Andy Hughes and Alex Hudson host this weekly podcast covering all the biggest and freshest news stories in film, TV and gaming. Every Sunday sees the arrival of a News & Reviews episode where they talk all the latest movie news and review any releases they've seen that week. Tweet and follow @Din…
After the exciting snake pit action of last week, Alex has fought his way free to take part in this week's news & reviews episode. Thank goodness he has as he's got a backlog of things to talk about in an already news heavy week so this one's going to be a marathon episode. There's new David Cronenberg body horror ‘Crimes of the Future', Bowie documentary ‘Moonage Daydream', Idris Elba turns lion puncher in ‘Beast', ‘Scream' is another of 2022's myriad legacy sequels, ‘Young Plato' is an uplifting documentary regarding one headmasters efforts to reshape the culture of aggression in schoolchildren, ‘Saloum' is a Senegalese supernatural action thriller comedy that feels like a blend you won't often see and finally ‘Hatching' is a Finnish coming of age horror.
All the uproar and internet chatter surrounding the premiere of Olivia Wilde's new film "Don't Worry Darling" got us thinking here at Dinosaur Man HQ about other productions where on set or off set antics overshadowed the release of the film, for better or for worse. We look at famous examples of nightmare productions, casting clashes and attempted murder. Strap in for a wild ride!
Congratulations loyal listeners! You all successfully made it through last week's test episode, you proved your love of the pod and your reward is another news and reviews episode packed to the gills with reviews of the latest in movies (Alex) and TV (Andy).Alex has reviews of new comedy horror 'Bodies, Bodies, Bodies', Spanish language film making satire 'Official Competition' & bizarre cosmic horror comedy two hander 'Glorious'. On the TV front, Andy gives his thoughts on Marvel's 'She Hulk', Amazon's epic 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' and HBO prequel series 'House of the Dragon'.
Well if you were thinking, "Oh yeah news and reviews is all well and good but will you ever just make an episode which is purely a man reading numbers from a spreadsheet?" then you're in luck!This is truly the darkest timeline, Alex spends an hour trying to work out if 'Batgirl' should have been cancelled by reading out budgets and grosses for Warner Bros DC comics properties since the turn of the century. What answer does he come to? Does Andy regret not doing research? Does Andy realise this would be the podcast if he wasn't on it?
Well after last weekend having a false start, here comes that batch of news and reviews you were all promised by the Sidecast.This week we talk Jordan Peele's third directorial feature 'Nope', action franchise sequel 'Prey', wine tasting documentary 'Blind Ambition' & bizarre sprawling Indonesian action romance drama 'Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash'. A real grab bag this week for you all guys so enjoy the variety while it's there.
So due to reasons out of our hands we were unable to get together and record a new episode for you. This means you get to experience the worst kind of episode - an Andy episode. We can hear you all booing from your respective homes and we're sorry.In this sidecast (because why not bring them back) Andy discusses the film Prey briefly and also makes plans for future episodes while Alex is not here to stop him running his mouth.Normal service will resume next week until then please subscribe, it helps a lot.Find us on Twitter @DinosaurMan15
Bleep bloop bleep, press select. Welcome to this edition of Dinosaur Man 64! This is our sporadic series of video game based episodes where we discuss all of the biggest and best in video games (specifically ones we've been playing). As usual Andy carries the weight of this episode with 6 reviews including platforming juggernaught 'Super Mario Odyssey', a blast from the past in 'Transport Tycoon' and indie darling 'Tunic'. Alex meanwhile is lumbered with the first installment of Dinosaur Man 69 where he plays one of the myriad NSFW games on itch.io.
With the conclusion of San Diego Comic Con last week, this episode is largely a news dump of all the big announcements and reveals from that event. Reviews wise we bring you psychological horror 'She Will', Netflix's animation 'The Sea Beast', Russo Brothers actioner 'The Gray Man', 'Swan Song' which features a great performance by Udo Kier & dinosaur franchise fodder 'Jurassic World: Dominion'.
Mild Spoiler Warning! With the recent release of Netflix's new series ‘Resident Evil', the boys talk about it in a loose sense, what it manages to do well and less well. They also compare it to other screen adaptations with particular focus on the Paul W S Anderson films which originated at the start of the century. It's a very loose discussion that wanders between points without too much connective tissue, so in actual fact it's the perfect representation of the Resident Evil franchise when you think about it.
Guess who's back with another dose of hot and fresh news and/or reviews? If you guessed anyone but us then bad luck as it's never gonna happen like that. We bring you our thoughts on such releases as MCU effort 'Thor: Love and Thunder', offbeat British comedy 'Brian and Charles', cave exploration Hudson bait 'Il Buco', showy biopic 'Elvis', sporting drama 'Tigers' & South Korean real life inspired thriller 'Escape From Mogadishu'.
Ahoy there, loyal listeners! Welcome to this very prompt and urgent spoiler review for the latest entry in the MCU, 'Thor: Love and Thunder'. We were definitely always going to do this episode this week and we promise it's not because Alex couldn't be bothered to think of another idea for an episode topic. So this full on spoiler review is slightly odd as only Andy has seen the film so he more or less just tells Alex what happens in the movie. But full spoilers still apply!
Wazzzzzappppp! Remember that advert? Good times. Busy, busy week this week and boy does the episode length reflect that. I hope your commute hits some traffic so you can enjoy this in full. Reviews this week include Scott Derrickson's new horror 'The Black Phone', legacy homoerotic sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick', Ninja Thyberg's feature debut 'Pleasure', stop motion masterclass 'Mad God', Lovecraftian fan faction 'Offseason' and some TV show called Stranger Things.
So that time has finally come and The Flash movie from Warner Brothers and DC has finally been released to cinemas for our viewing pleasure. So we figured this is the perfect time to do a full in depth spoiler review.What were our favourite bits, what confused us, and why were there two different cuts of the same movie released at the same time?If like us you also believed this movie was never coming out then there is egg on all our faces.Let us know your favourite part of The Flash on Twitter @DinosaurMan15 and share the podcast with all your friends
Welcome back to you all dear friends, we've missed you terribly this week. To make up for it, how about a lovely installment of News & Reviews? Just like we used to make when you were little, remember it was your absolute favourite? Reviews this week include (and are completely limited to) French drama 'Everything Went Fine', Karen Gillan starring sci fi nonsense 'Dual' & Nic Cage meme shitposting page made celluloid 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'. Don't worry, the costarring baby crying is one week only special guest. There's no way we're inviting him back after what he said about 'Love Hard'.
Welcome friends (and enemies I suppose) to this episode of the Dinosaur Man Podcast where we're celebrating the recent release of 'Jurassic World: Dominion' by becoming John Hammond's chief imagineers for his dino theme park. We evaluate dinosaur appearances in other movies and TV shows in order to work out which would be the best new attraction to add to Jurassic Park. With scares, entertainment and Wayne Knight all being considered we delve deep into the pros and cons of each.
Yeah yeah, we know. We saw too much, for real this time. Between the two of us we've probably seen every film and tv show this fortnight, which is regrettable as we now have to talk about them and review them. I think we can all agree this is just too much content baby, I'm not even going to write here what we've seen as it's too much. Check it out in the title, it's the same as listed there.
This week we wade deep into the maddest of all of the multiversi, the Marvel version! This is our full on spoiler episode for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' so be warned intrepid listeners, we'll ruin the movie for you if you haven't seen it yet. We have a non spoiler version on last week's News & Reviews episode.We delve into plot, new and familiar faces, the horror elements on display and all the twists and turns along the way.
Normal service is resumed this week with just hardly any technical hiccups or issues, so don't even worry about it at all. Andy makes a return to the podcast and waxes lyrical about the trailer for Avatar 2 while Alex is only growing more steadfast in his view that he won't watch the film.Reviews this week include latest Marvel entry 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', A24 multiverse epic 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', animated reboot 'Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers', internet horror 'We're All Going To The World's Fair' and 'Morbius'
We resume our news and reviews service this week with a mix of our latest watches. Ranging from a ghost story from Laos in the form of 'The Long Walk' to a documentary about the highest profile skateboarder of all time, all while taking in a couple of horror offerings available online. We also discuss high profile directors leaving anticipated projects for different reasons, the video game hall of fame and trailers that reveal too much.
In anticipation of this week's release of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', we take a look at another alternate reality in the world of the sorcerer supreme, 1992's 'Doctor Mordrid'.This Full Moon project originally started life as an official Doctor Strange film but rights lapsed and rewrites were hastily done, resulting in this odd concoction of not quite right replacements for many of the elements of the superhero property, whilst also retaining a sense of fun and shlockiness that's hard to come by in the 21st century offerings in the same genre.
This week it's Alex's turn to have watched too many things and try to fit them into one regularly sized episode. Andy has seen box office juggernaut 'The Batman' and reveals whether he found this installment in the franchise managed to work its magic on him. Alex has a real feast of horror to review, with 'Amulet', 'A Banquet' and 'Master' all coming from female filmmakers. With a $90m budget, 'The Northman' represents a departure for Robert Eggers on a financial level, does that apply on a creative side too?
To tie in with Easter, this year the boys look at notable resurrections in mostly cinema history, from long dormant horror franchise reboots, transforming robots and secret agents we cover a range of examples that show the best and worst of what can happen when a franchise rises from the dead. Much like with Jesus, some of these franchise will spawn a religion that lasts over 2000 years. Churches devoted to Vin Diesel? I can imagine it.Tell us your favourite reawakenings and tweet at us @dinosaurman15
After a few weeks off from News & Reviews it returns with a vengeance, Andy's been a busy boy and caught up with a bunch of 2021 and 2022 releases. Alex has seen one film. On top of reviews of Pixar's 'Turning Red', Poirot outing 'Death on the Nile', 'Jackass Forever' and much more in the world of recent films, Andy has also got three series to talk about. 'Peacemaker' starring John Cena, dystopian Sci Fi 'Severance' and the MCU's latest installment 'Moon Knight'. It truly is a monstrous week of reviews, normal service may be resumed soon.
This is it, the final chapter in an epic which has spanned years of podcasting, the final edition of Dinosaur Man does Harry Potter. Alex and Andy return to Hogwarts following the camping trip that took place last year for the final showdown with Voldemort, there will of course be more misuse of magical creatures, destruction of school property and key characters dying at a rate of knots. Who will make it through? Will there be a happy ending for Keith the Dementor? Will Harry fulfill his destiny? Find out here in the final ever episode of this epic wizarding story!
It's Hollywood's biggest night! Unfortunately it's a departure from our usual experience with the Oscars as Alex is away so we can't do our annual watch along torture. Instead we bring you our alternative nominations and predict who or what should win and will win in some of the prestige categories. Will normal service be resumed next year? We pray that we never have to do another all nighter for this podcast.
Our semi regular video game episode returns with a bang, Andy has been playing more video games than usual, Alex has actually been consistently playing a game for longer than he was forced to. We round up both the good and bad in video games that we've been playing, whether Andy likes or hates a game he's put over 70 hours into and whether Alex will win the championship with Williams, exciting stuff!
In a relatively sparse episode of news and reviews we still somehow find time to prattle on for a while about nonsense, mainly Alex being upset with the movie industry if we're being totally honest.We sum up the biggest and best in news stories, we try to work out who will actually watch 'Avatar 2', why they would try to make a 'Deadpool 3' and whether there are more than 2 types of films. On the review front we discuss 'Red Rocket', the new film from Sean Baker and one of Alex's most anticipated films of the year. Andy also covers Netflix's new Ryan Reynolds starring sci-fi film 'The Adam Project'.
With this weekend seeing the release of the latest film in the ongoing stories of the caped crusader in 'The Batman', we thought we'd see how Alex would survive being Batman with none of the training.How many of the villains will Alex defeat? Will Gotham fear or praise him? Has anyone ever asked The Joker his name? Andy guides you through it all here.
This week we find a news & reviews episode which sees large scale disaster movies colliding with small budget movies about witchy women living their wiccan way in the woods. Nothing new here then.We talk big budget nonsense in 'Moonfall', horror reboot garbage in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', a couple of Shudder originals and Oscar nominated Spanish film 'Parallel Mothers'.
To celebrate the release of heartwarming man and dog road trip movie 'Dog' this week, we take time to pitch our own versions of one word animal escapades. We imagine the hijinks and scrapes we'd have along the way and flesh out some pretty predictable story beats that you find in all of these sorts of films.
It's been a little while but News & Reviews finally returns with a solid crop of reviews of the latest in films and TV series. We also round up some recent trailers and the Oscar nominations that were announced last week. We talk about noir thriller 'Nightmare Alley', video game adaptation adventure 'Uncharted', quiet drama 'Mass', recent George Clooney directed coming of age memoir 'The Tender Bar' and puritanical horror 'The Last Thing Mary Saw'. Andy also rounds up season 1 of both 'Reacher' and 'The Book Of Boba Fett'.
As timely as ever we enter another year of this podcast with a spoiler review of a film which has been out for almost 2 months now, 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'. We go into what worked for us, what didn't, character reveals and inciting incidents. We talk in depth about all aspects of the film so we do sound the spoiler porg pretty early on, but chances are you will have seen the film by this point if you're interested in watching it.
To add more competitive elements to the podcast we've looked to the world of sports for inspiration this week and come up with this, the first ever Dinosaur Man Draft!Andy and Alex assemble their teams from the rest of the releases due in 2022, from superhero blockbusters to ultra low budget horror movies we run through it all to build a roster of films to compete for financial and critical supremacy.
Here it is folks, the magnum opus! The long awaited and prestigious Dinosaur Man awards for films of the year released in the UK in 2021. In what has become a long standing tradition we battle it out with our guest Paul Hudson to nominate and win in the 5 big categories. Listen in to find out which films are on the receiving end of some high praise this year!
We kick off the first News & Reviews of 2022 with reviews of four films from 2021, naturally. 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' is the new Joel Coen adaptation of the Shakespeare play which has just hit Apple TV+ after a few weeks in cinemas, seen as an awards hopeful, will it prove divisive? 'Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain' has finally come to the UK after being available for 6 months stateside, 'Malignant' is the latest horror movie from James Wan and is quite something to experience, the less you know the better. Finally, we talk about a film which isn't even the most recent film in the MCU, 'Eternals' is directed by Chloe Zhao and was seen as a big departure from standard Marvel formula by many. But do we like it?
As awards season pulls into view we begin with a new kid on the block in our inaugural Game of the Year awards for games played in 2021 (although released in some cases half a decade ago). Andy doles out awards to a bunch of big and small names in the world of video games, Alex acts as the recapper of the year in videogame news whilst giving his opinion on the couple of games he actually played last year.
As you may have guessed from the title, "It's Catchup Season Baby!". Alex and Andy have both been busy catching up with things missed earlier in the year over the festive period. Reviews include, and are limited to, comic book event 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', Oscar winner from 2021 'Another Round', franchise reboot 'The Matrix Resurrections', awards hopeful 'King Richard', satirical comedy 'Don't Look Up', 'The Card Counter', Disney animation 'Encanto', 'CODA', 'Ron's Gone Wrong', 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City', 'The French Dispatch' & 'Army of Thieves'
Step into Christmas loyal listeners with us as your festive guides, it's the most wonderful time of the year and this is our festive treat to you. In keeping with the season we take a look at the connective tissue between heartwarming family drama 'Jack Frost', in which Michael Keaton plays a struggling blues musician who gets a second chance at a relationship with his son when he gets reincarnated as a sentient snowman, and 'Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman' which is also about a reincarnated man just trying to live his life again as he did first time around. Astonishingly the films do share a surprising amount in common, do they also share the same quality level? Yes.
Welcome to this, the final News & Reviews of 2021. As we close out another year we have a less busy than usual slate of reviews, mainly due to the ongoing situation regarding the rise in cases of Covid in the UK.We do have reviews of awards frontrunner 'The Power Of The Dog', a brooding mood piece released on Netflix worldwide, 'Old' which is the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan and Andy gives his thoughts on latest James Bond outing 'No Time To Die'.
With the impending release of Spider-Man: No Way Home this week, we decided to take a look at his most famous stable of villains, The Sinister Six.We cast multiverse versions of six villains previously featured in at least one of the Spider-Man feature films and justify our reasoning for some slightly strange casting decisions that are sure to annoy fanbases and possibly general audiences too, we also try to establish when notable action heroes were still relevant.
After the rip roaring success of our deep dive into the world of Netflix original Christmas movies we return with another look into this years line up. We get into the ins and outs of three entries. 'A Castle For Christmas', 'Single All The Way' and 'Love Hard' are the subjects this year. Unfortunately none of them are musicals but we live and learn, however there are always Christmas songs to be sung and Eggnog to be drunk, not to mention morals to impart!Do they make us feel Christmas? Did Alex cry? Find out right here!
In the penultimate News & Reviews of this year Alex brings you a bumper crop of new releases. From Netflix we have documentaries 'Procession', 'A Cop Movie' and directorial debuts in Oscar hopefuls 'tick, tick...BOOM!' and 'Passing', alongside this we have festive Aardman stop motion with 'Robin Robin'.Elsewhere there's powerful drama 'Rose Plays Julie', satirical thriller 'The Beta Test', mother and child horror 'Son' and MCU entertainment by way of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'.
Alex is joined once again by Paul in order to celebrate another significant milestone in the history of this podcast, it's Episode 400! We talk about the history of the podcast, the future, Fatboy Slim, Banksy and also review 2015's Science Fiction Mystery '400 Days', which is no good at all.
Bustin' makes us feel good! With the imminent return of the Ghostbusters franchise proper with this weekend's release of the sequel 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', Alex and Paul got to thinking about what pointless sequels to beloved properties they could pitch to try and cash in on the retro trends. Alex loses the spirit of his original film whilst Paul manages to make a young and trendy version that still retains original cast members. Both sound pretty horrible, but which is worse?
Welcome back to the podcast, this week we'll be mostly reviewing movies that have come out anytime between a week ago and 10 months ago, a real diverse spread today. Paul joins the pod again to drop his reviews of sci fi epic 'Dune', long awaited and long delayed James Bond entry 'No Time To Die', comic book sequel 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' and Netflix's remake of the Danish thriller 'The Guilty' which stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Alex takes part in reviewing the horror sequel 'Halloween Kills', the middle entry in the revived timeline of Michael Myers, he also reviews the documentary 'MLK/FBI' from earlier ths year.
Alex is joined by Paul again for a look ahead at what could be the latest revival of the slasher movie within the horror genre. We close out Shoctober by discussing the recently released 'Halloween Kills', the upcoming 'Scream' and 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and what this means for the future of a subgenre that rises to prominence every 20 years or so. Paul also proves his horror knowledge in a quiz segment that delves into box office, kill counts and much more besides.
This week Alex is joined by semi regular guest Paul to bring reviews of some of the special programming from the recently wrapped up 65th BFI London Film Festival. Between satellite screenings around the country and at home screenings on BFI Player, this year had a packed schedule with plenty for everyone. We take time to review six of this year's offerings ahead of their upcoming releases.Julia Ducournau's French thriller 'Titane' is the Palme d'Or winning follow up to 'Raw' and has been the subject of much discussion and hype since it's premiere there. Kristen Stewart stars as an imagined version of Princess Diana during a pivotal Christmas with the in-laws in 'Spencer', Edgar Wright's much anticipated time warping thriller 'Last Night in Soho' stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, 'Flee' is a much talked about animated documentary detailing the journey of a young gay refugee from Afghanistan, Jeymes Samuel opened the festival with his stylish western 'The Harder They Fall' which stars Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba, finally Lee Haven Jones' strange Welsh language horror 'The Feast' features a dinner party unlike any other.
Shocktober contiinues with another special episode, Andy is tasked with assembling a Blumhouse style horror film from some predetermined categories and seeing if he can bring in a successful movie whilst remaining under the famously tight budget constrictions in place. Which concept does he choose? Who does he cast? Will anyone want to watch it? Listen in to find out.
It is Shocktober! The ghouls and goblins are about, ghosts are washing their sheets and Draculas are enjoying fine wine. Of course with the oncoming spooky season comes the spookiest day of all, Halloween!What better way is there tokick things off than with a horror anthology film? Alex made Andy watch 2007's 'Trick 'r Treat' and here we are breaking it down section by section in a number of key categories. We tackle all the things you want from Halloween, spooks, scares, laughs & horniness!