The regular movie and television discussion podcast from the writers at Film89.co.uk. Each episode we’ll discuss in-depth a different topic relating to film and television. We give in-depth reviews of the latest films as well as detailed retrospectives of older, classic films as well as audio commentaries. We also regularly give the rundown of our favourite films/shows in different categories and answer your listener questions.
Episode 58 - An interview with Joey Cramer, star of Flight of the Navigator (1986) & Life After the Navigator (2020).
In Episode 58 of The Film ’89 Podcast, one of the Film ’89 writing team, Steven Saunders, makes his long-overdue debut on the Podcast. Steven is a lifelong cinephile and host of his own podcast, The Film Connection, and for this very special episode, he was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview actor Joey Cramer, star of the hit 1986 Disney sci-fi film, Flight of the Navigator. Joey is the subject of a new documentary from writer/director Lisa Downs, Life After the Navigator, that’s both a loving retrospective of Flight of the Navigator but also a biography of Joey’s life. A tale of absent fathers, substance addiction leading to criminality, and eventually incarceration, it’s also a tale of hope and redemption. Joey gives a fascinating and frank interview, discussing both his experience working on Flight of the Navigator and his remarkable life afterwards.
Episode 57 - The Karate Kid (1984).
Episode 57 of The Film ’89 Podcast is ready to deliver a roundhouse kick to 2020 and propel you back to a better time, 1984 in fact and the cult classic martial arts drama, The Karate Kid. Rocky director John G. Avildsen’s beloved film stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove and features an Oscar nominated turn from Pat Morita as the wise sensei, Mr Miyagi. It’s a firm favourite amongst the Film ’89 Team and Richie and Neil go all in on this deep dive analysis of The Karate Kid. Also discussed are the numerous sequels, the 2010 reboot, and the recent TV show, Cobra Kai, which reunites the stars of the original film to tremendous success. So finish trimming that Bonsai tree, waxing that car and painting that fence before you tie on that headband and meditate with your Film ’89 friends on this most beloved of ‘80s martial arts films.
Episode 56 - The Fog (1980).
On the 56th episode of The Film ‘89 Podcast, Steve, Haydn & Skye take a ghoulish trip to the haunted coastal town of Antonio Bay as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s tale of ghostly revenge, The Fog. Carpenter is a firm favourite director amongst the Film ‘89 team and following on from one of our earliest episodes where Carpenter’s seminal sci-fi/horror classic, The Thing was given the Film ‘89 treatment, this time we look at his 1980 cult classic, The Fog, a ghost story that underwent considerable post-production re-shooting after Carpenter felt that it lacked the requisite scares compared to its contemporaries. Carpenter and his producing/writing partner Debra Hill had a lot of expectation upon them to follow-up their 1978 smash-hit, Halloween, a film that was one of the most profitable films of all time and had firmly cemented Carpenter as a director to watch. The Fog is the perfect film for Halloween season, a classic campfire tale of revenge that features a cast that includes both Hollywood royalty and many recurring faces from Carpenter’s filmography.
Episode 55 - The Social Network (2010).
On Episode 55 of The Film ’89 Podcast we’ve handed the reigns to one of our favourite guest-hosts from past episodes, Mr Jacob Rivera. As well as being a valued writer for film89.co.uk, Jacob’s a seasoned podcaster and having previously joined us for our Fight Club episode amongst others, Jacob returns to the work of director David Fincher as he and his guest-host celebrate the tenth anniversary of Fincher’s brilliant 2010 film, The Social Network. This hugely acclaimed film charts the genesis of social media giant Facebook and the legal wranglings that surrounded its early years and the possibly questionable business tactics of one of its founders, Mark Zuckerberg. Jacob is joined by another seasoned podcaster and writer on the subject of film, someone who’s been a valued friend of Film ’89 since we began, the wonderful Leanne Kubicz. Leanne brings her extensive knowledge of the work of Fincher to an episode that we’re sure our listeners will love as she and Jacob give their in-depth analysis of a film that’s earned an ever growing following and remains one of Fincher’s best works.
Episode 54 - Tenet (2020).
Episode 54 of The Film ‘89 Podcast is unique in that it’s presented in reverse in honour of our main review, Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bending, time-inverted action/science- fiction film, Tenet. So starting off will be a raft of listener questions as Neil and Skye dig deep into the Film ‘89 mailbag to answer your film and television related queries. Then for our spoiler-filled review, the guys will be going in-depth to give their detailed breakdown of the film that’s marked their long awaited return to the cinema after months of lockdown. So check your watches and sit back for yet another time themed discussion with the Film ‘89 team.
Listener Questions - 0:02:50
Main Review - Tenet - 0:40:54
Episode 53 - The Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1990).
Synchronise your watches Film ‘89ers because in Episode 53, Richie and Skye (and their very special guest co-host) will be going in-depth as they discuss one of the all-time great movie trilogies, Back to the Future from 1985 and it’s two sequels filmed back to back and released in 1989 and 1990 respectively. They’ll be discussing the behind the scenes production of these amazing films as they always do when they cover the classics but also want to give our listeners their very personal analysis of what makes these films so special. But they’re not alone in this celebration of Back to the Future because they’re joined from New York by a very special guest. He’s a filmmaker, an artist, and is the producing partner of none other than actor Matthew Modine. He’s a rampant cinephile and has been a very good friend of ours since before Film ‘89 began, Mr Adam Rackoff. So sit back, rest your feet on your Hoverboard and enjoy this three hour celebration of the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future.
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Great balance of likeable chat and epic-level nerd knowledge!
Cracking long form podcast about films, TV and related media.
There’s a mixture of guests and contributors in addition to the core presenters but it’s really well balanced and guests are allowed to speak. It’s also a pleasure to hear a discussion in the geek/nerd/Uberfan space that sees people able to disagree with each other and debate like adults.
Well researched and very easy to listen to with a good spread of topics and types.
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Five Well Deserved Stars!!!
This is an awesome podcast show. The hosts, Skye, Neal, Richard and the rest are all so switched on when it comes to their knowledge of films and shows. The guests are all equally great and it’s endlessly entertaining! From Vertigo to Apocalypse Now they cover it all! I love this show!!