It’s in the trees! It’s coming!

This year, rather than do a Halloween special, we thought we’d dedicate the whole of October to doing scary movies, and in the first of these Halloween podcasts we review Night of the Demon (or Curse of the Demon as it was known in the United States, for no real reason). Ian first saw thisContinue reading “It’s in the trees! It’s coming!”

Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling?

This week we watched Hannah and Her Sisters, which is the second Woody Allen film to make it onto our list after Annie Hall way back in podcast number two. When editing the podcast, I realised we made a bit of an error – we call Michael Caine’s character Harry all the way through, butContinue reading “Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling?”

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…”