PODCAST: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Movie RobCast]

Episode 125 of The Movie Robcast takes a one-inch punch at Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.

How does Marvel’s first Asian focussed feature hold up? How does this twenty-fifth film in the MCU pave the way for what comes next?…

PODCAST: Black Widow & Loki [Movie RobCast]

Episode 120 of The Movie Robcast sees Marvel returning to the big screen with Black Widow.

Will Scarlett Johansson’s COVID-delayed swansong in her megastar making role be worth the wait? Or is this Tenet all over again?

The Robs also make room for Loki chat, and Rob Wallis looks ahead to all the Marvel arriving on the big screen and small over the next year.…

REVIEW: Black Widow [Disney+]

For a while, it seemed like the Marvel Cinematic Universe was one of the great constants, alongside death and taxes. Then Covid hit and even Disney had to duck for cover.

Now, more than two years after Spider-Man: Far From Home, the MCU makes its return to the big screen – as well as home entertainment, after a slight delay – but has the magic returned with it?…

PODCAST: WandaVision & Stardust [Movie RobCast]

In episode 109, Robs Daniel & Wallis review the opening two instalments of WandaVision, the first Marvel series to hit Disney+.

Happily, they find plenty to talk about. Not that our intrepid casters in pod are ever stuck for words.…

PODCAST: Tenet & The New Mutants [Movie RobCast]

Episode 98 of The Movie Robcast is a bumper episode, taking a close look at Tenet and ending with a review of the long-delayed X-Men movie, The New Mutants.

Excitingly, joining us for this ep is on demand movie manager Jasen Govinden to give his opinions on Christopher Nolan’s time-twisting head scratcher.…

PODCAST: Avengers: Endgame [Electric Shadows]

Episode 61 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is an epic discussion of Avengers: Endgame. But, what do the two Robs, our intrepid explorers in pod, make of the climatic instalment to the MCU as we know it?

No spoilers here, and also no spoilers for the film itself until the podcast gets into the spoiler zone.…

PODCAST: Avengers: Infinity War [Electric Shadows]

Episode 43 of The Electric Shadows Podcast sees Robs Daniel & Wallis enlisting in the Infinity War.

But, they wonder, after a decade of Marvel’s movies to get us to this point – eighteen to date- is it worth all the effort or is it all just a bit, well, beige.…

PODCAST: Black Panther, The Cloverfield Paradox & Mute

Episode 39 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is the agony and the ecstasy.

The agony comes from Rob Daniel, who talks (at length) about his ongoing recuperation following surgery after a particularly non-heroic “sports injury”.

The ecstasy comes from myself who, being of sound body (and mind, so to speak) was able to see Black Panther – aka Contender for the Biggest Film of 2018, aka Contender for the Most Culturally Significant Film of 2018, aka The Film You Really Should Have Seen By Now.…

REVIEW: Thor: Ragnarok

It’s hardly the end of the world as we know it.

Let me preface this review by saying, first and foremost, that Thor: Ragnarok is a lot of fun.

That’s the thing most critics seem to have taken away from this latest instalment in the Marvel canon: that it’s fun, funny, loads of fun; just, like, the funnest.…

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming is a triumphant return for the now-adolescent wall-crawler

After taking on joint parenting duties with Sony, Marvel has gifted Spider-Man a new lease of life.

Set immediately after the events of last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming drops over-enthusiastic fifteen-year-old Peter Parker (Tom Holland) back into high school.…