequels?  Will the public care?  And can Star Wars and Avatar go head to head for box office in the same month, let alone the same year? (35:33)

    Marveling At The Future
    We stop talking about Daredevil for just one show and turn our minds towards the fantastical.  Spencer Perry and myself ask a question long overdue - why don't they just reboot X-Men? (1:00:14)

    And then Phil finally gets off his chest why, despite Aquaman coming to the silver screen first, Namor The Sub Mariner must be made into a film, and that film could be one of the most visually stunning ever made. (1:24:25)

    Cinematic Happy Comfort Food
    Phil is joined by special guest Hannah Southwell to talk about one of her top 3 favourite films, and Phil's second favourite - James Cameron's 'Aliens'.  We talk about what the film means to us, why it's still a tour de force of adrenaline and atmosphere which remains unmatched to this day, and we quote dialogue from it exactly the way it's said in the movie, because that's the way you have to do it. (1:38:20)

    See you in two weeks for the Box Office show.

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