Ep. 143 – The Jungle Book, Kung Fu Panda 3 – 17th Apr. 2016

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We’re back! Apologies for the small hiatus, listeners. This episode was recorded two weeks ago when Shane, Jason, Terry and Ben review Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. They also review Kung Fu Panda 3 and discuss just what makes an animated series age well.

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Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next week for another Roundtable episode and the week after that for our review of Captain America: Civil War!

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 139 – Deadpool, 2016 Oscar Predictions
Ep. 136 – Movie of The Year 2015, The Good Dinosaur, Joy
Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea

REWIND #4: Captain America: Winter Soldier

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The Civil War is almost upon us, so let’s venture back to our 2014 review of one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of The Jungle Book and Kung Fu Panda 3!

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 142 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zootopia
Ep. 139 – Deadpool, 2016 Oscar Predictions

Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea

Ep. 142 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zootopia – 27th Mar. 2016

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Shane reunites all the guys for a massive 5-man show to tackle the record-breaking DC epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The guys do not hold back!

And on a happier note, the crew also reviews Disney’s Zootopia before playing another fun round of Movie Actor Go!

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01:16 – Zootopia
22:17 – Movie Actor Go!
43:05 – FEATURE REVIEW: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! We’ll be serving up some Rewind episodes over the next couple of weeks and after that we’ll be back with a bang with our reviews of The Jungle Book and Kung Fu Panda 3.

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 139 – Deadpool, 2016 Oscar Predictions
Ep. 136 – Movie of The Year 2015, The Good Dinosaur, Joy
Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea

Roundtable #1 – The Importance of World-Building in Films

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From Star Wars and Avatar to Lord of the Rings and Inception, the ability of a filmmaker to create a world we want to frequently revisit is something we all admire, yet rarely discuss. World-building in all forms of entertainment can leave you mesmerised by a setting’s beauty or enamoured by a fictional society’s very existence.

In this new Roundtable episode, Shane, Ben, Terry and Jason discuss the techniques filmmakers use that allow us to fall in love with their worlds as well as some of the shining cinematic examples of films that accomplish that in a spectacular way.

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Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next episode for our review of 10 Cloverfield Lane and much more!

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 139 – Deadpool, 2016 Oscar Predictions
Ep. 136 – Movie of The Year 2015, The Good Dinosaur, Joy
Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea

Ep. 140 – 88th Academy Awards, Hail Caesar – 6th Mar. 2016

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It’s magical episode this week as Shane, Ben & Terry are reunited with Jason Hendrickx! The guys review The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! starring George Clooney & Josh Brolin and, with the 88th Academy Awards behind us, the guys revisit their 2016 Oscar Predictions. All of that plus, some VS. and Movie, Actor Go!

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02:23 – FEATURE REVIEW: Hail, Caesar!
27:00 – Movie, Actor, Go!
38:40 – 88th Academy Awards
01:05:21 – VS.

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next episode for a very special Roundtable discussion on the importance of World-Building. And in the following week, the guys will be reviewing 10 Cloverfield Lane and much more!

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 139 – Deadpool, 2016 Oscar Predictions
Ep. 136 – Movie of The Year 2015, The Good Dinosaur, Joy
Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea

REWIND #1: Birdman Review

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Welcome to our first REWIND Episode! Now that we’re in the 2016 Oscar season, let’s take a listen back to why Birdman won the Best Picture in 2015!

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Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next episode for our review of Deadpool as well as our Oscar Predictions for 2016!

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 136 – Movie of The Year 2015, The Good Dinosaur, Joy
Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea
Ep. 131 – The Martian, Pan, The Intern

Ep. 137 – The Revenant, The Hateful 8, The Big Short – 24th Jan. 2016

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Oscar Season is upon us and with it comes an uber-long episode covering three big contenders! This week, Shane, Ben and Terry review Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. They also discuss Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful 8.

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03:05 – The Revenant
26:20 – The Big Short
55:20 – The Hateful 8
01:25:47 – Movie, Actor, Go!
01:37:00 – BONUS: Post-Credits Nonsense

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next episode for another Academy Award-themed show with our reviews of the Oscar-nominated Spotlight, Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl and Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Ep. 136 – Movie of The Year 2015, The Good Dinosaur, Joy
Ep. 135 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, In The Heart of The Sea
Ep. 131 – The Martian, Pan, The Intern

Ep. 133 – Bridge of Spies, The Walk, Burnt – 8th Nov. 2015

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The team is reunited this week as Shane, Ben & Terry welcome back Jason H! The waste no time diving into three big reviews: Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bradley Cooper in the sizzling new foodie film Burnt. All of that plus a little game of Survival of The Nerdiest.

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01:18 – Burnt
27:39 – The Walk
34:44 – Survival of The Nerdiest
54:44 – Bridge of Spies

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us in a few weeks for our reviews of Spectre, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and much more!

Ep. 132 – Legend, Black Mass, Crimson Peak – 18th Oct. 2015

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The show is back to full strength this week as Shane & Ben are reunited with Terry and Jason M! After catching up on some recent films like The Martian and Sicario, Jason gives his thoughts on Crimson Peak and Shane & Ben review Black Mass. They also play Survival of The Nerdiest and VS. before Shane and Ben wrap it up with their review of Tom Hardy in Legend.

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02:08 – Sicario [Catch up]
06:09 – The Martian [Catch up]
11:31 – Crimson Peak
21:19 – Black Mass
38:20 – Survival of The Nerdiest
55:29 – VS.
01:07:20 – FEATURE REVIEW: Legend

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us in a few weeks for our reviews of Bridge of Spies, The Walk, Burnt and much more!

Ep. 128 – Hitman: Agent 47, We Are Your Friends, Passion – 5th Sep. 2015

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This week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Ben and Terry dive into a few movie reviews. Terry gives his thoughts on Hitman: Agent 47, while Shane reviews 2012’s Passion, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. and to wrap it up, Shane and Ben review Zac Efron’s latest film, We Are Your Friends.

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02:29 – Passion
09:46 – Hitman: Agent 47
26:35 – We Are Your Friends

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of Straight Outta Compton and A Walk In The Woods, plus the guys revisit their Summer Movie Wager!