In this episode, recorded a couple of days after the finale aired, Kieran and I discuss the first (and possibly only- who knows!) season of Star Wars show, Ahsoka from Dave Filoni.
In this episode- recorded back in late November 2023, as I was recovering from COVID- I was delighted to be joined by Is Paul Dano OK?'s Daryl Bär to discuss 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' as part of out ongoing MCU coverage. And aside from singing the praises of this film (we're both big fans), we talk all things Spidey from our early encounters with the character, the comics, the moovies and the multitude of bizarre spin-off films Sony are apparently making (Kraven- we're looking at you and asking 'why?').
And if you want to hear more Spider-Man discussion, you can hear Paul and I talk about 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' right now by going to https://www.patreon.com/ERRP
Okay, when I open this episode with "Recorded a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" it turns out I'm a 1000% correct as this episode- where Paul, Kieran and I discuss Ron Howard's 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'- was recorded allllllllll the way back in May 2020. Yep, this was one of our early pandemic recordings, recorded during the very first lockdown. So expect a couple of references (both Star Wars and otherwise) to be more than a little dated, but it's a fun conversation between three Star Wars fans who have lots of thoughts on this movie.
Oh, and 'the sister podcast' mentioned early on- Easy Riders Raging Podcast- is now (in 2023) on it's 4th series, where we are talking about 1980s films, TV and music videos. Obviously our 1950s run is still available from all good podcast places.
In this solo episode, I discuss the James Mangold film, 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'. And because this film is super new I break it down into a non-spoiler review in the first half of the ep and then I get all spoilery in the back half of the episode.
In this episode- recorded way back in early 2021- Kieran and I discuss 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', the Robert Zemeckis directed/ Steven Spielberg produced film, which is a teen comedy set during the height of Beatlemania.
In this short solo episode- continuing our MCU coverage- I revisited James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' ahead of the release of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' later this week.
In this episode, recorded back in Spring 2021 when we were still deeply in lockdown, Kieran, Paul and I discuss the Columbo episode 'Murder by the Book', which was both the first episode of that long-running show and an episode directed by Steven Spielberg. Things to note since this episode was recorded, Angela Lansbury has since sadly passed (we talk about her being still alive in the recording) and also Kieran states Natasha Lyonne would make a perfect Columbo- and recently she has been cast in a Columbo-esque role in Rian Johnson's show Poker Face (which Kieran told me recently is very good).
In this episode- which I'm pretty sure was recorded a couple of days after Queen Elizabeth II died back in 2022 (it gets a brief reference)- Kieran and I continue our MCU Phase 3 coverage with a really fun discussion on 'Dr Strange' from director Scott Derrickson.
In this episode we pick back up with our MCU coverage as Paul and I discuss the third Captain America film, 'Captain America: Civil War'. Expect spoilers for several MCU films which precede this and also many of those which came after this, up to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (we recorded this just before that film came out).
In this episode- recorded back in 2021- Kieran and I continued to look at Steven Spielberg's television work, with a discussion on the two episodes of 'Amazing Stories' that he directed: Ghost Train and The Mission.
You thought the format was dead- no, it was just resting it's eyes. Yes, it's the return of One Perfect Scene, where we examine on brilliant scene or sequence from Steven Spielberg's filmography.
This week I'm joined by my good friend Paul to discuss the final scene of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' where the alien says goodbye to the family and then- reunited with its family- leaves the planet.
In this episode Jev and I discuss (the Spielberg produced) 'The Money Pit', the 1980s comedy where a couple buy a terrible house and do it up.
In this episode Kieran and I discuss the latest release from director supremo Steven Spielberg- the music video for the song 'Cannibal' by Marcus Mumford (from Mumford & Sons).
In this super short solo episode I discuss 'Spielberg' the documentary by Susan Lacy. It occurred to me yesterday that this podcast may contain spoilers for forthcoming Steven Spielberg film 'The Fabelmans' but I don't know as I haven't seen it yet. Oh, and apologies for the singing at the start of the episode but once I came up with the tune I couldn't help myself.
In this episode Paul and I discuss the most recent entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, 'Jurassic World Dominion' from director Colin Trevorrow.
Yes, it's another edition of our new feature that's sweeping the Interwebs... it's One Perfect Scene! This time I'm joined by my good friend Jev to discuss the trailer sequence (in which T-Rexes push the heroes off a cliff) from the sequel to Jurassic Park, 'The Lost World'.
In this episode- recorded back in lockdown- Kieran and I delve into the world of television directed by Steven Spielberg, specifically his contributions to the anthology show 'Night Gallery'- Eyes and Make Me Laugh.
In this episode we're kicking off a new feature called One Perfect Scene, where we will be examining perfect scenes in the filmography of Steven Spielberg. To kick this off I'm joined by Kieran to discuss the T-Rex paddock scene from 'Jurassic Park'.
SOMETHING HAS SURVIVED! Back in Spring 2020- the early days of the pandemic- Kieran, Paul and I sat down to record a 'DVD commentary'-style episode on Steven Spielberg's 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' and- just under two years later- here it is for your ear-holes. You can expect us to dwell on the strengths and weaknesses of both this film and the series as a whole (we are not kind to this film's third act, for example), to think ahead on 'Jurassic World: Dominion', as well as talking about Pete Postlethwaite only taking two bullets to the island, dinosaurs and dog-houses and much, much more.
In this episode, featuring very special guests Daryl and Jeanette from Sudden Double Deep, I wrap up my Marvel Phase 2 coverage with a fantastic episode on Peyton Reed's 'Ant-Man'. And for a film about a tiny guy, we have a huge amount to discuss from the Edgar Wright of it all, Michael Douglas' cancer, de-aging in film, the career of Judy Greer (that ryhmes!), great British chocolate bars, X-Men costumes, clapping for the Avengers and much, much more. Join me later in the year for Marvel Phase 3 coverage!
In this episode I continue the MCU Phase 2 coverage with an episode on the 2015 Joss Whedon film, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. My very special guest this time around is Empire Magazine's Amon Warmann and we have much to discuss as we find common ground as far as the pros and cons of this movie.
In this episode- part of our Marvel Phase 2 coverage- I'm joined once again by Liam and Matt, two of the hosts of the fantastic Star Trek podcast Spocklight to talk about James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. We find much to discuss in this episode, including the influences on the film and how Quill seems to be a combination of all the great movie heroes, the vocal stylings of Mr Bradley Cooper, the fall from grace of Chris Pratt, 'It's Always Sunny in Space' and much, much more.
On your left! In this episode I continue my festive MCU Phase 2 coverage as Kobi Omenaka joins me to watch the second Cap film, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. You can expect some singing, lots of talk about 90s Australian TV shows and much, much more as we delve into one of Marvel's best movies.
In this episode I continue the Phase 2 MCU coverage with a discussion on the second Thor movie, 'Thor: The Dark World'. Joining me for this conversation is a very special guest, podcasting legend Petros Patsilivas, host of the Nicolas Cage/ Coppola family podcast Caged In. And we have much to discuss including a disastrous trip to the loft, relating far too much to the ending of Infinity War, a Disney+ TV show idea featuring the Ian character and much, much more.
It's Christmas and so the SpielberPod is picking back up with our MCU coverage with a festive run of episodes on the Phase 2 films. We begin with a very special guest, why, it's Chris Hewitt from The Empire Film Podcast who joins me for a cracking discussion on Shane Black's 'Iron Man 3'.