Ep 60 Star Trek Rankings : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

So now we’ve reached the end of our Star Trek journey with our rankings episode. Just like we did with Bond, Becca, Dave, Chris and guest Charlie Brigden count upwards to our favorite Star Trek movie. There will be shocks, surprises and most of all indifference as we talk our way through the naffness to get to the gold.

Charlie has his own website and podcast called Movie Drone, please check it out and subscribe.

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Please send us an email at expectustotalk@gmail.com to give us any feedback or add your own thoughts on Star Trek or any other film series you’d like us to cover.

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Ep 59 Star Trek Into Darkness Commentary : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

 

The penultimate episode has arrived… before we finish our Star Trek journey in our rankings episode, we all sit around the TV with Charlie and watch the masterpiece that is Star Trek Into Darkness (insert sarcasm)

Is it a part Netflix part BluRay watch as we talk all over what turns out to be the most redundant Star Trek film. Join us as we talk about Spock’s hair, Kirks method of fixing stuff, how none of it makes sense and how we wish we’d listened to the fans and watched the 2009 Star Trek instead.

Charlie has his own website and podcast called Movie Drone, please check it out and subscribe.

You can follow us on BeccaChris and Dave on Twitter

Please send us an email at expectustotalk@gmail.com to give us any feedback or add your own thoughts on Star Trek or any other film series you’d like us to cover.

You can find us on iTunes and Stitcher and if you like us leave us a lovely review as it helps us grow. If that wasn’t enough, you can even you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Ep 57 Star Trek Beyond : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

This is it… the last stop in your Star Trek journey and we now end with the latest of the reboots, Star Trek Beyond. Possibly coming at the time where the appetite for this movie franchise is fading due to Into Darkness sucking and Discovery coming out. The new crew had to celebrate its 50th anniversary with hopefully a decent film. Did they manage it?

Join Becca, Dave, Chris and guest Charlie as look this installment and wonder if Into Darkness is now written out of existence, do we need to see the Enterprise get destroyed again, is it still cool to like The Beasty Boys and what is Simon Pegg’s obsession with the word “lassy”?

Charlie has his own website and podcast called Movie Drone, please check it out and subscribe.

You can follow us on BeccaChris and Dave on Twitter

Please send us an email at expectustotalk@gmail.com to give us any feedback or add your own thoughts on Star Trek or any other film series you’d like us to cover.

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Ep 56 Star Trek Into Darkness: Do You Expect Us To Talk?

 

The Starship DYEUTT reachs what is the probally the worst revived films in the franchise according to Star Trek fans. While we enjoyed ourselves while shaking our heads at the stupidity of last week, this we week strach our heads as the cracks of stupid begin to revieal itselfs even more. As Kirk gets the ship taken off of him only to get the ship back litually 5 minetes afterwards (a flippent guess but probably not far off), Kirk gets orders from Robocop a attack mission to kill Khan.. I mean John Harrison in a film that ivolves people frozen in missals and magic blood.

Join Becca, Dave, Chris and guest Charlie Brigdon as we review a film that get everything wrong. I this episode we disscuss, who is Cumberbach actually playing, who thought keeping the identaly of the villien a secret was a good idea, how this effects the overall story or delvepment of any of the characters at all, why did Alice Eve need to be in this film and how Chris Pine likes to fix stuff.

 

Charlie has his own website and podcast called Films on Wax, please check it out and subscribe.

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Please send us an email at expectustotalk@gmail.com to give us any feedback or add your own thoughts on Star Trek or any other film series you’d like us to cover.

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Ep 55 Star Trek : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

On the last strech of our Star Trek Jorney, the USS Do You Expect Us to Talk reachs the reboots. Star Wars fan JJ Abrams takes us back to Jim Kirk on his first adventure on board the Enterprise with a diffrent twist. This time the timeline has been disrupted by a Romulian ship from the future and a new timeline starts.

As ever as it’s Star Trek. Becca, Dave and Chris are joined by Charlie as we bitch and complain about a film we find gets everything wrong but somehow we all enjoy and like. Listen as we talk about Roberto OrciAlex Kurtzman’s finer works, lense flare, the Kobayashi Maru again and why are Kirk and Spock such dicks in this.

Charlie has his own website and podcast called Films on Wax, please check it out and subscribe.

You can follow us on BeccaChris and Dave on Twitter

Please send us an email at expectustotalk@gmail.com to give us any feedback or add your own thoughts on Star Trek or any other film series you’d like us to cover.

You can find us on iTunes and Stitcher and if you like us leave us a lovely review as it helps us grow. If that wasn’t enough, you can even you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Perfectly fine is a phrase I say a lot. In fact I get mocked for it on the podcast i do however its all I have when it comes to Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit. Yet another reboot, Jack Ryan is a character that three actors has taken on across four films, the last one was another origin reboot with Ben Affleck which failed to start a new franchise so here we are again. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it stars Chris Pine as the CIA Analyst who has a knack of getting in out of his depth. In the opening fifth-teen – twenty minutes that could have easily been cut out, we’re given the Jack Ryan origin story that explains he became a marine who because injured on duty. While in hospital he gets recruited by secret government type Kevin Costner as well meeting his future wife Cathy, (Keira Knightley doing an impressive american accent). It’s not that all his stuff isn’t important to the plot but its cut at such a fast pace to get to the main plot that it messes with the rhythm of the rest of the film. Also its nothing that can/could be explained throughout the film anyway.

The plot sees the young Ryan working in the stock market while secretly undercover working for the government. Looking for signs of any possible terrorist attacks, he notices something fishy in the Russian stock market that leads to a dastardly plan to distort the American marking leading to another depression. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a pretty average thriller as it aims for a light Jason Bourne that makes you miss the grit of Patriot Games or the fun political tension of The Hunt for the Red October. Perhaps I just earn for Harrison Ford 90’s Ryan and that makes my opinion biased, however it aims in-between two things. To be smart weighty and dumb and throw away, and it just doesn’t gel together. Branagh does an admirable job in the directors chair making it look slick and handles the action well. His Russian villein also nicely handled. It’s not often you have a bad guy who has a character that is fully rounded with an actual engender other than world domination and he plays it wonderfully without the use of lips. Pine is charismatic as ever and although he plays Ryan true to the score, he never feels like he’s taken ownership of the role. Costner is solid as the go to trusted government official buts its even he fails to make much of an impact. Knightley’s role of Cathy is given a lot more to do here which is nice to see. She plays well off Pine and she does . The decision to get her into the action is well-meant as that role is never really given much to do. In here it comes across as a tad silly and unbelievable, feeling like a retread of True Lies.

I hate to be down about Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, I wanted to have fun with it. At a time of awards season, its seems like a nice fun alternative to period costume dramas. Due to the lack of pacing the film feels dull in whole sections and overall is missing a certain bite that would kick a things in gear some what. Most of all, this doesn’t feel like a Jack Ryan film. I guess it doesn’t really matter as they’ll be another reboot ten years from now..