Wednesday, 18 April 2018

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ commentary

The Revengers strike again - and this time, it’s humorous!

Stunningly, ‘Infinity War’ is almost upon us, so it’s time for one more lads lads lads holiday out, as WHINE+SPACE take a trip to TipWorld with Thor, Loki, Hulk and a host of characters that, if you don’t know them, you’ll soon love them!

Stick your Microsoft Zune in your EarPipes, become a steaming hot alcoholic and get pardoned from life - it’s time to check in with the God of Hammers!

Monday, 9 April 2018

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' commentary

Ah, Spider-man 6!

Where will this incredibly successful and long running franchise go next? How will Peter deal with the death of Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacey at the end of the previous film and, beyond Tobey Maguire’s delightful cameo in Avengers 3: Civil War, will Peter’s inclusion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe go down smooth?

The answer to all these questions - and many more - lie within, so fire up your Microsoft Zunes and get ready to go swinging, Spider-friends!

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Journey's End'

It’s fair to say that WHINE+SPACE haven’t exactly flown through Series 4 of NEW WHO. In fact, you could reasonably suggest it had spanned multiple years. But now’s not the time for bitter recriminations, now’s the time to gaze in wonder, mouths agape, at the realisation that we’re finally at ‘Journey’s End’, the series 4 finale - and an episode that concludes a whole host plot lines and themes that have been present since the very beginning of the Russell T Dog era.

Will Rose finally see Wilf again? Will Dave Ross light up his Reality Bong? Will Tennant blow his brains out by the end of the episode? It’s time to find out, so hit play on your Microsoft Zune……NOW!

Monday, 12 March 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'The Stolen Earth'

Aye-aye, there’s been some thieving going down!

Yeah, sooooooo, it looks like some devil has only gone and half-inched the whole planet whilst no-one was looking. If it wasn’t for all the bloomin’ calamity its caused, we’d almost respect the culprit. But WHO has done this interplanetary burglarisation? WHY would they possibly do such a thing? DO they realise that this is going to mess with Daylight Savings Time?

Find out - as WHINE+SPACE look back at ‘The Stolen Earth’!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Turn Left'

Ah, choices, choices!

You just can’t escape them. Perhaps it’s deciding whether or not to let yourself drown when killing a giant red spider. Maybe it’s deciding to play Rose in a really weird way. It could even be choosing whether or not to remember that the Holocaust happened - which Donna appears to wobble on a bit in this episode. But choosing to recognise genocide isn’t the only choice that Donna makes this week, oh no - she’s going to be choosing the very direction of her entire life. Will she choose right - or turn wrong?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' commentary

The return of the one-inch man!

Yes, WHINE+SPACE have reached the point in our pre-Avengers retrospective where we cast our eyes back over James Gunn’s sequel to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. How will ‘Vol. 2’ shape up to its immensely popular predecessor, in retrospect? Will the LOLZ fly as thick and fast as they did in the cinema? Will we approve of the film’s focus on Starlord’s father? Will we ever verbalise that ‘unspoken thing’ that lies between us?

Friday, 16 February 2018

'Black Panther' review

WHINE+SPACE returns to the marvellous world of…um, Marvel, as we review the hotly anticipated ‘Black Panther’! We last saw T’challa onscreen in 2016’s ‘Avengers 3: Captain America’s Civil War’ and since then the subject of race and representation has become less and less relevant, essentially disappearing from the headlines. Um, wait. No. The opposite.

With ‘Black Panther’ coming at what might be just the right time, we sit down and discuss what we thought of the film and what it means for the future of superhero movies, and indeed Hollywood cinema in general.

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Midnight'

Oh, what a night!

Rather than take four to six months off in between episodes of the Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast, we’ve decided to be unpredictable wild men by leaping back into the fray - and this time we’re focusing on one of the most unusual and well regarded episodes of Who out there - Russell T-Dog’s ‘Midnight’.

The odds are stacked against old T-Dog. An episode that has to be written at top speed to replace one being ejected from the line-up. A tiny amount of time. An insignificant budget. But, like the certified wizard he is, T-Dog takes these restrictions - and delivers us something really rather special

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Looking back at ‘The Last Jedi’ - and the future of Star Wars

It seems crazy to think that just a couple of months ago, we were waiting for ‘The Last Jedi’ with feverish anticipation. At this stage it feels like the head spinning events of RiRi Johnson’s film have been with us forever. The death of Snoke. Rey’s parents. Luke trying to sexually assault his nephew.

All these, and many more, left Star Wars fandom clutching our collective pearls, so WHINE+SPACE decided it was time for us to look back at the film with a bit of distance and try and get our heads around what’s next for the Star Wars saga - and what options lay in front of JJ as he embarks upon prepping 'Episode IX: Return of the JJ'

Monday, 29 January 2018

'Doctor Strange' commentary

The countdown to ‘The Avengers: The Infinite War’ is well under way, so it seemed only appropriate for WHINE+SPACE to take a look back at several of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that have slipped through the cracks in recent years - naturally starting with everyone’s favourite Mister Doctor, the master of magnetism, the inexplicably skilled ‘Doctor Strange’! But with the two sides of the podcast split on whether ‘Strange’ is The Shit, or just Shit, the board is set for a cataclysmic conflict for the ages!