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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The PodCasting Couch - Thor/Top 4 Current Actors

The Podcasting Couch takes a look at the new Marvel Comics superhero movie Thor and discusses their top four actors working in Hollywood today. E-mail with any questions or comments!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Interchange Bench Round Five

The Interchange Bench (Andrew Williams and Steve Allen) take a look at an epic Round 5 (in length and results) - touching on the Gold Coast Suns performance, giving the Match Centre a rocket, chatting about rules and giving our new e-mail topic - what's the most exciting game you've seen that didn't involve your team? E-mail with your answer!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Podcasting Couch - Arthur

This week the Podcasting Couch has a lot of ground to cover, so we've split the podcast into two parts. In the first part, you'll find:
Review of 'Arthur', starring Russell Brand, Greta Gerwig and Helen Mirren. E-mails - best movie deaths. Shannon's reviews of Sucker Punch and Scream 4.

In the second part, you'll find our Top 2 Worst and Top 2 Best Movie Remakes of all time, including a fairly robust discussion of Gus Van Sant's Psycho.

Enjoy and e-mail your best and worst movie remakes to

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Interchange Bench Round Four

The Interchange Bench (Steve Allen and Andrew Williams) review round four, tips Round Five, announces the winner of our first Interchange Bench competition and the topic for this week's contest. To enter, e-mail - the prize is living up to its promise so far! The topic this week is to describe your club in three words.

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Monday, April 18, 2011


I’ve written and spoken often about how important expectation is to the success (or otherwise) of films in this hype-heavy, instant-reaction world we live in nowadays. This is a film world where people get excited to see still images from a film – something I’ve never understood – and hype has the ability to make or break a film. You go in expecting Spiderman and you get Spiderman 2, Sam Raimi is a directing god. You go in expecting Spiderman 2 and you get Spiderman 3, and you’ll be cursing out Sam Raimi on internet message boards for the rest of time.

So as I went into the cinema to see Thor, I was aware that the hype had been middling in the lead-up to the film’s release. The promotional pictures had been gaudy and ridiculous, the trailer was uninspiring and the fish-out-of-water humour was in danger of derailing the whole operation. All I was hoping for, as someone who has never read a Thor comic but desperately wants this whole Marvel cross-film pollination to succeed, (I’ll never get sick of superhero films) was a three-star movie that regular punters would go and see.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Podcasting Couch - Scream 4

The Podcasting Couch bristles with self-aware irony as they discuss the horror-comedy reboot Scream 4 and enjoys listing their Top 4 movie deaths... TOO much. Beware - the original review of Scream contains nothing that isn't in the trailer, so don't fear spoilers - but the Top 4 movie deaths list contains spoilers for very old movies that most people will be aware of and is followed (at 44 minutes) by a discussion of the ending to Scream 4 which completely spoils the film. Plenty of warning is given, don't worry. Also, submit your favourite movie death and why to and you can pick next week's Top Four list!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Interchange Bench - Round Three

The Interchange Bench (Steve Allen, Michael Genovese and Andrew Williams) review round three, tips the greatly inferior Round Four (only seven games), announces the Winner of our first Interchange Bench competition and the topic for this week's contest. To enter, e-mail - the prize is living up to its promise so far!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Podcasting Couch - Sucker Punch

For the Podcasting Couch's thought on the new Zack Snyder film 'Sucker Punch' - search 'the podcasting couch' on itunes, go to or simply listen below...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Television viewing is something we generally do for ourselves. It’s an escapist thing, a pastime we can enjoy with friends just as much as we can on our own. No one watches TV for anyone else’s benefit – unless you are watching The Wire purely so you can hold conversations about it, or are stuck in a Gossip Girl Season Three marathon next to your spellbound girlfriend. Mostly, TV is for number one.

But we’re not perfect, us humans, and as a result we don’t always watch the TV we should, or even the TV we think we want to. How many times have you sat down with Season One of Mad Men only to make the last-minute switch to re-watch Season Two of Family Guy? Despite clamouring for more quality in my television viewing, I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to the idiot box sin. So here, at risk of losing all credibility, I put forth my top five guilty pleasure shows in the hope of salvation. It has been twenty-eight blog posts since my last confession.


No real time for a full review tonight – so just a hail of hastily assembled spoiler-related bullets on the fourth episode of Winners and Losers:

Monday, April 4, 2011

The (Pod) Casting Couch - Red Riding Hood

The (Pod) Casting Couch takes a look at the (awful, but it's fun talking about it) Red Riding Hood from 'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke and talk about our top 4 'Actresses on the Rise'. Send us an e-mail on

The Interchange Bench - Round Two

The Interchange Bench listened to Al Pacino's 'inches' speech from Any Given Sunday before the show this week and it shows as we attack the week's football with a newfound ferocity. This week, we debut the Interchange Bench competition - stay tuned until the last five minutes of the program to check out the details and the huge rewards on offer! (Rewards may not be that huge).

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