135 - Review of the Year 2018: Part 2

Films covered in this episode:

Deadpool 2
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 70%

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 64%

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 67%

Incredibles 2
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 77%

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 67%

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Allen: ✰ ✰
Judey: ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 37%

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 70%

The Nun
Allen: ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 40%

The Predator
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 70%

Johnny English Strikes Again
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Judey: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 57%

Halloween (2018)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 67%

Suspiria (2018)
Allen: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 50%

The Grinch
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 50%

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Chris: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 54%

Creed II
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Judey: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 65%

Aquaman
Allen: ✰ ½
Judey: ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 44%

Guest hosts: Calvin Dyson, Judey Bignell and Chris Hunter

It's that time, again! Diminishing Returns present their biggest episode ever: a solid three-hours looking back at the releases of 2018 covered on the show and more...

Sol and Allen are joined by Calvin Dyson, Judey Bignell and Chris Hunter to ring in the new year (or, to put it more accurately, ring out the old one). Also, there's a music quiz. All in all, it's bloody good listening.

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124 - Halloween II

Films covered in this episode:

Halloween II (1981)
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Scott: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ½
Overall score: 50%

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Allen: ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰
Scott: ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 43%

Halloween 5
Allen: ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰
Scott: ✰
Sol: ✰ ½
Overall score: 28%

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Allen: ½
Calvin: ✰ ½
Scott: ½
Sol: ✰
Overall score: 18%

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Allen: ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Scott: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 50%

Halloween: Resurrection
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Scott: ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 38%

Guest host: Scott Chambers

What's that you say? We've already done Halloween? Yes, but back then, Calvin was the only one who'd seen all of the sequels. In this episode, Sol and Allen have endured the lot of them so that you can enjoy a real blow-by-blow account of each of Michael Myers' antics.

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Episodes in the Halloween series:
Halloween
”Halloween II”

22 - Halloween

Released 31/10/2016

What better film to discuss in the first Halloween episode of Diminishing Returns than John Carpenter's iconic, 1978 slasher movie of the same name?
Listeners beware; you're in for a scare!

(Special thanks to xDimebagx for creating the ambient soundscape used in the opening sequence).

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Films covered in this episode:

(NOTE: Many of these ratings were subsequently revised in Halloween II)

Halloween (1978)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 70%

Halloween II (1981)
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 55%

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰
Overall score: 40%

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 60%

Halloween 5
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 40%

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 30%

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 80%

Halloween: Resurrection
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 50%

Halloween (2007)
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰
Overall score: 35%

Halloween II (2009)
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 40%

Episodes in the Halloween series:
”Halloween”
Halloween II

Diminishing Returns Halloween Specials:
”Halloween”
Podcast of Horror II: The Blair Witch Project