231: Part 1 — Everybody becomes family

Welcome to the At The Flicks early Summer review show.

Early Summer I hear you say, as everyone prepares for Halloween.  Ah, but the At The Flicks team are like fine wine, we age well (other than referring to someone in the present tense who passed away after we completed the show!).  And just to compound that delay, this is only half of the show! The other half will be released tomorrow.

At the Flicks · 231: Part 1 – Everybody becomes family

Trust me, there is method behind the madness of that split.  With our extended team of excellent reviewers (and Jeff), we are having more in-depth discussions on our chosen movies these days.  We tried to edit them down, however, to be honest we just didn’t know what to cut out.  Although we all panicked when Graham started brandishing one of Elijah’s excellent swords!  But we argued, we just cannot drop a two hour review show on our listeners.  Not even Jeff’s wife wants to hear him whittering on for that length of time.  So, we had to come up with another solution. 

The answer is to split these shows in two now and in the future.  

In future the format will be

Show one – A topical movie discussion then two film reviews (and from next time a special something just for listeners).

Show two –  three in depth reviews. 

And we promise you that show two will always be released the day after show one.  There’s too much stress in the world as it is, we don’t want to keep you waiting any longer than we have to for you to hear your favourite reviewer.  Now that’s an idea, maybe we can have a poll to decide who that is – no, strike that, Graham will just get his extended family to vote for himself multiple times.

Now that’s sorted, let’s talk about our “topical” discussion from a couple of months ago as featured in this edition.  Since the recording, an aspect of the discussion is now out of date.  Mainly because the director we referenced, William Freidkin, has sadly passed away since we recorded this episode.  A great loss to cinema – and certainly to 1970’s cinema.  The Exorcist, The French Connection and the incredibly under rated Sorcerer – three of the best films of the decade.  A magnificent talent, a sad loss.

Coming back up to date as this recording will allow, there are two extended reviews for you here, and they couldn’t be more different

Air : The story of the Michael Jordan shoe.  Now in the previous review extravaganza, Darren blew everyone’s mind with his alternate take on Tar.  This time he does it again with Air.  Listen to what he says and how everyone reacts to that. We have all had to watch this superior movie again.

Fast X : Jeff, the ultimate Fast and Furious fan leads this review.  Is he mocked by the rest of the reviewers (wouldn’t be the first time) or do they humour him as he calls it one of the best action films of all time? Check out our review to find out.  Don’t judge to harshly, remember he is still receiving treatment

Tomorrow, we release the second half of the show which has reviews of Guardians Of The Galaxy 3, Spiderman Across The Spider Verse and The Swimmers.

Find out what the team think of that motley crew.  See you then.

Bye for now.


The French Connection 


Fast X

Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • 2 FAST 2 Furious 
  • Air
  • Avengers : Endgame
  • Back To The Future Part II
  • Back To The Future Part III
  • Creator
  • Dracula (1979)
  • E T 
  • Fast And Furious 5
  • Fast And The Furious 7 
  • Fast X 
  • Ford Vs Ferrari 
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy 3
  • Hobbs And Shaw
  • Jack Reacher (TV)
  • Moneyball
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Song Of The South
  • Spiderman Across The Spider Verse 
  • Tar
  • The Avengers 
  • The Big Short 
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Fast And The Furious 
  • The French Connection
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • The Last Dance
  • The One And Only Ivan
  • The Rise Of The Pink Ladies (TV)
  • The Swimmers
  • The Walking Dead (TV)
  • Willow (TV)