Midweek Mention Episodes

Feb. 1, 2023

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, or MACTFSOTW, as it prefers to be known, is a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas where the English Navy chase down and capture some Frenchies. A sure fire hit as …

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Jan. 25, 2023

Good Vibrations

Kicking off a bit of a musical theme this week, Dan nominated GOOD VIBRATIONS (2012). The movie is based on the life of Terri Hooley , a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast 's punk rock scene. The film has …

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Jan. 18, 2023

Midweek Mention... Avengement

The sixth collaboration between British action film legends Jesse V. Johnson and Scott Adkins sees the actor in unfamiliar territory as antihero Cain Burgess, escaping from H.M.P. Belmarsh after the death of his mother and se...

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Jan. 11, 2023

Midweek Mention... In Bruges

In Bruges is a movie I've heard so much about and never had anyone say a bad word in its general direction. And yet despite that that I've still never found the time to see it. This week it's another …

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Jan. 4, 2023

Midweek Mention... The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Henry Cavill has been in the news a bit recently. First up he gunned The Witcher. Presumably as he was donning the cape again as Superman. Then all of a sudden that wasn't the case. How quickly things change. Anyhow, …

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Dec. 30, 2022

Home Alone

1990 saw the release of the bewilderingly popular HOME ALONE. This movie was so successful that it holds the Guinness World Record for box office takings for a comedy. Sidey especially finds that statistic hard to stomach giv...

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Dec. 28, 2022

Midweek Mention... Real Steel

Here is another entry in the "movies that did quite well, but no of the Dads no it exists" category. REAL STEEL is the story of Hugh Jackson and the tender story of the rekindling of the broken father & …

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Dec. 21, 2022

Midweek Mention... Marathon Man

We thought it might be fun to laugh at Pete's dentistry related misfortune. First up for this week was MARATHON MAN. Dustin Hoffman undertakes some pretty extreme dental surgery which was all to relatable for poor Pete. Featu...

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Dec. 14, 2022

Midweek Mention... Bone Alone

This weeks Midweek Mention is a glorious mishmash of ultra low-budget niche-interest film-making and Sidey trolling as we start our winter celebrations with a look at The Asylum's HOME ALONE with dogs clone, BONE ALONE (aka A...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Midweek Mention... Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a biographical parody film directed by Eric Appel , who co-wrote the screenplay with "Weird Al" Yankovic. The film is a satire of biopics and wildly exaggerates Yankovic's life and career as an...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Midweek Mention... Zero Effect

ZERO EFFECT takes the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle short story "A Scandal in Bohemia" and updates it in a 1998 comedy slash mystery from Jake Kasdan which Sidey loves and I had never seen before. Bill Pullman is tortured soul …

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Nov. 23, 2022

Midweek Mention... Phone Booth

We've been stanning for Colin Farrell for some time now and following his portrayal of quiet and modest heroism in THIRTEEN LIVES. I thought we should take a look at his back catalogue to work out whether there were early …

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Nov. 16, 2022

Midweek Mention... The Equalizer

Denzel Washington once again collaborates with Antoine Fuqua to bring us THE EQUALIZER. A preboot-remake-aquel of the 1980's tv series, Denzel brings his usual dry wit and charisma to this tale of the OCD suffering Robert McC...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Midweek Mention... Swiss Family Robinson

Our Disney themed week begins with a review of 1960's SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON. After their ship is wrecked on a deserted tropical island, a family is forced to make a new home whilst simultaneously fending off a menagerie of da...

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Nov. 2, 2022

Midweek Mention... A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick's cinematic treatise on violence and free will, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971), gets the Bad Dads treatment as we tackle the story of Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), leading his gang of droogs and getting ready fo...

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