Chris and Tristan talk pop culture, films and literally nothing else.

Episodes

Episode 8

Black Panther
Who doesn’t love a great villain?
Tristan and Chris discuss Marvel’s latest and villainy in general (specific to films- not IRL).

What makes a great villain?
Where does Eric Killmonger rank among other nefarious Erics (Magneto)?
Wait a minute, wasn’t the bad guy in Cliffhanger also called Eric?
To be continued...


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Episode 7

Did that get your attention?
Then you’ll love our James Cameron director special.

Let’s hit up a synopsis:
- Michael Biehn can’t shout
- True Lies vs Back to The Future WHAT??!!
- Titanic vs Southampton high street HUHH??!!
- Tristan vs Aliens (for real)
- Chris vs an IMAX screening of James Cameron’s Ghosts of the Abyss starring Bill Paxton (RIP)
dubbed in Catalan and subtitled in Spanish in 3-D.
- At no point do we talk about Avatar 2, 3, 4, or 5 in this episode.
- Well, maybe Avatar 2.
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Making the Abyss

Book StarWars Secrets Of The Empire
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Episode 6

The Last Jedi super-special-spoiler episode.
Think you’ve heard all there is to hear about this film? Think again.

It’s WITB: episode 6.
Background: due to popular demand, a new ‘Star Wars’ film was made and the studio that made it clubbed together enough money to get it released in cinemas (!) and advertise it globally.

The guys’ love of Star Wars knows no equal so what will they make of this controversial new chapter?

If you don’t listen to this podcast immediately Rian Johnson will come round your house and ruin your childhood. Or WILL HE?

You know that bit where Kylo Ren force-chats to Daisy Ridley with his top off? What’s that all about then?


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Episode 5

John Carpenter’s ‘Escape From New York’ vs Joel Schumacher’s hand crafted plastic bat nippl- I mean ‘Tigerland’.

Tristan has never watched EFNY and the question on all our lips is: does a 36 year old cult classic stand up to scrutiny today?

Find out on this week’s show.
Will Trist(r)a(m)n joins for a second week to bring balance to the force and we discuss the often overlooked ‘Tigerland’ starring Colin Farrell out of Daredevil. He’s surprisingly watchable.

WHO WILL WIN?

Will Tristan join the legion of Snake Plisken fans or will a modest budget and dated haircuts put him off cult 80’s action flicks forever?
Start listening immediately.


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Episode 4

Will Tristram. WILL. TRISTRAM. William Tris- Why is Will’s surname exactly the same as Tristan’s first name? We avoid this question altogether and welcome Will to the show this week to help us understand which movie presidents are worth discussing at length.
Yes, we mention Independence Day.
Also: biggest movie disappointments and the birth of a challenge between Chris and Tri.
Will Tristram will make you a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus. Just like him.
Questions?


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Episode 3

When is a sequel a prequel? Is a soft reboot a sequel? What the hell is the Godfather part 2?

Tristan & Chris tackle these questions head on and arrive at some conclusions. Or do they?...

Tristan also reminds Chris that Chris’s favourite sequel is Spider-Man 2. Which Chris had forgotten.

As sequels go, episode 2 was probably better than this one.

Police Academy films not discussed this week:

* Police Academy
* Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
* Police Academy 3: Back in Training
* Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (remember that one?)
* Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
* Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
* Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow


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Episode 2

Star Wars bonanza special!!! We get Star Wars out the way early on in the series because Tristan loves Star Wars more than his future first born child.
Also this episode:

Rian Johnson gets a mention as does his feature debut Brick and his affinity for a decent tracking shot (spoilers)
Rogue One: Porkins Strikes Back
Fan fiction and why it has no place in mainstream cinema
Invisible shields!

Bonus content: Chris flat out admits he’s always viewed Tristan as sexy Leia which kills the podcast stone dead and breaks the internet.

We also discuss Ron Howard and Chris ruins the intro.

Films discussed this episode:

Jurassic World
Batman: dead end
Star Trek
Solo,The Han Solo Story, by Han Solo
Rogue one
The Phantom meh
Rick McCallum
The worst shot in the history of Star Wars
Genuine Class
The Yoda movie
Tristan’s Kermit impression breaks the internet
The Last Jedi
Force Awakens
James Bond: Spectre
The Lego Movie

Question of the month: What does Ron Howard have to do to get binned off the Han Solo, solo movie?

Disclaimer: The Bowsers castle joke belongs to Emma Hare. She made it. Chris stole it. Let’s all move on.


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Episode 1

You want bullet points? YOU CAN'T HANDLE BULLET POINTS.
• The death of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. In a way
• Thor 3: Chris hates it, Tristan loves it. SEE, THAT’S DRAMA
• Tristan continues to refer to Avengers: Infinity War as Avengers Infinity Wars
• Ant-Man: a note perfect segue from New Marvel to Marvel from a few years ago. All Chris sees is the gulf left by Edgar Wright’s absence and Tristan chats New Mutants
• Bonus content!: Tristan’s antics irritate the other surgeons AKA he discovers M.A.S.H

Films discussed:
• The Mummy (1999)
• Star Wars (episode naaaahhhh)
• Rick & Morty: Tristan’s in deep
• The Incredible Hulk (TV show)
• The Fisher King
• Some more Thors
• Some more Marvels
• Avengers: Infinity Wars
• Deadpool
• Anchorman
• The Fly (1986)
• Highlander


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