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Dec 24, 2019

The phantom menaced, the clones attacked and Sith sought revenge. We had new hope, the Empire struck back (HARD) and the Jedi managed to return. And then the Force awakened, we witnessed the last Jedi and now Skywalker has risen - and it only took 42 years too!

This week Trevor, Jarrod, Adam and Brose (and Eddie) give their response to the opening of the 9th and final film (at this stage) of the Skywalker Saga.

We chat Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver and everyone else in JJ Abrams return to the franchise.

Dec 10, 2019

YOooOooO, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want! I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ahhhh.

Spice Up Your Life when we chat Spice World, in this week’s episode of Chatflix. 2 Become 1 when we’re joined by three members of the Melbourne Spice Girls tribute act Spice Power - Ginger, Sporty and Scary (otherwise known as Heather, Sam and Izzy). 

They have recruited their NEWEST member - Brose! (otherwise known as Podcast Spice pastedGraphic.png) to chat about their love of the Spice Girls and their love of Spice World (The Movie)! Viva Forever!! 

They discuss the performances of all the girls; Geri, Mel B, Mel C, Emma & Victoria and; the extensive collection of cameos like Richard E Grant, Alan Cumming, Richard O Brien, Roger Moore and Bob Hoskins, the real Bob Hoskins damnit!

Stop! And Say You’ll Be There.

Dec 3, 2019

This week Jarrod takes a small holiday to Beverly Hills and teams up with local law enforcement Brose and Shaun to chat one of Eddie Murphy's early hits. Don't believe me? GTFOH!

We chat the Honourable Judge Reinhold, John Ashton (not John Astin!), Ronny Cox, Steven Berkhoff, Lisa Eilbacher, Jonathan "Breaking Bad" Banks and even Sylvester Stallone! (Wait, what? He's not even IN this film!)

Join us as we relive this action/comedy and the work of Martin Brest and the early days of Simpson and Bruckheimer.

Nov 27, 2019

Yes, this week we are going back! Back too the future!

Brose is joined by Sophie, Cable and Looch to chat all things futuristic. Nike Mags? Check! Flying cars? Check! Fancy pepsi bottles? Check! Ooh La La magazine? You better believe it!

The sequel that is also the first film but parts of this film are actually inside the first film, not actually the first film, featuring the return of Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, James Tolkan and Crispin Glover... well... kind of... oops.... don't sue!

Jump into your Delorean, and, if it's a time machine one, set your target date to 1989 and enjoy the ride!

Nov 21, 2019

Fire the Cannons! Cannon Films that is! Shaun and Brose team-up to look at the big gun talent Golan and Globus lured to Cannon during their command of the Cannon empire in our newest line of Chatflix Minis.

In our final Cannon film we look at the Van Damme film Cyborg. Shaun has a lot affection for this little film that could, Brose just thinks it's a little film that didn't! An interesting back story for the production of this film and the effects of one of Cannon's biggest egos ever.

Nov 18, 2019

♪ We know you all are keen-ah ♫
To listen to this week’s ep ♪
It is The Little Mermaid
A film that was no misstep ♫
Jarrod and Kayla are here
♫ So is the show's host Brose
We chat Ariel and Prince Eric
And Ursula (ooh she’s gross) ♪

Yes! We chat The Little Mermaid, the little mermaid that made Disney great again. Clements and Musker, along with Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll and Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach's own Rene Auberjonois!

 

Nov 14, 2019

Fire the Cannons! Cannon Films that is! Shaun and Brose team-up to look at the big gun talent Golan and Globus lured to Cannon during their command of the Cannon empire in our newest line of Chatflix Minis.

This week Brose and Shaun dissect Sylvester Stallone's attempt at a third action powerhouse franchise (or his efforts to remake Dirty Harry and see if anyone would notice...). Supported by the exceptional Brigitte Nielsen and Reni Santoni & Andrew Robinson (from Dirty Harry!!!).

Nov 12, 2019

1, 2 Freddy’s coming for you
3, 4 Brose better lock his door
5, 6 Grab your crucifix AND... James and Danielle... for a BRAND NEW episode of Chatflix. (we are good poets, we are!)

Welcome to our newest nightmare, Wes Craven's 1984 classic: A Nightmare on Elm Street!

Following the lead of movie slashers Michael Myers and Jason before him, the monstrous spirit Freddy Krueger is dreamt into cinema! Slain for child murders, Freddy dreams up revenge on the next generation's teenagers including a then teenaged Johnny Depp!

Nov 7, 2019

Fire the cannons! Cannon FIlms that is! Shaun and Brose team up to look at the big gun talent Golan and Globus lured to Cannon during their command of the Cannon Empire in our newest series of ChatFlix Minis.

Week Three: The Delta Force.

As a result of a terrible airline hi-jacking, Chuck Norris retaliates by assembling The Delta Force to save the day. Well.. technically it’s probably more Lee Marvin’s idea and because Norris has retired and Marvin has to get Norris to come out of retirement… but you get where we’re coming from: something bad happens, then The Delta Force comes along and and something bad happens to the bad thing (with motorbikes with rocket launchers mounted on their handlebars no less!).

Nov 5, 2019

On your feet soldier! Pack the essentials because Chatflix is travelling back to the past! It’s Los Angeles 1984 or bust! Clothing optional; except for a cool pair of sunnies… but you can pick them up once we get there…

Brose has assembled a panel of unstoppable chatterers to look at James Cameron’s sci-fi classic, The Terminator. James and Angus have the concept of Fate, Cyborg Assassins vs Waitressing and oncoming storms in their laser targeted sights.

Linda Hamilton plays the mother to humanity, or as the T-101 calls her: Sarah Connor. There’s back up from Michael Biehn’s pipe bomb making Kyle Reece. And the almost sharklike Schwarzenegger, who births the phrase “I’ll be back” without ever breaking a sweat.

Oct 30, 2019

Fire the Cannons! Cannon Films that is! Shaun and Brose team-up to look at the big gun talent Golan and Globus lured to Cannon during their command of the Cannon empire in our newest line of Chatflix Minis.

Before the Turtles thrust Ninja into the zeitgeist and long before Tom Cruise even dreamed of being The Last Samurai, Michael Dudikoff was the American Ninja! Would you believe Dudikoff had no martial arts training before he made this film? We would!

Oct 29, 2019

With previous ChatFlix episodes looking at a crazed clown, a zombie apocalypse and a psycho camp killer, this week we lock the door, run upstairs and hide in a closet because now it’s time to chat the 1978 John Carpenter classic: Halloween! 

Babysitter Brose has planned pumpkin carving activities to distract Shaun and Jarrod from the mental hospital escapee Michael Myers, who looks an awful lot like the dude from Star Trek with no make up! 

Jamie Lee Curtis kicks off her Scream Queen reign as our hero, Laurie Strode. Supported by former James Bond villain, Donald Pleasence as Loomis as they attempt to survive the night ‘the guy who directed The Last Starfighter came home.’

Oct 24, 2019

Fire the Cannons! Cannon Films that is! Shaun and Brose team-up to look at the big gun talent Golan and Globus lured to Cannon during their command of the Cannon empire in our newest line of Chatflix Minis.

Starting with Charles Bronson, who is back as architect turned vigilante Paul Kersey, dishing out vengeance to all those troublesome gangs wishing for death so badly IN Death Wish 3 (so Death Wish-y this one doesn’t even need a subtitle).

Oct 22, 2019

This week we set up camp at Crystal Lake, we'll be ok, yeah? Brose is joined by Sophie, Matt and Jarrod to chat the genesis of Jason Voorhees and the evolution of the slasher film.

Of course we discuss all the stars; Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon and... um... the guy from the police desk in Superman and... um... that weird Scooby Doo fella... you know... from Trading Places? All the stars!

Find out our thoughts on the first step of one of the most enduring horror franchises in cinema history.

Oct 18, 2019
 

In this week's Chatflix Mini, Brose and Stu will have to wait until dark and sneak into Audrey Hepburn's apartment in search of a heroin stuffed doll. Don;t ask why, just because! While you wait, they’ll chat about Terence Young’s 1967 non-James Bond Enclosed Space Thriller flick - Wait Until Dark.

With a Home Alone Hepburn and not so wet bandits Richard Crenna, Jack Weston, and a very young Alan Arkin supported by (close you eyes and listen for Batman Animated Series butler Alfred) Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Remember to get done before morning guys, they say Hepburn has plans for breakfast.

Oct 15, 2019

On the other side of a zombie apocalypse, Brose is unsure how he would fare... if using Colombus' rules as a guide, he'd be stuffed! Luckily, at least for this episode, he will have the help of Danielle and Kathryn.

The tea double taps their way through this great film, starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin.

With a ten year gap before the sequel, how does the original hold up? Listen to this week's episode to find out!

Oct 11, 2019

As a bonus to our Joker review, ChatFlix regular Adam R. Thomas had a chat with friend and Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Fellow Dr Kate Rachel Gould from the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, for her unique, professional perspective on Joker.

An informative insight into the perception of mental illness and the representation in this powerful film.

Oct 8, 2019

No joking and no clowning around, this week the Chatflix team sit down for a SPOILER filled chat unpacking their reactions to the NEW release, JOKER.

Brose crams regular panelists, Danielle, Trev, Jarrod, James and Adam into a clown car as they chat garbage strikes, stand up comedy and late night talk show hosts.

Will Joaquin Phoenix terrifying portrayal of Arthur Fleck be remembered as a King of Comedy? Or something much, much worse? And is Todd Phillips, the guy who made Old School and the Hangover the right person to juggle such a delicate topic?

Oct 3, 2019

After much searching and investigating, Brose and Stu tracked down a phone booth and locked themselves inside to chat about Joel Schumacher's 2002 enclosed space thriller Phone Booth!

An all star cast (Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell and Katie Holmes), a single location and two weeks of shooting: what could go wrong? Listen this week to find out!

Oct 1, 2019

This week Brose dons his PJs and gets his crane on as he chats with Danielle, Adam and James about the 1984 classic; The Karate Kid.

We chat Ralph Macchio's machismo, Pat Morita's clap and William Zabka's babka. Why is this film so enduring after so many years and did we all realise it's just a reboot of Rocky (it is even directed by the same person!)

Cobra Kai and the infamous The Karate Kid fan theory get a mention and we propose out own spin off films; The Karate Girlfriend and The Karate Man. Which would you see?

Sep 26, 2019

Catch the Red Eye to a new Chatflix Mini. Stu’s allocated seat is right beside Brose, together they’ll chat another in a new string of Enclosed Space Thrillers. No extra leg room here!

Secure your seatbelt tightly as the two chat the Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy thriller from 2005.

You won’t need to know where your closest exits are because you’ll be cravin’ all the insights these two deliver on this sometimes oft forgotten Wes Craven flick.

Sep 24, 2019

This week Brose is locked up with Looch, Kathryn and Emily to chat one of the most beloved films of all time; The Shawshank Redemption. The Stephen King adaptation that just has IT, a film that won't leave you in a state of MISERY, THE SHINING light in director Frank Darrabont's career.

This week we ask the big questions; Why is this film in everyone's favourite film list? What IS a Shawshank? And who is Stuart in Die Hard 2? Hey, Stuart!

Tim Robins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown and Drake from Aliens star in this incredible film. Listen in to see if this is a 5 star winner from this week's ChatFlix team.

Sep 19, 2019

In our third Melbourne Fringe Festival episode for 2019, Brose is tangled in the tempestuous tentacles as he chats The Hunger Games with Boss Octopus!

We discuss the pure, rich charisma of some of the cast (Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson especially), the origin of the love triangle (I'm a Liam Hemsworth guy myself) and our favourite Stanley Tucci quotes from Easy A!

Boss Octopus is on during the Melbourne Fringe Festival, details and tickets at:
melbournefringe.com.au

Sep 17, 2019

Welcome to a new episode of Chatflix, your time begins... now!

Q. What is this week's feature flick?

A. The 1994, Robert Redford directed flick; Quiz Show

Q. Who are your panelists this week?

A. Brose is joined by Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell regular Stephen Hall

Q. Yes or No. Do you need to be a fan of Quiz Shows to appreciate this episode?

A. No, but being a fan of Ralph Fiennes, Jon Turturro and Rob Morrow sure doesn’t hurt.

And remember, ChatFlix is brought to you by Geritol. Geritol. America's #1 tonic. Geritol, the fast-acting, high-potentcy tonic, that helps you feel... stronger... fast... 

Sep 12, 2019

In our second Melbourne Fringe Festival episode for 2019, Brose chats Moana with Isabella Valette the stage of 'How Far I'll Go.'

We tackle the big issues; Can Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson sing? Why is the pig in this film? How do you pronounce Pua? And how many times did Brose cry during this film?

How Far I'll Go is on during the Melbourne Fringe Festival; details and tickets at: melbournefringe.com.au

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