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The official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema in London! Consider this an audio guide to the programme of your favourite independent cinema, as told by the people who help run the place.

The Pod Charles Cinecast The Prince Charles Cinema

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

The official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema in London! Consider this an audio guide to the programme of your favourite independent cinema, as told by the people who help run the place.

    Forrest Gump and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    Forrest Gump and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    This week on The Pod Charles Cinecast, presented by The Prince Charles Cinema, our hosts Jonathan Foster and Fil Freitas run to the finish line with our final Vietnam film in our WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?... HOLLYWOOD MOVIES arc!
    What better way to finish off the Vietnam War, than with one of the "best" films about the war, and just in general, of all time? Of course, we're talking about the 1994 Robert Zemeckis classic FORREST GUMP, starring Tom Hanks.
    You know the story, we see Tom Hanks, in a much different role than when he last appeared in our War arc with Saving Private Ryan, as the magical dimwit who floats through life with ease and somehow has a part in almost every major American event from the 1950s – 1980s. Smack dab in the middle, we see Forrest go off to Vietnam, for truly one of the more realistic takes on the war.
    With one of the greatest soundtracks ever assembled, full of kick ass bands like CCR, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds and Lynyrd Skynyrd, plus an Academy Award-winning performance from its lead, FORREST GUMP is arguably one of the greatest movies of all-time. But is it also one of the worst?
    Tune in, as we have a look at this iconic slice of American pie...
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    As always, you can follow the Podcast on https://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast) and https://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast)
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    This Podcast is produced by http://princecharlescinema.com/ (The Prince Charles Cinema) and http://breadcrumbscollective.com/ (The Breadcrumbs Collective)

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Seven-six-two millimeter. Full Metal Jacket.

    Seven-six-two millimeter. Full Metal Jacket.

    This week on The Pod Charles Cinecast, presented by The Prince Charles Cinema, our hosts Jonathan Foster and Fil Freitas report for basic training in our next episode in our WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?... HOLLYWOOD MOVIES!
    It's our third tour in Vietnam, and we are talking another one of the heavy hitters with Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET (1987). Who could have predicted that an anti-war film, or at the very least, a film showing the futile nature of war would be responsible for riling up a generation of young marines?
    We explore how these young men were mesmerised by the foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant, tremendously played by the late R. Lee Emery, and somehow missed the horror in Vincent D'Onofrio's performance of "Gomer Pyle" or the anti-war stance by Matthew Modine's "Joker".
    A film of two halves, Full Metal Jacket exhibited what it was like for recruits training for war like no other movie ever has, or ever will, and then takes the viewer on a ride into Hue, for some of the more intense city-based Vietnam battles ever put to film; all shot right here in London.
    Join us, as we explore one of Stanley Kubrick's more underrated films...
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    As always, you can follow the Podcast on https://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast) and https://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    If you'd like to Support the Podcast and get Bonus Content, visit: https://www.patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    This Podcast is produced by http://princecharlescinema.com/ (The Prince Charles Cinema) and http://breadcrumbscollective.com/ (The Breadcrumbs Collective)

    • 1 hr 38 min
    I'm out for Dead Presidents to represent me

    I'm out for Dead Presidents to represent me

    This week on The Pod Charles Cinecast, presented by The Prince Charles Cinema, our hosts Jonathan Foster and Fil Freitas hit rock bottom in our next episode in our WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?... HOLLYWOOD MOVIES!
    We find ourselves sticking around the Vietnam War, with one of the more underrated films about the subject, while also being one of the more underrated crime films of all-time, that focusses on one of the more underreported issues of the war – the treatment of Black soldiers both during and after the war.
    Where does such a crossover of war and heists exist? None other than the Hughes Brothers' DEAD PRESIDENTS (1995)! Starring the likes of Larenz Tate, Chris Tucker, Keith David, Bokeem Woodbine, N'Bushe Wright, and appearances from Terrence Howard and Apocalypse Now star Martin Sheen, this follow-up to the Hughes' groundbreaking debut Menace II Society showcases the grim life for a young black man who returns home from Vietnam to no hope for a brighter future. With his back against the corner, he resorts to a heist that goes terribly wrong.
    Much like Spike Lee's recent film Da 5 Bloods, this movie is based on Wallace Terry's book "Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans", particularly the story of Haywood T. Kirkland (aka Ari S. Merretazon).
    Join us, as we uncover this less told story of Vietnam, that features brilliant acting, a killer soundtrack, a score by Danny Elfman, violence, heists, PTSD, The Sopranos connections and more...
    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a Rating and Review! It really helps us out!
    As always, you can follow the Podcast on https://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast) and https://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    If you'd like to Support the Podcast and get Bonus Content, visit: https://www.patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    This Podcast is produced by http://princecharlescinema.com/ (The Prince Charles Cinema) and http://breadcrumbscollective.com/ (The Breadcrumbs Collective)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Apocalypse When?

    Apocalypse When?

    This week on The Pod Charles Cinecast, presented by The Prince Charles Cinema, our hosts Jonathan Foster and Fil Freitas travel into the Heart of Darkness.
    Our WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?... HOLLYWOOD MOVIES arc marches on, and we march with it straight into our next era of the arc. We've said goodbye to the simpler times when war seemed black and white, good versus evil, and patriotism was something you felt like you could get behind. Now, we move into the shades of grey, with one of the most divisive wars, in what was one of the most divisive times in human history – The Vietnam War.
    And what better way to start the Vietnam War section of our arc, than with the granddaddy of them all... Francis Ford Coppola's APOCALYPSE NOW. Released in 1979, this psychedelic epic loosely based on Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Robert Duvall is one of the best films of all-time; yet it is hard to imagine how it ever saw the light of day...
    Join us, as we travel down the winding river into Cambodia, as we get deeper and deeper into the trials and tribulations of how this troubled movie got made. We see near-death experiences, actor drama, suicide threats, lying, drugs and a little history lesson on one of the most complicated wars ever... The Horror!
    If you'd like to hear even more about this incredible film, check out Apocalypse When? Redux episode over on our Patreon page – available now for £4 and up backers! What is the Redux episode? It's this episode, with our discussion about the 1991 making-of documentary, Hearts of Darkness, embedded inside. A two-for-one episode – and our most complete discussion of Apocalypse Now.
    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a Rating and Review! It really helps us out!
    As always, you can follow the Podcast on https://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast) and https://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    If you'd like to Support the Podcast and get Bonus Content, visit: https://www.patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    This Podcast is produced by http://princecharlescinema.com/ (The Prince Charles Cinema) and http://breadcrumbscollective.com/ (The Breadcrumbs Collective)

    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Life is Beautiful... until it isn't

    Life is Beautiful... until it isn't

    This week on The Pod Charles Cinecast, presented by The Prince Charles Cinema, our hosts Jonathan Foster and Fil Freitas discover the beauty of life, even during the darkest of times.
    We continue our WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?... HOLLYWOOD MOVIES arc – where we will be talking all things war movies and war adjacent movies – and we finally get to one of those war adjacent films with Roberto Benigni's LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1997).
    Set during World War II, this fairy tale-like film tells the story of a Jewish-Italian waiter who meets the love of his life in a beautiful schoolteacher. The pair eventually settle down and have a child together. Just when their idyllic life is taking off, their world is turned upside down, when they are shipped off to a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. In order to keep his son safe from fear, the father pretends the whole experience is an intricate game with a special prize for the winner up for grabs.
    This Academy Award-winning feature is both joyous and utterly devastating. The film was not without controversy, but it is one of the best stories about sacrifice, family and the human experience during the worst of times you'll find in our war season.
    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a Rating and Review! It really helps us out!
    As always, you can follow the Podcast on https://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast) and https://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    If you'd like to Support the Podcast and get Bonus Content, visit: https://www.patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    Season 3 of our other sister show FRANCHISED, covering the TWILIGHT SAGA, is out in a couple of months! Subscribe via https://my.captivate.fm/podfollow.com/franchised (podfollow.com/franchised)
    This Podcast is produced by http://princecharlescinema.com/ (The Prince Charles Cinema) and http://breadcrumbscollective.com/ (The Breadcrumbs Collective)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Saving Ryan's Private

    Saving Ryan's Private

    This week on The Pod Charles Cinecast, presented by The Prince Charles Cinema, our hosts Jonathan Foster and Fil Freitas are back on the front and ready to storm the beaches of Normandy for some Camembert and andouillette d'Alençon.
    It's Week 2 of WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?... HOLLYWOOD MOVIES arc – where we will be talking all things war movies and war adjacent movies. We've done World War I and lo and behold, there was a second one of those monstrous events. We'll see not one, but two World War II movies in this season. Double the war, double the us talking about movies from said war.
    First up, we've got a film from a master of filmmaking, as well as a master of making films set during World War II – Steven Spielberg. It's none other than his gritty 1998 Academy Award-winning D-Day epic, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tim Sizemore, Edward Burns, Vin Diesel and so many other great actors.
    The film kicks us off with one of the most intense war sequences ever laid on film, and then sends us into a patriotic-filled adventure of sacrifice and brotherhood. It's quite the astonishing feat.
    War sucks, but Hollywood sure does love to exploit them for movies. Tune in as we become part of the problem...
    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a Rating and Review! It really helps us out!
    As always, you can follow the Podcast on https://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://twitter.com/ThePCCPodcast) and https://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://instagram.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    If you'd like to Support the Podcast and get Bonus Content, visit: https://www.patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast (http://patreon.com/ThePCCPodcast)
    Season 3 of our other sister show FRANCHISED, covering the TWILIGHT SAGA, is out in a couple of months! Subscribe via https://my.captivate.fm/podfollow.com/franchised (podfollow.com/franchised)
    This Podcast is produced by http://princecharlescinema.com/ (The Prince Charles Cinema) and http://breadcrumbscollective.com/ (The Breadcrumbs Collective)

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Abe Vigoda's Church Pagoda ,

Great Cinema! Great Podcast!

The PCC is one of the best cinemas around and this podcast rules!

The Pepperoni Prince ,

Keep it real with Jonathan and Fil

Always sharp, fun and insightful. Come for the film chat end up falling in love with the dynamic. It’s a joy to spot the weekly De Palma reference.

psmorrison ,

Film Gratia Filmis

I’ve just discovered this little gem of a podcast and have moved it straight on to my Stay Up To Date list.

The two hour The Room special just flew by and felt very personal as to date it’s the only film I’ve seen at the cinema (twice)

I look forward to finally catching up and maybe getting one of those memberships they occasionally mention...

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