The Chatflix team are killing it this week by diving into the Zodiac killer mystery. David Fincher opens the serial killer box again inviting Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards and Jake Gyllenhaal. Will the gang like this tale of true crime or will we find it as confusing as one of the killers notes.
Luc Besson’s high octane space opera finally comes to Chatflix where we pull out our multi passes and travel into the 23rd century where cabbies and priests team up with a cosmic weapon to beat Evil and chew up ALL the scenery.
During World War II, while all the troops were fighting that Hitler fella, there was nobody left to play baseball. You would think that was a good thing but America is odd, so they formed a women's league... to see if it was baseball that was boring or the fact men were playing it... or something... Our very own league of left fields, pinch hitters and base stealers assemble on the Chatflix pitchers mound to talk about the film about those proud women. With not one, but two guest panelists; Upper Moddle Bogan star Michala Banas and Utopia's Toby Truslove joining Brose and Danielle. A League of Their Own may smack our team out of the park or we may think it's a foul ball.
After a few weeks of films about aliens the Chatflix team settle down to a nice film set on Earth. Two Governors (Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent Apollo Creed are hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when they land in Central America the group discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.. Son of a B! Another alien movie!
They call it The Sneakeratoir…No wait! The Hunteringtor? How about the Predator? That works!
Directed by action movie virtuoso John Mc Teirnan, the film was so successful it spawned sequels, reboots as well as crossing over to the Alien universe so settle in, switch on your heat vision and enjoy as we get all hot and excited about Predator.
Ridley Scott returns to tell the story of-SHHHH! Whatever you do don't tell Trev! He hasn't seen it yet! He's definitely not listening to this episode which is choc full of Covenant convo and spoilers! Someone told him Stu, Brose and Caity were on this ep and that was already too big a spoiler! He hopes this film is the Men in Black / Aliens crossover he's been hoping for.
The progenitor of the Alien franchise, Ridley Scott, returns to reveal the origins of the perfect killing machine as well as the origins of the Weyland-Yutani company, personally I’m hoping it’s less mayhem and acid blood and more corporate financial structuring, bylaws and tax concessions.
Will there be eggs? will there be drooling creatures? Yes there will be and that’s just the pre-Chatflix recording breakfast! Join Jade, Brose, Caity and an android version of Stu as we explore Prometheus.
Jade’s on the show and Brose is the man,
Does whatever a co-host can.
Can he swing from a web?
Of course he can’t but Spider-Man can!
Look out! Here Comes a Spider-Maaaan!
Your friendly neighbourhood Chatflix team including Trev and Shaun swing back into action to talk about Sam Raimi’s beloved 2002 version of Spider-Man 15 years after its release and just a few months before we get yet another reboot!
Does it hit the heights that a wall crawler should climb, Does it measure up to the legacy of the comic? Who created Spider-Man anyway? All this and more is discussed with the same enthusiasm J. Jonah Jameson has for a headline!
We all thought Ripley was dead. We all hoped she was because otherwise it meant this film existed. Unfortunately it does so we've created clones of ourselves to talk about this Joss Whedon penned... something.
Ripley is back as a ultimate alien killing machine after being revived as a part alien clone of herself (don't try and understand it, just go with it). This time she's joined by space pirates! Space pirates including the eternal waif Wynona Rider and Hellboy himself Ron Perlman!
Join us as we climb through vents, tunnels and massive plotholes to talk about Alien Ressurection!
Is this a film with which you should f#%*?
Trev isn’t sure he’s ever seen this film. Steve Martin is in it. His character’s name is probably George. He looks like a George. Trev also thought there was a flamboyant character played by Balky from Perfect Strangers, Brose informs him that it’s actually Martin Short. Trev can tell you it’s about a wedding. George’s son/daughter is getting married to someone. He’s relatively confident that hilarity ensues with just the right amount of saccharine sweetness. He also suspects there’s a scene where someone goes to the bathroom and there’s a wedding swan in the bath! HA!
You know who HAS seen this film? Brose, Jade, Leisl and Michael Chamberlin. Join them as they look at the 1991 film Father of the Bride.
Brose, Jade, Caity and Trev, Chatflix's four street rats brave the streets Agrabad to look at the story of Aladdin. The Disney classic animated film that may be the most singalongable film ever made!
With the irrepressible Robin Williams as the magically loveable Genie and songs by Mencken, Ashman & Rice You aint never had friends like us.
David Fincher presents his vision of the ultimate warrior woman: Sigourney Weaver's Ripley! This time it's in a space prison and those hardened criminals have nothing on the Ripper. The biggest fight club, however, happened behind the scenes. 8 writers vs the producers!
Join Stu, Brose, Caity, and Danielle on the space chain gang as they try to avoid dropping the soap while the Xenomorphs are around.
Chatflix talks to Georgina the Bride and Watson live from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival about their love of films and their hilarious shows.
In 2017, after a worldwide economic collapse, the U.S. has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity.
But enough about politics! This week we watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Running Man as a falsely convicted man who has to compete for his live on a reality tv show. It's no Master Chef but we liked it!
Detroit is bankrupt with a privatised Police Force and the private sector experimenting with war machines on the general public. No, its not 2017, it's Paul Verhoeven's prophetic Robocop. You'd buy that for a dollar.. but you don't have to because we're giving it to you for free!
Join Brose "half man- half donut machine", Matt "half man - quarter chicken and chips", and comedian Daniel "half man- half price on Tuesdays" Connell as they chat about this 1987 satirical masterpiece.
Bonus! Brose and Leisl chat to comedian Alice Fraser about her 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show "Empire" and her film inspirations.
Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Surely one film that contains all that is inconceivable?!
This week Brose, Tamzen, Stu, and Caity sat in bed with their blankets pulled tight as they talk about a pirate, a princess and the greatest love story of all-WAIT. Love story? is this a kissing story? Are you trying to trick me?
A tale old as time (or at least as old as 1991), when a witch cursed a prince to become a beast because… we’re not really sure why actually.
Anyway the curse could only be broken when four grown men - Brose, Stu, Trev and Matt O’Neill - gathered to talk about this Disney classic and the difficulties in finding a fork in the castle once the curse was broken.
Party on Brose, Party on Tamzen.
The gang are joined in their blue AMC pacer by comedian performer Hayley Butcher as well as regular guest Stu Wilson, as they crank Bohemian Rhapsody and have a schwinging good time talking about the 1992 classic Wayne’s World, based on the SNL sketch created by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, and with ridiculously good looking Rob Lowe and Tia Carrere, the question is "Are you worthy?"
This week the Chatflix team gather and see if we swoon over Patrick Swayze. The dude was star of Roadhouse for pete’s sake! In Dirty Dancing however he tries to be even cooler (science is unsure how) as Catskills dance instructor Johnny Castle. Johnny. Castle! Even the name is tested in a laboratory to be arctic cool!
Joining him is Jennifer Grey and legendary Jerry Orbach of Law & Order fame! (Dun dun!). Disappointingly Jerry is kept out of the dirty dancing.
Brose, Tamzen, Matt and Danielle: one of these people put this film in the corner. But which one?
Tamzen, Brose, Trev and Stu invented Postit notes. Don’t look it up on Wikipedia! It’s true! We’re not just trying to impress people we went to school with.
Luckily for you guys we took time out of spending all our Postit money to talk about Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, they look so good with blond hair and black roots it's like not even funny. Joining the girls is the crush inducing Janeane Garofalo and the dancing king that is Alan Cumming.
Have a "Romy and Michele" day!
In 1979 Ridley Scott introduced a whole generation to soiling themselves in fright at the thought of acid drooling, eyeless, eponymous Alien. This week Brose, Jade, Danielle and Alien: Defiance artist Tristan Jones grab a spare pair of clean underwear and peak over the couch to watch and talk.
We discuss the legacy that has lasted 7 films, and how badass Sigourney Weaver is. Because she is. She’s Zuul dagnabit.
In a special bonus episode, Chatflix gets the vibe from Dennis Denuto himself;Tiriel Mora.
We bathe in the serenity, revel in the vibe and dig a whole lot of love for this Australian comedy classic. Off the back of their late night sketch The Late Show the Working Dog team of Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch, Jane Kennedy and Tom Gleisner created a heart warming story of a man who viewed his house as his castle and fought for it like a king of old.
As a special treat this week Brose chatted with Tiriel Mora, the Kerrigan lawyer extraordinaire Dennis Denuto, about his experience making the film and how he got one of the greatest lines in aussie cinema.
"In summing up, it’s the constitution, it’s Mabo, it’s justice, it’s law, it’s the vibe, and…no that’s it…it’s the vibe. I rest my case."
The Chatflix team try and seduce you with the the 1967 classic the Graduate. Dustin Hoffman is a college graduate with no real aim in life… if this movie was set in 2016 he could just do a podcast! Instead he is seduced by older woman Mrs. Robinson played by Anne Bancroft while he falls for her daughter Elaine.
With Mike Nichols directing, a score by Simon and Garfunkel and a slew of academy awards we feel bad it’s taken our podcast 60 years to get here.
"Look, maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?"
This week we're doing something a little different. We LOVE Spirited Away but we weren't so happy with the audio quality of the Spirited Away episode so our Audio Wizard Tim worked his magic and has done such a great job we wanted to give the episode another chance to shine so this week is Spirited Away Redux. Enjoy!
Editor's Note: "I started out listening to Chatflix purely as a fan, before getting involved for the first time at Ep 13. At first I just gave notes, then became involved in the edits themselves.
In my previous life as a fan, I thought the Spirited Away episode had very strong content, but at times was virtually inaudible. As my editing skills increased, I realised there was an opportunity to go back and fix it up. So I did. I hope you will enjoy the now-audible Spirited Away."
None of us can believe it's taken 29 episodes to get to Jeff Goldblum but nature has finally found a way! The Chatflix crew roll up a newspaper and give a good swat at David Cronenberg's classic horror The Fly.
The Fly is a dark and disturbing warning to those who don't wash their hands before getting in their teleportation pods. I mean it's basic hygiene people! What would Scotty say?!
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