PodcastWeekly podcastNow Showing NZ’s Movie Reviews and TV Reviews Podcast #42 LoTR: The Two Towers/LoTR: Return of the King/A Nightmare Wakes/The Drowning/The Expanse/WandaVision Ep 05

JulieGFebruary 7, 20215 min

Welcome to Now Showing NZ’s Movie and TV Reviews Podcast for the Week Ending 07/02/2021


In today’s podcast, we discuss the everlasting appeal of the final two films in the Lord of the Rings trilogy with Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers first and then the last film in the trilogy Lord of the Rings – Return of the King. We also take a deep-dive into the gothic retelling of the events behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s novel with a much darker tone in A Nightmare Wakes.

We then discuss new mini-series The Drowning which centres on a woman who lost her child at a family outing presumed drowned. But is that really what happened to him? It’s a mysterious “whodunnit” type of thriller that was really impressive. We finally get to talk about The Expanse which is now in its second to last season with season 05 where the belters under Marco’s rule are busting out and causing havoc for the “Earthers” with devastating results. And we then wrap up the podcast with the last exciting episode of WandaVision episode 05 which features an unexpected cameo. Who is this new person that shows up in Wanda’s television show? Will they be someone Wanda can rely on?

Movie Reviews

  1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (begins 39 secs)
  2. LoTR: Return of the King (2003) (begins 7 mins 39 secs)
  3. A Nightmare Wakes (2020) (begins 22 mins 11 secs)

TV Show Reviews

  1. The Drowning Mini-Series (2021) (begins 30 mins 34 secs)
  2. The Expanse Season 05 (2021) (begins 35 mins 19 secs)
  3. WandaVision S01 Ep05 (2021) (begins 44 mins 05 secs)

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