New Affiliate Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Hitchcock & Wheatley (Rebecca)’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney, in a special crossover event with The Movie Palace podcast, focus in on Daphne du Maurier’s legendary Gothic melodrama Rebecca.

We focus on Ben Wheatley’s brand new adaptation, drawing comparisons and differences with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1940 version, and discuss the new film’s ins & outs. Does it do the novel justice, or Hitchcock’s film? Does it track with Wheatley’s previous output? And who, exactly, is this new version for?

Plus! We share our thoughts on Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm after the last episode, and discuss the intriguing possibility of No Time to Die premiering on a streaming service…

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New Affiliated Podcast: THE MOVIE PALACE – ‘In the Heat of the Night’

Brand new podcast appearance.

In the latest episode of The Movie Palace, in which I take over from host Carl Sweeney, I am joined by co-host Russ Hugo to discuss Norman Jewison’s 1967 racial potboiler In the Heat of the Night.

Another episode originally recorded for my on-hold ‘New Hollywood’ podcast The New Wave, this was a really enjoyable discussion in which we dug deep on this classic Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger picture. It was a real learning curve, researching this film, and hopefully you’ll learn lots of intriguing information about the Civil Rights movement, the production itself and beyond in this episode.

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New Podcast: THE X-CAST – ‘Detour’

Hosted by myself and a collection of X-Files fans, The X-Cast: An X-Files Podcast is a weekly series delving into each episode of The X-Files and exploring supplemental topics, alongside interviews with cast and crew and other special events.

Returning to continue coverage of The X-Files Season 5, I’m joined by Carl Sweeney of The Movie Palace and Motion Pictures, and author Sarah Blair, to discuss the season’s fourth episode, ‘Detour’.

Warning: there may be singing…

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TV, Book, Movie and Podcast Roundup – Summer 2019

Welcome to September! Because there’s not enough useless information floating around on the internet, I thought I would update readers of this blog as to what I’ve watched/read over the previous month, each month, in the form of TV, movies and books.

Some of this I will have reviewed on the blog but others I’ve just been watching for enjoyment with Mrs Black. This edition covers both July and August collectively.

Let’s start this month with TV…

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New Podcast Guest Appearance: The Movie Palace – ‘1st Birthday Special’

Having cut his podcasting teeth on my X-Files show, Carl last year broke out to develop The Movie Palace, a podcast which looks every week at a brand new film from Classic Hollywood.

This week, Carl celebrated a year of The Movie Palace by inviting guests and contributors to recommend a classic movie from pre-1970 to share with the podcast world, and I am pleased to be amidst a host of talented folk discussing my choice, the British 1962 comedy The Fast Lady.

Not many people have heard of this genteel picture, directed by Ken Annakin and starring amongst others a young Julie Christie, but I’ve loved it since it popped up on British telly when I was a kid in the 80’s. It’s very of its time but has a great balance of action and comedy, fun performances and a host of cameos from old comedy stars. It’s a little gem.

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New Podcast Guest Appearance: The Movie Palace – ‘Goldfinger’

If you listen to my podcast The X-Cast regularly, you’ll have heard the name Carl Sweeney.

Having cut his podcasting teeth on my X-Files show, Carl last year broke out to develop The Movie Palace, a podcast which looks every week at a brand new film from Classic Hollywood. This week, it was my turn to guest alongside classic film writer Gabriela Masson, talking 1964’s classic James Bond movie, Goldfinger.

This is among the few times I’ve actually discussed James Bond, my huge love of that franchise and the context around it in the 60’s, and it was a fun and engaging discussion with Carl and Gabriela. I discovered new aspects about Goldfinger–a film many of us will have seen plenty of times–that I hadn’t previously considered.

PSA: Contains terrible great Sean Connery impresshions…

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Podcast Appearance: The Movie Palace – The Night of the Hunter

If you listen to my podcast The X-Cast regularly, you’ll have heard the name Carl Sweeney.

Having cut his podcasting teeth on my X-Files show, Carl this year has broken out to develop The Movie Palace, a podcast which looks every week at a brand new film from Classic Hollywood. This week, it was my turn to guest for the first time, discussing my choice – Charles Laughton’s one and only film as director, 1955’s The Night of the Hunter.

This was a great discussion, and the film was incredibly fun to watch again with one eye on the research. If you’re a classic film buff, you’ll enjoy this, and you’ll definitely dig Carl’s top drawer show. I’ll be back on it again in December all going to plan talking about a film we tease at the end of this…

PSA: May contain me singing. Brace yourselves.

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