Kneel Before Pod – Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (246)

After months of adventuring, a brave party returns from seeing Honor Among Thieves to discuss the film – but with a twist, as their own dungeon adventure is captured here: classes show off their skills, D20s are rolled and one party member reveals his willingness to sell his soul for early access and swag, all on the way to defeating the most-heinous of all villains in the realms of storytelling (in the Dungeon Master’s opinion at least).

On their way to victory, they also discuss story that has heart, a potentially-successful application of current gender politics and their collective delight at finding a good fantasy film among the wilderness of today’s offerings – oh, and a film adaptation of a game that actually works…? Madness!

Alita: Battle Angel

A deactivated cyborg is revived and rebuilt with no memory of her past so goes on a quest to learn the truth about herself in Robert Rodriguez’ Alita: Battle Angel. Adaptations of Japanese Anime and Manga have been fairly poorly received over the years. The most recent example was Ghost in the Shell; a film…

The Fate of the Furious

The Fast and The Furious franchise roars back onto screens this weekend with its eighth cinematic instalment, F Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious (F8, get it?).   Officially Universal’s most successful property, Fate commands the biggest budget of the series so far – a staggering $250m, almost seven times that of the original.  Many…