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X-Men: Apocalypse & The Nice Guys – The Electric Shadows Podcast

Rob Daniel & Rob Wallis go proper feature length for a discussion of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. In an in-depth, some might even say indulgent, talk track our intrepid podcasters get to grips with Singer’s latest X-movie, including why that Auschwitz scene was a really bad idea, and looks at the supercool silliness of Black’s latest neo-noir knockabout.

More of Rob Wallis’ musing on movies can be found at his site Of All The Film Blogs. Check it out (after listening to the podcast)…

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The Nice Guys

The-Nice-Guys-posterDirector: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black, Anthony Ragarozzi

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Keith David

Cert: 15

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: Down-on-his-luck cop turned private investigator Holland March (Gosling) and world-wearied hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe) discover the cases of a missing girl and a dead porn star take them on a wild journey through 1977 Los Angeles.

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What’s the verdict: Despite bringing home a cool $1.2bn with Iron Man 3, Shane Black directs The Nice Guys like a man told this will be his last ever movie...

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Silent Night, Festive Fright!

Christmas is Cancelled!

A Christmas Story. It’s A Wonderful Life. The Muppet Christmas Carol. Home Alone. There are movies infused with holiday spirit that make the sleeps until December 25th more bearable.

These are not those movies.

Instead, we present our favourite movies that take a warped look at the most magical time of the year. And we’re not talking Gremlins or Die Hard. Below we have home invasion, murderous tots, Christmas Eve police brutality, Yuletide demons, and attempted suicide in front of a silly season Looney Tunes cartoon.

Happy Holidays everyone…


The Night Sitter (2018)

A year after Better Watch Out, here is another imperilled-babysitter-at-Christmas-time winner. Elyse Dufour is the sassy child-minder, who begins the film thinking she is the bad guy, planning to t...

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