Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 185: Rugrats in Paris! (with guest host Paris)


This week is a grown ups only foray into the problematic baby world of pseudo Paris/Tokyo when we read the novelization of the conceptual nightmare that is Rugrats in Paris. And joining me is Paris expert Paris! Let's get to the (diaper-clad) bottom of this!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Fcast for April 24 2017: Get Out!


This week we dig deep into thoughtful thriller Get Out! Plus we catch up on a round of news including Monkey, Cable and more!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 184: Highlander (with guest host Jacinta)


This week our pulses are QUICKENING while we're GATHERING up the strength to win the ultimate PRIZE and... ahhh forget it, we read Highlander. Guest host Jacinta and I finally catch up on both the book and film that everyone has been losing their heads over. SEEWHUTIDIDTHERE?

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Monday, April 17, 2017

FPcast for April 17 2017: Fate of the Furious!


This week we watch King Potato Vin Diesel say "family" 10,000 more times when we review The Fate of the Furious! Plus we weigh in on the trailers for The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok and no doubt tangent about a whole lot of other stuff. Come on, listen, we're family!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

FPcast for April 10 2017: Colossal!


This week we review indie Anne Hathaway (is a) monster movie: Colossal! Plus we look at Life, catch up on more F Yeah Vikings! And finally have the answer to that colossal question that's been bothering us for months!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 183: Goldeneye! (with guest host Courtney)


This week the Bond is better when we read the gruelling novelization of movie/N64 game Goldeneye! And joining me is the Oddjob to my Jaws, Courtney Coulson, who has done all the hard work in prepping this epic extra length podcast! Will we get to the end or will it all come crumbling down around us? This is not a joke!

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Monday, April 3, 2017

FPcast for April 3 2017: Lego Batman/Ghost in the Shell

       
This week we review the long awaited Lego Batman Movie, plus Scarlett's new sci-fi outing Ghost in the Shell! Plus mews, trailers, and proving our fingers are always on the pulse we finally watch Vikings! Better late than never, right!?

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Monday, March 27, 2017

FPcast for March 27, 2017: Oz Comic Con/Beauty and the Beast!


This week's super-size episode retells our adventures at Oz Comic Con, including an interview with Brian O'Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti of cult classic Clerks! Plus we finally get to review Beauty and the Beast. And there's a whole heap of other stuff too, like what on earth happened to Cyborg's nob?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 182: The Ghost and the Darkness (with guest host Jacinta)


This week we're not lyin' when we read the surpisingly great novelization of man-eaters gone wild movie The Ghost and the Darkness! Joining me is incredibly familiar guest host Jacinta as we learn all about the actions of these fearsome beasts! It's Jaws with claws on paws!

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Monday, March 20, 2017

FPcast for March 20 2017: Kong Skull Island!


This week we review the monkey madness of Kong: Skull Island, plus we catch up on the trailers for Baby Driver, Wonder Woman, Rough Night, Coco and Atomic Blonde. PLUS we dig into the beginning of Iron Fist. And praise be, Jacinta is back from the dead!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 181: Beethoven's 2nd (with guest host Lauren)


This week we are immersed in one of the hottest pop culture romances ever when we read the bafflingly long novelization of Beethoven's 2nd. And joining me - with a U.S. perspective - is my horrified guest host Lauren. It's about a dog, who is in love, but then it becomes about a whole lot of other unrelated stuff. BURGER BINGE!!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 180: Tomb Raider (with guest host Edward)


This week we get all deep in them tombs when we read the ridiculously and unnecessarily long novelization of the very simple Tomb Raider.  And joining me via the skypernet is first time guest host Edward as we go exploring for hidden meaning and secrets in this ancient and hard to read prose. It'll make you feel very Jolie!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

FPcast for March 6th 2017: Logan!


This week we learn comics aren't for kids anymore when we review claw-porn slasher-fest Logan! Plus we chime in with our thoughts on this week's pop culture news, and Luke's seen Beauty and the Beast but is not allowed to talk about it. Oh! And more Korean television! It's like three deftly placed claws to the ears!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 179: The Last Starfighter (with guest host Hector!)


This week we are recruited for greater things when we read the very padded novelization of much-ripped off cult classic The Last Starfighter. Joining me in the cockpit is co-pilot Hector Weenis as we face the shocking realisation that all our fond childhood memories might be lies. Includes Easter eggs.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

FPcast for February 27th 2017: Trainspotting 2!


This week we review Trainspotting 2 aka T2: Spudgement Day. We also review the bait-and-switch of Rings, the mathematics of Hidden Figures, check out some Korean drama, catch up on Piddlegate, debate Han Solo, and also some other stuff. Stuff stuff stuff!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 178: Basic Instinct (with guest host Lizzy!)


This week things take a dark turn when we read the thigh-opening crime thriller novelization of Basic Instinct. Listen as guest host Lizzy and I shudder with horror at Detective Nick Curran, one of the most disgusting crapbag characters ever created, and his deplorable downward spiralling antics. Trigger warnings apply!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

FPcast for January 20th 2017: The Great Wall!


This week we review The Great Wall and mount a great defence against oncoming controversy. We discuss the news, including Tom Hiddelston's piddlegate. And we drop a whole lot of truth bombs about a whole lot of stuff. Let us be your white saviours...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 177: Rambo First Blood Part II


 This week we take another shot at Vietnam, when we read the oily, pumped up and surprisingly graphic novelization of Rambo: First Blood II. And joining me from afar is irrepressible co-host Xavier, as we milk the most out of the brand new mixing desk. Learn more about Rambo than you ever wanted to know, including a surprise appearance by his sidekick... Scrotey? JUST LISTEN TO THIS THING.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

FPcast for January 13 2017: 50 Shades Darker!


This week we do you a huge Valentine's favour by reviewing the bewildering 50 Shades Darker! Plus we talk a whole bunch of movie news, watch all the new trailers, and share our thoughts on Legion, The Good Place, and crazy Chinese fantasy movie League of Gods. And there's other stuff too! My! What value!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 176: Bee Movie!


Book Was Better is back, baby! Or is it Book Was BEEter? And what BEEtter way than to kick off a new era than with the novelization of Jerry Seinfeld's brain fart Bee Movie! Joining me is BEE-utiful co-host Paris as we find out all about honey, memes, bee on human love, bees, bees and bees. Plus bees! BEES.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

FPcast for February 6 2017: Moonlight!


This week we catch up on the Oscar contenders, reviewing Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and taking another look at Lion. Plus we weigh in on Trump vs. Australia, the new Doctor Who, the trailer for Wortho's new masterpiece, AND we stuff around a lot with our new soundboard.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

FPcast for January 30th 2017: Split!


This week we review M. Night's wacky and surprising Split, plus we talk about Shia Labeouf's He Will Not Divide Us project (which has changed drastically since we recorded), Australian ice creams, and rant about recent bad retail experiences. And more!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

FPcast for January 23rd 2017: XXX The Return of Xander Cage!


This week we inexplicably review Vin Diesel's vanity project XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. Plus we review Edge of Seventeen,  talk trailers, talk about how people respond to trailers, and I even think there's a big tangent somewhere about Jersey Shore. Oh! And Patrick Stewart's new role of a lifetime...

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Monday, January 16, 2017

FPcast for January 16 2016: Jackie!


This week we review Natalie Portman as Jackie in the aptly named Jackie, plus we did actually end up watching Passengers - which makes us liars! Also Jacinta reports on the Singapore Avengers exhibition, plus we talk a whole lot of other gubbins.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Book Was Better Episode 175: Star Trek Nemesis (with guest host Courtney!)


The Book Was Better returns from hiatus with a brand new episode thanks to the labours of far-more-motivated-than-I-am co-host Courtney Coulson! We review the overwritten novelization of the much-maligned Star Trek Nemesis which confirms for me how much I dislike TNG - but can I pull Courtney across tot he dark side?

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

FPcast for January 2017: The Best of 2016 Awards!


In this week's super-size episode we reflect on the movies and television of 2016, bestowing the best (and worst) with our coveted and imaginary Golden Fappy Awards! It's a gala event that your fancy ears do not want to miss!

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