We Watched A Thing-logo

We Watched A Thing

Film & TV News >

We Watched a Thing (formerly Bears on Film) is a weekly podcast hosted by Billy, a large, hairy visual effects artist, and Topher, a larger, hairier cameraman. Each week we watch one movie, either a new release, or a classic which one of us loves and the other hasn't seen. Join us, as we watch a thing together.

We Watched a Thing (formerly Bears on Film) is a weekly podcast hosted by Billy, a large, hairy visual effects artist, and Topher, a larger, hairier cameraman. Each week we watch one movie, either a new release, or a classic which one of us loves and the other hasn't seen. Join us, as we watch a thing together.
More Information




We Watched a Thing (formerly Bears on Film) is a weekly podcast hosted by Billy, a large, hairy visual effects artist, and Topher, a larger, hairier cameraman. Each week we watch one movie, either a new release, or a classic which one of us loves and the other hasn't seen. Join us, as we watch a thing together.




99 - It: Chapter Two

This week we’re reuniting with our childhood friends, traipsing through the sewers, and pointing our eyes in different directions all while discussing the much anticipated horror sequel ‘It: Chapter Two’. It Chapter Two is a 2019 American supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film It, both based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the events depicted in the first...


BONUS - The Movie Mass Debate: It (2017) (w/ Movie Reviews in 20 Q's, The Countdown, Shaken Not Nerd, and The IMDB Journey)

Welcome to a bonus episode organised by Sam Hurley from the wonderful Movie Reviews in 20 Q’s podcast. The ‘Infinity War’ of movie podcast crossovers, as a debate rages on as to whether or not ‘It (2017)’ is a good or bad film. Forming the Positive side is Paul from The Countdown Movie and TV Reviews Podcast, Dudi from the Shaken Not Nerd podcast, and Daniel from The IMDB Journey. On the Negative (Hereafter referred to as ‘The Correct Side‘) is Billy, Topher and Dean from The IMDB...


98 - The Nightingale

This week we’re heading into the bush, and seeking revenge, while discussing the new Aussie drama from Jennifer Kent - ‘The Nightingale’. The Nightingale is a 2018 Australian period thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Jennifer Kent. Set in 1825 in the British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (now the Australian state of Tasmania), the film follows a young convictwoman seeking revenge for a terrible act of violence committed against her family. It stars Aisling Franciosi,...


97 - Interstellar

This week we’re synchronizing our watches, heading to space, and surprising Matt Damon, all while discussing Christopher Nolan’s 2014 epic space drama ‘Interstellar’ as demanded by patron of the show Megan. Interstellar is a 2014 American science fiction film directed and produced by Christopher Nolan. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine. Set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, the film...


96 - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

This week we’re putting our feet up, realising we’re has-beens, and pulverizing some hippies, all while discussing the 9th film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Produced by Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, and Visiona Romantica and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, it is an international co-production between the United States and...


95 - Midsommar

Join us this week as we head to Sweden with a girl we aren’t that in to, eat mushrooms and fur-pie, and have a good old fashioned ritual. all while discussing the latest folk-horror film from Ari Aster - ‘Midsommar’. Midsommar is a 2019 folk horror film written and directed by Ari Aster and starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, and Will Poulter. It follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden for a festival that occurs once every ninety years and...


94 - Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (w/ Beth)

Join us as we inject ourselves with a deadly virus, bicker like an old cockney married couple, and fight a cyborg all while discussing the brand new blockbuster ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (also known simply as Hobbs & Shaw) is a 2019 American action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, from a story by Morgan. It is the 9th installment and a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious franchise centered around the...


93 - The Last Airbender

This week (at the demand of a patron), we’re acting really poorly, under terrible direction, and shoving in a lot of exposition, all while discussing M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 disaster ‘The Last Airbender’. The Last Airbender is a 2010 American action-adventure fantasy film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Based on the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the film stars Noah Ringer as Aang, with Dev Patel as Prince...


92 - Logan

This week we’re getting out the claws, fighting our clone, protecting another clone, and doing lots of other stuff involving clones, all while discussing James Mangolds R rated comic-book blockbuster/oscar nominee ‘Logan’ - as demanded by a patron of the show. Logan is a 2017 American superhero film starring Hugh Jackman as the X-Men character Wolverine. It is the tenth film in the X-Men film series, as well as the final installment in the Wolverine trilogy, after X-Men Origins: Wolverine...


91 - Booksmart

This week we’re taking a faceful of vitamins, getting intimate with childhood toys, and hitting up some parties, all while discussing the feature directorial debut of Olivia Wilde - ‘Booksmart’. Booksmart is a 2019 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde (in her feature directorial debut), from a screenplay by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman. It stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two graduating high school girls who set out to...


90 - Spider-Man: Far From Home

This week we’re shooting our web all over the Europe, trying to score with Zendaya, and getting lost in Jake Gylenhaal’s eyes all while discussing the latest MCU entry ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel...


89 - Toy Story 4

This week we’re struggling to break free of the trash we were built from, leaving our kids room, and heading to a carnival, all while discussing the latest sequel in pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise - ‘Toy Story 4’, Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. As the fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series and the sequel to 2010's Toy Story 3, the film is directed by Josh Cooley (in his feature...


88 - Child's Play (2019)

Join us this week as we befriend a murderous doll, and fail at basic detective work (not to mention screenwriting) all while discussing the brand new horror reboot ‘Child’s Play’, as demanded by a regretful patron. Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith. It serves as a remake and reboot of the 1988 film of the same title, following a family that is terrorized by a high-tech doll that rejects its programming and becomes...


87 - Shaun of the Dead

Join us this week as we buy flowers for our mums, get dumped by our girlfriends, and oh yeah, there are those zombies about I guess, while we discuss Edgar Wright’s classic zombedy ‘Shaun of The Dead’. This episode comes at the request (nay, DEMAND) of a patron of the show. To join our patreon, check out http://patreon.com/wewatchedathing. Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg...


86 - What's Up, Doc?

This week we’re kicking it old school by demand of show patron Paul, and checking out the 1972 screwball comedy ‘What’s Up, Doc?’. What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 American romantic screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn. It is intended to pay homage to comedy films of the 1930s, especially Bringing Up Baby, and Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny cartoons. What's Up, Doc? was a success, and became the...


85 - Brightburn

This week we’re adopting an alien baby, raising him to believe he’s special, and then getting surprised for some reason when he turns into a bad egg, all while discussing the new superhero-horror, ‘Brightburn’. Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky and produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang. It stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Gregory Alan Williams, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agree, Becky Wahlstrom,...


84 - Tommy Boy

Join us this week for the ultimate road trip, as we demand some wings, sing what we know of REM, and try to save our dad’s company, all while discussing one of Billy’s favourite films that Topher has never seen - 1995’s ‘Tommy Boy’. Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close friends Chris Farley and David Spade. The film was shot primarily...


83 - Magic May (Part IV): The Deathly Hallows Parts One and Two (The Drunkest Episode Since Episode 50)

Welcome to the fourth and final part of Magic May! Join us as we finally come to the end of our Harry Potter marathon, and drink more than two people should thanks to the rules we were given by some of our favourite podcasters. This episode covers the final two films in the series ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ parts one and two. This episodes drinking game rules come from: Tiffany over at the absolutely fantastic and completely magical Harry Potter podcast ‘Swish and Flick’ who...


83 - Magic May (Part III): The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince

Peak Magic! Join us as the drinking and pizza starts to catch up with us as we continue our marathon through the Harry Potter franchise. This episode covers the fifth and sixth films ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’. This episodes drinking game rules come from: The great lads over at the IMDB Journey Podcast, who are working through the entire IMDB Top 250 one episode at a time, as well as having GREAT guests on their Pod V Pod...


83 - Magic May (Part II): The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire

The magic continues! Join us as we continue our journey through the Harry Potter series. This episode covers the third and fourth films in the franchise - ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. This episodes drinking game rules come from: Justin and Krissy Winters from So I Married A Movie Geek, a fantastic husband and wife movie review podcast (And probably the longest running on the planet!) that is also home of the fantasy movie draft....