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Dan discovers whether it was a good idea to name his kitten after a trickster god*, and we have reviews of some great, and not so great TV and Movies for you.
We pound the spooky New Zealand beat with “Wellington Paranormal”, learn some history with Oscar contender “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, suffer our way through “Them”, and become “Invincible”, then discover new Black Mirror-esque show “Made For Love”.
*Check the embedded artwork if you would like to meet little Loki
It’s the 4th annual Nerdfest Oscars sweepstake! Hazel, with her customary two hats, reveals which Best Picture nominees we each received in the sweepstake – find out our reactions, plus mini-reviews of the contenders, and how we rate our chances on the night.
Before that, it’s Buff or Bluff time. Can you guess the made-up fact from this week’s diverse categories: Donald Duck, ostentatious celebrity expenses, The Oscars, Peter Sellers, and the American Office ?
n our latest review-packed episode we watch Oscar contender “Judas & The Black Messiah”, wrap our big mouse-shaped ears around podcast “Disniversity”, welcome Marvel’s “Falcon & The Winter Soldier”, investigate “Big Sky” and slog our way through Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League”
Oh, and Jon TRIES to give “Hellraiser” the review it deserves.
It’s Kerris’s turn to be afraid of the water this episode, as she reveals her Shameful Gap, of “Jaws”, and tells us how it felt to watch it for the first time.
We also try to pull the wool over each others eyes once more, with Bluffs based on rubbish Amazon movies, women movements started by female actors, filipino Batman knockoffs, the movie “Scream”, and Brazilian Pixar clones.
We cover a massive range this episode, from unreliable historical bonkfest ‘The Great’, through the wonders of Arrow’s streaming service (apparently designed specifically for Jon!), the very Marmite flavourings of ‘Resident Alien’, and definitely-not-a-disaster movie ‘Greenland’, to finally come into land with ‘The Expanse 5’, world-beating videogame ‘Fortnite’, and Billie Piper’s tour de force ‘I Hate Susie’.
Oh. AND we throw in ‘Conan The Barbarian’ for good measure. Huzzah!
In this special extra episode, Dan interviews Samantha Shannon, the author of the Bone Season books that he reviewed for us in episode 77. They talk about her new book “The Mask Falling”, how fabulous words are, what makes dragons special and, of course, who would win: Godzilla or King Kong!
Let us know if you would like to hear more of your favourite authors on the show.
You won’t know WHAT to believe this episode, as we try to pull an entire sheep’s worth of wool over each others’ eyes with our legendary Buff or Bluff game.
The delightful Kerris joins us from the safety of her blanket fort for some horrifying tales, Dan shows off his moves with some stories too ludicrous for WWE, Peter is giving notes on music, and Jon delves into the darker side of DIsney, and tries his best to traumatise Dan in the process.
We also Play Our Cameos right with a game about how much some second-string celebs charge for a personal video on website, Cameo!
And, as usual, Jon has to apologise for something…
We have recommendations up the wazoo this time, as we battle Godzilla, encounter a new author, discover the best subtitled series on Netflix from around the world, and wallow in the usual smut and nonsense.
Ian reviews “Godzilla: The Half century War”, whilst attempting to answer the ultimate “Kong vs Godzilla” question. Dan adds Samantha Shannon’s Bone Season” to the bookshelf, whilst Andy gets all cosmopolitan with “This is not a Burial, Its a Resurrection”. Striking a similar worldly tone, Peter reviews French series “Lupin” and “Call My Agent” and Korean smash hit series “Sweet Home” and “the Uncanny Counter”. And Jon recommends “Designated Survivor”, “The Rental” and, er, “Jiu Jitsu” (a movie he hasn’t even SEEN, yet!)
Finally, we expose Dan’s shameful gap, as he has never seen famous immortal combat movie, “Highlander”. What will be his reaction to watching it for the very first time?
In this episode we have our first reactions to WandaVision, a full spoiler review of Wonder Woman 1984, and our Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz is back!
After establishing the exact species of dinosaur that Yoshi is, we discuss what sorcery Marvel might have up their sleeves in the quirky opening episodes of WandaVision.
Our Buff or Bluff round sees us tackling questions about old TV sitcoms, disastrous financial mistakes, unlikely actors portraying U.S presidents, unexpected movie sequels, and unusual Funko Pops.
We head into deep spoiler territory for our review of Wonder Woman 1984 (although if you haven’t seen it and you’re considering spending £15.99 on the digital rental, you might want to stick around). How is Diana Prince’s second solo outing? Why is the third best famous Chris back? Does having glasses really make you less sexy? We discuss all that and more, for a movie that we reeeeeeallly wanted to like.
We find out what the nerds got up to over Christmas and what nerdy presents we were gifted. It’s great to have Ian Mayor back with us, who has a present for Dan and Hazel and some pretty bad news for Jon…
in this episode we discuss the treasure trove of new shows and movies announced by Disney just before Christmas. From ‘Rogue Squadron’ to ‘Lando’, to ‘Secret Invasion’ and ‘Ironheart’ (and everything in between!)we are in full speculation mode about what those shows could bring.
Also in this episode Hazel has devised a “Who am I?” quiz, with a series of cryptic clues for the nerds to try and guess which actor she’s talking about. Play along, and try to guess who’s name sounds like a fart in a bath!