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Jul 25, 2020
Isolation Reboot #14 - Lurking In The Shadows
GO BACK TO THE SHADOWS! As Gandalf once said. Or, alternatively, emerge from them like the beautiful vampire butterfly you are as this week The Movie Men are sinking their teeth into Taka Waititi’s 2014 rockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. It’s funny. So listen. Mark also updates us on his unrequited love for Gael Garcia Bernal, there’s some dynamite chat on coastal erosion and we take a look at the murky world of Norwegian black metal. Of course. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 10, 2020
Isolation Reboot #13 - Nice and Spicy
It’s a triumvirate steering the ship this week as Oly, Callum & Jonny splice and dice all things nice with a forensic* examination of Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe in 2016 Neo-noir The Nice Guys. We pay tribute to top scorer Ennio Morricone, question whether Jason Voorhies has adequate PPE and do our best to STOP GETTING BOND WRONG! Also, Oly gargles on something that may or may not be balls. *Disclaimer - actual examination may be considerably less than forensic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 26, 2020
Isolation Reboot #12 - 24 Hour Party Podders
Oh yes, we're still doing this shiz and this week an extra special joy for you all - 2002's ode to the greatness of Madchester and Factory Records, 24 Hour Party People. Note - There's a couple of moments of very, very strong language (all quoted direct from the film) so you have been warned. We also twist our melons round Michael Keaton's mooted return to the batsuit, what not to watch on a plane and why sex scenes are always perfectly timed for when your parents walk in. Step in and step on... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 14, 2020
Isolation Reboot #11 - Unwholesome Prison Blues
Better late than never, The Movie Men are back to take a look at the darkest of the dark - Denis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoners (2013). Some heavyweight chops from Jake Gyllenhaal & Hugh Jackman help to lighten some of the depression but listener beware, this one ain't for the faint of heart. We also talk potential Alien reboots, James Bond's kids and, if you stick around to the end, you can find out how Oly & Callum like to spend their weekends... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 29, 2020
Isolation Reboot #10 - Jumping In The Street
So…we were meant to review Lucky Number Slevin this week but the problem with making a list at the start of lockdown is that things change after 10 weeks and it’s no longer free on Netflix. So, we had to adjust quickly like the men of action we are and instead we bring you 21 JUMP STREET! Oh, yeah! Also, Mark reads us his one-man play (literally all of it), Harry has the makings of a terrible zoo and Oly wants to be a crow. Happy listenings! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 22, 2020
Isolation Reboot #9 - Keeping it real Hush-Hush
Listeners you are in for a treat because this week it's the turn of one of the greatest films of the last 30 years to get The Movie Men treatment - neo-noir crime classic L.A. Confidential. If that isn't enough to get you salivating and your ears twitching, Oly takes us through the twisting, turning passges of his subconscious in Oly's Challenge, Mark trains for the Tour de Yorkshire and we ponder whether rap battles could help address the Oscars' diversity issues. Podcasting purity, podcasting on point, podcasting perfection...is not what you'll find here. Could still be fun though... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 16, 2020
Isolation Reboot #8 - Dishonorable Dudes
The Movie Men get the ol' flux capacitor out for a trip back almost half a century, and a reappraisal of Martin Scorsese's 1973 classic Mean Streets. We consider whether Thanos or Dr Heiter would be less suitable to organise a wedding, Oly goes full Boris Johnson and there's huge controversy caused entirely by Harry's lazy hand raising. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 10, 2020
Apologies for the delay and the sound issues folks - due to some technical difficulties The Movie Men are coming at you a couple days later, but it’ll be worth it when you get your ears stuck into 35 minutes of classic podding. We’ll get it sorted for next time! It’s 1995 cult classic Clueless under scrutiny this week, as the boys delve into a world they’re all experts in - high school fashion… There’s also Harry keeping us all…er…entertained? with an anecdote about a lovely bridge - sorry, I mean an IKEA bed, Andy Serkis trying to keep himself in the news agenda and breaking taboos with Jez & Nancy. Ugh…as if! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 1, 2020
Isolation Reboot #6 - Horrible Men
My God are we only on episode 6??? Well, at least we can console ourselves that we picked Horrible Bosses right? RIGHT??? Sorry listeners, the isolation fever has finally kicked in for some of us but never fear, we still managed to make it through another week's podding just for you! As ever, we answer the big questions like: who would be better fronting a government campaign, Aragorn or Leatherface? And why are people always surprised to see Daniel Radcliffe acting? He's an actor! While Oly surpasses himself with a challenge both of our time and for the ages. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 24, 2020
Isolation Reboot #5 - What the Hail?
This week The Movie Men delve into the whacky world of Satanism, with a look at 2019 Netflix documentary Hail, Satan? The return of James Pugh to the pod has us debating film's greatest grapplers, a fine dose of they-don't-make-em-like-they-used-to from Jonny and Oly cooking up a dish best served with a heavy dose of telepathy. Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 17, 2020
TMM Isolation Reboot #4 - Money Men
Statistics and handsome men - if that sounds like your idea of a hella good time then come and enjoy the latest offerings from The Movie Men. This week, we continue with our 25 films to watch FREE on Netflix and Amazon Prime in isolation, with 2011's Moneyball, featuring plenty of big questions such as can you play baseball if your girlfriend's a 6 out of 10? Who's more of a shithouse, Mark or Jeremy Giambi? And will Oly ever make it to first base? Elsewhere, Harry spends the news section just reading out a list of actors' names and the guys ponder the practicalities of making a papier mache head from toilet paper. Yes, it's finally come to this. Socials and tha' iTunes: tinyurl.com/iTunesTMM Instagram: instagram.com/themoviemenshow/ Twitter: twitter.com/themoviemenshow See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 10, 2020
TMM Isolation Reboot #3 - Muddy Men
This week, 2012's Mud starring Matthew McConaughey gets The Movie Men treatment, as the 3rd instalment of our 25 films to watch FREE on Netflix & Prime. We ask what films could do with a severe haircut, Harry introduces us to an upcoming epic called Bloodshot (yes, really) and we reveal what puts the fear into Matthew McConaughey. Enjoy! iTunes: tinyurl.com/iTunesTMM Instagram: instagram.com/themoviemenshow/ Twitter: twitter.com/themoviemenshow See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 7, 2020
TMM - Top 5 - Films About Isolation
In the first of a new series of Top 5 mini-pods, Jonny gives his Top 5 films about people stuck in isolation. As if you needed any more of that... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 7, 2020
TMM Isolation Reboot #2 - Infernal Flames
The Movie Men are back with another film to watch totally free online during our current lockdown. This time we're looking at Hong Kong-based thriller (and inspiration for Oscar-winning The Departed) Infernal Affairs, available to watch free on Netflix. We also discuss the best options to play Joe Exotic in a biopic of the crazy dude's life. What more could you want? Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up to date with our upcoming recommendations! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 27, 2020
TMM Isolation Reboot #1 - Men on Fire
The first in a new series where we help you through the current lockdown by recommending our favourite films free to view on Netflix and Amazon Prime. First up is Tony Scott's 2004 violence-fest Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington. We also ask which fictional world leader would help us through this current crisis. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up to date with our upcoming recommendations! https://twitter.com/themoviemenshow https://www.facebook.com/themoviemenshow/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 5, 2018
TMM - April Axtravaganza
It's been a while dear listeners, so to make up for our tardiness we bring you not one, but THREE reviews this week! OK, so they're mostly out of date but hell, this shizzle's free so we're happy to offer refunds to anyone who's unhappy. Bam! Isle of Dogs. Bam! Avengers: Infinity War. Bam! A Quiet Place. No need to thank us, it's all in a month's work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 16, 2018
Episode 30 - Annihilation Men
Better late than never, The Movie Men are back with a bang! This time we're trying to make head and/or tail of Alex Garland's latest Netflix-based offering, Annihilation. We also shred Al Pacino's legacy, wonder how Madonna is still being allowed to make films and go full geek with the world of film scientists. Venture forth if you dare... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 1, 2018
Episode 29 - Lady Bird & The Tramps
It's the turn of Greta Gerwig's coming of age film Lady Bird to be dissected in The Movie Men's lab this week, before the fellas turn their attention to all things insectual. James reveals the inner fears of all Man City fans and we ask: how many Skarsgards is too many Skarsgards? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 28 - Sex Panthers
Back once again with some ill behaviour are The Movie Men. And when we say 'ill' we mean downright offensive, to allergy sufferers, George Michael fans and pretty much anyone with any decency. This week it's the turn of Black Panther to be dissected like a frog in an American high school, without James present to defend the honour of Marvel. Could it be a bloodbath? You'll have to listen to find out. Oh, Derek Acora may also try to sell you a timeshare. Christ, this was a crazy week... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 27 - Early Man catches a burn
Aardman Animations are back with Early Man and so our own group of cave-dwelling simpletons cast a discerning eye over their latest offering. There's also news of a terror sequel coming from the deep, some very questionable impressions and James using his triumphant return to offend Christians the world over. Just another week for The Movie Men! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 26 - Three Bastards Outside Eccles, Manchester
It's the long awaited return of The Movie Men and they're back with a bang! And that's just the fireworks going off outside Jonny's flat... Sadly minus James this week but that doesn't stop the boys wrapping their chops around film du jour Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Catchy. Elsewhere, we navigate through some dangerous Affleck-related waters and imagine a post-Brexit apocalypse with the irrepressible Morrissey in Downing Street. If that thought isn't too much for you then come on in and join us on our audible journey through the cesspit of Hollywood. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 16, 2017
Episode 25 - Logan's Last
It's the end of the line for Logan/Wolverine and The Movie Men give him a fitting send off. We remember some things Roger Moore would rather forget and James imagine what it'd be like bunking with a boxer. A bloody big boxer too... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 24 - T for 3
The boys are back, a little later than anticipated, but back nonetheless! They muse on all things T2 and have a look forward to next weekend’s rich white man awards AKA The Oscars. Plus, we find out why James would love to spend time in a dark, smoky room with a bunch of 12 year olds. For that and more, listen on… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 23 - La La Lavverly
The all-singing, all-dancing Movie Men are back with a splash for 2017. Straight into the action with a review of film of the moment La La Land, while there’s also Vin Diesel fulfilling his childhood dream of playing for Southend United, an extremely unwelcome appearance from Joe Dolce and the boys wonder what Easy Rider would look like if it starred Phil Brown and Big Sam Allardyce… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 22, 2016
Episode 22 - 2016 Review Special
Another year down in the sorry lives of The Movie Men and they couldn't let it pass without revealing their thoughts on the travesty that's been 2016. But has it been as bad on the screen as off it? Oh well, there's always next year...What do you mean they're doing another Pirates of the Caribbean? Oh for f... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 6, 2016
Episode 21 - Beasts of No (Imagi)nation
The Movie Men have broken out of their shackles and are invading your ears once again, dear listener. This week they cast a discerning eye over Fantastic Beasts, drawing a very mixed response. Then it’s on to more mini monsters with archive film Gremlins - it is nearly Christmas after all! There’s some top notch, high budget sound effects in the quiz, John Wayne as a Mongol warlord and James reveals the depths of his affection for the creature from the black lagoon…Spoiler - it runs very deep See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 15, 2016
Episode 20 - Arrival-Derci
The Movie Men have landed with another cracking show. This week it’s film of the moment Arrival, plus a fitting look back at when America was great (again), kicking space-ass in Independence Day. Will Smith talks to concepts and we mourn for James’ worldly possessions after they come to a sticky end. If you know what an Asogian is, then this is the podcast for you! Please, please, please still listen even if you don’t. We’ll be your best friends :) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 5, 2016
Episode 19 - Bleak Ol' Blake
With more comebacks than Cher, The Movie Men's latest relaunch sees James Pugh join the crew to ramp up as token northerner to review Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake and 1997 classic The Full Monty. It's like we've all smashed too much acid at the Hacienda as we imagine Bez as a bird, Johnny tests our geography and we bring you the mouth-watering prospect of Nick cage playing a man...named Gary. Get on board! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 17, 2016
Episode 18 - Trainwreck!
Congratulations for choo-choo-choosing The Movie Men! This week Johnny & Cal discuss the merits (or lack of) of The Girl on the Train, then wonder why they don’t make them like Hitchcock’s superior locomotive-based thriller Strangers on a Train any more. Tony Blair & Nigel Farage both make an appearance, Johnny gets double fast and double furious, and Cal gives us his personal fave train scenes (there’s Bond – lots of Bond). Who knew transport could be so bloody fun? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 6, 2016
Episode 17 - Magnificent Men
Time to saddle up as The Movie Men continue their recent Western hype with a review of The Magnificent Seven remake. Then we wind the clock back to see how Denzel/Hawke/Fuqua have grown since their Training Day 15 years ago. The boys get political, Callum teaches Johnny how to count and they ask the immortal question: what would you do with a dead ferret? (Sorry we’re a few days late this week!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 20, 2016
Episode 16 - Aww, Hell Yeah!
Time for some more Movie Men action as the boys go on the lam down in Texas with Chris Pine & Ben Foster in the heavenly Hell or High Water, before just about keeping it legal with the legendary Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. Cal exposes himself as a fraud, while Johnny has to stop him literally exposing himself when the Peep Show references go a bit too far. Oh, and Marcellus Wallace gets a mench. Breaking the law, breaking the law... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 5, 2016
Episode 15 - The Movie Men's Sausage Fest
Cover your ears and lock up your vegetable drawers because this episode of The Movie Men is not for the easily offended. The boys get their teeth into Sausage Fest, the latest chapter from Seth Rogen, Michael Cera & the rest of the new wave Frat Pack, and it's not for the faint-hearted. There's also a nostalgic look back on another shocking offering with Team America, the best films of the 2000s and we ask one of life's greatest questions: Reagan or Rogen? Enjoy! (p.s. Plenty of explicit content - you have been warned...) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 14 - Who's That Cumin Down the Road?
Brent's back! And so are The Movie Men, as they sink their teeth into Ricky Gervais' latest offering Life on the Road, having to make the tough decision whether the lyrics of Foregone Conclusion or Spinal Tap are the greatest gift to humanity. Clint Eastwood's race relations are scrutinised, Mackenzie Crook's whereabouts are questioned and the boys design possibly the most unappealing hotel of all time. Let's rock! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 24, 2016
Episode 13 - Stay Away From The Light
Keeping their fingers firmly on the button as always, the boys review I Saw the Light - a film that's already been dropped by most cinemas. But fear not, nostalgia takes them back to the altogether more glorious days of Walk the Line to feel all warm and fuzzy. There's a nod to competitive endurance tickling and all the usual carnage. That's what we got cookin'! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 4, 2016
Episode 12 - The Junglist Patients
Wicked-a, wicked-a, the The Movie Men's Massive! We couldn't let a new version of The Jungle Book pass us by so here's the guys talking some crap about it. Oh, and there's Cinderella. And an abysmal quiz performance from Cal. Trust. In. Usssssssssssss... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 10, 2016
Episode 11 - Un-golden Eagles
The Movie Men are back and they're cold as ice. A new-look team cast their eye over new movie Eddie the Eagle as well as getting their rasta on with 1993 classic Cool Runnings. There's a surprise appearance from Pele and, as usual, the analysis is more also-ran than gold standard. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 17, 2015
Episode 10 - Furious Foolishness
The boys rip back into town, as Oly & Callum cast their eye over Furious 7 in this turbo-charged edition of the pod. Oly's challenge sees the challenger become the challengee and there's a tribute to Paul Walker and some of cinema's other fallen greats. Vroom vroom! (Oh dear...) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 21, 2015
Episode 9 - Happy Clappy CHAPPiEs
The long-awaited (possibly...) return of The Movie Men is a Neill Blomkamp-fest as Oly & Callum shooting the cyber-s**t over The South African directors latest offering CHAPPiE and his first feature District 9. There's also Top 5 worst movie accents and some disturbing revelations about the guys' movie love interests... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 5, 2014
Episode 8 - The Least Wanted Men
The wheat (Callum & Oly) are separated from the chaff (Mark and Harry) as The Movie Men make a dramatic return. Despite only being at 50%, the boys smash through the spy film genre as they look at Phillip Seymour Hoffman's last leading role in A Most Wanted Man, then look at a greatest father/son (allegedly?) combo in Spy Game. (Apologies for the dire sound quality. We recorded it in Oly's S&M dungeon while torturing an enemy agent...possibly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 1, 2014
Episode 7 - Who's A Fan of The Big, Bad Wolf?
The 4 best friends that anyone could have sink their teeth into Martin Scorsese's homage to excess - The Wolf of Wall Street and check out another tale of corporate greed in 1987's Wall Street. There's 3 Fast 3 Furious+++, Top 5 rise and falls from Mark and plenty of laughs in Oly's Challenge. Oh, and Callum calls Martin Sheen 'Michael Sheen'. A classic fool...(N.B. explicit language in stings & quoting from movies) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 17, 2014
Episode 6 - 12 Months a Pod
The boys are finally back and they're back with a BANG! (Well, more of a whimper but that won't stop us). This week they review film of the moment - 12 Years A Slave - with all the subtlety, intelligence and eloquence of particularly uncouth baboons. Top 5 kidnap films come from Tony Harrison and Oly tries to keep Christmas alive with his challenge of the week. If you're sick of good movie podcasts then this could well be the show for you...(p.s. Apologies for the peaking and other sound issues, they will be resolved next week...probably). Muchos lovos - TMM xx See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 4, 2013
Episode 5 - World War Why?
The boys take on the undead as World War Z and 28 Days Later come under the microscope. Tony melts down about Jim Carrey's contradictory public proclamations and Oly brings us his Top 5 movie odd couples. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 19, 2013
Episode 4 - The Movie Men of Steel
This week the boyos crack on with new Superman movie Man of Steel and see how it fares when pitched against Batman's own franchise launcher Batman Begins. We discuss the most terrifying children's films of all time and Callum brings us his Top 5 film fathers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 3, 2013
Episode 3 - No Gatsby for Old Sports
Strap yourself in Old Sport because the pods heading to Baz Luhrmannland! This week The Great Gatsby and Romeo+Juliet get the treatment, while Oly shows us his impressive array of offensive accents... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 12, 2013
Episode 2 - Ocean's Eleven for shitty teenage girls
The Movie Men are back with more gale force film breeze. This week Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang get reviewed the shit out of, while Oly selects his Top 5, well...I still don't know what See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 28, 2013
Episode 1 - Where we're going, we don't need roads
The first in a series of fortnightly musings about the crazy world of film. The Place Beyond the Pines and Road to Perdition are reviewed by the guys, and Harry gives us his Top 5 Movie Face-Offs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.