Silver Screen Queens 309: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Published 24 April 2019 • 38 minutes, 16 seconds

Five years after THE LEGO MOVIE delivered a huge smash hit, a Lego-saturated audience delivered a resounding ‘meh’ as its sequel was gradually released around the world. It’s a shame, because THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART is just as funny, and learned a few important lessons from the criticism of the first film. Nevertheless, it gave us a great chance to laugh at the one-liners, and get into a discussion of favourite Chrises.

Independence 51: Merchandising

Published 23 April 2019 • 35 minutes, 47 seconds

If you have a product that people love, it’s entirely possible that they want ways to show it off. In the lead up to WWDC, Jelly’s merch game is woefully inadequate. He enlists Alice and Curtis to discuss potential ideas for merchandising, and the things you might need to consider if you’re going to sell it online.

Silver Screen Queens 308: Unicorn Store

Published 17 April 2019 • 33 minutes, 34 seconds

Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson has directed a movie, and it just dropped on Netflix. Unicorn Store tells the story of a whimsical young artist who finds herself stuck back at her parents place and temping for a terrible boss, when the offer of a pet unicorn gives her a new purpose.

Silver Screen Queens 307: Shazam!

Published 10 April 2019 • 59 minutes, 35 seconds

Long-time SSQ fave Zachary Levi got a superhero movie and we couldn’t be more delighted. Shazam! tells the story of a hardscrabble foster kid given a sudden…boost.

Independence 50: Guiding Stars

Published 9 April 2019 • 36 minutes, 54 seconds

When we start down the indie path, we usually have very purposeful ideas for the products we want to build, but many of us don’t think beyond the product onto the company. Alice, Curtis and Jelly give some thought to the visions they have for the future of their respective companies, and why that’s something worth thinking about in the present.

Silver Screen Queens 306: Us

Published 3 April 2019 • 51 minutes, 21 seconds

Last Christmas, Jordan Peele scared the internet with a trailer featuring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke being terrorised by their creepy doppelgängers. This week, we got to see it!

Silver Screen Queens 305: Fighting With My Family

Published 27 March 2019 • 42 minutes, 27 seconds

Based on the real-life story of WWE wrestler Paige, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is supported by the producing and cameo-ing power of The Rock, but really it’s a feel-good British family drama with a sports movie twist.

Independence 49: The (Hypothetical) Exit Strategy

Published 26 March 2019 • 33 minutes, 50 seconds

With her time as limited as it is, Alice has been thinking about what her exit from the indie life might look like, hypothetically speaking. Surprisingly, she’s not the only one thinking about it, so our three hosts delve right in to ask the important questions around what products should be when their creators leave them behind.

Silver Screen Queens 304: Hotel Mumbai

Published 20 March 2019 • 55 minutes, 14 seconds

We didn’t know what would happen last week in Christchurch, New Zealand when we watched this film, which is based on the real-life stories of the staff and guests of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, caught up in a terrorist attack on 26 November 2008. We still want to review the film, because we think it’s important that these stories are told, but we understand that some listeners may find both the film and the discussion of it upsetting.

Silver Screen Queens 303: Captain Marvel

Published 13 March 2019 • 45 minutes, 52 seconds

After many years of wishing and hoping and never quite believing Marvel would do the right thing, Carol Danvers Captain Marvel is here, starring Brie Larson, a delightfully de-aged Samuel L. Jackson, and a cat named Goose.