In this solo episode I talk about the first two episodes of the 2001 HBO/BBC TV show, 'Band of Brothers' entitled 'Curahee' and 'Day of Days'.
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 TV episode me and my friend Kieran talk about the TV show 'Friends', specifically the season two episode 'The One Where Eddie Won't Go'.
Along the way we talk in general about the show Friends (how we got into it, favourite episodes, the show post 9/11, Friends as a gateway to American TV shows), we talk about the changing face of sitcoms (multi-camera to single camera) we also talk about bromance, we compare Xander from Buffy to Chander and we discuss the TV shows The Unusuals and Catastrophe.
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,
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.