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IT, Stephen King, Mother! – The Electric Shadows Podcast

The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches its 30th episode!

To mark this milestone occasion, Robs Daniel & Wallis run through a frightfully good collection of cinematic horror happenings.

Rob Daniel delivers his round-up of FrightFest 2017, which occurred over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Both Robs give their verdict on the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. Plus, their views on clowns in general.

Rob Wallis saw The Dark Tower so you don’t have to. He explains why, and we think you’ll be sold on his damning verdict.

The two Robs then run through the Stephen King on Screen season running at the BFI Southbank throughout September until the 3rd October.  More information on that can be found here.

Finally, Rob Daniel recounts Darren Aronofsky’s mad, memorable, impressive new movie,

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2017 – A Hot Summer for Movies?

Summer movies. They promise so much, yet so many times deliver so little. Terminator: Genisys, Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad anyone?

But, eternal optimist Rich Phippen takes an idiosyncratic, partially cautious look at films coming up over the summer period that may very well buck the trend and become warm weather hits.

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Colossal (release: 19th May)

If you want to put your money on the sleeper hit of 2017, look no further than this monster movie with a twist. Gloria (Hathaway) has lost her job and boyfriend, and moved back to her hometown in upstate New York to lick her wounds. But when she gets there, and turns on the TV, she discovers a giant monster is wrecking Seoul in South Korea...

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers---Age-of-Ultron---posterDirector: Joss Whedon

Writer: Joss Whedon, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (characters)

Cast: Robert Downey, Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Elisabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andy Serkis, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Thomas Kretschmann, Stellan Skarsgaard, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba

Cert: 12

Running time: 141mins

Year: 2015

 

The lowdown: The gang reassemble in this sequel to the 3rd biggest box office movie of all time. Warped A.I. in the form of tyrannical tin man Ultron is the big bad here, joined by other fan favourites, the mind-meddling Scarlet Witch and her brother, human lightning bolt Quicksilver...

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The Gunman

The-Gunman---Sean-Penn,-posterDirector: Pierre Morel

Writers: Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel)

Cast: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca

Cert: 15

Running time: 115mins

Year: 2015

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The lowdown: It’s the Sean Identity, or The Bourne I-Penn-tity, with this overly-familiar, surprise free espionage actioner. Penn is Jim Terrier, an ex-Special Forces military contractor in the Congo who moonlights as an assassin for big corporations. Exiled after killing the Congolese Mining Minister, Terrier is forced back to his old life years later when his black op team mates start turning up dead. Taken director Pierre Morel is on board to do for Sean what he did for Liam Neeson, but it’s a hollow misfire.

The-Gunman---Sean-Penn,-gunThe-Gunman---Javier-Bardem,-Jasmine-Trinca

The full verdict: Really it should be little surpri...

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