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51 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Movies and Tea #44 - Clueless
Kicking off our season long celebration of female directors is Amy Heckerling's "Clueless" a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel "Emma" as Beverly Hill's high school student Cher tries to find a purpose in life. A classic film from the 90's while also staring a who's who of young talent who would nearly all go on to become big stars in the wake of the films release.
29 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
After Hours: One Cut Of The Dead
Elwood and Kim look at the Micro-budget zombie comedy "One Cut of The Dead" which might also be one of the freshest takes on the genre in years as a film crew attempt to film thier zombie movie only for a zombie outbreak to disrupt thier filming.....or does it.
53 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
After Hours: Cabin In The Woods
Despite being shelved after it's completion until Chris Helmsworth suddenly became a bankable asset off the back of Thor. It's a film which still remains one of the freshest takes on the horror genre since the release of Scream with a group of friends heading to a cabin in the woods, only to soon find out that not everything is what it seems. On this episode we try to find out what it is about this film which left us still wanting more, aswell as the mechanics of the cabin which not only play into familar tropes but also add in many ways to the films appeal.
74 minutes | May 30, 2021
After Hours - Love Death and Robots (Season 2)
Love Death and Robots has finally made its return to Netflix and while it might have been a shorter season than the previous season there was still plenty to discuss as we found out on this episode as like we did for the first season, we break down the second season on this episode aswell as highlighting our favourites and hope for Season 3
67 minutes | May 21, 2021
After Hours: 47 Metres Down + 47 Metres Down: Uncaged
Shark Week once again comes to Movies and Tea as this time we have not one but two shark movies to discuss as we look at 47 Metres Down were two sisters find themselves trapped 47 metres underwater and surrounded by sharks when thier dive cage sinks. In the DTV sequel Uncaged. two step sisters and and thier friends set out to explore an underwater tomb only for a cave in to trap them inside with the resident blind cave sharks.
43 minutes | May 12, 2021
Movies and Tea #43 - Mank
Working from a screenplay by his late father Jack Fincher, here Fincher's bio-picture about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewich as he attempts to finish the screenplay for "Citizen Kane" against the backdrop of a turbulant time in old Hollywood.
74 minutes | May 6, 2021
Movies and Tea #42 - Gone Girl
Bringing our David Fincher season to a close is Gone Girl as he delivers another adult thriller with one hell of a killer twist as Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) soon discovers that his wife Amy's disappearence might be a cover for much darker intentions. We also reveal our favourite, hidden gems and worst films of Fincher's filmography.
66 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Movies and Tea #41 - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Originally set to adapt the whole Millenium trilogy we would sadly be left with a what if as Fincher's english language adaptation of the book fell short of the studios expectations. We look at the film and try to find out what went wrong as Daniel Craig's Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced journalist, teams up with Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker, to solve the mystery of a woman who has been missing for forty years only to soon discover much darker secrets being hidden by the family.
65 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Movies and Tea #40 - The Social Network
While the idea of making a movie about Facebook seems like the kind of fodder best suited for a TV movie, in the hands of Fincher while working from a script by Aarron Sorkin it arguably became one of the best films of the last decade. He Fincher spins a tale of sucess, greed, envy and betryal. But then you don't get to 500 millions friends without making a few enemies
51 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Movies and Tea #39 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Taking a break from his now trademark dark urban landscapes and the darker intentions of those inhabit them, with this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story of the same name he brings his visual bag of tricks to a unique love story in which we follow Benjamin Button a man who is aging backwards and his relationship with the dancer Daisy over the course of his life.
85 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Movies and Tea #38 - Zodiac
Continuing our season long re-evaluation of David Fincher's Filmography we are joined on this episode by Nick Rehak (French Toast Sunday) to breakdown the True Crime Thriller "Zodiac" following not only the hunt for the illusive serial killer who taunted the police with cryptic cyphers but also the men who tried to track him down and the effect the case had on each of them.
50 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Movies and Tea #37 - Panic Room
Our re-evaulation of David Fincher's filmography continues with "Panic Room" in which a mother and daughter move into a new house with a very unique selling point.... it's panic room which certainly comes in handy when a trio of men break into the house. The only problem is what they want is in the Panic Room. We look at the problematic making of, the last minute casting changes and Fincher ever evolving visual style and more!!
30 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Still The Water
Elwood and Kim look at 2020's "Still the Water" the feature film debut from Susan Rogers as Jodie an upcomming hockey player returns to his hometown on Prince Edward Island while being forced to deal with reconnecting with his brothers and the family trauma which continues to threaten the family.
78 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Movies and Tea #36 - Fight Club
Our re-evaulation of David Fincher's filmography continues with the cult favourite Fight Club as our unnamed narrator find a unique outlet for his frustrations while soon setting out to reset the social balance. A film not appricated during it's original release, it would soon find a huge cult following on it's home release with Fincher showcasing a memorable style and flair with a heavy dose of the blackest of humour in this tale of mischief, mayhem and soap.
63 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Movies and Tea #35 - The Game
What do you buy the man who has everything? Michael Douglas' investment banker soon finds out when his brother gives him an invitation to "The Game". But what is the game? We find out for ourselves as we explore one of the more overlooked films in David Fincher's filmography.
55 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Movies and Tea #34 - Seven
Having sworn off returning to direct another feature film in the aftermath of the "Alien 3" it would be the script for "Seven" which would tempt him back. Not only would the film give Fincher a chance for redemption, but to bring to the screen one of the most original thrillers in years as two detectives attempt to track down an elusive serial killer commiting murders based around the seven deadly sins. We dive into the making of the film and try to find out what the lasting appeal of the film has been that makes it still so infinatly rewatchable.
38 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
After Hours - You Can't Kill David Arquette
Elwood and Kim check out the documentary charting David Arquette’s attempts to become a professional wrestler and make amends for the disrespect many fans feel he caused to the industry by winning the the WCW Title. In many ways playing like the real-life version of the Wrestler as we get to follow Arquette at his lowest to once again finding a way to make life exciting for himself within the squared circle.
45 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
After Hours - Clapboard Jungle
Elwood and Kim check out Justin McConnell's documentary "Clapboard Jungle" charting five years of his life and career as an independent filmmaker, as he attempts to make his mark on what has become an oversaturated market while also interviewing a huge of industry legends and fellow independent film makers alike as he tries to find out how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business?
91 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Movies and Tea #33 - Alien 3
Kicking off season 5 and our re-evaulation of David Fincher's filmography is "Alien 3" a film equally loathed by fans of the saga as it is loved by those who appricated the darker change in direction. For Fincher however it would prove to be a baptism of fire and one which almost put him off feature film directing. On this episode we are joined by Heather Baxendale-Walsh to discuss her own superfan love for the series (somthing this episode has plenty of) aswell as charting the problematic production history, the evolution of Ripley's character and much more!!
43 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
After Hours #13 - Paradise Hills
On this episode we check out the pastel goth dollhouse that is Paradise Hills a mysterious behavioural modification centre for women who have displeased their families. But what secrets does the island hold? We find out as we check out this sci-fi thriller from Alice Waddington here making her directorial debut and featuring a script co-written by Nacho Vigalondo
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