Join TV and film critics (and handsome men) Dan Barrett and Simon Foster with reviews, industry news, and recommendations of great things to check out. This podcast is a perfect example of the dangers of equipping people with knowledge and microphones.
The Creator, C*A*U*G*H*T, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, While The Men Are Away
I really hope you enjoy asides and digressions in the middle of a conversation about new movies and TV shows, because gosh oh golly is that what takes place in this episode where Dan is joined by Melbourne-based critic Mel Campbell.
The two discuss:
The Creator (in cinemas now)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Netflix)
While The Men Are Away (SBS On Demand)
WARNING: Podcast includes some potty language.
The big reviews: The Continental (John Wick spin-off), Still Up, Retribution, It Still Lives Here
This week on the ol’ podcast Dan reviews the biggest TV show of the… week, I guess. The John Wick spin-off The Continental. Oh, he also talks up one of his favourite shows of the year, the new Apple TV+ show Still Up.
Simon reviews two movies that you will likely never hear mentioned again after this podcast is done: Liam Neeson‘s latest Retribution, and a horror film called It Still Lives Here.
The X-Files @ 30. Also, reviews: Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Blue Beetle, The Lovers, A Haunting in Venice
Last weekend was the 30th anniversary of the debut of The X-Files. Your two cool podcast hosts Dan and Simon look back at the show, discuss why it was such a huge zeitgeist hit, and recount favourite episodes.
Also, we have our reviews:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (In cinemas now)
Blue Beetle (In cinemas now)
The Lovers (Sky Atlantic, Binge)
A Haunting in Venice (in cinemas now)
Black Ops, Biosphere, The Morning Show, Theatre Camp, Shin Ultraman
Screen Watching is available as audio on your favourite podcast apps, but you can also watch it as video on Spotify and YouTube.
This week on the show, there are reviews:
Black Ops (BBC, Bings)
Biosphere (In cinemas now)
The Morning Show season 3 (Apple TV+)
Theatre Camp (In cinemas now)
Shin Ultraman (In cinemas now)
There is also the weekly Intermission chat (this week we travel time/space to interview plumbers about I love Lucy, or something), This Week in History, and the Birthday quiz.
Simon age-shames Hollywood actors. Dan is respectful
This week we offer some thoughts on who the promising young actors are and which older actors just need to give it up.
Oh, and we offer some thoughts on the latest TV shows and movies:
One Piece (Netflix)
Past Lives (In cinemas now)
Who is Erin Carter? (Netflix)
The Equalizer 3 (In cinemas now)
Dan + Simon get cancelled. Also, reviews: Ahsoka, Haunted Mansion, First Slam Dunk, and Sound of Freedom
This week on the podcast Simon and Dan each list their most unpopular opinions about movies. Will it get the two of them cancelled? One can only hope.
In terms of reviews, expect conversation on:
Sound of Freedom (in cinemas)
First Slam Dunk (in cinemas)
Haunted Mansion (in cinemas)
The accents are a bit hard to understand for a US / UK listener (they talk fast) BUT the show is positive and it doesn’t talk down to the listener. Very balanced and positive. One of My new regular Podcasts.