89 episodes

The comedy podcast where four long suffering friends dissect film’s most dastardly schemes, and then compete to improve those diabolical plans.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The comedy podcast where four long suffering friends dissect film’s most dastardly schemes, and then compete to improve those diabolical plans.

    Episode 87: The Naked Gun

    Episode 87: The Naked Gun

    “I know you think of yourself as a Mark Wahlberg-type character”
    The panel of peril wipe the unsightly chunk of banana off the side of their mouth and slip into something more comfortable to watch this week’s film The Naked Gun (David Zucker, 1988).
    Police Squad’s finest, Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen), is tasked with investigating an attack on Det. Nordberg (OJ Simpson) just as the city is expecting a huge visit from Queen Elizabeth II (Jeannette Charles). Questioning local property magnate Vincent Ludwig (Ricardo Montalban) leads Drebin down a path that sees both events intertwine and begin a relationship with his assistant, the delightful Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley).
    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S476PqNJkPM
    ********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********
    Jane digs up some startling info on her boss. Not only is he trafficking illegal goods through the city docks, but he has cut a sweet deal to have the Queen assassinated. His method? Mind control. His hitman? A baseball player, during a game that her Maj will be in attendance for! Can our incredible investigator find which player has their sights set on Queenie, or will Ludwig succeed and become slightly richer than he is already is?
    Just what did the panel think of this week’s movie? How can they improve upon Ludwig’s regicidal plan? And who will be christened this week’s most diabolical?
    Here’s that bit from Police Squad that Ben mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8PZFQz-qmo
    And Gaz and Craig's appearance on the Fandomentals podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Mno0arNicnZmgVGaMLz8c?si=fXd6t0bTRTOSVWJh0LY28Q 

    • 52 min
    Episode 86: Beverly Hills Cop

    Episode 86: Beverly Hills Cop

    “Where are The Beverly Hillbillies during this?”
    The panel of peril just about make it home, despite the banana up their tailpipe (fnar, fnar), in their battered old automobile. Just in time to check out this week’s film Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest, 1984).
    Detroit cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is a streetwise, proverbial good cop who knows how to collar a perp. Unfortunately, his friend Mikey falls foul of Beverly Hills bad sod Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff) and tastes hot lead at the hands of scary henchman Zack (Jonathan Banks). Looks like a trip to sunny B Hills is on the itinerary for Axel F!
    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc3sPICXZLs
    ********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********
    At first falling foul of Detective Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sergeant Taggart (John Ashton), Axel slowly makes inroads to finding out what Victor’s beef with Mikey was. Cocaine and bearer bonds are being smuggled through his high-class art dealership, more than enough to nail his British bottom to the wall. Can Axel convince the Beverly Hills PD to help him do so, though?
    Did this week’s film fill the panel with nostalgic cheer? Could they find a way to improve Victor’s money-grubbing plan? And who will be named this week’s most diabolical (person/podcast((er)))?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 85: Seven

    Episode 85: Seven

    “You can only have one muppet in it – that’s a dealbreaker”
    The panel of peril put away their copy of Gun Owners Weekly, clean up, and settle down in the soft neon light of their oversized crucifix to watch this week’s film Se7en (David Fincher, 1995).
    Detectives Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Mills (Brad Pitt) are the original chalk and cheese: one is a jaded, cynical veteran, the other a cocky, optimistic newcomer to the nameless city they operate in. But when a deranged person themes a series of murders around the seven deadly sins, can Mills and Somerset come together to crack the case and both become cheese (or chalk, I suppose)?
    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmZoVkCjpI
    ********PLOT 5POILER AL3RT********
    Shockingly handing himself in to the police and revealing himself to be John Doe (Kevin Spacey), the killer’s true purpose will only revealed during an explosive conclusion that pushes the detectives to the very edge of their sanity.
    What the actual flip did the panel make of this one? How the actual flip can they improve upon John Doe’s criminally insane scheme? And who the actual flip will be victorious in this week’s competition?
    A short comic by Craig and Gaz wherein John Cena plays Brad PItt's role in Se7en: https://gorillapress123.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/gorilla-press-presents-one-shot-se7en-starring-john-cena/ss.com)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 84: Gladiator

    Episode 84: Gladiator

    “I know you're being light-hearted, but baguettes are way stronger than a sausage roll”
    ‘Are you not entertained!’ scream the panel of peril at their slack-jawed neighbours, wearing just a comical pair of white y-fronts. They are entertained; very much so. With that, they pick up their bottle of milk and head inside to watch this week’s film Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000).
    General Maximus (Russell Crowe) has it all – sweet fur cape, legion of dudes fighting at his side, and a family waiting for his safe return from war. He too has the favour of Roman Caesar Marcus Aurelias (Richard Harris) which may prove to be his undoing, as Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) has a serious case of the green-eyed monster for his father’s position. Will the cowardly and jealous Commodus accede to Caesar’s will and allow Maximus to lead Rome, or does he have something altogether more diabolical planned? ((Yes) to the second bit))
    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BLZbrLogTo
    ********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********
    Commodus decides the simplest course of action is to simply kill his own father, assume the role of Caesar, have Maximus and his entire family killed – Bob’s your Uncle, Fanny’s your Aunt. There’s just one problem: Maximus does not take kindly to his attempted murder, and kills his would-be killers instead! A series of unfortunate events sees the Spaniard enslaved, eventually arriving back in Rome as a gladiator of some renown. Are Commodus’ days numbered, or can he finish off his nemesis for good? ((Yes) to the first bit))
    Just what did the panel think of this week’s movie, pray tell? How can they improve upon Commodus’ campaign of murderous intent? And who will be christened this week’s most diabolical?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 83: Dungeons & Dragons - Honor Among Thieves

    Episode 83: Dungeons & Dragons - Honor Among Thieves

    “Magic Michael is my father. You can call me Magic Mike”
    The panel of peril roll 2 D20s, snake eyes. They roll again: snake eyes. They roll for a third time – snake eyes. The hell with this, they collectively groan and instead switch on this week’s film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, 2023).
    A merry band of thieves comprising bard Edgin (Chris Pine), barbarian Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) and mage Simon (Justice Smith) set course for Neverwinter in order to retrieve Edgin's daughter and head off for some precious loot. But, in a shocking twist, former gang members Forge (Hugh Grant) and Sofina (Daisy Head) block their progress at every turn. What ever shall they do?
    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMinixSXII
    ********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********
    Forge may think that he is the one in charge as the ruler of Neverwinter, but it is actually Sofina whose scheme is truly diabolical. She plans to utilise the High Sun Games to create an army of undead in order to rule with an iron fist over all races. Oh my bloody God! If there’s anyone ill-equipped to fight such a scourge, then it’s surely a ragtag gang of losers. Or is iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit?
    Just what did the panel think of this week’s movie, pray tell? How can they improve upon the Sofina’s duplicitous masterplan? And who will be christened this week’s most diabolical?
    Sound Effect from Pixabay

    • 57 min
    Episode 82: Ghostbusters

    Episode 82: Ghostbusters

    “A heavy rain of chow mein”
    Does busting, as the old saying goes, make you feel good? The panel of peril are here to answer this question and much more besides as they take on this week’s film, Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984).
    Peter (Bill Murray), Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon (Harold Ramis) are three down on their luck university researchers of the paranormal. Just as all manner of ghostly activities begins to kick off, they get canned from their residency at Columbia! When life gives you lemons you gotta set up a business to capture ghosts to earn a bit of bunce. But just why is New York being overrun with ghouls, ghosts, spirits and goblins?
    Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hDkhw5Wkas
    ********PLOT SPOILER ALERT********
    It might have something to do with the return of demi-god Gozer the Gozerian (Slavitza Joven), hellbent on the destruction of mankind. In fact it does. That’s the reason. Joined by Winston (Ernie Hudson) and special clients Dana (Sigourney Weaver) and Louis (Rick Moranis), they face the fight of their lives in the form of the destructor: the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
    Just what did the panel think of this week’s movie? How can they improve upon a demi-god’s destructive plan? And who will be christened this week’s most diabolical?
    Music: Vintage Movie - Pixabay
    Music: Spooky And Funny - Pixabay

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Smitty1209 ,

Great show

These guys are great. The rapport between the hosts is fantastic. Very funny and they know they’re facts about the movies they choose. Cant recommend more, definitely a must listen!

fatbacksupreme ,

A perilous journey

Are these the supervillains of podcasting ? I listened to a couple episodes and I had a blast. At times it reminds of one of my favorite cartoons space ghost coast to coast. The intros are fantastic , the discussions are fun and funny and the host have great chemistry. I love the turntable break beats during transitions. The panel has reviewed a bunch of great films and I look forward to diving in deeper and maybe earning some perilous points my self! Thank you gents ‘‘twas a good time.
Ryan Wilson
You gonna eat that crust? podcast


Five stars!

Quality stuff!

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