The game is well and truly afoot! As Sherlock dives further into series 4, so Upodcasting dives further into Sherlock. Coming up in this latest episode, we continue our own investigations, talking through all of the key issues and talking points of episode 2 – The Lying Detective. In many ways, this could be considered the sexy episode and Asim and Martin will reveal why. The stage is well and truly set for a grandstand finish in episode 3 and we shall return next week to conclude matters!
Hot on the trail of the BBC’s series (no seasons please, we’re British) four opener, Upodcast takes a deep dive into the first episode. Will Watson and Holmes get it on? What the hell happened during the one-off Christmas special and how will Holmes talk his way out of murdering someone in cold blood? Three small questions, among the many others that we’ve pondered since the last episode and they all get answered thankfully. For this and more, plus our looking forward to the next two episodes, take a listen; we’ll see you again after episodes 2 and 3!
The game is on..! Upodcast returns for 2014 with a TV and movie doubleheader. First up we celebrate the return of Sherlock to our screens. The long overdue (in our opinion) resolution of the “how did he die but live?” question was so tantalising, more than 9 million Brits tuned-in to the first episode of the 3rd series. To be fair, both the leads have been off being hobits and Julian Assange so we can excuse the wait, but what of the rest? We’ll talk you through the last 3 episodes, highs and lows alike and give a little glimpse into the future for those who couldn’t watch the final episode.
Moviewise and making its way to an awards ceremony near you, right now, we have American Hustle. On the face of it, this has winner written all over it. Late 70s aesthetic – check, brilliant extended cast – check, based on real-life events – check, story of corruption, betrayal & redemption – check. So does it deliver? It does indeed, although not without its flaws. Let us guide you through one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2014. Upod sort of doesn’t do the Oscars if we’re honest, but we can see American Hustle in a 1-on-1 fight with 12 Years a Slave for the Best Film award this year. And if you’ve ever wondered what Batman with a beer-belly and a very creative comb-over looks like, then the opening scene won’t disappoint.
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Any new feature by Edgar Wright is guaranteed to get us excited here at Upod and with the concluding part to the Cornetto trilogy, we have not been disappointed.
The action takes place in a sleepy English town when 5 friends (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan & Martin Freeman) re-enact a monstrous pub crawl around 12 of the local hostelries. 1990s British indie music provides the soundtrack and beer, several chasers and blue blooded robots provide the action. Those of us familiar with Spaced or other Edgar Wright films, won’t be let down – there are plenty of references and appearances to whet our appetite – and for those of us less familiar with the genius, it’s just a plainly funny film, you don’t need the references.
Upod remains tight-lipped (at the director’s insistence) about plot and acting spoilers so even after listening, you’ll still be watching it as fresh as we did. We will however let you know where this one stands in relation to the other two of the trilogy, how funny it REALLY is and what we think a bit more budget means for all concerned. There are surely, no more fence-jumping jokes left to play!
The World’s End hits UK theaters today!
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Being a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings book and movie series, I was quite looking forward to it’s sequel but when I started watching it when it finally came out on DVD, I fell asleep twice and never managed to finish it. The story has been stretched out for 3 movies where the book itself is quite short, I never bought into the central premise or the farcical tone.
This new trailer and images shows quite a bit more of the action as well as new cast members.
I still don’t know if it is enough for people to get really hyped about it though.
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The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.
The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug opens nationwide across the UK on 13th December 2013.