Silver Screen Queens 266: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Published 27 June 2018 • 47 minutes

Along with a lot of people, we didn’t love Jurassic World when it was released in 2015, so we didn’t go into the sequel with a great deal of confidence. In its defence, it has a different director (horror specialist J.A. Bayona) and has ditched some of the more egregious sins of the earlier film (high heels, nasty treatment of women). So, has life, er, found a way?

Silver Screen Queens 265: Incredibles 2

Published 20 June 2018 • 48 minutes, 58 seconds

The Incredibles are back, fourteen years later in the real world, but only minutes later for the family. In this instalment, Mrs. Incredible revives Elastagirl for the PR war to restore the legal status of superheroes, which means a role reversal for Mr. Incredible, who becomes primary parent for their three kids. Listen out for a Turbo cameo at 32:03.

Independence 29: Financial Planning

Published 19 June 2018 • 36 minutes, 8 seconds

Even as an indie, you’ll find that you need to make a bunch of decisions around what you do with the money you make: do you reinvest it right back into the business, or do you take the money and run? Alice, Jelly and Curtis look at the individual—and very, very different—approaches they each take, and find that the answer isn’t as easy as just one or the other.

Silver Screen Queens 264: Ocean’s Eight

Published 13 June 2018 • 48 minutes, 50 seconds

We’ve both been looking forward to this one. One of us because it featured cool ladies doing crime, and one of us because it features the Met Gala and enormous jewels. You’ll never guess which one was which.

Silver Screen Queens 263: Tully

Published 6 June 2018 • 49 minutes, 8 seconds

Every few years, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman collaborate on a film, and it’s always worth a look. Tully takes a real, unfiltered and funny look at motherhood, and the way it upends women’s lives. Featuring the excellent Charlize Theron in the lead, this is not the film you are expecting, and if you don’t think it’s for you, it absolutely is.

Independence 28: Marketing

Published 5 June 2018 • 32 minutes, 43 seconds

Every app is different, and the approach to marketing that app is different too. From word of mouth, to building communities, our hosts discuss their own experiences with marketing their apps and how it’s changed over time.

Silver Screen Queens 262: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Published 30 May 2018 • 1 hour, 1 minute

SOLO arrives in cinemas after experiencing significant production issues, but early word was good, and so it is that the professionalism and experience of Disney, Lucasfilm and Ron Howard shine through in this fun heist flick. there are some not-unexpected issues with the casting, and some storytelling niggles, but after the downbeat ROGUE ONE, and the disorganised THE LAST JEDI, it’s a welcome addition to the new canon.

Silver Screen Queens 261: Deadpool 2

Published 23 May 2018 • 48 minutes, 22 seconds

Everyone’s favourite foul-mouthed Canadian is back! Ryan Reynolds’ 10-years-in-the-making passion project became a huge hit in 2016, and now they’re back with more money, that goes into new characters, better CGI, a killer soundtrack and more cool makeup.

Independence 27: Ask Us Anything (2018)

Published 22 May 2018 • 38 minutes, 32 seconds

Independence is one year old! For the inaugural birthday episode, our intrepid hosts answer your questions. They finally reveal how they optimise for App Store search, the doubts they’ve faced on the road to being an indie, and which of them you want to keep your phone away from prior to finding yourself stranded on a desert island.

Silver Screen Queens 260: Mom and Dad

Published 16 May 2018 • 46 minutes, 36 seconds

This cult horror flick starring Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair as parents trying to murder their children has been doing the festival circuit, and we were lucky to catch it, appropriately enough, over Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring a kinetic directorial style, MOM AND DAD is both gory af and surprisingly restrained, while asking some big questions about what it means to become a parent.