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RN 2/5: Setting an Example

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

Dwarf Gloin (Peter Hambleton) is inter­viewed at the Wellington première of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Dan and Kailey try – and fail – to inter­view Advanced Style dir­ect­or Lina Plioplyte in Lithuania so decide to review the film instead. Plus, win­ners of the Studio Ghibli com­pet­i­tion are finally announced.

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RN 2/4: “It’s knowledge, bro.”

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

This week’s reviews: Jake Gyllenhaal is a psy­cho­path­ic news cam­era­man in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, Jennifer Lawrence is a free­dom fight­er with some issues in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and a tame capuchin mon­key gets lost in the jungle in Amazonia 3D.

Special guest Mike Dickison joins us to dis­cuss the thorny sub­ject of sci­ence in the movies — films that get it wrong, and some that get it right.

Plus, import­ant Benedict Cumberbatch news and the weekly oblig­at­ory men­tions of 50 Shades of Grey and Game of Thrones.

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RN 2/3: Calling Occupants

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

Kailey and Dan do their best to review Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar but oth­er, more inter­est­ing, films keep on get­ting in the way. Plus, James Cameron live via Skype at the Embassy Theatre Q&A for Deepsea Challenge 3D on Labour Monday.

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RN 2/2: The All-Star Salute to Studio Ghibli

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

Dan and Kailey are joined by Sarah Watt, Liam Maguren, Tim Wong, David Larsen and Dominic Corry to cel­eb­rate the works of Ghibli, the fam­ous Japanese anim­a­tion stu­dio, and talk about their favour­ite pro­duc­tions. They also review the Bill Murray vehicle St. Vincent and intro­duce the word “edu­casham­ing” to the world.

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RN 2/1.2: Saving Sgt. Pitt

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

The second half of this week’s show (fea­tur­ing a spe­cial guest appear­ance from one of our exec pro­du­cers Tony Pratt). Show Me Shorts film fest­iv­al dir­ect­or Gina Dellabarca is inter­viewed and Tony and Dan review Brad Pitt in David Ayer’s Fury.

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RN 2/1.1: Soul Boys and Dead Lands

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

Special guest host (and exec pro­du­cer) Tony Pratt joins us for an epic start to Season Two, so big that it has to be split into two parts. Part One fea­tures inter­views with Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, The Dead Lands dir­ect­or Toa Fraser and a review of the com­edy This is Where I Leave You star­ring Justin Bateman and Tina Fey.

Show Notes are com­ing after we post Part Two on Monday. Sorry…