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Inception: 10th Anniversary – The Movie Robcast

In episode 98 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel & Wallis are joined by the dreamy Mr. Ian Bird for a 10th anniversary discussion of Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

The three dive deep into Nolan’s dream world, discussing its roots in the heist movie, how it fits into Nolan’s filmography, what is good about it, what is *gasp* not so good about it, and why it endures a decade later.

And it’s not just because of the “bwaaaahhhhs”…

Rob D also has to apologise to his mum for an oversight in the Greyhound episode and Rob W slaps Rob and Ian’s legs for going off on one tangent too many. Rob W also has the best Nolan pun in history. Something that will never be bettered…

Thanks for listening and hopefully we’ll be talking about Tenet in the next episode… bwaaa...

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Hamilton – The Movie Robcast

Episode 95 of The Movie Robcast sees our intrepid casters in pod venturing once more into London’s West End early on a sunny Sunday morning. And finding Leicester Square to be a rather noisier place than they’d anticipated. While dodging rustling papers, dustbin lorries and street cleaning buggies, they have a social distanced conversation about the Hamilton film, now available on Disney+.

They also make time to discuss the state of UK theatre, online virtual theatres, and the recently revealed plans for this year’s London Film Festival.


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Greyhound & Palm Springs (feat. The Old Guard) – The Movie Robcast

Episode 96 of The Movie Robcast looks at two very different films, both of which bypassed cinemas due to coronavirus to premiere on streaming services.

Tom Hanks’ Greyhound tells the World War 2 tale of a captain having to steer a convoy of ships through U-boat infested waters in the North Atlantic. Friend of the podcast Adrian Zak cameos to give his opinion on this lean, impressive naval thriller which has docked on Apple TV+.

Then onto Palm Springs, an imaginative spin on the Groundhog Day premise starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti and J.K. Simmons, and which can be found on Hulu. The Palm Springs discussion begins at 55.55.

Rob Wallis also took one for the team and watched The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron and which just dropped on Netflix.


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Da 5 Bloods – The Movie Robcast

Episode 94 of The Movie Robcast sees Robs Daniel & Wallis in the same vicinity for the first time in three months! They decided to meet in town on a sunny Sunday morning to do a social distanced podcast. Both rocking a Bane look with their face masks (and you can hear Rob D shifting his a few times, well it kept sliding down…) they tried not to get freaked out by how randomly noisy they found the great outdoors.

Take a listen, you’ll hear what we mean. We swear it wasn’t like this before lockdown…

After some discussion of what possibly lies in store vis-à-vis filmgoing for the rest of the year, the Robs take a tour of duty discussing Spike Lee’s Netflix movie, Da 5 Bloods...

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The Vast of Night – The Electric Shadows Podcast

Episode 93 of The Movie Robcast sees our intrepid Robs looking to the skies to discuss The Vast of Night, now streaming on Amazon Prime. On this quest they are joined once again by Tessa Scott, back after a triumphant appearance on the Whiplash episode.

The trio give their verdict on Andrew Patterson’s debut, a glorious evocation of 50s sci-fi wonder and paranoia. They discuss the influence of The Twilight Zone, what impressed them and much more.

Rob Wallis also took one for the team and watched Artemis Fowl, the fell-at-the-starting-line wannabe franchise starter that has slunk out on to Disney+.


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Whiplash – The Movie Robcast

*SPOILER WARNING* – This episode features Whiplash spoilers throughout, including discussion of the plot twists and the film’s climax.  

Episode 92 of The Movie Robcast sees Robs Daniel & Wallis looking back at Damien Chazelle’s blistering, Oscar winning 2014 debut, Whiplash. And to make sure the Robs are not rushing or dragging, they’ve invited their friend Tessa Scott along for her opinion. It was Tess’ first time watching the movie and she delivers a cymbal crash of great insights.

Across a lively 70mins, the trio discuss what makes Chazelle’s debut so memorable six years after release, the performances from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons (who picked up a Best Supporting Actor Oscar playing the music teacher from Hell), how the film compares to La La Land, and much more...

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Yasujiro Ozu & BFI Japan 2020 (feat. Alexander Jacoby) – The Movie Robcast

Yoko Tsukasa in Yasujiro Ozu’s Late Autumn (1960)

Welcome to this bonus episode of The Movie Robcast. The BFI Player Japan 2020 season continues in June with a collection dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu, joining fantastic collections on Akira Kurosawa and Classic Japanese movies.

We had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Alexander Jacoby about Yasujiro Ozu and why the director is so important to Japanese cinema. An expert on Japan and Japanese film, Alex conveys why the director’s films remain enjoyable, accessible and continue to dazzle today.

The BFI Player collection includes the numerous masterworks Ozu made, including Early Spring, his final movie An Autumn Afternoon and his most famous film, Tokyo Story.

This episode is a cut down of a longer interview...

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Alrighty Then! A Jim Carrey Selectrospective – The Movie Robcast

Would it be cheesy to describe episode 91 as “suh-MO-kin’!”? It would? Okay, we’ll Carrey on at a slightly more measured tone. 

With Sonic the Hedgehog still one of the country’s most recent movie releases despite hitting cinemas in February, the two Robs decided to delve deep into Jim Carrey’s catalogue and review more than the blue-rinse speed hog. Although they do talk Sonic, don’t worry.

For Rob Wallis in 1994, Carrey was a formative movie influence. For Rob Daniel, more advanced in years and considerably creakier, Carrey was an annoyance besmirching the good name of cinema. Ironically, both the Robs learnt to like Jim through The Mask, that zany family movie that happily still holds up today.

The Robs look at how Mr...

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Extraction & Gangs of London – The Movie Robcast

The Movie Robcast reaches its 90th episode! And we’re marking the occasion with bang, looking at Chris Hemsworth’s explosive actioner Extraction and Gareth Evan’s brutal crime epic Gangs of London.

The Robs find a particularly familiar whiff to Extraction. But, they take the opportunity to invoke the oeuvre of straight-to-rental favourite Scott Adkins when discussing how closely Chris Hemsworth’s movie sticks to action movie beats. They also take time to ponder the business savvy of titling a film “Avengement” as Adkins did. Tune in for why it makes more sense than you’d think.

Then onto Gangs of London. Rob D binged the whole series, while Rob W only had time to watch the first episode, so the discussion is spoiler free...

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Moonraker – The Movie Robcast

For multiple obvious reasons, No Time to Die has been moved back to November. But we still wanted to give you a Bond episode for April.

There were twenty-four 007 missions from which to choose, including some of the most influential films ever made. So, why did we go for Moonraker, the Bond film typically dismissed as the Star Wars rip-off with a double-taking pigeon?

The short answer is because Rob W likes it. The longer answer is, because Rob W likes it and Rob D was scared Rob W would go full-on Jaws if he didn’t get his way. That’s also the false answer.

The real reason is because Moonraker is a fascinating Bond film...

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