Kneel Before Pod – Cuddly Venom

The release of Venom is mere days away so Kneel Before Pod decided to discuss his last live action appearance in the often maligned Spider-Man 3. Craig, Chris and Izaak get together to deliver their thoughts on the divisive final entry in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. The discussion covers whether the film is really…

Kneel Before Pod – Justice League

The recent release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League definitely merits an extended conversation on the film. Craig, Chris and Aaron get together to do just that. Their discussion covers a range of topics from good/bad characterisation, production issues, DC films in general and moustaches. As always there are tangents and the discussion is very comprehensive…

Justice League

DC brings together their own team of superheroes to stop an alien threat before it can wipe out all life as we know it in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. After the monumental success of Marvel’s shared cinematic universe experiment everyone else has been rushing to create their own with limited success. DC had all the…

Patriot’s Day

Peter Berg’s Patriot’s Day tells the tragic story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt by celebrating the people involved. It’s easy to think that making a film about tragic events that happened less than 4 years ago is looking to exploit those events for entertainment and maybe there’s some truth in…

The Accountant

Ben Affleck plays an an autistic accountant who moonlights as an action hero. Or is it an action hero who moonlights as an accountant in Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant? Whatever side of the fence you think Affleck’s mathematical savant Christian Wolff falls on, the commonality is that he’s autistic and that fact underpins so much…

Look Out! Here Comes the Spider-Man

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a tiny little film coming out soon by the name of Captain America: Civil War. Among what are sure to be some really shocking twists, turns and plot points this film will also introduce the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Spider-Man. I’m excited about this as I really want…

Zootopia/Zootropolis

Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush’ Zootopia -or Zootropolis if you’re in the UK- follows plucky idealistic young Rabbit Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) as she tries to be taken seriously in a world that constantly underestimates her. Zootopia/Zootropolis is a more complicated film than it seems on the surface. From the beginning it looks like…

Terminator Genisys

Alan Taylor’s Terminator Genisys becomes the latest franchise to be given a glossy modern update to try and pull in a whole new audience. I’ll start off by saying that this is a reboot. Anyone who tells you different is lying. There are elements that connect it to the 1984 original but it’s also a…

On the Silver Screen – Whiplash

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash explores the obsessive need people have to strive for greatness under brutal conditions. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is a single mindedly ambitious Jazz drummer attending the Shaffer Conservatory school. He is singularly focused on becoming a music legend and will do whatever it takes to get there. Throughout the film his obsessesion…

On the Silver Screen – Men, Women & Children

Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children offers commentary on the role of digital communication in the lives of a group of parents and their children as they try to navigate their various relationships. This is probably the right time for a film like this to come out given the modern world’s reliance and addiction to…