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Bloody great adverts for it too.

So. Here it is. The big one. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Broadcaster and film critic RJ Bayley and screen writer Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine give a suitably epic examination of the year’s biggest film. We delve into the fractured psychology of the caped crusader, why spectacle doesn’t come second to other aspects of movies, what makes one more compelling than the other, and how Zack Snyder is actually changing the language of cinema.
This podcast is choc full of spoilers from the start, but if you’re listening to this kind of podcast you’ve probably already seen the film haven’t you? Especially the kind of podcast that’s this long.

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Catching up on the DC Extended Universe is significantly easier than catching up on the Marvel equivalent.

Catching up on the DC Extended Universe is significantly easier than catching up on the Marvel equivalent.

 

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Note: This is a re-dated & re-posted previous piece, so it fits in chronologically with the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up Project. You’ll have to search 13 entries down to find this actual podcast though on your podcatcher.

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Unlike the previous one-off review of Devil’s Knot, there’s been almost no hype or promotion of the small movie based on the blockbuster, well known comic book Guardians of the Galaxy. So, in an effort to shed a spotlight on the little known films that don’t get much oxygen of publicity, Niall ‘Before Zod’ Heseltine, the currently mute Jon Seymour, and myself have sought out this little flick and offer our opinions on it.

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Every single person's response to the situation around them in this poster is confusing.

Every single person’s response to the situation around them in this poster is confusing.

The start of this podcast sounds amazing because it was recorded on a brand new very expensive mic. I neglected, however, to check how full the memory card was, so the latter half sounds dreadful due to it being the backup recorded on Niall’s phone. But hey, a backup is better than nothing, right?
Stick with us though as we get into some pretty meaty philosophical and moral questions that the film poses and we’re both pretty damn pleased with the quality of discourse in this one, if not the sound. Enjoy.

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Look both ways before crossing the path of Hydra.

Look both ways before crossing the path of Hydra.

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Broadcaster and journalist RJ Bayley and Niall Heseltine are back to discuss the sequel to Thor. Can it hold up against the original’s fish out of water comedy? Does Christopher Ecclestone deliver anywhere near a decent villain? What exactly is the “ether”? Find out in this episode of the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up podcast.

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Why is he hitting the floor with the hand of his hammer?

Why is he hitting the floor with the handle of his hammer?

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Broadcaster and film critic RJ Bayley and writer Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine return to tell you all about how Man of Steel doesn’t deserve the bad rep it’s been blasted with. Is a film that’s all flashy violence such a bad thing when the flashy violence is so good? Do they put Superman in such a position where the controversial final act is the only reasonable course of action? Find out in this podcast, which does not contain a ten minute kazoo intro.

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That's a nice box design isn't it? Just buy it for the box design.

That’s a nice box design isn’t it? Just buy it for the box design.

 

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Captain America: is he a giant?

Captain America: is he a giant?

Assemble round your speakers friends, we’ve reached the end of phase one of the Marvel Screen Universe, and the end of an era, really. Film writer Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine, and myself, film critic and radio host, RJ Bayley have arrived at the film our childhood selves never thought we’d live to see: Avengers Assemble: Not to be Confused with The Avengers Starring Patrick Macnee.

We discuss the spoilerific menu screen of the Blu-ray, how many times we saw it, why the characters keep taking their hats off and the stunning visuals of the movie, among other things!

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R.I.P. big man.

R.I.P. big man.

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Go on, treat yourself. On us.

Go on, treat yourself. On us.

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Like a grizzled old hero who’s one day away from retirement and too old for this shit, FILM CORPS returns!
By far our most popular FILM CORPS was Cinepocalypse 2015 and now we’re knee deep in the muddy trenches of the very event we felt it time to pick up our film guns once more.

Not even now being in different countries can stop the return of the FILM CORPS in this time of need, so we take aim at the multiplex and assess the cinematic scene as we see it. Along the way we discuss the inflexibility of Superman fans, Marvel letting us see our Christmas presents early, the meaning of the Jurassic Park movies and more. So pick up your balls and load up your cannons for a 2015  summer film salute.

*This podcast was recorded before either of us saw Mad Max: Fury Road or Jurassic World. Professional commitments got in the way of editing and therefore publishing this podcast until now.

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Film critic/radio host RJ Bayley and film writer Niall ‘Before Zod’ Heseltine return for an in-depth review of Steve Rogers first film in the Marvel Screen Universe (formerly the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that didn’t account for the TV shows, DID IT??).

Where did the spangly man in Avengers: Age of Ultron get his start? With quite a lot of ease, actually.

Up for discusson are Captain America’s particularly intricate clothing instructions, Red Skull’s employment choices of soldiers and architects, Hellraising Hollywood drinkers and Once Direction losing their member.

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Squeal for the Beard of Niall.

Squeal for the Beard of Niall.

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Look at that. That's a sexy steelbook. Buy the sexy steelbook via Goats In The Machine.

Look at that. That’s a sexy steelbook. Buy the sexy steelbook via Goats In The Machine.

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RJ Bayley and Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine are joined once more by their regular-but-not-regular-enough-to-be-in-the-intro cohort Jon Seymour to discuss Iron Man 2.

Is Stark’s second outing unfairly maligned as an inferior superhero flick. What do people in the know call the Marvel Cinematic Universe these day? What is RJB willing to do to show his admiration for RDJ? Where do the real roots of Whiplash lie?

Find out all this and more in the latest Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up.

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Niall signing his film column for adoring phan RJ Bayley.

Niall signing his film column for adoring phan RJ Bayley.

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As if one collaboration with a pod-powerhouse at All of Whine and Space wasn’t enough, here comes the follow-up! This time we’re joined by the other half of the Podfathers and we’re looking at a film altogether more subdued than the last one. Indeed Devil’s Knot may slip into and out of cinemas without you even realising it. It may, however, be right up your ally. Is Devil’s Knot worth seeking out? Louise Boyd and I discuss this and the wider implications of the death penalty and our feelings towards it (inevitable really) with the man simply known as Bill.  Only his warmth, wit and political knowledge could lead to a podcast with the cinematic and moral quality as this.

Sit back, relax, and take a trip down south with us to Devil’s Knot.

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