New LogoEach week the team review the latest cinema release, talk about what else they’ve seen in the past seven days and discuss the latest news from the film world (if it happens to have crossed their Twitter feeds prior to recording). Occasionally the team will produce a themed Triple Bill, choosing three films each that fit a particular category.

If you want in depth reviews of the key components that make an individual movie good or bad, then you’re looking in the wrong place. If you want to listen to a group of people chat about film and be occasionally humorous with it, then that’s us.

Created by James Diamond

Produced by Owen Hughes

Hosted by Steve Norman

Contributions from: Gerry McAuley, Carole Petts, Matt Lambourne, Callum Petch, Andrew Brooker, Mike Shawcross, Paul Field and James Diamond

All music by Kevin MacLeod of http://incompetech.com (remixed by James Yuill from episode 150 onwards)

Acast page: http://acast.com/failedcritics/

RSS Feed: http://rss.acast.com/failedcritics  (copy into your podcast management software or RSS reader)

In the meantime, if you’re new to the Failed Critics podcast and aren’t sure where to join in from, then the latest episode is always the best. We hardly ever have in-jokes or call backs to podcasts older than maybe one or two weeks, so hopefully you won’t feel left out!

Alternatively, you can try some of these ‘new-release review’ or ‘triple bill’ podcasts:

  • Skyfall and our Bond Triple Bill specialSkyfall + other Bond movies (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes and James Diamond) – 30 Oct & 4 Nov 2012
  • Paranormal Activity 4Paranormal Activity 4, Safety Not Guaranteed, Speed Racer, Holy Motors (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Gerry McAuley and James Diamond) – 25 Oct 2012
  • The Dark Knight Rises BATMAN SPECIALThe Dark Knight Rises + other Batman movies (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Gerry McAuley and James Diamond) – 22 July 2012
  • Episode 1The very first episode of the podcast, Cabin in the Woods (Steve Norman, Gerry McAuley and James Diamond) – 25 Apr 2012

If you’re looking for something a little more specific, you could try one of our Corridor of Praise episodes, where we induct actors, directors and studios who have been cruelly overlooked by the Academy into the highly coveted Failed Critics echelons of prestige:

  • 1. Harrison Ford (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Gerry McAuley and James Diamond) – 4 Dec 2012
  • 2. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Gerry McAuley and James Diamond) – 29 Jan 2013
  • 3. Stanley Kubrick (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Gerry McAuley and James Diamond) – 28 Mar 2013
  • 4. Studio Ghibli (James Diamond, Owen Hughes and Gerry McAuley) – 13 Oct 2013
  • 5. Paul Verhoeven (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes and Matt Lambourne) – 4 May 2014
  • 6. Jean-Claude Van Damme (Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Hollie and Richard Trondsen) – 16 Apr 2015


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  6. Hellowww…my fucking ears!!!

    Please, please, please and please do something about your lack of “Wikihowing” the general usage of standard microphone usage. In this day and age it is not impossible to recreate and broadcast the human voice on a smoother level. The last episode sounded like you might have been speaking through fucking kazoos.

    Enjoy the chat; fix the sound!

    All the merry best,

    Andy Mac ;)

    • Hi Andy,

      First of all… apologies for the terrible sound quality of our recent podcasts. It’s really, really annoying because we can’t identify what seems to be causing the issue. Without going into too much boring detail about our set up, the audio issues seem to come about between the final edit (of which the sound quality is publishable) and actually publishing (at which point something is being compressed and results in the horrendous screeching/distortion you’ve experienced).

      Secondly, we’re a bit fed up with it too! We’re on a hiatus this week, we have some ideas to try out for our next pod and so hopefully that’ll be the end of it and everything will be back to normal from then on. :-)

      Thanks for the feedback though and glad to hear you enjoy the chat at least (when you can actually hear it of course!)


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