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  • With the huge amount of content out there in the world at the moment, it can sometimes be daunting to choose a movie or TV show to enjoy from your giant Netflix queues and DVR boxes full to the brim with stuff you don't know if you can trust not to be a heap of muck. Maybe you only have one chance at a 2 hour chunk of time to watch a film this week. Or you want to get into spending a good few hours with a new TV show or computer game, but you aren't sure if you are making the right choice and you dont want to waste your time! Why Press Play dig up the gems from the world of moving pictures and discuss them and their merits, or lack thereof! We will watch that 5th Season of that show you thought about watching that one time. We will watch that rare movie that your friend insisted you have to watch ironically. We will play that game and give you the heads up on what to expect should you decide to invest all that time in it! So join us and the people who brought you Those Conspiracy Guys, for a journey into obscure pop culture, retro TV shows, the good and bad of the big screen and the small, and all the button bashing you can take.
    Copyright Gordon Rochford 2021
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Episodes
  • Metropolitan (1990)

    Dec 16 2017
    On this episode of Why Press Play we dust off the martini glasses and put on our patent leather shoes for a night on the town with the finest New York beaus and debutantes in a weird movie from director Whit Stilman and graciously shown to me by Gareth Stack called Metropolitan from 1990.In a nebulous time somewhere between 1950 and 1990 a loosely affiliated group of new rich haute bourgeoise calling themselves a 'Rat Pack' of sorts, are flitting from after-party to after-party in the New York Debutante Ball scene at Christmas time. Its a weird film that showcases the strange and unapproachable personalities of these seemingly disconnected rich kids in their late teens and early twenties. It does have its charms however and as the movie opens up from an impenetrable web of political and high art references into a story about what teens want to really talk about, sex and love. The relationships bloom over the Christmas season and when drugs and alcohol are involved it becomes all the more dramatic. Yes this is a weird film, but by the end I really liked it and Im sure you will too! Dont chalk it down to be a Christmas movie (technically its the first of the very loose Christmas movie season on WPP) but it does have wonderfully shot scenes in oppulent apartments in the Upper West Side of New York, decor very few of us will see in real life! This was a pick of Gareths and after suspecting a trick was being played on me I was pleasantly surprised. You can find Gareth on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/garethstack or at http://www.garethstack.com to listen to all his radio plays and podcasts.Let us know what you think of the show by following Why Press play on social media:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whypressplayTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/whypressplayInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/whypressplayPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/whypressplayReddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/whypressplayYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/whypressplayTwitch: http://www.twitch.tv/whypressplayVid.me: http://www.vid.me/whypressplayJoin us and other fans for chats on movies, games and TV show on our Discord server by clicking here and downloading the app: https://discord.gg/U2pHR5gAnd you can support the show by subscribing to our Patreon page where you will get loads of exclusive content and discounts on merchandise http://www.patreon.com/whypressplay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    1 hr and 48 mins
  • Robocop (1987)

    Nov 23 2017
    On this episode of Why Press Play you must come quietly or there will be... trouble as we get on the bullet train to Detroit and heavily pad the street with our old pal Murphy, looking for crime in all the wrong places and revelling in the realistic special effects and bitingly witty dialog inthe company of filmmaker and raconteur Anthony Downes.OCP, a multi national conglomerate has created two new types of law enforcement to quell the rising tide of violent crime sweeping the city in order to make it pallatable for the development of a new futuristic city scape. ED209 an animalistic creation and Robocop a hybrid human brained robot police officer are the offerings.After being 'killed' in a gang attack officer Alex Murphy and his beauitful brain are adopted into this program and he becomes Robocop, only to shake his programming and go after the men who killed him in the first place! Its a whopper film that, believe it or not, some people havnt seen! I chat about its merits and give alternative choices for some of the more wooden performances with Antony who we talk about Memento with some months ago. A must watch for science fiction fans and you can have something to watch over Thanksgiving, or not, its your move... creep!Let us know what you think of the show by following Why Press play on social media:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whypressplayTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/whypressplayInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/whypressplayPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/whypressplayReddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/whypressplayYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/whypressplayTwitch: http://www.twitch.tv/whypressplayVid.me: http://www.vid.me/whypressplayJoin us and other fans for chats on movies, games and TV show on our Discord server by clicking here and downloading the app: https://discord.gg/U2pHR5gAnd you can support the show by subscribing to our Patreon page where you will get loads of exclusive content and discounts on merchandise http://www.patreon.com/whypressplay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    1 hr and 16 mins
  • Highlander (1986)

    Oct 31 2017
    On this episode of Why Press Play there can be only one, but you get two; Neil and Gordon Rochford talking about the sword wielding grimy New York action drama Highlander from 1986. Christopher Lambert plays Conor McLeod a Scottish mountain man from over 400 years ago who was blessed (or cursed) with the gift of immortality. After being stabbed by The Kurgen on the field of battle he realises he is special and after extensive training from Juan Vilalobos Ramirez (Sean Connery) he is confident enough to survive without losing his head! The movie jumps from past to present with beautiful transitions and tells the long life story of the Highlander in his quest for the prize!Gritty city scenes interspersed with flashbacks from Conor's life make for some wonderful eye candy; which may be one of the movies only redeeming feature next to the soundtrack. Queen provided an album worth of a soundtrack and it is amazing to swing a sword to! Neil and I take a jolly jaunt down memory lane for this one and we ask you to join us!Let us know what you think of the show by following Why Press play on social media:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whypressplayTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/whypressplayInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/whypressplayPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/whypressplayReddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/whypressplayYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/whypressplayTwitch: http://www.twitch.tv/whypressplayVid.me: http://www.vid.me/whypressplayJoin us and other fans for chats on movies, games and TV show on our Discord server by clicking here and downloading the app: https://discord.gg/U2pHR5gAnd you can support the show by subscribing to our Patreon page where you will get loads of exclusive content and discounts on merchandise http://www.patreon.com/whypressplay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    1 hr and 21 mins

Publisher's Summary

With the huge amount of content out there in the world at the moment, it can sometimes be daunting to choose a movie or TV show to enjoy from your giant Netflix queues and DVR boxes full to the brim with stuff you don't know if you can trust not to be a heap of muck. Maybe you only have one chance at a 2 hour chunk of time to watch a film this week. Or you want to get into spending a good few hours with a new TV show or computer game, but you aren't sure if you are making the right choice and you dont want to waste your time! Why Press Play dig up the gems from the world of moving pictures and discuss them and their merits, or lack thereof! We will watch that 5th Season of that show you thought about watching that one time. We will watch that rare movie that your friend insisted you have to watch ironically. We will play that game and give you the heads up on what to expect should you decide to invest all that time in it! So join us and the people who brought you Those Conspiracy Guys, for a journey into obscure pop culture, retro TV shows, the good and bad of the big screen and the small, and all the button bashing you can take.
Copyright Gordon Rochford 2021

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