Silver Screen Queens 329: It Chapter 2

Published 11 September 2019 • 43 minutes, 11 seconds

The second half of Stephen King’s IT gets the big budget, big star treatment (and nearly three hours of run time).

Independence 61: Starting New Projects

Published 10 September 2019 • 28 minutes, 33 seconds

It’s sometimes far too easy to get caught up in the idea that when we create something as indies, it’s for other people, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Alice, Curtis and Jelly discuss their own approach to starting new things, and why it’s sometimes worthwhile.

Silver Screen Queens 328: Triple Frontier

Published 4 September 2019 • 30 minutes, 40 seconds

Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal and Ben Affleck in a Netflix movie? As former special forces soldiers taking on South American drug lords? Count us in! A new instalment of the long-running ‘Katie watches Oscar Isaac’s entire filmography’ series.

Silver Screen Queens 327: Late Night

Published 28 August 2019 • 40 minutes, 41 seconds

Mindy Kaling gave Emma Thompson the great gift of this role as the host of a long-running late night show facing oblivion as her show nears three decades on air. Kaling takes her expert-level rom-com game and applies it here to the story of a diversity hire in a white, male world, taking us on a tour of how race and gender play out in Hollywood with a comedic touch.

Independence 60: Intentional Growth

Published 27 August 2019 • 33 minutes, 54 seconds

Growing our products and acquiring new users is something that most indies aren’t particularly good at, but it’s a significant factor in achieving success in the App Store. Alice, Curtis and Jelly take a look at their own approaches to growth, why they’ve worked out—or not, as the case may be—and why you would want to be intentional about your growth.

Silver Screen Queens 326: Always Be My Maybe

Published 21 August 2019 • 42 minutes, 54 seconds

SSQ fave Randall Park teams up with comedian Ali Wong to make a Netflix comedy about a high-flying chef reunited with her stuck-in-high-school childhood best friend after a long absence. Featuring a buzzy Keanu Reeves cameo, we had to give it a go.

Silver Screen Queens 325: Outlaw King

Published 14 August 2019 • 43 minutes, 49 seconds

Chris Pine in a Netflix movie! Where he gets naked! Sign us up! Our favourite Starfleet Captain/Superhero Love Interest/Indie Darling takes on the juicy role of 12th century rebel Scottish leader Robert the Bruce, ably supported by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Tony Curran, and reteaming with Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie.

Independence 59: App Launch Map

Published 13 August 2019 • 31 minutes, 46 seconds

Long time friend of the show, Aleen Simms, joins our trio to talk about her upcoming project, App Launch Map, and how it helps define basic strategies for successfully launching an app on the App Store.

Silver Screen Queens 324: Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Published 7 August 2019 • 41 minutes, 9 seconds

The Fast & Furious franchise gives its two biggest stars their own spin-off, and finally teams The Rock with Jason Statham (ably assisted by Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby). The explosions are as big as the muscles as car nerdery gives way to more generic, physics-denying stunts, exotic locations and showy cameos as Universal wrings every last dollar out of their superhero franchise.

Silver Screen Queens 323: The Lion King (2019)

Published 31 July 2019 • 44 minutes, 39 seconds

Disney’s nostalgia goldmine continues to deliver with a live-action (CGI-action?) remake of everyone’s childhood favourite The Lion King, directed by friend of the pod Jon Favreau. How long will they keep making these? Are we part of the problem for giving them attention? Did Mel really take her two-week old to a screening? the answers are: until it becomes unprofitable, maybe, and yes.