Published 17 January 2014 • 45 minutes, 32 seconds
Season 3 of Sherlock comes and goes, and we’re left wondering when we’ll get more; EA announces that they’re going to add an offline mode to Simcity; an interview reveals that Nintendo doesn’t research it’s competitor’s products at all; Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion; Michael Douglas surprises everyone by joining the cast of Ant Man; and rumors surface that Johnny Depp might be playing Marvel’s Dr. Strange.
Lightning reviews for this season’s holiday movies: Enders Game, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen; Disney shifts the rights for Star Wars comics to Marvel; a Snapchat vulnerability is revealed, and it would appear they’ve known about it for months; and Facebook starts using your private messages as support for things you link to.
Over the Christmas break, Katie and Mel saw a bunch of movies and decided to review them in one episode. In the grand tradition of the Star Wars Holiday Special, they present a feature-packed episode talking Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen.
This summer, engage your ears as you listen to the second Jelly and Bean holiday special, discussing movies to look forward to (and some to be kinda apathetic about) in 2014. From Need for Speed to Muppets: Most Wanted, the boys cover what’s known about a selection on movies coming up in 2014, and give an advanced rating based on what they know.
The boys discuss the original trilogy of Star Wars, including its place in pop culture and science fiction history, its influence on the generation that grew up with it, and the special effects and how they’ve changed the films over the years. Plus, Machete order and how the prequels could’ve been improved with some more interesting writing techniques.
Published 11 December 2013 • 36 minutes, 41 seconds
A young computer whiz kid (Matthew Broderick with boy band hair) accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3.
Published 4 December 2013 • 32 minutes, 16 seconds
The peaceful undeath of long-lived vampire lovers Adam and Eve is interrupted by Adam’s bout of depression and the interruption of Eve’s sister Ava. Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton make living forever look mighty appealing.
Published 29 November 2013 • 53 minutes, 53 seconds
Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with the special episode, The Day of the Doctor, and the dramatisation of the show’s beginnings in An Adventure in Space and Time; Google applies for a patent to generate tweets on your behalf, further cementing their place as creepiest company ever; and the Xbox One hits stores worldwide, garnering over a million sales.