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Movies your passion? Then join two guys called Rob as they review movies new and classic, good and bad. One of them is old, the other young. Like the priests in The Exorcist...

The Movie RobCast Movie podcast by Rob Daniel

    • TV & Film

Movies your passion? Then join two guys called Rob as they review movies new and classic, good and bad. One of them is old, the other young. Like the priests in The Exorcist...

    Ep 79: 1917 & The Gentlemen

    Ep 79: 1917 & The Gentlemen

    You may have noticed The Movie Robcast has a lovely new logo image. Created by the rather wonderful Bridge Fazio, we're thrilled with it. See more of Bridge's work here: www.bridgefazio.com

    Episode 79 sees Robs Daniel & Wallis at London's O2, reviewing both the ridiculous and the, not sublime, but well-crafted...

    The ridiculous is Guy Ritchie's dated, mean-spirited gangster fluff The Gentlemen, starring Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding and Michelle Dockery, all of whom should know better. Wanna see a film where cash-poor, land-rich aristos are the real victims? No, us neither, but we did so we could warn you off it.

    Much better is Sam Mendes' 1917, his World War I epic made to resemble one continuous real-time shot. A fusion of Dunkirk, Saving Private Ryan, Gallipoli and Paths of Glory, it is a film of some pretty lofty ambition and success. See it on the biggest screen you can find.

    Our intrepid casters in pod also lament Little Women's snub at the Baftas and the Golden Globes. So cheer them up by going to see the movie (and listening to this podcast, of course...).

    Thanks as always for checking us out. If you have any comments, why not leave us a review here or on Apple Podcasts here: https://apple.co/2T5DDMI.

    Or, wherever you listen to us rabbit on about films.

    • 28 min
    Ep 78: Cats

    Ep 78: Cats

    Episode 78 of The Movie Robcast is proof that bad publicity can be as effective as positive hype. Rob Daniel had no intention of seeing Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit stage show. And then the negative reviews arrived. And kept on arriving. And conjured such bizarre and terrible images of what awaited audiences for Cats that he had to see the horrors for himself.

    Paying £10, he saw... oh did he see. And now cannot unsee. Rob Wallis is a little kinder towards the film, but not enough to give a pull line that could get The Movie Robcast its first poster quote.

    So, prepare for a journey to a fantastical place that should be full of wonder, but instead resembles The Island of Dr. Moreau. Where cats have human faces, mice have human faces and cockroaches have human faces. Where cats have hands and wear trainers. And everyone sings, but there is not a single good song to be had. A toxic place where no-one is feline fine.

    Welcome to Cats...

    Agree with our Cats put down? Disagree? Either way, why not leave us a review here or on Apple Podcasts here: apple.co/2ZRwq4w.

    Or, wherever you listen to us rabbit on about films.

    • 39 min
    Ep 77: Top 10 of the 2010s

    Ep 77: Top 10 of the 2010s

    We started back in 2016 as The Electric Shadows Podcast. We enter the twenties as The Movie Robcast, with a gorgeous new image, courtesy of designer Bridge Fazio. Check out Bridge's work at http://www.bridgefazio.com/.

    And episode 77 is a biggy, in which Robs Daniel and Wallis run through their respective Top 10s of the 2010s.

    Not to spoil the surprises too much (although the movie quick-witted will be able to guess some entries from the tags), but amongst the fine choices is a war movie, a superhero film, the decade's best horror movie, the decade's best action movie, tear-jerkers, thought-provokers and smile-raisers.

    We hope you enjoy the journey. If you like what you hear, why not leave a review here: https://apple.co/2ZRwq4w, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

    If you think we're wide of the mark, also drop us a line to let us know what you think should have been included!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep 76: Top 10 Films of 2019

    Ep 76: Top 10 Films of 2019

    The Electric Shadows Podcast has rebranded! We're now The Movie RobCast, a more befitting title for a podcast about movies by two guys named Rob. It took us 76 episodes to reach that realisation... thanks for sticking with us.

    But, fear not. The same degree of movie passion, knowledge and penchant for tangents will be as present and correct as they were under the old banner.

    In this episode Robs Daniel and Wallis run through their Top 10s of 2019. There is some overlap, there is a microbudget BFI film that Rob Daniel *must* see and one of the Rob's no.1 movie is something that went straight-to-rental. The movie landscape is shifting out there, people. Luckily you have two guides to make sense of the madness...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 75: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Ep 75: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches its three-quarters of a century mark! And in the 75th episode Robs Daniel and Wallis see just how strong the Force is with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

    The film has proven as divisive (almost) as The Last Jedi, and our two intrepid casters in pod have opinions on what it does well and where it stumbles. We don't want to spoil the discussion here too much, so we'll not go into specifics. Suffice to say, there is a spoiler section because the film packs in quite a few surprises. But, it's behind a clearly defined spoiler wall midway through, so don't worry.

    Also, this will be the final episode under the moniker, The Electric Shadows Podcast. From episode 76, we are rebranding to The Movie Robcast! But, it'll be the same level of geeky discourse, so if you've liked what you've heard so far, nothing in the shows will be changing.

    Unless, you have suggestions for us. If so, why not leave us a review here or on Apple Podcasts here: podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-…st/id1097546968.

    Or, wherever you listen to us rabbit on about films.

    May the Force be with you... always.

    • 36 min
    Ep 74: Doctor Sleep and Joker Redux (feat. Prince Andrew)

    Ep 74: Doctor Sleep and Joker Redux (feat. Prince Andrew)

    Episode 74 of The Electric Shadows Podcast picks up where episode 73 left off. Robs Daniel and Wallis found that Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep stayed with them, its themes and characters lingering in the mind.

    Someone of the same opinion is regular Electric Shadows Podcast contributor Mr Ian Bird, who also happened to be in town and was up for explaining why he was so impressed with the excellent chiller.

    We recorded this on Sunday 17th November, the day after the BBC's interview with Prince Andrew. That slow-motion car crash was such a fascinating insight into the power and privilege an old order feels it deserves, and the crimes of Prince Andrew's one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein were so targeted on the young, the whole sordid affair weirdly resonated with a discussion of Doctor Sleep.

    Also discussed is how Doctor Sleep is a more rewarding exploration of childhood trauma than Joker, and our disappointment that while that anti-superhero film has crossed $1bn at the global box office, Doctor Sleep is struggling to find a sizeable audience. It's destined to become a hit later down the line, but is galling for those of us who love it now.

    The episode also turns into a love-in about all things Stephen King, which is never bad. So again, come and play with us, forever and ever and ever...


    If you like what you're hearing, why not leave us a review here or on Apple Podcasts here: podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-…st/id1097546968.

    Or, wherever you listen to us rabbit on about films.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

disappointed near-customer ,

In depth, knowledgable and doesn’t take itself too seriously

The new Siskel and Ebert? Both Robs work in the industry and, while often bickering like an old couple, have wit, knowledge and strong opinions which are much needed in a world of landfill movie reviews. Highly recommended even if they were wrong about Blade Rubber 2049

CathyCullen ,

Great Podcast

Great film podcast, full of knowledge and the two hosts have great chemistry. A good one to listen to on a commute as it's both long and funny! I also like that they're both called Rob. Perfect symmetry!

Tonyk100 ,

very entertaining and knowlegable pair

a joy to listen to, sound opinions, interesting nuggets of info, and genuine unbiased reviews in a light hearted manner.

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