Podcast Episode 11: Cold War vs. Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers

This is our special episode, where we decided to choose a film to watch for one another. A film that would reflect our personalities and the type of entertainment we enjoy. Rado asked Conor to watch Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar nominated ‘Cold War’. Conor asked Rado to watch middle part of Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy – ‘The Two Towers’. Our reaction is more than surprising, so please check it out!

Both films are available on Amazon Prime with your subscription (if you have one).

Apart from that, we have some news about next months cinema releases, Conor raves about some minor game on Playstation, and the ghost (most likely of one of the British monarchs) knocks the poster off his wall.

Enjoy!

00:00 Conor’s first impressions of ‘The Last Of Us Part II’

News

13:35 ‘Tenet’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ postponed! It’s a good excuse to talk about ‘Inception’, which will be rereleased in the cinemas on July 17

19:50 Oscars 2021 pushed back by 2 months

22:03 DC Universe is expanding to Spotify podcasts

23:12 Teaser for ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut released

26:10 Kristen Stewart (‘Twilight’ saga, ‘Charlie’s Angels’) will star in a movie about Lady Diana titled ’Spencer’ directed by PabloLarraín (‘Ema’, ‘Jackie’, ‘No’)

Reviews

33:00 ‘Cold War’ into by Rado

41:23 Conor reviews ‘Cold War’

60:30 Rado reviews ‘Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ 

Josh Gad’s ‘Reunited Apart’ with the cast and crew of ‘Lord of The Rings’ on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_U0S6x_kCs

You can find us online on Twitter: @BlockBusterspod@rdfolta and @designconor.

We both have Letterboxd profiles, where you can track what have we’ve been watching:

Rado: radox

Conor: CNRBYL

Our theme music is by Scott Holmes and you can find more of his work at scottholmesmusic.com.

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#26: Mangrove, The Crown, Mandalorian Season 2 (Episodes 3 & 4) The Block Busters Podcast

To binge or not to binge – this is the question! We try to answer this when discussing ‘The Crown’, ‘Mandalorian’ and other TV shows we’ve been watching over the year.We review ‘Mangrove’, first of five Steve McQueen’s movies (or episodes?) that is a part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology series. And we continue to discuss series 2 of ‘Mandalorian’, that’s getting better and better.Apart from that, as always, we have a lot of news, film recommendations and the usual nonsense that somehow slips into the episode. 00:00 It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas News:11:40 ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ trailer reaction 18:49 ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ release date for cinemas and HBO Max 22:50 ‘Wandavision’ premiere date 26:02 Disney considering releasing more movies on Disney+ 30:58 Who’s replacing Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise? 33:30 ‘The Last of Us’ ordered to series by HBO 35:15 Spike Lee will make a musical about Viagra!  What Have We’ve Been Watching:Conor:36:50 Coca-Cola Christmas Commercial37:35 ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (in 4K and Dolby Vision)Rado:41:45 ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ (Netflix)44:28 ‘Deep Impact’ (Netflix)48:04 ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (Channel 4)50:30 ’The Crown’ (Netflix) We recommend:‘Parasite’ (Amazon Prime) and how visual effects are used in the movie  Reviews:1:06:18 ‘Mangrove’ (‘Small Axe’ miniseries, BBC)1:26:20 ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2, episodes 3 and 4 (Disney+) Thank you for listening. Subscribe, rate and comment on our show. Please also recommend our rants to your friends and enemies. They all deserve it! Check out our website for all episodes: theblockbusters.net  You can find us online on Twitter: @BlockBusterspod, @rdfolta and @designconor.You can find us on Letterboxd: TheBlockBusters, radox and CNRBYL Our theme music is by Scott Holmes and you can find more of his work at scottholmesmusic.com.Artwork created by Conor Boyle.Episode edited by Rado Folta. The BlockBuster Podcast is available on the following platforms:Apple PodcastsOvercastSpotifyGoogle PodcastsCastboxPocket CastsAmazon Music  ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ trailer courtesy of Lionsgate‘WandaVision’ trailer courtesy of Disney+‘The Crown’ trailer courtesy of Netflix‘Mangrove’ trailer courtesy of BBC
  1. #26: Mangrove, The Crown, Mandalorian Season 2 (Episodes 3 & 4)
  2. #25: Mandalorian Season 2, The Queen’s Gambit, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  3. #24 Halloween Special: The Scariest Movies of Our Lives
  4. #23: I Am Greta interview, The Boys, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Haunting of Bly Manor, 1917, LFF highlights
  5. #22: Enola Holmes, A Life on Our Planet, The Karate Kid, London Film Festival, cinemas in crisis

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