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It’s time for the big one, for me anyway. You’ll hear why in the podcast itself. If that’s not enticing enough (which it probably isn’t, to be fair), then tune in to hear writer Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine and myself, radio presenter RJ Bayley:

  • Amaze ourselves with the noises my shiney new microphone picks up.
  • Me inadvertently almost-damaging the ceiling of Niall’s new home mid recording.
  • Reasons why this version of Bane is every bit the villain Ledger’s Joker is.
  • Moments and references in to film to the comics.
  • How much we pity Superman fans.
  • Why the term ‘universe’ is over used.
  • What the hell has gone wrong with the Terminator franchise.

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Come on. That's worth downloading the podcast for.

Come on. That’s worth downloading the podcast for.

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*If you’re seeing this on the day it’s published I’m running a sweet competition to win 3 Eyesore Merch t-shirts of your choice on my rock show, the narcissistically titled RJ Bayley Rock Show on Edinburgh’s 98.8 Castle FM between 7 – 9PM. They have some banging designs, you will want them.

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Goats In The Machine and Forrestfire Productions are proud to involuntarily enlist you in a brand new web-casting show from the makers of Twelve Months Of Terror.

Film writer and critic RJ Bayley is joined by director, writer and photographer Scott Forrest, who together lead the Film Corps. This unique and never before attempted combination of both film maker and critic (as far as they are aware) means all your bases are covered when it comes to your training in the dangerous world of film.

They even have the greatest theme tune ever recorded.

In this first episode they give a bracing overview of a subgenre very close to their hearts, the superhero movie. Suit up and prepare to receive top notch intel on the history of the genre, landmark films in it, innovations its brought about, and just where we think its headed.

Prepare to enroll in the Film Corps.

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First time I saw the initial Man of Steel trailer I had mixed feelings. I have absolutely no problem with adding some grit and grime to a superhero, regardless of who they are, so seeing this offered an interesting new cinematic spin on the last son of Krypton.

On the other hand both it’s title (using a hero’s nom de guerre’s nom de guerre as the film’s title) and it’s tone and colour palette seemed to be overly reliant on The Dark Knight to find appeal.

Having watched this though I feel a sense of relief and unexpected excitement. Yes, it has a similar palate to The Dark Knight Trilogy (and let’s be honest, this will almost definitely be the start of its own trilogy) but it features a cavalcade of arresting imagery that calls to mind some classic comic book moments. This mixture of weight and super-heroic sensibilities seems me more reminding of the Iron Man films rather than the Batman series. (more…)