The one with Lost in Space, Tango One, Elle and The Alienist

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Reviews of Lost in Space, Tango One, Elle and The Alienist.

Simon, Mat and Claire didn’t fancy watching Rampage, so it’s a Netflix streaming special as the team take a look over some of the wide range of material available on the streaming service.

Simon takes a look at the remake of the classic story Swiss Family Robinson, er, I mean Lost in Space – does the megabudget remake stand up as a family adventure series?

Claire has been casting her eyes of much praised Paul Verhoven film Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, and how one strong woman deals with being raped.

Simon has gone to the other end of the quality spectrum and watched gangster’n’guns thrller Tango One, based on the book by Stephen Leather.

Finally all three take a look at The Alienist, the 1800s set serial killer mystery horror series starring Daniel Bruhl, Dakota Fanning and Wales’ finest, Luke Evans.

Plus news, abuse, and a look back at the life of Verne Troyer.

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The one with The Post, Black Panther and The Cloverfield Paradox

This week we review The Post, Black Panther and The Cloverfield Paradox.


It’s Valentines night so let’s talk Marvel’s Black Panther over a candlelit pint.

Some news and a brief reminiscence at the career of the late John Mahoney before Simon and Mat rip into the reviews. The pair of them look at Steven Spielberg’s The Post, the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks-starring journalist flick looking at the first great scandal of the Nixon presidency: The Pentagon Papers. Is it the film of the year, or just a Trump-baiting wannabe?

Then a look at The Cloverfield Paradox, a masterpiece of marketing or a film-shaped lump of bad news? With a cast that include David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd and Daniel Bruhl, surely such as surprise has to be good?

Finally Mat went and saw Marvel’s latest, Black Panther. Is it just another ho-hum superhero flick, or has something genuinely different appeared. How does the first overtly black (and African) superhero flick do? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out.

As ever jokes, pisstakes and Simon sings (again).

Episode Credits

Includes Physionics by Stephan Siebert which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Based on a work available at

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