George Clooney gets a bunch of dudes together because he’d like to hang out with them. There’s a vague plot in there somewhere about saving important works of art from the Nazis. Bill Murray and Bob Balaban have an excellent buddy movie sub-plot.
Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas and 91,000 devoted Veronica Mars fans resurrected this much-loved TV series for a movie set nine years later on the eve of Veronica’s ten year high school reunion. Logan Echolls is in trouble (again) over a dead girlfriend (again) and Veronica can’t resist helping him.
Liam Neeson plays a grizzled, alcoholic air marshal faced with a hijacker toying with him on a New York to London flight. Michelle Dockery, Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o are in support and the whole thing is a big fun action movie.
Mel and Katie review this overlooked cult classic in-the-making from 2013. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play our titular heroes in a bloody tale of swords, sorcery and revenge. It’s fun, feminist and full of f-words (the movie that is, this is a family podcast!)
Published 26 February 2014 • 33 minutes, 53 seconds
A loving tribute to sci-fi television and its fans, and something of a nerd classic, Galaxy Quest tells the story of the alumni cast of a cult space TV show have to play their roles for real when an alien race needs their help. Best watched with wine.
Published 19 February 2014 • 31 minutes, 16 seconds
It’s another twofer, as Mel and Katie watch the RoboCop remake and revisit the 1987 original. They reminisce about a simpler time when an R-rating and a mad director gave us something completely off the wall, then look at the more serious remake, featuring brilliant performances from Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton in supporting roles.
Published 5 February 2014 • 33 minutes, 51 seconds
An Irish woman and a journalist work to track down the son she was forced to give up for adoption nearly 50 years earlier when she was incarcerated in one of the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Mel and Katie talk about telling womens’ stories and the way this movie has been marketed to your mum when it is an important and interesting film for everyone.
Published 29 January 2014 • 37 minutes, 44 seconds
Jack Ryan gets a re-boot with the lovely Chris Pine in the title role. We see Jack’s beginnings as a PHD student turned Marine turned CIA analyst and enjoy a by-the-numbers action romp featuring the excellent Kiera Knightley and Kenneth ‘of course I speak Russian’ Brannagh.