Z is for Zodiac

Late 1960’s San Francisco and there’s a serial killer on the loose! That’s right, we’ve decided to end on a rather dark note as we slide into the obsession filled, decade spanning epic that is, David Fincher’s Zodiac.

Of course it’s based on a true story but this doesn’t stop Mike & Rob bringing their own version of inanity and slight degrees of fanboism to this sprawling review of all 157 minutes of this modern classic.

X is for … Die Hard!

X stands for anything right? Well in this month’s Xmas episode, the WDAWKT team decided to take a look at the perennial classic Die Hard.

Recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Mike & Rob review John Mclane’s first outing, determine whether it’s a Christmas film or not, have one star reviews read out by real guests and even find time for a little game of guess the sound track!

U is for the Untouchables

“Here’s how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That’s the Chicago way.”

There’s a degree of irony in a podcast that focuses on inebriation reviewing a film set in the prohibition but that’s exactly what we’ve got in this months movie segment. Brian De Palma’s 1987 tour through 30’s Chicago during the height of Capone’s power means we’re getting down and dirty with the Untouchables.

Featuring everything you’d expect, 1 star reviews, a load of gushing over the amazing soundtrack and massive amounts of scorn poured onto Sean Connery’s terrible Irish accent, why not pop into your local speakeasy, pour yourself a couple of fingers of whiskey and enjoy.

S is for Super Mario Brothers

Proof positive that the democratic process should NOT be applied to pod-casts, we find ourselves digging around in the bargain bin of the last remaining physical media store in the country to locate a copy of Super Mario Brothers… and I can’t say that we massively enjoy the experience.

But there’s loads of juicy behind the scenes factoids, some very sensible analysis of why it went wrong and a questionable reference to Mario’s sexual preferences. Plus if you absolutely want to know how not to make a video game spin off then this is the episode for you!

R is for Robocop

The year is 2043, Detroit is a sh*t hole (nothing changes) and MCP are looking for “volunteers” for their new cyborg program, code name RoboCop!

It’s a classic, it’s Verhoeven, it’s violent, grim and above all it’s the 80s. Mike & Rob take an armoured car through Old Detroit and explore everything the franchise has to offer. You have to listen to this episode. After all, dead or alive, you’re coming with us!

Q is for the Quest

We never learn. With 2 perfectly decent films on the ballot and one “no hoper”, we should have realised that you would pick the Quest, a 90’s Van Damme action & thrill filled slop bucket of nonsense.

In this month’s, mercifully short, movie episode, we dissect Van Damme’s directorial debut, peeling back the layers to see what, if anything, lies under the surface. It has it all, kicks, punches, head-butts, kilts, sumo wrestlers, Mongolians and a back story that’s so reminiscent of another movie, Rob can’t remember which is which!