13 episodes

Broken English Films' official podcast series discussing our various current, future and past Broken English productions with additional comments on life and movies along the way.

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Broken English Films' official podcast series discussing our various current, future and past Broken English productions with additional comments on life and movies along the way.

    How do film and tv work in the COVID era? Cineworld, Cineplex, Castaway, Covid and President Kanye West?

    How do film and tv work in the COVID era? Cineworld, Cineplex, Castaway, Covid and President Kanye West?

    In this episode of the Broken English Films podcast, Hugo and Bola discuss the Cineplex/Cineworld issues with the rescinded takeover by Cineworld of Cineplex (for billions) cancelled during COVID due to their excessive debt. Why that makes sense and why it doesn't, plus whether there is still value in cinemas during this current time.
    Also it's clear there are productions now underway and being prepped and planned. How do film and tv work in the COVID era?
    We also touch upon how the movie "Castaway" still stands the test of time being watched by Hugo for the first time in 2020. Plus the prospect of a President Kanye West, how "great" that might be and Adam Sandler in "Uncut Gems."
    Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly... Maybe? @brokenenglish on Instagram and @brokenenglish on Twitter.

    • 56 min
    A discussion on race in film and the delaying/opening of movie theatres - The Broken English Podcast

    A discussion on race in film and the delaying/opening of movie theatres - The Broken English Podcast

    Hugo and Bola debate the race question in movies and television in today's current climate. The removal of "Gone With The Wind" from streaming services, "30 Rock" and "Little Britain" having episodes or even the entire show retired and the retiring of Jenny Slate from "Big Mouth" portraying a young black girl and Mike Henry stepping down from his voice over role playing Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy" and the "Cleveland Show."  The two also discuss "Tenet" and "Mulan" and the idea that studios and cinemas are trying to open up and bring audiences back to theatres while COVID-19 still hasn't fully left.  We're easing into learning how to livestream our podcasts and broadcast the video versions remotely from one another. But we'll get there, we assure you. We hope. Or will. Um. Will.  Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly... Maybe? @brokenenglish on Instagram and @brokenenglish on Twitter.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Do nostalgia and timing play a big role in a film's success? And Woody Allen, Apropos of nothing.

    Do nostalgia and timing play a big role in a film's success? And Woody Allen, Apropos of nothing.

    Hugo and Bola discuss how much of a role nostalgia plays in a film's relevance and worth in culture. How much is it due to the current cultural temperature and how much is it solely the quality of the film itself. Of course we have to reference "The Godfather" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," because they go hand in hand. We also debate whether it's the age when you watch something and how that affects someone's opinion. 

    Quentin Tarantino's "One Upon A Time In Hollywood" also gets some mentioning and how it was watching the film in theatres for the first time versus now. Even "Howard The Duck" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" get honourable mentions.

    We also discuss Woody Allen and his wonderful biography "Apropos of Nothing." How he remains a controversial figure despite the findings of various officiating bodies is still baffling. But I guess in today's climate, guilt by accusation has become acceptable. The subject matter is not light in this regard, and it's hard to say for certain what the truth is, but what can we as outsiders build our opinions on apart from the information available? 

    Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly... Maybe? @brokenenglish on Instagram and @brokenenglish on Twitter.

    • 51 min
    Broken English Productions? What's in a name?

    Broken English Productions? What's in a name?

    We just discovered that another group are trying to launch a production company with the name Broken English, a name that we've had since 2008. Last we checked, unfortunately, it's 2020. Times may have changed in a lot of ways in the world, but I'm fairly certain that intellectual property and brand recognition haven't all that much in North America. Maybe I'm wrong. We certainly don't believe so. 
    It seems this other company are also unaware that we've been operating in French countries under the name "Les films d'Anglais Approximatif" and in Spanish countries under "Películas de Inglés Quebrado." Not too hard to do your research.
    Hugo and Bola discuss the notion the fact that they discovered the brand is being misappropriated as well as COVID-19's impact on the film industry and two recent hit documentaries, "The Last Dance" and "Filthy Rich."
    Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly... Maybe? @brokenenglish on Instagram and @brokenenglish on Twitter.

    • 42 min
    Is the movie Cats a flop already? Should you bother with film reviews? Also, there was a film released about The Joker

    Is the movie Cats a flop already? Should you bother with film reviews? Also, there was a film released about The Joker

    Hugo and Bola discuss the "Cats" movie trailer and the negative responses surrounding both it and its subsequent reviews. They also talk about the merits of movie reviews and whether they're helpful to the audience or simply impinge upon an unfiltered impression of a film before you've even taken the time to watch it.
    They also reflect on how hype impacts movies and in particular, "The Joker."
    Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly... Maybe? @brokenenglish on Instagram and @brokenenglish on Twitter.

    • 46 min
    How worthwhile are movie scores and soundtracks? The Watchmen TV show, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Danny Elfman, Jeff Russo, Hans Zimmer, Gustavo Santaolalla... Do they really add anything?

    How worthwhile are movie scores and soundtracks? The Watchmen TV show, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Danny Elfman, Jeff Russo, Hans Zimmer, Gustavo Santaolalla... Do they really add anything?

    This time around we're discussing movie scores and soundtracks. From Jurassic Park to the Watchmen TV series, even touching on Diana King and her hit on the "Bad Boys" soundtrack.
    There's also a comment or two about Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Danny Elfman, Jeff Russo, Hans Zimmer, Gustavo Santaolalla and many more.
    Check out brokenenglishfilms.com and support the indie film company you're about to fall in love with, possibly... Maybe? @brokenenglish on Instagram and @brokenenglish on Twitter.

    • 50 min