This month’s episode is about a man so iconic that you only need to hear his first name. Just like Cher.
Join Joe and his guests Ian Thomson and Sophie Watson for a chat about classic Clint movies like The Good, The Bad and TheUgly, Dirty Harry and Unforgiven, and find out when Clint’s hair was its most majestic and whether he looks like a good kisser or not.
After all of that, talk turns to this month’s Celluloid Skeleton;the Cold War spy thriller Firefox starring Clint as a traumatised Vietnam veteran sent on a daring mission to Moscow. Should you go hunting for Firefox, or is it yesterday’s news like the web browser it shares a name with? Listen on to find out.
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Release Date: 16 January 2015 Certification: 15 Running Time: 132 min Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, Mido Hamada, Luke Grimes
Opening in the UK a day after the Oscar nominations were announced, Clint Eastwood’s biopic cum war film American Sniper hits our shores with six of the buggers, including nods for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. The story of the most lethal sniper in US military history, this picture is the latest attempt by Hollywood at turning the complex, morally uncertain war in Iraq into some kind of middle-brow Oscar bait, following in the footprints of films like In the Valley of Elah, Green Zone and The Hurt Locker.
This week the old gang are back again — Martin and Lee discuss the potential return of Darth Vader, Guillermo del Toro’s Heaven Sent, Anchorman 2, World War Z, Alison Brie as well as predict the news they may miss out on this week!
At the age of 40, Ben Affleck has already enjoyed one of the most varied – and enviable – careers in Hollywood. After co-writing the Oscar-winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting in 1997, he quickly established himself as a bankable leading man, starring in such blockbusters as Armageddon, Pearl Harbour and Daredevil. More recently, he has sought to add directing to his long list of talents, with the highly acclaimed Gone Baby Gone and The Town typifying his penchant for making intelligent action thrillers.
Release Date: August 10, 2012 Certification: 15 Director: Fernando Meirelles Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz
As far as independent cinema goes, few releases boast a more distinguished credit list than 360. Directed by the acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and featuring a screenplay by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), it stars a long list of acting heavyweights, including Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz. With this in mind, I was curious as to how 360 managed to make its way into UK cinemas without attracting much media attention. As I was soon to discover, however, the reason is fairly simple: this is an awful film. … Continue Reading