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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 24, 2018

The two Paddington films won over critics and audiences, Paddington 2 even made Allen's top ten of 2017.  But what did childless miserabilist Chris think of two of the best reviewed films of the couple of years?

Grab a marmalade sandwich and lets talk bears.

In this episode

-Fish Pumper!

-Dock workers

-The recasting of the voice of Paddington

-Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman and the excellent actors in these films

-Allen's adorable 8 year old son Elliot helps us out with our intro

-and a less adorable friend turns up in the outro

 

Remind yourself of the films here:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddington_2

 

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

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, 2018

 

Allen and Chris talk trailers and solve a true crime mystery

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

  • The Saint (Simon Templar) is coming! Maybe
  • Guillermo Del Toro goes back to the well
  • Big Trouble In Little China
  • Can the Candyman reboot excite us?
  • A defence of Fantasy Island
  • Chris has his lack of Lion King knowledge exposed
  • Chris reinvents the soul genre
  • A family friendly Trailer Talk (WARNING CONTENT IS NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY)
  • Chris has his lack of Lion King knowledge exposed
  • And an exciting new segment (and theme song) that Allen definitely enjoyed. Honest

TRAILER TALK

-Detective Pikachu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1roy4o4tqQM

-Secret Life Of Pets 2

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

-Dumbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiYVoqBt-8

 

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Paddington and Paddington 2.

 

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

 

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 26, 2018

Michael Keaton's stint as Batman, as good as we remembered?

Tim Burton’s Batman was a cultural juggernaut in 1989, riding a wave of hype and an iconic performance from Jack Nicholson to box office success. The unlikely casting of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman worked and this ‘darker’ version of Batman can be seen as the forebearer of so many of the comic book adaptations that now rule the box office. With Batman Returns, Burton drove his vision for the dark knight further, tripling the villains to include Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, Danny Devito’s penguin and the new villain, Christopher Walken’s Max Shreck

In this episode:

-How dark is this dark version of Batman?

-Batman 89 vs Batman 66

-The ghost of David Bowie

-Jack Nicholson laughing all the way to the bank

-The Joker knows a graphic designer

-A great Michelle Pfeiffer performance as Selena Kyle/ Catwoman.

-Danny Devito’s relatable performance as Penguin

-The Ghost of David Bowie pops by again

-And let me be clear, two uncannily pitch perfect Christopher Walken impersonations

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(1989_film)

and

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

 

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

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https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

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 12, 2018

Thoughts on Halloween (2018), sequel news, Twilight lore and of course, Trailer Talk

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:

-Did David Gordon Green’s Halloween live up to our expectations?

-Avatar sequel titles released: What do they mean?

-George A Romero’s legacy

-US remakes of Korean smashes.

-An important Question re: Twilight’s Vampires

-and of course our most popular section, Trailer Talk.

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

 

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Batman (1989) and Batman Returns.

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 29, 2018

More like Jason BORE-hees, am I right fellas?

We return to Camp Crystal lake for the third time to round out the ‘Paramount era’ of Friday the 13th fims with 7th and 8th films in franchise.

7: The New Blood, has Jason Vorhees take on a psychic. While 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, finally sees the horror icon leave Crystal Lake for the big city. Jason Vs 'Carrie'! Jason Vs NY gangs! With killer concepts like that, these films can’t lose! Can they?

In this episode

  • Jason gets used to the water
  • Bad psychic battle tactics
  • Confusing timelines
  • Confusing travel times
  • Negligent electrical companies
  • And perhaps the biggest question of all, can Chris bear to watch any more of this film series?  

 

Remind yourself of the films here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_Part_VII:_The_New_Blood

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_Part_VIII:_Jason_Takes_Manhattan

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

 

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

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 15, 2018

It’s October so like every other podcast, here’s a loosely Halloween themed episode

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…

-Brad Pitt’s World War Z sequel moves forward….but what will they call it?

-101 Dalmations ‘ Cruella DeVille never stood a chance

-Hellboy sizzle reel

-Halloween 2018 (the film) has an honest producer

-It’s Allen’s annual Halloween quiz

-The Suicide Squad sequel make a bold move

-and in an episode full of horrors, the man–flu!

 

TRAILER TALK

Pet Sematary

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

X-men: Dark Phoenix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWbMckU3AOQ

The Upside:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt1EEV-Szu4

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

 

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS:

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

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 1, 2018

Allen and Chris bring to life a monster of a podcast

James Whale’s two horror staples cemented Universal as the home of monster films, made Boris Karloff a superstar and gave us some of the most eduring images in horror. The two oldest films we’ve looked at so far but what films.

In this episode

  • Keeping that running time low
  • When are these film’s set?
  • Groovy intros
  • Undead chicks
  • How sane are you?
  • Colin Clive’s raspy voice
  • Elsa Lanchester’s iconic ‘Bride’
  • The queer subtext of Frankenstein
  • The other film going on in Frankenstein
  • We query the Scientific method of Dr. Pretorius
  • A new sponsor!
  • And we talk about jerking it. A lot.

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)

and

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Friday the 13th parts 7 and 8

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 17, 2018

Allen and Chris ask, is Cavill giving up the cape? And what would the ghost of David Bowie sound like?

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

-Rumours abound that Henry Cavill is no longer Superman

-The DCEU

-The Marc Maron/Diminishing Returns mash-up no one wanted

-The Ghost Of David Bowie

-Predators in Predator

-One of our Chinese Film Stars is Missing!

-And The Diminishing Returns Hall Of Fame

 

TRAILER TALK

Glass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ghQs5AmNk 

Creed 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPNVNqn4T9I

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQeOzfm-lps

Nutcracker and The Four Realms

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

I am Superman…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQS6lfn0yU

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

 

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Frankenstein (1931) and Bride Of Frankenstein

Sep 3, 2018

Allen and Chris strap on the studded gloves…..

1975’s Rollerball, directed by Norman Jewison and starring James Caan as the fictional sport’s superstar player Jonathan E, delivered not only action but a thoughtful examination of individuality and freedom.

Cut to 2002 and John McTiernan, director of Die Hard and Predator, two of the greatest action flicks ever, helms the remake. Surely this will, at the very least, deliver on visceral thrills….right?

In this episode

-the dumbest criticism of old movies

-James Caan: a manly man

-LL Cool J and American Pie: the college years

-The shadowy Rebecca Romijn–Stamos

-Jean Reno: the man behind the man, or something

-Nielson? BARB? Meet the new rating system that blows them out the water.

Remind yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollerball_(1975_film)

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollerball_(2002_film)

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Frankenstein (1931) and Bride Of Frankenstein

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 20, 2018

We are Godzilla …and other podcasts are Japan

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

-Enter The Dragon remake

-Angelina Jolie drops out of a terrible sounding film

-Robocop sequel and new terminology

-James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy

-Rowan Atkinson and Boris Johnson

- And a great Irish accent from The Man Of 1000 Voices

 

TRAILER TALK 

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVDtmouV9kM

Shazam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go6GEIrcvFY

Aquaman

https://youtu.be/WDkg3h8PCVU

Johnny English Strikes Again

https://youtu.be/-Qv6p6pTz5I

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Rollerball (1975 and 2002)

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 9, 2018

2008's Journey To The Centre Of The Earth was a forgettable family film loosely based on the Jules Verne book. It's sequel ups the star wattage with The Rock and Michael Caine while only Josh Hutcherson returns from the first film. Was this enough to turn the Journey films into a must see franchise?

In this episode

-Brendan Fraser Vs Dwayne The Rock Johnson

-Michael Caine in a hurry

-Which Sex AND the City characters would Allen and Chris be?

-Luiz Guzman's man crush

-Allen knows Ohio

-and the worst way to die

Remind yourself of the films here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_Center_of_the_Earth_(2008_theatrical_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_2:_The_Mysterious_Island

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Rollerball (1975 and 2002) 

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 5, 2018

Ooops! We had a scheduling issue, so episode 58 will have to wait a few days. So here is a very short minisode where we apologise, advertise and at the end you can hear Chris sing an annoying jingle.  

Our next episode proper Epsiode 58. Journey to the Centre Of The Earth/Journey 2 The Mysterious Island will be released ASAP and then we will return to our regular schedule, subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode.

 

Jul 23, 2018

Allen tells Chris what films they are watching for the rest of the year.

 

If you want to watch along with Allen and Chris this episode we talk about the rest of our schedule for 2018. Pray for Chris.

There’s also a quick chat about those losers trying to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Our proposed Schedule

-Aug 6th Journey To The Center of The Earth (2008) and Journey 2 The Mysterious Island

-Sept 3rd   Rollerball (1975 and 2002)

-Oct 1st Frankenstein (1931) and Bride Of Frankenstein

-Oct 29th Friday the 13th parts 7 and 8

-Nov 26th UNDECIDED: either Now You See Me 1 and 2 or Batman (1989) and Batman Returns

-Dec 24th Paddington 1 and 2

So this is our schedule for 2018, if there are any changes or revisions we’ll let you know on our Facebook or Twitter. Any suggestions for next year? Let us know via our various online channels (see below)

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

 

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Didn’t you read it up there? Journey To The Center Of The Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

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

Jul 9, 2018

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

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

In this episode

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

-Thandie Newton, superthief

-Dougray Scott, who needs Wolverine, right?

-Tom Cruise, more like Ethan Stunt, right?

-John Woo!

-Doves!

-Two guns!

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

Remind yourself of the film here

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

https://diminishingpod.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/diminishingpod/

YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

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

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

Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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

In this episode

-How is Val Kilmer doing?

-Justice has a new face

-Singing, lots of singing

-The Shining 2

-Top Gun 2

-Exciting horror remakes

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

Trailer Talk

Halloween (2018)

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

Suspiria (2018)

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

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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

A Star Is Born (2018)

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

The Nun

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

Bumblebee

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Mission Impossible 2.

CONTACT LINKS

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

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YouTube: Diminishing Returns (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkdqFm2OiLVwGhjVHEtaFw_)

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

Jun 11, 2018

Allen and Chris put on stilettos and talk dinosaurs 

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

In this episode

-High heels

-A mistreated assistant

-What kind of palaeontology?

-Hey it's podcast royalty Lauren Lapkus!

-Hollywood hates successful businesswomen

-Badly designed attractions

-Hey it’s Vincent D’Onofrio!

-And a horrifying glimpse into Chris’s childhood

Remind yourslef of the film here:

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

EPISODE POSTERS AT https://www.facebook.com/pg/DiminishingReturnsPod/photos/

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

CONTACT US

Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com

Find us at

https://www.facebook.com/DiminishingReturnsPod

https://twitter.com/diminishingpod  (@diminishingpod)

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

May 28, 2018

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

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

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

Also in this episode

-Cobra Kai

-Willow

-John Wick 3

-Prop thieves

-Shane Black (for a change)

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

Trailer Talk

Superfly

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

Robin Hood

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

The Predator

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

Escape Plan 2

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

 

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Jurassic World.

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May 14, 2018

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

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

In this Episode

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Robot Sidekicks

-Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

-Diego Luna as Cassian Andor

-Darth Vader going force crazy

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Star Wars Names

-digitally resurrecting Peter Cushing

-digitally de-aging Carrie Fisher

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Gareth Edwards and Tony Gilroy

- Allen ships two characters

-Mads Mikkelsen

-Donnie Yen being awesome

-and…. Mads Mikkelsen

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

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Episode 54: Jurassic World

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

Apr 30, 2018

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

In this episode

- James Cameron and Terminator

- Mask and acronyms

- Stephen King adaptations

- what if we were a successful American podcast ?

- and puns, lots of puns

Trailer talk

Venom

https://youtu.be/u9Mv98Gr5pY

The Equaliser 2

https://youtu.be/HyNJ3UrGk_I

The First Purge

https://youtu.be/UL29y0ah92w

Sherlock Gnomes

https://youtu.be/comz38kRsb0

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

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

Apr 16, 2018

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

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

In this episode:

-A tribute to HR Giger

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

-Android programming

-The blasé way Aliens came to be

-Those lovable Colonial Marines (Game Over man!)

-Smart Aliens

-The problem (with the otherwise awesome) Vasquez

-A lot of Apone quotes

-A lot of Hudson love

-And Allen talks about Rambo 2

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

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

and

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

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

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

 

Apr 2, 2018

Allen and Chris count their cash and talk trailers.

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

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

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

 

TRAILER TALK

Mary Poppins Returns

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

Avengers: Infinity War

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

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

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

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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

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

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

Mar 19, 2018

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

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

In this episode:

Will we ever get a good computer game adaptation?

What Americans think of England

Good bad guy casting

Hey, it’s Daniel Craig!

Hey, it’s Gerard Butler!

The poor planning of shadowy criminal conspirators and their nemeses.

And the physics of planetary alignment

Remind yourself of the films here:

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

and

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

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COMING SOON ON DIMINISHING RETURNS: Episode 50: Aliens

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

 

 

Mar 5, 2018

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

 

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

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

In this episode:

Karate kid sequel, Cobra Kai

Allen starts talking about Dungeons and Dragons (again)

The Die Hard franchise refuses to die at all.

Evangeline Lilly, what you been doing?

And our new segment: Hollywood Health Update

 

Trailer Talk:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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

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

Ant Man and The Wasp

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

Mission Impossible: Fallout

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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

 

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

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

Feb 19, 2018

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

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

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

In this episode:

Flu remedies

Anastasia’s educational prowess

Christian Grey is good at two things

Kim Basinger’s previous work in the field

Research!

Lots of giggling about sex stuff

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

Remind yourself of the films here

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

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

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

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

Feb 5, 2018

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

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

In episode 45…..

Let’s Crank again with Neveldine/Taylor

An Excellent sequel possible for Bill and Ted

West Side Story

Aaron Sorkin? A-WRONG Sorkin, more like

Star Wars: The Last Jedi controversy

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

TRAILER TALK

Oceans 8

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

Deep Blue Sea

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

Overboard

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS

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

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

 

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

 

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

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