Steve, Paul and Crisp Packet Dave returned for their annual Star Wars podcast and took an in-depth look at Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. (Note: This review contains spoilers, a lot of them.)
Elsewhere, there is the traditional quiz where football-loving Steve tries to hide his geek tendencies. And with 5 years of Failed Critics the lads look back at their 5 favourite films of the last 5 years, as well as their least favourite.
We hope you all have a great Christmas and happy new year and all that jazz. We’ll have the results of our end of year awards in the next episode. Don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already! Deadline for submissions is midnight on Boxing Day.
…a bunch of humanoids (that rather suspiciously looked a lot like regular homo-sapiens) hatched a plan to steal some prized blueprints that will allow these feisty rebels to finally topple their evil authoritarian overlord once and for all.
Unfortunately for them, the best they could manage was to kick this wretched git off their podcast for a week instead, as Steve Norman, Paul Field and “Crisp Packet” Dave Valentine return for another Star Wars special episode – sans Owen Hughes.
With the arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in cinemas this week – heralding Disney’s monopoly over the Christmas blockbuster with their second attempt at reviving George Lucas’s space-opera adventure series – we reunited last year’s trio to dissect all things good and bad with the post-prequel-sequel-prequel… thing…
There’s a quiz (of course there’s a quiz) that Quizcast host Paul takes charge of again, putting our Star Wars knowledge to the test, before a run through of the once-canon (but no longer so) spin-offs that arrived prior to 2015’s The Force Awakens, including a very Ewoky Christmas and some surprisingly good animated shows.
In the meantime, make sure you send in your votes for the Failed Critics Awards 2016 before midnight 27 December. Ignore Russell Brand, every vote counts. If you don’t do your duty, you’ll only have yourselves to blame if we end up with Mob Handed as our number one film of the year. You’ve been warned.
Emerging from a flaming toxic waste drum ready to avenge the podcasting world, potty-mouthed Paul Field and feminist comedian James Mullinger are back – and they’re bigger, better and uglier than ever! Well, at least two of those are true.
Joining your Underground Nights hosts in the fourth episode of the podcast is the iconic Troma producer, director and all-round legend that is Lloyd Kaufman. If that weren’t enough, Troma Institute for Gifted Youth inductee Dylan Greenberg also takes part in the very personal interview. Lloyd and Dylan discuss everything from how Kaufman got into films, to what they really think about Netflix and why Troma NOW is better.
To top it all off, Dave Valentine (aka Crisp Packet Dave) and Mullinger bond over their love for VHS, whilst Paul holds an impromptu quiz… and not a single question was about laser-disc! There’s also enough time to chat about VHS Forever before Dave’s sexy voice gets all too much.
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Owen Hughes has vanished. In his absence, the sinister Steve Norman has risen from the ashes of the Failed Critics Podcast and will not rest until he has reviewed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
With the help of Paul Field and Dave Valentine, Steve leads a brave effort to restore order to the podcast..
OK, enough of that. You get the idea with our opening crawl. It’s a Star Wars special episode that celebrates the iconic movie series, from the original trilogy all the way through to JJ Abrams smash hit Episode 7 – The Force Awakens, released in UK cinemas yesterday.
As Owen has been kicked off the podcast this week, it’s up to Steve to host on his lonesome, with support from Underground Nights‘ very own Paul Field, and making his debut on Failed Critics, Dave Valentine. All of whom have been huge fans of the sci-fi fantasy saga from a young age and share their nostalgic experiences and how it may or may not have impacted on their enjoyment of the latest release in the franchise.
If, like Steve, Paul and Dave, you too had been avoiding spoilers like the plague, then don’t worry. We have a main review that is as spoiler free as is humanly possible for a film review, keeping the nitty gritty to a separate ‘spoiler alert’ section after the end credits, with plenty of warning in advance!
Don’t forget to take the time to vote in our Failed Critics Awards if the force is strong enough to break your top 10 films of the year.
Join us again next week for our rather festive Christmas episode!