the-producers-posterHello, we’re back again.

We’ve been on hiatus since January owing to Ian’s new addition. And by new addition, I mean baby – he hasn’t grown a new limb, or anything. God, that would be horrific. Although it could be a good excuse to do a David Cronenberg movie marathon…

Anyway, things have calmed down enough for us to contemplate squeezing out another podcast for your pleasure and delight. Although as both of us are in the Dad Club now, it’s unlikely that these podcasts will be as regular as they were before. And considering how irregular they were to start with, that means we’ll probably be churning them out roughly as frequently as Harper Lee writes books.

We were both very saddened to hear of the death of Gene Wilder a few weeks back, and at the same time we realised that neither of us had seen The Producers, Wilder’s first big film break after a cameo in Bonnie and Clyde. Just as he stole the show during his brief screen time in the latter film, so he totally dominates The Producers – even against Zero Mostel’s wild performance. Even at this early stage, it was clear Wilder was destined for greatness…

If our review has piqued your interest in the film, you can buy the The Producers DVD from Amazon by clicking here (and we get a little bit of cash if you do – thanks in advance).

Anyway, without further ado, let us present our feature presentation:

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101 Films Podcast 082 – The Producers

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Director:  Mel Brooks Year of release: 1967 Studio/Distributor: Crossbow Productions/Springtime Productions/U-M Productions Country: USA

Podcast 081: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Never let it be said that 101 Films shys away from jumping on band wagons. Especially when that band wagon is hooked up to one of the most successful film franchises ever!

Listen to Lewis and Ian’s thoughts on the the new Star Wars film. Is it better than the prequels? (yes) Does it hold up to the originals? (more or less) Will Ian give it his standard 3 Star rating? (nearer 3.5). WARNING: SPOILERS WITHIN.

101 Films Podcast 081 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

101 Films Special #12: Christmas Special 2015

Merry Christmas everyone! As Lewis prepares to attend a midnight screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the duo look back over all the films they haven’t seen in 2015… and marvel at how violent the eighties were.

101 Films Special 12 – Christmas Special 2015

Podcast 080: All About My Mother

This week we cover the 1999 film All About My Mother, which causes Lewis to reminisce about his Bohemian days in Barcelona and Ian to lament how old we all are. Also, Penelope Cruz dressed up as Mario.

101 Films Podcast 080 – All About My Mother