Episodes

YEAR TWO

31/5/16. Breaking Up with "Game of Thrones"

Sometimes, just like with award-winning prestigious cable dramas, the good doesn't outweigh the bad with a long term relationship. How many characters have to die in "Game of Thrones" before we stop watching it? How long must we put up with this abusive relationship?
Starring Alexander Jones and Rhiannon McCall
Written, Directed and Edited by Alexander Jones
Filmed by Richard Martin
 
Crewed by Conor Bowden and Michael Griffin


Running Time: 03:10


29/3/16. Everybody Hates Laugh Tracks

These sitcom characters have had it with canned laughter constantly intruding their lives. There's got to be a better way!

Starring Alexander Jones and Grace Stanton
Written, Directed and Co-Edited by Alexander Jones
Filmed by Adam Prest
 
Art Directed by Emilee Pokino
Hair and Makup by Holly Frankham
Co-Edited by Mike Bonner


Running Time: 03:50

 


12/2/16. This Video is About Sex (Scenes)

SEX! Good, now that I have your attention... SEX! ... scenes.

Join AJ as he explores the sexy world of sexy scenes, the good, the bad and the uncomfortable to watch with your parents in the room.

Written, Directed, Co-Edited and Presented by Alexander Jones
Co-Filmed and Co-Edited by Mike Bonner
Co-Filmed by Joshua Palmer


Running Time: 03:55


 


19/1/16. Justin Bieber Makes it Hard to be a Hipster

Two hipsters confess to each other their newfound appreciation for Justin Bieber, and finally own up to a few other mainstream pop guilty pleasures.

Starring Benny Joy Smith, Brydon Hulse and Alexander Jones
Co-Written, Co-Directed and Co-Edited by Alexander Jones  
Co-Written by Emilee Pokino

Filmed and Co-Directed by Andrei Talili
Co-Edited by Mike Bonner


Running Time: 03:53

 

Year One

15/3/15. 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and the Nature of Binge Watching

Netflix releasing complete seasons of their TV shows in one fell swoop may seem like a dream come true for those of us who stay up all night to binge episode after episode, but maybe, like a mother bird feeds her chicks in portions, so too must we carefully consume our media.

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Running Time: 03:10


10/12/14. Jared Leto Will Ruin 'Suicide Squad'

After AJ's least favourite celebrity Jared Leto  was officially announced as the new Joker for the 'Suicide Squad' movie, the oversaturation of superhero films is called into question. As genre reflects society, and society moves beyond the need for comic book movies, will we one day boycott not only Jared's Joker, but every other celebrity cast superhero/villain that punches their way on screen?

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Filmed by Jonny Allen

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 03:10


11/10/14. Terrifying Playstation 2 Commercials

Anyone else remember those terrifying commercials for Sony's Playstation 2? AJ sure does, they've haunted his nightmares ever since. In this vlog, he looks back on the abstract advertising campaign that was, and how it shaped the PS2's identity.

Written and Presented by Alexander Jones

Co-Written, Directed and Filmed by Emilee Pokino

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 03:23


29/8/14. 'Edge of Tomorrow' or 'Live. Die. Repeat'?

After the Sci-Fi Tom Cruise vehicle had it's cinematic tile 'Edge of Tomorrow' changed to 'Live. Die. Repeat' in hopes of enhancing DVD sales, Evan discusses the importance of titles, and the consequences for screwing up what seems like a very simple aspect of filmmaking.

Written and Presented by Evan Forester

Co-Written, Filmed and Directed by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

 

Running Time: 07:23


21/8/14. 'Boyhood' Discussion Panel

In the second Cult Popture Panel, AJ, Frin and Garrett talk about Richard Linklater's new 12-year-epic 'Boyhood',  plus his previous feats with 'Before Sunrise', 'Before Sunset' and 'Before Midnight'.

Presented by Alexander Jones, Garrett Hulse and Frin Lilley

Directed by Alexander Jones

Filmed by Andrei Talili

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music from the  'Boyhood' Soundtrack

 

Running Time: 21:59



13/8/14. Do We Need Boy Bands?

Frin discusses the importance and seemingly eternal lives of Boy Bands, their place in the music world and their place in our hearts.

Written and Presented by Frin Lilley

Co-Written, Filmed and Directed by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 08:08



21/7/14. Are TV Shows Better than Movies?

As the 2014 Emmy Awards draw near, AJ examines the recent trend of movie stars and directors revolutionising the small screen with prestigious shows like 'True Detective', 'Fargo' or 'Sherlock',  as Hollywood continues to churn out tired rehash after tired rehash. But when does TV stop being TV?

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Filmed by Isaac Stanton

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

 

Running Time: 09:43



5/7/14. Is 'Community' Immortal?

Despite being cancelled, losing half its original cast and firing/rehiring the visionary creator, NBC's 'Community' continues to live on and survive anything thrown at it. But when does this stop being an inspirational tale of a little Sitcom fighting against the odds and start being one of the many shows we all wish had ended on a bang instead of a whimper?

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Filmed by Kate Pickworth

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

 

Running Time: 09:59



25/6/14. Are Sequels Getting Better?

Resident American Evan talks sequels, prequels and franchises in this episode, as he prepares and hypes himself up for 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', in hopes that one day that when we hear the word sequel, we think of 'The Dark Knight' instead of 'Blues Brothers 2000'.

Written and Presented by Evan Forester

Co-Written, Filmed and Directed by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

 

Running Time: 09:12


18/6/14. 'Game of Thrones' Season Four Discussion Panel

AJ, Garrett and Emilee discuss season four of HBO's 'Game of Thrones', what they think will happen next and whether or not the end of the show will be spoiled for them before they can even get there.

Presented by Alexander Jones, Garrett Hulse and Emilee Pokino

Directed by Alexander Jones

Filmed by Evan Forester and Nicholas Fletcher

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music from 'Game of Thrones'

 

Running Time: 23:59


16/6/14. Is Iggy Azalea Better than The Beatles?

As Iggy "I-G-G-Y" Azalea climbs her way to the top of the charts with not one, but two hit songs, a feat only accomplished once before by the most influential band of all time The Beatles, Frin asks what this means for the state of Pop Music.

Written and Presented by Frin Lilley

Co-Written, Filmed and Directed by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 08:15


6/6/14. Why do we Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

Hot on the heels of the horrifying 8th episode of the 4th season of 'Game of Thrones', AJ gives what may be one of his most powerful-but-defeated vlogs yet, where he questions how much a piece of entertainment can devastate it's audience before everyone just gives up on it.

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 09:59


30/5/14. Will 'Hannibal' Bring About the Television Apocalypse?

After the Season 2 conclusion of NBC's ultra-dark and ultra-violent drama 'Hannibal', AJ explores how such a show found its way onto one of the most family friendly, free-to-air networks on TV.

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Filmed by Evan Forester

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 09:52


16/5/14. Is Too Much Batman a Bad Thing?

The week after the first trailer for the Batman prequel series 'Gotham' was unleashed on the world, AJ questions whether or not everyone's favourite caped crusader will stay everyone's favourite caped crusader, if his presence and universe are constantly bombarding ours.

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 09:47



 12/4/14.  Why Was the 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale So Bad?

In the very first Cult Popture vlog, AJ discusses the universally hated series finale of 'How I Met Your Mother', as well as why the ill-fated sitcom is one of many shows with disappointing conclusions.

Written, Directed and Presented by Alexander Jones

Graphics by Kabyn Walley

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Running Time: 09:59