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Jaded Eye

By Alex Dillon
A post-cinema pub chat between two friends and film fans.
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Episode 123 - Marvel's Captain Marvel

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Episode 142 - Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor four. Fourthor. Thour? 
July 11, 2022
Episode 141 - The Batman
New script, new star, new director, new universe, new Batman film. But is it any good? Well, that's what we're here to tell you. Eventually. There were a lot of trailers. 
March 13, 2022
Episode 140 - Spider-Man: No Way Home
Slim pickings at the start of the year but there was one gem still in cinemas. You know by now how well it's done at the box office, but is it a good film, or THE BEST film?
February 01, 2022
Episode 139 - Ghostbusters Afterlife
Five years since the last one, it's time for another Ghostbusters, apparently. Is this the one to set the franchise back on track?
December 08, 2021
Episode 138 - Eternals
It's the latest Marvel movie off the production line, but is it a break from the mould or is it broken and covered in mould?
November 10, 2021
Episode 137 - No Time To Die
Last year turned out to be No Time To Release for Bond 25; but now it's here, was it worth waiting for? Join us for a spoiler-free look at Daniel Craig's last outing as 007...
October 04, 2021
Episode 136 - Black Widow
Is the latest from Marvel enough to tempt people back into cinemas (or to pay to watch on streaming)? The long-awaited, much delayed, oddly-timeframed solo outing for Marvel's first female hero is finally here, and we went to see it.
July 14, 2021
Episode 135 - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
I guess there are some films TOO BIG to go direct to home streaming, and... (checks notes) The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is apparently one of them?
June 27, 2021
Episode 134 - Viy Forbidden Kingdom
It's just masochism at this point. Interest piqued by the insanity of recent release The Iron Mask, we decided to see if watching the first film in the Viy series would provide any illumination, context or understanding of this lunatic series. It did not.
December 08, 2020
Episode 133 - Rogue
"Neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit can stay these mesengers abot their duty" is a quote wholly out of context for this film, but possibly apt for the Jaded Eye film reviews podcast, who will not stop, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that perhaps they ought to. Anyway, as we struggle for new releases in 2020 here's a straight-to-streaming new action thriller (maybe?) starring Megan Fox about some inept mercenaries, generic terrorists and an angry CGI lion.
November 22, 2020
Episode 132 - The Iron Mask
Pickings have rarely been slimmer at the UK cinema right now, and much as Jim would have enjoyed going to see Tenet again to see if we understood more of it on repeat viewing, we decided to revisit 'Classic Jaded Eye' territory by queueing up the worst-best looking film we could find on streaming services. So here it is.
October 11, 2020
Episode 131 - Tenet
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the cinema... Well, it really isn't. But we were masked up and there were only two other people in the screening, so we're probably OK. Nothing was going to keep Jim away from the latest Christopher Nolan brainbending blockbuster, Tenet! We think the podcast is spoiler-free but honestly who can tell with this one. 
September 13, 2020
Episode 130 - Dolittle
We were supposed to be going to see Birds of Prey, but then this stupid storm Ciara came along and played havoc with the trains, which meant instead we had to go to whatever was showing next and get back home ASAP. And that's how we ended up watching Dolittle, without question by far the most recent film version of the classic tale for the last 20 years. It may have lived up to its name at the box office, but what little does the film actually do? Well we both know you're not going to watch it yourself, so tune in to find out. CONTAINS SPOILERS later on, but we let you know they're coming.
February 09, 2020
Episode 129 - Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Well, they're only 120 episodes behind us, but I'm sure Disney will close that gap in no time. An end to the trilogy of trilogies, but is it going out on a high or being retired in shame? 
January 11, 2020
Episode 128 - Knives Out
Plenty of people had their knives out for writer/director Rian Johnson after his polarising take on the Star Wars franchise with The Last Jedi: but it's his turn now with this original whodunit tale packed full of Hollywood heavy hitters. But is it all killer, or just cinema filler?
December 09, 2019
Episode 127 - Terminator: Dark Fate
It's the franchise that always tells us it will be back; but by this sixth instalment is that a threat or a promise?
November 03, 2019
Episode 126 - IT: Chapter 2
IT or sh*t? Our podcast on the first part of this film was so long ago it's not even listed any more, so I feel comfortable in reusing the same joke from last time. Films based on Stephen King books are hit and miss when it comes to hollywood, so which column is this one in?
September 08, 2019
Episode 125 - Aladdin
Do Guy Ritchie films and Disney live action remakes have more in common than just a spotty record of quality (Beauty and the Beast live action wasn't very good; there, I said it)? Listen in to find out how well an ageing rapper can replace one of the most energetic improv comedians of all time at the height of his career.
June 06, 2019
Episode 124b - Avengers Endgame WITH SPOILERS
The second part of our Avengers Endgame podcast, where we don't hold back on discussing anything in the movie, so it's chock full of SPOILERS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
May 04, 2019
Episode 124a - Avengers Endgame NO SPOILERS
The first part of our Avengers Endgame podcast, this contains NO SPOILERS WHATSOEVER for Avengers Endgame.
May 04, 2019
Episode 123 - Marvel's Captain Marvel
It's taken ten years, but there's finally a female-led Marvel movie. But is it any good, or just an amuse bouche before Avengers: Endgame? I mean, you can probably find out from a review site in a nanosecond, but why not listen to us talk about it for a bit instead (eventually, after about 45 minutes of talking about the trailers, as per usual).
March 20, 2019
Episode 122 – Mary Poppins Returns
She’s back, but should we be saying “it’s supercallifragilisticexpialidocious to see you?”, or “chim-chiminee chim-chiminee chim chim f*ck you?”
January 22, 2019
Episode 121 – Aquaman
Could it be the film that saves the DCEU? Could it possibly be much worse than what’s gone before (Wonder Woman excepted)? How annoyed must the producers have been that they couldn’t cast Laurence Fishburne )(fish-born)
December 22, 2018
Episode 120 – Bohemian Rhapsody
The film that answers the burning questions you always had about Queen, such as: ‘which of them studied electrical engineering at university?’ and ‘what was Roger Taylor thinking when he wrote the song ‘I’m in love with my car”? None of this and more will be revealed in the latest episode of the Jaded Eye podcast.
November 16, 2018
Episode 119 – The Predator
It’s the film series that started it all; well, this podcast anyway. That’s right, revisiting the cinematic universe that gave us Jaded Eye podcast episode 1 (Predators) all those years ago in 2010, it’s the latest instalment: THE Predator.
October 13, 2018
Episode 118- Solo: A Star Wars Story
By now it’s officially the first Star Wars ‘flop’ if you listen to the money men, but there are plenty of critics and audiences that reckon it’s worth a go. So should we give this film a Han, or leave it to fly Solo?
June 09, 2018
Episode 117: Avengers Infinity War [SPOILER FREE]
SPOILER FREE PODCAST! Aww yiss; ten years coming, the culmination of the MCU phase 3, this record-breaking film has landed, and we went to the biggest screen in the country to see it on release weekend. How do we cover this film without giving away any spoilers? You’ll have to listen to find out!
April 30, 2018
Episode 116 – Tomb Raider
Let’s set aside giraffe-necked posters and the 17-year-old (really? OK I’m feeling very old now) predecessor, the new film based on a video game is out right now, and how can that not be good? So is this a new Mortal Kombat, or a new Resident Evil? Trick question, they’re both great films! But is this one? And more importantly, can you possibly trust our opinion now you know what we think of those other two films?
March 24, 2018
Episode 115 – Black Panther
It’s the film everyone’s talking about: just another superhero flick, a disappointment, a transcendent cinematic experience, or something in between?
February 18, 2018
Episode 114: Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle
No, it’s not the Dwayne Johnson/Seann William Scott film Welcome to the Jungle, nor is it the 2013 Jean Claude van Damme film Welcome to the Jungle, nor is it the 2007 horror film Welcome to the Jungle. But enough about what it isn’t; is it any good?
December 12, 2017
Episode 113 – Thor Ragnarok
Another day, another Marvel film franchise part 3. But does this one ragna-rock, or ragna-suck?
November 13, 2017