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Sarah Megan Thomas
Introduction To Episode 1 of The Silver Hedgehog Hogcast
In this (my first ever podcast) episode I introduce the Hogcast, I talk about how The Silver Hedgehog reviews films and provide my first ever podcast film review of ‘A Call To Spy’ and review the film against our criteria:
The Script / Screenplay
Does the story make sense and is it coherent? Does the writing achieve what it sets out to do? If it does then 10/10
Points are lost if the story is weak, or something makes no sense, or it doesn’t achieve what was promised.
Do the casting choices work? Do the actors bring the characters to life? or does something really stand out as being odd? If everything works then 10/10.
Points are lost if something feels off or it is evident that the actors are mis-cast or not giving a damn!
Sound / Music / Score
Does the music suit the film? Does the score sound good and is it unique? Its it in the best format possible think ATMOS or similar, Is the score available to buy or stream? If yes then 10/10
Points are lost for Music not suiting the film, a lazy score that sounds like a temp score that has been adjusted slightly, and not offering the latest format depending on the release reviewed.
Visual Effects and Costumes
Do the visual effects suit the film and the budget? Are they finished? Do the costumes look good or do they stick out for the wrong reasons. 10/10 if all is well
Points are lost for shoddy looking effects, effects that are not well developed and costumes that stand out in a bad way!
What does the film look like on screen? Has the DP done an amazing job? Is the film presented in the best format for the production? If so, then 10/10.
Points are lost if we notice rubbish filmmaking or low quality presentation. i.e 4K should really be a minimum people!
All of this leads to an overall rating.
I hope you enjoy….
How to listen to Episode 1
On With The Hogcast
Meet your Host and Guests
An office worker by day and blogger by night. Garry is the creator, writer and host of The Silver Hedgehog Hogcast.
A Sci-Fi geek (don’t mention Terry Pratchett or Isaac Asimov unless you have a spare hour) and avid film fan.
Enjoys writing reviews and blogs in his spare time, and is waiting for the day he gets paid for it!