A movie discussion by blog film critics from across the globe
Author: Damien Riley
I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, and podcaster, The Damien Riley Podcast is where I give you 5 min film reviews. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I always try to have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.
This is turning out to be a super fun podcast series. Next in the ABC’s of Horror, the letter “I.” Today Darren and Damien talk about their picks of films starting with “I” and/or having something to do with the letter I, such as Director or Character names. We hope you enjoy the show.
Proud Mary is out in the US but not in the UK. The Talking Stars got together to have a conversation about what we think it will be like along with our opinions of the trailer.
In the latter part of the show, we each brought our favorite assassin films to the discussion. Finally, Darren brought a new game he is still refining. You may hear some waiting space as Kira and Damien try to guess his brain-teasing questions about film and various categories. We have some ways to make it more smooth next time so listen for our next episode.
Thank you for being a listener. We appreciate you being there! Until next time … see you at the movies.
Darren and Damien recorded a podcast of their favorite movies of 2017. They don’t agree on all of them. Come and see what they did agree on. There’s also a closing bit on their worst picks of the years. Have a listen
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*This episode may contain spoilers. Podcast Show Notes:
Most movie lovers can remember certain characters bursting onto the screen in unforgettable scenes. The challenge to our three movie critics today was to summon some favorites and share them on the podcast. It made for a lively discussion and touch the neurons of quite a few memories both vintage and recent.
1. Ice Breaker: Each critic brings one film we have seen recently as a spoiler-free discussion. Darren starts.
2. We all bring 2 favorite character screen intros each. Becky Starts.
3. We each bring and discuss a film we wish we could have seen and why we would have or want to see the film from this year (preferably not something that has come out in the last 2 weeks or so this also offers a follow up chat for later shows too where we can get into spoilers.) Damien Starts
The Man Who Knew Infinity, House of Frankenstein, Howl of the Wolfman, The Family Fang, The Empire Strikes Back, Fast and the Furious, Silence of the Lambs, Ocean’s Eleven, Jurassic Park, Alien, Sing Street and more.
In this, our 10th episode of the podcast, we, Darren and Damien, review two films: Suicide Squad is the mega high budget action film of the Summer and The Lesson is a low budget, independent horror film from last year. Listen to the podcast and see how they measure up.
Starring: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jesse Eisenberg, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez Genres: Action Directed By: David Ayer Studio: Warner Bros.
The Lesson (2015) Cast: Robert Hands as Mr. Gale
Evan Bendall as Fin
Michaela Prchalová as Mia Directed by: Ruth Platt Written by: Ruth Platt
Unrated Contains scenes of extreme violence.
We’re curious what you think of these films and our podcast. Do leave us a comment if you have the time. As always, if you would like to be on the show or you have a film, actor, or genre you’d like to see us cover, leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you promptly.
What can a big budget do for a so so movie story? How about what can a great story do with a lower budget? These are issues Damien and Darren tackle today in this episode of “Talking Stars.” We hope you enjoy.
Crawl or Die and The BFG are the two films covered in this episode. We talk about the first film that has a relatively small budget, Crawl or Die, and stack it against the high budgeted BFG. You can read in our excitement that Crawl or Die did a lot more with less to making a great film. Listen to Darren and Damien discuss these two films in this episode. This podcast includes spoilers.
We’re curious what you think of the films and the podcast. Do leave us a comment if you have the time. As always, if you would like to be on the show or you have a film, actor, or genre you’d like to see us cover, leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you promptly.
Spring is a lower budget sci-fi horror romance film. It takes us from the streets of Italy into the phrase “Love is a monster.” Cell is a chase horror film that moves on the concept that cell phones have delivered a viures into human brains that makes them zombie-like creatures.
Show notes: Darren and Damien talk about 2 films: Spring and Cell. Both films describe themselves as horror. This is the 6th episode of the first season.
‘The Hunt’ is a drama and suspense film. It covers the issue of an innocent man being accused of a sexual crime with a child he did not commit. We discuss the plot and some relevant issues in the film.
Intro: Talking Stars is a new show Darren Lucas and Myself are working on, this show is the fifth episode of our first season. We discuss The Hunt, a very gripping film indeed that focuses on a very controversial topic. We are hoping to have some more guests on the show. Interested?
Other Show Notes: Tried some new music for intro outro.
Announcements: We’ve made it to our 5th show! Thank you for listening! If there is anyone you would like us to cover leave a comment. Also, let us know if you’d like to be a guest on the show.
Hush is an amazing low budget horror film. We discuss how suspense was achieved and what the ending may truly signal.
Intro: Talking Stars is a new show Darren Lucas and Myself are working on, this show is the fourth episode of our first season. We discuss Hush, a scary suspense/horror film. We are hoping to have some more guests on the show. Interested?
Other Show Notes:
Announcements: We’ve made it to our 4th show! Thank you for listening! If there is anyone you would like us to cover leave a comment. Also, let us know if you’d like to be a guest on the show.
Intro: Talking Stars is a new show Damien Riley and Myself are working on, this is the second episode where we talk about the films of Steven Spielberg from the 1980s. NOTE: We did get a request on Darren’s Youtube page to do a show on John Candy so watch for that in the near future.
Other Show Notes:
Announcements: Stoked on our second show! We got a request to cover John Candy so we will be looking into that and get back to the commenter. Thank you! If there is anyone you would like us to cover leave a comment. Also, let us know if you’d like to be a guest on the show.