Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 48 minutes

Melissa Savage and Katie Molloy met in film class, and haven’t been able to stop talking movies ever since. Each week they watch a movie and review it, stopping to make plenty of nerdy references along the way.

312: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Published 15 May 2019 • 44 minutes, 58 seconds

Is this a cute, funny way for the Pokémon franchise to make its way to the big screen? Or wacky Ryan Reynolds vanity project? Two Pokémon newbies investigate!

311: Long Shot

Published 8 May 2019 • 50 minutes, 53 seconds

Charlize Theron continues to dominate everything she turns her hand to, starring in this romantic comedy with Seth Rogen. Theron plays a high-ranking politician planning to run for President, and Rogen is the idealistic journalist she brings on to punch up her speeches. We laugh. A lot.

310: Avengers: Endgame

Published 1 May 2019 • 1 hour, 23 minutes

It’s here! The most anticipated finale in history. Who lives, who dies, who tells the story? No spoilers for the first five minutes of the podcast (see the chapter markers), followed by 80 minutes of intense discussion, and more than a few disagreements.

309: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Published 24 April 2019 • 38 minutes, 16 seconds

Five years after THE LEGO MOVIE delivered a huge smash hit, a Lego-saturated audience delivered a resounding ‘meh’ as its sequel was gradually released around the world. It’s a shame, because THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART is just as funny, and learned a few important lessons from the criticism of the first film. Nevertheless, it gave us a great chance to laugh at the one-liners, and get into a discussion of favourite Chrises.

308: Unicorn Store

Published 17 April 2019 • 33 minutes, 34 seconds

Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson has directed a movie, and it just dropped on Netflix. Unicorn Store tells the story of a whimsical young artist who finds herself stuck back at her parents place and temping for a terrible boss, when the offer of a pet unicorn gives her a new purpose.

307: Shazam!

Published 10 April 2019 • 59 minutes, 35 seconds

Long-time SSQ fave Zachary Levi got a superhero movie and we couldn’t be more delighted. Shazam! tells the story of a hardscrabble foster kid given a sudden…boost.

306: Us

Published 3 April 2019 • 51 minutes, 21 seconds

Last Christmas, Jordan Peele scared the internet with a trailer featuring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke being terrorised by their creepy doppelgängers. This week, we got to see it!

305: Fighting With My Family

Published 27 March 2019 • 42 minutes, 27 seconds

Based on the real-life story of WWE wrestler Paige, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is supported by the producing and cameo-ing power of The Rock, but really it’s a feel-good British family drama with a sports movie twist.

304: Hotel Mumbai

Published 20 March 2019 • 55 minutes, 14 seconds

We didn’t know what would happen last week in Christchurch, New Zealand when we watched this film, which is based on the real-life stories of the staff and guests of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, caught up in a terrorist attack on 26 November 2008. We still want to review the film, because we think it’s important that these stories are told, but we understand that some listeners may find both the film and the discussion of it upsetting.

303: Captain Marvel

Published 13 March 2019 • 45 minutes, 52 seconds

After many years of wishing and hoping and never quite believing Marvel would do the right thing, Carol Danvers Captain Marvel is here, starring Brie Larson, a delightfully de-aged Samuel L. Jackson, and a cat named Goose.