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.

Independence 48: Balancing Work

Published 12 March 2019 • 28 minutes, 11 seconds

Alice has started a new job, and Jelly is neck deep in a client contract, which leaves them very little time to get stuff done with their own projects. In an attempt to figure out the best way to achieve balance, our three hosts share their experiences, talk about possible ways of approaching things, and commiserate with each other’s struggles for time.

Silver Screen Queens 302: Happy Death Day 2U

Published 6 March 2019 • 48 minutes, 15 seconds

In 2017, we got way more enjoyment than we expected out of a small-budget horror flick called HAPPY DEATH DAY, and barely 18 months later, we got the sequel. Very much building on the first film, the murderous time loop adventures of Tree (Jessica Rothe) continue with new friends and, maybe, a new killer?

Silver Screen Queens 301: Alita: Battle Angel

Published 27 February 2019 • 42 minutes, 48 seconds

Based on a well-known anime, Alita is a cyborg trying to find her way in a dystopian future. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced and written by James Cameron, it’s a little different from what either of those two normally do.

Independence 47: Expectations

Published 26 February 2019 • 36 minutes, 30 seconds

Part of running a business is dealing with your customer’s expectations, and this is no more evident than in the App Store. Alice, Curtis and Jelly chat about how their users expect everything, including particular language support, new services for syncing, and the dreaded Android version… but are all these expectations worth delivering on?