Join Radio 1’s resident film buff Ali Plumb for movie news, reviews and extra behind-the-screens fun.
Ali's Film Club: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ali Plumb's Film Club returns with an earlier-than-expected trip to the festive film cupboard as friend of the show Ash Crossan joins Ali to talk about National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Before we dig into Chevy Chase falling off ladders and the like, Encanto and House Of Gucci also get reviewed - more or less - and the perils of 4-minute interviews over Zoom are discussed.
Jeremy Renner & Hailee Steinfeld Interview Special: Hawkeye
The upcoming TV show Hawkeye finally gives everyone's favourite MCU marksman his time to shine - though as Jeremy Renner will tell you, he's been shining perfectly fine for the past decade, thank you very much. Joining him on his new Disney+ adventure is the prodigiously talented Hailee Steinfeld, playing one Kate Bishop - an extremely important character in the Hawkeye comics - as well as Vera Farmiga, Alaqua Cox and more. On this here podcast you'll hear from both of Hailee and Jeremy about how they got their roles, the new 'Rogers: The Musical' seen in the show and the fine art of firing a bow (and looking cool) on camera.
Reviewed: Ghostbusters Afterlife
Now we're in the second half of November - nope, we can't get our heads around it either - it's time to bring back Press X To Continue's Steffan Powell for a 'State Of The Nation' when it comes to the world of gaming. With many of us only finally able to spend any sort of quality time in front of our consoles come December, loads of big games are on their way, and we're here to talk through (almost) all of them. Plus, a brief review of Ghostbusters Afterlife, as well as a round-up of the biggest movie and TV news headlines.
Kaitlyn Dever and Will Poulter Interview Special: Dopesick
Kaitlyn Dever and Will Poulter star in the Disney+ show Dopesick - which is about the opioid crisis and not all that, well, fun. It's good! But it ain't all that chucklesome. The thing is, these two are just a joy to talk to, so somehow Ali tried to find a balance between the nitty gritty and the 'Can talk about Booksmart?' side of things. See if he manages it by pressing play... Now.
Movie News and Home Sweet Home Alone
It's been a while but it's time for another movie and TV news round up from Ali, touching on everything from what Leo is up to next to what on earth is going on with Black Panther 2. Plus! As a Christmassy bonus, a chat with the stars of Home Sweet Home Alone, Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney. Happy month before Christmas folks!
Eternals Interview Special
Eternals is the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - the 26th, no less - and it's a BIG ONE. We're talking thousands of years passing, the creation of worlds, the destruction of worlds, Angelina Jolie as an elite warrior who can form any weapon out of cosmic energy... There's a huge amount at stake with this one! And a killer cast, including Kit Harington and Gemma Chan, both of which you'll hear from today, as well as our Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao, not forgetting Don Lee and Ms. Jolie herself.
With every movie that comes out I search for Ali Plumb’s interviews on Youtube because he does something with actors that truly only Graham Norton is doing right now. Getting a podcast long form version (even available for those of us outside of the UK) is quite lovely.
P.S. Those compliments at the end are truly lovely, love that shirt choice today Ali!