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How Donald Trump made me watch The Room

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Earlier this year I made the foolish claim that President Trump wouldn’t be President by year’s end. To make matters worse, I chose to wager on this preposterous assertion with fellow Geek of Oz crew member Chris. If El Presidente was gone, Chris would have to read and review The Art of the Deal by Trump, and if he wasn’t, I would finally check out Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Sigh. Damn you Trump! Fair to say this brings to an end my betting career on global politics.
I’d always resisted seeing The Room, for the simple fact that I don’t need to intentionally watch bad films. I never ventured into the “it’s so bad it’s good” realm of the cinematic galaxy. It’s just not for me. Now in fairness to The Room, I attended a special screening at a local cinema, who have been doing it for 4 years. Packed house. I threw the spoons. I yelled at the screen. I endured the horrific performances. Suffered through brain-numbing writing. Nearly threw up at the awkward sex scenes. But ultimately, I didn’…

TO INFINITY WAR AND BEYOND: EPISODE ZERO - PROLOGUE

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Welcome to Episode Zero of TO INFINITY WAR AND BEYOND the podcast where one super fan (Billy) and one grumpy man child (Christof) watch one Marvel studios movie a week in the lead up to the blockbuster-super-hero-punching-orgy that will be Avengers: Infinity War.

In this very special bonus episode we take a quick look at the Infinity War trailer before we kick things off proper with Episode One on Thursday, January 4th 2018. Topics covered include: Casual Dad Thanos, Captain Ameri-beard and Spidey's new threads.

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Stu's super-dooper-must-see-extravaganza list of 2017! (AKA December at the movies)

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So here we are, 190 odd films later and 2017 has been put to bed. I’ve had an absolute ball this year. For once, it was nice to say I saw my New Year’s resolutions through to the end. I endeavoured to record my top 10 films of the year at the end of each month and thankfully it’s all over. But that just leaves one important list to present, my top 10 as of the end of December. Sigh. I still hate this moment. In fact, I’ll regret this list for the next 6 months or so, no matter the order or content. For me "best" is simply the films from this year I can't stop thinking about. Most films trickle away shortly after the moment, but luckily each year we're treated to those gems which linger in our hearts and minds many months later. With that I present to you my super-dooper-must-see-extravaganza list of 2017! Not just my final top 10 films of the year, but I've also packed a tonne of other goodies in there too. If you agree or disagree with my list please sound off …

WE LIKE TO WATCH: EPISODE FIFTY NINE - STAR WARS VIII: THE LAST JEDI

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Episode 59! Stu and Billy are back this week to discuss Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi is the 2nd film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens. After the events of the first film the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order again as they make a daring escape from their base.

Meanwhile Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers.

The film stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren/Ben Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo), Benicio del Toro (DJ), and many others.

About halfway through the podcast we dive into a spoiler discussion as wel…

November at the Movies

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November releases have torpedoed my top 10! Thanks to the directorial debuts from Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and John Carrol Lynch (Lucky), my top 10 needs some serious rearranging. Other notable watches this month include Blade of the Immortal from Takashi Miike, Downsizing from Alexander Payne and Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express. As we inch closer and closer to the end of the year, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching my list evolve over the past 11 months. Can’t wait for the December releases, apparently there’s some Star Wars movie coming …

To check out my top 10 month by month, feel free to check out my other lists from earlier in the year. As always, I’d love to hear about your favourite movies in the comments below or come over and play at our Facebook page.

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- Stu

Top 10 as of the end of November:

1. Lady Bird
2. Land of Mine
3. Call Me By Your Name
4. Good Time
5. Get Out
6. Brigsby Bear
7. Lucky
8. Killing of Sacr…