100 episodes

Film Stories with Simon Brew is a podcast that looks to dig into the stories behind popular movies.

From troubled productions, to rights issues, to difficulties with release to films nearly falling apart, the podcast will be looking at the stories that don't always seem apparent when watching a movie!

The podcast is hosted by Simon Brew, the founder of Den Of Geek. You can find Simon at www.twitter.com/simonbrew

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    • 5.0, 255 Ratings

Film Stories with Simon Brew is a podcast that looks to dig into the stories behind popular movies.

From troubled productions, to rights issues, to difficulties with release to films nearly falling apart, the podcast will be looking at the stories that don't always seem apparent when watching a movie!

The podcast is hosted by Simon Brew, the founder of Den Of Geek. You can find Simon at www.twitter.com/simonbrew

    Death Becomes Her (1992) and The Wedding Singer (1998)

    Death Becomes Her (1992) and The Wedding Singer (1998)

    In this episode, two hit comedies made at different ends of the 1990s.

    Death Becomes Her was expensive, technically demanding and ultimately visually groundbreaking - and it'd be the film that brought Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn together, after they passed on Thelma & Louise.

    The Wedding Singer, meanwhile, would alter notably because of two women: Drew Barrymore, and the late, great Carrie Fisher.

    Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew. Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

    • 52 min
    Military Wives (2019) and Lucky Break (2001) with director Peter Cattaneo

    Military Wives (2019) and Lucky Break (2001) with director Peter Cattaneo

    In a special episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, director Peter Cattaneo chats about his latest film, now heading to disc, Military Wives.

    He and Simon chat about releasing it the week before cinemas closed, losing a week of production, and also Cattaneo's earlier movies, Lucky Break and The Full Monty.

    Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

    You can find the Film Stories website here.

    • 36 min
    Hot Shots! (1991) and Thirteen Days (2000)

    Hot Shots! (1991) and Thirteen Days (2000)

    In the new episode, how a spoof movie eerily echoed newspapers headlines, and a drama that fell a little through the cracks.

    Hot Shots! was written months before real life conflict echoed some of its plot - and production had a few challenges too.


    As for the Kevin Costner-headlined Thirteen Days, it's a film whose reputation has grown, but several studios and even more directors came and went before it finally got off the ground.

    Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

    • 51 min
    True Lies (1994) and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

    True Lies (1994) and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

    In the new Film Stories, the last James Cameron/Schwarzenegger collaboration, and a beloved film that went through major difficulties.

    Schwarzenegger came to True Lies off the back of the box office disappointment Last Action Hero - and James Cameron needed to make a film to justify a huge deal his company had signed.

    As for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory? For a much-loved film, it was a very, very taxing production.

    Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew. Support us at www.patreon.com/simonbre

    • 51 min
    The Rocketeer (1991) and Blockers (2018)

    The Rocketeer (1991) and Blockers (2018)

    In the new episode, a much-loved 90s superhero film, and a comedy that took nearly a decade to get to the screen.

    The Rocketeer was a big hope in 1991. It was switched to come out under the Disney label, and there were sequel plans too. And then its release happened.

    As for Blockers, how a first-time movie director got the job - and how the film evolved into something rather special.

    Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcastat @filmstoriespod.

    Support us at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

    • 52 min
    The Shadow (1994) and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    The Shadow (1994) and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two 1990s films that both sparked sequel talk.

    The Shadow had been in the works for over a decade before it hit the screen. Yet an earthquake and an unresolved story problem hampered the film.

    A slyly subversive romcom, My Best Friend's Wedding ended up doing battle if Batman & Robin - and nearly ignited its own sequel.

    Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast at @filmstoriespod.

    Support our work at www.patreon.com/simonbrew.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

Tobyclark1973 ,

Movie Nuggets a Plenty !

Excellent movie lovers podcast. Direct and straight to the behind the scenes fact nuggets, the kind we all love to irritate our peers down the pub with :)
Subscribed after one episode.....love it !

Ilford Steve ,

Recommended for film lovers

An engaging, well researched and well produced podcast.

Omar568 ,

One of the best film podcast!

Absolutely brilliant! The books Simon recommends are worth digging. Keep up the great work!

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