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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Chatflix gang go back to the 80s and high school to chat about Heathers.
High school can be cruel, but not as cruel as Christian Slater’s J.D who wreaks vengeance on the cool kids of school and it’s up to Winona Ryder to stop him, if she wants to…
Heather Brose, Heather Danielle, Kirsty O’Connor and Jarrod Welsh gather around the cool kids table to talk about one of our most quotable films ever. I wasn’t invited to sit at the table but that’s fine. I don’t mind. Not at all…
Now where did I put my poison.
It’s a well known fact that the third film in a trilogy is always the best. Just look at Godfather part III! And so we arrive at the third in the Batman 89 series, Batman Forever. Val Kilmer takes over the cowl from Michael Keaton as Joel Schumacher replaces Burton’s gothic quirky Gotham for a gonzo neon madness. But stealing the show are the two villains.
So time to answer the riddle did Brose, Trev and comedian Angus Brown like it? Yes, no or will we be two faced about it?
When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Black Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent "Magic" Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building.
Or something? I do get this and Olympus Has Fallen confused. Is this the one where there’s only one guy in the White House who can team up with a far too young president and they both fight off an elite terrorist group?
Brose, Shaun Crawford and Tamzen Hayes watched the film so they can talk about whether it’s Channing Tatum or Gerard Butler’s team up with either either Ray Charles or Two Face.
Brose a grabbed magic golden ticket and before we could tell him it wasn't for a chocolate factory he'd rushed headlong into the classic action film satire The Last Action Hero!
I'm not gonna lie. This film is straight up awesome. It's an action film that expects the audience to have seen Amadeus and features Charles Dance as the villain and Arnie playing both himself AND a parody of himself! I mean why didn't they use that tech for Twins! He looks exactly like himself!
Joining Brose are Captain Matt ‘retiring tomorrow’ O’Neil, Detective Kirsty ‘I’m too old for this shit’ O’Connor and Seargent Adam ‘Make my day’ Stolfo.
We're loose cannons and we're about to blow.. your minds.
Ben Kingsley playing Ghandi, Nicole Kidman playing Virginia Woolf, Sean Penn playing Harvey Milk. The list of actors who won oscars playing real people is long.. but not long enough. There is a notable, and frankly shameful exclusion from that list. Yahoo Serious for his spellbinding performance of Young Einstein!
Well we can’t make up for that indignity but we can celebrate his genius in with our way: by chatting about it with Man Bites God!
Remember those guys? Not only are they an amazing comedy band that also do a hilarious podcast called they Theatre of the World but they are also our go to team when we need to talk about the creme de la creme of cinema, they last joined us for the Love Guru.
So split an atom, pour a beer and join us for Young Einstein.
Brose is cool, His mum says so, but he will never be Wesley Snipes as a vampire hunter hanging with Kris Kristofferson cool. It’s something he has to live with but Chatflix has decided to rub salt into the wounds by talking about the CLASSIC Blade film. He’s joined by Jarrod and Looch as they talk about the forgotten superhero film. Before Raimi’s Spider-Man, before Singer’s X-Men there was Blade!
I was standing in a desert. A strange Native American man stood almost naked in front of me. He could have worn pants, really it was a bit much.
With me were Brose, Stu, Hayley Butcher and Kat Mroz.
“Make a Chatflix episode about a movie. About a concert. Run by a guy called Wayne.” he said in his deep baritone.
“Could you be more specific?” we asked. “I mean there are so many of those”
A single tear rolled down his face. “Wayne’s World 2” he sighed.
“Party on” we nodded sagely.
We say farewell to this season of Chatflix (we’ll be back soon) and to Carrie Fisher as we talk about Star Wars the Last Jedi. Brose, Shaun, James Hazelden and Julian James gather in a Galaxy Far Far Away to discuss the First Order’s assault on the Rebellion and the war for the souls of Ben Solo and Renas the Skywalker legacy looms large.
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring ‘cept Rizzo the mouse.
Scrooge slept in his bed played by Michael bleedin’ Caine,
When the Marleys visited wrapped in their chains.
They spoke of a night filled with three haunting spectres,
All played by muppets with Brian Henson as director.
Kermit was Bob Cratchit and Piggy his wife,
Gonzo as Dickens narrating Scrooge’s strife.
And gathered round the table reviewing this flick,
Was Brose, Jade, Matt and Trev (Stu was sick).
Did we like the songs, does the film deserve it’s rep?
Only way to tell is to download this ep.
Merry Christmas from the team at Chatflix.
By Crom! We’re finally reviewing Conan the Barbarian! Arnie pays the title character who seeks revenge on James Earl Jones character ‘Doom’ for the death of his parents... wait.. that’s Batman’s origin! Is Conan really Batman? The Chatflix set out for Cimmeria to find the answer to this question.. and only this question on this weeks ep!