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A ton of nighttime nerdy trivia this episode, as our Buff or Bluff quiz includes MCU origin tales from Ian Mayor, post-production changes from Jon, a box office bonanza from Peter, and tales from Schitt’s Creek and a very fun quiz from Hazel, where the nerds have to change one letter in a movie title to match her altered synopses of many a much-loved film.
Who WOULDN’T want to see a film about a cyborg assassin sent back in time to give someone a curly 80’s hairstyle?
We’re back after our summer break, by revelling in the glorious nerdness announced at ComicCon.
Dan has always wanted to be a cat (because a cat’s the only cat that knows where it’s at) and gets his chance with new game ‘Stray’. Peter howls about new Prime TV show ‘Wolf Like Me’, Jon commits some ‘Crimes of the Future’ with David Cronenberg’s latest, And Hazel can’t help falling in love with Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’
We’re all shook up this week, as Andy, Hazel, Dan, Peter and Ian test each other in a round of Buff or Bluff fit for the King!
Andy puts on his blue suede shoes for some Elvis Presley trivia (TREASURE APE!), while facts about George Clooney are always on Ian’s mind. We also feature the return of Shameful Gap: when one of our nerds had never seen the 90s classic Cool Runnings, they realised it was now or never, and jumped in their Disney+ bobsleigh to right that wrong.
A little more conversation AND a little more action, please? That’s us! Thankyouverymuch, Nerdfest has left the building.
Never mind the bollocks, here’s another Nerdfest episode! It’s recommendations time, as our own rotten Jon discusses Danny Boyle’s new limited TV series ‘Pistol’.
Ian Mayor is back with us on day release from The Void. He and his wife have been watching ‘The Flight Attendant Season 2’; a Hitchcockian style dark comedy, and he’s here to talk about why you should be watching it too.
Peter reviews new sci fi series ‘Night Sky’, starring Sissy Spacek and J.K Simmons, who discover a portal in their backyard leading to another planet.
And since Hazel has been AWOL with Covid n that, she has a trio of recommendations of things she’s been watching whilst under the weather – ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ (“I’m going to bat for it because no one else will”) and new Netflix series ‘The Lincoln Lawyer.’
This time Jon, Andy Peter and Ian Mac try to Bluff each other with “facts” about anthropomorphic appliances, random stories including Ryan Reynolds’ day job, the unlikely dark endings of some nineties sitcoms, and the many bizarre things which movies got retitled in other countries.
And our nerds have also been feeling the force of the new “Obi Wan Kenobi” series on Disney+.
The latest episode of the Nerdfest Podcast comes to you from four far-off parts of the multiverse, each full of exciting recommendations!
From the assassins’ universe, Kerris has been catching up with the phenomenon of ‘Killing Eve’. Peter’s been away exploring strange new worlds with … um, ‘Strange New Worlds’. Dan, meanwhile has seen ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ and can’t wait to tell you all how fantastic the Daniels’ new verse-jumping movie is. And finally, from the darkest timeline, Jon’s only gone and watched ‘Morbius’. Did he like it? (What do you think!)
A 2-part quiz special awaits your pod feeds today, as our Film Buff or Film Bluff explores topics as eclectic as movie stars’ body parts that they’ve sold for cash, the wonder that is Oscar Isaac, behind the scenes trivia of “Mad Max Fury Road” and films that have received foreign remakes without a hint of permission.
Hazel also has a “two clues in one” quiz where the nerds have to guess the film title from the cryptic clues.
Plus…remember at the start of the year when we told you all to watch MoonFall and then…the reviews came out and we didn’t? Well, Andy and Hazel have finally taken one for the team and are here to issue a Public Service Announcement.
And with Jon proving himself to be a mere fair-weather fan of Nicolas Cage, by not seeing “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” yet- so Hazel tells him what he’s missing.
Bonjour et bienvenue dans un podcast très sophistiqué!
It’s not just Andy who loves films in “foreign”- though he does have a great new Italian recommendation for you. Peter returns to the unique world of Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Netflix’s “BigBug”. Dan goes all the way to the moon with Richard Linklater’s “Apollo 10 1/2”. Kerris makes un grand retour to Nerdfest, with “Big Mouth” spin-off “Human Resources”. And Jon has to choose “Choose Or Die” … or die!
The wonderful Ian McLaughlin is back with us this week, so of course he has us all doing all sorts of impressions and accent attempts, and generally taking the show off the rails.
We do manage to get some new recommendations out for you, though. Ian enthuses about paus.tv – a new streaming service that aims to support new filmmakers. His recommendation is to watch “Paul is dead”, a short film inspired by the conspiracy theory of Paul McCartney being replaced by a lookalike.
Hazel reviews “Severance”, Apple TV’s offbeat thriller series about a man who takes drastic steps to forget about his job.
Peter has been watching “Peacemaker”, James Gunn’s spin off series with the character from The Suicide Squad.
And, as it’s now available for digital download, Jon takes us on a rollercoaster of a review with “Spider-Man No Way Home.” This way spoilers be…