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The podcast where film-fans, Sol Harris and Allen Turing, take a weekly journey to Development Hell to discuss a film, then pitch their ideas for the sequel.

Diminishing Returns Diminishing Returns

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The podcast where film-fans, Sol Harris and Allen Turing, take a weekly journey to Development Hell to discuss a film, then pitch their ideas for the sequel.

    230 - Podcast of Horror V.III: Day of the Dead (with Calvin Dyson)

    230 - Podcast of Horror V.III: Day of the Dead (with Calvin Dyson)

    The final, most Halloweeny part of this year's three-part Halloween special takes a look at our two remaining George A. Romero zombie movies: 1985's Day of the Dead and 2005's Land of the Dead. We also touch on Taurus Entertainment's continued attempts to draw blood from a stone.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    229 - Podcast of Horror V.II: Dawn of the Dead (with Calvin Dyson)

    229 - Podcast of Horror V.II: Dawn of the Dead (with Calvin Dyson)

    This year's three-part Diminishing Returns Halloween special continues with the next two movies in George A. Romero's "Of the Dead" zombie franchise: Survival of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead. We take a look at Zack Snyder's 2004 remake, too.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    228 - Podcast of Horror V.I: Night of the Living Dead

    228 - Podcast of Horror V.I: Night of the Living Dead

    Diminishing Returns are going big for Halloween, this year, with a three-part "Podcast of Horror" special! We've been wanting to cover George A. Romero's "Of the Dead" zombie franchise for years, now, but we've finally found a solid place to fit them all in in a way that can do them justice. Looking at the films in the order of their internal chronology, we're starting, this week, with Night of the Living Dead, its hundreds of remakes and Diary of the Dead.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    227 - Teen Wolf (with Jeff Davis)

    227 - Teen Wolf (with Jeff Davis)

    It's a particularly exciting week for Diminishing Returns - not because of the films we're covering (definitely not). No, it's an exciting week because we're joined by the one and only Jeff Davis to discuss all things Teen Wolf, including its transition from a questionable Michael J. Fox vehicle into a sexy, teen-drama series on MTV.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    226 - Murder on the Orient Express (with Calvin Dyson)

    226 - Murder on the Orient Express (with Calvin Dyson)

    Murder, murder, murder! In a Diminishing Returns first (not counting that Diminisode where we covered Knives Out), we take a look at a murder mystery movie! It's Murder on the Orient Express, taking aim at the 1974 Sidney Lumet film starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot and the 2017 Kenneth Branagh version in anticipation of its sequel, Death on the Nile, which was due out this week but has since been delayed until December. We considered delaying this episode but figured we couldn't be bothered.

    Also covered are the 2001 Alfred Molina version, the 2010 episode of the Poirot TV series and the 2015 Japanese version.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    225 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    225 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    We had arguably the most exciting episode of Diminishing Returns yet all lined up, but our special guest had to postpone at the 11th hour, leaving us scrambling for content. We popped on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and two and a half hours later, we recorded this: an unusually impromptu edition of the podcast. Fret not, though, because we have yet another incredibly special guest coming up two weeks from now...

    • 1 hr 9 min

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