Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

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34: Saving Mr Banks

Published 15 January 2014 • 45 minutes, 2 seconds

The story of the curmudgeonly Australian-born author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and the two-decade struggle by Walt Disney to secure the rights to her story.

33: Holiday Special

Published 8 January 2014 • 1 hour, 17 minutes

Over the Christmas break, Katie and Mel saw a bunch of movies and decided to review them in one episode. In the grand tradition of the Star Wars Holiday Special, they present a feature-packed episode talking Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen.

32: Die Hard

Published 18 December 2013 • 36 minutes, 56 seconds

‘Tis the season. For our inaugural Christmas episode, we watch the ultimate Christmas movie.

31: War Games

Published 11 December 2013 • 36 minutes, 41 seconds

A young computer whiz kid (Matthew Broderick with boy band hair) accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3.

30: Only Lovers Left Alive

Published 4 December 2013 • 32 minutes, 16 seconds

The peaceful undeath of long-lived vampire lovers Adam and Eve is interrupted by Adam’s bout of depression and the interruption of Eve’s ┬ôsister┬ö Ava. Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton make living forever look mighty appealing.

29: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Published 27 November 2013 • 37 minutes, 47 seconds

After surviving the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen just wants to lead a normal life, but the President has other ideas for her as a revolution begins around the country.

28: The Goonies

Published 20 November 2013 • 36 minutes, 43 seconds

It’s Katie’s birthday, so we watched her favourite movie on the big screen. The Goonies tells the story of the adventures of a group of kids hunting for pirate treasure and trying to save their town from developers.

27: Kill Your Darlings

Published 14 November 2013 • 32 minutes, 32 seconds

A formative story of love, obsession, murder and the Beat Generation. Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg as he heads off to Columbia University in 1944 and meets the friends who will change his life.

26: Thor: The Dark World

Published 7 November 2013 • 35 minutes, 5 seconds

Loki’s back! And, er, his brother. This week Mel and Katie have an argument about Marvel’s latest trip to Asgard.

25: The Evil Dead

Published 31 October 2013 • 33 minutes, 18 seconds

It’s Halloween, so Mel swallows her distaste of horror movies to watch Sam Raimi’s 1981 indie cabin-in-the-woods classic The Evil Dead.