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This episode we discuss the long awaited Zack Snyder's Justice League. The audience has waited over 4 years so we go into spoilers quite quickly. Shownotes: You can follow all of us on @9e3k and @asimburney Sujoy’s instagram which has amazing shots can be found here, we strongly recommend you follow him! You can follow Paresh on his Currysmugglers …
 
This episode we discuss and review Disney+ original series WandaVision. Spoilers included. Shownotes: You can follow all of us on @9e3k and @asimburney Sujoy’s instagram which has amazing shots can be found here, we strongly recommend you follow him! You can follow Paresh on his Currysmugglers live DJ sets on the CurrySmugglers Twitch feed. You can…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. In our final episode, we are joined by friend, guest host, and romance reader Tanya to discuss what it all means for us, and for the culture, to have a show like this. (A little thirst might be involved.) Thank you all for listening and we hope to return w…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. We discuss the eighth and final episode with guest host Uday Bhatia, film critic at Mint Lounge. As Daphne and Simon arrive at a mutual understanding, the Bridgertons and Featheringtons are faced with new plans and challenges going into the second season. …
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. In our seventh episode we are joined by guest host Uday Bhatia, film critic at Mint Lounge, to discuss the fallout of the previous episode. As Daphne comes into her own and the Bridgertons and Featheringtons scramble to save reputations and lives, futures …
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. We are joined by guest host Sal Salam for the sixth episode - i.e. the shagging episode. While Daphne and Simon christen every inch of the Hastings estate, Colin's engagement to Marina sparks reactions in multiple corners and the end of the episode will se…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Guest host Sal Salam joins Beth and Amrita to discuss the fifth episode in which Simon makes a speech, the King is definitely mad, Violet sets her daughter up for failure, Colin is an idiot, and Daphne experiences connubial bliss. Follow Beth @bethlovesbol…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Guest host Manish Mathur (host of the excellent It Pod to be You as well as Queer and Now) joins Beth and Amrita to discuss the fourth episode in which Big Things happen and how the entire series changes in perception with the addition of one throwaway sce…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Hosts Beth Watkins and Amrita Rajan are joined by Manish Mathur (host of the excellent It Pod to be You as well as Queer and Now) to discuss the events of the third episode, take a closer look at relationship between Daphne and Simon, the optics of Simon a…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Hosts Beth Watkins and Amrita Rajan discuss the events of the second episode, consider the importance of sexual education, the way women utilize whisper networks for their own safety, and how unusual it is to see any of this in regular media. Follow Beth @…
 
BINGING BRIDGERTON is a deep dive into the eight episodes of the eponymous series on Netflix. Hosts Beth Watkins and Amrita Rajan discuss the events of the first episode, investigate the term "historical romance", and question what sets this series apart from the usual period dramas. Follow Beth @bethlovesbolly on Twitter or her writing on her blog…
 
Denis Villeneuve has made enough better than decent films for Upod to give him his own episode, but what better opportunity than Blade Runner 2049 to get the ball rolling?! Much has been made of the original and its many iterations and influence, so with 2017’s extension, we weigh in on: Ryan Gosling and his […]…
 
This week’s episode the gang is talking about the new Netflix exclusive by Bong Joon Ho: Okja. Notable for many reasons, we talk about: Being vegetarian (or not) Factory farming Is a movie a movie if it doesn’t play in theaters? Authority figures being figures of fun The Cannes Palme d’Or Bong Joon Ho’s other […]…
 
On this week’s episode we review the first 6 episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist, the final Marvel Netflix series before The Defenders kick in to gear. We’re joined by our friend and comic book connoisseur Akin Aworan to breakdown the story of this billionaire turned martial artist (or is the other way around) We try […]…
 
Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. John Wick hits the theaters and Upodcast is […]…
 
A new Brit horror brings the creepy back to Upod, along with discussion about some new TV shows Powerless 24: Legacy Santa Clara’s Diet RiverdaleWe move on to our main review of indie horror Don’t Knock Twice – where it sits in the range of horror genres – the setting, production design, look and feel […]…
 
The guys, joined by Sujoy aka @9e3k , get stuck into the season finale of the BBC’s Sherlock and there is much afoot! Firstly a quick intro talking about Ben Affleck and his new film, Live by Night. And then a battle between La La Land and all of Bollywood. Sherlock, the final problem. Upod […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
We recorded this episode during the holidays but never got a chance to post it, so with this UPOD brings you a belated festive cheer! Returning with a Santa’s sack of new TV to consider Ahmed talks about Hulu Original Shut Eye, Shooter on Netflix and the pilot of the McGyver reboot.( As usual Martin […]…
 
The game is well and truly afoot! As Sherlock dives further into series 4, so Upodcasting dives further into Sherlock. Coming up in this latest episode, we continue our own investigations, talking through all of the key issues and talking points of episode 2 – The Lying Detective. In many ways, this could be considered […]…
 
Hot on the trail of the BBC’s series (no seasons please, we’re British) four opener, Upodcast takes a deep dive into the first episode. Will Watson and Holmes get it on? What the hell happened during the one-off Christmas special and how will Holmes talk his way out of murdering someone in cold blood? Three […]…
 
This week we review Marvel’s Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton directed by Scott Derickson. From IMDB: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Is the movie able to bring our hosts out of their superhero […]…
 
This episode of Upodcast we discuss Mira Nair’s uplifting Disney produced story Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi who came from the streets of rural Uganda to becoming an international chess champion. We’re joined by our friend Akin Aworan to talk about how Mira […]…
 
The consistently amazing season of CW’s The Flash comes to an end and what a season it has been. In the episode the Upodcast team breaks down some of their favorite moments, why they are still surprised how much they ended up loving the show as a whole and what to hope/expect for Season 3 […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
Releasing this week in the UK, The Nice Guys stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in a retro 70’s buddy action comedy like they used to make when Shai Hussain, our guest of this week, and I used to be a young men. Does Shane Black capture some of the magic of movies like Another […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
The third installment in Marvel’s Captain America franchise, Civil War, pits our superheroes against each other. Will our host be on different teams when reviewing this movie? We keep it spoiler free until our spoiler warning towards the end of the show. We also talk about the new Dr. Strange trailer and make some comparisions […]…
 
This week’s we join Jon Favreau on his re-imaginging of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book in an updated CGI jungle bonanza. Our guest this week is the overall awesome dude Dj Shai Hussain ( you can check out more of his work on www.shaihussain.com), who grew up watching the 60’s Disney version on repeat and […]…
 
We bring out the big guns for this one. Critically derided but a massive box office hit, where does the Upodcast team stand on Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice which sorta a sequel to Man Of Steel but also a set up for the forthcoming DC Justice League Universe. Joined by @Bollybrit […]…
 
A Tarantino way to start the new year and an obvious choice for UPOD. The boys are back in the hotseat and talk about 2 highly anticipated events: the return of the X-files (are you under the age of 30? Does the X-files mean anything to you?) after a seriously long lay-off and Quentin Tarantino’s […]…
 
Bond is back business with the hotly anticipated SPECTRE, the latest in a long line of blockbusters in 2015. Upodcasting casts its critical eye over the ghostly goings on of Daniel Craig, acting outside the control of British Secret Service for the first time since Timmy Dalton’s License to Kill way back when in 1989. […]…
 
This episode we visit Mars with Matt Damon and stick around longer than intented. Together with Paresh (from the CurrySmugglers) and Anandini (from Bollystalgia) both card carrying space geeks, we talk about Ridley Scott’s latest offering and especially how it compares to Andy Weir’s best seller, from which the movie is adapted. We discuss the […]…
 
Priyanka Chopra US TV debut Quantico is a big deal! So much so that we needed to dedicate an hour just to dissect the first 2 episodes. We’re joined by Jay also known as @Bollybrit (Nominated as a finalist in the Best Blog Category at this year’s Asian Media Awards!) who is a pretty big […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
This episode we talk about the new Woody Allen movie, an Irrational Man and the Netflix Original Series, Narcos. Of course, Woody isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but Asim has a strange relationship with the director (OK, it’s not THAT strange) – preferring the films that don’t win critical approval to those that do. Case […]…
 
This time we’re attempting to unpick and unravel the ever expanding Marvel universe of superheroes and shine a light on what was previously a sub-genre restricted to Superman and Batman and therefore DC. All levels of geekdom are catered for, ranging from the casual viewer / person best representing his parents’ generation through to the […]…
 
Is Terminator the movie franchise that just won’t die? Martin and Asim discuss the re-imagined cast, the legacy of Skynet and if Time Travel can actually make sense in any movie. To listen and download, click on the link below. Or subscribe to us in iTunes and never miss an Episode:By Upodcast- Main Event
 
The latest smash from Disney studios hits screens in the UK this Friday 22nd May. But what can we expect from such a potentially stunning combination of actors, writers and directors? George Clooney is the main lead on stage, with directing contributions from Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille and MI:3 – aka the best one […]…
 
The latest Upod is a busy one and we are back in familiar territory to start with! 2015 is a pretty impressive year with its line-up of films, so with the newest James Bond trailer released, we had no choice but to SPECTRE-ulate about what we can ex-SPECTRE from Daniel Craig’s latest collaboration with Sam […]…
 
’tis the season to be Oscar. Asim and Martin take aim and set their sights on Clint Eastwood’s latest target, American Sniper. The most successful war movie of all time has taken America by storm, smashing box office records left, right and centre. And of course yet more potential Oscar glory for its esteemed director. […]…
 
Sometimes in life, they say less is more, but we beg to differ. For this episode of Upodcasting, more is more! We squeeze in a load of TV shows and 2 movies. Well, 3 movies if you include Asim coming very late to the X-men Days of Future Past party. It could even have been […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
As the London Film Festival rolls onwards, we are joined by writer, producer, DJ Shai Hussain and talk about the movies we are most looking forward to as well as give short thoughts on the ones we have already caught like Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children and Justin Simien’s Dear White People. Our main […]…
 
This is a busy episode so comes with a “wide load” sticker on the back. Martin walks down the more arty path, talking about a classic Bernardo Bertolucci, The Conformist, before keeping up the Italian end by frankly, gushing about The Great Beauty, the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film this year. Surely the contemporary […]…
 
They say good things come in 3s and after a short break, Ahmed returns to complete the 3 musketeers, joining Asim and Martin to talk about 3 movies. Appropriately, we first talk about Kevin Costner’s latest film 3 days to kill. Hit, miss or meh? We’ll set you on the right path. Next-up we get […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
Back in the chair this week we have Asim and Martin discussing some of the latest sequels. Asim also talks about the english dubbed version of HayaoMiyazaki’s last ever film, The Wind Rises (In Uk Theaters since Friday)! Here’s the trailer because of all the pretty: On a much less pleasant note, Martin has been […]…
 
Almost a decade after dining in hell, we revisit the CGI vision of ancient Greece set through the eyes of Zach Snyder and Frank Miller. Ad Film maker, Noam Murro takes over the directing reigns with returning cast members Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headley and David Wenham together with new additions Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green. Were […]…
 
The game is on..! Upodcast returns for 2014 with a TV and movie doubleheader. First up we celebrate the return of Sherlock to our screens. The long overdue (in our opinion) resolution of the “how did he die but live?” question was so tantalising, more than 9 million Brits tuned-in to the first episode of […]…
 
The first return to Hobbit country might have not gone as planned for Peter Jackson’s as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was critically derided but still made mint at the box office. So is second part in this new Middle Earth trilogy any different? That’s exactly the question we debate with Sujoy Singha (OneKnighStand and […]…
 
Back in the chair for Upod we have a varied episode, covering a multitude of films. Heavy duty stuff to begin with as Asim and Martin have been watching documentaries. Utopia, the latest from John Pilger, takes its name from a region of Australia’s Northern Territories. Home to many aborigines the reality is that Utopia […]…
 
The boys are back in town. And they’re not in a good mood. Although Martin hasn’t watched TV in about 3 weeks Asim and Ahmed have been tucking into Agents of Shield and that hasn’t gone down very well. Are hints of the A-Team and guest spots from Nick Fury and Agent Maria Hill enough […]By Upodcast- Main Event
 
Bad Grandpa is the latest release in the long line of Jackass related features, either TV or movie screen based. Starring Johnny Knoxville as the aforementioned ill-behaved grandfather. Jeff Tramaine directing and Spike Jonze and others behind the scenes, return to breathe life into a previously thought dead corpse. Asim and Martin take a trip […]…
 
A mini-podcast dedicated to Vin Diesel’s Riddick return. Asim and Martin take a look at the latest blockbuster sci-fi to hit screens worldwide. There are mercenaries and bounty hunters, space dogs and beasties, the odd bit of nudity and much swearing. We won’t reveal too much before listening, but count on us to tell you […]…
 
If the Chinese celebrated more than just animals in their yearly zodiac, then 2013 wouldn’t be the year of the snake, it would be the year of The Rock. Our latest podcast talks about one of Dwayne Johnson’s many movies this year, Empire State. Also featuring the lesser-spotted Hemsworth (Liam) and a largely irrelevant Emma […]…
 
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