In part 3 of our read-through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, we have our first encounter with Quidditch and it's one for the ages. In Harry's second game the entire hopes of Gryffindor House rest once again on the shoulders of a first year student, the referee is literally out to get him and the backup seeker has gone AWOL. But come on lads...it's Hufflepuff. Also in this episode, Harry discovers an interesting mirror, Hogwarts' central heating packs in again and we find out that dragons exist. Promises to be a busy hour!
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Welcome to the first part of our read through of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/ Sorcerer's Stone (depending on where you live). In this episode we meet Harry for the first time, gasp in awe as a middle aged drill-makng executive has a complete nervous breakdown and wonder whether lovely Hagrid really was the best man for the job of protecting the wizarding world's most important child. It's good to be back!
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Happy New Year! It might be a little late but you bet your ass that we recorded this in full festive mode on Christmas Eve. So sit back, relax and re-live an absolute Christmas classic as we take you through all the thrills, spills and suspected broken bones of that Christmas classic Home Alone! Merry Christmas, happy new year and have a brilliant 2020!
We may as well nail our colours to the mast straight away with this one.. we liked it. Sure, there were a few issues with how we got to this point, which meant one or two of the character moments may have not quite been what they could have been, but take a step back and leave your predictions at the door and this is one pretty awesome episode of television. We explain why we liked it while re-living some of the most controversial moments of the series. We also round the cast off with your feedback and our new fan theory for how Bronze Yohn Royce is now destined for the Iron Throne.
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Matt and Dave talk you through the biggest battle yet on Game of Thrones, an episode that ended up somewhere between a thrilling rollercoaster ride and a loud, confusing trundle through a ghost train. We loved so much about this episode - the Dothraki charge, the Unsullied last stand, Beric and Jorah's ends and Arya's injury time winner. We had problems with how dark some of it was, how so many of our beloved characters improbably survived and.. most important of all.. where in the seven hells was zombie Bronze Yohn and his beautiful breastplate? Oh, and pour one out for fan favourite Qhono. We literally barely knew ye.
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We’re getting our Song of Ice and Fire fix from the TV, and this week, it’s episode 2 of the final series of Game of Thrones: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a tense one, and perhaps the most unsettling thing is that an awful lot of characters have suspiciously complete character arcs. Grey Worm is even talking about how he’s one last job from retirement. It’s all set-up, and it’s all rich stuff - let us know what you thought of it @sharkliveroil on Twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember: when you play the Game of Thrones, you win, or you get eaten by the malevolently resurrected wight of your former loved ones. See you next week!
We're covering the final season of Game of Thrones. Yes, this is supposed to be a books podcast but we're sick of waiting for George to finish his writing so we're turning to television for closure. We'll bring you a week by week recap of every episode. But wait! There's more! This week we have a special bonus section at the end where we predict what's going to happen to each character. We'll keep track of their progress every week. Spoiler free - although we have read the books so we do go into a bit of extra background.
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In the fourth and final part of Lord of the Flies: Roger releases a boulder, Ralph runs for his life and Piggy takes a tumble. Will any of the boys get off the island alive? We've also got your reviews and thoughts on the book.
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It's part 2 of our read through of The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. Ralph discovers that being the only adult on an island of semi-feral children isn't much fun, Piggy loses a lens and Jack kills a pig. Oh, and we meet the breakout star of Lord of the Flies, littleun Phil. Who may or may not be bald. And may or may not be a tiny version of Phil Mitchell. And may or may not have seen a "bad slag" wandering about in the jungle. It's all getting a bit crazy.
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It’s a new book! We read the classics, and take them as seriously as we can, and we’re reading William Golding’s classic The Lord of the Flies! This week we’ve got some killer tropical heat, some seriously poorly-thought-through playground tactics, and, somehow, choirboy stormtroopers. Is Sylvester Stallone coming to save the day? No. But come along for the ride! As always, get in touch @sharkliveroil or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's been a long time coming but here it is, part two of our scene by scene review of The Lost World - the second film in the Jurassic Park series. Raptors go on the rampage on Isla Sorna and then a Tyrannosaur goes on the rampage in San Diego. The results of the latter are so horrific that the entire world slips into a state of mass amnesia so severe that nobody will even remember Isla Sorna exists by the time Jurassic World rolls around. But man... what a ride.
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SOMETHING. HAS. SURVIVED. It’s part 1 of our watch-through of the second Jurassic Park movie, The Lost World, and we’ve got it all - Vince Vaughn trying to act principled, surprisingly respectful predator-prey relationships, and Pete Postlethwaite making it all seem someone else’s fault. Grab your whisky, explain the plot halfway through a chase sequence, and keep an eye out for flying cars: IT’S SEQUEL TIME. As always, get in touch with us - firstname.lastname@example.org and @sharkliveroil.
It's that time of year again. Time for ghosts and ghouls and the HALLOWEEN SPOOKY SPECIAL! This year we're going back to the goosebumps well, with RL Stine's The Cuckoo Clock of Doom. When one pathetic twelve year old is so hated by his own family that he resorts to casual antique vandalism to get his own back, he unleashes powers he never could have imagined. A chilling tale to pass this creepy evening.
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It's the fifth and final part of our readthrough of Michael Crichton's The Lost World. It's an action packed finale with beloved and not so beloved characters meeting their end, a much lauded reappearence of Brian the Useless Raptor and Levine undergoes some kind of multiple personality disorder. And.... and... our favourite off-screen, definitely not in the book dinosaur makes an absolutely sensational last minute appearence (then wanders off). All that plus your fantastic reviews of the book. In the words of Doc Thorne, "Looks like we'll have to do this one the old fashioned way."