Catch The Whiff!

Join Lee, Darren, Jim and Elton as they waffle, wonder and jabber on about film, geek news, video games and any other tangential bollocks that spring to mind, before strapping on their special critic hats and reviewing a movie from yesteryear. Will it be a Rose-Tinted Specs or a Shit-Covered Goggles? Place your bets, send in your feedback and strap in for a curmudgeonly ride!


The Black Dog Shindig 2015 – 12/9/15






After last years excellent turn out at Black Dog Shindig 5 we’re doing it again.

Black Dog Shindig 2015 will take place on 12th September 2015 upstairs at the Retro Bar in Charing Cross in London.
For those of you who have no idea what a Shindig is, basically its a pretty easy going pub meet, where we can all meet up, have a laugh and a chat with fellow “Black Doggers” and the hosts.

The event will officially start at 7pm but usually we meet up at The Imperial beforehand for people who have come from a long way away and are killing time before the event.

As we get nearer the event more details will become available.

In the meantime the event is set up on Facebook so if you’re interested head over there and let us know if you’re coming


The Black Dog Podcast 225 – BABY

Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast.
This week we are again joined by the inimitable Mr Andy Poulastides as we discuss such weighty topics as X Factor washouts, the importance of choosing fonts wisely, best practices for resigning, new Ghostbusters, Chris Pratt in a fedora and the utterly uninspiring nature of the Fantastic Four trailer.

We also have the usual sh*tty superheroes and profanasaurus from Jim

As well as answering the more weighter topic of “How does Dave Bowman get out of paying for a bill?” and “What constitutes a ‘failed star'” as we review this weeks Hard(ish) SF movie 2010

All of this and an obscure running gag about Soundwave the Transformer

Next week we head in the opposite direction to Jupiter as we head sunward with Danny Boyles movie Sunshine

The Black Dog Podcast 224 – Ophthalmologist LSD Nightmare

Welcome to this weeks episode of the Black Dog Podcast titled “Ophthalmologist LSD Nightmare”

This week we are joined by Andy Poulastides as we discuss 2001: A Space Odyssey as the first part of out Hard Sci Fi Season.
But before we get to that we discuss, the weather, expensive hamburgers, Kingsman (briefly!), Eltons first parental trip to the Forbidden Planet and sudden awareness of the comic book Witchblade, stalking Kathryn Bigalow and biting ones own tongue.

Then after a kubrickian Profanasaur and a brickian Sh*tty Superhero we head off to Jupiter for a bit of IT support with HAL and 2001.

Next week we continue the series with 2010: We Need A Bigger Monolith…

2001 screening at the Prince Charles 17/01/15

17th Jan 2015

To coincide with our review of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a few of us will be attending a conveniently timed screening at The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square in London.

Before the showing, we will be meeting up at the regular Black Dog pub The Imperial, also in Leicester Square from 5pm onwards and even if you can’t make it to the Prince Charles but just fancy a drink then come meet us there.

The Imperial can be found here…


The Black Dog Podcast 223 – Lets get 2014 over with

Welcome to this weeks EPIC length Black Dog.

We are going to fight to the end of this year end review for 2014 and you’re all coming with us whether you like it or not. We skip the news thankfully but we do have stories of Jim facing minor hurricanes, Darrens cinema binging and Lee being attacked in the dark by jobbing actors at Madam Tussauds. So not only do we review the remainder of our best and worst of the previous year but we get golden sh*tty superhero and Jim hits us with a unique perspective profanasaurus.

Next week we return to the old format with the first of our Hard Sci Fi season with Stanley Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Black Dog Episode 222 – 2014 Review Part 1: Don’t Mention Guardians

Welcome to this weeks Black Dog Podcast.
This week we start 2015 by looking back at the best and the worst of 2014.

As well as reviewing the year we also have the usual rambling guff, including slankets, horror sound effects and errant bank charges. We also have a big issue selling Sh*tty Superhero and Jim unlocks the geek Davinci code hidden in childrens school rhymes with his latest profanasaurus.

Next week we conclude our 2014 review with the final selections from the hosts and a rundown of what our feedbackers thought of the year.

The Black Dog Episode 221 – Grumpy Cat Is Grumpy

Welcome to this special episode of The Black Dog Podcast in this episode we told Jim what we were going to review and he told us to go fornicate away from him.

So Lee, Darren and Elton talk about Asbestos tests, burning documents, Brian Cox, Christmas meat rushing, replacing presents and how to set fire to a broom.

Then after a festive barbaric sh*tty Superhero and some film news around Star Trek the guys get on discussing Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever… Then blither on for a bit about Christmas songs just to get everyone in the festive mood.

The cast will return Jan 6th 2015 with our review of 2014 so until then Merry Christmas and have a happy new year

The Black Dog Episode 220 – Cancel Christmas

Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast.
In this weeks episode we discuss such diverse subjects as; 321 quiz clues, befriending leather clad Germans in pubs, dancing the “Baby Groot” outside M&Ms World, Star Wars names, James Bonds twiglet product placement and much more.

Darren returns to his craft corner (pictures of which you can view on the Facebook group), Jim improvs a Profanasaurus and Lee provides a Sh*tty superhero who lives up to the title.

Then its time for this weeks christmas movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Will it hold up?

And that’s it for 2014… When we return on Jan 6th 2015 we will be reviewing our best and worst of the last 12 months.

The Black Dog Episode 219 – I’ll Make Some Sandwiches

Welcome to this weeks episode of The Black Dog Podcast entitled “I’ll Make Some Sandwiched”

In this weeks episode we discuss Jim’s continuing plague, Darrens love of Zavvi, Lee surviving the Christmas fare apocalypse, Eltons love for the Terminator Geneysssseeeeee trailer

And much more…

As return of Darren’s Craft Corner… This week a floating tank

Then after the usual sh*tty superhero / profanasaurus combo its on to this weeks movie Bad Santa.

Next week is the final episode for 2014 and its the “classic” National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

The Black Dog Episode 218 – Ancient Tallywhackers

Welcome to this weeks Blackdog Podcast we called Ancient Tallywhackers.

This week we talk boring weeks, baby sick, hiding in projection booths, Broadwalk Empire, chest infections, black friday and racial profiling Stormtroopers as well as visiting Darren on the special bus with Sticklebricks!

Then after a disasterous sh*tty superhero and a exporting english profannisaurus from Jim we move on to naked old people in Finland with this weeks movie Rare Exports.

Next week we continue with Cynical Santa month with Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa