Rank #1: #304 - Armie Hammer & Timothee Chalamet, Rooney Mara & Garth Davis
First up, Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet - or Timothy Chalet, as autocorrect insists on calling him - popped into a London hotel room at the end of January to talk about their Oscar-winning love story with Chris Hewitt. And while they do talk about the film, there's also a fair amount of silliness, ranging from discussion of Chalamet's mobster nickname to the possibility of setting Call Me By Your Name 2 in space. Oh, and there's a Sean Connery-off for good measure. Be warned: bad language abounds.
The second grouping is much more serious and focused, you'll be delighted to know, as Ben Travis has a chat with Garth Davis and Rooney Mara, director and star respectively of Mary Magdalene.
Then, Chris, Ben and John Nugent convene in the podbooth to discuss the week's movie news (the Avengers: Infinity War trailer wi
Mar 16 2018
Rank #2: #324 - Christopher McQuarrie
Elsewhere, due to an unfortunate last-minute guest cancellation, we decided instead to bring you an early preview of next week's second part of our epic Mission: Impossible - Fallout spoiler special with director Christopher McQuarrie. This one's just a mere 15 minutes. Next week will be... longer than that. Enjoy!
Aug 03 2018
Rank #3: Tom Hiddleston: Life As Loki Interview Special
He plays the character for the fifth time in Avengers: Infinity War, and sat down with Chris Hewitt for this very special interview about his life as one of the MCU's most popular characters. He talks about finding the right look, and voice, for Loki, the changes that the character has experienced, working with Taika Waititi on Thor Ragnarok, and sheds some light on an alternate fate for the occasional villain in Thor: The Dark World.
He also takes the time to answer a couple of questions from Loki fans, including the ever-popular Lego Loki. Enjoy.
Apr 30 2018
Rank #4: #361 - Joe and Anthony Russo
Then, back in the podbooth, Helen O'Hara takes the reins and is joined by James Dyer and Chris, who ran to the studio straight from a plane from LA, as they talk about cancelled movies they'd like to revive, discuss the week's movie news, and review the latest releases. And yes, they're into Endgame now.
Apr 26 2019
Rank #5: David Fincher Interview Special
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Oct 19 2017
Rank #6: #310 - Joe & Anthony Russo
Then Chris retreats to the safety of the podbooth, and is joined by Helen O'Hara and James Dyer for a fun-filled pod that takes in their best and worst movie premiere experiences, casts an eye over the week's movie news, compares the Venom trailer to a Christmas present, and finally reviews British indie Beast and American indie Avengers: Infinity War.
Be warned: there are huge levels of squee in this podcast. Thanos demands your squeeness.
Apr 27 2018
Rank #7: #391 — Chadwick Boseman; Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff
Back in the podbooth, Chris Hewitt returns after two weeks away, and is totally over the cold that ruled him out last week, honest. He sits down with Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and the aforementioned Mr. Nugent to talk about the future of Marvel TV shows, the mysterious Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, the new Star Trek movie, and Chris' plans for his own movie trilogy. They also review Frozen II, 21 Bridges, Blue Story, and Judy & Punch. Enjoy.
Nov 22 2019
Rank #8: #194: Domhnall Gleeson, Alejandro González Iñárritu - January 15
Jan 15 2016
Rank #9: #283: Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve
Oct 06 2017
Rank #10: Taika Waititi On Screenwriting: An Empire 30th Anniversary Special
Which brings us neatly to Taika Waititi. The man who directed Eagle Vs Shark, Boy, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, What We Do In The Shadows, and Thor Ragnarok is one of the most distinctive and original voices working today. And when he came into London recently to deliver a lecture on screenwriting at BAFTA, Chris Hewitt jumped at the chance to sit down with the great man and get granular on his screenplay form. How did he get started? What is his technique? How does he find writing alone? The answers to all these questions, and more, lie within. So pop on a paper hat, light the candles on the cake, and enjoy this very special birthday bash.
Nov 30 2018
Rank #11: #147: Titus Welliver, Douglas Booth - February 6, 2015
Feb 06 2015
Rank #12: Avengers: Endgame Final Trailer Breakdown Special
Mar 14 2019
Rank #13: Review Of 2019 Special
So, join Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, Ben Travis, James Dyer and —all the way from LA — James White aka Jaime Blanco for a bumper-sized edition in which they talk about their favourite and least favourite movies, moments, and general film-related things of the year. And if you're worried that they might talk about that film — you know the one — a bit too much, steps have been taken to ensure that won't be the case. Oh, and they finally do talk about the Portals scene.
Enjoy. And Happy New Year to all our listeners!
Dec 28 2019
Rank #14: The Ranking - Batman Movies
So settle in for an hour of feverish Batdebate that features Helen and Dan arguing about the politics of The Dark Knight Rises, fewer impressions of Bane than you might expect, and the final, Empirical Batman Top 10. It just might surprise you. This pod needs an enema!
Feb 15 2019
Rank #15: Guillermo Del Toro Special
Oct 15 2015
Rank #16: #185: Nicholas Hoult - 30 October
Oct 30 2015
Rank #17: Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Podcast Discussion Special
And yes, they managed to talk for half an hour about a trailer that doesn't even last for three minutes. Head this way for hashtag compelling content as they bring their MCU knowledge to bear, speculate wildly, and call Thanos, the big bad of the MCU, a 'bumface'. He won't be happy.
Nov 29 2017
Rank #18: #192: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hooper - 18 December
Dec 18 2015
Rank #19: MCU Comic-Con Reaction Special
It's all here: discussion of Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, Thor: Love And Thunder, the Disney+ shows, the casting of Mahershala Ali as Blade, bad impressions of Dara O Briain and much, much more.
Jul 26 2019
Rank #20: #289: Henry Cavill, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell
Plus, we chat to the stars of Mudbound, Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell, about Oscar hopes and birthday buddies.
Nov 17 2017