018: Bad Times at Halloween

Actor and playwright Nick Wilkes shares stories of famous Hollywood names. Lucy discusses Hereditary. Movie news scoop, as we report from a movie set.

In this months show we have an interview with actor and playwright Nick Wilkes who has some fascinating stories about some famous Hollywood names.

Lucy takes on Jeff over his dismissive view of Hereditary.

Our movie news is a real scoop as we report back from the set of a movie which recently filmed in Cheltenham.

Our reviews are, the highly acclaimed First Man, the thriller Bad Times At The El Royale and of course for Jeff, Halloween!


Graham’s review

First Man

Jeff’s review

Halloween (2018)

Neil’s review

Bad Times at the El Royale

Mentioned in the Podcast

In our interview with Nick Wilkes, Neil mentioned that he took some photos at The Great Malvern Hotel. Below are a selection of photos of the interview.

The very talented Nick Wilkes Actor and Playwright
Microphones and Coffee.
Nick in writing mode
Jeff, Graham and Nick.

News: The At the Flicks team visit the set of the movie “Last Chancers”.

In this months News section we mentioned our visit to the set of Last Chancers the movie being shot in our home town of Cheltenham. Writer Director Phil Stubbs gave us permission to photograph some of the set up for one of the main scenes in the movie.  The scene we watched was a sequence involving a masked ball. It was a stunning set, with fully decorated tables, one a centre piece for one of the villains, including his very scary devil mask, and a large well lit expanse for the many guests or extras to appear. Below are a number of photos that Neil took over the evening.

1.) The Camera operator setting up to capture all the action
2.) The set design team working hard on setting up all of the elements for the masked ball.
3.) Jeff and Graham schmoozing with the Leading Lady, Lisa Ronaghan
4.) Jeff with Adam the sound recordist
5.) Some of the extra’s take up position behind the camera.
6.) The set design team getting the final look of the tables sorted.

Friends and Thanks

The At the Flicks team would like to thank the following groups, people and friends who make the show possible: At The Flicks, are fans of the excellent Phil the Bear’s film review site, which can be found here. Highly recommended! If you enjoyed our reviews this month then check out Phil’s opinion on First Man, and Bad Times at the El Royale. For listeners living in the West Country, we would recommend; The Stroud Film Society. Information about this local group of film aficionados can be found here. Many thanks to the artist Silent Partner for our Podcast Music. You can find more by the exceptional Silent Partneron the YouTube Audio Library.

Films and TV Shows mentioned in this month’s Podcast

  • A Star Is Born
  • Apollo 13
  • Bad Times At The El Royale
  • Ben Hur
  • Bodies
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Cabin In The Woods
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Daredevil : Season 3
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Die Another Day
  • Dunkirk
  • Early Man
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • First Man
  • Freddy Vs Jason
  • From The Earth To The Moon
  • Grantchester
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween (2018)
  • Halloween H20
  • Hellboy
  • Hereditary
  • Humans
  • Hurricane Heist
  • It Comes At Night
  • Jack The Giant Slayer
  • Journey’s End
  • Killing Eve
  • Krypton : Season 1
  • La La Land
  • Last Chancers
  • Lone Survivor
  • Lucky
  • Mama Mia
  • Maudie
  • Mile 22
  • Moon
  • Moonraker
  • Murder On The Orient Express
  • Peterloo
  • Planet Of The Apes
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Slaughterhouse Rulez
  • Smallfoot
  • Star Wars : The Last Jedi
  • Superman
  • Terminal
  • Terminator 2
  • The Addams Family
  • The Babadook
  • The Breadwinner
  • The Exorcist
  • The Fog
  • The Greatest Show On Earth
  • The Happytime Murders
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Last Man On The Moon
  • The Libertine
  • The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
  • The Nun
  • The Right Stuff
  • The Sentinel
  • The Shining
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Witch
  • Those Foolish Things
  • Venom
  • Whiplash
  • Widows
  • Zombieland