Ep 174 Quantum of Solace Commentary : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Do You Expect Us To Talk makes another Bond pitstop with the last of the Craig films (until No Time to Die that is). Quantum of Solace is the follow up to Casino Royale, that picks straight up where we left Bond, capturing Mr White. As MI6 discovers members of the mysterious Quantum organisation have infiltrated everywhere including M16 themselves, Bond follows a lead that takes him to the environmentalist Dominic Greene, as he finds closure after the events of the last film.

Listen to Becca, Dave and Chris as we talk through the movie and discuss is the movie that bad, the correct length of Daniel Craig’s hair, the need for a good henchman, the actual friendship with Bill Tanner, the quality of editing and the best road sweeping technique.

You can follow BeccaChris and Dave on Twitter

You can find us on iTunesSpotifyStitcher and Google Podcasts, all you have to do is search. Also, 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.

Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return with The Fast and The Furious

Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths is the new film from Martin McDonagh. Following In Bruges, it stars Colin Farrell as Marty, an irish writer in Hollywood, trying to write his first screenplay called Seven Psychopaths, in witch he want to be about peace, love and forgiveness. An idea that makes as much sense as the film itself.While attempting to find inspiration, his friend Billy (Sam Rockwell), who runs a dog kidnapping business with Hans (Christopher Walken), tries to help him out by placing an advert for psychopaths to come and visit him for research. Things get messy when one of the dogs belong to psychotic gangster  (Woody Harrelson) who is hell bent on getting his little pride and joy. As the body count mounts up, the film self references itself in a way that doesn’t tie together at all well. The plot cherry picks scenes and scenarios and puts them all together in a self-aggrandising way that is frustrating but is still entertaining.

It is an odd experience watching McDonagh’s second freture length film, as it is attempts to be away too cleaver for its own good while being completely self indulgent with no sense of direction. However it is tons of fun in a cool and hip way that Tarantino writes. Thanks largely to the fast humorous dialogue and perfarmaces. Farrell plays down on this luck and out of his depth well, Rockwell turns on the crazy to entertaining levels, Harrelson finds the right balance between comedy and menace while Walken does the Walken we all know and love. It’s just a shame as Seven Psychopaths would be an instant film classic if it weren’t narratively a complete mess. Just like a room filled with….. well seven psychopaths..