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    Monday
    Dec302013

    Movie Moan Audio Commentary - 'Steel' (1997)

    Join Phil Gee & Randall Maynard, co-hosts of 'Supermoan: The Ultimate Superman Retrospective' for a look at the loosest possible definition of the term 'spin-off movie' as one of the four imposter Supermen who took over during the death of the man of steel, comes to the big screen in an epic $16 million dollar production.

    But if you think we're just going to tear 'Steel' to pieces then you've got another thing coming.  When all is said and done, it isn't the worst comic book movie that came out in 1997, the year that brought us 'Batman & Robin' and 'Spawn'.  We will try and make the argument that 'Steel' has merit, that it has heart, charm, and intentional humour.  It just also has a costume that......,is problematic.

    So watch the film (if you can find it) along with our audio commentary as we try and make an entire film studies class out of a mistreated and misunderstood film.

    On a final note, Randall corrected me very shortly after we recorded the commentary and pointed out, as you can see above, that they DID release a toy of Steel and his amazing bike.  I hope he gets one for me.

    Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:


    Monday
    Dec162013

    Movie Moan - A Very Merry Movie Moan Christmas

    It's always the most fun show of the year and as well it should be because it's the last show of the year.

    We've spared no expense this week to give you a podcast every bit as ambitious in size and scope as the film we spend an hour of it discussing; 'The Hobbit: The Pissing Off Of Smaug'.

    In an epic roundtable, Phil and Jamie are joined by two gentleman who helped us review the first film in the trilogy exactly one year ago, film critic Gabe Toro (who celebrates his one year anniversary with the podcast), and Canadian representative Mr Lou Sytsma (who has been with us a good deal longer).  Rounding out the cast of thousands are friend to the world Matt Thompson, and the immortal Edward Douglas of ComingSoon.net.

    After the smoke clears on a surprisingly pleasant discussion of that film (I think everyone agrees it's better than the last one), things turn ugly and fascinating as Gabe and Ed go head to head for a debate on the merits, if any, of 'Saving Mr Banks'.  What should be a simple review of an innocent piece of entertaining fluff instead turns into a debate on the rights of the writer and how Walt Disney supposedly crushed the spirit and resolve of P.L Travers.  That's what Gabe thinks anyway.  Ed is having none of it.

    Following that, what should be a simple commentary on this week's trailers for next summer's product (Interstellar, Jupiter Ascending, Godzilla, and Edge Of Tomorrow) turns into a debate on whether movies that are 5-7 months away should even be marketed at such an early stage.

    Despite Phil's best efforts, the gang does have an opinion on Sony's plan to expand the Spider-man franchise to villain spin-off movies.  Phil follows suit by asking, on the back of the 'Naked Gun' reboot announcement, whether the film parody genre is dead and impossible to make today.  And we just have enough time to reflect on 2013 as a year in film.

    Phew; have you got three hours to spare?  Well click away and Merry Christmas.

    Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:


    Monday
    Dec092013

    Movie Moan - The Week Nothing Happened

    Seriously, we have nothing to work with this week.

    Joining us for a very boring show this week is Mr Randall Maynard in his long awaited return to the podcast to give us for the correct opinion on 'The Amazing Spider-man 2' poster and trailer, the Wonder Woman casting in 'Batman & Superman Vs. The World', and how 'X-Men: Apocalypse' affects the future of that franchise.

    Plus, with the release of Disney's latest animated feature film 'Frozen', it's time to reunite the crew of our podcast from a few months back on the desperate state of American animation. So the delightful Melissa Molina and the mysterious Matt Thompson return to discuss whether the film was as bad as its marketing made out.

    Oh, and they're making more Indiana Jones films.

    Like I said folks, it's not even worth listening this week. Dull, dull, dull.

    Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:


    Sunday
    Dec012013

    Phil's Top 5 Angriest Reviews - A Movie Moan Christmas Special

    It's a Movie Moan mission this week to get everyone's spirits uplifted as we move into the most wonderful time of the year.

    So join Phil Gee as he takes you back through the Movie Moan archives and looks back fondly on the top five movies that have made him most furious over the seven years he's been podcasting.

    Yes, it may be a crummy clips show but it's more than that. For newer listeners to the show, you'll get to hear some reviews you've probably never heard. For veteran listeners, you'll get to hear one particular review that nobody has ever heard. But what will be no.1?

    So sit back, relax, and thank your deity that you aren't.......that British guy.  Merry Christmas!

    Play the podcast via Soundcloud or download the MP3 version right here:


    Monday
    Nov252013

    Movie Moan - The Hungrover Part II: Catching Monkeys

    We don't need monkeys!

    If Phil has one problem with the otherwise fantastic sequel to 'The Hunger Games', it's that all these wonderfully buff folks playing the Tributes have had their months of training thrown down the crapper so they can appear on screen for a few seconds while Katniss battles killer mist and evil baboons.

    Otherwise, Phil is joined in his jubilation for 'Catching Fire' by the awesome box office master Mr Shawn Robbins, and countered with slightly less enthusiasm for it by Jamie.

    So join us for a meaty 75 minute discussion on a rare franchise movie which, in spite of a terrible 'see you in a year' ending, is genuinely exciting and moving.

    Why can't Thor be like this?

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