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EPISODE023: THE GOONIES

HEYYY YOU GUUUUUYYS!! A 5-star review on iTunes grants this listener an episode on the movie of his choice: THE GOONIES
We Truffle Shuffle our way through the iconic 80s cult classic that is loved by millions.

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EPISODE022: VENOM

No Spider-man, no worries. Tom Hardy has a parasite in this unique adaptation of a classic Marvel anti-hero. Here's our take on flick that has split audiences like the split personality of Eddie Brock.   ***SPOILERS***

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EPISODE021: SPIDER-MAN 1-2-3

Toby Mcguire's Spider-man is still a favourite for many, even in this day of the MCU. This is a solid trilogy with heart, soul and action in a relatively grounded storyline.
On the eve of VENOM, here's a super-sized episode looking at all three movies and their place in cinema history.

-Contains excerpts from Ode to a Superhero by Weird Al Yankovic... so you know it's good.

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EPISODE020: BACK TO THE FUTURE 2

We are descending towards Hill Valley, California, at 4.29pm, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015.

Join in the conversation as we continue our look back at the greatest time-travel saga of all time...
...and say hello to your grandma for me.

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EPISODE019: BATMAN FOREVER

Typically viewed as the beginning of the end for the early Batman franchise, Batman Forever was the answer to its dark and depressing predecessor in Batman Returns.

With a star-studded cast including Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman, it certainly brought audience interest back to the happenings of Gotham City, at least temporarily.

One of our hosts in particular reckons this is much more enjoyable than it gets credit for.

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EPISODE018: BATMAN RETURNS

Tim Burton followed up his 1989 big screen epic with the much-anticipated Batman Returns in 1992.

Was it worth the wait?  While we did't think this one hit the right note, the Batman fandom seems to have other ideas.

Did you have the same problems with it we did, or are you one of the apparent majority that holds a special place for this sequel featuring Catwoman and The Penguin.

Check out our episode and let us know what you think.

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EPISODE017: BACK TO THE FUTURE Part 1

"Stella! Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car!"
...raises the question of how many, and how regularly Marty's grandfather runs over teenagers with his car.
BTTF part 1 is a classic. A wonderful mind-bending story brilliantly written and performed by the hilarious Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as Marty and the Doc.
Join us as we revisit this 80s cinema classic. We love it and we know you did to.

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EPISODE016: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

SOLO: A Star Wars Story

Where do you sit with the controversial though much anticipated backstory to everyone's favourite smuggler and his Wookie sidekick?   The POF boys tell it like it is for the second out-of-saga Star Wars flick.

*** Beware, this is SPOLIER CITY ***

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EPISODE015: DEADPOOL 2

The wise-cracking, fourth-wall breaking, shameless Deadpool in his second outing (or is it his third? Hmmmm): Deadpool 2.
Oh yeah and ***SPOILERS AHEAD***

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EPISODE014: AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

The biggest super hero flick ever as 10 years of foreshadowing by super-studio Marvel comes to a head in a feast of colour, action and chaos. It is good, and the fans love it, but is there unanimous adoration for it in the Pearls Of Fandom Studio? Did our different takes on Marvel's biggest culmination gel with your sentiments? You be the judge.  Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet, this ep ***SPOILS*** the hell out of it! 😉

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EPISODE013: READY PLAYER ONE

Steven Spielberg's latest is a 'Where's Waldo' of 80s pop culture references. This is truly a movie with a difference. Set in a future where virtual reality gaming is a way of life, a group of online buddies embark on an online treasure hunt to gain control of the very platform that dominates the entertainment scene.

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EPISODE012: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

..or is it Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark? Either way, what a classic! How is it a movie about an archaeologist in the 1930s captured the hearts and minds of a generation? Join us for our first episode of the Indy franchise flicks, where Harrison Ford mega-boosted his way into movie immortality as the whip-cracking, snake-fearing grave-digger.

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EPISODE011: RED SPARROW

The much anticipated 2018 spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence as a sexy secret operative trained by Russian Intelligence to infiltrate CIA ranks with the art of seduction. The P.O.F. chaps give you their thoughts in this fun-size episode.

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EPISODE010: BLACK MIRROR - ARKANGEL

Netflix's Black Mirror continues to impress. If you still haven't seen it, it's well worth your TV watching time. We backed up our previous episode with a look at another episode from the brilliant series.

In 'Arkangel', a paranoid mother takes the extreme and controversial step in 'protecting' her child with new technology still in its trial phase. In our typical manner, here we discuss the episode's themes of censorship, privacy and parenting.

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EPISODE009: BLACK MIRROR - USS CALLISTER

Have you seen it yet?  Trust us, you'll want to.  Here's our first look at the hit NETFLIX series that has everybody talking.  Every episode of this "TV Show" is like a stand-alone short movie that will play with your emotions with a brilliant grounded tale with a hint of science fiction.

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EPISODE008: SOLO - TEASER TRAILER

The trailer finally dropped and our curiosity got the better of us.  But don't worry!  This is not a shot-by-shot analysis.  In this episode we have a quick look at our initial impressions of what the upcoming SOLO movie might be like, based on the trailer.

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EPISODE007: BATMAN (1989)

The first serious big-screen portrayal of the winged avenger, from a time when superhero movies were few and far-between.  With Michael Keaton's portrayal of Batman/Bruce Wayne coupled with the epic performance of Jack Nicholson as The Joker, this is a flick that has held up and is still revered today.

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EPISODE006: JUSTICE LEAGUE

Gathered together from the cosmic reaches of the universe, here in this great Hall of Justice, are the most powerful forces of good ever assembled. A DC epic headed by two directors, neither with the foresight to include any of Zan, Jayna, Gleek, Wendy, Marvin or Wonderdog.

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EPISODE005: STAR WARS - THE LAST JEDI (PART 2)

Part 2 is the continuation and conclusion of our discussion about The Last Jedi.  Listener feedback is included in this episode.

Make sure you have Part 1 and our other episodes by subscribing to <strong>Pearls of Fandom</strong>, and downloading our popular movie podcasts.

Long live the Supreme Leader.

SPOILER-city

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EPISODE004: STAR WARS - THE LAST JEDI (PART 1)

Force ghosts to fathiers. Porgs to Praetorian Guards. The dust is settling on the epic and divisive eighth episode that has Star Wars fans asking: "Can Jedis do that?". We saw The Last Jedi again and have delivered a conversation more comprehensive that Maz Kanata's little black book.
It's a 2-parter, so join us. Why not? I've seen your daily routine, you are not busy.
SPOLIERS? You betchya.

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EPISODE003: THE LAST JEDI (FIRST IMPRESSIONS)

Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is here, and the fandom is divided.
In this short episode we give our first impressions soon after a midnight screening on release night.
Join us as we discuss what we just saw and felt, as the newest chapter in the greatest cinema saga takes an interesting turn.
***SPOLIERS***

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EPISODE002:  ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

The first Star Wars movie from outside the saga. Or is it?  We just had an in-depth look at this Skywalkerless heist flick.  Cassian said we had to.

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EPISODE001:  STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS

Thought it was a bunch of mumbo-jumbo.  Magical power holding together good, evil, the dark side and the light. 'Crazy thing is, it's true. The Force, the Jedi, all of it.

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EPISODE000:  WELCOME TO PEARLS OF FANDOM

The podcast awakens.  Get in on the ground floor of this new podcast for cinema junkies and fans of binge-worthy TV.

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