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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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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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