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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
In this bonus episode me and my friend Mike Sharkey discuss the James Cameron film 'Aliens.'
Along the way we try to discuss the cool film t-shirt company- Last Exit to Nowhere- but we forget the name, we compare the film to Terminator 2, we discuss the crazy chronology of the Fast & The Furious films, we ponder what Aliens would be like with Mark and Jez from Peep Show in it, I get to make my favourite It's Always Sunny reference and more.
In this bonus episode myself and my friends Kieran and Paul discuss the Ridley Scott film 'Alien'.
Along the way we talk playing it cool with David Walliams, playing it not-so-cool with Simon Amstell, the career of Ridley Scott, we quote Jurassic Park, we discuss the Anaconda franchise as well as 24, who dated who on the O.C., we make Star Trek references, get geeky about Harry Potter characters, we 'get Bond wrong', way up which is worse- dirty chicken or a dirty burger, and we talk about the Alien franchise and- in particular- Prometheus. A lot.
In this episode I talk solo about Don Bluth film, 'An American Tail'.
Along the way I talk about how 'Inside Lwellyn Davis' felt custom made for me, my childhood love for America, the excellent graphic novel 'Maus' and I even sing (a little bit).
In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer talk about the Barry Levinson film, 'Young Sherlock Holmes'.
Along the way we talk comparisons with Harry Potter, radio/ podcast superstars Adam & Joe, Dolly Parton reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we discuss whether Arctic Monkeys and The Beatles were good band names and we reflect on the many versions of Sherlock Holmes such as RDJ and Cumberbatch.
In this bonus podcast extra episode my friend Kieran Balloo gives his pick of a film most people haven't seen and my friend Paul talks about his top five films shows of all time.
In this episode me and my friend Jevon Downer talk about the Richard Donner film, 'The Goonies'. Stick around for our podcast extra where we recast 'The Shining' with current actors.
Along the way we talk about asthma, clubs we frequented in our youth, getting lost on the Isle of Wight, adventures on a child's scooter and get slightly pissed.
In this episode me and my friend Kieran Balloo discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'The Color Purple' (which I am reluctantly spelling the American way) and in our podcast extra we discuss our top five adaptations.
Along the way we talk about Kieran's encounter with an A-list film director, how the shed is decorated, our thoughts on the Charlie Kaufman film with the long title, one of the SpielbergPodders appearance in the film Atonement and more.
In this episode me and my friend Jake Williams discuss the Robert Zemeckis film 'Back to the Future' an in our podcast extra we discuss our top five time travel films.
Along the way we talk Sliders, Quantum Leap, David Cameron having sex with a pig, Bruce Willis, Busted/ McFly, the setlists of Huey Lewis and the News, Secret Cinema and more.
In this episode me and my friend Paul discuss the Steven Spielberg film 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’.
Along the way we discuss whatever happened to Short Round, we talk mythology, we ponder what Molaram's office would be like, we laugh at the word 'willy' and we do impressions. Lots of impressions.
In this episode me and my friend Becky Thursten discuss the Joe Dante film 'Gremlins'.
Along the way we discuss the Gilmore Girls, the virtues of Boxing Day, dog acting and which Friday Night Lights actor would make the best Gizmo.
Also, we ask the question: do Breaking Bad and Gremlins exist in the same universe?
In this bonus episode me and my friend Jevon Downer (@itsjevjevjev) discuss the Ivan Reitman film 'Ghostbusters'. Also, in our podcast extra, we discuss Jev's top five films of all-time.
Along the way we wonder why Winston is in this film, we debate whether Stay Puft was a real American brand of marshmallow, we quote the film Anti-Trust, we talk about my love of Monster Munch and the origin behind 'crossing the streams'. We also compare Ray and Venkman to Jez and Mark in Peep Show and talk Congo, Drag Me to Hell, Ernest Scared Stupid and adverts from the 80's (remember Mr Soft?).