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Games on Film

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A podcast celebrating video game movies. Hosted by Harry and Rory Steele. New episodes every other Tuesday.
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94 - The Matrix

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98 - Choose Or Die
Harry or Rory? Watch or Discuss? Choose or Die? The new British-made America-set retro-tech horror film on Netflix! Two nerds stumble upon an old text adventure game CURS>R, offering an unclaimed jackpot prize to the one who successfully completes it. But once they have booted it up and the game begins, they find themselves trapped in a series of nightmarish life or death situations. See the film? Don't see the film? CHOOSE OR DIE! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Choose or Die (2022). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:35:15
May 10, 2022
97 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Harry and Rory are joined by comedian Sooz Kempner as they return to Green Hills for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel! This time, allies and enemies from the old Mega Drive days are introduced, as Tails joins the team and Jim Carrey's Dr Robotonik returns with the blue blur's red rival, Knuckles. As they speed around the world in search of the Master Emerald, they learn the value of teamwork, the importance of family, and the existence of ice cream. But most importantly - will Rachel's dream Hawaiian wedding happen without a hitch?  This podcast contains SPOILERS for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022), from 22:50. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:26:50
April 26, 2022
96 - House of the Dead 2
To mark the release of The House of the Dead Remake, Harry and Rory enrol at Undead University for the follow-up to an Uwe Boll video game movie 'classic'. This time, Professor Curien's experiments lead to an outbreak of shambling students who overrun the campus, and AMS Agents Ellis and Nightingale are dispatched 29 days later (lol) to retrieve a blood sample that could stop the zombie threat once and for all. It's the Sega movie sequel everyone's talking about! This podcast contains SPOILERS for House of the Dead 2 (2005), from 15:15. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:25:45
April 12, 2022
95 - The Cuphead Show!
Harry and Rory take a journey to the Inkwell Isles for the animated adventures of Cuphead and Mugman in their new Netflix show. They discuss the classic cartoons which inspired the instantly iconic indie game, and how The Cuphead Show! combines a vintage look and feel with modern sensibilities. The beverage-holding brothers face fist-flinging frogs, get spooked by graveyard ghosts, and deal with the Devil himself. But is the show as much of a challenge to get through as its notoriously difficult video game? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Season One of The Cuphead Show! (2022). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:08:54
March 29, 2022
94 - The Matrix
Harry and Rory are joined by Edwin Davies from the Shot/Reverse Shot podcast to enter The Matrix! They look at the original film's immediate impact and subsequent legacy, and how its sequels intersected and interacted with gaming spin-offs Enter the Matrix, Path of Neo, and The Matrix Online, as well as animated anthology The Animatrix. Finally, everything is brought up to date with The Matrix Resurrections and tie-in Unreal Engine demo The Matrix Awakens. Join them as they journey down the rabbit hole to see how deep it goes... This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Matrix series (1999-2021). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:44:19
March 15, 2022
93 - Uncharted
Harry and Rory mark the fourth anniversary of the podcast with their annual semi-traditional tomb-raiding video game movie, this time swapping Lara Croft for Nathan Drake. Having spent over a decade in development hell with multiple directors, Uncharted finally arrives with Tom Holland as a fresh-faced incarnation of Nate, teaming up with a tashless Mark Wahlberg on the hunt for lost treasures, easter eggs, and pizza product placement. But for all the showy set-pieces and stunt-work, does their first big screen adventure live up to the legacy of the original Naughty Dog games? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Uncharted (2022), from 28:45. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:06:54
March 01, 2022
92 - Arcane: League of Legends
Games on Film's very own champions - and rival siblings - Harry and Rory look at season one of the hit Netflix animation Arcane, based on one of the world's most popular video games they have no clue about. After wrapping their heads around League of Legends itself, they focus on the series' tale of two cities through the lives of two sisters, and the conflicts that rage between them both. Arcane's eye-catching visuals and character-driven story has got a lot of attention, but do you need to know your shimmer from your hextech to enjoy the show? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Season One of Arcane: League of Legends (2021), from 39:27. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:34:12
February 15, 2022
91 - 2022 Preview
Games on Film is back! Harry and Rory return from hibernation over the winter break and look ahead to coming attractions this year. But first, there's a quick recap of highlights from 2021 and a few films and shows we missed. Then, we wildly speculate on forthcoming video game movies, including Illumination's Super Mario, the Sonic sequel and an intriguing take on Tetris. On the small screen, highly anticipated adaptations of The Last of Us and Halo are due, with Shenmue and Cuphead animations too. And there's also time to talk about new games based on old properties, such as Evil Dead, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Starship Troopers. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:52
February 01, 2022
90 - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
The Resident Evil reboot has arrived in cinemas, so Harry and Rory make their umpteenth trip to Raccoon City, this time with the promise of a more faithful and horrifying adaptation than the six live-action movies that have come before. Returning to the first two games via their more recent remakes, it's up to Claire, Chris, Jill, and Leon to uncover Umbrella's plans, survive a viral outbreak and escape the city. But does this franchise rewind provide the warm welcome fans have long hoped for? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021), from 45:02. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:41:29
December 09, 2021
89 - Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
The Ryu and Ken of podcasting, Harry and Rory, take to the streets once again, this time for the animated adaptation of Street Fighter II! The iconic video game characters battle around the globe under the watchful eyes of an army of cyborg soldiers in the employ of the villainous M. Bison, who plans to brainwash the ultimate world warrior to join his ranks. But just because it skews closer to the source material, is it any better than the live-action movie? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994), from 12:20. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:32:19
November 23, 2021
88 - Max Payne
It's (bullet) time for Harry and Rory to take on Max Payne in an explosive episode of the podcast! First, they revisit the original video game and discuss whether it's mix of gritty hard-boiled noir and slo-mo gun-blazing action holds up 20 years later. Then, in the feature film, Mark Wahlberg stars as the titular cop who can't be stopped, shaking down crooks and shooting up thugs to find the killer of his wife and child. On his quest for revenge he uncovers a corporate cover-up, Norse narcotics, and apocalyptic hallucinations. But is there any pleasure to be derived from Max Payne? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Max Payne (2008), from 37:04. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:22:58
November 09, 2021
87 - Silent Hill: Revelation
Spooky season continues, so Harry and Rory "prepare for a 3D ride through Hell" (minus the third dimension) as they make a return visit to Silent Hill, this time for a Revelation! Nightmares and visions plague teenager Heather Mason as she finds herself drawn towards the titular ghost town. And when her father gets kidnapped and taken there, she heads to Silent Hill to find him, as well as the truth about her past. Along the way, she encounters mannequin monsters, Malcolm McDowell, and our old friend Pyramid Head. But will father and daughter make it out of Silent Hill alive? Only if Harry is able to retrieve the DVD box from somewhere in his living room! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Silent Hill: Revelation (2012), from 28:18. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:26:22
October 26, 2021
86 - Dead Space: Downfall / Aftermath
To mark the spookiest time of the year, Harry and Rory launch a mini season of scary movies with a Dead Space double-bill! Following the recent remake reveal, they look back at the original sci-fi survival-horror game, its sequels and spin-offs, and how the immersive gameplay, audio and visuals hold up over a decade later. Then onto the two animated movie tie-ins: prequel Downfall, depicting the events prior to the first instalment, and Aftermath, linking the first two games. As they dig into the themes and influences amid the violence and viscera, are these films essential expansions to the universe or best left in stasis? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Dead Space: Downfall (2008) and Dead Space: Aftermath (2011), from 1:06:30. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:41:51
October 12, 2021
85 - James Bond
The name's Bond, Games Bond. As No Time To Die finally arrives in cinemas, Harry and Rory chart the long and varied history of 007's video game adventures. From the early pixel platformers of the Moore and Dalton eras to the first-person shooters of Craig's Bond, taking in Brosnan's original video game missions and Connery returning to the iconic role for From Russia With Love along the way. Is it true that nobody does it better than N64 classic GoldenEye 007? And which games got Bond wrong? Plus, speculation on IO Interactive's forthcoming Project 007 and a look at James Bond's big screen video game and VR encounters. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
02:06:30
September 28, 2021
84 - Monster Hunter
Paul W. S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich return with another take on a Capcom franchise. This time, Harry and Rory are joined by creator of DeadEndia (and their brother) Hamish Steele on their quest to take down the Monster Hunter movie, as a squad of soliders are transported to another world. Along the way they encounter fire-breathing beasts, giant enemy crab-spiders, a feline chef, and whatever Ron Perlman's wig is supposed to be. They also talk about their playtime with various iterations of the game series, as well as a brief look at animated adventure Legends of the Guild. But how does Anderson's adaptation rank against his past video game movies? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Monster Hunter (2020), from 48:20. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:47:08
September 14, 2021
83 - Free Guy
Harry and Rory return to the cinema for Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds as Guy, a background character in popular video game Free City, who discovers the world as he knows it is in fact a violent virtual playground. As he breaks out of his daily routine, he starts to bend the rules and become a hero, but when his actions draw attention in the real world, it's only a matter of time before the plug is pulled on Guy, Free City and all its digital citizens. Our hosts discuss AI, IPs and NPCs, as the film grapples with mainstream modern gaming, dabbles in existentialism, and stuffs the screen with nods, winks and cameos. But can Free Guy be enjoyed by gamers and non-gamers alike? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Free Guy (2021), from 33:40. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:37:40
August 31, 2021
82 - Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Infinite Darkness? Our old friend, Resident Evil's on the podcast again! Because a new CG series is streaming, with RE2's Leon and Claire reteaming...to defeat zombies in the White House, mutant rats in a submarine, and a big bad bioweapon in a secret underground facility of course! Harry and Rory try to untangle the Netflix original anime's four episodes, featuring political intrigue, government conspiracies and a little place called Penamstan. But is RE:ID strictly for the fans, or does it have more to say? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (2021), from 33:48. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:21:44
August 17, 2021
81 - Werewolves Within
Things get hairy and scary for Harry and Rory with this 'whodunnit with teeth', an adaptation of the VR social deduction multiplayer game. Forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) moves to a small snowbound town, but when a corpse shows up and a dog gets snatched, it's soon clear that there's more than a new pipeline and an incoming storm for the locals to worry about. As accusations fly amongst the eccentric residents, who or what could be responsible? Our hosts fling around their own thoughts and feelings on the film and werewolf logic and lore, but did they take a lycan to Werewolves Within? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Werewolves Within (2021), from 33:15. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:27:06
August 03, 2021
80 - Ace Attorney
With the release of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Harry and Rory are joined by translator Anthony Figueroa to discuss the trials and tribulations of localisation, before cross-examining the live-action adaptation of the first Phoenix Wright game aka Gyakuten Saiban, from director Takashi Miike. Does the movie do justice to the courtroom comedy and drama of the games? Or is an 'OBJECTION!' called for? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Ace Attorney (2012). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:40:34
July 20, 2021
79 - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
It's 40 years since Donkey Kong made its debut, so Harry and Rory mark the anniversary of the iconic arcade classic with the first documentary to feature on the podcast. Join them as they enter the murky world of competitive retro gaming, pitting hot sauce salesman and world record holder Billy Mitchell against newcomer Steve Wiebe to determine who is the King of Kong. Expect controversies, conspiracies, and Twin Galaxies, but is truth really stranger - or funnier - than fiction? Plus, an update on the ongoing saga since the film's release. This podcast contains SPOILERS for The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:20:32
July 06, 2021
78 - Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
Harry and Rory go ballistic watching infamous action flick Ecks vs. Sever, pitting Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu against each other in the worst reviewed film in the history of Rotten Tomatoes. But how did such a poorly-received box-office bomb spawn two critically-acclaimed first-person-shooters on the Game Boy Advance, the first of which was released a year before the film itself even debuted? Find out more on this grenade-launching, nanobot-smuggling, backstory-baffling episode! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:39:31
June 22, 2021
77 - WarGames
Harry and Rory dial in to an 80s cold war classic for an episode of WarGames on Film. High school hacker Matthew Broderick unwittingly kickstarts potential nuclear armageddon when a game of Global Thermonuclear War with a super-computer turns out to be more than just a simulation. Our hosts discuss the film's mix of teen shenanigans and apocalyptic dread, plus its more recent spin-offs, the prominent role it plays in novel Ready Player One, and other 1983 blockbuster Superman III. This podcast contains SPOILERS for WarGames (1983). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:26:19
June 08, 2021
76 - Castlevania (Seasons Three and Four)
Harry and Rory make their return to the world of Castlevania to see what's up in Wallachia in seasons three and four of the Netflix series. New threats emerge, old foes reappear, and a bunch of familiar thesps, including Bill Nighy, Jason Isaacs and Malcolm McDowell, join the cast. But as our heroes Trevor, Sypha and Alucard reach what may be the end of their story, will (bloody) tears be shed? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Castlevania Seasons One to Four (2017 - 2021). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:49:14
May 25, 2021
75 - Mortal Kombat (2021)
It has begun...again! The long-awaited reboot of Mortal Kombat arrives, bringing with it the promise of more fatalities and gore than ever before. Fresh face Cole Young discovers he has been chosen to defend Earthrealm against the forces of Outworld, with fan favourite fighters on both sides, and the centuries-old rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero at its centre. But how will the film itself fare against past adaptations and current iterations of the game series? Plus, a look at official (and unofficial) spin-offs in the Games on Film Book Club! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Mortal Kombat (2021). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/
01:37:25
May 11, 2021
74 - Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
It's the end of an era, as Harry and Rory reach the sixth and final film in the Paul W. S. Anderson / Milla Jovovich survival horror series. Recaps, revelations and retcons abound as Alice returns to Raccoon City to stop Umbrella once and for all. The truth behind her past, the Red Queen and the T-virus outbreak will all become clear - sort of - but will she be in time to save humanity's last remaining survivors? Plus, our hosts reveal their final Resident Evil movie rankings! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/
01:51:55
April 27, 2021
73 - Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
Harry and Rory count down to the launch of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition by watching and discussing an animated chapter of the epic saga. But first, Harry details his own experiences playing through the original trilogy, as well as the controversy surrounding the third game's ending and its legacy. Then it's on to Paragon Lost, as Freddie Prinze Jr's space marine leads a squadron into a do or die mission against alien foes - but difficult choices lie ahead. Will he make the right decision when the moment comes, and will the film be better or worse for it? This podcast contains SPOILERS for the Mass Effect trilogy and Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (2012). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/
01:28:60
April 13, 2021
72 - Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
The witching hour (and a half) is upon Harry and Rory, as they watch and discuss the anime adaptation of the first Bayonetta video game. Rory shares his experiences getting to grips with the beloved hack-and-slash-em-up, before they examine whether the story and action translate successfully to feature film form. The titular witch has magical hair and guns on her heels, though when she finds herself at the centre of a war being waged between demons and angels, the fate of all existence rests on our shoulders. But is Bayonetta: Bloody Fate bloody good or bloody awful? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (2013). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/
01:05:29
March 30, 2021
71 - Clue
It's the third anniversary of the podcast, so for a special treat, Harry and Rory record their first board game on film episode (in the 'studio', with the microphones), the cult comedy classic adaptation of family favourite Clue(do). Butler Tim Curry leads the colour-coordinated characters through multiple murders in multiple rooms with multiple weapons - and multiple endings - but as the bodies pile up, do the laughs stack up too? There's even time to touch on the 90s UK gameshow, the TV spin-off for teens, and our picks for a new Clue cast. Plus, a look back at highlights from the past year's worth of episodes and forthcoming releases to look forward to. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Clue (1985). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/
01:36:34
March 16, 2021
70 - The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud
Harry and Rory blast off into space 16-bit style, with a British sci-fi action-adventure comedy starring martial arts movie star Scott Adkins as the titular hero of teen gamer Sarah's favourite side-scrolling beat 'em up. But when she gets magically transported into the game and into the body of lowly crew member Jake, she must rely on her gaming know-how and outside assistance from whoever's in control to defeat evil duo John Hannah and Lashana Lynch, and get back to reality. With its bright colours and pixellated punch-outs, Max Cloud is a nostalgic throwback to movies, games and videos from the 80s and 90s, but is it an adventure worth taking? This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud (2020). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/
01:24:53
March 02, 2021
69 - Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!
As Pokémon celebrates its 25th anniversary, Harry and Rory are joined once again by their brother and creator of Deadendia, Hamish Steele, as they talk about the 20th Pokémon movie, I Choose You! A celebratory reset/remake of the early anime series episodes, PTM:ICY! retells Ash Ketchum's first steps on his journey to become a Pokémon Master, the beginnings of his friendship with Pikachu and a quest to battle the legendary Ho-oh. On the way, the intrepid trio discuss the movie's references to Pokémon past and present, and what this year's anniversary celebrations may entail. But is I Choose You a choice worth making? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! (2017). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:28:50
February 16, 2021
68 - Hitman: Agent 47
To mark the recent release of Hitman 3, Harry and Rory look at Agent 47's second cinematic outing, rebooted and reskinned as Rupert Friend. This time, the barcode battler is in pursuit of someone who holds the key to the Agent programme, but so too are a shadowy syndicate who will stop at nothing to unlock the secrets of how to build an army of genetically engineered super soldiers. With gun fights, car chases and exploding helicopters (plus a little bit of stealth), it seems 47 might have finally met his match. But does this sequel provide more bang for your buck? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Hitman: Agent 47 (2015). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:21:57
February 02, 2021
67 - Tron: Legacy
Harry and Rory are joined by gaming events manager Gareth "Swanny" Swann to mark the 10th anniversary of Disney blockbuster sequel Tron: Legacy. They discuss the impact of the original film, how the digital world changed between instalments and where a potential third film may go, touching on philosophy, theology and wicked cool light-jets. Its distinctive visuals and iconic Daft Punk soundtrack were ground-breaking on release but, a decade later, does Legacy live up to its...legacy? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Tron: Legacy (2010). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:46:43
December 22, 2020
66 - Resident Evil: Retribution
As Paul W. S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich's new Capcom video game adaptation Monster Hunter makes its way into at least some cinemas this month, Harry and Rory resume re-watching Resident Evil movies with their fifth entry in the series. Once dead characters from past instalments are resurrected and fan favourite characters from the games are introduced, as evil goes global - or at least moves from one city centre simulation to the next, in an underwater Umbrella test facility from which Alice must escape. Plus, a recap of recent Resident Evil news, including the Netflix shows and reboot feature film. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: Retribution (2012). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:38
December 08, 2020
65 - Ratchet & Clank
With the arrival of the next generation of consoles and the forthcoming release of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PS5, Harry and Rory discuss the big-screen outing for the intergalactic duo. Produced in conjunction with a remake of the original game, the film charts the first encounter of the alien mechanic and his robot chum, as they team up with a band of celebrity space heroes to defeat a planet-destroying super-villain. There is also time to talk about the abandoned Sly Cooper movie, the new season of The Crown, and various toaster settings. But do Ratchet & Clank kick asteroid or are they destined for the scrap heap? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Ratchet & Clank (2016). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:17:30
November 24, 2020
64 - Postal
During a tumultuous moment in US history, with the Presidential Election hingeing on postal ballots, there is no better - or worse - time to finally discuss Uwe Boll's infamous political comedy. Harry and Rory set their sights on the controversial source material, before heading down to Paradise City, where a downtrodden Dude gets caught up with a doomsday hippy cult's heist of a German-themed amuseument park and ends up being pursued by angry locals, racist cops and the Taliban. Child murder, suicide bombers, nuclear war - nothing is off limits, as Boll goes out of his way to offend anyone and everyone. But in the end, does Postal deliver? Content Advisory: In discussing the Postal games and film, there is a lot of chat about potentially problematic subject matter, so listener discretion is advised. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Postal (2007). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:37:04
November 10, 2020
63 - Dead Rising: Watchtower
Horror month continues as Capcom's other zombie video game franchise turned feature film makes its debut on the podcast. Harry and Rory first look back at the original Dead Rising game, as well as the official Japanese web series Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun. It's then onto the main feature, as a bad batch of anti-zombification medication leads to an outbreak, a quarantine and a ticking clock before the whole city is bombed to bits. They focus on pandemic parallels, cook up undead ready meals, and assess how well they'd cope with apocalyptic biker gangs (answer: not great). But is Dead Rising: Watchtower worth watching? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:18:26
October 27, 2020
62 - Silent Hill
It's the spookiest time of the year, so Harry and Rory grab their flashlights, tune their radios and head to Silent Hill. First, they dip into the original Konami horror games, plus key spin-offs, before seeing how the monsters, music and more made their way to the big screen, as a mother searches for her daughter (and Sean Bean searches for them both) in the titular town. Filled with ashen fog, dark secrets and nightmarish creatures, from scalpel-wielding nurses to a massive fella with a pyramid on his head, Silent Hill has plenty going on for a ghost town, but could it also be the scariest video game movie ever? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Silent Hill (2006). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:52:46
October 13, 2020
61 - Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge
Harry and Rory yell "GET OVER HERE" and grab a hold of a new Mortal Kombat movie, an animated retelling of the events of the first game from the perspective of the iconic undead ninja warrior. First they look at earlier cartoon offerings from the mid-90s, namely VHS spin-off The Journey Begins and kids series Defenders of the Realm, before plunging into the more 'mature' world of Mortal Kombat Legends. Scorpion's Revenge certainly delivers on the gore galore that MK fans crave, but does it also have brains amongst all its bone-breaking and bloodshed? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:08
September 29, 2020
60 - Dragon Quest: Your Story
Harry and Rory discuss Dragon Quest: Your Story, a CG-animated adaptation of the fifth instalment of the long-running JRPG franchise, in which a young adventurer seeks to free his mother from the clutches of an evil wizard. They trace the history of the series, its impact on the genre, and its huge success in its native Japan, before embarking on a journey through the film itself. With controversial changes to both the original story and the classic art style, the film has proved divisive amongst Dragon Quest fans, but, armed with next to no experience of playing the games, how will two newcomers fare? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Dragon Quest: Your Story (2019). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:54:45
September 15, 2020
59 - Arcade
Harry and Rory are joined by comedian Dan Thomas to look at low-budget sci-fi spectacular Arcade, from the director of Captain America (not that one) and the writer of Batman v Superman (yes that one). They dig deep into Dan's first childhood viewing and how it holds up nearly 30 years later, as a group of cool '90s teens, including Seth Green, check out the hot new VR title, only to discover game over can cost you more than a couple of quarters! They discuss the magic of blue-screen technology, copyright-infringing computer graphics and whether Alan Bennett would have been a more menacing voice for a sentient evil video game. But will Arcade convince them to kiss reality goodbye? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Arcade (1993). Please note - there are some slight audio issues with the recording, though it's all perfectly listenable! Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
02:00:41
September 01, 2020
58 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
It's Games on Film vs. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as Harry and Rory mark the 10th anniversary of Edgar Wright's video-game-inflected graphic-novel adaptation. They discuss the PlayStation-era pop culture of Spaced, look back at the original source material, and replay the much-missed spin-off game, before launching into the film's hyper-kinetic universe, as a self-obsessed slacker must do battle with the seven evil-exes of his new girlfriend if they are to stay together. SPvsTW is filled with video game references, martial arts action and musical numbers, but do Pilgrim and pals pack a punch a decade on or is this Sex Bob-Omb more of a dud? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:38:34
August 20, 2020
57 - Tekken
It's Tekken time on the podcast, with Harry and Rory squaring up against the official live-action movie adaptation of the fighting game franchise. In a not-too-distant dystopian future, vengeance-fuelled whipper-snapper scrapper Jin seeks to bring down the Mishima family and with it the Tekken tournament/corporation/global superpower once and for all. The bros discuss boyband BROS., flashback fatigue and parallels with Alita: Battle Angel. But is the film worthy of being crowned the King of Iron Fist, or is it more deserving of a slap on the wrist? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Tekken (2010). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:30:43
August 04, 2020
56 - The Wizard
It's The Wizard, Harry (and Rory)! Our hosts discuss this runaway road movie brimming with NEStalgia, as a trio of kids hitch-hike to California to compete in a video game tournament. They talk about e-sports in the early 90s, the Nintendo World Championships, Universal Studios and the new Super Nintendo World, as well as relive the film's finale with a head-to-head Super Mario Bros. 3 challenge. From the iconic Power Glove to a tiddly Tobey Maguire, The Wizard certainly has what it takes to be a cult classic, but is it "so bad" meaning "really good, actually" or just "so bad" meaning "like, SO bad"? This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Wizard (1989). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:21:59
July 21, 2020
55 - Let's Pitch Movie Tie-In Games!
After a brief break, it's the return of Games on Film! And for this episode, Harry and Rory devise and pitch to each other their ideas for movie tie-in games. Which films are crying out for a video game version? Which movies would you want to play through? What kind of games would they be? From Big Trouble in Little China to Being John Malkovich VR, they develop their dream titles before going through suggestions from the listeners! This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Cabin in The Woods (2012) from 27:10 to 31:10. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:18:57
July 07, 2020
54 - Resident Evil: Afterlife
Harry and Rory decide to take their minds off the current viral outbreak, and so, to mark the release of the Resident Evil 3 remake, it's time for another instalment in Paul W. S. Anderson's zombie saga - this time in 3-D! Oh no. Milla Jovovich goes toe-to-toe in Tokyo with Albert Wesker and attempts a prison break in LA in search of survivors. But does this soft reboot of the franchise breathe fresh life into Alice's adventures? There's also a little update on the podcast going forward, so stick around to the end! Content Advisory: Please note although we address the global pandemic up top, we avoid as much as possible making light of the situation. Ultimately, we hope that this episode is simply a fun look at a silly movie. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:40:23
March 31, 2020
53 - Animal Crossing
To mark the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Harry and Rory are joined by David Thair, the Mayor (and host) of 'Asstown', an Animal Crossing Podcast from Hi-Score Club, to discuss the animated feature film adaptation. Just how does an easy-going life-simulation transfer to the big screen? With added action-adventure sequences, sci-fi spectacle and a hint of Twin Peaks, amongst all the soapy drama, special deliveries, and fossil digging of course. They pick out their favourite characters and nods to the games, but was their time spent in the village worth writing home about? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Animal Crossing: The Movie (2006). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:29:27
March 17, 2020
52 - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life
Harry and Rory mark the second anniversary of the podcast with their annual tradition of a Tomb Raider movie, this time covering the second outing for Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. It's another globe-trotting action-adventure across land (in a Jeep), sea (in a wetsuit) and sky (in a wingsuit) as Lara teams up with mercenary/ex-partner Gerard Butler in a race to stop an evil scientist from finding Pandora's Box and unleasing the devastating plague within. Along the way, she drives a motorbike along the Great Wall of China, pole vaults onto a helicopter, and punches a shark on the nose (sadly, not all at once). But is Cradle of Life a sequel to be treasured or is it best left undiscovered? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:44:48
March 03, 2020
51 - Sonic the Hedgehog
Harry and Rory are joined by comedian Sooz Kempner for a look at the much-anticipated big-screen outing of the blue blur himself, Sonic the Hedgehog. Since the early Sega console days, the iconic character has seen many video game sequels and spin-offs, starred in comics and cartoons, and inspired memes and questionable fan art, but following an original video animation, another earlier attempt to make a movie in the 90s, and a hasty non-nightmare-inducing redesign, is this new feature film the silver screen Sonic we've been waiting for or just another false start? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Sonic the Hedgehog (2020). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:35:02
February 21, 2020
50 - Super Mario Bros.
Games on Film hits the big five-o and to celebrate this milestone, it's finally time for Podcasting Bros. Harry and Rory to meet Plumbing Bros. Mario and Luigi! It's almost impossible to talk about the video game movie canon without talking about the first such adaptation, and our relationship with Mario goes as far back as our first video game experiences. But with its troubled production, deviation from the source material and critical reception, has Super Mario Bros. since evolved into a cult classic ripe for reappraisal? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Super Mario Bros. (1993). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:45:51
February 04, 2020
49 - Gamer
Harry / Rory cross paths with Crank creators Neveldine / Taylor for their satirical sci-fi action film Gamer, as Slayer Gerard Butler, controlled by player Logan Lerman, fights for freedom from a kill-or-be-killed real-life gaming world. Over a decade since its release, Gamer remains relevant in its depiction of battle royale shooters, online identities, and e-sports celebrities, but how does the rest of it hold up today? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Gamer (2009). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:30:06
January 21, 2020
48 - Double Dragon
It's the future: the year 2007 to be precise. At least that's the setting for the first episode of 2020, Double Dragon! Harry and Rory hit the streets of New Angeles for the big screen beat-em-up adaptation that pits villainous tycoon Koga Shuko against brothers Billy and Jimmy in a quest to unite the two halves of the Double Dragon medallion and claim its awesome mystical powers. They discuss the source material and its own spin-offs, the strange dystopian world and its cinematic influences, and their reactions to some of the grotesque sights on offer in this 'family-friendly' action-adventure extravaganza. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Double Dragon (1994). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:21:32
January 07, 2020
47 - Jumanji: The Next Level
It's Christmas time, and not only is the subject of this episode a new release, but a Christmas film (technically) too! For their final video game movie of 2019, Harry and Rory venture once more into the world of Jumanji to discuss one of the year's big blockbusters. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart return, but the game has changed. With new characters, new locations and new players, is this sequel a level up from what came before? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Jumanji: The Next Level (2019). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:18:52
December 24, 2019
46 - Star Wars
With the imminent release of The Rise of Skywalker, Harry and Rory are joined by comedian Stephen Trumble for a 'games based on films' special, as they combine podcasting and podracing for an episode focused on Star Wars. From the Atari arcade classic up to EA's recent Jedi Fallen Order, there have been dozens of titles spun off from the blockbuster sci-fi series, and the influence and impact it has had on video gaming is unmistakable. They discuss their own experiences of the franchise in its various forms, select highlights from their own (far, far away) galactic gaming adventures, and pick out some of the more curious entries in the back catalogue. This podcast contains SPOILERS for the Star Wars films (1977 onwards), and the game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:35:44
December 10, 2019
45 - Pokémon 3: The Movie
Having taken a Detective Pikachu detour earlier in the year, it's time for Harry, Rory and their guest (and sibling) Hamish Steele to resume their journey through the animated Pokémon saga with the third big screen instalment. Plus, there's a recap on the recent release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch and a look at the Pikachu & Pichu short before the main feature. Entei-tainment guaranteed! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:23:04
November 26, 2019
44 - Doom: Annihilation
Harry and Rory prepare to meet their Doom once again, with the new feature-film reboot of the first-person-shooter franchise. Doom: Annihilation promises a more faithful adaptation than what has gone before, as a squad of space marines do battle with demonic forces on a Martian moon. But is the film worthy of the wave of negativity it has received since it was first revealed, or is it actually an improvement on its Dwayne Johnson-starring predecessor? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Doom: Annihilation (2019). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:24:45
November 12, 2019
43 - Stay Alive
It's video gamers versus the Blood Countess from beyond the grave via a cursed horror game in spooky slasher Stay Alive. Harry and Rory discuss the inspirations and authenticity of the eponymous in-movie game, as well as time trial ghosts, fears of big buildings and literal blood baths - but can they stay alive and reach the end of the podcast? More to the point, can you? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Stay Alive (2006). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:26:41
October 31, 2019
42 - BloodRayne
Harry and Rory once again do bloody battle with the works of Uwe Boll, this time with the first instalment in his video game vampire trilogy. Kristanna Loken leads a star-studded cast as the half-human, half-vampire, half-titular Rayne, seeking vengeance against the so-called "King of the Vampires" Ben Kingsley, encountering booby traps, blood orgies and many a bad wig. Will it be fangs, but no fangs? This podcast contains SPOILERS for BloodRayne (2005). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:26:55
October 15, 2019
41 - Resident Evil: Extinction
The third film in the Resident Evil series, Extinction is literally post-Apocalypse, as Milla Jovovich and a motley crew of survivors journey across the American wastelands and do battle with zombies, crows and a lot of sand. With the director of Highlander at the helm and a distinct setting, will Extinction prove to be an oasis in the desolate desert of video game movies or a mere Mad Max wannabe? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: Extinction (2007). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:27:05
October 01, 2019
40 - Lights, Camera, Game Over! with Luke Owen
Harry and Rory are joined by special guest Luke Owen to discuss his book 'Lights, Camera, Game Over! How Video Game Movies Get Made'. They chat about the genesis and writing of the book, hear about interviews and anecdotes with the casts and crews behind key adaptations, as well as those that got stuck in development hell, and generally ramble about video game movies past, present and future. Find out about the Sonic and Mario movies that never were, and which video game movies did not make the cut in the final publication, plus speculation about coming attractions like the Mortal Kombat reboot and the Tomb Raider sequel. Buy Luke's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lights-Camera-Game-Over-Movies/dp/0764353179 Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:13:38
September 17, 2019
39 - The Lawnmower Man and Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
It's a science-fiction double-feature as Harry and Rory jack into the virtual reality spectacle of the Lawnmower Man movies for this bumper episode. They discuss the works of Stephen King (and why this is no longer a Stephen King movie) and their experiences of VR and simulators in the early 90s, and then it's on to the first film, featuring brain-training, cyber-sex and a robo-chimp, and its sequel, a cyberpunk dystopia for kids! But which one is best? This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Lawnmower Man (1992) and Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:51:14
September 03, 2019
38 - The Angry Birds Movie 2
Harry and Rory fling themselves head first into the second big-screen outing for the titular angry birds and the rival green pigs, who must put aside their differences and team up to take on a new threat. They discuss the current state of the games franchise and how this new instalment compares to the first film. But will its slapstick cartoon capers, jukebox soundtrack and literal toilet humour make it fun-filled fare for all the family or strictly for little hatchlings only? This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:19:39
August 20, 2019
37 - In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Having already discussed three video game movie outings with his Hobbs & Shaw co-star, it's time for Jason Statham to make his Games on Film debut, leading an all-star cast in Uwe Boll's sword-and-sorcery epic, based on Dungeon Siege. Will The Stath aka Farmer save the Kingdom of Ehb from the savage Krug? With pantomime performances, psychic sword-fights and magical mumbo-jumbo, ITNOTK: ADST has it all. But most importantly, how does it square up against Harry's favourite fantasy show, BBC's Merlin? This podcast contains SPOILERS for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:25:18
August 06, 2019
36 - Hitman
Harry and Rory set their sights on the first big-screen outing for IO Interactive's silent assassin, featuring doubles, double crosses and double sword fights. They talk blood, baldness and barcodes while trying to figure out the plot's twists and turns, but to what degree is the film a hit and/or miss? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Hitman (2007). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:28:27
July 23, 2019
35 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Harry and Rory welcome Lisa Theresa Downey-Dent to the jungle (by jungle, we mean podcast) for a look at the "board game to video game" blockbuster sequel to Jumanji. Returning friend of the show The Rock (Doom, Rampage) is joined by Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan as the avatars of a group of teens trapped in the titular game world, filled with dangerous animals, relentless baddies and helpful NPCs. But does J:WTTJ capture the spirit of the original, and survive the transition to the video game realm? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:36:54
July 09, 2019
34 - Joysticks
It's Carry On Computer Games, as Harry and Rory take a look at 80s sex comedy / video game movie Joysticks, in which a mean old businessman does battle with young punks, nerds and slobs and tries to shut down their gaming paradise for good. A product of a simpler (though not necessarily better) time, the film features arcade antics, plenty of Pac-Man, and gratuitous nudity. But did Joysticks spark joy, or is it a film only a vidiot could love? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Joysticks (1983). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:27:17
June 25, 2019
33 - Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
With the recent release of series five of Black Mirror on Netflix, Harry and Rory step back in time and choose their own paths through the interactive movie / game / digital content that is Bandersnatch. They look at other episodes of the show, as well as earlier works by Charlie Brooker, before discussing video game development in 1980s Britain, the illusion of choice, and the eternal question - Sugar Puffs or Frosties? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:39:00
June 11, 2019
32 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
How did the creators of Final Fantasy manage to encapsulate the many iterations of the long-running and beloved video game series into one ground-breaking animated feature film? Most would argue they didn't! But as Harry and Rory dig deeper into The Spirits Within, will they discover an underrated sci-fi classic that showed the shape of things to come or is it simply an extended FMV sequence in search of a game? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:53
May 28, 2019
31 - Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Harry and Rory are joined once again by their guest (and brother) Hamish Steele to take a look at how the world of Pokémon has been translated into a live-action, big-screen, urban-fantasy neo-noir for kids! With Ryan Reynolds providing the voice of a crime-solving, coffee-drinking talking Pikachu, of course. They discuss fan theories, fan service and how this all slots into the PCU (Pokémon Cinematic Universe). It's very twisty. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:43:30
May 14, 2019
30 - Live at EGX Rezzed 2019
Harry and Rory present a special episode of Games on Film, recorded live at EGX Rezzed in London on 4th April 2019, as part of the Fringe Theatre line-up. For this panel, they nominated some video games they would like to see turned into a movie, suggesting how they would adapt it and what problems that might encounter, and putting forward cast and crew they think would be up to the task - as well as inviting suggestions from the audience! There is also some discussion about their highlights from EGX Rezzed 2019. Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:03:27
April 30, 2019
29 - Alien
It's been 40 years since Ridley Scott's landmark sci-fi horror was released, and the impact that Alien and its sequels have had on cinema, as well as video games, continues to be felt four decades on. In this episode, Harry and Rory discuss their first encounters with xenomorphs, from Alien War to comic book spin-offs, before running through the films and picking out notable examples of Alien video games. They then turn their attention on video game sequel to the original movie Alien: Isolation and whether its recent digital series successfully translates the tension and terror of the first person survival horror into a third person viewing experience. This podcast contains SPOILERS for the Alien series (1979 onwards), and the game Alien: Isolation (2014) and the digital series (2019). Visit our Website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:42:06
April 16, 2019
28 - Street Fighter
One of the big hitters in the video game movie canon, Street Fighter celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. After finally catching it on the big screen, it's time for Harry and Rory to knuckle down with the much maligned adaptation of the classic Capcom fighting game franchise. Harry dedicated a chapter of his university dissertation to the film, so there's some deep discussion regarding the way it interacts with the media landscape and global conflicts of the time, as well as its source material - but is this podcast really just an excuse to trot out favourite M. Bison quotes? OF COURSE! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Street Fighter (1994). Visit our website: gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:52:30
April 02, 2019
27 - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
It's the one year anniversary of the podcast, and having kicked off with Tomb Raider (2018), Harry and Rory return to the world of Lara Croft with a look at the Angelina Jolie incarnation. They examine the iconic status of the character and Jolie's portrayal, pick out some of their favourite quotes from the movie, and dissect the big action setpieces on offer. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). Visit our website: https://gamesonfilm.wixsite.com/podcast Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:41:38
March 19, 2019
26 - Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Harry and Rory don their thinking caps (or should that be thinking top hats?) as they try to solve the myriad mysteries of the Professor Layton movie. Is the film simply an extended animated cutscene or is there more to it than meets the eye? Featuring a pitch for the Brain Training motion picture, a look at 'British Bistro Bear', and a suggestion that the games would have been more appealing had they been called 'Big Smart Man'. Remember, a true gentleman always listens to the Games on Film podcast. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:35:19
March 05, 2019
25 - Far Cry
Harry and Rory mark the release of Far Cry: New Dawn with a look at the Uwe Boll adaptation of the first game in the first-person-shooter franchise. Important topics include whether running a lumber mill is more profitable than creating genetically modified super-soldiers, how anyone could get through life not knowing how hand grenades work, and who would win in a fight between one 10-armed man and 10 one-armed men? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Far Cry (2008). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:39:50
February 19, 2019
24 - Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Harry and Rory don their 3D specs for a trip into the third dimension for the third instalment in the Spy Kids franchise. After a brief recap of the first two movies in the series from film-maker Robert Rodriguez, there are questions in need of answers, including what's with all the Sylvester Stallones, what is it with Ricardo Montalban in a super-powered mech suit chasing a butterfly across the Moon's surface, and what exactly is a Spy Kid? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), plus Spy Kids and Spy Kids 2. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:40:46
February 05, 2019
23 - Resident Evil: Apocalypse
To mark the release of the Resident Evil 2 remake, Harry and Rory take a trip to Raccoon City, where the Nemesis lives and the zombies ain't pretty, for the second Resident Evil movie. Alice teams up with characters from the video games Jill and Carlos to take on the Umbrella corporation, but will the extra fan service make for a sequel that surpasses the original? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:47:52
January 22, 2019
22 - Mortal Kombat
Harry and Rory kick off the year 2019 with a klassic of the video game movie kanon - Paul (Pre-W. S.) Anderson's Mortal Kombat. They consider the game's origins and the controversy it courted, devise a potential spin-off featuring great artists of history, and debate if Killer Instinct had the better tie-in album. The first big screen outing for the infamously bloody fighting game franchise has long been a favourite, but how well does it hold up almost a quarter of a century later? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Mortal Kombat (1995). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:48:38
January 09, 2019
21 - The Simpsons
For their first Christmas episode, Harry and Rory are joined by comedian Will Preston to talk all things Springfield. They discuss their initial encounters with The Simpsons, as well as video game adaptations of the TV series, before looking at times in the show that video games have been featured, with particular focus on the 1995 Christmas episode "Marge Be Not Proud". Would you like to listen to this podcast? You have selected YES. This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Simpsons "Marge Be Not Proud" (1995). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:30:57
December 25, 2018
20 - Ralph Breaks The Internet
Harry and Rory take a trip to the Internet, just like every episode, but this time it's for a new cinema release, the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph. As Ralph and Vanellope venture into the world wide web to save the Sugar Rush arcade machine from being switched off forever, will they discover the true meaning of friendship or just the true meaning of corporate cross-promotion? These themes are discussed in detail, with time to take in such tangents as the works of Clive Barker and William Gibson, Disney's Tank Girl, and Street Fighter: The Musical. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:43:41
December 11, 2018
19 - Castlevania (Seasons One and Two)
In the first Games on Film episode to tackle a TV show, Harry and Rory discuss seasons one and two of the animated version of Konami's long-running series for Netflix (or should that be NeckLicks, because it's about vampires and blood-sucking and that?). Does the chance to tell this tale of Dracula's vengeance against mankind over multiple episodes allow for a deeper, richer adaptation or is it just the same old story of pointy teeth versus pointy stakes? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Castlevania Seasons One and Two (2017 and 2018). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:18
November 27, 2018
18 - Pokémon: The Movie 2000
Harry and Rory return to the Pokémon world, joined by their brother (and comic and cartoon maker) Hamish Steele, for the second big screen outing of Ash, Pikachu and friends, as they try to thwart a collector from capturing legendary Pokémon - like that's a bad thing. They share their praise for Team Rocket and their hatred of Tracey, but what about everything else the rest of the film and its preceding shorts, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure and Slowking's Day, have to offer? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (1999). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:22:28
November 13, 2018
17 - Resident Evil
Part two of the Games on Film Halloween survival horror double bill, and it's time for Harry and Rory to finally discuss the first instalment of the biggest video game franchise of them all, Resident Evil! The Capcom series holds a special place in the hearts of our hosts, but will Paul W. S. Anderson's adaptation scratch their zombie itch? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Resident Evil (2002). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:19
October 30, 2018
16 - Alone in the Dark
It's October - the spookiest of months - so Harry and Rory are having a survival horror double-bill! First up, it's Alone in the Dark, and the return of Uwe Boll, as Christian Slater, Tara Reid and Stephen Dorff do battle with monsters that lurk in the shadows. Is it really one of the worst films ever made? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Alone in the Dark (2005). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:31:17
October 17, 2018
15 - Assassin's Creed
Harry and Rory get strapped in the Animus and find themselves living the lives of their ancestors past, or at the very least someone who has already seen the Assassin's Creed movie. It's another historical, runny-jumpy-stabby, big-screen adaptation of a Ubisoft franchise, but is it worth making that all-important leap of faith and actually watching? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Assassin's Creed (2016). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:28:40
October 02, 2018
14 - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Harry and Rory turn back time to mark fifteen years since the release of peerless platform game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time by discussing the Disney movie adaptation. Are the swashbuckling adventures of Jake and Gemma sufficiently enthralling to make the film worth rewinding and rewatching as soon as the credits roll? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:33:46
September 18, 2018
13 - Spider-Man 2
Harry and Rory take a break from Games on Film to talk about Games Based on Films, specifically the tie-in video game for Sam Raimi's superhero sequel Spider-Man 2. Along the way, discussion points include Tony Hawk joining Smash Bros, a new slogan for New York City, and super-villain Dr Oetker. And remember, with great podcasts comes great responsibility! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:23:10
September 04, 2018
12 - DOA: Dead or Alive
Harry and Rory invite you to a remote island for the ultimate martial arts contest to determine the world's greatest warrior - with no suspicious nanobot or evil sunglasses technology whatsoever. It's DOA: Dead or Alive! There's so much to discuss regarding this wonderfully bonkers adaptation of the fighting game franchise that this podcast is longer than the film itself! This podcast contains SPOILERS for DOA: Dead or Alive (2006). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:41:26
August 21, 2018
11 - Need for Speed
Harry and Rory buckle up, rev the engine, and then mirror signal manoeuvre through the movie version of EA's racing game franchise, Need for Speed! In the process, they suggest a new name for booster seats, consider if the film is part of Legendary's kaiju cinematic universe, and imagine Aaron Paul driving Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Need for Speed (2014). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:24:27
August 07, 2018
10 - Tron
Harry and Rory find themselves transported to the game grid and must do battle with the Master Control Podcast if they are to survive this episode covering the groundbreaking Disney sci-fi epic, Tron. Up for discussion are unusual greeting card categories, anti-laser cinema of the 1980s, and a potential sequel set in a world of savoury snacks. But does the film still deliver in this day and age or should it be derezzed? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Tron (1982). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:24:23
July 24, 2018
9 - Wreck-It Ralph
Harry and Rory make a trip to Litwak's Arcade, pop a quarter in an old Fix-It Felix Jr. machine, and discover the world of Wreck-It Ralph. The perks and perils of film Q&As, British 'celebrities' replacing voice actors in American animated movies, and a horrific alternate ending to Toy Story 3 are all discussed. But does the film score high enough to rank alongside the Disney classics? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Wreck-It Ralph (2012). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:24:04
July 10, 2018
8 - House of the Dead
Lightguns, Camera, Action! It's time for Harry and Rory to take aim at the first video game movie from the notorious Uwe Boll - the much-maligned and very loose adaption of SEGA's arcade hit, The House of the Dead. Springboard zombies, conquistador zombies, swimming zombies (or swimbies), this film has it all. But is it really the "cinematic equivalent of waterboarding" or does it capture the feel of the games more than people give it credit? This podcast contains SPOILERS for House of the Dead (2003). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:32:37
June 26, 2018
7 - The Angry Birds Movie
Harry and Rory set their sights on the biggest thing to come out of Finland since Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest - it's Angry Birds. More specifically, the first feature length ad-app-tation of "everyone's favourite" mobile game. There's time to examine the movie's themes (anti-immigration or allegory for the Native American experience?), assess the state of children's animation today, and do our best impressions of Game of Thrones cast members. Join us for a look at this colourful tale of avian-porcine conflict, with dirty jokes - for kids! This podcast contains SPOILERS for The Angry Birds Movie (2016). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:18:17
June 12, 2018
6 - Wing Commander
Harry and Rory journey into the deep reaches of space - and the even deeper reaches of the DVD bargain bin - for the most anticipated science-fiction film of 1999 (at least for the members of the Freddie Prinze Jr. fan club): Wing Commander. We compare the cast of the movie adaptation with the stars of its FMV-featuring source material, while talking beanie hats, mini disc technology, and alien space cats. We also discover Harry's number one fear - and it's not being forced to sit through Wing Commander again! This podcast contains SPOILERS for Wing Commander (1999). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:21:47
May 29, 2018
5 - Pokémon: The First Movie
Harry and Rory are joined by cartoon and comic maker (plus fellow brother!) Hamish Steele, as the podcast takes its first steps into the mega franchise that is Pokémon with the big-screen debut of Ash, Pikachu, and co: The First Movie aka Mewtwo Strikes Back. They tackle all the film's big topics - cloning, slavery, eugenics, the meaning of life - but there's also plenty of time to appreciate Team Rocket's puns, marvel at Mewtwo's eye for architecture, and tear up when Pikachu cries at the end. Plus, they discuss bonus films Pikachu's Summer Vacation and Origin of Mewtwo. Is this film the very best, like no film ever was? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Pokémon: The First Movie (1998). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:25:57
May 15, 2018
4 - Doom
Harry and Rory take an express elevator to "Hell" for the big-screen adaptation of id software's Doom franchise, starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and The Rock. Together they ponder how surely any outpost on Mars could be described as remote, marvel at how much Dwayne Johnson has grown (in size as well as popularity) in the decade or so since, and ask whether Dexter Fletcher's character is the most evil person in the whole movie. Does the film successfully replicate a first-person-shooter, or is it more of a first-prize-stinker? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Doom (2005). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:26:14
May 01, 2018
3 - Rampage
Harry and Rory unleash episode three, as The Rock goes up against large animals at large in the big screen adaptation of the 1986 skyscraper-smashing arcade game, Rampage. They chart the recent Rocknaissance before launching into their discussion of the film itself, while finding the time to touch on such important topics as Pee-wee Herman at Wrestlemania, Jeffrey Dean Morgan's powers of teleportation, and Michael Caine riding a giant bee. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Rampage (2018). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com
01:20:26
April 17, 2018
2 - Ready Player One
It's episode TWO - it's Ready Player ONE! Harry and Rory don their VR headsets and venture into the OASIS, comparing and contrasting the original Ernest Cline book with the Steven Spielberg movie. Join them as they wade through the myriad references and computer generated nostalgia in an attempt to unlock the story's deeper meaning - will they solve the clues, find the keys and achieve podcast glory? This podcast contains SPOILERS for Ready Player One (both the book and the film). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com/
01:26:23
April 03, 2018
1 - Tomb Raider
Harry and Rory kick off the podcast proper by tackling the new Tomb Raider movie, with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. They talk about their experiences with the franchise before going through the film blow by blow, asking what is the difference between a tomb and a crypt, whether this could have been a stealth Hellraiser sequel, and who is the REAL Tomb Raider. This podcast contains SPOILERS for Tomb Raider (2018). Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot www.davidlightfootmusic.com/
01:16:38
March 20, 2018
0 - Press Start
In the opening episode, Harry and Rory introduce themselves, discuss their plans for the podcast and highlight some key films they are (or are not) looking forward to viewing. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GamesOnFilmPod/ Music by David Lightfoot http://www.davidlightfootmusic.com/ Thanks to Hamish Steele for advice and support!
23:54
March 13, 2018