Star Wars: Rebels [Part 2]
Jan22

Star Wars: Rebels [Part 2]

The second part of our Rebels show. Now we go into deep spoiler territory talking about the characters and events of Season 1. If you haven’t seen the show but want to know what happens anyway there’s plenty to be surprised by. Otherwise it might do to track down that first season and watch it before coming back. Hey we’ve got to do *something* to fill the hours until Rogue One. Neil Taylor of GameBurst and Alex Eding of Plaid Hat Gaming join Sharon and I once again to discuss the crew of the Ghost and the many cameos from beloved Star Wars alumni. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/4j5ve6/RebelsPart2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Star Wars: Rebels [Part 1]
Jan15

Star Wars: Rebels [Part 1]

This is the first installment of our Rebels show. It’s spoiler-free so if you need any more convincing to go track this down on DVD or Blu Ray, let this be it. Recorded many months before seeing The Force Awakens this was the perfect show to draw us back into the world of Star Wars. It may seem very kid-friendly but it’s got a lot of darkness and a lot of heart to back that up and some great colourful characters you will want to follow the adventures of. Neil Taylor of GameBurst and Alex Eding of Plaid Hat Gaming once again join Sharon and myself to return to a galaxy far, far away. If you love these shows support them on Patreon. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/n9gpdh/RebelsPart1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Bad Reviews Against Humanity: Vol. 6
Jan08

Bad Reviews Against Humanity: Vol. 6

[SOEE #87] To see in the new year and take a brief respite from Star Wars we’re doing another round of reading out some of the most irrational, sarcastic and hilarious movie reviews from the @AmznMovieRevws twitter feed. Along with this is a series of dramatic readings from many sources, most notably the fourth Fifty Shades of Grey book from the ongoing billionaire pervert saga; Grey. Joining us from The Mana Pool (a Magic: The Gathering podcast that we guested on) Jason Chewie Slate, and Bill Bloodworth, and their buddy from Card Advantage; Aaron LaCluyze. Once again, don’t drive or operate heavy machinery while listening to this one. We don’t want to be responsible for any mishaps incurred while laughing hysterically. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/szmnjw/BadReviewsAgainstHumanity-Vol6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Force Awakens [Part 2]
Jan01

The Force Awakens [Part 2]

The second installment in our epic Force Awakens show brings in three new voices and a Star Destroyer-full of speculation. Parris Lilly of Uncle Gamer, Film Tangent and Remember When (who has also done his own episode on this movie), James Batchelor of the Bond and Beyond and Rare Replayed podcasts and Alex Eding of Plaid Hat Games. Before we begin another huge dose of enthusiastic raving about the seventh movie there’s a montage of many of the issues fans have had with the movie. None of them bothered me, but clearly many people were driven to enjoying the film less or worse, downright hating it. Then we move onto the characters we have not yet covered, as well as talking details and theorizing wildly about later movies in this series as well as talking about how the landscape of Star Wars in cinema has now changed forever. If you love these shows you can support us on Patreon.  http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/6jnf5h/TheForceAwakensPart2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Force Awakens [Part 1]
Dec24

The Force Awakens [Part 1]

A film so important and so passionately adored by us that we needed two shows and two groups of guests to fully cover, welcome to part 1 of our Force Awakens show. With us for this first outing in which we discuss Rey, Finn, Ren, Han, Huxx, Snoke and the hugely positive side of this effectively being a retelling of the events of A New Hope we have Jerome McIntosh of GameBurst and James Carter of Cane and Rinse. Join us again next week when we go in to cover everything else. This will later be re-published in one enormous deluxe edition along with our earlier predictions. If you love these shows support their production on patreon. And the Ursa Major awards that I mentioned previously can be found here.  http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/vswugk/TheForceAwakensPart1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Star Wars: Episode VII Predictions
Dec21

Star Wars: Episode VII Predictions

This is five years worth of speculation dating back to the earliest rumors of new Star Wars movies from way back on our Return of the Jedi show in 2010 through to choice excerpts from our show recorded when Disney bought Star Wars. Find out what we got dead wrong and what we were on the money with. MAJOR Episode VII Spoilers. Do not listen to until you’ve seen it. Our full length review is coming New Year’s Day. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/mqvjyu/StarWarsPodcastPredictions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Return of the Jedi [Commentary]
Dec18

Return of the Jedi [Commentary]

Return of the Jedi [Commentary]Alex, Sharon, Neil and the other Alex return to finish the Original Trilogy. This has always been a favourite of both Alex and Sharon so we were both surprised to find we had slightly less to say about it than the other two. With Star Wars you can talk about its influence and how they managed to make something immense from plywood and sand, with Empire you can delineate how they turned that into a genuinely brilliant sequel with everybody on board at the top of their game. With Jedi, there’s an immense fondness, but things started to get silly again, with the tiny cannibal bears and the burping frogs. It seems like everything to do with Luke and Vader, Yoda and the Emperor is top notch, arguably series highs. It’s the rest of the stuff that pulls it down, and most likely makes this less of a celebrated classic than Star wars and Empire. That doesn’t mean we don’t find a million things to say while we’re watching. And we just about manage to hold off on making what will surely be dated references to the new films. You can hear more from Neil Taylor on GameBurst and more from Alex Eding on the Plaid Hat podcast. If you would like to donate to the upkeep of School of Movies and perhaps see more commentaries you can donate on the homepage via the Paypal button  http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/ud9qyx/03ReturnoftheJediCommentary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Empire Strikes Back [Commentary]
Dec11

The Empire Strikes Back [Commentary]

We’re back with the shows designed to be listened to along with any HD version (and frankly most of the others) of the best Star Wars movie made to date. Neil Taylor of GameBurst and Alex Eding of the Plaid Hat Podcast move with us from discussions about the new ground broken by the original movie through to a universe thoroughly fleshed out and made all the more compelling by its sequel. Again, the best way to listen to this is in a darkened living room. It should sound like Sharon and I are on your left and James and Alex are on your right. Start it at the first second of the movie and don’t stop for any reason! If you would like to donate to the upkeep of School of Movies and perhaps see more commentaries you can donate on the homepage via the Paypal button http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/play/rb6mhz/02TheEmpireStrikesBackCommentary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Jessica Jones
Dec04

Jessica Jones

A truly stellar cast join Sharon and I to discuss this critically acclaimed Netflix show; Laura Kate Dale of Destructoid and the Jimquisition podcast, Alasdair Stuart of Psudopod and the Escape Artists, Marguerite Kenner of Cast of Wonders and Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse. This is a seriously epic three hour discussion. I barely cut anything out because everybody was so on-point the whole time. We strongly suggest you see the whole of Season 1 first. If you love these shows check out the patreon, where you can get previews of every poodcast and behind the scenes goodies every week: https://www.patreon.com/alexandershaw http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/zcetj8/JessicaJones.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Star Wars [Commentary]
Nov27

Star Wars [Commentary]

Join us for the first of a series of commentaries on the original trilogy. Get yourself settled in on the couch with drinks and an array of tasty snacks and then play this through your TV. It will be like having Sharon and Alex on your left and Neil Taylor of GameBurst and Alex Eding of the Plaid Hat Games Podcast on your Right. This will sync up perfectly with the 2011 Blu Ray or the recent digital release of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, although if you don’t mind it not matching exactly you can listen with any version of the original Star Wars. If Fox and Disney were going to re-release the original unaltered 77/80/83 cuts on Blu Ray or DVD they would have done so by November 2015. Because after the nostalgia window we’re in peaks with Episode VII it will be all about Star Wars moving forward. So in my expert opinion, Just get the blu rays now. If you would like to donate to the upkeep of School of Movies and perhaps see more commentaries you can donate on the homepage via the Paypal button  http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/36y8hs/01StarWarsCommentary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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