REEL CHAT 62.0 – MOON (2009)

Welcome to Episode 62 of Reel Chat – a fun-filled and informative movies podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.” On this new installment of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, Reel Chat closes out 2016 with an in-depth look at one of the best films you’ve never seen – Duncan Jones’ 2009 British Science Fiction Drama – “Moon.” Your host Adam Stolfo is joined by Andrew McCaskill, Matthew O’Neill and the returning Penny Jelly to discuss a near future where science and technology have once again revolutionised the world, but where the human species’ morality … More…

REEL CHAT 61.0 – GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

Who you gonna call!? Welcome back to Episode 61 of the returning (and apparently sorely missed) Reel Chat Podcast – a podcast that’s been rejigged and rebooted Hollywood-style – and makes it’s long anticipated return after a 6 month hiatus. It feels great to be back and the team can’t wait to get stuck into what will be a very exciting year of podcasting and cinema in 2017. Your host Adam Stolfo is joined by the returning Andrew McCaskill, Reel Chat stalwart Matthew O’Neill and the very welcome newcomer Penny Jelly to tackle one of the most anticipated, yet least wanted reboots … More…

REEL CHAT 60.0 – SCREAM (1996)

Scream: The TV Series begins its second season in a couple of weeks, so now is a great time to look back at the film that started it all: Wes Craven’s 1996 hit feature “Scream” – which turns 20 this year. Equal part comedy and horror, the franchise would never quite hit the heights of the original film again, even if some moments in the sequels come close. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and Matthew O’Neill look back at the film, Kevin Williamson’s writing process, the changes made in post-production and the history behind the infamous Ghostface mask.  They look … More…

REEL CHAT 59.0 – EVIL DEAD II (1987)

Is it a sequel?  Is it a remake?  And what does that poster have to do with anything?  These questions notwithstanding, Evil Dead II is a front-runner for best in the series, and so it’s with glee that the Reel Chat team dig deep into this film with their usual enthusiasm. Joining Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard and Matthew O’Neill for this episode is none other than Jason Lei Howden, writer and director of the hit cult film, “Deathgasm“.  A comedy / horror in its own right, Howden’s film has more than a little in common with the horrifyingly hilarious Evil … More…

REEL CHAT 58.0 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)

From Deadpool’s post-credit scene to the fact you can buy ‘Save Ferris’ T-shirts and badges on Etsy in 2016, it’s clear that John Hughes’ 1986 film remains a significant piece of cinema 30 years on. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Trevor Wood come to “Reel Chat” prepared to wax lyrical about cinema’s hardest working slacker. The film that solidified Matthew Broderick’s position in Hollywood and saw director John Hughes at the height of his powers, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is the true definition of an eighties classic. Here the team look at the “Fight Club” theory proposed by … More…

REEL CHAT 57.0 – THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE (2015)

It’s he… it’s he… it’s D.D.P! Adam Stolfo and Brose Avard sit down with wrestling superstar Diamond Dallas Page to chat about the release of the incredible 2015 documentary – “The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake” – a fascinating and brutally honest account of friendship, wrestling, addiction and sacrifice. Not just for fans of the squared circle, this film will resonate with any one affected by addiction.  

REEL CHAT 56.0 – BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)

The “Dawn Of Justice” is upon us! And who could have known it would prove to be even more divisive than “Man Of Steel“? Zack Snyder has delivered an explosive, roller-coaster ride of a movie that is either a flawed masterpiece or… just flawed. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and Trevor Wood are still reeling from the cinematic onslaught, but they’re ready to dissect the film here on episode 56. They look at the comic books that influenced Snyder, the incoming collectibles hitting stores, as well as musing on the deleted scenes that are likely to appear on the Ultimate Edition of the upcoming … More…

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…