This week Abi and Rich have a good old chinwag about Flame, featuring Slade, otherwise known as Slade in Flame. Listen in now to hear them gush with nostalgia for a period they were never participant to and wax lyrical on the ‘drunken carousel for the eyes’ that was 1970s clothes, haircuts, hats and wallpaper. Enjoy!
PS: Sorry to Anthony and sorry to Dave Hill. We love you really. Mwah.
[Ep. 233, Rec. 02/2019]
This week Abi brings 1980s staple Crocodile Dundee  to the table for Rich and Anthony to sniff at and judge. Listen in for the inevitable comparison to the “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, accusations of being Mills & Boon Down Under and flashbacks to Dot & The Kangaroo.
This week Rich, Abi and Jamie pour over Jamie’s pick of Prince Of Darkness – where Jesus was an alien, the Devil is locked in a mirror universe and the Devil’s son is a large tub of neon, green ooze. Oh Jamie, where do you find these things?
There’s also demonic pregnancy via knocking your elbow, Alice Cooper as a some kind of king of the homeless swarm and the mind-blowing revelation that John Carpenter may have been making all of this shit up while he was off his tits on drugs. We never would have guessed.
Oh, plus Rich and Jamie slam a series of Welsh towns for no other reason than they can.
This week Rich (not Jamie, it feels like one of Jamie’s but it’s not) brings a Field in England to be ploughed up and scrutinized by the Spoiler Filled combine harvester. Listen now to hear speculation about whether men in floppy hats with pointy sticks got high on mushrooms and arsed about in a field for an hour and a half or are in fact dead. Also musings on the inability of auto-subtitles (probably) to comprehend ye olde English and the baffling sight of black and white psychedelia. Also, who knew screaming could be so off-putting?
P.S. Monmouthshire was land in dispute during the period this film is set but was generally regarded as being part of Wales, so we’re saying it’s a Field in Wales. Also, yes, all women in Wales are either witches or succubi, some are even both.
This week Rich, Abi and Anthony discuss Abi’s pick for the week, Miss Congeniality (2000), where Rich reveals he can sing, secretly wear women’s clothing that his not-so-hidden talent is being a c***. Listen in now to hear nostalgia for 90s movie technology tropes, the usual love for Michael Caine and the sudden realisation that rom-com construction is inherently flawed. Enjoy!
This week the Spoiler Filled crew go all the way back to the 1950s to watch Godzilla and see what the fuss is about. Listen in as Rich, Abi, Jamie and Anthony all reflect on its grim meditation on nuclear warfare, use of superweapons and how a funny costume almost derails the whole thing. There’s also a myriad of confusion over which classic Godzilla foe is which, an unexpected comparison to Thunderbirds and a not so unexpected comparison to the work of the Jim Henson workshop.
This week, Rich flogs a dead horse by bringing Jury Duty to the Spoiler Filled table for Abi and Anthony to ‘enjoy’. Listen in as Rich learns the hard way not to nominate films you haven’t seen, Anthony has an adventure in inverted commas and Abi laments the butchery of a potentially middling screenplay. There’s also a painful look back at 90s gay jokes as well as Pauly Shore’s catch phrases in general. Enjoy!
Director: John Fortenberry.
Writers: Barbara Williams, Samantha Adams, Neil Tolkin.
Starring: Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Stanley Tucci.
For the purposes of rehab, Abi brought this film to the table this week in the hopes of purging the lingering confusion from watching it a year ago and somewhat succeeds. Listen in as Jamie and Abi teach Rich the difference between astrology and astronomy, Jamie slags off Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and Rich embraces his inner old man, waving his stick at those damn hippies. There is also a rare ‘Let’s Speculate On The Play Time!’ that Rich hated almost as much as ‘Let’s Speculate On The Book Time!’. Enjoy!
Director: Milos Foreman
Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller
Cast: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D’Angelo, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus.
[Ep 215, Rec. 08/2018]
Movies can be ruined if one of it’s plot twists becomes more famous than movie. Ant thought that’s what he was bringing to the table this week with The Crying Game, but it seems the rest of the Spoiler Filled Crew were not as clued-in as he thought. Could the first half of this film be a movie all of its own? Is it annoying when you communicate through bartenders? What the hell is wrong with Forest Whitaker’s voice? And just what did everyone make of that infamous twist? All this and more answered in this weeks podcast!
Dir: Neil Jordan
Wri: Neil Jordan
Cine: Ian Wilson
Edi: Kant Pan
Mus: Anne Dudley
Prod: Palace Pictures, Channel Four Films, British Screen, Miramax
Cast: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker, Adrian Dunbar, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Brown
[Ep. 214, Rec. 08/2018]
This week four white, Welsh people talk about a film set in a black barbershop in Chicago, luckily we manage too be quite sweet and funny about it. Enjoy!