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Diminishing Returns: The Movie Podcast About Sequels, Prequels, Spin-offs and Reboots

A comedy podcast about sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris
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Jul 9, 2018

As we await the release of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Allen and Chris watch the John Woo directed first sequel.

Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to listen to us talk about the first sequel in the Mission: Impossible franchise. With the 6th film in the series, Mission: Impossible -Fallout about to be released, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is a fixture on the blockbuster scene but in the year 2000 young Chris was more excited about a new John Woo film. 18 years later, how does it hold up?

In this episode

-How much John Woo is in this John Woo movie?

-Thandie Newton, superthief

-Dougray Scott, who needs Wolverine, right?

-Tom Cruise, more like Ethan Stunt, right?

-John Woo!

-Doves!

-Two guns!

-And Anthony Hopkins, the man of how many voices?

Remind yourself of the film here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission:_Impossible_2

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We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Jun 25, 2018

It's our second anniversary, there's songs galore, trailers, news and a new peace process.

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

As we hit the terrible twos we look back on how the films in our Trailer Talk segments have fared while bringing you new trailers, news and recommendations.

In this episode

-How is Val Kilmer doing?

-Justice has a new face

-Singing, lots of singing

-The Shining 2

-Top Gun 2

-Exciting horror remakes

-And we find a way to bring peace to the world

Trailer Talk

Halloween (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek1ePFp-nBI

Suspiria (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylmDXfTA8rg

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd4cLL_MP7M

A Star Is Born (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbzyEJ8X9E

The Nun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzD9zGcUNrw

Bumblebee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAIX12F6958

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Mission Impossible 2.

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DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Jun 11, 2018

Allen and Chris put on stilettos and talk dinosaurs 

Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was a blockbuster classic, heralding in the age of CGI. But could Colin Trevorrow’s sequel/reboot of the franchise create the same magic?

In this episode

-High heels

-A mistreated assistant

-What kind of palaeontology?

-Hey it's podcast royalty Lauren Lapkus!

-Hollywood hates successful businesswomen

-Badly designed attractions

-Hey it’s Vincent D’Onofrio!

-And a horrifying glimpse into Chris’s childhood

Remind yourslef of the film here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_World

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We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show.

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DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

May 28, 2018

Allen and Chris talk the 18 pre Infinity War MCU films, sequel news, trailers and more

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

Allen and Chris have seen all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films including the recent Avengers: Infinity War but after receiving a voice memo from a confused listener, we realised some people may need a primer for the 18 films leading up to Marvel’s latest smash. So we try and quickly explain the MCU for anyone that wants to jump straight into Infinity War (spoiler free for Infinity War, spoilers for all the films before it, obviously) . Plus our usual news, Trailer Talk and recommendations

Also in this episode

-Cobra Kai

-Willow

-John Wick 3

-Prop thieves

-Shane Black (for a change)

-And of course Iron Man, Thor, Spider Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain America, Ant Man, Avengers, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Black Panther and Nick Fury

Trailer Talk

Superfly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQIvV800Atk

Robin Hood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJfDBSWYqU8

The Predator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ3oX98ng8U

Escape Plan 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q7vVt-MeXk

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Jurassic World.

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DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

May 14, 2018

Allen and Chris go Mads for the first of the new Star Wars spin-offs

With the upcoming release of Solo – A Star Wars Story about the adventures of Young Han Solo, we thought we’d look at the first of the new Star Wars “Anthology” Spin-offs – Rogue One.

In this Episode

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Robot Sidekicks

-Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

-Diego Luna as Cassian Andor

-Darth Vader going force crazy

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Star Wars Names

-digitally resurrecting Peter Cushing

-digitally de-aging Carrie Fisher

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Gareth Edwards and Tony Gilroy

- Allen ships two characters

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Donnie Yen being awesome

-and…. Mads Mikkelsen

Remind yourself of the film here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_One

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Episode 54: Jurassic World

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Apr 30, 2018

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode

- James Cameron and Terminator

- Mask and acronyms

- Stephen King adaptations

- what if we were a successful American podcast ?

- and puns, lots of puns

Trailer talk

Venom

https://youtu.be/u9Mv98Gr5pY

The Equaliser 2

https://youtu.be/HyNJ3UrGk_I

The First Purge

https://youtu.be/UL29y0ah92w

Sherlock Gnomes

https://youtu.be/comz38kRsb0

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Apr 16, 2018

For our 50th episode we have two of the all time greats….talking about two of the all time greats. 

Life begins at 50 baby, or does it begin when the facehugger lays the chestburster inside your body? We talk about friend of the show, Ridley Scott’s masterpiece Alien and James Cameron’s masterpiece Aliens. That’s a lot of masterpieces.

In this episode:

-A tribute to HR Giger

-How Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is bit more switched on than her schlubby workmates

-Android programming

-The blasé way Aliens came to be

-Those lovable Colonial Marines (Game Over man!)

-Smart Aliens

-The problem (with the otherwise awesome) Vasquez

-A lot of Apone quotes

-A lot of Hudson love

-And Allen talks about Rambo 2

Remind yourself of the films here (do you really need to though? They are pretty damn memorable):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(film)

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(film)

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Episode 52: Rogue One.

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

 

Apr 2, 2018

Allen and Chris count their cash and talk trailers.

In between 'proper' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or franchise) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In the spare minutes between counting their cash and buying yachts, Allen and Chris make time to talk about sequels and stuff. In this episode:

  • Back to the Backdraft
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Football knowledge for dummies
  • Sexy Dumbledore and his sexuality
  • Stripper superheroes
  • and the great career choice that is podcasting!

 

TRAILER TALK

Mary Poppins Returns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzcaR1N0pTI

Avengers: Infinity War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwievZ1Tx-8

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIMChzE_aCo 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ

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We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show.

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Episode 50. Alien and Aliens.

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Mar 19, 2018

With the release of a new Tomb Raider film, Allen and Chris look back at Angelina Jolie’s pair….of films.

This month sees the release of a Tomb Raider reboot with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft so it’s a perfect time to look back at the Angelina Jolie starring duo of films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life. It would, of course, be all too easy for this episode to devolve into a bunch of jokes about boobs. So we totally do that.

In this episode:

Will we ever get a good computer game adaptation?

What Americans think of England

Good bad guy casting

Hey, it’s Daniel Craig!

Hey, it’s Gerard Butler!

The poor planning of shadowy criminal conspirators and their nemeses.

And the physics of planetary alignment

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Croft:_Tomb_Raider

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Croft:_Tomb_Raider_%E2%80%93_The_Cradle_of_Life

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We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show.

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Episode 50: Aliens

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

 

 

Mar 5, 2018

Allen and Chris battle through the snow to talk sequel news, trailers and recommendations.

 

Allen and Chris battle through the snow to talk sequel news, trailers and recommendations.

In between 'proper' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or franchise) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode:

Karate kid sequel, Cobra Kai

Allen starts talking about Dungeons and Dragons (again)

The Die Hard franchise refuses to die at all.

Evangeline Lilly, what you been doing?

And our new segment: Hollywood Health Update

 

Trailer Talk:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

-New trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NooW_RbfdWI

-Older Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn9mMeWcgoM

Ant Man and The Wasp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rTIAOohas

Mission Impossible: Fallout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb49-oV0F78

Solo: A Star Wars Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNW0B0HsvVs

 

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We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show.

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Feb 19, 2018

Two middle-aged dudes talk 50 Shades and it’s sequel.

Allen and Chris get sexy in this post Valentine's special by watching the smash-hit film adaptations of EL James’ 2 err...smash-hit books. It started off as Twilight fan fiction before being reshaped into the non-supernatural tale of a virgin and a kinky billionaire.  As the third film, Fifty Shades Freed, is released- the Fifty Shades series is undoubtedly a cultural juggernaut, but are they good films?

No, obviously. But we watched the first two instalments anyway.

In this episode:

Flu remedies

Anastasia’s educational prowess

Christian Grey is good at two things

Kim Basinger’s previous work in the field

Research!

Lots of giggling about sex stuff

And what Sci-Fi series really gets Christian off…..

Remind yourself of the films here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_Darker_(film)

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We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show.

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Want to watch along with Allen and Chris? Our next ‘franchise’ episode is …The Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider films

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Feb 5, 2018

Allen and Chris return to talk new beefs, plot twists and trailers.

In between 'proper' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or franchise) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In episode 45…..

Let’s Crank again with Neveldine/Taylor

An Excellent sequel possible for Bill and Ted

West Side Story

Aaron Sorkin? A-WRONG Sorkin, more like

Star Wars: The Last Jedi controversy

And Allen recommends not do something obvious and reveals his love for a 90s pop band

TRAILER TALK

Oceans 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFWF9dU5Zc0

Deep Blue Sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF465jHpqXk

Overboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLAJ0ooorDU

 

MISCELLANEOUS

We mention this excellent series of articles on action cinema by Tom Breihan, check em out

https://www.avclub.com/c/a-history-of-violence

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: 50 SHADES OF GREY and 50 SHADES DARKER

 

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Jan 22, 2018

In our 'franchise' episodes we look at a particular film series....

In episode 44 Allen and Chris look at another mismatched duo who delight audiences, Riggs and Murtaugh!

In this episode-

Always bet on black, Shane Black.

Mel Gibson in the 80s = movie star

Who really is the kill crazy cop in this film?

Glover, Gibson and Donner, a good hang

Theme tunes.

Diplomatic immunity (The man of 1000 voices enjoys this one).

Patsy Kensit, a critique.

And much, much more!

 

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethal_Weapon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethal_Weapon_2

 

Honeymoon Suite – Lethal Weapon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0jaGR0I79k

Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi8XSJWz1R4

 

We mentioned our pals’ podcast Spocklight, they interviewed Richard Donner for an episode, you can find em in loads of places, but here's a link to iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/spocklight-a-star-trek-podcast/id1150816497?mt=2

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Diminishing Returns Episode 44 Lethal Weapon 1 and 2 

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Jan 8, 2018

In the spirit of DVD special features here’s a collection of deleted scenes, bloopers and err….a lot of Chris swearing.

Yeah that’s right we actually edit stuff out of the pod!

Anyway, here’s some bloopers, asides, tangents and general stuff we enjoyed that we couldn’t fit into their particular episodes. Normal service will resume next episode.

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Lethal Weapon 1 and 2

 

DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Dec 26, 2017

Allen and Chris get festive with our seasonal special....

It’s Christmas time -we hope you had a happy holiday, however you spent it. In this episode we discuss

-Our top 10 films of the year

-Our disappointing sequels of the year

-And our Xmas film favourites!

Thanks to everyone that’s joined us over the last year. We have some exciting episodes planned for 2018, including a Shane Black classic, some kinky romance and for our 50th episode we are going to treat ourselves….so don’t forget to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss an episode .

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DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.

Dec 14, 2017

With The Last Jedi being released today, Allen and Chris look at JJ Abrams’ soft reboot of the biggest franchise in Sci-Fi

We’d lived through the prequels, old hope had died, but Disney had bought Lucasfilm and that meant a new trilogy of sequels, starting with JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it had Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker back. Could it live up to expectations? Was this just an exercise in fan service? And why does Harrison Ford look so engaged in this film?

In this episode we discuss

-Scottish Star Wars characters

-Who do the First Order Remind us of?

-Is Rey a Mary Sue?

-Young gifted and black (Stormtroopers)

-Camp German Commandants

-How do the new kids on the star destroyer (Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Rey) fare?

-and friend of the show, Judy Frary gives us a run down of the plot of the original Star Wars films. The only issue? She hasn’t seen any of them.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens

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Dec 10, 2017

Not our Star Wars: The Force Awakens episode, which due to some production delays will be out later this week. Apologies.

Chris hastily recorded this mini-ep on his phone, in his bed, hungover. So it doesn't have the ususal wall-of-sound production values that you've come to expect. But you can now imagine him in his bed. So that should more than make up for it.

Anyway The Force Awakens is our next episode (episode 41). Make sure you have subscribed so you get it as soon as it drops.

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Nov 27, 2017

Allen and Chris give thanks and talk trailers

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode:

We go ga-ga for Goggins

Crow reboot casting

The surprise box office hit we all forgot about

Where do we draw the line for comebacks?

Trailer Talk

Brad Bird films, adorable? Or worrying?

And an in-depth recounting of the Harry Potter franchise.

Trailer Talk

Incredibles 2 Teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJDMWVZta3M

Black Panther

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU

Daddy’s Home 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyW_EX7iRW0

Band Moms 2: A Bad Moms Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQPr0sCjau0

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: STAR WARS – The Force Awakens

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Nov 13, 2017

To celebrate it’s 30th anniversary Allen and Chris take a break from pushing pencils to talk Predator and it’s sequel, Predator 2...

Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Predator was released 30 years ago. Despite lukewarm reviews it’s now regarded as an action/sci-fi classic. It’s 1990 Danny Glover starring sequel, less so. But how do they both hold up?

In this episode...

Rippling biceps

Political futures

Arnie’s body

Jesse The Body Ventura and was it acceptable in the 80s?

Bill Duke

Shane Black (of course)

Sonny Landham and his bodyguard

Jean Claude Van Damme Vs Kevin Peter Hall

How do you follow Predator as a director?

Easter eggs

Allen and Chris argue about voodoo

Cool kills

And Bill Paxton

Remind yourelf of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predator_(film)

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predator_2

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Episode 39. Predator and Predator 2. Diminishing Returns Podcast

 

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Oct 30, 2017

This Halloween, we find out the real podcast episode...was inside you all along

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

It's almost Halloween so Chris and Allen get spooky. In this episode:

-Why we aren’t going to discuss the thing everyone is discussing so in a way we do end up discussing it

-Halloween

-Maniac Cop

-Puppet Master

-We have a Quiz

-And a competition! That you should or should not enter

-Nachos

-Allen shows he is the king of ‘Yes and’

-Nam

-And Lenny Kravitz!

 

TRAILER TALK

Leatherface

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDNJ3XQn9Cg

Insidious 4: The Last Key

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acQyrwQyCOk

Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwRAqEBITuc

MICELLANEOUS

Dinosaur Jr – Start Choppin’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGy1yEB299I

Leatherface – Not Superstitious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URmg0Zg3uzQ

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Diminshing Returns Episode 38. Fictional Creepy

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Predator and Predator 2

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Oct 16, 2017

It’s October, which means 2 things, Halloween is almost upon us and Allen and Chris will be returning to Crystal Lake to watch more Friday the 13th movies.

Last year, we watched the first three instalments, so it was inevitable that this year we would look at the next three - the incorrectly titled The Final Chapter, A New Beginning which set up the beginning of a whole new plot thread…which was totally ignored by Jason Lives. Join us as we discuss:

Analogous nudity

Crispin Glover’s live appearances

The Crystal Lake Library system

Corey Feldman’s Tommy Sheppard showing them how it's done

Reckless Reggie’s gallusness

And the surprising excellence of one of the chapters!

Remind yourself of the films here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th:_The_Final_Chapter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th:_A_New_Beginning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_Part_VI:_Jason_Lives

The trailer for the Crispin Glover film Chris talks about in the episode (contains nudity and weirdness)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EJqmf8cJOs

And Crispin Glover dancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocgj9tewHso

 

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Diminishing Returns Episode 37 Friday the 13th Part 4 5 & 6

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Oct 2, 2017

Allen and Chris talk about IT, terrible people in the world of film and terrible trailers.

 

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or err…franchise) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode we talk

Hellboy and Hollywood Racism

The new adaptation of Stephen Kings IT

Some terrible people

Gerard Butler’s face

Chris and Allen get romantic and accidently write a porn parody.

Plus recommendations, new trailers and more!

 

TRAILER TALK:

Tomb Raider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ndhidEmUbI

Jigsaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPP6aIw1vgY

Fifty Shades Freed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpAuCG6iUcA

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS:

Friday the 13th parts 4, 5 and 6.

Diminishing Returns Ep36 The Losers Club

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Sep 18, 2017

Chris and Allen put down their copy of Tobin’s Spirit Guide to relive their youth

Do, Ray, Egon…….Allen and Chris talk the original Ghostbusters film and its sequel, Ghostbusters 2, a film that did not have a great response at the time but in the dumb furore over the 2016 reboot seemed to be reclassified as a classic. How does it stand up and can two dudes that saw Ghostbusters when they were kids ever be able to look at the first film with any critical distance?

We discuss:

Ghost trains

Bill Murray’s excellence

Dan Ackroyd’s beliefs

Chris misses Harold Ramis

The Beatles

And Allen has yet another impersonation

Who you gonna call? No one calls anymore, Granddad, just message them instead. 

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_II

Huey Lewis and The News: I Want A New Drug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uEMOeDZsA

The Hateful Life And Spiteful Death Of The Man Who Was Vigo The Carpathian:

http://deadspin.com/the-hateful-life-and-spiteful-death-of-the-man-who-was-1737376537

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Diminishing Returns ep 35 Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

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Sep 4, 2017

Allen and Chris look into the depths of their dark hearts. And at trailers and stuff.

In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like.

In this episode we talk

Jet setting

Daniel Craig returning as Bond

Death

Enjoying violence in movies

Valerian and The City Of A Thousand Planets

Some stuff we forgot to mention about the Robocop soundtracks last episode

And Allen debuts another new impression!

 

TRAILER TALK

Death Wish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_I4zqC7GN8

Rise Of The Footsoldier 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hURIOh3txps

Cop And A Half: The New Recruit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZwkStRlou4

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS : Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2

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Aug 21, 2017

Since it’s 30 years since the iconic, brilliant Robocop was released, we ask, what made it so good? And why did the 2014 remake miss the mark?

In this episode:

We hail Paul Verhoeven, the king of SciFi

Joel Kinnaman makes his return to Diminishing Returns (as does Ronny Cox)

HR procedures in OCP

Going to work with a smile with Clarence Boddicker and gang

The late, great Miguel Ferrer

Peter Weller and the other great pop culture Weller

And another almost certainly uncannily accurate impression from Chris!

 

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboCop

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboCop_(2014_film)

 

Check out the ridiculous scene from the remake that we talk about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXOhIJg4B7k

 

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