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The Fantasy Film League

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Stat update Click Bait episode: Number 8 will shock you.
The Misters are back in a shorter than normal episode to mainly look at the stats for the year so far and complain about accents. Oh and they try to work out what's happening with the new FFL AI, Legion.. They look at the best performing stars this year and see which film and people you *should* have bought.  The boys also review the Bad Film Club showing of "Wild Mountain Thyme" and try to explain what happened..  They fail. This week's intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
June 25, 2022
"Muse is the hot water tap.."
Mr Birch and Mr Smith are back and frankly, a little distracted. Yeah, sorry about that, we blame Smith for derailing it from the opening.. They discuss Tom Cruise's back catalogue, at considerable length...   They also cover Morbius and Dr Strange, one of them was good..  Mr Birch unleashes his British middle class analogy to illustrate the Sony vs Marvel movie making methodology and Mr Smith turns into Beavis.. They also talk more 80's films and look forward to a few blockbusters coming to your local multiplex. Except, Everything everywhere all at once which apparently he's having trouble getting a reasonable viewing time... This week's intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
May 28, 2022
Review-a-palooza and some D@*k Kicking Revenge
The Misters and back again and Birch has been to the cinema an unhealthy amount of times. We review "Uncharted" (Boston accent optional), "The Lost City", "The Northman" (Star in people, and finally, "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent".   Also we show you how to create the perfect modern trailer and we discuss the new season game starting.. well now really. Basically, Birch talks a lot.  So the usual.... And apologies for the mild swearing.  It got to the point where we just couldn't bleep and other "D&$k Kicking revenge" This week's intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
April 30, 2022
What if..? The Casting Edition
The Misters are finally back in the same room for a recording and Birch uses this opportunity to break out the Watcher voice and crack open space and time again. Marvel as Smith's brain melts over recasting choice that could have been. We skirt with interfering with some classic 80's films and (gulp) Die Hard. They create the new verb "to Stoltz", show you how to pull a perfect McFly and Birch channels his inner Nic Cage to utter four words you never thought you would hear... Warning: this podcast contain reality changing scenes and no responsibility will be taken for any disruption to your own relality. That door was alway blue Danielle, it was never white...  This week's intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
March 26, 2022
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Expectations
Namaste... After a bit of a break the Misters are back.  They cover the new mini season for this years game and look at some new films coming out in the next few months including Fantastic Beasts, Morbius and Sandra Bullock being funny.  They also talk 4 weeks of winning and Birch definitely gives a few hidden bargains in there. But let's be honest there is only one film Birch wants to talk about. The most Fuffle film ever... And Cue Nic Cage!! This week's intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
March 12, 2022
And the winner is.....
It's a stat filled episode showing you who you should have picked last year. We also cover the new format of the game, the changes we've made to the system and address our evasive new FFL computer. Mr Birch also watched Infinite and was not happy about it. Speaking of bad films we cover the next Bad Film Club entry and it's a doozie... This week's (and let's face it this years) intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
January 16, 2022
Rhys Ifans licking Ralph Fiennes Leg... wait, what...!?
Weird epodes title, listen to Smith reaction when he hears that line. This month the boys review The Matrix Resurrections (Birch is not happy), The King's Man and cover off the notable films for 2022.  Spoilers: there seems to be a theme for next year... They did promise to cover all the stats for 2021 but it looks like that will have to wait till next time. This week's (and let's face it next years) intro music is "Supremacy" by Muse (The one, true Bond theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
December 30, 2021
Nicolas Cage Superman Image search and a load of audio lag
The Misters are back with Mr Birch being a bit apathetic about work and Mr Smith suffering some audio lag, but they push on. First they look at the rest of the films coming fro 2021 and then on to 2022 then Mr Smith avoids telling us when the new season starts for almost the entire episode and Mr Birch decides his life is better if he just got paid for *not* being in films. Birch also stumbles over a podcast spin off idea and Smith guides us on a sneak peak at what some of the players are up to. This week's intro music is Supremacy by Muse (The one, true Bond Theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
December 11, 2021
Fast talking', Stat spewing, Venom editing, Ryan Gosling lovin', FFL!!
The guys return with the episode they promised from last week. They look at the biggest earners this year on the Fantasy Film League and show that the most expensive is not necessarily the way to go. Mr Birch turbos through reviews of Dune, Bond and Venom relatively spoiler free and the boy talk all things Eternal. And they try to get things done quickly but still deliver an hour long episode!! We blame Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love... This week's intro music is Supremacy by Muse (The true Bond Theme), the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outro music is by Hidden Citizens.
November 13, 2021
The What If..? James Bond Musical Episode (Yeah Really)
Mr Smith decides the fate of our reality with the help of the Watcher (or just Mr Birch with a cloak) by choosing the Bond themes.  There are a few Bond themes that might have been and a few that *should* have been.   Apologies for all the singing by the way.
October 30, 2021
Feuere die Ellbogen-Raketen ab!!!
Mr Smith and Mr Birch break recording traditions and do this on a Sunday instead.  More news on the new quarterly style from the game in 2022. They also talk Bond (obvs) and they also look at split release dates and how is affect the game. Also Dune is coming out soon apparently, they seem a little excited about it. This week's intro music is Supremacy by Muse, the stings are from the ever excellent Two Steps to Hell and the outdo music is by Hidden Citizens.
October 10, 2021
Definitely getting a Bond film soon....
Mr Smith and Mr Birch are back to discuss trailers, Dune (and its pronunciation) Bond and we cover the latest Bad Film Club. Also there's a big change to the way we play the game, giving you more chance to play and win. Music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens. RIP Sir Clive Sinclair
September 18, 2021
It's *The* Fantasy Film League Podcast, you're thinking of Fantasy Film League Podcast from 2016....
Mister B explains how important it is to make sure that the "The" is present when consuming Suicide Squad content, Basically if you see Cara Delevingne, run. The boys start randomly discussing new ways to play the game, and some changes to the titles of the starring scores. No game changes just a rebranding. Also we look at "Free Guy" the movie guaranteed to get Birch in the door and a few more new releases. Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens.
August 07, 2021
Chilli, Cheese and that's not how magnets work....
The Misters are back to look at F9 and Black Widow. Mr Smith has a few new films to look at and Birch gets way too excited about a GI Joe movie. Smith covers off how trophies work in the game, they look at how the Box Office is performing and as usual tell you where you should have spent your fufflebucks.  Looking at you Michelle Rodriguez. Also Henry Golding being cool, Rufus Sewell career complaints, and they notice something about Brie Larson and the Internet... Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens.
July 17, 2021
Podception: If I tell you not to think a some stats what's the first thing you do?
Mr Smith and Mr Birch take the players through the ups and downs of the scoring so far and show you which people have made the most (CLICKBAIT: Number 13 will surprise you....). Mr Birch also sets out his stall on Black Widow and reveals his first film in the cinema post lockdown (hint there are ridiculous cars in it). The boys also quickly look at the upcoming films in the next few weeks and Mr Smith tells all on a few hidden gems in the price list. Finally, they cover the question: Is Bram Stoker's Dracula a worthy Bad Film Club entry *and* manage to do this with minimal amounts of Keanu Reeves impersonations. Yeah I know, I'm as surprised as you... Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens.
June 26, 2021
Nicolas Lyndhurst: Time Bigamist
After an extra weeks break, Mr Smirh and Mr Birch are back to normal.  By normal we mean Keanu impressions, an unhealthy obsession with Henry Cavill, stats and data and covering what's coming to the screen in the near future in the US and the reopened UK box office. After a spectacular failure of professionalism half way through (we had to edit FOUR MINUTES out of this podcast for laughing and swearing) we cover off our Bad Film Club viewing of Ghost Rider and discuss great films that should be bad and bad films that missed greatness. Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens.
June 12, 2021
I'm sorry Mr Smith I can't let you do that.....
A little different this week and Mr Birch and Mr Smith have guests talking about the FFL AI player.  They desperately try to keep the running time down so they can spend more time interviewing Team 10 on their university project.   We quickly address Henry Cavill, Highlander, Bond. Henry Cavill, Justice League and Henry Cavill. Mr Smith covers some new releases and we look forward to the UK box office reopening. Also there's no time to discuss "Stop! Or my Mom will Shoot" from last week's Bad Film Club but that is probably for the best. Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens.
May 22, 2021
London Fields Brewery and filming location tour.... it's going to be a thing!
After a little temporal issue, the boys are here to discuss the reopening of cinemas, Bond (and the curry they are planning obviously), The triumphant disaster that was London Fields for Bad Film Club and Smith covers some new films coming out in the next few weeks. They also get very excited about massive soft drink containers and Mads Mikkelson. We also give Birch two minutes on "Wild Mountain Thyme". He's Irish and he has some issues with the accents. Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens. ...And of course D.S. Squid for the "Budget Bond Theme" Check him out on
May 09, 2021
Ramp- no, no sorry we needed to go Deeper Underground..
The boys are back discuss Palm Springs, again, we get it you like the film.  The Misters discuss cinema etiquette in the new world we live in, why the Oscars are important and punching Bob Odenkirk in the face.  Mr Smith talks stats. Birch talks Staith. So pretty standard. Mr Birch has made some upgrades but the music is by the ever present and awesome Two Steps From Hell and now the new Outro music by Hidden Citizens.
April 25, 2021
My Anaconda don't, my Anaconda don't, my Anaconda don't recommend this film unless you got beer, son..
The Boy are back for their regular (and now 100% live) podcast.  Mr Birch is distracted by a few new buttons on his desk while Mr Smith tries to keep it running, he gets sidetracked by Palm Springs, Ruby Rose, The MCU (at two different points in time no less) and a whole host of other things.  The boys discuss the UK Cinema reopening and have a look into where you should have invested your hard earned Fuffle.   And Birch has found the investment bell again.. Sorry.. Music as always by the ever excellently epic "Two Steps from Hell"
April 11, 2021
The Eat, Pray, Love Recovery Episode
The Misters are still in shock over their last Bad Film Club choice, Eat, Pray, Love.  The boys are not happy with this Julia Roberts.. masterpiece and even go as far to suggest spooky alternatives for the plot. Mr Birch covers the Oscar nominations and the boys work out who might win what trophy. As usual they cover the recent FFL scores and show you who you should have bought. As this is less than helpful Mr Smith gains a sheepskin coat and a frankly amazing "Cockney" accent to tell you how you should have played it, me ole son... loverly... Music as always by the ever excellently epic "Two Steps from Hell"
March 31, 2021
The Phase Three Reset episode
We're back, well sort of.  More of a check in than a reset but Smith and Birch still chat for 45 minutes about the FFL, how the game is being affected, HBO Max, James Bond, and a lot more. Birch still has his investment bell and tells who you should have bought this year. So, that's helpful...  Generally the boys are getting ready for the rest of the year and try to come to terms with a world that still has not delivered John Cena in a Fast and Furious film...
March 14, 2021
The Fantasy Film League Show - August 2020
We're live again *and* we have video but here is the audio version of the podcast.  Mr Birch and Mr Smith discuss Tenet being released to the cinema and Mulan not being released. We also find out what the boys have been up to during lockdown and discover some terrible news... Music as always by Two Step to Hell and you can find us on Twitter on @theffl and Mr Birch is @MrBirchFFL
August 16, 2020
The Fantasy Film League Show! Yeah... "Show"...
We're back.  After an enforced break the cinemas are open again so we've dusted off WOPR and resorted the game.   This month though there are a few changes as Smith has added in a video feed to the usual show.  This means you can now see us in glorious grainy SD video (don't ask). We cover the films we should have seen by now as we try to work out when they'll be released. It's all a bit random at the moment but hopefully we'll get back on track.
August 02, 2020
FFL April(ish) Trailers Podcast
This is the podcast recorded before the studios moved all the release dates back because of the virus that was shutting cinemas worldwide.  The movies will likely still be released, just later.  So think of this as planning for the future sometime... Epic trailer music is from Two Steps From Hell.
March 16, 2020
March 2020
Smith and Birch get technical with all the game updates from the last month, the plan for new quarterly leagues, an Oscars mini-game for next year, and an in-depth discussion on how decisions between Top Billing and Supporting Cast are made. Plus with No Time To Die arriving soon, there's a Bond Watch update. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
March 01, 2020
March 2020 Trailers Review
This month Smith and Birch have been mildly distracted by the ninth fast and furious movie, despite it not being released for a good while yet.  For anyone not playing One And Done, they have some reviewed some more relevant trailers with a few good cast suggestions for the next month... Music comes from our favourite Epic Trailer Music people, Two Steps from Hell.
February 17, 2020
Bonus episode: Interview with 2019 season winner David Biggins
Mr Birch interviews 2019 season winner David Biggins and finds out what it takes to become a champion of the Fantasy Film League.
February 08, 2020
February 2020
Birch and Smith deliver a high-speed episode covering the nominations for The Oscars, all the juicy stats from the 2019 season, the Michael Bay homage that is Bad Boys For Life, and a positively huge roster of news including details of FuffleCon. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
February 01, 2020
February 2020 trailers review
Mr Birch and Mr Smith return with a look a what's coming in February.  The discuss their distaste for pre-trailer trailers and look at a roller coaster roster of upcoming releases including Fantasy Island, Emma and some weird Harrison Ford dog film.... Music by Two steps from Hell
January 19, 2020
Bonus Episode: Fantasy Film League Primer
We know this is right there on the Front Page but just in case you need it here's the quick explainer on how the FFL works.  We recorded this a while back but it should give you an overview of the game if you are new to it all.  We were going to re-record this but the planning for the new season got in the way.  Any questions though you'll find the team lurking round out Discord page or you can tweet us @TheFFL or mail Mr B at
January 09, 2020
January 2020
Smith and Birch bring you the results of the 2019 season, but not before an important announcement on a change to the game rules for 2020! They also review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Queen & Slim, Spies in Disguise, and The Gentlemen. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
January 04, 2020
January 2020 trailers review
January is often a graveyard for bad films but Birch and Smith have a pleasant surprise when they review Jojo Rabbit, 1917, Like a Boss, Underwater, Bad Boys for Life, Dolittle, and The Gentlemen. Okay, not everything there is great but there's a lot to look forward to as well. This episode will help you get your 2020 season of the Fantasy Film League off to a flying start with some good options for your lineup. Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell.
December 31, 2019
The FFL Podcast December 2019
Birch and Smith cover a cornucopia of news, including our move to Anchor, funding Wopr with Patreon, Clooney-funded spy satellites, and Nic Cage playing Nic Cage alongside Nic Cage. It's Knives Out from Birch but not before Yesterday. Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell.
December 01, 2019
The FFL December Trailers Podcast
Christmas - the time for festivities, deliberately terrible jumpers and light-up swords. Smith and Birch have left the festive jumpers for another podcast, but what with this being a look ahead, we can't ignore Star Wars and our view that it's box office is going to squish all other box offices. But what's out there that's going to mop-up the audience that doesn't care for the galaxy far, far away? Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell.
November 17, 2019
The FFL Podcast November 2019
Mr Birch and Mr Smith start with chillies (yes!) but quickly get onto proper topics, like secret fantasy films line-ups, awards bugs, One And Done and sustainably powering Wopr into the century (obviously). Films such as Joker and Zombieland: Double Tap also come up. And then there's James Dean's new film. Oh dear.
November 11, 2019
The FFL Podcast October 2019
Mr Birch and Mr Smith discuss decontaminating the FFL's code, all things Spiderman, and how awesome Taron Egerton is, especially in Rocketman. And Kingsman. And Eddie The Eagle. All while attempting not to get distracted by the sports.
October 01, 2019
The FFL October Trailers Podcast
Men In Black Neuraliser shots, fake endings and sequels nobody wanted – all in the October Trailers Podcast! Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell. I’m sure I was told where the Neuraliser sound came from but I seem to have forgotten… Wilson
September 24, 2019
The FFL Podcast September 2019
Mr Birch and Mr Smith discuss the One And Done game, whether Tarantino is played out, if Good Boys was a good idea, and whether being a financial flop means that a film is bad. And finally, a dark secret is confronted!
September 01, 2019
The FFL September Trailers Podcast
Question: What do Rambo Last Blood, Downton Abbey and Hustlers have in common? Well, they all feature in this months eclectic Trailers review podcast! Epic Trailer Music is from Two Steps From Hell. Always was, always will be.
August 23, 2019
The FFL Podcast August 2019
Back from their holidays, Mr Smith and Mr Birch cover a whole heap of game news, review Hobbs & Shaw, plus discuss theme parks and film franchises.
August 10, 2019
The FFL August Trailers Podcast
Each month Birch and Smith look at trailers for movies landing in the following month to see if there are any that point to box office gold (or if any are total turkeys). A couple of quotes from this months episode; “WHY???” “Because everyone likes a good slice of Common” “Are we really going to […]
July 22, 2019
The FFL Podcast July 2019
Mr Smith updates us on the improved navigation around the game site and a natty new weekly leaderboard. Bond Watch returns! Mr Birch reviews Cold Pursuit and off the back of that, trailers that mis-sell their film are discussed.
July 01, 2019
The FFL July Trailers Podcast
What’s in store this month in the FFL Trailers podcast? Well, there’s a submarine, Ed Sheeran, zombies and time-travel (because this is us and there’s always time travel. Or should that be there always was time travel?) Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell. Always was, always will be.
June 20, 2019
The FFL Podcast June 2019
Mr Birch loses it over Batman. Mr Smith finds a fresh news jingle. Shocking revelations unfold on the FFL Discord chat! We review John Wick 3 and Can You Ever Forgive Me. And as we near the halfway point of the year, stock is taken of the best picks so far in the Fantasy Film League.
June 03, 2019
The FFL May – or is it June – Trailers Podcast
Getting ahead of ourselves? Maybe we’re just waiting for the rest of time to catch up. We’re not sure, but here we have Smith and Birch’s June Trailers podcast, as published in May. This month the Misters give their reactions to trailers from X-Men – Dark Phoenix, MIB International, Late Night, Shaft, Toy Story 4, […]
May 20, 2019
The FFL Podcast May 2019
Talking about Avengers: Endgame was... inevitable. Absolutely minimal spoilers and plenty of warning provided. We also review Destination Wedding, The Favourite and Crazy Rich Asians. And if that's not enough, Birch reveals exciting news about not one but two films going into production.
April 28, 2019
The FFL Trailers Review May 2019
May has huge number of releases but we bring you only the best. Okay, and some of the worst. So here’s our take on Vox Lux, Long Shot, Detective Pikachu, Destination Wedding, John Wick Chapter 3, Aladdin, Rocket Man and Godzilla 2. Epic Trailer Music by Two Steps From Hell.
April 27, 2019
The FFL Podcast April 2019
Real world news covering the return of James Gunn to the helm of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Smith starts the recasting process for his Flash Gordon remake. Birch reviews Captain Marvel, Smith hits back with Fighting with My Family, but Birch closes with a strong Bohemian Rhapsody / Isn't It Romantic one-two.
April 07, 2019
The FFL Trailers Review April 2019
So aside from Avengers: Endgame, are there actually any other films coming out in April? Why, yes! And we’re here to review their trailers. We have Shazam!, Missing Link, Pet Sematary, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and Hellboy. Epic Trailer Music by Two Steps From Hell.
March 16, 2019
The FFL Podcast March 2019
Game news, a kids movie review and a combination of Affleck now and Clooney then bringing Smith and Birch to blows. Must be the FFL March Podcast. Showing love for Creative Commons licences, we have Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell and Bensound created The Elevator Bossa Nova.
March 07, 2019
The FFL Trailers Review March 2019
We look ahead to movies coming out in March and who from these might be a good pick for the Fantasy Film League game. The trailers reviewed this time are for Dumbo, Greta, I’m Not Here (because J. K. Simmons), Gloria Bell, The Aftermath, and Captain Marvel. Plus we close out with a sneak peak […]
February 17, 2019
The FFL Podcast February 2019
This podcast is dedicated to the newcomers to the FFL with much info on how to play the game. It’s also a good listen for our more experienced players who can laugh at Mr Birch’s feeble choice of stars for his “one and done” entry. There’s lots of interstitial music here. Regulars will know this […]
February 03, 2019
The FFL Trailers Review February 2019
Mr Birch returns to walk Mr Smith through the best films coming out in February and what impact they might have on the game. Discussed this time are Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, What Men Want, Cold Pursuit, Alita: Battle Angel, Fighting With My Family, Isn’t […]
January 20, 2019
The FFL Podcast January 2019
In the first episode of 2019, Mr Smith introduces the game for new players, covers new rules for 2019, and then reviews the results of the 2018 season. Epic Trailer Music by Two Steps From Hell.
January 05, 2019
The FFL December Trailers Podcast
Before you get stuck into your favorite festive activities, I’d like to bring you the latest FFL Trailers podcast episode. And not a bell will jingle as we look ahead to films opening in January! So is there an upside for your fuffle to The Upside? Will Glass shatter your dreams or will you be […]
December 20, 2018
The FFL December Podcast
This month – no sleigh bells, but some mention of Stirling K Brown. A look ahead at 2019 doesn’t fill us with seasonal cheer but that’s mostly because of the threat of a Back To The Future remake. There’s the latest on the game news that we’ve been discussing on Discord and more. Get it […]
December 02, 2018
The FFL November Trailers Podcast
It’s with great sorrow that I report that Smith and Birch have been abducted by aliens and replicants returned in their place. That’s the only possible explanation for this months trailers verdicts. In the battle of the films with “Mary” in the title, the nailed-on success (in Wilsons’ opinion) that is Mary Poppins gets the […]
November 18, 2018
The FFL November Podcast
November FFL Podcast time and it’s some exciting game updates that dominate the News. Join us on Discord to let us know what you think once you’ve heard what Smith and Birch have up their sleeves. Meanwhile, Birch – the one with the least love for Star Wars movies out of us all – has […]
November 04, 2018
The FFL October Trailers Podcast
Not many podcasts invite audience participation, but this is one of the few. When the interstatial Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell we invite you to pause the podcast, get the trailer we’re watching on YouTube and then see if you agree with our assessment of the upcoming chart-bothering movie. This months tour […]
October 15, 2018
The FFL October Podcast
It’s October and Wilson has finally rejoined Smith and Birch in the temporary studio in the secondary dining area of the Fortress of Birchitude. So as well as the usual Bondwatch, game news and movie reviews, the Dungeon of Doom makes an appearance. Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell.
October 03, 2018
The FFL September Trailers Podcast
Autumn is upon us and as the leaves drift down from the trees, Birch and Smith look at some upcoming movies to see if they have anyone worth investing your hard earned fuffle in. Or if they look good enough for your hard earned real money, for that matter. This month it’s a bit eclectic. […]
September 16, 2018
The FFL Podcast September – Bond special
In a departure to our usual programming, we bring you a whole episode devoted to the James Bond films. Epic trailer music is provided by Two Steps From Hell.
September 01, 2018
The FFL August Trailers Podcast
It’s August and traditionally we’d use this as our summer break.  But we’re starting to get bored with tradition, so here’s Smith and Birch with NINE (count-em) trailer reviews to give you an insight as to whether we think any of their cast are worth investing in. This month, The Meg kicks us off and […]
August 12, 2018
The FFL August Podcast
Smith walks through some recent improvements to the game (and forgets some more in the process). Birch brings back Bondwatch and tries not to drool over Henry Cavill. Ready Player One gets a belated beating from Birch before attention is turned towards an unexpected twist in the career of M. Night Shyamalan. Epic trailer music […]
August 01, 2018
July 2018 Trailers Podcast
This month Birch and Smith decide your fuffle is best invested in.. violence in Hotel Artemis, violence for our Dads in The Equalizer 2 or puppet-based violence in The Happytime Murders. The mood is lightened (or not) with The Spy Who Dumped Me, Black Clansman, Upgrade and Action Point. Check it our here… As usual, […]
July 15, 2018
The FFL July Podcast
Here we go again – another podcast with Smith and Birch, who gets his months mixed up. This month, Smith has news, Smith has seen two of the summers biggest films and Birch has brought the stats. You can get it here or anywhere else that serves up quality podcasts… Epic trailer music is provided […]
July 01, 2018
June 2018 trailers
This month Smith and Birch take a look at the trailers for The First Purge, The Incredibles 2, Future World, Escape Plan 2, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
June 24, 2018
The FFL June Podcast
Got time for another FFL podcast? You better have! This time – Smith reveals how a player managed to break WOPR, what happened with the scoring glitch and how we should score movies with no clear lead or a lot of voices, which would be why there’s a ton of stuff about certain recent Marvel […]
June 11, 2018
May 2018 trailers podcast
This month’s trailers podcast is brought to you by artisan audio creators. We allow the audio to mature in oak casks for a rich, mellow flavour before releasing it to your ears. This careful process does take longer, so much so that May’s episode comes out in June, but we’re sure you’ll appreciate this superior […]
June 02, 2018
The FFL May Podcast
Belated (due to events getting out of hand in Wilson’s world) May podcast time. This month – what’s left of it – Smith and Birch have Game News, stats and Birch has been watching family friendly animations. You know the drill with the Epic Trailer music. It’s Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell. […]
May 20, 2018
The time-travelling Deadpool 2 review
Birch travels back in time to ensure we get a timely take on Deadpool 2. For real!  
May 19, 2018
The April FFL Trailers Podcast
This months trailers podcast might as well be sponsored by Disney, seeing as we’re about to crash our way through Deadpool, Avengers and Solo. But which do the guys like the look of best? And will Sherlock Gnomes be a surprise hit from a Fuffle-earnings perspective? Get it here; Of course Disney make some pretty […]
April 18, 2018
The FFL April Podcast
Hi Everybody – if you’re reading this you’re either craving your latest hit of movie game related podcast, or you’re wondering what this thing called the FFL is. You’re not going to learn much more about what the FFL is here, but if you’re already familiar with what we’re about then what have you to […]
April 06, 2018
The FFL March Trailers Podcast
It’s trailers review time and the guys review the latest Woody Woodpecker animation (yes, you read that right), the latest Pacific Rim animation (ok, it’s not officially an animation, but when most of the film is CG, shouldn’t we call it what it is – animation?) and step up the quality by checking out A […]
March 20, 2018
Emergency Oscars Update: Week 8 Or It’s Too Late!
This is your emergency Oscars update! Please listen immediately because: Week 8 or it’s too late! Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell.
February 24, 2018
The FFL February Trailers Podcast
It’s mid-February (ish) and so it’s time to let you know what we thought about some interesting looking trailers for movies landing from about now into mid-March. This month Birch introduces the future classic that is Winchester, we strap in for the latest in the 50 Shades franchise, I can’t believe that Marvel have made […]
February 20, 2018
The FFL February Podcast
Good news in “This Is The Newwwwws”, bad news about incoming pointless remakes in the Shield feature, a pair of Dungeon of Doom entries that really should have failed the criteria for the Dungeon… and more! It’s the February 2018 FFL Podcast! Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell. “This is The Newwws” interstatial […]
February 06, 2018
The FFL January Podcast
Here for your delight is the first main FFL Podcast of 2018! Christmas seems a long time ago, 2017 in general feels… well… so last year. So it’s a good time to look back at the season that was and see who came out victorious and have a last look at 2017’s good and bad […]
January 10, 2018
The Fuffle of Christmas Past…
In a longer than normal special episode Mr Smith crashes in the Fortress of Birchitude to help(?) Mr Birch look at the top and bottom investment picks of 2018. We see who you should have spent your money on, you you should have avoided and answer the big question: Was the Star Wars cast worth […]
January 07, 2018
The FFL Dece… er… January trailers podcast!
Happy New Year! Here’s the latest trailers podcast that we absolutely did not record at the beginning of December. Honest… Well, whenever we recorded it, here it is. Smith and Birch cast their critical eye over Downsizing, Coco, Hostiles, The recent (if delayed) Maze Runner and The Commuter. Right, I’m off to dig out the […]
January 01, 2018
The FFL December Podcast
Seasonal Greetings from us at the FFL. Please unwrap, if you will, the December podcast which contains some important game news, one not to miss – at least, if you’re someone who relies on animations for making fufflebucks. I’ve mailed in a Dungeon of Doom entry and there’s talk about unnecessary sequels. So, more of […]
December 04, 2017
The FFL November Trailers Podcast
Strong variety of trailers this month. Admittedly, several of the films are out already which makes this podcast less useful than others for predicting which cast members you should invest in. But at least you get to see if we know what we’re talking about, which in the case of timekeeping we certainly don’t; See […]
November 20, 2017
It’s all abut Sci Fi Fuffle
Mr Birch returns with his regular (ish) look at who’s making you the most Fuffle this month. It’s all about the sci-fi this week as we look at Blade Runner and Thor before we prepare ourselves for Star Wars. Also with only a few week of 2017 he looks at the best investments to have […]
November 19, 2017
The FFL November Podcast
Welcome to the FFL November Podcast. Let me get the issue report out of the way before the emails come in: First, the usual police cordon around FFL towers (ensuring interruption free recording) was booked for the wrong day. That’s why the sound of early morning traffic can be heard from time to time, and […]
November 05, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Fuffle
Mr Birch is back with his regular look at who’s making you the most Fuffle this month. It’s ludicrous over the top action this week and the Fuffle top 5 is dominated by Kingsman. Can it hold on? Is Blade Runner about to swoop in on a flying car looking a bit moody?  Tune in […]
October 15, 2017
The FFL October Trailers Podcast
This month on the trailers podcast the boys go strong looking at the trailer for Bladerunner 2049, go sensible with the intriguing Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, go non-pc with Battle of the Sexes, go weird with Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse (no really) and finally go post zombie with The Cured. And […]
October 09, 2017
The FFL October Podcast
This month… Smith has news, Birch takes the shield generator off his car and uses it to protect The Crow, there are some films that aren’t as good as they should be and – entirely without the use of a time machine (or even a ropey ripped off sound effect of one) – we look […]
October 02, 2017
Thor: RagnaFuffle
Mr Birch is back with his regular look at who’s making you the most Fuffle this month. Dunkirk finally relinquishes it’s grip on the Top Ten. Also he looks ahead to October and looks at what films you may want to invest in..
October 01, 2017
You’re so Money…
He’s back with his investment bell and advice on what you should have done 4 weeks ago with your FFL cast. Mr Birch guides you through the top 5 highest scoring stars and looks at a few investment opportunities ahead.  It’s like those complicated investment show only it’s on a Sunday morning and even if […]
September 17, 2017
The September Trailers Podcast
Wilson here. Now then…guilty pleasures. We’ve all got them. Whether it’s hogging the sour-sugar powder at the bottom of a bag of cola-bottle sweets or secretly enjoying the kids TV show “Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles” (c’mon, it’s not just me, right? Right?) there’s always something we secretly love but tend not to talk about […]
September 10, 2017
What The Fuffle?
Mr Birch has been working away on a mini-podcast to give you more details on the economics of the FFL.  So if you are wondering if buying Vin Diesel was a good decision (it was) or if buying all the Star Wars cast right now is a good idea (it’s not) then this is the […]
September 10, 2017
The FFL September Podcast
Well summer was, er, summery and it’s gone now. So it’s time to stop grilling meat in our back gardens and get back to the important business of explaining how we’re planning to fund the FFL Curry and Beer evening now that Daniel Craig has decided to delay Henry Cavill’s Bond career by a few […]
September 02, 2017
The July Trailers Podcast
Smith and Birch bring the last trailers review of the summer. If variety be the spice of life then this podcast is a vindaloo curry. From the most rebooted franchise ever (Spiderman), to a film that brings an (ahem) emotional response from Birch (Emoji Movie) via It Comes At Night and Dunkirk – this podcast […]
July 18, 2017
The FFL July Podcast (Last one before the Summer Break)
What does the FFL Podcast have in common with most european countries? They both take most of August off! But before we drag ourselves away from our screens and go cold turkey from our movie additions on a beach somewhere, we’ve created this podcast for you! (And the trailers podcast for next week too, which […]
July 05, 2017
The FFL June Trailers Podcast
So, Ladies and Gentlemen, here we have the June Trailers podcast from the FFL. Which I’ve managed to get wrong – just a little bit. I’ll explain. The point of the trailers podcast is to give you a window into our opinons on the upcoming movies of the month in case any merit some last […]
June 20, 2017
The FFL June Podcast
It’s the June FFL Podcast and with your old pals Birch and Smith! We have the regular news and game update but then Birch brings us down by looking at really bad films. We’re still using Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell because we still like it, and would encourage you to get […]
June 01, 2017
The FFL May Trailers Podcast
This month the boys discuss trailers for The Circle, Alien Covenant, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pirates of The Caribbean, Baywatch and Mindhorn. And if that little lot isn’t enough for you, remember what Marvel do during and after the credits for their movies… well, you’ll need the links at the bottom of this […]
May 12, 2017
The FFL May Podcast
It’s the May FFL Podcast and it’s another Birch and The Smiths spesh. We’ve seen Fast and Furious 8 which ticked all the right boxes, but begs the question of why we don’t rate xXx the same way. Weird, I know. There’s also game news and a review of Beauty and The Beast by Birch, […]
May 06, 2017
The FFL April Trailers Podcast
This month on the Trailers Podcast there’s a look at the Spandex-i-licious Power Rangers, animation of the month in the form of Boss Baby, we’re not sure what to make of Life, and finally Birch and Smith get excited* about Guardians of The Galaxy 2 and Fast and the Furious 8… no, wait, that’s not […]
April 11, 2017
The FFL April Podcast
Hello and welcome to the FFL April podcast. Coming to you a few days late because of [feel free to insert your own excuse here because it will be better than anything Wilson can come up with]. We are pleased to continue our outsourcing to Smith Jnr by making him watch films we don’t want […]
April 03, 2017
The FFL March Trailers Podcast
It’s March, it’s the 8th and that means it’s time for the March Trailers Podcast. This months selection of out-now-or-really-soon movies includes violent action, a failed attempt at comedy violence, a creature feature, sci-fi, superheroes and a ghost story about someone who goes shopping in France. So, quite a good spread on the genre front […]
March 08, 2017
The Legend of the Legendary FFL March Podcast
Welcome to the March FFL Podcast where we completely ignore that big awards festival where people ban their accountants because the wrong winner gets announced and instead let you know what really matters. Yes, Ladies and Gents, you can talk to us directly via Discord. Let us know what you think of the game, what’s […]
March 01, 2017
The FFL February Trailers Podcast
Hello and welcome to the February edition of a podcast you can play along with (usual disclaimer about this feature not being recommended when driving or operating machinery applies).  This month we’ll be looking at Patriots Day before coating ourselves in sequels with 50 Shades Darker, Lego Batman and John Wick 2. If you’re new […]
February 07, 2017
The FFL February Podcast
Hello and welcome to the blog that welcomes you to the February Podcast from us at the FFL. In a rare event, four of the Mister Men are present so this month you get to hear movie reviews from Birch, the “Movie-Descriptions-In-Simple-Words” quiz from Smith, possibly the most expensive Dungeon of Doom DVD review from […]
February 01, 2017
The FFL January Trailers Podcast
Hi Everyone, As usual it’s Mr Wilson here presenting to you another of our fabled podcasts. It’s the second podcast of the month and that means a review of trailers for upcoming films where we try to predict which are films that will do well and which will tank – hopefully giving some kind of […]
January 09, 2017
January 2017 FFL Podcast – Happy New Year!
Happy New 2017 from us at the FFL. Welcoming you into the new year is the January podcast, full of all the usual favourites – game news, Bondwatch and more. As well as our Epic Trailer Music from Two Steps From Hell, the Budget Bond Theme comes from our new pal, DS Quid, writer and […]
January 01, 2017
FFL December Trailers Podcast – Who knew there were non-Star-Wars films released this month!
Here we have the Annual Star Wars trailer review. Apparently there are some other films out too – Dwayne-Not-Mr-The-Rock Johnson gets a supporting credit because he has a voice in an animation, Nick Cage gets a mention, somehow Birch and Smith managed to miss Passengers and they spend a few minutes of their lives they’ll […]
December 08, 2016
The FFL December Podcast
The December FFL podcast contains no festivities at all. Not until the *very* end anyway when Wilson makes a late appearance in one of the worst clichés since every Christmas film ever (which we do a great job of not talking about). This is the perfect listening material for when you’ve had enough of Wizard […]
December 01, 2016
November Trailers Podcast – We left the first Christmas trailer as long as possible!
November trailer time.  This month Smith, Birch and Wilson look forward to Arrival, look forward less to Fantastic Beasts, try to forget we heard anything about Life On The Line, get a sense of deja-vu over The Take, have no idea about La La Land and are still giggling about The Office Christmas Party.  A […]
November 08, 2016
The FFL November Podcast – Birch, Smith and Wilson too
An autumnal welcome to the November edition of the FFL Podcast! Along with the usual Game News and our latest features “Bond Watch” and “Birch watches something Black and White”, Wilson is in the room meaning the Dungeon of Doom is back by (assumed) popular demand. Hey, Smith? YOU’RE NEXT!! As usual our Epic Trailer […]
November 01, 2016
The October trailers Podcast. (Not a trailer of the trailers like before, this is the podcast of trailers. Clear? No? Never mind…)
Long time listeners – by which I mean any of you who’ve been with us at any point in the last year – will be aware that once per month we sit down and watch trailers for movies being released in the coming few weeks. We try to guess which movies have a cast worth […]
October 08, 2016
Live for season 5
Mr Birch and Mr Smith return live with the first episode of season 5. They discuss the new, friendly game site, catching up on scoring, a certain Star Wars film coming out this year, and an Alec Guinness film that’s not Star Wars. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
October 01, 2016
The podcast trailer podcast
Mr Birch and Mr Smith quickly pop in to explain what’s going on in a completely not confusing way. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
September 25, 2016
Wilson presents… The Annual FFL Blooper Reel 2016
Summer. Was fun wasn’t it? Lots of fun in fact, which is why I, Mr Wilson, took 3 months to do a 1 month job. And what a job – compiling the edits, cuts and ramblings of a years worth of podcasts (well – the stuff we’re allowed to publish and possibly some stuff we’re […]
September 01, 2016
July trailers review
A bit later than expected but Mr Birch, Mr Thorn and Mr Smith review American Hero, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad and Mechanic Resurrection. Oh, and The Purge Election Year. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
August 07, 2016
It sounds good but…
Mr Smith reveals a prototype. Mr Birch reviews four films. Mr Thorn questions the team on their lowest quality sequels. Mr Birch predicts who will play Bond next. And here’s a picture of that prototype: Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
July 27, 2016
June trailers review
Mr Thorn, Mr Smith and Mr Birch review Tale of Tales, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Meddler, Central Intelligence and Now You See Me 2. The play list follows if you want to watch along. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
June 22, 2016
The Fortress of Birchitude
Mr Birch welcomes Mr Thorn and Mr Smith into his Fortress of Birchitude. Mr Smith gives an update on some upgrades to Wopr. Mr Birch takes one for the team and reviews Zoolander 2 then How To Be Single and then Everly. Mr Smith turns the tables and spoils pirates for Mr Birch. Mr Thorn […]
June 17, 2016
May trailers review
Mr Smith, Mr Birch and Mr Wilson review X-Men: Apocalypse, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Money Monster, Warcraft and The Nice Guys with a bonus of The Conjuring 2 just to keep horror fan Wilson happy. The play list follows if you want to watch along. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
May 28, 2016
A bit confused as usual
The team discuss the films based on true/real stories/events. Mr Birch spoils yet another aspect of movie convention before blowing everyone’s mind with crazy Japanese adverts featuring well known film stars. Mr Wilson brings us another Dungeon of Doom. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
May 21, 2016
April trailers review
Mr Wilson, Mr Smith and Mr Birch review Hardcore Henry, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Jane Got a Gun and Captain America: Civil War. The play list follows if you want to watch along. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
April 27, 2016
We are going to Las Vegas!
Mr Smith updates us on the game, Mr Birch updates us on the news, Mr Wilson returns and updates us on adverts, Mr Birch updates us on his trip to Vegas… and if you’re not sufficiently updated at the end of that… well… umm…. yeah. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
April 10, 2016
The violence issue
Mr Thorn returns to talk about awesome, awesome things with Mr Birch and Mr Smith. Yes, yes, that’s all the description you get this time. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
March 29, 2016
March trailers review
Mr Thorn rejoins Smith and Birch to review Kung Fu Panda 3, 10 Cloverfield Lane, High-Rise, Batman v Superman and Eddie The Eagle. And perhaps a couple of others by mistake. The play list follows if you want to watch along. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
March 10, 2016
We’re going to make you cleverer
Mr Smith and Mr Birch announce the winners of the 2015 season of the game! Mr Birch attempts to use more than 10% of his brain while Mr Wilson makes good on his promise to review more horror movies. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
February 29, 2016
February trailers review
A skeleton crew of Smith and Birch are left to review Jem and the Holograms, Lost in the Sun, Triple 9, How to be Single and The Brothers Grimsby. The play list follows if you want to watch along. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
February 09, 2016
A little bit stat heavy
The first full episode of the year shakes things up with a run-through of the game for new players and crazy levels of 2015 game stats from Mr Birch. But fear not! Mr Wilson keeps it real with his Dungeon of Doom. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
January 27, 2016
January trailers review
Wilson, Smith and Birch kick off 2016 by reviewing Deadpool (again), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Point Break, Zoolander 2 and Hail Ceasar! This year we’re also including a YouTube playlist so you can watch along with the team. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
January 10, 2016
Too many mince pies
While Wilson sleeps off the mince pies, the team bring you an update on the game plus a review of our favourite films of 2015 and compare them to the big hitters in the box office. Rather unexpectedly Wilson drags us back into his Dungeon Of Doom for one last time this year. Oh, and […]
December 23, 2015
December trailers review
Messrs Thorn, Smith and Birch review the distinctly past-the-festive-season trailers for The Fifth Wave, Ride Along 2, Kill Me Three Times, and Deadpool. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
December 07, 2015
The thing with time travel
Things get a bit timey-wimey in this episode of the podcast and Thorn remains lost in the vortex. Smith brings a game update and the team discuss playing at the end of the season with films like Star Wars on the horizon. Birch brings disappointment by spoiling another aspects of the film world. Wilson brings […]
November 25, 2015
November trailers review
Mr Thorn goes AWOL leaving Messrs Wilson, Smith and Birch to review the trailers for The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2, Black Mass, Bridge of Spies, The Night Before and Krampus. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
November 09, 2015
The Wilson spooky month
Wilson continues to run the show in the Halloween month and proceeds to torture the team with a horror movie quiz. Thorn reviews Everest, while Birch and Smith review The Voices. Finally, Birch ruins another aspect of movie law for everyone. Epic trailer music from Two Steps From Hell.
October 20, 2015