Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 46 minutes

10: Pacific Rim

Published 18 July 2013 • 34 minutes, 58 seconds

Giant alien creatures emerge from a rift in the floor of the Pacific Ocean and overwhelm humans living in surrounding countries. Humans fight back by inventing giant robots so powerful they need to be operated by at least two people. As the alien attacks intensify, humanity must marshall their resources to cancel the apocalypse.

9: Lara Croft Tomb Raider Series

Published 11 July 2013 • 37 minutes, 50 seconds

Katie and Mel lead such exciting lives that they spent their Saturday night watching the Tomb Raider movies. To their own surprise as much as anything, they found them to be good fun action movies that don’t take themselves too seriously. Here’s the story of how Mel and Katie became Angelina Jolie fans…

8: Man of Steel

Published 4 July 2013 • 34 minutes, 32 seconds

Superman has been rebooted once more, this time in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. It’s big, long, loud, bombastic, action-packed and a very different and ambitious take on Superman. Does it pull off a Dark Knight? Or is it more of an Amazing Spider-man?

7: Monsters University

Published 27 June 2013 • 30 minutes, 59 seconds

This week, the girls talk about Monsters University, in which Pixar mines one of its old properties for a prequel. The film tells the story of the beginning of Mike and Sully’s friendship in their college days. Thrown together with a team of ragtag misfits, the boys fight to keep their places in the prestigious scare program, and their dream of working at Monsters, Inc alive.

6: Much Ado About Nothing

Published 20 June 2013 • 36 minutes, 46 seconds

This week, Mel and Katie caught a preview screening of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Unlike ordinary folk, when Joss Whedon takes a holiday (during a break in the production of a small comic book flick about some superheroes), he makes a film. The result is this lighthearted romp through a classic Shakespeare play starring some familiar faces from the Joss Whedon Repertory Society.

5: The Great Gatsby

Published 13 June 2013 • 38 minutes, 40 seconds

A new(ish) release this week as the girls take a look at Baz Luhrmann’s glitter-filled adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. They talk up the virtues of 3D, discuss the sorry state of the Australian film industry, and Mel contemplates life as the host of a podcast about diamonds.

4: The Visitation

Published 6 June 2013 • 30 minutes, 34 seconds

This week Katie and Melissa talk about Christian horror film The Visitation. In a small town in rural Texas, Pastor Travis has lost his wife, his faith and his dog. All around him people are being healed, and a charismatic young man appears, giving hope to townspeople who had lost their way. But all is not as it seems…

3: Big Trouble in Little China

Published 30 May 2013 • 30 minutes, 51 seconds

Continuing on their eclectic podcasting journey, this week Katie and Mel take on a cult classic. Directed by John Carpenter and released in 1986, Big Trouble In Little China stars Kurt Russell, his mullet, Kim Cattrall and Dennis Dun. It’s a fun, silly, smart supernatural action romp through the underside of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

2: Some Like It Hot

Published 23 May 2013 • 32 minutes, 1 second

This week the girls go way back to look at one of their favourite movies, Some Like It Hot, released in 1959, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.

1: Star Trek Into Darkness

Published 16 May 2013 • 39 minutes, 58 seconds

This week we boldly go into darkness by reviewing the most recent Star Trek film. Spoilers abound as we talk about Chris Pine’s blue eyes, misleading trailers and decide that Shatner is definitely a verb.