Talking Stars Episode 63 – Alien Franchise

In 1979 Ridley Scott gave us one of the most shocking sci-fi movies 38 years later he is still trying to capture magic once again but with other heavyweight directors trying their hands at the franchise what ones are good and what ones are bad.

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Darren – Movie Reviews 101


Becky – Film Music Central
Damien – Riley on Film
Mike Sale – Midland Movies
Hermione Flavia – Wild Fire Motion Pictures Our esteemed and special guest! We hope to have her back soon on future episodes!

Films Covered

  • Prometheus
  • Alien Covenant
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien 3
  • Alien Resurrection



Talking Stars Episode 62 Spider-Man: Homecoming

Talking Stars Episode 62 Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming PosterThis show will contain Spoilers!

Today we look at the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Spiderman: Homecoming. In a year where we have had two of the more popular films from the comic book material and now have we got another good or bad one?

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews


Turbo Kid & Mad Max 2 – Film Club 7 -Damien’s Choice

In this episode, Damien’s choice, the panel discusses 80’s apocalyptic wastelands as seen in these two films. These are two movies that fit the bill. Mad Max fans marvel at the engine revving action of Mel Gibson while more modern adventurists enjoy the comical bmx savages of Turbo Kid. These are great movies, this is an equally great discussion! check it out and drop us a comment. Links to the host and panelists are at the bottom of this post.

Turbo Kid (2015)
Unrated | 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 28 August 2015 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell | 1 more credit »
Writers: François Simard, Anouk Whissell | 1 more credit »
Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max 2 (original title)
R | 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1982 (USA)
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Director: George Miller
Writers: Terry Hayes (screenplay), George Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Hosting this week: Damien
Panel: Kira, Darren, & Josh

#61 Angry at Movies

This week the Talking Stars are angry. We’ve all walked out of a theater or thrown our remote down in frustration. For that reason, this is our topic:


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Sometimes we regret it, we see films later in a new way. Other times, these movies remain horrible, awful, terrible, losers, lemons, stinkers, whatever you want to call them. They SUCK! Enjoy our chat as such. And no, Angry Birds were not harmed or even spoken of in this episode, it was just my clever 🙂 idea for a catchy photo. We cover a total of 6 BAD films we are mad about and ones that make us happy at the end.

I have found it helps to talk about it. “Hey there friend, we accept you here, how did that make you FEEEEL.” You can of course write online about it too. We call it a rant! Come join our virtual support group. 😉

In this episode, I Damien your host from Riley on Film and my 2 guest panelists MovieRob, and first time guest Ashleigh of the video site The Movie Oracle also on tumblr join me in a communal rant about movies that drove us up the wall. We are in this episode very much so: Angry at Movies. I hope you find it fun listening!

Please feel free to share with our growing number of enthusiasts a film that drives you bonkers or you can leave a comment about anything at all. WE check out the sites that leave comments, always. Thanks for listening. This is our 61st show and counting.

Wonder Woman

There seems to be general agreement out there that Wonder Woman makes the grade. Darren and I had a chance to sit down and record a conversation about the film. Have a listen and see if you agree with our points. Please feel free to leave us yours in the comments.

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The two blog film critics speaking in this episode are: Darren and Damien