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! 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.
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.
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!
02:23 – FEATURE REVIEW: Hail, Caesar!
27:00 – Movie, Actor, Go!
38:40 – 88th Academy Awards
01:05:21 – VS.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
01:18 – Burnt
27:39 – The Walk
34:44 – Survival of The Nerdiest
54:44 – Bridge of Spies
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.
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
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.
02:29 – Passion
09:46 – Hitman: Agent 47
26:35 – We Are Your Friends