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It’s a minicast, you know, a minicast! Join Luke as he reviews an adaptation of a video game and an adaptation of a novel.  One of them has Aaron Paul in it, the other one is set in Scotland. They both have cars in ’em.

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Luke takes a look at Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Mark Helprin’s classic fantasy novel, A Winter’s Tale.  This feature starring Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Will Smith and Jessica Brown Findlay tells a century-spanning story of thievery and celestial conflict.  It’s nutso.

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Cheerfully Inaccurate: Luke refers to Jessica Brown Findlay by another name that he misread and sounds nothing like her name!

cicSeasons’ greetings to one and all!  This week Luke and Conor talk Christmas in Connecticut; starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet and Reginald Gardiner.  A charming and funny screwball comedy that somehow missed our Christmas rotation these last few years.  Table Time returns with nominations for the Dudebros’ Films of the Year.  Enjoy the show everybody and have a wonderful festive season!

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bbOn this week’s Movie Express our own Luke Maxwell and friend of the show Morgan McBride discuss everything and anything Breaking Bad in light of the show’s recently aired finale. Please be advised spoilers are in effect!

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jerkWe’re very excited this week to be talking about one of our favourite films starring one of our favourite actors, The Jerk, starring that wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin! The Jerk is a wonderfully smart “dumb” movie about a man making his way in the world, finding adventure, love and fortune along the way. For this week’s Table Time we talk about The Wrestler and the documentary, Seeking Asian Female.

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RubberConor and Luke are back! This week we look at an unusual film 2010’s telekinetic tyre horror/romance, Rubber! We also discuss the smash hit NBC series Hannibal.  Enjoy!

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noir6Our series of  film noir specials comes to a close with a discussion of neo-noirs from yesteryear up unto today.  Enjoy and look forward to regular shows very soon.

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robitIn this, the first of many specials, Conor and Luke discuss something that bothers us all, day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year.  We’re talking of course, about Robots.  From androids, to cyborgs, to Pet Man and Big Dog, we run the gambit of cybernetic scaries.  Listen, worry and enjoy.

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The Fifth of our Film Noir Specials brings us to the twilight years of the “classical” noir cycle with, Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil (1958).  We also feature Hitchcock’s Psycho, which in many respects is a response to the technical excellence seen in Touch of Evil.

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This week join Luke and Conor for the fourth of their film noir specials.  This week featuring two films by Fritz Lang: The Big Heat and Human Desire.  Enjoy.

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The next in our series of specials on Film Noir looks at the work of director Otto Preminger.  This week Conor and Luke discuss Laura, Where the Sidewalk Ends and Steve the Henchman (not a movie!)

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The second of our film noir discussions on Near Film with Helen Ryan.  This week Conor and Luke discuss The Big Sleep, a classic of the form, featuring Bogart and Bacall and based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler.

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Something a little special for you this week as Conor and Luke appear on Near Film with Helen Ryan to discuss film noir.  This first special features two classics of the ’40s, Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce.  Listen, enjoy and don’t forget to tune into Near Film, Thursdays at Six on near.ie.

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On this week’s podcast Conor and Luke talk about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and some exciting Movie Express developments.

Don’t forget to check out Near Film (www.nearfm.ie) this Thursday at 6 o’clock to hear Luke and Conor talk film noir with Helen Ryan.

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Welcome one and all to the Movie Express Podcast’s Christmas Special, we love movies and Christmas, and, as it happens, Christmas movies! Conor and Luke check out Alastair Sim in Scrooge and Drafthouse Film’s Miami Connection.  The show also features a very special excerpt from the archives of Sir Thronton Wickham, the most talented actor who ever lived!  Happy holidays everyone!

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I, Robt, you robot and we robot, on this week’s Movie Express Podcast! Conor and Luke revisit the Will Smith sci-fi thriller and talk some other robot stuff in the run-up to this year’s Christmas extravaganza.  Enjoy!

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A short show about a big guy! Conor and Luke discuss the 1999 animated feature The Iron Giant. Directed by Brad Bird and featuring the voices Harry Connick Jr and Vin Diesel.  Listen out for the newest addition to the cast Voice Bot! Next week, I, Robot.

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Hey there, it’s been a while, fortunately Conor and Luke have been keeping busy with the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, The Great Gatsby, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street and Nobody Else But You.  Join them, for a very special Table Time!

Cheerfully Inaccurate: Deakins not Deskins.

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Get ready for a spooktacular episode of The Movie Express Podcast! Conor rounds out his 31 Horror Movie Challenge with Dreamscape, a cool movie featuring Dennis Quaid as psychic tough guy Alex Gardner, his mission to save the President’s mind! Also up for discussion, Hotline Miami, The Dead Authors Podcast, Batman 1960s and Luke’s definition of an OK movie!

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Conor and Luke inadvertently get wound up in more Horror movie shenanigans with Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, featuring Scott Bakula as Barker’s paranormal detective Harry D’Amour.  We also run through the Waxworks series, Fatman on Batman and a slew of Horror films on this week’s Table Time.

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Prepare yourself for a mysterious episode of The Move Express as Conor and Luke attempt to solve the mysteries of Clue, the original movie about a board-game! The Scandinavian season continues with Troll Hunter, a found-footage movie with an exciting premise and excellent cohesiveness! Also up for discussion, our continuing, half-heated horror-thon exploits with Sinister.

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This week Conor and Luke are in The Doghouse! As we kick off our 30 Days of Horror Films (sort of) with a not-so-charming British film about men who hate women, and women who want to eat men! It’s all pretty scholocky but raises a chuckle now and then.  Speaking of chuckles, our Scandinavian Season continues with Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, marvel as we explore existence itself!

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This week’s show features one of Conor and Luke’s favourite films, Face/Off, it’s great, it’s got John Travolta and Nicolas Cage and it’s directed by John Woo, John Woo! We also kick off our Scandinavian Season with Headhunters, a twisted tale of burglary and short-man syndrome.  Table Time includes a plug for Chuckie Dregs, the new video game magazine show by Ryan Macleod of Consolevania and Video Gaiden fame.  Conor gets tricked into watching another love triangle with Snow White and the Huntsman.

NOTE: The audio quality at the beginning of the second segment is a little spotty but evens out at about two minutes in.

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The finale of our assassins season sees Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47, in HItman.  We also check out the newest screen adaptation of 2000AD’s Judge Dredd with Dredd 3D.  Also featured a newly collected book of essays by Pauline Kael, and By the Sword by Richard Coen on this week’s table time!

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This week Conor and Luke sit down with Ryan Denmark, filmmaker and currently the visual effects editor on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.  Topics discussed include the film editing process, the role of computer graphics and practical effects in filmmaking, contemporary filmmaking style, great movie fight sequences and much more.

Please check out Ryan’s work at Third Star Films dot Com.

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