Big Geek Life

A Podcast about all things Geek. Looking at Films, TV Shows and everything in between. From the 8 ... more

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November 26, 2018 01:03:22
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Westerns

Alex and I take a look at a dying genre of film; the Western. We take a look at the works of 2 of the finest gunslingers to ever grave the screen; John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, and discuss their respective works before moving onto the more modern incarnations of the Western film, looking at how the dynamic of the films genre has changed and how Hollywood has forgotten the essence of the genre. We look at what can be done to revive the genre, who we would like to see in lead roles and the types of films the genre is crying out for in the modern cinema world. We throw in some excellent facts about John Wayne, Eastwood and a few others as well as looking over some of the best films out there to watch back, to really get the feel of a great Western film. Alex and I also argue over a specific film that he feels fits into Western genre, but that I personally feel has absolutely no merit in which to do so! ...

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November 21, 2018 01:04:13
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Stan Lee

After the sad news that broke just before last weeks show, Alex and I thought it only fitting to dedicate this show to the man who almost singlehandedly changed peoples views on taboo topics, as well as the cinema world, with his well crafted, humanised characters with superhero traits, Mr Stan Lee. As the world mourns the loss of such a figurehead, we talk about the life of the man, his creations and the impact they have had on many many people in the world, and what his cinematic and comic creations have added to the lives of their fans. Not every superhero has a cape or super powers, some have a pencil, a pad and an idea. ...

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November 13, 2018 01:05:06
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Michael Bay

Alex & I delve into the films of Mr Explosion, Michael Bay. The man who can single handedly make a reason to just blow something up for the sake of it! We look at some of his most popular films, and discover that some of the most popular in his catalogue were actually rated terribly by Rotton Tomatoes, leading us to go on a tirade about RT! I also lobby for Armageddon being one of his best films, whilst Alex vehemently disagrees. We look at his impact on Hollywood, and how his films are viewed by both critics and the ordinary cinemagoer, looking at why they fare so much stronger with normal people, as opposed to the cretins at The Academy. We also get teary about Stan Lee passing away, minutes before our show went live, as well as a few secrets being revealed by myself, much to Alex's disgust! And not forgetting some amazing songs found in Mr Bay's films. ...

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November 05, 2018 01:04:33
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Halloween, Guy Fawkes & Horror

We're back! After a few weeks hiatus (due to personal issues neither of us could control) we come back swinging, talking about all things Guy Fawkes, Halloween and Horror. Alex & I go in hard on those who do not wear Poppies, we talk about the Halloween reboot/sequel/waste of time, as well as go through some awesome horror films. We also go off on a tangent that starts at Halloween takes a trip through Thanksgiving & Black Friday and ends up with Michael Bay! We also give our opinions on some frightfully awesome TV series to get your teeth into as well as delve into just why Horror movies are sluggish and seemingly struggling for audiences, looking at the rise of TV series taking the coverted audiences and keeping people away from the cinema. We finally give our Top 5 Horror films to test your metal against! ...

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October 10, 2018 00:21:57
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Feel The Force Day Celebrity Guest Interviews

For your listening pleasure, these are the raw file interviews with the celebrity guests from this years Feel The Force Day, at Kingsgate Centre, Peterborough. Listen as the guests talk passionately about why they are here, what they experience from the day and why the keep coming back year after year to help support this amazing "celebration convention" For anyone wanting to here the impact it has on the celebrity world, then these will give you that candid insight. Enjoy! ...

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October 10, 2018 01:00:50
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Feel The Force Day & Max Landis

Alex and I offer up a 2 for on this episode, with our feedback and thoughts on Feel The Force Day and then moving on to the multitalented screenwriter, Max Landis. We start with our thoughts and feedback on the epic "celebration Con" dedicated to those with physical, auditory and visual impairments, Feel The Force Day in Peterborough. We talk through what we did, what we saw and the lasting impact this con has had on us both, and our love for the guys that put it on. We talk about how what this con represents changes you forever when you are immersed in its atmosphere for the day. And it really does... We then move on to the very talented screenwriter, Max Landis, from films Chronicle, American Ultra and Netflix Original Film Bright. We look at his works, his processes and what makes him so different from other screenwriters of today. Max is supremely talented and has the youthful exhuberance that Hollywood is desperately crying out for! ...

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