213: SFFCH – Mean Machine [2001]

213 Mean Machine

Ya know, we do seem to blow through a fair few sports films here at Spoiler Filled. And prison based films come to think of it. We may not claim to know much about football (or soccer, for those who like to be wrong), but we do seem to be able to pick a decent football movie. Mean Machine is a fairly formulaic movie, but it seemingly does the impossible and gets a good leading performance out of a ex-sports star! So come and listen to us: express our curious love for Vinnie Jones, need more info about camp bookies, not care too much about all the clichés and get enjoyment out of abusing Danny Dyer (but probably not in the way you’d expect).

Dir: Barry Skolnick
Wri: Tracy Keenan Wynn (Original), Charlie Fletcher, Chris Baker, Andrew Day
Cine: Alex Barber
Edi: Eddie Hamilton, Dayn Williams
Mus: John Murphy
Prod: SKA Films, Paramount Pictures
Cast: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown, Jason Flemyng, Danny Dyer, Jason Statham, Omid Djalili, Sally Phillips, Jeff Bell
[Ep. 213, Rec 07/2018]

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197: SFFCH – On The Buses [1971]

197 On the Buses

Ah, nobody does comedy quite like us Brits, aye? That dry wit, that surrealism, that misogyny… This week we take a look at the uniquely British tradition of making a feature length movie out of a popular sitcom format with On The Buses from 1971. Can the material hold up over 90 minutes? Does it still appeal to a modern audience? How often can Rich say ‘It was a different time’? Tune in and find out!

 

Dir: Harry Booth
Wri: Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe
Cine: Mark McDonald
Edi: Archie Ludski
Mus: Max Harris
Prod: Hammer Film Productions, EMI Elstree, MGM-EMI
Cast: Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen
[Ep. 197, Rec 03/2018]

160: SFFCH – Jack and Sarah

160 Jack and Sarah

It’s just Rich and Ant this week getting all broody and romantic over British ‘comedy-drama’ (don’t call it a Romantic Comedy) Jack and Sarah from 1995. Ant remembers this being a big deal when it first came out back in the Brit Rom-Com explosion of the 90’s, but no-one else seems to recall. Perhaps we will discover why in our discussion about floppy-haired posh blokes with the surname Grant, jarring spousal deaths, Judi Dench being upstaged, Ian McKellen playing drunk wonderfully and blandness blandness blandness.

[Ep. 160, Rec 04/2017]