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Flicks.com.au's first movie podcast sees film critic Blake Howard tackle the biggest topics occupying the week's cinema and home entertainment conversation. Featuring a revolving crew of the world's sharpest film minds, renowned filmmakers and stars.

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Flicks.com.au's first movie podcast sees film critic Blake Howard tackle the biggest topics occupying the week's cinema and home entertainment conversation. Featuring a revolving crew of the world's sharpest film minds, renowned filmmakers and stars.

    The Finale

    The Finale

    Faced with the cataclysmic changes in cinemas in Australia landscape, this will be the finale of The Take.
    First, host Blake Howard and Melbourne based screen critic Craig Mathieson discuss the very best of streaming as we're faced with self-isolation and social distancing.
    Next, Blake talks to The Take: Mandalorian co-pilot Lindsey Romain to thank her for being such a massive part of the show.
    Finally, this season's best and unfairest guest Stu Coote pops on to help me say goodbye and to ask for back pay for appearances.

    This podcast stars
    Blake Howard (follow Blake on Twitter)
    Craig Mathieson (follow Craig on Twitter)
    Lindsey Romain (follow Lindsey on Twitter)
    Stu Coote (follow Stu on Twitter)

    Further reading
    How Rey from STAR WARS Can Help Us Stay Calm by Lindsey Romain
    Binge-r #181: Giri/Haji + Spenser Confidential by Craig Mathieson

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    • 33 min
    TAKING LIVES SEX vs ATONEMENT SEX (feat. CONTAGION)

    TAKING LIVES SEX vs ATONEMENT SEX (feat. CONTAGION)

    First up host Blake Howard and Melbourne based screen critic Cameron Williams discuss the re-emergence of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion on the charts as people seek strange comfort from a prescient projection of the lifecycle of a panic that we're only beginning to experience with the Coronavirus.

    To celebrate the streaming release of Team America: World Police (available on STAN) we're making the casing for the steamiest sex scene.

    This week's DUEL OF TAKES (18:30) is a sexy battle between sex on top of crime scene photos in TAKING LIVES, and sex in a library in ATONEMENT.

    • Blake dons the robe as Judge.
    • Defending Angelina Joile's side boob and Ethan Hawke's smouldering gaze is a journalist, author, writer and "the talent," Maria Lewis.
    • Prosecuting for Kiera Knightly's Green Dress and James McAvoy's embrace is renowned author, journalist, former editor of Buzzfeed, Jenna Guillaume.

    Let the thirst begin.

    This podcast stars
    Blake Howard (follow Blake on Twitter)
    Maria Lewis (follow Maria on Twitter)
    Jenna Guillaume (follow Jenna on Twitter)
    Cameron Williams (follow Cam on Twitter)

    Further reading
    The Ending of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, Revisited By Jason Bailey The 30 Most Important Sex Scenes in Movie History By Bilge Ebiri

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    • 50 min
    Mark Ruffalo vs Mark Wahlberg

    Mark Ruffalo vs Mark Wahlberg

    First up host Blake Howard and Australian Film Critic Association Award winner and Flicks.com.au alum Travis Johnson discuss Ben Affleck's career-best, meta-textual performance in The Way Back (out in cinemas now).

    To celebrate the release of Dark Waters (out in cinemas now) and Spenser Confidential (out on Netflix on 6 March) we're matchmaking with Marks.

    This week's DUEL OF TAKES (20:07) is a battle between Dirk Diggler and the Hulk; Mark Wahlberg and Mark Ruffalo.

    • Blake one again relinquishes the judge gavel to a podcaster, great Sydney film mind and friend of the show Stu Coote - today "Judge Stu-dy".
    • Defending the Marky Mark, is a journalist, author, writer and "the talent," Maria Lewis.
    • Prosecuting for Ruffalo is the host of The Take - Blake Howard.Judge Stu-dy is now in session.

    This podcast stars
    Blake Howard (follow Blake on Twitter)
    Maria Lewis (follow Maria on Twitter)
    Stu Coote (follow Stu on Twitter)
    Travis Johnson (follow Travis on Twitter)

    Further reading
    "The Gambler" (2014) Review by Blake Howard
    The Way Back Will Make You Believe Ben Affleck's Best Performances Are Yet to Come By Alison Willmore

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    • 45 min
    Bride of Frankenstein vs The Mummy

    Bride of Frankenstein vs The Mummy

    To celebrate the release of Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man, it's a Universal monster battle royale for The Take this week.

    First up host Blake Howard exhumes the corpse of the monster franchise that almost was, Dark Universe with writer and political commentator JR Hennessy. Blake and JR discuss how a photo caused a stir that bloomed into outrage and eventually led to the cancellation of a star-studded franchise.

    This week's DUEL OF TAKES (20:17) is a battle between films and monsters Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Mummy (1999).

    • Blake one again relinquishes the judge gavel to the editor of Flicks.com.au, Luke Buckmaster.
    • Defending the mother of all monsters - the Bride - is movie podcaster extraordinaire behind the incredible Finding Drago, Total Reboot & Mike Check Podcast, Alexei Toliopoulos.
    • Prosecuting for Imhotep, and Stephen Sommers highwater mark for monstrous adventure is the host of The Take - Blake Howard.

    Now it's time for justice for all, even monsters.

    This podcast stars
    Blake Howard (follow Blake on Twitter)
    JR Hennessy (follow JR on Twitter)
    Luke Buckmaster (follow Luke on Twitter)
    Alexei Toliopoulos (follow Alexei on Twitter)

    Further reading
    ODE TO THE DARK UNIVERSE by JR Hennessy
    Review: "The Invisible Man" by Blake Howard

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    • 52 min
    Shia LaBeouf v Robert Pattinson

    Shia LaBeouf v Robert Pattinson

    First up host Blake Howard commemorates the 35th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club with Melbourne Film and T.V critic Cameron Williams. Blake and Cam discuss the watershed moment for teen movies and the fact that all teen films made since must contend with this monolithic, pop-culture phenomenon.

    To coincide with the release of Honey Boy and the first look at Matt Reeves The Batman this week's DUEL OF TAKES (15:17) is a battle between two of the finest actors working today - Shia LaBeouf v Robert Pattinson.

    Prosecuting for the star of Honey Boy, American Honey, Fury, The Peanut Butter Falcon and Transformers is non-other than the host of The Take - Blake Howard.

    Blake relinquishes the judge gavel to the editor of Flicks.com.au, Luke Buckmaster.

    Litigating for the star of The Rover, The Lighthouse, High Life, The King, Twilight and The Batman is Australian Film Critic Association Award-winner and Flicks.com.au alum, Travis Johnson.

    This kangaroo court is now in session.

    This podcast stars
    Blake Howard (follow Blake on Twitter)
    Cam Williams (follow Cam on Twitter)
    Luke Buckmaster (follow Luke on Twitter)
    Travis Johnson (follow Travis on Twitter)

    Further reading

    From Robert Pattinson as The Batman to Wes Anderson's next film, here are 10 new trailers

    The Breakfast Club (1985) [The Criterion Collection] - Blu-ray Disc by Bill Chambers


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    • 44 min
    Video Game Movies vs Movie Video Games

    Video Game Movies vs Movie Video Games

    First up host Blake Howard joins Australia movie newsman - editor of DarkHorizons.com Garth Franklin. Blake grills Garth the appeal of Star Trek, what it's like to see Sir Patrick Stewart back in the Jean Luc saddle and his first impressions of Picard.

    To coincide with the release of Sonic The Hedgehog, this week's DUEL OF TAKES (12:30) is a battle between Movies Based on Video Games and Video Games Based on Movies. Litigating for movies based on video games like Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Super Mario Brothers, Street Fighter & The Angry Birds Movie 2; is The Take's Dennis Denuot - co-host of The Sinner Files podcast - Stu Coote. Defending video games based on movies like GoldenEye, Super Star Wars, Ghostbusters is another co-host of The Sinner Files podcast, and host of Countdown to Classic podcast, Josh Corbett. Let the games begin.

    This podcast stars
    Blake Howard (follow Blake on Twitter)
    Garth Franklin (follow Garth on Twitter)
    Stu Coote (follow Stu on Twitter)
    Josh Corbett (follow Josh on Twitter)

    Further reading
    5 things we want to see in Star Trek: Picard by Travis Johnson


    In Sonic the Hedgehog, It's like Golden-Era Jim Carrey Never Left Us
    By Bilge Ebiri

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    • 32 min

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