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Steven Spielberg Directing DC Comics’ Blackhawk

The man just doesn’t stop!

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The one with Ready Player One, Annihilation, Tomb Raider, but not Mute

Admit One Movies returns with a podcast episode stuffed with goodies.

Spielberg’s homage to Spielberg, Ready Player One, hits screens this Friday, but Simon’s already seen it at a preview and let’s you know if this meta-blockbuster is worth your ten quid.

Alicia Viklander takes up the impractical vest of Lara Croft from Angelina Jolie in the new Tomb Raider film. How does it fare against its predecessors, the long back story of the games, and current action adventure films. Once again Simon has braved the multiplex and reports back.

For those homebody’s about, both Simon and Claire have seen Alex Garland’s latest film Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh and both agree that this should have been a cinema release. It isn’t, it’s on Netflix, but it is still a cracking sci fi horror that is smart, clever and meaningful.

We were going to also review Duncan JonesMute, but time ran away from us, so that will appear in a later episode.

Mat hasn’t been to the cinema, but he has got some good news stories, James Corden’s Peter Rabbit gets some surprisingly venomous criticism from the threesome, none of whom have actually seen it, and there are the usual banter, jokes and insults.

Note: The pub was extremely busy on Wednesday night and we’ve tried to clean up the audio as much as possible, in some places I apologise if the background noise is too much.

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The one with The Post, The Cloverfield Paradox and Black Panther

 Summary

This week we review The Post, Black Panther and The Cloverfield Paradox.

Description

It’s Valentines night so let’s talk Marvel’s Black Panther over a candlelit pint.

Some news and a brief reminiscence at the career of the late John Mahoney before Simon and Mat rip into the reviews. The pair of them look at Steven Spielberg’s The Post, the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks-starring journalist flick looking at the first great scandal of the Nixon presidency: The Pentagon Papers. Is it the film of the year, or just a Trump-baiting wannabe?

Then a look at The Cloverfield Paradox, a masterpiece of marketing or a film-shaped lump of bad news? With a cast that include David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd and Daniel Bruhl, surely such as surprise has to be good?

Finally Mat went and saw Marvel’s latest, Black Panther. Is it just another ho-hum superhero flick, or has something genuinely different appeared. How does the first overtly black (and African) superhero flick do? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out.

As ever jokes, pisstakes and Simon sings (again).

Episode Credits

Includes Physionics by Stephan Siebert which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Based on a work available at www.stephansiebert.com

 

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