Smersh Live!! They said it couldn’t be done! They said it wouldn’t be done! They said they weren’t arsed! Yet they still came to the Everyman Cinema, Kings Cross to watch Michael Winner’s 1990 opus Bullseye! and enjoy a live podcast! Yes, it’s a film we covered before, but it sure made for a great screening, and everyone who attended will almost certainly never be the same again. Joining John were Paul Litchfield and David Reed, who can be found on Twitter as @MrPLitchfield and @MrDavidReed respectively
This time it’s personal, again, as Daniel Craig’s grumpy spy takes on the bloke from No Country For Old Men, using only an Aston Martin he absolutely definitely shouldn’t own and an old DVD of Home Alone (for survival tips). John Rain is joined by Robin Ince (The Infinite Monkey Cage) – who can be found on Twitter as @robinince – to discuss the 23rd Bond, and possibly duet on Adele’s biggest hit about apple crumble.
Some call it the greatest Bond of all. Those people are both incredibly small in number and obviously mad. Here comes Daniel Craig’s second outing, Quantum of Solace (2008). Joining John to check into an eco-hotel and drown in a barrel of crude oil is actor and comedian Alison Ward, who can be found on Twitter as @ItsAlisonWard.
It’s side special time again, and what sounds more fun than a 1970s sci-fi disaster movie starring a grumpy Sean Connery, co-financed by American and Hong Kong backers, which flopped at the box office? Not much. Joining John to avoid being crushed under a lump of slow-moving rock is actor and writer Dan Tetsell, who can be found on Twitter as @tetsell.
Die Another Day is Pierce Brosnan’s last outing but, while often cited in the lists of the worst Bond film of all time, does it deserve its terrible reputation? Joining John to analyse this like Sigmund Freud is Joel Morris, the BAFTA-winning comedy writer and author of the bestselling Ladybird Books For Adults, who can be found on Twitter as @gralefrit.
The World Is Not Enough – the nineteenth Bond film, the third outing for Pierce Brosnan, and the single worst innuendo in the entire series. Joining John to ram the fishing boat of conversation through the restaurant of your ears is the broadcaster, writer and all-round scaramouche Jon Holmes, who can be found on Twitter as @jonholmes1.
The tagline: “The man. The number. The licence….are all back.” Urgh, it’s so bad. To talk Tomorrow Never Dies – and let’s see how he responds to my touch – I’m joined by comedy writer and perfomer Nathaniel Tapley , who can be found on Twitter as @natt.