PODCAST: Dylan & Dave Squabble On #4: “Summer Movies 2014″

Dylan returns to deepest darkest Birmingham to discuss the summer movie season with Dave, including The Winter Soldier, Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Apes, Spider-Man, Edge of Tomorrow, and Godzilla.

Hosted by Dylan Spicer & Dave James

Hasn’t it been a great summer for movies? Mr. Spicer and Mr. James try to sum it all up with a less contentious conversation than usual.

What were your favourites and least-favourites? Please let us know below.

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Dylan Spicer

Dylan graduated from Brighton Film School and and went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He has worked on award-winning short and feature films. He is currently experimenting with Narradu Memories, and his online audio drama giantcannibals.co.uk.

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  1. R.G. Villanueva says:

    Summer Blockbuster season this year was fantastic. I could cheat a bit and say that my summer movie run started with The Lego Movie despite its February release but from then on, it’s been quite consistent. I’m pretty much the same with Dave on what my favourite and least-favourites are, with Dawn coming at the top and Amazing Spider-man 2 being the bottom of the barrel. Dawn was just a compelling movie-going experience. The direction was deft, writing was sharp, effects were exceptional, and characters were endlessly fascinating and well-realised. AS2 on the other hand was a giant bore. I liked the first one – to the point where I can say it’s much better than Rami’s original but the sequel felt like a huge step back. Aside from Garfield and Stone’s lovely chemistry, the story was poorly executed, villain was underwhelming, dialogue was almost in the level of Shyamalan bad, and the way it paced itself made me drowsy.

    With comic book movies, Captain America 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy kept the MCU consistent and Days of Future Past is the best Xmen film to date. I liked Godzilla because I understood that the creators knew that it was a reboot so they wanted to stay faithful for what the original Toho film stood for and it managed to be an entertaining popcorn film. The two films that I wanted to do better than they should have were Edge of Tomorrow and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Edge was the hidden gem of the summer and HtTYD2 is the best animated film I’ve seen so far this year.

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