Episode #54 - Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance

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Just like the rest of the world, we’ve got Royal Wedding Fever, and what better way to scratch the itch than to watch a tacky made for TV movie about Meghan and Harry? We talk about Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and how it stacks up against its predecessor, William and Kate: The Movie, and also discuss gammon, Enya, the Air Bud Cinematic Universe, Lars von Trier, and geese. Happy Royal Wedding to you all!

SHOWNOTES

A wonderful, magical animal

Orinoco Flow

Air Bud Cinematic Universe

Lars von Trier is back on his bullshit

Episode #53 - Titanic

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This week’s episode is a huge disaster! Not because we aren’t on our usual great form, but because we discuss James Cameron’s highly influential and lengthy disaster-romance, Titanic. We also discuss gardening, gnomes, incels, firm tofu, Vanilla Ice, Nickelback, pan pipes, the profound effect The Scorpion King had on impressionable teenage Paddy, and launch our campaign to provide #Justice4Fabrizio, the character who gets crushed by the ship in Titanic and whose poorly written characterisation needs addressing by James Cameron.

SHOWNOTES

Billy Zane KFC Commercial

New Super Mario Movie

Alex Jones - Gay Frogs

Nickelback - She Keeps Me Up

Ned Rocknroll

Episode #51 - Ex Machina

 It’s an extra special week as, for the first time, one of us awards a film full marks! But which one of us gives the accolade to Alex Garland’s Ex Machina? Listen in to find out! We also discuss playing songs backwards to discover Satanic messages, the redemption of Michael Bay (Michael Bae?) and doing the right thing.   SHOWNOTES    I thought we were Quiet Riot    Twisted Sister - O Come All Ye Faithful    You ain’t seen Bad Boys II?    Her (trailer)    Aerosmith - Pump

It’s an extra special week as, for the first time, one of us awards a film full marks! But which one of us gives the accolade to Alex Garland’s Ex Machina? Listen in to find out! We also discuss playing songs backwards to discover Satanic messages, the redemption of Michael Bay (Michael Bae?) and doing the right thing.

SHOWNOTES

I thought we were Quiet Riot

Twisted Sister - O Come All Ye Faithful

You ain’t seen Bad Boys II?

Her (trailer)

Aerosmith - Pump

Episode #50 - Jupiter Ascending

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We’ve somehow made it to 50 episodes, and what better way to celebrate than by watching something completely different to our usual fare and discussing the beautiful garbage that is Jupiter Ascending? Witness the majesty of this insane film as we take you on a journey through space and time, and discuss gammon, punching fascists, star signs and much more!

SHOWNOTES

Richard Spencer gets punched

David Harvey - A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Cillit Bang

The Room - Do You Understand Life?

Sense8

David Thorne

Brazil trailer

Episode #48 - Mean Girls

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This week we try to make Fetch happen as we watch the major pop cultural gem Mean Girls! We also discuss Easter chocolate, political correctness, Twitter outrage, whether film trailers are actually all bad, and return to our takedown of anti-intellectual intellectual Jordan Peterson. We also announce the much anticipated winner of the #CageChallenge!

SHOWNOTES

Herbie Fully Loaded

Ready Player One - The Leg

Jordan Peterson’s Bullshit

They Might Be Giants - Boss of Me

Dayman

#CageChallenge

 

Episode #47 - Cinderella

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It’s a Disney special this week, as we argue about the live action Cinderall vs the live action Beauty and the Beast! We also discuss sports video games, Metallica, whether geese can drive or not, and come up with an amazing amount of ideas for new Disney and Star Wars films. Enough that Disney will be sending us a cheque soon.

Unfortunately there’s a crackle on Rob’s audio that starts about 40 minutes in that can’t be edited out. Sorry about that. We’ll be back to normal next week.

SHOWNOTES

Behold the Kickmen

Brian Lara Cricket

Gaston and Gaston

Derp Lion

Jeff Buckley

Episode #46 - Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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The time has come to honour our spiritual king, Nicolas Cage! As well as discussing the boring and droopy Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, we also discuss some current films including Black Panther, The Shape of Water, Tomb Raider and Paddington 2, and give Liam Neeson a telling off. But most importantly, this episode sees the launch of the #CageChallenge! Head on over to http://twitter.com/bigboysdontpod to find out how you can get involved and compete for the ultimate Big Boys Don’t Prize.

SHOWNOTES

Nicolas Cage is a talented Mandolin player

#CageChallenge - Nicolas Cage is sexy and he knows it

Nicolas Cage wants cake

Why Video Game Movies Suck

Brecking Wall

Episode #44 - Mamma Mia!

 Don’t go wasting your emotion, listen to this podcast! With a lot of love for Pierce Brosnan, we talked about Mamma Mia! for this week’s episode. There’s also some Oscars chat, some Brexit chat as usual, and we discuss the British institution that is Take Me Out. This episode also contains a bumper crop of ideas for new films and jukebox musicals.   SHOWNOTES    Goldeneye    Ready Player One    Malcolm Tucker - Waste of Skin    76 Year Old Japanese man sings Dancing Queen at Karaoke    Take Me Out    Darkest Hour and Dunkirk fuel Brexit Fantasies

Don’t go wasting your emotion, listen to this podcast! With a lot of love for Pierce Brosnan, we talked about Mamma Mia! for this week’s episode. There’s also some Oscars chat, some Brexit chat as usual, and we discuss the British institution that is Take Me Out. This episode also contains a bumper crop of ideas for new films and jukebox musicals.

SHOWNOTES

Goldeneye

Ready Player One

Malcolm Tucker - Waste of Skin

76 Year Old Japanese man sings Dancing Queen at Karaoke

Take Me Out

Darkest Hour and Dunkirk fuel Brexit Fantasies

Episode #43 - Charade

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If you don’t know this week’s film, you’re a greenhorn! It’s another sixties outing this week, as we watched the Audrey Hepburn & Cary Grant classic Charade. Paddy also comes down with the affliction of a curious inability to pronounce Alfred Hitchcock’s name, and we discuss stupid people’s smart people, Cloverfield, Tayto crisps and Dave Benson Philips’ inevitable entry into the House of Lords in the future.

SHOWNOTES

Cultures of Comics Work

Tom Hanks - Dungeons & Dragons

Cloverfield Paradox Trailer

Richard Dawkins 69

Would Richard Dawkins touch a poop for $20?

120,000 killed by austerity (fuck you, Cameron and Osborne)

Episode #42 - God's Own Country

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We paid a visit to Yorkshire this week, or as it’s called in film, God’s Own Country! Last year’s excellent movie of the same name is discussed, along with sheep’s cheese, hedgehog crisps, marmite, and lots of other glorious crap your hosts were eating back in the 90s. We also declare that Winston Churchill was ‘tangy like a good Cheddar.’ There’s more poetry in that line than in the whole of Darkest Hour.

SHOWNOTES

War - Low Rider

Johnny Rotten Butter Advert

Hedgehog Crisps

Adam and Joe - The Archers

Jurassic Park NES Music

Escaped Cow

Episode #41 - Table 19

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On this episode we discuss the wedding film of the century, Table 19. But what happened on the other 18 tables? Listen in to find out! We also discuss hamsters, watching films on planes, gammon (as in middle-aged men), the Cleveland baseball team, Disney songs, TV shows about doctors, and how all fans are bad. Stop liking things. Stop it.

SHOWNOTES

Stewart Lee - Top Gear

Peter Serafinowicz - Top Gear

Sentient Ham

A Confederacy of Dunces

Creep trailer

Harry & Meghan film

A Quiet Place

Episode #40 - Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence

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It’s our 40th episode, and to celebrate, we’re giving the people what they want and discussing fan request Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (or The Very Thought of You). We also discuss TED Talks for mice, have a long chat about Pokémon, get philosophical about the future of storytelling, and pay tribute to Ursula Le Guin. The song at the end of the episode is the new single by our band, Palomino Club!

SHOWNOTES

Fire Emblem Heroes

Nathan Barley - Geek Pie

Katie Hopkins’ House

Nicolas Ca-aaage

In The Loop

Rev

Taboo

Jethro Tull - Aqualung

Episode #39 - Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

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What would you do if the world was going to end in 21 days? Hopefully not end up in a forced and boring romance! We discuss the 2012 slightly below-the-radar film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World in this episode, and we also argue about mumbling pixie dream boy Michael Cera, diss Damien Hirst, and make a plan to drive around insulting people we don’t like in the shadow of the apocalypse, starting with Jacob Rees-Mogg (aka Walter from the Beano). There’s also an all-important update on our musical adaptation of The Godfather.

SHOWNOTES

Homeward Bound

The Ugly Dachshund

The Gorilla Channel

Beef and a Chief

The Butterfield Diet Plan

Charlie Brooker on 50 Cent’s Game

Tubthumping/Galway Girl Mashup

Chris Cornell - Preaching the End of the World

Episode #38 - Before Sunrise

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At long last, we’re getting down with Richard Linklater! In this episode we discuss his influential heavy-talking’ 1995 classic Before Sunrise, mostly focusing our talk on Ethan Hawke’s facial hair. We also make some futurist projections (listen in, Elon Musk) and make a new plan for the UK to get ahead in the Brexit negotiations: send in Vinnie Jones.

SHOWNOTES

Only Lovers Left Alive

Noel on books

I gave my love a chicken

Best F(r)iends

Jim & Andy

Daniel Johnston

Nicholas Ca-aage

Episode #37 - Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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We know how much everyone loves Russell Brand and a made-up Dracula puppet musical, so we finally got around to discussing Forgetting Sarah Marshall! Also covered in this week are a lot of puns on Infinite Jest, the brilliance of Air Bud, censorship, laughing at death, flightless birds, and Radiohead vs Lana Del Rey.

SHOWNOTES

Stewart Lee on Toby Young

Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller - Otherworld

End of the Tour

The Inkstars on Bandcamp

Seinfeld Keyboard Bass

Best in Show - Naming Nuts

The Trews

Episode #36 - The Big Sick

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Don’t vomit, but this week’s episode is all about the excellent romantic comedy The Big Sick! As well as discussing how much we both enjoyed this film, we also talk about people playing themselves, public transport, the 1980s film Clue, and whether Rotten Tomatoes is the Brexit of film criticism.

SHOWNOTES

Fire and Fury

Bo Burnham - Cat Lady

Aidy Bryant

Ray Romano on the emptiness of success (ft. Marc Maron)

Ruby Sparks

The Neon Demon

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (film)

Clue