The Jump Scare Podcast: Episode 97 – Spider-Man: Homecoming & It Comes at Night

We also discuss who should direct The Conjuring 3 and Star Wars Episode IX

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On this weeks episode of the podcast Jay, Beth and Coxy review Spiderman: Homecoming and A24’s controversial It Comes at Night. We’ll also be discussing the week in movie news, what we watched and answering your fan questions.

Intro – 00:00
News – 05:50
Fan Questions – 32:40
Review – 46:45
What We Watched – 01:14:26
Outro – 01:25:16

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The Jump Scare Podcast: Episode 96 – Baby Driver

We also discuss midnight movies and why Edgar Wright left Ant-Man

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On this weeks episode of the podcast Jay and Beth review Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. We’ll also be discussing the week in movie news, what we watched and answering your fan questions.

Intro – 00:00
News – 04:17
Fan Questions – 11:25
Review – 19:31
What We Watched – 33:07
Outro – 39:18

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47 Metres Down – Review

In The Deep is the tenth feature film from director, Johannes Roberts and it is most certainly his best. Previous films such as The Other Side Of The Door and Storage 24 never cemented his place in the horror genre, but In The Deep will do just that.

In The Deep is the tenth feature film from director, Johannes Roberts and it is most certainly his best. Previous films such as The Other Side Of The Door and Storage 24 never cemented his place in the horror genre, but In The Deep will do just that.

By Dean Cox – The movie follows Lisa (Claire Holt) and Kate (Mandy Moore), who whilst on holiday in Mexico meet two local men. After a night of drinking the men offer them a chance of a lifetime, to dive with Great White Sharks. The girls have their suspicions but never the less agree to join the men the following morning. Once arriving at the dock to board the boat, they become worried about the condition of the equipment but are assured everything is fine and they are in safe hands. Of course this is not the case, after being lowered 5 meters into the water the chains holding the cage suddenly break, leaving the girls to plummet 47 metres down to the ocean bed, surrounded by Great White’s.

Whilst the movie does fails to hit the notes of more accomplished horror movies. Jump scares are used so repetitively you’d be forgiven for thinking the director wanted to just see if you’re still paying attention. The movie tends to deliver where many other animal movies fall short. Suspense and tension are here in spades and the plot device of Lisa and Kate’s oxygen running low, gives the movie an injection of urgency.

The lighting, dialogue and sound are all used well to create a tense and claustrophobic atmosphere which should keep viewers engaged throughout it’s lean runtime. The film marks the release of this Summers second shark thriller, along with The Shallows, and for my money In The Deep the more superior of the two.

If respectable shark movies continue to be pumped out, can it be long before Hollywood smell blood in the water and release a Jaws remake?

The Jump Scare Podcast: Episode 95 – Transformers: The Last Knight

We also discuss cinema etiquette with children and the new Han Solo movie director situation.

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On this weeks episode of the podcast Jay and Beth review Michael Bay’s latest effort, Transformers: The Last Knight. We’ll also be discussing the week in movie news, what we watched and answering your fan questions.

Intro – 00:00
News – 06:24
Fan Questions – 15:19
Review – 27:04
What We Watched – 41:29
Outro – 45:42

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The Jump Scare Podcast: Episode 94 – The Best & Worst of 2017 (so far)

We’ll also be discussing the week in movie news, what we watched and answering your fan questions.

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On this weeks episode of the podcast Jay, Beth and Coxy discuss their best and worst movies of the year so far. We’ll also be discussing the week in movie news, what we watched and answering your fan questions.

Intro – 00:00
News – 07:12
Fan Questions – 19:24
Best & Worst – 31:44
Spoiler Review – 59:20
What We Watched – 01:01:47
Outro – 01:09:58

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Baby Driver – Review

A joy ride down a pothole laden hill

By Jay Hunter Part nostalgic-heist film, part operatic rock-musical, Baby Driver is writer/director Edgar Wright’s fifth outing on the big screen. Telling the story of Baby (Ansel Elgort) – who has become a lucky charm getaway driver for kingpin Doc (Kevin Spacey) – he must repay debt to the Atlanta crime lord in a series of bank heists to the tune of his iPod playlists as they drown out his tinnitus from a childhood accident.

Opening with a pedal to the metal car-chase sequence, soundtracked to Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion, it becomes clear that the meticulously chosen soundtrack is not just central to the film, but also the engine that drives it’s entire narrative. Throughout the film there are scenes that harken back not just to classic heist films, but musicals as well, with well thought out choreography, lip-syncing and colours.

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As Doc fills his heist teams (never exactly the same) with psychotic star power, including Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm & Jamie Foxx, it becomes evident that Baby doesn’t belong in this world. Tender scenes in which we learn of Baby’s mother and his touching relationship with his adoptive father add depth – albeit generic – to his character. Problems arrive however when we are introduced to Deborah, a waitress who walks into Baby’s life singing B-A-B-Y by Carla Thomas. A deliberate blank slate in which our main character projects his dreams and memories of his mother, whether or not this is a deliberate paper thin caricature from Wright is unclear, however when love interests start spouting lines like “It’s not really about me”, it’s hard not to feel aggrieved with female portrayal in this world.

Thankfully bland characters and script choices are counterbalanced with the ever brilliant Spacey, who’s one liners “He put’s the Asian in home invasion” inject much needed comedy in the largely straight Baby Driver. As ever, Wright includes smart editing choices that carry the story along in a cool slick manner, helped by what will no doubt be the soundtrack of the summer.

Baby Driver

 

The Jump Scare Podcast: Episode 93 – The Mummy

We also discuss the new Black Panther trailer.

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On this weeks episode of the podcast Jay and Beth review the first entry into Universal’s Dark Universe, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. We’ll also be discussing the week in movie news, what we watched and answering your fan questions.

Intro – 00:00
News – 11:33
Fan Questions – 19:04
Reviews – 34:48
Spoiler Review – 59:20
What We Watched – 01:03:00
Outro – 01:09:17

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