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Dec 7, 2018

Brose and Stu roll the dice on a brand new series of Chatflix Minis: Forgotten Sequels.

What did you love most about the second Jumanji film? Jack Black? The Rock? ...Dax Shepherd?

No we're not looking at Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle, instead but rather Zathura, the oft neglected and ignored sequel to Jumanji that leaves behind the name, cast and even titular board game to go into space with Dax Shepard Josh Hutcherson and Kristen Stewart.

So join us as we ask if this is a board game film or a bored game film in this week's Chatflix!

Nov 29, 2018

To celebrate the 100th episode of ChatFlix we have a mega-rotating-panel of ChatFlix regulars; Brose, Jade, Trevor, Stuart, Caity, Danielle, Dale, Jarrod and Looch!

Join us as we all don the purple tights and discuss the 1996 film The Phantom featuring Billy "not aged well" Zane, Treat "more ham than a christmas dinner" Williams and Catherine "So good why isn't the whole film about her" Zeta Jones. So Chatflix with us as we slam evil, slam back cake and slam some truly terrible dialogue. ...it's not as messy as you would think!

Nov 23, 2018

Jade, Stuart and Brose turn on their invisibility and roam the streets of Los Angels under the keen pursuit of prey. They would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for that pesky Danny Glover!

So join us as the streets run infrared with blood as we Chatflix about Predator 2.

Nov 15, 2018

Jarrod, Looch, Shaun and Brose wander down into the sewers to rediscover the secret of the ooze... or mutagen... ...or deep crust pepperoni pizza...  or whatever it was that turned four turtles into teenage martial arts experts.

Does this 1990 film hold up or is it destined to live in in our nostalgic minds only?

Nov 6, 2018

Brose, Jade, Jarrod and Dan O'Kelly have broken out of Azkaban and are on the lamb! Actually... Brose may just be eating the lamb... Mmm lamb... aaarglh...

As the the series gets darker and darker the gang asks why so Sirius?

How do we rate the third Harry Potter? Listen to find out.

Oct 14, 2018

Cinema has a grand history of men vs trucks including Spielberg’s classic Duel and this week Brose and Shaun join the convoy with 1997’s tense Breakdown where loving husband Kurt Russell goes head to head with J. T. Walsh. Do the boys wanna keep on truckin’ or do they want to pump the breaks? Find out as we Chatflix

Oct 5, 2018

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Brose, Jarrod, Danielle and Trev gathered around a podcast to chat about Superman! The real Man of Steel deal! Christopher Reeve's classic 1978 Superman.

You WILL believe a man can cry.. with tears of joy as we talk about the movie that was and will always be our Superman. Richard Donner’s opus to the original superhero also stars a twinkling Gene Hackman, dazzling Margot Kidder and grandiose Marlon Brando.

So find a phonebox, slip on the red underwear, hook on the cape and join us as we Chatflix.

Oct 2, 2018

This week Brose and Shaun pop over the Hudson River to hang out with the boys in blue on their home turf for the criminally under rated Cop Land! Stallone mumbles his way through his best performance alongside crime film legends DeNiro, Keitel and Liotta. If you liked Logan it's worth hearing us talk about this forgotten early James Mangold directed classic.

Sep 21, 2018

This week Brose and Shaun have a Mini chat about The Devil's Advocate, the classic 1997 thriller.

Fun fact: The original title was the Faust and the Furious! Even funner fact: I put more effort into that pun than the screen writer put into the film.

Will Keanu be believable as a charming lawyer? Will Al Pacino ham it up with licking of lips and "hoohahing"? Will a young Charlize Theron steal the film? Only the devil knows, you will have to listen to find out!

 

Sep 17, 2018

Julian James, Paul Richards and Brose face off in the squared circle to chat about the documentary Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows. How real is the fake world of wrestling as presented by this unique documentary? The boys look behind the curtain and discuss how many punches land and how many punches are pulled...

Sep 14, 2018

Who would have thought that Anthony Hopkins was the right man for a U2 guitarist biopic, and Alec Baldwin as Bono?! Genius casting! What do you mean that's not what this film is about? Oh ok..

Shaun and Brose delve further into the thrillers of 1997 taking Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins to The Edge! This David Mamet penned, Lee Tamahori helmed thriller is everything you can bear! Arguably Aussie Elle MacPherson's greatest performance yet if you don't count 1994's Sports Illustrated promo video.

Sep 14, 2018

A billionaire playboy who at night dons a cape and fights crime.

Nope we’re not looking at another Batman film, this week Jade, Brose and Classic Comics very own caped crusaders Jarrod and Looch are watching The Shadow!

Checking out what evil lurks in the hearts of men and descendants of Ghengis Khan is ridiculously skinny Alec Baldwin and his sexy gravelly voice rumbling through the amazingly corny dialogue as he fights the threat of atomic and box office bombs.  

Lurk with him as we Chatflix

Aug 20, 2018

Shaun returns to join Brose with another Chatflix Mini discussing the dark and brooding Affliction. Starring Nick Nolte, Willem Dafoe, Sissy Spacek and Our Man Flint himself: James Coburn. Affliction tells the story of a man’s obsessions taking control of him and destroying his life, the kind of story Paul Schrader has told time and time again.

Get obsessed with us as we Chat Affliction.

Aug 9, 2018

Singlets and no shoes?! has Chatflix gone bogan?! No!

We're celebrating Christmas early with TV Star Bruce Willis’ first breakout role, moonlighting as an action star in Die Hard. Brose, Shaun & Jarrod crawl through the film with a ho ho ho and a yippy kiyay while guest Adam Stolfo -Reel Chat- offers sage advice and twinkies as the Sargent Al Powel to our John McCLanes?

Put your Hans together and celebrate as we Chatflix.

Jul 28, 2018

Brose and Shaun sit down for the first Chatflix Mini and play the Game. They’re not really sure how to play it and exactly who else is playing it. Brose isn’t even sure Shaun is real. It’s a bitesize dose of confusion and chat.

Jul 28, 2018

Brose, Stu, Looch, and Stephen “Junior” Rowley have chosen wisely by in their hunt for the cinematic holy grail. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

When Indy’s grail obsessed father Henry goes missing Indy doesn’t stop for a second in his hunt for his father and the grail. Well ok he stops once to pick up sexy german Dr. Elsa Schneider. and the Chatflix gang follow every twist and turn

Jul 13, 2018

Brose, Shaun and Rian Goodge go underground and into the ring to fight each other over exactly how cool Bloodsport is.

Starring the Muscles from Brussels Jean Claude Van Damme in his firstand Beast from the East Bolo Yeung the film somehow became a cult phenom and spawned three sequels. But does the film kick butt or should just not give a Van Damme? Find out as we chat… flix.

Jul 5, 2018

It’s thirty years old but nothing fills you with childhood like wonder the way Miyazaki’s classic My Neighbour Totoro does. Professor Brose and his daughters Jade and Andy Balloch travel to 1958 rural Japan and fall into the luminescent world of giant spinning tops, the magic of soot spirits, wood spirits and magical creatures.

So grab your umbrella and join us on Catbus as we chat Totoro

Jun 24, 2018

Say hello to your little friends: Brose, Shaun, Matt and Caity as they gather around some white powder i can only assume is sherbet and chat about the iconic Scarface!

Scripted by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma with a cast including Godfather alumni Al Pacino and future puuuurfect Catwoman Michelle Pfeiffer, Scarface is a cult classic that has inspired rappers, punk bands and innumerable bad impersonations..

Every dog has his day and today’s is Scarface.

Jun 15, 2018

Before we had Batfleck we had Darefleck, and this week the Chatflix are blinding themselves for the science of cinema by watching Mark Steven Johnson’s 2003 Daredevil for you.

Joining Brose in Hell’s Kitchen (which looks remarkable like Brose’s) are comics shop legends and uber fans Looch and Jarrod as they ask does Daredevil hit the Bullseye or does Afleck miss a target as big as Kingpin? I haven’t the foggiest.

Jun 9, 2018

Brose goes looking for his prince charming but instead winds up with Dale Maccanti and Trev to chat about the fairest of them all: Snow White. We discuss the classic Disney film and Dale and Trev's comic After the Snow set after the Grimm Brother's story. So off to work we go with another chatflix episode.

May 31, 2018

A lesser podcast would do some kind of repetitive joke to celebrate Groundhog Day. Not Chatflix! We’ve learned our lesson the last times we did this ep. Remember?

Brose, Stuart (yay Stu is back). Hayley Tantau and Lulu McClatchy hope they got the ep right this time or we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter. Thankfully they’ll have Harold Ramis’s brilliant Bill Murray film to enjoy every single day, they’ll get to fall in love with Andy MacDowell every time, get annoyed with Stephen Tobolowsky’s Ned each day and want their own Punxatowny Phil again and again.

What if there IS no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

May 18, 2018

Chatflix ASSEMBLE!

A film soooo big we couldn’t help but talk about it. Avengers Infinity War! the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic universe that began with Iron Man and will only end when Marvel has taken all my money and left me a broken man. 

Brose, Trev, Matt and Jarrod come together to discuss what 10 years of serialised film making has all been building to: Thanos! The only greater power in the universe is the star power in this film! Robert Downey jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth. Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Scarlet Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizaben Olsen, Anthony Mackie, <DEEP BREATH> Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson and Josh -sexiest purple dude in the galaxy- Brolin.

Join us as we marvel.

May 12, 2018

This week we give you a special episode. Brose flew over to New Zealand and chatted with Weta artist Matthew Hopkins about the studio that made Lord of the Rings and the craft that their artists put into props featured in Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, Pacific Rim, Ghost in the Shell and many more.

May 6, 2018

Elementary my dear Watson, Elementary School!

Yes, that's right it's the classic Young Sherlock Holmes on this week's Chatflix.

Directed by Barry Levinson, written by Chris Columbus and produced by Stephen Spielberg, this film has so much pedigree it should be entered in Crufts!

Join our cinematic sleuths as we uncover all the mysteries of a young Holmes in high school!

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