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STAR WARS Special! Episode VII Hopes & Hype, and MOVIE COURT: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Couldn’t resist it – Laurie & Phil talk Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, what their hopes and nerves are doing as we enter the final two weeks of waiting. Can J.J. Abrams pull it off? Will it be another nostalgia-fest or a great new tale? Laurie also dips into the huge tidal wave of Movie Marketing that’s going on for one of the most anticipated sequels of all time; Darth Vader pinatas? You bet. And finally we introduce the very first MOVIE COURT, this week with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty accused of, well, not being a very good movie. Laurie stands for the prosecution and Phil takes up the defense. Who will win? It’s a tense courtroom showdown! (sort of) Get in touch with your vote!

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 reviewed, MOVIE HATE featuring Evil Romcom Rivals, and discussing Falling Asleep During Movies

Straight out of the cinema, Laurie and Phil talk The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 with a short spoiler-free review up first, and a longer scene-by-scene breakdown at the end. Was it a fitting end to a much loved series? Is Gale hunkier than Peeta?? MOVIE HATE makes its first appearance as Laurie brings up the classic evil rival love interest character in romcoms, as Phil reminds us of the Owen Wilson good guy helpline. And finally Jude joins in to discuss falling asleep in movies. Phil reckons it’s the sweetest sleep around. What do you think? Get in touch and let us know! Plus a special mention to DavidSamuel for our first on-air email. Thanks for the picture David.

Spectre blow-by-blow review, Rewriting Star Trek Into Darkness & Christopher Nolan’s Loud Film Scores

We re-live Sam Mendes’ box office-smashing Spectre (with SPOILERS!) and decide whether it makes the grade. Is it better than Skyfall? Should Daniel Craig return as James Bond one last time? Phil tells us which thing he would re-write in J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness to transform the franchise, while Laurie keeps mistakenly talking about ‘J. J. Abrahams’. And finally Laurie and Phil disagree over Christopher Nolan’s unique soundtrack and score style in his blockbusting movies. What do you think about it all? Send us your thoughts!

Podcast chit chat about movies n' stuff – as heard on BBC Radio Oxford