Podcast Reviews

The Movie Cast for Thursday 15th March

On this week’s podcast we take a look the latest cinema and DVD releases, plus we also speak to some of the actors and directors who helped make them.

Premonition is a drama starring Sandra Bullock as a housewife who discovers that her husband (Julian McMahon) has just died. Only he hasn’t. Or has he?

Factory Girl is a biopic about 60s fashion icon Edie Sedgwick (played by Sienna Miller) and her relationship with Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce). We speak to director George Hickenlooper about the film and why he wanted to turn her story into a film.

On DVD we have three releases to recommend:

Casino Royale is the latest Bond film that sees the franchise get a reboot with a new 007. We speak to Daniel Craig about how he prepared to play the world’s most famous spy and the controversy that surrounded his casting.

The History Boys is the film version of Alan Bennett’s stage play about a group of Sheffield sixth formers trying to get into Oxford and Cambridge. Nicholas Hytner directs and we speak to Samuel Anderson (Crowther) and Samuel Barnett (Posner) about their roles on stage and now in the film.

Plus, we also speak to the director of one of the best films of last year. Alfonso Cuaron tells us all about the DVD release of Children of Men, which is now out as a 2-disc special edition. He gives us an in depth interview where he describes his approach to the original novel by P.D. James, the visual design of the film and why he wanted it to be the “anti-Blade Runner”.

Our website of the week is Star Links – a very handy site for finding out if certain actors have worked with each another.

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