After Hours #10 – Donnie Darko

Its the last episode of Season 3 as we come to a close with the last After Hours episode. This time it’s Elwood’s pick and he decided to choose a movie from his favorite director, Richard Kelly which is Donnie Darko.

Head over to Movies and Tea to listen to the discussion on the film and remember to share your thoughts in the comments over there about this film!

Season 4 is right around the corner and you can also look at the updated banner to see who our next director is.

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Bringing our after hours epsiode to a close is the cult favourite Donnie Darko from Elwood’s favourite director Richard Kelly in which the time traveling demonic bunny Frank warns Donnie that the world is going to end in 28 Days, Six Hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds while putting him on the path to finding out how.

A film which blend together elements of teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, horror, and cultural satire into one truly unique experience

Further Viewing

Time Crimes
Detention
Source Code
Time Lapse
Triangle
Memento
Nightcrawler
Velvet Buzzsaw

Music on this episode

Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare

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Podcast – Essential Horror Games

Game Warp Podcast is back! We’re still somewhat in the rebranding but this is our first episode back after a very long hiatus! We’ve now moved onto Anchor and will be an audio podcast primarily!
This show, we talk about our essential horror games and what makes them special! Elwood has his own structure with console generations and well, I did a random pick which actually had its own reasoning behind one!

Head over to to Game Warp blog to listen to the podcast! While you’re there, tell us which are your favorite horror games?

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Elwood and Kim return from thier recent break with a brand new episode in which they reveal thier favourite horror games from classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill through to Indie gems like Oxenfree and Little Nightmare even uncovering a few forgotten gems aswell.

Let us know in the comments section what your favourite horror games are

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After Hours #9 – Tigers Are Not Afraid

The next After Hours for Movies and Tea is here. This time we review something much more current which is now on Shudder, which is Tigers Are Not Afraid, a fantasy horror film that is often compared to Guillermo Del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth as well as praised by Del Toro himself. Head over to listen to our discussion of Tigers Are Not Afraid and tell us if you’ve seen it. If you have, share you thoughts on it with us and if you haven’t, whether its on your watch list!

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On this episode we discuss the directorial debut of Issa López which not only has seen her draw comparisons to the Guillermo del Toro but also his admiration aswell.

With her debut film she blends fairy tale fantasy against the harsh reality of the Mexican drug wars as a young girl called Estrella returns home to find her mother missing and persumed to have been  kidnapped by the local drugs cartel currently terrorising the city. Now joining  a group of orphaned street kids and empowered  with the gift of three wishes she joins them on their quest for  revenge.

Further Viewing

Pan’s Labyrinth
Devil’s Backbone
Krampus
Coreline
Sicaro
City of God

Music on this episode

Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare

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After Hours: The Shallows

Season 3 main season has wrapped up and we’re in our After Hours segment. The first to kick off as always is our seasonal Shark Week pick. This time, we’re taking a look at The Shallows! Head over to Movies and Tea to listen to our discussion of the film. While you are there, let us know your thoughts on this film as well as what other shark films you love.

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Shark Week #3 is finally here and this time it’s the turn of “The Shallows”

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who despite giving us films such as Orphan and Non-stop is also the director responsible for the likes of “Goal 2: Living the Dream” and “The House of Wax” remake which so memorably was sold on the prospect of seeing Paris Hilton die.

So with the prospect of a bikini bottom clad Blake Lively cashing in the pretty girl dollars alongside a rather large shark as selling the movie you might expect the same sort of throw away summer fodder with all the dramatic depth of an Emma Watson performance…..I mean it couldn’t possibly be good….could it?

Further Viewing

The Reef
Backcountry
127 hours
Buried
Rogue

Music on this episode

Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare
Sia – Bird Set Free

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I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here! This time is a special episode as we take a look at a documentary called I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story. Our first time diving into a documentary and one that is a rather fun topic talking about the “Boyband Theory” as well as what 4 women liking 4 different boybands came to fall in love and be rather obsessed over them and what it has meant now that they have grown up.

Head over to listen to our discussion of this documentary on Movies and Tea and give Elwood’s review of the documentary a read!

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Is there a point were you outgrow boy bands? This is just one of several questions posed by director Jessica Leski in her debut film as she attempt to explore not only the appeal of boy bands but also what sparks such devotion in their fanbases. This she achieves by following four intergenerational women who all consider themselves to be obsessed fans of their chosen boy band.

First up we have Elif who s the youngest of the particpants and an obsessed One Direction fan to the point were she went viral when a video of her breaking down during the announcement of their concert DVD was posted online. Next we have Daria an obsessed Take That fan, we also have Sadia representing the fans of the Backstreet Boys and finally we have Susan who at 64 and still an obsessed Beatles fan even being one of horde of Beatles…

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Movies and Tea #24 – The Beguiled

The next episode of Movies and Tea is here as we wrap up Season 3 with Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Beguiled. Its been no doubt a season of discovery and very much toned-down director as herself.
Other than the discussion and review of The Beguiled, we also do our normal routine and share our Best, Worst and Hidden Gem of her filmography.
Head over to Movies and Tea to listen to the podcast and leave in the comments over there which movies you think are best, worst and hidden gem in her filmography!

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Season 3 and our re-evaluation of the Sofia Coppola filmography comes to a close with her remake of The Beguiled.

Using the Civil war as her backdrop Coppola with The Beguiled continued her evolution in style with a remake of Don Siegal’s original 1971 film only this time shot from the women’s point of view than the man’s as the arrival of Colin Farrell’s solider of fortune at a girls school begins to stire feelings in both the students and teacher alike.

The film being viewed by Coppola as a way to cleanse herself after 2013’s The Bling Ring from what she terms was “Such a tacky, ugly world”

We also discuss her use of the “Female Gaze” aswell as the changes that shooting from the girls perspective brings to the story aswell as highlighting our favourite, worst and hidden gem of Coppola’s filmography

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The Virgin…

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Movies and Tea #23 -The Bling Ring

The next episode of Movies and Tea Podcast is here as we dive into the next film on the Sofia Coppola films list and land on 2013’s The Bling Ring. This time, we bring in a guest, Norman from Flick Hunter!
Head over to Movies and Tea to hear the episode and share your thoughts on the film and Sofia Coppola’s directoria career in general!

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“The Bling Ring” saw Sofia Coppola drawing inspiration from the Vanity Fair article The Suspects Wore Louboutins here as Coppola joined the mini-trend of movies based of magazine articles alongside Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain”. The film would also mark Coppola’s first experiment with shooting on digitial as she charts the crime spree of a group of teens who broke into and robbed the homes of thier favourite celebrities.

Norman from Flick Hunter joins us once again to the discuss the film aswell as question Emma Watson’s rumoured Oscar nod, reveal our favourite Coppola soundtracks aswell as a voicemail from The Vern (Cinema Recall Podcast )plus much more!!

Further Viewing

Spring Breakers
Marie Antoinette
The Fanatic
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Mean Creek
Bully

Music on this episode

Sleigh Bells – Crown On The Ground
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Aphex Twin – Anvil 14
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