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Podcast – Mr Freeze: The Great and Punnable

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On this month’s podcast we review Oz The Great and Powerful, our “Best Worst Movie” is the oh-so-colourful Batman and Robin, and we take a look ahead to what we’re looking forward to over the coming months.

Listen to find out if Mark can mention all of Sam Raimi’s back catalogue; Dave can tell the difference between “Wonderland” and “Oz”; and whether Laura can find a way to get Steve back from the land of Oz;

Or if you want to save it for a rainy day, you can also download it if you Right click the link below and go to Save As:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8634900/ObserveALot201303.mp3

You can contact the podcast at observealot(at)gmail(dot)com

Bonus Features:
Mr Freeze’s Best Lines from Batman and Robin

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Podcast: We’ll be back!

In the month Arnie finally returns to our screens, Mark Davidson, Laura Croft, Steve O’Hara and Dave Wark are back!

This month they’re discussing this year’s oscars nominations; what they’ve “Just Been Watching”; and what they consider to be the Academy’s “Worst Best Movie” of the past twenty years .

Listen to find out if Mark can remember the name of the podcast; Steve can bag himself a date; Dave can sit through Les Mis without falling asleep; and Laura can pronounce “Lena Dunham”:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8634900/ObserveALot012013.mp3

(Right click, and go to Save As to download it).

You can contact the podcast at observealot(at)gmail(dot)com

Podcast: Edinburgh International Film Festival Round-Up

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Mark Davidson, Laura Croft, Steve O’Hara and Dave Wark review all the best films from this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (15th – 26th June 2011)

As well as giving their opinion on how this year’s cash-strapped festival compared to previous years, they also give their own Pick of the Fest. Dave also starts singing; it made everybody feel all warm and bright.

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You can contact the podcast via observealot(at)gmail(dot)com

The Podcast is sponsored by LoveFilm: a DVD and BluRay rental service.
To get your 30 day free trial go to:
http://bit.ly/lovefilmtrial

Podcast: My New Best Van Dyke

podcast.jpgMark Davidson, Laura Croft, Steve O’Hara and Dave Wark return for the April edition of the podcast. We discuss the recent exits of Mark Cousins, Lynda Myles, and Tilda Swinton from the Edinburgh Film Festival, review Source Code, and talk about Titanic II in our Best Worst Movie section.

Among the highlights is Steve’s bad experience when he tried to cash one of EIFF director, James Mullighan’s cheques.

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The Podcast is sponsored by LoveFilm: a DVD and BluRay rental service.
To get your 30 day free trial go to:
http://bit.ly/lovefilmtrial

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Podcast: Quite Franco My Dear I Don’t Give A Hamm

podcast.jpgMark Davidson, Laura Croft, Steve O’Hara and Dave Wark are joined by special guest Dr. Andy Stothers. He joins them to give his opinion on The Wire, having been challenged by Mark to see if it lives up to the hype. They also discuss Mad Men, and Breaking Bad in a television-centric Just Been Watching section. They go on to talk about some recent film news, their experiences at Glasgow Film Festival, as well as give their opinions on the recently announced changes to this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Finally, in the Best Worst Movie section they talk about their experience of watching their favourite bad movie Troll 2 on the big screen.

Among the highlights include the point at which one of us accuses another of racism; Laura is forced to confront the fact James Franco may not be as perfect as she had previously thought; and the gasps of Steve as he gets distracted by the goings on of a certain football game he’s watching in the background:

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The Podcast is sponsored by LoveFilm: a DVD and BluRay rental service.
To get your 30 day free trial go to:
http://bit.ly/lovefilmtrial

Special Features

As a gift to people who read the blog, as oppose to just subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, here’s some stuff on the interweb relating to this month’s podcast:

Submarine trailer:

Troll 2 trailer:

Best Worst Movie Trailer:

Running Order:

Total Duration: 51 Minutes

Just Been Watching
The Wire
Mad Men
Breaking Bad

Film News
Oscars Ceremony
Submarine at Glasgow Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival Changes

Best Worst Movie
Best Worst Movie/Troll 2 double bill on the big screen.

You can contact the podcast at observealot(at)gmail(dot)com

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-can-observe-lot-just-by/id381134908#iTunes

Podcast: Oscanations

podcast.jpgMark Davidson, Laura Croft, Steve O’Hara and Dave Wark return, and its all about the oscars. They give their opinions on this year’s nominations; then review two of the Best Picture nominations: 127 Hours and Black Swan; and finish up with Best Worst Movie: a documentary about one of the worst movies of all time, Troll 2:

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The Podcast is sponsored by LoveFilm: a DVD and BluRay rental service.
To get your 30 day free trial go to:
http://bit.ly/lovefilmtrial

Special Features

As a gift to people who read the blog, as oppose to just subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, here’s some stuff on the interweb relating to this month’s podcast:

The full list of oscar nominations

127 Hours trailer:

Black Swan trailer:

Best Worst Movie Trailer:

Running Order:

Total Duration: 41 Minutes

Oscanations (or as some people call them “Oscar Nominations”)

127 Hours

Black Swan

DVD Review: Best Worst Movie

You can contact the podcast via observealot(at)gmail(dot)com

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-can-observe-lot-just-by/id381134908#iTunes

Podcast – Santa Claus Conquers the Top Five Movies of 2010

podcast.jpgIn this very special Christmas episode, Mark Davidson, Laura Croft, Steve O’Hara and Dave Wark continue on their quest to find the Best Worst Movie of All Time with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians; discuss their favourite Christmas films; and reveal their highly anticipated Top Five Films 2010.

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The Podcast is sponsored by LoveFilm: a DVD & BluRay rental service.
To get your 30 day free trial go to:
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Running Order:
Total Duration: 53 Minutes

Favourite Christmas Movies

Best Worst Movie – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Top Five Films of 2010

You can contact the podcast via observealot(at)gmail(dot)com

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-can-observe-lot-just-by/id381134908#iTunes

Special Features
As a gift to people who read the blog, as oppose to just subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, here’s some stuff on the interweb relating to this month’s podcast:

Here’s the trailer for this month’s Best Worst Movie, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians:

Since the film is quite old, it’s in the public domain. This means you can watch it in its entirety via this link:

http://www.archive.org/details/santa_claus_conquers_the_martians

Altogether now:
S-A-N-T-A C-L-A-U-S
Hooray for Santy Claus!

You can also look at Mark’s previous Top Five Films of:
2007, 2008, 2009

Your Thoughts
Finally, it’d be great if you could share your Top Five Films of 2010 in the comments section below. Do you agree with our list? Were there any glaring omissions from this year in film?