Warner Bros. Pictures and DC comics have had to drastically alter their marketing strategies after the film Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (referred to as BVS from here on) was heavily criticised for being miserable, boring and not fun to watch. They needed to show the world that the next film in the Warner/DC … More The Problem with Suicide Squad’s Marketing
Man of Steel, released in 2013, was a reboot of the famous Superhero films series. Director Zak Snyder took a darker approach to the character, more in line with the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, than the bright and colourful Richard Donner films. It launched to mixed critical reception, with most critics pointing to its lack … More BFGC # 8: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
In the 1980s a new word entered the British lexicon, and was quickly brought into common usage. That word was NINJA. And they were everywhere. The most famous ones, perhaps, are those anthropomorphised sewer dwelling sub-adult reptiles. That’s right, it’s those pesky Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Created by Eastman and Laird in 1984 they went … More Episode #7 – American Ninja
In the late 1980s the two Coreys, Feldman and Haim, were the biggest teen idols. In The Lost Boys, they easily stole the limelight from actual star Jason Patric with their natural chemistry and easy going charisma. There was no doubt that there would be more to follow. And there was. They went to appear … More Episode #6 – License to Drive
The original cartoon series ran for 2 years from 1983, telling tales of He-Man and his friends, taking on the forces of the evil Skeletor. It was slightly controversial at the time, as it was little more than a jumped up toy advert. Minor tweaks were made to allow it to be shown, including those … More Episode #5 – Masters of the Universe
The year is 1990, and 2 years after NWA caused a storm with Straight Outta Compton, rap music is about to get a new controversial figure. Meet Robert van Winkle. Having opened shows in Miami for heavyweight acts like Public Enemy, Ice-T and NWA, he committed some lyrics to wax. Sampling a catchy hook, with … More Episode #4: Cool as Ice
Oscars 2016 Special. The guys got together to cast a Spotlight on this year’s Best Film nominees… based only on the trailer. If you cast both Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleason, would it guarantee a nomination? Coming back from the dead is it better be The Martian or The Revenant? Will there be Room for … More Bonus Episode: Oscar 2016 Special
Matt LeBlanc is a household name, thanks to his 10-year stint playing Joey Tribbiani in the sitcom mega-smash, Friends. Friends was a cultural phenomenon, with memorable characters, classic storylines and an almost endless supply of quotable quips. However, in 1994, the same year the Friends started, he co-starred in this low budget drama about Italian … More Episode #3: Lookin’ Italian
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