Listeners take us into several mini-discussions in this bonus episode – what do the BBFC ratings really mean? Can films be too tense to watch? How do films age with time & life experience? And have Phil & I shed many manly tears in the movie house? Thanks for listening and emailing – keep getting in touch and we’ll see you next week for our full episode, reviewing the Hateful Eight & The Revenant, and taking a look at the Oscar nominations too.
Joy is our big review, spoiler-free to start, and we see if David O Russell & Jennifer Lawrence need to do any ‘mopping up’ (ho ho), then Phil describes his litmus test for movie recommendations from friends. We break down what we watched over the break, including Her, What Women Want, The Theory of Everything and Age of Adaline, then Laurie is grossed out by actors who eat while delivering dialogue in films (with a clip from The Martian), and we finish with the delicious dessert of a few spoiler-filled thoughts on Joy. Thanks for listening – we’re rocketing up those charts!
You’ll wish they’d made The Matrix Reloaded like this (trust us!) and Phil hates overused skyscraper demolitions in movies. Why do they keep turning up? Laurie talks what we’ll miss in Hand Drawn animations if CGI completes its hostile takeover, and finally we share our sad experiences of trying to show our favourite movies to friends. Thanks for downloading, subscribing, listening and reviewing, and a very Happy New Year!