Talking Stars Episode 58 Original v Remake – Planet of the Apes

Talking Stars Episode 58 Original v Remake – Planet of the Apes

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Spoilers will appear here

In this episode, we debut the Original v Remake on the Planet of the Apes movies (1968) and (2001) version. We will look at the stars, director, effects, make up, music and story. which one do you think is the best of the series to date.

Host

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Guests

Damien – Riley on Film
Carl Wonders – Listening to Film

A – Z Challenger – Thrillers – D – Drone (2017)

A – Z Challenge – Thriller

Every Sunday between Damien, Kira and myself we are going through the alphabet and select anything from a Film, Director, Scene, Location, Item from a film or Reasons Thrillers Exist.

For this letter, I got D

My Pick

Drone

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Reason – For my letter I decided to pick a film that has only just be released, this thriller follows a private contracted drone pilot who must face the consequences of one of his missions when a Pakistan business man holds him family hostage as his family’s secrets get revealed. My quick sell is that this film has Sean Bean in.

Darren’s Wednesday Trip into World Cinema – Finland – Iron Sky (2012)

In my own feature on Talking Stars, I have decided to go around the world and search for the films people are missing, I will be trying to cover as many different country with this feature, so let’s fasten our seat belts, board the plane and set sail to worlds unknown.

After narrowly escaping one group of maniacs I headed back to main land Scandinavia and a fresh country, Finland. But not everything is how I remember as the news is covering a story about how the Nazis have had a secret base on the moon for years and are planning to return to Earth.

Iron Sky

GenreHorror/Comedy/Sci-Fi

CountryFinland

Short SaleThis is a crazy adventure that is so far out there you can just sit back and enjoy the crazy concept behind it all. I feel this is one for you all to enjoy, so go and check it out.

Talking Stars Episode 57 A-Z Horror Challenge – A

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Talking Stars Episode 57 A-Z Horror Challenge – A: In our latest challenge, we have put together a show where Damien and Myself are going to going through the alphabet suggesting horror films, talking about characters, directors or themes used in horror films.

NON-Spoiler Show

Come and listen to for the latest idea and let us know if you want to join us on certain letters or give us some suggestions on ones we might have missed.

Host

Damien – Riley on Film
Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Throwback Thursday – Jurassic Park

Throwback Thursday

We all like to look back on certain moments of our past and this feature gives us a chance to look at older film, well films that are from the pre-2000s.

My choice is the first is the first film I saw at the cinema Jurassic Park.

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I have always felt this is a movie everyone should see once because it is a masterpiece in special effects, storytelling and just being able to scare us. i hope you all have seen it and if you haven’t well it should be next on your list.

Darren’s Wednesday Trip into World Cinema – Iceland – Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009)

In my own feature on Talking Stars, I have decided to go around the world and search for the films people are missing, I will be trying to cover as many different country with this feature, so let’s fasten our seat belts, board the plane and set sail to worlds unknown.

Well I set sail once again leaving Norway behind I headed North to Iceland, I joined another group of tourists from all over the world as we looked to see whales but man did this trip go wrong, when our ship broke down and a fishing vessel offers to help only to chase us around trying to kill us.

Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre

GenreComedy/Horror

CountryIceland

Short SaleThis is a horror comedy that has a cameo performance from the great Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface) which does follow a group people being picked off by psychopaths, this is fun and enjoyable in place and is the most likely the only Icelandic film I have seen.

Where will I head next, come back next week to see?

Actor Focus – Nicole Kidman Number 2

Actor Focus – Nicole Kidman

During this month, we are each pick out a film or television performance from Nicole Kidman to share, this months was Kira’s choice.

This red-haired Australian bombshell made her film debut in 1983 and still is an actress who appears in Oscar nominated movies like Lion, but picking a film to suggest comes off easier for myself than you would imagine.

My Pick

The Others (2001)

The Reason I picked this filmWhen you get an A-List star in horror you often get a complete miss, but with the Others Kidman owns this role. The film follows a mother who lives in darkness because her children are photosensitive, she becomes paranoid the house in haunted but you will be in for a shock when you learn the truth.

This is a horror people will always recommend by horror fans because of the draw of the big name in Kidman and I will always be one to follow the trend on recommending this horror gem.

Come back next week to see what Damien selects from Kidman’s work.

Darren’s Cinema Pick of the Week

Darren’s Cinema Pick of the Week

Each week new movies come out, each week I seem to see at least one film at the cinema thanks to my Odeon Limitless Card (£17.99 a month to see as many as I want a month). Sometimes I do regret my choice but other times I find myself surprised.

Let’s see what the pick of this week will be.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Plot – Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Will I like it?

·         The first one was fun, the 2nd and 3rd were interesting and I need this to make up for the terrible 4th.

·         Bloom and Knightley are back

·         Javier Bardem as a villain, yes please.

Darren’s Wednesday Trip into World Cinema – Norway – Troll Hunter (2010)

In my own feature on Talking Stars, I have decided to go around the world and search for the films people are missing, I will be trying to cover as many different country with this feature, so let’s fasten our seat belts, board the plane and set sail to worlds unknown.

After spending my week in Sweden and escaping the hands of the evil Hypnotist, I headed just across the border to Norway, in Norway I got to team up with a documentary film crew that were joining forces with a lone hunter claiming he hunts down Trolls in the countryside. With camera in hand I know this week is going to be very interesting for myself.

Troll Hunter

GenreFantasy/Horror

CountryNorway

Short SaleYou want to see a fun found footage film that isn’t just screaming at the camera? Well you need to look no further, as this mockumentary style film explores the unknown threat in the Norwegian countryside. We have a unique look at different types of trolls that you will remember all of the sequences with them. This also comes from director Andre Ovredal who bought us the exceptional Autopsy of Jane Doe this year.

Let me know what you think of Troll Hunter.

I will be setting back out to see next week as I head off to Iceland for my latest adventure.

A – Z Challenge – Thriller – A – Alfred Hitchcock

A – Z Challenge – Thriller – A – Alfred Hitchcock

Every Sunday between Damien, Kira and myself we are going through the alphabet and select anything from a Film, Director, Character, Scene, Location, Item from a film or Reasons Thrillers Exist.

For this letter, I got A

My Pick

Alfred Hitchcock

ReasonLet me start with four film titles, Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest. When you see just those four films you will know how to make a thriller that hasn’t dated, never stops keeping you guessing and films people still talk about today over 50 years later. Alfred Hitchcock could easily be considered the greatest thriller directors, often imitated never emulated.

Diving into other thrillers he directed that aren’t too bad either, we have Torn Curtain, The Birds, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rope and Dial M for Murder. Seeing all these films you could easily have a full education in how to make a thriller from the greatest master in film thriller directing.

Come back next Sunday to see what Damien picks for his choice for B.