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Silver Screen Queens 99: Big Eyes

15 April 2015 • 32 minutes, 49 seconds

Margaret Keane was a talented artist with the misfortune to marry a con-man who took credit for her paintings. In Big Eyes, her story gets a loving and satisfying telling from Tim Burton in more subdued form.

Topical 5: Criticism

10 April 2015 • 17 minutes, 21 seconds

Nobody is perfect, especially Jelly, who has recently received some criticism through the internet. This lead to some reflection on how one deals with negative feedback, both constructive and not-so-constructive, and how to make it so you don’t feel quite so sad afterwards.

Silver Screen Queens 98: Furious 7

8 April 2015 • 33 minutes, 14 seconds

The fast-driving, ‘splosion-loving gang are back for a seventh outing. It’s all fun and games and scientific improbabilities right up until it hits you in the feels. Universal’s superhero franchise is doing just fine.

Topical 4: Galaxy S

3 April 2015 • 24 minutes, 26 seconds

Samsung cops a lot of flak for cloning Apple devices, which is something Russell doesn’t think they deserve any more. In fact, he’s convinced that they actually made the right business move to duplicate the iPhone when building the Galaxy S.

Silver Screen Queens 97: Insurgent

1 April 2015 • 35 minutes, 39 seconds

It’s the second instalment of the Divergent series, and things don’t get better. It’s a cynical cash-grab movie adaptation of a cynical cash-grab book series, and not even a mostly great cast can overcome the dodgy source material.

Topical 3: Shower Thoughts

27 March 2015 • 16 minutes, 41 seconds

Russell’s favourite place for thinking through the problems he faces is the shower (don’t worry, he wears a tuxedo), so he and Jelly talk about their favourite ways to solve problems with down time, whether by showering, walking or building Lego.

Silver Screen Queens 96: Kingsman: The Secret Service

25 March 2015 • 26 minutes, 38 seconds

Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn, the team behind Kick-Ass, re-team for this hyper-violent, mean-spirited homage to spy movies featuring image conscious secret agents shaken up by the introduction of a working class boy called Eggs.

Mobile Couch 53: Too Much Syntax

23 March 2015 • 1 hour, 9 minutes

While Ben is at NSConference, Jake and Jelly compensate by talking about the new Macbook, Jake’s recent experience with converting a Swift 1.0 project to 1.2, and a couple of Haneke-related tricks they’ve learned recently.

Topical 2: Nicknames

20 March 2015 • 18 minutes, 30 seconds

If anything is certain, it’s that Jelly has a really odd nickname. He also has some pretty specific ideas about how others should refer to him, so he and Russell discuss the origin of their online handles, the names they prefer other people call them by, and why Jelly should have taken his wife’s name when he got married.