Friday, 22 September 2017

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 22nd September 2017

Tonight Chris was back in the hot seat for the first time in months. And by 'hot seat', I mean writing this blog post. I don't mean actually presenting the Film Guide, that's very much Simon's job, and we call that the 'damp seat', for reasons known only Simon, Danny, Chris, and that terrified possum. We all know that the person writing the blog post is the most important person in any situation (or so bloggers have been attempting to tell people since the advent of the internet) because they are the one in control of the story. They can bend the narrative of history to their will. So be nice to Chris, or else.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office, new releases in the cinema, and his pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
The Last Picture Show
1.20am – 4.ooam
Film4

Saturday
Cowboys & Aliens
9.00pm – 11.20pm
Channel 4

Sunday
The Dambusters
3.15pm – 5.55pm
ITV

Monday
Horns
11.25pm – 1.45am
Film4

Tuesday
Ghost
11.40pm – 2.10am
Film4

Wednesday
Django Unchained
10.00pm – 1.20am
5STAR

Thursday
In a Lonely Place
1.05pm – 2.55pm
Film

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Chris' Film Club: The Three Musketeers

And the second "Bad Film" to round off this week is 1993's "The Three Musketeers".

In this action film, D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis have refused to lay down their weapons and continue to protect their king. D'Artagnan joins with the rogues to expose Richelieu's plot against the crown.

Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Oliver Platt star as the titular characters, with Chris O'Donnell  as D'Artagnan and Tim Curry as the antagonistic Richelieu.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Drivetime Sessions with @Chris_Flegg sponsored by Ye Olde Fighting Cocks






On this weeks Drivetime Sessions we were joined by the Folk and Jazz acoustic singer Chris Flegg! He performed his singles 'Looking In The Mirror' and 'Winners and Losers' and performed a cover of 'The Boxer' originally by Simon & Garfunkel.

For more information on Chris Flegg, including details of his upcoming gigs, you can visit his website at www.chrisflegg.com. Follow him on Twitter under the name of @chris_flegg.

If you would like to listen to the Drivetime Sessions again then visit listenagain.radioverulam.com and navigate to Wednesday at 5:30.

Chris' Film Club: Lost in Space

Moving on from the two "recent good ones" on this weeks film club, Chris now looks at two "old bad 'uns", the first being "Lost in Space".

This 1998 space adventure sees the space family Robinson on a journey to Alpha Prime in the hopes of establishing a colony, thereby saving humanity from extinction. Their plans are foiled by the evil Dr. Smith (Gary Oldman) and they find themselves curiously enough, lost in space.

William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham and Matt LeBlanc also star.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Chris' Film Club: Baby Driver

Chris' next choice for a recent good film is "Baby Driver", released this summer!

Directed by Edgar Wright, it stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a young getaway driver for bank robbers, who wants to just do one last job and leave the life behind, but it ain’t that simple.

Also stars Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Eiza Gonzalez.