It’s Good, Except It Sucks: Blade II With Joanne Sheppard

Blade II (2004) - Joanne Sheppard joins Tim Worthington for a chat about Eric Brooks finding that those raving vampires are still keeping him up all night in It’s Good, Except It Sucks.

It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

This time we’re heading into the Multiverse for a look at Blade II, released in 2002, and joining Tim for a chat about Eric Brooks finding that those raving vampires are still keeping him up all night is book reviewer Joanne Sheppard. What will they find to say about why vampires are apparently so obsessed with structures of governance, whether Luke Goss is the name of the scientist or the monster and Salt’n’Pepa’s Casting Agency Inc., and what does any of this have to do with Wesley Snipes not watching enough football? Get listening and find out!

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Blade II With Joanne Sheppard It's Good, Except It Sucks

You can follow Joanne on Twitter at @RedSkyAtNight. Joanne’s book review site Breakfast At Libraries can be found here.

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You can find much more about my love of the less critically lauded corners of cinema, from Michael Caine and Elvis Presley movies to creaky old sci-fi and ‘Video Nasties’, in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

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Further Listening

Joanne also had plenty to say on It’s Good, Except It Sucks about the genuine horror – and not for the right reasons – that is Blade: Trinity here. Sophie Davies joined me for a chat about the first Blade movie here, and Blade’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe features in my chat with Miriam Kent about Eternals here.

Joanne has also appeared on my nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar, talking about The December Rose, Colorado Beetle panic, Brontosaurus, Will You Wait For Me? by David Bellamy, Timbuctoo, KP Wickers, The Enchanted Castle, Major Morgan The Electronic Organ and Wilderness Road here, and The Bump by MC Mallett, Horror Chews, The Strange Affair Of Adelaide Harris, Matchbox Fighting Furies, MouthtrapConnoisseurWorld MagazineAll Aboard! and The Guinness Book Of Pet Records here.

Further Reading

Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.

It's Good, Except It Sucks - a movie by movie - and television series by television series - hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.

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