Online film critic and wannabe raconteur Tony Black brings you his very own personal movie podcast, BLACK HOLE CINEMA.In this show, Black talks film - pure and simple. He'll be delivering thoughts on the newest films out there & talk movies in all their forms. Tune in and let his silky Midlands voice entertain you, with the help of certain film loving friends & colleagues - online, in real life and maybe even imaginary.Dim the lights, cue the projector, and roll camera...
EPISODE 34 - Legend, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - 16.9.1516/09/2015 Duração: 01h09min
Tony Black hosts once again and this week is joined by Leslie Byron Pitt and, making his podcast and Black Hole Cinema debut, Kane Richards. They chow down on the latest NEWS, including Sam Smith belting out the latest Bond theme, the new Hardcore trailer & the upcoming King Kong vs Godzilla recently announced, before getting into the films of the day... LEGEND, the new Tom Hardy starring biopic of the Kray brothers, which Les & Kane get into... We take a joint look at both the UK *and* US Box Office, to see how they compare... Then we move on to MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, the latest young adult adaptation sequel, and Tony explains why it fails to match the first... Before we take a more in depth look at Tom Hardy's career in our ACTOR SPOTLIGHT section, discussing his highs and lows... Hope that you join us for the ride!
SUMMER 2015 SPECIAL - Inside Out, Maggie, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Pixels, Fantastic Four, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Absolutely Anything, Trainwreck, Paper Towns, Hitman: Agent 47 - 9.9.1509/09/2015 Duração: 01h37min
In our first podcast since July, Tony hosts and is joined by co-hosts Emma Platt & Dan Taylor to catch up on what we've missed over the summer blockbuster season.... We hash through successes such as Pixar's latest INSIDE OUT, the fifth impossible mission ROGUE NATION and slick spy fun THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E... ...while we also dissect the failures including controversial superhero flick FANTASTIC FOUR, misfire retro adventure PIXELS and video game reboot HITMAN: AGENT 47... ...plus we examine the middle ground, comedies such as ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING and the controversial TRAINWRECK (which gets Emma *very* angry), not to mention the less inspiring PAPER TOWNS. Also we discuss our favourite movies of the year so far, consider what we're looking forward to in the run up to the New Year, before taking a glance at the UK Box Office Top Ten after an expensive summer... Join us as we launch back into a packed, exciting Autumn of cinema...
EPISODE 33 - Ant-Man, The Gallows, Self/Less - 25.7.1523/07/2015 Duração: 01h06min
Emma Platt hosts and is joined this week by Chris Byrne to discuss the UK Box Office Top Ten, along with... ...digesting this weeks NEWS, dissecting new trailers for SUICIDE SQUAD, BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE & FANTASTIC FOUR... Chris leads discussion on found footage horror THE GALLOWS, plus Tarsem Singh's new sci-fi piece SELF/LESS, both slipping through under the wings of... ANT-MAN, which Emma leads analysis on - find out why she and Chris were satisfied but not overwhelmed by Marvel's latest origin story... ...before finally Emma brings us DEAD MEAT: THE FINAL GIRL, an enlightening discussion on the 'Final Girl' theory in horror - is it time for a new kind of Final Girl? Join us for our final podcast until September...
EPISODE 32 - Ted 2, Love and Mercy - 14.7.1514/07/2015 Duração: 01h01min
Dan Taylor hosts and is joined this week by Leslie Byron Pitt & Chris Wilson to discuss the UK Box Office Top Ten, plus... ...chow down on this weeks news, including an RIP to Omar Sharif, how James Bond is about to become a musical, and the end of The Dissolve leads Les on a tirade against modern film criticism... Dan then leads analysis of TED 2, Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel, which gets a lukewarm reception... Chris dissects LOVE & MERCY, the unorthodox Beach Boys biopic starring both Paul Dano & John Cusack as Brian Wilson... ...before Dan leads induction into the HALL OF FAME once more, this week the Best Actresses never to have won an Oscar. Who will the guys pick?
T-SPECIAL - The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, Terminator Genisys - 8.7.1508/07/2015 Duração: 01h35min
Tony Black hosts a special episode, alongside guest Lee Chrimes, to discuss the TERMINATOR franchise, with a sneaky look at the UK Box Office along the way... They begin with an examination of THE TERMINATOR, James Cameron's original 1984 classic... TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is up next, Cameron's 1991 sequel, which Lee judges as 'better than The Godfather Pt 2'... Onto TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, from Jonathan Mostow in 2003, which Tony argues is much better than people give it credit for... Then TERMINATOR SALVATION, the McG 2009 franchise continuation, which Lee passionately defends from its critics... Taking a momentary T-break, Tony pops into his DIRECTOR'S CORNER to discuss the filmography of James Cameron - which one of his movies will turn out to be Lee's favourite ever movie? Before finally the boys get into TERMINATOR GENISYS, the brand new franchise kickstarter from Alan Taylor - but is it any good? Come with us if you want to listen...
BLACK HOLE CLASSICS #3 - Blade Runner - 5.7.1505/07/2015 Duração: 23min
Tony Black hosts another Black Hole Classic, this time joined by Matt Latham to discuss his designated classic movie... BLADE RUNNER, the cult 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novella 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?', which divided critics on release - why over three decades later is it considered such a great movie?
EPISODE 31 - Minions, Knock Knock - 1.7.1530/06/2015 Duração: 01h14min
Emma Platt hosts alongside guests Chris Haigh & Chris Byrne, as they chow down on the current UK Box Office as well as... ...digesting the latest NEWS, including sad RIP's to Patrick Macnee & James Horner, plus chatter about the big new SPIDER-MAN casting revelation. Also find out which retro TV star Emma is named after! Chris B then lends his lukewarm thoughts about Eli Roth's twisted thriller KNOCK KNOCK, while Chris H & Emma both reveal how MINIONS disappointed them - seems the critters may need to find a new master! Finally, 'They' arrive as Emma presents DEAD MEAT: THE ALIENS ARE COMING! The second of her educational forays into the horror genre, this time talking about the genesis of the 50's alien invasion picture and its influence on such diverse films as ALIEN, THE THING and ATTACK THE BLOCK...
EPISODE 30 - Entourage, Mr. Holmes - 24.6.1524/06/2015 Duração: 01h17min
Dan Taylor hosts and is joined by Matt Latham & Tony Black, to discuss the latest UK Box Office Top Ten, plus: -- This weeks NEWS, including Sony's controversial leaked SPIDER-MAN memo & the US success of Pixar feature INSIDE OUT... Latham has mixed feelings toward the big screen adaptation of TV show ENTOURAGE... Tony gets the game afoot by discussing the classy MR. HOLMES... And finally, in a brand new fun section called OSCAR HALL OF FAME, Dan asks the lads to name their best actors never to have won an Oscar...
JURASSIC SPECIAL - Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World - 17.6.1517/06/2015 Duração: 01h36min
Tony Black hosts this Jurassic Special and is joined by Luke Asquith & Pete D. Gaskell to chew over the latest UK Box Office Top Ten, plus: -- This weeks NEWS, including an interesting new male cast member joining the all female GHOSTBUSTERS, and a tribute to the late, great Sir Christopher Lee & Ron Moody... Tony begins a look back at Steven Spielberg's legendary 1993 blockbuster JURASSIC PARK... Pete discusses the divisive Steven Spielberg sequel, 1997's THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK... Luke gives his thoughts on the uneven Joe Johnston third entry, 2001's JURASSIC PARK III... Everyone chips in with discussion of Colin Trevorrow's franchise revival, JURASSIC WORLD... And finally, in a brand new semi-regular section called DIRECTOR'S CORNER, Tony aptly picks through the filmography of Steven Spielberg, discussing his impact on late 20th century cinema & pop culture...
EPISODE 29 - Spy, Insidious: Chapter 3 - 11.6.1511/06/2015 Duração: 01h20min
Emma Platt hosts and is joined by Chris Haigh, Ian Austin & Tony Black, to discuss the latest UK Box Office Top Ten, plus: -- This weeks NEWS, including responses to controversial FIFA biopic UNITED PASSIONS, the truth about Eddie the Eagle's biopic, and why Josh Trank *really* quit Star Wars Anthology 2... Ian--possibly possessed by Pazuzu--gives his scathing thoughts about INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3... Chris & Tony both chat about how much they enjoyed Paul Feig's action comedy SPY... And finally, in an exciting new semi-regular section called DEAD MEAT, all about the horror genre, Emma gives us a fascinating semiotic insight into the foundations & origins of cinematic horror, plus asks the boys - what is their favourite scary movie?
BLACK HOLE CLASSICS #2 - 2001: A Space Odyssey - 7.6.1507/06/2015 Duração: 22min
Tony Black hosts another Classic special, focusing on the greatest movies as chosen by special guests. This time around, Owen Hughes of Failed Critics discusses 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, the seminal and groundbreaking 1968 science-fiction film from Stanley Kubrick, and why it's a serious contender for the greatest motion picture ever made...
EPISODE 28 - Poltergeist, Tomorrowland, Man Up, San Andreas - 3.6.1503/06/2015 Duração: 55min
Emma Platt hosts and is joined by guests Chris Byrne & Leslie Byron Pitt to give their thoughts on the weeks new movies including: The remake of 1982 classic horror POLTERGEIST... Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof's new Disney adventure TOMORROWLAND... MAN UP, a romantic comedy with Simon Pegg & Lake Bell... And finally Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs an earthquake in SAN ANDREAS...
CROSSOVER SPECIAL - Episode II: The Failed Black Hole Word of Friction Wikishuffle Critics Quizcast - 25.5.1525/05/2015 Duração: 01h30min
In this super special podcast crossover special, Tony Black takes over hosting duties from Failed Critics for the second film 'quiz cast', featuring: Emma Platt & Chris Byrne representing reigning champions BLACK HOLE CINEMA... Owen Hughes & Steve Norman representing FAILED CRITICS... Pete D. Gaskell & Chris Haigh combining forces to represent THE WORD OF NERD & FAN FRICTION respectively... And finally Jack Stevens, Chris Wallace & Phil Sharman representing WIKISHUFFLE... Who will win the return quiz off?
EPISODE 27 - The Age of Adaline, Top Five, Big Game, Spooks: The Greater Good - 15.5.1515/05/2015 Duração: 45min
Emma Platt hosts and is joined by guests Chris Haigh & Owen Hughes to give their thoughts on the weeks new movies including: THE AGE OF ADALINE, a romantic mystery starring Blake Lively... Chris Rock's directorial debut TOP FIVE... Big Sam as the President in BIG GAME... And finally SPOOKS: THE GREATER GOOD, adapting the hit BBC tv series for the big screen...
EPISODE 26 - Far From the Madding Crowd, Unfriended, Everly, Monsters: Dark Continent - 6.5.1506/05/2015 Duração: 56min
Dan Taylor hosts and is joined by guests Chris Byrne & Andrew Corvero to talk the UK Box Office Top Ten, chat fresh movie news (including Robert Downey. Jr's latest media controversies) and give their thoughts on the weeks new movies including: The new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD... UNFRIENDED, a brand new techno-horror... Salma Hayek kicking ass in EVERLY... And finally creature sequel MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT...
BLACK HOLE CLASSICS #1 - The Night of the Hunter - 3.5.1502/05/2015 Duração: 22min
TONY hosts the first Black Hole Classics series, featuring looks at nominated classic movies. Today he's joined by LESLIE BYRON PITT, who discusses his love of the 1955 Charles Laughton directed THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, starring Robert Mitchum...
EPISODE 25 - Child 44, The Last Five Years, Woman in Gold - 22.4.1519/04/2015 Duração: 01h02min
Dan Taylor hosts and is joined by guest Leslie Byron Pitt to talk the new trailers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the UK Box Office Top Ten, and give their thoughts on the weeks new movies including: Tom Hardy's dark drama CHILD 44... Anna Kendrick in THE LAST FIVE YEARS... And finally WOMAN IN GOLD, which teams Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds...
AVENGERS SPECIAL - Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers Assemble, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron - 29.4.1507/04/2015 Duração: 01h58min
Tony returns as host for the biggest Black Hole podcast yet with guests Dan Taylor, Emma Platt, Lee Chrimes, Matt Latham, Pete D. Gaskell, with a contribution from Tom East, as they discuss the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe to date and lend their thoughts on: IRON MAN, the first MCU entry... Jon Favreau's polarising sequel IRON MAN 2... THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the troubled solo feature... Kenneth Branagh's THOR... CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER set in WW2... Joss Whedon's epic AVENGERS ASSEMBLE... IRON MAN 3, from Shane Black... Alan Taylor's sequel THOR: THE DARK WORLD... CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which turned the MCU on its head... James Gunn's huge hit GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... And finally the brand new AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON...