Midweek Mention Episodes

June 7, 2023

Midweek Mention... 2010: The Year We Made Contact

Tune in as your motley crew of Dads voyage through the vast universe of cinema, sharing their thoughts, theories, and endless dad wisdom. Today, we are setting our sights on the cosmos with the intriguingly futuristic film, "...

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May 31, 2023

Midweek Mention... Amadeus

Today, we journey back to the 18th-century Vienna with the remarkable cinematic masterpiece, "Amadeus". This 1984 film, directed by the virtuoso Milos Forman, is an opulent dramatization of the imagined rivalry between two of...

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May 24, 2023

Midweek Mention... Black Hawk Down

Ridley Scott's terrific depiction of the events of the Battle of Mogadishu kicks off Operations week as we watch 2001's BLACK HAWK DOWN. I thought I was being so clever picking this, with the disastrous events of Operation Go...

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May 17, 2023

Midweek Mention...Argentina, 1985

Gripping legal procedural ARGENTINA, 1985 continues the Dads education in the South American countries cinema following our earlier viewing of THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES and this shares some similarities with that dazzling crim...

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May 10, 2023

Midweek Mention... Children of Men

CHILDREN OF MEN (2006) is Director Alfonso Cuarón’s gloomy sci-fi masterpiece set 18 years after all women have suddenly and inexplicably become infertile. Whilst the rest of the planet is shaken by the death of the youngest ...

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May 3, 2023

Midweek Mention... One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Peter's Number themed week begins with his first ever viewing of Miloš Forman's highly influential and multi Oscar winning ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, a 1975 psychological drama about recidivist Randall P. McMurphy (Jack...

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April 26, 2023

Midweek Mention... Sideways

Directed by Alexander Payne from a screenplay written by himself and collaborator Jim Taylor (I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY would you believe it), 2004's SIDEWAYS is a comedy about middle-age, depression and alcoholism....

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April 12, 2023

Midweek Mention... Final Destination

FINAL DESTINATION (2000) follows student Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) who saves the lives of himself, a teacher and several classmates after experiencing a terrifying premonition that their plane bound for Paris will explode sh...

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April 5, 2023

Midweek Mention... Bears And Bad Men

Peter's Bear themed week begins with a first for us as we review a silent movie. American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Larry Semon collaborated three times with Stan Laurel, who went on to partner with some oth...

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March 24, 2023

Midweek Mention... Deep Blue Sea

Renny Harlin's DEEP BLUE SEA (1999) is a classic sci-fi horror mixing B movie conventions with a genre savvy script and a love of JURASSIC PARK to create the best not JAWS related shark horror movie of all time. Tune …

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March 15, 2023

Midweek Mention... Rocky III

ROCKY III is a surprise smash hit for all the dads this week as we appreciate it's absurdity, excess and Cuban heel styling. Listen in to hear us discuss 80's icons, montages, our love of Eye Of The Tiger and …

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March 8, 2023

Midweek Mention... Black Cat White Cat

"When gypsy grifter Matko (Bajram Severdzan) is abruptly swindled by his own partner, he is unable to pay the large debt he suddenly owes. As an alternative form of payment, Matko forces his adolescent son Zare (Florijan Ajdi...

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March 1, 2023

Mad Max

Crazy gonzo revenge exploitation movie MAD MAX was Director George Miller's 1979 debut that spawned a multi-film franchise and propelled Mel Gibson to Hollywood stardom. Inspired by real-life fuel pump shortages and outbreaks...

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Feb. 22, 2023

Midweek Mention... New Jack City

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Feb. 15, 2023

Midweek Mention... Castlevania

Award winning comic book writer Warren Ellis brought gothic horror franchise CASTLEVANIA from Japanese video game developers Konami to the streaming service Netflix in 2017 and we sat down to watch the first episode. A story ...

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