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!

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - ‘Forest of the Dead’

Join the Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast as we return to The Library to evaluate the conclusion to a seminal story in New Who - and one that charted the path for much of the Moffat era that was to come. How did River’s memory end up in her screwdriver? Has the Doctor condemned her to an eternal sentence of imprisonment? Do we prefer our moons to be doctors or eggs?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'Silence in the Library'

Aaaand we’re back!

So many things have changed since we last spoke. Old Stevey Moffat went and retired to enjoy a life of sun, sex and sangria on the beaches of Ibiza. Also, Doctor Who himself, Peter Capaldi, only went and decided he’d had enough of his willy and that he wanted to see if the grass truly is greener on the other side. Who'd have thought it?

But what better way to honour the departed Moffat and Capaldi duo, than by heading back to when Moffat was first announced as the incoming showrunner, to before we’d ever seen Capaldi’s cue cards or Smith’s fez- to when we first met Professor River Song and realised that, under Moffat, the Doctor’s personal life was indeed about to go fully timey wimey!

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Doctor Who - 'Twice Upon a Time' commentary

It's the end of an era!

We can scarcely believe it, but the day has finally come where we’re not only saying goodbye to our beloved Doctor, in the form of the versatile and consistently delightful Peter Capaldi, we’re also dealing with a far bigger change - we’re finally bidding adieu to Steven Moffat, who’s been running this show sincere whole damn time we’ve even been podcasting.

It’s a huge change, a huge step forward - but what of the episode in front of us? Does Capaldi get the farewell he deserves? Does Moffat do himself proud? Do we ever stop talking?

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ commentary

Merry Christmas from WHINE+SPACE!

As you know, Christmas is traditionally associated with a time of GIFT GIVING. So, we’re making our list and checking it twice, then disregarding the list, because regardless of whether or not you’ve been naughty (murders, fraud) or nice (cakes, consensual massages) you’re getting the greatest gift of all - an all-expenses paid trip to old New York, New York!

But you won’t be alone, because we’re lumbering you with some kind of savant/psychopath/other of a child, who may or may not be inclined to perform serious acts of harm to both property and persons, all in the belief that he’s doing a ‘good deed’. Watch and weep - for you are about to witness a truly lost individual.

Happy Holidays, ya filthy animals!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

'Star Wars - The Last Jedi' review

It might be time for the Jedi to end - but will this bloody podcast ever do the same?

That's right, WHINE+SPACE are back to discuss the release of (finally!) 'The Last Jedi' and we do so with all our characteristic brevity and succinctness! But can you blame us for being unable to close our mouths, when writer-directer Rian Johnson has given us SO much to talk about? To say any more would be to risk spoilers, so all that's left to do is to strap yourself in, check your hyperdrive isn't on the fritz and prepare to jump back to a galaxy far, far away. There are old friends waiting - and they've missed you.
Porg Vinyl

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' commentary

Have YOU ever wondered what rebellions are built on?

Well, it’s time to find out - as WHINE+SPACE prepare for the (holy hell it’s christmas) imminent release of ‘The Last Jedi’ with 2016’s Star Wars offering, the first in a possibly long line of anthology entries, it’s STAR WARS NUMBER EIGHT THE ROGUE ONES!

Originally pitched by everyone’s favourite photoshop creator John Knoll and somewhat directed by Gareth Edwards, ‘Rogue One’ had a rather tumultuous road to the screen, with extensive and expensive reshoots conducted around six months before its release. Would the first Star Wars anthology film fall straight out of the gate? Would the optimism of fans fresh off of ‘The Force Awakens’ be quashed? Would Kathleen Kennedy develop a taste for blood?

There’s only one way to find out!