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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, 2019

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 ask, are audiences suffering from franchise fatigue?

And in our favourite segment, Trailer Talk, we talk the following Trailers:

-Rambo

-Angel Has Fallen

-Shaft

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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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 14, 2019

It's a remake, kind of.

Allen and Chris go back to the cinematic masterpiece and quasi-remake of Casablanca that is the Pamela Anderson vehicle, Barb Wire!

In this episode

-Casablanca and Barb Wire

-Baywatch

-Xander Berkley and Udo Kier

-Blind guy acting masterclass

-What this film taught us

-Barb Wire, strangely prescient

-That sex tape

-We pitch a Pam Anderson remake that could work!

-and boobs, lots of jokes about boobs.

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.

May 27, 2019

Allen and Chris talk trailers, 90s TV and Ewoks

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

  • Cliffhanger? I hardly knew her
  • The crowd says Rambo, Selecter!
  • Charlie’s Angels, again!
  • The Scooby Doo Extended Universe
  • Hellraiser? I hardly, oh we’ve done that already haven’t we?
  • Our new segment, Papa’s Got A Brand New Mailbag
  • A taste of Scotland
  • Ewoks
  • Chris has seen a bunch of films at the cinema
  • Trailer talk and more

 

Trailer Talk

-Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

- X-Men: Dark Phoenix

-Maleficent 2: Mistress Of Evil

-It Chapter Two

 

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.

May 13, 2019

We love Cox...and Hopkins

Allen and Chris break out the chianti to talk the first two film incarnations of everyones favourite cannibal, Hannibal Lector (or Lecktor, if you prefer). Michael Mann's Manhunter, starring Brian Cox was a flop on release but it's reputation has grown to a bonafide cult classic. While Jonathan Demme's Silence Of The Lambs was a smash hit, with Anthony Hopkins taking over the role of Hannibal and launching the character into the pop culture zeitgeist. 

In an entertainment landscape filled with serial killers and cop procedurals we look at two of the films that influenced so much of what we see today.

In this episode:

-Michael Mann, style over substance? Hell no.

-Sure Hannibal gets all the press but lets talk about William Peterson and Jodie Foster as Will Graham and Clarice Starling

-Silence Of The Lambs, surprisingly socially sensitive for a big budget 90s serial killer flick

-a dream woman

-Dennis Farina

-Mindhunter

-party guests, ranked

-and we figure out the perfect first date

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.

Apr 29, 2019

We reveal our ties to a secret society, and talk trailers and recommendations.

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 recorded this a while ago but we age like wine, not bread.

In this episode:

-Brexit predictions

-Those crazy Hollywood liberals

-Our Illuminati past

-and some stuff about films

Trailer Talk:

-Angry Birds 2

-Frozen 2

-Toy Story 4

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.

Apr 15, 2019

They remade Death Wish. We watched it. Do we now want to seek revenge?

Eli Roth directing late period Bruce Willis in a remake of 70s exploitation classic Death Wish. What could go wrong? 

In this episode

-The state of US school 'soccer'

-corny kiss-off lines

-Elizabeth Shue is offered a glamorous life

-Law and order! Vigianties! Revenge!

-Lazy doctors, unhealthy policemen and more! 

Remind yourself of the fllm here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Wish_(2018_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_)

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 1, 2019

Allen is going on holiday and Chris is busy dominating showbusiness, so we recorded a short episode to keep you, the rabid fans sated with talk…about trailers.

In this episode

- beast talk

- Men In Black International

- Hellboy

- Aladdin

- Princesses? Schmincesses!

Mar 18, 2019

With an upcoming remake of Pet Sematary due for release this year, Allen and Chris take a look at the original adaptation of Stephen King's novel and its crazy sequel. 

Chris had never seen them before, will he see these films differently than King loving, horror super-fan Allen?

In this episode.

-We rank the parents in these films

-Fred Gwynne: amazing actor, terrible neighbour

-Natasha Yar and her dopey doctor husband

-Clancy Brown: always a good time!

-Book vs Film, Allen vs Chris, Grown Ups vs a Toddler

-Does Chris "Man Of A Thousand Voices" Scott attempt the Maine accent? Of course he does. 

Remind yourself of the films here:

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

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: Death Wish (2019)

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 4, 2019

We talk 2019 Oscar winners and new 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

-Olivia Colman Oscar speech

-Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody controversy and Rami Malek’s speech

-Green Book controversy

-Spike Lee

-Spin-off podcasts

-A (pleasantly) surprising amount of David Niven chat

-Allen forgets the very concept of the show

-Trailer Talk and more!

 

Trailer Talk

  • The Hustle
  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
  • The Kid
  • The Highwaymen

 

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: Death Wish (2018)

 

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 18, 2019

We get sexy in our post Valentine’s look at the third Fifty Shades film.

Last year on episode we looked at the first two films in the Fifty Shades franchise, we were not fans. But the 2nd one was better than the first, so can the third film keep this trend going? Will it pull this Franchise up into the realm of the watchable? Listen to two middle –aged straight dudes (the collective noun for which is 'Podcasters') talk about a film that was not made for their demographic.

In this episode

-The true story behind the Monopoly man

-Christian Grey is a terrible human being

-The real satirical subtext of this film.

-The foster system exposed!

-Chris launches himself as a R and B singer

-Role play

-Reminiscence about erotic thrillers

-And of course, butt stuff!

Remind yourself of the film here:

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

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.

Feb 4, 2019

Allen and Chris do another episode, for the fans.

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 Witches

-Mads talks Hannibal

-The Sopranos

-The Big Lebowski’s The Dude is returning? What could possibly go wrong?

-SATC shared universe

-Ghostbusters is returning, again, but set in the original universe. Chris has ideas.

-Recommendations, Trailer Talk and more!

Trailer Talk

Spider-Man: Far From Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYYtuKyMtY8

John Wick 3: Parabellum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7XM597XO94

 

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: Fifty Shades Freed

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 21, 2019

Allen and Chris talk, John Carpenter's low budget cult classic and it's 2005 Ethan Hawke / Laurence Fishburne remake.

In this Episode

-John Carpenter master of tension

-John Carpenter, upending the unwritten rules of drama

-John Carpenter, playing dem synths

-Cool names

-Ethan Hawke, modern man

-From Sopranos to this?

-Hey, it's Brian Dennehy!

Reminds yourself of the films here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_on_Precinct_13_(1976_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_on_Precinct_13_(2005_film)

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_)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

The two shows Chris is doing at the 2019 Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Improv Killed My Dog: Magnum PI

http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/2252

and

3 Men and a Tall Lady

http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/2500

 

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 7, 2019

It's episode 69 (am I right?) so we look at our favourite films of 2018 and show you outtakes which mostly consist of Chris swearing.

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, Allen and Chris countdown their top ten films of 2018. And in the spirit of DVD special features we let you hear our blooper reel/outtakes/deleted scenes from the past year (yes, there is stuff that doesn’t make the cut)

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 DININISHING RETURNS: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976 and 2005)

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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