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Join two hopeful filmmakers Guðni Líndal Benediktsson and Neill Prentice on their journey through the strange world of films based on video games, in an attempt to discover what makes a good adaptation. From Hitman and Max Payne, to Mortal Kombat and Tomb Raider, no stone will be left unturned in their search for truth.
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Send us a Text Message. Attention on deck, a couple of torpedoes coming straight for Battleship! Wait that's no missile, it's just a couple of bald head goons off on another Side Quest! This week the Bald Bros take on the Board Game Adaptation that hit the cinemas, but did it sink without a trace? This episode is KNOT to be missed! FULL SPEED PORT!…
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Send us a Text Message. Grab your tiny shorts and dual pistols, it's time to go raiding the tomb of Video Game adaptations once more, but this time we find no artifacts, just this film from the not so distant past of 2018. A new age Lara Croft deserves a new film, but did it finally break the ancient curse of the video game film? Is biking cool? An…
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Send us a Text Message. The Bald Bros are off on another Side Quest looking at another fan film. And if there are two things these hairless hunks know it is fans and films! Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat: Rebirth takes a fresh approach to the Mortal Kombat property but is it a Scorpi-win or Sub-par Zero? Find out in this week's A Bald Opinion. Su…
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Send us a Text Message. Round 2... Fight! Who knew there was another Street Fighter movie?! Following the origins of Chun-Li, this preboot strips away the colourful characters, crazy casting, and escalating budget and instead replaces it with the Doom director and... not much else. Is this a fitting end to the Robin Shou quadrilogy of Video Game Mo…
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Send us a Text Message. Turns out TV adaptations are like annoying villagers with villager problems, they just keep popping up to distract us from our main quest! This time it is Fallout and Amazon Prime's new shiny and expensive production that dropped only recently. Will it bomb or blow us away? Do we have a NEW CLEAR front runner for best adapta…
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Send us a Text Message. It's time to adorn your deerstalker hat and grab them balls, because we have a mystery to solve! Some call it the greatest mystery of all time, the mystery of the video game film adaptation! But what's this? First we have to deal with a loose Mewtwo? He strikes back again?! And wait, you can understand me?! Things have just …
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Send us a Text Message. It is finally upon us! The final chapter! Everything has been building to this moment. Years and years of world and lore building. The emotional rollercoaster of everyone's favourite cloned and sometimes super powered heroine coming to a dramatic and explosive climax! ...or you know whatever this drivel is. That's right, the…
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Send us a Text Message. The Blue Blur is back under the critical eye of The Bald Bros as this week we look at Sonic The Hedgehog 2! This time the Dome-namic Duo are outnumbered as Sonic is joined by Tails and Knuckles. But is there enough Marsden? Can there ever be enough Marsden?! Is Jim Carrey's back okay from carrying this film? And are we all e…
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Send us a Text Message. Well HELLo, what's this?! The Bald Bros must brave the underworld as they set their sights on the latest Video Game Adaptation on their noble quest, Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic. Based on the Divine Comedy, does this film surpass its humble source? How many styles are too many? (Spoiler: it's 8 but weirdly not 9) And do…
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Send us a Text Message. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a THIRD TIME?! Shame on Uwe! It's time to delve back into the Boll Pool in the name of the podcast, as this week the Hairless Heroes look at In The Name of The King 3: The Last Mission. How will Uwe close out this legendary trilogy? Was the kingdom of Ehb always…
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Send us a Text Message. Round 3! Fight! The Bald Bros return to the complicated world of Mortal Kombat! Some familiar names, but all new faces await in this 2021 reboot of the long running video game franchise. It's been decades since the last cinematic venture, but have we learned anything? Will Neill defeat his old foe, the complete inability to …
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Send us a Text Message. From the Wild West to the Exciting East, the Bald Bros venture back into the world of Japanese cinema for this week's video game adaptation, Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Will Miike delight us once again with another wacky adaptation or will it be more like a drag? More importantly, will Neill manage to pronounce any names correctl…
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Send us a Text Message. The boys are back for Season 3 and, well, this time it's complicated! Saddling up once more to take the treacherous journey through the Video Game Movie Adaptations landscape, the Cueball Cowboys stumble across this oddity, 2023's Organ Trail. Is it an adaption? If so, of which game? And can a film really be improved with th…
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Send us a Text Message. It's the most wonderful time of the year... ish. So what better way to spend it than catching up with your favourite Bald Buddies! In Part 1 listen as the Dome-namic Duo review the year in the world of cinema and the world of A Bald Opinion. What exciting news does Gudni have to share? Which potential Oscar Contender and Box…
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Send us a Text Message. Happy New Year one and all! A time for new beginnings and speaking of which.... Join the Hairless Hunks as they look at some of their favourite video game openings. Which games really caught the attention from the get go? Could Doom do with a bit more exposition? How do we skip this cutscene and get to the good stuff? Easy. …
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Send us a Text Message. And just like that another 10 films in the bag... a bag that needs incinerated or thrown into the deepest depths of the ocean! Come join the Bald Bros as they reflect and talk about some alternative or complimentary cinematic offerings that will help scratch that Video Game Film itch. Can anything that isn't narcotics and he…
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Send us a Text Message. Round 50! FIGHT! The Bald Bros have made it to another landmark episode and what better way to celebrate than spending waaay too long discussing one of the most infamous entries in the Video Game Movie Pantheon: Street Fighter: The Movie. Does Gudni prefer this movie over Mortal Kombat? Will Neill stop talking Tosh? And can …
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Send us a Text Message. The Hairless Hunks take a breath before the big 5-0 to catch up on what else they've been consuming. Both take to the high seas, but each on their own voyage, which of the Bald Buccaneers took the leap of faith into the world of Assasin's Creed? Just a couple of cool dudes talking about how cool they are, can you dig it? Sup…
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Send us a Text Message. If Hollywood notoriously struggles to make a film about one game, no doubt they will nail a film about several... This week the Dome-namic Duo grab their quarters and head to the arcade to join the Happy Madison gang for Pixels. Based of a short film and nothing else, you understand absolutely NOTHING ELSE!! Pixels brings so…
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Send us a Text Message. Once more the Bald Bros set their scopes on the baddest baldest bro-est of all, Agent 47, as they discuss the RocketJump short fan film. Can these plucky fans hit the target missed by two feature length misfires? Can Neill still make it all about the wonderful, handsome, and charismatic Timothy Olyphant? Does Timothy want to…
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Send us a Text Message. It is that time of year where leaves, lanterns and lattes turn orangey. That's right, spooky season is upon us once again, and what better way to celebrate it than spending Five Nights At Freddy's? The 2014 indie game that became a multimedia sensation finally makes it way to the big screen, and these Bald Bros are here to c…
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Send us a Text Message. Who can talk about video games movies? One can. Can one talk with an other? One and one can. So two can?! Now we have the contrived bird pun out the way, let's join the Eggheads as they once more venture to Bird Island to meet up with Red and friends in The Angry Birds Movie 2. Are the birds and pigs still at war? Are any of…
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Send us a Text Message. In the pantheon of games some are so insultingly simple it makes a mockery of the whole industry, and one of those games is the focus in this latest instalment of Dreamcast. The Dome-namic Duo set their beady little eyes on the beady little slithering creature, as they pitch their very own Snake movies. Can the film breakout…
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Send us a Text Message. Yeah, we didn't know about this one either! In a world overrun by zombies it is up to a crack squad of nerds and misfits to save the day, and in a world overrun by Video Game Adaptations it is up to a crack squad of bald nerds and misfits to watch every single one. Dolph Lundgren lends his wonderful face to this mobile phone…
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Send us a Text Message. Time to adorn the shorts and the dual wielding pistols and go raid for another Video Game Adaptation! This week the Hairless Hunks join Lara Croft for another adventure as she goes looking for the Cradle of Life... or something like that. With a new director behind the camera and a new hunk alongside her, can Croft do better…
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Send us a Text Message. Retribution? More like Repetition! Once again we find ourselves at the mercy of the Umbrella Corporation and Paul WS Anderson, for the penultimate entry in this interminable franchise. Alice takes on a new horde of infected, we meet a horde of new and familiar faces, but who is hoarding the quality? How many clones are too m…
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Send us a Text Message. We here at Bald HQ love the smell of fresh adaptation, and that smell you can smell is 2023's summer cinema release of Gran Turismo. Straight out the pits and onto the screen comes the - mostly - true story of Jann Mardenborough and the bizarre Gran Turismo Academy. Can Jann make it as a real racer? When does something stop …
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Send us a Text Message. Gudni's finally got his way once again, and so the Bald Bro's turn their beady eyes to the world of Television. Well, streaming to be more precise, as they look at Arcane: League of Legends. A hugely popular game deserves a hugely ambitious adaptation, but was the six year development worth it? Will Neill finally admit the w…
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Send us a Text Message. I know what you are thinking - yes, you should shave your headboard, but also no, you haven't missed us covering the previous thirteen film franchise entries. For this Final Fantasy is a different beast. And, oh, what a beast! The Bald Bros take the knife teleportation assisted leap into the confusing world of FF XV and join…
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Send us a Text Message. Third times a charm, or is it harm? Once more - and for the last time - the Dome-namic Duo dawn their trusty double blades and stilettos as they enter the world of damphires in BloodRayne 3: The Third Reich. Rayne finds herself in a Video Game appropriate setting and mixed up in a pesky little thing known as WW2, where she m…
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Send us a Text Message. This week the Bald Templed Templars lurk in the shadows as they watch Assassin’s Creed. With a stacked cast and an exciting indie director, this was another offering from 2016 that was set to be a game changer: but did it kill at the box office? Or was it lost in the crowd? Is science really what people want in a film about …
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Send us a Text Message. All work and no play makes Bald Bros dull boys. And with domes this shiny, dull just ain't an option, so it's time to play! And what better format is there for it than an audio podcast! Gudni uncovers a gem from yesteryear, and the Dome-namic Duo battle it out it the way God intended- in a one-on-one first person turn based …
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Send us a Text Message. Join the pseudo Cluedo cops as they try and solve the greatest mystery of all - well, the second the greatest mystery of all - is there a good adaptation of a board game? Looking at the 1985 cult hit Clue, our Hairless Heroes ponder the problems one faces when adapting an open ended game. Can the spirit of randomness be capt…
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Send us a Text Message. We are ten steps closer to answering that elusive of questions: What makes a good video game to film adaptation? Or are we just ten steps closer to the loony bin?! We have met up again with our "favourite" damphire, had our first brush with those battling console mascots of the 90s, and finally put to death the bald head ass…
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Send us a Text Message. Saddle up Slap-heads, it's time to head west for 2007's BloodRayne 2: Deliverance! There's Boll in dem hills! We join everyone's favourite dhampir Rayne as she seeks revenge on the infamous Billy the Kid for murdering her friends and kidnapping their kin. And look, there are other characters who get equal, if not more screen…
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Send us a Text Message. The Sultans of Slap Heads are back for another offering of undead video game movie madness, this time it is 2015's Dead Rising: Watchtower. When evil corporations insist on doing evil stuff, can people not from the game save the day? Wait, is this just another Resident Evil? Can the filmmakers capture the Capcom mayhem or is…
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Send us a Text Message. What's this another anniversary episode? Has it been two years already? Am I dreaming? Yes. No. Sort of, for it is time once again to enter the Dreamcast! Continuing our celebrations from last week, the Hairless Hunks take a crack at pitching their takes on a Video Game Movie. The special anniversary twist? It has to be a ga…
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Send us a Text Message. Put on your birthday suit and shine your dome nice and bright, for it is the Bald Bros Anniversary Show! That's right A Bald Opinion is one year old. That's nearly 40 films, several special guests, exposing the #BaldAgenda, and a boat load of fun! To celebrate, those whose faces' look upside down (bald and bearded) flip the …
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Send us a Text Message. We are more than just bald heads and video game movies... we also play games and watch other types of movies. Join us for the first of a semi regular series where we briefly chat about what we are playing and new or significant recent watches. One of us has watched the new release Sisu and has a terrible gaming secret, the o…
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Send us a Text Message. Knowing Mew, Knowing Mewtwo! AHA! In the 90's the world was invaded by little pocket monsters known as Pokémon, nowhere was safe, not even the sanctity of the cinema! Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back sees Ash and the gang hit the big screen. Battles will be fought, balls will be thrown, and Brock will be horny. …
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Send us a Text Message. Is there anything witty left to say about this interminable film series? No. Is there anything left to scream incessantly about this interminable film series? Yes, and then some. Paul is back, and this time he means business... because he certainly doesn't mean entertainment. Is Afterlife a heavenly delight? Does Paul watch …
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Send us a Text Message. The prickly blue mascot who is faster than a speeding bullet meets the minds in heads shinier than a speeding bullet in this weeks episode of A Bald Opinion, as we take a look at 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog. Once one of the most popular video game characters of all time, can Sonic recapture the magic of the 90's in his first e…
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Send us a Text Message. The Super Bald Bros meet for the first time the squishy faced Super Mario Bros, for another thrilling installment of A Bald Opinion! Can Mario and the gang break the curse in 2023 and finally make that successful boing to the big screen? A brand this popular doesn't leave mushroom for mistakes! Can we all dunagree on an opin…
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Send us a Text Message. Dolph Lundgren finds himself sucked into another world, as we find ourselves drowning in the Boll Pool, it can only mean one thing.... The Bald Bros tackle their first Uwe Boll sequel! A lot less money, absolutely zero krugs, and one rather fetching desert scarf, In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds brings us back to the wo…
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Send us a Text Message. Well, well, well, it's all falling into place... because it's Tetris time! Your favourite Bald Bros take a crack at pitching the perfect Tetris movie. Can it be done? Block no. But gosh darn it, they look good while trying! Come listen to some pretty wild pitches as we enter the world of Dreamcast. Also, go watch that brilli…
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Send us a Text Message. Off we go on another side quest! Safe to say the Bald Bards aren't quite BOARD of their true quest, but things are going to get a little DICEY! That's right, this week we trade in our controllers for dice and imagination as we take a quick look at the world of Dungeons and Dragons and the brand spanking new film for 2023. Sh…
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Send us a Text Message. The Dome-namic Duo head off on a side quest this week, and it is the type we all loathe... an escort mission! But wait, an escort mission that won several 2013 Best Game awards, is a cultural phenomenon, and is being produced by HBO?! Joel and Ellie have an outbreak to survive, and we have 9 episodes to discuss, so best get …
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Send us a Text Message. Get your climbing boots back on, because we are about to once again ascend the quietest of mounds. Prepare as your hairless heroes return to Silent Hill in 2012's Silent Hill: Revelation.... 3D! That's right, gone is Triangle Head and say hello to Pyramid Head *checks notes* no, wait. Do we get more Bean for our buck? Just h…
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Send us a Text Message. Time to adorn the red tie and black suit once again as these bullet headed bros take aim at the Hitman series. A true marksman doesn't need a second shot, but yet here we are with a reboot in 2015's Hitman: Agent 47. In a world of shady organisations, potential super powers, and limited places to find your favourite flowers,…
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Send us a Text Message. What better way to start of Season Two than with a film that will destroy our recently rested brains! Adapted from the gloriously ludicrous series of games, 2012's Ace Attorney turns the legal system on its head, and offers up a series of increasingly ridiculous courtroom battles, quirky characters, and yet another attack on…
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