Attack the Block (2011)

attack the block

In anticipation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jodie Whittaker’s imminent ownership of the TARDIS on Doctor Who, we brought on Allison Shoemaker (Debating Doctor Who, Podlander Drunkcast) to talk about the interstellar action-comedy Attack the Block!

When a council estate comes under siege from pitch-black beasties from outer space, it’s up to gang leader Moses (John Boyega), his group of streetwise toughs, and an innocent nurse (Jodie Whittaker) caught in the crossfire to stave off an alien invasion. Joe Cornish’s only directorial effort to date is brisk, breezy, and effortlessly fun, with a light sprinkling of social commentary thrown in the mix.

Check out our episode on the film, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

attack the block cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR ATTACK THE BLOCK:

  1. Any time someone says “man/bruv/fam/blood/cuz/trust” (just pick one and go with it)
  2. Every time someone says “innit”
  3. Whenever the film shows you a confirmed kill, man or beast

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Pest says to the cops, “Why do you always arrest the wrong people?”

Join us next week for the most wonderful time of the year – Connickuh, in which we celebrate the life and works of one Sir Harry Connick Jr. – as we watch My Dog Skip!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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