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IT Chapter Two – The Electric Shadows Podcast


The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches Bill and Ted’s favourite number. In episode 69 Robs Daniel and Wallis stare into the deadlights of IT Chapter Two, the follow-up to the 2017 smash hit IT.

Rob Daniel is none too impressed at how much has been chopped out of Stephen King’s novel, despite the 171 minutes running time. Rob Wallis finds more to enjoy, but still has issues he runs through in a spoiler section. Yep, a spoiler section because no discussion of IT can avoid talking about how the novel’s notoriously difficult ending is translated to the big screen.

Our intrepid casters of pod also make space to discuss the 1990 IT mini-series, this year’s Pet Sematary and the upcoming Doctor Sleep...

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IT Chapter Two

Director: Andy Muschietti

Writers: Gary Dauberman (script), Stephen King (book)

Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Jay Ryan, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård

Producers: Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti

Music: Benjamin Wallfisch

Cinematographer: Checco Varese

Editor: Jason Ballentine

Cert: 15

Running time: 171mins

Year: 2019


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What’s the story: Twenty seven years after the terrifying events of 1989, members of the Losers gang must return to Derry once again to battle the monstrous evil taking the form of killer clown Pennywise.

What’s the verdict: Early on in Andy Muschietti’s closing chapter to his 2017 hit, successful horror author Bill Densborough (McAvoy) is wrestling with the en...

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The To Do List

The To Do List - Aubrey Plaza poster sex comedyDirector: Maggie Carey

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Johnny Simmons, Alia Shawkat, Donald Glover, Bill Hader, Jack McBrayer, Andy Samberg, Clark Gregg, Connie Britton

Cert: 15

Running time: 104 mins

Year: 2013

The lowdown: Lewd, crude, non-judgemental and kinda sweet, Maggie Carey’s debut feature is likely to split audiences. Aubrey Plaza heads up this early 1990s set sex comedy as a brain boning up on sexcapades before embarking on her college years. With chuckles and naughtiness that would make American Pie heat over, this is the movie your parents warned you about.

The To Do List - Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover, Johnny SimmonsThe To Do List - Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, french kiss

The full verdict: Certain comedies get by on the likeability of their cast...

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