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The VOD Pod
49 minutes | a year ago
The VOD Pod returns for a one-off special to accompany VODzilla.co's #RomComWeekender, a weekend festival celebrating the humble romantic comedy. Jo Bromilow and Charlotte Harrison join Ivan Radford to discuss whether the rom-com is the most underrated of movie genres, as well as recommend rom-coms to stream.
59 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 11: Godless, Scott Frank and James Franco
Hidden gems. Big releases. Double-bills that go with what's in cinemas. Every two weeks, we recommend and discuss the films and TV shows that you need on your watchlist. In Episode 11, VODzilla.co's own Chris Blohm (@chrisblohm) joins Ivan to talk about Netflix's new Western, Godless, before looking back at director Scott Frank's earlier, overlooked thriller, The Lookout, starring Jeff Daniels. And with The Disaster Artist in cinemas, we go deep into James Franco's back catalogue and another unusual piece of gonzo filmmaking.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 10: The Punisher, Mudbound and Housebound
Hidden gems. Big releases. Double-bills that go with what's in cinemas. Every two weeks, we recommend and discuss the films and TV shows that you need on your watchlist. In Episode 10, BBC Radio Scotland's Ross Maclean (@ross_maclean) joins Nathanael to talk Marvel's new series, The Punisher, recommend an underrated New Zealand gem, and review the big new Netflix original film, Mudbound, out in Curzon Cinemas and online from Friday 17th November.
44 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 9: Stranger Things 2, scary movies and Thor's Taika Waititi
Screenwriting guru and And Then What? podcast host Becky Brynolf (@rabbitinahat) joins Nathanael to talk Stranger Things Season 2, recommend some scary movies for Halloween and, with Thor: Ragnarok in cinemas and Boy out to buy and rent on VOD (as well as on Film4 this Friday), look back at Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Netflix.
49 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 8: Mindhunter, Iannucci and Vampire Helicopter Drops
In Episode 8, freelance journalist Stephen Carty joins Nathanael Smith to review David Fincher's Mindhunter, Netflix's disturbing new serial killer series. We also stake out a hidden horror gem on Netflix in time for Halloween, and, with Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin in cinemas, look back at two modern political classics: In the Loop and Four Lion, both on Amazon Prime Video.
26 minutes | 4 years ago
Special: The 2017 London Film Festival
The VOD Pod heads to the BFI London Film Festival to check out some of the latest films from Netflix and Amazon, including Mudbound, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 6 Days and Last Flag Flying. We also discuss other highlights from this year's festival, such as Brawl in Cell Block 99 - out in cinemas and on VOD from Friday 20th October. (Warning: Contains background cafe noises.)
46 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 7: Discovering Star Trek and boldly Blade Running
In Episode 7, self-confessed Trekkie Rob Girvan (@RobGirvan) joins Nathanael Smith to review Star Trek: Discovery, arriving every Monday on Netflix UK. A spoiler-free discussion explains where Discovery fits in the Star Trek universe, before a spoiler-filled chat boldly explores Episode 3 and beyond. We also unearth a social media horror you probably haven't seen, and recommend films to watch before or after Blade Runner 2049, now in cinemas.
44 minutes | 4 years ago
Gossip Girl Special!
Gossip Girl turned 10 years old this autumn - no, we can't believe it either. To celebrate its anniversary, The VOD Pod has been taken over by Gossip Girl gurus Jo Bromilow and Limara Salt, who try to explain to our clueless host Nathanael Smith why he should watch the show. Favourite plots! Best characters! Must-see episodes! Microsoft product placement! It's all here, as we look back at The CW's iconic teen drama and ask all the important questions: How has the series stood the test of time? Why is it so loved around the world? And are we more like Blair or Serena?
32 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 6: Bojack Horseman, Coherence and IT following It Follows
In Episode 6, computer scientist Mike joins Nathanael Smith to talk Season 4 of dark animated comedy BoJack Horseman, unearth a hidden sci-fi gem on Netflix, and pair up films to go with Stephen King's IT.
46 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 5: The Tick: FrightFest and Bad Movies
In Episode 5, AI expert and connoisseur of bad movies Craig Innes joins Nathanael Smith to talk Amazon's first superhero, The Tick, discuss films to watch after Detroit, and unearth a truly bad hidden gem on Amazon Prime Video. Horror guru Anton Bitel, meanwhile, pops in for a report from this year's FrightFest, which opened with Netflix's Death Note and premiered a whole host of terrifying new acquisitions for subscription service Shudder.
39 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 4: The Defenders with a Rom-Com Twist
In Episode 4, comic book guy Amon Warmann joins Nathanael Smith to talk Netflix's The Defenders, the crossover event series between Marvel's Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. Can it rival the big screen's Avengers? They also look back at a forgotten early comic book movie and recommend two films to watch after Amazon's The Big Sick (currently in UK cinemas).
6 minutes | 4 years ago
Minisode: August on Amazon Prime Video UK
Want something new for your watchlist? In The VOD Pod's new minisode, VODzila.co Editor Ivan rounds up the nine best TV shows and films arriving on Amazon Prime Video UK in August. From The Tick and Comrade Detective to Halt and Catch Fire Season 4, these are all the excuses you need to stay indoors this summer.
6 minutes | 4 years ago
Minisode: August on Netflix UK
Want something new for your watchlist? In The VOD Pod's first minisode, we round up the top 10 TV shows and films arriving on Netflix UK in August. From The Defenders to Rick and Morty, these are all the excuses you need to stay indoors this summer.
32 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 3: Tycoons, Commanders and Werewolves
In Episode 3, Gossip Girl guru Jo Bromilow joins Nathanael to talk Amazon's The Last Tycoon, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final, unfinished novel. Is it the new Mad Men? They also look back at BBC Three's Being Human and recommend two contrasting films to watch after Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.
27 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 2: Chasing Coral, Warring Apes and Searching Parties
Hidden gems. Big releases. Double-bills that go with what's in cinemas. Every two weeks, we recommend and discuss the films and TV shows that you need on your watchlist. In Episode 2, Nathanael Smith and Kayleigh Donaldson catch up with Netflix's Oscar hopeful, Chasing Coral, look back at Attack the Block, featuring the new Doctor Who, and explain why you should watch Search Party on All 4. (Note: Project Nim, as recommended in this episode, is no longer on Netflix UK, as of 3rd August 2017.)
42 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 1: Okja and Transformers
Not sure what to watch on Netflix UK? Don't know if that Amazon original is any good? Welcome to The VOD Pod, the essential podcast for UK streamers. Hidden gems. Big releases. Double-bills that go with what's in cinemas. Every two weeks, we recommend and discuss the films and TV shows that you need on your watchlist. In our first episode, Nathanael Smith and Ivan Radford discuss Bong Joon-ho's Netflix Original film Okja, unearth a hidden gem from the BBC archives and recommend movies to watch with - or instead of - Transformers: The Last Knight.
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