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The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er.

Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media.

As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes.

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Kermode & Mayo’s Take The Take

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 203 Ratings

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The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er.

Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media.

As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes.

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    Insomnia, Best Anya Taylor Performances & Question Schmestions

    Insomnia, Best Anya Taylor Performances & Question Schmestions

    Having had Vicky McClure on the show last week to talk about her new limited series ‘Insomnia’, this week, Mark gives his thoughts on the series.
    This week’s One Frame Back is the best Anya Taylor performances to coincide with the release of ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’.
    Mark and Simon help us decide what to watch, and what to avoid, this weekend.
    Plus, they answer a few of your Questions (film-related) and Schmestions (non-film related), from whether Mark likes being contrarian in his film criticism to recommendations for D-day movies.

    Timecodes:
    15.51 Insomnia Review
    34.00 One Frame Back: Best Anya Taylor Joy Performances
    43.19 Weekend Watchlist / Weekend Notlist
    47.04 Questions Schmestions

    Watchlist films this week:
    Memento – BBC Two, Mon 27 May, 12.20am
    The Handmaiden – Film4, Sat 25 May, 1.05am
    The Great Dictator – Sky Arts, Sat 25 May, 1pm
    Close – BBC Four, Sat 25 May, 9pm
    Do the Right Thing – BBC Two, Sun 26 May, 12.20am

    Notlist films this week:
    Dragonball Evolution – Film4, Sun 26 May, 2.50pm
    Street Fighter – GREAT! Movies, Fri 24 May, 6.55pm
    Rambo: Last Blood – Fri 24 May, 9pm

    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo

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    George Miller, Furiosa, In Flames & The Garfield Movie

    George Miller, Furiosa, In Flames & The Garfield Movie

    This week, director George Miller sits down with Simon to chat all things ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’, the origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and team-up with Mad Max.

    Mark also gives his take on the film, as well as reviewing ‘In Flames’, a Pakastani-Canadian supernatural drama, which sees a mother and daughter’s precarious existence ripped apart after the death of the family patriarch.

    The big review of the week is ‘The Garfield Movie’, which sees Chris Patt voice the iconic, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving cat, who finds himself unexpectedly reunited with his long-lost father, a scruffy street cat who draws him into a high-stakes heist.

    Timecodes (relevant only for the Vanguard - who are also ad-free!):

    08:18 – In Flames Review

    12:04 – Box Office Top Ten

    24:48 – George Miller Interview

    39:29 - Furiosa Review

    51:25 – The Garfield Movie Review

    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    TOMMY SHELBY: We Peek Behind the Blinders in SHRINK THE BOX

    TOMMY SHELBY: We Peek Behind the Blinders in SHRINK THE BOX

    Gang dynamics, whether you can escape a criminal heritage and the physiological cause and effect of PTSD. Plus, race rigging, opium smoking and casual violence - all in a day's work for The Peaky Blinders.

    We want to hear about any theories we might have missed, what you’ve thought of the show so far and your character suggestions. Please drop the team an email (which may be part of the show): shrinkthebox@sonymusic.com



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    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7)

    Michael, Office (USA. Season 1)

    Chandler, Friends (selected episodes)

    Sydney, The Bear (season 2)

    Tyrion, Game of Thrones (seasons 1&2).

    CREDITS

    We used clips from Season 1 of Peaky Blinders.

    Starring:

    Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby), Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby) Helen McCrory (Polly Gray) and Samuel Edward Cook (Danny Whizz-bang).

    Created by: D Steven Knight Written by D Steven Knight, Toby Finlay and Stephen Russell.

    Directed by: Otto Bathurst and Tom Harper.

    Produced by: Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).



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    • 51 min
    Rome, Open City, Ripley, Films Featuring Imaginary Friends & Question Schmestions

    Rome, Open City, Ripley, Films Featuring Imaginary Friends & Question Schmestions

    Bonus reviews include ‘Rome, Open City’, Roberto Rossellini’s landmark of Italian neorealism, which offers a portrait of life under the Nazi Occupation and is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made; and ‘Ripley’, an Andrew Scott-starring noirish TV adaptation of Matt Damon’s 1990 'The Talented Mr Ripley’, which sees the eponymous antihero become obsessed with a wealthy playboy and resort to extreme measures to impersonate him.
    This week’s One Frame Back is the best films featuring imaginary friends to coincide with the release of John Krasinski’s ‘If’.
    Mark and Simon help us decide what to watch, and what to avoid, this weekend.
    Plus, they answer a few of your Questions (film-related) and Schmestions (non-film related), from what meal from their childhood they hate the most to whether it’s harder to identify poor acting in foreign language films.

    Timecodes:
    10:47 Rome, Open City Review
    19:10 Ripley Review
    28:51 One Frame Back: Films Featuring Imaginary Friends
    39:26 Weekend Watchlist / Weekend Notlist
    46.14 Questions Schmestions

    Watchlist films this week:
    Contact – 5Star, Sat 11 May, 12.05pm
    Modern Times – Sky Arts, Sat 11 May, 1pm
    The Lavendar Hill Mob – BBC Two, Sat 11 May, 1pm
    Dead Presidents – Film4, Fri 10 May, 11.10pm
    Little Women (Greta Gerwig) – GREAT! Movies, Fri 10 May, 6.40pm

    Notlist films this week:
    Death Wish 4: the Crackdown – ITV4, Sat 11 May, 11.10pm
    Amityville: the Evil Escapes – Talking Pictures TV, Fri 10 May, 9.05pm
    The Predator – E4, Fri 10 May, 9pm
    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo

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    Vicky McClure, If, Two Tickets to Greece & Hoard

    Vicky McClure, If, Two Tickets to Greece & Hoard

    This week, Vicky McClure chats to Simon about her new limited series ‘Insomnia’, which sees a mother approaching her fortieth birthday forced to grapple with her traumatic past after she develops insomnia.  

    Mark gives his thoughts on various new releases, including ‘Two Tickets to Greece’, a French comedy-drama starring Laure Calamy (of ‘Call My Agent’ fame) which follows two childhood friends who cross paths after many years and finally decide to take their dream vacation to Greece; and ‘Hoard’, a social realist psychodrama, which sees a teenager living in a foster home encouraged by a previous resident to revisit her childhood memories of her mother who used to be a hoarder.  

    The big review of the week is 'If’, John Krasinski’s latest, which sees a 12-year-old girl, who can see everyone’s imaginary friends, embark on a magical journey to reconnect the forgotten so-called IFs with the now-adult kids who dreamt them up. 

    Timecodes (relevant only for the Vanguard - who are also ad-free!): 

    07:00 – Two Tickets For Greece Review 

    11:49 – Box Office Top Ten 

    21:40 – Vicky McClure Interview 

    35:36 – Hoard Review 

    42:40 – IF Review 

     

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    • 57 min
    CERSEI LANNISTER’s Power Behind the Throne: SHRINK THE BOX

    CERSEI LANNISTER’s Power Behind the Throne: SHRINK THE BOX

    As Cersei says: ‘power is power’ and she’s got it in spades. We investigate how she becomes a master manipulator, and we take an honest objective look at her over-familiar relations with her brother Jaime. 

    We want to hear about any theories we might have missed, what you’ve thought of the show so far and your character suggestions. Please drop the team an email (which may be part of the show): shrinkthebox@sonymusic.com



    NEXT CLIENTS ON THE COUCH. Find out how to view here 

    Tommy Shelby, Peaky Blinders (Season 1)

    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7)

    Michael, Office (USA. Season 1)

    Chandler, Friends (selected episodes)

    Sydney, The Bear (season 2)



    CREDITS

    We used clips from Season 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones. 

    Starring: Sean Bean as Ned Stark, Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

    Based on: "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin

    Created by: David Benioff and DB Weiss

    Written by: David Benioff, George R.R. Martin, Dave Hill, Bryan Cogman, Ethan J. Antonucci, Gursimran Sandhu, Vanessa Taylor and Jane Espenson. 

    (S1&2) Directed by: David Nutter, Alan Taylor, Daniel Minahan, Alik Sakharov, Brian Kirk, Timothy Van Patten, Nei Marshall, David Petrarca and Tom McCarthy.

    Produced by: Home Box Office (HBO), Television 360, Grok! Studio, (Grok! Television), Generator Entertainment and Bighead Littlehead.



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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Carson_35 ,

Great show, needs one fix

I pay for the subscription service (to support the show and avoid ads) and to me it’s worth it. However, please remove the music that intros and outros the ads for subscribers. It’s a waste of time it isn’t transitioning to or from anything) and is incredibly annoying. Thanks.

Pat Hingle ,

Ugh

I don’t want to listen to bloody Shrink the bloody Box!!

Alcw1962 ,

Hello to Jason

Is it about film reviews or just two middle age guys bantering?

Entertaining, many inside jokes over time have developed

Worthy to listen to as a female smoking cigars, back in clergy corner or during a gym
Workout .

They cover movies , mark has a bent toward Horror and documentaries. But he’s realistic that other opinions are available. Simon is a career deejay who is an excellent interviewer of stars. Being the top UK movie show they get all the A list celebrities pushing their movies.

See you on the cruise next year to Leeds

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