Alpha Papa: 101 Films Extra #03

We’ve been looking forward to Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa for a very, very long time. It’s been a nervous wait though: judging by the pedigree of previous attempts to turn British sitcoms into feature films, there was a high chance that it could turn out to be absolute bobbins. For every In The Loop, there’sContinue reading “Alpha Papa: 101 Films Extra #03”

Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde

If you were looking for a film that perfectly encapsulated the 1960s then you’d struggle to find a better one than Bonnie and Clyde. Often described as the start of ‘New Hollywood’, Bonnie and Clyde feels, even now, exciting and rule defying. Its stars are young and fresh faced (indeed, Warren Beatty looks almost impossiblyContinue reading “Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde”

The World’s End: 101 Films Extra #02

Our second 101 Films Extra, this time with added Lewis! Being big fans of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Lewis and I were very much looking forward to The World’s End. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg back together writing and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg back together on screen. This is goingContinue reading “The World’s End: 101 Films Extra #02”

I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs… I play video games

It’s glorious summer outside, so being the geeks we are we decided to stay inside and watch a documentary about video games: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. In actual fact we recorded this podcast several weeks ago, but as we’re hopelessly busy and behind schedule at the moment (see last podcast), I’veContinue reading “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs… I play video games”

You realize of course that we could never be friends

Oh dear. We’ve been a bit rubbish recently haven’t we? Between the summer, busy jobs, ladies and holidays we haven’t had much time at all for the podcast. Don’t worry listeners, Lewis and I are suitably chastised (we pay someone to do it). This week (although as this write-up has taken so long it wasContinue reading “You realize of course that we could never be friends”

I don’t think you have this under control anymore

Ah, school. Best days of your life. What’s strange is how you find the same sort of people and stories in every school: the ‘cool’ teacher, the misfit kid, the bullies, the couple who acted like they were practically married, the neo-fascistic school project that everyone in your class gets way too involved in, eventuallyContinue reading “I don’t think you have this under control anymore”

Get three coffins ready…

I’ve never really been into Westerns. My opinion of them mostly derives from watching Bonanza on a Sunday morning as a kid and wishing fervently that there was something better on TV, like Dungeons and Dragons or Spider-Man. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a full-length Western (Blazing Saddles doesn’t count, despite Ian’s protestations). Therefore,Continue reading “Get three coffins ready…”

Star Trek Into Darkness: 101 Films Extra #01

What’s this? 101 Films ‘Extra’? Something new from 101 Films? Yes, our empire just keeps on growing with another flavour of podcast added to our roster. Our latest innovation? A podcast about a film. Ah. But it is different, as the 101 Films Extra podcasts will take a look at films or anything else thatContinue reading “Star Trek Into Darkness: 101 Films Extra #01”


I’m not happy with young Master Lewis this week. Apparently he’s ‘too sexy’ (on holiday) to write the review of this week’s podcast, so he’s left the job to muggins here. Now you know me dear listener/reader, I don’t mind pulling my weight when it comes to the podcast, but unfortunately I found this week’sContinue reading “Naci!”

The Cinema Experience: A 101 Films Special

We love going to the cinema here at 101 Films, but we don’t love everything about the cinema. Overpriced food, tiny screens, stupid ticket prices, surcharges for watching films in 3D when there’s no 2D version available, people talking during the film, people checking their mobile phones… all of these things were sent to tryContinue reading “The Cinema Experience: A 101 Films Special”