Talk and Beans: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

Episode #39 of Talk and Beans is Part Nine of Scott WarsThe Last Step. Scott and Tom review The Last Jedi in what is the finale of Scott’s ignorant journey through the Star Wars franchise.

The boys discuss the Cinema experience, Star Wars Vegas Town, Princess Leia’s accent, the job for a second film in a planned trilogy, Luke Skywalker has a subliminal lecture for Scott for questioning the Force, whilst Tom gets confused about the difference between Real Life and Action Movies.

Plus, as always there are plenty of ridiculous impressions, debate and laughs.

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Talk and Beans: The Night Before – Christmas Spectacular 2017 (Part Two)

Episode #38 of Talk and Beans is Part One of the Christmas Spectacular 2017. Scott and Tom are full of Bromantic Christmas cheer as they watch a modern Christmas Comedy that seems to have gone under the radar for most.

The boys talk about the problems with going out late, Social media & modern tech in Movies, the importance of Christmas traditions and the unexpected cameo’s.

Plus, discussion about the film capturing what 21st century male friendships are like and whether or not relying on JGL & Seth Rogen to tap into trademarks from their past roles hurt or help the film overall.

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Talk and Beans: Die Hard 2 – Christmas Spectacular 2017 (Part One)

Episode #37 of Talk and Beans is Part One of the Christmas Spectacular 2017. Scott and Tom are joined by Robb as they ‘Pod Harder‘ for Die Hard 2.

The boys talk about Naked Exercise, The Dog Zapper, Consistency problems in film, 90s Technology, Grenade tactics and Chewing Gum etiquette.

Plus, Robb brings some Christmas gifts and Tom has to clear up the unrealistic expectations that Stone Cold Steve Austin has given Scott throughout life.

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VIDEO: Microwave Christmas Dinner | Talk and Beans

The Talk and Beans boys have decided to brave the world of microwave Christmas dinners and give a review of the frozen festive meal whilst explaining what to expect from the podcast this Christmas. These meals cost just £1.49 each and you’re going to find out whether or not they’re a bargain or a stomach destroyer.

Once again there will be four podcasts in the Talk and Beans Christmas Spectacular 2017 series which will feature comedic movie reviews and discussion about The Night Before, Home Alone 3, Die Hard 2 featuring special guests and another Christmas Special where Tom and Scott once again tell funny Christmas themed stories, discuss traditions, memories and presents.

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Talk and Beans: Scott Wars – Rogue One

Episode #36 of Talk and Beans is Part Eight of Scott WarsRogue Almost Done.

Scott and Tom are joined by Robb for a little detour before they reach the end of the series and go through Rogue One and discuss Chatty Stormtroopers, Impressive CGI, Tying up loose ends in the franchise, Characters being expendable, The Empire having a Nazi influence, Stupid character decisions due to storyline limitations and Darth Vader being a badass.

Plus, Scott gets annoyed by the lack of clarity with The Force again, Tom forgets about a 20 year old death and Robb goes through his routine Talk and Beans listener experience, does it match yours?

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Talk and Beans: Scott Wars – The Force Awakens

Episode #35 of Talk and Beans is Part Seven of Scott WarsThe Nerd Awakens.

Scott and Tom are joined by Louis to go through the first Star Wars movie of this decade and discuss the big job it had of introducing characters, repairing damage and ushering in a new direction.

The boys discuss the passing of the torch between the old gang and the new one, does Kylo Ren lose cred without the mask, using C3PO properly, the Skywalker blood carrying the brat trait, theories about Rey and the dynamic between Finn, Rey and BB8. Plus, Scott finally gets to watch the trailer for The Last Jedi as the series starts to reach it’s final goal.

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Talk and Beans: Saw – Halloween Spectacular 2017 (Part Three)

Episode #33 of Talk and Beans is Part Three of our Halloween Spectacular 2017 and is the final in the series, ending with a bang as Scott and Tom talk about the iconic first Saw movie.

The boys discuss what they would do if both of them were trapped together by Jigsaw, the movie feeling like an action cop film at times, whiney characters, twists and turns in the storyline and is Saw as gruesome as it’s hyped up to be?

Plus which celebrities would make a funny Jigsaw, ridiculous impressions and memories of cassette tape skills.

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REVIEW: Gunpowder – Series Overview

When I first saw the promotional material for the BBC drama surrounding the ‘Gunpowder plot of 1605‘ I couldn’t help but get intrigued. The timing of the show’s release is one so perfect that it could only have been topped by falling on a significant anniversary like 400 years, but if that was the case then we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see Game of Thrones megastar Kit Harrington in the lead role in 2005. Thankfully though, we do get to see Kit portray Robert Catesby and not just because the actor is a major British name in the world of film and television but because of the fact that he is a direct descendant of Catesby himself.

Kit Harrington’s mothers maiden name is Catesby and it also happens to be his middle name, so you can understand why the role would be well suited for the actor and would be one that he would have great interest in portraying. Harrington is also an executive producer on the mini series as well as being the obvious top billing for his acting role and is joined by Liv Tyler, Peter Mullan and Mark Gatiss in the series other most prominent roles.

The story of the Gunpowder plot is one that has been the focus of British tradition ever since it took place with Firework displays and Bonfire Night being a result of the Observance of 5th November Act which was designed to celebrate the failure of the plot to kill King James I and originally celebrated as Gunpowder Treason Day until the act was repealed in 1859. Out of the ashes of the original celebration came what is often to this day referred to as Guy Fawkes Night and has popularised Guy Fawkes as the most recognisable name from the plot. So the BBC drama has a great chance of really explaining the events surrounding the Gunpowder plot to a generation and culture who have become fairly disconnected to the origins of the annual November 5th celebrations.

REVIEW: Gunpowder – Series Overview

One of the first things you’ll notice with Gunpowder is the familiar yet still very alien look at England. Obviously a lot has changed since the early 17th Century but it’s sometimes easy to forget just how barbaric and gruesome things were even at the top of what was considered to be a progressive society of the time. The political and religious factors behind the plot and the events that lead to it are a huge driving force in the show, which for no fault of the creators can lead to a sense of confusion to those in modern day Britain because of the blurring of religious practices in modern society with less focus on religious denomination in the eyes of the general public with most referring to any religious sect usually just simply as “Religion”. The show does do a good job of explaining the key events surrounding the plot and invoking emotion from the experiences of the Catesby family to make up for the possible confusion and disconnect of a much more secular British society.

The first scenes in the series are ones that grip you as we are introduced to Catesby and some of his closest associates as the Kings men arrive to stamp out their religious practices and take away their Jesuit Priest Henry Garnet (Peter Mullan) for treason. We are quickly drawn into sympathy for these characters as they hurry to transform the home and hide their Priest. We are introduced to Liv Tyler’s character and the other main female role is given to Sian Webber who portrays the fictional Lady Dorothy Dibdale. The lady of the house is a powerful character and truly draws you in and helps create the drama and suspense for this tale from the get go as you feel the tension rise up whilst the Kings men search the Catholic home to a fine detail.

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The Guy Fawkes portrayal is one that is introduced in a very impactful way and leaves the viewer feeling more connected to the storyline plot due to the notoriety of the character. Tom Cullen does a good job of coming across as a intriguing character that you want to see more of and is probably taking a back seat in most viewer’s eyes to allow the story to show a clearer representation of the events and it’s ring leader Robert Catesby to an audience of people like myself who have mainly only ever heard of the ‘caught red handed’ Guy Fawkes.

The show does a good job of building sympathy for Catesby and his fellow English Catholics, whilst the cunning and captivating performance of Mark Gatiss as Sir Robert Cecil does well to become the show’s most prominent antagonist, portraying the Secretary of State as a slimy yet backbone staple of King James‘ parliament. Peter Mullan portrays the Priest as a noble man that sometimes appears cowardly to his frustrated congregation with a calmly hidden strength that is actually the moral compass and backbone to the group of Catholics. Robert Catesby’s views and plot of murder is one that deeply troubles the Priest for it’s extreme nature and blatant disregard of the commandment of “Thou shall not kill”. Much like many examples of modern day religious extremism it strikes you as a step too far even under oppression because it goes against one of the fundamental commandments of the religion and in this story plays out as an indication of how far things have gone.

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The Gunpowder plot was during a time that King James’ Britain were experiencing rough waters with the Catholic powerhouse that was 17th Century Spain. This part of the backstory is constantly a driving force for the King’s council as they try to find a balance to not rock the boat too much with the Spanish and end up causing a break down after recent developments for a truce. Derek Riddell is in the role of the Scottish King of Britain in this series and the portrayal of Royalty as well as the violent execution scenes are ones that remind you of Kit Harrington’s other role in Game of Thrones except it’s the real life King James rather than Joffrey. The King is portrayed as most of the things you would negatively associate with royalty including strange toilet rituals and seemingly quite disconnected to the general public on a personal level. It is also hinted that he is in a sexual relationship with his Gentleman of the Bedchamber Sir Philip Herbert (Hugh Alexander), a job that was essentially to be around the King mostly helping out when changing and getting ready for the day or for bed, being a guard and pretty much being the King’s friend. Historians have implied that King James may have had gay or at least bisexual tendencies and therefore relations with several men and this show hints at Herbery being the main one as his wife looks on powerlessly throughout the series. The reason for Hereby’s inclusion is probably because of the fact his real life counterpart was promoted to a significant role fairly quickly into the King’s reign. The short length of the series means it does feel like yet another storyline that only gets its surface scratched rather than a drawn out longer focus that could have evoked more emotion.

No matter your religious or political beliefs or even your knowledge of the Gunpowder plot it is a show that highlights the human side of persecution and oppression clouded by misuse of political power and religious reasoning. The show runs for only three episodes and because of this I do feel like it does not go in depth enough on those topics. Whilst they do a good job of drawing the audience into Catesby’s relationship with his son after the death of his wife during childbirth, it isn’t factually correct and neither is the portrayal of Anne Vaux by Liv Tyler as a relation to Catesby. It seems like an obvious quick fix for an emotionally driven storyline to shoehorn something emotional into the series which loses it’s credit once you realise it isn’t true. I feel that if the series was longer they could have either really pushed the Catesby family storyline and made it almost like a Jack and Rose aboard the the Titanic type situation but if a longer series was to have happened then I would have preferred another avenue for invoking emotion from the audience that was truer to the events that actually took place.

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One piece of Catesby family drama that is correct though is the relationship between Robert Catesby and fellow plotter Thomas Wintour (Edward Holcroft) as they were real life cousins, although Thomas‘ brother Robert Wintour wasn’t portrayed in the series which may have been in order to really drive home the brother like relationship of the two cousins in the show instead. The show’s creators did do a good job of this as Holcroft’s performance lead to that extra bit of feeling connected to Catesby as a leader on both a revolutionary and general human level.

Gunpowder is a well put together mini series that does not shy away from the truth in some aspects with it’s gruesome portrayal of violence and torture that was rife in this part of the world at that time and for me that is the heart wrenching side of the story. Some viewers may feel the graphic nature of the scenes are an issue for them but I would suggest not watching a Television series about oppression and treason during one of the most gruesome periods in British society. The show does a great job of highlighting the conditions at the Tower of London and it’s a great use of the location throughout the series.

I do wish the series had gone longer as it did feel rushed at times, but for the time it had to portray the story I still felt that it did a decent job as I sat there watching it in 21st Century England with the ironically poetic sound of fireworks outside the building as we lead up to November 5th. Gunpowder is an educating look at one of Britain’s most notorious tales which has me wanting more from the show and inspires me to dig deeper on the subject, you can’t go wrong with that.

Talk and Beans: A Nightmare on Elm Street – Halloween Spectacular 2017 (Part One)

Episode #31 of Talk and Beans is Part One of our Halloween Spectacular 2017 as we look at the iconic introduction to Freddy Krueger.

The boys talk favourite scenes, bad acting, Johnny Depp’s debut and Scott tells Tom about childhood fears and strange dreams. Plus, Prank Call methods, bad cops on Elm Street and is Freddy Krueger in Quantum Leap?

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REVIEW: Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour (13/10/17)

When around 15,000 people squeeze themselves into the O2 Arena you know it’s going to be a good night. We settled into our (much better than last time) seats and within around 10-15 mins it was time for the Support Act who was American Comedian Steve Byrne.

Although only having half an hour. Steve did pretty good, although there wasn’t much comedy and joke telling, apart from the odd joke about him being half Asian and half Irish and describing himself as an Asian Kevin Spacey dressed as a figure skater. The majority of his set was taken up by him playing out his dream of being in a boyband. He picked a number of men from the crowd, and wanted ‘One of Each’ and proceeded to pick five gents of different ethnicities to form the band. He then called up a girl from the crowd who was celebrating a birthday and proceeded to lead everyone in a hilarious dance routine. Which, for the girl must have been extremely cringeworthy. But from a fan’s perspective. It was utterly hilarious!

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He then asked everyone in the crowd to get to their feet and join him in singing a song, and as Mr. Brightside blasted over the loudspeaker and words appeared on the screen, The Impractical Jokers ended up coming out dancing around and singing with everyone else and pulling a few kids out the crowd to come on stage and give a few high fives and hugs, as well as posing for a few selfies. All in all, a decent warm up for the main attraction.
It then came to the four guys everyone was waiting for: Sal, Joe, Q and Murr – The Impractical Jokers.

One thing I found which was really heart-warming was there was a lady behind us signing the show for the deaf people.

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They kick off by warning the kids about curse words, then proceed to swear quite a lot, they refer to themselves as the older golden girls of Prank shows, and flow their banter backwards and forwards. They went on to talking about punishments, and the permanent ones they have had, which were the guys tattoos. They proceed to show off their tattoos they were made to get as part of a punishment, Joe was the one selecting what inkwork the guys would get, and he decided that he wanted to make them personal to each guy. Q was first up saying that his took 30mins and was a cat and the words ’38 . Lives Alone. Has 3 Cats’ which at the time was accurate. They were joking that there were enough spaces to add things to it, and they moved on to the next one which was Murr who’s tattoo took 1hr 30mins and was a skydiving ferret, due to the guys saying he looks like a ferret and him being really scared when he skydived. Sal was the last one up, and was in the chair for 3hrs when they showed him the tattoo that Joe had chosen for him, it was a portrait of Jaden Smith on his thigh, which was totally random, and he says adds a conversation starter for when he’s getting intimate with women etc. He also said they met Jaden Smith and showed him the tattoo, he didn’t seem best pleased in the photo they put on the screen.
The next story they told involved Q and WWE Superstar Hornswoggle, they got talking over twitter and Q went to DM his number to ‘Swoggle, not realising that he actually posted it as a status. He received so many calls and texts, that he called to change his number. When on the phone he read the number out loud, and while he was doing this, Joe over heard and tweeted the number, much to the hilarity of Sal and Murr. Q Called again and changed the number a second time, and again one of the guys tweeted out the number. They did eventually let him sort it properly.

Sal’s story he told was about a guy in a wheelchair. He said there was this guy he noticed who was either standing, or sitting up very high in his chair, so Sal challenged him, and the guy shouted out I’m in a wheelchair. Sal’s face was a picture! The next time they went to the show in the same city, the same guy was there and he had a T-shirt saying ‘I’m in a wheelchair.’

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They then decided to play a game which they play with each other on a night out. They teach us how to play: You put your phones in the middle of the table… Then someone random picks one of the phones, open their contacts, scroll down and when someone shouts stop, they have to stop and send the message ‘I tested positive’ to the person and wait for the reply. They did this with the audience, and a random chick gave them her phone, the contact it stopped on ended up being her Dad! He didn’t reply, so they texted again saying ‘Fuck You’ and then again with a picture of Joe’s butt.

The guys brought the show to a close with a massive thank you to their second home, and that in January over 75,000 people came out in London to watch them, and that they were family and not just fans.

They show the video of Murr eating shit again, and close the show with Twist and Shout.

All in all I enjoyed the show, and some of the stories that they told were brilliant and hilarious.

Check out the review I did back in January of the ‘Santiago Sent Us’ Tour