200: I’ll Avenge you, Father!

The team are back and what a surprise, some of the reviews are very contentious. Like the berserkers in The Northman, some members of the team really go to town attacking certain films, while other, more courageous reviewers defend them. Let’s identify the warriors (or film watchers as others call them). Jeff goes full hatchet, Phil uses a broadsword, Darren comes in with the sly attack, Neil joins forces with everyone except Jeff and Graham puts on blue woad so he can become The Mel in Braveheart!

Yes, it’s that type of show.

At the Flicks · 200: I'll Avenge You Father

To add more fuel to the fire of disagreement, requests have been made to bring back the quiz and drop the film news. These may have been random requests, or an orchestrated attempt from one of the team. Check out the allegations in the show and we leave that to you to decide the truth.

As for the films being reviewed this month:

The Northman – Robert Eggers – visionary director or a case of emperor’s new clothes? We have both opinions here. From claims of utter brilliance to just a show reel for a potential remake of Revenge Of The Sith. What side of the argument are you on?

Morbius – Jared Leto won one of our year review awards. Some of our reviewers say this film proves why he deserved that acolyte, while others say he is now redeemed. Amazingly for our review, those that defend superhero movies go on the attack, while others who don’t normally like them present the case for the defence. If this review doesn’t scramble your brain, nothing will.

Operation Mincemeat – An incredible true story from the annuals of World War II. This is the nearest the team got to a consensus this month, although there are little niggles from the usual suspects about these “safe older people movies”. Listen out for those comments from the youngest member of the team.

The Bad Guys – An animated selection for our animation expert who couldn’t even be bothered to see it! Apparently, he was so turned on by watching The Northman earlier in the day that no other film could measure up for him. As for the rest of us – check out the show to see if you agree with our views

That’s the show, plenty of argument there. Look we are old, arguing is one of the few pleasures we have left in life.

Join us for more reviews on the upcoming Darren’s Dash.

Until then, see you At The Flicks.


The Northman


Operation Mincemeat

The Bad Guys

Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Argo
  • Barbie The Movie
  • Beast
  • Blade
  • Blade : Trinty
  • Blade II
  • Captain America : Civil War
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Cheers (TV)
  • Child 44
  • Death On The Nile
  • Downton Abbey (TV)
  • Dracula (TV)
  • Empire Of Light
  • Fast And The Furious
  • Force 10 From Navarone
  • Game Of Thrones (TV)
  • Hamlet
  • Kandahar
  • King Richard
  • Ladybird
  • Little Women
  • Love Actually
  • Macbeth
  • Moonfall
  • Morbius
  • My Left Foot
  • Near Dark
  • Nosferatu
  • Ocean’s 11
  • Operation Mincemeat
  • Oppenheimer
  • Philadelphia
  • Play Dirty
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Revenge Of The Sith
  • Save The Cinema
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
  • Slow Horses : Season 2 (TV)
  • The Bad Guys
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The Boys In The Boat
  • The Death Of Stalin
  • The Green Knight
  • The Imitation Game
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Last Duel
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Man Who Never Was
  • The Northman
  • The Passage
  • The Plane
  • The Thirty Nine Steps
  • The Vikings
  • The Witch
  • Thor
  • Tom And Jerry
  • Venom : Let There Be Carnage