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Cleared For Takeoff? - Killing Eve

Cleared For Takeoff? - Killing Eve

April 16, 2021

Your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew continue to try their hands at a little TV Pilot Analysis with a little TransAtlantic production between an Englishwoman and a  Canadian so we've got one of our own Englishwomen and our resident Canadian profiling BBC/BBC America's Killing Eve.  Ellie is in the captain's chair and Ian's riding the jumpseat as he's never seen the show.  It's a Whole New World as we discuss:

  • Sandra Oh's previous career before joining the cast
  • Ian and Ellie discuss a mutual love of all things Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Which character of the main twosome does each member of the panel connect with more?
  • What piece of dialogue required more thought than any other part?  Why was this?
  • What was the name of the source material?  Why switch it for television?
  • Ian & Ellie both share their relative strengths in speaking with accents
  • Ian gives his first impressions of the series, having never seen it before
  • Would we ground the Killing Eve pilot or is it Cleared for Takeoff?
Episode 63 - Titanic (w/ Debbie)

Episode 63 - Titanic (w/ Debbie)

April 13, 2021

This week we're off the Road to WrestleMania and on a steam liner headed to New York with Jack and Rose in Titanic. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia - alongside friend of the podcast, Debbie - on a TransAtlantic voyage that wouldn't quite make it to the Big Apple.  We're never letting go of our 63rd episode as we discuss:

  • What James Cameron sacrificed to get his version of the film made.
  • Which actor/actress swore that they would never work with the legendary director again after this shoot
  • Liam and Debbie share some of their background knowledge on Titanic
  • We find out Celine Dion's initial reaction to her iconic song
  • Which member of the cast had a near-death experience on stage
  • We try another pint of Baker's Batch courtesy of How Not To Summon breweries
  • Ian shares perhaps the greatest context story in the history of the pod
  • Someone suggests a drastic edit to trim the runtime of the film
  • Whether or not Titanic is the Best Film Ever

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Falcon & The Weekly Soldier (Ep 4) - The Whole World Is Watching

Falcon & The Weekly Soldier (Ep 4) - The Whole World Is Watching

April 12, 2021

We're back with another episode reviewing Marvel's "The Falcon & The Winter Solider", with our analysis of Episode 4, "The Whole World is Watching" Falcon & The Weekly Soldier is designed as a companion podcast for the casual fan (but not hardcore comic spoiler types). Join Ethan and Ian for a roundtable as we discuss super soldier envy, never meet your heroes and just how exactly will I get this shield out of my beaten chest.

See It Or Skip It? - Zack Snyder’s Justice League

See It Or Skip It? - Zack Snyder’s Justice League

April 9, 2021

SPOILERS PRESENT FOR ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE and (JOSS WHEDON'S) JUSTICE LEAGUE

It's another BOYS NIGHT as Ian, and Ethan are talking about the Twitter mandated return to the Snyderverse in "Zack Snyder's Justice League." Is it worth all the hype?  Which characters got more focus in the new version?  How is the third act different? Should we feel that this film is a victory or does it set a dangerous precedent for future directors and Twitter fandoms at large? We answer all these questions and more in our "See It or Skip It" review of Zack Snyder's Justice League and then we tell you whether you should SEE IT or SKIP IT.

Episode 62 - Fighting With My Family

Episode 62 - Fighting With My Family

April 6, 2021

This week we're on the Road to WrestleMania as we're locking up and hoping to avoid a receipt in a film based on a true story in Fighting With My Family. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia - as we head to Norwich, England; and then Orlando, Florida to try and crack onto the main roster of the WWE.  It's a bodyslam of a 62nd episode as we discuss:

  • The bizarre true story in how Dwayne Johnson was inspired to produce this film
  • Why Ricky Knight was disappointed at first when he heard it was Nick Frost playing him, as well as revealing Ricky's first choice
  • Liam goes nuts over all the local (to us) locations used for the shoot
  • We talk about the difference between British and American humour
  • Ian nerds out massively about all things wrestling and shares his own account of some of the televised portions of the story
  • We ask if the fictionalised version of Paige should've been a bit more ready for some of the elements that awaited her in Florida given her years in the business
  • There's a debut tasting of Baker's Batch home brew, courtesy of Summon It Breweries
  • Whether or not Fighting With My Family is the Best Film Ever

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Falcon & The Weekly Soldier (Ep 3) - The Power Broker

Falcon & The Weekly Soldier (Ep 3) - The Power Broker

April 5, 2021

We're back with another episode reviewing Marvel's "The Falcon & The Winter Solider", with our analysis of Episode 3, "The Power Broker." Falcon & The Weekly Soldier is designed as a companion podcast for the casual fan (but not hardcore comic spoiler types). Join Ethan and Ian for a Thanos snapped roundtable as we discuss our new crush on Zemo, the logistics of having a fling with Steve Rogers and just how exactly a group chat between heroes would go.

Watch Along 01 - Tall Girl (April Fools Day Episode)

Watch Along 01 - Tall Girl (April Fools Day Episode)

April 1, 2021

Come join us as we turn the April Fools Day joke back on ourselves with a Watch-Along of the Netflix Original Film, "Tall Girl."  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, Georgia - and push play in unison with us on your own Netflix and listen to us extol the virtues (there aren't very many), and slam the criticisms.  Join us as we discuss:

  • How we ended up doing the Watchalong and our own fears before pushing play
  • Which actress Ian mistook as someone else (so much for Georgia's face blindness)
  • The tropes that we're expecting in a teen romantic comedy
  • Hear us discuss in real-time the predicted ending.
  • There are some technical elements that Ian gushes over and others that are mercilessly criticised. 
  • Which part had the whole panel shouting at the screen in disapproval
Episode 61 - Paddington

Episode 61 - Paddington

March 30, 2021

This week we've got a suitcase full of marmalade, a sandwich under our hat, and have stowed away on board a postal boat in search of a new home in posh London as we watch Paddington.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, Georgia - as we wait at Cockfosters train station for someone to notice the tag around our neck.  It's a 61st episode full of British cameos as we discuss:

  • Who the original choice was for the titular Peruvian bear and how late in the game was the swap made
  • We play BFE Bingo as Ian discovers he has 4 key things he references in every episode
  • We have an absolutely uncanny Jim Broadbent fact courtesy of Ellie in Context Corner
  • We all ask if this film wastes Peter Capaldi
  • We marvel at the quality of the CGI as Paddington seamlessly interacts with the live-action footage in London
  • There's a spirited discussion about if a film has to do more than give you the warm-and-fuzzies (pun totally intended) to be declared a great film
  • We ask how an Academy Award winning actress such as Nicole Kidman can be this bad in the film and if moments of this film are a bit of a rebuke to a former partner.
  • Does this film condition children against the museum and geographers in general?
  • Whether or not Paddington is the Best Film Ever

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Falcon & The Weekly Soldier (Ep 2) - The Star-Spangled Man

Falcon & The Weekly Soldier (Ep 2) - The Star-Spangled Man

March 29, 2021

We're back with another episode reviewing Marvel's "The Falcon & The Winter Solider", with our analysis of Episode 2, "The Star-Spangled Man" Falcon & The Weekly Soldier is designed as a companion podcast for the casual fan (but not hardcore comic spoiler types).  Join Ethan, Georgia, and Ian together on this one as we talk about the slow burn on John Walker, our happiness with the Shrink's continued presence, and we cast ourselves as the 3 main characters. 

Cleared For Takeoff? - Ozark

Cleared For Takeoff? - Ozark

March 26, 2021

Your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew continue to try their hands at a little TV Pilot Analysis and we're trying to talk ourselves into a little more money laundering money for to make up for underweight gas tankers. We've got Ian in the pilot's chair and Liam is skimming a little off the top this week as he's never seen the show.  Relocate with us as we discuss:

  • Jason Bateman's comedic career before looking to reinvent himself
  • We talk about the benefits of being your own boss
  • The part of the episode that Liam couldn't reconcile
  • What does Marty Byrd want more than anything else?
  • Despite the name of the series, where is it actually set?
  • We discuss the Aunt Carlotta quagmire.  Do you fire a longtime employee who after 15 years is caught stealing $5 out of the till?
  • Liam gives his first impressions of the series, having never seen it before
  • Would we ground the Ozark pilot or is it cleared for takeoff?
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