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

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Jul 11, 2017

Allen and Chris are back, baby. Join us as we say the word ‘back’ a lot

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:

Ridley Scott (I know)

Annabelle 2

Hellboy reboot

Karen Gillan costume controversy

Wonder Woman woman only screenings

Baby Driver and Edgar Wright (yeah we know it isn’t a sequel, but we ended up talking about it, shut up)

TRAILER TALK

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Pitch Perfect 3

Flatliners

Murder On The Orient Express

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: The Mummy (1999, starring Brendan Fraser) Vs The Mummy (2017, starring Tom Cruise)

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 26, 2017

To celebrate a year of podcasts Allen and Chris look at the latter's favourite ever franchise

There are broadly two ways a Diminishing Returns 'Franchise' Episode pans out:

Either we watch something so ill conceived and badly executed it brings out anger, incredulity and off topic rants.

Or we watch something we genuinely enjoy and we talk excitedly about why we love it.

This is definitely the second type of episode. Seriously, Chris loves these films.

We talk,

Death

Tony Todd

X-Files connections

Stifler

'The Final' instalments of franchises

Murder

Sensitive kids

and more!

Remind yourself of the films here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Destination

(or just watch them all, treat yourself)

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Diminishing Returns Podcast Episode 29: Final Destination 1-5

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 12, 2017

Allen and Chris face up to almost a year together.

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 we talk,

What did we get right and what did we get wrong in our previous years’ Trailer Talks?

Chris unveils a new detective duo.

Allen becomes a serious challenger to the man of a thousand voices

A special guest film critic drops in

A Lovers Rock album title

We talk sequels that should have been made

And an out of time Trailer Talk

 

OUT OF TIME TRAILER TALK:

Bambi 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k73vgTDvRek

French Connection 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wNYcbiIwFw

The Dead Pool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n41u5nOsuBM

Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnkY3_hIdCQ

Aliens

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

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: FINAL DESTINATION 1-5

 

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 29, 2017

Terrible people are brought together to work as a team… but enough about the hosts of this podcast.

With the upcoming release of Wonder Woman we look at an earlier DC Extended Universe film, Suicide Squad.

DC had just released the dour Batman V Superman: Yawn Of Justice, which was heavily criticised for it's dark tone, while it’s great rival Marvel had success with Guardians Of The Galaxy, a super quippy ensemble film featuring reluctant heroes. Reluctant, third-tier, not famous heroes….

What was DC to do with their own not famous reluctant hero ensemble flick?

In this episode:

Deadshot is a sexist

The shoddy treatment of academia in the DCEU

The Batman! The Joker! The Flash! None of them deserve exclamation points!

Sentimental criminals

The Enchantress is not a good hang

And we find out the safest mode of transport!

 

Remind yourself of the plot here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Squad_(film)

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May 25, 2017

It feels like we’ve been talking about it almost every episode - so we've rushed out a quick spoiler free review of Alien: Covenant.

Allen hasn't seen it so Chris takes you through his thoughts on Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel.

Can all those on Ridley Watch stand down?

Find out on this very special episode of Diminishing Returns.

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Diminishing Returns Podcast episode 26 Alien Covenant (spoiler free review)

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: we return to our regularly scheduled programming with SUICIDE SQUAD

 

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 15, 2017

Allen and Chris discuss David Bowie’s most famous part and being a good Hollywood neighbour.

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 we talk

No Leia!

Sex robots

David Bowie

Chris says Aladdin Sane when he means Hunky Dory

Jurassic Park

Am insanely terrible Transformers clip (link below)

An insanely accurate Ridley Scott impersonation

Allen is Giallo crazy

Creepy Middle Aged Men

And James McAvoy’s stellar career.

 

TRAILER TALK

Blade Runner 2049

Spider-Man Homecoming

Wonder Woman

IT

Whiskey Galore

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

MISCELLANEOUS

That Transformers clip, oooft.

 

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Diminishing Returns 25. But Is James McAvoy Happy?

 

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: SUICIDE SQUAD

 

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 1, 2017

We know you may be sick of hearing about Trump’s first 100 days in office so take your mind off current affairs as we discuss the ‘Escape From….’ series , set in a dystopian future where authoritarian demagogue presidents wall off undesirables. *Allen and Chris look to camera*

In this episode we discuss:

Kurt Russell’s hair

The aristocracy

Great casting

Wonderfully named characters we never see

John Carpenter’s great films

Was Escape From LA ahead of it’s time?

And Snake Plissken’s view on trans rights!

Remind yourself of the films here:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_L.A.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

The discussed cut scene that would have served as the introduction to Snake Plissken in Escape From New York : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlken5NO7Ew

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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.

Apr 17, 2017

Allen and Chris stare down the Grim Reaper…..to talk sequels and stuff.

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:

Allen debuts another impersonation

Eddie Murphy news

So. Much. Transformers.

Our new economics spin-off

Carrie Fisher and Star Wars

Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Where Man Of Steel really went wrong.

And our new segment, Addendum-dum-dum-dumb!

 

TRAILER TALK

IT

Thor: Ragnarok

Justice League

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Going In Style (1979) and Get Out (Chris hadn’t watched any sequel related stuff)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

The Original Going In Style trailer

The Original IT Trailer

The wonderful John Prine with his song, Hello In There

and something that hit a little too close to home:

http://succubusmag.com/2017/03/28/wow-these-two-straight-white-men-recorded-a-podcast-about-films/

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINSHING RETURNS – ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK/ESCAPE FROM LA

Diminishing Returns, the movie podcast about sequels prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Episode 23 Death and Twins. Not pictured: Chris and Allen.

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 3, 2017

In this episode, Allen and Chris have a ball as they discuss Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome and of course Fury Road.

We talk:
 
Mel Gibson's lucky casting
 
Great character names, or greatest character names?
 
Max Rockatansky: an old fashioned western hero in future times
 
The behind the scenes tragedy that affected Beyond Thunderdome
 
Why association football would never take hold in Bartertown
 
George Miller is old. But awesome.
 
Charlize Theron's robot mitt
 
Tom Hardy's interesting choices
 
and yet an other example of men's rights idiots not enjoying cool stuff
 
 
Remind yourself of the films here (but you really should treat yourself and watch em again)
 
Mad Max https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max
The Road Warrior https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max_2
Beyond Thunderdome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max_Beyond_Thunderdome
Fury Road https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max:_Fury_Road
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
The wedding of the last century
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iduvLzKvwko
 
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Ep 22 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - DIMINISHING RETURNS, The movie Podcast about sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots
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Mar 20, 2017

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which podcast host is the creepiest of them all?

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 we discuss:

Director hokey cokey

There can be only one…. good choice for the Highlander reboot

Star Wars news

Indiana Jones gets another sequel, can we love again after the Crystal Skulls debacle?

Bill Paxton RIP

Alien Covenant and Ridley Scott…again!

What’s missing from Kong: Skull Island

What we loved about Logan

And as two middle-aged men discuss Wonder Woman, we have to ask…who is the creepiest - Allen or Chris?

TRAILER TALK:

Wonder Woman

Pirates Of The Carribean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Power Rangers

Despicable Me 3

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Logan, John Wick 2 and Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

MISCELLANEOUS:

Two great but lesser known Bill Paxton films-

Near Dark

And

One False Move

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Diminishing Returns Podcast Mid-Afternoon Of The Creeps

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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.

Mar 6, 2017

Episode 20. X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

With the recent release of Logan, Allen and Chris look at the first Wolverine spin-off. Snikt! Snikt!

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men series was a star making, break out performance so it was only a matter of time before he got his own spin-off solo film. Which is how we got X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a film so bad it made Allen and Chris drop to their knees and scream to the heavens.

In this episode:

How to waste Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

Allen burns Will.I.Am

Liev Schreiber, the worst kitty cat since George Galloway.

Canadian references

Terrible, terrible special effects

And dildo names!

 

Remind yourself of the film here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_Origins:_Wolverine

 

Watch the (actually, quite cool) trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6p52S381nE

 

And watch Wolverine use his adamantium claws and marvel at the terrible SFX work (whoever uploaded this to Youtube added their own soundtrack and some captions and thinks this constitutes a “great moment” but it’s still better than watching the actual film): https://youtu.be/pew1RWnTafM?t=16s

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

The worst video of all time. George Galloway, former Member Of Parliament, pretending to be a cat. Watch if you dare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v9IXwFb_cg

 

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Wolvie and Deadpool. Diminishing Returns Ep20, Xmen Origins: Wolverine. The podcast about sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots.

 

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 20, 2017

Allen and Chris choose life (or perhaps a mid-life crisis) where we recommend some actual good films, talk Super Bowl trailers and Oscar nominations.

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 bonus episode:

Lets Equalise again!

WWE and Norway!

Jings! Rings has affected other things!

It’s the time of the (award) season!

Baby Groot!

There’s a millennial in the podcast!

….and the man of half a dozen voices!

 

Trailer Talk

John Wick Superbowl Spot

Fast and Furious 8: The Fate Of The Furious

-Super Bowl Spot

-Trailer

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

-Super Bowl spot

-Trailer 

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Beauty and The Beast

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Dr Strange, Lego Batman and Trainspotting 2.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Teardrop Explodes: Reward!

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS - X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Diminishing Returns Ep 19 Trainspotting, John Wick, The Rock and two schmuks that host a podcast.

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 6, 2017

Allen and Chris glide through this episode (it's all in the buttocks) as we discuss Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.

Why not have a fun drinking game this episode and take a drink every time we use the words 'likeable' or 'charming' when talking about America's sweetheart, Sandra Bullock?

In this episode:

Gay stereotypes!

Bad ADR!

Treat Williams' special treat!

Dolly Parton’s body double!

Wasting the talents of Nick Offerman and William Shatner!

Michael Caine vs Deidrich Bader!

How Stephen Tobolowsky made Chris happy!

And sluts!

Remind yourself of the films here:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Congeniality_2:_Armed_and_Fabulous

 

The trailer that you should watch instead of the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv4SzMPlwp4

 

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 Episode 18: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Diminishing Returns Podcast.

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 23, 2017

Episode 17: Everybody Loves Boobs.

Join Allen and Chris as we run in slo-mo on the beach.

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 bonus episode we discuss:

JJ Abrams giving up remakes

Is Tim Burton a great director?

Ridley Scott’s campaign to annoy Allen and Chris

The importance of the CHIPS brand

Our love for Sean William Scott

Jay Baruchel’s love for Celtic

and the worst remake idea Chris has ever heard

 

TRAILER TALK:

Baywatch

Logan (Wolverine 3)

Cars 3

Alien Covenant

 

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Miscellaneous:

The New Cars (with Todd Rundgren) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp54DuW7RGk

 

The (old) Cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsPh-EgH65M

 

Check the difference in tone between these two seasons:

Baywatch Nights season 1 intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmdJTYNRDSw

Batwatch Nights season 2 intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6JxMx1IKIQ

and then there’s this….

Baywatch Nights season 2 promo sequences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaRtRFqe7is

David Hasselhoff...what were you thinking?

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS - MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMED AND FABULOUS

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

Hasselhoff looking amazing

Jan 9, 2017

16: Footloose (1984) and Footloose (2011).

Let’s hear it for the boys as Allen and Chris get their dancing shoes on and look at the much loved 1984 film Footloose and the 2011 remake.

We talk about the original hit filled soundtrack, the real life story of the town that banned dancing, why it’s a bad idea to play Russian roulette with blanks, Kevin Bacon going back to school, stage kids VS Chris Penn. We praise the daddy John Lithgow while Allen hates Miles Teller and Chris is going through some stuff…. anyway, I thought this was a party. LET'S DANCE!

 

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footloose_(1984_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footloose_(2011_film)

 

The opening credits to Cover Up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXgIIp29RJ8

Kevin Bacon’s entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2FpCDlyNg

 

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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 26, 2016

In which Allen and Chris talk Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, trailers and old people.

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.

 

**so we do inevitably talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but we keep it light on details so as not to spoil it. If you’d rather skip those sections altogether:

19:15-26:16 we talk very vaguely about our thoughts on Rogue One, very minor details discussed.

26:16 -37:17 we talk about the idiotic right wing ‘controversy’ around it and the more understandable controversy around CGI representations of dead actors, but there are no specific plot points discussed**

 

Join Allen and Chris in the uncanny valley as we talk abut

 

 

Beauty and the Beast

 

Old showbiz

 

Walton Goggins

 

Alien Covenant

 

Blade Runner 2049

 

Turkeys Of The Year

 

Rogue One

 

Trailer Talk:

Transformers: The Last Knight

The Mummy

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Death Race 2050

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: FOOTLOOSE (1984) and FOOTLOOSE (2011)

Diminishing Returns Episode 15 

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 12, 2016

We decided to talk about the 5th Die Hard film, which with hindsight was a mistake….so we talk about anything else,

-the first 4 films,

-the plethora of ‘Die Hard on a…’ films that followed in the first film’s wake

-Allen’s glamorous celeb encounter

-how John McClane went from everyman to superhero

-the many actors offered the role before Bruce Willis

Yet, inevitably (after about 30 odd minutes into this hour long podcast), we get round to talking about A Good Day To Die Hard: it’s unclear plot, its misuse of Spartacus alum and it’s pointless references to the classic original.

Read up on/remind yourself of the plot here:

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

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Allen and Chris look hard

Nov 28, 2016

We love Wick, John Wick that is.

 

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 bonus episode Allen and Chris choose life as we discuss:

 

The new Rambo!

 

Edge Of Tomorrow sequel!

 

Neil Marshall!

 

Charlie Sheen!

 

Our Love Of Keanu Reeves!

 

Trailer Talk!

 

And in our all-new, totally unique, segment: Talking About Trailers, Eh? We talk about specially shot teaser trailers that we love!

 

LINKS

 

TRAILER TALK:

 

John Wick: Chapter 2

 

Ghost In The Shell

 

Trainspotting 2

 

TALKING ABOUT TRAILERS, EH?:

 

Toys

 

Jurassic Park

 

Alien 3

 

and Allen’s hero - Turk 182

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

EPISODE POSTER

Neil Marshall’s Doomsday sequel ideas:

http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/11/14/the-doomsday-sequel-that-could-have-been/

 

Simon Wells: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Wells

 

and whatever the hell this is… Tammy and The T Rex.

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

 

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

 

 

Nov 14, 2016

In this episode Allen and Chris run in a straight line from a crashing space ship, but in this case the crashing space ship is the don’t-call-it-a-prequel-to-Alien-even-though-it’s-a-prequel-to-Alien film Prometheus.

Finally after years of sequels and spin-offs that didn’t quite cut the mustard (with the obvious exception of the James Cameron masterpiece, Aliens) Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with 1979’s Alien. With a big budget and a great filmmaker at the helm it’s everything Allen and Chris would have wished for…. so why are they so disappointed?

We talk Space jockeys, unscientific scientists, the pseudo science of Chariots Of The Gods, Fassbender O’Toole, Idris Elba’s squeezebox, Charlize Theron’s efficiency, Weyland Corp’s HR Policy and Alien Vs Predator Vs Reason Vs Faith Vs Damon Lindelof.

More like No-metheus, right fellas?

EPISODE POSTER

Remind yourself of the plot here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_(2012_film)

The nutty nonsense of Erich Von Daniken and Chariots Of The Gods (The Carl Sagan quote in the first link is a glorious slam):

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

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

and finally the sweet music of Stephen Stills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMbuJXQCIvo

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Big Davey the android discusses the film Prometheus with his big pal, an Engineer.

Oct 31, 2016

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 spooky Halloween themed bonus episode a grumpy Chris and excited Allen discuss:

 

Practical effects vs CGI!

 

Hocus Pocus!

 

John Carpenter fights a Zombie!

 

Clowns!

 

Horror Taglines!

 

Trailer Talk!

 

And the results of our #moviemonstermashup competition in Allen’s Challenge!

 

 

LINKS

 

TRAILER TALK:

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER

BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Episode Poster

Allen’s 24hr Halloween watchlist

 

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: PROMETHEUS

 

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

Oct 17, 2016

Allen and Chris take a break from the city and head to the idyllic surroundings of Crystal Lake…hey what was that noise?

 

On this episode we tackle the first three parts of the Friday the 13th film series, one of the most iconic franchises in horror.

 

Allen is unsurprisingly a super-fan while Chris had not seen any of the films until the week before they recorded this episode.

 

We talk the evolution of slasher movies, 3D gimmicks, final girls, and how long until Jason Voorhees becomes the Jason we all know and fear.

 

Read up on/remind yourself of the plots and cast here:

Part 1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_(1980_film)

Part 2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_Part_2

Part 3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_Part_III

 

The ‘Final Girl’ trope:

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

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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.

Oct 3, 2016

EPISODE 9: Fifty Shades Of Podcast

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.

Allen and Chris never stop punching in this ‘bonus’ episode, we discuss:

Listeners’ weird film crushes!

Excellent tie in games on film’s websites!

Winston Churchill!

Trailer Talk!

Allen's Challenge!

What Hollywood needs to do get Chris to buy a ticket for a film!

Allen’s ghost crisis!

Ideomotor response!

Rentaghost!

Really, we discuss Rentaghost!

 

LINKS ("view full description" on itunes to access hyperlinks)

TRAILER TALK:

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

50 SHADES DARKER

MISCELLANEOUS:

Episode Poster

Jack Reacher: Never Stop Punching

Rentaghost

Ideomotor Response

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: FRIDAY 13th 1-3

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

Sep 19, 2016

Break out the bananas because the heat is on…as Allen and Chris discuss the Beverly Hills Cop series and focus on what the 3rd (and so far, final) chapter gets so horribly wrong.

 

The first two Beverly Hills films, show off all the qualities that made Eddie Murphy a star: smart, cool, likeable and brilliantly funny, the character of Axel Foley was all of these ….but by 1994 Murphy was a forlorn figure in search of a hit. Beverly Hills Cop 3 was not that hit.

 

We discuss John Landis’ directing style and the most brutal put down of Eddie Murphy’s career (some horrific context here). How we crave Cox… Ronny Cox! How we love Brest!....Martin Brest! How we love Johns…. John Ashton (ok, that one wasn’t very good)! Fishing with Foley, confusing criminal plans and Chris' strange childhood love of Judge Reinhold and Bronson Pinchot.

Episode Poster

 

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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.

Sep 5, 2016

DIMINISHING RETURNS EPISODE 7- BAD PODCASTERS

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.

Allen and Chris roll the dice on 'bad' prefixes, parenting and prequels in this 'bonus' episode, we discuss!

Lost Boys? Lost Ladies, more like!

Who would love the Star Wars prequels?

The depths of Allen’s nerdiness!

Raising kids!

Futuristic remakes!

Trailer Talk!

Allen’s Challenge!

 

LINKS

Trailer Talk:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rings

Bad Santa 2

 

Miscellaneous:

John Prine -Some Humans Ain’t Human

Episode Poster

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: BEVERLY HILLS COP 3

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

Aug 22, 2016

Chris and Allen are drawn into a ‘web of seduction’ as we uncross our legs and discuss Basic Instinct 2 but, not unlike the many men ensnared by Sharon Stone’s Catherine Tramell, we just can’t resist…..talking about Paul Verhoeven's iconic original movie first.

We discuss the 90s run of Michael Douglas' blockbusters, the perils of the true crime publishing industry and David Morrissey’s acting choices. We also meet the man of a thousand voices and of course we discuss THAT infamous scene.

Episode 6? More like episode SEX, right guys?

 

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