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A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels spin-offs and reboots. We review what came next in a film franchise and examine if it is a case of... diminishing returns (hey, that's the name of the podcast). Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.
 
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Strap yourself in for the ride of your life! Chris is still out with illness so we have, comedian and co-host of the Musical Taste Society Podcast, Joseph Goss sitting in to discuss Gone in Sixty Seconds. We marvel at the low budget chaos of the original and see if Cage can bring his usual flair to the remake. Find us on Twitter: Diminished Returns…
 
After another health related delay we're back, well kind of back. A guest host, some trailers and some recommendations and all the usual gubbins. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @Diminishedpod Please like, rate, review and subscribe and tell all your friends about the show.By Diminished Returns
 
Chris and Allen belatedly kick off 2021 trying to create a cinema experience at home. In this episode we talk -Nostalgia ain't what it used to be -Cinema concessions -In cinema no-nos -Production company idents We are an independent podcast, so please rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts and recommend the show to your friends. Fi…
 
Wonder Woman 84 is out so we look at Gal Gadot’s first solo outing as the heroic Amazonian. The DC Extended Universe has been, let’s say …a mixed bag but where does Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film stand in the DCEU rankings? In this episode we talk -Is Chris Pine the best Chris? -Gal Gadot and our Chris’s privilege -The kinky origin of Wonder Woma…
 
Christmas and Christmas adjacent film recommendations. No one cares about your Die Hard is or isn’t a Christmas film chat. We recommend and have a wee spoiler avoiding chat about the following films -Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale -Three Days Of The Condor -Trapped In Paradise -L.A. Confidential -The French Connection -Enemy Of The State -The Apart…
 
Wow. 100 episodes of filthy jokes and dumb nonsense. A damning indictment of both the hosts and you, our dear listener. For our 100th episode -Special guests (including the ORIGINAL Evil Paddington) -We look back on the best and worst films we’ve seen. -And we discuss the good and bad of Sean Connery. Thanks to everyone for listening. We are an ind…
 
How do you follow up a star-studded hit like Interview With The Vampire? Well you wait until the film rights are about to expire and rush out a film that is, how do we put this? Not good. Queen Of The Damned is that film. In this episode. -Bad vampire accents - Chris tries to explain the 'plot' of this film. - Nu-Metal takes a slagging - Aaliyah ha…
 
Our Halloween special is the first of two episodes on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles adaptations, we talk 1994's star laden, Interview With The Vampire. In this episode -A triangle of 90s hotties: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Antonio Banderas -Lil' Kirsten Dunst -What makes a good vampire? -Was Christian Slater even listening? -and we take Sting to ta…
 
This is one of our non-franchise episodes, where instead of talking about a particular film or series of films, we talk sequel news, trailers and whatever the hell we want. In this episode: -James Bond delays -Mortal Kombat -David Duchovny's music career -and Chris vents about Yesterday Trailer Talk -Rebecca -The Craft: Legacy -The Witches -Hallowe…
 
A short 'deleted scene' from our last episode on Cruel Intentions. Join us as we talk about that film's soundtrack and the popularity of 90s film soundtrack albums. We are an independent podcast, so please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts and recommend the show to your friends. Find us @DiminishedPod on Twitter, Facebook and Insta.…
 
The 90s saw a teen adaptation gold rush. Amongst these, Cruel Intentions, a modern update of the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, (famously adapted as the John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer and Glenn Close starring Dangerous Liasons) has attained cult status. How does it hold up? In this episode: -Sarah Michelle Geller suggests what? -Ryan Phillipe's…
 
We are back with a slight change of name but all your favourite segments: News, Trailer Talk and Recommendations. In this episode -Action stars' make up regimes -DC fandome -We are the Pro Gunn lobby. James Gunn, that is -and of course, a respectful mention of the sad passing of Chadwick Boseman before we go on to talk our usual filth. Trailer Talk…
 
We are going to change the name of this show, slightly. You shouldn't need to do anything different if you are subscribed. So make sure you are subscribed! If it all goes to plan, we'll have new episode out for you on Monday 21 Sept 2020 as Diminished Returns.
 
The recent Leigh Whannell/Elisabeth Moss Invisible Man film was excellent, but how does the previous attempt to update the Invisible Man story hold up? We catch up with our old pals, Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Paul Veroeven for the turn of the century blockbuster Hollow Man In this episode
 
In this non-franchise episode we talk -Snyder cut of Justice League -Joss Whedon -Theme tunes -Chris wants your money -Nostalgia jokes arent what they ...etc etc plus Trailer Talk: -Wonder Woman 1984 -Ghostbusters: Afterlife -Bill and Ted Face The Music We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you …
 
Winona! Wheedon! Pearlman! And this is the Alien film people don't talk about...the reasons why? Well we go into it here. Before he made Amelie but after Delicatessen and City Of Lost Children, Jean-Pierre Jeunet was brought in to direct from a Joss Whedon script. All they had to do was relaunch the Alien franchise and the character of Ripley herse…
 
We're back, baby! All it took for us to start recording again was a global pandemic. Swings and roundabouts, eh? In this episode: -Why the long hiatus? -Can we find any sequel news to talk about? -Recommendations -Arnie appreciation -James Bond -Star Wars -and more! We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show …
 
Wizard Of Oz is a technicolour classic of the 30s. The 80s sequel? It's...different In this episode -Urban myths -Kansas vs Toto vs Pink Floyd -The dark underbelly of Wizard Of Oz -The dark everything of Return To Oz -and safety lessons for Wicked Witches Remind yourself of the fims here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film) h…
 
A non-franchise episode where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like In this episode -Panic! At The Disco are still a thing -John Wick and Bill and Ted -We get a chance to talk Norm Macdonald and Dirty Work -Allen's Rock and Roll tales -Allen starts a war with a Youtuber -and yes we tal…
 
Allen and Chris talk Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the Halloween franchise. No, not the succesful recent time that happened, the other time. In this episode -Michael Myers travelling cross country -Mask issues -Laurie Strode's life Vs Chris' life -LL Cool J's working pattern -and more! Remind yourself of the film here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki…
 
It's the obligatory Halloween special, spooky trailers, quizzes and...thresomes? In this epidode -talkin' Tusk -Big Chris, big quiz extravaganza -Wrong Turn is not the film Chris thinks it is -Black Flag and Fleetwood Mac -Jurrasic Park short film -Tobe Hooper -and Thomas Middleditch Trailer Talk: -3 From Hell -The Addams Family -Zombieland 2: Doub…
 
Allen and Chris are finally back in the 'studio' (Allen's basement) In this episode -90s Nostalgia -Face/Off -Home Alone -Indie Rock Jerry Seinfeld Trailer Talk: -Jay and Silent Bob Reboot -Bad Boys 3: Bad Boys For Life -Top Gun: Maverick -Supersize Me 2: Holy Chicken! CONTACT LINKS Email us at: diminishingpod@gmail.com Find us at https://www.faceb…
 
We talk the following trailers, -Joker -Terminator Dark Fate -Dr Sleep So clowns, robots and The Shining. A heady mix. You are welcome. We are an independent podcast, so remember and subscribe, rate and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Have friends that like cult films and can understand Scottish accents? Send them a link to the show…
 
Allen and Chris look at the (quite rightly) unloved 2015 Josh Trank Fantastic Four film. In this episode: -Guest introduction by host of Drawn Out Podcast Terry Anderson -Roger Corman's shady 1994 Fantastic Four film -Tim Story's Chris Evans starring Fantastic Four films -Stan Lee's ...complicated legacy -Lil' Reed Richards -The dumb contorversy ov…
 
In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like In this episode we ask, are audiences suffering from franchise fatigue? And in our favourite segment, Trailer Talk, we ta…
 
It's a remake, kind of. Allen and Chris go back to the cinematic masterpiece and quasi-remake of Casablanca that is the Pamela Anderson vehicle, Barb Wire! In this episode -Casablanca and Barb Wire -Baywatch -Xander Berkley and Udo Kier -Blind guy acting masterclass -What this film taught us -Barb Wire, strangely prescient -That sex tape -We pitch …
 
Allen and Chris talk trailers, 90s TV and Ewoks In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like In this episode Cliffhanger? I hardly knew her The crowd says Rambo, Sele…
 
We love Cox...and Hopkins Allen and Chris break out the chianti to talk the first two film incarnations of everyones favourite cannibal, Hannibal Lector (or Lecktor, if you prefer). Michael Mann's Manhunter, starring Brian Cox was a flop on release but it's reputation has grown to a bonafide cult classic. While Jonathan Demme's Silence Of The Lambs…
 
We reveal our ties to a secret society, and talk trailers and recommendations. In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like Allen and Chris recorded this a while ago …
 
They remade Death Wish. We watched it. Do we now want to seek revenge? Eli Roth directing late period Bruce Willis in a remake of 70s exploitation classic Death Wish. What could go wrong? In this episode -The state of US school 'soccer' -corny kiss-off lines -Elizabeth Shue is offered a glamorous life -Law and order! Vigianties! Revenge! -Lazy doct…
 
Allen is going on holiday and Chris is busy dominating showbusiness, so we recorded a short episode to keep you, the rabid fans sated with talk…about trailers. In this episode - beast talk - Men In Black International - Hellboy - Aladdin - Princesses? Schmincesses!
 
With an upcoming remake of Pet Sematary due for release this year, Allen and Chris take a look at the original adaptation of Stephen King's novel and its crazy sequel. Chris had never seen them before, will he see these films differently than King loving, horror super-fan Allen? In this episode. -We rank the parents in these films -Fred Gwynne: ama…
 
We talk 2019 Oscar winners and new trailers In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like In this episode -Olivia Colman Oscar speech -Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody …
 
We get sexy in our post Valentine’s look at the third Fifty Shades film. Last year on episode we looked at the first two films in the Fifty Shades franchise, we were not fans. But the 2nd one was better than the first, so can the third film keep this trend going? Will it pull this Franchise up into the realm of the watchable? Listen to two middle –…
 
Allen and Chris do another episode, for the fans. In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like In this episode -The Witches -Mads talks Hannibal -The Sopranos -The Bi…
 
Allen and Chris talk, John Carpenter's low budget cult classic and it's 2005 Ethan Hawke / Laurence Fishburne remake. In this Episode -John Carpenter master of tension -John Carpenter, upending the unwritten rules of drama -John Carpenter, playing dem synths -Cool names -Ethan Hawke, modern man -From Sopranos to this? -Hey, it's Brian Dennehy! Remi…
 
It's episode 69 (am I right?) so we look at our favourite films of 2018 and show you outtakes which mostly consist of Chris swearing. In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the …
 
The two Paddington films won over critics and audiences, Paddington 2 even made Allen's top ten of 2017. But what did childless miserabilist Chris think of two of the best reviewed films of the couple of years? Grab a marmalade sandwich and lets talk bears. In this episode -Fish Pumper! -Dock workers -The recasting of the voice of Paddington -Hugh …
 
Allen and Chris talk trailers and solve a true crime mystery In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like. In this episode The Saint (Simon Templar) is coming! Maybe …
 
Michael Keaton's stint as Batman, as good as we remembered? Tim Burton’s Batman was a cultural juggernaut in 1989, riding a wave of hype and an iconic performance from Jack Nicholson to box office success. The unlikely casting of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman worked and this ‘darker’ version of Batman can be seen as the forebearer of so many…
 
Thoughts on Halloween (2018), sequel news, Twilight lore and of course, Trailer Talk In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like. In this episode: -Did David Gordon …
 
More like Jason BORE-hees, am I right fellas? We return to Camp Crystal lake for the third time to round out the ‘Paramount era’ of Friday the 13th fims with 7th and 8th films in franchise. 7: The New Blood, has Jason Vorhees take on a psychic. While 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, finally sees the horror icon leave Crystal Lake for the big city. Jason V…
 
It’s October so like every other podcast, here’s a loosely Halloween themed episode In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like. In this episode… -Brad Pitt’s World …
 
Allen and Chris bring to life a monster of a podcast James Whale’s two horror staples cemented Universal as the home of monster films, made Boris Karloff a superstar and gave us some of the most eduring images in horror. The two oldest films we’ve looked at so far but what films. In this episode Keeping that running time low When are these film’s s…
 
Allen and Chris ask, is Cavill giving up the cape? And what would the ghost of David Bowie sound like? In between 'franchise' episodes (where we delve into a particular film or series of films) we'll be doing bonus episodes where we talk about wider trends in sequel culture, sequel news, new trailers and whatever the hell we like. In this episode -…
 
Allen and Chris strap on the studded gloves….. 1975’s Rollerball, directed by Norman Jewison and starring James Caan as the fictional sport’s superstar player Jonathan E, delivered not only action but a thoughtful examination of individuality and freedom. Cut to 2002 and John McTiernan, director of Die Hard and Predator, two of the greatest action …
 
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