Ep 74 For Your Eyes Only Commentary – Tribute to Sir Roger Moore : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Rest in peace Sir Roger Moore

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Ep 67 Skyfall Commentary : Do You Expect Us To Talk

As we finish another series we briefly return to the franchise that started it all. We return to Bond and what is probably the most celebrated film in recent memory, Skyfall. This is where Becca, Chris and Dave sit back and watch the BluRay of Skyfall and then continue to talk allover it.

Join us as Dave sates his love for fan fiction, Viz letters, how evil Mallory must have been to send a drunk into combat and re-imagine the Eiffel Tower with our beloved Judi Dench.

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return in Rocky

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Ep 12 Dave Bond : Cinematronix Podcast

 

This is the first episode in a while in what is some-what of a reboot of the podcast. The main format is very simple and strip back conversation between a guest and myself on anything film related. Tangents will happen of course as anything is open for discussion.

In this episode fellow co-host of Do You Expect Us To Talk, Dave Bond talks to me about how we started DYEUTT, thoughts on the new Logan film that contains some spoilers as well our feelings on the current news of The Matrix remake. Chris also makes sure that he’ll never get a chance to interview Ellen Page, what scares us as kids and we discuss what a load of old bollocks The Oscars are.

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Ep 39 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

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Hold on listeners… we’re going for ride. It’s our review of the second India Jones adventure, The Temple of Doom. This film is strangely a prequel (and we discuss as to why) and sees Indy escape from a Chinese crime boss and land himself in village in northern India, being asked to free its children from a cult practising black magic.

Starring Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw as possibly the most annoying heroin in Hollywood movie history, Willie Scott. Also starring an equally annoying kid sidekick Short Round played by Jonathan Ke Quan. There’s also get side tracked with a tangent that may happen more often as this podcast continue.

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

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Ep 38 Raiders of the Lost Ark : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

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So we’ve finally hung up our Walther PPK and picked up a fedora and a whip to explore the Indiana Jones films, starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark. Starring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist who gets caught up with Nazis while looking for the Arc of the Covenant. Directed by Steven Spielberg and also starring Paul Freeman, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies and Ronald Lacey as Harrison Ford adds another classic cinematic hero to his credentials.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as they take their first steps outside of the Bond franchise and revisit our childhood and consider if Indy did anything that had an impact.

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return in Temple of Doom

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Ep 37 The Rankings Episode : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

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So we finally come to the end of the Bond series and we say our final goodbye to the world’s most famous secret agent James Bond. However isn’t goodbye for us or the end of the podcast as we will continue with new series for your audio pleasure.

In this final episode Becca, Chris and Dave give our own list our run down of the Bond films starting from our least favorite to what we consider to be the best 007 adventure. We’ve divided the list based on personal preference, importance to the series itself and on quality.

Dave also reveals the cut Honor Blackman joke. You can listen to the episode on youtube or you can download the episode at the bottom of the page.

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return in Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Ep 34 Skyfall : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

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After a little bit of a break we finally return with probably the most popular of the Craig era. Skyfall was a huge hit and very popular still til this day. Some have even put it up there as one of the best Bond’s ever. Will our hosts Becca, Dave and Chris agree… lets find out and have a listen.

Skyfall stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench with Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Lim Marlohe, Ben Whishaw and Albert Finney. The plot sees Bond return after being presumed dead to find MI6 has been attacked by a shady figure from M’s past who is treating to leak the names of agents in the field undercover.

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Ep 32 Casino Royale : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

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So we’ve now reached the last leg of the Bond series with the beginning of the Daniel Craig era with Casino Royale. We make no bones about it, this is one of the finest films in the series in our opinion so prepare yourselves for a love letter as we jizz all over it for 2 hours.

Introducing Craig as James Bond, this is a reboot of the franchise that takes Bond back to his roots as a fresh 00 agent. Starring Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, and Jeffrey Wright, the central plot takes place at a high stakes poker game in order to trap a financier of terrorism. Directed by Martin Campbell returning to the series for the second time to breath new life into the franchise.

Listen as we enjoy the film sequentially and praise the fuck out of it.

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return with Question of Sport… no… sorry…. Quantum of Solace.

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Ep 25 Licence To Kill : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

 

What? We’ve finished with Dalton so soon? Not fair I know but his rein is as exallelt as it is brief. It’s no secrect that Chris and Dave concider this as one of ou favorites so the real question is will Becca agree?

The plot follows Bond on his own personal vendetta as he takes on a drug kingpin in the hardest Bond adventure yet. It’s split opions over the years but is slowly getting a reaprasial with its dark plot, fantastic lead performance and great villein. So sit back and enjoy listening to three Bond fans gushing about how great the last entry from Timophy Dalton is.

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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return with Goldeneye

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The Guest : Review by Daniel Burden

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I often get free passes to films, usually I have some awareness of what the film is or who is starring in it. Last night I went to see The Guest with zero knowledge of the plot, cast or director, hadn’t seen a trailer or any press for it beyond a few poster on the side of red double deckers.

Just before the film started, someone came out to introduce it, as so often happens with previews, and described the film as “Drive crossed with Terminator, and some Halloween thrown in”. Now, crazy as it sounds, that is exactly what The Guest felt like even though it shares very little plot wise with any of those films. But in terms of tone, it hits all three, a bizarre hybrid of different genres. If I had to pick, it’s a violent thriller, but so much more than that.

This is going to be a tricky review, as to reveal too much about the plot would utterly ruin your enjoyment of the film itself, it is implied at several points that the film will go in one direction and you know which characters you should be rooting for, only to have your head spun in completely the other direction more than once, and the whole film is flipped around so fast it gives the audience whiplash.

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The titular ‘Guest’ is played by Dan Stevens, who, I’m told was once on a little show called Downton Abbey, which I have not seen. He plays a soldier, David, who rocks up at the home of another soldier he served with, that died. He seems charming, perhaps a little quiet and overly, unsettlingly polite, but nice enough as he becomes part of these people’s lives. He claims to be there simply to fulfil the dying wish of his friend, just to check on the family.
However it is obvious fairly early on that something is very wrong. Once David has started beating up bullies, using all of his army skills, smashing heads off walls, you do get the impression this film has a lot in common with Drive. A stoic anti-hero type who ends up helping others, usually with a lot of violence. There’s also a Drive-esque soundtrack and a similarity in cinematography in places.

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This manages to be an action film, a thriller and a definitely a horror film before the credits roll. It is also wickedly funny in places. I’m not sure I have ever seen anything quite like it, and that might be what I enjoyed the most, the film does go a little of the proverbial rails towards the end with a few plot points that didn’t really need to be revealed and could have been left as mystery. But there’s one crucial point where everything changes for David and the other characters, which drew gasps from the audience, because you just don’t think it will play out the way it does.
It is excellently directed by Adam Wingard, who keeps the whole film incredibly tense, on a knife edge, and I will absolutely go back and have a look at his earlier work after this. For me, the standout was Dan Stevens, with a difficult character to play, someone who is largely emotionless but we can clearly see the damage beneath, able to be charming and deeply scary at the same time. I suspect he might end up having a pretty decent Hollywood career ahead of him if this is anything to go by.

The Guest probably isn’t for everyone, the tone and genre does, deliberately, jump around but it keeps things interesting all the way through. If you want something a little different, this is well worth checking out.

8/10

The Guest opens in the UK on September 5th, and September 17th in the US.