Latest Episodes

Independence 2: WWDC

6 June 2017 • 34 minutes, 31 seconds

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is back, and having never been, Belle wants to know what it is that draws Curtis and Jelly back every year. Together, they look at what they like about WWDC, what it’s like in comparison to the independent conferences put on each year, and what they would do to improve it in the future.

Silver Screen Queens 211: Life

31 May 2017 • 47 minutes, 12 seconds

A few weeks back we saw LIFE, an ALIEN ahem tribute, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. While the movie itself was unoriginal and clichéd, we had a LOT of fun talking about it.

Silver Screen Queens 210: John Wick: Chapter 2

24 May 2017 • 32 minutes, 49 seconds

John Wick was a sleeper hit in 2014, so the team has scrambled to put together a sequel that’s longer, louder and freer of dog violence. If you liked the first one, this offers more of the same, without trying to get clever about it. The fight choreography and stunt work is well worth the price of admission.

Independence 1: Independence

23 May 2017 • 39 minutes, 1 second

What is independence, and why is it something that Belle, Curtis and Jelly aspire to achieve? In their inaugural episode, they discuss what they consider being independent, what the downsides are, and where they are in their journey towards it.

Silver Screen Queens 209: Alien: Covenant

17 May 2017 • 49 minutes, 11 seconds

Ridley Scott returns to the Alien universe, with a sequel to the 2012 prequel PROMETHEUS. It features good performances from Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston, but it doesn’t add anything to the legacy of the early films.

Silver Screen Queens 208: Colossal

10 May 2017 • 38 minutes, 16 seconds

Otherwise known as ‘that Anne Hathaway movie where she discovers she is controlling a giant kaiju with her mind’, Colossal lured us in with its fantastic poster, and gave us plenty to think about with its interesting take on what seemed like a silly premise.

Silver Screen Queens 207: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

3 May 2017 • 1 hour, 4 minutes

Marvel’s fun space franchise is back. We liked the first one, but not enough to be over-excited about its sequel. Pleasingly, it addresses some of what we thought were weakness in the first movie, with a stronger story and less mean humour. While it isn’t perfect (why so little Rocket and Groot?!), it is good fun and, as with most of Marvel’s output, even an average Marvel flick means a fun night at the movies.

Silver Screen Queens 206: Get Out

26 April 2017 • 45 minutes, 27 seconds

Due to Australia’s interesting (cough racist cough) film distribution system, we didn’t get GET OUT for nearly two months after it became the sleeper hit of 2017. We finally watch it, and see whether it lives up to they hype. See it (at a cinema, seriously, trust us on that) before you listen to this episode.

Silver Screen Queens 205: The Fate of the Furious

19 April 2017 • 1 hour, 1 minute

We generally enjoy The Fast and the Furious movies, and after the emotional high of Furious 7 there was no way were missing the eighth instalment. Unfortunately, the pudding has now been over-egged, and the result is this over-long outing that struggles to recover from the loss of the Dom-Brian dynamic, despite the brilliant supporting cast.

Silver Screen Queens 204: The Lego Batman Movie

12 April 2017 • 32 minutes, 28 seconds

Will Arnett’s Lego Batman was one of the highlights of 2014’s THE LEGO MOVIE, and thanks to a thousand internet memes, now he has a solo spinoff film. Unfortunately, what was a great gag in service of a larger movie, loses something when it has to carry an entire movie. The entire project smacks of a desire to cash in on a phenomenon, and it suffers from the lack of proper story development.