13 August 2014 • 30 minutes, 10 seconds
Scarlett Johansson finally gets to headline her own action flick in Luc Besson’s not-as-smart-as-it-thinks-it-is LUCY. Still, she kicks butt and audiences desperate for a Black Widow solo movie flock to see it.
6 August 2014 • 51 minutes, 51 seconds
Earth child Peter Quill is kidnapped by space pirates in 1988, after tragically watching his mother get fridged. 25 years later, he steals a valuable orb coveted by the villainous Kree, Ronan, and hooks up with a ragtag band of misfits to help save the world and deal with his daddy and mommy issues.
4 August 2014 • 1 hour, 18 minutes
Ben, Jake and Jelly discuss access control, using target/selector style method calls, and avoiding retain cycles in Swift (with a recap on how to debug them with Heapshot Analysis). They then take a look at test-driven development, asynchronous tests, and learning on-the-job. Plus, Moodstocks’ new pricing structure, the competitive GIF app market, and the failures of voice command interfaces.
30 July 2014 • 33 minutes, 46 seconds
In 2010, James Nguyen made a Hitchcock-inspired vanity project that combined his personal biography with his environmental fervour. The result is widely regarded as the Worst Movie Ever™.
23 July 2014 • 37 minutes, 35 seconds
Bong Joon-Ho’s dystopian train film has been the controversial hit of the summer. We manage to track it down, despite its minimal release, and, in a burst of professionalism, manage to confine our Chris Evans fangirling to a few minutes at the end.
21 July 2014 • 1 hour, 12 minutes
Jelly hasn’t had enough discussion of diversity yet, Jake discusses whether Apple should use a stick or a carrot to try to enforce accessible apps, and Ben explains how the Swift runtime works.
16 July 2014 • 45 minutes, 52 seconds
The Simian virus from 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes has wreaked havoc on humans, and let apes advance. Ten years later, low on fuel, humans start to infringe on ape territory.
9 July 2014 • 35 minutes, 56 seconds
With a few quiet weeks at the cinema, Mel and Katie decided to take a look at some films directed by women. We start with this 1992 Penny Marshall-helmed classic starring Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Hanks about the women’s professional baseball league set up during World War Two.
7 July 2014 • 1 hour, 34 minutes
Jelly talks about his new open-source library (and its terrible name), which leads into a discussion about the differences between table and collection views in iOS. Jake discusses his recent work with user testing, accessibility and the various ways that vision impaired users navigate their iDevices. The couch then talks about adaptive layout, what it could mean for future devices and why it has a different name to “responsive” design for the web. Finally, they touch on Google I/O and Android L’s new design direction, as well as the diversity amongst presenters during their keynote.