Joy is our big review, spoiler-free to start, and we see if David O Russell & Jennifer Lawrence need to do any ‘mopping up’ (ho ho), then Phil describes his litmus test for movie recommendations from friends. We break down what we watched over the break, including Her, What Women Want, The Theory of Everything and Age of Adaline, then Laurie is grossed out by actors who eat while delivering dialogue in films (with a clip from The Martian), and we finish with the delicious dessert of a few spoiler-filled thoughts on Joy. Thanks for listening – we’re rocketing up those charts!
You’ll wish they’d made The Matrix Reloaded like this (trust us!) and Phil hates overused skyscraper demolitions in movies. Why do they keep turning up? Laurie talks what we’ll miss in Hand Drawn animations if CGI completes its hostile takeover, and finally we share our sad experiences of trying to show our favourite movies to friends. Thanks for downloading, subscribing, listening and reviewing, and a very Happy New Year!
We knew it was coming… Phil’s microphone, which has enjoyed a long and varied career since 2008, has finally bitten the dust. Dipping in and out during podcasts and becoming an actual injury risk has consigned it to the recording equipment graveyard. Not to fear, as Phil now has a new and improved microphone which may even improve the things we say as well as the sound quality… but thanks SkyTronic, you will be missed.