Archive for July 2009

Drag Me to Hell Review – Bonus Episode

July 31, 2009

We present to you a special bonus episode of our Podcast.  We used Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell as our test review.  We quite like the way the episode turned out so are presenting it for your enjoyments.

You can find the podcast on iTunes

or

Direct from our RSS feed.

As always we welcome any comments.

Ta

Wayne

Hello From Wayne

July 28, 2009

Hello, Wayne here.

You’re probably wondering why Simon and myself would want to launch such a venture, well, as per all these great ideas it came from a conversation in a pub.

I’ve been a long time fan of radio dramas and comedies, and through a sequence of progressively more snacky phones have really got into listening to a lot of BBC Podcasts.  So much so that a few years ago, I came up with the idea of It’s A Trap! doing our own Flash Gordon inspired Podcast – Squadron Leader Jack Steel & The Starblade (follow the links for more about that story).  As a result, we now have some decent recording kit for doing podcasts (The Podcast Machine), and it was inevitable really it got put to some other use.

So, me and Simon somehow thought it would be a good idea to do our own Movie Review Podcast.  We recognise it’s not going to have any exclusive scoops, or bring you reviews from films awaiting general release, but we thought we’d give it a shot.

Our first couple of recordings have gone pretty well so we’re quite encouraged.

Mayo and Kermode here we come!

Ta

Wayne

Thanks to everyone that’s listened so far!

July 28, 2009

We’d like to thank everyone that’s taken the time to download and listen to episode 1 of It’s A Wrap so far. Feedback has been good, thanks for your tips and constructive criticism! However, we want MORE, because we’re greedy little sods, so if you’ve listened to the podcast please do let us know what you think.

To make it as easy for you as possible, we’ve embraced science fiction technology, which means you can get in touch with us in three ways:

1. Leave a comment on this blog. Go on, just click the ‘comment’ link below. You know you want to.

2. Email us at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com – it’s worth pointing out that we had a slight glitch earlier in the week, so if you’ve emailed us and we haven’t got back to you please do send your email again. We do reply to all emails (except for ones about Nigerian princes or penis enlargement – and especially not the emails that combine the two).

3. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spiffingreview

We should have a special bonus going up at the end of the week: our test pilot episode, recorded before episode 1. Keep an eye on your RSS feed or iTunes sub for Episode 0: Drag Me To Hell, coming soon!

Episode 1: Harry Potter and the Half Blood-Prince

July 25, 2009

The first episode of It’s A Wrap is now available!

Find us on iTunes.

Or use our RSS feed.

In episode 1:

  • Harry Potter retrospective, films 1-5
  • Movie news: Comic Con, TRON, Ninja Assassin, 2012
  • Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (CONTAINS SPOILERS!)

We want to hear your feedback on this first episode so that we can make episode 2 even better, so leave a comment on the blog, twitter us or drop us a line at simonandwayne@spiffingreview.com.

Enjoy!

Podcast coming soon!

July 9, 2009

Ah, ‘coming soon’. Never has a phrase been so regularly misused.

Nonetheless, we’re fully intending to launch the It’s A Wrap podcast in the next couple of weeks, to coincide with (read: take advantage of) the release of the new Harry Potter. We’ll have a precise launch date to bandy about in an over-confident manner soon. The first episode will feature reviews of new and ‘classic’ films plus an irreverant analysis of the latest movie news, brought to you by the hopefully entertaining duo of Simon and Wayne.

Coming soon!