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SpielbergPod - The Steven Spielberg Film Podcast

The SpielbergPod is a show where me and some friends rewatch the films of Steven Spielberg going through them one at a time . It's a mix of film discussion, humour and just good ol' fashioned conversation among friends. Features of the show include recastings of the films with current day actors, companion pieces to the film and top five lists.
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May 14, 2016

In this bonus episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Luc Besson film 'Leon' (known to Americans as 'The Professional'.

Along the way we discuss The Sopranos, we talk endlessly about how great Gary Oldman is (there may be some quotes/ impressions, I'm not going to lie), we talk about Sting, Skins, Sex and the City, Paul brings up 'ankle bashers' while I quote lines from Weezer and Green Day.

Oh, and we get interrupted. Sort of.

May 7, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Schindler's List'.

Along the way we talk history, the TV show Band of Brothers, Paul quotes Harry Potter and the West Wing and we discuss one of the heavier films in the Spielberg cannon.

Apr 30, 2016

In this episode me, Kieran and Paul talk about the Steven Spielberg film 'Jurassic Park'.

Along the way we talk about a tonne of stuff from the security guard who looks like Kanye West through to Jaws comparisons to Genaro's shorts, the Chris Pratt/ Jurassic World theory about the loser kid to personal fashion disasters to whether I recast Pete Wentz from Fallout Boy as Ian Malcolm and much, much more.

Spoiler - we love this film and we quote lines from it throughout the episode.

Apr 23, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Ramit Anchal discuss the Steven Spielberg film, 'Hook'.

Along the way we discuss The Walking Dead, Phil Collins, London/ the UK on film, the Fast and the Furious films, Slough/ The Office, we talk about Terminator 2, wrestling, movie musicals, I ponder casting David Cameron as Hook and we bring up many, many deceased celebrities.

Apr 20, 2016

In this podcast extra myself and Jevon Downer discuss fantasy film projects.

Along the way I ponder a Spielberg biopic, we discuss the graphic novel Maus, the British soap EastEnders, travels to Germany, growing up in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, who I look like, real-life beefs on the set of the TV show Lost, the sitcom Peep Show (and how both of us feel about Russell Brand) and spend way too long talking about high school filmmaking.

Expect drunken discussion from the outset.

Apr 16, 2016

In this episode I talk about the Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells film 'An American Tail: Fievel Goes West'.

Along the way I talk about my top Disney films, Steven Spielberg making a western and whether the plot of the film was influenced by the holocaust

Apr 9, 2016

In this bonus episode me and my friend Jevon Downer talk about the Kathryn Bigelow film 'Point Break'.

Expect conversation about surfing/ surfing films as well as homoerotic subtext of Point Break. Also, I predict the career comeback (and subsequent decline) of Tom Sizemore and give my opinions on all (yes, all) of the Fast & the Furious films, which I love and Jev pretty much hates, and Jev discusses an awkward trip to the theatre.

We also touch on the remake of this film which neither of us have seen but pretty much except is terrible.

Oh, expect a bunch o' innuendo and an abundance of impressions/ quotes (and not just Keanu and Swayze).

Apr 2, 2016

In this bonus episode me and my friend Paul discuss the film 'Predator 2'.

Along the way we struggle to remember the names of characters from Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, we do impressions, sing some songs, I give a fantasy recast to the Brian Michael Bendis comic/ Sony TV show Powers, Patrick Swayze is brought up and then trashed, we talk about what we're reading and Paul talks at length about Gary Busey.

Mar 25, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo talk about the Robert Zemeckis film, 'Back to the Future 3'.

Along the way we talk about a bunch of things including recasting actors in franchises, the new Ghostbusters trailer, a huge plot hole in BTTF 3, we work out Breaking Bad's Walt and Jessie are the modern Doc and Marty, Kieran slams Crispin Glover and my reboot/ sequel to the franchise (which I have continued through BTTF1 and BTTF2) continues in a bizarre fashion, 

Mar 23, 2016

In this short, swearing-free, solo episode I talk about the Frank Marshall film 'Arachnophobia'.

Along the way I talk spiders, Pete Venkman-like characters and compare this film to a very, very famous Steven Spielberg film. About sharks. (Hint- it begins with J and ends with aws)

Mar 19, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Thom Smith discuss the Joe Dante films 'Gremlins' and Gremlins 2: The New Batch'.

Along the way we discuss The Flash, werewolf films, the beauty of stop-motion, James Bond movies, growing up reading comics (can you read Marvel AND DC?), the Joe Dante cannon, Deadpool, the changing fears of society being reflected in horror films and much more.

Mar 12, 2016

In this bonus episode me and my sister Amanda discuss the Chris Columbus film, 'Home Alone.'

Along the way we talk about Isle of Wight myths, Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  debate what is the best flavour of Tic-Tac, we also discuss British tipping etiquette, pizza delivery in the UK, religious themes in Home Alone, try to work out which is Marv and which is Harry, we compare the film to Mousetrap and I bring up several crazy internet theories.

Mar 5, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film, 'Always'.

Along the way we bring up 90's pop-band Ace of Base, we talk about how good John Goodman is/ how annoying Richard Dreyfuss is, I bring up the best new guest on film podcast 'Doug Loves Movies' (recommended), I confuse Margot Robbie and Margot Kidder, we reminisce about the greatness of The Sarah Silverman Show, we wonder whether Suicide Squad will be any good, ponder the age of Channing Tatum and we look ahead to Hook and.... Jurassic Park.

Mar 2, 2016

In this mid-week bonus episode, me and my friend Paul discuss the Ivan Reitman film 'Ghostbusters 2'.

Along the way we talk memories of the animated show ('The Real Ghostbusters'), we do some ropey impressions, we talk Masters of the Universe (the He-Man film starring Dolph Lundgren), we discuss the film roles of Ernie Hudson, we get into a disagreement on Kim Basinger's hair and I struggle with the geography of New York (turns out the Statue of Liberty is on... an island).

 

Feb 27, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Paul talk about the Robert Zemeckis film, 'Back to the Future Part 2'.

Along the way we talk about the meaning behind one of Michael Jackson's hits, I flash back to 1990 and my history with this film, we compare Biff to Donald Trump, we discuss our favourite moments from The Muppets Christmas Carol and we forget the name of a major Game of Thrones character.

Feb 20, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade'.

Along the way we talk about the films of Joel Schumacher, I delve into my memories of working at Cineworld with an anecdote about the Tomb Raider promotion, we talk about our love for satchels (and satchel wearing heroes like Indy, 24's Jack Bauer and um...), we discuss the British European Referendum, Kieran brings up Making a Murderer, I compare Henry Jones Sr. to Jeremy Corbyn (leader of the opposition to those outside of the UK), we make cheap jokes about the knight and display a complete lack of knowledge of geography. Oh, and we compare Kieran to Indiana Jones.

Feb 13, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Don Bluth film, 'The Land Before Time'.

Along the way we compare Don Bluth to Quentin Tarantino, we discuss Disney/ Pixar, Kieran talks dinosaurs and lets loose his hatred for Sarah the triceratops, and I forget Littlefoot's name. A lot.

 

Feb 6, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Paul talk about the Robert Zemeckis film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

Along the way we talk classic cartoons, Paul expresses his hatred for Tweetie Pie, we talk about Robert Zemeckis's career as a whole, we drop a few impressions, Paul gives about five companion pieces and I look at the (potential) sub-text of this film. 'Cos I'm smart like that. 

 

Jan 30, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer discuss the Joe Dante film 'Innerspace'.

Along the way we note the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, we quote The Simpsons, we reference the podcasts of Scroobius Pip (Distraction Pieces), Pete Holmes (You Made It Weird) and How Did This Get Made and we also ponder whether any of our listeners are, um, turned on by our show.

 

 

Jan 23, 2016

In this bonus episode me and my friend Paul talk about the John McTiernan film, 'Predator'.

Along the way we do bad impressions, talk about how Alan Silvestri is a one-trick pony, compare the film to Home Alone, make a couple of X-Men references and much more,

Jan 16, 2016

In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Empire of the Sun'.

Along the way we talk about Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (and the must-have toy of '92- a TalkBoy), JG Ballard's love of vehicles, spam on pizza, American chocolate (spoiler- not as good as British chocolate), we reveal just how little we know about history and we talk about the promising career of Skin's star, Jack O'Connell. 

Jan 9, 2016

In this bonus pilot episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Robert Rodriguez film 'From Dusk Till Dawn' and, in our podcast extra, ponder what would it be like if Rodriguez directed Deadpool (and this was way way before any trailer footage surfaced).

Along the way we do some ropey impressions, we talk Tarantino, Sin City 2 and discuss the full From Dusk Till Dawn franchise (including the sequels and the tv show).

Recorded March 2015.

Jan 2, 2016

In this podcast extra myself, Kieran Balloo and Paul discuss fantasy film projects.

Along the way I slam David S. Goyer, we talk Red Dwarf, the films of Guillermo del Toro, James Bond (what is a good name for a Bond film?), the Blade franchise, J-Law, Peter Jackson and the idea of more Lord of the Rings films, Marvel films, the films of George Romero and I rank the Mission Impossible films (complete with my standard praise for Mission Impossible 3). Oh, and we talk about Aliens. Again.

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