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Failed Critics Podcast: Leonard Nimoy, It Follows and a Game of Soggy Critics

We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.

it followsWelcome to this week’s Failed Critics Podcast where Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by returning special guest, Andrew Brooker.

We kick off the podcast with Owen putting a price on Steve’s head after he forced Owen to watch c-list celebrity horror/revenge/thriller-spoof Kill Keith as a result of losing last week’s quiz. Andrew sparks another debate on BBFC’s system after controversial indie movie Hate Crime was refused a rating, before leading on a review of the brand new release and genuinely creepy horror movie, It Follows.

In honour of Leonard Nimoy who sadly passed away this week, the trio get together for a Spock-inspired triple bill which was as shambolic as ever. As I’m sure everyone is already aware, during Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan, Mr Spock sacrifices himself to save his captain and friend James T. Kirk. Thus, the team each pick their three favourite film characters who die and then come back to life.

Join us again next week as the team will reunite to review Neill Blomkamp’s action sci-fi movie Chappie. Until then, live long and prosper.

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Failed Critics Podcast: Star Trek Into Darkness

star trek into darknessIt’s that time of year where the big blockbusters come thick and fast, and this week the Failed Critics are putting on our red shirts, setting our phasers to stun, and splitting any and all infinitives we can find as we embrace Star Trek Into Darkness.

As well as reviewing JJ Abrams’ latest installment of the epic sci-fi franchise (including a suitable lengthy Spoiler Alert), we also have time for reviews of Pedro Almodovar’s latest release ‘I’m So Excited’, giallo homage ‘Berbarian Sound Studio’, and impossibly hot couple Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in ‘Love & Other Drugs’.

Next week we’re reviewing our second Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson release this summer, with the latest in the seemingly unsinkable Fast and the Furious franchise.

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