Thursday, 6 May 2021

Fringe Division- 1:19/1:20- Finale Double Bill!


It has arrived! Later than hoped, Jimmy and Martin discuss episodes 19 and 20 of season one of Fringe- The Road Not Taken and There's More Than One of Everything. And all the Star Trek talk from throughout the season, now makes sense! The show is taking the rest of May off but we'll be back with season 2 in June.  Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 3 May 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Wizard (1989)

Jimmy and Jen dive back into the Fred Savage well with this movie from the same year as Little Monsters, which was previously covered. This episode has disagreements, tangents and contains strong language and adult themes. Don't blame us, the movie may be PG and silly but it can be pretty dark if you think about it too much. Which Jimmy and Jen tend to do. Next week is our first anniversary but the movie is to be determined. What we do know is, it's one that neither host has seen...

Fred Savage is all of us in this scene...


 

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)


It's the final episode of Sequel Month, here on So, What's the Problem? Jimmy and Jen are back in the world of horror with this lacklustre sequel that was rushed into production after the success of the first movie. They talk about teen girls in movies, commonsensnsemedia.org and Jimmy gives far too much thought to the plot of the movie. More than the actual filmmakers do. Contains strong language. 

This is, like, the 50th time Julie screams in the movie...



 

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Fringe Division- 1:18- Midnight


 Jimmy and Martin are almost at the finale but first, they must chat about this pretty okay episode. Along the way, the praise the guest cast, complain about a certain character again and discuss their dislike for the way Americans pronounce Scottish cities. No offence meant to all Americans. Just the ones who don't understand that Scotland is part of Britain (kidding). Contains strong language. 


Monday, 19 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Sequel month continues with Jen's second pick, Sister Act 2. It's an enjoyable movie with very little wrong with it but, don't we all need something fun and light on occasion? Especially after last week's movie. I don't think Jen will forgive Jimmy for that. As well as the movie, they talk about the cast, aging and Jimmy learns the legend of Riley Weston. 

So... not cool, then?


 

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Fringe Division 1.17: Bad Dreams

So, here we are, folks, at the final stretch of season one of the hit TV show, Fringe. And it's a a good episode, yay! And we finally hear the voice of William Bell!  In this episode of the podcast, Jimmy and Martin discuss, Star Trek the lyrics to Nellie the Elephant and Martin explains part of the plot to his Scottish comrade. They also ponder whether or not to cover the "lost" episode of season one. Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 12 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Sequel month continues with a spicy one. Jimmy would like to apologise to those who love this movie... but neither of the hosts do. And that's okay. There's still some good stuff in there, of course but Jimmy and Jen are here to talk about the bad. I mean, it's the point of the podcast.  Contains strong language. 

At least this movie spawned one of Jimmy's favourite GIFs of all time-

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Fringe Division 1:16- Unleashed


Sadly, it's another pretty "blah" episode of Fringe (as Martin predicted) as a member of the team that's not really a member of the team gets infected by a giant hybrid creature. It sounds great but it's a dull trope-fest with a non-sensical character moment for Walter. Jimmy and Martin also talk about WandaVision (no spoilers) and insult the French. Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 5 April 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)


It's sequel month here at "So, What's the Problem?" and we are starting with this very 90s follow-up to a very 70s classic. Also, this is being released on the 47th anniversary of the release of the original novel. Topics include toxic masculinity, casting folk who look far too old to be teens and a very hot take about a beloved reviewer. Contains strong language and adult themes. 

Frigging love this shot...






Thursday, 1 April 2021

Fringe Division 1:15- Inner Child

It's episode fifteen of the hit TV show, Fringe and Martin and Jimmy talk about Buffy. Oh and Fringe, of course. Is this a filler episode or one that sets up more of the mythology? Or is it both? Neither host knows but they chat about it anyway. Contains strong language. 


Monday, 29 March 2021

So, What's the Problem?- My Father the Hero (1994)

Okay folks, strap in because Jimmy and Jen are here to talk about a really weird and creepy remake of a French movie. Which was probably also weird and creepy but French. This is America, though, dammit and we don't over sexualize 14 year old girls and play paedophilia for comedy in a PG Disney movie here! Oh, wait... Contains strong language and adult themes. 

Ummm...


 

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Fringe Division 1:14- Ability

Here it is, folks, our longest episode yet! By about a minute. Anyway, it makes up for last week having a longer music outro just to pad time. This week, Jimmy and Martin talk about a game changing episode, possibly. As well as the usual tangents and Martin annoying Jimmy. Contains strong language. 

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Monday, 22 March 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Mighty Ducks (1992)

It's Jen's pick, so... The Mighty Ducks! Just in time for the sequel TV series streaming this week on Disney+, Jimmy and Jen chat about 90s hair, cartoon sound effects, the use of a certain word that means something worse in the UK as it does in the US and they ponder just what they are allowed to say these days, without offending anyone. Contains strong language and offensive words in the context of a 90s kids movie. Stay tuned to the end to hear what mess of a movie is next...
If I had a penny for every time I've heard this...


 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Fringe Division: 1.13- The Transformation

It's episode 13 and it's unlucky for some, especially Jimmy and Martin as it's their shortest episode so far. And they still find time to mess around and tangent about things such as Deep Space 9 and Jimmy's other podcast. Oh and a series regular has their final episode and Jimmy and Martin don't realise. Will they bring it up next week? Probably not. Contains strong language. 


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Monday, 15 March 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Lost Boys (1987)

 Jimmy and Jen return to the 1980s and the movies of Joel Schumacher with this feature length soundtrack promo. They talk about useless female characters, pointless sex scenes bad IMDB trivia and Jimmy explains what MTV used to be, back in the 80s. Stay tuned to the end to learn what movie is next. Contains strong language. 

Sigh, remember video stores? 



Thursday, 11 March 2021

Fringe Division: 1.12- The No-Brainer

Jimmy and Martin have a natter about episode 12 of Fringe. For a change, Jimmy is grossed out while Martin doesn't care and discover what they were originally going to call the podcast. Contains strong language. 
 

Monday, 8 March 2021

So, What's the Problem? My Girl (1991)

So, after three episodes of trashing movies and their creators, we decided to go for something that is actually good this week. And yes, that means Jen picked something she wanted to watch again and talk about. And talk we do and things get a tad emotional. Also, Jen learns what Jimmy's pick for next week is...

A-dor-able...




Thursday, 4 March 2021

Fringe Division: 1.11- Bound


 It's mid-season premiere time on Fringe and Jimmy and Martin think it's kind of... meh. Olivia is a badass, Walter plays with a slug thing and things move pretty quickly. A tad too quickly for us but we have a good chat about it anyway. A chat that wanders into tangents about The X-Files and the X-Men movies. Total coincidence that both franchises have an X in them, honest. Contains strong language and adult humour because Jimmy says a naughty thing. 

Monday, 1 March 2021

So, What's the Problem? Sixteen Candles (1984)

 


Jimmy and Jen dive back into the world of John Hughes with what just very well be his most problematic movie ever. We're talking homophobic slurs, sexism, ableism and goofy Asian stereotypes, folks. Strap yourselves in.  And at the end of the episode, we'll announce what movie we're covering next. Contains strong language. 

Urge to kill, rising...





Thursday, 25 February 2021

Fringe Division: 1.10- Safe

 It's episode ten of Fringe, folks and it's a doozy! This is how you do a mid-season finale.  It's also our longest episode yet and Jimmy and Martin go over the plot as usual as well as chat about visual effects and suit sizes. It all makes sense, honest. Contains strong language. 

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Thursday, 18 February 2021

Fringe Division: 1.9-The Dreamscape

 Jimmy and Martin talk about the ninth episode of Fringe but is the whole thing as good as the fantastic opening scene? And a new mystery arises... will Jimmy sneeze before the end of the podcast??? Contains strong language. 

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Monday, 15 February 2021

So, What's the Problem? Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Two fans of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer chat about the 1992 movie that started it all. This episode was announced  before we knew of the news about Joss Whedon but you bet your ass that we're going to talk about it. Contains strong language and personal opinions...

Ugh. 



 

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Fringe Division- 1.8: The Equation

 

Martin and Jimmy discuss episode 8 of Fringe, The Equation, which guest stars someone Martin didn't recognise at first but they're from a show that he loves. This week we go through the plot as usual but also it is time we talk about the Glyphs that the show uses. Contains strong language but shockingly not as much as usual. 


Monday, 8 February 2021

So, What's the Problem? Supergirl (1984)

 It's our first foray into Superhero movies with this frustrating curio from the 1980s. Strap in folks because we both have thoughts about this mess. Contains strong language and, unfortunately, talk about sexual assault because this dumbass tone deaf family movie tries to pass it off as comedy. 


Bunny! 



Friday, 5 February 2021

Fringe Division- 1.7: In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

 Fringe has well and truly officially started with the introduction of Mr. Jones as played by the wonderful Jared Harris! Yay! We talk about the usual and make jokes while Jimmy stumbles over his words. Enjoy! Contains strong language. 

Monday, 1 February 2021

So, What's the Problem? Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

 


Back to the 90s and another favourite of Jen's from her childhood. And Jimmy's first time watching it. They talk about the characters and why one in particular is the worst as well as that long ass title. Does Jimmy like it? Does Jen, still? Listen to find out. Contains strong language. Next week, we delve into the world of comic book movies...

Best acting in the entire movie-



Monday, 25 January 2021

So, What's the Problem? Little Monsters (1989)

 It is time to go back to the late 80s and revisit one of Jimmy's favourite childhood movies. Does it hold up? Of course not, it probably wasn't even good then. Does Jimmy still like it? They discuss that as well as the tone, the make-up, the acting etc. Maybe don't listen to this if you're a fan of the movie... contains strong language. 

No, one Maurice is enough, thanks...




Monday, 18 January 2021

So, What's the Problem? Sliding Doors (1998)

 


This episode, Jimmy and Jen chat about the first British movie on the podcast! As with The Terminator, they decide it was a bad pick but have a fun chat anyway. The next movie will be Little Monsters (1989) starring Fred Savage! Contains strong language. 


Super cute ending of hope...



Monday, 11 January 2021

So, What's the Problem? The Terminator (1984)

 

Happy New Year, we're tackling a classic! We wanted to start 2021 on a good note, so why not cover a movie we both love? It has problems, of course but it's still so good. We also talk about the sequels and Jen ponders time travel. Contains strong language. 


So fucking iconic, man.