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The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.

To subscribe to the Empire Spoiler Special Film Podcast, visit http://glow.fm/empirefilm.

The Empire Film Podcast The Empire Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6, 1.7K Ratings

The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.

To subscribe to the Empire Spoiler Special Film Podcast, visit http://glow.fm/empirefilm.

    #416 — Eliza Hittman

    #416 — Eliza Hittman

    On the latest locked down slice of Empire Podcast goodness, we welcome Eliza Hittman, director of the excellent Never Rarely Sometimes Always, who joins Helen O'Hara for a transatlantic chat about the acclaimed drama.

    Then Helen joins Chris Hewitt and James Dyer for an episode in which they answer several listener questions, anoint some of the greatest visually impaired characters in the history of film, discuss the week's movie news, from the new Tenet trailer to rumours of Henry Cavill's return to the Superman cape, and then review The Vast Of Night, The High Note, and Only The Animals. And, in our regular #CelebrateOurCinemas section, Chris gives shout-outs to cinemas around the world that need our, and your, help.

    All aboard for the pod with a record-breaking number of mentions of a certain English town. Find out which one within. Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    #415 — Jason Isaacs, Kumail Nanjiani

    #415 — Jason Isaacs, Kumail Nanjiani

    This week's slab of locked down, self-isolated, quarantined Empire Podcast sees the team — Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, and James Dyer — joined in the revolving fourth chair by one of our favourite people, the amazing anecdote machine that is Jason Isaacs. Jason joins the gang to talk about his new movie, Scoob!, life under lockdown as an actor, and reel off an array of incredible stories about his career. He also joins in with the new weekly film fact section, answers listener questions, and discusses movie news with the team, including Luca Guadagnino's remake of Scarface, and the confirmation that Zack Snyder's Justice League cut is finally going to see the light of day.

    Elsewhere, on the show, Chris, Helen and James review The Lovebirds, The Half Of It, and All Day And A Night, Chris lists a bunch of cinemas that need your support, and he has a fun natter with The Lovebirds star, Kumail Nanjiani, in which they talk about working out and eating lots of pies. Mmm... pies.

    Enjoy.

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    #414 — Michael Smiley

    #414 — Michael Smiley

    Our latest load of locked down, socially distanced pod sees Chris Hewitt's accent get progressively thicker as he sits down for a chat over Squadcast with fellow Northern Irishman, Michael Smiley. The two of them talk about Smiley's work with Edgar Wright and Ben Wheatley, his Easter egg preferences (it was recorded a while ago!), and his delivery of the best movie line of the year (so far!) in the gory Elijah Wood-starrer, Come To Daddy.

    Then, in the remotely recorded podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Ben Travis for an episode that takes in some incredible film facts, an in-depth discussion of Daniel Day-Lewis' track record, the weekly dollop of film news (including Boba Fett cropping up in The Mandalorian, and the team banging on about Hamilton again), and reviews of Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Wrong Missy, and Infinite Football.

    Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #413 — Tom McCarthy

    #413 — Tom McCarthy

    This week's episode of The Empire Podcast: Mistakes Were Made sees Chris Hewitt have a chat with Tom McCarthy, the Oscar-winning director of Spotlight and the Disney+ film, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. And a right good old chat it is, too, as they talk about everything from Portland to Pixar.

    Then, back in the remote, socially distant, virtual podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Ben Travis for a rip-roaring episode that takes in everything from fatally cold film shoots to the week's movie news (sequels ahoy!), and post-credit stings that aren't on the end of Marvel movies. They also review the Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming, and the Willem Dafoe dog-umentary, Togo.

    Oh, and Chris is trying a different sound mix this week, so let us know your feedback. Have mistakes been made? Almost certainly. But we hope you enjoy.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #412 — Dave Filoni, Kitty Green

    #412 — Dave Filoni, Kitty Green

    It's another locked down, remotely recorded Empire Podcast this week, folks. But it's a cracker of a show (in our humble etc.), as Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer and Alex Godfrey dazzle each other with arcane film facts, discuss (in depth, so Martin Scorsese best skip this one) the Marvel Cinematic Universe's post-credit stings, talk about the week's movie news, and review The Assistant, Astronaut, and Ema.

    And Chris chats this week to Kitty Green, the writer/director of the excellent The Assistant, and Dave Filoni, the gentle genius behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is about to end its run next week. Just in time for Star Wars Day, in fact. Must be a coincidence.

    Enjoy.

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    #411 — Gareth Evans

    #411 — Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans, the directorial mastermind behind The Raid, The Raid 2 and Apostle, turns his attention to the small screen this week, with the launch of his blistering, bruising, bloody crime saga, Gangs Of London. And to celebrate on the show's launch day he became a member of a very different gang — the Empire Podteam, joining Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, and James Dyer for most of this week's show. And he even brought a fact for our brand new weekly segment. What a legend.

    Along the way, the team discuss kidnapping, getting chilling phone calls from Christopher Lee, the week's movie news (and there is some! Saints, and The Saint, be praised!), and their cinematic blind spots. The results may shock you. In particular, Chris and Gareth both make confessions that could see them forced to hand in their movie fan credentials.

    Then, when Gareth has left the building, Chris, James and Helen review Extraction and Beastie Boys Story.

    Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Imaginative nickname here ,

Hmmm

Listened to the start. Read the magazine since 1990. Subscriber. Reviewed once. Asked for less profanity. Not followed. Oh well. Asking for more support. Unsubscribed.

Reptilian Mind ,

The best movie podcast

This is the best movie podcast out there. A mix of funny jokes, deep cut movie trivia, and intelligent reviews really elevate this. As a movie fan, being able to just enjoy the movie ephemera is great fun. I think it’s a bit of a shame that the spoiler specials are behind a paywall - could this be cheaper? - but understand that commerce will always be a factor. Still, a great podcast

Jojop1985 ,

What?

I used to love this podcast. Funny, informative and smart. Now the spoiler specials are behind a paywall, costing about the same as a basic Netflix package. For the same price as hundreds of movies and tv shows, you get a 2 hour audio podcast every week. In these hard times I can’t afford it but even if I could I wouldn’t pay such a massive rip off. The podcasters themselves sound apologetic, even embarrassed as I’m sure it’s Empire hierarchy that’s doing this. Thanks for the content but I won’t listen again or buy the magazine. Bangily bang out.

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