207: We could use an Avenger

It’s been a quiet Summer (at least in the cinema), which means we have taken our time in preparing this review show for you.  The good news is, in the time we have taken in getting the show out, all of the films reviewed are now on streaming or available to rent on demand.  (For some of the other Summer releases, please check out our new rambling series).

At the Flicks · 207: We could use an Avenger

With this extra time, did we pick titles that perhaps we were all in agreement are future classics? Or they have some import into the human condition?  Nope (and that isn’t a clue to one of the films), with one exception there were arguments galore in this episode.  In other news, at least we have a quiz for you to start the show.  Nice one Darren, although not too happy with the individual who won it and who is still parading around the At The Flicks office like a Gladiator winner. 

Let’s draw a discrete veil over that ungainly sight and focus on the not quite great movies under review.  They are: 

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness  – I am sure you can guess whose Marvel prejudices come to the surface for this film.  Although as a fan of Sam Raimi, he had to tone down some of his commercialist Marvel attacks.  As for the others, well you might find a few surprises in their usually prejudiced views for this one. 

Father Stu – Graham now has it in his contract that we MUST review anything new in cinemas starring The Mel.  Luckily that doesn’t happen very often as they usually come straight to streaming.  No prizes for guessing how much Graham fawns over this one starring his hero.  But are the others in agreement? 

Firestarter – A remake of the Stephen King story.  It is the one film we are all in agreement about.   I’ll leave that there….

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent – This one has cult Nicholas Cage written all over it.  Perhaps an odd choice for the main review show, maybe a better fit for Darren’s Dash? 

That’s the show, plenty of argument here, especially as Graham defends The Mel. 

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

Until then, see you At The Flicks.


Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Father Stu


The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

Film List

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

  • 633 Squadron
  • All About Eve
  • A Quiet Place
  • Arthur
  • Boy’s Town
  • Caddyshack
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Captain Marvel (TV)
  • Carrie
  • Casablanca
  • Christine
  • Cosmic Sin
  • Dirty Harry
  • Dr Strange
  • Dr Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness
  • Elvis
  • Evil Dead
  • Face / Off
  • Fantastic Four
  • Father Stu
  • Fight Club
  • Firestarter
  • Firestarter (1984)
  • Freaky
  • Going My Way
  • Green Book
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
  • Hawkeye (TV)
  • Independence Day
  • Jackie Brown
  • Mars Attacks
  • Moon Knight (TV)
  • Morbius
  • Ms Marvel (TV)
  • Night At The Opera
  • Oz The Great And Powerful
  • Paddington 2
  • Pig
  • Raising Arizona
  • Red Rock West
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Robocop
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Scanners
  • Scarface
  • Schindler’s List
  • Spiderman : No Way Home
  • Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek (TV)
  • Star Wars
  • Superman II
  • Ted
  • Thank God It’s Friday
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
  • The Color Of Money
  • The Godfather
  • The Great Escape
  • The Long Good Friday
  • The Shack
  • The Simpsons (TV)
  • The Stand
  • The Thing
  • The Third Man
  • The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Top Gun Maverick
  • Venom
  • Wandavision (TV)
  • What If (TV)
  • Wild At Heart
  • Willy’s Wonderland
  • X-Men