Sunday, July 19, 2015
For 65 we go from 1997's story of genetic engineering and human determination GATTACA starring Ethan Hawk and Uma Thurman to the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
For 64 I look at two smaller, recent (2015) science fiction films that have a lot more to say that any 250 million dollar blockbuster you could name. First Alex Garland's AI film Ex Machina starring Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander and then Jennifer Phang's tale of the future of work, women and humanity Advantageous starring Jacqueline Kim and James Urbaniak.
Both fine movie, both well worth watching.
This time around Grant Watson and I recorded live at Continuum 11 - the Melbourne annual science fiction convention. Nominally we were supposed to talk about The Age Of Ultron but we ended up at Adam Sandler, Orson Welles and other subjects of interest. Also, I presented Grant the box of goodies he won by being part of the Patreon Campaign.
Grant's own Patreon campaign for his movie writings is FictionMachine so go and support him too.
Friday, May 29, 2015
For this one we look at silly movies. The low-budget low-brow space adventure Project Moon Base (1953) with a script by Robert Heinlein and the Chiodo Brothers' 1988 labor of love Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Commie spies and poisonous Pagliaccis.
This time around, I take a big bite out of one of the big time monsters of cinema and look at the cinematic and televisual history of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a conflicted man, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde where I talk about Donald Pleasance's singing voice, the parallels between Scottish geography and the Jekyll-Hyde thing and many other things.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
This time we go from giant crabs to zombie-powered utes. First off, Paul White (friend of the podcast) asked me to look at 1961's Mysterious Island starring Michael Craig, Herbert Lom, Joan Greenwood and some groovy Ray Harryhausen stop-motion monsters. Then I hit the 2014 Australian indie zombie flick Wyrmwood- Road Of The Dead starring Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill.
I also announce the winner of the Patreon subscriber raffle and talk about stuff.