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WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE SEVEN - HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

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Episode 7, and this week Stu and I watched Hunt for the Wilderpeople. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a comedy written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. This is Taika Waititi's follow up film to his previous comedy What We Do in the Shadows. 

It stars Julian Dennison as Ricky Baker who after a series of unfortunate events is on the run with his cantankerous foster Uncle Hec, played by Sam Neil, in the New Zealand bush, while a national manhunt is organised to find them

As well the film Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this and discus the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!

-Billy


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Favourite Childhood Heroes

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When you’re eight years old and impressionable you need someone strong and morally just to look up to. You know, like a gang of mutated turtles that fight aliens and eat pizza… Right? To celebrate the release of the new adaptation of beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows on June 9, we have curated the childhood favourite heroes that we held so dear.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Starting its legendary run in 1988, the heroes in a half shell were thrusted upon the world to become a phenomenon still enjoyed by kids everywhere. We fully believe that a gang of mutated turtles, who were trained by a rat in martial arts, could competently fight aliens. The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows crawls out of the sewers and onto the silver screen on June 9.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers

How easily fooled we were, loving a TV show that was actually teaching us about environmentalism the whole time… and we thought it was cool! Did anyone else want a grass-gr…

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE SIX - FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

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Episode 6! Stu and I decided to watch the movie that lost the coin toss in the last episode, so we ventured to Dendy Cinema to watch First Monday In May. 

First Monday In May is a documentary by Andrew Rossi, and follows the creation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibit in history: the 2015 art exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass by curator Andrew Bolton at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The film follows a years worth of planning by Andrew Bolton and Anna Wintour for the Exhibition and the Annual Met Gala that accompanies it. It also depicts the daily life of Vogue editor Anna Wintour and tries to question fashion as art. 

As well the film Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this and discus the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!

-Billy


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Sharp Ends: Tales from the World of the First Law - Review

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It's difficult to discuss Joe Abercrombie's excellent The First Law series without treading on George R.R. Martin's toes via the expected Game of Thrones comparison. It's true that both writers adopt the term 'grimdark' in similar ways, presenting European-influenced medieval fantasy that's light on the magic and heavy on the shock-value gore festivals. It's also true that both sets of narratives are sprawling exercises in superlative worldbuilding, where stories can be told at the farthest points of the world and still feel like they're all interconnected. Also, both authors really like their swearing characters.

I would, however, argue that Abercrombie has this realm of writing locked down far better than Martin does. Most of that's because Abercrombie has a penchant for well-drawn and investing characters, while Martin relies a lot more on plot movement and external circumstance to shape our understanding of the main characters. Pit someone li…

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - First Impressions

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DISCLAIMER: As this review is a First Impressions of a DLC that is still in development, there will be no */10 Geeks score at the end. There is also a slant towards the positive aspects and, unless otherwise stated, any mention of negative elements or bugs may be attributed to the game still being made.

Some who wish to remain clean of any foreknowledge may also find MINOR SPOILERS in this review.

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If a few hours spent in the vineyards of Beauclair are any indication,Blood and Wineis going to be a sumptuous narrative and visual feast. It'll also be quite the bittersweet one.


While last October's Hearts of Stone was a delightful, if brief, added sojourn to the already superlative experience of The Witcher 3, the real focus was on what would come after; as early as the game's initial release, developers CD Projekt Red were boasting of a second expansion that would rival the main story in terms of content. Such claims recalled the wide open add-ons of other DLC like Skyrim'…

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE FIVE - EDDIE THE EAGLE

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Episode 5! Stu and I ventured this past weekend to Dendy Cinema to watch Eddie the Eagle. 

Based on the life of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, this biographical sports dramedy chronicling Eddie Edwards' journey to be the first person to represent Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics. 

The film is from actor/director Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Layer Cake, Wild Bill) and stars Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards, and Hugh Jackman as rogue coach Bronson Peary.

As well the film Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this and discus the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!

-Billy


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READ, WATCH, PLAY! EPISODE EIGHTEEN: BINGEWORTHY

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HOLY DELAYED SCHEDULING BATMAN! WE FINALLY HAVE A NEW EPISODE.

So it's been a while. As you would have no doubt noticed it's been over a month since we last had an episode of Read, Watch, Play.
Unfortunately 'real life' continues to get the better of us making meeting up to talk all things pop-culture much harder then we would like. That said Stu and Billy have started the brand spanking new film-centric pod-cast on the Geek of Oz network, 'We like to watch' so be sure to check it out to get your fix of our particular brand of bullshit. 
As for this episode the intention was to talk about binge worthy television shows, comics and films (which we touch on a little) but instead we end up talking about Will Smith, the new Ghostbusters film and why I'm addicted to Hearthstone. 
As per our new format this show is pretty loose, although we cover read watch play a little bit, what ended up unfolding was an organic (and hopefully interesting!) conversation about po…

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE FOUR - A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

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Episode 4! Stu and I ventured this week to Dendy Cinema to watch A Month Of Sundays. 

This film is from director Matthew Saville (Noise, Secret Life of Us, Cloudstreet, Please Like Me, and Felony) and stars Anthony LaPaglia as Frank Mollard, a Real Estate Agent who seems to be stuck in a rut.

Thing take a change in Frank's life when he receives a phone call one night from his mother, who has been dead for a year.

As well the film Stu and I discuss what else we've been watching this and discus the latest in movie news.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!

-Billy


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