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Bad Films in Good Company Podcast. If you're going to watch a Bad Film… make sure you have Good Company






BFGC 36 - Fool's Gold

Before the McConaughssance, came the collapse and few films did more than to progress the fall than this poorly received turkey. Cashing in on the chemistry between Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, Fool’s Gold is a half rom com, half action adventure that aims to recapture the spirit of classics like Romancing The Stone. Unfortunately, it didn’t convince audiences particularly well, and infuriated critics. Just perfect for us to investigate if this is a low point in Matt’s illustrious...

Duration: 01:04:30

BFGC 35 - Olympus Down

When terrorists take over the White House, only one film can save the day, and in our 4th July special we find out which is better Olympus Has Fallen, or White House Down. We start by examining which is better on paper. Whilst we deliberate over their entertainment value, Sam, Our Man in Japan takes the reins and joins US Correspondent Vic for a stateside look at what films they think best represent America. Then it’s back for the definitive conclusion to discover whether Gerard Butler or...

Duration: 01:27:41

BFGC 34 - Gods of Egypt

It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent swords, sandals and sorcery movie. Many have tried but, whilst some have come close, all have failed. Gods of Egypt gives Egyptian born Australian director Alex Proyas, purveyor of arch-Goth classics The Crow and Dark City, a go to try and brighten things up. Unfortunately, the reviews were so bad the director took to Facebook in a fit of rage. It has been known for critics to be wrong, and we are just the people to assess whether that is right....

Duration: 00:57:29

BFGC 33.5 - Guardians of the Wonder Driver

We finally managed to get it working. Sam, Our Man in Japan, linked up with me via Skype, Ben, for an impromptu discussion, mainly about Guardians Vol.2 and trailers that don’t necessarily do their job. It was supposed to be a quick little chat to fill the gap before our Gods of Egypt episode, but it turned into something a bit longer than anticipated. This is the #TeamBFGC way. Please note that sound levels are a bit wonky, because I got the levels wrong when I was recording. There’s some...

Duration: 00:44:33

BFGC 33 - The Wicker Man 2006

If you were asked to make a list of films that shouldn’t be remade, 70s horror classic The Wicker Man is likely to figure quite highly. In 2006, however, Neil LaBute decided to do just that. Transplanting the story to America, he casts Nicolas Cage as a conflicted copper investing the disappearance of a girl who may, or may not, be his daughter (SPOILERS: it is), from a remote, matriarchal society. What could possibly go wrong? Critical and commercial catastrophe, that’s what. Time to...

Duration: 00:59:27

BFGC 32 - Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow

It has been a long time coming but we can finally bring you our episode on a green-screen pioneer. This retro adventure features zeppelins, giant robots, ray guns and Giovanni Ribisi. What’s not to like? Well… it flopped at the box office, and the director hasn’t made another film since. That certainly seems like a bad omen, but friend of the podcast Dave loves it, so our minds will be kept open. But does Jude lay the law as the titular pilot? Can legendary class act Michael Gambon save...

Duration: 00:38:54

BFGC 31 - Action Jackson

After years of propping up the biggest action stars of the 80s, Carl Weathers made his bid for solo stardom in Action Jackson. It was a modest success at the time, but not well received by critics. There’s no better time to visit the city of Detroit, where the film is set, for an international edition looking at this lost classic. But was the leading lady cast for any other reason than sheer Vanity? How many action character actors can you spot? And just how does Carl like his ribs? Join...

Duration: 00:59:38

BNGC #10 18-05-2017

Welcome to Bad News in Good Company, recorded 13 May 2017. We took time before Eurovision on Saturday to record a cheeky little newscast just for you. Amongst the topics of conversation this time are: - Game of Throwback - Marshall Hellboy - Suspiriaicious Minds - Blade Running Out? - Riverdale Verdict And much more. Is there any news you think we’ve missed? Let us know: Email: Twitter: @bfgcpodcast Facebook: iTunes:

Duration: 00:29:50

BFGC 30 - The Avengers (not that one, the 1998 one)

This was, possibly, the most misguided move ever taken by Warner Bros. A full-blooded American interpretation of a quintessentially British show. The Avengers (not that one) boasts the excellent skills of a whole host of talented actors, and Uma Thurman. Critics hated it… audiences stayed away… I surely can’t be that bad. [spoilers] We had to record a little extra, to make up time and add some much needed positivity, giving you an insight into BFGC decision making along the way. But is it...

Duration: 00:56:05

BFGC 29 - Underworld

After 28 episodes of agreement, comes the first film we don’t see eye to eye on. The 2003 action horror flick Underworld, where vampires and werewolves get into rucks. Foz loves the film and has invested in the whole series. But Ben hates the film so much, he couldn’t finish watching it back in the day. It’s a game of 2 halves this week as we each state our pre-existing opinions, then reconvene to see if our minds have been changed. But do fans say it’s good just to excuse the fact that...

Duration: 00:59:00

BFGC 28 - Mindhunters

What happens when you give a clever Agatha Christie style murder mystery to that Finnish purveyor of dumb overblown action Renny Harlin? Mindhunters is the result and the fact it sat on the shelf for 2 years should tell you everything you need to know. Or does it? It’s time to look at this forgotten film for signs of life. But did this film spearhead Val Kilmer’s career revival? Does this movie count towards Jonny Lee Miller’s audition for Elementary? And does Renny Harlin have a talisman...

Duration: 00:59:21

BFGC 26 - Speed 2

How do you follow up Speed? You know… Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock on a bus that’ll explode if it slows down. Simple. Swap Keanu for the other guy from The Lost Boys and transfer the action to a boat, a vehicle that CAN’T stop. That’s a guaranteed winner, right? History has this down as one of the worst and most pointless sequels in Hollywood history. This year is the 20th anniversary, and it’s the perfect time to revisit this legendary turkey. But did they have to blackmail Sandra Bullock...

Duration: 00:52:36

BFGC 25 - Congo

Way down deep, in the middle of the Congo, a scientist, a primatologist and tour guide ate a mango… or did they. This movie is a blatant Michael Crichton cash in, made in the wake of a certain cultural and commercial cretaceous behemoth. The studio definitely wanted a film of Jurassic Monkey proportions. But how was Tim able to Curry favour in order to nab this role? Can Ernie Hudson shake the career ghost that is Winston Zeddemore? And are white Gorillas just another example of cultural...

Duration: 00:51:39

BFGC 24 - Timecop

In 1994, at the height of his fame, Jean-Claude Van Damme made this blockbusting time travel action caper. He plays the Timecop of the title, who goes AWOL and is left to use all his Kickboxer skills to become a Hard Target. He Dux and dives from the bad guys to avoid Sudden Death in a film that’s definitely not a Knock Off. But given how often he’s played twins, would seeing himself cause a paradox? How does Ferris feel about his former flame hooking up with Jean Claude? And how does a...

Duration: 01:04:32

BFGC - What We're Watching March 2017

Following on from our Oscars predictions podcast, and the event free ceremony, we reflect on our choices. Then we proceed to have a chat about some of the TV shows we’ve been watching on the various streaming services, and what we’re looking forward to *cough* Iron Fist *cough* Intro: 0:00.00 – 0:01.42 Oscars: 0:01.42 – 0:10.14 Watchlist: 0:10.14 - End Are there any shows you think we should check out? Let us know. Email: Twitter: @bfgcpodcast Facebook:...

Duration: 00:38:42

BFGC 23 - Hackers

In the days before Anonymous, Wikileaks and Snowdon, it was down to a bunch of teenagers to take on corporate corruption. Complete with his Trainspotting hairdo, Jonny Lee Miller leads Angelina Jolie and a host of soon-to-be famous faces as the titluar heroes. After more than 20 years, it will be interesting to see if this computerised concoction holds up better than Swordfish. But is Jonny Lee Miller's American accent sick, boy? Did Matthew Lillard's character create the corn flakey...

Duration: 01:01:29

BFGC 22 - Swordfish

In one hand you have two X-Men, and a future Avenger, and in the other, Travolta with the most criminal hair and beard combo in film history. Smash them together and you get the action/computer hacking thriller Swordfish. Given that any film that’s computer based is usually out of date by the time it’s released, it’ll be interesting to see how it fares after more than 15 years. But does this film really showcase Halle Berry’s greatest talents? Why didn’t they pay Hugh Jackman an extra $1m...

Duration: 01:05:02

Bad News in Good Company 18/02/2017

Welcome to Bad News in Good Company, recorded 18 February 2017. We took time out of our busy Saturdays to record a cheeky little newscast just for you. The topics under discussion this time are: • Closed as we’re Board* of Messages • Ford + Boeing = Hilarious • Days of Oceans? • Does anyone actually want to be Batman *Intentionally misspelled Have you got any news you think we’ve missed? Let us know: Email: Twitter: @bfgcpodcast Facebook:...

Duration: 00:36:27

BFGC Oscars 2017 Predictions

It’s awards season once more, and we welcome the Arrival of the BFGC Oscars special. We take a Moonlight trip to Manchester (which is not) By The Sea, and examine the Hidden Figures to assess who will take the Lion’s share come Oscar night. Come Hell Or High Water, nothing will keep us from passing judgement. We’ll take a Hacksaw (Ridge) to any Fences in our way. Listen in to discover if our decisions are correct, or if we are we living in La La Land? Who do you think should win the big...

Duration: 00:58:26

BFGC - 1 Year Anniversary Special

Has it really been 365 days since our first episode went live? 2016 was a year of ups and downs, but the Bad Films in Good Company podcast is still going strong. Join us as we choose some of our favourite moments, and give you some of the history behind the magic. What are your favourite moments? Get in touch and let us know: Email: Twitter: @bfgcpodcast Facebook: iTunes:

Duration: 01:04:49

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