#213: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Silver Screen Snobs

Non-spoilers, spoilers, other movies, TV, news, what else do you want? Tom and Dave review Marvel’s latest, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Also: Ghost In The Shell, Morgan, Sing, A Monster Calls, I Daniel Blake, Office Christmas Party, The Fugitive, Tension, The Last Wave, Justice League Dark.


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#187: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange - Silver Screen SnobsHe’s not just a doctor, he’s strange. He’s Doctor Strange. At first he does a lot of doctor-ing, then he does a whole bunch of strange-ing. Tom and Dave review Marvel’s latest superhero film (that’s Doctor Strange) along with a bunch of a movie news. Also: 13th.

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#133: Southpaw, The Gift, MI:5

Southpaw - Silver Screen SnobsMega-episode this week with feature reviews of Southpaw, The Gift, Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Antman. Plus a tribute to the late, great Wes Craven. Guest: James Bird.

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Episode 90: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy - Silver Screen SnobsThis week we discuss Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy, with guest Jesse Boyle. Tom reviews William Friedkin’s Sorcerer in the Classic Corner and we talk female superhero movies, Scorsese loving film over digital and who blinked first in the DC vs Marvel staring match.

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Why Days Of Future Past Invalidates Every X-Men Movie

SPOILERS FOR X-MEN MOVIES! SO MANY SPOILERS

Time travel movies aren’t easy to get right. Be too fastidious with the science and you risk alienating your audience, ignore too many of your own rules and you risk distracting them from the plot and characters.  Most continuity issues within Days of Future Past itself come from it being a prequel, not a time travel film. In fact, the film actually handles its time travel elements better than most, it just makes casualties out of the earlier films in the process.

So somehow preventing Trask’s death and having mutants save the President (from a scarier mutant) means that the dark future inhabited by genocidal Sentinels never happens. One of the worst narrative travesties occurs when the Sentinels are introduced. In 1973. Which would mean they would have been hunting and killing mutants, growing more and more advanced with every upgrade ever since 1973. All the way up to the dark future time period. 50 years of mutant slaying. Odd that no-one mentioned them in X-Men 1-3 or the Wolverine movies. I guess they weren’t very good at their jobs until recently. Continue reading →

Episode 79: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

X-Men Days of Future Past - Silver Screen SnobsParty Time! X-Cellent! This episode we try and unravel the continuity of Fox’s X-Men franchise with an in-depth review of X-Men: Days of Future Past supplemented by a look at the X-Films that have come before. But before we set phases to geek there’s news and a look at the new Terry Gilliam project: The Zero Theorem. Will Byran Singer’s return elevate the material or bury it under a ret-con sea? Only time will tell. And us. We shall also tell.

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