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

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

 

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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Sexy, huh?

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 15, 2016

In this bonus episode we do a TRAILER TALK (dun-dun-dun) special episode where we turn our critical eye on the multitude of trailers released at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Recorded before Suicide Squad was released and we all thought the the DC Cinematic Universe had some hope, we discuss the Comic-Con trailers for

Wonder Woman

Justice League

Kong: Skull Island

Lego Batman

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

We go through Batman's recruiting process, meet The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman. We also talk King's Kong and Arthur, Allen's algorithm, erotic Blair Witch Project knock-offs, Lego physics and more on episode 05: Trailer Talk - Comic-Con 2016 Special (or... I DC What You Did There)

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COMING NEXT ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: BASIC INSTINCT 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 7, 2016

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

In this BONUS EPISODE Allen and Chris discuss:

Boobs!

Star Trek Beyond and gay Sulu

Universal Monsters! 

Lady Ghostbusters and the online trolls!

TRAILER TALK!

Sequels that were better than they had any right to be!

Plus correspondence and much more!

 

LINKS

Trailer Talk:

XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage

Pete's Dragon

The Magnificent Seven

 

Further Reading/Articles

7 Questions Every Proposed Sequel Should Have to Answer Before Filming

and, of course, the Diminishing Returns Blog

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: BASIC INSTINCT 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.

 

Jul 18, 2016

The cool riders themselves, Allen and Chris turn back the hands of time and discuss notorious flop Grease 2.

The original Grease has become a classic, rediscovered by every generation while the  songs from the soundtrack are burned into the pop culture consciousness. Grease 2 is the film that made Maxwell Caulfield the star he is today.

However this much maligned sequel has been garnering a cult of late, has history been kind to Grease 2 or is it better forgotten?  

We talk about Michelle Pfeiffer in her first big role (as head Pink Lady, Stephanie), Christopher McDonald's agelessness, the dodgy sexual politics of the T Birds and we answer the question that has plagued man since the dawn of time....

Where does the pollen go?

 

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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.

Jul 5, 2016

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

In our first bonus episode Allen and Chris discuss:

Independence Day 2 and failing sequels!

Trailer Talk!

The men Chris and Allen would go gay for!

Correspondence!

LINKS

Trailer Talk:

Mechanic Resurrection

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Articles discussed/further reading:

http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/definition-of-sequel-has-changed.html#

http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/lifestyles/benji-tunnell-is-the-year-of-the-unwanted-sequel/article_70495473-25f5-549b-b614-0cc71282ea0b.html

http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/06/are-we-seeing-the-end-of-the-pointless-sequel/

RECOMMENDATIONS

Allen:

F/X 2: The Deadly Art Of Illusion

Funeral In Berlin

Fright Night (2011)

Chris:

Wayne’s World 2

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS - EPISODE 03: GREASE 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.

Jun 19, 2016

In our first episode, Allen and Chris discuss the 5th and final film in the Dirty Harry franchise, 1988's The Dead Pool (not to be confused with Marvel's merc with a mouth, Deadpool).  How does it hold up in comparison to the other films in the series?  How does Clint Eastwood hold up for his age?  How does Liam Neeson handle an English accent?

We discuss all this and more on Episode 1.

The Dirty Harry Films: Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool.

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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 9, 2016

Your hosts Allen and Chris, introduce Diminishing Returns, a new podcast about sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots with clips from upcoming episodes.

Coming soon: our first episode proper, which will focus on The Dead Pool and the Dirty Harry franchise.

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