Friday, 6 May 2016

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 6th May 2016

Four score and seven years ago, Simon was leaving university and looking for something to do with his life. He looked at all the usual careers that young people look at: rock star, body builder, exotic dancer. Simon decided that none of them were viable careers in the long term (but he still does the exotic dancing as a weekend hobby) and so ended up doing poorly paid part-time job after poorly paid part-time job. Soon Simon grew disillusioned with life, but as life reached it's lowest ebb, something unexpected happened to irreversibly change his life.

Simon was walking past a Blockbusters (remember them?) on his way back from his exotic dance class when it exploded, blasting VHS cassettes (remember them?) across the street towards Simon. One particularly fast moving tape hit Simon on the head, lodging itself in the side of his skull. Simon stumbled over to the nearest phone box (remember them?) and called the local hospital (remember them?). Once the doctor dislodged the cassette - which turned out to be a copy of James Cameron's directorial debut Piranha 2 - Simon was overcome with the feeling that he had found his calling. He knew what he wanted to do now. He decided that he would be a film reviewer, and he's been sort of vaguely doing that ever since.

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
Skyfall
8.00pm – 10.50pm
ITV2

Saturday
You’ve Got Mail
5.05pm – 7.30pm
ITV2

Prometheus
9.00pm – 11.25pm
Channel 4

Sunday
The Rescuers
3.50pm – 5.25pm
Channel 4

City of Angels
4.15pm – 6.30pm
ITV3

Monday
Second Coming
11.35pm – 1.40am
Film4

Wednesday
My Week with Marilyn
10.00pm – 11.30pm
BBC4

Thursday
Spring Breakers
10.40pm – 12.25am
Film4

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