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The Podcast Strikes Back

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Three former cinema ushers sit down weekly to do what they do best, unabashed movie banter! Hosts George, Connor and Ben break down the week's movie news, review the latest cinema releases and revisit classics from years gone by. Subscribe for brand new episodes every week!

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Three former cinema ushers sit down weekly to do what they do best, unabashed movie banter! Hosts George, Connor and Ben break down the week's movie news, review the latest cinema releases and revisit classics from years gone by. Subscribe for brand new episodes every week!

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The Podcast Strikes Back

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Three former cinema ushers sit down weekly to do what they do best, unabashed movie banter! Hosts George, Connor and Ben break down the week's movie news, review the latest cinema releases and revisit classics from years gone by. Subscribe for brand new episodes every week!

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Rank #1: Captain Marvel Surpasses Expectations At Box Office & Idris Elba to Take Over the Role of Deadshot from Will Smith - The Weekly Show

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News: 36:10 Captain Marvel has surpassed initial box office estimates to earn $450 million worldwide in its opening weekend. 51:09 Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) to direct Marvel's Shang-Chi. 55:44 Marvel is producing an animated What If... series for Disney+. 58:59 Will Smith won't be returning for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. Idris Elba to take over the role of Deadshot. 1:02:50 Leaked images provide first full look at Sonic the Hedgehog from the upcoming live action film. 1:04:50 Despite earlier reports, Amazon has hinted that their LotR series will take place in Tolkien's Second Age of Middle-Earth, potentially thousands of years before Aragorn. 1:07:57 Some new info on Chris Nolan's next film which is being described as a "romantic thriller" that's Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest in tone meets Inception. 1:09:13 Warner Bros. moving ahead with Edge of Tomorrow sequel, Doug Liman, Cruise and Blunt expected to return. Trailer Time: 1:10:40 Dark Phoenix 1:15:29 Aladdin 1:18:33 Detective Pikachu 1:19:28 Shazam! 1:21:36 Hellboy 1:23:33 Good Boys 1:25:15 Midsommar 1:27:20 Game of Thrones 1:28:53 Good Omens 1:30:23 Brightburn 1:33:22 Doom: Annihilation 1:34:48 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts. LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaW Music by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.

Mar 14 2019
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Rank #2: Captain Marvel Movie Review (Spoiler)

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The post credit scene in Infinity War was a giant tease for Captain Marvel, the first female lead MCU film. But does the film deliver on the hype? Listen to our review to find out what we thought. Warning: Full spoiler episode. LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaW Music by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.

Mar 06 2019
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Rank #3: Is Henry Cavill Parting Ways with the DCEU? & First Look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker + More! - The Weekly Show

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On this episode of The Weekly Show, the TPSB crew spend much time discussing the state of affairs with Warner Bros. and DC and also give their opinions on the first look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker plus tons more, enjoy! News: • Henry Cavill reportedly parting ways with the DCEU. • First look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker. • Ray Fisher comments on the likelihood of a Cyborg standalone film. • First official image of DC's Titans together. • Fandango's Erik Davis has tweeted: "Venom is officially rated PG-13." Trailer Time: • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs • Captive State • Hunter Killer Question of the week: • Who would you personally like to see playing Superman in a revamped DCEU? If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts. • LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh • FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaW Music by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.https://thepodcaststrikesback.com/

Sep 19 2018
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Rank #4: Bree Larson's Captain Marvel Revealed by EW & Rian Johnson's Next Film to Star Daniel Craig + More! - The Weekly Show

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On this episode of The Weekly Show, the TPSB crew talk about the first images released from Captain Marvel plus they discuss the news that Daniel Craig will star in Rian Johnson's next film plus tons more, enjoy! News:- EW reveals first images from Captain Marvel.- Henry Cavill will play the lead role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Netflix series based on 'The Witcher'.- Dave Bautista on Guardians 3: "To be honest with you I don't know if I want to work for Disney."- Die Hard: Year One has been renamed McClane.- Daniel Craig to star in Rian Johnson's next film murder mystery 'Knives Out'. Trailer Time:- Anna and The Apocalypse- The Favourite- Assassination Nation- The Beach Bum- Eternity's gate George's Star Wars Corner:- Star Wars: The Last Jedi is 2018'S highest selling Blu-ray. Question of the week:- Where do you think the MCU will be in 10 years? If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts. LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZhFOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaW Music by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.https://thepodcaststrikesback.com/

Sep 10 2018
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Rank #5: July 2018 Podcast Updates

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July 2018 updates for the podcast. Thank you to our regular listeners, you guys rule.

Jul 04 2018
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Rank #6: Spider-Man: Far From Home Title Confirmed, Jared Leto To Play Morbius + Fallen Kingdom Dominates Box Office - The Weekly Show

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On this episode of The Weekly Show, the TPSB crew talk about the title for the next Spider-Man film and the manner in which it was revealed, they discuss Jared Leto’s Morbius The Living Vampire standalone movie and ponder as to how and why the Jurassic World franchise is able to continually dominate at the box office, enjoy! This Week’s Movie News:- Tom Holland reveals Homecoming sequel title: Spider-Man: Far From Home.  - Jared Leto to star in Sony's Morbius The Living Vampire Spider-Man spinoff.  - First look at Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2.  - Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom passes $800 million globally.  - The first poster for M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film Glass is revealed. Trailer Time: - Mandy - The Predator - The House With Clocks in its Walls - Wellington Paranormal - Nightflyers - The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer HunterGeorge’s Star Wars Corner: - Rumour: Kenobi film may debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Question of the Week: “Seeing as captain marvel is set in the 90’s. What 90’s throw backs do you think will show up? My bet is the tamagochi” Joel BeharrieIf you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts.LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaWMusic by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.https://thepodcaststrikesback.com/

Jul 01 2018
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Rank #7: Disney Boosts Bid for Fox, Creed 2 Trailer Review + Star Wars Spin-Off Films On Hold - The Weekly Show

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On this episode of The Weekly Show, the TPSB crew slowly recovers from George’s Buck’s night the day before, they wearily discuss Disney’s latest bid to acquire Fox and review the new trailer for Creed 2, enjoy! This Week’s Movie News:- Disney boosts Fox bid to $71.3 Billion in cash and stock.  - Paramount has launched development of a third “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie.  - Robert Zemeckis to direct adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’.  - Stephen Merchant to play Gestapo agent in Taika Waititi’s WWII Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ - ‘Terminator 6’ provides first look at the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Trailer Time: - Creed 2  - Welcome to Marwen  - Tau  - How It EndsGeorge’s Star Wars Corner: - Spin-Offs on hold in order to focus on Episode IX. Question of the week: “Which one of you would survive the longest in the (inevitable) zombie apocalypse?” - Sneha ArutlaIf you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts.LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaWMusic by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.https://thepodcaststrikesback.com/

Jun 24 2018
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Rank #8: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review

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Three years after the hugely successful reboot Jurassic World comes the sequel Fallen Kingdom, which aims to take the franchise in new directions (see haunted house Gothic elements in the trailer). But is the new sequel classic JP or just another disposable franchise sequel? Listen to our review to find out what we thought.  Please Note: SPOILERS start at 21:45. If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts.LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaWMusic by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.https://thepodcaststrikesback.com/

Jun 24 2018
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Rank #9: The Art of Alien: Covenant - with Dane Hallett, Matthew Hatton (Concept Artists) & Charlie Revai (Art Director)

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The Podcast Strikes Back was lucky enough to have uber-talented Concept Artists Dane Hallett (Mad Max: Fury Road), Matthew Hatton (Lego: Batman) and Art Director Charlie Revai (The Matrix Revolutions) on for a very special episode where we discuss working on Alien: Covenant, Dane and Matthew’s upcoming book David’s Drawings featuring artwork from the film, collaborating with The Wachowskis and what it’s like to work in the film industry, enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts.LIKE us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/Ed9vZh FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://goo.gl/aXtAaWDane Hallett  - Website: http://www.danehallett.com/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dane_hallett_art/?hl=enMatthew Hatton  - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthatt0n/?hl=enMusic by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.https://thepodcaststrikesback.com/

Jun 21 2018
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Rank #10: Solo Disappoints At The Box Office + Jason Momoa Leaves The Crow Reboot - The Weekly Show

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On this episode of The Weekly Show, the TPSB crew discuss Jason Momoa leaving The Crow reboot and take a trip down memory lane remembering all of the actors who have been cast in the role, they also talk about Solo underperforming at the box office and what this means for the Star Wars franchise plus plenty more movie news, enjoy! This Week’s Movie News:- Jason Momoa leaves The Crow reboot.  - Jamie Foxx cast in Spawn reboot.  - Roseanne Barr fired from her hit TV show.  - Brett Rater thinks he’s returning got Rush Hour 4 but the studio says “No”.  - Brian De Palma (Scarface) is writing a horror movie that features a Harvey Weinstein-Inspired character.  - James Marsden cast in the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie.  - Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 80s. Trailer Time: - Peppermint - Hotel Artemis - Ant-Man And The Wasp George’s Star Wars Corner: - Solo: A Star Wars Story is underperforming at the box office.  - Ron Howard reduced Han’s time in the Imperial Navy. Question Of The Week: “Referencing Deadpool 2 - do you think that the lack of a villain like Francis from the first movie is what was lacking from the sequel?” If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe for weekly movie news and reviews podcasts.Subscribe to The Podcast Strikes Back's YouTube channel to watch this episode. LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW US on Instagram @thepodcaststrikesback Music by Shawn Mayer, Mammoth Music Productions.

Jun 03 2018
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