Latest Episodes

Silver Screen Queens 54: Maleficent

4 June 2014 • 57 minutes, 17 seconds

Angelina Jolie stars as the ‘bad’ fairy from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, now given the chance to tell her own story anew. Queen Angelina rules this film while Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley bask in her glow.

Silver Screen Queens 53: X-Men: Days of Future Past

28 May 2014 • 42 minutes, 29 seconds

Two generations of mutants team up for time travel shenanigans and 1970s haircuts and some hardcore alternate universe retrospective continuity. Lots happens, and James McAvoy steals the show.

Mobile Couch 32: More Static Analyser Warnings

26 May 2014 • 1 hour, 5 minutes

Following up on the discussion about auto layout in the last episode, Jake and Jelly team up to compare it with manual frame management in a view from one of Jelly’s projects. Then come the WWDC predictions for language, frameworks, and even hardware as the couch attempts to peek into the future for what awaits us in the next couple of weeks.

Silver Screen Queens 52: The Lego Movie

21 May 2014 • 32 minutes, 17 seconds

A surprise hit on its February release, The Lego Movie didn’t make it to Australia for two months. With the iTunes/Blu-ray/DVD release imminent, we take a look.

Silver Screen Queens 51: Belle

14 May 2014 • 33 minutes, 36 seconds

Belle is based on the real life story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral and a slave called Maria Belle, raised by her aristocratic great uncle Lord Mansfield, best known as the Lord Chief Justice who ruled slavery illegal in England. Belle negotiates coming of age as an aristocratic woman of colour in Georgian England as another of her uncle’s important anti-slavery cases playing out in the background.

Mobile Couch 31: God Knows I’m Not a Smart Developer

12 May 2014 • 1 hour, 16 minutes

It’s a rapid-fire episode, as the couch discusses follow-up about replacing Objective-C, C#’s async/await feature, supporting iOS 6 and 7’s UI, using Auto Layout to simplify UI layout math, the benefits of using Magical Record with Core Data, when to use Expedited Reviews, and variability in Beacon signal strength.

Silver Screen Queens 50: Divergent

7 May 2014 • 49 minutes, 35 seconds

In a post-apocalyptic world based on the YA novels by Veronica Roth, the world has taken the Hogwarts Sorting Hat as a model for society. Beatrice/Tris doesn’t fit in her native Hufflepuff and is therefore a dangerous mix of character traits. She joins Gryffindor and gets caught in a battle with the dangerous Ravenclaws.

Silver Screen Queens 49: Mean Girls

30 April 2014 • 42 minutes, 8 seconds

It’s the 10th anniversary of this high school classic. Lindsay Lohan at the peak of her powers, assisted by the excellent Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Tina Fey. Today, we wear pink.

Silver Screen Queens 48: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

23 April 2014 • 33 minutes, 4 seconds

It’s the Rise of Electro Boogaloo, as Andrew Garfield’s charming Spidey, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacey and a talented cast do their best with a (maybe too) faithful comic book adaptation.