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Episode 10

2009-11-09

Film review: Moon (2009). Sam (Rockwell) works for an energy company and has been working alone on the moon for 3 years with only a robot named GERTY (excellently voiced by Kevin Spacey) for company. With just days before he is set to return to Earth, he has an accident and realises he is not alone and that nothing is what it seems. Shot in just 33 days in the UK, British director Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, makes his feature length directorial debut with this sci-fi drama which only cost $5m to produce what looks like a big budget Hollywood movie. Moon is out now on DVD.…

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Episode 9

2009-10-26

WARNING: DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU LOVE MICHEAL JACKSON, as we have strong OPINIONS about him, which are stated in this episode. · The recent capture of celebrity paedophile, Hollywood director Roman Polanksi, and the mixed reaction to his arrest from the rich and famous. · A discussion of celebrity scandals over the years with a focus on rape, assaults and murder. (Featuring Michael Jackson, R Kelly, Gary Glitter, O.J. Simpson and Chris Brown). · Why celebrities have a ‘Get Out Of Jail Free Card’ after committing such crimes and how the Hollywood elite view the world differently to the common people. …

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Episode 8

2009-10-25

We discussed the three best film collaborations between the actor Kurt Russell and legendary filmmaker John Carpenter. The three films consist of: • Escape From New York (1981) Cited by Kurt Russell as his favourite movie of his career, he plays Snake Plissken in this post-apocalyptic thriller about a renegade soldier hired to rescue the President of the US from New York, which has become a sealed off prison. • The Thing (1982) This sci-fi horror classic set in the Arctic, follows a group of government researchers who stumble upon a shape shifting alien life form with terrifying consequences. With groundbreaking special effects, The Thing remains to be one of the scariest sci-fi films of all time. • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Kurt Russell stars in this supernatural kung fu comedy as Jack Burton, a long distance truck driver who aids his friend in rescuing his fiancé from the clutches of an evil Chinese wizard. A complete contrast to the previous two Carpenter/Russell collaborations discussed, this hilarious film has a superb script and riveting action sequences. …

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Episode 7

2009-10-25

• The recent shooting spree at a US gym by sexually frustrated gunman George Sodini. • Guys we personally knew with similar attitudes to Sodini and who demonstrated sexually frustrated behavior. • The 2007 Christian Slater film He Was a Quiet Man, about a timid and sexually frustrated loser who decides to shoot up the office he works in. • We discuss Special (2006), in which A lonely man takes medication to combat his frustration and depression, only to have his life turned upside down by the strange side-effects of the drug. • We discuss Special (2006), in which A lonely man takes medication to combat his frustration and depression, only to have his life turned upside down by the strange side-effects of the drug. • The depiction of sexually motivated teenage psychos in the US shows The OC and One Tree Hill. …

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Episode 6

2009-10-25

We pay tribute to one of the greatest movie directors of all time, John Hughes, who recently passed away at the age of 59. Hughes was responsible for many classic teen films from the 1980’s, most notably The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The multi-talented filmmaker also wrote and produced many films and in the 1990’s, he focused on producing family films such as Home Alone 1 & 2, Baby’s Day Out, 101 Dalmatians and Flubber. In this podcast, we focus on the following films of John Hughes’ career: Sixteen Candles (1984) The Breakfast Club (1985) Weird Science (1985) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) She's Having a Baby (1988) Uncle Buck (1989) Home Alone (1990) When it came to the teen movie, no other filmmaker surpassed John Hughes talent of capturing the experiences of teenagers in the 1980’s. As a legend to a generation of film fans worldwide, his films will be praised for years to come.…

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Episode 2

2009-10-25

* Classic movie review: The Lost Boys (1987). We discussed the vampire cult classic, The Lost Boys and all of its wonderful glory. A movie starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Kiefer Sutherland among others. * We question the integrity of Silver Bullet (1985), the unintentionally hilarious werewolf movie. Starring Corey Haim and Gary Busey. …

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Episode 3

2009-10-25

* Snack size controversy – the trend of gradual reduction in size of chocolate bars and crisp packet, whilst the prices continue to increase. * TV show Rescue Me – currently in its fifth series, Denis Leary’s drama series is about New York fire-fighters post-9/11. * TV show Dexter – an appreciation of the first three series’ of this show about a serial killer hero. The fourth series is set for a late September premiere. * TV show Supernatural – the best horror TV show of the decade from the makers of The X Files. The fifth and final series is set for a September premiere. …

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Episode 4

2009-10-25

* Plans for a movie to be made about Facebook with David Fincher involved. * The dark side of Internet addiction, Anime and Manga (Japanese cartoons and comics). * The Two Coreys – a review of the reality TV show about the recent activities of 80’s child stars Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. * Stand By Me (1986) – an appreciation and recommendation of the 1985 classic rites-of-passage film based on a book by Stephen King about four young boys in 1950’s America, starring River Phoenix and Kiefer Sutherland. …

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Episode 5

2009-10-25

* Gym douchebags and the things they do to earn their douchebag status. * The 1998 sci-fi Dark City, by Alex Proyas, director of The Crow and I, Robot. Starring Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Jennifer Connolly, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard O’Brien, Dark City was underrated at the time of its release but has built a cult following over the years. * The influence of Dark City on The Matrix and the many connections between the two movies. * Why the 2002 cult classic Equilibrium was not a knock off of The Matrix but a great sci-fi in its own right. * The 1991 TV show Eerie, Indiana created by Joe Dante, director Gremlins and Small Soldiers. Considered to be the Twin Peaks equivalent for young audiences, this cult TV show about weird occurrences in small town America was one of a kind. …

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Episode 1

2009-08-17

* Classic movie review: The Blob (1988). We discussed the merits and flaws of this forgotten gem from the 80’s, starring Kevin Dillon from TV’s Entourage, and why it is worth checking out now. * Having never watched any of the Harry Potter films or read the books, we give our analysis of the first two films of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). * We discuss the Final Destination franchise and the career of Quentin Tarantino, giving our opinion on the news of the Inglorious Basterds director’s promise to retire by the age of 60. * We discuss the latest movie news of Sam Raimi’s plans to bring the computer game World of Warcraft to the big screen and a fourth Scream movie being planned by creator Kevin Williamson. …

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The Secret Dimension Podcast

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