Episodes
Why eating nineteen bowls of noodles helped Gary Oldman get into character for Jackson Lamb – he joins Mark and Simon in the studio, fully in character for ‘Slow Horses season two’. Gary talks filming the new series, as well as the 25th anniversary of ‘Nil by Mouth.’ Mark reviews ‘White Noise’- an apocalyptic black comedy directed by Noah Bombach and starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver and Don Cheadle, ‘Tori & Lokita,’ which tells the tale of two youngsters who are united by their shared...
Published 12/02/22
Published 12/02/22
The monstrous Miss Trunchbull is played by Dame Emma Thompson in the new musical film ‘Matilda the Musical’ - Simon talks to Dame Emma about this extraordinary role, and how Emma’s comprehensive prosthetics started at 5am each day! Mark reviews ‘Bones and All’ - a romantic horror road film by Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance, ‘She Said’ - a biographical drama based on the 2019 book that follows the New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey...
Published 11/25/22
Simon speaks to actor Paul Mescal about his new film ‘Aftersun.’ Mark reviews black comedy horror film ‘The Menu,’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Holt, and Ralph Fiennes - about a young couple who visit a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant, but the chef has prepared some shocking surprises for his guests, ‘Armageddon Time’ - a personal coming of age story by James Gray - starring Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong, ‘Aftersun’- the debut feature film from Charlotte Wells, about a...
Published 11/18/22
Ben Bailey Smith speaks to writer/director Sebastián Lelio and actor Florence Pugh about their haunting new film ‘The Wonder.’ Mark reviews the much-anticipated ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ the first four episodes of ‘The Crown’ season five, ‘No Bears’ by Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi – about two parallel love stories in which the partners are thwarted by hidden, inevitable obstacles, and ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ – about the survival of one of one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in...
Published 11/11/22
Mark and Simon are LIVE from Indigo at the O2 in Greenwich, and are joined by special guests Aimee Lou Wood (to discuss her new film ‘Living’ in which she stars alongside Bill Nighy), the director of ‘Girls’, and more recently ‘Catherine Called Birdy’; Lena Dunham comes to the stage with her husband Luis Felber who wrote the soundtrack to her latest hit film. Mark reviews ‘Living’ - about a man whose medical diagnosis inspires him to cram some fun into his life, plus some horror themed...
Published 11/04/22
This week Simon speaks to rising British star Harris Dickinson about his role as a male model in ‘Triangle of Sadness’. Mark reviews new horror film ‘Barbarian’ - starring Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, and Georgina Campbell, Sebastián Lelio’s psychological thriller ‘The Wonder’- where Florence Pugh is sent to watch a girl who miraculously lives healthily without eating, new rom com ‘Bros’ - about neurotic podcaster Bobby who’s world is turned upside down when he meets Aron, and ‘Triangle of...
Published 10/28/22
This week Simon speaks to the prolific British-Irish playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh about his new irreverent dark comedy ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. Mark reviews the latest superhero movie ‘Black Adam’ - starring Dwayne Johnson and Piers Brosnan, Park Chan-Wook's new mystery/romance drama ‘Decision to Leave’ - about a detective investigating a man’s death in the mountains,Hulu original horror film ‘Matriarch’ - about a woman who returns home to the secluded village she grew up in...
Published 10/21/22
This week Simon speaks to Emma Mackey about her role as Emily Bronte in ‘Emily’ and the writer and director of the film Francs O’Connor. Mark reviews new adaptation of the popular children's book ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’- starring Javier Bardem, and Shawn Mendes as the voice of Lyle, Netflix’s new German remake of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front, ‘Emily’ - about one of England’s most talented writers who tragically died at the age of 30, and ‘Halloween Ends’ where Michael Myers is back once...
Published 10/14/22
This week Simon speaks to one of Britian’s finest acting talents Sally Hawkins about her new film ‘The Lost King.’ Mark reviews the culinary smash hit series 'The Bear,’ David O. Russell’s new star-studded drama ‘Amsterdam’, ‘Vengeance’ - starring Ashton Kutcher and B. J. Novak about a podcaster who travels to Texas to investigate the death of woman he briefly dated and ‘The Lost King’- written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, based on the discovery of King Richard III’s remains beneath a...
Published 10/07/22
This week Simon sits down with screen legend Christian Bale to discuss his role in David O. Russell’s latest film ‘Amsterdam.’ Mark reviews Peter Strickland’s culinary black comedy ‘Flux Gourmet’; ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ - a 1950’s period film which follows a housekeeper as she embarks on her dream, starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Jason Isaacs; ‘The Woman King’ starring Viola Davis - about a group of all female warriors in the 1800’s; new horror film ‘Smile’ and the star...
Published 09/30/22
This week Simon and Mark are joined in the studio by the extraordinary Charlotte Rampling to discuss her new film ‘Juniper’. Mark reviews the highly anticipated psychological drama ‘Blonde’- a fictionalized take on the life of Marilyn Monroe; Olivia Wilde’s new film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ - starring Harry Styles, and Florence Pugh; ‘Catherine Called Birdy’ - a coming of age comedy set in Medieval England, directed by Lena Dunham; and ‘Juniper’- Starring this week's guest Charlotte Rampling,...
Published 09/23/22
Power, greed, religion and sex: historian Dan Jones brings the drama of medieval history alive through compelling stories, larger-than-life characters and vivid scenes. In the first season, get to know the most dysfunctional family of the Middle Ages – the Plantagenets – and find out how their scandalous betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today.  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/22/22
This week Simon speaks to the iconic American actress Pam Grier about the 25th anniversary of ‘Jackie Brown’. Mark reviews Disney+ live action ‘Pinocchio’, Brett Morgan’s new documentary about David Bowie - ‘Moonage Daydream’, Quentin Tarantino’s seminal film ‘Jackie Brown’ and romantic comedy ‘Ticket to Paradise’ starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney.  Plus a huge amount of correspondence, What’s On and the Box Office 10.  You can contact the show by emailing...
Published 09/16/22
This episode was recorded before the announcement of the passing of HRH Elizabeth II. This week Simon speaks to the multitalented Poet, Musician, and actor Johnny Flynn about his new film ‘The Score.’ Mark reviews new comedy horror ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ - about a group of spoilt friends whose party game goes horribly wrong, ‘See How They Run’ - a mystery/crime set in the 1950’s, starring Sam Rockwell, Adrien Brody, and Saoirse Ronan, ‘The Score’ - a British musical/heist film starring...
Published 09/09/22
Simon and Mark are back from their cruise and joined by very special guest Timothy Spall to discuss his new drama ‘It Snows in Benidorm’. Mark reviews the new drama ‘The Forgiven’ - starring Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith and Ralph Fiennes, ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ - George Miller’s new fantasy romance starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, ‘It Snows in Benidorm’, and ‘Blackbird’ - the new spy film starring, written, directed and produced by Michael Flatley. You can contact the show...
Published 09/02/22
Simon and Mark are on the final week of their cruise, so this week covers all the highlights from their Take 2 episodes so far, bringing you the best bits (normally reserved for subscribers, ie. The Vanguard) FOR FREE! To subscribe via any platform, visit: https://extratakes.com/ Highlights include: MORE TOM HIDDLESTON One Frame Back: Films About Mythical Sea Creatures MORE ROWAN ATKINSON Mark and Simon Spoil Everything: Top Gun: Maverick MORE ALICIA VIKANDER Take it or Leave it: You...
Published 08/26/22
Join Robbie Collin and Rhianna Dhillon as they stand in while Mark and Simon are on their annual cruise. Rhianna speaks to national treasure Hugh Bonneville about his sinister new role in Baback Anvari’s new crime thriller ‘I Came By’. Robbie reviews ‘Bad Sisters’ Sharon Horgan’s new comedy/thriller, ‘House of the Dragon’ - following the story of the Targaryen civil war 300 years before the events portrayed in ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘My Old School’ - a new true crime documentary set in a...
Published 08/19/22
Join Anna Bogutskaya and Rufus Jones as they fill in while Mark and Simon are on their annual cruise. Rufus speaks to the genius director behind ‘Get Out’ and ‘US’, Jordan Peele, about his latest horror/sci-fi ‘Nope.’ Anna reviews the harrowing new Apple TV + series ‘Five Days at Memorial’ - chronicling the aftermath hurricane Katrina had on one hospital, ‘Eiffel’ - following the life and career of Gustave Eiffel and starring Emma Mackey, ‘Nope’ - Jordan Peele’s latest big hit and ‘Blind...
Published 08/12/22
Simon and Mark talk to Oscar winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander about her new role in the highly meta series ‘Irma Vep’ - created by Olivier Assayas. Mark reviews the star-studded ensemble  action/thriller ‘Bullet Train’, the reissue of the cult classic ‘The Harder They Come.’ - featuring music by and starring Jimmy Cliff, and Irma Vep – about Mira, an American movie star who is disillusioned by her career and recent breakup, so comes to France to star in a remake of the French silent...
Published 08/05/22
Simon talks to legendary Hollywood director and actor Ron Howard, about his new biographical survival film ‘Thirteen Lives’ - starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton. Mark reviews the new animation ‘DC League of Super-Pets', ‘Thirteen Lives’, documentary ‘Fire of Love’ - following the lives and careers of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Kraftt, and ‘Hit the Road’ - a new film by Iranian director Panah Panahi, that tells the tender and chaotic story about a family on a road...
Published 07/29/22
Simon talks to actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, of ‘Normal People’ fame, who stars in ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ - the new film adaptation of Number One best-selling book by Delia Owens. Plus Mark reviews ‘Notre Dame on Fire’, based on the real-life disaster that took place in August 2019, documentary ‘Kurt Vonnegut Unstuck in Time’ - about the life of the beloved American writer, and ‘She Will’ - a psychological horror, by debut director Charlotte Colbert. Mark and Simon read out email from Tim...
Published 07/22/22
Simon talks to Bafta winning British actor Sheridan Smith OBE on what it was like to be a part of ‘The Railway Children Return.’ Mark reviews Ryan Goslings new action flick ‘The Gray Man’, ‘The Good Boss’ - a Spanish workplace satire staring Javier Bardem. ‘The Railway Children Return’ - which is the sequel to the much beloved classic. + ‘McEnroe’ -a new documentary that follows the life of the iconic tennis player. Plus, What’s on World, the Box office chart and more. You can contact the...
Published 07/15/22
Simon interviews actor and singer Taron Egerton best known for his work in the ‘Kingsman Franchise,’ and ‘Rocketman’ about his role in Apple TV+ new drama series ‘Black Bird – based on true events about a convict trying to help catch a serial killer. Mark reviews the much anticipated ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ new British robot film ‘Brian and Charles’, ‘Black Bird,’ and documentary ‘Futura’ - Exploring what boys and girls from age 15 to 20 think about the future, through a series of...
Published 07/08/22
Mark reviews ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’, ‘Nitram’ - about a young man who develops an unexpected friendship with an older and isolated heiress, and ‘Tigers’ - about a young Swedish football player who is sent to play in Italy’s most prestigious club.  Plus, What’s on World, the Box office chart and more.  You can contact the show by emailing [email protected] or find us on our social channels.  Show timings: 17:52 Tigers Review 26:49 Box Office Top 10 40:59 Nitram...
Published 07/01/22