Ep 14 Summer Review 3 part 1 – with Dave Bond

So its time to update the old feed so here’s another summer review featuring Dave Bond. As the summer period appears to be getting longer and longer we decided to break this review in half with the world cup breaking things up nicely. So we will resume part 2 later this year.

This episode we muse on the Oscars and how the big films are more sporadic these days. We start with Black Panther and continue on with films such Tomb Raider… was it that bad? Pacific Rim Uprising.. did anyone ask for it? Avengers Infinity War… does it really have a cliffhanger? Deadpool 2…. can you have too much of a good thing? And finally we end on the age-old question, how did Han Solo get his name?

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Ep 5 : Ant-Man


Welcome to episode 5 where I am joined by a former Bastnerd amigo Scott Alden to talk about the new Marvel film Ant-man.

We go on our usual tangents and have fun and talk all things comic book while I get The Cure wrong.

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Thanks for listening and enjoy


A Brave Episode : Inglorious Bastnerds

It’s podcast time and Scott  Ian  and myself  got together one evening last week to talk about films and other trivial things like more chocolate bar talk.

When we do talk about films and when e do its all good…. till we offend everyone but hay.

In this episode we talk about The Fault in Our Stars, more Marvel films, The Guest, Good Morning Vietnam, Joan Rivers, Terminator sequels, Blue Ruin, Lets be Cops, Before I Go To Sleep, Wishmaster, Cronos and much more.

Please listen and enjoy and we won’t apologise  but please take into account that Ian’s views are his own and not necessarily the views of The Bastnerds as a collective…. even tho he might be right.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Spoiler Podcast

Hey it’s about a week late but here’s a spoiler podcast on Guardians of the Galaxy. Joining me  is my regular partner in crime Scott  and regular spoiler contributors Amon   and Chris (Mr Ejizu)   and we all gather to talk about Marvel’s latest instalment and what was potentially their biggest gamble turn out to be a smash hit.

Directed by James Gunn and staring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel, expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe to another galaxy was a band of misfits get together to save the universe.

We recorded on my birthday so apologises if sounds of me eating birthday cheesecake come through but what the hey.

Be aware that this is a SPOILER podcast so we ruin the heck out of it, however most of the world has already seen it already anyway but just in case.

We also chat about Comic-Con and me and Amon have a disagreement about Expendables 3 and rank the Marvel films in order of preference.

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Guardians of the Galaxy By Thomas Ward

By Thomas Ward  

“It’s like you said, bitch. We’re the Guardians of the Galaxy”

A fast-paced, kinetic, hilarious and incredible space romp that introduces us to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a team of misfits who form an uneasy alliance to take on Ronan the Accuser, a Kree radical who targets the Guardians after they interfere with his plans.

I was lucky enough to attend the UK regional premiere of Guardians, seeing a week ahead of release. I’m very thankful for it. Moving at a swift 2 hour running time, director James Gunn delivers a hugely satisfying adventure that has no meat on the bones and only serves to make you enjoy yourself. How it all fits into the grander scheme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is yet to be seen as the premiere screenings did not include the post-credits sequence (of which Gunn has since admitted has only just wrapped filming).


On first viewing, on sheer fun alone, it eclipses every film that has come before it. It’s refreshing to see a new bunch of characters, especially characters that are so charming and funny. Special mentions are reserved for Rocket Raccoon, voiced exceptionally by Bradley Cooper and his sentient tree companion, Groot voiced and motion-captured by Vin Diesel. Both are hilarious and fantastic in their own right.


As it stands, the Avengers remains the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be tough to beat Whedon’s mammoth team-up but Guardians of the Galaxy is certainly up there with The Winter Soldier as the best that Marvel has to offer. May Marvel live on because with the close of Phase Two and Age of Ultron just round the corner, it shows no signs of stopping.


5 Reasons Why ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Rocked My Proverbial Socks Off ***SPOILER WARNING***

By Scott Allden  



Grossing over $90 million dollars on its opening weekend in North America. ‘X-Men: Days Of Future  Past’, the 7th entry in the Fox Studios’ X-Men franchise, based on the Marvel comic book characters/  books of the same name – Has received global acclaim. And in my humble opinion – richly deserved.  Here are 5 reasons that Days Of Future Past absolutely killed it for me….. Killed is good in this  context, by the way.




1. THAT Quicksilver Scene.



Fuck, I really hate saying it that way. ‘THAT’ Quicksilver scene… Ugh. It’s a great moment for not   only the movie itself, but for the cast too who had really supported and pushed out just how good   Evan Peters’ performance as the mutant speedster was. Though we can all say how shite his character   design was (Singer….), it truly was a great demonstration of his abilities, his personality and the use   of pop culture – As Maximoff’s walkman plays out the delightfully apt ‘Time In A Bottle’ by Jim Croce.   Evan Peters’ performance throughout his time in the movie was no less greater. Leaving a lot for Joss   Whedon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s depiction of the character to live up to in ‘Avengers: Age Of   Ultron’.

2. Wolverine’s Role



Hugh Jackman – The cornerstone of the X-Men franchise. Appearing as a lead character in 6 of the 7   movies to date. With a cameo in First Class, simply because – because… Yeah.

I’ve always found issue with Logan in these movies. Not only are the movies marred by the sheer   amount of focus that is lavished on the character, alienating others. But also because it almost   becomes detrimental to the overall story. In DOFP, the movie progresses and develops through the   narrative and each character is a driving force for that. Though we closely and prominently follow   events and actions of certain characters – namely Charles (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael   Fassbender) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – Wolverine is without question the lead. However he   is part of the story, rather than the story being a part of him. His scenes with Charles and Hank (Nick   Hoult) after his initial regression to 1973 are some of my favourite moments in the entire film. There’s   great chemistry between the 3, and this is much more apparent after Logan manages to convince   Charles to get his shit together. I also found the much maligned ‘swap’ between himself and Kitty   (Ellen Page) had proven to be a great move on the part of Singer and Kinberg.

3. The Screenplay

                                                                                                                "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" World Premiere - Outside Arrivals


Simple as it seems. And is… Simon Kinberg wrote one damn good movie. Within the X-Men   community, I’d argue that First Class is the superior film based on writing – Perhaps due to the more   traditional, linear plot. With DOFP, there is so much going on that you could easily be stepping into   Last Stand territory. It just felt from watching though, that everything had its place within the story –   it was relevant, cohesive, served purpose and ultimately wasn’t wasteful fanboy nonsense thrown in   for acknowledgement. I’d wholeheartedly recommend a second viewing if this wasn’t your immediate   conclusion.

4. The ‘Reset’



Spoilers ahead. Of course, you’ve all seen the movie by now? Before production had completed, director Bryan Singer went on record to say that the beauty of time travel movies is that there is scope to undo, change or get rid of certain elements from the established timeline. In other words – He brought back Cyclops and Jean! So what does that mean for future appearances for people like James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Kelsey Grammar? Well we know now that younger versions of original trilogy characters will appear in the next movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. Though we’ll never know for certain until that time, it was still great to see those characters back  – almost a sigh of relief. Especially after the massive injustice done to Cyclops.

5. Groundwork For The Future



Though I was pretty disappointed in the shelving of half the cast of First Class. Carrying over James  McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nick Hoult to DOFP in hindsight is a great   sign of potential things to come. With Charles and Hank seemingly becoming more reliant on each   other from events prior to the movie, and Erik and Mystique being ‘set loose’ essentially to build ‘The   Brotherhood’. We could potentially see some great stories featuring these characters at loggerheads   once again. Because of the dynamics and events that have occurred within the relationships of these 4   – I think we should anticipate for much more emotionally driven, tense and personal X-Men sequels.   Here’s to 2016, and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ .

Episode 23 Inglorious Bastnerds : The Wolverine

Hello it’s another fine review episode brought to you by the Bastnerds. This episode myself (@cinematronix) Allan (@mysocalledbrian) and Scott previously (@Celluloidical)  of look at The Wolverine. We talk talk a little bit about how great but tough going Blackfish is and why Francis Ha failed to wow me as much as most reviews would suggest. We also talk more superhero stuff (yeah I know…. for a change) Beverly Hills Cop and some thoughts on Only God Forgives. Sit back, listen and enjoy.



Spoiler Iron Man 3 (Bonus) Podcast

This is a spoiler episode  where we SPOIL the shit out of Iron Man 3, so if you’ve not seen it, go away and watch it, be entertained and come back this and enjoy. Joining me on this bonus episode are two of my regular team mates Ian and Scott, two past guests Christopher and Amon and soon to guest Emma. Please listen and enjoy and check out Amon awesome summer movie trailer montage.

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