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Commentary Club

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Welcome to Commentary Club! Join Jim and Teresa as they talk over various movies and bits of cult TV. So take your seat, make yourself comfy as we do commentaries for all kinds of films, the classic, the cult and the crap!

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May 15th, 2021


It's cult film time again, in this podcast we go back to 1980s to revisit Ridley Scott's Legend, a dark fairy tale starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara and …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 028 - Blackadder II - Chains

May 7th, 2021


In this episode we reach the grand finale of the Blackadder II saga! There's been a spate of kidnappings which prove to be just the first stage of a cunning plan from evil Prince Ludwig the Indestructible played by Hugh …

COMMENTARY CLUB 048 - Ghostbusters

April 29th, 2021


There is no Dana, there is only Zuul! In this podcast we go back to 1984 for classic comedy horror Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 027 - Blackadder II - Beer

April 22nd, 2021


In this episode Blackadder has the twin problems of a drinking contest with Lord Melchett and his Puritan Aunt Whiteadder coming for tea... But on the upside, we learn of Merlin the Happy Pig and there's a lovely song …

COMMENTARY CLUB 047 - Patient Zero

April 12th, 2021


It's crap film time again and we endure Patient Zero, starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci. A movie that was shelved for years before leaking out onto home video, and in this podcast we discover why, …

COMMENTARY CLUB 046 - The Case of the Bloody Iris

April 8th, 2021


In this episode we delve into true cult territory with a classic 1970s giallo - The Case of the Bloody Iris, a twisted thriller with a mystery killer …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 026 - Blackadder II - Money

March 30th, 2021


In this episode Blackadder is strapped for cash and owes money to the infamous baby eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. And if that wasn't enough, the Queen's in the mood for some practical jokes...

COMMENTARY CLUB 045 - The Old Dark House

March 18th, 2021


This episode we look at the classic Universal movie The Old Dark House. Directed by James Whale this gothic black comedy stars Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Lilian Bond, Ernest …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 025 - Blackadder II - Potato

March 10th, 2021


In this episode Blackadder attempts to out-do Sir Walter Really, I mean, Raleigh, with a sea voyage of his own. Unfortunately Captain Redbeard Rum …

COMMENTARY CLUB 044 - Starcrash (corrected version)

March 2nd, 2021


In this episode we look at one of the legendary bad films - Italian Star Wars knock-off Starcrash (1979)! Is it really as bad as folks claim? What …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 024 - Blackadder II - Head

February 24th, 2021


In this episode we find Lord Blackadder being given the job of overseeing the execution of traitors at the Tower of London. However his plans to get *ahem* ahead go awry...

COMMENTARY CLUB - St Valentines Day Special 2021 - My Bloody Valentine

February 13th, 2021


It's Valentine's Day once again, and so in the spirit of St. Skeletor, we proudly present another massively inappropriate movie and revisit that seminal slasher from 1981 My Bloody Valentine

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 023 - Blackadder II - Bells

February 9th, 2021


In a new mini season of our stay in, stay safe comedy podcasts, we look at the first episode of Blackadder II, in which we catch up with Blackadder, …


February 4th, 2021


This time round we are looking at cult favourite Clue from 1985 - the first movie based on a board game! Featuring an all-star cast including Tim …

COMMENTARY CLUB 042 - Jack the Giant Killer

January 19th, 2021


In this podcast we go back to 1962 for a classic fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Killer! A magical tale based on British folklore starring Kerwin …


December 17th, 2020


For our Christmas special this year we have a real classic - the celebrated comedy take on A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray and Karen Allen - …

COMMENTARY CLUB 041 - Unholy Night

December 10th, 2020


In this show we are venturing in the worrying world of low budget Christmas horror, with Canadian anthology Unholy Night (2018) will festive frights …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 022 - Blackadders Christmas Carol

December 4th, 2020


We have a festive visit to Mr Ebenezer Blackadder for Blackadder's Christmas Carol! First aired back on 23rd December 1988, this classic Yuletide …

COMMENTARY CLUB 040 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

November 26th, 2020


'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a place that perhaps you've seen in your dreams.... Yes, it's cult film time again, in this …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 021 - The Storyteller - The Greek Myths Part II

November 18th, 2020


In this minisode we return to the Jim Henson's The Storyteller to look at the final two episodes from the little known second season. Here we have two classic tales of heroes versus famous monsters - Theseus and the …

COMMENTARY CLUB 039 - The African Queen

November 14th, 2020


Join us on an epic adventure across Africa with some Hollywood's brightest stars as we revisit a true classic - The African Queen (1951) starring …


October 31st, 2020


This year, for the spookiest night of the year, we are revisiting John Carpenter's classic horror movie - Halloween (1978) - the film that brought us the Shape, AKA Michael Myers! 

COMMENTARY CLUB 038 - Zombeavers

October 22nd, 2020


It's crap film time again, and we have a movie about undead wildlife - Zombeavers (2014)! Yes, a film about zombie beavers... Does hilarity ensue?

COMMENTARY CLUB MINISODES 20 - The Storyteller - The Greek Myths Part I

October 2nd, 2020


In this minisode we return to the Jim Henson's The Storyteller to look at two episodes from the little known second season. In this series, Michael Gambon takes on the mantle of the Storyteller to recount tales from …

COMMENTARY CLUB 037 - Westworld

September 3rd, 2020


In this episode we take a trip to Delos for the holiday of the future! Yes, we are revisiting Michael Crichton's first tale of a futuristic theme …

COMMENTARY CLUB 036 - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

August 18th, 2020


For our classic movie this time we are watching a hugely important film, a massive influence on modern science fiction and the grandfather of Hammer horror - yes, it's The Quatermass Xperiment (AKA The Creeping Unknown

COMMENTARY CLUB 035 - Enter the Dragon

August 5th, 2020


As a tribute to the late great John Saxon we settle to watch one of his most celebrated movies - the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon (1973), in which Mr Saxon, an actual real-life black belt, co-starred with the …

COMMENTARY CLUB 034 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

July 14th, 2020


In this show we take a look at one of the most infamous rubbish films of all time Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978). Is this a terrible movie made by morons or actually an ahead-of-its-time spoof? 

COMMENTARY CLUB MINISODES 19 - The Black Adder - The Black Seal

July 9th, 2020


In the next of our stay in, stay safe comedy podcasts, we look at the sixth and final episode of The Black Adder - the tragic tale of the Black Seal! The most cunning plan and the most evil men in England plot to take …

COMMENTARY CLUB 033 - What We Do in the Shadows

July 2nd, 2020


It's cult movie time again, and this time we are looking at one of the best horror comedies of recent years - What We Do in the Shadows a …

COMMENTARY CLUB MINISODES 18 - The Black Adder - Witchsmeller Pursuivant

June 24th, 2020


In the fifth of our stay in, stay safe comedy specials, strange omens and dark forces are abroad in the kingdom of The Black Adder, and the dreaded …

COMMENTARY CLUB MINISODES 17 - The Black Adder - Born to be King

June 9th, 2020


In the fourth of our stay in, stay safe comedy specials, we voyage back in time to watch The Black Adder - Born to be King! It's St. Leonard's Day …

COMMENTARY CLUB 031 - Robot Monster (1953)

June 3rd, 2020


It's crap film time again, and this time we have gone for one of the worst movies of all-time - Robot Monster from 1953! Shot in four days and in 3D, see an incredible alien invader, the Ro-Man - which looks …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 016 - Some More Goodies

May 27th, 2020


As we enjoyed it so much last time, we pay tribute again to the late great Tim Brooke-Taylor, with another two of our favourite episodes of classic 1970s comedy series, The Goodies! In this episode we are watching are …

COMMENTARY CLUB 030 - Mars Attacks

May 19th, 2020


We are back in cult film territory and back to the films of Tim Burton too - this time for his 1990s SF comedy Mars Attacks! Ack! Ack! Ack! 

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 015 - The Archbishop

May 13th, 2020


In the third of our stay in, stay safe comedy specials, we voyage back in time to watch The Black Adder - The Archbishop! Has the King finally found a use for his other son... you know, the slimy one?

COMMENTARY CLUB 029 - Beetlejuice

May 5th, 2020


Once again we are going back to the 1980s for a classic movie! This time is the celebrated horror comedy Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder!


April 28th, 2020


As a tribute to the late great Tim Brooke-Taylor, we celebrate his life and works with a rewatch of two of our favourite episodes of classic 1970s comedy series, The Goodies. The episodes we are watching are Lighthouse …

COMMENTARY CLUB 028 - 2012 (2009)

April 20th, 2020


It's crap film time again, and we embark on our most gruelling challenge yet - Roland Emmerich's disaster (in every sense of the word)movie 2012 …

COMMENTARY CLUB Easter Special - Reanimator

April 12th, 2020


For a little Easter extra surprise, we couldn't resist going back to another movie from the late great Stuart Gordon. And we picked that dream …

COMMENTARY CLUB Minisode 13 - The King of Spain's Beard

April 9th, 2020


We return to the world of glorious television for another episode of some vintage Blackadder! In the second ever episode of this classic comedy, the Black Adder finds himself betrothed to be married...

COMMENTARY CLUB 027 - From Beyond

April 4th, 2020


Our cult movie is From Beyond (1986) - a classic adaptation of a story by HP Lovecraft from the late great Stuart Gordon. Starring Jeffrey Combs, …

COMMENTARY CLUB Minisode 12 - The Black Adder

April 1st, 2020


In the first of our staying in comedy shows, we look at the very first episode of The Black Adder - The Foretelling!

COMMENTARY CLUB 026 - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

March 25th, 2020


In this show we are revisiting one of the early classics of cinema, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920). Starring Conrad Veidt, this silent German Expressionist masterpiece is a genuine piece of movie history and has just …


March 17th, 2020


To celebrate that special day of the year when everyone pretends to Irish and drinks too much, we are watching cult classic Leprechaun starring the …

COMMENTARY CLUB 25 - Friday 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan

March 12th, 2020


It's the dreaded crap movie point of our podcast cycle, and in this episode we are delving into the murky world of 1980s slashers and one of the worst outings for Mr Jason Voorhees esq. Yes, it is the infamous Friday …


February 28th, 2020


It's cult film time again, and this time we are back to the 1980s for a slice of dystopian sci-fi satire! Yes it's Brazil, the strange retro-future …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Valentines Day Special - Hellraiser

February 13th, 2020


It's Valentine's Day and so we thought we'd go for something from the heart... Well, The Hellbound Heart at any rate! Yes, in this massively inappropriate special, we revisit classic British horror movie, Hellraiser, …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 011 - The Heartless Giant

February 6th, 2020


Once again we return to Jim Henson's The Storyteller, this time for the final story from the fireside, the tale of The Heartless Giant

COMMENTARY CLUB 23 - Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

January 30th, 2020


In this special podcast we pay tribute to the late great Terry Jones with a look back at Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

COMMENTARY CLUB 22 - Seventh Voyage of Sinbad

January 15th, 2020


It's classic film time again, and in this show we set sail with one of the greatest heroes of them all! We accompany the legendary Sinbad on a fantastic adventure masterminded by of the true geniuses of cinema, Ray …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 010 - All Four One

December 31st, 2019


Once again we return to The Storyteller for another two tales beside the fire, although in a somewhat *ahem* more festive mood than usual... This time we are revisiting The Three Ravens and Sapsorrow

COMMENTARY CLUB - Christmas Special - The Christmas Chronicles

December 19th, 2019


For our special festive podcast this year, we just couldn't resist Kurt Russell as Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles (2018). 

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 009 - Three is the Magic Number

December 17th, 2019


We return once again to The Storyteller for another two tales beside the fire. This time we are revisiting The Soldier and Death and The True Bride

Commentary Club 21 - Santa Claws

December 9th, 2019


In this podcast we plumb the depths of festive film and look at the cat-astrophic Santa Claws from 2014. Can cute kittens save Christmas or will we end up looking for a brick, a sack and an icy canal?

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 008 - A Second Helping of The Storyteller

December 4th, 2019


We return once again to the best place by the fire and The Storyteller! In this minisode we look at the episodes A Story Short and The Luck Child! Beware of the Griffin!

Commentary Club 20 - John Dies At The End

November 27th, 2019


Films don't come much more cult that this - John Dies at the End (2012)! A highly surreal SF horror tale based on the book by David Wong, directed by …

Commentary Club 19 - The Dark Crystal

November 19th, 2019


It's classic film time again, and we heading back to the 1980s to revisit the fantastic world of The Dark Crystal, a dream collaboration between Jim …

Commentary Club Minisode 07 - The Storyteller

November 12th, 2019


In this podcast we head back to 1987 to revisit the first two episodes of the Jim Henson fantasy television series The Storyteller starring the late great John Hurt! 

COMMENTARY CLUB - Halloween Special - Creepshow

October 30th, 2019


This Halloween we are going back to 1982 to watch the classic collaboration between George Romero and Stephen King - Creepshow! An anthology horror …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 006 - Top of the Pops November 1982

October 28th, 2019


To get us in the mood for some 1980s horror, we take a rambling trip back to November 1982 to sample the music in the charts the week Creepshow was released! 

COMMENTARY CLUB 018 - Lair of the White Worm

October 22nd, 2019


It's crap film time again, and we are chatting about Ken Russell's frankly bonkers adaptation of Bram Stoker's Lair of the White Worm starring Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi, and a terrifying strap-on! 1980s …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 005 - Top of the Pops 1988

October 15th, 2019


To get us in the mood for a craptastic slice of 1980s horror in the dubious shape of Ken Russell's Lair of the White Worm, we dig up a slice of pop telly from the week of its release! 


October 8th, 2019


It's cult time time again, and we hit to road to look at the early Steven Spielberg classic Duel starring Dennis Weaver and the bloody big truck!

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 004 - Totally British Rock n Roll

October 3rd, 2019


As we are travelling back to the 1970s for our Duel episode next week, we thought we stop off and sample some vintage 1970s rock! 

COMMENTARY CLUB 016 - Back to the Future

September 19th, 2019


In this episode we are back in the 1980s, back in the 1950s, and indeed, Back to the Future! Hop in the Delorean with us and revisit this classic movie from Robert Zemeckis

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 03 - The Five Doctors

September 5th, 2019


In a special episode to celebrate the life and works of Terrence Dicks, who sadly passed away this week, we hop in our TARDIS to revisit the feature length special , The Five Doctors, which originally aired on November …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 002 - Top of the Pops 1985

August 29th, 2019


In a little bonus episode to get you in the 1980s mood for our next show, we're going back to 1985 to watch an episode of BBC music show Top of the Pops that aired the very week back to the Future was released!

COMMENTARY CLUB 015 - The Ridiculous 6

August 21st, 2019


In this very very sweary episode, we look at our first movie that has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes - The Ridiculous 6. This alleged comedy western was the …

COMMENTARY CLUB 14 - The Running Man

August 9th, 2019


It's cult film time again, and this time we are back to the 1980s for a slice of Arnie sci-fi action! Yes it's The Running Man, directed by Paul …

COMMENTARY CLUB 013 - Shaun of the Dead

July 19th, 2019


It's classic movie time again, and in these podcast we chatting along to one of the all-time great horror comedies Shaun of the Dead! Making his feature debut, director Edgar Wright pits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 001 - Spaced Art

July 16th, 2019


As a prelude to our Shaun of the Dead episode, we thought it would be fun to revisit the Spaced episode where Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg first …

COMMENTARY CLUB Wedding Special - Dr Terror's House of Horrors

July 3rd, 2019


Welcome to a special Commentary Club in which we are indulging ourselves something rotten with a joint favorite film - the classic Dr Terror's House …

COMMENTARY CLUB 012 - Space Amoeba

June 19th, 2019


It's crap movie time again, and as Godzilla is on the loose in the cinemas once again, we thought it would be fun to watch an old kaiju movie! Hence …

COMMENTARY CLUB 011 - The Addams Family

June 6th, 2019


Der-der-der-dum! Click! Click!
It's cult movie time again, and we're going back to the 1990s. It's Teresa's pick and so we are paying a visit to The …


May 23rd, 2019


It's classic time again, and for this show Jim picked classic 1980s SF action flick Robocop directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Peter Weller and …

COMMENTARY CLUB 009 - The Car (1977)

May 2nd, 2019


It's crap movie time again and in this episode Teresa and Jim are watching driving horror flick The Car (1977) which sees James Brolin going toe to …

COMMENTARY CLUB - Easter Special - Monty Python's Life of Brian

April 19th, 2019


Join Teresa and Jim for a special Easter podcast in which we chat about, and indeed all over, classic comedy Monty Python's Life of Brian. It's not the Messiah, it's a very naughty podcast! 

COMMENTARY CLUB 008 - Drop Dead Fred

April 4th, 2019


In this episode it's cult movie time once more and Jim has picked Drop Dead Fred, the 1991 comedy starring Rik Mayall and Phoebe Cates. Is it a …


March 14th, 2019


This time round we are off to Egypt to discover what happened at the end of the 1990s when Universal resurrected one of their old classic monsters! …


February 13th, 2019


In a special bonus episode Teresa and Jim celebrate St. Skeletor's Day with a suitably anti-romantic movie - Sightseers (2012). Starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram and directed by Ben Wheatley, this British comedy horror …

COMMENTARY CLUB 006 - Howard the Duck

February 5th, 2019


George Lucas making a big screen adaptation of a cult Marvel comics character? What could go wrong? Well, just about everything... as Teresa and Jim …

COMMENTARY CLUB 005 - Tucker & Dale Vs Evil

January 24th, 2019


In the first episode for new year, Teresa and Jim return to tackle a favourite cult movie - the 2010 horror comedy Tucker & Dale Vs Evil

COMMENTARY CLUB - Christmas Special - A Christmas Carol

December 18th, 2018


Welcome to our first Christmas special! In this especially festive episode Teresa and Jim take a look the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol by …

Commentary Club 004 - Gremlins

December 11th, 2018


In this episode, for Jim's pick of a classic movie to chat over, we are playing with Gizmo and dodging Stripe in the Joe Dante/Steven Spielberg Christmas creature caper Gremlins!

COMMENTARY CLUB 003 - Sharknado

November 30th, 2018


Teresa and Jim discover what happens when it rains great whites when they tackle the craptastic Sharknado! Several bottles of merlot died in this valiant struggle...  

COMMENTARY CLUB 002 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space

November 9th, 2018


In space, no one can hear you eat ice cream! Get your kotton kandy ready and join Teresa and Jim for a viewing of the kult kollision of SF, horror …


October 27th, 2018


In our first Seasonal Special, Teresa and Jim celebrate Hallowe'en with a viewing of a legendary TV movie. Written by Stephen Volk and screened on …

COMMENTARY CLUB 001 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail

October 19th, 2018


Bring out your dead! Join Teresa and Jim for the first episode of a brand-new cast Commentary Club. In this show we chatter through the classic …


October 10th, 2018


Welcome to the Commentary Club! In this infocast, we'll tell you all about this new show! 

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