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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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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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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 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

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 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

 

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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)

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 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

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 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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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 7, 2017

Allen and Chris talk Comic-Con news and discover they are the new power in Hollywood. Kiss the ring!

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

Doctor Doom

Inhumans

The Flash

Ridley Watch

Predator

Which one of the hosts was an adorable looking child

Recommendations that aren't recommendations

and Abba!

TRAILER TALK

Blade Runner 2049

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZOaI_Fn5o4

Justice League

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

Thor: Ragnarok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue80QwXMRHg

Annabelle: Creation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjZkJa6Z-SY

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Robocop (1987) vs Robocop (2014)

Diminishing Returns epsiode 32. The New Power Generation

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

Jul 24, 2017

Allen and Chris get on the rag…the Mummy’s rags that is!

Universal recently released The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, hoping to kick of their Dark Universe shared universe….how does it stand up next to the last big budget Mummy reboot, Stephen Sommers’ wildly successful 1999 film starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah?

We talk,

Cool voiceovers

The Egyptian Devil

Geopolitics

Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce!

I’ve heard of a Dr Jekyll..but a Mr Hyde?

Russell Crowe and his plummy accent

And the lesser-known Universal monster we want to see rebooted

Remind yourself of the plots here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mummy_(1999_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mummy_(2017_film)

 

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MISCELLANEOUS:

The trailer for the ridiculous Lifeforce: https://youtu.be/qej5nlRb9VM

And seriously, reboot this now : https://youtu.be/r7O6qSAwnzM

31: The Mummy 1999 vs The Mummy 2017 Or Brendan Fraser Vs 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.

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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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 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

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