Wonder Woman
Jun09

Wonder Woman

This is a big one, a DC movie that we not only don’t hate, but actively love. Wonder Woman is breaking all sorts of new ground and Gal Gadot looks set to be the next universally beloved big screen superhero, joining a fairly small group that includes Reeves as Superman, Maguire as Spider-Man, Downey Jnr. as Iron Man and Evans as Captain America. To mark this occasion we assembled a dream team of Bob Chipman of Geek.com and Laura Kate Dale of letsplayvideogames.com We spend two and a half hours discussing Diana’s debut in solo form, highlighting the best aspects and touching on a few of the flaws. Largely though this is a celebration of a magnificent, empowering, inspiring experience. https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/waxduz/Wonder_Woman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
May26

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Back with Marvel for one of their best movies yet. We kick off with why this hit me like a freight train, right in the soul, and then move on to an extensive and tasty discussion about these wonderful characters, old and new. With us are Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse, Brendan Agnew of Cinapse.co and Jerome McIntosh of GameBurst. This episode, like the movie, is very special. We also kick off with a big announcement for not one but TWO brand new podcast feeds, which I’ve set up to make our back catalogue as accessible as possible to absolutely everyone. So search your podcatcher app for The School of Movies Archive: http://schoolofmoviesarchive.podbean.com/ and The School of Everyone Else Archive: http://schoolofeverythingelsearchive.podbean.com/ https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/ize25w/194_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Vol_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Doctor Strange
May05

Doctor Strange

A mystical return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe we love so very much. This one took us a while to get our heads around. On walking out of the cinema Sharon declared it as possibly her favourite of the MCU entries, which, if you know her, is saying something. Alex on the other hand had doubts about why it failed to make such a huge impact on him, and they took several months of mulling over and three viewings on blu ray to really nail this one down. Guests Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse And Neil Taylor of TheKidDogg New Century on Bandcamp Next Week: Transmetropolitan. Get hold of Book 1: Back on the Street. https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/dxacyk/192_Doctor_Strange.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Hamilton
Feb17

Hamilton

This is yet another very special episode. We get swept up in the Broadway musical phenomenon about one of America’s relatively unsung founding fathers, presented to modern audiences as a hip-hopera. It was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the songwriter for Moana. It is amazing. It is available to hear all over YouTube and the soundtrack (which will almost certainly end up on repeat in your house) will be one of the most valued things you buy all year. If you’ve never heard of it, or you’ve only heard some talk and a few songs, you should listen to the first two hours of this show as we set the scene for you and explore the characters. Then go listen or even go see it and come back for the last hour which is all spoilerific endgame material. Joining Sharon and I are Harrison Brockwell, Kaoru Negisa, Jesse Ferguson and Andy Rodriguez. While there are clips and snippets of the 46 songs throughout the show, the following 12 are played in their entirety in this order. 1.   Yorktown 2.   Alexander Hamilton 3.   Aaron Burr, Sir 4.   My Shot 5.   You’ll Be Back 6.   The Schuyler Sisters 7.   Satisfied 8.   Cabinet Battle #1 9.   History Has Its Eyes On You 10.   Say No to This 11.   Burn 12.   One Last Time Arlington on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZVX4S6/ref=pd_sim_351_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WJEMN41ACEYCS843MBTM Arlington on Bandcamp: https://newcentury.bandcamp.com/album/new-century-arlington https://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/download/87dce5/Hamilton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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