FOR FRODO! Join me and my friends Paul and Kieran as we finish our journey to Mount Doom and conclude our Lord of the Rings bonus episode trilogy by talking about 'Return of the King'.
Expect innuendo, impressions and much, much more.
In this innuendo filled bonus episode we continue our journey towards Mordor in our episode on the second Lord of the Rings film, 'The Two Towers'.
Along the way we talk Star Trek, Due South, The New Adventures of Superman and we attempt to do northern England accents.
In this bonus episode, me and my friends Paul and Kieran begin our sweary, left-wing journey across Middle-Earth in our coverage of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, beginning with The Fellowship of the Ring.
Expect mentions of The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, the X-Men, Brexit as well as impressions and a whole lot more.
In this bonus episode me and my friend Kieran continue our coverage of the Matrix trilogy by discussing the Wachowski sisters' film 'Matrix Revolutions'.
Along the way we talk about our favourite celebrity sightings, actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the MCU), Brexit gets a mention, we talk about the idea of using Muse in this film (and Superman), and I make some comments that I should not have....
In this episode me and my friend Jev discuss the continuing adventures of Twinity and Neon in the Wachowski's 'Matrix Reloaded'.
Along the way we talk Buffy (and my meeting with a cast member at the San Diego Comic-Con), ER, Jev's issue with 'Speed', we disagree on what year the Kill bill films came out on, Jackie Chan/ Jet Li, actors from Kevin Smith films, and try to wrap our heads round how logging out of the matrix works (could it lead to some sort of body-swap situation?).
In this episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Minority Report'.
Along the way we look at the career of Cruise, we ask the question 'whatever happened to Nicole Kidman' and we talk about Metallica. A lot.
In this episode me and my friend Mike discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'A.I.: Artificial Intelligence'.
Along the way we discuss Battlestar Galactica, the Marvel cinematic universe (specifically Black Widow and Dr Strange), humans being dicks onscreen and off (racism/ trans bathroom rights), Glastonbury, the way Spielberg uses children in his films, the film 'Ted', Stanley Kubrik, science-fiction, rating movies, walking out of films, the new King Kong trailer and much more.
In this episode me and my friend Ramit discuss the fourth-best Jurassic Park film, Joe Johnston's 'Jurassic Park 3'.
Along the way we talk about dinosaurs, the other films in the series, David Duchovny's love-life, we ponder whether J-Lo and Ben Kingsley would work as an on-screen couple, we talk guilty-pleasure/ Sunday afternoon films, needing more Jeff Goldblume in films and more.
In this bonus episode me and my brother Lee discuss 'The Matrix' by the Wachowski sisters.
Along the way we discuss past excitement for Star Wars: Episode 1, The Walking Dead, Lost, Ghost in the Shell, the works of Edgar Wright (Spaced, Scott Pilgrim, the Cornetto Trilogy and beyond) as well as the insides of the shed where the podcast is recorded and lots more.
In this episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Saving Private Ryan'.
Along the way we discuss World War 2, corned beef, cameos in the film, the career of Vin 'Fast and the Furious' Diesel, the rivalry between Portsmouth and Southampton, double-decker tanks, Friday Night Lights, we compare Dick Winters from Band of Brothers to Capt. Miller, and we preview upcoming episodes. #CowardPride
In this episode me and my friend Kieran talk about the Steven Spielberg film 'Amistad'.
Along the way we talk about communication and otherness in Spielberg films. We also talk 'Schinder's List', we show our complete lack of knowledge of American history, we talk about the Spielberg season at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London, we do a 'shoutout' to Benview on Spielberg (a fellow Spielberg podcast), we look at Spielberg's career just prior/ post the millennium, we compare this film to both The Color Purple and 12 Years a Slave, we get some feedback from one listener and we continue to moan about Brexit.
Please note- there were some issues with the record so there are a handful of jerky edits in the episode but generally the episode is fine.
Recorded on the 24th of June 2016, on the day the British 'Brexit' referendum is announced, my friend Kieran and I try to take our minds off this political disaster by talking about our favourite European films.
Along the way we talk Guillermo Del Toro, Pedro Almodavar, Richard Linklater's 'Before' series, Shane Meadows (in particular his film. series 'This is England') as well as reflecting on European trips which include getting sick in Vienna due to in appropriate clothing and how not to talk to women on a trip to Greece.
Expect an undercurrent of frustration throughout.
In this bonus episode me and my friend Paul talk about the Luc Besson film 'The Fifth Element'.
Along the way we discuss the career of Bruce Willis (and Jared Leto), we also talk about Highlander, get a Chinese-whispers account of the filming of Red 2, we do some impressions, talk about what TV shows we have been watching (I give my opinion on X-Men: Apocalypse) and more.
In this bonus episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Roland Emmerich film 'Independence Day'.
Along the way we talk about The West Wing, the highs and lows of the career of Will Smith, Hiroshima, a British take on ID4, the possibility of a volcanic eruption in Yellowstone Park, Paul tries (and fails) to do Pullsman's 4th of July speech, we sing a little (The Offspring! Kenny Loggins!), do some impressions and we cast our thoughts on the forthcoming Independence Day: Resurgence.
In this episode me and my friend Jake discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'The Lost World', sequel to Jurassic Park.
Along the way we discuss the other films of David Koepp, the career of the girl who played Kelly, the TV show of Westworld, The West Wing, Swingers, we discuss things we have been watching (such as Witless and The Leftovers) and I introduce a new feature.
In this bonus episode I look at the Kevin Smith films 'Clerks', 'Mallrats', 'Chasing Amy', 'Dogma' and, if you stick around until the very end 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'.
And in my recasting section I recast the View Askew universe with drag queens from Ru Paul's Drag Race (the Ru-skewniverse?).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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,