Jeremy rounds up his choices for the best and worst films of the year, assisted by Chris Arnsby and Anthony Malone, the latter joining via written notes, as together they cover such subjects as the stage version of The Exorcist, the parallel between Freddie Mercury and Neil Armstrong, Jurassic World: The Lawsuit, the distance of history and exactly what Jeremy thinks of Ernest Cline.
Jeremy is joined by Anthony Malone to discuss the 1991 comedy adventure Hudson Hawk, starring Bruce Willis and newly-minted Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant. Their discussion diverts onto such subjects as baldness, cappuccino, Cameron Diaz's retirement and Christoph Waltz impressions as they try to avoid talking about the actual film.
Jeremy is joined by Chris Arnsby to discuss 1962 modern western Lonely are the Brave starring Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau, in a presentation that covers John F. Kennedy, unidexters, Dick Van Dyke's party trick and Chris's holiday in Westworld.
Jeremy is joined by Anthony Malone for this year's big Christmas blockbuster, David Lynch's 1984 space opera epic Dune, from the novel by Frank Herbert. Their discussion takes in such diverse items as Sesame Street, Paul Eddington, clockpunk, Raise the Titanic and the novel of a franchise of folk tales.
Jeremy is joined by incoming guest and literary friend Emmanuelle Harscouet to discuss the 1983 war drama Merry Christmas Mister Lawrence, with a discussion that takes in such diverse points as cultural transference, war as communications failure, the culture/language interface and the responsibility of recording history. Merry Christmas!
Jeremy is reunited with comics author and gaming expert Dan Whitehead to mull over 1993 sci-fantasy adventure Super Mario Bros, based on the popular video game series. Along the way, they take in such sights as Drain Man, Gloom Raider, the Cream of Scotland Yard and the game/film dynamic.
During the conversation, a couple of other projects that you can read about online were referenced. The script for the unproduced “last” Pink Panther film, Romance of the Pink Panther by Peter Sellers and Jim Moloney, can be read here, while the fan-produced sequel, Super Mario Brothers 2, can be read here.
Jeremy and Chris Arnsby cast off the shackles of commercialism to watch How to Get Ahead in Advertising, the 1989 satire written and directed by Bruce Robinson and reuniting him with his Withnail, Richard E. Grant. Their discussion of this dark and disgusting comedy covers such rib-tickling topics as George Orwell, Franz Kafka, Sergeant Pepper, Blake's 7 and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Jeremy is joined by comics author and gaming journalist Dan Whitehead to tackle 1994 action adventure Street Fighter, very loosely based on the video game series and starring Jean-Claude van Damme and Raul Julia. Their discussion touches on the limits of yoga, electric frogs, the Last James Bond Film and international movie star Simon Callow.
Chris Arnsby and Jeremy explore the 2015 superhero adventure Fantastic Four, in a packed episode that takes in Superman's rainbow powers, the Midvale School for the Gifted, Max Landis and SCENE MISSING.
Jeremy is joined by Amy Parr-Young to discuss the 1989 James Bond adventure Licence to Kill, with a conversation that takes in topics including handsome henchmen, crustacean compassion, Bruce Forsyth and Destroyed in Seconds.
Jeremy and Chris Arnsby get lost in the Outback discussing the 2004 Australian drama Japanese Story, starring Toni Collette. Be warned that the podcast contains heavy spoilers from the start, and listeners are very strongly recommended to watch the film first.
Chris Arnsby joins Jeremy to discuss the 1987 comedy adventure Ishtar, starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman, in a conversation touching on such diverse subjects as Ted Bovis, Paul McCartney, Transformer fatigue and hilarious subversions.
Ed Bloomer returns to help Jeremy discuss the 2010 science fantasy sequel TRON Legacy, with a heated discussion that takes in subjects including two-minute dancing, anti-helmet bias and David Frost.
Here's an article about the unproduced third TRON film, from an interview with director Joseph Kosinski from March this year.
And here's the article offering a counter-argument to the film's politics regarding the freedom of information.
Jeremy returns for a new year and is joined by Chris Arnsby for a review of the last year's new releases. Listen in to discover the secret genius of Dan Brown, the importance of good diction, which film only Chris saw and find out what Jeremy sounds like when he's really cross.
See below for a playlist of previous best film winners!
Chris Arnsby joins Jeremy to watch the 1967 musical Doctor Dolittle, starring Rex Harrison and several thousand animals. Listen in as they touch on such subjects as Harry Enfield, V for Vendetta, The Perishers and the worst man in the world.
Tilt Araiza joins Jeremy for the 2012 science fantasy John Carter, based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, with the conversation covering such pressing issues as Austrian pop music, the Mister Men, defunct ITV regions and the other, other Ghostbusters.
Jeremy and Chris Arnsby present a commentary for the 1966 horror anti-classic Manos: The Hands of Fate, intended for listening while playing the film via home video or online. Join them as they uncover the Cocktail Party of the Damned, David Niven's shoulders and lashings of waldorf salad.
Ed Bloomer joins Jeremy to watch, sight unseen, the 2004 British horror film Creep, starring Franka Potente and Sean Harris. Their discussion covers such broad topics as train whimsy, Downton Abbey and Sammy's Super T-Shirt.