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Bloody great adverts for it too.

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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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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Iron Man doing a poo in the sea.

Iron Man doing a poo in the sea.

We’re back! Sorry for the increasing delay between episodes. I’ve been asked to do 3 hours instead of 2 for the RJ Bayley Rock Show on 98.8 Castle FM in Edinburgh (7 – 10PM, listen online here) as well as preparing to do a live music night. That’ll be Monthly Metal, every month some live metal, broadcast on 98.8 Castle FM, at the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh, or, if you’re American, Edinborrow. Next one is 29th of Feb folks, come along, say hello, don’t bellow obscenities down the microphone every two minutes making the audio unusable for broadcast.

On the note of music, (“note“!) there’s 10 minutes of our kazoo version of the Iron Man song by Black Sabbath at the start of this podcast. I said I’d loop it for 10 minutes at the start, so I did. Don’t skip it. That’s art.

Thanks for sticking with us.

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Lego Iron Man doing a poo in the sea.

Lego Iron Man doing a poo in the sea.

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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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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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Iron Man 1-3 Complete Collection [Blu-ray]

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The second part of Niall ‘Before Zod’ Heletine’s and my pubcast review of X-Men: Days of Future Past, this time full of spoilers, ineffectual bar presence and controversial, obnoxious and insulting opinions on Apple electronic products.

Find the first part of the X-Men: Days of Future Past Pubcast here.

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Batman Begins was the first in a series of films that entirely shaped my life. So to give it the dues it deserves I got completely blasted and joined my comparatively blasted co-host Niall “before Zod” Heseltine” for an exploration of the first film of The Dark Knight Trilogy. But to mark this special occasion we’re joined by screenwriter and all around tremendous fellow Jon Seymour who stirs a good few debates and delivers some delicious opinionation on whether the tumbler is or isn’t a/the Batmobile, the nature of Ras al’Ghul and his own history with not just the caped crusader, but all the films we’ve tackled so far.

Behold the drunken majesty that is BATMAN BLASTED.

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Dirty Riddler, DIRTY!

Dirty Riddler, DIRTY!

Before you listen to this, I’d like you to bear in mind that for Niall and my last podcast in this series, I was awarded “Podcast Quote of 2014 by internet superhero mogul, Eyes Skyward.

I think I was taking Batman Forever as seriously as Joel Schumacher was taking the Batman franchise during the making of this podcast. To be fair to myself, and to a lesser extent Niall (but only because he was drunk to a lesser extent than me) needed an awful lot of alcohol to get through this movie.

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Goats In The Machine is very proud to have taken up the gauntlet of the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-UpJoining RJ Bayley on this super-heroic quest is new official Goat Niall Heseltine. 

The aim of the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up is to take a look at nearly all of the cinematic representations of Superman and Batman (prior to DC staking its claim on a unified cinematic universe for its characters with Man of Steel) alongside Marvel’s pre-existing cinematic universe, from ‘Iron Man’ through to Age of Ultron. The whole thing will then culminate with the untitled Superman/Batman film in 2015.

The project is the brainchild of podfathers Chris Sykes and Bill Lawerence (you can visit their blog All of Whine and Space), who have compiled the following list:

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