Episode 12 of the Film ’89 Podcast is the first of a special two-part celebration of the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s seminal 2008 masterpiece, The Dark Knight. Skye is at long last joined from Melbourne, Australia by Film ’89’s very own Haydn Spurrell. As well as having recently published his own comic book, Chimera, Haydn is a huge DC Comics fan and in this first part the guys take the deep dive on the films that form Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy; Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). They explore both the origins of and making of the films, their themes and Nolan’s unique approach to adapting these iconic characters to the big screen as well as the huge impact this stunning trilogy had on not just the comic book movie genre, but on the world of film as a whole.
In Episode 11 of the Film ’89 Podcast, Skye is joined by Mark O’Connell, author of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan, to discuss his new book, Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg & Us. Mark discusses his love of a very special period of film from roughly 1975 - 1984 and the hugely influential films from this era of summer blockbusters. Films such as Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Poltergeist, Gremlins, Ghostbusters and many more from the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Richard Donner, Joe Dante and more are discussed along with Mark’s love of the merchandise that so defined this era, in particular Kenner’s legendary 3.75” Star Wars figures. Mark also discusses the VHS era and answers both questions from the Film ’89 Crew as well as your own listener questions.
1:07:30 Listener Questions
In Episode 10 of The Film ’89 Podcast, Skye, Steve Amos and Jim Cottle give their in-depth analysis and spoiler-filled verdict on Solo: A Star Wars Story. They discuss their favourite movie characters and answer the usual listener questions. Plus, don’t miss our on-going contest to win a guest spot on the podcast discussing the film or TV show of your choice. Like, subscribe, leave us a review, but most importantly, enjoy.
Main Review - Solo: A Star Wars Story - 0:01:28
Favourite Movie Characters - 1:03:50
Listener Questions - 1:28:00
In Episode 9 of The Film ’89 Podcast, Skye, Neil and Jim discuss YouTube Red’s new show Cobra Kai, their follow-up to the ‘80s classic The Karate Kid; the main review is 20th Century Fox’s R-Rated comic book sequel, Deadpool 2; the lads discuss their all-time favourite science-fiction films and they answer the usual listener questions. Also, they reveal a new contest where the prize is a rare opportunity for podcast fans to… let’s just say prizes like this aren’t given away very often. Enjoy!
Cobra Kai - 6:10
Main Review - Deadpool 2 - 17:38
Favourite Science-Fiction films - 59:21
Listener Questions - 1:53:20.
Episode 8 of The Film ‘89 Podcast is something of a departure from the regular format of the show as Skye and Steve Amos provide an audio commentary to one of the most beloved of all Hollywood classics, Casablanca. Skye and Steve go in-depth into the history of the film’s production, offer behind the scenes trivia and discuss the themes and impact of this truly iconic movie. Listen to it whilst watching your copy of the film or without, either way we’re sure you’ll enjoy this passionate discussion of the film that nabbed Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director and currently sits at No.2 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest American Films.
Episode 7 of The Film ’89 Podcast is a full-on, SPOILER-FILLED, no punches pulled examination of Marvel Studios' 10-years-in-the-making superhero epic, Avengers: Infinity War. Skye, Neil and Richie leave no (Infinity) stone unturned as they give their in-depth analysis of a film that is destined to go down in history as one of the most ambitious ever made. Comic book movies simply don’t come bigger than this and the guys have brought you an episode every bit as epic as the film they’re discussing. Enjoy!
The 6th jam-packed episode of the Film ’89 Podcast is a Steven Spielberg Special hosted by Skye, Steve Amos and Jim Cottle. As well as giving their full-on, spoiler-filled review of the legendary director’s latest film, Ready Player One, the guys also give the rundown of their favourite films from his long and illustrious career as well as answering the usual listener questions.
Review - Ready Player One - 0:02:48; Favourite Steven Spielberg films - 0:45:40; Listener Questions - 1:21:46.
In the fifth episode of The Film ‘89 Podcast, Skye, Neil Gaskin and Richie Roberts take a look forward to Marvel Studios’ hugely anticipated superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, the main review is Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film Annihilation, the guys discuss their favourite actors and answer some more listener questions.
Infinity War Preview - 0:02:09; Review - Annihilation - 0:24:23; Favourite Actors - 1:10:23; Listener Questions - 2:03:36
For the fourth episode of The Film ’89 Podcast Neil and Skye are joined by Jim Cottle to give a rundown of the latest movie trailers; they give their analysis of Season One of Star Trek: Discovery; the main review is Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and the trio discuss their favourite movie opening scenes.
Trailer Rundown - 02:36; Review - Black Panther - 40:56; Favourite Movie Opening Scenes - 1:25:03; Listener Questions - 2:10:46.
The third episode of The Film ’89 Podcast is something of a departure from the regular format of the show as we present the first of our Retrospective episodes where we go in-depth and offer some probing discussion and analysis of a classic film. The first film to be featured in this regular series is John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror masterpiece, The Thing. Joining Skye to discuss The Thing is former stage director Matt Jenkins, a lifelong fan of the film, and filmmaker and host of the brilliant Flix Wise Canada Podcast and frequent writing contributor to both Film89.co.uk and guest host on the Wrong Reel Podcast, Martin Kessler.