Episode #22: “Steve Jobs” (2015 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2015 biographical drama film “Steve Jobs” directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. And Mark also reflects upon the lasting legacy of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Episode #20: “Nobody” (2021 film)

In this episode Mark does a review of the 2021 American action thriller film “Nobody” directed by Ilya Naishuller and written by Derek Kolstad. The film stars Bob Odenkirk as Hutch Mansell, a bored family man, who, after he and his family are robbed during a home invasion, finds himself returning to traits of his clandestine former life and enacting vengeance upon a Russian mobster. The film also stars Connie Nielsen, RZA, and Christopher Lloyd.

Episode #19: “The Matrix Resurrections” (2021 film) – trailer reaction

In this episode Mark gives his reaction to the first trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming film and fourth installment in “The Matrix” film series: “The Matrix Resurrections”. And Mark talks about what “The Matrix” films mean to him and how they have influenced him.

Episode #17: “Happy Star Trek Day!”

In this episode Mark wishes a very happy birthday to his favourite television series and film franchise: ‘Star Trek’, created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered on the U.S. television station NBC on September 8, 1966, which has boldly grown to become a cultural phenomenon all around the world. Mark talks about what “Star Trek” means to him and what it is about the franchise that has kept him a fan of it since he was a child. And Mark also recites his poem “Beam me up!”. Live Long and Prosper! 🖖

Episode #16: “Spider-Man” (2002 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2002 American superhero film “Spider-man” directed by Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire as Spider-man/Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin/Norman Osborn, Cliff Robertson as Uncle Ben, and Rosemary Harris as Aunt May.

Episode #15: “A Quiet Place, Part II” (2021 Film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2021 American horror film “A Quiet Place, Part II”, the sequel to the 2018 film “A Quiet Place”. The was written, produced, and directed by John Krasinski, who also appears in a flashback scene. The story continues to follow the Abbott as they attempt to survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by extraterrestrial creatures who a naturally blind but who have an acute sense of hearing. The film once again stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe, and sees Cillian Murphy join the cast as a fellow survivor who assists the Abbott family in their time of need.

Episode #14: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021 film) – storyline speculation *spoilers*

In this episode Mark talks about the first teaser trailer released for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Spider-man: No Way Home” starring Tom Holland as Spider-man/Peter Parker and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Mark speculates about what the storyline of the film might be, based upon the storylines from Marvel Comics.

Episode #12: “Mission: Impossible 7” (2022 film) – Birmingham Bullring, UK, filming *Spoilers*

In this episode Mark recounts watching a scene being filmed from “Mission: Impossible 7”, which is due to be released in 2022, which was being filmed in the Birmingham Bullring/Grand Central train-station in Birmingham, UK. *Spoilers*

Episode #11: “Dead Poets Society” (1989 Film) review + talking poetry

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1989 American teen drama film “Dead Poets Society” written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir, and starring Robin Williams. And Mark also talks about what poetry means to him and how blessed he feels to be a poet and an author of poetry.

Episode #10: “Field of Dreams” TV adaptation? *TV News*

In this episode Mark talks about the recent announcement of a TV adaptation of one of Mark’s films, “Field of Dreams” (1989) directed by Phil Alden Robinson – which itself was an motion picture adaptation of W.P. Kinsella’s novel “Shoeless Joe”. The story of “Field of Dreams” is about a farmer in Iowa who builds a baseball field in in his cornfield that attracts the ghosts of baseball legends, including Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Chicago Black Sox. Considering the original 1989 film is considered a classic to fans, cinephiles, and baseball enthusiasts around the world, Mark asks whether the television adaptation being developed by Michael Schur for the streaming service Peacock needs to be made and whether people will be drawn to watch it.