This week Ewan McGregor is chasing the high life in... TRAINSPOTTING
Directed by Danny Boyle, Trainspotting is an adaptation of an Irvine Welsh book about heroin addicts in Edinburgh. This week we're rejoined by one of our earliest supporters as a guest and have sometimes fun, but often very serious, conversation about the movie and the lives of its characters.
This episode was put up early by mistake, so it may have appeared in your podcast feeds a few days ago.
It's not religiously or anything, but is definitely one of those films that is rewatched regularly by my family. It's one of my wife's favourite films though and she's passed that on to the kids (my daughter especially).
I was going to show it to my 7yo but was surprised it's rated 12 these days - what's so shocking, is it just bad language?
I don't think so. SOmeone might say shit. There's a bit where Corey Feldman makes jokes about a bondage and sex dungeon, I think. That, possibly. Maybe the representation of Sloth? The action isn't particularly scary, but there's a bit where Chunk is threatened with having his fingers minced in a blender.
Reading this back, it probably sounds worse than it is.
This week John Wayne wrestles with Tatars (and radioactive sand) as he plays Genghis Khan in... THE CONQUEROR
Considered one of the worst movies ever made, The Conqueror was meant as a vehicle for John Wayne - but may have been deadly for much of the cast and crew. To find out why, we're joined by author Ryan Uytdewilligen whose book Killing John Wayne goes into the peculiar history of a peculiar film.
For our Christmas show we watch James Stewart struggle and wonder if it's really true when people say... IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
It's a Wonderful Life stars James Stewart as a man who questions whether his life has amounted to anything, only to have his faith in himself restored by the intervention of a kindly angel. Perhaps the most famous Christmas movie ever, it may not be as uplifting as people remember.
This week Rory Kinnear sets up the... BANK OF DAVE
Each month we try to watch something new to both of us. For February we chose Bank of Dave. Based on a true story, it's a Netflix movie about man who sets up a bank in the north of England to help local people.
Bizarrely, I can't find a trailer for the Netflix film, so here's a trailer for a documentary about the bank with the real Dave.
EMarkM: Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?
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vicedestroyer: I guess, once the world does its best Waterworld impression, it will be survival of the fittest. Either the boy swims fast or becomes shark tucker.
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zagibu: Sharks not only swim fast, they also swim silent. Their scales are called dermal denticles, and they create local swirls around them which reduce the shark's overall drag in water.
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zagibu: So even if a boy could swim as fast as a shark, he wouldn't hear them coming.
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Aunt Alison: In sharks, no one can hear you swim
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rawshark: And did you see that Planet Earth III thing? They hide behind fish.
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