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In the true ethos of Goats In The Machine (behave as much like a goat if it were human as possible) Marvel Vs. DC cohort Niall ‘before Zod’ Heseltine decided to make a long overdue X-Men: Days of Future Past debrief at Edinburgh’s Castle Arms into an impromptu podcast.

Part one of the inaugural Pubcast is entirely spoiler free, so listen with impunity for our superherologist views on the latest X-Adventure. In it we also invent an entirely new beer based rating system for movies that is probably going to become the industry standard for film scoring.

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Niall Heseltine and RJ Bayley return(s) for their blistering look at Batman ReturnsThis is probably the most impassioned podcast you’ll hear in the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up podcast – from RJ Bayley at least.
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This article was originally published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 in Culture Bomb ~

By Robert Bayley

It’s something amusing itself, that the biggest comedy festival in the world began on the fringe of the world’s biggest arts festival.

But it’s a long time since those unwelcomed but enterprising performers set up their own festival at the edges of the still simultaneously running Edinburgh International Festival. Since then it’s ballooned into a citywide month of fun and chaos run by many different companies, small and massive (a fact which Stewart Lee decries, despite still finding it in himself to play the Assembly Rooms, one of the biggest venues there is) vying for your attention.

After virtually unstoppable growth however, the recession’s finally hit over half a decade late. As Richard Herring himself put it “everyone is having a hard time”.

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The biggest and best comedy festival in the world is underway right here in Edinburgh. So for this installment of Twelve Months Of Terror we’re looking at a horror comedy, featuring a killer clown played by surrealist stand-up comedian Ross Noble; see how much funny is packed into that? All the funny!

Or is it?

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