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#26: Mangrove, The Crown, Mandalorian Season 2 (Episodes 3 & 4) The Block Busters Podcast

To binge or not to binge – this is the question! We try to answer this when discussing ‘The Crown’, ‘Mandalorian’ and other TV shows we’ve been watching over the year.We review ‘Mangrove’, first of five Steve McQueen’s movies (or episodes?) that is a part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology series. And we continue to discuss series 2 of ‘Mandalorian’, that’s getting better and better.Apart from that, as always, we have a lot of news, film recommendations and the usual nonsense that somehow slips into the episode. 00:00 It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas News:11:40 ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ trailer reaction 18:49 ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ release date for cinemas and HBO Max 22:50 ‘Wandavision’ premiere date 26:02 Disney considering releasing more movies on Disney+ 30:58 Who’s replacing Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise? 33:30 ‘The Last of Us’ ordered to series by HBO 35:15 Spike Lee will make a musical about Viagra!  What Have We’ve Been Watching:Conor:36:50 Coca-Cola Christmas Commercial37:35 ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (in 4K and Dolby Vision)Rado:41:45 ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ (Netflix)44:28 ‘Deep Impact’ (Netflix)48:04 ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (Channel 4)50:30 ’The Crown’ (Netflix) We recommend:‘Parasite’ (Amazon Prime) and how visual effects are used in the movie  Reviews:1:06:18 ‘Mangrove’ (‘Small Axe’ miniseries, BBC)1:26:20 ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2, episodes 3 and 4 (Disney+) Thank you for listening. Subscribe, rate and comment on our show. Please also recommend our rants to your friends and enemies. They all deserve it! Check out our website for all episodes: theblockbusters.net  You can find us online on Twitter: @BlockBusterspod, @rdfolta and @designconor.You can find us on Letterboxd: TheBlockBusters, radox and CNRBYL Our theme music is by Scott Holmes and you can find more of his work at scottholmesmusic.com.Artwork created by Conor Boyle.Episode edited by Rado Folta. The BlockBuster Podcast is available on the following platforms:Apple PodcastsOvercastSpotifyGoogle PodcastsCastboxPocket CastsAmazon Music  ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ trailer courtesy of Lionsgate‘WandaVision’ trailer courtesy of Disney+‘The Crown’ trailer courtesy of Netflix‘Mangrove’ trailer courtesy of BBC
  1. #26: Mangrove, The Crown, Mandalorian Season 2 (Episodes 3 & 4)
  2. #25: Mandalorian Season 2, The Queen’s Gambit, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  3. #24 Halloween Special: The Scariest Movies of Our Lives
  4. #23: I Am Greta interview, The Boys, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Haunting of Bly Manor, 1917, LFF highlights
  5. #22: Enola Holmes, A Life on Our Planet, The Karate Kid, London Film Festival, cinemas in crisis
  6. #21: The Devil All The Time, Challenger, Des, Emmy awards
  7. 20: Venice Film Festival, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Batman, The Boys
  8. Episode 19: Tenet – full spoiler discussion!
  9. Episode 18: Tenet review, Chadwick Boseman’s death, DC FanDome reaction
  10. Episode 17: Christopher Nolan extravaganza!