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Episode 92 - Cool Hand Luke

Episode 92 - Cool Hand Luke

October 19, 2021

What we've got here, is failure to communicate. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Ethan - Georgia got put in the box - as we review the 1967 Paul Newman classic, Cool Hand Luke.  We're looking to eat 50 eggs in our 92nd episode as we discuss:

  • The original format of the story and how it presented itself here.
  • Ethan's got a theory about the chain gang that made Ian and Liam do a literal double-take
  • Georgia passes on her thoughts on the film in a 3 minute manifesto that has us rolling in the aisles
  • What happens to the brain when you eat too much sushi
  • How much Cool Hand Luke made in the international market
  • How we even begin to consider the role of women in this film
  • Ian pitches a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"
  • We reveal what film we're reviewing for our Halloween week episode
  • Whether or not Cool Hand Luke is the Best Film Ever.

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Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter
    9:15 - Shoutouts
    20:35 - Deep Dive
    1:21:50 - Endgame
BFE Mail Bag 3 - Mail Bag With A Vengeance

BFE Mail Bag 3 - Mail Bag With A Vengeance

October 15, 2021

We're back with another round of our Mail Call episode.  Russell the Postie has dropped off a special summer delivery and Ethan's working the mail room to deliver the questions from the Fledgling Fandom to your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting team.  Hear Ian, Liam, and Ethan answer some of your questions in our 3rd edition.  Key questions this time include:

  • What do we do with movies that might be too triggering to enjoy?
  • What food do we hate?
  • If we had a time machine, where and when would we choose to visit
  • What do we feel each member of the podcast does really well?
  • What line in a movie makes us laugh every time
    • What are our comfort flicks?
  • What are our go-to television recommendations

If you have a question for the next time the mailbag is open.  Catch us on Twitter at @bestfilmeverpod and use the hashtag #AskBFE or #BFEMailCall

Episode 91 - That Thing You Do

Episode 91 - That Thing You Do

October 12, 2021

How did we get here? I led you here for I am Spartacus.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Ethan - Georgia got held back by security - as we review the 1996 Tom Hanks penned film as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.  We're still wondering what happened to the Oneders it our 91st episode as we discuss:

  • When Tom Hanks found the time to write That Thing You Do
  • The plethora of Beatles references present here
  • What George Harrison did for Ringo Starr after the Beatles' drummer was away for a bit and how Oasis paid reference to it
  • Are Guy and Tina a believeable couple?
  • Why did the film cut so much material and how does it hurt the film
  • If Rita Wilson is the most attractive woman in this film
  • We've got an exciting announcement for the new year
  • Whether or not That Thing You Do is the Best Film Ever.

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Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter
    10:30 - Shoutouts
    24:40 - Deep Dive
    1:36:45 - Endgame
Who Do You Think You Are? (Ep 5) -The Christmas Invasion

Who Do You Think You Are? (Ep 5) -The Christmas Invasion

October 9, 2021

It's Sonic Saturday which means it's about to get all wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey up in here and we think that's fantastic. So grab your fez, your sonic sunglasses and "allons-y"  Ethan and Ian are here to bring you "Who Do You Think You Are"; a retrospective look at Doctor Who's best moments in preparation for Jodie Whittaker's departure and inevitable successor in Autumn 2022. This week we're with Ten for the first time with Rose to tackle the series two Christmas Special “The Christmas Invasion” as we discuss:

  • Our history with David Tennant
  • How good is a doctorless doctor who episode?
  • Has Rose become unlikeable?
  • The powerhouse that is Harriet Jones
  • Is this a good regeneration episode?
Fun Sized Films - The Gunfighter

Fun Sized Films - The Gunfighter

October 8, 2021

We're back with our newest concept here at the BFE. We're reviewing short films as we bring you 'Fun Sized Films'.  This week we bring you Eric Kissack's 2014 short, "The Gunfighter" (available on YouTube).  

Not only do we review the film but we also review our favourite fun-sized chocolate bars.  Do you agree with our review?  Do you agree with our chocolate bars?  Let us know on Twitter @bestfilmeverpod

Episode 90 - Mean Girls

Episode 90 - Mean Girls

October 5, 2021

On Wednesdays we wear pink but on Tuesdays we release new content.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie and Georgia as we review the 2004 teen comedy that made Fetch happen in Mean Girls.  It's not Robin Sparkles but we're still headed to the mall in Canada in our 90th episode as we discuss:

  • Some alternate castings that would've changed the entire tone of the film
  • Which actor Tina Fey had to go to war in order to cast
  • Who came up with 'Fetch' anyways
  • What rewrites were necessary in order to ensure a PG-13 rating
  • Ellie has an announcement to share with the group
  • Is Janis Ian actually the worst character in the film and why do we laugh off Damian refusing to leave the ladies room?
  • We've got an exciting announcement for the new year
  • Whether or not Mean Girls is the Best Film Ever.

Support the BFE with a donation at https://linktr.ee/bestfilmeverpod

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter
    12:05 - Shoutouts
    29:30 - Deep Dive
    1:53:50 - Endgame
See It Or Skip It? - No Time To DIe

See It Or Skip It? - No Time To DIe

October 3, 2021

FIRST 26:00 are a spoiler-free review with our See It/Skip It verdict

AFTER 26:00 it's a full spoiler review

We started the week off with Daniel Craig's first and we're giving you a special Sunday edition of See It Or Skip It to talk through Daniel Craig's last go as James Bond. Ethan Georgia, and Ian are once again joined by our resident Bond expert, Richard as we tackle our thoughts on No Time To Die less than an hour after seeing it. Was this a good film?  What is the legacy of Daniel Craig as James Bond?  If this is a good movie is it still a fun movie? With the end of Daniel Craig is it the end of all the other actors in the current Bond universe? Did they just out a character in this film?  Where does the theme song fit in the grand scheme of Bond songs?  Is Rami Malek a good Bond villain? Is this the best Daniel Craig Bond film?  How severe is Georgia's face blindness? We answer all these questions and more in our "See It or Skip It" review of No Time To Die and then we tell you whether you should SEE IT or SKIP IT.

Fun Sized Films - One Minute Time Machine

Fun Sized Films - One Minute Time Machine

October 1, 2021

We're back with a new concept here at the BFE. We're reviewing short films as we bring you 'Fun Sized Films'.  This week we bring you Devon Avery's 2014 short, "One Minute Time Machine" (available on YouTube).  

Not only do we review the film but we also review our favourite fun-sized chocolate bars.  Do you agree with our review?  Do you agree with our chocolate bars?  Let us know on Twitter @bestfilmeverpod

Episode 89 - Casino Royale (with Richard)

Episode 89 - Casino Royale (with Richard)

September 28, 2021

That last episode nearly killed us but we're back at it.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Georgia - Ellie's still working on her 2nd kill - as we joined by Friend & Neighbour of the Podcast, Richard to discuss all things Bond in Casino Royale. We've got an itch we could use a little help scratching in our 89th episode as we discuss:

  • Where Daniel Craig was when we learned he was going to be James Bond
  • Which director offered to do the film and how manic it would have been
  • Ian does a little poker-for-dummies explanations and rants about how unrealistic the Texas Hold' Em is in this film
  • Where does Le Chiffre fit in with the great Bond villains?
  • We all get nostalgic about something very odd
  • We debate whether it's possible that sucking someone's fingers is NOT a sexual act
  • Georgia sums up all Bond films in about 30 seconds
  • Where do we all rank Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" as a Bond theme
  • Whether it's possible for a film to feel bloated and rushed simultaneously
  • We all share the first album we ever bought
  • Whether or not Heat is the Best Film Ever.

Support the BFE with a donation at https://linktr.ee/bestfilmeverpod

Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter
    10:25 - Shoutouts
    24:15 - Deep Dive
    2:10:00 - Endgame
Who Do You Think You Are? (Ep 4) - Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

Who Do You Think You Are? (Ep 4) - Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

September 25, 2021
It's Sonic Saturday which means it's about to get all wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey up in here and we think that's fantastic. So grab your fez, your sonic sunglasses and "allons-y"  Ethan and Ian are here to bring you "Who Do You Think You Are"; a retrospective look at Doctor Who's best moments in preparation for Jodie Whittaker's departure and inevitable successor in Autumn 2022. This week we're with Nine for the final time with Rose to tackle the series one finale double episode “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways” as we discuss:
 
  • Should the first part have been a mid series episode?
  • How much we appreciated Lynda with a Y
  • The workings of previous episodes that led to the finale
  • Does Rose being Bad Wolf make sense?
  • A complete reflection on our time with the Ninth Doctor
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