FilmFrak The Podcast 14: THE ALIEN WOMAN OF WONDER

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Welcome to FilmFrak The Podcast 14

As Adam and Jon nurse the consequences of nocturnal addictions from the evening before things start off a little low energy this month…but fear not dear listeners once the chatter turns to cinematic obsessions things get lively fast.

This episode the woman with the lasso of truth and an invisible plane (not that it’s in the film but even if it were, would we see it?) takes the lead as we talk WONDER WOMAN.

ALIEN CONVENANT, WAR MACHINE, BAYWATCH, YOUR NAME, KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, THE CIRCLE and LEGO BATMAN follow. Then we turn our attention to the film we just screened before the show, FREE FIRE. The documentaries MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI and BORN IN CHINA are touched upon and much love for the retro 4K cinema screening of HIGHLANDER.

After tha...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#13: GUARDIANS OF THE PERSONAL SHOPPER

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Welcome to FilmFrak Podcast 13. Things get a little rowdier than usual this episode when Jon and Adam break their SPOILERS rule while exchanging body blows discussing PERSONAL SHOPPER. Consider this a courtesy warning for those who haven’t seen it. (Review starts at the 59.00 minute mark for those who wish to avoid knowing the films secrets)

It’s not all violence and mayhem, first there’s an impromptu state of the MCU chat fuelled by the release of GAURDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2. Next is GHOST IN THE SHELL, COLOSSAL, THE LOST CITY OF Z and then comes PERSONAL SHOPPER.

After that things calm down as THE PROMISE, PATERSON, A MONSTER CALLS, GIFTED, THE ASSIGNMENT and THE FOUNDER are focused on. The Netflix documentary 5 CAME BACK is briefly touched on as is a retro-screening of TREMORS.

Until nex...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#12: ABANDON HOPE

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We’re back for our second show of 2017 and it’s one that will go down in history. This episode we go off script to singlehandedly solve all of Hollywood and society’s problem regarding diversity and quality representation.

If the sheer genius of our wisdom beholden upon humanity isn’t enough to make you listen we also discuss a slew of new releases starting with the creature feature LIFE. Then it’s onto the horror of GET OUT, THE VOID, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, DEVIL’S CANDY and THE LOVE WITCH. Finally we cover 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, LOGAN, KONG: SKULL ISLAND and I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. There is even talk of the retro EVILD DEAD 2/ARMY OF DARKNESS screening hosted by Jon himself.

Until next month, as always we encourage all feedback and thank you for listening.

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LOGAN (2017)

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Director: James Mangold
Written By: Scott Frank, Michael Green & James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E Grant, Eriq La Salle

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“Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.”

LOGAN is the nihilistic tale of a mythic warrior’s savage redemption. Told with restraint to allow for understated character moments, a low-fi approach also means minimal CG and more practical FX. Spectacle is controlled for broader impact than just surface level thrills. This thing carries legitimate emotional and thematic weight, LOGAN has gravitas. Things matter.

The thematic component of this film is appropriately modulated. Lean enough to prime the audience without condescending...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#11: Fraking Anticipated Films of 2017

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The Frakkers are back from sabbatical and their excited to deliver your first FilmFrak fix of the year.

This episode we catch you up on the 2017 films we have already sampled before diving into the titles that have us marking the calendars in anticipation of their release.

We begin with the unsettling horror THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE followed by WAR ON EVERYONE, JOHN WICK, SPLIT, SILENCE, THE GREAT WALL, I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, CURE FOR WELLNESS, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, GOLD and TRESPASS AGAINST US. After that it’s onto discussing some of our most anticipated films of 2017. (See below for trailers and details)

Thank you to all the listeners who made 2016 such a fun time and will I’m sure make 2017 another fraking entertaining year.

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Fraking Favourite 25 Films of 2016

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Adam & Jon’s Frakking Favourite Films of 2016

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Well that happened. In April 2016 Jon and Adam teamed up to broadcast the very first episode of the podcast…and someone listened. Spawned out of desperation to somehow legitimize a lifetime spent individually feeding their obscene cinema obsessions and their singular drives to endlessly discuss all things motion picture with anyone in shouting distance. The mere whiff of encouragement they received from a small band of merry frakkers was enough so that this pair of anti-social degenerates is now airing their 10th episode. So first we would like to say thank you so much for tuning in.

2016 toyed with expectations as many of the franchise blockbusters disappointed but the sleeper and creeper hits from around the...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#9: Linguists Wars

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Welcome to FilmFrak: The Podcast Episode 9. As usual, the arrival of November sees a temptation alley of titles hit cinemas. So many on the must-see list are releasing right now and Jon and Adam got to check a few off their list. There are still a slew of 2016 films due before the end of the year we want to catch and you should get out there too because there seems to be something for everyone at the moment.

So what are we going to talk about today? Let’s start with Dennis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sci-fi ARRIVAL. After that it’s a trio of WWII combatants with HACKSAW RIDGE, ANTHROPOID and ALLIED. Next we do horror Director Ti West’s B-Western IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE before slipping south of the border for TRANSPECOS...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#8: We Are Strange

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Welcome to FilmFrak: The Podcast#8. A little less cinematic consumption of 2016 releases since last we hung out doesn’t reduce the chatter. Jon takes the opportunity to lay some knowledge on us about the game changing home cinema tech marvel that is LG OLED screens.

As for the reason you tune in (other than our charming personalities) the film reviews this month take off with the latest MCU adventure DR. STRANGE. We then chew on some Korean horror in the form of TRAIN TO BUSAN and THE WAILING followed by THE ACCOUNTANT, GIRL ON THE TRAIN, A BIGGER SPLASH and NERVE.

The 4K/HD Werner Herzog documentary INTO THE INFERNO is next before we go retro with WILLOW and a little more Pam Grier love for JACKIE BROWN.

Our main feature of the day is the much buzzed about, highly anticipated THE HANDMAI...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#7: The Horror. The Horror.

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Welcome to FilmFrak: The Podcast#7 . It’s October and as the gauntlet of the Halloween challenge is picked up by cinephiles everywhere we front load the 7th episode to focus on horror.

That’s why this month’s chatter starts with talk of BASKIN, BLAIR WITCH, 31, JERUZALEM, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and LIGHTS OUT. After that it’s onto TOO LATE, SNOWDEN, CAFE SOCIETY, BORN TO BE BLUE, HARD TARGET 2 and the documentaries RAIDERS: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE and FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK. On the retro-bigscreen Carpenter’s THEY LIVE and a 70mm festival including WEST SIDE STORY, SPARTACUS and Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY are reviewed. Topping it all off is a 35mm screening of FOXY BROWN and JACKIE BROWN with Pam Grier in attendance at the cinema.

As always if you want these frakkers t...

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FilmFrak: The Podcast#6: WE HAVE THEME MUSIC

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Welcome to FilmFrak: The Podcast#6. We’re taking it to the next level people, getting all professional and shit. As of this month we have state of the art recording technology in the booth so you can hear our soothing tones in the highest fidelity. Most exciting of all for a pair of narcissistic assholes like us a lifelong dream is fulfilled as we now officially have our own theme music courtesy of composer extraordinaire Timothy Fife. (You can check out Tim’s amazing work at www.timothyfife.com/ or via FaceBook) As of last week you can also subscribe to us via iTunes and Android as well as download the podcast to your devices. (See links below)

With all this new infrastructure in place we tackle a bunch of new 2016 releases,  BLOOD FATHER, KUBO & THE TWO STRINGS, HELL OR HIGH WATER, DON&...

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