Join Radio 1’s resident film buff Ali Plumb for movie news, reviews and extra behind-the-screens fun.
Ali's Film Club: Spider-Man 2 - With Jordan Gray
It may have come out in 2004, but Sam Raimi's second Spider-outing with Tobey Maguire remains one of the very best superhero films ever made, and with Spider-Man: No Way Home being a year old soon enough - as well as reappearing in some cinemas with bonus scenes - now felt like a good time to take a trip to Ali Plumb's Film Club to talk about the movie in spoilerific detail. Joining him for a trip down web-slinging memory lane is comedy rising star Jordan Gray, who's recently been taking Edinburgh festival by storm (as they say), and is no stranger when it comes to comic book movies, not by a long chalk...
George Clooney and Julia Roberts - Ticket To Paradise Interview Special
An actual, genuine, totally real romantic comedy motion picture is in cinemas right now and its name is Ticket To Paradise. It feels like it's been a while, and frankly, for fans of the genre, the return of all that 'Will they, won't they?' is just wonderful to see. The fact that both George Clooney and Julia Roberts are in it is the icing on the cake, two absurdly charming human beings slumming it with our Ali as they talk about shooting in Australia, 'Bat-nipples' (you'll see) and why Ocean's 13 is one of George's favourite movies. And that's not all, as they say, with co-stars Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd and Lucas Bravo also along for the jet-setting ride.
Andor Interview Special Featuring Diego Luna, Tony Gilroy And More
September 21st finally sees the Rogue One prequel, Andor, premiere its first three episodes on Disney+, telling the story of how the oh-so-sneaky thief Cassian Andor ended up becoming a spy working for the Rebel Alliance. Directed and written by the one and only Tony Gilroy, it looks to be a somewhat more 'grown up' adventure in a galaxy far, far away, and talking all about that on this particular Screen Time interview special we have Mr. Gilroy himself, as well as our lead, Diego Luna, plus Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Genevieve O'Reilly and Adria Arjona. It's a bumper one this week, we know!
News Round-Up Plus Clerks III Interviews
There's been an absolute tonne of movie and TV news lately, so much so that Ali got back into a room - face to face, can you imagine it?! - with good ol' Ace to talk it all through. Fair warning: there is an absolute avalanche of information coming your way about Marvel releases, Rick And Morty and maybe even a bit of Knives Out 2. Elsewhere, we've got interviews with the folk behind Clerks 3 - namely Kevin Smith, Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes, so there's a whole tonne of fun to be had with this episode, let us assure you...
Better Call Saul Spoiler Special - Featuring Matt Edmondson
Typically, Radio 1's Screen Time spoiler specials talk about finales, or at a stretch, final seasons (or series!) of shows. But... when it comes to Better Call Saul, Ali and Matt - a fellow superfan - decided to try to tackle the whole goshdarn lot. Yes, there's an emphasis on the most recent episodes, but they hop, skip and jump around the whole Breaking Bad Universe (is that a thing? Let's say it is) so consider the spoiler siren thoroughly sounded.
See How They Run Interview Special - Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell
After years and years of nodunnits - Does that work? Probably not, let's move on - it seems as if there are more and more comedy crime capers coming out, with See How They Run the latest whodunnit to hit cinemas. This one has an incredible cast, including Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell (who you'll hear from today), as well as Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, David Oyelowo, Charlie Cooper, Tim Key and more. Plus! It's directed by This Country veteran Tom George, it's set in the 1950s and looks absolutely gorgeous. Ronan and Rockwell are both on fine form in these interviews, so listen up, and be sure to keep an ear out for clues - and lassos, amazingly.
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Ali Plumb is a bright spot in my day every time I tune in. Seems like the sort of chap you’d love to grab a drink with or have over for a dinner party. Love the variety of guests and the genuine love of movies television. You’ll learn things, be entertained, and come away feeling like you have this friend at BBC 1 you’ve never met and doesn’t know you from Adam.
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I love watching good celebrity interviews and Ali really stands out as an interviewer. He does his research, he know his stuff and you can tell he is genuinely interested in Entertainment. Most importantly, he doesn’t waste time trying to get actors to leak information they are clearly under contract to keep secret! Thank you Ali!
Solid Podcast Ali Brings out the best in guests particularly Saoirse Ronan!