show episodes
 
In the ongoing war between good and evil, Russell and Jelly just want to figure out which side they’re on. As they journey on their quest for clarity, they tear apart one topic at a time, leaving no doubt… or survivors.
 
Loading …
show series
 
If you’re considering doing an app with subscriptions, there’s some things you may want to consider before you make that move, as it’s not necessarily the best answer for every situation. Curtis and Jelly have been using subscriptions for a while, so Alice quizzes them on how things have been going, in the hopes that it’ll give her an answer on whe…
 
After launching a new thing—or an update to a thing—Jelly likes to stop, look back at the process, and evaluate how things went. For him, it involves considering the answers to some key questions, and he decides that it’s worth forcing Alice and Curtis through this process. Together, they discuss recent launches, how they went, and what they feel c…
 
This movie went from zero to “might win J.Lo an Oscar” in no time at all. As a woman-directed female-led crime story, we couldn’t wait to see it. Show notes: Hustlers (2019) - IMDb The Hustlers at Scores -- The Cut How Hustlers Conveys The Female Gaze Hustlers: What the Real-Life Inspiration for Jennifer Lopez’s Stripper Thinks of the Film | Vanity…
 
We didn’t really want to watch this, but we absolutely had to be part of the conversation. When people start maligning our much-loved comic book movies and thinking they can do it better, we need to get in there and see for ourselves. Joaquin Phoenix plays this (apparently) grittier, more realistic version of the Joker, directed by The Hangover’s T…
 
Running a successful business is hard, and with the myriad of decisions that you make, it’s also difficult to do so in an ethical way. Alice, Curtis, and Jelly look back at the decisions they’ve made in trying to run ethical businesses, how they’ve worked out long term, and whether they’ve been the right choices in the long term. Show notes: Game M…
 
In 2018, documentary filmmaker Rachel Lear’s followed four non-traditional female candidates for the congressional primaries. One of those candidates was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and so this film has a ringside seat to the rise of one of the most exciting new progressive voices of our age. Show notes: Knock Down the House (2019) - IMDb A Tale of Tw…
 
Brad Pitt is getting some later-career Oscar buzz for this performance as a lone astronaut journeying across the solar system to find his missing dad. We love a good sci-fi, and that premise had us intrigued. Show notes: Ad Astra (2019) - IMDb 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - IMDb First Man (2018) - IMDb Interstellar (2014) - IMDb Gravity (2013) - IM…
 
If there’s one thing that’s important when building a business around software, it’s data, but there are also downsides to collecting the data, both for us as business-owners, and for our customers. Alice, Jelly and Curtis talk about their approaches to data collection, and why it’s best to keep privacy in mind when creating software. Show notes: D…
 
This new Netflix sci-fi may be only a middling look at motherhood, but less than 24 hours after this episode was recoded, Mel gave birth. Starring Hillary Swank, newcomer Clara Rugaard and a robot voiced by Rose Byrne, this film tells the story of a robot raising human children in a secure facility designed to repopulate the ruined Earth. Shot in 3…
 
Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal and Ben Affleck in a Netflix movie? As former special forces soldiers taking on South American drug lords? Count us in! A new instalment of the long-running ‘Katie watches Oscar Isaac’s entire filmography’ series. Show notes: Triple Frontier (2019) - IMDb A Most Violent Year (2014) - IMDb We love hearing from listeners! Tw…
 
Mindy Kaling gave Emma Thompson the great gift of this role as the host of a long-running late night show facing oblivion as her show nears three decades on air. Kaling takes her expert-level rom-com game and applies it here to the story of a diversity hire in a white, male world, taking us on a tour of how race and gender play out in Hollywood wit…
 
Growing our products and acquiring new users is something that most indies aren’t particularly good at, but it’s a significant factor in achieving success in the App Store. Alice, Curtis and Jelly take a look at their own approaches to growth, why they’ve worked out—or not, as the case may be—and why you would want to be intentional about your grow…
 
Chris Pine in a Netflix movie! Where he gets naked! Sign us up! Our favourite Starfleet Captain/Superhero Love Interest/Indie Darling takes on the juicy role of 12th century rebel Scottish leader Robert the Bruce, ably supported by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Tony Curran, and reteaming with Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie. Show notes: Outl…
 
The Fast & Furious franchise gives its two biggest stars their own spin-off, and finally teams The Rock with Jason Statham (ably assisted by Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby). The explosions are as big as the muscles as car nerdery gives way to more generic, physics-denying stunts, exotic locations and showy cameos as Universal wrings every last dollar…
 
Disney’s nostalgia goldmine continues to deliver with a live-action (CGI-action?) remake of everyone’s childhood favourite The Lion King, directed by friend of the pod Jon Favreau. How long will they keep making these? Are we part of the problem for giving them attention? Did Mel really take her two-week old to a screening? the answers are: until i…
 
If there’s one thing we rely on as indies, it’s inspiration. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have it, and learning how to feed it and channel it is a core part of what we need to do to survive. Alice, Jelly and Curtis take a look at where they get inspiration from, what they do when it’s not flowing, how they think they could get better at fosteri…
 
We missed this highly-regarded film from Korean director Park Chan-Wook (director of one of our oft-overlooked favourites, Stoker) because it missed out on an Australian release back in 2016. Based on an English novel, it tells the story of two women brought together in unusual circumstances in Japanese-ruled Korea in the 1930s. We finally caught i…
 
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man takes Europe, and helps Marvel audiences recover from the Endgame! We were a little late in getting this episode out, due to the small matter of the arrival of a new human. Show notes: Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) - IMDb 'My Cousin Vinny' 25th Anniversary: The Scene That Won Marisa Tomei Her Oscar Marisa T…
 
Every year at WWDC, Apple drops a bunch of new things for app developers to work on, and 2019 is no different… in fact, it may be the biggest year we’ve had for a while. Alice, Curtis and Jelly talk about what they tend to take from the developer conference each year, and how to approach integrating the new features into their various apps.…
 
Fresh off winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the latest film from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho hits cinemas. It’s less supernatural than his other work, but no less intense. We get into it. Show notes: Parasite (2019) - IMDb Snowpiercer (2013) - IMDb The Handmaiden (2016) - IMDb Roma (2018) - IMDb Us (2019) - IMDb The Host (2006) - IMDb We love…
 
Positive comments sure do feel nice, but should we be doing more with them than just acknowledging their existence? Alice, Curtis and Jelly go over some instances where they’ve received praise for their respective apps, and consider the ways it’s helped them produce a better product.By Alice Zhao, Curtis Herbert and Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly
 
After their successful team-up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth join forces in an attempt to revitalise the Men In Black franchise. Show notes: Men in Black: International (2019) - IMDb What is a wonk? | Wonkhe | People (79) Les Twins: World Of Dance The Qualifiers 2017 [HQ] - YouTube We love hearing from listene…
 
It’s the X-Men movie you forgot was happening! The younger generation of mutants re-tell the story of Jean Grey’s metamorphosis into Dark Phoenix. Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, is in the title role, but the franchise also features the not-insignificant talents of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer “I w…
 
Hot on the heels of the mega-hit Bohemian Rhapsody, Elton John gets the movie musical treatment from uncredited Rhapsody (co-)director Dexter Fletcher and hot Welsh double threat Taron Egerton. Unlike that film, Rocketman takes a more fantastical approach, crafting a good old fashioned musical from Elton’s wonderful back catalogue. Unusually for a …
 
Often, it can be very tempting to come up with an idea, and just start building it right away. While this can feel like the right path, often it’s actually better in the long-term to spend time thinking about a feature, and figuring out what it is first. Alice, Curtis and Jelly discuss their approaches to planning features, what constraints they pl…
 
Disney continues its “let’s re-make our beloved animated properties as live action” cash grab with Guy Ritchie’s take on the 1992 classic. Will Smith takes on Genie duties, joined by sweet newcomers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine. Show notes: Aladdin (2019) - IMDb Aladdin (1992) - IMDb Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizie…
 
After a surprise hit, John Wick got a sequel. Now it’s become a franchise, and you know what that means: bigger names, bigger fights and a bigger universe. We process our feelings about this. Show notes: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - IMDb Keanu Reeves' Profound Answer To A Question About The Afterlife Will Make You Feel All The Things …
 
Is this a cute, funny way for the Pokémon franchise to make its way to the big screen? Or wacky Ryan Reynolds vanity project? Two Pokémon newbies investigate! Show notes: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) - IMDb Detective Pikachu and the case of the highest grossing media franchise of all time | Film | The Guardian We love hearing from listeners! Tw…
 
It’s here! The most anticipated finale in history. Who lives, who dies, who tells the story? No spoilers for the first five minutes of the podcast (see the chapter markers), followed by 80 minutes of intense discussion, and more than a few disagreements. Show notes: Avengers: Endgame (2019) - IMDb 'Avengers: Endgame' includes a gay character - but …
 
Five years after THE LEGO MOVIE delivered a huge smash hit, a Lego-saturated audience delivered a resounding ‘meh’ as its sequel was gradually released around the world. It’s a shame, because THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART is just as funny, and learned a few important lessons from the criticism of the first film. Nevertheless, it gave us a great…
 
If you have a product that people love, it’s entirely possible that they want ways to show it off. In the lead up to WWDC, Jelly’s merch game is woefully inadequate. He enlists Alice and Curtis to discuss potential ideas for merchandising, and the things you might need to consider if you’re going to sell it online. Show notes: Cotton Bureau Teespri…
 
Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson has directed a movie, and it just dropped on Netflix. Unicorn Store tells the story of a whimsical young artist who finds herself stuck back at her parents place and temping for a terrible boss, when the offer of a pet unicorn gives her a new purpose. Show notes: Unicorn Store (2017) - IMDb We love hearing from l…
 
Last Christmas, Jordan Peele scared the internet with a trailer featuring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke being terrorised by their creepy doppelgängers. This week, we got to see it! Show notes: Us (2019) - IMDb Lupita Nyong'o apologises after Us 'evil' voice disability row | Film | The Guardian Unpacking Reddit’s Theory About ‘Us’ The Lost Boys (1…
 
Based on the real-life story of WWE wrestler Paige, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is supported by the producing and cameo-ing power of The Rock, but really it’s a feel-good British family drama with a sports movie twist. Show notes: Fighting with My Family (2019) - IMDb We love hearing from listeners! Tweet us @screen_queens, like us on Facebook or hang …
 
With her time as limited as it is, Alice has been thinking about what her exit from the indie life might look like, hypothetically speaking. Surprisingly, she’s not the only one thinking about it, so our three hosts delve right in to ask the important questions around what products should be when their creators leave them behind. Show notes: Topica…
 
We didn’t know what would happen last week in Christchurch, New Zealand when we watched this film, which is based on the real-life stories of the staff and guests of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, caught up in a terrorist attack on 26 November 2008. We still want to review the film, because we think it’s important that these stories are told, but we unde…
 
After many years of wishing and hoping and never quite believing Marvel would do the right thing, Carol Danvers Captain Marvel is here, starring Brie Larson, a delightfully de-aged Samuel L. Jackson, and a cat named Goose. Show notes: Captain Marvel (2019) - IMDb We love hearing from listeners! Tweet us @screen_queens, like us on Facebook or hang o…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login