Ep 124 The Avengers: Do You Expect Us To Talk?

So as we reach the end of phase one of the Marvel cinematic universe, Do You Expect Us To Talk? hit the big team-up The Avengers. When Loki shows up and steals the tesseract to summon an alien invasion. SHIELD must summon Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to join with Captian America and Black Widow and later Hawkeye after he’s recovered from his concussion, to join forces and fight an epic battle in the centre of Manhattan.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we don’t discuss the 1960’s TV show, Sean Connery in a teddy bear outfit, the length of time Thor looks at his hammer, blue beams of light in the sky and why Chris Hemsworth should be Bond.

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Ep 121 Iron Man 2 : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Do You Expect Us To Talk? is back with Tony as plot devices that don’t quite gel together as it makes it running bid towards Avengers. Tony now a celebrity superhero has successfully privities world peace. Unforcatntly he’s on borrowed time as his power source is slowly poisoning him. In a race to complete his father’s work that may actually save his life. However, Tony’s fathers past comes back to haunt him while the government and a rival competitor are attempting to obtain what is his.

Join Becce, Chris and Dave as we discuss why Tony Stark is such a dick in this? The wasted potential of Sam Rockwell? Is this film really ruined by setting up The Avengers? Blood toxicity levels and  did Tony really piss in his suit?

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Chef : Review by Daniel Burden

Review by Daniel Burden 

I love the big summer event movies. They’re loud, full of explosions, bombastic, switch your brain off

fun. We’ve had a few already this year, and I can’t wait for the next Transformers. Dinobots? On the

big screen? Things go bang? I’m there on opening night.

However, it doesn’t hurt to slow down. And considering Jon Favreau last two films were Iron Man

2 and Cowboys & Aliens, big casts, big budgets and big explosions, to see him go back to something

simpler and more personal is a genuine joy to behold. It’s easy to forget that’s he’s one of the most

talented actor/directors in the business, and Chef shows off everything he has to offer.

We’re not quite in Swingers territory here, there’s nothing hugely revolutionary about Chef, but what

we get is a near perfect feel good movie.

In front of the camera Favreau plays the titular chef Carl Casper, a talented but creatively frustrated

head chef at a restaurant run by Dustin Hoffman (who is just one of the hugely famous supporting

cast), and after a bad review from a critic, he engages in a Twitter war and becomes a viral celebrity.

This doesn’t go well for the unprepared Casper, and he soon finds himself out of a job and at a loose

end, essentially working as a nanny for his own son, who he barely has a relationship with. What

Favreau has to say about social media is all spot on, how quickly the public can turn on you, and also

what a wonderful tool it can be, even if it is a little on the nose. You get the feeling this aspect, and

the movie in general, are a reaction from Favreau in regards to his own poor reviews.

The second half is very much a road movie, when Casper, along with his son, and best friend played

with a delightful energy by John Leguizamo, after buying a van and selling Cuban sandwiches across

the country.

It’s not a premise that immediately screams “Watch Me!” But it totally works. And the food! I

guarantee this movie will make you hungry, I was sitting salivating in my seat. This is the best movie

about cooking and food that I have ever seen. Not that I’ve seen all that many.

The supporting cast include, the aforementioned Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vegara, Oliver Platt, Scarlett

Johansson and a near movie stealing cameo from Robert Downey Jr. But this is Jon Favreau’s movie.

He’s the heart at the centre of the whole thing, a career best performance in terms of acting and

directing. His character goes through a transformation in this movie, and in way so does Favreau,

he’s no longer the man who struggle through Iron Man 2 and was clearly disinterested Cowboys &

Aliens, Chef is a deeply personal film and it shows.

So you can go and see giant robots fighting, or giant monsters fighting, or giant robots fighting giant

robots. Or, why not catch Chef. It’s genuinely funny and heartwarming, chocked full of wonderful

performances from a hugely talented cast.

This is the kind of movie I want Jon Favreau to keep making, he may have brought the Marvel

cinematic universe to life, but this smaller stuff, a movie about people, relationships (and gorgeous

food you can almost taste) is his best work.

More of this please Jon!

9/10

Chef hits UK screens on 25th of June..