REEL CHAT 55.0 – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)

Even with all the acclaim heaped on Christopher Nolan’s admirable run at the helm of the franchise, 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises” is easily the least popular of his Batman films.  Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and Jade Goodge are eager to dissect the film here in Episode 55 of Reel Chat. Together they examine every facet of the film, from its writing, cinematography, performances and direction, not to mention the home media releases and Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack.  The links to “Knightfall” and “No Man’s Land” are examined, not to mention the consistent brilliance of Gary Oldman in the… More…

REEL CHAT 54.0 – MAN OF STEEL (2013)

Just in time for “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” comes Reel Chat 54.0 – “Man Of Steel.” Zack Snyder’s polarising feature certainly made an impact on the comic book movie genre back in 2013. Easily making a bigger dent in the box office than “Superman Returns“, the film nevertheless had its detractors. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Stuart Wilson were brave enough to step up to the plate in an attempt to re-evaluate Henry Cavill’s debut outing as the Big Boy Scout himself, and they’d be lying if they said that they were eager to return to Snyder’s vision of a pre-Daily… More…

REEL CHAT 53.0 – THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Comfortably the most successful Batman film to date, 2008’s “The Dark Knight” roughly tripled the box office success of its predecessor, “Batman Begins”. What was it that drew audiences in such large numbers to Nolan’s second attempt at the caped crusader? Was it the Heat-esque sprawling crime thriller narrative, Heath Ledger’s terrifyingly unhinged performance as the Joker or indeed the actor’s untimely death that had viewers who hadn’t bothered to see the first film lining up to see this one? Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill, Stuart Wilson and James Hazelden – a cast of characters almost as big as the film’s – have reported for… More…

REEL CHAT 52.0 – 2016 OSCARS SPECIAL

DiCaprio wins as Spotlight shocks and Mad Max: Fury Road scorches the competition! Welcome to Episode 52 of “Reel Chat” – the podcast that promises week in / week out, the “Reel World as we know it.” This week the “Reel Chat” team brings you the “2016 Oscars Post-Show Roundtable Special.” Your host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson, Matthew O’Neill and James Hazelden (yes, 5 of us!) to look in detail at every film fan’s night of nights. But do people actually have any interest in it anymore? What did everybody think about the “Big… More…