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A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others.
 
Andy Hughes and Alex Hudson host this weekly podcast covering all the biggest and freshest news stories in film, TV and gaming. Every Sunday sees the arrival of a News & Reviews episode where they talk all the latest movie news and review any releases they've seen that week.Tweet and follow @Dinosaurman15 or find our Facebook page and give it a like.
 
Little does the president know but somehow thousands of tiny microphones have found their way into the White House, and we’ve got the tapes to prove it. The Hollywood Reporter calls THE OVAL OFFICE TAPES, “Comedic Gold!” Finally, you’ll be able to listen in on the madness taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in this behind-the-scenes ticket to “the room where it happens.” Featuring your favorite Trump administration figures, family members, best friends and enemies, THE OVAL OFFICE TAPE ...
 
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On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome the fantastic writer-director Axelle Carolyn! Her credits include Soulmate (2013), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Creepshow (2021), American Horror Story (2021), and she’s here to talk about her latest feature film, The Manor (2021), which is part of the Welcome to the Blumhouse seri…
 
This week Alex is joined by semi regular guest Paul to bring reviews of some of the special programming from the recently wrapped up 65th BFI London Film Festival. Between satellite screenings around the country and at home screenings on BFI Player, this year had a packed schedule with plenty for everyone. We take time to review six of this year's …
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome writer, director and actor duo Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) & PJ McCabe to talk about their latest indie feature, The Beta Test (2021). After working together on the studio film The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), they talk about the differences between indie and studio films. They also di…
 
Shocktober contiinues with another special episode, Andy is tasked with assembling a Blumhouse style horror film from some predetermined categories and seeing if he can bring in a successful movie whilst remaining under the famously tight budget constrictions in place. Which concept does he choose? Who does he cast? Will anyone want to watch it? Li…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes writer, director & producer Bizhan Tong to the show to talk about his latest feature film Lockdown (2021), starring Xander Berkeley, Kevin Leslie, Olivia Moyles and many, many more! Bizhan was on episode 81 of the podcast, now he’s back to talk about how he shot Lockdown during lockdown! He dives deep into t…
 
With all the MCU movies coming out this year, 2 down and 2 to go, as well as a plethora of MCU Disney Plus shows, some might forget about the Sony made Venom franchise, including the fairly new release, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Tom Hardy is back in another super hero franchise after his stint going toe-to-toe with Batman. And joining in the fra…
 
It is Shocktober! The ghouls and goblins are about, ghosts are washing their sheets and Draculas are enjoying fine wine. Of course with the oncoming spooky season comes the spookiest day of all, Halloween! What better way is there tokick things off than with a horror anthology film? Alex made Andy watch 2007's 'Trick 'r Treat' and here we are break…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes producer Will Thorne and director Yemi Bamiro to talk about the journey of their latest documentary, One Man and His Shoes (2020). Will and Yemi dive deep into the making of their indie documentary. How it all started with a little short, how they financed the movie themselves in the beginning, and how they …
 
As spooky season draws in we have a farewell to News & Reviews for a few weeks, don't worry though we're not leaving you with anything but a bumper episode. We've got brand spanking new releases and things we've caught up with from earlier in the year. Reviews this week are of David Lowery's medieval fantasy 'The Green Knight', Netflix revenge acti…
 
You know my take on The Haunting of Hill House, you know I am sometimes crazy down on these vampire things like Castlevania and The Strain, even if neither has gotten a full on episode yet. Well Netflix and the mind behind these Haunting shows, Mike Flanagan, has given us another frightful and fun scare-tastic show, just in time for a festive Octob…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar sit down with Alex Noyer, the writer and director of Sound of Violence, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2021. Alex dives deep into Clubhouse of Horror, what the room is about, what it’s like to be a judge on the latest competition, and not just what you ne…
 
It's a special episode this week, much like when Two and a Half Men were in CSI for a storyline (everyone remembers this right?), it's a podcast crossover! This is not a cheap attempt at boosting ratings like the CSI one, but more an informative deep dive by Rory M Spence of Doghair Presents into the original MCU. Join Alex and Rory as they explore…
 
Today, Giles Alderson and co-host Ian Sharp have a chat with Orlando Pedregosa. He’s a producer, the co-founder of Babieka Films as well as the VP and director of the blockchain-based entertainment platform Filmio. Blockchain? NFT’s? Crypto? Yes indeed! Welcome to a new world! But don’t worry, we’ve got the answers to all your questions in this epi…
 
It has been a few years in the making, but I am finally making that episode all about the live action Scooby-Doo movies. This episode was drawn out two years in a row in relationship to these movies being omitted from Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween marathon for a handful of years now. And while I was proven wrong with Nightmare Before Christmas …
 
Another thrilling edition of News & Reviews rolls around and this time we've got a quartet of recent releases to discuss. We have long awaited horror sequel 'Candyman', psychological horror 'The Night House', John Cena starring Disney+ comedy 'Vacation Friends' and video game adaptation 'Monster Hunter' from perennial Capcom schill Paul W S Anderso…
 
On this week’s episode, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome writer & director Navot Papushado to speak about his latest feature film Gunpowder Milkshake (2021), starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and many, many more. What an incredible cast! Navot dives deep into the making of Gunpowder Milkshake, how he got …
 
With another year comes another fall season, and that means here come all the Halloween movie marathons. We got Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween, AMC FearFest, and the second outing of the Amazon Prime anthology film series, Welcome to the Blumhouse. While we only have a small amount of information from Blumhouse and only the first week of FearFes…
 
It's the return of occasional series 'Dinosaur Man 64', where we discuss video games and what we've been playing recently. This episode Andy has a real feast of recent playthroughs to discuss, including 'God of War', 'Spiritfarer' & 'Control'. Meanwhile Alex has done his homework and has played 'Resident Evil 7: Biohazard' but does he love it as mu…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome producer & director Jay Silverman to talk about his latest feature film Saving Paradise (2021), starring William Moseley, Johanna Braddy, Mimi Kennedy and many more. Jay dives deep into what it’s like to live and work in Hollywood. Not only does he talk about how he made his latest fe…
 
The latest MCU movie has graced theaters so I stuck true to this podcast's name and went to the movies. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first real post Infinity Stones saga outing with the latest Spider-Man movie serving as more of an epilogue and Black Widow's solo outing being way earlier in this Marvel timeline. Simu Liu, Michel…
 
Another busy fortnight has come and gone and with it comes another packed episode of News & Reviews. We talk about recent streamer releases 'Cruella' and 'Cinderella'. The latest high octane installment in the increasingly ridiculous 'Fast and the Furious' franchise, GI Joe origins story 'Snake Eyes', sci fi horror 'Demonic' and the brilliant Briti…
 
This week, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome director Ryan Andrew Hooper to talk about his debut feature film The Toll, starring Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy, Iwan Rheon, Paul Kaye, Gary Beadle, Steve Oram and many, many more. Ryan dives deep into the making of his debut film. He talks about why it’s important to know how each department …
 
Who can take a franchise? (Who can take a franchise?) Sprinkle it with blood (Sprinkle it with blood) Cover it with politics and a white saviour or two The Candy Man (the candy man) The Candy Man can (the candy man can) The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with blood And makes the world confront uncomfortable home truths about systemic racism almos…
 
Another week of horror movie franchises with new theater bound entries and another week of Nick Nack Goes To The Movies! Come take a journey with me from past to present, 1992-2021. This franchise is neither sugary or sweet, I don't think it is necessarily bad for your teeth, but with the scares a plenty, it might have you seeking the nearest box o…
 
On this week’s podcast, Giles Alderson welcomes writer & director Ann Hu to the show. She is the Chinese Academy Award-winning director of the feature film Shadow Magic (2000), starring Jared Harris. Now Ann is back with her delightful second feature film, Confetti, which is out now. Ann dives deep into her filmmaking career, what it was like to wi…
 
Well almost one year ago I started this podcast only a few months into the first pandemic of most of our lifetimes. I was lost looking for something to do besides go on six mile walks. While I was always into movies and TV shows, it hit me, my college roomie was making a movie podcast, and I might as well channel my inspiration and ambition into so…
 
The boys return to review the latest batch of releases which this week span from documentary to survival, action to war time sky high horror. We cover 'WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn', Netflix actioner 'Sweet Girl', shark attack thriller 'Great White' and aerial horror in 'Shadow in the Cloud'. There is a slight audio g…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome producer Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto. His credits include Last Passenger (2013), City of Tiny Lights (2016), starring Oscar-nominee Riz Ahmed, The Pale Horse (2020), and the new Channel 4 TV Mini-Series Deceit (2021) with Niamh Algar, Eddie Marsan, Nathaniel Martello-White, and many more. A…
 
Time to take a step away from super hero and horror things and instead make an episode for all ages. I love me some Disney things, my parents massive collection of hard plastic VHS cases all coming from Disney excluding Rugrats in Paris and some Harry Potter and Star Wars mixed in. The whole reason I got Disney+ was for nostalgia and of course The …
 
To celebrate the release of 'Free Guy' this week the boys decide to look into some video game worlds and how easy it would be to adjust to living in them, we talk ride on lawnmowing empires, homeless 10 year olds and learning foreign languages the British ex pat way. Pointing and shouting. It takes a turn towards deranged at the end but that's knd …
 
This week, Giles Alderson welcomes directors John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies. Together they directed, produced and edited the rather brilliant fracking horror story Unearth (2020), starring Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, Allison McAtee, and many more. John and Dorota are true indie filmmakers. They dive deep into their filmmaking journey, how they mad…
 
Hooray for our first DCEU film since the onset of the pandemic that changed not only the entertainment/film industry, but all of our lives. So I went back and looked at the onset of this two-film pseudo franchise, Suicide Squad from 2016 and not to be confused with The Suicided Squad from just a week ago, and yeah, you can view them both on HBO Max…
 
We return for another week of both news and reviews from the world of movies, with us discussing the Scarlett Johansson Disney lawsuit and some new trailers. Reviews this week are James Gunn's new DCEU comic book movie 'The Suicide Squad', Disney theme park ride inspired adventure 'Jungle Cruise', retirement community documentary 'Some Kind of Heav…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson welcomes director Wyatt Rockefeller & producer Julie Fabrizio. Together they made the outstanding Sci-Fi Drama Feature Settlers (2021), starring Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Jonny Lee Miller, Nell Tiger Free and Brooklynn Prince. Wyatt and Julie dive deep into the making of their debut feature film. They talk…
 
Besides trying something new with a brand new Monday release date for new Nick Nack Goes To The Movies episodes after hitting 50 released podcast shows last week, I could not stop there. So we also took a break away from horror and super hero things. So I have been putting this off for a bit, but I took to one of the latest HBO Max/theater releases…
 
To mark the release of James Gunn's new DC dilm 'The Suicide Squad', Andy has devised a plan to help get Alex and you dear listeners up to speed with the various goons who make up this body count of a Squad. Alex guesses through the powers and back stories of these characters while Andy then does some heavy correcting afterwards.…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome editor Amy E. Duddleston. She has worked on shows like The Killing, Dexter, Hunters and HBO’s Emmy nominated Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson and Jean Smart. They dive deep into the making of Mare of Easttown. So if you haven’t seen it – do go watch it. It’s…
 
Well here it is guys, the marathon episode we always promised was coming but were too afraid to record. This week we review eight releases! Basketball animation sequel 'Space Jam: A New Legacy', body swap horror comedy 'Freaky', Daniel Radcliffe starring ultra violent romp 'Guns Akimbo', videogame adaptation 'Werewolves Within', the latest in polit…
 
Slasher Summer is still going strong on Nick Nack Goes To The Movies, and while I didn't know how good or how bad the R.L. Stine adaptation was going to be, I knew I would end up talking about it on this podcast one way or another. Scream-like 90's horror, slasher summer camp, and...the third movie. After seeing that first one I was hooked for my w…
 
Part 2 of our chat with director and screenwriter Joe Marcantonio We carry on where we left off discussing casting on his debut feature Kindred Joe talks further about the casting an filming process, why going with your gut is important and hoe he directs his actors. We also talk about the trauma of film-making, the release of the film in the US an…
 
This week Giles Alderson (Wolves of War) is joined by writer and director Joe Marcantonio who’s debut feature film Kindred stars Fiona Shaw, Tamara Lawrence and Jack Lowden and is on Sky Movies now as a Sky Original Joe has a wonderful chat with Giles about his career and how it lead to making Kindred. He talks about making his short film Red Light…
 
To celebrate the release of the new movie 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' we've decided to come up with our own basketball teams made up of animated characters from a variety of different mediums. Will our ragtag bunch of mismatched choices be able to beat the Monstars? Will we choose animated characters with any sporting ability? What food will they eat…
 
It is our newest and first Marvel movie since 2019, with our 4 part MCU recap completed, now you can just relax and get my take on the Scarlett Johansson spy thriller from Marvel Studios. So was Black Widow worth the wait and does it do justice to the first of the big 6 Avengers that was killed off in Endgame? All that and my entire MCU deep dive 2…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson welcomes director & producer Tracy Wren and screenwriter & producer Jennifer Cooney. Together they made the indie feature film Rain Beau’s End (2020), which is out now on VOD on lesflicks.com. They dive deep into their collaboration on the film, how they made it, and how they found distribution. Tracy talks about w…
 
The box office is back baby! With the return of the MCU in the form of 'Black Widow' we look at how it holds up, whether it brings the character's story to a satisfying conclusion and whether it was worth the wait. We also discuss Amazon Prime sci fi epic 'The Tomorrow War' and Pixar's latest release 'Luca', which is available on Disney+ now.…
 
It is the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one as well. Our 4 part MCU deep dive finally comes to a close with the last super six films in Phase 3. We have a double dose of Avengers stone stories, an origin story for one of the most powerful heroes, another spider swinging cinema dive, an ant-man/jimmy woo follow up, and of course, the bes…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir chat with the Hungarian writer and director Nóra Lakos about her debut feature film, Cream/Hab (2020). They dive deep into her filmmaking career, how she went from award-winning short films and TV to making her first feature film. They also discuss why you should go to film festivals and you’…
 
With this week seeing the release of the latest installment of the MCU in Black Widow, we thought we'd bring you a special MCU themed episode. We're joined this week by Paul Hudson who has devised a choose your own adventure story for the guys to go through, with characters and plotlines from some more obscure Marvel properties there are twists and…
 
New movies aplenty in this latest episode of Nick Nack Goes to the Movies. The action packed automobile romp, F9: The Fast Saga, as well as the latest Purge-a-palooza, The Forever Purge. Both of these films clearly fall into the comfort food viewing category of their genres, but with all we have been through in 2020 and 2021, we all could use the t…
 
On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir chat with producer Carolina Groppa. She is an Emmy-nominated producer of such films as Miss Virginia (2019), Hysterical (2021), and the rather excellent Autism in Love (2015). They dive deep into her journey, from her beginnings as an actress to becoming a producer in Hollywood, how she built h…
 
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