Saturday, 27 March 2010

Show Notes (Saturday 27 March 2010)

Looking at movies starring Michael Cera.

Movie of the week: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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TV movie recommendations

  • Mrs Brown (1997) Sat 8.30pm BBC2

    Great performances by Judi Dench as the Queen of England and Billy Connolly as her horseman.
  • Walk The Line (2005) Sat 9.00pm CH4

    Biopic of the life of Johnny Cash. Great intro sequence in Falsom prison, superb chemistry with Reece Witherspoon as country music singer June Carter, and great performances of the hit songs,
  • 28 Weeks Later (2007) Sun 10.00pm CH4

    Sequel to 28 Days Later. Tense opening sequence with survivors in a remote farmhouse, gripping scenes of panic and chaos as the virus takes hold again, and spooky manoeuvres through the darkened London Underground.
  • The Escapist (2008) Mon 11.30pm CH4

    Gritty prison drama with the escape cut and interspersed with the prior events. Some nasty, viscious characters and ingenious plotting juxtaposed with a desperate dash for freedom against all odds.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Show Notes (Saturday 20 March 2010)

Looking at The Mist (2008) and The Fog (1980).

Movie of the week: Is Anybody There? (2009)

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TV Movie Recommendations
  • Snatch (2000) Sunday 10pm Five

    Great sequel to "Lock, Stock..", plenty of humour and a superb performance by Brad Pitt in the lead as a fast-talking bare-knuckle fighter.
  • The Witches Of Eastwick (1987) Monday 10.35pm ITV1

    Jack Nicholson personifies temptation and passion as a demon summoned by three suburban women looking for adventure and romance.
  • The Ghost And The Darkness (1996) Wednesday 11.30pm BBC1

    Strong build-up of fear and suspense as railway builders are taken by lions at night.
  • 28 Days Later (2002) Friday 10.50pm CH4

    Haunting early scenes of Jim walking through the abandoned streets of London. Genuine scares and poignant moments of humanity lead to a nail-biting climax.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Show Notes (Saturday 13 March 2010)

Looking at the movies of the late Corey Haim and various Oscar-nominated music.

Movie of the week: Ghost Town (2008) certificate 12A

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Show Notes (Saturday 6 March 2010)

Looking at some of the big movies due for release this summer. See this list for details.

Movie of the week: District 9 (2009)

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