high-riseIt’s time for a no-superheroes episode! Eschewing all cultural trends, Nick and Alastair take a look at social satire movie High Rise at the 1:32 point (plus the difficulty of adapting books and vertical living returning to London), new podcast Alice Isn’t Dead at 18:29 (plus methods of audio advertising and whether this very show has a secret purpose) and the latest Coen brothers comedy Hail, Ceasar! at 33:04 (plus the life and death of old movie genres).

Lastly, in our stubbornly unnamed recommendations feature at 46:27, Alastair reads his first comic in years: The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Pitarra. Is this the beginning of a deep love for graphic storytelling as a medium? Or is it… The End?

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constantineCut from the R-rated superhero movie discussion in Moderate Fantasy Violence #2, Nick and Alastair discuss whether John Constantine (whose name we regularly mispronounce) is the ideal candidate for this trend.

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better-call-saulIn a not-that-difficult second episode, Nick and Alastair look at the return of Better Call Saul at the 1:20 mark (plus Gotham’s prequel problems and the terrible omen of Bryan Cranston), the upcoming DC Comics Rebirth at 16:12 (plus how superhero comics are morphing into Doctor Who and the recent Iron Fist casting controversy) and the possibility of more adult-rated superhero movies after the success of Deadpool at 32:44 (plus eternal hope for sexy Gambit and Wolverine’s stabby vendetta against walls and robots).

Returning for a second week at 45:50, it’s our still-nameless recommendations feature! Nick reports back on quietly squelchy crime series Messiah II, then recommends Alastair his first comic book in years. What will it be?

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elloIn our first ever Excessive Fantasy Violence deleted-scenes special, Nick and Alastair get sidetracked during their chat about recent Twitter changes, ending up reviewing Ello and Google+. Talk about up-to-the-minute content.

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deadpoolIn their first Moderate Fantasy Episode, Nick and Alastair discuss the new Deadpool movie at the 1:40 mark (plus the importance of humour in superhero movies and which Deadpool comics are terrible), the #RIPTwitter algorithmic timeline kerfuffle at 19:50 (plus the inevitability of Vine porn and if anything good will ever happen to anyone) and their verdict on Netflix’s Making A Murderer at 35:20 (plus the omnipresent evil of John Luther and whether true crime documentaries are the same as gladiatorial combat).

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