EP 123 – Films of 2016 w/ Mass Moviecide UK (Deadpool, The Conjuring 2 & Suicide Squad)

Stoo brings the Films of 2016 to a closure with the boys from Mass Moviecide UK! Spoiler warnings for; Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Eddie the Eagle, Phantasm 5, Yoga Hosers, The Conjuring 2, Batman: The Killing Joke, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, Independence Day: Resurgence & Captain America: Civil War!

Extended Conversations on our Patreon (pateron.com/FASPodcast) to gain access to further discussions on; Kevin Smith, Stephen Amell and Stoo’s picks of 2016.

Thank you all for the support in 2016 and hope you join us in our voyage into 2017!

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 – Yoga Hosers (2016)

Set in in a small convenience store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Yoga Hosers tells the story of two teenage clerks called Colleen! Colleen C (Lily-Rose Melody Depp) and Colleen M (Harley Quinn Smith) are best friends, when given a chance, they abandon their post in Colleen C’s fathers store and get up to hijinks; y’know, have a jam session in the stock room covering Anthrax songs etc. Their little minds are blown when they are invited to a senior house party by two classmates!

After managing to piss off Colleen C’s step-mother they find themselves behind the counter of the Eh-to-Zed on a Friday night missing their house party. They have a sudden brainstorm and decide, if they can’t come to the party, the party can come to the Eh-to-Zed! Eh!

That’s the basic premise of the plot from the girls perspective, what’s going on in the real world is that there is a string of mystery murders around Winnipeg, bodies found torn to shreds. These murders have caught of the attention of French-Canadian oddity Guy Lapointe. After publishing the story behind him and the ‘Manitoba Man-i-tee’ he questions the Colleens about the latest mystery murder victim who shopped Eh-To-Zed prior to his murder.

I don’t want to give away all the hooks, but the trailer does reveal the Colleens wielding hockey sticks battering little sausage people dressed as Nazis. My opinion on the film is largely positive, but I’ve followed Smiths career since Clerks II and I’m fanboy – so my opinion must be biased, right? It would be interesting I was able to watch this and have no association to Smiths world, I would easily write it off as something completely foreign and bizarre.

The acting in the film can be described in the girls on words; Basic. No-one should be going into this expecting Oscar award worthy performances, it’s aimed for kids, so comparing this with the shows parents are subjected to on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon – we’re not worried about sweeping performances, although Ralph Garman steals it, you’ll know him when you see him. I did love the insta’ character profile and the multicoloured transitions between scenes it gave me flash backs to the video game themes used in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

The tagline on the poster is A Movie for Kids from the Director of ‘Clerks’ and ‘Tusk.’ Kevin Smith explains that it’s aimed at Tweens. I think it’s the kind of film that their parents probably won’t want their to watch; poop jokes, swearing, flipping the bird (so much birds being flipped!) and the little sausage Nazi people! This could earn the film an edge in pop culture, kids passing around the bootleg VHS during their science class or nowadays dropboxing in it their hangouts (what am I typing!).

I highly recommend this film to Smiths podcast listeners (obviously 99% will be screaming at Smith to take their money), but the film is lacquered in references to Smiths podcasts, several notable cameo appearances and Hollywood Babble-On in particular listeners will be richly rewarded third act of the film.

Overall the film does have some warts on it, but this film is a riot for fans of Kevin Smith and his weird weed filtered world.


[Reviewed originally as part of 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival]

5 Highlights from Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Programme

Damn, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is now in its 70th year! We always attempt to make a large impact at the festival – articles, spew out as much reviews as possible etc. Last year, we managed several – but due to the loss of our website, only one remains.

Onwards and upwards right? I’ve feverishly read through the festival programme and here’s a list of my personal “MUST SEE MOVIES” aka a top five list! Happy reading and thank you for visiting filmsandswearing.com – we have a podcast!

The Library Suicides (Y Llyfrgell)


A playful murder mystery set in a Welsh library? I know, it sounds like an M.C. Beaton novel, but The Library Suicides is in the capable hands of the team behind Doctor Who and Broadchurch.  This Welsh language thriller is about twin sisters/librarians (Catrin Stewart) who are led to believe that their author mothers suicide is murder. The mothers last words points the finger her biographer! It’s being described as stylish, playful and enjoyable? Sign me up! You’ve borrowed my attention (sorry).

Where, When and What time? Click Here


The Lovers and the Despot


This is a Documentary that focusses on a famous classic film duo, Shin Sang-ok and Choi Eun-hee – director and leading lady combo, their relationship is highlighted by interviews with Choi Eun-hee and a archive of past footage. Sounds pretty straight forward, sweet actually. The hook comes from the last sentence though. Keyword? Imprisonment.

The documentary teases topics such as spies, kidnapped movie stars and the bizarre leading role for the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

Where, When and What time? Click Here




Slash Fiction the movie! Sort of, or is it /Fiction? I am out of touch. Anyway, in /Slash/ we follow the lives of two youths and their affection for writing about their chosen fandom. And, where you can push the limits of your fandom and when your thoughts about fictional characters go a little too far. There’s an outlet for those wanting to read those tales. It may seem bright, but I can imagine this is being a dark cautionary tale.

Where, When and What time? Click Here


The Rezort


Zombies! The trend will never tire, The Rezort follows the world following after the Zombie outbreak. Where most of the Zombies have been eradicated and the remaining numbers have been pushed into hunting resorts. Thus allowing the wealthy to hunt and kill ‘walkers for a high price!

But like all Zombie/Resort movies – things go wrong and when things go wrong – you need Dougray Scott!

Where, When and What time? Click Here


Yoga Hosers


This was an obvious one right? We all know that myself and Andy are big Kevin Smith fans (examples 1, 2 & 3). The chance of seeing his latest film in cinemas is a must – why? Smiths film making is very niche, he’s realistically making movies for his own amusement – the True North Trilogy is ideas spun from Smodcast – filled with in-jokes and references for him and his fans should/would savour. It make not get a wide cinema release in the United Kingdom, Tusk never made it further than its UK Premier in Leeds! So if there is your motivation to catch those ‘hosers on the big screen!

Where, When and What time? Click Here

And with any luck, we will attempt to view, review and podcast about a couple of these titles! Especially with Kevin Smith being in person in Edinburgh the week Yoga Hoser screens.

Tickets are on sale to the public from Friday, grab yours by visiting; http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/