Six older films to watch or avoid this week in a WWBW special. Laurie tackles Mark Wahlberg’s Shooter (2007), Paul Verhoeven’s original RoboCop (1987) & bizarre Brendan Fraser rocker/slacker comedy Airheads (1994). Phil covers Quentin Taratino’s True Romance (1993), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) with Beyoncé Knowles & indie sci-fi flick Circle (2015). We also discuss the news that Colin Trevorrow has been dropped from Star Wars Episode IX, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Twitter meltdown leads us into the relationship between filmmakers and film critics. And we go through some of your emails and tweets too. Loads of stuff! Stay in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros – and thanks for listening!
Is the pairing of Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson buddy comedy lightning-in-a-bottle? Find out what Phil and Laurie thought of The Hitman’s Bodyguard. We also chat about Daniel Craig’s recent confirmation that he will be returning as James Bond, after much tedious speculation that Tom Hiddleston might take up the mantle, which let’s be honest, was never going to happen. Laurie’s What We’ve Been Watching films cover Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly with Keanu Reeves and a rewatch of Finding Dory, and Phil gives his late thoughts to Captain Fantastic & Paterson. Thanks so much for your emails and tweets, we love getting them and reading them out on the show! Keep them coming to email@example.com and @superbaileybros on Twitter.
Spider-man returns in his third incarnation as Tom Holland in Sony & Marvel’s hopeful new partnership – Phil tells us how it looks. Laurie saw kids’ favourite Despicable Me 3 with Steve Carell, while Phil also managed to catch Emma Watson & Tom Hanks’ tech thriller The Circle. WWBW features Disney classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks with Angela Lansbury, and Bailey family classic Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver & Alan Rickman. Last but not least, we fit another brief Picture Perfect in there, with a scene from Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive. Stay tuned to the end for listener tweets and emails, and send yours in to firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros on Twitter. Thanks for listening!