Episode #25: “Frankenstein” (1931 film)

In this episode Mark talks about the 1931 American science fiction horror film “Frankenstein” directed by James Whale, produced by Larmmle Jr., and adapted from 1927 play by the Peggy Webling, which in turn was based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel ‘Frankenstien; or The Modern Prometheus’. The film stars Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, and Edward van Sloan.

Episode #24: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1986 teen comedy film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” written, co-produced, and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Mathew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, a high-school slacker who skips school for a day in Chicago, with Mia Sara and Alan Ruck.

Episode #23: “Collateral” (2004 film)

In this episode Mark talks about the 2004 American neo-noir thriller film “Collateral” directed by Michael Mann and starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Javier Bardem, and Bruce McGill. The story of the film centres around Max (played by Jamie Foxx), a cab driver in Los Angeles, and Vincent (Tom Cruise), a customer/hitman who offers Max a high fare for driving to several locations around the city as a way of carrying the contract killing of several targets indicted in a federal grand jury case.

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 #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.